Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Scream Factory Delivers a Trio of Horrible Horrors on Blu-ray, Just in Time for Christmas!


MURDEROUS MACHINES, CHRISTMAS KILLERS, AND A CANNIBALISTIC MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY POPULATE SCREAM FACTORY'S NEWEST BLU-RAY TITLES! 

Egads! As 2018 nears its end, Scream Factory is bombarding us with a final trio of fright flicks on December 11th and boy are they... something! I recall renting THE MANGLER on VHS after its failed theatrical run in 1995, mainly because of he big names that were attached. Needless to say, I was not impressed and never revisited it. SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2 is a definite guilty pleasure that won me over after a few viewings, and I'm truly happy to see that it has built up enough of a cult following to warrant a Collector's Edition Blu-ray.

Sadly I cannot say the same for TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION which I haven't seen since its cable TV premiere on (I believe) Cinemax. But now that a few decades have passed... maybe it's time to sit down and give it another shot? (NAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH! Hahahaha!) If you're as excited as I am(?) about these new titles, continue onward for all the juicy details on their new specs and extras!

THE MANGLER (1995)

Synopsis: The masters of horror Tobe Hooper (POLTERGEIST, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE), Robert Englund (A NIGHTMARE ON FILM STREET franchise) and Stephen King (CREEPSHOW, MISERY) join forces to bring you a shocking tale of terror.

Based on King's short story, this white-knuckle chiller follows a cop (Ted Levine - THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE HILLS HAVE EYES) as he investigates a series of grisly accidents ... and uncovers a deadly town secret that has been hidden for years – a terrifying entity that threatens to destroy everything in its path. With time running out and a young girl's life in the balance, he races to destroy the beast before it’s too late!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 106 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K REMASTER STRUCK FROM THE CAMERA NEGATIVE FOR THE UNCUT VERSION!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with co-writer Stephen David Brooks!
  • NEW! Hell's Bells – an interview with actor Robert Englund!
  • Rare behind-the-scenes footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
Scream Factory's Blu-ray of THE MANGLER is due out on Tuesday, December 11th, and also features reversible cover art (something not always offered on their non-Collector's Edition releases). As is the case with many of Scream's recent titles, this one is rather expensive, with a $28.00 price tag. If that doesn't scare you off, then pick up a copy from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2 (COLLECTOR'S EDITION - 1987)

Synopsis: IT'S GARBAGE DAY! Ricky is being released from a mental hospital. He takes with him the terrifying memory of his brother Billy's death and the memory of Mother Superior who brought about his brother's demise.

For Ricky, starting a new life means avenging his brother's death, which sets him on a blind journey of relentless revenge, leading ultimately to Mother Superior. And when he gets to her, not even her faith will be enough to stop Ricky as he follows in the family tradition of Christmas carnage.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 88 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K Scan Of An Archival Theatrical Print
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Director Lee Harry, and Actors Eric Freeman and James Newman!
  • NEW! Slay Bells Ring Again: The Story Of Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 – Featuring Interviews With Co-Writer/Director Lee Harry, Actors Eric Freeman, James Newman, Elizabeth Kaitan, Darrel Guilbeau, And Kenny McCabe, and Makeup Effects Artist Christopher Biggs!
  • NEW! Garbage Days Are Here Again – A Look At The Film’s Locations!
  • NEW! Ricky Today – A short Film Featuring A 2018 Interview With Ricky Caldwell!
  • NEW! I Don’t Sleep – An Extended Interview With Makeup Effects Artist Christopher Biggs!
  • Audio Commentary By Co-Writer/Director Lee Harry, Co-Writer Joseph H. Earle, And Actor James Newman!
  • Theatrical Trailer
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2 will also be available on Tuesday, December 11th and should cost between $28 - $30! You can pick up a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY (which will also net you a Limited Edition poster)!

But if you REALLY love this movie and have more money to burn, may I suggest to you the DELUXE LIMITED EDITION release? Your Blu-ray will come with the poster plus an official NECA action figure of Eric Freeman's Ricky! Supplies are limited (only 2,000 exist!) so CLICK HERE to get yourself and early Christmas treat!




TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION (COLLECTOR'S EDITION - 1994)

Synopsis: When a helpful family invites two lost couples in for a good ol' down-home massacre, the prom night teens find themselves all dressed up ... with no place to escape. Renée Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey star in this hilarious bone-chilling remake of the horror classic.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 87 & 94 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • TWO CUTS OF THE FILM! – The Theatrical Cut (87 Minutes - HD) And The Director’s Cut (93 Minutes - HD With Standard Definition Inserts)!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Kim Henkel (On Director's Cut)!
  • NEW! The Buzz Is Back – An Interview With Director Of Photography Levie Isaacks!
  • NEW! Marked For Death – An Interview With Actor Tyler Shea Cone!
  • NEW! If Looks Could Kill: The Return Of A "Chainsaw Massacre" – An Interview With Special Makeup Effects Artist J.M. Logan, and Production Designer Deborah Pastor!
  • Theatrical Trailer
You can finally complete your TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE collection on December 11th Vault Dwellers for the (not so) low price of $25 - $35! While that is pricey, I'll admit that the new interviews, audio commentary, plus two cuts of the film does take the sting out of it a bit! Get yours now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




Monday, December 10, 2018

On December 11th, Get Yourself a Fistful of Westerns from Arrow Video and Shout Select!


Limited Edition Cover Art.
CELEBRATE FIVE DECADES OF NERO AND EASTWOOD WITH THESE NEW BLU-RAY RELEASES! 

UPDATE: 12/10/2018: Arrow's DJANGO discs are currently ON HOLD (so if you somehow got one, count yourself lucky!) There is a review embargo in place, and the disc is not being shipped due to (from what I've ascertained from several sources) rights issues! I'll post more info as I receive it!

Because I'm quite possibly insane, I task myself with owning the best possible edition for just about every movie in my personal collection. That means that I am constantly double-dipping on titles I already own on DVD or Blu-ray.

