Wednesday, May 30, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 05/29/2018!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

May is just about over Vault Dwellers, and it is making a rather quiet exit! This week is pretty light on genre fare, but there are some definite must-owns lurking within your favorite online shops!

Alex Garland's latest film, ANNIHILATION, is now available on DVD & Blu-ray, Kino Lorber unveiled their Special Edition Blu-ray of THE REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD today, and a ton of anime titles of interest are now available as well, including the ultra-violent FIST OF THE NORTH STAR: THE MOVIE!

But the big news today is Severin Films' triple threat of ZOMBIE 3, ZOMBIE 4: AFTER DEATH, and SHOCKING DARK! Both ZOMBIE films are limited edition releases that come with soundtrack CDS, and SHOCKING DARK (aka ALIENS 2, aka TERMINATOR 2) is making it's North American high-def debut and should not be missed!

There's not too much else worth mentioning this week gang, but do scroll down to see this week's full list of new DVDs & Blu-rays just to make sure you aren't missing out on anything you may actually want to own!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Annihilation
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (Special Edition)
Run Like Hell
Sword Oratoria


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Blade Runner: Final Cut / Blade Runner 2049 (Double Feature)
Fist of the North Star: The Movie
Haunted: The Complete Series
Hentai Heaven Vol. 3: Double Duty Nurses & Paid and Laid
The Last Showing
Lupin the 3rd Part IV: The Italian Adventure
The Shawshank Redemption / The Green Mile (Double Feature)
Shocking Dark
Star Ocean EX: The Complete Series
They Remain
Tokyo Underground: The Complete Series
Zombie 3 (Limited Edition w/CD)
Zombie 4: After Death (Limited Edition w/CD)


NEW TO DVD
Bayou Ghost Story
A Bucket of Blood
Colin
Deadly Assets
The First Date
An Idle Mind is the Devil's Playground


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
5-Film Horror Collection
Contains: King of the Zombies, The Monster Maker, Lady Frankenstein, Sisters of Death, and Monstrosity.

DC 5-Film Collection
Contains: Justice League, Wonder Woman, Man of Steel, Suicide Squad, and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Police Academy: The Complete Collection
Contains: Police Academy, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach, Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, and Police Academy: Mission to Moscow.


Umbrella Entertainment's June 2018 New Releases!


PREPARE TO GET RE-ANIMATED ON JUNE 6TH AS UMBRELLA UNVEILS THEIR THEIR "BEYOND GENRES" LABEL!

While May didn't have much to brag about, June is definitely a HUGE month for Umbrella Entertainment. They are finally unleashing the first batch of titles for their new "Beyond Genres" series, including RE-ANIMATOR (which comes with two different cuts of the film!) and its two sequels, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR and BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR!

Also available on June 6th: Don Coscarelli's THE BEASTMASTER (now Region Free!) plus an Ozploitation Classic called PACIFIC BANANA! To learn more about these new releases and see all of the other new DVDs & Blu-rays coming from Umbrella in June, read onward!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
* Umbrella's future Beyond Genres titles will include DAGON (07/04), THE QUIET EARTH, NEXT OF KIN, SPIRITS OF THE AIR - GREMLINS OF THE CLOUDS, THE NAVIGATOR: A MEDIEVAL ODYSSEY, and RAZORBACK (08/01)!

* Along with DAGON, Umbrella is also releasing ESCAPE FROM ABSALOM and THE ENDLESS in July!


THE BEASTMASTER (1982)

Synopsis: Don Coscarelli's (the PHANTASM series, BUBBA HO-TEP) cult sword and sorcery epic is a bold tale of witchcraft, spectacle, and revenge, where barbarians jostle for power and nature is a force to be reckoned with.

After his family is slaughtered by sinister lords of evil, an innocent boy carries his anger into manhood, vowing bloody vengeance. Armed with supernatural powers and the innate ability to communicate with animals, Dar (Marc Singer, Television's V-The Series) embarks on a journey to bring justice to the marauding forces of evil, lead by malevolent priest Maax (Rip Torn, MEN IN BLACK).

Aided by experienced hunter Seth (John Amos, DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER, COMING TO AMERICA), beautiful slave girl Kiri (Tanya Roberts, Charlie's Angels) and a team of fierce yet loyal animals, the intrepid adventurers take their fight to a dark and desolate landscape where swords cut deep and beasts roar loud.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 118 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - English 2.0 & 5.1

Extras:
  • Audio Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and Producer Paul Pepperman. 
  • The Saga Of The Beastmaster: 55-minute featurette. 

ORDER THE BEASTMASTER FROM  




PACIFIC BANANA (1981)

Synopsis: Martin (Graeme Blundell) has got a little problem that keeps getting bigger all the time... and the girls will go to any lengths to help him stand up for himself!

