Friday, September 29, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 09/26/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Hey Vault Dwellers! Welcome to the final Stock Your Vault post of September 2017! It's been a hectic week, so this post is a few days later than it should be. My apologies!

September ends on a high note with multiple boxed sets, as well as numerous titles from all of your favorite genre labels. Arrow Video has re-released BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR in a Limited Edition Steelbook, Cult Epics gives us two cool boxed sets (more details below), and Redemption Films has just brought KILLER BARBYS to DVD and Blu-ray.

But it is Kino Classics and Scream Factory who have totally won out this week! Kino just released CYBORG 2087, DIMENSION 5, SPACECAMP, and the OSS 117: 5-FILM COLLECTION, while Scream Factory fires back with AFTER MIDNIGHT, THE DEVIL'S CANDY, and A QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY!

There are quite a few other titles worth noting (e.g. Tempe's Collector's Edition of THE DEAD NEXT DOOR) so scroll on down to see the full list of this week's genre releases!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
2:22
47 Meters Down
Cyborg 2087
The Devil's Honey (Severin)
Dimension 5
The Dragon Pearl
Halo: Nightfall
Hype! (Collector's Edition - Shout Select)
Killer Barbys
Lycan
Red Net
SpaceCamp
The Stake Land Collection
Transformers: The Last Knight


NEW TO BLU-RAY
After Midnight
Bride of Re-Animator (Limited Edition Steelbook)
The Dead Next Door (Collector's Edition)
The Devil's Candy
Flatliners (Special Edition Steelbook)
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (4K UHD)
The Monkey King: Havoc in Heaven's Palace
The Princess Bride (30th Anniversary Edition)
A Quiet Place in the Country
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Transformers: 5-Movie Collection


NEW TO DVD
The Black Room
Black Site Delta
Cabin 28
Cannibal Ferox (Director's Cut)
Chuck Norris Triple Threat (Missing in Action Trilogy)
Crusher Joe: The Complete OVA Series
Dark Dreams
Dwelling
Frames of Fear
The Greatest American Hero: The Complete Series
Lake Fear 2: The Swamp
L.O.R.D. - Legend of Ravaging Dynasties
Moonshine County Express
Peekarama: Sinful Pleasures of Reverend Star / Kinky Tricks / China Lust
Project A-ko 2: The Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group
Project A-ko 3: Cinderella Rhapsody
Project A-ko 4: Final
Running Scared (1980)
Soul Link: The Complete Series


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Sex, Murder, Art: The Films of Jorg Buttgereit
Contains: Nekromantic, Nekromantic 2, Der Todesking, and Schramm.


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON BLU-RAY
OSS 117: 5-Film Collection (Also available on DVD!)
Contains: OSS 117 Is Unleashed, OSS 117: Panic in Bangkok, OSS 117: Mission For a Killer, OSS 117: Mission to Tokyo, and OSS 117: Double Agent.

Reel Gore Collection
Contains: Violent Shit - The Movie, Masks, The Curse of Doctor Wolffenstein, and The Orphan Killer.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Umbrella Entertainment's October Genre Releases!


ON OCTOBER 4TH, UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT PROMISES HOLIDAY HORRORS, ROADTRIPPING PSYCHOS, AND A STEPHEN KING ANTHOLOGY! 

Continuing their track record of excellence, Umbrella Entertainment has a solid lineup of new DVDs & Blu-ray discs that will make your mouth water! They are giving the awesome Ozploitation documentary NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD its worldwide Blu-ray debut, unveiling a new Christmas-themed tale of terror starring Dee Wallace called RED CHRISTMAS, giving Australia its first ever Blu-ray of Rob Zombie's THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, and (most importantly to me) releasing an all new Blu-ray of STEPHEN KING'S CAT'S EYE! I'm excited! Are you excited?! Well then let's take a closer look at these upcoming titles together, shall we?!

THE DEVIL'S REJECTS (2005)

Synopsis: From the twisted mind of acclaimed musician and Director Rob Zombie, comes THE DEVIL'S REJECTS - a nerve-shredding violent road trip through the weirdest parts of American and the darkest corners of your mind. This grisly tale of mayhem reunites the homicidal members of

the Firefly Family as they go on a rampage of senseless slaughter, pursued by a pair of sadistic bounty hunters and an outlaw sheriff hell bent on revenge.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 120 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16 x 9)
Audio - English 5.1 DTS-HD

Extras:
  • Bloody Stand-up
  • Matthew McGrory Tribute
  • Buck Owens: Satan's Got to Get Along Without Me
  • "Mary the Monkey Girl" Commercial
  • Captain Spaulding's X-mas Commercial
  • Otis' Home Movies
  • Deleted Scenes - Swamp Escape, Family Argument, Keep Your Cool, Dr. Satan Attacks, Snake Bite, French Tickler, Pork Rind, Marshmallow Ass, Keep Your Mouth Shut, Otis And Candy Make Funky Music, & Personal Escort Into Hell.
  • Blooper Reel
  • Make-up Test
  • The Morris Green Show




FANTASTIC PLANET (1973)

Synopsis: Rene Laloux's mesmerising sci-fi animated feature won the Grand Prix at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, and is a landmark of European animation. Set in a distant world, the FANTASTIC PLANET, where tiny humans, or Oms, are kept as pets by large alien creatures, the Draags, the film travels through a strange and beautiful world. Soon, one Om absconds with a Draag knowledge device, using the tool to foment a wild Om uprising against his captors.