And now here I am once again, on the cusp of upgrading two of my favorite Westerns: DJANGO and HANG 'EM HIGH, a pair of films warning of the dangers of leaving someone for dead! While DJANGO fares better (4K restoration, lots of extras, and a bonus film!), HANG 'EM HIGH's Blu-ray does offer up a pair of new audio commentaries! For a closer look a these new releases, please continue reading pardners. :: tips hat ::

DJANGO (1966)

Synopsis: In this definitive Spaghetti Western, Franco Nero (KEOMA, THE FIFTH CORD) gives a career-defining performance as Django, a mysterious loner who arrives at a mud-drenched ghost town on the Mexico-US border, ominously dragging a coffin behind him. After saving imperiled prostitute Maria (Loredana Nusciak), Django becomes embroiled in a brutal feud between a racist gang and a band of Mexican revolutionaries...

With DJANGO, director Sergio Corbucci (THE GREAT SILENCE) upped the ante for sadism and sensationalism in Westerns, depicting machine gun massacres, mud-fighting prostitutes and savage mutilations. A huge hit with international audiences, Django’s brand of bleak nihilism would be repeatedly emulated in a raft of unofficial sequels.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 91 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - English & Italian DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Limited Edition Steelbook Cover Art.
Extras: 
  • NEW! Restoration from a 4K scan of DJANGO from the original camera negative!
  • Audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince.
  • NEW! Interview with star Franco Nero!
  • NEW! Interview with assistant director Ruggero Deodato!
  • NEW! Interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti!
  • NEW! Interview with Sergio Corbucci’s wife Nora Corbucci!
  • Archival interview with co-writer Piero Vivarelli.
  • Archival interview with stuntman and actor Gilberto Galimberti.
  • NEW! Discovering Django - An appreciation by Spaghetti Westerns scholar Austin Fisher!
  • An Introduction to Django by Alex Cox - An archival featurette with the acclaimed director.
  • Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive 
  • Original trailers

TEXAS, ADIOS (1966) 

Synopsis: Released as DJANGO 2 in some territories, TEXAS, ADIOS features Franco Nero as a Texan sheriff who travels across the frontier into Mexico with his younger brother to confront the man that killed their father!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 93 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English & Italian DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Extras:
  •  NEW! Restoration from a 2K scan of TEXAS, ADIOS from the original camera negative!
  • Audio commentary for by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke!
  • NEW! Interview with star Franco Nero!
  • NEW! Interview with co-star Alberto Dell'Acqua!
  • NEW! Interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti!
  • NEW! Hello Texas! - An appreciation by Spaghetti Westerns scholar Austin Fisher!
  • Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive 
  • Original trailer

ADDITIONAL LIMITED EDITION BONUS MATERIALS:
  • NOTE: The majority of these extras features only apply to the "standard" Limited Edition, and not the Steelbook!
  • Six double-sided collector's postcards! 
  • Double-sided fold-out poster! 
  • Limited edition 60-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by Howard Hughes and Roberto Curti, and original reviews! 
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips! 
  • (STEELBOOK ONLY) Limited edition fully illustrated booklet featuring new writing on the film by Howard Hughes and original review!

Arrow Video's stellar Limited Edition of DJANGO is due out on Tuesday, December 11th! Both the "standard version" and the Steelbook cost between $35 - $40 and will probably sell out FAST. So hurry up and get a copy ASAP! The regular Limited Edition can be procured from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE (in store only), or directly from ARROW VIDEO. The Limited Edition Steelbook is readily available from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE (in store only), and ARROW VIDEO!






HANG 'EM HIGH (1968)
Synopsis: They strung him up. They left him to die. But they made two fatal mistakes: they hanged the wrong man ... and they didn't finish the job.

Oklahoma, 1873: Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood), mistaken for a rustler and killer, is lynched on the spot by crooked lawman Captain Wilson (Ed Begley) and a rampaging band of vigilantes. But as Wilson and his gang flee the scene, there's one very important detail they've overlooked — Cooper is still alive!

Saved in the nick of time by a marshal, Cooper takes on the job of deputy marshal in order to bring hard-handed justice to the Oklahoma territory ... and to the nine men who "done him wrong." Co-starring Inger Stevens and Pat Hingle, HANG 'EM HIGH is a savage and action-packed western adventure, presented to you in this celebratory 50th Anniversary Edition!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 115 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio -  English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Dolby Digital Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Western Film Historians Lem Dobbs And Nick Redman!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Film Historian Jim Hemphill!
  • Theatrical Trailer
Shout Select's 50th Anniversary Blu-ray of HANG EM' HIGH is also available on Tuesday, December 11th, and should cost around $30! (Ack! HANG 'EM HIGH? More like PRICE 'EM HIGH!) Yeah that's a bit steep, especially considering that it seems like they just ported over the previous transfer from the much cheaper MGM Blu-ray, but the two new audio commentaries might just be worth it? If you have your heart set on owning this 50th Anniversary release, get it now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.


Sunday, December 9, 2018

On December 11th, DEATH SHIP Sails Again on Blu-ray!


SCORPION RELEASING'S NEW BLU-RAY OF "DEATH SHIP" IS A DEFINITE UPGRADE FROM ALL PREVIOUS RELEASES!

I've never seen DEATH SHIP (or DEATH SHIT as the webmaster of Badmovies.Org "lovingly" refers to it), but always remember seeing its cool poster design in the Horror section of my local mom & pop video store. Even after Scream Factory put it out on Blu-ray, I failed to obtain a copy before it went out of print. But thanks to Scorpion Releasing, DEATH SHIP is back and better than ever before, with a new 2K transfer, and a new 5.1 audio mix!

