Sunday, December 31, 2017

Prepare to Join the BLUE WORLD ORDER on January 16th!


AUSTRALIAN SCI-FI ACTIONER "BLUE WORLD ORDER," COMES TO VIDEO ON DEMAND & DVD ON JANUARY 16TH!

BLUE WORLD ORDER is a new sci-fi flick from the Land Down Under that has everything but the kitchen sink. It has a population-decimating pandemic, an evil dystopian warlord (played by Billy Zane!), car chases, and... wait, did I just see a fleet of DeLoreans cruising through a desert in the trailer?! I think I'm sold!

Synopsis: After a nuclear war decimated the Northern Hemisphere, the surviving population was infected with a deadly bacterium. In an attempt to rebuild civilization, a self-appointed government called The Order distributed an immunization to the bacteria, which inadvertently killed all the children. Only one man, Jake Slater, remained immune. The only child that survived is his daughter Molly. Now, Jake scavenges the wasteland searching for a way to keep her alive, unaware that Molly is the key to the survival of humankind.

BLUE WORLD ORDER is the first feature from writer-directors Che Baker and Dallas Bland. The duo collected the awards for Best Film at the Canberra International Film Festival and the LA Invasion Film Festival amid screenings around the world. Bruce Spence (MAD MAX: BEYOND THUNDERDOME, MATRIX REVOLUTIONS), Jack Thompson (THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER, AROUND THE BLOCK), and newcomer Billie Rutherford round out the cast of survivors in search of a new beginning after nuclear war and a deadly plague have pushed humankind to the edge.

Stills & Trailer
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BLUE WORLD ORDER will be available on DVD and various VOD services on Tuesday, January 16th. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Freddy and Jason live on in NEVER HIKE ALONE & NIGHTMARE: RETURN TO ELM STREET!


Good advice AND a great film!
FANS TAKE MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS, AS STUDIOS FAIL TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO TWO OF CINEMA'S MOST ICONIC HORROR FRANCHISES!

As of my posting this, we are on the cusp of yet another TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE film (even though the latest, LEATHERFACE, underperformed at the box office), which will eventually bring that series to a whopping NINE films. And while Hollywood struggles to make TCM profitable again, they have continued to ignore two other slasher greats: FRIDAY THE 13TH and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST.

We haven't seen a non-video game incarnation of Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees since their Platinum Dunes remakes, and we may not for some time. Robert Englund has declared himself "too old" to reprise his role as the Springwood Slasher, and New Line doesn't seem too interested at bringing Freddy back from the dead anytime soon. (Though there are constant rumors of a new reboot popping up on the web all the time.)

As for Jason, there's still a lawsuit going on between Sean S. Cunningham and FRIDAY THE 13TH screenwriter Victor Miller over the fate of the franchise, so who knows when the hockey-masked killer will return to cinemas. With both series in limbo, indie filmmakers Vincente DiSanti and Domonic Smith both decided to create their own unique visions of the cinematic boogeymen we all love and know.

NEVER HIKE ALONE (2017)

DiSanti's NEVER HIKE ALONE has been mentioned here at The News Vault several times, but until now, I've been remiss to actually share the finished film (which runs at just under an hour). The movie follows a hiker/vlogger named Kyle that stumbles upon an abandoned campground. He soon realizes that he has discovered the remains of Camp Crystal Lake, and that he isn't alone.

As the film races to its conclusion, Kyle must survive a night in Camp Blood, leading to game of cat and mouse between himself and the legendary Jason Voorhees! This fan film is very well done and I highly recommend it! Give NEVER HIKE ALONE a watch right now, and keep an eye out for a really cool cameo! 



NIGHTMARE: RETURN TO ELM STREET (20??)

At the moment, Domonic Smith's dream project has not come to fruition. In a bid to get New Line (and parent company Warner Bros.) interested in continuing A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. (and hiring him to direct), Smith and his team have created a trio of well-done fan trailers. Each trailer improves upon the last, and reveals more of the plot, which involves an Elm St. survivor named Drew who must confront Freddy Krueger in order to protect his children from the blade-fingered dream demon. Give the trailers a look below and judge for yourself!






I have to say, these trailers are pretty cool (the third and final one is definitely the most polished of the bunch) and I'm totally down for NIGHTMARE: RETURN TO ELM STREET. Here's hoping that Domonic's work gains some notice from the powers that be at the WB!


Thursday, December 28, 2017

On January 16th Visit the Insane World of YOR, THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE on Blu-ray!


JOURNEY TO A WORLD OF PREHISTORIC BEASTS AND FUTURISTIC ROBOT WARRIORS IN MILL CREEK'S 35TH ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY OF "YOR, THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE!"

I unabashedly love YOR, THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE. Ever since I discovered it on VHS decades ago, I have enjoyed this bizarro post-apocalyptic flick from Italy! I truly never thought it would get a legit Blu-ray release here in North America, so THANK YOU Mill Creek Entertainment - you have done us Yor fans (yes, we exist) a huge service!

