Tuesday, August 28, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 08/28/2018!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Yowza! I hope you've all been saving your spare change Vault Dwellers, because this week is chock full of awesome new releases on DVD & Blu-ray! Let's dig right in, shall we?

Scream Factory gives BRAINSCAN and MARY SHELLEY their Blu-ray debuts, Universal did stand-alone Blu-ray releases for all of their PSYCHO and CHILD'S PLAY sequels, and MVD unveiled their "Marquee Collection" with BLAST and CRAZY SIX! (Note: They also added BRAM STOKER'S SHADOWBUILDER to their awesome Rewind Collection as well!)

Full Moon brings RETRO PUPPET MASTER to Blu-ray (and underrated gem in my opinion), Vinegar Syndrome releases two more of their 5 FILMS, 5 YEARS collections (Volumes 3 & 4!), and an abundance of anime titles have made their way to HD!

But Universal tops all of that this week with the Complete Legacy Collections of THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and THE INVISIBLE MAN. Wait, what's that? That isn't enough classic monster action for you? Well then why not pick up the UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: COMPLETE 30-FILM COLLECTION? It has the original films that started it all, their sequels and crossovers, and even their misadventures with Abbott & Costello! I gifted one to myself for my birthday and it is gorgeous!

And believe it or not, we've only scratched the surface gang! To see the full list of this week's new DVDs & Blu-rays, scroll down!

Doctor Who: Series 10, Part 2
The Flash: The Complete 4th Season
Freedom Fighters: The Ray
Lucifer: The Complete Third Season
A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die
No Game No Life Zero
Straight to Hell (Director's Cut)
Zatoichi: Darkness is His Ally

18if: The Complete Series
Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisible Man
Angel Cop: The Complete OVA Series
Aura Battler Dunbine
Blast (MVD Marquee Collection)
Boss (aka Boss Nigger)
Bound (Olive Signature Collection)
Bram Stoker's Shadowbuilder (MVD Rewind Collection)
The Bride of Chucky
Cat Girl Nuku Nuku: The Complete Collection
Child's Play 2
Child's Play 3
Code Geass: Lelouch Rebellion - The Complete Series
Crazy Six (MVD Marquee Collection)
The Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection
Devilman: The Complete OVA Series
The Horror of Party Beach
The Invisible Man: The Complete Legacy Collection
Knights & Magic: The Complete Collection
Mary Shelley
Mindgame (Shout! Factory)
Psycho II
Psycho III
Psycho IV: The Beginning
Psycho-Pass: Season 1
Retro Puppet Master
The Seed of Chucky
Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection
The Vision of Escaflowne: The Complete Series

Bad Company
Beast Fighter: The Apocalypse - Complete TV Series
Eternal Alice: The Complete TV Series
Exploitation: A Woman's Descent into Hell
Garfield's Halloween Adventure
Goreface Killer
Helter Skelter (Warner Archive Collection)
The Little Vampire
The Magic Mirror
The Man Who Laughs
Rise of the Superheroes

Hentai Heaven: Volume 4
Contains: Dishonor Student, Green Eyes, and Invasion Of The Ballbusters.

Vinegar Syndrome's 5 Films, 5 Years: Volume 3 - Golden Age Erotica
Contains: Dracula Sucks, Corporate Assets, Vixens of Kung-Fu, Tropic of Desire, and Baby Rosemary.

Vinegar Syndrome's 5 Films, 5 Years: Volume 4 - Horror and Exploitation
Contains: Cry Wilderness, Vampire Hookers, Evil Come Evil Go, The Cut-Throats, and Teenage Seductress.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 08/21/2018!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

It's time once again to STOCK YOUR VAULT! Last week was chock full of new DVDs and Blu-rays, but this week is much lighter in comparison. And as always, there's plenty of new titles that you'll definitely want to get your paws on!

DEADPOOL 2 makes its premiere on all formats in both theatrical and "Super Duper Cut" releases, as does the new Sci-Fi Actioner BLEEDING STEEL starring Jackie Chan! If you're craving TV shows, you've got Season 8 of THE WALKING DEAD, the third (and sadly final) season of ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, and season one of THE TERROR to look forward to!

