Wednesday, November 30, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/29/2016!


Well November is done with Vault Dwellers, and it is going out with a whimper as there are next to no worthwhile genre titles out this week! Raro Video has given1972's SACRIFICE its Blu-ray debut, Kino Lorber released FINDER$ KEEPER$ and BIGGLES: ADVENTURES IN TIME, and a new BACK TO THE FUTURE collection is out that contains all three films and the animated series as well!

Honestly, there's not too much else to get excited for, so scroll on down to see this week's paltry list of genre releases.


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Avengers / Avengers: Age of Ultron (Double Feature)
Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures Collection
The BFG
Biggles: Adventures in Time
Don't Breathe
Finder$ Keeper$
Knight of Sidonia: Battle For Planet Nine
Pete's Dragon


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Sacrifice (1972)


NEW TO DVD
Babes in Kong Land
Dr. Who: Monsters Gift Set
Evil Deeds: Full Circle
Insect
Lady Frankenstein
The Lost World
MurderDrome
My Bloody Banjo
Peekarama: Silk, Satin, & Sex / Turn on with Kelly Nichols
Scathing
Wrath of the Blood Angel


Saturday, November 26, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/22/2016!


Hey Vault Dwellers! Yours truly is finally home and chillaxing after a hectic week at the day job, and  spending Thanksgiving with the inlaws! Now that I've caught a little time for a breather, let me tell you what's new on DVD and Blu-ray this week!

Lionsgate's Vestron Collector's Series adds RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3 (uncut!) and C.H.U.D. II: BUD THE CHUD to its already impressive b-Horror catalog, Scream Factory gives us INTRUDER and a beautiful Collector's Edition of David Cronenberg's RABID, and Arrow Video delivers the last copy of C.H.U.D. you will ever need to buy in a Limited Special Edition release!

Also worth mentioned are Grindhouse Releasing's impressive high-def debut of I DRINK YOUR BLOOD, and a newly minted label called the "MGM Limited Collection," which boasts SPELLCASTER, TRANSFORMATIONS, TO KILL FOR, THE SKETCH ARTIST, and other long out of print titles! Oh and did I mention that Shout! Factory put out another new MST3K Collection (Volume 37!)?

There's still more to get a little excited over, so scroll down to see all of the new titles out this week!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Bachelor Games
Gatchaman Crowds Insight: The Complete Collection
House with 100 Eyes
Kubo and the Two Strings
Late Night Double Feature
Toad Road
The Ultimate Laika Collection
Yoga Hosers


NEW TO BLU-RAY
100 Rifles
300 & 300: Rise of an Empire (Double Feature)
C.H.U.D. (Limited Special Edition)
C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud (Vestron Collector's Series)
I Drink Your Blood
Intruder
Rabid (Collector's Edition)
Return of the Living Dead 3 (Vestron Collector's Series)
Rick & Morty Seasons 1 & 2
The Undying Monster
To Live and Die in L.A. (Collector's Edition)


NEW TO DVD
After
Brainstorm
Coldwood
Faces of Snuff
Magnetic
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume XXXVII
Santa Claus: A Horror Story
Santa Claus: The Rapist
Solid State
Sour Grapes
Spellcaster
The Sketch Artists
To Kill For
Transformations
A Very Pink Christmas
Zero to Sixty


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Shout! Factory inches closer to releasing every MST3K episode onto DVD, with Volume 37 + MST3K Turkey Day Marathon and Sale Info!


SHOUT! FACTORY BRINGS FOUR PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 EPISODES TO DVD ON NOVEMBER 22ND, AND BRINGS BACK THE ANNUAL TURKEY DAY MARATHON!

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and I have yet to miss out on any of the numerous boxed sets. (Including the OOP Rhino set that came with GODZILLA VS. MEGALON!)

Seriously, I could owe a loanshark fifty bucks, and I'd skip out on paying him and having my pinky finger broken,  just so I could sit and enjoy some quality time with Joel Hodgson, Mike Nelson, and their robotic companions! If you're as big a fan of this show as I am, then you won't want to miss out on Volume XXXVII!

EPISODES
402 - THE HUMAN DUPLICATORS: Aliens quietly invade Earth and implement the "Galaxy Domination Program," which involves replacing various scientists with android doubles. But things go wrong for the would-be conquerors when their android creations begin to defy them! Join Joel and the bots as they suffer through this movie, do invention exchanges, and dabble in some duplicating of their own!

705 - ESCAPE 2000: The "General Construction Corporation" sends teams of mercenaries into the Bronx to kick everyone out. Those that don't "Leave the Bronx" are promptly executed, whether they put up a fight or not. After his parents are killed by the evil corporation, the heroic "Trash" rallies the remaining gangs in the Bronx against Henry Silva and his army of mercs. Mike and the bots suffer though this heavily edited version of Enzo Castellari's post-apocalyptic sequel to 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS after Crow nearly burns down the bridge of the SOL. Meanwhile, Clayton Forrester puts his mom in a "home," then tries to improve the SOL's ratings by briefly adding a new crewmember.