Inspired by the Russsian invasion of Czechoslovakia in the late '60s, Laloux's breathtaking vision immediately drew comparisons to Swift's Gulliver's Travels and PLANET OF THE APES. Today, the film can be seen to prefigure much of the work of Hayao Miyazaki (PRINCESS MONONOKE, SPIRITED AWAY) due to its political and social concerns, epic imagination and groundbreaking animation techniques.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 70 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16x9)
Audio - English & French 2.0 Mono

Extras:
  • None




NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD (2008)

Synopsis: Welcome to NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD, the fast and furious story of OZploitation - an eye-popping celebration of Australian cult films of the '70s and early '80s (including STONE, MAD MAX and TURKEY SHOOT).

Exploding with adrenaline-pumping clips and outrageous anecdotes from a smorgasbord of local and international names (including Quentin Tarantino, Dennis Hopper, Jamie Lee Curits and Barry Humphries) this is the wild, untold story of an era when Aussie cinema showed the world a full-frontal explosion of boobs, pubes, tubes... and even a little kung-fu! BUCKLE UP!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 99 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16x9)
Audio - English 5.1 DTS-HD and 2.0 Stereo

Extras:
  • Audio commentary from various Ozploitation auteurs.
  • Deleted and extended scenes.
  • The lost interview: Chris Lofven.
  • A word with Bob Ellis.
  • Quentin Tarantino and Brian Trenchard-Smith interview.
  • MIFF Ozploitation panel.
  • MIFF red carpet footage.
  • Behind the scenes footage from the crew.
  • UK interview with director Mark Hartley.
  • THE BAZURA PROJECT segment.
  • THE MONTHLY conversation.
  • THE BUSINESS interview.
  • Extended Ozploitation trailer reel.
  • John D. Lamond: CONFESSIONS OF AN R-RATED FILMMAKER.
  • Richard Franklin on-set interview.
  • Terry Bourke’s NOON SUNDAY reel.
  • BARRY McKENZIE: OGRE OR OCKER documentary.
  • INSIDE ALVIN PURPLE documentary.
  • TO SHOOT A MAD DOG documentary.
  • Ozploitation stills and poster gallery.
  • NQH production gallery.
  • NQH pitch promos.
  • Original theatrical trailer




RED CHRISTMAS (2017)

Synopsis: Matriarch Diane (Dee Wallace) has invited her children to celebrate one last Christmas in their family home. Amid celebrations and domestic drama, they receive a visit from a mysterious stranger. Disfigured and cloaked, they feel sorry for him until they discover his extreme religious motives and anti abortion message.

Diane orders him to leave unaware he is her son. Twenty years ago she had an abortion and on that day a religious zealot bombed the clinic. Her still-living fetus was taken and raised by the bomber. After being rejected by his mother once again when all he wanted was love, he seeks vengeance and kills the family who cast him out.

From award-winning director, Craig Anderson, comes his feature debut. Starring notable actor and scream queen Dee Wallace, RED CHRISTMAS is a character-driven horror, which tackles the abortion debate from multiple angles.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 81 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16x9)
Audio - English 5.1 DTS-HD and 2.0 Stereo

Extras:
  • Audio commentary with director Craig Anderson and actor Gerard O'Dwyer.
  • Behind The Scenes Part 1
  • Behind the Scenes Part 2
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Trailer




STEPHEN KING'S CAT'S EYE (1985)

Synopsis: A wandering supernatural feline's adventures provide the linking story for STEPHEN KING'S CAT'S EYE, a dead on trilogy scripted by King and directed by Lewis Teague (CUJO).

The staff at Quitters Incorporated promises to help nicotine fiend Dick Morrison (James Woods) kick the habit. If not, someone in Morrison's household might get smoked... because QI is run by a very persuasive mob family.

Next, a luckless gambler (Robert Hayes) is forced into a bet involving a stroll around a building - on the five-inch ledge encircling the 30th floor. Finally, our wayfarer kitty rescues a schoolgirl (young Drew Barrymore) from a vile, doll-sized troll.

Fan of the works of Stephen King will have fun finding the many references to his other projects throughout the film!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 94 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16x9)
Audio - DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio

Extras:
  • Interviews with actor Robert Hayes and animal trainer Teresa Ann Miller.
  • Original Theaterical Trailer



Also available on October 4th from Umbrella Entertainment:
All of the DVDs and Blu-rays mentioned in this post can be ordered directly from UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT, and are ALL Region Free!


