Tuesday, February 28, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/28/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
February is over with Vault Dwellers! Man it just flew by, didn't it? And now, as we cruise towards Spring, I'm happy to report that there's plenty of awesome stuff coming from your favorite distribution labels including Scream/Shout! Factory, Shout Select, Kino Lorber, Arrow Video, Synapse, Vinegar Syndrome, and Lionsgate's Vestron Collector's Series!

Speaking of which, there are a handful of great titles out this week from several of the companies I've just mentioned: Kino Lorber debuts FRAMED (starring Joe Don Baker) and South Korea's King Kong rip-off A*P*E (in 3D!) on Blu-ray, while Vestron gives Tibor Takacs' THE GATE the royal treatment in high-definition!

Scream Factory has released the long out of print anthology film DEADTIME STORIES in a fantastic DVD/Blu-ray combo pack, and Warner Archives finally unleashes WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH, which features the handiwork of stop-motion legend Jim Danforth!

There's also some classic skin flicks on DVD courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome, a number of anime releases, and plenty of Direct-To-DVD thrills as well! Scroll down to see the full list!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
A*P*E (2D and 3D!)
Contract to Kill
Doctor Strange
Officer Downe
Shut In
We Are the Flesh (2-Disc Collector's Edition)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Banging' Vengeance
Deadtime Stories (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
Game of Thrones: The Complete 5th Season (Steelbook)
The Gate (Vestron Collector's Series)
The Raid Collection
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth


NEW TO DVD
#FollowFriday
3 Hours Till Dead
All God's Creatures
Baobhan Sith (White Fairy)
Bomber (The Bud Spencer Collection)
Child Eater
The Creature Below
Creepy
Harbinger
Izumo: Flash of a Brave Sword - The Complete Series
The Love Slaves
Magic Knight Rayearth: The Complete Collection
Mother of All Lies
Parallel
Peekarama: The Night Bird & Night of the Spanish Fly (Double Feature)
psychic
Star Fleet: The Complete TV Series
Territorial Behavior
Trouble Makers (The Bud Spencer Collection)
UK18


Friday, February 24, 2017

WELCOME TO HUDSON HORROR SHOW XV B*TCH! Poughkeepsie's bi-annual Horror and Exploitation film fest returns in May 2017!


ON SATURDAY, MAY 20TH, HUDSON HORROR SHOW RETURNS TO ITS OLD STOMPING GROUNDS FOR TWELVE HOURS OF 35MM MADNESS!

Just when you think that Chris Alo and friends cannot top the lineups of previous Hudson Horror events, they up the ante yet again! Gaze in wide wonder at the killer lineup of films being screened in 35mm at Hudson Horror Show XV, save the date, and snap up tickets as soon as they go on sale, because this event WILL SELL OUT! For more details on the films and tickets, read the official press release below and get excited!

"Welcome to prime-time bitches, it's Hudson Horror Show #15! It’s been a long time coming, but our next show is locked and loaded and will take place on Saturday May 20th, 2017 at our home, the South Hills Cinema 8 in Poughkeepsie, NY. Tickets are just $38.00 in advance (only available at www.hudsonhorror.com), and will go on sale at approximately 10AM on this Sunday, February 26th. So what are we showing?? You wanna know, don’t you?

We’ll start off with not one but TWO MYSTERY MOVIES!! One is actually a MYSTERY MOVIE and the other is a MYSTERY HORROR MOVIE. (See what we did there?) No real clues yet, but let’s just say that even though one of them isn’t a horror movie, that doesn’t mean it’s not incredibly bloody and violent!

Our buds at the world’s best home video label Vinegar Syndrome are proud to present a rare 35mm screening of SLAUGHTERHOUSE! This late 80’s slasher is grimy and gruesome, but still so much fun. Just missing the slasher craze by a few years, if you’ve never seen this flick before, now is your chance to see it on the big screen.


The maniacal Jordan G from The B-Movie Film Vault is out of the asylum once again, and this time is sponsoring a 30th anniversary screening of THE HIDDEN! This sci-fi horror cult classic is a true roller coaster ride and only Jordan is crazy enough to bring it to you!


Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, you still get nibbled to death by the frenzy that is PIRANHA! Joe Dante’s 1978 classic is one of the most requested titles by you, the Hudson Horror audience. With a cast that includes Kevin McCarthy, Barbara Steele and that guy Dick Miller, PIRANHA is a movie that you will just eat up!


Lastly, but not least, we are equally looking forward to a 30th anniversary screening of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS! One of the most popular entries in the famed franchise, we’ll be laughing along to Freddy’s dated puns almost as much as we are rockin’ to Dokken!


As usual, lobbies at the theater will be packed to the gills with vendors selling t-shirts, DVDs, Blu-rays, toys, posters and so much more. Interested in being a vendor? Got a question? Send an email chris@hudsonhorror.com. Tickets are not needed to shop the vendor’s area, but you WILL need a ticket to watch the movies. And yeah, you will need to decide before purchasing your tickets which screening room you want to sit in (Theater #1 or Theater #6). Both rooms get the same movies, just in a slightly different order.

Again, tickets go on sale at 10AM this Sunday February 26th at www.hudsonhorror.com. Get them before they are gone! And we’ll see you on May 20th in Poughkeepsie for Hudson Horror Show #15!"



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lionsgate's Vestron label opens THE GATE on February 28th!


LIONSGATE'S VESTRON COLLECTOR'S SERIES GIVES TIBOR TAKACS' CLASSIC "THE GATE," THE ROYAL TREATMENT ON BLU-RAY!

I unabashedly love THE GATE. Growing up, it was one of my favorite Horror movies (probably because it involved kids fighting against a supernatural evil), and I'm amazed at  how well the film's effects still hold up. So you can imagine how excited I was when this film was announced as part of the Vestron Collector's Series! Now, within days I will be able to enjoy this film in high-definition, with hours of extras covering every facet of its production! JOY!