Synopis: Academy Award winner George Kennedy (CREEPSHOW 2) stars with Richard Crenna (the RAMBO series), Nick Mancuso (UNDER SIEGE), and Saul Rubinek (TRUE ROMANCE, UNFORGIVEN) in this terrifying tale of a possessed ship searching for new victims on the high seas! An ocean liner carrying vacationing passengers collides with a mysterious freighter. The handful of survivors seek refuge aboard the sinister ship, which turns out to be a Nazi torture vessel that is possessed by the evil that once commanded it! It has a life of its own.... pray you are never rescued by the DEATH SHIP!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 93 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! 2016 2K scan of the original camera negative, which features the longer cut with the deleted scene included
  • NEW! 5.1 surround sound audio mix!
  • Audio commentary with director Alvin Rakoff.
  • Featurette including interviews with George Kennedy, Nick Mancuso, Jack Hill, Alvin Rakoff and more!
  • The original script of Jack Hill!
  • Watch the film in "Nightmare Theater mode."
  • Isolated music track (DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0)
  • Learn What the Ship Says featurette
  • Stil gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
DEATH SHIP will be available to own on Tuesday, December 11th, and should cost between $18 - $25! You can grab a copy of the standard edition of DEATH SHIP from AMAZON or BULLMOOSE. I say "standard edition" because earlier this year (in May) a Limited (to 1,500) Edition came out, that was Region Free and had a collectible slipcover. If that makes any difference to you, then you'll be happy to know that you can still procure a copy (for $25) from DIABOLIK DVD and RONIN FLIX.



Thursday, December 6, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 12/04/2018!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings Vault Dwellers, and welcome to December 2018! There's just twenty days left until Christmas, and there's plenty of new DVDs & Blu-rays that you might just want to add to your wishlists!

Arrow Video UK dropped their highly-anticipated (Region B locked) Blu-ray of ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK, Shout! Factory released their animated sequel HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE KINGDOM OF MADNESS, and their sister label Scream Factory gives us a double dose of IFC Midnight titles on DVD and Blu-ray, namely ELIZABETH HARVEST and WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE.

Kino Lorber put every other distribution label to shame this week, with a whopping SIX new titles, including: THE BLACK WINDMILL, THE PUPPET MASTERS (SPECIAL EDITION), NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CLASS REUNION, RACE FOR THE YANKEE ZEPHYR, THE REVOLT OF THE SLAVES, and ATOMIC CAFE.

For those of you looking for A-list thrills, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, THE NUN, and THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS are now available on all formats, plus Alex Garland's ANNIHILATION makes its 4K UHD debut! And if you're in the mood for some holiday horror flicks, you have your choice of ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING, CHRISTMAS BLOOD, DEAD BY CHRISTMAS, and ELVES!

There's still plenty of other titles to peruse, so be sure to scroll down for the full list of this week's new DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K UHD discs!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Attraction
The Black Windmill (Special Edition)
Castlevania: Season One
Death Kiss
Digimon Adventure tri.: Future
Edge
The Happytime Murders
Highlander: The Watcher
Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Mobile Fighter G-Gundam: Part One Collection
National Lampoon's Class Reunion
The Nun
The Puppet Masters (Special Edition)
Race for the Yankee Zephyr (aka Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr)
Viking Destiny
Westworld: Season Two - The Door


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Akame Ga Kill: The Complete Collection
All the Creatures Were Stirring
Annihilation (4K UHD)
Atomic Cafe (Kino Classics)
Corpse Prison Part 2
Doctor Who: Peter Davidson - The Complete Season 1
Elizabeth Harvest
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (Arrow Video - Region B)
Mission Impossible: 6-Movie Collection
The Revolt of the Slaves
The Silver Guardian: The Complete Series
'Til Death Do Us Part
Welcome to the Strange
What Keeps You Alive


NEW TO DVD
American Scary
Backyard Blockbusters
Banner of the Stars: The Complete Series
Blood Alley
Bloody Ballet
Call of the Undead
Christmas Blood
Crest of the Stars: The Complete Series
Curse of the Scarecrow
Dead by Christmas
Elves
Ewok Adventures: The Battle For Endor
Ewok Adventures: Caravan of Courage
Family Guy: Season 16
The Ghost Beyond
The Hitman Never Dies
The House That Never Dies: Reawakening
The Killing House
Naruto Shippuden Uncut Set 36
Nightshift
Obamaland
Rellik
Remote Viewing
Satan's School For Lust & Satan's Daughter (Double Feature)
Zombies of the Living Dead


Monday, December 3, 2018

Discover the Dark Secret of ELIZABETH HARVEST on December 4th!


SCREAM FACTORY AND IFC MIDNIGHT BRING SEBASTIAN GUTIERREZ' SCI-FI THRILLER TO DVD & BLU-RAY!

In an effort to put some money back into my personal coffers, yours truly has drastically cut back on collecting Scream Factory titles in the past year. Though temptation does rear its head every now and again, it has been easier to say "no thanks" to many of Scream's newer releases because of recent (some would even say drastic) price increases. And typically I don't really bat an eye when a new IFC Midnight title appears on their release slate, but I've gotta say... I really want to see ELIZABETH HARVEST! It has a hell of a cast, and looks like it could have an interesting plot, and some very intense moments! I'm getting kind of an EX MACHINA vibe from it, and that's not a bad thing!

Synopsis: Nothing is as it seems in this brain-bending plunge into our darkest desires. Elizabeth (Abbey Lee - THE NEON DEMON), a beautiful young newlywed, arrives at the palatial estate of her brilliant scientist husband Henry (Ciarán Hinds - JUSTICE LEAGUE, The Terror). Ensconced in modernist luxury with an obedient — if slightly unsettling — house staff (Carla Gugino - GERALD'S GAME and Matthew Beard - THE IMITATION GAME), she has seemingly everything she could want.

