Thursday, April 26, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 04/24/2018!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Welcome to the final Stock Your Vault post of April 2018 Vault Dwellers! This week boasts a small number of new titles, but many of them are definite must-owns!

Code Red DVD brings THE BONEYARD back from obscurity on DVD & Blu-ray, Vinegar Syndrome gives LIQUID SKY a new lease on life, Full Moon re-released PUPPET MASTER to Blu-ray (in a "big box VHS case" with Blade action figure), and Arrow Video delivers unto us a brilliant Special Edition of KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE as well as a double feature of Duccio Tessari's A PISTOL FOR RINGO & THE RETURN OF RINGO.

The true champion of the week though has to be Shout!/Scream Factory with an eclectic mix of of films from various genres, including: DIGIMON ADVENTURE TRI: LOSS, GRAY LADY DOWN, DOCTOR DETROIT (Shout Select), CYBORG (COLLECTOR'S EDITION), DAUGHTERS OF SATAN, and a re-release of TROLL & TROLL 2 that only lacks the BEST WORST MOVIE documentary!

There are a few other oddities and mainstream releases out now, so be sure to scroll down to see the full roster of new titles on DVD & Blu-ray!

7 Guardians of the Tomb
The Boneyard
Digimon Adventures Tri: Loss
The Maze 3D
The Maze Runner: The Death Cure
The Maze Runner Trilogy

Cyborg (Collector's Edition)
Daughters of Satan
Deadpool (2-Year Anniversary Edition)
Doctor Detroit
The Dogfather
Gray Lady Down
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (Special Edition)
Liquid Sky
Moon Child (Cult Epics)
A Pistol For Ringo / The Return of Ringo (Double Feature)
Puppet Master (2-Disc Retro Limited Edition)
Troll / Troll 2 (Double Feature)

The Best of Gumby
The Campus
Dead Justice
Disney's Z-O-M-B-I-E-S
House of Salem
The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues
Saltwater: Atomic Shark
Super Sentai: KyuuKyuu Sentai GoGoFive - The Complete Series
War of the Planets

The Charles Bronson 4-Movie Collection
Contains: The Valachi Papers, The Stone Killer, Breakout, and Hard Times.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Larry Cohen's IT'S ALIVE TRILOGY Comes to Blu-ray on May 15th from Scream Factory!


"There's only one thing wrong with the Davies baby.... IT'S ALIVE!" So says one of the taglines for Larry Cohen's unforgettable horror classic, IT'S ALIVE. Growing up, I discovered this cult oddity in the Horror section of my local Blockbuster Video, then saw the subsequent sequels pop up on television on TNT'S MonsterVision (with Joe Bob Briggs)! Though it's been a while since I've revisited them, I am completely ecstatic that Scream Factory has broken into the Warner Bros. vaults in order to give these movies a proper Blu-ray release!

IT'S ALIVE (1974)

Synopsis: It's newborn and ... IT'S ALIVE ... and murder is what it knows best! A proud couple's bundle of joy is really a newborn terror in filmmaker Larry Cohen's cautionary cult hit that tapped into environmental fears.

Lenore (Sharon Farrell) and Frank Davies (John Ryan) are horrified to learn that their newborn child is a murderous mutant that escapes from the hospital shortly after murdering the doctors in the delivery room. With the cops busy seeking the violent newborn, Frank and his wife struggle to come to terms with their monstrous offspring, and unlock the dark secret behind its origins!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 91 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements!
  • NEW! Cohen’s Alive: Looking Back At The It’s Alive Films - Featuring Interviews With Writer/Producer/Director Larry Cohen, Actors James Dixon, Michael Moriarty And Laurene Landon, And More!
  • NEW! It’s Alive At The Nuart: The 40th Anniversary Screening - With Larry Cohen
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer/Director Larry Cohen!
  • Radio Spots
  • TV Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery


Synopsis: Two brave parents, Eugene and Jody Scott (Frederic Forrest and Kathleen Lloyd) try to evade the authorities when it is suspected that they are about to give birth to a mutant! With the aid of Frank Davies, they escape from a hospital and end up joining an underground organization that is studying the monstrous infants, and believes they are the next step in human evolution.

Hot on their heels are a government task force, and a group of anti-mutant baby fanatics whose goal it to wipe out the miniature abominations! Will the Scott's tiny terror survive, or will IT share the same fate as all those that came before it? Watch IT LIVES AGAIN to find out!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 91 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements!
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Producer/Director Larry Cohen!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery


Synopsis: Stephen Jarvis (Michael Moriarty) pleads in court, for the life of his mutant son. Eventually he succeeds in winning the case, and the court orders the creatures to be dropped off on a deserted island. Five years later, Jarvis joins an expedition to study the creatures' growth, only to become a captive on the boat after the rest of the team is either killed or left behind.