Take one clapped-out aircraft, two randy airline pilots (Graeme Blundell and Robin Stewart), two sexy, willing air hostesses (Playboy playmate Deborah Gray and Alyson Best), one bosomy tour director (Luan Peters), a host of madcap passengers, plus an idyllic French Polynesian setting, and you have all the ingredients for a bawdy, rollicking comedy in the "Alvin Purple" tradition. PACIFIC BANANA is the breast of Aussie retro cinema.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 80 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - Dolby Digital 2.0

Extras:
  • Pacific Banana Unpeeled - A featurette with producer/director John D. Lamond, writer Alan Hopgood, and actor Deborah Gray.
  • Confessions of an R-Rated Movie Maker - A featurette with sexy oz auteur John D. Lamond.
  • Hear the stars of Pacific Banana sing! - Deborah Gray and Luan Peters singing Trouble.
  • Original Theatrical trailer.
  • Stills and poster gallery.
  • Deborah Gray stills gallery.
  • Trailers for other Sexy Oz Retro titles.

ORDER PACIFIC BANANA FROM  




RE-ANIMATOR (1985)

Synopsis: Adapted from H.P. Lovecraft’s sepulchral 1922 pulp horror story, arguably the first such tale to ever consider scientifically affected corpses as zombies, RE-ANIMATOR is Stuart Gordon’s cult classic trip into the realm of the living dead!

Conducting clandestine experiments within the morgue at Miskatonic University, scientist Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs, FROM BEYOND, THE FRIGHTENERS) reveals to fellow graduate student Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) his groundbreaking work concerning the re-animation of fresh corpses. West’s secret reagent is a powerful injection with the capacity to give life where there is none – destined to capture the imagination of the entire scientific community.

However, between life and death is a thin thread of understanding and when obsession gets the better of West, there is no stopping his wicked ways – dead or alive! Presented complete and uncut in gore-glistening HD, RE-ANIMATOR is a true gore-fest of mortal manipulation in the most demented sense!

Disc Specs:
Unrated | Color | 190 minutes | Region B
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio -  5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Extras:

DISC ONE (UNRATED VERSION - 86 MINUTES)
  • Audio commentaries: Director Stuart Gordon, Producer Brian Yuzna, Actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott, and Robert Sampson!
  • Re-Animator Resurrectus documentary!
  • 16 extended scenes
  • Deleted scene

DISC TWO (INTEGRAL CUT - 104 MINUTES)
  • Interviews with: Director Stuart Gordon, Producer Brian Yuzna, Writer Denis Paoli, Composer Richard Band, and Former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone!
  • Music analysis by Composer Richard Band.
  • TV Spots and Theatrical trailer

ORDER RE-ANIMATOR 
(2-DISC COLLECTOR'S EDITION) FROM  




BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR (1989) & BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR (2003)

BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR Synopsis: The mad Dr. Herbert (Jeffrey Combs), the tormented Dr. Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) and the beheaded Dr. Carl Hill (David Gale) return in this terrifying sequel to RE-ANIMATOR.

It's been eight months since the Miskatonic Massacre stained the halls with blood - and Dr. West and Dr. Cain's experiments have taken a bizarre turn. Now they have gone beyond re-animating the dead... into the realm of creating new life!

The legs of a hooker and the womb of a virgin are joined to the heart of Dr. Cain's dead girlfriend - and the bride is unleashed upon her mate in a climax of sensual horror.

BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR Synopsis: When he was young, Howard Phillips (Jason Barry) watched his sister get torn apart by one of Dr. Herbert West's (Jeffrey Combs) reanimated corpses. Phillips, now a doctor, is so eager to learn more about the mad doctor's attempts to bring back the dead that he accepts a position at the prison where West is being held. Phillips delves further into West's gruesome research, which attracts the attention of a local reporter (Elsa Pataky) and the cruel prison warden (Simón Andreu).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 192 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras:

DISC ONE (BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR - 96 MINUTES)
  • Audio commentary with Director Brian Yuzna.
  • Audio commentary with Brian Yuzna, Jeffrey Combs, Tom Rainone, John Carl Buechler, Mike Deak, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger, and "Screaming Mad George."
  • Audio commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott.
  • Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-Animator featurette.
  • Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-Animator.
  • Getting Ahead in Horror featurette.
  • Behind the Scenes: Special Effects Artists
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Dark Adventures Radio Presents: Herbert West - Re-Animator
  • Original theatrical trailer

DISC TWO (BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR - 96 MINUTES)
  • The Making of Beyond Re-Animator 
  • DR. RE-ANIMATOR: Move Your Dead Bones
  • Interviews with Brian Yuzna, Jeffrey Combs, Jason Barry, Elsa Pataky, Santiago Segura, and Simon Andreau.
  • Behind the Scenes footage.
  • Trailer

ORDER BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR &
BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR
(2-DISC COLLECTOR'S EDITION) FROM  




Also available on June 6th 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!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 05/22/2018!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Greetings Vault Dwellers! May 2018 is nearly over, but there's no end to the awesome titles we're getting from all of our favorite genre labels! Though this week doesn't have a huge number of new releases, the quality surely makes up for the quantity!