Synopsis: When best friends Glen (Stephen Dorff) and Terry (Louis Tripp) stumble across a mysterious crystalline rock in Glen's backyard, they quickly dig up the newly sodden lawn searching for more precious stones. Instead, they unearth THE GATE — an underground chamber of terrifying demonic evil. The youngsters soon understand what forces they've unleashed, as they are overcome with an assortment of horrific experiences. With fiendish followers invading suburbia, it's now up to the kids to discover the secret that can lock The Gate forever . . . if it's not already too late!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 82 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - TBA

Extras:
  • Audio Commentary with Director Tibor Takacs, Writer Michael Nankin, and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook! 
  • Audio Commentary with Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook, Special Make-up Effects Artist Craig Reardon, Special Effects Artist Frank Carere, and Matte Photographer Bill Taylor!
  • Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composers Michael Hoenig and J. Peter Robinson.
  • THE GATE: Unlocked – A Conversation between Director Tibor Takacs and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook.
  • Minion Maker – An interview with Special Make-up Effects Artist Craig Reardon.
  • From Hell It Came – An Interview with Co-Producer Andras Hamori.
  • The Workman Speaks! – An Interview with Actor Carl Kraines.
  • Made In Canada – A series of interviews with many of the local Toronto-based cast & crew including Production Manager Robert Wertheimer, Costume Designer Trysha Bakker, Third Assistant Director Kathleen Meade, 'Minion' Performer Jonathan Llyr, Actor Scot Denton, and Post-Production Supervisor H. Gordon Woodside.
  • From Hell: The Creatures & Demons of THE GATE with Randall William Cook and Craig Reardon.
  • The Gatekeepers with Tibor Takacs and Michael Nankin.
  • Vintage Featurette: Making of 'THE GATE'
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery
  • Behind-The-Scenes Still Gallery
If you're a fan of THE GATE, and you already own the previous DVD release from Lionsgate, I think it's safe to say that you can part with it and upgrade to this release! The cover art is better, the film has been remastered, and there are more special features than ever before! THE GATE comes out on Tuesday, February 28th and is available to buy at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, and DIABOLIK DVD! If you shop around, you may get a decent price, but don't be shocked if you see this disc going for thirty dollars or more!



Scream Factory tucks you in for some DEADTIME STORIES on February 28th!


DEADTIME STORIES MAKES ITS BLU-RAY DEBUT ON FEBRUARY 28TH, COURTESY OF SCREAM FACTORY!

Honestly gang, I've never seen this one, but have always wanted to scope it out because I am a sucker for anthology flicks! The expendable income is low at the moment, so I'll have to wait for another kick-ass sale from Scream Factory to pick this bad boy up! But don't let that stop you!

Synopsis: Your favorite nightmares come to life in a horror/fantasy salute to the age-old bedtime story ritual. Travel on a mysterious journey to a medieval world populated by blood-crazed witches, evil experiments and captive maidens.

Then from the catacombs and dark caverns of medieval Europe you plunge into modern suburbia and the frolicsome adventures of a nubile lady jogger tracked by a savage werewolf. Finally, sensuality becomes macabre black comedy on the trail of three escaped mental patients who share a country house with a daffy murderess.

Disc Specs: 
Rated R | Color | 83 minutes | Region A/1
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - TBA

Extras:
  • NEW! Hi-Def Transfer From The Original Negative!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Co-writer/Director Jeffrey Delman!
  • NEW! I Like The Grotesque – An Interview With Co-writer/Director Jeffrey Delman.
  • NEW! Interviews With Actors Cathryn de Prume, Melissa Leo, and Scott Valentine!
  • The Black Forest – An Alternate Cut Of The First Story!
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Still Gallery
Packed with extras and restored in HD, DEADTIME STORIES is available everywhere in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on Tuesday, February 28th! Order it today from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, which will net you this release early!



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On February 28th, go A*P*E with Kino Lorber in 3D!


ON FEBRUARY 28TH, SEE TEN TONS OF ANIMAL FURY LEAP ACROSS THE SCREEN (IN STARTLING 3D!), WITH KINO LORBER'S A*P*E BLU-RAY!

A*P*E is a hilariously awful, but I adore it! Featuring bargain basement special effects (which might actually look "better" in 3D), this low-budget Kong rip-off features a cheap gorilla costume, terrible miniatures, and the gut-bustingly funny desecration of a dead shark! It must be seen to be believed! (Man I wish I had a 3D TV so I could enjoy this in its intended format!)

Synopsis: A freighter peacefully glides the still waters of a soft Pacific night; their cargo: a recently captured 36-foot ape. A giant fist comes up through the deck sending the sailors sprawling and in a matter of seconds, the A*P*E (Attacking Primate monster) is loose!

The mighty A*P*E defies the JAWS of the Great White Shark, and then wades ashore and explores the Korean mainland. Meanwhile, American actress (Joanna Kerns, TV’s Growing Pains) arrives in South Korea to appear in a film, at the same time, A*P*E has also arrived and lays waste the city of Inchon and continues his march forward, destroying everything in his path. Paul Leder (I DISMEMBER MAMA) co-wrote and directed this cult classic which also co-stars Hollywood veteran Alex Nicol (THE MAN FROM LARAMIE, THE SCREAMING SKULL)!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 87 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.39:1)
Audio - TBA

Extras:
  • 2D and 3D versions of the movie!
  • Audio Commentary by Horror Cinema Historian Chris Alexander.
  • Trailers
A*P*E will be available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold on Tuesday, February 28th and will cost around twenty bucks. Order it today from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD! Also, if you plan on watching this in 3D, make sure that you already have a 3D Blu-ray player and TV!



STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/21/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Another week, another batch of new releases on DVD and Blu-ray Vault Dwellers! While last week boasted a lot of cool stuff, this week is considerably light on worthwhile purchases.

Kino Lorber brings NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER to Blu-ray for the first time, featuring the international cut of the movie, plus an interview with the lead actor Kurt McKinney, audio commentary with screenwriter Keith W. Strandberg, and theatrical trailers!

Though that's a definite "must own" in my book, it gets blown away by Arrow Video's 2-Disc Special Edition of PSYCHOMANIA, which offers up a new 2K restoration of the film, new (and archival) cast and crew interviews, and various featurettes!

Honestly there isn't too much more to get excited for, so scroll on down for this week's tiny list of DVDs and Blu-rays!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Beauty & The Beast (2014 - Shout! Factory)
Black Widows
Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Deluge
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Season 1
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Season 2
Karate Girl
No Retreat, No Surrender
Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis
Psychomania (2-Disc Special Edition)


NEW TO DVD
#Followfriday
42nd Street Pete's Busty Babe Bonanza
All the Kind Strangers (1974)
Black Bikers from Hell (aka Black Angels)
Blade of the Ripper (1972)
Fortune Cookie
Green Legend Ran
In Memorium
Isle of the Dead
It Watches
Kill Granny Kill
Model Combat
Tormented / House on Haunted Hill (Double Feature)
Viking Legacy
The Woman Hunter


RETRO DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURES
Retro Drive-In: Fu Manchu Double Feature
Contains: The Adventures of Fu Manchu and The Castle of Fu Manchu.

Retro Drive In: Mexican Horror Double Feature
Contains: Attack of the Mayan Mummy and Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trailer Round-Up: BLOODRUNNERS, FABRICATED CITY, GHOSTS OF DARKNESS, SLICE OF LIFE, and THE VOID!


It's a new week Vault Dwellers, which means new trailers! This time around, I've got some cool previews to share with you, featuring vampire speakeasies, dueling ghost hunters, Korean gamers turned action stars, a BLADE RUNNER fan film, and an all new Horror flick that was heavily influenced by Lucio Fulci and John Carpenter! Scroll down to start watching!