As the creatures sail back towards the coast of the United States, Jarvis must figure out what they want in order to save them, and himself. Discover their fates when you watch this bizarre capper to Larry Cohen's IT'S ALIVE TRILOGY!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
  • NEW! Interview With Special Effects Makeup Designer Steve Neill!
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Producer/Director Larry Cohen!
  • Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Scream Factory's IT'S ALIVE TRILOGY is due out on Tuesday, May 15th and is reasonably priced, costing approximately $32 - $40! Don't miss out on this trilogy of crazy flicks from the director of GOD TOLD ME TO, Q: THE WINGED SERPENT, and THE STUFF! Order your set now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY if you want it two weeks early!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

On May 22nd, Scream Factory Brings Long Out of Print Cult Classic OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN to Blu-ray!


I was extremely excited to hear that Scream Factory had picked up this title Vault Dwellers! The film has been out of print for far too long, and is just one of several awesome films directed by the late George Cosmatos (who also directed TOMBSTONE, COBRA, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II, and LEVIATHAN)! Never heard of this movie? Well then by all means continue reading so you can get as excited as I am!

Synopsis: When not mired in the corporate rat race, Wall Street executive Bart Hughes is king of his sleek Manhattan brownstone ... until he finds his castle under siege by the most determined of home intruders. Forced to enter a rat race of an entirely different sort, Bart takes a stand, with his survival and sanity at stake.

Peter Weller (ROBOCOP, Sons of Anarchy) stars in Of Unknown Origin, an eerie and nerve-tingling suspense thriller directed by George P. Cosmatos and the winner of Paris International Film Festival Awards for Best Picture and Actor. Cleverly and compellingly, the film draws you into a battle of wits, namely one with an intruder that's formidable, persistent and clever enough to lure Bart (Weller) along on an unwitting path to self-destruction. In the battle of man vs. beast, push has come to scream.

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

Peter Weller is RodentCop!
  • NEW! 2K Scan From The Interpositive!
  • NEW! The Origins Of Unknown Origin – An Interview With Executive Producer Pierre David!
  • NEW! That Rat Movie – An Interview With Writer Brian Taggert!
  • NEW! Hey, Weren't You In Scanners? – An Interview With Actor Louis Del Grande!
  • Audio Commentary With Director George P. Cosmatos And Actor Peter Weller!
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Still Gallery
OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN will be released on Tuesday, May 22nd and will cost between $20 - $24. If you are a fan of Peter Weller, George P. Cosmatos, and/or movies featuring killer rats, then you NEED to pick this up. Order yourself a copy now at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY if you want it two weeks early!

Friday, April 20, 2018

On April 24th, Scream Factory Gives You Three More Reasons to Love Them!


I've got to admit that Scream Factory has been on fire this year! And this upcoming Tuesday is no exception as they finally release the long-delayed Collector's Edition of Albert Pyun's CYBORG, along with DAUGHTERS OF SATAN, and a re-release of their TROLL & TROLL double feature (sans the BEST WORST MOVIE documentary)! Scroll onward to get the full specs & extras for these three upcoming titles!

CYBORG (1989)

Synopsis: Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as the future's most fearsome warrior in this adrenaline-charged sci-fi thriller! Deteriorating from a deadly plague, 21st-Century America is descending into a barbaric nightmare. Only Pearl Prophet (Dayle Haddon), a beautiful half human/half cyborg, has the knowledge necessary to develop a vaccine.

But during her quest to gather data and bring the cure to the world, Pearl is captured by cannibalistic Flesh Pirates who plot to keep the antidote for themselves and rule the world. Now, only saber-wielding hero Gibson Rickenbacker (Van Damme) can rescue her and save civilization.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 86 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Prepare yourself for some late 80s Van Damage!
  • NEW! 4K Scan From The Original Film Elements!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Albert Pyun!
  • NEW! A Ravaged Future – The Making Of CYBORG – Featuring Interviews With Writer/Director Albert Pyun, Actors Vincent Klyn, Deborah Richter, And Terrie Batson, Director Of Photography Philip Alan Waters, And Editor Rozanne Zingale!
  • NEW! Shoestring Fantasy – The Effects Of CYBORG – Featuring Interviews With Visual Effects Supervisor Gene Warren Jr., Go-Motion Technician Christopher Warren, And Rotoscope Artist Bret Mixon!
  • Extended Interviews From Mark Hartley’s Documentary ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS With Writer/Director Albert Pyun And Sheldon Lettich!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
CYBORG (COLLECTOR'S EDITION) will be available everywhere on Tuesday, April 24th and will cost in the neighborhood of $16 - $25. Order your copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY (which will net you a free 18x24 rolled poster, while supplies last)!


Synopsis: Be careful what you witch for with this spellbinding thriller that delves into the realms of ancient covens and the conquistadors who loathe them. Tom Selleck delivers a commanding performance as James Robertson, an antique dealer living in Manila. James buys a Spanish painting dating back to 1592 from an art gallery ... because the painting depicts three witches being burned at the stake and one of the witches has an uncanny resemblance to James' wife, Chris.

But the similarity turns out to be much more than a coincidence when Chris becomes possessed by the spirit of her evil doppelganger. She soon meets two local women who resemble the other two witches from the painting. The three decide to murder James, as he may be a descendant of the conquistador responsible for the burning of the original coven.

