Saturday, October 21, 2017

Umbrella Entertainment's November 2017 New Releases!


This November, Umbrella Entertainment's got another great round of titles coming to DVD & Blu-ray! Based upon Michael Crichton's novel, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN has humanity facing extinction when a virus from outer space makes landfall on Earth, CANNONBALL RUN II's crazy cast of characters race from coast to coast to win a huge cash prize, ATTACK FORCE Z's all-star cast (Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, John Philip Law, and... John Waters?!) goes on a rescue mission during the Pacific Theater in WWII, and HUNTING HUMANS is a new film where a rural desert town's residents literally hunt humans for sport! For full specs & extras on these titles, scroll down!

  • Umbrella's 40th Anniversary Blu-ray of SUSPIRIA was also due out on November 1st, but has since been pushed back at least three to four weeks in order to deal with an issue. While this is disappointing news, it is good to know that the folks at Umbrella are making sure fans get the best release possible!
  • RAZORBACK's Blu-ray release has been pushed back until February 7th! However, this disc will be absolutely loaded with awesome extras, including an audio commentary, interviews, deleted scenes, a "VHS cut" of the film, and more! 
  • Umbrella just announced the Blu-ray debut of FAIR GAME, yet another Ozploitation classic that I can't wait to check out! Release date and extras TBA!


Synopsis: Directed with clinical precision by Academy Award(R) winner Robert Wise, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN is a compelling account of the earth's first biological crisis. After an errant satellite crashes to earth near a remote New Mexico village, the recovery team discovers that everyone in the town are victims of a horrible death, with the mysterious exception of an infant and an old homeless man.

The survivors are brought to a state-of-the-art underground laboratory, where the puzzled scientists race against time to determine the nature of the deadly alien virus before it wreaks havoc. A trailblazer in the areas of special effects and inventive sets, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN is based on Michael Crichton's best-selling novel that created national paranoia for it's topical relevance to the first moon landing and is perhaps the most chillingly realistic science fiction thriller ever made.

Disc Specs:
Rated G | Color | 131 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - English Dolby Digital 2.0

  • None.
CLICK HERE to order Umbrella Entertainment's THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN DVD!

Synopsis: Mel Gibson commands an elite military team dispatched during WW II to locate and rescue the survivors of a shot down plane, stranded on a South Pacific island occupied by the Japanese. One of the castaways, a defecting Japanese official, holds the secret to ending the war, and must be saved at all costs.

Boasting a top-notch cast including Mel Gibson (MAD MAX), Sam Neill (THE DISH), John Phillip Law (BARBARELLA), and John Waters (BREAK MORANT). Attack Force Z is a fast moving, action-packed World War II adventure story in the tradition of "THE GUNS OF NAVARONE!"

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 95 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - Original 2.0 Dual Channel Mono

  • Brand new 4K scan & restoration from the film's inter-positive!
  • The Z-Men Debriefed - Featurette with executive producer John McCallum & actors John Waters, and Chris Haywood! 
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Gallery
CLICK HERE to order ATTACK FORCE Z on Blu-ray today!


Synopsis: When a wealthy sheikh (Jamie Farr, M.A.S.H.) puts up $1 million in prize money for a cross-country car race, there is one person crazy enough to hit the road hard with wheels spinning fast. Legendary driver J.J. McClure (Burt Reynolds, THE LONGEST YARD) enters the competition along with his friend Victor (Dom DeLuise, BLAZING SADDLES) and together they set off across the American landscape in a madcap action-adventure destined to test their wits and automobile skills.

A fast-moving 80s comedy extravaganza, from legendary director Hal Needham (SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT), featuring an all-star cast, including: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Telly Savalas, Shirley Maclaine, Jackie Chan, Sid Caesar, Marilu Henner, Don Knotts, Richard ‘Jaws’ Kiel, Jim Nabors, Ricardo Montalban and more, CANNONBALL RUN II is a smash-up trip down memory lane!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 108 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - English Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0

  • TBA
CLICK HERE to order Umbrella's Blu-ray of CANNONBALL RUN II now!


Synopsis: Winner of best film at the Fantastic Cinema Festival! Directed by Louie Gibson, son of acclaimed actor and director, Mel Gibson! HAPPY HUNTING follows Warren, a degenerate drifter, suffering from debilitating alcohol withdrawals on a daily basis. On his way down to Mexico, he becomes stranded in Bedford Flats, a one-horse town nestled deep in the American desert.

It was a once-prosperous hunting community that has been reduced to an impoverished dust bowl. Unfortunately for Warren, it turns out that the town’s pastime is rounding up drifters and hunting them as part of an elaborate sporting event. To make matters worse, he’ll go into alcoholic withdrawal unless he finds a way to stay loaded. It all builds to a blood-soaked, live-or-die showdown deep in the desert.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 91 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - English Dolby Digital 5.1

  • None.
CLICK HERE to get your copy of HAPPY HUNTING from Umbrella Entertainment!


Synopsis: Widely considered to be the most shocking and hallucinatory horror movie in history - and described by Argento as "an escalating experimental nightmare," SUSPIRIA stars Jessica Harper as a young American ballet student who arrives at a prestigious European dance academy and is confronted by a series of bizarre and horrific deaths.

Packed with vicious violence, ultra gory effects and dazzling cinematic set pieces, SUSPIRIA is a gruesomely gothic masterpiece of the macabre.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 99 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - English & Italian 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

  • Suspiria Told by Dario Argento: An Interview with Dario Argento and Nick Vivarelli on Suspiria's 40th Anniversary! 
  • 25th Anniversary Suspiria Documentary! 
  • Exclusive Interview with Dario Argento (2004).
  • Fear at 400 Degrees: The Cine-Excess of Suspiria Documentary.
  • An Eye For Horror Documentary
  • Dario Argento's World of Horror Documentary
  • Image Gallery
  • International Trailer
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • Dario Argento Trailer Reel (1970-2009)
As mentioned earlier, Umbrella's 40th Anniversary Edition of SUSPIRIA has been pushed back until the end of November. But don't let that stop you from ordering yourself a copy! CLICK HERE to place your order now!

Also available on November 1st from UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT:
As per usual, all of the DVDs and Blu-rays mentioned in this post can be ordered directly from UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT, and are Region Free!

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