Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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


UPDATE: HUDSON HORROR SHOW'S MARCH MADNESS TRIPLE FEATURE HAS SOLD OUT (IN RECORD TIME)!

Sorry if you missed this one gang! But don't feel bad, there's plenty of awesome coming up in Hudson Horror Show on May 14th, 2016!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



New DVDs & Blu-rays for 01/26/2016!


Greetings collectors, and welcome to yet another light week for genre releases! Aside from Scream Factory's SONNY BOY and JACK'S BACK Blu-rays, there's not too much else worth mentioning. GOOSEBUMPS makes its Blu-ray debut, as does Arrow Video's NIKKATSU DIAMOND GUYS: VOLUME 1. There's also a smattering of low-budget indie Horror titles (SERIAL KALLER, SURVIVAL KNIFE, et al.) and the "lost" TRANCERS sequel to look out for on DVD.

For the full list of this week's releases, scroll down a tad.


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Assassin
Corpse Party
Dr. Who: Series 9, Part 2
Goosebumps
Jack's Back (Blu-ray/DVD combo)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
BMX Bandits (Region B Import)
Comin' At Ya! (3D/2D)
Nikkatsu Diamond Guys: Volume 1
Sonny Boy


NEW TO DVD
Bad Girls Behind Bars
Black Mountain Side
Giant Gorg
In the Hell of Dixie
Mansion of Blood
Salo or 120 Days of Sodom (Criterion Collection)
Serial Kaller
Sideshow
Survival Knife
The Thrill of a Kill
Trancers: City of Lost Angels
Wicked City: Remastered Special Edition


Full details on SALT CITY HORROR FEST 2016!


On Saturday, April 16th, 2016, at 11:00 AM, THE SALT CITY HORROR FEST returns to The Palace Theater in Syracuse, NY! Tickets are now available for pre-order HERE for $21.50 each ($3.50 less than what you'd pay at the door!) which guarantees you entry into this awesome show, AND enters you into a raffle for movie posters and other cool prizes!

The venue sells booze (wine & beer!), there will be numerous vendors peddling their wares, and most importantly, there's a pretty solid lineup of 35mm prints being screened as well! Here is the current list of films (and special guests) that are scheduled for this event. Titles, roster, and start times may be subject to change:

MY LITTLE BUBBLES - Local Short (intro by Dir. Michael Pizzano )
THE WARRIORS - with introduction by Cinema Under the Influence
MIDNIGHT - Followed by a Q&A with John Russo & John Amplas.
MARTIN - With introduction by actor John Amplas and Dir. of Photography Michael Gornik.
THE 'BURBS
DINNER BREAK
THE SHINING with intro by local comedian Alex Bidwell.
ROSEMARY'S BABY with intro by Jed Levin and Horror Happens Radio.
EVENT HORIZON
NIGHTBREED with introduction by Cinema Under the Influence.


The full roster of this event's special guests include:
Jed Levin - Son of Ira Levin (Writer of Rosemary's Baby)
John Russo - NOTLD, My Uncle John Is a Zombie, MIDNIGHT and more.
John Amplas - George Romero's MARTIN, DAY OF THE DEAD, and John Russo's MIDNIGHT.
David Harris - Played "Cochise" in THE WARRIORS.
Solon Tsangaras - Actor "My Uncle John Is a Zombie."
Gary Vincent - President of Burning Bulb Publishing and Producer / Actor of "My Uncle John Is a Zombie."


So save the date Horror fans, and buy your tickets! Then prepare for a crazy day of gang violence, Satanic cults, demons, killers, vampires, and monsters! And hopefully I'll see ya there!



Sunday, January 24, 2016

Join the Vault-Cast on the SOL for our MST3K episode!


Vault-Cast Roll Call!
"Jo-rdan! Si-lent Steve! Mi-crophooooooooooone!"