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

  • None.
DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS will also be available on April 24th wherever Blu-ray discs are sold and should cost you around $20 - $24. Order a copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.

TROLL (1986) & TROLL II (1990)

TROLL Synopsis: Lock the doors and pull out the weed-wacker for this house party of horror! One family is about to find out there's no place like home when a troublesome troll starts taking over their building, transforming each apartment into an overgrown garden of ancient evil and turning tenants into a horde of hairy hobgoblins!

Michael Moriarty and Julia Louis-Dreyfus star in this super-slimy scare-fest that's "a special-effects pig-out" (Daily News)!

TROLL 2 Synopsis: Those greedy goblins are back and hungrier than ever in this gourmet gross-out! Disguised as friendly country folk, a pugnacious posse of people-eating trolls lures visitors to their town. But a family of four is about to discover this place is a real tourist trap ... and now, the no-good gnomes must be destroyed before the family gets flambĂ©ed ... and the world becomes a buffet in this feeding frenzy of fear!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 82 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Rated PG-13 | Color | 95 minutes | Region A

Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - 2.0 Mono

  • The Making Of Troll Featuring Director John Carl Buechler, Producer Charles Band, Writer Ed Naha, Composer Richard Band, And More!
  • Still Gallery Of Behind-The-Scenes Photos
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio Commentary With Actors George Hardy And Deborah Reed
  • Theatrical Trailer
 TROLL & TROLL II also comes out on the 24th and costs about $16 - $20. If you missed out on the previous release (which contained the excellent BEST WORST MOVIE doc) then here's your second chance troll fans! Secure your copy now at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 04/17/2018!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

We're halfway through April Vault Dwellers, and this week has probably one of the weakest release slates I have seen in some time. There's really not much at all to get excited for (unless you're a HUGE fan of DC animated shows and films).

Shout! Factory gives MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000's 11TH SEASON a nice Blu-ray set, Arrow Video brings Volume 2 of SEIJUN SUZUKI: THE EARLY YEARS to Blu-ray, and DEEP BLUE SEA 2 is now available on DVD & Blu-ray!

Other than that, there's a few direct-to-DVD titles, plus a smattering of animated DC fare, including movies and classic animated TV series! (The Superfriends!) Honestly gang, unless you need some movie-riffing or killer sharks in your life, save your money for next week's flood of awesome titles!

To see the entirety of this week's dismal list of releases, continue scrolling!

Deep Blue Sea 2
Killjoys: Season 3
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 11

Day of the Reaper (Limited Edition)
Interviews with Monster Girls: The Complete Series
Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years Volume 2 - Border Crossings: The Crime & Action Movies

The All New Super Friends: Season 1, Vol.1
The All new Super Friends: Season 1, Vol. 2
The Batman / Superman Movie & Super Villains: Worlds at War (Double Feature)
Challenge of the Super Friends: The Complete First Season
Creature in the Woods
Deep Blue Sea (2-Film Collection)
A Demon Within
Hentai Heaven Vol. 2.5: Dishonor Student & Sexual Sacrifice
I Am Alone
Let Her Out
The Mighty Orbots: The Complete Series
Night Caller From Outer Space
Rave Party Massacre
Super Friends: Volume 2
Superman: The Animated Series (Volumes 1, 2, & 3)
Superman: Last Son of Krypton & Super-Villains: Brainiac (Double Feature)
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
Writers Retreat

Scream Factory's Latest Trio of Terrors: CRUCIBLE OF HORROR, FULL MOON HIGH, and SUPERBEAST!


This past Tuesday, Scream Factory gave CRUCIBLE OF HORROR, Larry Cohen's FULL MOON HIGH, and the super obscure SUPERBEAST their Blu-ray debuts! I've never seen any of these movies before, so I am super excited to check them out! Continue reading below to get the full details on these new titles, and consider adding them to your ever-growing collections Vault Dwellers!


Synopsis: This horrifying film tells the story of Edith (Yvonne Mitchell, George Orwell's 1984), a terrorized wife, who, along with her daughter, plots to kill her husband, Walter (Michael Gough, BATMAN (1989), SLEEPY HOLLOW), to end his abusive treatment of them. They poison him and make his death look like a suicide. But they didn't count on one thing: Walter isn't ready to die...

Hmm.... you know, it seems to me that this would make a GREAT double feature with THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE. Heck, it almost seems like CRUCIBLE OF HORROR could act as a prequel to it!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 91 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - ?

  • NEW! HD Master From The Best Surviving Original Film Elements!
  • NEW! Interview With Assistant Director Nicholas Granby!
  • Theatrical Trailer
CRUCIBLE OF HORROR is now available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold! Get your copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.


Synopsis: The problems of a typical high-school teenager take on monstrous proportions in this comical send up of horror movies!

The most important thing to quarterback Tony Walker (Adam Arkin, HALLOWEEN H20) is to win the big game against archrival Simpson High. But this plan soon changes when Tony is bitten by a werewolf – and that's when things really start to get hairy!

