Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/09/2016!


The second week of February brings unto us a lot of low budget genre fare. As far as major releases go, there's not a whole lot to get excited for. Arrow Video gives us a fantastic 2-disc Special Edition of SHEBA, BABY, LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN makes its Blu-ray debut, courtesy of Mondo Macabro, Guillermo del Toro's hauntingly beautiful CRIMSON PEAK is now available, as is the fun-looking humans, zombies, vampires vs. aliens flick FREAKS OF NATURE.

There may be a few other titles that catch your eye, so scroll on down to see what's new!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Crimson Peak
Freaks of Nature
Hangman
Spectre (007)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Closed for the Season
Elevator
Evil Things
Family Demons
The Ghost of Goodnight Lane
Life of Pi (4K UHD)
Lizard in a Woman's Skin
Pokemon: The Movies 1-3 (Steelbook Collection)
Sheba, Baby (2-Disc Special Edition)
Star Trek: The Next Generation Motion Picture Collection
Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture Collection
Starve
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait
Tokyo Ghoul: Season 1
Wrath of the Crows
Wreck-It Ralph (Ultimate Collector's Edition in 3D!)


NEW TO DVD
Back from Hell
Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride (Uncut Collector's Edition)
Count Magnus
E.N.D.
The Forming
Mythic 2: The Dark Spore
Nutbag
Power Rangers Time Force: The Complete Series
Red Krokodil
The Room in the Tower
Scrape
Sociopathia
The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance
Zombie Croc


Grey Matter Art wants you to put the lotion in the basket with this beautiful new poster!


Grey Matter Art strikes again, with an all new print for THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Created by artist Florian Bertmer, this limited edition poster honors the Academy Award-Winning thriller that starred Ted Levine, Jodie Foster, and Sir Anthony Hopkins, who portrayed the film's infamous antihero Hannibal Lecter.

There are two versions of the poster, which will be available for purchase HERE on Wednesday February 10th, between 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST. The regular print is limited to 140 and is going for $50.00 - The variant edition is limited to 70, and is going for $65.00. All posters are hand-numbered.

Not sure if you want one? Then scroll down and allow the artwork to make up your mind for you.

REGULAR EDITION

VARIANT EDITION
Once again, this Grey Matter Art exclusive will be available on February 10th, between 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST, and is severely limited. So write yourself a reminder, set aside some cash, and grab one before they are gone!


Your 2016 SCREAM FACTORY Release Calendar!


It's no secret that I'm in love with Scream Factory (and its parent company Shout! Factory), and can you blame me? They've given so much unexpected TLC to classic cult titles like THE VIDEO DEAD, THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MOVIE, THE BURNING, THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, THE CAR, THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE, and dozens of others.

They've also been busy releasing newer genre films from all over the world, with top-notch audio and video presentations, and a multitude of extras! (e.g. THE BATTERY, OVER YOUR DEAD BODY, ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB, et al.)

Scream Factory's record of excellence continues into 2016, with a list of movies that you will positively DROOL over. Submitted for your approval (and so you can plan accordingly), here is the entire list of this year's Scream Factory titles that you'll most likely be wanting to add to your personal collection!

Notes: This list is currently incomplete, but will continue to be updated as the weeks go by. Also, some Shout! Factory titles have been sprinkled into the mix because they warrant a mention.

JANUARY 2016
01/12
CONTRACTED: PHASE II

01/19 
THE GUARDIAN

01/26 
JACK'S BACK
SONNY BOY


FEBRUARY 2016
02/02
HELLIONS
ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB

02/16
THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION III (Contains: MASTER OF THE WORLD, TOWER OF LONDON, DIARY OF A MADMAN, AN EVENING WITH EDGAR ALLEN POE, and CRY OF THE BANSHEE)

02/23
CURSE / CURSE II: THE BITE (DOUBLE FEATURE)
MILLENNIUM / R.O.T.O.R. (DOUBLE FEATURE)
THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)


MARCH 2016
03/01
THE BOY
NARCOPOLIS

03/08 
SPECIES II
SPECIES III / SPECIES: THE AWAKENING (DOUBLE FEATURE)

03/15
BRADDOCK: MISSING IN ACTION III (Shout! Factory)
INVASION U.S.A. (Shout! Factory)

03/22
DISTURBING BEHAVIOR

03/29
CHERRY FALLS
THE GONG SHOW MOVIE (Shout! Factory)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME XXXV (Shout! Factory)
MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE / THE DUNWICH HORROR (DOUBLE FEATURE)


APRIL 2016
04/05
#HORROR
THE HALLOW

04/12
DESTROYER / EDGE OF SANITY (DOUBLE FEATURE)
VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)

04/19
DEATH BECOMES HER
SSSSSSSSS
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART 2 (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)


MAY 2016
05/03
NIGHTHAWKS (Shout! Factory)
SHARKANSAS WOMEN'S PRISON MASSACRE

05/10
YOU'LL LIKE MY MOTHER

05/17
I SAW WHAT YOU DID

05/24
MANHUNTER (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME II (Shout! Factory)



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/02/2016!


January has ended, and February has begun! This is a leap year, so we get one extra day of awesome out of the shortest month of the year! And speaking of awesome, there's a ton of cool genre releases on DVD & Blu-ray today. Scream Factory comes out of the gate strong with HELLIONS and ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB, but Kino Lorber reigns supreme with their new high-def releases of HIGHWAY TO HELL, I'M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA, UP THE CREEK, and GORP!