Synopsis: It is before the dawn of time. Strange, savage beasts roam the earth, foraging for human flesh. Fierce tribesmen prey on the weak and innocent. Mystic sacrifices appease the gods. Yor (Reb Brown, SPACE MUTINY, 1979's CAPTAIN AMERICA) is the mightiest warrior of his era. But his own past and true identity-are shrouded in the mists of time.

He knows he doesn't belong in this world, but his only clues to the fleeting memories of his past are the gold medallion around his neck and the beautiful priestess held prisoner in a forbidden city. Armed to the teeth, Yor sets off on a quest, ready to blast away all manner of terrifying creatures along the way.

My reaction when I discovered that YOR was coming to Blu-ray!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 89 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio commentary with lead star Reb Brown!

While I would have liked a few more extras (like a trailer or, in a perfect world, the entire Italian mini-series that YOR was edited from), I am more than content with having a legit copy of this cult oddity on Blu-ray!

Look for YOR, THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE: 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION on Tuesday, January 16th! You can order your copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT!

Scope out the trailer below, and also take a few moments to enjoy the incredibly awesome YOR theme song, written and performed by Oliver Onions!






STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 12/26/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

2017 is nearly over Vault Dwellers, and it is ending on a quiet note. There isn't much to get excited for this week, so hang on to your Christmas cash and gift cards. But if you simply MUST spend it all as soon as you can, there may be a few new titles of interest.

For those of you who enjoy classic comedies DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID and FLETCH LIVES made their Blu-ray debuts on Tuesday. In the mood for some alien action? REVOLT and THE RECALL (featuring Wesley Snipes) are now out.

And if you're a fan of Ah-nuld Schwarzenegger, you can see him in an extended cameo in KILLING GUNTHER, or enjoy the all new 4K UHD release of TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY! Along with what is currently the best transfer available for this outstanding sequel, director James Cameron also went in and made some tweaks to things that have apparently been bugging him since 1991!

That's all I dare tell you about this week gang, so scroll on down to see 2017's final meager offerings, and I'll see ya'll next year!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Brawl in Cell Block 99
Flatliners (2017)
Jeepers Creepers 3
Killing Gunther
Mayhem
The Recall
Revolt


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Fletch Lives
From Hell to the Wild West
Nightworld
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (4K UHD)


NEW TO DVD
Lupin the 3rd: Series 2, Box 2
Photon: The Idiot Adventures
Riddle Story of Devil: The Complete Series S.A.V.E.
The Unraveling



On January 2nd, Escape from the CANNIBAL FARM!


"CANNIBAL FARM" COMING TO VIDEO ON DEMAND FROM HIGH OCTANE PICTURES ON JANUARY 2ND!

CANNIBAL FARM (aka ESCAPE FROM CANNIBAL FARM) is the UK's answer to THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. And while Hollywood struggles to figure out how to make Leatherface work for modern audiences, I think this flick's chainsaw-wielding maniac might hit a little closer to the mark.

Synopsis: This January, fight to survive or get eaten alive! From filmmaker Charlie Steeds (DEADMAN APOCALYPSE) and starring Kate Marie Davies, Barrington De La Roche, David Lenik, Rowena Bentley, Toby Wynn-Davies, and Peter Cosgrove, a terrifying, bloody blend of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, FRIDAY THE 13TH, and two gallons of two-stroke!

The Harver family head out on an idyllic summer camping trip where they can bury past tensions and enjoy some family bonding. But when their camp is sabotaged by an unseen intruder in the night, they head to the nearby creepy old farm desperate for help, where vengeful farmer Hunt Hansen and his hideously deformed son aren't farming animals...

Scope out the stills and trailer below for a closer look at CANNIBAL FARM!
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Scream Factory's 2018 Release Calendar!



2017 was a lousy year overall, but a darned good one for Scream Factory, as well as its sister company Shout Select, and parent company Shout! Factory (who brought Mystery Science Theater 3000 back from the dead)! As we look to the not-too-distant future of 2018, it looks like Scream Factory is going to be delivering a really good mix of highly requested movies, along with some forgotten films and a few obscure titles!

As I've done for the past few years, I'll be keeping close tabs on my favorite genre label, and updating this post as I continue to get more news and updates! I'll also be adding in titles from Shout Select and Shout! Factory as well, that may be of interest to fans of Cult, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Exploitation cinema!

Note: All release dates are subject to change, and I shall do my very best to keep things as accurate as possibly as the months tick by!