Scream Factory comes out swinging this week with new Blu-rays for STRAIT-JACKET and the Vincent Price classic THE TINGLER, BUT Kino Lorber Studio Classics reigns supreme with FOUR new titles, including: COLOR OF NIGHT, DEEP RISING (20th Anniversary Special Edition), THE RICH MAN'S WIFE, and THE TIE THAT BINDS!

There are plenty of other titles out this week on DVD & Blu-ray, so be sure to scroll down to check out the full roster of new releases!

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 3
Bleeding Steel
Color of Night
Deadpool 1 & 2
Deadpool 2 (Theatrical & Super Duper Cut)
Deep Rising (20th Anniversary Special Edition)
Gotham: Season 4
Leonor (Scorpion Releasing)
The Rich Man's Wife
The Terror: Season One
The Tie That Binds (Special Edition)
The Walking Dead: Season 8
What Still Remains

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans - Season One
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign - Season One
Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge
The Tingler
Wild at Heart (Collector's Edition)

15-Film Action Pack (Featuring Chuck Norris)
Captain Z-Ro: Volume 5
Forbidden Cinema: Volume 30
Grindhouse Double Shock Show: Werewolf Woman & Bell From Hell
Horndogs Beach Party / F.A.R.T.: The Movie
Hunting Emma
The Ninth Passenger
The Sitter
They Nest
Watch the Sky

Kino Lorber's 20th Anniversary Special Edition Blu-ray of DEEP RISING is Now Available!


DEEP RISING is a film that I've always had a soft spot for Vault Dwellers. Directed by Stephen Sommers (THE MUMMY, THE MUMMY RETURNS), this movie features tough-as-nail mercenaries trapped on a huge luxury liner that has been invaded by a truly unique sea monster. The effects still hold up surprisingly well, and the movie has a stellar cast, plus a soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith. This is a Grade-A Hollywood B-Movie, and I'm so happy that Kino Lorber gave this monster flick the love it so truly deserves!

Synopsis: Buckle up for edge-of-your-seat excitement with the explosive hit DEEP RISING! A band of ruthless hijackers seize the most luxurious cruise in the world only to find that all the passengers have mysteriously disappeared, but they are not alone. Something terrifying is lurking just out of sight – behind every deck and passageway: a deadly force from the unexplored depths of the ocean that begins to snatch the horrified intruders one by one!

Treat Williams (PRINCE OF THE CITY, THE PHANTOM) and sexy Famke Janssen (THE X-MEN TRILOGY) lead a group of survivors who must overcome incredible odds in their breathtaking battle to escape the doomed ship alive. Written and directed by Stephen Sommers (THE MUMMY, VAN HELSING) and featuring a stellar cast that includes Anthony Heald (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS), Kevin J. O’Connor (COLOR OF NIGHT), Wes Studi (THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS), Jason Flemyng (LOCK, STOCK, AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS), Cliff Curtis (LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD), and Djimon Hounsou (AMISTAD).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 106 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.34:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio & 2.0 Lossless Stereo

Prepare to digest (not be digested by) hours of supplemental material!

  • NEW! 4K Remaster made from the original negatives! 
  • Audio Commentary by Director Stephen Sommers and Editor Bob Ducsay.
  • Interview with actor Wes Studi.
  • Interview with actor Kevin O'Connor.
  • Interview with actor Anthony Heald.
  • Interview with second unit director Dean Cundey.
  • Interview with VFX artist John Berton (ILM).
  • Interview with VFX artist Van Ling. (Banned from the Ranch Entertainment) 
  • Interview with Brad Proctor (SFX/Make-Up).
  • Interview with Doug Morrow (SFX/Make-Up.
  • Interview with Cinematographer Howard Atherton.
  • ILM Behind-the-Scenes Extras (Animatic Sequence/Creature/Tests/Etc.) 
  • Newly Commissioned Art by Jacob Phillips!
  • Animated Image Gallery (Stills and Behind-the-Scenes) 
  • Reversible Blu-ray Art 
  • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase 
  • Theatrical Trailer 
Kino Lorber's 20th Anniversary Special Edition of DEEP RISING is now available wherever discs are sold! Until this movie makes the official leap to 4K, this is absolutely the definitive edition of this amazingly fun movie! DEEP RISING should cost between $18 - $20, and can easily be obtained from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 08/14/2018!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Sorry for the delay in posting this week's STOCK YOUR VAULT post Vault Dwellers! I've been busy writing Megalodon-themed reviews at the main site, and turned 35 yesterday, so I am now just finding the time to tell you all about the insanely HUGE number of DVD and Blu-ray titles this week!