TRAILER #1: BLOODRUNNERS
Release Date: March 7, 2017 (Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and Digital HD)

Set during tumultuous Prohibition Era America, BLOODRUNNERS features Ice-T as a vampire named Chesterfield that butts heads with Jack Malone, a corrupt cop that shakes down bootleggers and club owners for a "luxury tax." What was just business as usual for Jack turns into a vicious battle between the police and a clan of vampires who are looking to take over the town! For a low-budget film, it looks like they put a lot of effort into it - could be a good time! Check out the trailer below and consider giving BLOODRUNNERS some love when it's released!



TRAILER #2: FABRICATED CITY
Release Date: February 24, 2017 (U.S. limited theatrical release)

Kwon yoo (Ji Chang wook) is unemployed in the real world, but online, he's a respected gamer who can't be beat. But someone clearly has it out for Kwon when he is framed for murder and incarcerated. Now, he must team up with a fellow gamer, and a hacker to find out who framed him, and clear his name! This movie has definitely sparked my interest, as it seems to be partially adapted from Ernest Cline's READY PLAYER ONE. Even if that's not the case, FABRICATED CITY looks like it is going to be a pretty decent action movie!



TRAILER #3: GHOSTS OF DARKNESS
Release Date: March 7, 2017 (Digital HD)


Two paranormal investigators are unexpectedly thrown together in the hope of solving a hundred-year-old mystery. Locked for three nights in a house with a dark and unsettling past, the two investigators must put their differences aside and work together. They soon discover the myths and stories are nothing compared to what actually resides within the eerie walls of Richwood Manor. For once they have stumbled onto the real thing, but this time it’s their own lives at that are at stake. This upcoming release from Uncork'd Entertainment looks pretty polished, and I'm looking forward to giving it a look!



TRAILER #4: SLICE OF LIFE
Release Date: TBA


SLICE OF LIFE hasn't actually been made yet (the filmmakers are gearing up for a Kickstarter campaign, with a goal of completing the movie later this year) so this is actually a fan-made proof-of-concept trailer. Details about the Sci-Fi film are scant, but it will be a short film (unless they get some major backing on their crowdfunding campaign), and it will take place in the BLADE RUNNER universe. Watch the trailer below and prepare to be impressed!



TRAILER #5: THE VOID
Release Date: April 7, 2017

I've been a big fan of Astron-6 ever since I laid eyes on MANBORG (and subsequently FATHER'S DAY and THE EDITOR), so I am extremely excited for this new (and much more serious) Horror offering from Jeremy Gillespie and Steve Kostanski. With currently 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, this upcoming tale of cosmic horror begins when a police officer named Daniel Carter brings an injured man to a hospital late one night. Dan quickly discovers that the patients and staff are mutating into inhuman monstrosities from another dimension, and the only way to escape is to team up with the other survivors in the hospital! This looks super cool and I can't wait to see it in April!


That's it for now Vault Dwellers, but be sure to check back to the News Vault soon for more trailers, news, and updates on upcoming Blu-rays!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/14/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Happy (belated) Valentine's Day Vault Dwellers! This week is mostly full of direct-to-DVD fare, but there are some new titles worth picking up as well!

Kino Lorber gives ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. and 23 PACES TO BAKER STREET their Blu-ray debuts, Mondo Macabro brings the relatively unknown SUDDENLY IN THE DARK to the high-def format, and Universal brings us the original IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE in a nice 2D/3D presentation!

In the mood for something more recent? Well ARRIVAL, STAKE LAND II, CITY OF DEAD MEN, are now available as well!

There's plenty more where that came from, so scroll on down to get the full list of this week's releases!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Arrival
City of Dead Men
Comet Lucifer: The Complete Collection
Pig Pen
Stake Land II


NEW TO BLU-RAY
23 Paces to Baker Street
Busou Shinki: Armored War Goddess - The Complete Series
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
It Came From Outer Space (2D & 3D!)
Killing Spree (Director's Cut)
King Cobra
One Million Years B.C.
Star Trek Enterprise: The Complete Series
Suddenly in the Dark
The Yakuza (1975)


NEW TO DVD
3 Sisters
Action-Horror Double Feature: MOLD! and Hotel Inferno
Backwater
Beavis & Butthead: The Complete Collection
Bigfoot: The Movie
Blood Brothers
Bloodline
Burningmore Deaths
Catatonia
Creature Lake
Crooked Man
Death Rot
Easter Bunny Bloodbath
The Eves
Evidence
Freshwater
Hap and Leonard
Harrigan
The Horde
House of Bad
I Heart U
The Inflicted
Khazana
Killer Clowns
The Lake on Clinton Road
Night of the Living Dead: Comic Book Collector's Edition
Oceans Rising
Pretty Dead
The Sacred
Sisters of the Plague
Sparrow
Stranglehold
Sugar Skull Girls
Trippin'
Tumbling Doll of Flesh
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women: Comic Book Collector's Edition
Zombie eXs


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Psycho Triple Feature
Contains: All Saint's Eve, Bad vs. Worse, and The Turnpike Killer.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Straight Outta Clown World, here's BRBRCK's crazy cool rap theme song for SPACE CLOWN!



Several weeks ago, I noticed a new indie flick called SPACE CLOWN while I was typing up one of my weekly "Stock Your Vault" posts, but I didn't pay it any mind. Fast forward to today where I received an unexpected e-mail from an old friend of mine who actually wrote and performed the theme song for the movie! Pretty crazy eh?

So without further ado, here is the extremely catchy rap theme for SPACE CLOWN, by the one and only BRBRCK! If you enjoy it (and I think you will), you can listen to it for free on Sound Cloud and Spotify, or purchase it (for 99 cents) on iTunes or Apple Music. Enjoy!



ABOUT SPACE CLOWN
Synopsis: Poor Graham (writer/director Graham Skipper - BEYOND THE GATES, THE MIND'S EYE, ALMOST HUMAN) is a hapless filmmaker that finds himself besieged by an extraterrestrial clown who is looking to return to its home planet. The only catch? The clown's spaceship is fueled by human meat! Come for the jokes, and stay for the murder in this no-budget Horror-Comedy distributed by Wild Eye Releasing!

Space Clown Links: Facebook | IMDB

Purchase it: AMAZON (DVD) | BULLMOOSE (DVD)



ABOUT BRBRCK
Mike Berberich (BRBRCK) is a genre-bending hip-hop songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York, where he writes and produces all of his own music. His live shows are an explosion of energy, with a full band backing the MC as he weaves his witty sense of humor through a nonstop barrage of spitfire wordplay and brass-knuckle punchlines. He has collaborated with a diverse group of artists, including jazz bassist Felix Pastorius, Anna Morsett of "The Still Tide," and dozens of local musicians, MCs, and producers. BRBRCK released his second full-length album, “BACKSTAGE” in June, 2016.

