Saturday, December 31, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 12/27/2016!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Greetings Vault Dwellers, and welcome to the end of 2016! It's been a rough year for most, and I for one am looking forward to seeing what 2017 has to offer (aside from a really healthy slate of Hollywood Blockbusters, and some drool-inducing titles announced by Scream Factory, Arrow Video, and other genre labels)!

There's not much at all this week, so let's breeze through the new DVDs and Blu-rays, then gaze ahead to a hopefully happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!

This week sees re-releases of all four UNDERWORLD films to coincide with the release of UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS (in theaters on January 6th), the DVD debut of PET and KILL COMMAND, plus a cool special edition of THE BEAST AND THE VIXENS, which boasts both the R-Rated and Uncut versions of the film, an audio commentary, and a bonus film (HOLLYWOOD BABYLON)!

Scroll down a tad to see the teeny list of new stuff out this week!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
When the Bough Breaks


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Aria the Scarlet Ammo: Season 1 S.A.V.E.
Underworld (4K UHD)
Underworld: Awakening
Underworld: Evolution
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans


NEW TO DVD
The Beast and the Vixens (Special Edition)
The Beast of the Yellow Night
Interview with an Ex-Vampire
Kill Command
Pet
Silent Screamplay
Silent Screamplay 2
Spider's Venom
The Vampire Within
The Warning


Thursday, December 22, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 12/20/2016!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Christmas is this weekend Vault Dwellers! Can you believe it?! Thankfully, you can (kind of) take a break from spending money to build your amazing movie collections to buy gifts for your friends and family, because this week is pretty light on genre fare.

Rob Zombie's 31 comes to DVD and Blu-ray, Scream Factory gives us the definitive release of THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED, and Arrow Video delivers the best gift of all, with their HELLRAISER: SCARLET BOX! (Which contains the first three films feature in new 2K transfers with tons of extras!)

There's not much else to get excited for, so scroll down a tad to see everything that's new this week!



NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
31


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Apocalypse Kiss
Body Melt (Umbrella Entertainment Import)
Bubba: The Redneck Werewolf
Flesh Eating Mothers
Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box (Limited Edition)
The House That Screamed
The Invoking 3: Poltergeist Dimension
Long Weekend (Umbrella Entertainment Import)
The Purging Hour
The Suckling
The Warning


NEW TO DVD
Adios Gringo / Blood for a Silver Dollar (Double Feature)
Black Jack: The Movie
The Disappointments Room
Dr. Who: Series 8, Part 2
Fast Food
Gun Frontier: The Complete Collection
Highlander: The Watcher
Keep My Grave Open
Kong Island
Maximum Ride


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Trailer Round-Up: BLADE RUNNER 2049, BLOOD MACHINES: TURBO KILLER II, DEATH RACE 2050, and JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2!


Another week, another dose of trailers! 2017 is shaping up to be an incredible year for cinema Vault Dwellers (lord knows we'll need the escape), and I'm about to give you four more reasons why! Keanu Reeves is back as everyone's favorite puppy-avenging hitman, Harrison Ford reprises his role of Rick Deckard, Roger Corman produces an official followup to his cult classic DEATH RACE 2000, and indie filmmakers hailing from France are prepping to create a feature-length 80s-style musical sci-fi epic! Let's get to it, shall we?!

TRAILER #1: BLADE RUNNER 2049
Release Date: October 6, 2017

Set thirty years after Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic, Ryan Gosling stars as K, a new "blade runner" that stumbles upon a secret that could send all of society spinning into utter chaos. Seeking answers, K seeks out Rick Deckard for information and aid! Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of the original BLADE RUNNER, but it's been nearly two decades since I've watched it, so it's probably time that I revisited it. If you're a big fan of the original movie, peep out the teaser below and get excited!




TRAILER #2: BLOOD MACHINES: TURBO KILLER II
Release Date: TBA 2017

Currently in pre-production, BLOOD MACHNES acts as a sequel to a short film / music video called TURBO KILLER. (Watch it HERE.) Set in a BLADE RUNNER-esque universe, the film follows two space hunters who chase after a female ghost that exited a rogue machine they took down. BLOOD MACHINES is currently still in its crowdfunding phase, and on track to raise enough for a thirty-minute short film. However, if "Seth Ickerman" and friends raise $666,666.00, they will gear up to create a feature-length tale utilizing their impressive digital effects, and music by Carpenter Brut. Scope out the music video for TURBO KILLER, and their Kickstarter campaign video below! If you're impressed, feel free to toss a few bucks their way!






TRAILER #3: DEATH RACE 2050
Release Date: January 17, 2017 (DVD & Blu-ray)

In the year 2050, the Earth becomes overpopulated. To help bring population levels down in the "United Corporations of America," the Death Race is developed. Held annually, this race allows participants to speed from coast to coast, picking off unlucky pedestrians along the way to earn points! Hmm.... though I thought this was a sequel of sorts, it seems like it might be more of a reboot? Guess I won't find out for sure until next January!




TRAILER #4: JOHN WICK - CHAPTER 2 
Release Date: February 10, 2017

Bound by a blood oath, retired hitman John Wick travels to Rome to help a former associate take control of an international assassins' guild! There's nothing much else to say about this, other than "HOLY CRAP, IT'S A NEW JOHN WICK MOVIE!" I loved the first one, so I am totally on board to see this sequel! Here's hoping it's just as good as, if not better than, its predecessor!

That's it for now, but check back soon for more movie news, trailers, and more!


Monday, December 19, 2016

The Factory of Screams Releases THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED on 12/20!



THIS TUESDAY, "THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED" DEBUTS ON BLU-RAY, MAKING IT SCREAM FACTORY'S FINAL NEW RELEASE OF 2016!

I admit Vault Dwellers, that I am not familiar with this film, but by all accounts, it is a true classic that deserves to be seen! And now we can all enjoy the most complete cut of this Spanish Horror flick thanks to the efforts of Scream Factory! It's a Christmas miracle I tell ya!

Synopsis: At a 19th-century French boarding school for troubled girls, run by the sinister headmistress Madame Fourneau (Lilli Palmer, THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL), students begin to disappear shortly after the newest girl's arrival (Cristina Galbó, THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE). Could a mysterious killer be loose within the school's dark corridors, or have some of the girl's escaped the tight grip of the stern Fourneau?