The AGFA brings LADY STREET FIGHTER to Blu-ray for the first time, Unearthed Films gives us THE SONG OF SOLOMON on both DVD & Blu-ray, and Full Moon Entertainment released LASERBLAST in a new Retro Big Box that contains the film on Blu-ray, along with a cool little alien action figure!

Disney dropped AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR on all home video formats, and a huge number of classic anime titles are now out on Blu-ray, including ERGO PROXY and OUTLAW STAR.

But the real battle this week takes place between two of the biggest genre labels in the Horror and Cult world: Arrow Video and Scream Factory! Arrow released Special Edition Blu-rays of THE CAT O' NINE TAILS, THE GORE GORE GIRLS, TIDELAND, and WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS? Scream Factory fires back an impressive volley with their Collector's Edition of RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD PART II, THE UNBORN, and a trio of Limited Edition Steelbooks for ARMY OF DARKNESS, THE HOWLING, and LIFEFORCE!

And I'm just scratching the surface here Vault Dwellers, because there's also a huge number of DVD releases this week! So be sure to scroll down to see the full roster of new titles!

Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season
Avengers: Infinity War
Bad Samaritan
Higher Power
The Last Warrior
The Song of Solomon

12 Monkeys: Season 3
12 Monkeys: Season 4
Army of Darkness (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Assassination Classroom: Season One
Avengers: Age of Ultron (4K UHD)
Bean: The Movie
The Cat O' Nine Tails (Special Edition)
Don't Look in the Basement / Don't Open the Door (Grindhouse Double Feature)
Ergo Proxy: The Complete Series
The Gore Gore Girls
The Great Smokey Roadblock (aka The Last of the Cowboys)
The Howling (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Kaiju Mono
Lady Street Fighter (Special Edition)
Laserblast (Limited Edition Retro Big Box Collection)
Lifeforce (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Marvel's The Avengers (4K UHD)
Outlaw Star: The Complete Series
Overlord: Season One
Return of the Living Dead Part II (Collector's Edition)
The Seven Deadly Sins: Season One
Tideland (Special Edition)
The Unborn
What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (Special Edition)

2 Die For
200 Motels
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (Warner Archive Collection)
Alabama Sasquatch
Alice in the Wonderland Looking Glass
Alien Surveillance
Ancient Evil Unbound
Beyond the Time Barrier
Black Candles
Bloodthirsty Butchers
The Class of '74
Cut-Throats Nine
Darkness Reigns
Dead Body
Enter the Wild
Evil Eye
Flesh Eating Mothers
Home Videos
The Inheritor
The Last House on Dead End Street
The Man With Two Heads
The Menkhoff Method
Mr. Mercedes: Season One
The Naked Monster
Night Caller from Outer Space
Power Rangers Ninja Steel: The Complete Season
Show Yourself
The Suckling
Suffering of Ninko
Zombie World 2

Umbrella Entertainment's August 2018 Releases!


After two really solid months of genre releases from Umbrella Entertainment, it seems as though they've reigned themselves in at the close of the Summer! While there are multiple new titles from this fantastic company, only two of them really fit into the Vault's wheelhouse this.

First up is the looooooooong-awaited Blu-ray of RAZORBACK, which has been released as part of Umbrella's Beyond Genres label. Boasting a new 4K transfer, a second cut of the film, and loads of extra features, this one is a definite must-own! Also worth mentioning is Umbrella's new DVD release of Jack Arnold's classic atom-age creature feature, TARANTULA, which features a cameo by a very young Clint Eastwood as a fighter pilot!