Now, whenever there's a full moon, he transforms into a growling beast that hungrily chases down beautiful girls. Cursed to live forever as a teenager with uncontrollable urges, Tony realizes he must find a way to end this cycle of animalistic excess.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 92 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Writer/Producer/Director Larry Cohen, Moderated By King Cohen Filmmaker Steve Mitchell!
  • Theatrical Trailer
FULL MOON HIGH is currently available at any of these online retailers: AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, and SHOUT! FACTORY.


Synopsis: Dr. Alix Pardee (Antoinette Bower, PROM NIGHT) travels to the Philippines when she hears some people have been attacked by a humanoid creature. Once there, she finds that these beasts are the product of Dr. Bill Fleming (Craig Littler).

Fleming is trying to cure criminals by genetically engineering their brains. These experiments are creating half-man, half-beasts. In a nod to The Most Dangerous Game, the beasts are set loose and hunted by the doctor's evil benefactor.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 93 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

  • None.
SUPERBEAST can currently be procured from any of these fine sellers of physical media: AMAZONBULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, and SHOUT! FACTORY.

Monday, April 16, 2018

DEEP BLUE SEA's Sequel Strikes Without Warning on April 17th!


DEEP BLUE SEA is definitely a guilty pleasure for many, with its infamous "stirring survival speech interrupted by killer shark" scene and cheesy (but awesome) theme song by L.L. Cool J. This unexpected sequel definitely seems to lack the charm of its predecessor, but dammit, it's a new killer shark flick, so naturally I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame!

Synopsis: Carl Durant (Micheal Beach), a pharmaceutical entrepreneur, tests drugs on bull sharks in hopes to extract their antibodies to cure human diseases. Before he can continue with his experiment, he tries to enlist Misty Calhoun (Danielle Savre), a shark conservationist, and other scientists to lead and endorse this project. The drug-enhanced sharks quickly begin to adapt and learn new hunting skills. The humans lose control over the laboratory and now they have to fight to survive.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 92 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

  • Returning to the Deep – The Making of Deep Blue Sea 2 Featurette
  • Deep Blue Sea 2: Death by Shark Featurette
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

DEEP BLUE SEA 2 will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital HD on Tuesday, April 17th! Order yourself a copy now at AMAZON (DVD / BLU-RAY / DOUBLE FEATURE DVD) or BULLMOOSE (DVD / BLU-RAY / DOUBLE FEATURE DVD)!

Wild Eye Releasing Wants You to Stay at the HOUSE ON ELM LAKE!


If a deal on a house seems too good to be true, then it probably is. I'm sure that's the main lesson learned by the unfortunate family that moves into James Klass' HOUSE ON ELM LAKE

Synopsis: In the tradition of THE CONJURING comes a critically acclaimed and genuinely frightening feature “chock-full of superbly scary imagery” and “oozing with atmosphere.” (The Schlock Pit).

A young couple moves into a lake house that was the site of a ritual murder, and soon realize an ancient, dormant evil has awakened - a possessive force that has preyed on unsuspecting families like theirs for centuries.

HOUSE ON ELM LAKE was written and directed by James Klass (MOTHER KRAMPUS), and stars Becca Hirani (UNHINGED, MOTHER KRAMPUS), Oliver Ebsworth (CURSE OF THE WITCHING TREE, MOTHER KRAMPUS), and Tony Manders (DARKER SHADES OF ELISE, FOX TRAP).

Stills & Trailer:
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HOUSE ON ELM LAKE is now available on various streaming platforms including AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO and GOOGLE PLAY. This title is currently not available on DVD (or Blu-ray) but most likely will be in coming months. Stay tuned for further updates!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Indican Pictures Will Show You What Lurks WITHIN THE DARKNESS!


Growing up, I absolutely loved Unsolved Mysteries, In Search Of..., and similar programs that focused on cryptids, aliens, hauntings, and and other unexplained phenomena. Sadly, as I've gotten older, I've found that I no longer put much stock in all of that.

This in turn makes it rather impossible for me to enjoy any of those "ghost hunting" shows that have cropped up in recent years. And while that may seem like that would count as a strike against WITHIN THE DARKNESS, I have to say that watching wannabee paranormal investigators run afoul of a demonic force definitely sounds like a good time!

Synopsis: A down on their luck group of friends with aspirations of fame and fortune in the ghost hunting business, stumble upon the real deal. Shooting footage for the TV series "The Paranormal Dimension, with Austin Barnett," Austin (David Coyne), Lucy (Erin Cline), Jesse (Kay) and Bruce (Bailey) are not prepared for what awaits them in the Hewitt House. A long dead, evil spirit is more than happy to give them what they seek – the scare of a lifetime. Be careful what you wish for…

WITHIN THE DARKNESS was directed by Jonathan Zuck and stars John C. Bailey, Erin Cline, Cheyenne Phillips, Tonya Kay, Shanna Forrestall, and Dave Coyne. The film has won several awards including the “Director’s Choice” award at the Indie Horror Film Festival, in Illinois, and "Best Actor" (Shanna Forrestall) and "Best Writing" (Cheryl Compton) at Shockfest!