JANUARY 2018 
01/02
68 KILL
HELL NIGHT (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)


01/09
N/A


01/16
EYE OF THE CAT
MACON COUNTY LINE (SHOUT SELECT)
MATINEE (COLLECTOR'S EDITION - SHOUT SELECT)


01/23
DANCE MACABRE
RAPPIN' (SHOUT! FACTORY)
SHAKEDOWN (SHOUT SELECT)


01/30
THE PROJECTED MAN
RENDEL: DARK VENGEANCE (SHOUT! FACTORY)
SUPER SENTAI GINGAMAN: THE COMPLETE SERIES (SHOUT! FACTORY)


FEBRUARY 2018  
02/06
WELCOME TO WILLITS


02/13
DRAG ME TO HELL (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
GAMES
HALO: THE FALL OF REACH (SHOUT! FACTORY)
HALO LEGENDS (SHOUT! FACTORY)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME VII (SHOUT! FACTORY)
NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS


02/20
GATE II
THE NIGHT WALKER


02/27
78/52: HITCHCOCK'S SHOWER SCENE
COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT
CYBORG (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)


MARCH 2018 
03/06
FANGS OF THE LIVING DEAD
THE STRANGERS (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)


03/13
THE AMBULANCE
DOWNFALL (COLLECTOR'S EDITION - SHOUT SELECT)


03/20
THE 'BURBS (COLLECTOR'S EDITION - SHOUT SELECT)
ROCKULA
NIGHTMARE AT NOON


03/27
ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK)
BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
I REMEMBER YOU
POWER RANGERS RPM: THE COMPLETE SERIES (SHOUT! FACTORY)
PRINCE OF DARKNESS (LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK)


APRIL 2018 
04/03
SWEET VIRGINIA (SHOUT! FACTORY)


04/10
CRUCIBLE OF HORROR
FULL MOON HIGH
SUPERBEAST


04/17
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: SEASON 11 (SHOUT! FACTORY)


04/24
DAUGHTERS OF SATAN
DOCTOR DETROIT (SHOUT SELECT)
TROLL / TROLL 2 (Note: Does not contain BEST WORST MOVIE documentary.)


MAY 2018 
05/01
DESOLATION
KALEIDOSCOPE


05/08
CAGED FURY
THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD


05/15
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI.... (STEELBOOK - SHOUT SELECT)
BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (STEELBOOK - SHOUT SELECT)
DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN
THE IT'S ALIVE TRILOGY


05/22
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE SINGLES COLLECTION (SHOUT! FACTORY)
OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN
THE VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA
WILD AT HEART (COLLECTOR'S EDITION - SHOUT SELECT)


05/29
N/A


JUNE 2018 
06/05
DEVIL'S GATE
THE MIDNIGHT MAN
NIGHT OF THE LEPUS


06/12
BODY OF EVIDENCE (SHOUT! FACTORY)
THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE
NINJA III: THE DOMINATION (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)


06/19
ALIEN PREDATORS
HALO 4: FORWARD UNTO DAWN (SHOUT! FACTORY)


06/26
A BREED APART (SHOUT! FACTORY
SURVIVE! (SHOUT! FACTORY)


JULY 2018 
07/03
THE CURED
MIDNIGHTERS


07/10
BORN LOSERS (SHOUT! FACTORY)


07/17
THE HOUSEMAID


07/24
IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN
SOMEONE'S WATCHING ME!


07/31
MIRAI SENTAI TIME RANGER: THE COMPLETE SERIES (SHOUT! FACTORY - DVD)
PIRANHA II: THE SPAWNING (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)


AUGUST  2018
08/07
LOWLIFE
MAC & ME (COLLECTOR'S EDITION - SHOUT! FACTORY)
PYEWACKET
WILDLING


08/14
ARMY OF DARKNESS (LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK)
THE HOWLING (LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK)
LIFEFORCE (LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK)
RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD PART II (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
THE UNBORN


08/21
STRAIGHT JACKET
THE TINGLER


08/28
BRAINSCAN
MARY SHELLEY



SEPTEMBER 2018
09/04
N/A


09/11
BRAIN DEAD
CITY SLICKERS (SHOUT SELECT)
THE SEVENTH SIGN


09/18
THE EVIL
SCREAM FOR HELP


09/25 
THE BRIDE
THE EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER (SHOUT SELECT)
THE [REC] COLLECTION
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)

MORE TITLES TBA!


Thursday, December 21, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 12/19/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

UPDATE: Severin Films' THE AMICUS COLLECTION has been pushed back to a January 16th, 2018 release date!

Well Vault Dwellers, there are only a few more days left to pick up Christmas gifts for your friends and family! And if you're stumped on what to get them, perhaps I can help inspire you by showcasing this week's new DVDs and Blu-rays!

For those of you looking for more mainstream stuff, Tuesday saw the release of KINGSMAN 2: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, MOTHER!,and LEATHERFACE! If none of those titles have piqued your interest, your favorite genre labels have got you covered.

Synapse just released their impressive 3-Disc Limited Edition Steelbook of Argento's SUSPIRIA, while Arrow Video caters to DONNIE DARKO fans with a limited edition Steelbook of their own. Scream Factory caps off the year with their AMERICAN GOTHIC Blu-ray, and the bulk of Christopher Nolan's filmography makes its 4K UHD debut!