BRBRCK Links: Official Site | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Sound Cloud | YouTube 

Thanks for the tip Mike and thanks for helping to bring back the time-honored tradition of cinematic theme songs! You (BRB)Rock! For more awesome Horror movie theme songs (rap, heavy metal, and otherwise) be sure to check out The Vault Master's list of Top Ten Horror Movie Theme Songs!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Mondo Macabro gives SUDDENLY IN THE DARK its Blu-ray debut on February 14th!


MONDO MACABRO INTRODUCES THE WORLD TO THE OBSCURE KOREAN HORROR CLASSIC, "SUDDENLY IN THE DARK" ON VALENTINE'S DAY!

Mondo Macabro has been instrumental in introducing yours truly to some truly batshit insane films like MSYTICS IN BALI and LADY TERMINATOR! And once again, they're doing us fans of international cinematic oddities a solid by giving SUDDENLY IN THE DARK a new lease on life!

Synopsis: A woman's idyllic middle-class life is disrupted when her husband brings home a beautiful young orphan to be their maid. At first she welcomes the pretty girl, in fact seems strangely fixated on her, but soon comes to suspect the girl of having an affair with her husband.

At the same time odd, unexplained incidents - most involving the maid's mysterious wooden doll - begin to make her question her own sanity. Soon it all spirals out of control and the film climaxes in a fever pitch of sexual jealousy, murder, and supernatural vengeance, all set to a pounding synth score.

Almost completely unknown outside its home country, SUDDENLY IN THE DARK is one of the best examples of pre-millennial K-horror. It was made at a time when censorship laws were being liberalized, igniting a boom in horror and erotic films. Elements of both are present here, directed with bizarre flair by Go Yeong-nam in a style often compared to the wilder Italian films of the 70s and 80s.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 100 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - Korean LPCM Mono (w/ English subtitles)

Extras:
  • Interview with producer David Suh.
  • Interview with critic Kim Bong-seok.
  • Korean Cover Cavalcade
  • Mondo Macabro previews
SUDDENLY IN THE DARK has been lovingly restored (with the best available film elements procured from the Korean Film Archive) and is due out on Tuesday, February 14th! You can order your copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from MONDO MACABRO!



Kino Lorber takes you back in time to ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. on February 14th!


SEE RAQUEL WELCH'S FUR-KINI IN STARTLING HD CLARITY IN KINO LORBER'S NEW "ONE MILLION YEARS B.C." BLU-RAY!

I've been a huge fan of Ray Harryhausen ever since I was a little hobgoblin, and ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. features some of my favorite work by the late stop-motion master. Plus it doesn't hurt to see Raquel Welch in a furry bikini! I can't wait to add this to my collection and compare the U.S. and international cuts of the film, which are both included on this release!

Synopsis: In this vivid view of prehistoric life, a man from the vicious Rock People, Tumak (John Richardson, BLACK SUNDAY) is banished from his home, but soon finds himself living among the kind, gentle Shell People. There, he falls in love with the beautiful Loana (Raquel Welch, 100 RIFLES, FUZZ, FATHOM), in the role that made her an international sex symbol and a major star.

The two decide to strike out on their own, living by their wits in a deadly land of treacherous beasts and unknown dangers, leading to a thrilling climax by the edge of an angry volcano. The stunning primeval creatures were created by the legendary special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen (THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, CLASH OF THE TITANS, et al.).

ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., a true science-fiction classic, was directed by Don Chaffey (JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS) and featured a strong supporting cast that included Martine Beswick (THUNDERBALL), Robert Brown (THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS), Percy Herbert (TOO LATE THE HERO) and Yvonne Horner (PREHISTORIC WOMEN).

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 91 minutes (U.S. cut) & 100 minutes (international cut) | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K Restoration of the 91-minute U.S. Cut.
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas.
  • In the Valley of the Dinosaurs: Interview with Star Raquel Welch.
  • An interview with SFX Legend Ray Harryhausen
  • An interview with Actress Martine Beswick.
  • Animated Montage of Posters and Images
  • Trailers
Kino Lorber's stellar Blu-ray of ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. will be available everywhere on Tuesday, February 14th! Order your copy of this dino classic at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD today!



Friday, February 10, 2017

Shout Select invades your Blu-ray Collection with RED DAWN in March!


JOIN THE RESISTANCE! ADD SHOUT SELECT'S "RED DAWN: COLLECTOR'S EDITION" TO YOUR BLU-RAY LIBRARY ON MARCH 14TH!

I have owned RED DAWN on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray... but it looks like I'll need to upgrade again! Boasting new cover art and an all-new feature-length retrospect of the film, this new Collector's Edition looks to be a must-own for fans of this film! "WOLVERIIIIINES!"

Synopsis: From legendary writer-director John Milius (APOCALYPSE NOW, CONAN THE BARBARIAN) comes the tale of what-could-have-been, had the Cold War gone another way. When Communist paratroopers descend on a Colorado high school football field, a group of students wages an all-out guerilla war to save their town — and their country.

Powerful and gripping, RED DAWN features an all-star cast, including Patrick Swayze (ROAD HOUSE), C. Thomas Howell (THE OUTSIDERS, THE HITCHER), Lea Thompson (BACK TO THE FUTURE), Ben Johnson (TERROR TRAIN), Harry Dean Stanton (ALIEN), Ron O’Neal (SUPER FLY), William Smith (CONAN THE BARBARIAN), Charlie Sheen (PLATOON), Jennifer Grey (DIRTY DANCING) and Powers Boothe (TOMBSTONE).

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 114 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.85:1)
Audio - TBA

Extras:
  • NEW!A Look Back At Red Dawn” featuring brand-new stories from co-star Doug Toby, casting director Jane Jenkins, production designer Jackson DeGovia and editor Thom Noble!
  • Red Dawn Rising (archival featurette)
  • Training For WWIII (archival featurette)
  • Building The Red Menace (archival featurette)
  • WWIII Comes To Town (archival featurette)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
Shout Select's RED DAWN: COLLECTOR'S EDITION hits stores on Tuesday, March 14th! You can order it now at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY. If you order from Shout!, you will get the disc two weeks early, and also receive an 18 x 24 poster featuring the new cover art! (While supplies last!)



Scream Factory brings John Waters' SERIAL MOM to Blu-ray on May 9th!


SCREAM FACTORY RELEASES JOHN WATERS' CULT CLASSIC, "SERIAL MOM," JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHER'S DAY!

SERIAL MOM was my first foray into the cinematic world of John Waters, but I haven't seen it in YEARS! So naturally I am looking forward to revisiting this movie, and what better way than with this upcoming Collector's Edition release from Scream Factory?

