Wednesday, May 24, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 05/23/2017!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings Vault Dwellers! Memorial Day weekend is nearly here and it looks like all of our fave genre distribution labels are taking some time off, because this week's release slate is pretty sparse.

Scream Factory gives THE VAGRANT (featuring the late and great Bill Paxton) its Blu-ray debut, Kino Lorber resurrects THE FUNNY FARM in high-definition, and Arrow Video gives us an awesome double blast of Asian cinema with COPS VS. THUGS and WOLF GUY (which has never before been released in North America)!

For those of you looking for Blockbuster thrills, this week also saw the release of LOGAN, THE GREAT WALL, and GET OUT!

There's a handful of other titles on DVD & Blu-ray that you can pick up for your collections this week. Just scroll down a tad to see them!

Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters Part 2
Get Out
The Great Wall
The Magnificent Dead
Vixen: The Movie
Voodoo Black Exorcist

Cops vs. Thugs (2-Disc Special Edition)
Death Reel (Limited Edition)
The Funny Farm
The Vagrant
Wolf Guy (2-Disc Special Edition)

Lizard Man
One Piece: Collection 19
Power Rangers: Mystic Force - The Complete Series
The WNUF Halloween Special

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Shout Select unleashes Collector's Edition Blu-rays of GAME OF DEATH and RETURN OF THE DRAGON!


GAME OF DEATH and RETURN OF THE DRAGON are my least favorite Bruce Lee flicks, but there's still plenty to love in each. Bruce's life or death struggle against Chuck Norris in Rome's Colosseum, and his face-off against long-limbed NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, are legendary! And now these sequences, and more, are all fully restored in 4K! Thanks Shout Select!

GAME OF DEATH Synopsis: Billy Lo (Bruce Lee) is a young kung fu star with a promising career. As the leader of a syndicate known for its exploitation of entertainers, Dr. Land (Dean Jagger) jumps at the chance to capitalize on Billy's status and that of his singer girlfriend (Coleen Camp).

Refusing to sign with Land, Billy's marital arts mastery is put to the test when he is brutally harassed by Land's men. In a stunning showdown, Billy must take on a group of martial arts masters in the final showdown. Tragically, Bruce Lee passed away during the production of the film. See this martial arts legend in his last role!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 90 & 100 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - ?

DISC ONE Extras:
  • The U.S. Version of the film (100 minutes).
  • NEW! 4K Transfer From The Internegative!
  • Audio Commentary With Asian Film Expert Mike Leeder!
  • Game Of Death Revisited
  • Game Of Death Locations
  • Outtake Montage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Opening And Ending
  • Bloopers
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Still Gallery
  • Japanese Print In HD!

DISC TWO Extras:
  • The Mandarin/Cantonese Version of the film (90 minutes.
  • NEW! 4K Transfer From The Internegative!
  • NEW! Trailer Gallery
 GAME OF DEATH: COLLECTOR'S EDITION is now available at most retailers, and isn't too expensive, despite having two versions of the film and plethora of extras! Get it now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY!

RETURN OF THE DRAGON Synopsis: Tang Lung (Lee) flies to Rome to help a friend of the family, Chen Ching-hua (Nora Miao). She is being threatened by local gangsters to sell her restaurant and they will stop at nothing to get the property. When Tang proves to be a threat to the syndicate's plans they hire the best martial artists to take out Tang Lung.

In one of the film's most famous sequences, Bruce Lee takes on American martial arts expert Colt (Chuck Norris) in the ancient city's majestic Colisseum. This martial arts classic, also known as WAY OF THE DRAGON, is written and directed by Bruce Lee.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 100 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - ?