Shout! Factory released what could very well be the last MST3K boxed set ever with their Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Singles Collection! This set contains some old favorites that have only had single-disc releases in the past, including: EEGAH!, THE CRAWLING HAND, I ACCUSE MY PARENTS, HELLCATS, SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS, and SHORTS: VOL. 3!

Kino Lorber just dropped a nice shiny Special Edition of Sergio Leone's A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, and Scream Factory gives both OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN and THE VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA their Blu-ray debuts! But this week the champion is clearly Arrow Video with their Special Edition of DEATH SMILES ON A MURDERER, and Toho's THE BLOODTHIRSTY TRILOGY, which features LAKE OF DRACULA, EVIL OF DRACULA, and THE VAMPIRE DOLL!

There's a few other titles of interest this week, so be sure to scroll down and see the full roster of new DVDs & Blu-rays!


NEW TO DVD  & BLU-RAY
Daphne and Velma
I Kill Giants
Red Sparrow


NEW TO BLU-RAY
The Bloodthirsty Trilogy (2-Disc Special Edition)
Death Smiles on a Murderer (Special Edition)
A Fistful of Dollars (Special Edition)
He Takes and Returns
Jurassic Park: 25th Anniversary Collection (4K UHD)
Last Showing
The Matrix (4K UHD)
Of Unknown Origin
The Vampire and the Ballerina


NEW TO DVD
Bikini Airways (15th Anniversary Edition)
Condemned
Dark Vale
Devil's Weekend
Doll Syndrome (Unrated)
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1941 - Warner Archive Collection)
Genesis
The Golden Bat
The Ice Cream Truck
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Singles Collection
The October Flowers
Soft Matter
Suit 313 (Special Edition w/ CD)


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Last Release of THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT You'll Ever Need is Coming to Blu-ray on July 3rd!


ARROW VIDEO'S LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY OF WES CRAVEN'S CONTROVERSIAL DIRECTORIAL DEBUT IS THE DEFINITIVE EDITION WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!

Back when I was a flourishing young Horror fan, I began to work my way through the earlier films of Wes Craven after I had my fill of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise. I distinctly remember my shocked reactions as I watched THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT for the first time, and gazed wide-eyed as Krug & The Gang did terrible things to a pair of young girls, before getting their comeuppance in the film's final act.

And now, thanks to Arrow Video, I can revisit this film in HD with THREE different cuts of the movie, plus a plethora of awesome extras! Though the price is a bit steep, methinks it is time to upgrade from my old MGM DVD release of this Wes Craven classic!

Synopsis: The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favorites as A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, SWAMP THING, and SCREAM, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release.

Where's Swamp Thing when you need him?
On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks, headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture, and murder.

Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalize on its success. It is Wes Craven's original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history.

Disc Specs:
Unrated & R-Rated | Color | 84 minutes (R-Rated cut) | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - 1.0 Mono

Extras:

DISC ONE
  • NEW! 2K restoration of the Uncut Version!
  • NEW! Audio commentary by podcasters Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes!
  • Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham!
  • Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler, and Fred Lincoln!
  • NEW! Junior's Story - Annterview with actor Marc Sheffler!
  • Marc Sheffler in Conversation at the American Cinematheque.
  • NEW! Interview with wardrobe and make-up artist Anne Paul!
  • Songs in the Key of Krug - Never-before-seen archive interview with David Hess!
  • Celluloid Crime of the Century - Archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler, and Martin Kove!
  • Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on The Left - Archival interview with Wes Craven.
  • Scoring Last House on the Left - Archival interview with actor/composer David Hess.
  • It's Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left - Archival documentary.
  • Forbidden Footage - The cast and crew of Last House on the film's most controversial sequences.
  • Deleted Scene
  • Outtakes and Dailies
  • Trailers, TV Spot, & Radio Spots
  • Image Gallery 
The saw is family.
DISC TWO
  • NEW! 2K restoration of the Krug and Company & R-Rated cuts of the film!
  • NEW! The Craven Touch - Faturette bringing together interviews with a number of Wes Craven s collaborators, including Sean S. Cunningham, composer Charles Bernstein, producer Peter Locke, cinematographer Mark Irwin, and actress Amanda Wyss!
  • Early Days and 'Night of Vengeance' - Filmmaker Roy Frumkes remembers Wes Craven and Last House on the Left!
  • Tales That'll Tear Your Heart Out - Excerpts from an unfinished Wes Craven short! 

DISC THREE
  • Exclusive CD featuring the film's original soundtrack!

ADDITIONAL EXTRAS
  • Double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork!
  • 6 lobby card reproductions!
  • Limited edition perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by author Stephen Thrower!
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper!

Arrow Video's must-own limited edition release of THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT will be available on Tuesday, July 3rd, and retails for $31 - $35! You can order it today from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD, but hurry because this title will probably sell out fast! If it does, you'll have to wait until later this year for the Special Edition release which will not contain the second disc!