The most complete version of 1925's THE LOST WORLD is now available on Blu-ray!


REDISCOVERED FOOTAGE AND AN ALL-NEW 2K TRANSFER MAKE THIS BLU-RAY THE DEFINITIVE RELEASE OF THE LOST WORLD!

Out of the handful of silent films I've sen, THE LOST WORLD is easily my favorite. It is arguably one of the most important movies in cinematic history, and for the longest time has only been available in bargain-priced public domain DVD releases that contained the abridged 63-minute cut of the film.

Then in 2012, Image Entertainment released a 93-minute "restored version" of THE LOST WORLD. Though the quality of the transfer left a little to be desired, it was amazing to see a half-hour of never before seen footage! And now, we have a whopping 110 minutes of THE LOST WORLD to gawk at, thanks to Blackhawk Films, Lobster Films, and Flicker Alley!

Synopsis: True to its title, the 1925, 10-reel version of The Lost World effectively disappeared from circulation in 1929 all known positive prints destroyed a move by First National Pictures to help clear the way for another creature film utilizing special effects and Willis O Brien's cutting-edge animation techniques: KING KONG! For more than 80 years, only abridged editions of THE LOST WORLD remained in existence... until now!

Follow Professor Challenger, played by the inimitable Wallace Beery, as he and a crew of curious explorers embark on an expedition in search of a mythical, prehistoric plateau in South America. Along for the adventure are eminent scientist Summerlee (Arthur Hoyt, the director s brother), sportsman Sir John Roxton (Lewis Stone), journalist Ed Malone (Lloyd Hughes) and Paula White (Bessie Love), whose father disappeared on the same plateau. The party is not there long before the lost world of the jungle begins to reveal its secrets: a primitive ape-man, a Pterodactyl flying through the air, a massive Brontosaurus feeding upon the trees, the vicious Allosaurus, and many more monstrous beasts of the Jurassic age.


Flicker Alley, Lobster Films, and Blackhawk Films are thrilled to present the world-premiere Blu-ray edition of Arthur Conan Doyle's THE LOST WORLD, the most complete version of the film ever released! This visually stunning 2K restoration, accomplished by Lobster Films, features newly-discovered scenes and special effect sequences, incorporating almost all original elements from archives and collections around the world. Renowned silent film composer Robert Israel contributes a new and ambitious score, performed by a full orchestra in 2016!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color (tinted) | 110 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Audio - LPCM 2.0 (Orchestrated music only.)

Extras:
  • Audio Commentary: Feature-length audio essay by Nicolas Ciccone, amateur filmmaker and film historian.
  • Deleted Scenes: Restored outtakes from a 1925 original nitrate transfer of THE LOST WORLD. 
  • R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. (1917): Short film directed by Willis O'Brien for producer Thomas Edison. 
  • The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918): Short film written and directed by Willis O'Brien in a new 2K restoration by the Dinosaur Museum. 
  • Creation (1930): Unfinished film directed by Willis O'Brien that nonetheless convinced Merian C. Cooper to hire O'Brien for KING KONG. 
  • Image Gallery: Featuring original production, exhibition, and promotional materials. 
  • Booklet Essay: "The Lost World: Secrets of the Restoration" by Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films.
The reviews are in and this restoration of THE LOST WORLD is a definite must-have! It boasts the longest, and most complete cut of the film, a beautiful new transfer, a newly orchestrated soundtrack, and a fantastic array of extras! You can order it now from AMAZON or BULLMOOSE! The price is a bit steep, but in this case, the pricetag seems warranted!



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 09/19/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Hey Vault Dwellers! It's time again to STOCK YOUR VAULT with some cool new titles on DVD and Blu-ray! This has turned out to be a rather slow week for genre releases, but as always, there are plenty worthwhile titles that you will definitely want to add to your growing collections!

STARSHIP TROOPERS makes its way to 4K UHD alongside an all new CG-animated film called STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITOR OF MARS, and WONDER WOMAN makes a big splash on all home video formats! CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an all new 4K UHD and Blu-ray release as well!

Warner Archives Collection delivers two highly sought-after titles on Blu-ray, namely INNOCENT BLOOD and THE ILLUSTRATED MAN, and a label called Flicker Alley has just released one of the most important Blu-ray discs of all time, for 1925's silent feature, THE LOST WORLD! Along with a new 2K transfer, this disc contains more footage than any previous release of this historically important film!

For you TV lovers with money to burn, you can get the entire complete series of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, BATES MOTEL, or a 15th Anniversary Collector's Edition of FIREFLY: THE COMPLETE SERIES!