But Severin Films is the true champion this week, with their gorgeous AMICUS COLLECTION Blu-ray set, which contains ASYLUM, THE BEAST MUST DIE, AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS, and a bonus disc with a wealth of extras! This is definitely a must-own release, and ranks high on my personal wish-list!

There's plenty of other stuff out now to add to your collections (mostly anime and old seasons of South Park), so scroll on down to see what's new!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
And Now the Screaming Starts
Asylum
Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle
Leatherface
The Lego Ninjago Movie
mother!
Stressed to Kill


NEW TO BLU-RAY
American Gothic
The Amicus Collection
Batman Begins (4K UHD)
Christopher Nolan 4K Collection
Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon - The Complete Collection
The Dark Knight (4K UHD)
The Dark Knight Rises (4K UHD)
The Dark Knight Trilogy (4K UHD)
Donnie Dark (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Familiar of Zero: The Complete Series
Hot Tub Party Massacre (Limited Edition)
Hundred: The Complete Series
Inception (4K UHD)
Interstellar (4K UHD)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collection (Ultra Edition)
South Park: The Complete 6th Season
South Park: The Complete 7th Season
South Park: The Complete 8th Season
South Park: The Complete 10th Season
South Park: The Complete 11th Season
Suspiria (3-Disc Limited Edition Steelbook)
To Love Ru: The Complete Collection
A Town Called Panic: The Collection
Valdez is Coming


NEW TO DVD
Baffled
Blood Circus
Clawed
The Dain Curse (2-Disc Uncut Collector's Edition)
Etoile
Eye in the Labyrinth
Headhunter
Friends Don't Let Friends
Psycho Killer
Revenge in Kind
Sasq-watch
Stan Lee's Lucky Man: Season One


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Egads! We're halfway through the month and Christmas is coming up fast! Naturally this means that your expendable income is going towards gifts for others, but that doesn't mean you can't build yourselves a cool wish list of new and upcoming Blu-ray titles, right?!

This week has a few solid releases like Season Seven of Game of Thrones, and numerous Special Edition titles from Arrow Video, including THE PREMONITION, MALATESTA'S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD, HOUSE, and HOUSE II: THE SECOND STORY!

LEON THE PROFESSIONAL makes its 4K UHD debut, Kino Classics gives Chuck Norris fans a Special Edition Blu-ray (and DVD) of CODE OF SILENCE, and a new label called MVD Rewind Collection unveils their 2-disc Special Edition release of a "rockumentary" called D.O.A.: A RIGHT OF PASSAGE!

There's also a ton of new direct-to-DVD titles out as well, so make sure to scroll down to see the full list of this week's new releases!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Code of Silence (Special Edition)
Dangerous People
Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1 - 7
Game of Thrones: Season 7
Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (Special Edition)
The Premonition (Special Edition)
Pulp (Criterion Collection Special Edition)
Wolf Warrior 2


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Brannigan
Chaika the Coffin Princess
D.O.A.: A Right of Passage (2-Disc Special Edition)
Garo: TV Collection 2
House (Special Edition)
House II: The Second Story (Special Edition)
The Land That Time Forgot (Umbrella Entertainment - 12/15)
Leon the Professional (4K UHD)
Michael Dudikoff Double Feature: Platoon Leader & Solider Boyz
The Middle Finger
Orca (Umbrella Entertainment - 12/15)
When They Cry: The Complete Collection


NEW TO DVD
The Avatar Project
Beware the Lake
Bloodlust
Blood Will Have Blood
Brackenmore
Cocaine Wars
The Devastator
Devil 2.0
Hollow Creek
K-Shop
Once Upon a Time at Christmas
One of Us
Poltergeist Encounters
Ratpocalypse
The Rift: Dark Side of the Moon
Silk
The Snake Woman
The Strain: The Complete Series
The Strain: Season 4
True Love Ways
Zoo: Season Three


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Check out the new poster, trailer, and some screen caps from READY PLAYER ONE!


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THE PROMO MACHINE STARTS RAMPING UP FOR SPIELBERG'S "READY PLAYER ONE!" CHECK OUT THE NEW POSTER, TRAILER, AND SCREEN CAPTURES!

I've read Ernest Cline's Ready Player One cover to cover at least five or six times, and I am so on board for the film adaptation. Though I was worried to hear that Spielberg contemplated cutting out all the references to his own films, the more I see of this movie, the more comfortable I begin to feel. However, I do worry that some of my favorite moments from the book won't make it into the film due to rights issues, which probably plagued this entire production!

Set in a future where the world is polluted and in financial ruin, READY PLAYER ONE follows a kid named Wade Watts who unwittingly becomes a target by an evil corporation, and a hero to everyone else. The film bounces back and forth between the real world, and the virtual world of the O.A.S.I.S., a massive multiplayer online game where you can do, or be, anything!

