Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 04/26/2016!

Greetings gang, and welcome to your final weekly edition of Blu-ray and DVD news for the month of April! This week is mostly made up of direct-to-Blu-ray titles, such as THAT GUY DICK MILLER, EVANGELINE, and ALTER EGOS. However, there are a few cool Scream Factory releases, including SSSSSSS and DEATH BECOMES HER! Vinegar Syndrome throws their hat into the arena with a double feature of CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD & HOUSE OF THE LIVING DEAD, and Arrow Video puts out a 2-Disc Special Edition of THE ZERO BOYS.

There's some other cool stuff out today (don't forget KRAMPUS!) so scroll down to see what's new!


Alter Egos
Bad Kids Go to Hell
The Bates Haunting
Barrio Tales
Blood Valley: Seed's Revenge
Burlesque Assassins
The Burning Dead
Crawl or Die
The Crying Dead
Dark Moon Rising
Death Becomes Her (Collector's Edition)
The Depraved
The Encounter
Hooked Up
The Million Eyes of Sumaru / The Girl from Rio (Double Feature)
The Ninja: Immovable Heart
That Guy Dick Miller
The Zero Boys (2-Disc Special Edition)

Cromartie High School: The Complete Series
Crypt of the Living Dead / House of the Living Dead (Double Feature)
Dai Guard: The Complete Series
Dororo: The Complete TV Series
Manson Family Vacation
Vixens from Venus

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 04/19/2016!

We're nearly done with April Vault Dwellers (can you believe how fast this month is flying by?) and while there isn't a very large list of genre titles this week, the quality surely makes up for the quantity. Scream Factory hits it out of the park yet again, with their new Collector's Edition release of Tobe Hooper's TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART 2! Kino Classics gives us the classic PANIC IN THE YEAR ZERO, while Arrow Video wins this week with their new Special Edition Blu-ray of Larry Cohen's THE STUFF, and their complete OUTLAW GANGSTER VIP Blu-ray Collection!

There's some other fun releases out this week so scroll on down to see them all!

Die Fighting
German Angst
Ip Man 3
Miracle Beach
Panic in the Year Zero
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

Outlaw Gangster VIP: The Complete Collection
The Stuff (Special Edition)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (Collector's Edition)

15 Till Midnight
All Hallow's Eve: October 30th
Blood Shot
Bloody Wednesday
Classroom 6
Grand Auto Theft LA
Gore Whore
Helga: She Wolf of the Stilberg
Kill Kill Vigilante 7
The Red Suit
She Wolf Rising
Stupernatural (Special Edition)
Texas Voodoo Zombies

Submit your film to the 2016 HorrorHound Film Festival now!

Attention indie filmmakers: The 2016 HorrorHound Film Festival is now accepting entries! So if you've got a finished film, or are wrapping up production on your indie Horror movie, consider entering it into this fest!

Call for Entries for the September 2016 HorrorHound Film Festival is now open. The film fest will take place as part of HorrorHound Weekend, September 9-11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our September event is consistently a success with a 500+ seat screening room that is at capacity for nearly every film.

HorrorHound Film Fest fans have had a chance to get premiere and/or early peeks at such films as LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, MARTYRS, TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL, NIGHTBREED (Director's Cut), DARIO ARGENTO'S DRACULA, TURBO KID, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, OLD 37, LAKE EERIE, MANIAC (remake), and many other modern genre favorites!

We actively support indie horror and indie filmmakers throughout the year. Come and be a part! Submit your film to the HorrorHound Film Festival! Early-bird pricing until April 15.

Filmmakers submit at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/HorrorHoundWeekendFilmFestival

More information on HorrorHound Weekend, go to the official site: www.horrorhoundweekend.com

Stay tuned for more updates about the HorrorHound Film Festival as September gets closer!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 04/12/2015!

Well Vault Dwellers, it looks like we're back on schedule here at the News Vault! Tomorrow brings a small, but very satisfying number of genre releases on DVD and Blu-ray. Scream Factory reigns supreme with their collector's edition release of John Carpenter's VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, and their double feature of DESTROYER and EDGE OF SANITY!

But those releases sort of pale in comparison to the amazing 3-Disc Limited Edition Blu-ray of BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR that is being released by Arrow Video! It boasts 2K scans of BOTH versions of the film, three audio commentaries, and numerous featurettes, making it a definite must own!