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 94 minutes (Theatrical Cut) / 104 minutes (Extended Cut) | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - TBA (English language audio confirmed. May also contain Spanish audio track as well.)

Extras:
  • Two Versions Of The Film! Includes the Theatrical Version (in HD) and Extended Version (in HD With Standard Definition Inserts).
  • Interview With Actor John Moulder-Brown.
  • Film Festival Q&A With Actress Mary Maude.
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED will be available on Tuesday, December 20th wherever discs are sold! Fans of classic Horror, slasher flicks, or Scream Factory titles in general need to pick this one up! Order it now from Amazon, BullMoose, Diabolik DVD, or directly from Shout! Factory!



Saturday, December 17, 2016

Kino Lorber kicks off 2017 with a trio of Sci-Fi Classics!


ON JANUARY 3, 2017, KINO LORBER DEBUTS "STRYKER," "WHO?" (AKA ROBO MAN), AND ZPG: ZERO POPULATION GROWTH ON BLU-RAY!

Kino Lorber gets a jump start over the competition on January 3, 2017 with their Blu-ray releases of STRYKER, WHO?, and ZPG! I've never seen any of these films (though I have heard of STRYKER), but will definitely give them a look now that they are readily available in high-definition! Let's take a closer look at each disc, shall we?

STRYKER
Synopsis: In the future, after the last breakdown of technology, the post-apocalyptic world is suffering from a shortage of water. Several groups of marauders, men who have banded together for survival on the parched planet, battle each other in raids for the precious life-giving liquid.

Amidst these savages is a group of brave and beautiful Amazons who guard one of the world's last springs! But their secret is eventually exposed and the savages descend upon the water supply! Outnumbered, the women turn to lone road warrior, Stryker (Steve Sandor, FIRE AND ICE) for help.

STRYKER was first of seven Cirio H. Santiago (TNT JACKSON, FIRECRACKER) post-apocalyptic action films (which were all produced by Roger Corman!), followed by WHEELS OF FIRE (1985), FUTURE HUNTERS (1986), EQUALIZER 2000 (1987), THE SISTERHOOD (1988), DUNE WARRIORS (1991) and RAIDERS OF THE SUN (1992).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 86 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (Aspect Ratio TBA)
Audio - TBA

Extras:
  • New HD Master!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Filmmaker Jim Wynorski!
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Order STRYKER today: Amazon, BullMoose, Diabolik DVD




WHO? (AKA ROBO MAN)
Synopsis: Screen icon, Elliott Gould (THE LONG GOODBYE, BUSTING) is an FBI agent investigating an American scientist's disappearance after a fiery car crash in East Germany.

The scientist reappears at the Soviet border with robotic implants, but is it really him, or is it an imposter? WHO LURKS BEHIND THE VISAGE OF THE ROBO MAN?!

Death and destruction follow as a Russian Agent (Trevor Howard, THE OFFENCE) and Gould square off in a deadly game of cloak and dagger. Jack Gold (THE MEDUSA TOUCH) directed this clever thriller that will keep you guessing until its exciting and suspenseful conclusion.

Beautifully shot by Petrus R. Schlömp (DOLLARS, TATTOO) and featuring a wonderful supporting cast that includes James Noble (TV's Benson) and Edward Grover (TV's Baretta).

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 93 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - TBA

Extras:
  •  Audio Commentary by Director Jack Gold, moderated by Film Historian Anthony Sloman.
  • Trailers

Order WHO? (AKA ROBO MAN) today: Amazon, BullMoose, Diabolik DVD




ZPG (ZERO POPULATION GROWTH)

UPDATE: ZPG's street date has now been moved to March 28, 2017!

Synopsis: In the tradition of LOGAN'S RUN and SOYLENT GREEN - Oliver Reed (BURNT OFFERINGS) and Geraldine Chaplin (DOCTOR ZHIVAGO) star in this dystopian vision of things to come.

Under the weight of overpopulation, human society has begun to self-destruct. A policy of Zero Population Growth is upon citizens in hopes that twenty years without new births will right the sinking ship that is our planet.

Couples are issued dolls to take the place of children, and neighbors are encouraged to speak out about any illicit breeding. Reed and Chaplin play a couple that decides to subvert the will of the government and have a child of their own, but need to hide their crime from big brother, baby-snatchers, and even those they had trusted most.

ZPG was co-written by Frank De Felitta (THE ENTITY, SCISSORS) and Max Ehrlich (The REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD), directed by Michael Campus (THE MACK) and co-starring Don Gordon (BULLITT) and Diane Cilento (THE WICKER MAN).

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 97 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (Aspect Ratio TBA)
Audio - TBA


Extras:
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Steve Ryfle.
  • Trailers 

Order ZPG: ZERO POPULATION GROWTH today: Amazon, BullMoose, Diabolik DVD



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 12/13/2016!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Hiya Vault Dwellers! Can you believe that Christmas is next week?! If you're stuck on what to get that special someone who collects Horror and Exploitation DVDs or Blu-rays, there's plenty to choose from this week. Conversely, you may want to add a LOT of the following titles to your own Christmas wishlist, or at least get some ideas on what you can spend all of those glorious gift cards on after next weekend has come and gone.

This week, Scream Factory rules the roost with FIVE new releases: SHELLEY, LET'S BE EVIL, I'M NOT A SERIAL KILLER, DREAMSCAPE: COLLECTOR'S EDITION, and BLACK CHRISTMAS: COLLECTOR'S EDITION! Dear lordy, at this rate I will NEVER collect every single Scream Factory title as I foolishly set out to do several years back!

Also out today is Arrow Video's DRILLER KILLER (available in 2-Disc Special Edition and Limited Edition Steelbook) and CREEPSHOW 2 (Limited Edition and 2-Disc Special Edition), Shriek Show's DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN, the complete collection of classic TWILIGHT ZONE episodes, Blue Underground's 3-Disc Limited Edition of 99 WOMEN, and many more super cool titles!

