Monday, May 9, 2022

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New Blu-rays & 4K Discs for 05/10/2022!

 

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VAULT MASTER'S PICK OF THE WEEK!
Welcome fellow collectors to yet another new edition of the News Vault's STOCK YOUR VAULT column! This week's slate of new releases are substantially better than what was released last week, with multiple titles finally making their high-def debut!

Paramount continues its quest to milk FRIDAY THE 13TH fans for every penny with their "new" 40th Anniversary limited edition steelbook of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3, Cleopatra brings Santiago Fernandez Calvete's A TASTE OF BLOOD to Blu-ray and includes a soundtrack CD in their release, and Universal takes advantage of their upcoming JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION with standalone 4K releases of the previous five films in the franchise!

Universal also boasts an all new 4K set featuring five Alfred Hitchcock classics, including FAMILY PLOT, MARNIE, SABOTEUR, SHADOW OF A DOUBT, and THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY, all of which are also available singly if you just want to cherry pick the titles you want!

Scream Factory does Wes Craven fans a big service with their Collector's Edition release of CURSED (a film title that was way too on the nose once you learn about the film's troubled production), which boasts two cuts of the film (theatrical and unrated - sadly the "Craven cut" seems to be lost), new cast & crew interviews, a making-of featurette, and more! And while this release would typically be my pick of the week, that honor instead goes to Shout! Factory's THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS, a film that's been on my WANTED ON BLU-RAY shortlist for some time! Although it is a barebones release, this is the first time that this cinematic adventure (which is based very loosely on actual events) has been available on the Blu-ray format, and as a longtime fan, I cannot wait to see this movie in crystal clarity!

There's not too much else out this week that I haven't already mentioned gang, but if you want to see the full roster of new Blu-rays and 4K discs just scroll onward!


NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY
The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection (4K UHD - Universal)
Family Plot (4K UHD - Universal)
Jurassic Park (4K UHD - Universal)
Jurassic Park III (4K UHD - Universal)
Jurassic World (4K UHD - Universal)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (4K UHD - Universal)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (4K UHD - Universal)
Marnie (4K UHD - Universal)
Saboteur (4K UHD - Universal)
Shadow of a Doubt (4K UHD - Universal)
The Trouble With Harry (4K UHD - Universal)
Uncharted (4K UHD - Sony Pictures)


NEW TO BLU-RAY

Cursed (2005 - Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)

Cut and Chop (Kandoo Films Inc.)
Friday the 13th Part 3 (40th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook - Paramount)
The Ghost and the Darkness (Shout! Factory)

A Taste of Blood (Blu-ray/CD combo - Cleopatra)
Top Gun (Special Collector's Edition - Paramount)
Uncharted (Sony Pictures)
World Ends at Camp Z (Media DW Inc.)

 

Monday, May 2, 2022

STOCK YOUR VAULT: NEW BLU-RAYS & 4K DISCS FOR 05/03/2022!

 

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Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings from the great beyond Vault Dwellers - I sincerely hope you are all doing well! It's been WAY too long since my last post and yours truly is trying to ease back into things after a long hiatus! Just to give you all a quick update: In the past seven months I started a new job (career?), took up residence in a new State, and have been trying to get the apartment in order and find solutions to having a far too large movie collection.

Speaking of collections, it's time to blow the dust off the Stock Your Vault column and tell ya'll what you can add to your Blu-ray shelves! This week's list of new titles is a rather small one that consists mostly of direct-to-Blu-ray schlock, but there are a few gems you may want to pick up.

Universal brings Joe Carnahan's SMOKIN' ACES to 4K UHD, while Shoreline Entertainment delivers films featuring killer bunnies (RABBIT WOMAN), genetically modified scorpions (TAIL STING), angry Japanese spirits (YOKAI), and a FEMALE WEREWOLF! And at the top of the heap is Shout! Factory's bare bones release of DINOSAUR WORLD, which seems like a mashup of THE HUNGER GAMES and JURASSIC PARK/WORLD.

There's not much else to get excited about gang, but if you're curious about what else is arriving on Blu-ray this Tuesday just scroll onward!


NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY
Smokin’ Aces (4K UHD – Universal)



NEW TO BLU-RAY
Dinosaur World (Shout! Factory)
Female Werewolf (Shoreline Entertainment)

Halloween Heroes (Allied Vaughn)
The Hike (Allied Vaughn)
Meat (Shoreline Entertainment)
Rabbit Woman (Shoreline Entertainment)
Superchamp Returns (Shoreline Entertainment)
Tail Sting (Shoreline Entertainment)
WHJC-AM (Allied Vaughn)
Yokai (Shoreline Entertainment)

 

Monday, October 11, 2021

VAULT MASTER'S COLLECTOR'S CORNER: MY KINO LORBER ROCKTOBER 2021 HAUL!

