Thursday, June 9, 2022

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New Blu-rays & 4K Discs for 05/31 & /06/07 2022!

 

 

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Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Greetings fellow collectors of physical media, and welcome to another catch-up post for our always popular Stock Your Vault column! Last week had a rather eclectic mix of new titles ranging from classic 80s revenge flicks, modern slasher favorites, classic spaghetti westerns, and a slew of indie oddities - there truly is something for everyone!

Kino Lorber Studio Classics released the remainder of the "Man With No Name Trilogy" to 4K with their beautiful releases of A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS and FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE, while Sony Pictures celebrated the debut of season three of THE BOYS with a Blu-ray set of the previous two seasons!

Universal teamed with Scream Factory to bring HAPPY DEATH DAY and HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U to 4K UHD, and a bunch of Vinegar Syndrome partner labels just released new discs including BURGLAR FROM HELL and LOVE AND SAUCERS! Speaking of Vinegar Syndrome, they killed it last week with their Blu of ALIEN PRIVATE EYE plus their new 4K releases of FLESHEATER and (more importantly), Michael Winner's DEATH WISH 2! Along with a newly restored version of the film in glorious 4K, there's and alternate HD TV version, audio commentary, and a bunch of cast & crew interviews!

Moving on to this week, there's not much out on 4K aside from some genuine cinematic classics (e.g. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA) but there's a good selection of cult titles out on Blu-ray! Synapse Films is the latest company to bring THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE back into print, and Ronin Flix dropped four new titles including CLIFFORD (featuring Charles Grodin and Martin Short), THE HEAVENLY KID, THE KILLER ELITE, and the classic Charles Bronson vehicle, THE MECHANIC!

Paramount gave GREASE 2 a new 40th anniversary steelbook release, the recent Viking epic THE NORTHMAN is now available on all formats, courtesy of Universal, and Kino Lorber Studio Classics wins out this week with their latest FILM NOIR: THE DARK SIDE OF CINEMA boxed set, as well as the Blu-ray debuts of SAVAGE SISTERS, and (most importantly to some) STUNT ROCK! This region free disc features an audio commentary and multiple cast  & crew interviews, plus select songs from the film's rockin' soundtrack (some of which was done by the Sorcery, a band that all you ROCKTOBER BLOOD fans should be familiar with)!

There are plenty of other titles I haven't mentioned, so be sure to scroll down to see all the new stuff that's been released over the past few weeks Vault Dwellers!


NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY (05/31)
Death Wish II (4K UHD - Vinegar Syndrome)
A Fistful of Dollars (4K UHD - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Flesheater (4K UHD - Vinegar Syndrome)
For a Few Dollars More (4K UHD - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Happy Death Day (4K UHD - Universal/Scream Factory)
Happy Death Day 2U (4K UHD - Universal/Scream Factory)
The Untouchables (4K UHD - Paramount)
The Untouchables (4K UHD - 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook)


NEW TO BLU-RAY (05/31)
Alien Private Eye (Vinegar Syndrome)
Beauty Day (Circle Collective)
Born to Win (Fun City Editions)
The Boys: Seasons 1 & 2 (Sony Pictures)
Burglar From Hell (Saturn's Core)
A Comedy of Horrors: Volume 1 & 2 (Glass House Distribution)
Islands of Yann Gonzalez / You and the Night (Altered Innocence)
Love and Saucers (Terror Vision)
The Mob (Canadian Int'L Pics)
Mother Schmuckers (Dark Star Pictures)
Poupelle of Chimney Town (Shout! Factory)
Strawberry Mansion (Music Box Films)
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Shout! Factory)
They Look Like People (Yellow Veil Pictures)
Vampyr (Limited Edition Boxed Set - Eureka! Entertainment)
Video Murders (Culture Shock)
Wicked World (AGFA)

 

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY (06/07)
The Bourne Complete Collection (4K UHD - Universal)
 
The Bridge Over the River Kwai (4K UHD - 65th Annivesary Limited Edition Steelbook)

Lawrence of Arabia (4K UHD - 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook)
The Northman (4K UHD - Universal)

 