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 05/15/2018!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings Vault Dwellers, and welcome to your weekly fix DVD & Blu-ray news! This week has a pretty good assortment of new releases from all of our favorite labels, along with a smattering of double-feature DVDs from Frolic Pictures!

PROBLEM CHILD 2 and THE WIZARD get their Blu-ray debuts from Universal, MVD Rewind Collection gives THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING a beautiful Blu-ray release, and Arrow Video brings H.G. Lewis' classic TWO THOUSAND MANIACS to high-definition in an all new Special Edition.

Scream Factory unleashes DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN and Larry Cohen's IT'S ALIVE TRILOGY to Blu-ray for the first time, while sister company Shout Select dishes out Limited Edition Steelbooks of THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI: ACROSS THE EIGHTH DIMENSION and BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE! Also out today: Marvel's BLACK PANTHER, Season Three of RICKY & MORTY, and 4K releases of DIE HARD (30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION), BRAVEHEART, and GLADIATOR.

For the complete list of this week's new DVDs & Blu-rays, continue scrolling!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Apartment 212
Black Panther
The Monkey King 3
Rick & Morty: Season 3
Samson
The Shannara Chronicles: Season 2


NEW TO BLU-RAY
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Braveheart (4K UHD)
Die Hard (30th Anniversary Edition - 4K UHD)
Doctor Blood's Coffin
Gladiator (4K UHD)
The It's Alive Trilogy
Platoon of the Dead
Poison Sweethearts
Problem Child 2
The Return of Swamp Thing (Special Edition)
Space Truckers (05/18 - Import)
This is Cinerama (Authorized Restoration)
Two Thousand Maniacs! (Special Edition)
Vampires / Ghosts of Mars (Double Feature - 05/18 - Import)
The Wizard (1989)
Yona Yona Penguin


NEW TO DVD
The Devil and Father Amorth
FM (Universal Vault Series)
Forbidden Films
The Manor
Mastermind
Moma's Spirit
One Piece: Season Nine, Voyage Five


FROLIC FEATURE DOUBLE FEATURES (DVD)
All the Kind Strangers / Savage Weekend
Blood Freak / The Pyx
Carnival of Souls / Spider Baby
Fright Night / Karate Kids U.S.A.
Get Christy Love / Children of the Night
Hollywood Man / Maybe I'll Come Here in the Spring
Joshua / The Swap
Last Woman on Earth / Nightmare Castle
The Lazarus Syndrome / Against a Crooked Sky
Santa Clause vs. The Devil / A Christmas Without Snow
Scream Bloody Murder / Track of the Moon Beast


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Umbrella Entertainment's May 2018 New Releases!


UMBRELLA RELEASES ANOTHER "CANNON CLASSICS" DOUBLE FEATURE, FEATURING DEATH WISH 4 & 5! 

More Charles Bronson is always a good thing and Umbrella Entertainment has delivered unto us the much-needed (for our collections) DEATH WISH sequels that we've been missing. Sadly, this is pretty much the only new release that we'll be covering this month as the rest of Umbrella's slate is made up of more normal fare. Those titles will be listed at the bottom of this post, as we typically do here at The Vault.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
* Umbrella is unveiling their new BEYOND GENRES line next month (06/06), and kickstarting it with awesome new editions of DAGON, RE-ANIMATOR (which will contain the Integral Cut), as well as its two sequels, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR and BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR.

* They are also bringing THE BEASTMASTER to Blu-ray on June 6th! The disc will have an audio commentary with director Don Coscarelli and an hour-long making-of featurette!

* RAZORBACK is going to be part of Umbrella's BEYOND GENRES line - still no release date, but I'm thinking August at the latest!


CANNON CLASSICS DOUBLE FEATURE: DEATH WISH 4: THE CRACKDOWN (1987) & DEATH WISH 5: THE FACE OF DEATH (1994)

DEATH WISH 4 Synopsis: Four times the action, four times the suspense - notorious crusader Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) returns to settle old scores and make new enemies in DEATH WISH 4: THE CRACKDOWN, from veteran action director J. Lee Thompson (THE GUNS OF NAVARONE, CAPE FEAR).

With the tragic cocaine-induced death of his girlfriend's teenage daughter Kersey steps into the breach and faces-off against two rival drug gangs waging war in the blood-drenched inner city.

Even at the best of times the streets of LA are never safe - run by pimps and ruthless drug traffickers, they remain a melting-pot of crime and violence. But when original urban vigilante and one-man justice machine Paul Kersey reaches into his extensive arsenal of weapons to take check, it's time to run for cover.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 99 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

That look on your face when you're given the script to Death Wish 6.

DEATH WISH 5 Synopsis: After battling on the streets in cities from coast to coast, vigilante Paul Kersey has moved back to New York. But when his beautiful fiancee, Olivia (Lesley-Anne Down), is killed and her daughter kidnapped by a kingpin of the underworld, Kersey finds himself back in the war.