 

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Just got my latest Blu-ray haul (after I promised myself I wouldn't splurge for the remainder of the year) from Kino Lorber, who is currently having a ROCKTOBER SALE (ends on October 26th, 2021), with some really great prices on hundreds of classic titles! There's a lot of Code Red reissues (e.g. CONQUEST, JUST BEFORE DAWN, PANIC, SLITHIS, DEVIL'S EXPRESS), a bunch of Film Noir boxed sets, and more for some really hard to beat prices!

I myself just blew in BURIED ALIVE (a staple of my childhood that used to play on USA Network all the time!), CONQUEST (Fulci does sword & sorcery), DEVIL'S EXPRESS, GOG (in 3D!), JUST BEFORE DAWN (which contains two cuts of the film), THE MASK (in 3D!), THE MAZE (in 3D!), THE QUEST (aka FROG DREAMING), and SEPTEMBER STORM (in 3D!)! As an added bonus, I pre-ordered the complete KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER TV series (it's currently cheapest if you order direct from Kino) and it showed up early! 

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

50% COMMANDO. 50% NINJA. 100% AMERICAN. Get Ben Combes' COMMANDO NINJA on Blu-ray Today!

 

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BEN COMBES' THROWBACK TO 80'S ACTION CINEMA IS COMING TO BLU-RAY DISC FROM ETR MEDIA!

With the success of several no-budget proof of concept trailers-turned hit indie films like KUNG FURY and TURBO KID, it was no surprise that other indie filmmakers would be inspired to do their own over-the-top takes on 80s action fare as well! Case in point, Ben Combes' 2018 fan favorite: COMMANDO NINJA! Available for free on YouTube for years (so you can try before you buy!), this irreverent love letter to films like KICKBOXER, COMMANDO, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II, and others arrives on Blu-ray disc for the first time with some really cool bonus features!

Synopsis: 1986: John Hunter is a Vietnam veteran, half commando, half ninja, 100% American. He is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped by a secret ninja organization, led by a Central American dictator who wants to create a new world order through time... Unfortunately for them, she is the only thing he would kill again for. Hunter will have to fight his way through an army of ninjas, vietcongs, punks, dinosaurs, mutants, one of his former commandos and a fully equipped private army. With the help of his old friend Hopkins, Hunter will have to combine the arts of ninjutsu and guerilla warfare to become the ultimate soldier and rescue his daughter.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 68 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - English Dolby Digital 2.0

Extras:

  • Feature Length Making of Documentary
  • Hopkins: A Commando Ninja Short Film
  • Trailer
  • Character Biographies
  • Theme Song

COMMANDO NINJA is now available from Vinegar Syndrome's partner label ETR Media! The disc should cost between $20 - $28 and you can order it now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from VINEGAR SYNDROME (which will also net you a limited edition slipcover if you act now)!



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New Blu-rays and 4K Discs for 09/21/2021!

 

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Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 09/21/2021 is Kino Lorber Studio Classics' Blu-ray release of GOLDEN NEEDLES!
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Greetings Vault Dwellers and welcome to another new edition of the News Vault's STOCK YOUR VAULT column! This week has a pretty good mix of new must-own titles on Blu-ray and 4K disc, but as we get closer to the Halloween season, I urge you to plan accordingly because October is going to be expensive! Moving on then....

Lionsgate's Vestron Video label released the director's cut of DEMENTIA 13 to Blu-ray (sadly the theatrical cut is not included), Ronin Flix gives modern Horror favorite HAUNT a nice Special Edition Blu-ray release, and Shudder hits us with two new fright flicks, namely BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL and VIOLATION.

Severin Films has re-released their massive DUNGEON OF ANDY MILLIGAN Blu-ray set which features well over a dozen films on 9 discs (and comes with a soundtrack CD), Arrow Video brings IMMORAL TALES back into print in a new 2-Disc set, and Scream Factory brings IFC Midnight's THE VIGIL to Blu-ray disc.

On the 4K front, Warner Bros. finally gives A CLOCKWORK ORANGE its own standalone release, Studiocanal brings Joe Dante's THE HOWLING to 4K UHD for its 40th anniversary (note: the 4K disc is region free, however the Blu-rays are Region B locked), and the latest installment of the increasingly ridiculous FAST & THE FURIOUS series has just arrived on both 4K UHD & Blu-ray!

And while I'm super stoked to own the CROCODILE DUNDEE TRILOGY on Blu-ray (thanks Paramount!), and even though Kino Lorber has multiple new titles out as of yesterday, my choice as the Pick of the Week goes to Kino's new Blu of Robert Clouse's obscure GOLDEN NEEDLES! This film has been given a new 2K restoration and comes complete with a new audio commentary, image gallery, and more!