NEW TO BLU-RAY (06/07)
BEM: Become Human - The Movie (Crunchyroll)
Clifford (Ronin Flix)
Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema - Volume VII (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Grease 2 (40th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook - Paramount)
The Guilty / High Tide (Flicker Alley)
The Heavenly Kid (Special Edition - Ronin Flix)
The Killer Elite (Special Edition - Ronin Flix)
Kitty's Twin Treats #1: Hump Bang! & Oh! My Sex Goddess (Media Blasters)
La Brea: Season 1 (Universal)
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (Special Edition - Synapse Films)
The Mechanic (Special Edition - Ronin Flix)
Midnight (Epic Pictures)
Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Right Stuf)
The Northman (Univeral)
One Piece: Season 11, Voyage 8 (Crunchyroll)
The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Shout! Factory)
Savage Sisters (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Stunt Rock (Kino Lorber Studio Classics

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New Blu-rays and 4K Discs for 05/17 & 05/24!

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Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Hey gang! Welcome to another edition of the News Vault's Stock Your Vault column! I got a little busy last week so this is a catch up post to get ya'll up to speed on what new titles are out on Blu-ray and 4K UHD this Tuesday and last!

Last week, Scream Factory brought THE CRAFT and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK to 4K disc, and gave FEMME FATALE its Blu-ray debut! Lionsgate added EXTREME PREJUDICE to its Vestron Video Collector's Series catalog, Paramount finally brought TOP SECRET! to Blu-ray here in the States, and Kino Lorber released WITHOUT WARNING with a new transfer and artwork!

My pick of the week went to Arrow Video's GIRLS NITE OUT, a somewhat obscure slasher flick featuring a killer disguised as a sports mascot! The film has been given a new 2K transfer, audio commentary, and a ton of new cast and crew interviews!

There wasn't much else to get excited for last week, but please continue onward to see the entire list of new Blu-ray and 4K releases!



NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY (05/17/22)
Beverly Hills Cop II (4K UHD - 35th Anniversary Edition - Paramount)
The Craft (4K UHD - Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)
Escape From New York (4K UHD - Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)
Infinite (4K UHD - Paramount)


NEW TO BLU-RAY (05/17/22)
Belle (2021 - Shout! Factory)
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Warner Archive Collection)
Extreme Prejudice (Vestron Video Collector's Series/Lionsgate)
Femme Fatale (Scream Factory)
Girls Nite Out (Limited Edition - Arrow Video)
Hulk / The Incredible Hulk (Double Feature - Universal)
Infinite (Paramount)
Top Secret! (Paramount)
Without Warning (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)

 

Now that we're caught up, I hope you saved some money because this week boasts a bunch of must-have titles! Warner Bros. releases MALIGNANT to 4K and brings their new THE BATMAN to all formats, newcomers Liberation Hall gave the (rightfully) forgotten ROBOCOP: THE SERIES its Blu-ray debut, and Arrow Video released ONE ARMED BOXER (a Shaw Bros. classic!), along with a limited edition Blu & 4K of WILD THINGS!

Mill Creek released yet another Ultraman series to DVD (What?! No Blu-ray? What gives?!), namely ULTRAMAN MEBIUS, Universal unleashes Dave Grohl's box office flop STUDIO 666, and Lionsgate releases X onto Blu-ray disc!

Scream Factory gets the win this week but not for their new CANDYMAN 4K release. Instead I've selected their new 4K disc of the late Tobe Hooper's LIFEFORCE as my pick of the week! This three-disc set contains all of the extras from the previous Blu-ray release, two cuts of the film, and a brand new 4K scan of the film's original negative!

There are a handful of other new titles out this week gang, so be sure to scroll down to peep them all out!


NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY (05/24/22)

The Batman (4K UHD - Warner Bros.)
Candyman (1992 - 4K UHD - Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)
Lifeforce (4K UHD - Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)
Malignant (4K UHD - Warner Bros.)
Passengers (4K UHD - Sony Pictures)
Wild Things (4K UHD - Limited Edition - Arrow Video)


NEW TO BLU-RAY (05/24/22)
The Batman (Warner Bros.)
Fraternity House (Bridgestone Multimedia Group)
One Armed Boxer (Arrow Video)
RoboCop: The Complete TV Series (Liberation Hall)
Studio 666 (Universal)
Trekkies (25th Anniversary Edition - Shout! Factory)
Ultraman Mebius: The Complete Series + 4 Movies (Mill Creek Entertainment - DVD)
Umma (Sony Pictures)
Wild Things (Limited Edition - Arrow Video)
X (Lionsgate)

 

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)!