To see them all, scroll on down!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
For the Love of Spock (Special Director's Edition)
The Man Called Noon
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Morgan
Moving Violations
The Park is Mine
The Stewardesses (Blu-ray includes 3D version!)
Suicide Squad (Extended Cut)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
99 Women (3-Disc Limited Edition)
Black Christmas (Collector's Edition)
Creepshow 2 (Special and Limited Edition)
Dracula vs. Frankenstein
Dreamscape (Collector's Edition)
Driller Killer (Limited Edition Steelbook and 2-Disc Special Edition)
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2
I'm Not a Serial Killer
Let's Be Evil
The Lodger
The Night Has a Thousand Desires
Shelley
Slime City / Slime City Massacre (Double Feature)
Star Trek: The Original Series (The Roddenberry Vault)
Twilight Zone: The Complete Series


NEW TO DVD
555
Abbey Grace
America's Deadliest Home Video
American Gothic: Season One
Black Past
Blood Widow
Broken Dolls
Counter Clockwise
Criticsized
The Devil Lives Here
Dragon Lee vs. The 5 Brothers
The Ecstasy of Isabelle Mann
Evil Bong: High-5!
Hollywood Horror House
The Hybrid
Killer Rack
Krampus Unleashed
Ladies of the House
LA Street Fighters
The Legend of Six Fingers
Plan 9
The Quija Possession
Return to Vengeance
Rockin' Reverend
Rock N' Roll Frankenstein
The Screaming Tiger
Secret Santa
Stabbed in the Face
Wacky Taxi / Superargo (Double Feature)
Wake Before I Die
Watch Me Die
Women's Flesh: My Red Guts


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Dennis Quaid Invades Your Dreams on 12/13, with Scream Factory's DREAMSCAPE: COLLECTOR'S EDITION!


FIND OUT IF DENNIS QUAID IS THE MAN OF YOUR DREAMS ON DECEMBER 13TH, WITH SCREAM FACTORY'S "DREAMSCAPE!"

I love DREAMSCAPE! It's a super cool movie that has an interesting premise (think INNERSPACE, but more cerebral and fantastical), a great cast, and some awesome practical f/x! If you're a fan, you NEED this disc. If you've never seen this movie, do yourself a favor and give it a whirl!

Synopsis: Alex Gardner (Dennis Quaid) is a man with an incredible psychic gift… but for years has used it solely for personal gain. Reuniting with his old mentor, Dr. Novotny (Max von Sydow), Gardner joins a government project in which he learns to channel his abilities in order to enter peoples' subconscious through their dreams. As his powers grow, the young psychic soon finds himself in a living nightmare of conspiracy and murder… and the only way out is to go back in.

A sleeper hit on its initial release, Dreamscape's reputation as a classic of '80s genre entertainment has only grown over the years. From its impressive cast – including Christopher Plummer, Kate Capshaw, Eddie Albert, David Patrick Kelly, and George Wendt – to behind-the-camera talent such as director Joseph Ruben (THE STEPFATHER) and co-writer Chuck Russell (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. 3: DREAM WARRIORS, 1988's THE BLOB), Dreamscape is a rousing mix of science fiction, adventure, and horror beyond your wildest imagination.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 99 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Film!
  • NEW! The Actor's Journey – Interview With Dennis Quaid.
  • NEW! Dreamscapes And Dreammakers Retrospective Including Brand-New Interviews With Director Joseph Ruben, Co-Writer David Loughery, Actor David Patrick Kelly And Other Members Of The Special Effects Team.
  • NEW! Nightmares And Dreamsnakes – Looking Back At The Snakeman With Craig Reardon, David Patrick Kelley And Others.
  • NEW! In-Depth Conversation Between Bruce Cohn Curtis And Co-Writer/Producer Chuck Russell.
  • Audio Commentary With Bruce Cohn Curtis, David Loughery And Craig Reardon.
  • Snake Man Test Footage
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
DREAMSCAPE: COLLECTOR'S EDITION comes out on Tuesday, December 13th! I highly recommend this film, and feel that this is the best way to watch it! New 2K transfer, lots of new extras, but sadly, this is NOT the uncut version that briefly features the bewbs of actress Kate Capshaw. You can order it now from Amazon, Diabolik DVD, BullMoose.com, or directly from Shout! Factory (which will also net you a free 18 x 24 poster if you order soon!). I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm definitely getting my paws on this one... after the holidays are over!



Monday, December 12, 2016

Bob Clark's OTHER Christmas Classic coming out in deluxe Collector's Edition on 12/13!


ON DECEMBER 13TH, SCREAM FACTORY DELIVERS THEIR DEFINITIVE COLLECTOR'S EDITION OF "BLACK CHRISTMAS" AS THE ULTIMATE STOCKING-STUFFER FOR HORROR FANS!

Growing up, I was an unabashed fan of Bob Clark's A CHRISTMAS STORY. However, as the years have passed, I'm finding myself avoiding that particular movie during the holiday season, and instead enjoying Clark's proto-slasher film!

And now, once again, Scream Factory delivers the goods with their new Blu-ray of this Holiday Horror Classic! Boasting a much-celebrated 2K transfer and a slew of extras, this is definitely something that will be cherished by any Horror fan that receives it as a gift this holiday season!

Synopsis: The college town of Bedford is receiving an unwelcome guest this Christmas. As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sigma prepare for the festive season, a stranger begins to stalk the house.

A series of obscene phone calls start to plague the residents of the sorority and it becomes clear that a psychopath is homing in on the sisters with dubious intentions. And though the police try to trace the calls, they discover that nothing is as it seems during this Black Christmas.

"Stuffed with extremely tense moments, chilling cinematography, amazing characters and long-lasting dread… [this] genuine classic is completely deserving of every bit of respect and admiration it's picked up over the last 40 years" (addictedtohorormovie.com).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 98 minutes | Region A

DISC 1
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio -  DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono, and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo.

