Thursday, August 2, 2018

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


STALKERS, MONSTERS, AND MADMEN AWAIT YOU IN SCREAM FACTORY'S NEW TRIO OF JOHN CARPENTER BLU-RAYS!

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.

IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (COLLECTOR'S EDITION - 1994)

Synopsis: Sutter Cane (J├╝rgen 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

Extras:
  • 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.




MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN (1992)

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

Extras:
  • 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.




SOMEONE'S WATCHING ME? (1978)

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

Extras:
  • 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.



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