The first new Vault-Cast of 2016 (that was intended to be released back in early November 2015) is now online for your listening pleasure! Your hosts Jordan the Vault Master and "Silent" Steve, focus entirely on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in this episode. We share our tales of how we discovered the show, what our favorite episodes are, and ultimately geek-out about what we consider to be one of the greatest (and most important) TV programs of all time!

So take the afternoon off from your temp job, pop some popcorn, and "watch out for snakes" when you listen to our latest Vault-Cast! You can listen by clicking on the YouTube link below, OR you can download this episode from LibSyn or iTunes for absolutely free and take it with you everywhere you go! Thanks for listening - we hope you enjoy!



Thursday, January 21, 2016

Scream Factory completes your SPECIES Blu-ray collection this March!

ON MARCH 8TH, MATING SEASON BEGINS WITH SCREAM FACTORY'S BLU-RAY DEBUTS FOR THE "SPECIES" SEQUELS!

SPECIES is a pretty solid sci-fi thriller, and honestly I've failed to see the sequels it generated. But in a few weeks, I can remedy that by picking up these new Scream Factory releases!

Synopsis for SPECIES II: Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross (Justin Lazard) isn't exactly himself. He's slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with a one-track mind – to procreate with human women!

When countless women suffer gruesome deaths after bearing half-alien offspring, scientist Laura Baker and hired assassin Press Lennox (Michael Madsen) use Eve (Natasha Henstridge, SPECIES), a more tempered alien clone, to find Ross and his virulent brood. But they underestimate Eve's maternal drive, and before long she escapes to mate with Ross in order to create a purer and unstoppable race that could spell doom for mankind.

As time is running out, the ultimate battle takes place in a chilling climax that puts Darwin's theory to the ultimate test... only the strongest species will survive.

Disc Specs:
Color | Rated R | 93 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - N/A (Most likely DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)

Extras:
  • NEW From Sil To Eve – an interview with actress Natasha Henstridge 
  • NEW Creature Creations - interviews with creature & special make-up effects creator Steve Johnson, supervising cosmetic designer Leonard MacDonald, transformation supervisor Joel Harlow, and chrysalis effects supervisor William Bryan 
  • NEW Alien Evolutions – an interview with screenwriter Chris Brancato 
  • NEW special effects outtakes & behind-the-scenes footage 
  • Audio Commentary with director Peter Medak 
  • Scenes from the film featuring uncut footage not shown in theatres 
  • Species II: Eve of Destruction featurette 
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery – Posters, Lobby cards, behind-the-scenes photos, special effects behind-the-scenes photos and H.R. Giger sketches. 


Synopsis for SPECIES III: In the ongoing fight for supremacy between mankind and human-alien hybrids, a fatal weakness among the hybrids has given humans the advantage… until now. When Sara (Sunny Mabrey), the daughter of Eve (Natasha Henstridge, SPECIES), is born, she develops into the most genetically perfect alien form yet!

Seeking to repopulate Earth with her kind, this dangerously beautiful femme fatale heeds an overwhelming drive to mate... while a crack military team trails her in an attempt to end the war between the two species forever!

Disc Specs:
Unrated | Color | 112 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - N/A

Extras:
  • Audio Commentary by director Brad Turner, writer Ben Ripley and actor Robin Dunne
  • Alien Odyssey: Evolution 
  • Alien Odyssey: Species DNA- Production Design 
  • Alien Odyssey: Alien Technology
  • Alien Odyssey: Intelligent Lifeforms – Creature Design 
  • Species III: Genesis · Trailer

Synopsis for SPECIES: THE AWAKENING: When brilliant college professor Miranda Hollander (Helena Mattsson, AMERICAN HORROR STORY) suffers a mysterious blackout and awakens amid the bloody aftermath of a mass slaughter, she turns to her uncle for answers. But when he reveals the shocking truth...that she's only half human, a clone from a hybrid of human and alien DNA, they must flee to Mexico to locate the scientist who created her.

Soon they find themselves locked in battle with a horde of rampaging, unstoppable hybrids... and time is running out before Miranda will inevitably surrender to the killer instinct that lurks inside her own body!