Also be on the look-out for the new Steelbook release of IT FOLLOWS and (if you're still in a superhero mood after taking in BATMAN V SUPERMAN) JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS. While DC's live-action films are a mixed bag, you can always count on them to create good animated fare!

There's not too much else to highlight this week, so scroll on down to see what's new!

Alien & Predator Bundle (Amazon Exclusive)
The Forest
Heroes Reborn: Event Series
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere
Justice League vs. Teen Titans
Shadows in an Empty Room
Toro Loco - Bloodthirsty

Blood Slaughter Massacre
Bride of Re-Animator (3-Disc Limited Edition)
Destroyer / Edge of Sanity (Double Feature)
Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim VanBebber
The Disco Exorcist
Ghost in the Shell
It Follows (Steelbook)
Village of the Damned (Collector's Edition)
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superwomen

13 Times Evil
The Conduit
The Dr. Mabuse Collection
Flight 7500
Ghost Box
Power Rangers Dino Charge: Resurgence
Power Rangers Wild Force: The Complete Series
Where the Devil Dwells

Scream Factory Raves from the Grave in July with their definitive Collector's Edition Blu-ray of RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD!


Ho-lee crap! I knew this title was coming from Scream Factory later this year but never did I think that it'd be on par with Scream Factory's outstanding 3-disc ARMY OF DARKNESS release! Read onward and try not to drool too much Vault Dwellers!

Film Synopsis: Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cemetery, those brain-eating zombies are back and hungry for more tasty mortals! A fiendish mix of outrageous humor and heart-stopping terror, THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD is a veritable smorgasbord of fun (LA Herald-Examiner) filled with skin-crawling jolts, eye-popping visuals and relentless surprise!

On his first day on the job in a medical supply warehouse, poor Freddy (Thom Matthews) unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting for their brains to be devoured!

Writer/director Dan O’Bannon (ALIEN, LIFEFORCE) puts an uproarious spin on the zombie apocalypse movie in 1985’s cult classic THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, starring Clu Gulager (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE, FEAST), James Karen (MULHOLLAND DRIVE, INVADERS FROM MARS), and Don Calfa (WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S).

Considered one of the campiest undead romps of its time, the film helped launch the career of scream queen Linnea Quigley (NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, SORORITY GIRLS IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA) and features a killer soundtrack with tracks from many songs from punk artists such as The Cramps, T.S.O.L. SSQ and 45 Grave.

Disc Specs:
Color | Rated R | 91 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1!

Disc 1 Extras:
  • NEW 2K scan of the inter-positive 
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Gary Smart (co-author of The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead) and Chris Griffiths. 
  • Audio Commentary with director Dan O’Bannon and Production Designer William Stout 
  • Audio Commentary with the cast and crew featuring Production Designer William Stout and actors Don Calfa, Linnea Quigley, Brian Peck, Beverly Randolph, Allan Trautman 
  • The Decade of Darkness – featurette on ‘80s horror films (23 minutes) 
  • Theatrical Trailers 
  • TV Spots 
  • Still Gallery – Posters, Lobby Cards, Movie Stills and Behind-the-Scenes photos 
  • Still Gallery – Behind-the-Scenes photos from special make-up effects artist Kenny Myers’ personal collection 
  • Zombie Subtitles for the Film 
  • In Their Own Words – The Zombies Speak