Kersey's plan to live anonymously is shattered when he learns that his fiancee was the victim of a protection racket run by her ex-husband, criminal Tommy O'Sheay. One by one Kersey hunts down the criminals. Once again upholding the law becomes his way of life... And this time it's for good.

DEATH WISH 5 was one of the final films produced by 21st Century Film Corporation, a company owned by former Cannon Group boss, Menahem Golan.

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

Extras:
  • AUDIO COMMENTARIES BY PAUL TALBOT.
  • THEATRICAL TRAILERS
  • TV SPOT
  • TV BROADCAST PROMO
  • VHS PREVIEWS
  • IMAGE GALLERY




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!


Severin Films Offers up a Double Dose of Laura Gemser with EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS and VIOLENCE IN A WOMEN'S PRISON!


Limited Edition Artwork.
SEVERIN FILMS BRINGS TWO ITALIAN EXPLOITATION CLASSICS TO BLU-RAY DISC!

Laura Gemser portrays "Black Emanuelle" in Severin Films' Standard & Limited editions of Joe D'Amato's EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS, and Bruno Mattei's VIOLENCE IN A WOMEN'S PRISON!

I've never seen either film, but out of the two, I (quite shockingly) would rather watch Joe D'Amato's cannibal flick! While I would typically approach any D'Amato production with some trepidation (mostly because I haven't seen a film of his that I haven't groaned and grumbled through), I have to admit that the trailer for EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS makes it look pretty damned entertaining!

These definitely seem like a pair of must-owns for fans of exploitation cinema, so if the titles (and directors) alone have caught your eye, be sure to continue reading for the full specs & extras on both Severin releases!

EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS (1977 - LIMITED & STANDARD EDITIONS)

Synopsis: While doing undercover work in a mental hospital, Emanuelle (Laura Gemser) discovers a girl who seems to have been raised by a tribe of Amazonian cannibals. Intrigued, Emanuelle and friends travel deep into the Amazon jungle, where they find that the supposedly extinct tribe of cannibals is still very much alive, and Emanuelle and her party are not welcome visitors.

Standard Edition Artwork.
Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 85 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English & Italian DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K REMASTER OF THE FILM prepared for this release!
  • The World of Nico Fedenco - An interview with the composer. (27 min.)
  • A Run Among the Cannibals - An interview with actress Annamaria Clementi. (23 min.)
  • Dr. O'Brien MD - An interview with actor Donald O'Brien. (19 min.)
  • From Switzerland to Mato Grosso - An interview with actress Monica Zanchi. (19 min.)
  • I Am Your Black Queen - An audio commentary by actress Laura Gemser. (11 min.)
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible Cover Art
  • Note: The Limited (to 3,000) edition includes a remastered CD copy of the film's original soundtrack!
Both Standard & Limited Editions of EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS are currently available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold! The Limited Edition Blu-ray (with soundtrack CD) costs between $25 - $35, while the Standard copy costs between $20 - $24! You can order a copy now at AMAZON (LIMITED, STANDARD, DVD), BULLMOOSE (LIMITED, STANDARD, DVD), DIABOLIK DVD (LIMITED, STANDARD), or directly from SEVERIN FILMS (LIMITED, STANDARD, DVD, LAURA GEMSER BUNDLES).


VIOLENCE IN A WOMEN'S PRISON (1982)

Synopsis: Planning to expose the corrupt practices of a woman's prison, Emanuelle (Laura Gemser) goes undercover as an inmate. She is shocked by the guard's brutal treatment of the inmates, but she never gets a chance to report these horrors.

When her actual identity is revealed, Emanuelle finds herself on the receiving end of even worse. Directed by Bruno Mattei (HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD, RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR), and also starring Gabriele Tinti, Maria Romano, Ursula Flores, Lorraine De Selle, Franca Stoppi, and Antonella Giacomini.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 90 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0


Extras:

  • Brawl In Women’s Block: Interview With Co-Director/Co-Writer Claudio Fragasso and Co-Writer Rossella Drudi.
  • Archival Interview With Director Bruno Mattei.
  • Radio Spot
  • Reversible Cover Art
Severin's VIOLENCE IN A WOMEN'S PRISON Blu-ray is now available to purchase at most online retailers, and currently costs between $20 - $23! Get your copy now at AMAZON (BLU-RAY, DVD), BULLMOOSE (BLU-RAY, DVD), DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SEVERIN FILMS (BLU-RAY, DVD)!



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 05/08/2018!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Another week, another list of new DVDs and Blu-ray discs! The second week of May holds many treasures Vault Dwellers, and I hope you have the expendable income to enjoy the latest Cult, Horror, Exploitation, and B-Movie titles that were released yesterday!

Kino Lorber gives us a double dose of action with SPECIAL DELIVERY and (Andy Sidaris') SEVEN, while Severin Films gifts exploitation fans VIOLENCE IN A WOMEN'S PRISON, plus a Limited Edition Blu-ray of EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS.