  • NEW! 4K Transfer From The Interpositive!
  • NEW! Japanese Opening And Closing Credits!
  • NEW! Alternate Final Fight Music Cue!
  • NEW! Trailer Gallery
  • Audio Commentary With Asian Film Expert Mike Leeder
  • Alternate Title Sequence
  • Interviews With Sammo Hung, Simon Yam, and Wong Jing!
  • Kung Fu? - Jon Benn Remembers RETURN OF THE DRAGON!
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery 

RETURN OF THE DRAGON: COLLECTOR'S EDITION is reasonably priced (under $15 in most online shops) and available now! Get it at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or SHOUT! FACTORY today!

WILLARD and BEN now available on Blu-ray from Scream Factory!


I haven't seen WILLARD, or its sequel BEN in a very long time, as they've been out of print. But now, thanks to those magnificent folks at Scream Factory, I can now enjoy both films in glorious high-definition! I am SO adding these to my personal movie collection alongside both FOOD OF THE GODS films, DEADLY EYES, and RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR!

WILLARD Synopsis: Willard Stiles (Bruce Davison, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 4) is a young man with a big problem. He lives alone in a crumbling house with his ailing mother (Elsa Lanchester, Arnold, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN). His boss, Al Martin (Ernest Borgnine, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, THE WILD BUNCH) is a vulgar, cruel man who stole his business from Willard's father and is now working Willard to death at his factory job.

Lonely, depressed and isolated, Willard is on the verge of a breakdown when he makes a new friend: Ben, one of the many rats who inhabit his dilapidated home. Not only can Willard communicate with the rodent, but he can actually command him to do his bidding. Using Ben and his furry friends as instruments of retaliation, Willard commands his pets to carry out his vengeance…

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

  • NEW! 4K Scan Of The Original camera Negative!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Actor Bruce Davison!
  • NEW! Interview With Actor Bruce Davison!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
WILLARD is now available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold! You can get it now at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY!

BEN Synopsis: Ben is back! When detective sergeant Cliff Kirtland (Joseph Campanella, METEOR) investigates the horrifying murder of Willard Stiles by a band of rats, he discovers that the rats are now an organized army, and he must destroy the murderous rodents before it is too late. But the rats, led by Ben, the only survivor of the Willard attack, take to the challenge with full force and little fear.

With an Oscar-nominated theme song, BEN "presents some genuinely creepy scenes… [and] manages to deliver the goods expected of the genre while getting the audience all misty-eyed…" (TV Guide). Put your feet up – way up – and watch: BEN is an absolute must for everyone who likes a good scare!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 94 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

  • NEW! HD Transfer From The Best Surviving Archive Print!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Actor Lee Montgomery!
  • NEW! Interview With Actor Lee Montgomery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • BEN / WILLARD Double Feature Trailer And TV Spot
  • Radio Spot
  • Still Gallery
BEN is also now available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold! Get a copy at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or SHOUT! FACTORY so you can kick off your double feature ASAP!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 05/16/2017!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

We're halfway through May Vault Dwellers, and thankfully this week is another light one. BUT, there are a TON of must-own titles out now from all of your fave cult film distribution labels!

Arrow Video has released a two-disc Special Edition of the Euro-Crime thriller THE CLIMBER, Kino Lorber gives us the Action-Comedy-Thriller HIGHPOINT on Blu-ray, and Universal is mining their classic monsters for more money, with the Blu-ray Legacy Collections of DRACULA and THE MUMMY.

However, Scream Factory and it's sibling label Shout Select, have officially conquered this week, boasting Blu-rays of BEN, WILLARD, STREETS OF FIRE, GAME OF DEATH, and RETURN OF THE DRAGON!

But what I'm most excited for this week gang, is Mill Creek Entertainment's PAYBACK TIME TRIPLE FEATURE, which contains BLIND FURY, SILENT RAGE, and WHITE LINE FEVER! How can you go wrong with that lineup?! (Answer: You can't!)

There's plenty of other quality titles out now, so scroll on down to see what's new!