There's a bit more to scope out, so scroll on down to see the full list of this week's new DVDs and Blu-rays!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season
The Bad Batch
Bates Motel: The Complete Series
Bates Motel: Season 5
The Illustrated Man
Hana-Bi
Red Line 7000
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars
Wonder Woman


NEW TO BLU-RAY
The Adventures of Captain Marvel
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (40th Anniversary Edition)
Conan the Barbarian (2011 - 4K UHD)
Firefly: The Complete Series (15th Anniversary Collector's Edition)
Innocent Blood
The Legend of Hercules (4K UHD)
The Lost World (1925 - Deluxe Blu-ray Edition)
The Moderns (Collector's Edition)
The Prison
Starship Troopers (20th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD)


NEW TO DVD
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series
Contamination: A Convention Story
Deadly Dreams
Ghost House
MGM: When the Lion Roars
One Piece: Collection 20
Sweet Sixteen
Timeless: Season One


Thursday, September 14, 2017

THE ILLUSTRATED MAN and INNOCENT BLOOD are Comign to Blu-ray on September 19th!


THE WARNER ARCHIVES COLLECTION  RELEASES TWO HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER CULT TITLES TO BLU-RAY NEXT TUESDAY!

Confession time Vault Dwellers: I have never seen THE ILLUSTRATED MAN or INNOCENT BLOOD. Maybe that's not such a big shocker in regards to the 1969 anthology film based upon the works of Ray Bradbury. But as a fan of John Landis' work, I should have seen INNOCENT BLOOD at some point in time! And now I can!

THE ILLUSTRATED MAN (1969)
Synopsis: Rod Steiger plays the tattoo-covered title role in this fascinating vision of doom and danger based on the classic short story collection by futurist Ray Bradbury. Robert Drivas portrays a good-natured drifter who can't tear his eyes away from Steiger's freakish illustrations. And Claire Bloom is the mysterious seductress who created the "art" that curses its bearer – and comes to life in a nightmarish trio of tales.

Two spoiled children turn playtime into slay time (from The Veldt). Shipwrecked astronauts wander across a planet cursed by The Long Rain. And loving parents choose their children's fate when the end nears (from The Last Night of the World). Every one of THE ILLUSTRATED MAN's pictures tell a story. And every story ends in terror!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 103 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • Vintage Featurette - Tattooed Steiger
  • Theatrical Trailer
THE ILLUSTRATED MAN will be available for purchase on Tuesday, September 19th! You can order a copy of this long out of print title now (on DVD or Blu-ray) at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!




INNOCENT BLOOD (1992)
Synopsis: This ghoul just wants to have fun! She also wants an occasional bad guy to sink her fangs into – because she never, ever takes INNOCENT BLOOD!

Anne Parillaud is Marie, a vampire who imperils Pittsburgh when she fails to kill off one of her victims, mob boss Sal Macelli (Robert Loggia). Sal realizes what a lucky stiff he is: A vampire with deadly powers! If Marie and her undercover cop boyfriend (Anthony LaPaglia) can't stop the mobster's new "family" of goons, Pittsburgh will be the pits.

As in his AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, director John Landis saw in Michael Wolk's script many "possibilities to be outrageous" – and transforms them into outrageous screen reality! With more than two minutes of never-seen-in-the-US footage, INNOCENT BLOOD is ready to drain you like never before!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 115 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • Newly remastered transfer of the film with additional footage!
  • Original Trailer
INNOCENT BLOOD makes its long-awaited Blu-ray debut on Tuesday, September 19th! Though it would have been nice to have two versions of the film on one disc (along with some interviews, featurettes, or even a director's commentary), I guess we can't complain too much, since this is the first time many of us will be seeing the longer cut of John Landis' vampire flick! You can currently order this title from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!



Celebrate He Who Walks Behind the Rows With Arrow Video's Special Edition Blu-ray of CHILDREN OF THE CORN!


ON OCTOBER 3RD, ARROW VIDEO GIVES "CHILDREN OF THE CORN" A MUST HAVE SPECIAL EDITION RELEASE!

CHILDREN OF THE CORN has always been one of my favorite Stephen King adaptations, and it still holds up relatively well over three decades later. (The nine followup films... haven't fared as well.) So naturally I'm pretty stoked for this Arrow release, which boasts a ton of extras, and an all new 2K transfer of the film!

Synopsis: From the mind of celebrated horror author Stephen King, the man behind such classic terror tales as The Shining, Carrie and It, comes one of his most chilling offerings yet: CHILDREN OF THE CORN.

A young couple on a road trip find themselves lost in the back roads of rural Nebraska, eventually winding up in the seemingly abandoned town of Gatlin. But the town is far from empty as the pair soon discover that it's inhabited by a twisted cult of murderous children thirsty for another blood sacrifice...