For further details on these two new Umbrella titles (and to see what else they've released this month) please continue reading Vault Dwellers!

* Umbrella's September slate is looking mighty fine! Here's what's coming on 09/05: CARGO, HEATHERS, THE IMMORTAL WARS, SPIRIT OF THE AIR - GREMLINS OF THE CLOUDS, and TO CATCH A KILLER!

* Umbrella delivers thrills new and old on October 3rd (just in time for Halloween!) with the highly-anticipated release of the long out of print Ozploitation classic, NEXT OF KIN, QUIJA HOUSE, and Region Free Blu-rays of HELLRAISER, HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II, and HELLRAISER III!


Synopsis: Somewhere deep in the Australian outback there's a marauding, indestructible creature that can rip a man in half and destroy a homestead in seconds.

This giant freak of nature is nine hundred pounds of tusk and muscle - and it is hell bent on terrorizing the small isolated community of "Gamulla" - a town as violent and primitive as the beast that threatens it.

The astonishing feature film debut of music video maestro Russell Mulcahy (HIGHLANDER), RAZORBACK is a ferociously entertaining, adrenaline-pumping thriller that proudly counts Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino among its self-confessed fans!

Presented in a new high definition transfer, boasting stunning cinematography from Oscar winner Dean Semler (DANCES WITH WOLVES), a taut script by horror veteran Everett DeRoche (PATRICK), atmospheric music by Iva Davies (Icehouse) and a fearsome creature from effects master Bob McCarron (TURKEY SHOOT, THE ROAD WARRIOR, THE MATRIX), RAZORBACK is an Ozploitation classic, bloodcurdling to the last squeal.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 91minutes | Region B
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

  • Audio commentary with director Russell Mulcahy and Shayne Armstrong!
  • Audio interview with actor Gregory Harrison!
  • JAWS ON TROTTERS: Featuring interviews with director Russell Mulcahy, producer Hal McElroy, Razorback creator Bob McCarron, composer Iva Davies, and cast Judy Morris and Chris Haywood.
  • Extended interviews with cast and crew from Mark Hartley's NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD!
  • Grisly deleted scenes with new optional audio commentary!
  • RAZORBACK: THE VHS CUT - the original uncut 4:3 Australian home video version
  • Theatrical trailer
  • VHS trailer
  • A CERTAIN PIGGISH NATURE: Looking Back at Razorback
  • Image gallery


Synopsis: A Jack Arnold (IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON) atomic monster classic, TARANTULA is a cult extravaganza, featuring an inspired 1950s style of wild and imaginative science fiction horror.

Ambitious Professor Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll - NORTH BY NORTHWEST) has developed an astonishing new project: A special growth formula! Testing the formula on his innocent lab tarantula in Arizona he expects nothing more than it to double in size. But when it somehow escapes into the desert , it grows to gargantuan size and threatens to destroy everything and everyone in its path.

Also featuring John Agar (STAR IN THE DUST, THE MOLE PEOPLE) and Mara Corday (MAN WITHOUT A STAR) TARANTULA is a cracking example of 50s sci-fi horror paranoia in the glorious tradition of THE BLOB and THEM!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Black & White | 88 minutes | Region 4
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 2.0 Mono

  • None.

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!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 08/07/2018!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

We're on the final lap of Summer 2018 Vault Dwellers, and this month is a BIG one for DVD & Blu-ray releases! And August is starting off strong with a variety of new titles from all of our favorite genre labels!

With Shane Black's THE PREDATOR on the horizon, 20th Century Fox (now a subsidiary of the Disney empire) has released a new 4K transfer of PREDATOR, as well as a PREDATOR COLLECTION boxed set, while Arrow Video gives STREET MOBSTER a nice Special Edition Blu-ray release.

But this week Severin Films and Scream Factory are at the top of their game! Severin's Limited (and Standard) Edition Blu-ray release of THE CHANGELING is now available, and boasts a new 4K transfer, lots of new extras, and a soundtrack CD!