Troma gives us GUTBOY: A BEDTIME STORY and SICK SOCK MONSTERS FROM OUTER SPACE, Full Moon brings THE CREEPS and PUPPET MASTER: THE LEGACY to Blu-ray, VCI gives Brucesploitation fans a real treat with BRUCE'S DEADLY FINGERS, and Mondo Macabro gives THE DEVIL INCARNATE a nice high-def release!

But I do believe that it is Scream Factory that wins out this week, with a trio of cool titles, namely CAGED FURY, DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN, and THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD! For more info on these Blu-ray discs, CLICK HERE!

There's not too much else to rave about this week, but be sure to scroll down to see the full list of this week's new DVDs & Blu-rays!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Batman Ninja
Defective
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals
Paradox
Seven
Special Delivery
Violence in a Women's Prison
Wraith


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Bruce's Deadly Fingers
Caged Fury
The Creeps
The Devil Incarnate
Disembodied
Doctor Blood's Coffin
Enter the Devil (Limited Edition - Massacre Video)
Gutboy: A Bedtime Story
The House That Dripped Blood
Motorrad
Parasyte: Parts 1 & 2 (Live-Action)
Puppet Master: The Legacy
Sick Sock Monsters From Outer Space
Source Code (4K UHD)


NEW TO DVD
42nd Street Pete Presents: Bad Barbara Double Feature
Bizarre
Cthulhu
Dark Beacon
Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven
Force of Impact
House of Evil
Human Experiments
Killer Bash
Maniacal
Never Leave Alive
Point B
The Sky Calls
Tomboys
True Fear: The Making of Psycho
Us & Them
The Violence Movie: Parts 1 & 2 (Limited Edition)


Good Things Come In Threes: CAGED FURY, DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN, and THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD Now Available on Blu-ray!


IF YOU LIKE WOMEN IN PRISON, MAD SCIENTISTS, AND HORROR ANTHOLOGIES, SCREAM FACTORY'S GOT YOU COVERED!

Scream Factory has been having a stellar year thus far, and their latest batch of Blu-ray titles continues that streak of excellence! CAGED FURY is a women in prison flick that features a heroic Eric Estrada (who also acted as an Associate Producer on the film), DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN is an obscure tale of a mad scientist trying to bring the dead back to life, and THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD is a classic Amicus Horror anthology! And now all three are available to own in glorious high-definition!

CAGED FURY (1990)

Synopsis: Pray you don't get locked up in Honeywell State Prison! Kathie (Roxanna Michaels) is innocent when they lock her up ... but that won't last long. Women in chains, a deviant warden and murderous guards ... no wonder the cops claim Honeywell State Prison doesn't exist. Her only hope of being freed lies with Harley-riding hero Victor (Erik Estrada) and combat karate champ Dirk (Richie Barathy), who'll take on the whole prison mano a mano if need be. This women-in-prison film also stars Paul L. Smith (MIDNIGHT EXPRESS), Jack Carter (ALLIGATOR), Michael Parks (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN) and adult film stars Janine Lindemulder and Kascha.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • None.
CAGED FURY is now available on Blu-ray, and costs in the neighborhood of $20 - $24! Get your copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN (1962)

CORRECTION: THIS TITLE AVAILABLE ON MAY 15TH!

Synopsis: After being dismissed from medical school because of his devious experiments, Doctor Peter Blood returns home to join his father's practice. He still believes he can create the perfect human, so he continues his experiments in an abandoned mine where he attempts to revive a rotting corpse.

But Dr. Blood needs a living "donor" to create his "perfect human" and soon people start to disappear from the nearby village. This shocker stars Kieron Moore (THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS) and Hazel Court (THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH) and was directed by Sidney J. Furie (THE ENTITY, THE IPCRESS FILE).

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 92 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! High-Definition Transfer Of The Film Sourced From The Best Available Elements!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN is due out on Tuesday, May 15th and falls into the $18 - $23 range. It can easily be procured at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD (1971)

Synopsis: A Scotland Yard inspector's search for a missing film star leads him to a haunted house.  The house sets the framework for four separate tales of terror written by the author of Psycho, Robert Bloch, and starring horror icons Peter Cushing (ASYLUM, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS), Christopher Lee (I, MONSTER, SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN), and Ingrid Pitt (THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, COUNTESS DRACULA)!

All four stories center on the mysterious fates of tenants who have leased the mansion over the years.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 101 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary By Film Historian/Author Troy Howarth!
  • NEW! Interview With Second Assistant Director Mike Higgins!
  • Audio Commentary With Director Peter Duffell And Author Jonathan Rigby!
  • Vintage Featurette - A-Rated Horror Film – Featuring Interviews With Director Peter Duffell, Actors Geoffrey Bayldon, Ingrid Pitt, And Chloe Franks!
  • Theatrical Trailers (English And Spanish)
  • Radio Spots
  • The Amicus Radio Spots Collection
  • Still Gallery
Scream Factory's THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD Blu-ray is currently available wherever discs are sold, and should cost between $20 - $24! Order a copy of this oft-overlooked anthology now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.