But one mystery tantalizes her: what is behind the locked door to Henry's laboratory that he has forbidden her to enter? When an inquisitive Elizabeth dares to find out, everything she thought she knew about her husband — and about herself — will change. Elizabeth Harvest casts a spell of creeping Gothic menace as it unravels a disturbing tale of identity, obsession, and twisted love.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 109 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • The Making of Elizabeth Harvest - Featurette
  • Original Trailer
ELIZABETH HARVEST will be available Tuesday, December 4th wherever Blu-rays are sold and should cost between $15 - $19. Order a copy today from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.



On December 18th, Arrow Video Celebrates Ed Hunt's BLOODY BIRTHDAY!


ARROW VIDEO'S SPECIAL EDITION RELEASE OF THIS MINOR HORROR CLASSIC BOASTS A NEW 2K TRANSFER AND LOADS OF NEW EXTRAS!

I have heard about BLOODY BIRTHDAY from numerous friends, but I have yet to actually sit down and watch it. And once I do, I believe that I'll invest in Arrow Video's new Special Edition, which looks to be a notch or two above Severin Films' 2014 BLOODY BIRTHDAY Blu-ray! Let's take a closer look!

Synopsis: THE BAD SEED meets HALLOWEEN in this deliciously twisted early '80s slasher offering directed by Ed Hunt (THE BRAIN) and starring the always lovable Lori Lethin (RETURN TO HORROR HIGH, THE PREY).

Debbie, Curtis and Steven may seem cute as buttons. But their angelic facade conceals the wicked, murderous streak given to them having all been born under the same solar eclipse. With the grown-ups around them blissfully unaware of their little darlings' homicidal tendencies, the evil brats begin to bump off the adults one-by-one. By gun. By arrow. By cake. Bye-bye!

Mixing the killer-kid subgenre with elements of the then-booming slice-and-dice movie, 1981's BLOODY BIRTHDAY shocks and appalls with its scenes of young children shooting, strangling and bludgeoning their way through the local population. They sure don't (and can't!) make 'em like this anymore.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 85 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - Original Uncompressed mono audio

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K restoration from original film elements!
  • NEW! Audio commentary with director Ed Hunt!
  • NEW! Audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues!
  • NEW! Interview with actress Lori Lethin!
  • NEW! Bad Seeds and Body Counts – A video appreciation of Bloody Birthday and the killer kid sub-genre by film journalist Chris Alexander!
  • Archival interview with producer Max Rosenberg.
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Timothy Pittides!
  • First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Lee Gambin!
Arrow's Special Edition Blu-ray of BLOODY BIRTHDAY will be available at all Blu-ray retailers on Tuesday, December 18th and should cost between $22 - $28! Order yourself a copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!



Wednesday, November 28, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/27/2018!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings Vault Dwellers, and welcome to THE final Stock Your Vault post of November 2018! Thankfully we have a rather light slate of new DVDs & Blu-rays this week, which should help you save a little dough for the Christmas season!

Blue Underground just released their new 3-Disc Limited Edition Blu-ray of Lucio Fulci's ZOMBIE, Code Red brings ALMOST HUMAN to Blu-ray disc, Shout! Factory re-releases Volume 8 of their Mystery Science Theater 3000 boxed sets, and the Warner Archive Collection finally debuts their delayed Blu-ray release of BREWSTER MCCLOUD!

In Region B news, Studiocanal just released newly restored Blu-ray editions of John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and PRINCE OF DARKNESS, and 88 Films dropped their new Blus for STUDENT BODIES and their BEST OF 80S SCREAM QUEENS set, which contains NIGHTMARE SISTERS, MURDER WEAPON, and DEADLY EMBRACE!

But the real gems this week come from Scream Factory who have just released a double feature Blu-ray of MUNCHIES & MUNCHIE, and THE CRITTERS COLLECTION! The latter features all four CRITTERS films and boasts new 2K transfers for the first two movies, and new audio commentaries and making-of featurettes for all four films!

There's also a bunch of direct-to-DVD fare this week, as well as a slew of anime titles, so be sure to scroll down to scope out the full list of new DVDs & Blu-rays!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Armenian Haunting
At First Light
The Grissom Gang (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Little Stranger
Mahogany Sunrise
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Prudence Drive
Screams of the Night


NEW TO BLU-RAY
The 100: The Complete Fifth Season
Almost Human (Code Red)
Basic Instinct 2 (Collector's Edition - MVD Marquee Collection)
The Best of 80s Scream Queens (88 Films - Region B)
Brewster McCloud (Warner Archive Collection)
The Critters Collection
Dead is Dead: Diretor's Cut (Collector's Edition)
Deadtroit
Dinosaur King: The Complete Season 1
Dinosaur King: The Complete Season 2
Escape from New York (Studiocanal - Region B)
Gatchaman Crowds
Haunted House on Sorority Row
Hells
Indestructible (Special Edition)
Indestructible: Afterlife
King's Game: The Complete Series
Lupin the 3rd: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon
The Meg-A-Shark Collection
Munchies / Munchie (Double Feature)
Negima!? - The Complete Collection
Patlabor: The Complete Collection (Ultimate Edition)
Prince of Darkness (Studiocanal - Region B)
Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars - The Complete Series
Student Bodies (88 Films - Region B)
Tales of the Abyss: The Complete Series
Zombie (3-Disc Limited Edition - Covers A, B, & C)


NEW TO DVD
Brutality (Unrated)
Cold Ground
Gora: The Son of Devil (Limited Edition)
Intercity
Last American Horror Show
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume VIII
Ouija Death Trap
The Outer Wild
The School
Willow


Scream Factory Debuts the Completely Unrelated MUNCHIES & MUNCHIE on Blu-ray!


PERUVIAN ALIENS AND A MAGICAL CREATURE VOICED BY DOM DELUISE INHABIT SCREAM FACTORY'S NEWEST DOUBLE FEATURE!

I recall adoring MUNCHIES when I was kid, but I'll readily admit that this GREMLINS rip-off hasn't aged all that well. MUNCHIE I am less familiar with, but I know its sequel MUNCHIE STRIKES BACK pretty well. This is definitely a nostalgia-driven double feature Vault Dwellers, and I only recommend it if you have kids, are familiar with these films and want to revisit them, or are continuing the insanely impossible quest of owning every Scream Factory title!