Synopsis: If you are ill-mannered, have a poor sense of social etiquette or just plain irresponsible, then beware of the cheerfully psychotic housewife Beverly Sutphin from John Waters’ wickedly hilarious cult classic, SERIAL MOM. She will stop at nothing to rid of anyone failing to live up to her moral code!

Starring Kathleen Turner (ROMANCING THE STONE) as Beverly Sutphin, Sam Waterston (GRACE AND FRANKIE) and Ricki Lake (HAIRSPRAY), writer-director and pop culture icon John Waters puts a twist on the everyday mediocrity of suburban life in this outrageous dark comedy brimming with his unique brand of perverse humor and high camp.

The film also stars Mink Stole (PINK FLAMINGOS), Patricia Hearst (A DIRTY SHAME), Matthew Lillard (SCREAM), Mary Jo Catlett (Diff’rent Strokes), Traci Lords (CRY-BABY), with special appearance by Suzanne Somers (Three’s Company). It’s a killer comedy that will take fans and audience over the edge with laughter!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 94 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - TBA

Extras: 
  • NEW! A Conversation With Director John Waters, Actress Kathleen Turner And Actress Mink Stole.
  • Serial Mom: Surreal Moments – Featuring Interviews With Waters, Stole, Actress Patricia Hearst, Actress Ricki Lake, Actor Matthew Lillard, Casting Director Pat Moran, Production Designer Vincent Peranio & More!
  • Feature Commentary With John Waters And Kathleen Turner.
  • Feature Commentary With John Waters.
  • The Making Of Serial Mom – Original Promotional Featurette 
  • The Kings Of Gore: Herschel Gordon Lewis And David Friedman Featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
SERIAL MOM: COLLECTOR'S EDITION will be available on Tuesday, May 9th, wherever discs are sold. You can order it now from AMAZON, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, which will net you the disc two weeks early, along with an 18 x 24 poster featuring the new cover art! (Limited to 500!)



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WILD BEASTS ARE HERE..... ON BLU-RAY!


ENJOY THE PCP-FUELED HIJINKS OF FRANCO PROSPERI'S "WILD BEASTS" ON BLU-RAY, COURTESY OF SEVERIN FILMS!

I am a sucker for nature strikes back / nature run amok flicks! JAWS is my favorite film of all time, and I adore all its sequels and knock-offs! And just when I thought I had seen just about every killer animal flick I could find, I stumbled into Franco Prosperi's WILD BEASTS! This movie is crazy as hell, and I'm forever indebted to Severin Films for giving it a legitimate Blu-ray release!

Synopsis: For his final work, "Godfather Of Mondo" Franco E. Prosperi took on the Nature Strikes Back genre and delivered perhaps the most shocking movie of his controversial career! When PCP gets into the water supply of a city zoo, the drug-crazed beasts including tigers, lions, cheetahs, hyenas and elephants (as well as seeing eye dogs and sewer rats) go berserk and rampage through the streets of Rome!

What follows is a terrifying mix of actual animal attacks (supervised by professional circus trainers) and over-the-top 80s Italian gore that remains the greatest eco-revenge shocker in EuroCult history! Lorraine De Selle (CANNIBAL FEROX, HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE PARK) and Ugo Bologna (NIGHTMARE CITY) star in this disturbing urban bloodbath!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 92 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - TBA

Extras:

  • Altered Beasts: Interview With Director Franco E. Prosperi.
  • Wild Tony: Interview With Actor Tony Di Leo.
  • Cut After Cut: Interview With Editor & Mondo Filmmaker Mario Morra.
  • The Circus is in Town: Interview With Animal Wrangler Roberto Tibeti's son, Carlo Tiberti.
  • House Of Wild Beasts: A Visit To The Home Of Franco E. Prosperi.
  • International Trailer 
 WILD BEASTS is now available wherever discs are sold! If you love Italian cinema, and are a fan of nature strikes back films like DAY OF THE ANIMALS, then you need to add this disc to your collection! Order WILD BEASTS now at AMAZON or DIABOLIK DVD!





Extremely Limited Number of Code Red and Scorpion Releasing Titles now available at Screen Archives Entertainment!


Hey Vault Dwellers! I received an e-mail today from Screen Archives Entertainment, letting me know that they have a limited supply of some Code Red and Scorpion Releasing titles. There's a lot of stuff here that I'd love to add to my collection, but since my expendable income is at an all-time low, I cannot afford to pick up any of these discs. (Which average about $25 - $30 apiece.)

So with me out of the running to add any new Cult, Horror, or Exploitation titles to my "wall o' movies," that leaves plenty for the rest of you fellow collectors! To see what Screen Archives is offering up, just scroll down and click on the handy links to to be whisked over to their online store if you see anything that catches your eye!

BLU-RAYS

THE BEACH GIRLS (1982)
It's a nonstop vacation celebration with The Beach Girls, now in HD. The beautiful Sarah heads for the beach to spend a few weeks quietly working on her tan and relaxing peacefully at her Uncle Carl's palatial beach house in Malibu. But when her rowdy girlfriends Ginger and Ducky show up unannounced and ready to party, Uncle Carl's serene beach retreat turns into a loud, rip-roaring celebration that would make even a Roman orgy pale by comparison.

BLACK CANDLES (1982)
It's a stew of satanic sex when Carol and her boyfriend Paul travel to England after the unexpected death of her brother. Once there she finds out her sister-in-law is involved in a secret cult, and Paul might be getting pulled into their lusty web of diabolical destruction. Also known as "Hot Fantasies," this cult film from Euro horror icon Jose Ramon Larraz (VAMPYRES, SYMPTOMS, THE HOUSE THAT VANISHED) will seduce you in luscious HD with all of its shocking, goat-abusing thrills intact!

BLACK GESTAPO (1974)
General Ahmed (ROD PERRY, TV's S.W.A.T) has started an inner-city People's Army to try and relieve the misery of the citizens of Watts. When the locals are put under increasing pressure by Mafia thugs, Ahmed's second-in-command Colonel Kojah (CHARLIE ROBINSON, TV's Night Court, SUGAR HILL) asks for permission to start a protection squad to take more direct action. Ahmed fears this protection squad will just turn into a vigilante mob, and his prediction soon proves correct. Will Ahmed be able to wrest control back from the power-mad Kojah, or will he be the mob's next victim? Throw away all those PD bootlegs, watch this classic from the original camera negatives in HD!

BLOODTHIRSTY BUTCHERS (1970)
Legendary bargain-basement filmmaker Andy Milligan tries (and fails) yet again to pull off a period horror piece, this time applying his trademark touch to the legend of Sweeney Todd. Viewers are thus presented with Victorian England, Milligan style -- replete with thrift shop costumes! As in the oft-told tale, the infamous "Demon Barber of Fleet Street" slashes his customers into cutlets, providing a local baker with yummy filling for his popular meat pies. When their scheme is undone by the lady friend of a recent victim, they eventually turn on each other. 