Ajin: Demi-Human: The Complete Collection
Another You
The Mummy: Ultimate Collection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

The Climber (2-Disc Special Edition)
Dracula: The Complete Legacy Collection
Game of Death (Collector's Edition)
King Kong (Ultimate Edition)
The Mummy: The Complete Legacy Collection
The Mummy Ultimate Trilogy (4K UHD)
Payback Time Triple Feature
Resident Evil: The Complete Collection
Return of the Dragon (Collector's Edition)
Streets of Fire (Collector's Edition)
Unforgiven (4K UHD)

Breakdown Lane
Cabin Fear
Deadly Dance Mom
Forced Vengeance
He Knows You're Alone
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume 5
Smallville: Seasons 1 - 10 (Each sold separately.)
A Stranger is Watching

Kung-Fu Zombies: 7-Film Collection
Contains: Kung Fu Zombie, Kung-Fu From Beyond the Grave, Shaolin vs. Evil Dead, Shaolin vs. Evil Dead - Ultimate Power, Spirited Killer 2, Spirited Killer 3, and We Are Going to Eat You.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gus Van Sant's remake of PSYCHO now available on Blu-ray from Scream Factory!


It's been so very long since I've seen the original PSYCHO or its sequels, and never once have I laid eyes upon Gus Van Sant's remake. However, being the completionist that I am, I'll probably pick this disc up one day and finally watch this "shot-for-shot" redo to make some comparisons.

Synopsis: Criminal on the run, Marion Crane (Anne Heche) takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn) – a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts inquiries from her sister (Julianne Moore) and a private investigator (William H. Macy). They both soon discover the morbid bond linking Norman to his mysterious "mother" at the Bates Motel. Relive the terror in acclaimed director Gus Van Sant's all-new version of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of suspense... PSYCHO.

Disc Specs: 
Rated R | Color | 104 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - TBA

  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Rob Galluzzo (Writer/Director Of THE PSYCHO LEGACY) and PSYCHO (1998) Editor Amy Huddleston!
  • Audio Commentary With Director Gus Van Sant, Anne Heche, and Vince Vaughn.
  • Psycho Path: The Making Of Psycho 
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Still Gallery
PSYCHO (1998) is currently available wherever discs are sold, including AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, and SHOUT! FACTORY!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs and Blu-rays for 05/09/2017!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Week two of May is a little light on genre fare Vault Dwellers, but there are some definite "must own" titles that are now available! Scream Factory comes out of the gate strong this week with a Collector's Edition Blu-ray of John Waters' SERIAL MOM, plus the Blu-ray debut of the (shot-for-shot) remake of PSYCHO!

Refusing to be bested, Arrow Video boasts an impressive 2-disc Special Edition of Frank Henenlotter's BRAIN DAMAGE, as well as a pair of Spaghetti Westerns, namely ADIOS, SABATA and THE RETURN OF SABATA!

Shout Select released the Simon Pegg vehicle, A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING, Cult Epics unveils their Blu-ray/DVD combo of OBSESSIONS, and Adopt Films (whom I have never heard of until now) is giving the long out of print MAKING CONTACT (aka JOEY) a new lease on life with an all new Blu-ray release of Roland Emmerich's supernatural thriller.

There are other cool titles out this week (plus a slew of direct-to-DVD indie flicks), so scroll on down to see them all!

American Mummy
Making Contact (aka Joey)
Tall Men

Adios, Sabata
Brain Damage (2-Disc Special Edition)
A Fantastic Fear of Everything (Shout Select)
Heat (Definitive Director's Cut)
Indian Fighter
The Loved One (Warner Archive Collection)
Obsessions (Blu-ray/ DVD combo)
Psycho (1998)
The Return of Sabata
Serial Mom (Collector's Edition)
VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media

ALF - The Complete Collection (Collector's Edition)
Alien Implant
Bloodsucker's Handbook
The Bornless Ones
Cannibal Messiah
Clown Kill
Dead Games
The Evangelist
The Gorenos
The Greasy Strangler
Grindhouse Gutmunchers
Inside the Dark Room
Justice Served
Powers: Season Two
Seven Dorms of Death
The Void
Zombies!: The Aftermath