Disc Specs:
Unrated | Color | 103 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - N/A

Extras:
  • NEW Alien Awakenings – an interview with director Nick Lyon
  • NEW Miranda’s Memories – an interview with actress Helena Mattson 

SPECIES II and the double feature of SPECIES III and SPECIES: THE AWAKENING will be available wherever discs are sold on March 8th! You can order them now from AMAZON.COM (HERE and HERE) or directly from SHOUTFACTORY.COM (HERE and HERE). And, as usual, if you order from Shout!, you will receive your Blu-rays TWO WEEKS EARLY!

I suppose all that's left to do now is order the original SPECIES (HERE), then wait a few weeks to have an epic marathon!


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Shout! Factory to enchant U.S. audiences with Christoph Gans' BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!


SHOUT! FACTORY SECURES U.S. DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO CHRISTOPH GANS' HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FANTASY EPIC!

Honestly this isn't really my cup of tea, but news is news right? Plus I really dug Gans' BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF, so I'm willing to give this a chance. Here's some info on 2014's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which was just acquired by Shout! Factory for North American distribution. Theatrical, VOD, DVD, & Blu-ray release dates have yet to be announced.

Film Synopsis: The year is 1810. After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant (André Dussollier) exiles himself in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Belle (Léa Seydoux), his youngest daughter, a joyful girl full of grace.

One day, during an arduous journey, the merchant stumbles across the magical domain of the Beast (Vincent Cassel), who sentences him to death for stealing a rose.

Feeling responsible for the terrible fate which has befallen her family, Belle decides to sacrifice herself and take her father’s place. At the Beast’s castle, it is not death that awaits Belle, but a strange life in which fantastical moments mingle with gaiety and melancholy. Every night, at dinner, Belle and the Beast sit down together.

They learn about each other, taming one another like two strangers who are total opposites. When she has to repulse his amorous advances, Belle tries to pierce the mysteries of the Beast and his domain. And when night falls, the Beast’s past is revealed to her bit by bit in her dreams. It is a tragic story, which tells her that this solitary and fearsome being was once a majestic prince.

Armed with her courage, ignoring every danger, and opening her heart, Belle manages to release the Beast from his curse. And in doing so, she discovers true love.

Directed by Christophe Gans (SILENT HILL, BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF), this visually opulent major motion picture stars Vincent Cassel (BLACK SWAN, OCEAN'S 13) and Léa Seydoux (SPECTRE, GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL) with André Dussollier (A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, AMELIE).

Produced by Eskwad and Pathé, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE) premiered at Berlin International Film Festival to great audience enthusiasm and is already a box-office success in much of the world. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Muriel Sauzay, EVP of Pathé International.

Shout! Factory has secured all U.S. distribution rights to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE), including theatrical, video on-demand, digital, broadcast and home entertainment for cross-platform releases. Shout! Factory plans a strategic rollout of this movie in theaters, across all major entertainment platforms and in all packaged media (Blu-ray/DVD).

While I await further details on this film's U.S. release, give the trailer a watch to see what all the hooplah is about.



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 01/19/2016!


Many of you collectors may consider taking a bit of a break this week, because there isn't a lot to get super excited for. Scream Factory has released William Friedkin's THE GUARDIAN to Blu-ray, Vinegar Syndrome dominates with their releases of LUTHER THE GEEK, THE PRETTY PEACHES TRILOGY, and NIGHTMARE WEEKEND, and former bodybuilder and Canadian rock legend Jon Mikl Thor's I AM THOR is now available, courtesy of Dark Sky Films!

Scroll down for the full list of this week's DVD & Blu-ray releases.



NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
12 Monkeys: Season 1
The Condemned 2
Continuum: Season 4
I Am Thor
Jem and the Holograms
Marianne


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Assassin's Code
The Guardian
Hana-Dama: The Origin (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
The Ice Pirates
Life Tracker
Luther the Geek (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
Nightmare Weekend (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
The Pretty Peaches Trilogy
Serial
White Creek


NEW TO DVD
Arthur and Merlin
Dead End
Don't Look in the Basement
Driller Killer
The Hitch Hiker
The Mad Monster / The Monster Maker (Double Feature)
The Oatmeal Man
Pagan Holidays
R.E.D.D.
When Black Birds Fly


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Trailer Round-Up: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, BUBBA THE REDNECK WEREWOLF, BUNNI, SERIAL KALLER, and SURVIVAL KNIFE!


Egads! My inbox has been filling up with press releases lately, so in an effort to pare things down, it's time for The News Vault's first Trailer Round-Up of 2016! Most of the trailers you are about to view are for low-budget indie flicks, with one very special exception...

TRAILER #1: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE
While everyone's been watching the hell out of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (which is closing in on a whopping two billion dollars worldwide), director JJ Abrams was secretly creating a new film based in his CLOVERFIELD universe. Imagine the shock and awe caused by the teaser which just dropped onto the web yesterday!

The film is a "blood relative" of CLOVERFIELD (whatever that means), and features John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher Jr. Apparently Winstead's character was rescued and brought into a fallout shelter by Goodman, and he won't let her out because of a "chemical attack" that rendered the surface world uninhabitable. Naturally it seems like she wants out, and struggles to escape, only to come to a shocking revelation.

I liked the concept of Abrams' CLOVERFIELD, so I'm kind of stoked for this film, which hits theaters in less than two months on March 11th!




TRAILER #2: BUBBA THE REDNECK WEREWOLF
Based off of a comic book character that was introduced to the masses 20 years ago, BUBBA THE REDNECK WEREWOLF is the tale of a Florida dogcatcher who becomes a lycanthropic hero after catching the "wrong dog." Honestly I don't know a whole heck of a lot about this character, but I am SO on board for this. A cigar chomping, chicken wing devouring, beer guzzling, werewolf that fights evil? AND HE HAS A THEME SONG?! Sign me up! (Currently the release date has yet to be announced, but I'll sure to post an update when I know more!)




TRAILER #3: BUNNI
Coming from Wild Eye Releasing in March, BUNNI is a new slasher flick that has a group of teens venturing into an abandoned factory, only to be viciously assailed by a murderous playboy bunny. Though it was only shot on a budget of about $2,000, it looks competently made, and should be a rather painless way to spend an hour. Give the trailer a look below! (Pre-order HERE.)




TRAILER #4: SERIAL KALLER
This title is coming out on DVD January 26th, courtesy of Wild Eye Releasing. Featuring genre vets Debbie Rochon and Suzi Lorraine, this film focuses on a trio of models trapped within their recording studio by a crazed fan that they insulted live on the air. To survive, they must band together to face their would-be killer, or somehow find a way out. Peep out the trailer below! (Pre-order HERE.)



TRAILER #5: SURVIVAL KNIFE
Due out on January 26th from (you guessed it!) Wild Eye Releasing! In SURVIVAL KNIFE the lone survivor of a serial murderer tries to recover both physically and mentally from her ordeal. However, she begins to fear that the trauma she has suffered has awakened something dark within her. Has the killer returned? Is she suffering from a mental breakdown? Or, has she secretly changed into the very thing she fears most?! Watch SURVIVAL KNIFE to find out! But before that, watch the trailer! (Pre-order HERE.)


That's it for now, but check back soon for more news, trailers, posters, and MORE, right here at The B-Movie News Vault!


GREY MATTER ART SMASH! Check out this new awesome limited HULK print - On sale now!


Grey Matter Art is starting off the new year on the right foot with an all new officially licensed print of Marvel's HULK! Created by artist Anthony Petrie, this limited edition print (only 125 in existence!) is printed on "Gamma" Green metallic paper, and comes with a very cool sticker that is made to look like Bruce Banner's S.H.I.E.L.D. ID card! The prints are $40 apiece and hand-numbered, and are only available through GREY MATTER ART'S ONLINE STORE! Scope it out below, then order yourself one before they are gone! Go ahead.... you work hard. Treat yourself.