Disc 2 Extras:
  • NEW! The FX of the Living Dead with Production Designer William Stout, FX make-up artists William Munns, Tony Gardner, Kenny Myers and Craig Caton-Largnet, Visual Effects artists Bret Mixon and Gene Warren Jr. and actor Brian Peck (Expanded Version) (30 minutes) 
  • NEW! Party Time: The Music of The Return of the Living Dead with music consultants Budd Carr and Steve Pross and soundtrack artists Dinah Cancer (45 Grave), Chris D (The Flesh Eaters), Roky Erickson, Karl Moet (SSQ), Joe Wood (T.S.O.L.), Mark Robertson (Tall Boys) plus musicians Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) and John Sox (The F.U.’s, Straw Dogs), (Expanded Version) (30 minutes) 
  • NEW! HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS – revisiting the locations of the film 
  • Return of the Living Dead Workprint – includes 20 minutes of additional footage (in Standard Definition) 
  • More Brains: A Return to the Living Dead – The definitive documentary on The Return of the Living Dead (120 minutes) 
  • A Conversation with Dan O’Bannon – His final interview (28 minutes) 
  • The Origins of the Living Dead - an interview with John A. Russo (16 minutes) 
  • The Return of the Living Dead – The Dead Have Risen – interviews with cast members Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Brian Peck, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, Linnea Quigley and more… (21 minutes) 
  • Designing the Dead – interviews with writer/director Dan O’Bannon and production designer William Stout (15 minutes)
HOLY JUMPED-UP, BALD-HEADED JESUS PALOMINO! A new 2K scan?! Three audio commentaries?! Two still galleries?! A WORKPRINT?! This blows the previous MGM releases out of the water! There's nothing to think about here folks: If you love this movie, you NEED this Collector's Edition from Scream Factory!

Once again it is due out on July 19th, and you can order it now from AMAZON.COM, or get it directly from SHOUT! FACTORY! If you choose the latter method, you will receive your RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD goodness TWO WEEKS EARLY with an 18 x 24 poster of the new cover art!

Note: There was a Deluxe Edition of this available for pre-order, but it is SOLD OUT. The only difference between the deluxe and standard release was the inclusion of a second poster and alternate slipcover art by Joel Robinson, that would have shipped three weeks early.

Though it's not a guarantee, if you missed out on this, you can try to e-mail the powers that be at Shout! Factory (info@shoutfactory.com) and get yourself on the cancellation list. So in the event that someone changes their mind and cancels their order, you could benefit!

Monday, April 11, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 04/05/2016!

Sorry for the lateness of this post Vault Dwellers. I took a brief break from all things Vault-related because my employer of eleven years lost his hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer after a brave, nineteen-month struggle. (R.I.P - Rob Robinson) He was a good man that treated my coworkers and I like family. And though we didn't always see eye to eye, or share many interests, he always had my back and readily offered a helping hand.

But the time has come to move forward, and get back to the daily grind. And what better way to do it than by telling you all about the DVDs & Blu-rays that came out this past Tuesday?

By far the most important title to be released this week is easily STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS! It's an enjoyable trip back to the galaxy far, far away that many of us grew up with, and has me eager to watch all future additions to this unstoppable Disney franchise! Not in the mood for a space opera? Well several genre distributors have got you covered!

Scream Factory gives us a double dose of high-def Horror with THE HALLOW and #HORROR, while Arrow Video delivers a triple threat of new releases that you will want on your shelves at home: THE BLACK CAT (1981), DEATH WALKS TWICE: THE FILMS OF LUCIANO ERCOLI (which includes DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT and DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS), and YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY!

If none of those titles excite you, and you happen to enjoy anime, there's plenty too choose from this week, including the new GHOST IN THE SHELL movie, Part 2 of MOBILE SUIT ZETA GUNDAM saga, and PARASYTE: MAXIM COLLECTION 1! There's also a several bargain-priced DVD boxed sets, and a few cool direct-to-DVD titles (THE HOARDER looks promising), so there's plenty of options for you this week!

Scroll down to see the full list of this week's genre releases!

The Black Cat (1981 - Special Edition)
Cherry Tree
Death Walks Twice: 2 Films by Luciano Ercoli
The Expanse: Season 1
Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie
The Hallow
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Part 2 Collection
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Special Edition)

Journey to the Seventh Planet
Parasyte: Maxim Collection 1 (Regular and Limited Editions)
Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury

25 Horror Movies
30 Nightmare Movies
Ava's Possessions
Deadly Weekend
The Entity
Exit 14
The Exorcism of Anne Ecklund
Fear the Dead Collection
From Parts Unknown
The Half-Life Horror From Hell or Irradiated Satan Rocks the World!
Haunted Honeymoon (1941)
Heroines of F.U.R.Y.
The Hoarder
Lake Fear
The Shadow Zone
Shopping Tour
Sisters of Death
They Call Me Superseven
Time Rush

Hammer Film Collection Vol. 2
Contains: Creatures the World Forgot, The Revenge of Frankenstein, Never Take Candy from a Stranger, Maniac, The Snorkel, and Die! Die! Darling!