DISC 2
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Extras:
DISC 1
  • New 2K transfer made from original negatives!
  • Audio Commentary With Director Bob Clark.
  • Audio Commentary With Actors John Saxon And Keir Dullea.
  • Audio Commentary With Billy (Actor Nick Mancuso).
  • Audio Interview With Director Bob Clark.
DISC 2
  • 2006 Critical Mass HD Master!
  • NEW! Film And Furs – Remembering Black Christmas With Art Hindle.
  • NEW! Victims And Virgins – Remembering Black Christmas With Lynne Griffin.
  • Black Christmas Legacy 
  • 40th Anniversary Panel At FanExpo 2014 Featuring John Saxon, Art Hindle, Lynne Griffin & Nick Mancuso.
  • On Screen!: Black Christmas Featurette.
  • 12 Days Of Black Christmas Featurette.
  • Black Christmas Revisited Featurette.
  • Archival Interviews With Olivia Hussey, Art Hindle, Margot Kidder, Bob Clark, & John Saxon.
  • Midnight Screening Q&A With Bob Clark, John Saxon And Carl Zittrer.
  • Two Scenes With A New Vocal Soundtrack.
  • Original Theatrical Trailers (English And French)
  • Original TV And Radio Spots
  • Alternative Title Sequences
  • Still Gallery
Scream Factory's BLACK CHRISTMAS: COLLECTOR'S EDITION will be available everywhere on Tuesday, December 13, 2016! There have been some complaints about the 2.0 Mono track on the first disc (as addressed in this review) - apparently there were issues with the optical audio track that Scream Factory utilized when producing this release, and I guess they did the best they could with it.

While that is disappointing, this is still a stellar Blu-ray that boasts two different transfers, numerous other audio options, and a huge number of extras. Honestly I don't see how anyone could justify skipping this release because of a "hissy" Mono track, but then again, I'm not a hardcore BLACK CHRISTMAS purist. If you haven't been scared off, you can grab this new Scream Factory title now at Amazon, Diabolik DVD, BullMoose.com, or directly from Shout! Factory's online store!



Trailer Round-Up: THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, and WAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES!


Egads! 2016 has been an awful year overall Vault Dwellers! So many beloved celebrities have passed away, we had (quite possibly) the most insane Presidential election in U.S. history, and the bulk of the films pouring out of Hollywood were mostly crap! But as we head towards an uncertain future in this nation, I have some hope that 2017 will, at the very least, present us with a surge in high quality theatrical entertainment. Let's take a look at some of the Blockbusters heading our way next year!

TRAILER #1: THE BELKO EXPERIMENT
Release Date: March 17, 2017

From the twisted mind of James Gunn comes this all new dark comedy / thriller! Eighty American employees of the "non profit" Belko Corporation, are locked down in a high-rise in Bogota, Colombia. They are trapped within the building, and must murder each other to move on to the next "round." If they do not play ball with the mysterious voice on the loudspeaker, they will be killed by the explosives that are implanted in the back of their heads. It's BATTLE ROYALE: CUBICLE EDITION - Who will survive, and what will be left of them?!



TRAILER #2: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
Release Date: April 14, 2017

I lost interest in this franchise after just one movie... and then somehow managed to get sucked back in and love it after the three latest installments. While I admit that the title of this FAST AND THE FURIOUS sequel is kind of goofy, the movie looks pretty fun! For some reason, Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto turns against his friends and bends to the whims of a new blonde villainess. (Can't blame him since she is played by Charlize Theron.) Now all the characters from previous entries will band together (and team up with former baddie Jason Statham) to take down Dominic! Count me in on this one!



TRAILER #3: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
Release Date: May 5, 2017

James Gunn, and Vin Diesel, make the list again with next Summer's most anticipated film: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL. 2! Our favorite gang of Marvel misfits is back to take on an all new threat (Ego, the Living Planet if rumors are true) while trying to figure out who Peter Quill's father is! Baby Groot is guaranteed to steal the show here, Michael Rooker's Yondu is sportin' a new mohawk, and a new character named Mantis joins the team. This looks like it is going to be a blast, and another huge win for the Marvel/Disney juggernaut! Hurry up and get here May, because I need this in my eyeballs ASAP!



TRAILER #4: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
Release Date: July 7, 2017

Having just gone toe-to-toe with Captain America and Ant-Man during the MCU Civil War, Peter Parker tries desperately to balance his normal life with his superheroics. With a little help from Tony Stark, the young Webhead goes into battle against The Vulture, Shocker, The Tinkerer, and possibly even more members of the eventual Sinister Six! I think that the Sony/Marvel team-up on this film is going to work out well, and I for one cannot wait to see this flick next Summer! Scope out the international trailer below (because the official U.S. trailer is garbage), and get excited Marvel fans! Excelsior!



TRAILER #5: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
Release Date: July 14, 2017

I have been eagerly awaiting the trailer for this sequel to the successfully rebooted PLANET OF THE APES series, and I was not disappointed. The war that is touched-off at the end of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES reaches a critical boiling point as humanity chases after and tries to wipe out Caesar's tribe of intelligent primates. The bad guys are led by Woody Harrelson, and seem to come up against a combined force of apes and humans in a climactic battle to prove which side will become the rulers of post-pandemic Earth! Damn this looks good!


That's all I've got for you this time Vault Dwellers, but check back again soon for more trailers, news, and more, right here at The B-Movie News Vault!


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 12/06/2016!


Christmas is coming fast Vault Dwellers, and in less than two-and-a-half weeks, you best have your gifts bought and wrapped! But first, you'll need to get the cult, horror, and exploitation fans in your life something super cool! Luckily this week is chock full of great genre releases, so prepare to pony up some dough!

Well Go USA has finally released PHANTASM: REMASTERED and (the very lackluster) PHANTASM: RAVAGER to DVD and Blu-ray, Kino Lorber gives us DOOMWATCH and THE NEPTUNE FACTOR, plus a double feature of PORKY'S II: THE NEXT DAY and PORKY'S REVENGE, Scream Factory boasts THE DEVIL'S DOLLS, and their parent company Shout! Factory unleashes collector's editions of two awesome Bruce Lee titles: FISTS OF FURY and THE CHINESE CONNECTION!

Also worth noting are the new BLACK & CHROME release of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (also available in the HIGH OCTANE Blu-ray collection), the Special Director's Edition of THE GREASY STRANGLER, the Blu-ray debut of THE QUIET EARTH, and the 30th Anniversary Blu-ray of HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER!