817 - THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH: Barrels of chemical waste are dropped into the ocean, and turn a bunch of skeletal remains on the ocean floor into a legion of blood-sucking sea monsters! Amidst the battle to destroy the creatures, there's romance, music, and lots of dancing on the beach. When not riffing on this episode's film, Mike, Crow, and Servo attempt to do some "manly beach dancing" and sing a song about Sodium, while Pearl, "Brain Guy," and Bobo continue to fool ancient Romans into thinking they are gods.

819  - INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN: Alien beings plan to conquer Earth, but they didn't count on PRINCE OF SPACE wannabee "Space Chief!" In his rocket-powered car, Space Chief takes the fight to the invaders on Earth's behalf, while being cheered-on by kids in short shorts. During this episode, Mike and the bots watch in horror as the "Nanobots" battle Mike's eyelash mites, Krankor visits the SOL, and Pearl and "Brain Guy" try to make Professor Bobo remember who he is. 

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color and Black & White | 8  Hours | Region 1
Video - 480p Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Audio -  ?

Extras:
  • New Introductions By Mary Jo Pehl.
  • MST Hour Wraps.
  • August On Neptune Featurette With Japanese Film Historian August Ragone.
  • Leave The Bronx: Making Escape 2000 Featurette
  • Return To Party Beach Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Four Exclusive Mini-Posters By Artist Steve Vance
This newest MST3K set is available everywhere on November 22nd! You can order it right now at Amazon.com or Bullmoose.com (both have it relatively cheap) OR you can order it directly from Shout! Factory and get a limited (to 1,500) bonus disc featuring MST3K'S FANCY HOLLYWOOD AWARDS PREVIEW SPECIALS!

This exclusive disc comes with both the "Little Gold Statue Preview Special" from 1995, and the "Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Preview Special from 1998! And the only way to get it, is to ORDER IT HERE!

Also, while we're on the topic of MST3K, do not forget that on Thursday, November 24th, Shout! Factory TV will be running an all day MST3K Turkey Day marathon, hosted by Joel Hodgson, and new SOL captive Jonah Ray! Six episodes (chosen by fans) will run from 12 Noon EST until Midnight! Check out the trailer below!


Also, on November 22nd, Shout! Factory will also be having an MST3K TURKEY DAY SALE! There aren't any details yet, so be sure to CLICK HERE on Tuesday to see what kind of deals they'll have!


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Vestron's Collector's Series releasing C.H.U.D. II: BUD THE CHUD to Blu-ray on 11/22!


THIS C.H.U.D.'S FOR YOU! THE INFAMOUS SEQUEL IN NAME ONLY COMES TO BLU-RAY, COURTESY OF LIONSGATE'S VESTRON COLLECTOR'S SERIES LABEL!

I haven't seen C.H.U.D. II in so long, but recall it being more like a failed RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD sequel than a C.H.U.D. followup. Still, it's a pretty fun little flick that unexpectedly got the royal treatment from Lionsgate.

While I'm not chomping at the bit to get it, I do plan on adding this title to my collection after the holidays, if only for the sake of nostalgia. (Unless I get it for Christmas, which would be super cool!) 

Synopsis: Kevin, Steve, and Katie are an inseparable trio of friends doing some extracurricular snooping inthe school science lab when, among the test tubes and beakers, they discover a corpse! But before they can say 'Abra Cadaver,' the body disappears, rolling down Route 51 strapped to a gurney.

The kids need a spare stiff, and fast. What they find is 'Bud the Chud,' (Gerrit Graham) a half-dead decomposing humanoid, the result of a military experiment gone haywire. When Bud sets out on a killing spree, the kids, the Army, the police, and the FBI are hot on his trail, trying to save the entire town from becoming 'Chudified!'

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 85 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Extras:
  • Audio Commentary with Director David Irving.
  • Interview with Actor Gerrit Graham.
  • Interview with Actress Tricia Leigh Fisher.
  • Interview with Special Effects Artist Allan Apone.
  • Still Gallery
  • Video Release Trailer
C.H.U.D. II: BUD THE CHUD is available wherever discs are sold on Tuesday, November 22nd! Currently it would seem that Diabolik DVD has the best price for it ($23.99) but you can also pick this disc up at Amazon.com or Bullmoose.com! So be sure to order this release right now Vault Dwellers, and while you wait for it to arrive, you can listen to the "Bud the Chud theme song" on a constant loop!



Friday, November 18, 2016

Trailer Round-Up: BEYOND THE GATES, GHOST IN THE SHELL, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, and UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS.