Stills & Trailer:
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WITHIN THE DARKNESS is currently available on various On Demand services including AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO, GOOGLE PLAY, and VUDU! A DVD (or Blu-ray) release date has yet to be announced.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 04/10/2018!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Sorry for the delay with this week's edition of Stock Your Vault gang - had to take a few days off to recharge the ole batteries!

This week has some fantastic stuff that you'll definitely want to add to your ever-expanding collection Vault Dwellers: Kino Classics brings CONSENTING ADULTS and THE PSYCHOPATH to Blu-ray, Troma debuts REDNECKS and GRINDSPLOITATION TRILOGY in high-def, and Scorpion Releasing gives us RED RINGS OF FEAR.

Umbrella Entertainment's long-awaited (region free) trailer compilation, DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM: THE NEW BATCH will be available to U.S. collectors tomorrow (April 13th), and Paramount gives CHEECH & CHONG'S UP IN SMOKE a new 40th Anniversary Blu-ray releases!

And while Scream Factory seemingly has all their competitors beat with a trio of new titles (i.e. CRUCIBLE OF  HORROR, FULL MOON HIGH, and SUPERBEAST), Arrow Video wins the week with their outstanding Limited Edition Blu-ray of Argento's DEEP RED. Boasting 4K restorations of TWO versions of the film, this set is packed with extras, 6 lobby card reproductions, a reversible fold-out poster, reversible cover art, and a limited edition booklet! Though it is a bit expensive (currently $50!) it is totally worth every penny!

To see everything else that came out this week on DVD & Blu-ray, scroll down the page!

Ajin: Demi-Human - Season Two
Along With the Gods: Two Worlds
Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke (40th Anniversary Edition)
Consenting Adults
Deceived (Special Edition)
My Friend Dahmer
Proud Mary
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay

Crucible of Horror
Deep Red (Limited Edition)
Drive-In Delirium: The New Batch (4/13)
Full Moon High
Garo: Red Requiem
Grindsploitation Trilogy
The Incredible Hulk (4K UHD)
Knowing (4K UHD)
The Psychopath
Push (4K UHD)
Red Ring of Fear

4D Man
Bad Blood
Bad Girl
Death Steps in the Dark (Rogue Video)
The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time
Haunting of Winchester House
Invasion of the Vampires (Rogue Video)
Killer Gimps
Killjoy 2: Deliverance From Evil
The Last House on Dead End Street
Lightspeed Esper: Volume 2
The Mask: The Complete First Season
Tonight She Comes
Us & Them
Zombie Spring Breakers

THE BONEYARD is Coming to DVD & Blu-ray from Code Red DVD!


I recall reading a short one-paragraph review of THE BONEYARD in a movie guide from the 90s, but never managed to track a copy down. In fact,  until recently I had forgotten this odd gem existed. Now, thanks to Code Red DVD, I can scope out this quirky classic in high-definition!

Synopsis: A policeman (Ed Nelson) and a psychic (Deborah Rose) link cult mayhem to a morgue (run by Norman Fell) where ancient ghouls are on the loose! The film plunges into the nightmarish experiences of a portly, depressed psychic Alley Oates (Rose), whose involvement in a grisly child-murder case leads her and her detective partner Shepard (Nelson) to an imposing, fortress-like mortuary. Chen, the owner of the funeral home and prime suspect in the case, claims the three mummified corpses in question are not children but ancient demons known as Kyoshi.

It seems the little monsters have been around for centuries as a result of an age-old curse and can only be placated with offerings of human flesh with which the mortician has been supplying them his entire life. When Chen is jailed on murder charges, the under-fed ghouls awaken in search of dinner, trapping the staff inside the mortuary walls and devouring them. The survivors, including Rose and Nelson, use every means at their disposal to combat the demons, which have possessed the bodies of morgue attendant Mrs. Poopinplatz (Phyllis Diller) and her poodle, mutating them into hideous monsters.

Phyllis Diller's terrifying true form revealed!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 98 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - LPCM Stereo

  • NEW! HD Restoration from the Original Negative, with extensive color correction exclusive to this Code Red release!
  • Audio Commentary with Director James Cummins and Producer Richard F. Brophy.
  • Interviews With Actress Phyllis Diller, Director James Cummins, and Producer Richard F. Brophy. 
  • NEW! Exclusive interview with Producer Phil Smoot and Crew Members From North Carolina!
  • Reversible Sleeve with Alternate Artwork!

THE BONEYARD is due out on Tuesday, April 24th on Blu-ray and DVD from Code Red DVD! The DVD costs about $14 (and I assume has the same extras as the Blu-ray release), while the Blu-ray disc costs between $17 - $20! You can order a copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

New Officially Licensed AVENGERS Print Now Available from Grey Matter Art!