Scream Factory offers up quantity over quality with a whopping FOUR new Blu-rays this week, including John Carpenter's SOMEONE'S WATCHING ME, plus three new IFC Midnight titles: LOWLIFE, PYEWACKET, and WILDLING. I should also note that Scream's parent company Shout! Factory just released MAC & ME on Collector's Edition Blu-ray because it apparently has a big enough cult following to warrant such a thing! (Who knew?!) And I'd be remiss if I didn't alert you all that Umbrella's definitive Blu-ray release of Russell Mulcahey's RAZORBACK is also getting released this week as well!

There are some other cool titles out this week on DVD & Blu-ray! Scroll down to see the full roster!

2036: Origin Unknown
Cartel 2045
The Day After
The Dead Shack
The Death of Superman
Digimon Adventures Tri: Coexistence
Gehenna: Where Death Lives
Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Season Two
Predator (3-Movie Collection)

The Changeling (Standard & Limited Editions)
Garo: Season 2 - Collection 1
Mac & Me (Collector's Edition)
Predator (4K UHD)
Predator (Steelbook)
Razorback (Beyond Genres Vol. #4 - 08/10)
Someone's Watching Me!
Street Mobster (Special Edition)
Transporter 3 (4K UHD)

Alien Code
Beast Legends
Black Wake
Bunker: Project 12
Global Meltdown
Hostel / Hostel 2 (Double Feature)
Inferno: Skyscraper Escape
The Keeping Hours
Mandy: The Haunted Doll
The Messenger
The Nursery
Quija Seance: The Final Game

The Roger Corman Russian Sci-Fi Collection
Contains: Battle Beyond the Sun, Planet of the Storms, Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet, and Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Scream Factory Brings Three New IFC Midnight Titles to Blu-ray on August 7th!


Scream Factory's IFC releases are hit and miss for me, but this latest batch actually looks quite promising. LOWLIFE is the feature film debut of director Ryan Prows and follows a motley group of people caught up in an organ-harvesting scheme, PYEWACKET tells the tale of a girl that accidentally places a curse on her mother, and WILDLING is a coming-of-age story with a mythological twist. Learn more about this new releases below, and get your credit cards ready Vault Dwellers!

LOWLIFE (2017)

Synopsis: What happens when you throw together one fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, one just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable face tattoo, and one recovering junkie motel owner in search of a kidney? That's the premise of the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows.

Set amidst the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, LOWLIFE zigzags back and forth in time as it charts how fate — and a ruthless crime boss — connects three down-and-out reprobates mixed up in an organ harvesting scheme that goes from bad to worse to off-the-rails insane. Careening from savagely funny to just plain savage to unexpectedly heartfelt, this audacious thriller serves up nonstop adrenaline alongside hard-hitting commentary about the state of contemporary America.

I was sold on this film as soon as I saw this guy.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 96 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio - ?

  • Audio Commentary With Director Ryan Prows And Cinematographer Benjamin Kitchens
  • Audio Commentary With Director Ryan Prows And Writers Tim Cairo, Jake Gibson, And Shaye Ogbonna
  • Making-of Featurette
  • Short Films
LOWLIFE hits DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, August 7th, and will cost you about $18! Get yourself a copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.


Synopsis: When you're dealing with demons, be careful what you wish for. In this ultra-unsettling occult nightmare, teenage Leah (Nicole Muñoz, Once Upon A Time) finds solace from the recent death of her father — and from her strained relationship with her mother (Laurie Holden, The Walking Dead) — by dabbling in the dark arts.

It all seems like harmless fun at first ... until an argument leads Leah to do the unthinkable: put a death curse on her mother. Leah immediately regrets her decision, but it may be too late: An evil presence known as Pyewacket has risen — and threatens to destroy both mother and daughter.

BACKCOUNTRY director Adam MacDonald creates hair-raising tension and a complex mother-daughter dynamic in this frightening fable about our darkest desires come to life.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 88 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio - ?

  • Making-of Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
PYEWACKET is also an August 7th release (on DVD & Blu-ray) and should cost between $17 - $19! Order your copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.