Adapted from King s eponymous short story first published in 1977 and starring Linda Hamilton (THE TERMINATOR) and Peter Horton (Thirtysomething), CHILDREN OF THE CORN has gone on to spawn one of the most enduring horror franchises of all time.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 92 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Extras:
  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative!
  • Brand new audio commentary with John Sullivan of childrenofthecornmovie.com and horror journalist Justin Beahm!
  • Audio commentary with director Fritz Kiersch, producer Terrence Kirby, and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains!
  • Harvesting Horror: The Making of Children of the Corn – A retrospective piece featuring interviews with director Fritz Kiersch and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains!
  • It Was the Eighties! – An interview with actress Linda Hamilton!
  • Return to Gatlin – A brand new featurette revisiting the film’s original Iowa shooting locations!
  • Stephen King on a Shoestring – An interview with producer Donald Borchers.
  • Welcome to Gatlin: The Sights and Sounds of Children of the Corn – An interview with production designer Craig Stearns and composer Jonathan Elias.
  • Feeling Blue – An interview with the actor who played “The Blue Man” in the fabled excised sequence.
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin!
  • FIRST PRESSING: Collectors booklet featuring new writing in the film!
Wow! Arrow Video went all out for this release, and I hope to add it to my collection in the very near future! CHILDREN OF THE CORN: SPECIAL EDITION will be available on October 3rd (though that release date could be subject to change), and you can order it now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Synapse Films offers up a double dose of Creepers on Blu-ray!


"THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA" AND DARIO ARGENTO'S "PHENOMENA" (AKA CREEPERS) NOW AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY FROM SYNAPSE FILMS!

I haven't seen PHENOMENA in years so I'm excited for Synapse Films' 2-disc release! I am also quite curious about THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA, a new documentary about the making of THE CREEPING TERROR, which gained cult status after appearing on Mystery Science Theater 3000! Both titles are now available, so be sure to scroll down to learn about them before you add them to your personal collection!

THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA (2014)
Synopsis: A creature is haunting the streets of Los Angeles, waiting for the cover of night to stalk innocent young girls. Hungry for fame and fortune, it's fueled by a demonic rage ready to devour anyone attempting to hinder its becoming the most powerful entity in Hollywood. While sometimes called A.J. Nelson, this demon is more commonly known as Vic Savage. This is his story...

In 1964, Vic Savage made THE CREEPING TERROR with a microscopic budget verging on the non-existent. Quickly earning a reputation as the worst movie ever made, it tells of the arrival of an unconvincing alien life-form (a shambling carpet creature made of plastic tubing, wire and soap) that devours its picnicking, dancing and guitar-playing victims. Much like the infamous Ed Wood, Savage managed to pull off a variety of schemes to convince an honest producer to invest in what he promised to be "the biggest monster movie ever made."


Told through re-enactments and containing shockingly true stories of many of the actual people involved with the production, Pete Schuermann's THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA is the funny and ultimately terrifying saga of the making of THE CREEPING TERROR, and a disastrous portrait of a talentless artist who ultimately succumbs to his own self-destructive behavior.

Starring Josh Phillips in the larger-than-life performance as Vic Savage, and Jodi Lynn Thomas (AMC's PREACHER) as his unsuspecting wife Lois, THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA pays vibrant tribute to an inglorious chapter in the history of genre cinema, incidentally exposing one of the most unimaginably radical antitheses of the Hollywood dream.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color and Black & White | 110 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K Scan of the Original Horror Classic, THE CREEPING TERROR (Blu-ray Exclusive!)
  • Audio Commentary with Director Pete Schuermann, Producer Nancy Theken, and Stars Josh Phillips & Jodi Lynn Thomas.
  • The Making of THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA.
  • How to Build a Carpet Monster
  • Breaking Down Art's Death Scene
  • Monster Movie Homages
  • "One Mick to Another" with Byrd Holland & Allan Silliphan.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
  • Screamfest Black Carpet Q&A with Frank Conniff.
  • The Creep Behind The Camera Original Theatrical Trailer
  • The Creeping Terror Screamfest Promotional Trailer 
THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA (with THE CREEPING TERROR!) is now available wherever discs are sold! Get it now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SYNAPSE FILMS!




PHENOMENA (1985)
Synopsis: The young Jennifer Corvino (played by Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly, in one of her first film roles) is sent to a private Swiss academy for girls where a vicious killer is on the loose, brutally murdering students. Jennifer is a gifted girl with the strange ability to communicate with insects, and Dr. McGregor (Donald Pleasence, John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN series, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK) enlists her to help locate the killer.

Jennifer finds herself in a bizarre murder plot with maggots, mutants, and razor-wielding chimpanzee mayhem! Can she uncover the killer's identity before becoming a victim herself?

Daria Nicolodi (TENEBRAE) and Fiore Argento (DEMONS) also star in this strange, unique and gory film from Italy's Master of Horror, Dario Argento. PHENOMENA also features fantastic soundtrack music from progressive-rock favorite Goblin, British Heavy Metal masters Motörhead & Iron Maiden, Andi Sex Gang, Bill Wyman and Simon Boswell!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 306 minutes (accumulated run-time of all three cuts) | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - English 2.0 DTS-HD and Italian 2.0 DTS-HD.