Warner Bros. just released a new poster for the film (pictured top left) as well as a new trailer that divulges more of the plot and showcases a ton of Easter eggs! You can view the trailer below, as well as some screen captures I made, so you can get a closer look at some of cool stuff hiding in plain site!



Aech rides in Bigfoot and Artemis is on Kaneda's bike from AKIRA. Also, scope out that Delta City billboard in the background! ROBOCOP just may be in this film as well!! [Click on image to enlarge.]

King Kong makes an appearance!
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Assuming this if from the film's final battle in the O.A.S.I.S. Cant' make out too many characters, but The Battletoads are leading the charge here! [Click image to enlarge.]

Chun-Li from Street Fighter, Tracer from Overwatch, and others charge into battle.
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Parzival making a "Say Anything" reference?


I knew Freddy Krueger was going to make an appearance, but HOLY CRAP! IT'S CHUCKY!
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Gundam confirmed!
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The Iron Giant charges across the battlefield. Lasers (and lightsabers?) everywhere!
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READY PLAYER ONE hits theaters on March 30th! Here's hoping it remains mostly faithful to its source material! (Spielberg, don't fail me now!)

What's that? You say you're not familiar with the book that this film is based on? Well then CLICK HERE to buy yourself a copy of it - I give it a hearty recommendation! Give it a shot, especially if you're a big fan of the 1980s pop culture!


Friday, December 8, 2017

On January 2nd, A Door to Unspeakable Horrors is opened in THE RIZEN!


NATO SCIENTISTS PUNCH A HOLE INTO ANOTHER WORLD WITH TERRIFYING CONSEQUENCES, IN MATT MITCHELL'S "THE RIZEN!" 

UPDATE (04/03/2018): THE RIZEN is now available on Blu-ray and DVD!

I just received a press release about this new indie action-horror film from director Matt Mitchell (GANGSTERS, GUNS, & ZOMBIES and IT NEVER SLEEPS) and it looks kind of cool. Look for it on VOD on January 2nd, and stay tuned for its sequel, THE RIZEN 2, sometime next year!

Synopsis: The year is 1955. NATO and the Allied Forces have been conducting secret, occult experiments in a bid to win the Arms Race. They have finally succeeded, but what they have unleashed could tear our world apart. Now one woman must lead the only other two survivors past faceless horrors that threaten to kill or capture them at every turn. They are the only ones left who can fight to close a door that should never have been opened.

THE RIZEN stars Laura Swift (THE SNOWMAN), Sally Phillips (the BRIDGET JONES series), Bruce Payne (WARLOCK III, PASSENGER 57), Julian Rhind-Tutt (LUCY), Tom Goodman Hill (EVEREST) and The Young Ones’ Adrian Edmondson!

For a closer look at the film, scope out the stills and trailer below!

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TRAILER ROUND-UP: BATMAN - GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT, DAY OF THE DEAD - BLOODLINE, JURASSIC WORLD - FALLEN KINGDOM, and ONCE UPON A TIME ON CHRISTMAS!


It has been a LONG time since I last shared some new trailers, so I figured it was time to get back to it Vault Dwellers! For this edition of the News Vault's Trailer Round-Up, I selected four new previews to share with you, featuring  dinosaur rescues, killer Clauses, brainy zombies, and a new DC animated Batman adventure! Scroll down to start watching!

TRAILER #1: BATMAN - GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT (2018)
Release Date: January 23, 2018 (CLICK HERE to pre-order on Blu-ray.)


This new animated DC film is set in alternative Victorian Age Gotham City, where Batman battles the legendary Jack the Ripper! The animation style is reminiscent of Batman: The Animated Series, but don't be fooled by that because this is an R-Rated feature! DC's animated efforts are typically very well done, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this Elseworlds version of Batman come to life!




TRAILER #2: DAY OF THE DEAD - BLOODLINE (2018)
Release Date: January 5, 2018


January is typically where movies are released quietly to die (though there have been exceptions to that rule over the years), and it seems like that is the case with this remake of George A. Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD. Set in a world overrun by the walking (and sometimes running) dead, a group of scientists and soldiers hunker down in a military bunker and try to find a cure. However, it seems that one of their test subjects (Bub V2.0?) has become dangerously intelligent, and soon all hell breaks loose! Though it looks like it'll have some great gore, this redo of DAY seems to entirely miss the point of its predecessor. If you've got a gift card, maybe give it a whirl next month!




TRAILER #3: JURASSIC WORLD - FALLEN KINGDOM (2018)
Release Date: June 22, 2018

When a volcanic eruption threatens all of the man-made dinosaurs still living on Isla Nublar (several years after the events of JURASSIC WORLD), an organization called the Dinosaur Protection Group mobilizes to rescue the island's (not-so) prehistoric denizens. But naturally things go awry, and eventually there's running and screaming as ash, soot, lava, fire, and brimstone, rains down upon humans and dinosaurs alike! Could this be the darkest chapter of the continued Jurassic Park universe?! I guess we'll find out next June!