It's been quite a while since I did a trailer round-up, so I thought I'd bring it back with a small taste of what to expect in the first quarter of 2017! Now sit back and prepare for a quick glance into fantastical worlds containing advanced artificial intelligence, giant apes and monsters, killer board games, and an ongoing race war between werewolves and vampires! Enjoy!

TRAILER #1: BEYOND THE GATES
Release Date: December 9, 2016 (Limited Theatrical Release + VOD)

I stumbled across this trailer quite by accident, and I'm glad I gave it a watch because this movie looks quite promising! Barbara Crampton stars in this Horror-themed version of JUMANJI, in which a pair of estranged brothers meet up to liquidate the assets of their missing father's video store. While pouring through their dad's office, they come across a mysterious board game called "Beyond the Gates." Out of sheer curiosity they begin playing it, and soon discover that they have to finish it in order to saves themselves, and their father!



TRAILER #2: GHOST IN THE SHELL
Release Date: March 31, 2017

Scarlett Johansson stars as The Major, a cyborg police officer that battles criminals and hackers in this visually stunning live-action adaptation of the popular Manga series. It has a very BLADE RUNNER feel to it, and I totally dig the remix of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence." It seems that great pains were made to keep this movie visually authentic, and after watching the trailer I'm ready to give GHOST IN THE SHELL a chance next March!



TRAILER #3: JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK
Release Date: February 7, 2017 (Direct to DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital)

When a supernatural threat looms over the world, the Justice League calls in some backup: Etrigan the Demon, John Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman, and Swamp Thing! DC's new animated adventure looks kind of cool, and it is nice to see some love being given to characters we don't see all that frequently. (Seriously, like 90% of DC's animation and live-action output is Batman and Superman oriented.)



TRAILER #4: KONG - SKULL ISLAND
Release Date: March 10, 2017

Legendary has now teamed with Universal to build a new giant monster cinematic universe that will culminate in a rematch between King Kong and Godzilla! With Godzilla successfully rebooted here in the U.S., the next step will be next year's KONG: SKULL ISLAND. In this Kong reboot(?), Vietnam era U.S. soldiers lead a research team onto the mysterious Skull Island, only to find that it is populated by giant insects, prehistoric monsters, and an enormous primate that is worshiped as a god! Though full of spoilers, the latest trailer shows us a film that holds a lot of promise, with a multitude of monstrous creatures, and a rather impressive cast. This is one movie that I am super excited for next year!



TRAILER #5: UNDERWORLD - BLOOD WARS
Release Date: January 6, 2017

Just when you thought it was dead, the UNDERWORLD series returns and offers up more of the same! Selene (Kate Beckinsale) attempts to end the feud between Lycans and Vampires once and for all, when a new threat emerges. Can she stop the new, and seemingly unstoppable Lycan leader by obtaining new powers? Well... yeah, probably. Personally I'm shocked that this particular franchise is still going (never underestimate the power of Kate Beckinsale wearing tight leather), but if anything, this movie can't possibly be as bad as the last one. Could it?


That's all I've got for you this time Vault Dwellers, but definitely check back soon for more trailers, Blu-ray news, and more!


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/15/2016!


Hey Vault Dwellers! We're just over a week away from Thanksgiving, which promises delicious home-cooked meals with family, as well as another MST3K Turkey Day Marathon! This week is pretty light on genre releases, so you can save some dough for next week's double dose of C.H.U.D. Blu-ray goodness!

Scream Factory leads the charge with a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray of DEAD RINGERS, the sixth season of HBO's hit series GAME OF THRONES comes to DVD & Blu-ray, and The Warner Archive Collection gives TIME AFTER TIME some love in high-definition! The new documentary DOOMED! - THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN'S FANTASTIC FOUR is now available and Universal's Vault Series drops some classic Horror titles to DVD, including DR. CYCLOPS, THE LEECH WOMAN, and YOU'LL LIKE MY MOTHER.

For the rest of this week's tiny release slate, scroll on down!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Aoharu X Machinegun
Doomed! - The Untold Story of Roger Corman's Fantastic Four
Game of Thrones: Complete Seasons 1 - 6 Collection
Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season
Man on Fire


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Dead Ringers (Collector's Edition)
The Jungle Book 3D (2016)
Lady Libertine / Love Circles (Double Feature)
Star Trek: The Complete Animated Series
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (3D Collector's Edition)
Time After Time


NEW TO DVD
Bachelor Games
The Cryptic Tale of Beta Alpha Nu
Dead on Campus
Dr. Cyclops
The Last Man On Earth
The Leech Woman
The Living and the Dead
The Mad Monster
Manny Velasquez Presents... - The First Season
Monstrosity
Night Tide
Shockwave
You'll Like My Mother
Zombies of the Living Dead