There's a lot of other cool stuff out now, so scroll down to see what's new and get yourself some Christmas shopping done!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Attack on Titan Movie: Part 2
Call of Heroes
Dead Rising: Endgame
The Devil's Dolls
Doomwatch
For the Love of Spock (Special Director's Edition)
The Greasy Strangler (Special Director's Edition)
Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season 1
Mad Max: High Octane Collection
Never Open the Door
The Perfect Weapon
Phantasm: Ravager
Phantasm: Remastered
Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (Limited Ultimate Edition Box Set)
Black Jack: The Movie
The Chinese Connection (Collector's Edition)
Fists of Fury (Collector's Edition)
Goodfellas (4K UHD)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (30th Anniversary Edition)
I Am Legend (4K UHD)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Black & Chrome)
The Neptune Factor
Porky's II: The Next Day / Porky's Revenge (Double Feature)
The Quiet Earth
The Shannara Chronicles: Season 1


NEW TO DVD
Beauty and the Beast: The Final Season
BrainDead: Season 1
The Call Up
Eat-Man: The Complete Original Series
Jack Goes Home
Loons
The Love Statue
Lupin the 3rd: Operation Return the Treasure
Mythica: The Iron Crown
The Possession Experiment
The Remains
Scream Queens: Season 1
SiREN (Unrated)
Trash Fire
The Unspoken
Zoo: The Second Season


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


Sunday, November 13, 2016

They're Not Staying on DVD Anymore.... C.H.U.D. Rises up on Blu-ray in late November!


ON NOVEMBER 22ND, ARROW VIDEO DELIVERS A BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO OF C.H.U.D. THAT WILL BRING OUT THE CANNIBALISTIC MUTANT HOBO WITHIN YOU!

I've been a longtime fan of C.H.U.D. and have been hoping for some time that a major distribution label would give it some love on Blu-ray! And now it is time for me to retire my old Anchor Bay DVD, because Arrow Video has delivered the C.H.U.D. Blu-ray I've always dreamed of!

Film Synopsis: THEY'RE NOT STAYING DOWN THERE, ANYMORE! In downtown Manhattan, a police captain's hunt for his missing wife leads to the discovery of a series of mysterious disappearances in the area. Extending his search into the tunnels and sewers below the city streets, it soon becomes clear that something monstrous is lurking in that subterranean world - and it won't stay there much longer... 

Starring John Heard (HOME ALONE) and Christopher Curry (STARSHIP TROOPERS) alongside an early appearance from John Goodman, C.H.U.D. has justifiably built up a huge cult following in the years since its release in 1984, with one of the most iconic creature designs of the period.

Disc Specs:
Color | Rated R | 88 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - Original Uncompressed Mono PCM

Extras:
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Integral Cut from a new 2K film transfer!
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Original Theatrical Cut [Limited Edition Exclusive]!
  • Brand new audio track featuring isolated score selections and an interview with composers Martin Cooper and David A. Hughes.
  • Audio commentary with director Douglas Cheek, writer Shepard Abbott, and actors John Heard, Daniel Stern and Christopher Curry.
  • A Dirty Look – An interview with production designer William Bilowit.
  • Dweller Designs – An interview with special make-up effects and creature creator John Caglione, Jr.
  • Notes from Above Ground: The NYC Locations of C.H.U.D. – Featurette hosted by journalist Michael Gingold and filmmaker Ted Geoghegan.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Gallery
  • Extended Shower Scene
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Dan Mumford!
  • Fully illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Gingold! [Limited Edition Exclusive]
Just to recap: We are getting two versions of C.H.U.D. (including a version I saw as a child, where the C.H.U.D.'s assault on a diner happens at the very end of the film) in high-definition, a slew of extras, and new cover art! What more could you possibly ask for?! Thank you so much Arrow Video - I'm super happy that you guys made the leap across the pond to bring us quality releases like this!

Arrow's Special Edition release of C.H.U.D. will be available everywhere on November 22nd, and can be purchased at AMAZON.COM, DIABOLIK DVD, and BULL MOOSE (which is currently offering the best price)! So order your copy now so that you can enjoy some Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwelling after you ingest huge platefuls of turkey in another week and a half!



Friday, November 11, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/08/2016!


Sorry for the lack of updates Vault Dwellers. It took almost a week to recover from Exhumed Films' 24-Hour Horror-Thon, and then another to survive this insane election season. But a new president has been chosen now (God help us) and its time to get things back to normal. And what better way to do that, than show you all the glorious genre releases you can spend your heard-earned money on?!

This week has a lot of direct-to-DVD junk, but there are plenty of diamonds in the rough. Scream Factory gives us a great Collector's Edition of BUBBA HO-TEP, Arrow Video gives THE INITIATION the Special Edition treatment, and Criterion delivers the only LONE WOLF AND CUB collection you will ever need to own!

Also out now are KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE (a reboot of the original franchise), season one of NetFlix's fantastic DAREDEVIL series, the 40th Anniversary Edition of TAXI DRIVER, and the latest season of RED DWARF (XI)! There's plenty more to get excited for, so scroll down and see what's new!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Amigo Undead
Into the Badlands: Season 1
Kickboxer: Vengeance
Phantom Boy
Red Dwarf XI
Sausage Party


NEW TO BLU-RAY
American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock (Blu-ray/DVD/CD combo)
The Blob (Import)
Bubba Ho-Tep (Collector's Edition)
Daredevil: The Complete First Season
The Hunger Games (4K UHD)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (4K UHD)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (4K UHD)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (4K UHD)
I, The Jury
The Initiation (Special Edition)
Lone Wolf and Cub: The Complete Collection (Criterion)
The Night Has a Thousand Desires
Overlord: The Complete Series (Limited Edition)
Private Property
Private Vices, Public Virtues
Strike the Blood: The Complete TV Series
Sword of the Stranger
Taxi Driver (40th Anniversary Edition)


NEW TO DVD
Across the River
Adaline: The Conjured
Batman Beyond: The Complete Series
Bleed
Blindman
Blood Factory
Bloody Blacksmith
Cosmic Calendar Girls
Crazed
Dead Silence
Escape from Pleasure Planet
Gorgasm
Halloweed
The Hospital 2
I Recorded a Murder: The Movie! (Special Edition)
Out of Print
Outpost 11
Playdate
Powers: Season 2
Restoration
The Search for Weng-Weng
Shock-O-Rama
Shockwave
Shockwave / Klown Knight (Double Feature)
S.N.U.B.!
Spaghettiman
The Void: Volume 1
Warrioress


Thursday, November 3, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/01/2016!