There's a bunch of other Blu-rays and 4Ks out this week - scroll on down to peep out the list!

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY
A Clockwork Orange (4K UHD - Warner Bros.)
F9: The Fast Saga (4K UHD - Universal)
The Howling (40th Anniversary Edition - 4K UHD - Studiocanal)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Assault Lily Bouquet: The Complete Season (Funimation)
Batwoman: The Complete Second Season (Warner Bros.)
Bird on a Wire (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations - Boruto Back in Time (Warner Bros.)
Boys from County Hell (Shudder/Image Entertainment)
Breakdown (Paramount Presents)
The Crocodile Dundee Trilogy (Paramount)
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Dementia 13: Directors' Cut (Vestron Video Collector's Series - Lionsgate)
Dr. Who: The Complete Sylvester McCoy - Season One (BBC)
The Dungeon of Andy Milligan Collection (9-Disc Collector's Edition w/CD - Severin Films)
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia: The Complete Collection (Discotek Media)
F9: The Fast Saga (Universal)
From Up on Poppy Hill (Limited Edition Steelbook - Shout! Factory)
God of War II (Well Go USA)
Golden Needles (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Gymnastics Samurai: The Complete Season (Funimation)
Haunt (Special Edition - Ronin Flix)
Immoral Tales (2-Disc Special Edition - Arrow Video)
Macho Callahan (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Masquerade (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Muhyo and Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation: Season 1 (Funimation)
Porco Rosso (Limited Edition Steelbook - Shout! Factory)
Pufnstuf (1970 - Code Red DVD/Kino Lorber)
Resident Alien: Season One (Universal)
Secrets of Sweet Sixteen / Wacky Taxi (Drive-In Double Feature #11 - Dark Force Entertainment)
Skullduggery (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Star Trek Enterprise: The Complete Series (Paramount)
The Vigil (Scream Factory)
Violation (Shudder)


Now Available on Blu-ray Disc: The One Who Owns the GOLDEN NEEDLES Can Rule the World!

Cover art for Kino Lorber Studio Classics' Special Edition Blu-ray of GOLDEN NEEDLES!
KINO LORBER STUDIO CLASSICS GIVES ROBERT CLOUSE'S OBSCURE MARTIAL ARTS ADVENTURE ITS BLU-RAY DEBUT!

Up until recently, I never even knew of the existence of GOLDEN NEEDLES, but having just watched the trailer, I can safely say that I need to grab a copy of this! Directed by Robert Clouse, the man who gave us such martial arts classics as ENTER THE DRAGON, BLACK BELT JONES, and GYMKATA, GOLDEN NEEDLES follows the exploits of various factions vying for the titular seven "Golden Needles."

If used correctly, these acupuncture tools will grant someone superhuman sexual prowess (and possibly eternal life). But if used incorrectly, the needles will cause instant, agonizing death! This movie looks like a total blast and has a fantastic cast - I think we all owe Kino Lorber a big thanks for scooping up this title and giving it a brand new 2K restoration! Never heard of this one yourself? Well Vault Dwellers, pull up a chair and let's you and I take a closer look at this new Kino release!

Synopsis: From Robert Clouse, the sensational director of ENTER THE DRAGON, DARKER THAN AMBER, GAME OF DEATH, FORCE: FIVE, GYMKATA, and THE AMSTERDAM KILL, comes this suspense story of a priceless ancient Chinese statue that is pursued halfway across the world. The legend of the golden statue (which contains seven youth-restoring acupuncture needles) promises the owner health and incredible vigor... but can also deliver a painful death!

Joe Don Baker (THE PACK, WALKING TALL, FRAMED), Elizabeth Ashley (THE GREAT SCOUT AND CATHOUSE THURSDAY), Ann Sothern (THE WHALES OF AUGUST), Burgess Meredith (BURNT OFFERINGS), Roy Chiao (BLOODSPORT), Frances Fong (HELLFIGHTERS), and martial arts legend Jim Kelly (BLACK BELT JONES, THREE THE HARD WAY) are seven desperate people on one desperate chase to find the Golden Needles. Legendary composer Lalo Schifrin (BULLITT, DIRTY HARRY) provides the groovy score!

Disc Specs:

Rated PG | Color | 72 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.39:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono

Extras:

  • NEW! 2K restoration of the film!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary by critics Howard S. Berger and Chris Poggiali!
  • Radio Spots
  • TV Spot
  • Image Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Newly Commissioned Art by Vince Evans!
  • Reversible Art
  • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase!

Kino Lorber's GOLDEN NEEDLES is currently available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold and should cost between $15 - $18! If this seems like it'd be up your alley, you can order a copy right this very minute from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from KINO LORBER!