TRAILER #4: ONCE UPON A TIME ON CHRISTMAS (2017)
Release Date: December 12, 2017 (CLICK HERE to pre-order on DVD.)


A pair of psychopathic killers dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus, commence a killing spree in the town of Woodridge, twelve days before Christmas! Can the authorities stop the cyclopean Santa and his Harley Quinn-esque sidekick before there's no one left in town to celebrate the holidays? This flick actually looks like it could be a fun new holiday horror flick, and I'm more than willing to give it a whirl when it comes out on DVD next Tuesday.


Well, that's it for now gang, but check back again soon for more trailers, Blu-ray announcements, movie news, and more as News Vault heads into its third year online!


Thursday, December 7, 2017

New Code Red Blu-ray titles for December 2017!


SCREEN ARCHIVES ENTERTAINMENT HAS SIXTEEN NEW CODE RED BLU-RAY TITLES ON SALE UNTIL DECEMBER 19TH!

Just in time for the holiday season, Code Red released a ton of new titles to Blu-ray! Slasher flicks, creature features, post-apocalyptic adventures, Blaxploitation films, and more are making their Blu-ray debuts! Scroll on down to see what's new, and maybe snap some up as gifts, or for your own personal collection! Note: All of the titles mentioned in this post are currently being sold at a low introductory price until Tuesday, December 19th at 4:00 PM EST!

BABY NEEDS A NEW PAIR OF SHOES (1974)

Synopsis: In 1956 , Italian mobsters Big Tony (Frank DeKova, THE SLAMS, THE MECHANIC, JOHNNY FIRECLOUD) go to war with black hoodlums, turning the streets of Harlem into an all-out war zone as both sides call on their best assassins to level the playing field. Feared crime boss Pasha (Paul Harris, THE SLAMS, TRUCK TURNER, THE MACK) isn't about to give up his turf without a fight, even if it means calling on his most unpredictable assassins as well! Its a gang war to end gang wars, all over the numbers game, in this highly charged crime thriller!

(CLICK HERE TO ORDER.)

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 96 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! 2016 HD master from a Grindhouse print!
  • Trailer


BLASTFIGHTER (1984)

Synopsis: Michael Sopkiw (AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK, MONSTER SHARK) stars in this Southern-fried action thriller as an embittered cop just released from prison after serving a lengthy term for killing the man who murdered his wife. Wishing for a peaceful, serene change of pace and a chance to catch up with his daughter (Valentina Forte, CUT AND RUN), he moves to rural Georgia to live off the land. Alas, this pastoral existence is short-lived thanks to a sleazy group of poachers who supply an even sleazier scientist with live animals for sadistic biological experiments.

Armed with the superweapon "Blastfighter," he goes on a bloody rampage against the poachers in this classic Italian revenge movie, also starring George Eastman (IRONMASTER, THE GRIM REAPER, RABID DOGS) and genre favorites Massimo Vanni and ZOMBI’s Ottaviano Dell’Acqua. This Quentin Tarantino approved slice of drive-in mayhem from director Lamberto Bava (DEMONS, A BLADE IN THE DARK) is now available in high-octane HD!

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Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 87 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • Features additional color correction, unlike the oversea edition which sold thousands domestically. 
  • Audio commentary with star Michael Spokiw, moderated by Nathaniel Thompson. 
  • Interviews with Michael Sopkiw, George Eastman, director Lamberto Bava, and director of photography Gianlorenzo Battaglia.


COCAINE WARS (1985)

Synopsis: Miami DEA agent Cliff Adams (John Schneider; The Dukes Of Hazzard, Smallville, EDDIE MACON'S RUN) is in South America working undercover for Gonzalo Reyes (Federico Luppi; THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, CRONOS, FUNNY DIRTY WAR), the biggest cocaine exporter in South America. Cliff’s fiancĂ©e, Janet Meade (Kathryn Witt; DEMON OF PARADISE), is a reporter doing a story about Reyes.

Reyes orders Cliff to kill Marcelo Villalba, who is running for his country’s position as president, but Cliff can’t bring himself to do it because his DEA assignment is to work against Reyes who sends someone else after Villalba. Then Reyes has Janet kidnapped, and Cliff is the only one who can keep Reyes’ plans from succeeding in this exciting actioner from director Hector Olivera (BARBARIAN QUEEN, WIZARDS OF THE LOST KINGDOM). Also starring Royal Dano (HOUSE II: THE SECOND STORY, ONE MAN JURY, MESSIAH OF EVIL, CAPONE, DRUM).

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Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 82 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (?)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! HD master made from the original vault elements!
  • Watch this in "Katarinas drive in theater!"


