Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trailer Round-Up: BLOODRUNNERS, FABRICATED CITY, GHOSTS OF DARKNESS, SLICE OF LIFE, and THE VOID!


It's a new week Vault Dwellers, which means new trailers! This time around, I've got some cool previews to share with you, featuring vampire speakeasies, dueling ghost hunters, Korean gamers turned action stars, a BLADE RUNNER fan film, and an all new Horror flick that was heavily influenced by Lucio Fulci and John Carpenter! Scroll down to start watching!

TRAILER #1: BLOODRUNNERS
Release Date: March 7, 2017 (Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and Digital HD)

Set during tumultuous Prohibition Era America, BLOODRUNNERS features Ice-T as a vampire named Chesterfield that butts heads with Jack Malone, a corrupt cop that shakes down bootleggers and club owners for a "luxury tax." What was just business as usual for Jack turns into a vicious battle between the police and a clan of vampires who are looking to take over the town! For a low-budget film, it looks like they put a lot of effort into it - could be a good time! Check out the trailer below and consider giving BLOODRUNNERS some love when it's released!



TRAILER #2: FABRICATED CITY
Release Date: February 24, 2017 (U.S. limited theatrical release)

Kwon yoo (Ji Chang wook) is unemployed in the real world, but online, he's a respected gamer who can't be beat. But someone clearly has it out for Kwon when he is framed for murder and incarcerated. Now, he must team up with a fellow gamer, and a hacker to find out who framed him, and clear his name! This movie has definitely sparked my interest, as it seems to be partially adapted from Ernest Cline's READY PLAYER ONE. Even if that's not the case, FABRICATED CITY looks like it is going to be a pretty decent action movie!



TRAILER #3: GHOSTS OF DARKNESS
Release Date: March 7, 2017 (Digital HD)


Two paranormal investigators are unexpectedly thrown together in the hope of solving a hundred-year-old mystery. Locked for three nights in a house with a dark and unsettling past, the two investigators must put their differences aside and work together. They soon discover the myths and stories are nothing compared to what actually resides within the eerie walls of Richwood Manor. For once they have stumbled onto the real thing, but this time it’s their own lives at that are at stake. This upcoming release from Uncork'd Entertainment looks pretty polished, and I'm looking forward to giving it a look!



TRAILER #4: SLICE OF LIFE
Release Date: TBA


SLICE OF LIFE hasn't actually been made yet (the filmmakers are gearing up for a Kickstarter campaign, with a goal of completing the movie later this year) so this is actually a fan-made proof-of-concept trailer. Details about the Sci-Fi film are scant, but it will be a short film (unless they get some major backing on their crowdfunding campaign), and it will take place in the BLADE RUNNER universe. Watch the trailer below and prepare to be impressed!



TRAILER #5: THE VOID
Release Date: April 7, 2017

I've been a big fan of Astron-6 ever since I laid eyes on MANBORG (and subsequently FATHER'S DAY and THE EDITOR), so I am extremely excited for this new (and much more serious) Horror offering from Jeremy Gillespie and Steve Kostanski. With currently 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, this upcoming tale of cosmic horror begins when a police officer named Daniel Carter brings an injured man to a hospital late one night. Dan quickly discovers that the patients and staff are mutating into inhuman monstrosities from another dimension, and the only way to escape is to team up with the other survivors in the hospital! This looks super cool and I can't wait to see it in April!


That's it for now Vault Dwellers, but be sure to check back to the News Vault soon for more trailers, news, and updates on upcoming Blu-rays!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/14/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Happy (belated) Valentine's Day Vault Dwellers! This week is mostly full of direct-to-DVD fare, but there are some new titles worth picking up as well!

Kino Lorber gives ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. and 23 PACES TO BAKER STREET their Blu-ray debuts, Mondo Macabro brings the relatively unknown SUDDENLY IN THE DARK to the high-def format, and Universal brings us the original IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE in a nice 2D/3D presentation!

In the mood for something more recent? Well ARRIVAL, STAKE LAND II, CITY OF DEAD MEN, are now available as well!

There's plenty more where that came from, so scroll on down to get the full list of this week's releases!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Arrival
City of Dead Men
Comet Lucifer: The Complete Collection
Pig Pen
Stake Land II


NEW TO BLU-RAY
23 Paces to Baker Street
Busou Shinki: Armored War Goddess - The Complete Series
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
It Came From Outer Space (2D & 3D!)
Killing Spree (Director's Cut)
King Cobra
One Million Years B.C.
Star Trek Enterprise: The Complete Series
Suddenly in the Dark
The Yakuza (1975)


NEW TO DVD
3 Sisters
Action-Horror Double Feature: MOLD! and Hotel Inferno
Backwater
Beavis & Butthead: The Complete Collection
Bigfoot: The Movie
Blood Brothers
Bloodline
Burningmore Deaths
Catatonia
Creature Lake
Crooked Man
Death Rot
Easter Bunny Bloodbath
The Eves
Evidence
Freshwater
Hap and Leonard
Harrigan
The Horde
House of Bad
I Heart U
The Inflicted
Khazana
Killer Clowns
The Lake on Clinton Road
Night of the Living Dead: Comic Book Collector's Edition
Oceans Rising
Pretty Dead
The Sacred
Sisters of the Plague
Sparrow
Stranglehold
Sugar Skull Girls
Trippin'
Tumbling Doll of Flesh
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women: Comic Book Collector's Edition
Zombie eXs


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Psycho Triple Feature
Contains: All Saint's Eve, Bad vs. Worse, and The Turnpike Killer.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Straight Outta Clown World, here's BRBRCK's crazy cool rap theme song for SPACE CLOWN!



Several weeks ago, I noticed a new indie flick called SPACE CLOWN while I was typing up one of my weekly "Stock Your Vault" posts, but I didn't pay it any mind. Fast forward to today where I received an unexpected e-mail from an old friend of mine who actually wrote and performed the theme song for the movie! Pretty crazy eh?

So without further ado, here is the extremely catchy rap theme for SPACE CLOWN, by the one and only BRBRCK! If you enjoy it (and I think you will), you can listen to it for free on Sound Cloud and Spotify, or purchase it (for 99 cents) on iTunes or Apple Music. Enjoy!



ABOUT SPACE CLOWN
Synopsis: Poor Graham (writer/director Graham Skipper - BEYOND THE GATES, THE MIND'S EYE, ALMOST HUMAN) is a hapless filmmaker that finds himself besieged by an extraterrestrial clown who is looking to return to its home planet. The only catch? The clown's spaceship is fueled by human meat! Come for the jokes, and stay for the murder in this no-budget Horror-Comedy distributed by Wild Eye Releasing!

Space Clown Links: Facebook | IMDB

Purchase it: AMAZON (DVD) | BULLMOOSE (DVD)



ABOUT BRBRCK
Mike Berberich (BRBRCK) is a genre-bending hip-hop songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York, where he writes and produces all of his own music. His live shows are an explosion of energy, with a full band backing the MC as he weaves his witty sense of humor through a nonstop barrage of spitfire wordplay and brass-knuckle punchlines. He has collaborated with a diverse group of artists, including jazz bassist Felix Pastorius, Anna Morsett of "The Still Tide," and dozens of local musicians, MCs, and producers. BRBRCK released his second full-length album, “BACKSTAGE” in June, 2016.

BRBRCK Links: Official Site | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Sound Cloud | YouTube 

Thanks for the tip Mike and thanks for helping to bring back the time-honored tradition of cinematic theme songs! You (BRB)Rock! For more awesome Horror movie theme songs (rap, heavy metal, and otherwise) be sure to check out The Vault Master's list of Top Ten Horror Movie Theme Songs!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Mondo Macabro gives SUDDENLY IN THE DARK its Blu-ray debut on February 14th!


MONDO MACABRO INTRODUCES THE WORLD TO THE OBSCURE KOREAN HORROR CLASSIC, "SUDDENLY IN THE DARK" ON VALENTINE'S DAY!

Mondo Macabro has been instrumental in introducing yours truly to some truly batshit insane films like MSYTICS IN BALI and LADY TERMINATOR! And once again, they're doing us fans of international cinematic oddities a solid by giving SUDDENLY IN THE DARK a new lease on life!

Synopsis: A woman's idyllic middle-class life is disrupted when her husband brings home a beautiful young orphan to be their maid. At first she welcomes the pretty girl, in fact seems strangely fixated on her, but soon comes to suspect the girl of having an affair with her husband.

At the same time odd, unexplained incidents - most involving the maid's mysterious wooden doll - begin to make her question her own sanity. Soon it all spirals out of control and the film climaxes in a fever pitch of sexual jealousy, murder, and supernatural vengeance, all set to a pounding synth score.

Almost completely unknown outside its home country, SUDDENLY IN THE DARK is one of the best examples of pre-millennial K-horror. It was made at a time when censorship laws were being liberalized, igniting a boom in horror and erotic films. Elements of both are present here, directed with bizarre flair by Go Yeong-nam in a style often compared to the wilder Italian films of the 70s and 80s.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 100 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - Korean LPCM Mono (w/ English subtitles)

Extras:
  • Interview with producer David Suh.
  • Interview with critic Kim Bong-seok.
  • Korean Cover Cavalcade
  • Mondo Macabro previews
SUDDENLY IN THE DARK has been lovingly restored (with the best available film elements procured from the Korean Film Archive) and is due out on Tuesday, February 14th! You can order your copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from MONDO MACABRO!



Kino Lorber takes you back in time to ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. on February 14th!


SEE RAQUEL WELCH'S FUR-KINI IN STARTLING HD CLARITY IN KINO LORBER'S NEW "ONE MILLION YEARS B.C." BLU-RAY!

I've been a huge fan of Ray Harryhausen ever since I was a little hobgoblin, and ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. features some of my favorite work by the late stop-motion master. Plus it doesn't hurt to see Raquel Welch in a furry bikini! I can't wait to add this to my collection and compare the U.S. and international cuts of the film, which are both included on this release!

Synopsis: In this vivid view of prehistoric life, a man from the vicious Rock People, Tumak (John Richardson, BLACK SUNDAY) is banished from his home, but soon finds himself living among the kind, gentle Shell People. There, he falls in love with the beautiful Loana (Raquel Welch, 100 RIFLES, FUZZ, FATHOM), in the role that made her an international sex symbol and a major star.

The two decide to strike out on their own, living by their wits in a deadly land of treacherous beasts and unknown dangers, leading to a thrilling climax by the edge of an angry volcano. The stunning primeval creatures were created by the legendary special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen (THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, CLASH OF THE TITANS, et al.).

ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., a true science-fiction classic, was directed by Don Chaffey (JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS) and featured a strong supporting cast that included Martine Beswick (THUNDERBALL), Robert Brown (THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS), Percy Herbert (TOO LATE THE HERO) and Yvonne Horner (PREHISTORIC WOMEN).

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 91 minutes (U.S. cut) & 100 minutes (international cut) | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K Restoration of the 91-minute U.S. Cut.
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas.
  • In the Valley of the Dinosaurs: Interview with Star Raquel Welch.
  • An interview with SFX Legend Ray Harryhausen
  • An interview with Actress Martine Beswick.
  • Animated Montage of Posters and Images
  • Trailers
Kino Lorber's stellar Blu-ray of ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. will be available everywhere on Tuesday, February 14th! Order your copy of this dino classic at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD today!



Friday, February 10, 2017

Shout Select invades your Blu-ray Collection with RED DAWN in March!


JOIN THE RESISTANCE! ADD SHOUT SELECT'S "RED DAWN: COLLECTOR'S EDITION" TO YOUR BLU-RAY LIBRARY ON MARCH 14TH!

I have owned RED DAWN on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray... but it looks like I'll need to upgrade again! Boasting new cover art and an all-new feature-length retrospect of the film, this new Collector's Edition looks to be a must-own for fans of this film! "WOLVERIIIIINES!"

Synopsis: From legendary writer-director John Milius (APOCALYPSE NOW, CONAN THE BARBARIAN) comes the tale of what-could-have-been, had the Cold War gone another way. When Communist paratroopers descend on a Colorado high school football field, a group of students wages an all-out guerilla war to save their town — and their country.

Powerful and gripping, RED DAWN features an all-star cast, including Patrick Swayze (ROAD HOUSE), C. Thomas Howell (THE OUTSIDERS, THE HITCHER), Lea Thompson (BACK TO THE FUTURE), Ben Johnson (TERROR TRAIN), Harry Dean Stanton (ALIEN), Ron O’Neal (SUPER FLY), William Smith (CONAN THE BARBARIAN), Charlie Sheen (PLATOON), Jennifer Grey (DIRTY DANCING) and Powers Boothe (TOMBSTONE).

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 114 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.85:1)
Audio - TBA

Extras:
  • NEW!A Look Back At Red Dawn” featuring brand-new stories from co-star Doug Toby, casting director Jane Jenkins, production designer Jackson DeGovia and editor Thom Noble!
  • Red Dawn Rising (archival featurette)
  • Training For WWIII (archival featurette)
  • Building The Red Menace (archival featurette)
  • WWIII Comes To Town (archival featurette)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
Shout Select's RED DAWN: COLLECTOR'S EDITION hits stores on Tuesday, March 14th! You can order it now at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY. If you order from Shout!, you will get the disc two weeks early, and also receive an 18 x 24 poster featuring the new cover art! (While supplies last!)