DAY OF THE ANIMALS (1977)
Scientists warn that the depletion of the earth's ozone layer is reaching critical levels, particularly in higher altitudes. How critical? Enough to unleash the vengeful wrath of the entire animal kingdom! No human is safe, particularly a group of nature-loving hikers made up of Leslie Nielsen (THE NAKED GUN, AIRPLANE), Richard Jaeckel (GRIZZLY), Jon Cedar (THE MANITOU), Lynda Day George, PIECES), and their guide (Christopher George, GRIZZLY, MORTUARY). Together, they are constantly menaced by every conceivable mountain-dwelling creature: Dogs, rats, snakes, hawks, owls, mountain lions and bears are out to send a clear message about chlorofluorocarbon abuse.

DEVIL TIMES FIVE (1974)
Five children crawl from the wreckage of a deadly van accident in a snowy canyon. The juvenile survivors (including teen heartthrob Leif Garrett) seek shelter at a secluded mountaintop winter home occupied by a rich businessman (Gene Evans) and his friends (including Sorrell Booke, Boss Hogg from TV's Dukes Of Hazzard and Shelly Morrison of Will & Grace). Soon, strange mishaps occur and the group is stranded without electricity and telephones. One by one, the adults begin to fell prey to a series of shocking and violent deaths!

THE FOREST (1980)
Two couples plan a trip into the forest. But they didn't count on a killer on the loose with a taste for human flesh! Haunted by the ghosts of his children, the killer is eventually double-crossed as the ghosts of his children come to the aid of the campers in this unique entry into the killer-in-the-woods genre. From 70's exploitation director Don Jones (LETHAL PURSUIT, SCHOOLGIRLS IN CHAINS), featuring cult star Gary Kent (SATAN'S SADISTS, THRILL KILLERS), Stafford Morgan (LEGEND OF BIGFOOT) and Corky Pigeon (TV'S Silver Spoons). Now see this slasher classic from a brand new 2k scan!

GIRLY (1969)
Two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Freddie Francis (Glory, The Elephant Man) steps into the director's chair to tell the bizarre tale of Girly a killer black comedy unlike any other! In a large mansion outside of London, an eccentric family lurks: Girly, a flirtatious schoolgirl with eyes of fire; Sonny, her mischievous brother; Nanny, the house's caretaker; and Mumsy, the family matriarch. This quite unusual family is far more dangerous than you can imagine! Any man who enters the house never comes out, as they are sucked into a blood-curdling game with children! The arrival of a new plaything (Michael Byant, THE RULING CLASS) sends the group into whirlwind, as he intends to survive by any means necessary!

HEADHUNTER (1989)
A voodoo demon from Africa arrives amongst Miami’s Nigerian community and begins decapitating people and possessing others. A tough Miami cop (Wayne Crawford, WHITE GHOST, GOD'S BLOODY ACRE, JAKE SPEED), who recently found out his wife (June Chadwick, FORBIDDEN WORKD, THIS IS SPINAL TAP) has a female lover, investigates the murders with his female partner (Kay Lenz, STRIPPED TO KILL, THE PASSAGE, BREEZY). Steve Kanaly (FLESHBURN, DILLINGER) also stars in this suspense thriller, now in HD!

HOT MOVES (1985)
Before AMERICAN PIE, there was HOT MOVES! When four horny Venice Beach teenagers, led by Barry (Michael Zorek, PRIVATE SCHOOL), make a pact to lose their virginity by the end of Summer, hilarity and madcap humor ensue, as everything they do goes horribly wrong in their quest to go all the way! Also starring Jill Schoelen (POPCORN, THE STEPFATHER, CURSE II: THE BITE, CUTTING CLASS), Deborah Richter (CYBORG), and Penthouse Pet/Scream Queen Monique Gabrielle (DEATHSTALKER II, AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON).

THE JIGSAW MURDERS (1988)
Chad Everett and Yaphet Kotto star in this exciting thriller! Detective DaVonzo (Everett, Medical Center, Fever Pitch) and his young partner Elliott are putting together a murder mystery with the help of a jigsaw puzzle... but will all the pieces fit together in time to save DaVonzo’s daughter (Michelle Johnson, BLAME IT ON RIO, WAXWORK)? Directed by Jag Mundhra (NIGHT EYES, LAST CALL), this riveting thriller will keep you guessing!

A LONG RIDE FROM HELL (1969)
When some badly dubbed bad guys rob a shipment of gold from a railroad company, Mike Sturges (Steve Reeves of Hercules fame) and his brother are framed for the crime. Thrown into the hellish Yuma State Prison, the brothers are forced to work hard labor. The is so intense that Mike's brother ends up dead, nailed to a cross! Mike escapes from prison and goes after the bad guys who framed him, and to also settle the score against the prison gaurd (Nello Pazzafini) who was responsible for his brother's death. It's hot times in Yumatown tonight! The wild west will never be the same as muscles vs. pistols in this action-packed spaghetti western!

LORD SHANGO (1974)
In this atmospheric blaxploitation classic, a wrong Christian mother turns away from her faith to a more ancient religion and summons a tribal priest to avenge her teenage daughter. Rarely seen since its original release, this striking blend of folklore, African traditions, and supernatural menace stars cult icon Marlene Clark (NIGHT OF THE COBRA WOMAN, GANJA AND HESS, ENTER THE DRAGON), and now comes to Blu-ray for the very first time!

THE MAN WITH TWO HEADS (1974)
Dr. William Jekyll (Denis de Marne) is a brilliant scientist whose revolutionary theories on the nature of human evil have earned him derision from the more conservative corners of his profession. The devoted doctor has developed a serum that isolates and identifies the part of the brain that produces violent behavior, and is working on another chemical that will block all antisocial desires, effectively curing evil once and for all. Of course, something goes wrong, and the crusading doctor is transformed into Mr. Blood, a sadistic, lustful creature with grey-green skin and ferocious eyebrows. Jekyll remembers nothing after recovering from his fits of violence, but his sister, fiancee, and the students he teaches all notice that his behavior is becoming very strange. The doctor's evil alter ego begins surfacing uncontrollably and at random, threatening the safety and sanity or his loved ones, as well as Jekyll himself.

MARK OF THE WITCH (1970)
A college co-ed attends a class on the occult and ends up possessed by a 17th-century witch who seduces the girl’s lover (who is also teaching the course). She then goes on a murderous rampage to get revenge on the descendant of the man who persecuted her in this taut 70’s horror movie.

MOONSHINE COUNTY EXPRESS (1976)
Hollywood legend John Saxon (ENTER THE DRAGON, HANDS OF STEEL, BLOOD BEACH) stars in a drive-in classic! Villainous racketeer Starkey (William Conrad, Jake And The Fat Man) has bumped off likable moonshiner Pap Hammer. Now, Starkey must do away with Hammer’s beautiful daughters Dot (Susan Howard, Dallas), Betty (Claudia Jennings, DEATHSPORT, TRUCK STOP WOMEN, GATOR BAIT), and Sissy (Maureen McCormick, The Brady Bunch, TEXAS DETOUR, SKATETOWN U.S.A.). The girls receive unexpected help from Starkey’s flunky, J. B. Johnson (Saxon), who turns out to be more than capable of helping them fight back.