MUNCHIES Synopsis: Archeologist Simon Watterman (Harvey Korman - BLAZING SADDLES, HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART I) discovers the Munchies while on an expedition in Peru. But Simon's evil twin, food entrepreneur Cecil Watterman (also Korman), won't let him enjoy his achievement. The snack food tycoon tries to abduct the Munchies to destroy his brother's career and take over his property. These junk food junkies prove to be too much to handle as they begin to menace the residents of a small town in any way they can. Move over ghoulies, ghosties and things that go bump in the night! The Munchies are here and they are bringing the fun with them!

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

Extras:
  • None.



MUNCHIE Synopsis: No friends. The new school sucks. And Mom (Loni Anderson) is in love with a sleazy lawyer (Andrew Stevens - THE TERROR WITHIN, 10 TO MIDNIGHT). Pretty bleak. That's how life looks to ten-year-old Gage (Jaime McEnnan - REMOTE CONTROL) when suddenly, into his world pops the magical Munchie (Dom DeLuise - CANNONBALL RUN, SPACEBALLS). Munchie is the ever-hungry and hilarious mysterious creature from another world who delivers flying pizzas and brings on the parties! With the help of Munchie and loony Professor Cruikshank (Arte Johnson), Gage evens the score on his school's bullies as well as his mom's boyfriend and has the greatest summer ever!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 80 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras: 
  • None.


Scream Factory's double feature of MUNCHIES and MUNCHIE is now available and costs between $24 - $25! Honestly I want this release but even I'm hard-pressed to spend that much, so here's hoping for a flash sale later on down the road! But if you can't contain your excitement and simply must have this double feature, order one now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Lucio Fulcie's ZOMBIE Lurches Onto a New 3-Disc Limited Edition Blu-ray from Blue Underground!


COVER A
SEE FULCI'S "ZOMBIE" AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE - NEWLY REMASTERED IN 4K WITH TONS OF EXTRAS AND A SOUNDTRACK CD!

I've purchased ZOMBIE soooooo many times over the years: I've owned Anchor Bay's VHS clamshell and regular DVD, Shriek Show's 2-Disc 25th Anniversary DVD, and Blue Underground's 2-Disc Ultimate Edition Blu-ray. And now it looks like I'll have to buy this perennial Italian Horror favorite again because Blue Underground's new limited edition discs are AWESOME! (And this will be the last time, I swear... until the legit 4K UHD comes out!)

Synopsis: In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as Zombie Flesh Eaters and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!"

Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, THE BEYOND) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

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Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 91 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio - English & Italian: DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1!

Extras:

DISC ONE
  • FULLY UNCUT presentation of the film!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films!
  • NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci!
  • Audio Commentary with star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine editor Jason J. Slater!
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Guillermo del Toro Intro

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DISC TWO
  • Zombie Wasteland – Interviews with stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and actor/stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua.
  • Flesh Eaters on Film – Interview with co-producer Fabrizio De Angelis.
  • Deadtime Stories – Interviews with co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti.
  • World of the Dead – Interviews with cinematographer Sergio Salvati and production & costume designer Walter Patriarca.
  • Zombi Italiano – Interviews with special make-op effects artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and special effects artist Gino De Rossi.
  • Notes on a Headstone – Interview with composer Fabio Frizzi.
  • All in the Family – Interview with Antonella Fulci.
  • Zombie Lover – Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films.

DISC THREE
  • ZOMBIE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Fabio Frizzi!

BONUS
  • Illustrated collectable booklet with new essay by author Stephen Thrower!
Blue Underground's impressive (and definitive?) Limited Edition of ZOMBIE is now available wherever Blu-rays are sold and costs between $32 - $50! Yeah that is steep, especially if you already own the movie, but the 4K transfer, plethora of extras, soundtrack CD and collectible lenticular slipcovers are too hard to pass up! If you're ready to upgrade, here's where you can pick up a copy of ZOMBIE now:




Monday, November 26, 2018

The Complete Critters Franchise Makes Its Blu-ray Debut on November 27th!


THE CRITES ROLL ONTO BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN THIS AWESOME NEW SET FROM SCREAM FACTORY!

CRITTERS has long been a favorite of yours truly, and I can't wait to receive my boxed set on Tuesday the 27th! Dreamed up by The Chiodo Brothers (KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE), the carnivorous piranha/hedgehog hybrids from outer space appeared in four feature-length movies, a fan film, and are supposedly invading TV next year! Let's take a closer look at Scream Factory's new CRITTERS boxed set and rejoice at the possibility of a crites renaissance!

CRITTERS (1986)

Synopsis: It's no picnic for the Brown family when a lethal litter of carnivorous aliens arrives unannounced at their Kansas farm. Trapped in a deadly nightmare, the terrified Browns fight for their lives against the attacking bloodthirsty monsters. But it's a losing battle until two intergalactic bounty hunters arrive, determined to blow the hellish creatures off the planet! It's an alien adventure, full of action and just crawling with CRITTERS!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 86 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K Scan From The Original Film Elements!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Producer Barry Opper And Star Don Opper!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Critter Designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, And Stephen Chiodo!
  • NEW! They Bite!: The Making Of Critters - Featuring Interviews With Actors Dee Wallace, Don Opper, Terrence Mann, And Lin Shaye, Producer Barry Opper, Writer Brian Muir, Critters Designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, And Stephen Chiodo, Make-Up Artist R. Christopher Biggs, Special Prop Supervisor Anthony Doublin, Composer David Newman, Second Unit Director Mark Helfrich, Critter Voice Actor Corey Burton, And Miniature Effects Supervisor Gene Warren Jr.!
  • NEW! For Brian: A Tribute To Screenwriter Brian Domonic Muir!
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery




CRITTERS 2: THE MAIN COURSE (1988)

Synopsis: It's been two years since the fiendish Critters first terrorized the town of Grovers Bend and sent the Brown family packing. But the "boy who called Critter," Brad Brown (Scott Grimes - Family Guy, The Orville), is back … and just in time. Critter eggs have been hatching lethal litters, and the bloodthirsty hairballs are eager to partake in their favorite pastime – eating.