WILDING (2018)

Synopsis: A teenage girl's coming-of-age arrives with a terrifying twist in this spellbinding take on the werewolf legend. Since birth, Anna (Bel Powley) has been raised in isolation by a man she knows only as Daddy (Brad Dourif - CHILD'S PLAY franchise, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN and HALLOWEEN 2). He has done everything possible to conceal the truth about her origins from her.

But when the teenage Anna is suddenly thrust into the real world under the protection of no-nonsense police officer Ellen (Liv Tyler - THE STRANGERS), it soon becomes clear that she is far from ordinary. Unable to adjust to a normal life, Anna finds herself drawn instead to the wild freedom of the forest while struggling to resist the growing bloodlust that has awakened inside her. This moodily atmospheric thriller combines supernatural scares with a myth-like tale of self-discovery.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 92 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio - ?

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Trailer
WILDLING will be released on August 7th like the aforementioned IFC Midnight titles and should cost you between 18 - $20! Order one now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Severin Films Brings Supernatural Classic THE CHANGELING to Blu-ray on August 7th!


THE CHANGELING is one of my all-time favorite supernatural fright flicks. It's quite atmospheric, and pulls you right in as George C. Scott's John Russell begins to unravel a mystery that started nearly a century before he moved into a haunted house. I'm very excited about this release and look forward to eventually watching this film in glorious high-definition! If you're a fan of THE CHANGELING, read on Vault Dwellers and rejoice!

Synopsis: The 1980 horror classic in HD for the first time ever in America! It is perhaps the most chilling supernatural thriller of our time and remains a career peak for star George C. Scott and director Peter Medak (THE RULING CLASS, THE KRAYS). Now the film that Martin Scorsese calls, "One of the scariest movies ever made," finally comes to Blu-ray.

Academy Award winner Scott stars as a Manhattan composer consumed by grief after his wife and daughter are killed in a shocking accident. But when he moves to a secluded Victorian mansion, he will find himself haunted by a paranormal entity that may unleash an even more disturbing secret.

Trish Van Devere (THE HEARSE), two-time Oscar winner Melvyn Douglas (BEING THERE) and Jean Marsh (FRENZY) co-star in one of the most unsettling ghost stories ever made. THE CHANGELING was the winner of 8 Genie Awards, including Best Foreign Actor, Best Foreign Actress and Best Canadian Film, and is based on actual events.

This wheelchair would go on to have a major cameo in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 97 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

  •  Audio Commentary With Director Peter Medak and Producer Joel B. Michaels Moderated By Severin Films’ David Gregory!
  • The House On Cheesman Park: The Haunting True Story Of The Changeling.
  • The Music Of The Changeling: Interview With Music Arranger Kenneth Wannberg.
  • Building The House Of Horror: Interview With Art Director Reuben Freed!
  • The Psychotronic Tourist: The Changeling 
  • Master of Horror Mick Garris On The Changeling
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Only 5,000 copies of the Limited Edition will include embossed slipcover and a soundtrack CD!
Severin's Standard and Limited Editions of THE CHANGELING have a street date of Tuesday, August 7th, and should cost you between $21 and $25! Boasting a new 4K transfer, the soundtrack CD, and a plethora of new extras, this is definitely a must-have release! Get your copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD! You can also get THE CHANGELING directly from SEVERIN FILMS, either by itself or in a cool bundle that includes additional items! (e.g. an enamel pin, replica ball, and movie poster!)

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Scream Factory Gives You a Triple-Dose of John Carpenter Goodness on Blu-ray!


To date, Scream Factory has released the following John Carpenter films to Blu-ray: HALLOWEEN (and its sequels), THE FOG, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, THEY LIVE, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THE THING, and VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. They also have a Collector's Edition of STARMAN coming to Blu-ray later this year, and have released Carpenter's ELVIS under their Shout Select label.

Now, with the release of three more Carpenter films to Blu-ray, Scream Factory need only get their hands on DARK STAR, CHRISTINE (coming soon to 4K UHD from Sony Pictures), BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, ESCAPE FROM L.A., VAMPIRES, GHOSTS OF MARS, and THE WARD. And that's just the films that John Carpenter has directed....

In any case, I'm jumping the gun because let's take a minute to focus on Scream Factory's latest Carpenter entries into their ever-expanding catalog.