Our pals at Grey Matter Art are back with an all new officially licensed Marvel print, based upon Joss Whedon's 2012 superhero team-up flick, THE AVENGERS. Created by Marko Manev, this limited edition print prominently features Loki, looming over the silhouettes of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and The Hulk. There are two different versions of this poster: The standard "blue" version, which is limited to 100 and priced at $45, and a lighter-toned variant that is limited to 50, and priced at $50. (Update: The variant is currently out of print! Wow, that was fast!) Scroll down for a closer look!

Standard Edition. Dimensions: 24 X 36
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Variant Edition. Dimensions: 24 X 36
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If you're in the market for something to spruce up your living room or home office, consider buying this new AVENGERS print from Grey Matter Art! But act fast because these will sell out quickly!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Night Flight Returns To Cable With New Season On IFC!

Originally airing in 1981 on USA Network (during an era of amazing television programming that also included Commander USA's Groovie Movies and Kung Fu Theater!), Night Flight lasted for nearly a decade. Along the way, they featured music documentaries, classic Bela Lugosi flicks, old serials, music videos, and so much more! After being canceled in late 1988, Night Flight would return in 1990 for three more seasons, and eventually vanish entirely from USA's lineup in 1996.

Then in 2016, NIGHT FLIGHT returned via the web at! Utilizing its subscription service, Night Flight Plus users could stream episodes from the original series,  new short and feature-length films, and classic clips. For three years, humanity was perfectly content with getting their Night Flight fix this way, but now the game has changed Vault Dwellers!  Because on April 20th at 1:00 AM, Night Flight returns for an all new season on the IFC Network!

The '80s are back and bigger than ever on IFC. The network recently partnered with Night Flight, the cult late night series that originally aired from 1981 to 1989!

This Spring, IFC is reviving the pop culture show as a short form program, showcasing the most memorable moments from the original Night Flight library, including iconic interviews and performances from 80s era all-stars!

Premiering Friday, April 20 at 1 AM (Friday night/Saturday morning) each 15-minute episode of Night Flight on IFC will bring back classic guest stars such as Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, KISS, The Sex Pistols and even Gumby! 18 episodes of Night Flight will air this year.
To honor the return of Night Flight, IFC is hosting a 90-minute screening event on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00PM at Brooklyn's Alamo Drafthouse (445 Albee Square W #4, Brooklyn, NY 11201), where they'll be showing a collection of the series' best moments coming to IFC's air, followed by a Q&A with original Night Flight Creator and Producer Stuart S. Shapiro. Tickets are available HERE.

In 2016, Night Flight was reborn as Night Flight Plus, a streaming channel from the original creators of the cult USA Networks '80s classic. Available online, and via streaming services including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast, Night Flight Plus offers access to Night Flight episodes in their original airdate form, plus an array of provocative new selections (many from MVD) from the world of music, documentaries, animation, cult film, horror, and more for just $39.99 a year!
So save the date (April 20th!) and stay up late (1:00 AM!) to witness the rebirth of Night Flight! For more details (and updates) on Night Flight's return to cable television, visit their Official Website, Official Facebook Page, and/or Official IFC Page.

Friday, April 6, 2018

On April 24th, "The Greatest Hollywood Martial-Arts Movie Ever Made" Comes to Blu-ray!


Until recently, I had never heard of Dark Force Entertainment. It would seem that they are a relatively new genre label (separate from, but aided by Code Red DVD) that will have the majority of their titles distributed by Kino Lorber (e.g. OFFERINGS). With a focus on cult Action and Horror titles, Dark Force's next major release is for KILL OR BE KILLED, a South African martial arts flick that made its way to the U.S. in 1980!

Synopsis: This cult classic stars James Ryan (SPACE MUTINY, KICKBOXER 5, FROM DUSK 'TIL DAWN 2: TEXAS BLOOD MONEY) and attempts to capture the flavor of its '73 predecessor ENTER THE DRAGON. In this effort from South Africa, both Nazi and Japanese war criminals preside over an illegal martial arts tournament where various fighters battle it out to the death.

KILL OR BE KILLED was originally released in South Africa in 1976 and then four years later in the USA to capitalize on the martial arts genre that was sweeping the country at the time! The film would then generate a successful followup (also starring James Ryan) five years later, called KILL AND KILL AGAIN!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 94 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - English Mono

  • NEW! Fully restored scene by scene corrected HD master!
  • Coming attractions from Dark Force Entertainment.

KILL OR BE KILLED arrives on Blu-ray on Tuesday, April 24th and is currently only available through SCREEN ARCHIVES ENTERTAINMENT for $24.95!

Crystal Lake Publishing Revives C.H.U.D. in New Tribute Anthology E-book & Paperback!


This can't be a coincidence Vault Dwellers! A mere day before C.H.U.D. (and its "sequel") play at this year's Salt City Horror Fest, a book featuring new stories set within the C.H.U.D. movie universe is set to be released! As an avid fan of the film (which features flesh-eating, radioactive monster-hobos and TWO actors from the original HOME ALONE movies), this is definitely an unexpected treat!