In no time, the eggs are popping open everywhere – a field full of livestock becomes a gigantic feeding ground, and local residents are disappearing by the mouthful. Fortunately, three bounty hunters from space, Ug, Lee and Charlie, are flying back to eradicate the problem. But can they wipe out the Critters before Grovers Bend is erased from the map? With outstanding special effects, CRITTERS 2 delivers a fine repast of morbid mayhem!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 86 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K REMASTER OF THE FILM struck from the original film elements!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with director Mick Garris!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Critters designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, and Stephen Chiodo!
  • NEW! The Main Course: The Making of CRITTERS 2 - Featuring interviews with director Mick Garris, actors Liane Curtis, Don Opper, Terrence Mann and Lin Shaye, producer Barry Opper, Critter designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo and make-up artist R. Christopher Biggs!
  • Behind the Scenes Footage
  • Additional TV Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery




CRITTERS 3 (1991)

Synopsis: First, they destroyed a farm. Then they destroyed a town. Now they're ready to do some REAL damage! Leonardo DiCaprio (DJANGO UNCHAINED, THE REVENANT) stars in the third and most outrageous installment of the classic cult tale of the infamous CRITTERS.

As the fanged, furious furballs viciously invade an L.A. apartment building and sink their teeth into the low-rent tenants, Josh (DiCaprio) leads the battle to beat back the conniving critters and save the planet. It won't be an easy job, but he's the one person the human race must depend on to destroy these terrifying alien hedgehogs once and for all!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 86 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with producer Barry Opper and star Don Opper!
  • NEW! You Are What They Eat: The Making of CRITTERS 3 - featuring interviews with producer Barry Opper, screenwriter David J. Schow, stars Don Opper and Terrence Mann, director of photography Thomas J. Callaway and Critters designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo!
  • Trailer
  • Still Gallery




CRITTERS 4 (1992)

Synopsis: They've returned home …. to outer space! The CRITTERS are back in this supercharged sci-fi space adventure! But these are no ordinary Critters – they're a super strain of genetically engineered mutants designed to take over the universe! This time, they're hungry to conquer the galaxy, with an appetite for mankind that's out of this world.

Joined by Angela Bassett (BLACK PANTHER) and Brad Dourif (CHILD'S PLAY), Don Keith Opper and Terrence Mann reprise their popular roles as they battle for survival against the Critters, a nuclear meltdown and the fate of the universe!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 87 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
 
Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with producer/director Rupert Harvey!
  • NEW! Space Madness: The Making of CRITTERS 4 - Featuring interviews with producer Barry Opper, screenwriter David J. Schow, stars Don Opper and Terrence Mann, director of photography Thomas J. Callaway, Critters designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo!
  • Trailer
  • Still Gallery


The new 2K transfers of the first two CRITTERS films, plus the new audio commentaries and making-of featurettes for each film make this a definite must-own in my book! Scream Factory's THE CRITTERS COLLECTION will be available on Tuesday, November 27th, and should cost between $58 - $60!

Go ahead and treat yourself (you've earned it!) and get your very own set now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY. Speaking of which, if you do go with Shout!, you will get TWO 28.5" X 16.5" custom lithographs (limited to 1,000 each) and your set will come housed in a rigid slipcase! I hear they are selling fast, so order ASAP!



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/20/2018!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

November is speeding to a close Vault Dwellers (can you believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow?!), but before you feast upon turkey with your families this week, feast your eyes upon another solid roster of new DVDs & Blu-rays!

Sony Pictures has been digging through their vaults lately and bringing out some real gems, including 1963's THE MANIAC, YOUNG GUNS II, and the oft-forgotten sci-fi adventure FREEJACK! Shout Select flexes some muscle this week with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of HOLY MOTORS, and Limited Edition Steelbooks of BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY, and STREETS OF FIRE!

Arrow Video brings ORGIES OF EDO to Blu-ray for the first time, Scorpion Releasing debuts THE LAST SEDUCTION on both DVD & Blu-ray, and THE OUTER LIMITS: SEASON 2 comes to DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

Scream Factory also a strong lineup this week that includes CANDYMAN (COLLECTOR'S EDITION), URBAN LEGEND (COLLECTOR'S EDITION), and URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT. CANDYMAN boasts a new 2K restoration and new audio commentaries, URBAN LEGEND gets a new audio commentary plus a new 8-part making-of documentary, and its sequel comes with lots of new cast & crew interviews! Not too shabby if you ask me!

There's plenty of other titles out on DVD & Blu-ray today Vault Dwellers, so be sure to scroll on down to check them all out!

NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Driver
Fireworks
For a Few Zombies More
Kin
Luciferina
Mame Van Doren Film Noir Collection
The Outer Limits: Season 2


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm / Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (Double Feature)
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (Limited Edition Steelbook - Shout Select)
Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond: Season 2
Bright Lights, Big City (Special Edition - MVD Rewind Collection)
Candyman (Collector's Edition)
The Domestics
Freejack
Garo: Vanishing Line - Part 1
Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky (Collector's Edition)
High Voltage
Holy Motors (Collector's Edition - Shout Select)
Killing American Style / Young Rebels (Double Feature)
The Last Seduction
The Maniac (1963)
Myriad Colors Phantom World: The Complete Series
Night of the Demon (Limited Edition - Indicator - Import - 11/23)
Orgies of Edo (Special Edition - Arrow Video)
Outrage Coda
Post-Apocalyptic Commando Shark
Robin and Marian
Streets of Fire (35th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook)
TKO Collection - 3 Films by Takeshi Kitano
Urban Legend (Collector's Edition)
Urban Legends: Final Cut
Young Guns II
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (Complete Collection - Criterion - Region B)


NEW TO DVD
7 Brothers Meet Dracula
The Case of the Bloody Iris (Shameless - Region 2)
Catch of the Day
Cool as Hell (Unrated Director's Cut)
End of the World
A Handmaid's Sexual Tale
Heavy Trip
Horror Rises from the Tomb (Rogue Video)
I Spill Your Guts
L'Inferno / Haxan (Silent Horror Classics Double Feature)
Maleficarum
Malicious
No Game, No Life Zero
Star Pilot / King of Kong Island (Double Feature)
Star Trek: Stardate Collection
The Stray


Friday, November 16, 2018

Umbrella Entertainment's November 2018 New Releases!