Synopsis: Sutter Cane (Jürgen Prochnow - DUNE, THE SEVENTH SIGN) is the best-selling author whose newest novel is literally driving readers insane. When he inexplicably vanishes, his publisher (Charlton Heston - SOYLENT GREEN, PLANET OF THE APES) sends special investigator John Trent (Sam Neill - JURASSIC PARK, DAYBREAKERS, DEAD CALM) to track him down. Drawn to a town that exists only in Cane's books, Trent crosses the barrier between fact and fiction and enters a terrifying world from which there is no escape.

Inspired by the tales of H.P. Lovecraft, this shocking story is, in the words of its acclaimed director, "horror beyond description!"

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

  • NEW! 4K Scan Of The Original Film Elements!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Director John Carpenter And Producer Sandy King Carpenter!
  • NEW! Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Film’s Locations Today!
  • NEW! The Whisperer Of The Dark – An Interview With Actress Julie Carman!
  • NEW! Greg Nicotero’s Things In The Basement – A New Interview With Special Effects Artist Greg Nicotero Including Behind The Scenes Footage!
  • NEW! Home Movies From Hobb’s End – Behind The Scenes Footage From Greg Nicotero!
  • Audio Commentary With Director John Carpenter And Cinematographer Gary B. Kibbe.
  • Vintage Featurette – The Making Of In The Mouth Of Madness.
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
Scream Factory's IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS Blu-ray blows away the previous release, and is currently available wherever Blu-rays are sold for approximately $22 - $25. Order yourself a copy of (what is arguably) one of Carpenter's best films now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.


Synopsis: Just a quick nap and weary stock analyst Nick Halloway is sure he'll emerge as good as new. Instead, he wakes up as good as gone. Vanished. A nuclear accident has made Nick ... invisible!

The laughs and visual effects are out of sight when Chevy Chase (NATION LAMPOON'S VACATION films, CADDYSHACK) headlines MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN. Invisibility makes it easier to spy on agents (particularly chief adversary Sam Neill) who've put him in his predicament.

And he can romance a lovely documentary producer (Daryl Hannah - HIGH SPIRITS) in a way she's never "seen" before. John Carpenter (HALLOWEEN, THE THING) directs and Industrial Light and Magic create eye-opening effects as Nick embarks on his manic quest. Seeing is believing!
Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 99 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements!
  • How To Become Invisible: The Dawn Of Digital F/X
  • Vintage Interviews With Director John Carpenter And Actors Chevy Chase And Daryl Hannah.
  • Behind The Scenes Footage
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN is also now available to purchase, and should cost between $20 - $24! Get your copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.


Synopsis: Los Angeles newcomer Leigh Michaels moves into a chic high-rise apartment building. She loves the view. So does the Peeping Tom who lives somewhere in the adjacent tower.

John Carpenter writes and directs this thriller where the breath-catching suspense starts at the moment Leigh (Lauren Hutton - AMERICAN GIGOLO, ONCE BITTEN) is framed in the lens of a telescope. For Leigh, it's the beginning of terrors that escalate from anonymous calls and gifts to lights that mysteriously flicker to prove that someone watches every moment of her life.

Leigh fights back, matching her tormentor's obsession with her own relentless drive to uncover his identity. The prey is now predator – and that escalates the stalker's game to a deadly new level. Someone is watching.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 97 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio Mono and Dolby Digital 2.0

  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements – In Both 1.85:1 And 1.33:1 Aspect Ratios!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Author Amanda Reyes (Are You In The House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999)
  • NEW! Adrienne Barbeau: Looking Back At Someone’s Watching Me
  • NEW! Carpenter’s Enforcer An Interview With Charles Cyphers On His Career In John Carpenter’s Films!
  • NEW! Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Film’s Locations Today!
  • John Carpenter: Director Rising
  • TV Promo
  • Still Gallery
Carpenter's oft-overlooked made-for-TV thriller gets the royal treatment from Scream Factory, and will be released on Tuesday, August 7th! You can order yourself a copy now (which retails for $20 - $24) from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.