C.H.U.D. is a genre defying, cult classic film featuring monsters living in the sewers below New York. The stories in C.H.U.D. Lives! expand the world created by the film and add depth to the C.H.U.D. universe like never before. From stories of apocalyptic horror and all out monster action, to tales of underground parties interrupted by uninvited guests and evening strolls that end in death, this anthology will leave you both smiling and breathless.

Relive the fear as these original stories take you beyond the movie to events that occurred before, during, and after the scenes we remember so well.

C.H.U.D. Lives! was compiled by Eric S. Brown and features an introduction by David Drake, and dedicated in loving memory to producer Andrew Bonime. The book includes C.H.U.D.-related stories by Jonathan Maberry, Tim Waggoner, JG Faherty, Mort Castle, Michael H. Hanson, Martin Powell, Ben Fisher, Jason White, Chad Lutzke, Ross Baxter, Philip C Perron, David Bernstein, Nick Cato, Alex Laybourne, Christopher Fulbright, Angeline Hawkes, David Robbins, Robert Waters, Greg Mitchell, Ryan C. Thomas, and Eugene Johnson.

C.H.U.D. Lives! also features in-depth interviews with Andrew Bonime (producer) and Parnell Hall (screenwriter), as well as never before seen behind-the-scenes photos from the classic 80s horror film.

  • Introduction by David Drake.
  • Interview with the late Andrew Bonime.
  • Dog Walker by Robert E Waters
  • The Dwellers by Nick Cato
  • The City Will Eat You Alive by Ryan C. Thomas
  • Date Night by David Robbins
  • Strange Gods by Christopher Fulbright and Angeline Hawkes
  • Lost and Found by Greg Mitchell
  • They Are C.H.U.D. by Alex Laybourne
  • C.H.A.D. by Michael H. Hanson
  • Samsa’s Party by Ben Fisher
  • The Way to a Man’s Heart by Tim Waggoner
  • Dweller Messiah by Jason White
  • That’s Entertainment! by Mort Castle
  • Toxic Disposal by David Bernstein
  • Monstrous Me by Martin Powell
  • Step Ate by Chad Lutzke
  • Zero Hour by JG Faherty
  • The Deuce by Philip C. Perron
  • All at Sea by Ross Baxter
  • You Will Never Leave Harlan Alive by Jonathan Maberry and Eugene Johnson
  • Interview with Parnell Hall (screenwriter) by Eric S Brown.
C.H.U.D. Lives! A Tribute Anthology is being released by Crystal Lake Publishing to paperback and Amazon Kindle on April 27th! Pre-orders for the paperback are not up just yet, but you can pre-order the Kindle Edition for only a mere $3.99! (Unless you've signed up for a Kindle Unlimited plan, then it's FREE!) To learn more about this upcoming book, scope out the discussion panel below which features Eric S. Brown, David Drake, Michael H. Hanson, and Martin Powell!

Salt City Horror Fest Returns to The Palace Theater in Syracuse, NY on April 28th!

Click on poster to enlarge.

Due to various contributing factors, I sadly did not get to attend last year's Salt City Horror Fest, which featured the likes of CRITTERS, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, FROM BEYOND, THE MUTILATOR (fully uncut!), and various other Horror classics in 35mm! And though my attendance this year may be up in the air, I really hope I can get the time off from work to enjoy eight awesome films in their native format!

This year's event takes place on Saturday, April 28th! The doors open at 11:00 AM, and general admission is $35.00 (or $50 if you want a limited edition event poster), while VIP ticket holders must pay $65. While that may seem a tad expensive, it does give you the ability to enter the venue a half-hour before everyone else to save your seat, hit up the vendors, and meet & greet the special guests! You will also get a catered dinner, a limited edition souvenir event poster, and entered into a VIP raffle! Regardless of what ticket you buy, as long as your wristband is on, you can come and go all day! To secure your tickets for this awesome film fest right now, CLICK HERE!

While I'm not entirely certain what order the films will be played in (typically the more "family friendly" titles play first), here is the confirmed list of (mostly rare) 35mm prints being shown at this year's Salt City Horror Fest:
  • C.H.U.D. - Rare extended cut with intro and Q&A with Carey Eidel!
  • C.H.U.D. II: BUD THE CHUD - First screening since its original release! Intro and Q&A with director David K. Irving, and star Gerrit Graham!
  • CREEPSHOW 2 - Rare print with intro and Q&A with Rick Catizone!
  • KING KONG (1932) - Shown in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio!
  • THE MANSON MURDERS - Ultra rare screening of this thought to be "lost film!"
  • PET SEMATARY - With introduction by Denise Crosby!
  • PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE - Intro and Q&A with Gerrit Graham!
  • TERRORVISION - Rare print with intro and Q&A with Gerrit Graham!