Extras:
  • THREE different cuts of PHENOMENA, all available in high-definition for the first time ever in one collector's edition package!
  • Audio Commentary Track on PHENOMENA (110-minute version) from Argento scholar and author, Derek Botelho and film historian, journalist and radio/television commentator, David Del Valle!
  • DARIO ARGENTO'S WORLD OF HORROR Documentary. A fascinating look at the early films of director Dario Argento, including PHENOMENA, SUSPIRIA, DEMONS, DAWN OF THE DEAD, INFERNO and many more! Containing candid interviews and awesome behind-the-scenes footage, DARIO ARGENTO'S WORLD OF HORROR gives us a look into the mind of Italy's Master of Horror and is an essential viewing experience for all Argento fans.
  • Interview with Andi Sex Gang.
  • PHENOMENA International Theatrical Trailer.
  • CREEPERS U.S. Theatrical Trailer & Radio Spots.
This 2-disc release is pretty much the same as Synapse's limited edition steelbook of PHENOMENA that was released last November, and seems like a worthwhile addition to your Italian Horror collection! You can pick up this Synapse release now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SYNAPSE FILMS!



Scream Factory's JACKALS will brainwash you this October!



ON OCTOBER 3RD, JOIN A FAMILY UNDER SIEGE WHEN SCREAM FACTORY UNLEASHES "JACKALS" TO DVD AND BLU-RAY!

I have yet to watch JACKALS, but have been hearing mostly positive things about it. It is currently available to stream on Amazon and other VOD platforms, before its DVD & Blu-ray debut in a few short weeks! Let's take a closer look at this release, shall we?

Synopsis: From director Kevin Greutert (SAW: THE FINAL CHAPTER) comes a disturbing vision of a fractured family that will do anything to get the son they love back from the unspeakable evil that has taken control of his mind.

When Justin Powell (Ben Sullivan) is captured by two ski-masked men and dragged back to a secluded cabin, it's anything but a standard kidnapping. Waiting for Justin at the cabin is his father (Johnathon Schaech, THAT THING YOU DO!), mother (Deborah Kara Unger, CRASH, SILENT HILL), brother (Nick Roux), and former girlfriend (Chelsea Ricketts). Together, they are dedicated to freeing him from the sinister brainwashing he's undergone at the hands of a vicious cult known as "The Jackals."

With the help of Jimmy Levine (Stephen Dorff, BLADE), an experienced cult deprogrammer, the family does their best to bring Justin back to reality … but their plans go awry when the cult descends upon the cabin, demanding Justin back. A vicious battle unfolds, testing familial loyalties and unleashing a bloodbath from which no one is safe.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 87 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.39:1)
Audio - TBA

Extras:
  • Commentary With Director Kevin Greutert And Writer Jared Rivet.
  • Interviews With The Cast And Crew.
  • Original Theatrical Trailers.
JACKALS comes to DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, October 3rd and can be ordered now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY. Not entirely sold on the movie? Then give the trailer a watch below!



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 09/12/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Welcome back to yet another edition of STOCK YOUR VAULT! We're just about halfway through September, and there's a pretty good number of genre releases out this week! Along with several "must have" titles, there are a bunch of bargain-priced DVD and Blu-ray collections for those of you looking to get more bang for buck!

Arrow Video finally brings their Special Edition of THE GHOUL to DVD & Blu-ray (after numerous release date changes), Synapse unveils their new documentary, THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA (which comes with THE CREEPING TERROR if you buy the Blu-ray!) and new 2-disc release of PHENOMENA, and VCI gives RUBY its Blu-ray debut!

Scream Factory brings the H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, THE RESURRECTED to Blu-ray in a really awesome release (details HERE), and both IT COMES AT NIGHT and the (failed?) flagship film of Universal's "Dark Universe," THE MUMMY, are also now available on all formats!

There's plenty more where that came from, so be sure to scroll down for the full list of this week's DVD & Blu-ray titles!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Creep Behind the Camera
The Ghoul (Special Edition)
The Hatred
It Comes at Night
The Mummy (2017)
Rebecca (The Criterion Collection)
Ruby
Tobor the Great


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Abbott & Costello Meet The Mummy
Dead Again in Tombstone
Dracula Untold (4K UHD)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (4K UHD)
Event Horizon
Evil Dead & Evil Dead 2 (Double Feature)
The Fox with a Velvet Tail
Get Out (4K UHD)
King Kong (2005 - Ultimate Edition)
Leonard Part 6
The Mummy (1999 - 4K UHD)
The Mummy Returns (4K UHD)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (4K UHD)
Phenomena (2-Disc Special Edition)
The Purge: 3-Movie Collection
The Resurrected
Spider (Mondo Macabro)
Split (4K UHD)
Van Helsing (4K UHD)