Sticker only available with purchase of bitching Hulk poster!

Here's hoping that 2016 is a prosperous year for our pals at Grey Matter Art, and that they keep cranking out high quality prints like this! Keep up the great work guys!


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 01/12/2016!


Welcome to another weekly report on what's new on DVD & Blu-ray! This week is a little light on genre fare (looks like Scream Factory took a week off), but there's a few diamonds in the rough. The above average werewolf flick HOWL is now out on Blu-ray, as is the highly anticipated sequel to SAMURAI COP, namely SAMURAI COP 2: DEADLY VENGEANCE!

The bulk of this week's genre releases are mostly mainstream flicks, such as THE MARTIAN, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, SINISTER 2, and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION. As you can see, there's really not too much to excited for, but hang in there because February and March are chock full of the stuff we all love and want to own!

For the full list of this week's releases, scroll on down!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Contracted: Phase II (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
Hotel Transylvania 2
The Martian
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Bolero / Ghosts Can't Do it (Double Feature)
Howl
Meadowoods


NEW TO DVD
Crumbs
Hands of the Ripper
High Kick girl
Journey to the Center of Time
Kong Fu Zombie
Mosquito-Man
Painkillers
Silent Retreat


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
The Alien Files: 4 Out-of-This-World Movies
Contains: Night Skies, Alien Hunter, John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars, and The Day the World Ended.

Ernest's Wacky Adventures
Contains: Your World As I See It and Ernest's Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2.

Queens of Scream: 4-Movie Thrill-Fest
Contains: I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Cave, Vacancy, and When a Stranger Calls.

Ultimate Ernest Collection
Contains: Ernest in the Army, Ernest Goes to Africa, Your World As I See It, Hey Vern - It's My Family Album, and Ernest's Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2.


Monday, January 11, 2016

Scream Factory's VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION III is coming to Blu-ray on February 16th!


SCREAM FACTORY GIVES US 5 MORE DOSES OF VINCENT PRICE GOODNESS ON FEBRUARY 16TH!

I made damned sure to get my paws on Volumes I & II of Scream Factory's Vincent Price Collections, and there's no way I'm missing out on number three! And neither should YOU! Check out full details on this release below, then be sure to order it (as if you haven't already)!

Description: This extraordinary collector’s set is an essential collection for every movie library and brings together FIVE Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of MASTER OF THE WORLD (1961), TOWER OF LONDON (1962), DIARY OF A MADMAN (1963), AN EVENING OF EDGAR ALLAN POE (1970) and CRY OF THE BANSHEE (1970).

Packed with a bevy of chilling bonus content including new interview with producer/director Roger Corman and writer/producer/director Kenneth Johnson, new audio commentary with actor David Frankham, film historians, original theatrical trailers, archival materials, this highly-anticipated Blu-ray collection also includes a 12-page collector’s book with rare photos.

Disc Specs:
MASTER OF THE WORLD
Color | Not Rated | 102 minutes | Region A
Video: 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

TOWER OF LONDON
Black & White| | Not Rated | 80 minutes | Region A
Video: 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

DIARY OF A MADMAN
Color | Not Rated | 96 minutes | Region A
Video: 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

AN EVENING WITH EDGAR ALLEN POE
Color | Not Rated | 53 minutes | Region A
Video: Standard Definition (1.33:1)
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

CRY OF THE BANSHEE
Color | Rated R |  87 minutes (Theatrical Cut) | 90 minutes (Director's Cut) | Region A
Video: 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Extras:
DISC 1: MASTER OF THE WORLD
  • NEW High Definition Master from the inter-positive.
  • NEW Stereo Soundtrack created from the original 4-track mag.
  • NEW audio commentary with actor David Frankham.
  • NEW Richard Matheson: Storyteller: Extended Cut (72 minutes)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Posters, Lobby Cards and Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
  • Photo Gallery of images from David Frankham’s personal collection