INTELLIGENT ZOMBIES, GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACIES, AND LUNATIC LOVERS AWAIT YOU IN UMBRELLA'S NEW RELEASES!

Just when you thought it was safe to stop spending money, Umbrella Entertainment unleashes a flood of new titles to DVD & Blu-ray! Enjoy the heart-pumping car chases in THE CHAIN REACTION, cheer for "Bub" the zombie in DAY OF THE DEAD (ULTIMATE EDITION), or discover the joys of love and lust in LUNATICS: A LOVE STORY, HEAVEN'S BURNING, or Umbrella's EMMANUELLE 1 & 2 double feature!

For more information on the titles I've just mentioned, (as well as all of the other November releases from Umbrella) scroll on down!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
* Umbrella's Ozploitation Classics line adds the classic children's adventure film FROG DREAMING (aka THE QUEST) to its roster on December 5th, with new extras! Also due out on that date: YOU WERE NEVER HERE and THE LORD OF THE FLIES.

* APT PUPIL, based upon the Stephen King novella, is coming to DVD & Blu-ray on January 2, 2019, as does Umbrella's "Oz-Erotica" double feature of FELICITY and CENTRESPREAD!


THE CHAIN REACTION (1980)

Synopsis: For mechanic Larry Stilson (Steve Bisley - THE GREAT GATSBY, MAD MAX) and his wife Carmel (Arna-Maria Winchester - CODA), a weekend in paradise turns into their most horrifying nightmare. At their retreat in an isolated mountain valley, they are confronted by Heinrich (Ross Thompson - BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS), the victim of a deadly nuclear spill who is in the throes of a horrifying radiation death.

A top-secret government security team moves in with an army of vicious decontamination workers to seal off the valley, forcing Larry and Carmel to attempt a daring high-speed escape! But, the question growing more urgent by the minute is - can the radioactive waste be contained?

Boasting high-octane car chases and spectacular stunts staged by George Miller, the director of Mad Max, and appearances from the stars of that film (Steve Bisley, Hugh Keays-Byrne and Mel Gibson), THE CHAIN REACTION is a slick, futuristic action thriller that hurls you into the nightmarish world of terror and nuclear holocaust.

Disc Specs:
Rated M | Color | 92 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio

Extras:
  • Extended NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD interviews with Steve Bisley, Arna-Marie Winchester, Director Ian Barry, and Associate Producer Ross Matthews. (1:04:04)
  • THRILLS & NUCLEAR SPILLS Featurette (31:37)
  • THE SPARKS OBITUARY Featurette (24:50)
  • DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES (08:14)
  • THE MAN AT THE EDGE OF THE FREEWAY: Early cut
  • THEATRICAL TRAILER
  • TV SPOT
  • VHS TRAILER
  • IMAGE GALLERY
ORDER THE CHAIN REACTION FROM UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT (DVD | BLU-RAY | BLU-RAY W/SOUNDTRACK ON VINYL) OR AMAZON.COM (BLU-RAY).




DAY OF THE DEAD (1985 - ULTIMATE EDITION)

Synopsis: DAY OF THE DEAD displays plenty of guts, as FX Maestro Tom Savini really comes of age with an amazing splatter platter of sliding guts, faceless zombie freaks, and provocative new makeups delivered with a chunk-blowing gusto deserving of the highest praise." - Chas Balun, Beyond Horror Holocaust

In horror maestro, George A Romero's gruesome follow-up to the acclaimed DAWN OF THE DEAD, the flesh-eating undead have wiped out every last vestige of the civilized world and now outnumber the living 40,000-to-one! Hidden deep within a fortified underground missile silo an isolated and increasingly unstable ragtag group of scientists and soldiers continue to work to find a cure for this unstoppable plague.

Tensions soon escalate between a maniacal bloodthirsty military leader and a borderline mad scientist, sparking a climactic assault on the bunker by thousands of zombies... one final battle for humanity's survival. Named by Romero as his favorite "dead" movie, DAY OF THE DEAD showcases his tight, taut direction and unleashes a cavalcade of non-stop zombie carnage courtesy of gore wizard, Tom Savini.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 101 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0

Extras:
  • AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH GEORGE A. ROMERO, TOM SAVINI, CLETUS ANDERSON, AND LORI CARDILLE.
  • AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH GREG NICOTERO, HOWARD BERGER, EVERETT BURRELL AND MIKE DEAK.
  • WORLD’S END: THE LEGACY OF DAY OF THE DEAD
  • BEHIND THE SCENES: ON-SET
  • BEHIND THE SCENES: TOM SAVINI
  • INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE A. ROMERO AT MIFF 200
  • THEATRICAL TRAILERS
  • TV SPOTS
  • GATEWAY COMMERCE CENTRE PROMO VIDEO
  • THE MANY DAYS OF THE DEAD
  • JOE OF THE DEAD
  • REFLECTIONS ON THE LIVING DEAD
  • TRAVELOGUE OF THE DEAD
  • REVERSIBLE COVER ART
ORDER DAY OF THE DEAD (ULTIMATE EDITION) FROM UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT (DVD | BLU-RAY), AMAZON.COM (BLU-RAY)




DEVIL'S GATE (2017)

Synopsis: Maria Pritchard (Bridget Regan - JOHN WICK) and her son are missing. Maria’s husband, Jackson (Milo Ventimiglia - This Is Us), a taciturn man with a troubled past, is not returning calls.