NEW TO DVD
Before the Dark
Cannibal Cop
Creepy Clowns
Dark Shade Creek 2
Drone Wars
Good People (Director's Cut)
Halloween Around the World
Halloween Nightmares, Vol. 1
Johnny Ghost
Kidnapped by Doctors: Female Hostages
Margo
Night Gallery: The Complete Series
Silver Cell
Silver Woods
Soul on a String
Voyage of the Unicorn: The Complete Mini-Series


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Epicenter with 7 Bonus Movies
Contains: Epicenter, Chain Reaction, Militia, The Day the Sky Exploded, Slipstream, To Survive, Escape from Alaska, and Fire From Below.

Lifetime Scary Movie Set
Contains: Big Driver, Manson's Lost Girls, Hush Little Baby, and Devil's Diary.

Phantasm: 5-Movie Collection
Contains: Phantasm, Phantasm II, Phantasm III, Phantasm OblIVion, and Phantasm: Ravager.

Psycho: Complete 4-Movie Collection
Contains: Psycho, Psycho II, Psycho III, Psycho IV: The Beginning.

The Snow Creature + 4 Bonus Movies
Contains: The Snow Creature, The She-Beast, Chupacabra vs. The Alamo, Blood Predator, and Curse of the Wolf.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

THE SPELL has been cast, and A DARK SONG sung by Scream Factory!


SCREAM FACTORY GIVES HORROR FANS SOMETHING OLD AND SOMETHING NEW WITH THE ADDITION OF "A DARK SONG" AND "THE SPELL" TO THEIR MASSIVE CATALOG!

Once again, the powers that be at Scream Factory have delivered more genre films that I am totally unfamiliar with, and that's a good thing! Black magic and chubby girls with special powers await those of you brave enough to pick up either of these releases!

A DARK SONG (2016)
Synopsis: "Two broken souls. An unholy alliance." Grieving Sophia (Catherine Walker) despairs over the tragic loss of her murdered son. Desperate to somehow make contact with the boy she has lost, Sophia believes her prayers are answered when she crosses paths with the reclusive Joseph (Steve Oram, Sightseers).

An expert in the occult, Joseph reluctantly agrees to aid Sophia through a series of dark and forbidden rituals in order to bring her child back to the world of the living. Pushed to their physical and psychological breaking points, Sophia and Joseph make a disturbing descent into the most depraved corners of black magic.

The debut feature from rising horror auteur Liam Gavin, A DARK SONG sustains an air of quiet, creeping dread, tensely building towards a confrontation with evils unknown to our earthly bounds.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 100 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2:40:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Extras:
  • Interviews With Director Liam Gavin, Actors Steve Oram And Catherine Walker, and Director Of Photography Cathal Watters.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Storyboards
  • Theatrical Trailer
A DARK SONG is now available (on DVD & Blu-ray) at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, and SHOUT! FACTORY.




THE SPELL (1977)
Synopsis: "Her thoughts cast a deadly spell of terror!" 15-year-old Rita lives in an ordinary town, attends an ordinary high school and wants to lead an ordinary life … but Rita is far from an ordinary teenager. Overweight and self-conscious, Rita (Susan Myers, JAMES AT 16) is the victim of cruel teasing by many of her classmates.

Only her mother (Lee Grant, DAMIEN: OMEN II) and her gym teacher (Lelia Goldoni, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS) seem to understand her. But their understanding is not enough to contain the rage that wells up within Rita. And when it does, the rage causes a supernatural power inside of her to take over.

Those who are against Rita begin to die. There seems to be no way to stop the terror once Rita has cast her spell.

This terrifying television film from 1977 also stars James Olsen (AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION), Helen Hunt (TWISTER) and was written by genre writer Brian Taggert (VISITING HOURS, POLTERGEIST III, and OMEN IV: THE AWAKENING).

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 86 minutes |  Region A
Video - 1080p Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! High-Definition Transfer Of The Rarely-Seen 86 Minute Cut Of The Film! (Taken From Best Surviving Video And Audio Elements!)
  • NEW! Audio Commentary By Made-For-TV-Movie Historian And Author Amanda Reyes!
  • NEW! Interview With Writer Brian Taggert!
THE SPELL is currently available at most retailers, including AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, and SHOUT! FACTORY.




Trailer Round-Up: GERALD'S GAME, HAPPY HUNTING, INSIDIOUS 4: THE LAST KEY, & THELMA.


Egads! It's been nearly a full year since our last Trailer Round-Up post! There's just been so much news pouring in daily that we haven't been able to keep up with previews for the latest genre films! So to (hopefully) get back on track, here are four new trailers for upcoming releases about kinky games gone wrong, demonic possession, psychic powers, and hunting the "most dangerous game!" Scroll down and peep 'em out Vault Dwellers!