DISC 2: TOWER OF LONDON
  • NEW High Definition Master from a fine grain film print
  • NEW interview with director Roger Corman
  • Producing Tower of London – an interview with producer Gene Corman
  • Two episodes of Science Fiction Theatre: One Thousand Eyes and Operation Flypaper (1956) both starring Vincent Price (in Standard Definition – 52 minutes)
  • Posters, Lobby Cards and Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery

DISC 3: DIARY OF A MADMAN & AN EVENING WITH EDGAR ALLEN POE
  • NEW High Definition Master from the inter-positive film element (Diary of A Madman) 
  • NEW master created from the original 2” tape masters (An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe)
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historian and author Steve Haberman (on both features)
  • NEW Interview with writer/producer/director Kenneth Johnson (An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe)
  • Theatrical Trailer (Diary of A Madman)
  • Poster and Lobby Card Gallery (Diary of A Madman)
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery (An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe)

DISC 4: CRY OF THE BANSHEE
  • NEW High Definition Master of the director’s cut from the inter-positive 
  • NEW High Definition Master of the American International Theatrical Cut from the only surviving element in MGM’s Vault, a Color Reversal Intermediate\
  • NEW Audio Commentary by film historian Steve Haberman (Director’s Cut)
  • A Devilish Tale of Poe – an interview with director Gordon Hessler
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spot
  • Posters, Lobby Cards and Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
HOLY HELL! Look at all the love that was poured into this collection; thank you SO much Scream Factory! I've personally never seen any of these titles, so I'm really looking forward to this new set, and get wait to dig into the films and wealth of extras!

The Vincent Price Collection III debuts on February 16th (perfect gift for your Horror-loving valentine) and can be ordered at AMAZON.COM or directly from SHOUTFACTORY.COM. If you order through Scream/Shout! Factory, you'll get your set TWO WEEKS EARLY with a FREE 18 x 24 poster featuring this boxed set's commissioned cover art!

Mark your calendars Price fans because you won't want to forget to pick up this set once it's out!



Friday, January 8, 2016

Full Specs & Extras for Scream Factory's THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW Blu-ray!


SCREAM FACTORY'S DELAYED COLLECTOR'S EDITION OF WES CRAVEN'S VOODOO CLASSIC WILL FINALLY BE AVAILABLE ON FEBRUARY 23RD!

Many of us are still reeling over last year's tragic passing of director Wes Craven. He will be sorely missed by his fans and all those who worked alongside him to create his amazing body of work. Rest in peace Wes, and thanks for the scares!

In regards to this Blu-ray disc, it has been delayed by several months because the powers that be at Scream Factory wanted to make their final Wes Craven release PERFECT. The HD transfer of the film was made from an original inter-positive and is guaranteed to be the best presentation of THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW that you will ever see!

Film Synopsis: A Harvard anthropologist (Bill Pullman) is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the true life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on location in Haiti, it's a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.

Directed by Craven and executive produced by Rob Cohen (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, THE RUNNING MAN), and Keith Barish (THE FUGITIVE, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA), the film stars Bill Pullman (INDEPENDENCE DAY, LAKE PLACID), Cathy Tyson (PRIEST, NEIL JORDAN'S MONA LISA), Zakes Mokae (WATERWORLD, THE ISLAND), and Paul Winfield (STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KAHN, THE TERMINATOR).

Disc Specs:
Color | Rated R | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio -  N/A (Guessing 2.0 Mono and maybe even 5.1 HD-Master Audio tracks)

Extras: 
  • NEW audio commentary with actor Bill Pullman.
  • NEW The Making of The Serpent and the Rainbow featuring new interviews with actor Bill Pullman, author Wade Davis, director of photography John Lindley, and special makeup effects artists Lance Anderson and David Anderson.
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery
This highly anticipated Scream Factory title hits retailers on February 2nd, 2016 and boasts new cover artwork by artist Joel Robinson. You can order it right now from AMAZON.COM or order it direct from SHOUTFACTORY.COM and get it TWO WEEKS EARLY with a collectible 18 x 24 poster featuring the new cover art!