Over the past couple of years, Salt City Horror Fest has been bringing in actors and filmmakers to meet fans and/or do Q&A sessions, turning it into a sort of mini-convention. This time around they have a pretty solid list of celebrity guests including:
  • Mary Lambert - Director of PET SEMATARY, PET SEMATARY II, and numerous music videos!
  • Denise Crosby - Actress in PET SEMATARY, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, et al.
  • Rick Catizone - Animation Designer on CREEPSHOW 2.
  •  Gerrit Graham - Actor in PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, TERRORVISION, C.H.U.D. II: BUD THE CHUD, CHILD'S PLAY 2, Star Trek, et al.
  • David Irving - Director of C.H.U.D. II: BUD THE CHUD and NIGHT OF THE CYCLONE.
  • Carey Eidel - Actor in C.H.U.D., LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK, and Daddy Dearest.
  • Jay Kay - Host of Horror Happens Radio. Come see the world premiere trailer to his film IT'S UNDER YOUR SKIN: DON'T EAT AT DAVE'S.

Salt City Horror Fest takes place in three weeks, so save the date, get a ticket, and maybe I'll see some of you Vault Dwellers there! For continued updates on this event, visit its official Facebook page! Tickets and pricing can be found HERE!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Umbrella Entertainment's April 2018 New Releases!


Umbrella has had a really solid release slate this year, with numerous Ozploitation classics making their DVD & Blu-ray debuts. But it looks like they are taking a bit of a breather, as there aren't very many new Cult, Horror, or Exploitation (i.e. Ozploitation) titles this month.

THE ADVENTURES OF SKIPPY (Australia's answer to Lassie and Flipper) is now available in its entirety for the first time worldwide, as is the fully uncut version of Brian Yuzna's SOCIETY, and Umbrella's highly-anticipated DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM: THE NEW BATCH, a monstrous compilation disc that contains 175 fully restored movie trailers!

* On May 2nd, Umbrella is bringing DEATH WISH 4 & 5 to Blu-ray as part of their Cannon Films Collection, with audio commentaries, trailers, and more! They are also releasing THE TRACKER, an award-winning Drama from 2002.

* On June 6th, Umbrella is releasing a 2-Disc Collector's Edition of RE-ANIMATOR that will likely mirror, or outdo Arrow Video's out of print limited edition. On the same day, they are also releasing a 2-Disc Collector's Edition Double Feature of BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR and BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR!

* Still no release date for RAZORBACK, but I can absolutely assure you that when it does finally come out, it will be the undisputed definitive release of the film!


Synopsis: Since 1967 Australia’s most famous Kangaroo, Skippy, has been a worldwide favorite. The original series has been seen in nearly every country in the world since then, and she's back in The Adventures of Skippy.

Sonny Hammond (Andrew Clarke – SWORD OF HONOUR, ANZACS) has grown up and, like his father before him, is a Park Ranger and co-owner of Habitat - a small animal park on the river behind Surfers Paradise. He's also a widower with two twins, Louise (Kate McNeil) and Jerry (Simon James). Rescued from the aftermath of a hit-and-run accident Skippy, the beloved 4th member of the Hammond household, grew up with Louise and Jerry.

Teaming with the Hammonds are Thelma Woods (Moya O'Sullivan - PLAYING BEATIE BOW), the other owner of Habitat, and the 27-year-old vet, Kate Burgess (Fiona Shannon), and cameos by Australian TV legends such as Tommy Hanlon Jr (It Could Be You), June Salter (The Restless Years, A Country Practice).

Join them as they team up to foil the likes of animal smugglers, repellent rustlers, and even runaway convicts in this complete collection, featuring all 39 episodes!

Disc Specs:
Rated G | Color | 900 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Fullscreen (4:3)
Audio - 2.0 Mono

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Synopsis: Just when you thought that you’d seen every pulse-pounding, blood-drenched, flesh-filled scrap of trailer trash comes this third stupefying serving of mind-numbing, skull-splitting retro movie madness!

Bulging with over 6 hours of non-stop sex, violence, vehicle destruction and cockamamie cosmic carnage - DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM: THE NEW BATCH is a rip-roaring, off-road, high-def ruckus that proudly programs your Blu-ray player to DETONATE!
Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 370 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 2.0 DTS-HD


SOCIETY (1989)

Synopsis: Legendary producer Brian Yuzna (RE-ANIMATOR, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD), creates a tense and gory work of horrific social satire in his directorial debut! Billy Whitney (Billy Warlock - Baywatch, General Hospital), a model rich kid and prefect at the Beverley Hills Academy, is inexplicably embroiled in a spiraling web of fear and paranoia, a surreal, psychotic world that is fast becoming a nightmare.

His worst fears are realized when he crashes a perverse socialite gathering that turns into a shocking, and sticky, shunting ritual. The sick and disturbing finale was made possible through ultra-special effects by Screaming Mad George! After 4 minutes were censored for its American release, SOCIETY is now presented totally uncut and uncensored, including full restoration of the infamous orgy scene!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 99 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 2.0 Dolby Digital

  • Audio commentary with Director Brian Yuzna!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • "Umbrella Propaganda"
CLICK HERE to purchase SOCIETY on DVD from Umbrella Entertainment!

These new titles are also currently available from Umbrella Entertainment:

As always, all of the titles listed above are REGION FREE and exclusively available from Umbrella Entertainment's website!