Welcome to November Vault Dwellers! In just a few short weeks, we'll be dining on turkey and passing out in front of televisions across the nation! We'll also be entering another expensive month of genre releases on DVD and Blu-ray... starting next week. Lucky for us, this week is relatively light, so you can save some money for the good stuff that's coming!

This week's highlights consist of Scream Factory's new IFC title, CARNAGE PARK, Warner Archive's DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE and LADYHAWKE, Shout! Factory's surprise DVD release of the 1978 made-for-TV DR. STRANGE movie, and the surprisingly fun STAR TREK BEYOND!

There are some other titles of note, so scroll down to be sure you see them all!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
Carnage Park
Mobile Suit Gundam: Collection 2
Rurouni Kenshin Part 1: Origins
Star Trek Beyond



NEW TO BLU-RAY
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
Ergo Proxy: The Complete Series
Star Trek Trilogy
The Walking Dead: Season 6 (Limited Edition)
X-Men Universe Bundle



NEW TO DVD
50 Years of Star Trek
Chouriki Sentai Rangers: The Complete Series
Dam Sharks
Daylight's End
Dr. Strange
Happy Birthday
Holidays
Judge Archer
Ladyhawke
Last Girl Standing
The Legend of Bruce Lee: Volume I
The Lost Bladesman
Luche Mexico
The Night Visitor Chronicles
Reign of Assassins
Returned
The Sinister Vines of Dr. Thorn
The Stray
Terrordactyl
Winners Tape All: The Henderson Brothers Story


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD

Big Box of Horror: 15-Movie Collection
Contains: Puppet Master 1 -5, Awaken the Dead, Grave Mistake, King of the Zombies, White Zombie, Teenage Zombies, Hurt, The Cry, Bay Coven, Midnight's Child, and The Cellar Door.

Come Play With Us: 17-Movie Horror Collection
Contains: Puppet Master 1 - 9, Killjoy 1 - 3, Doll Graveyard, Dangerous Worry Dolls, Demonic Toys 2, Sideshow, and When Puppets & Dolls Attack!


Friday, October 28, 2016

Gone Horror Festin'!


Hey Vault Dwellers! Yours truly is heading out for the weekend so there won't be any new content here or over at Vault HQ! I'll be partaking of Exhumed Films' 10th Annual 24-Hour Horrothon, which is my first visit to this highly-touted event!

Fourteen films are going to be screened at the International House in Philadelphia, all in 35mm. The catch? The audience has NO IDEA what is being shown. The only thing we're sure of, is that each film is a Horror flick hailing from the Decade of Decadence!

Prior to the movies, a sheet will be handed out with 14 vague descriptions of the day's features (a contest and yearly tradition) and after introductions, us lucky few (hundred) will try to survive a full 24 hours of 35mm films, trailers, and other fun stuff!

For any of you wondering, yes I will be posting updates about the show on social media, on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram, at least while I'm awake, because this is an endurance run, and only the strong will survive!

Now if you'll excuse me, the open road is calling Vault Dwellers! Destiny beckons! It is time to test my mettle, and see if years of 12-hour film fests, and staying up super late on a daily basis is enough training to sit through 24 hours of awesome!

I hope you all have a Happy and safe Halloweekend my friends! Eat candy, go trick r' treating, watch Horror films and TV shows, hit up a party, and just revel in the coolest holiday of the year! While I'm away, head over to the main site and read dozens of Horror-themed articles from the archives, or listen in to one of our Vault-Cast Halloween episodes!

Also, if you are looking for anything to do this weekend:

Newt Wallen is running some awesome stuff at The Anthony Wayne Theater (in Wayne, PA), over the next few nights, including TALES FROM THE CRYPT, CREEPSHOW, and THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.

The Mahoning Drive-In (in Lehighton, PA) is playing THE SHINING and MISERY tonight, then CRITTERS and both THE GATE movies tomorrow night.

The Palace Theater in Syracuse is running THE CAR, FLASH GORDON, and ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW tomorrow night!

Have fun gang! I'll see you all upon my return on Monday! HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!



Thursday, October 27, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 10/25/2016!


This is the last post about new genre discs for the month of October Vault Dwellers, so drink it all in and have yourselves a fantastic Halloween next Monday! But for now, get excited for another decent week of great releases! Scream Factory has put out a wonderful Collector's Edition of THE EXORCIST III, boasting a plethora of extras and two versions of the film!

Blue Underground delivers a Limited Edition 3-Disc set of MANHATTAN BABY, Severin Films gives BURIAL GROUND (aka THE NIGHTS OF TERROR) a superb Blu-ray disc, and Arrow Video conquers all with their 17-disc Limited (to 2,500) HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS FEAST! It's expensive to be sure, but a great way to enjoy the works of the late "Godfather of Gore!"

There's a lot of other cool stuff out now, so scroll down to see what's new!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Burial Ground
Lights Out
Nerve
Night of the Grizzly (Olive Signature Series)
Skiptrace
Voodoo Rising
Vampire Ecstasy / Sin You Sinners (Double Feature)
Wolf Lake


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Batman V Superman / Mad Max: Fury Road / San Andreas (4K UHD)
The Curse of Dr. Wolffenstein
Deathrow Gameshow
The Exorcist III (Collector's Edition)
The Id
Mad Max High Octane Anthology Collection (w/ Interceptor)
Manhattan Baby (3-Disc Limited Edition)
The Majorettes
Murder Weapon / Deadly Embrace (Double Feature)
Nightmare Sisters
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie


NEW TO DVD
A Better Place
Bruce Lee: Tracking the Dragon
Feed the Devil
Fight Alley
Girl in Woods
Killbillies
The Lost Films of Bill Zebub
Meathead Goes Hog Wild
The Midnight Swim
Razors: The Return of Jack the Ripper
SIN (Self-Induced Nightmares)
Subterranea
The Trail of Dracula
Up the Academy
Within These Walls


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON BLU-RAY
The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast (Limited Edition)
Contains: Blood Feast, Scum of the Earth, Two Thousand Maniacs!, Moonshine Mountain, Color Me Blood Red, Something Weird, The Gruesome Twosome, A Taste of Blood, She-Devils on Wheels, Just for the Hell of It, How to Make a Doll, The Wizard of Gore, The Gore Gore Girls, and This Stuff' ll Kill Ya.