THE GREAT ALLIGATOR (1979)

Synopsis: "Meaner than JAWS... More bloodthirsty than PIRANHA... Here comes The GREAT ALLIGATOR," a blood-soaked tale of jungle greed and just desserts from cult director Sergio Martino (TORSO). Barbara Bach and Claudio Cassinelli head into the steamy jungles of Southeast Asia where construction for an exclusive resort is treading onto territory that the Kuma natives hold sacred ... and their alligator god Kroona takes personally.

Paradise turns into an unrelenting nightmare in this outrageous giant creature feast also starring Mel Ferrer, Richard Johnson, Bobby Rhodes, Romano Puppo and child actress Sylvia Collatina, with a screenplay by the legendary Ernesto Gastaldi (ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK, THE GRAND DUEL) and a pounding score by the great Stelvio Cipriani (BAY OF BLOOD, TENTACLES). Find out who lives and who dies in this essential '70s shocker, now remastered from the original negative for the first time in HD! Starring Barbara Bach (THE UNSEEN, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, CAVEMAN), Claudio Casinelli (SCREAMERS), Mel Ferrer (THE VISITOR).

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Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 89 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! HD scan with extensive color correction done here in the U.S.!
  • NEW! interview with Gianlorenzo Battaglia!
  • NEW! interview with Claudio Morabito! 
  • NEW! Round table discussion with Paolo Ricci, Giancarlo Ferrado, and Anton Geleg. 
  • Interview with Sergio Martino and Anton Geleg.
  • Trailer


HANDS OF STEEL (1986)

Synopsis: Sinister industrialist Francis Turner creates a cyborg known as Paco Queruak, who has been programmed to terminate the leader of an ecological faction that stands in the way of the dystopian country. After failing in his mission to eliminate the ecologist, Paco flees to Arizona and hides in a local diner.

Now, a hitman and a local trucker have been sent to eliminate the cyborg in this exciting Italian classic directed by Sergio Martino (VIOLENT PROFESSIONALS).

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

Extras:
  • NEW! HD scan with additional color correction!
  • NEW! Exclusive interviews with star Daniel Greene, John Saxon, director Sergio Martino, George Eastman, and Roberto Bisacco!



HAPPY HELL NIGHT (1992)

Synopsis: "26 years ago he sold his soul to the devil ... now it's time to pay!" On October 31, 1963, seven members of the Phi Delta Kappa fraternity were found brutally mutilated following an occult ritual inside the Winfield Mausoleum. The sole suspect, depraved priest Zachary Malius, was immediately locked away in the bowels of the state asylum. 25 years later, a fraternity hazing prank goes terribly wrong and the psychotic ghoul escapes.

Now a relentless evil has been unleashed and the coeds of Winfield College will once again face bloody horror - and learn the shocking truth - of Happy Hell Night. Darren McGavin, (THE NIGHT STALKER, HANGER 18, ZERO TO SIXTY), Jorja Fox (C.S.I.), Ted Clark (WRONG TURN), and Sam Rockwell (THE GREEN MILE, POLTERGEIST) star in this rarely-seen slasher sickie packed with gratuitous nudity and gore galore.

Also tarring Nick Gregory (THE NIGHT LISTENER), Franke Hughes (BAD BOYS), Laura Carney (PLEASANTVILLE), and Charles Cragin (TRUE LIES).

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Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 87 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (?)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K scan of the original negatives! 
  • Reversible Cover Art.
  • Original Trailer


THE HILLS HAVE EYES III: MIND RIPPER (1995)

Synopsis: A top secret experiment intended to produce a superhuman has gone terribly wrong. Now the creators, trapped in a remote desert outpost, are being pursued ruthlessly by their creation. With the door sealed from within, there is no way out.

Starring Lance Henriksen (TERMINATOR, ALIENS), John Diehl, and Giovanni Ribisi (TED, AVATAR).

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Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 108 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p (?)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • TBA


IN THE AFTERMATH (1988)

Synopsis: An angel comes to Earth's aid trying to force a dude to take this egg, as it becomes his now, and is told to take good care of it, all after a nuclear holocaust in this mix of live action and animated footage, taken from the classic Japanese animation Angel's Egg by Mamoru Oshi (GHOST IN THE SHELL). Directed by Carl Colpaert (THE CREW, DELUSION) Code Red is proud to present this surreal film from a brand new HD master!

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Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 85 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p (?)
Audio - ?

Extras: 
  • NEW! 2K scan of the original vault elements!


IRONMASTER (1983)

Synopsis: On his own, exiled tribesman Vudu (George Eastman; AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK, HANDS OF STEEL, BLASTFIGHTER) discovers how to fashion weapons out of iron and use them for his new tribe’s survival and demolishing their enemies. When the new leader of his former tribe Ela (Sam Pasco) figures out how his clan can survive by creating their own iron, it becomes a battle to the death between two brutal forces!

Who will win, and at what cost? Directed by Umberto Lenzi (ALMOST HUMAN, SPASMO, SEVEN BLOOD STAINED SHADOWS, NIGHTMARE CITY), this stone age fantasy classic is now available for the first time in HD!