TRAILER #1: GERALD'S GAME
Release Date: September 29, 2017 (Premiering on NetFlix!)

Carla Gugino stars in this adaptation of a Stephen King novel. A married couple goes to a secluded getaway to spice up their love life. But mere moments after being handcuffed to the bed, Gugino's hubby has a heart attack, leaving her trapped, and alone, with no way to escape. (To be honest, if I was about to do the deed with Carlo Gugino, I'd probably have a heart attack too!) Will she die of dehydration, starvation, or will she be killed and devoured by a stray dog? Find out in three more weeks!




TRAILER #2: HAPPY HUNTING
Release Date: September 22, 2017


Warren Novak (Martin Dingle Wall) is a chronic drunk that is suffering from alcohol withdrawal. When he drifts into the town of Bedford Flats, he ends up getting hunted for sport by the twisted townsfolk! As he fights to stay alive, Warren also has to keep the DTs away by ingesting any booze he can find, as the film "builds to a blood-soaked, live-or-die showdown deep in the desert!" I'm definitely keeping my eye out for this one! Scope out the trailer below and get excited gang!




TRAILER #3: INSIDIOUS 4 - THE LAST KEY
Release Date: January 5, 2018


Truth be told, I haven't watched any of the INSIDIOUS sequels, but I'm happy to see that Lin Shaye has become a central character after her appearance in the original film. The fourth installment in the franchise pits Shaye's parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier, against a presence that is haunting her family's home! To save everyone, she'll have to cross over into the spiritual realm to deal with the key-fingered tormentor once and for all. If you're a fan of the series, watch the trailer below and get excited!




TRAILER #4: THELMA
Release Date: September 17, 2017 (In Norway. U.S. release TBA.)

This artsy, romantic sci-fi tale from Norway focuses upon the titular character, who discovers that she has special powers. I'm not sure what her abilities are, or if they are supernatural in origin, but I'm pretty sure they kick in because she's experiencing a sexual awakening (puberty) and feels guilty that she is falling in love with a member of the same sex. Regardless of what the actual plot is, the movie looks interesting, and seems worth a look. Watch the trailer below to make up your own mind, then wait for it to come out... later this year perhaps?


That's it for this installment Vault Dwellers! Be sure to check back soon for more trailers, as well as updates on other upcoming genre films and Blu-ray releases!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 09/05/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Welcome to September Vault Dwellers! The month is starting off super slow with a small number of genre titles. Scream Factory saves the day with a pair of new Blu-ray releases of THE SPELL and A DARK SONG, while their sister label Shout Select gives us a great new Collector's Edition Blu-ray of MR. MOM! (I know it's not really something that belongs here, but dammit, I love that movie!)

Numerous titles have come to 4K Blu-ray this week, including BLADE RUNNER: FINAL CUT, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, RED, and RED 2, and there are a slew of "Bromantic Comedy" re-releases on DVD, ranging from eternal classics, to modern favorites. (The full list is below!)

There's not much else to get excited for (until next week), so scroll on down and see this week's meager DVD & Blu-ray offerings!

NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
A Dark Song
The Flash: The Complete Third Season
Iron Protector
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A new Translation
Rebecca (Criterion Collection)
Score: A Film Music Documentary
South Park: The Complete 20th Season
Supernatural: The Complete 12th Season


NEW TO BLU-RAY
American Psycho 2
Blade Runner: Final Cut (4K UHD)
The Cabin in the Woods (4K UHD)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Platinum Edition)
Mr. Mom (Collector's Edition)
RED (4K UHD)
RED 2 (4K UHD)
The Spell


NEW TO DVD
The Atoning
The Basement
Guest House
I Saw What You Did
The Island (1980)
Raw
The Real Story: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Real Story: Scream
Toymaker
 

NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Midnight Fright Show: Master Collection
Contains: The Defiled, Crowbar, The Serpent Vampire, Fast Zombies With Guns, and Fell.

Shark Attack Pack: Jaws of Terror
Contains: 5-Headed Shark Attack, Planet of the Sharks, and Empire of the Sharks.


"BROMANTIC COMEDIES" ON DVD
Austin Powers Trilogy
Barbershop: The Next Cut
Blazing Saddles
Caddyshack / Caddyshack 2
The Campaign / Due Date
Dukes of Hazzard / Starsky and Hutch
The Friday Collection
Get Hard
Hall Pass
The Hangover Trilogy
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle / Harold & Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Horrible Bosses / Horrible Bosses 2
Keanu
Lethal Weapon: The Complete Collection
The Mask / Son of Mask
The Nice Guys
Police Academy 1 - 4
Project X / Beerfest
Rush Hour / Rush Hour 2
The Sherlock Holmes Collection
Tin Cup
Vacation
War Dogs
The Wedding Singer / Wedding Crashers
We're the Millers
Yes Man / Get Smart