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Storefront Theater Collection: Volume #2 - Bizarre Art
Contains: Dr. Sexual and Mr. Hyde, Hotter Than Hell, Come Deadly, Rites of Uranus, House of De Sade, and Mania.


Monday, October 24, 2016

The Anthony Wayne Theater is screening a trio of Horror classics this Halloweekend!


For those of you in the Wayne, PA area and absolutely nothing to do this weekend, Newt Wallen's REEL CULT series has got you covered! This Friday - Sunday, see two of the best Horror anthologies ever made, plus a Universal classic! For a mere $7.00 you may enter the haunted halls of The Anthony Wayne Theater and take in digital screenings of these awesome fright flicks...

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH @ 11:30 PM
TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1972)
This is the grand-daddy of all Horror anthologies and should not be missed! Five strangers meet The Crypt Keeper and witness their own deaths, in five brilliant vignettes! A woman gets a scary visit from Santa, an unfaithful husband has a ghastly vision of his future, a kindly Peter Cushing seeks vengeance from the grave, a woman discovers that she should be careful what she wishes for, and a cruel landlord is punished by the tenants of his poorly run home for the blind. TALES FROM THE CRYPT is a brilliant anthology film that balances the laughs and scares perfectly! Don't miss it!



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH @ 11:30 PM
CREEPSHOW (1982)
This awesome anthology maintains the feel of pulp Horror magazines and comics, as it unspools in a series of tales involving zombies, monsters, "meteor shit," and killer cockroaches! Penned by Stephen King (who stars in one of the more lighthearted stories), directed by George A. Romero, with special makeup f/x by Tom Savini, and an awesome cast that includes Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Hal Holbrook, Ted Danson, Ed Harris, and Tom Atkins, CREEPSHOW has all the makings of a true Horror classic!



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30TH @ 8:00 PM
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)
It turns out that Frankenstein's Monster was not destroyed by a mob of torch-wielding peasants in the original film, and is one lonely guy. That's why Victor Frankenstein teams up with another mad scientist (Dr. Pretorious, played by Ernest Thesinger) to create a mate for his invincible creation. Will it be love at first sight, or will The Monster experience heartbreak for the first time?! Watch this fantastic film to find out!

THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN was one of the first Horror sequels to ever be made, and features some truly iconic moments. It's super rare for it to be played in a theater in any format, so treat yourself this Halloweekend and see it!



There's a lot of other cool screenings coming up this year at The Anthony Wayne Theater! Check out the roster below and get excited because they'll be playing great midnight movies every month, featuring the likes of Ed Wood and Sonny Chiba!



Thursday, October 20, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 10/18/2016!


Egads! There's only 12 more days 'til Hall-O-ween! (Sil-ver Sham-rock!) And this week, all of our favorite distributors are cranking out awesome must-own titles that will help us celebrate the greatest of all holidays!

Criterion Collection has released a Guillermo del Toro trilogy set that includes PAN'S LABYRINTH, CHRONOS, and THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, Kino Lorber debuts FUZZ (think of it as proto-POLICE ACADEMY) and THE PIT, while Scream Factory delivers WHAT WE BECOME, and a fantastic Collector's Edition of CHILD'S PLAY!

Arrow Video leaps into the fray with a 2-disc Special Edition of BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR (a consolation prize for those that missed out on the 3-disc Limited Edition), Lionsgate's Vestron Collector's Series adds WAXWORK & WAXWORK II: LOST IN TIME to their already impressive library, and Olive Films comes out swinging with GAS-S-S-S, THE RETURN OF DRACULA, and SPECIAL EFFECTS.

Also, SALEM'S LOT, STEPHEN KING'S IT, and STEPHEN KING'S CAT'S EYE are all now available EVERYWHERE! If you've missed out on them at Best Buy and other brick & mortar stores, you can now easily obtain them online at Amazon and other e-tailers!

There's plenty of other great stuff out this week, so scroll down to see what's new fellow collectors!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Bates Motel: Season 4
Cobra: The Animation - The Complete Series
Fuzz (1972)
Gas-S-S-S
Independence Day: Resurgence
Pan's Labyrinth (Criterion Collection)
The Pit
The Return of Dracula
Serial Killer 1
Trilogia de Guillermo Del Toro (Criterion Collection)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Body Snatchers (1993)
Bride of Re-Animator (2-Disc Special Edition)
Child's Play (Collector's Edition)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Supreme Cinema Series Blu & 4K UHD)
Escaflowne: The Movie
Ghost Rider & Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (Double Feature)
Nighthawks (Shout Select)
Legion & Priest (Double Feature)
Salem's Lot
Special Effects
Stephen King's Cat's Eye
Stephen King's IT
The Vision of Escaflowne: The Complete Series and Movie
Waxworks Compilation
What We Become


NEW TO DVD
Black Road
The Caretaker
Dead Men Walk
The Digital Dead - Return of the Zombies
Doctor Who: Weeping Angels
Ghost Team
Hillbilly Bloodbath
The Three Stooges: The Complete Collection
Vampyres
Witches of Breastwick 1 & 2 (Double Feature)


2016's NEW HALLOWEEN VAULT-CAST IS HERE!


Here's an early Halloween treat just for you Vault Dwellers: A new (mobile) Vault-Cast is up on the web for your listening pleasure, and just in time for our favorite holiday!

Recorded on the way to a screening of "Shin Godzilla" (review and podcast coming soon!), we dodged potholes and bad drivers as we waxed nostalgic about our favorite Halloween programming and films, and shared our thoughts on several hidden gems that we recently unearthed (i.e. THE HOUSE WHERE EVIL DWELLS and DESTROYER)!

Admittedly, the audio quality could be better (we didn't realize there would be so much background noise when we recorded it on the open road), but rest assured that we did our best to reduce it in post-production. You can stream or download this new episode now at LibSyn, or listen to it instantly on YouTube below! (Or look for it on iTunes later this week!)

Thanks for listening Vault Dwellers - we hope you enjoy!


Also a really big special thanks to Vault-Cast fan Chuck Connors for supplying us with a new intro! If you like it, check out his other work at Slicely Studios on SoundCloud!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 10/11/2016!


Only 19 days left 'til Hall-O-ween! Sil-ver Sham-rock! October is rapidly passing us by Vault Dwellers, and this week we are nailed with another huge does of genre titles on DVD & Blu-ray! Brace yourselves!