MY TUTOR (1983)
Bobby Chrystal and his friends Billy and Jack are three rambunctious high school seniors looking for love. It seems everything leaves them, well, unfulfilled. Jack is chased out of a whorehouse by a vicious dominatrix, Billy is almost beaten to a pulp after hitting on some female mud wrestlers, and Bobby ends up making his getaway when the girl he's making out with is paid a surprise visit by her motorcycle gang boyfriend. All that cruising leaves little time to study, and Bobby flunks French. His hopes of attending Yale seem lost until shapely, blonde beauty Terry Green is hired to teach him the language of love. Before you know it, verbs turn into urges, and she ends up teaching him more than how to structure a sentence.

THE POM POM GIRLS (1976)
Forget your troubles and swing into action with the beautiful pom pom girls in this fast-paced story about high school seniors enjoying a final fling before graduation. The carefree and scandalous antis of these kids indulging themselves before they enter adulthood is pure spontaneous fun. Will the handsome womanizer Jesse win over radiant pom pom girl Laurie? Will the kids' crazy antics get them in trouble? Will the delectable pom pom girls get their kicks? It's a classic youth-gone-wild pleasure-fest.

SAVAGE ATTRACTION (1983)
Based on a shocking true story! In 1980s Australia, Young runaway Christine (Kerry Mack) is dragged into a whirlpool of psychological terror when she marries a coworker, Walter (Ralph Schicha), who turns out to be a modern-day Nazi. Pregnant and facing life-threatening complications, she's caught up in a wave of crime and deception when she accompanies him to Germany and becomes a hostage in a nightmare from which there may be no escape.

TORTURE DUNGEON (1971)
Cult filmmaker Andy Milligan is best known for extreme, unconvincing gore and the odd habit of making British-set costume dramas on location. This one is a gruesome re-working of TOWER OF LONDON with Jeremy Brooks as the mad Duke of Norwich, who murders and tortures his competitors to the English Throne. The acting is typical of Mulligan's films, which is to say horrid, and the bloody highlights include a pitchfork impalement and rattlesnake torture. Advertisements promised that the film was shot in "dripping blood color," but the tacky school-play costumes and sets do not benefit from this alleged process. You can even see the water tower in the background!


DVDS

ATOR (1982)
Miles O'Keefe stars as Ator in the first of four films featuring the muscle-bound Ator character! In his first adventure, Ator, son of Thorn, is destined to put an end to the dynasty of the Spider! He must rescue his sister from the evil clutches of the High Priest of the Spider (Dakkar). On his way, he learns the secrets of martial arts and befriends Roon (Sabrina Siani), an Amazon thief who joins Ator on the journey to the Temple, along with a baby bear! Together, they conquer danger after danger as they encounter many supernatural villains including witches, dead warriors, and even Ator's own shadows! Their final showdown with the High Priest of the Spider and finally the Spider itself will leave you breathless!

BUTCHER, BAKER, NIGHTMARE MAKER (1982)
The movie tells of bigoted police detective (Bo Svenson, WALKING TALL PART 2) Joe Carlson, whose homophobia leads him to try to frame high school basketball player Billy Lynch (Jimmy McNichol, ESCAPE FROM EL DIABLO) for the murder of a television repairman when he becomes convinced that the killing was the result of a homosexual love triangle. Unbeknownst to the detective, Billy's aunt Cheryl (Susan Tyrrell, FAT CITY) is the real killer; having harbored incestuous fantasies towards Billy for years, his impending graduation has caused long dormant homicidal urges to resurface. Joe's continued plaguing of Billy causes Cheryl to become progressively more unstable, ultimately jeopardizing the lives of everyone around her. Julia Duffy (TV'S NEWHART), and Bill Paxton (FUTURE SHOCK) co-stars. directed by TV great William Asher.

SATAN'S SLAVE (1976)
A young girl (Candace Glendenning, TOWER OF EVIL, FLESH AND BLOOD SHOW) moves in with her uncle Alexander (Michael Gough, BATMAN, BERSERK, KONGA) after her parents' car mysteriously explodes. After being taken in by her cousins, she soon begins suffering strange visions. But what she doesn't know is that her planned role in the house is more sinister than she could have expected. Starring horror icon Michael Gough and Martin Potter (GOODBYE GEMINI) and directed by cult director Norman J. Warren (TERROR, INSEMINOID), Scorpion Releasing proudly presents the complete uncut version for the first time anywhere in the world in its original scope ratio!

If you don't see anything of interest here (highly unlikely!) CLICK HERE to see all of the Scorpion Releasing titles that SAE has to offer, or CLICK HERE to see all of their CODE RED titles!


STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/07/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Holy cow Vault Dwellers! The pickings have been slim for the past few weeks, and now all of a sudden we're getting slammed with dozens of genre titles (both new and old) on DVD and Blu-ray! There's a ton of multi-film sets, and a lot of re-releases (THE MUMMY and FAST & THE FURIOUS series), so you can bulk up your personal movie collection without spending too much!

This week we get the DC's new animated film JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARK, Scream Factory's new Blu-ray of ANTIBIRTH, Severin Films' highly anticipated THE WILD BEASTS, and complete collections of QUANTUM LEAP (Blu-ray!), PENNY DREADFUL (DVD & Blu-ray!), and TWILIGHT ZONE: THE COMPLETE 80S SERIES (DVD)!

There's a ton of other stuff out now, so scroll on down to check it all out!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Alchemist Cookbook
Beyond Redemption
Call of the Wolf
Cross Wars
Die Hard (5-Movie Collection)
Dr. Orloff's Monster
From Dusk Till Dawn: Season 3
Independence Day: Two Movie Collection
Justice League: Dark
Mobile Suit Gundam F91
Nerdland
Penny Dreadful: The Complete Series
Quantum Leap: The Complete Series
The Sicilian Clan
The Wild Beasts
Young Black Jack


NEW TO BLU-RAY
2 Fast 2 Furious
Antibirth
Fast 5: Extended Edition
The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Fast & Furious
Fast and Furious 6: Extended Edition
Furious 7
Galaxy Angel: The Complete Series
John Wick (4K UHD)
King Kong (2015): Ultimate Edition
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Red Man (Extended Director's Cut)
Turn A Gundam: Collection 1