An FBI Agent and Police Deputy sent to investigate find more than they bargained for when they arrive at the family’s remote farm outside Devil’s Gate, North Dakota.

As night falls and they become trapped in that desolate location, the law enforcement officers must either join forces with an unstable man they suspect of misdeeds or fall victim to the same demons that beset him.

Disc Specs:
Rated MA | Color | 94 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras:
  • None.




EMMANUELLE (1974) & EMMANUELLE 2 (1975)

EMMANUELLE Synopsis: The most popular soft porn film of all time and a breakout box-office hit around the world, Emmanuelle stars Sylvia Kristel (Mata Hari) as the eponymous heroine who is sexually awakened through a series of erotic adventures. Newly married, young, beautiful and naive Emmanuelle travels to Bangkok to join her older diplomatic husband Jean (Daniel Sarky).

On the plane, which takes off from Paris, she gets a taste of the erotic joys waiting for her in Asia. In Bangkok, the capital of the senses, with the encouragement of her husband, Emmanuelle abandons sentimental love to find fulfilment in her pleasures, first with young girl Marie-Ange (Christine Boisson, THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE), then with new lover Mario (Alain Cuny, LA DOLCE VITA) . Emmanuelle revels in this new-found pleasure so much so that excess becomes the word of the hour, especially when Jean goes away on a business trip and leaves Emmanuelle alone in the hands of Mario.

Adapted from Emmanuelle Arsan's famous novel, sensitively directed by Just Jaekin (THE STORY OF O), and lushly photographed on location in Thailand Emmanuelle is an erotic tale for men and women alike to enjoy.

EMMANUELLE 2 Synopsis: Emmanuelle lives out her fantasies in the arms of both her husband and her lover, Christopher. She goes on to initiate the young Anna-Maria into the pleasures and subtleties of carnal love.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 182 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 2.0 Dual Mono

Extras:
  • None.
ORDER EMMANUELLE & EMMANUELLE 2 ON BLU-RAY FROM UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT!






HEAVEN'S BURNING (1997)

Synopsis: In Sydney, the newly married Midori (Yuki Kudo - MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA) is honeymooning with her husband, Yukio (Kenji Isomura). She does not love him and fakes her own kidnapping to escape the marriage. Her lover is supposed to meet her, but fails to appear, so she goes to a bank to get some cash.

Soon Midori becomes a hostage in an unfolding bank heist, until the getaway driver, Colin (Russell Crowe - GLADIATOR, THE NICE GUYS), rescues her from his cohorts. They hit the road together, with the cops, Midori's husband, and the bank robbers in hot pursuit!

Disc Specs:
Rated MA | Color | 99 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio -  Dolby Digital 2.0

Extras:
  • AUDIO COMMENTARY with writer Louis Nowra and Producer Helen Leake!
  • CAST & CREW INTERVIEWS with Russell Crowe, Yuki Kudoh, Craig Lahiff, Al Clark and Helen Leake!
  • DELETED SCENES w/ OPTIONAL COMMENTARY from director Craig Lahiff.
  • SCRIPT TO SCREEN STORYBOARDS w/ OPTIONAL COMMENTARY from director Craig Lahiff.
  • BEHIND THE SCENES
  • THEATRICAL TRAILER
  • CRAIG LAHIFF SHORTS & TRAILERS: LABRYNTH (1979), THE JOGGER (1980), CODA (Trailer, 1987), FEVER (Trailer, 1988), BLACK & WHITE (Trailer, 2002), SWERVE (Trailer, 2011)
ORDER HEAVEN'S BURNING FROM UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT (DVD | BLU-RAY) OR AMAZON.COM!




LUNATICS: A LOVE STORY (1991)

Synopsis: In the seedy part of Los Angeles, poet Hank Stone (Ted Raimi - Ash Vs The Evil Dead) has spent six months without leaving his apartment because of his paranoid delusions involving sadistic doctors, rappers, and spiders.

A woman who seems to jinx things by wanting to help is dumped by her boyfriend and finds herself penniless on the streets, and soon runs afoul of a local gang. Due to a telephone glitch, the man calls her at a phone booth trying to dial a "talk line" and invites her to his place. There they must help each other to overcome their respective problems.

Disc Specs:
Rated M | Color | 83 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Fullscreen (4:3)
Audio - Dolby Digital 2.0

Extras:
  • None.
ORDER LUNATICS: A LOVE STORY ON DVD FROM UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT OR AMAZON.COM!




SINGLE WHITE FEMALE (1992)

Synopsis: "SWF seeks female to share apt in West 70s. Non-smoker, professional preferred." An innocent ad opens the door to murderous, unrelenting terror. Allie Jones (Bridget Fonda - LAKE PLACID) finds herself trapped in a terrifying nightmare when her new roommate, Hedra (Jennifer Jason Leigh - LBJ) moves in and takes over more than just the spare bedroom.

First, she takes her clothes, then her boyfriend... and now she wants her life! From Oscar-nominated director Barbet Schroeder (REVERSAL OF FORTUNE), this critically acclaimed thriller features electrifying performances and knife-edge suspense.

Disc Specs:
Rated M | Color | 110 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio

Extras:
  • None.
ORDER SINGLE WHITE FEMALE ON BLU-RAY FROM UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT (DVD | BLU-RAY), AMAZON.COM (BLU-RAY), BULLMOOSE (BLU-RAY), OR DIABOLIK DVD (BLU-RAY)!



Also available this month from UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT:
As usual, all of the DVDs and mentioned in this post can be ordered directly from UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT, and are typically Region Free (unless otherwise noted)!