A big thanks to Scream Factory for making the extra effort on this disc in order to give us the best possible transfer of this Craven classic!


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Full Specs & Extras for Scream Factory's ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB Blu-ray!


ON FEBRUARY 2ND, SCREAM FACTORY INVITES YOU TO JOIN "ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB!"

I haven't heard of this Taiwanese zombie flick until now, but it sounds like it could be a good time. Lord knows the genre is pretty worn out at this point, so hopefully this movie will bring something new to the table. Guess we'll find out next month!

Film Synopsis: In a corner of the city, in a building riddled with crime... there is an outbreak of zombies. When one young woman (Jessica C - DOUBLE TROUBLE) witnesses her boyfriend falling victim to the zombie horde, she must team up with a police officer (Andy On - THE VIRAL FACTOR, SPECIAL ID, COLD WAR) in order to stay alive and escape the building.

But the once warm-hearted chemistry teacher, Wu Ming, is now the zombie leader following the chaos, which has transformed him into a cruel, vicious, and formidable opponent.

Ratcheting up the terror, an evil organization has begun pitting humans against zombies in a malicious killing game. The good side of humanity has seemingly all but vanished and a world of uncertainty awaits...

Terence Yin (LARA CROFT, TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE, SPECIAL ID), Michael Wong (TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, FIRESTORM, SEVEN SWORDS), Jack Kao (SHINJUKU INCIDENT, FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE) and recording artist MC HotDog also star in this no-holds-barred, martial-arts-meets-walking-dead masterpiece!

Disc Specs:
Color | Not Rated | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - N/A (Guessing 5.1 HD Master Audio since this film was released in 2014

Extras:
  • Both Blu-ray and DVD editions boasts English and Mandarin audio tracks, English subtitles and insightful bonus content.
  • Zombie Fight Club stunts.
  • Theatrical Trailer
ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB will be available wherever discs are sold on February 2, 2016! You can order yourself a copy now from AMAZON.COM or directly from SHOUTFACTORY.COM! Not sure if this is worth adding to your personal collection? Then scope out the trailer below!



Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 01/05/2016!


HAPPY NEW YEAR FELLOW B-MOVIE FANS, AND COLLECTORS OF PHYSICAL MEDIA! I missed out on posting last week's releases due to the holidays (sorry!), but now I'm back to start your 2016 off right! The first week of new discs is awesome with Criterion giving us the COMPLETE LADY SNOWBLOOD collection, and Scream Factory coming on strong with OVER YOUR DEAD BODY and a double feature of THE HOUSE WHERE EVIL DWELLS and GHOST WARRIOR!

While some classic creature features like YONGARY: MONSTER FROM THE DEEP and PHANTOM OF 10,000 LEAGUES are now available on Blu-ray for the first time, you may be looking for something a little more contemporary. If that's the case, pick up copies of DEATHGASM (recommended!), THE GREEN INFERNO, THE VISIT, and/or SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!

There's plenty of other cool new releases this week - Scroll down to see the full list of this week's new DVDs and Blu-rays!



NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Complete Lady Snowblood
Condemned
Dai Shogun
Deathgasm
The Green Inferno
The Inhabitants
Memories of the Sword
Over Your Dead Body
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
The Visit
Yongary: Monster From the Deep


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Fantomas (5-Film Collection)
The House Where Evil Dwells / Ghost Warrior (Double Feature)
Phantom From 10,000 Leagues
Trailer Trauma


NEW TO DVD
Battle for Skyark
Cruel
Hell and Back
High School Exorcism
Indigenous
Kill Game
Legend of Wasco
Mobile Suit Gundam Trilogy
Pet Shop of Horrors
Robert
Wrecker