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Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 98 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! Interviews with director Umberto Lenzi, George Eastman, and art director Massimo Antonello Geleg!


QUADROON: THE BLACK MANDINGO (1971)

Synopsis: "IT OUT-MANDIGOS MANDINGO!"
Caleb (Tim Kincade, BREEDERS) loses a bet, only to land a job teaching a beautiful female quadroon (Katherine McKee) who happens to be DuPree's #1 sex slave. A Quadroon is 3/4 white and 1/4 black, but all women and all pleasure!

Distinguished stage actor Robert Priest (DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK) co-stars in this unpleasant view on how people lived in the South. William Mcgee (DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT) co-stars!

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Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 90 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • None.


SCREAM (1981)

Synopsis: A group of people on a rafting excursion happen upon a deserted town and decide to set up camp. Out of the blue, a murder occurs. It appears that the town is not as deserted as they thought. Someone is out there and doesn’t want them around. They desperately try to escape but their rafts are destroyed. What possible hope of survival can they have with no escape and no one around to help?

Starring Woody Strode (THE PROFESSIONALS, SPARTACUS, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST), Alvy Moore (Green Acres), Greg Palmer (TO HELL AND BACK), Pepper Martin (SUPERMAN II), Hank Worden (THE SEARCHERS), and John Ethan Wayne (son of John Wayne).

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Disc Specs:

Rated R | Color | 82 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - ?

Extras: 

  • NEW! 2K scan of the original negatives!
  • Audio commentary with Director Bryon Quisenberry.
  • Watch this in "Host mode" with lovely Maria Kanelis.


THE SLASHER.... IS THE SEX MANIAC! (1972)

Synopsis: A naked woman is found murdered and mutilated in a prosperous small province town in Southern Italy. But who killed her… and why? Inspector Capuana (Farley Granger; STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, ROPE, ARNOLD) investigates what turns out to be a string of savage murders in which unfaithful women are targeted as they play around behind their husbands’ backs.

Now the killer, who wears a black fedora, gloves, and trench coat as he stalks and photographs his victims, is becoming more relentless in a depraved quest to purge the world of what he believes to be immoral souls. Also starring Sylva Koscina (LISA AND THE DEVIL, HERCULES, HORNET'S NEST), this notorious Italian shocker also known as SO SWEET, SO DEAD is now presented fully authorized and in HD for the first time!

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Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 101 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! 2017 HD master with extensive color correction done here in the U.S.!
  • Trailer


THE TERROR WITHIN II (1991)

Synopsis: In this exciting sequel to The Terror Within, Andrew Stevens returns in a world gone mad as the last human colony struggles to survive underground beneath a land of nightmarish mutants who seek to destroy them. But when the mutant break occurs inside humanity's final stronghold, the battle for survival pits the human colonists against their deadly invaders miles below the earth's surface.

Starring Andrew Stevens (THE FURY), R. Lee Ermey (FULL METAL JACKET), Stella Stevens (THE MANITOU), and Burton Gilliam (BLAZING SADDLES).

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Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 90 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (?)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K scan of the original vault element!  
  • "Watch this in Katarina's Drive In Theater" mode.
  • Interview with star R. Lee Ermey
  • Theatrical Trailer


THIS IS A HIJACK (1973)

Synopsis: A man feels obligated to hijack the plane his boss is on after he has gambled himself into overwhelming debt. Adam Rourke (DIRTY MARY CRAZY LARRY), Neville Brand (POLICE CONNECTION), Don Pedro Colley (SUGAR HILL), Jay Robinson (DR. SHRINKER), and Dub Taylor stars!

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Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 89 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - English Mono

Extras:
  • None.


TOP OF THE HEAP (1972)

Synopsis: George Lattimer (Christopher St. John, SHAFT) knows all about deadly force. His home life is a disaster. His mistress treats him like a stranger. His superiors hate his guts. And he been a street cop for 12 years - with no promotions. George Lattimer is a walking time bomb about to get off - unless he can reach the TOP OF THE HEAP! Paula Kelly (SOYLENT GREEN), John Alderson, Patrick NcVery, Ji-Tu Cumbaka and Allen Garfield (CRY UNCLE) co-stars in a insane film directed, written by Christopher St. John.

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Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 90 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (?)
Audio - English Mono

Extras:
  • None.


VENGEANCE (1968)

Synopsis: Five men held the balance of death…his revenge explodes in a blaze of hell fire! Even thieves live by a code. For the right amount of gold there is betrayal. But the price for betrayal is vengeance. It was the biggest gold heist the West had ever seen, but it didn’t go as the gang planned. Now one of the thieves is dead, torn limb from limb by a band of five desperadoes. His partner, Rocco, arrives too late; the murderers are gone, and on five pieces of blood-stained rope Rocco swears revenge!

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Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 81 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English Mono

Extras:
  • Interview with star Richard Harrison.
  • Interview with producer Alfredo Leone.