Scream Factory (who is in the midst of another kick-ass SHOCKTOBER SALE) has finally unveiled their fantastic must-own Collector's Editions of CARRIE and John Carpenter's THE THING, Arrow Video leaps into the fray with a 2-disc Special Edition of DARK WATER, and a great Limited Edition Blu-ray of the original THE HILLS HAVE EYES, and there are now multiple TWILIGHT ZONE releases, so that you can complete your personal collection! Get your favorite episodes, pick up any seasons you might be missing, or go hog wild and buy the complete series at an affordable price!

And this is just the tip of the iceberg this week, so be sure to scroll down to see all the new stuff you can add to your collections this week!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Boiling Point
Ghostbusters (2016)
Hannibal: The Complete Series
Insane
The Ip-Man Trilogy
Knight Rider: The Complete Series
The Legend of Tarzan
The Twilight Zone: Season 1
The Twilight Zone: Season 2
The Twilight Zone: Season 3
The Twilight Zone: Season 4
The Twilight Zone: Season 5
Twilight Zone: Fan Favorites
Violent Cop


NEW TO BLU-RAY
The Astro Zombies
Carrie (Collector's Edition)
Dark Water: 2-Disc Special Edition
Ghostheads
The Hills Have Eyes (Limited Edition)
Krampus
Middle-Earth: Complete Limited Collector's Edition
Nurse Jill


NEW MULTI-FILM BLU-RAY COLLECTIONS
Clint Eastwood 4-Movie Thriller Collection
Contains: Coogan's Bluff, The Beguiled, Play Misty for Me, and The Eiger Sanction.

The Old Dark House Mystery Collection Volume 1
Contains: One Frightened Night, House on Haunted Hill (1959), Fog Island, Topper Returns, The bat (1960), Ghost Train, The Monster Walks, Black Abbot, The Phantom, and Thirteenth Guest.


NEW TO DVD
2 Jennifer
555
After School Massacre
American Freakshow
American Slasher
Approaching the Unknown
Atomic Zombies!!!
Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands
Bitten: Seasons 1 - 3
Captain Lust
City in Panic
Club Lingerie
The Coffin Footage
The Devil's Forest
Do Unto Others
The Flytrap
Ghosts in the Machine
The Girl in the Photographs
Halloween Party
The Inhabitants
The Invoking 3: Poltergeist Dimensions
Killer Ink
Kolchak - The Night Stalker: The Complete Series \
Krush Groove
The Munsters: A Scary Little Christmas
Out of Print
Pandorica
Paranormal Sexperiments
Phantom of the Theatre
Plan Z
Possessed from Beyond: Horrors of the Paranormal
Punkettes
Rotgut
Sliders: The Complete Series
Slink
Spellbound
Surgikill
Tales of Poe
Trust Your Photographer
Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Collector's Set
Twilight Zone: Classic Christmas Episodes
Twilight Zone: The Complete Series
Twilight Zone: The Essential Episodes
Twilight Zone: More Fan Favorites


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
3-Munster Laugh Pack:
Contains: Munster Go Home, The Munsters' Revenge, and Munsters - A Family Portrait.

A Werewolf in the Amazon Collection
Contains: A Werewolf in the Amazon, The Scarlet Scorpion, The Seven Vampires, The Secret of the Mummy, and a collection of 16mm short films by director Ivan Cardoso.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sorry Jack, Chucky's Back on Collector's Edition Blu-ray on October 18th!


THE GOOD GUYS AT SCREAM FACTORY GIVE "CHILD'S PLAY" A BLU-RAY RELEASE TO DIE FOR ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH!

CHILD'S PLAY is one of the all-time greatest Horror films to come out of the 80s! Chucky became a household name, and his feature film debut spawned five sequels (with one more on the way)! Even if you already own this movie in any format (because let's face it, you do) an upgrade seems unavoidable this time around!

Film Synopsis: The "chills come thick and fast" (Los Angeles Times) in this riveting, jolt-a-minute thriller about an innocent-looking doll inhabited by the soul of a serial killer who refused to die. From the director of FRIGHT NIGHT (Tom Holland), CHILD'S PLAY comes complete with "excellent special effects" (Leonard Maltin) and a slew of special features that make this Blu-ray your "friend to the end!"

In this "clever, playful thriller" (The New York Times), only six-year-old Andy realizes that Chucky is responsible for a spate of gruesome murders, including that of his unsuspecting babysitter. But the real terror takes hold when the deranged doll becomes determined to transfer his evil spirit to a living human being... Andy!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 87 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Extras:

DISC ONE
  • NEW! 2K scan of the interpositive.
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with director Tom Holland.
  • Audio Commentary with Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and "Chucky" designer Kevin Yagher.
  • Audio Commentary with Producer David Kirschner and Screenwriter Don Mancini.
  • Select Scene Chucky Commentaries.

DISC TWO
  • NEW! Behind-the-Scenes Special Effects footage from Howard Berger. (60 minutes)
  • NEW! Howard Berger: Your Special Effects Friend ‘Til The End - Interview with special effects artist Howard Berger. (40 minutes)
  • NEW! Life Behind the Mask: Being Chucky – An interview with actor Ed Gale. (40 minutes)
  • Evil Comes in Small Packages featuring interviews with Don Mancini, David Kirschner, John Lafia, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent, Kevin Yagher. (24 minutes)
  • Chucky: Building a Nightmare featuring Kevin Yagher. (10 minutes)
  • A Monster Convention featuring Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent and Chris Sarandon. (5 minutes) 
  • Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child's Play Vintage Featurette. (6 minutes)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Photo Gallery
Scream Factory's Collector's Edition of CHILD'S PLAY hits stores and online retailers on Tuesday, October 18th! You can order it from AMAZON.COM, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, which will net you this disc before its release date. Plus, it'll come with a free 18 x 24 poster of this disc's newly commissioned cover art! (While supplies last.)

Also, there is a DELUXE Collector's Edition available. It comes with a NECA Good Guy Doll action figure, TWO 18 x 24 posters, and two slipcovers with new artwork! This release is limited to 2,000 units, and can be ordered immediately HERE!
The Deluxe Collector's Edition comes with everything seen here
* Batteries not Included.