NEW TO DVD
Abattoir
Beyond the Edge
Blackway
Candiland
The Code of Cain
Dead West
Death Reel
Eatman: The Complete '98 Series
Elder Island
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Getting Schooled
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Hardwired
(Hey Vern!) It's Ernest: The Complete Series
Jupiter Ascending / Cloud Atlas (Double Feature)
Moontrap: Target Earth
Naked Complex
Oceans Rising
The Priests: Exorcism
Recovery
Scared to Death
Sinbad and the War of the Furies
Star Trek Deep Space 9: The Complete Series
Taste the Blood of Dracula
Twilight Zone: The Complete 80s Series
The Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman
The Working Girls


MONSTER MAYHEM COLLECTION
Clash of the Titans & Wrath of the Titans (Double Feature DVD) 
Critters 1- 4 Collection (DVD)
Godzilla (2014 - Blu-ray)
Godzilla (2014) & Pacific Rim (Double Feature DVD)
King Kong (1933 - Blu-ray)
King Kong (1933) & Son of Kong (Double Feature DVD)
The Mummy (1959 - Blu-ray)
Pacific Rim (Blu-ray)
Queen of the Damned (Blu-ray)


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Arnold Schwarzenegger 6-Movie Collection
Contains: Last Stand, Total Recall, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Red Heat, Maggie, and Hercules in New York!

Fighting Ace + 8 Bonus Movies
Contains: Blood of the Dragon, Duel of the Iron Fist, Eagle Claws Champion, Militant Eagle, The Black Dragon, The Crippled Masters, The Ninja Connection, and East L.A. Warriors.

Freak Fest: 5-Movie Collection
Contains: Killers from Space, Monster from a Prehistoric Planet, Destroy All Planets, Attack of the Monsters, and Sound of Horror.

Monsters 4-Film Collection
Contains: Leprechaun, The Collection, My Bloody Valentine (2011), and Texas Chainsaw.

Sci-Fi  6-Film Collection
Contains: Universal Soldier, Ender's Game, Total Recall, The Highlander, Stargate, and Replicant.

Steven Seagal 8-Movie Collection
Contains: Black Dawn, Out of Reach, Flight of Fury, Shadow Man, The Foreigner, Today You Die, Out For a Kill, and Urban Justice.

WWE 6-Film Collection
Contains: The Condemned, The Condemned 2, 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown, Countdown, See No Evil, and See No Evil 2.



Monday, February 6, 2017

This March, Scream Factory wants to teach you a LESSON you'll never forget!


ON MARCH 7TH, SCREAM FACTORY DEBUTS RUTH PLATT'S "THE LESSON" ON BLU-RAY! 

Along with delivering quality releases of classic Horror, Cult, and Exploitation cinema, Scream Factory also continues to bring fans new genre titles from around the world! Case in point is Ruth Platt's THE LESSON, an intense-looking thriller from "across the pond!"

Synopsis: Fin (Evan Bendall), a lone teen from a broken family, gets caught up with "the wrong crowd" of delinquent kids in this chilling horror film filled with white-knuckle suspense. When Fin and his friend, Joel (Rory Coltart) act up in class, their English teacher, Mr. Gale, (Robert Hands, STONHEARST ASYLUM) decides to teach them a lesson they will never forget.

First-time feature helmer Ruth Platt "comes out swinging as an intelligent directorial force with this debut" (DreadCentral.com) that "ramps up the tension dramatically and results in a solid horror coming-of-age film that features one of the scariest teachers ever put on screen" (Bloody-Disgusting.com)!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 97 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - TBA

Extras:
  • TBA
THE LESSON will be available wherever Blu-rays are sold on Tuesday, March 7th. You can order yourself a copy today from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY's online store. This film will also be available on DVD, digital HD, and VOD!



Trailer Round-Up: SUPER BOWL 2017 TEASER EDITION!


Yours truly had to work instead of watching the Super Bowl (which turned out to be one of the closest games in NFL history!), so I missed out on a LOT of cool teaser trailers. Some of you may have suffered the same fate, so I've compiled most of them here for your perusing pleasure! Superheroes, undead pirates, robots in disguise, hitmen, fast cars, fast women, and more await you below, so get watching Vault Dwellers!

TRAILER #1: A CURE FOR WELLNESS
Release Date: February 17, 2017




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




TRAILER #3: GHOST IN THE SHELL
Release Date: March 31, 2017




TRAILER #4: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
Release Date: May 5, 2017




TRAILER #5: JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2
Release Date: February 10, 2017




TRAILER #6: LIFE
Release Date: March 24, 2017




TRAILER #7: LOGAN
Release Date: March 3, 2017



TRAILER #8: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
Release Date: May 26, 2017




TRAILER #9: STRANGER THINGS (SEASON 2)
Release Date: TBA (Allegedly October 31, 2017)





TRAILER #10: TRANSFORMERS - THE LAST KNIGHT
Release Date: June 23, 2017



Honestly, I'm quite shocked that there weren't teasers for WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, JUSTICE LEAGUE, or SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. Still, it looks like we've got a lot of cool stuff to look forward to in theaters this year Vault Dwellers, so hang on those gift cards you got for Christmas! You'll be needing them!

And be sure to check back with us soon for even more trailers, press releases, and updates on upcoming Blu-ray releases, right here at the News Vault!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 01/31/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

January is officially over Vault Dwellers, and it's going out on a good note! While today's genre release slate is a bit light, the quality more than makes up for the quantity!

Blue Underground gives LOVE CAMP 7 its Blu-ray debut, Scream Factory delivers stellar Collector's Editions of POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE and POLTERGEIST III,  and Lionsgate's Vestron Collector's Series unveils two more groovy fright flicks, namely PARENTS and THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM!

There's a few other diamonds in the rough (like Synapse's COFFIN JOE TRILOGY!), so scroll down to see what's new!




NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Black Dragon's Revenge (Special Edition)
Tyler Perry's BOO!: A Madea Halloween


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Game of Thrones: Season 5 (Steelbook)
The Lair of the White Worm (Vestron Collector's Series)
Love Camp 7 (2-Disc Limited Edition)
Parents (Vestron Collector's Series)
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (Collector's Edition)
Magic Knight Rayearth: The Complete Collection
Wax Mask


NEW TO DVD
At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
Atom Age Vampire
The Beast of Bodmin Moor
Cosmo Warrior Zero: The Complete Series
Dr. Who: The Power of the Daleks
Galaxy Railways: OVA Series
Heavy Metal (2016)
Jurassic School
The Magic Sword (Restored Edition)
Marilyn
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume IV
A Place Beyond Shame
Skeleton Key 3: Part 2
This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Classic Age of Fantasy
Contains: The Borrowers, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens, The Magic Sword, Alice in Wonderland, Jack and the Beanstalk, Gulliver's Travels, Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon, The Jungle Book, Tarzan's Revenge, Liane: Jungle Goddess, and The Savage Girl.

The Coffin Joe Trilogy
Contains: At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul, This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse, and Embodiment of Evil.