Like anime? Then pick up the third (and final?) film in the EVANGELION redo, entitled YOU CAN {NOT} REDO. In the mood for some TV shows? Then get yourself the latest seasons of FALLING SKIES and FROM DUSK TIL DAWN. Want some Vin Diesel action? Then help yourself to THE LAST WITCH HUNTER. Want to scope out some direct to disc titles? Then scroll down and see what's new!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Evangelion 3.33: You Can {Not} Redo
Extraordinary Tales
Falling Skies: The Complete 5th Season
Falling Skies: The Complete Series
From Dusk Til Dawn: Seasons 1 & 2
From Dusk Til Dawn: Season 2
Gorp
Hellions
Highway to Hell
The Last Witch Hunter
Martyrs (2016)
The World of Kanako
Zombie Fight Club


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Assassin's Tale
Batman: Bad Blood (Deluxe Edition)
Blackout
CUT!
The Giant Spider Invasion: Special Edition (w/ soundtrack CD)
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Up the Creek


NEW TO DVD
20-Film Action Featuring Chuck Norris! 
All Hallow's Eve 2
American Hero
Anger of the Dead
Banana Joe
Bone Garden
Half Human
The Haunting of Ellie Rose
He Never Died
Hercules the Avenger
Home Invasion
Infected / State of Emergency (Double Feature)
Julia
Masterless
Night of the Wild
The Piper
Quarantine LA
Revenge of the Spacemen
Rough Cut
The Swarm: Expanded Edition
Uncaged
Visions
When the Sky Falls


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TALES OF DRACULA 2 CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN IS UNDERWAY!


Last year, Joe DeMuro's TALES OF DRACULA (read my review HERE) premiered on DVD, after being in production for several years. It's a fun throwback to the Universal Monster classics many of us grew up with, and the filmmakers are now currently gearing up to shoot a sequel!

So what's a sequel to a black & white monster movie cost these days? Well they are aiming for a goal of $75,000! DeMuro and friends want to go bigger, and bolder, with their next film, so they need money for additional crew, makeup and f/x artists (to aid the uber-talented Ron Chamberlain), plus they plan on renting out a large warehouse in order to build huge sets.

But the crown jewel of their production is the inclusion of two very special guest stars from Universal's classic FRANKENSTEIN franchise: Donnie Dunagan (young Peter Frankenstein in SON OF FRANKENSTEIN) and Janet Ann Gallow (Cloestine Hussman in GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN). Speaking of which, here's Donnie and Janet, excitedly discussing their involvement with the film:


TALES OF DRACULA 2 is currently in pre-production. The script and casting are all nearing completion, and the makeup f/x crew is pretty much assembled, but there's only one thing missing: The budget! That's where you, the monster kids and the supporters of independent cinema, come in!

CLICK HERE to go to the Wolfbain Productions Indiegogo page to help fund the continued adventures of Dracula, The Wolfman, and the Frankenstein Monster. You can chip in anything, from a single dollar, to five hundred dollars - It's all up to you! If you donate $5.00 or more, you can choose from a list of cool perks, including autographs, DVDs, artwork, posters, and other cool goodies!

And if they should somehow hit their lofty secondary goal of $150,000, within the (as of my posting this) 47 days left of this crowdfunding campaign, the Wolfbain Productions crew will make a THIRD film! But they won't even inch their way towards that goal unless you do your part to help make TALES OF DRACULA 2 a reality!

So DONATE NOW, and become a part of monster film history!



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hudson Horror Show MARCH MADNESS TRIPLE FEATURE tickets on sale now!


HUDSON HORROR SHOW is a 35mm-fueled juggernaut that cannot be stopped! The event has grown so large that it occupies TWO screens during it's bi-annual film fest!

On Saturday, March 5th, the Hudson Horror crew is once again conquering The Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, NY, with yet another "March Madness" triple feature that's sure to please fans of Horror and Exploitation cinema!

Tickets are on sale now, and half of them are already gone! So do yourself a favor and CLICK HERE to order yours right now. If you wait, they will be gone, and you'll have to sit at home and sulk on March 5th!

The event kicks off at 6:00 PM and boasts three awesome flicks:

FILM #1: HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP
Highly-evolved icthyoids (i.e. "fish men") rise from the deep and attack a small fishing village. All men must die, and all women must be impregnated, in this insane Roger Corman production featuring genre vets Doug McClure and Vic Morrow. Also keep an ear out for the score, which was created by composer James Horner, whom you may recall tragically died in a plane crash last June.

FILM #2: HELL NIGHT
Linda Blair stars in this sadly oft-overlooked 80s slasher film, where a group of college students must stay in a "haunted" mansion on Halloween night in order to join a fraternity (and sorority). What is supposed to be a harmless night of fun, quickly turns into a fight for survival when the would-be pledges discover that they are not alone in the house. This is a cool little indie Horror flick from the early 80s that has several memorable moments, and I think the audience is really gonna dig it!

FILM #3: CHILD'S PLAY
Brad Dourif stars as the villainous Charles Lee Ray, who uses a voodoo spell to hop into the body of a Good Guy Doll after being fatally shot by a police officer (FRIGHT NIGHT's Chris Sarandon). The possessed doll ends up in the hands of a young child named Andy, and soon strange "accidents" begin happening. Is Andy responsible, or is his doll "Chucky" really alive? Well honestly everyone knows the answer to that question, but who cares, because this movie is awesome, and gave us one of the most beloved Horror icons from the 80s!

I'm not entirely sure what order these three films will be screened, but all three are 35mm presentations! There will also be giveaways in between each film, maybe a vendor or two, and of course delicious food and a large variety of alcoholic beverages courtesy of The Alamo Drafthouse! (Chicken wings and bottomless popcorn for the win!)

So save the date (MARCH 5TH!!!!), GET YOUR TICKETS, and hopefully I'll see you there!