Monday, May 7, 2018

THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING Sprouts Up on Blu-ray on May 15th!


THE FUN AND CAMPY SEQUEL TO WES CRAVEN'S "SWAMP THING" DEBUTS ON BLU-RAY AS PART OF THE MVD REWIND COLLECTION!

THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING is one of my all-time favorite sequels! Heck, I'd even go as far to say that it is one of my favorite films! I have fond memories of renting this on VHS from the long extinct video store that was near my house, and watching it over and over again! And now that THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING has received (what appears to be) a definitive Blu-ray release, I couldn't be happier!

Synopsis: After her mother's mysterious death, Abigail Arcane (Heather Locklear) travels to the Florida swamps to confront her resurrected evil stepfather Dr. Anton Arcane (Louis Jourdan). In an attempt to stave off the effects of aging, Dr. Arcane, assisted by Dr. Lana Zurrell (Sarah Douglas), combines genes from various swamp animals and human beings, creating an army of monsters known as Un-Men.

When Abby arrives, Dr. Arcane is hell-bent on taking his own stepdaughter's life in the name of science... that is until she is rescued by SWAMP THING in this must-see sequel to the original cult classic and based on the award-winning DC Comics series!

From Melniker and Michael E. Uslan, the executive producers of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, and legendary cult film director Jim Wynorski (CHOPPING MALL, NOT OF THIS EARTH, SHARKANSAS WOMEN'S PRISON MASSACRE), THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING features an all-star cast that includes Heather Locklear (Melrose Place, UPTOWN GIRLS), Louis Jordan (SWAMP THING, OCTOPUSSY), Sarah Douglas (SUPERMAN II, CONAN THE DESTROYER) and Dick Durock (RAW DEAL, STAND BY ME) returning as the SWAMP THING. 

SWAMP THING APPROVES!
Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 88 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - 2.0 and 5.1 Stereo Audio

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K High-Definition Transfer!
  • NEW! Audio commentary from Director Jim Wynorski, Composer Chuck Cirino and Editor Leslie Rosenthal!
  • Audio commentary from Director Jim Wynorski!
  • NEW! Interview with Director Jim Wynorski! (HD)
  • NEW! Interview with Editor Leslie Rosenthal! (HD)
  • NEW! Interview with Composer Chuck Cirino! (HD)
  • NEW! Interview with Lightyear Entertainment Executive Arnie Holland! (HD)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (New HD Transfer from original 35mm materials!)
  • 6 Promotional TV Clips (SD)
  • 2 TV Spots (SD)
  • 2 Greenpeace Public Service Announcements (SD)
  • 1989 Promo Reel (SD)
  • Photo Gallery (accompanied by Chuck Cirino's film's score)
  • Collectible Mini- Poster
MVD Rewind Collection's THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING Blu-ray/DVD combo pack hits shelves on Tuesday, May 15th and should cost between $25 - $30! It's time to upgrade from that Image Entertainment DVD you own Swamp Thing fans, so make sure to order your new disc now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from MVD!



Get Poked by BRUCE'S DEADLY FINGERS on May 8th!


VCI BRINGS A CLASSIC BRUCE-SPLOITATION TITLE TO BLU-RAY WITH A NEW 2K TRANSFER & EXTRAS!

While I know of the the Brucesploitation sub-genre, I've honestly only seen a handful of films featuring faux Bruce Lee actors, which became all the rage after Lee died in 1973. Bruce Le was one of the more prominent Clones of Bruce Lee, and starred in several dozen films as a Lee knock-off, including BIG BOSS II, ENTER THE GAME OF DEATH, and BRUCE LE'S GREATEST REVENGE (aka WAY OF THE DRAGON 2)! Hopefully this proves to be a popular title and leads to more more Brucesploitation titles in high-definition!

Synopsis: After malicious gangsters capture Bruce Lee's ex-girlfriend, a young martial artist attempts to rescue her - and the late master's book containing lethal techniques for killing with one's fingers. BRUCE'S DEADLY FINGERS offers up plenty of Kung-fu action and mayhem, including a particularly gruesome scene involving the torture of a girl with a deadly snake!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 91 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1?)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K Restoration from the original camera negative!
  • Photo and poster gallery of BRUCE'S DEADLY FINGERS and other 'Bruceploitation films!
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio Commentary by Michael Worth - author, director, actor, and expert on Bruce Lee, and 'Bruceploitation films!
  • Video interviews with some of the players.
  • Theatrical Trailers for other Brucesploitation films!
After several delays, VCI's Blu-ray of BRUCE'S DEADLY FINGERS will be available on Tuesday, May 8th! You can order yourself a copy of this Brucesploitation classic now at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD! For purists, there is a German Blu-ray release from Digidreams that contains both the U.S. cut and a longer uncut version. You can get it from AMAZON.DE if you feel so inclined.



