Wednesday, March 22, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 03/21/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings Vault Dwellers and welcome to SPRING! To celebrate the change in seasons, your favorite genre labels have released some awesome titles onto DVD and Blu-ray this week!

Kino Lorber once again leads the pack with four new releases, including TEEN WITCH (making its Blu-ray debut), INVISIBLE GHOST (starring Bela Lugosi), CHAMBER OF HORRORS, and 1945's GAME OF DEATH!

Scream Factory also comes out of the gate strong with EVOLUTION and Collector's Editions of ROBOCOP 2 and ROBOCOP 3, Olive Films gives us WON TON TON: THE DOG WHO SAVED HOLLYWOOD and BLAST-OFF, and Arrow Video has now released DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT and DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS separately!

Lastly, SRS Cinema has put four of their low-budget offerings out on DVD and Blu-ray including Limited Edition releases of SHE KILLS and CANNIBAL MESSIAH, as well as Blu-rays of THE SNUFF TAPE ANTHOLOGY and SPACE PSYCHOS!

Yes, there's a little something for everybody this week, so be sure to scroll down to view this week's impressive roster of new DVDs & Blu-ray discs!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Alienators
Assassin's Creed
Blast-Off 
Cannibal Messiah (Limited Edition)
Chamber of Horrors
Cube: 20th Anniversary Edition (Import)
Cube Zero (Import)
Death Walks at Midnight (Special Edition)
Death Walks in High Heels (Special Edition)
The Fly: Ultimate Collection (Import)
Game of Death (1945)
Multiple Maniacs
She Kills
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Attack on Titan: Junior High - The Complete SeriesBatman: The Brave and the Bold - Season Three
Carl J. Sukenick's Space Psychos
Evolution
Frankenstein Created Bikers
Invisible Ghost
RoboCop 2 (Collector's Edition)
RoboCop 3 (Collector's Edition)
The Snuff Tape Anthology
Teen Witch


NEW TO DVD
10 Days in a Madhouse
Abomination
Clay (2017)
Death Passage
Eloise
Hands of a Stranger
Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?
Nightmare Wedding
The Quiet Hour
Real Monster: Creatures, Ghosts, and Demons from Hell
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Super Shredder
When Time Ran Out
Whispers
Wolf Creek: Season 1


Monday, March 20, 2017

The B-Movie News Vault's Indie Filmmaker Spotlight: David Munz-Maire


Greetings Vault Dwellers! Earlier this month I took a moment to report about the efforts of low-budget Horror director Todd "Killer" Wolfson. (Read all about him HERE.) I received such an overwhelmingly positive response to that post, that I decided that the News Vault's Indie Filmmaker Spotlight must continue! So now, allow me to introduce you to the newest inductee into this ongoing series....

THE B-MOVIE NEWS VAULT PRESENTS....
DAVID MUNZ-MAIRE!

David Munz-Maire on the set of GOODBYE CHARM CITY.

MINI BIOGRAPHY:
David E. Munz-Maire is a Bilingual International Baccalaureate Diploma recipient, and alumnus of the prestigious NYU: Tisch School of the Arts. He earned his B.A. in Film & T.V. and Minors in Psychology and Producing for Film & T.V.

David's passion for directing led him to pursue a Masters in Directing at the School of Visual Arts. He is also the Co-Founder of AireBedd, a banner under which he has garnered dozens of laurels for his various short films and music videos.

Since 2012, David has been dutifully honing his craft, and cutting his teeth on every aspect of film making. Aside from directing, he's also (as of my writing this) produced (at least) a dozen shorts, worked as a production assistant (on IMPRACTICAL JOKERS), an editor, script supervisor, grip, art director, and has even done a bit of acting. He is clearly a jack of all trades!

Currently David's Horror short CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR, is making the rounds at various film festivals, and continues to receive accolades and awards!

A behind the scenes photo from CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR!

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY:

IN SESSION (2012)
Written, Produced, and Directed by David Munz-Maire
[Official Site]


Synopsis: This film is about the dynamic struggle between an ex-psychiatrist and one of his former patients. The story is set in motion when Tony, a former Sing Sing inmate, accidentally robs and is held captive by his old shrink Dr. Beck. Beck is an ex-criminal psychologist turned librarian after the murder of his wife and son, who interrogates the intruder as though it were one of their sessions turned awry.



CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR (2015)
Written, Produced, Edited, and Directed by David Munz-Maire
[Official Site]

Synopsis: A gruesome coming of age story about a vintner son's disobedience and desire to care for his ailing mother.


David Munz-Maire's CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR feels like a much classier version of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, but is no less brutal. In this film, a vintner's son, against his father's wishes, takes two guests on a tour of their wine-making facility. This eventually results in a gory double-homicide, and the reveal of a ghastly family secret!

CHATEAU is a fantastic short film that is atmospheric and delightfully gruesome. The makeup effects (courtesy of Anthony Pepe) are well-done, and the cast members all turn in good performances. I enjoyed it and hope that in the future, David Munz-Maire considers turning this concept into a feature-length Horror film! But that is probably a long way off because David currently has a lot on his plate. (He is the primary producer of Airebedde's releases after all.)

Many thanks to David Munz-Maire for supplying pictures and information to help make this post possible! If you would like to stay informed about his current and upcoming projects, be sure to like and follow Airbedde's Official Facebook Page! To watch the shorts and music videos that David was worked on, visit Airebedde's Official Website, and their Vimeo page as well!

If you happen to be an independent and/or low-budget genre filmmaker and want to be part of the Vault's next Indie Filmmaker Spotlight, please contact us! Be sure to include a short biography, photos, links to your website and/or social media pages, and most importantly, links to your films. (Whether they be shorts or feature length productions!)


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Scream Factory Burns a Hole in Your Pocket with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of FIRESTARTER!


DREW BARRYMORE SCORCHES YOUR RETINAS IN HD, IN SCREAM FACTORY'S NEW BLU-RAY OF FIRESTARTER!

FIRESTARTER seems to be criminally overlooked by most Stephen King fans. That's a shame because it is a pretty cool little movie, featuring a young, pyrokinetic Drew Barrymore fighting for her life against a clandestine government agency looking to create and weaponize people with special abilities! If you haven't seen this one Vault Dwellers, then definitely check it out! It's a classic that deserves more love!

Synopsis: Based on the unforgettable best-seller by esteemed horror author Stephen King, FIRESTARTER chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene "Charlie" McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from the threatening government agency, "The Shop," which wants to control her… or destroy her?

Filled with blazing special effects and featuring an all-star cast including Martin Sheen, Heather Locklear, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher and George C. Scott, FIRESTARTER is directed by Mark L. Lester (CLASS OF 1999, COMMANDO) and driven by a pulsating, thrilling score from Tangerine Dream (LEGEND, SORCERER, RISKY BUSINESS)!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 115 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio Mono and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0


Extras:
  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Interpositive Film Element!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Director Mark L. Lester.
  • NEW! Playing With Fire: The Making Of FIRESTARTER – Featuring Interviews With Director Mark L. Lester, Actors Freddie Jones, Drew Snyder, Stuntman/Actor Dick Warlock And Johannes Schmoelling Of Tangerine Dream.
  • NEW! Tangerine Dream: Movie Music Memories – An Interview With Johannes Schmoelling.
  • NEW! Live Performance Of "Charlie's Theme" By Johannes Schmoelling Of Tangerine Dream.
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Radio Spot
  • Still Gallery
This new Collector's Edition of FIRESTARTER gives the film more TLC than it has ever had before, and I can't wait to add it to my own personal collection! FIRESTARTER: COLLECTOR'S EDITION is now available and can be purchased at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY. (Which will also net you a cool 18x24 poster featuring the Blu-ray's new cover art!)



STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays 03/14/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Sorry this edition of STOCK YOUR VAULT is so late Vault Dwellers, but I've been digging out ever since the mighty "Blizzard of 2017" hit this area on Tuesday! But now that the bulk of the shoveling is done, it's time to look at the impressive slate of new DVDs and Blu-ray discs that came out a few days ago!

Scream Factory unleashes the pyrokinetic classic FIRESTARTER in a nice Collector's Edition Blu-ray, as well as a Blu-ray double feature of ALIEN OUTPOST and EXTRATERRESTRIAL, while Shout Select gives us an all new Collector's Edition of RED DAWN! ("Wol-ver-iiiiiines!") The Warner Archive Collection was also good to fans this week, with Blu-ray releases of THE VALLEY OF GWANGI and DEMON SEED!

Severin Films has a strong showing this week with the Blu-ray premiere of DRIVE-IN MASSACRE and a new martial arts trailer compilation called RETURN OF KUNG FU TRAILERS OF FURY, but it's Kino Lorber who has the strongest showing this week! They put out a whopping six releases on Blu-ray, including THEY'RE PLAYING WITH FIRE, THE STUD, THE BITCH, THE SKULL, CERTAIN FURY, and THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH!

There's plenty of other cool titles to peruse, so scroll on down to see them all!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Apocalypse Kiss
Appleseed XIII: The Complete Series S.A.V.E.
Ascent to Hell
The Bitch
Certain Fury
Drive-In Massacre
Elle
The Love Witch
The Man Who Could Cheat Death
One Under the Sun
Passengers
Return of Kung Fu Trailers of Fury
The Skull
Solace
The Stud
They're Playing With Fire


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Alien Outpost / Extraterrestrial (Double Feature)
Demon Seed
The Donald Farmer Collection: Volume 2
Drive-In Delirium: Maximum 80s Overdrive (Region B Import)
Firestarter (Collector's Edition)
Ghost in the Shell (Mondo Steelbook)
Kill Game
Red Dawn (Collector's Edition)
The Valley of Gwangi


NEW TO DVD
American Resurrection
Battle of the Worlds: Comic Book Collector's Edition
C.O.P.S.: The Complete Series
Don't Go in the House by the woods!
The Drowned
Earthsea: The Complete Mini-Series
Easter Sunday
The Gravedigger & Tales From Beyond the Grave (Double Feature)
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors: The Complete Series
Jetsons and WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania
Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word
Lung (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
Paranormal Encounters: Poltergeists, Demons, and Possessions
Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series
Power Rangers S.P.D.: The Complete Series
Power Rangers: Two-Movie Collection
Robo-Dog: Airborne
Twin Peaks: The Definitive Gold Box Edition
Z Nation: Seasons 1-3
Z Nation: Season 3


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Faces of Horror: 10-Movie Collection
Contains: When A Stranger Calls, Happy Birthday to Me, Double Exposure, Click: The Calendar Girl Killer, Don't Answer the Phone, Scream Bloody Murder, Silent Night Bloody Night, Savage Weekend, The Demon, and The Manipulator.


Monday, March 13, 2017

THE 2017 SALT CITY HORROR FEST INVADES SYRACUSE, NY ON APRIL 15TH!


Syracuse's famous SALT CITY HORROR FEST returns yet again to The Palace Theater with an amazing lineup of 35mm Horror classics! Along with eight films, there will be vendors, and a pretty amazing group of guests attending as well, including: David Naughton (star of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON), John Dugan ("Gramps" in the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE), Buddy Cooper (director of THE MUTILATOR), Richard Band (composer and brother of Full Moon Entertainment's Charles Band), Brian Yuzna (director of RE-ANIMATOR, SOCIETY, FROM BEYOND, et al.), and more!

SALT CITY HORROR FEST takes place on Saturday, April 15th. Doors open at 11 AM, and the show begins approximately at 11:30 AM! You can pre-order tickets HERE for $30.00 (they will be $35 at the door on the day of the show), or spend more (up to $120) to get additional perks at the show!

FILM LINEUP:
CRITTERS
THE MUTILATOR (Rare 35mm UNCUT print + 35mm outtake reel with live commentary by director Buddy Cooper!)
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
BELLY TIMBER (Followed by Q&A with John Dugan & Dustin Kay)
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
FROM BEYOND
RE-ANIMTOR (UNRATED cut)
CREEPERS (aka PHENOMENA)

You've got a full month to plan to attend this show Vault Dwellers, so save the date  and get your tickets (at www.saltcityhorrorfest.com), and hopefully I'll see you there!



Sunday, March 12, 2017

Saddle Up for some classic Harryhausen! THE VALLEY OF GWANGI makes its Blu-ray debut on March 14th!


THE BEST COWBOYS VS. DINOSAURS FILM OF ALL TIME, FINALLY COMES TO BLU-RAY ON MARCH 14TH FROM THE WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION!

I've always been a big Ray Harryhausen fan, and THE VALLEY OF GWANGI still has one of the most impressive stop-motion effects sequences ever committed to film. (i.e. "The Roping of Gwangi" sequence) And now I am happy to report that this classic dino-filled adventure is making the leap to high-definition this Tuesday!

Synopsis: Cowpokes head into a mysterious Mexican valley to head em up and move em out. But they're not looking for little doggies. They're looking for great big dinosaurs! James Franciscus stars in this thunderous adventure featuring amazing special effects by Ray Harryhausen (THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS, et al.)

Franciscus plays a Wild West showman who leads his riding and roping crew into legendary VALLEY OF GWANGI, where prehistoric giants still roam. Thanks to Harryhausen wizardry, fantastic creatures lunge, fight and rampage in scene after dazzling scene (including an awesome sequence where the cowboys rope Gwangi, a razor-toothed Allosaurus). Saddle up and join the excitement!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • Return to the Valley featurette with SFX wizard Ray Harryhausen.
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD)
THE VALLEY OF GWANGI comes out on Tuesday, March 14th from The Warner Archive Collection. You can order it now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, and DIABOLIK DVD! If you love classic dinosaur cinema, or happen to be a fan of Ray Harryhausen's work, you owe it to yourself to pick this disc up!