Sunday, May 6, 2018

Pray You're Not on the DEAD LIST - Now Available to Stream Instantly!


DEATH NOTE MEETS CREEPSHOW IN THIS NEW INDIE HORROR ANTHOLOGY!

I am a sucker for Horror anthologies, mostly because you get a lot of bang for your buck. And even if a few tales of terror are lacking, there's still an excellent chance of getting a really good one in the mix. TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE, both CREEPSHOW films, TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, TRICK 'R TREAT, and TALES FROM THE HOOD, all rank pretty high in my book, so I'm certain to enjoy DEAD LIST!

Synopsis: A struggling actor conjures a dark force in a terrifying new movie experience from filmmakers Holden Andrews, Ivan Asen and Victor Mathieu.

Calvin is competing with five other actors -- Zander, Scott, Kush, Jason and Bob -- for a major movie role. Stopping at nothing to win the role of a lifetime, he uses a demonic book to curse his fellow actors, with each actor being killed off in their own separate unique and terrifying chapter.

Stills & Trailer:
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DEAD LIST is now available to stream instantly on various VOD platforms, including AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO! Also look for DEAD LIST on DVD on July 3, 2018!


Now Available to Stream on Demand, CARTEL 2045 Starring Danny Trejo!


THE DRUG WARS HEAT UP WHEN KILLER ROBOTS ARE ADDED INTO THE MIX, IN CHRIS LE'S "CARTEL 2045!"

Set in a not-too-distant future when drug wars have ravaged the borderlands between The United States and Mexico, CARTEL 2045 is now available on various Video on Demand platforms! Featuring robotic enforcers led by drug lord Danny Trejo, this million dollar Sci-Fi Actioner appears to have taken some inspiration from films like ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and CHAPPIE!

Synopsis: The year is 2045, the continuing drug war has caused havoc between The United States and Mexico. Gear Side International, a robotics engineering company on the brink of bankruptcy, sells off their technology to the Cartel on the black market. With the advanced military robotics technology in the wrong hands the cartel uses it to their advantage; replacing their enforcers, hit men, and soldiers.

CARTEL 2045 (formerly JUAREZ 2045) was directed by Chris Le, and stars screen sensation Danny Trejo (MACHETE, MACHETE KILLS) with Alexander P. Heartman (Power Rangers Samurai), Brad Schmidt (House of Lies), and Blake Webb (Colony)!

Stills & Trailer:
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CARTEL 2045 is now currently available to stream on various On Demand services including AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO and will get a DVD release later this year!


Thursday, May 3, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 05/01/2018!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings Vault Dwellers, and welcome to May 2018! This month is guaranteed to be expensive for all of us collectors, and is starting off relatively strong with some great titles from several our favorite genre labels!

Scream Factory just released two new IFC Midnight titles, namely DESOLATION and KALEIDOSCOPE, Kino Lorber teamed with Code Red DVD to bring THE VIOLENT PROFESSIONALS to Blu-ray, and Garagehouse Pictures re-released NINJA BUSTERS, a lost film that I highly recommend (especially if you're a big fan of MIAMI CONNECTION).

The remainder of this week's titles are made up of TREMORS: A COLD DAY IN HELL, various anime titles (e.g. BALDIOS: THE MOVIE, ATOM: THE BEGINNING), and a trio of new titles from our pals at Vinegar Syndrome: BLOOD HOOK, BLUE VENGEANCE, and TERROR!

To see the entirety of this week's new DVDs & Blu-rays, be sure to scroll on down!

NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Baldios: The Movie
Kaleidoscope
Lazer Team 2
Legend of the Mountain
Mafia!
Mary and the Witch's Flower
Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell
Winchester


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Atom: The Beginning - The Complete Series
Blood Hook
Blue Vengeance
Boogie
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Collection 1
Ninja Busters
Once Upon a Time
Terror
Thank God It's Friday (40th Anniversary Edition)
The Violent Professionals


NEW TO DVD
Amityville: Vanishing Point
An Idle Mind is the Devil's Playground
Ayakashi: The Complete TV Series
The Ballerina
Before We Vanish
Bermuda: Cave of the Sharks (Rogue Video)
Caught
The Depths
Followers
The House of the Yellow Carpet (Rogue Video)
The Monster Prince: Volume 3
The Nanny
Pre-Crime
Stephanie
Trailer Park Shark
The Unwilling
Zatch Bell: 101st Devil - The Movie


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
The Deadly Beyond: 11-Movie Collection
Contains: Pulse (1988), Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, Krull, My Mom's a Werewolf, The Hearse, Lurkers, Slipstream, Mutant, Warriors of the Wasteland, Alien Contamination, and Eternal Evil.

Tremors: Complete 6-Movie Collection
Contains: Tremors, Tremors II: Aftershocks, Tremors III: Back to Perfection, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, Tremors 5: Bloodlines, and Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell.