Wednesday, March 20, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 03/19/2019!



Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Greetings Vault Dwellers, and welcome to your weekly STOCK YOUR VAULT report! This week's roster is kind of light, but as always there are some definite gems out on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD that you'll want to add to your ever-growing movie collections!

Kino Lorber Studio Classics brings SUPPOSE THEY GAVE A WAR AND NOBODY CAME?, teenage sex-comedy LOSIN' IT, and the Dolph Lundgren vs. demon snoozer THE MINION to Blu-ray this week, while Arrow Video gives us a new Special Edition Blu of STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER!

Speaking of Arrow, their UK label just released THE RING and Limited Edition RING COLLECTION to Blu-ray today! If you've got a Region Free player, then you're good to go!

Shout! Factory re-released Volume 10.2 of their stellar MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 DVD sets, while Shout Select brought NED KELLY and their Collector's Edition of BORN IN EAST L.A. to Blu-ray disc! Their sister label Scream Factory also debuted two classic films on Blu-ray this week, namely Univeral's giant insect epic THE DEADLY MANTIS and Hammer's oft-forgotten THE WITCHES (aka THE DEVIL'S OWN), while Warner Archive released an HD remastered Blu of blaxploitation favorite CLEOPATRA JONES!

There's also a smattering of anime this week, some direct-to-DVD terrors, and a few big-budget releases (i.e. MARY POPPINS RETURNS and SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE) available today! To see the full list of new DVDs & Blu-rays, be sure to scroll down!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Crone Wood
The Final Wish
Losin' It (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Mary Poppins Returns
The Minion (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Quake
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Accident
Behind the Walls
Born in East L.A. (Collector's Edition - Shout Select)
Burst Angel: The Complete Series
Cleopatra Jones (Warner Archive Collection)
The Deadly Mantis (Scream Factory)
Dies irae: The Complete Series
Dimension W: The Complete Series
Doctor Who: Tom Baker - Complete Season 7
Eagle's Wing (Scorpion Releasing)
Freezing: Season 1
Freezing Vibration: Season 2
Ned Kelly (Shout Select)
One Piece: Episode of Sabo
The Ring (Arrow Video UK - Region B)
The Ring Collection (Limited Edition - Arrow Video UK - Region B)
Scarface (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Strip Nude for Your Killer (Special Edition - Arrow Video)
Top Knot Detective (Collector's Edition - Region B Import)
The Witches (aka The Devil's Own - Scream Factory)


NEW TO DVD 
Another Apocalyptic Zombie Movie
Braid
Crucible of Terror (Rogue Video)
The Devil's Restaurant
The Nightmare Room
Red Room
Russian Bride
Steel Arena (Code Red DVD)


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON BLU-RAY
Spiders Triple Feature
Contains: Spiders, Spiders II: Breeding Ground, and Spiders 3D.


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume 10.2
Contains: The Giant Gila Monster, Swamp Diamonds, Teenage Strangler, and The Giant Spider Invasion.


More Than One Wears the Mask in the Spectacular SPIDER-MAN: ENTER THE SPIDER-VERSE!


OWN ONE OF THE GREATEST SUPERHERO FILMS OF ALL TIME ON BLU-RAY OR 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY DISC!

I so very much wanted to see this film on the big screen last year, but never made it. I finally did get to see it last week and WOW.... is it amazing! SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is a dream film for fans of the character, and delivers a great story with an awesome voice-cast, wonderful animation, and a lot of heart! This Spider-Man adventure comes highly recommended Vault Dwellers, and I can't wait to add it to my collection!

Synopsis: When the Kingpin's experimental collider tears the fabric of multiple realities, young Miles Morales crosses paths with Webheads from other dimensions! With the aid of Spider-Man (Jake Johnson), Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Man Noir (Nicholas Cage), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn), and the cartoonish Spider-Ham (John Mulaney), Miles learns what it means to be hero, and steps up to save his reality and return his newfound friends to their own!

Blu-ray Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 117 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.39:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1,
              French (Canada) and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

4K UHD Specs: 
Rated PG | Color | 117 minutes | Region Free
Video - 2160p Widescreen (2.39:1)
Audio - English: Dolby Atmos & Dolby TrueHD 7.1
             French & Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Extras:
  • We Are Spider-Man: Exploring and celebrating one of the key themes of the film, We Are Spider-Man takes a deep dive into the diversity of the characters and aspirational core that any person from any gender or cultural background can wear the mask.
  • Spider-Verse: A New Dimension: With a stunning visual style and state of the art animation designed to take the viewer into the pages of a comic, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is not only a love letter to comic books but a groundbreaking take on the super hero genre. Hear from the artists and filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of the artform as they discuss their journey.
  • The Ultimate Comics Cast: Enjoy this showcase of all of the fan favorite characters featured in the Spider-Verse and the spectacular cast who were chosen to bring them to life.
  • A Tribute to Stan Lee & Steve Ditko: Celebrate the amazing legacy and powerful spirit of the creators of Spider-Man.
  • The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge: The Spider-Verse is loaded with Easter Eggs, from cameos to comics references. Fans are challenged to find them all!
  • Designing Cinematic Comics Characters: A breakdown of all aspects of the character design including costume, movement in animation, and distinct powers for each character.
  • Heroes & Hams: Meet the amazing Spider-people of the Spider-Verse.
  • Scorpions and Scoundrels: Explore the classic villains who wreak havoc on the Spider-Verse.
  • Alternate Universe Mode: In this all-new viewing experience, discover alternate scenes, plotlines, characters, and more with the filmmakers as your guide.
  • 2 Lyric Videos
    • "Sunflower" by Post Malone and Swae Lee.
    • "Familia" by Nicki Minaj & Anuel AA (feat. Bantu)
  • All-New Original Short "Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham" - It's another normal day for Peter Porker, a.k.a. the Spectacular Spider-Ham, fighting bad guys and loving hot dogs, until a mysterious portal starts messing with the very fabric of his cartoon reality.
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is now available on all home video formats and should be $23 on Blu-ray and $28 on 4K UHD! If you're a fan of superhero cinema (especially Spidey!) order a copy today from AMAZON (DVD / BLU-RAY / 4K UHD) or BULL MOOSE (DVD / BLU-RAY / 4K UHD)!



Now Available on Blu-ray: Scream Factory's THE DEADLY MANTIS and THE WITCHES (1966)!


SCREAM FACTORY ENTICES US WITH GIANT INSECTS AND WICKED WITCHCRAFT IN THEIR TWO LATEST RELEASES!

THE DEADLY MANTIS is one of my favorite atomic-monster films from the 50s and it's great to see it getting the royal treatment on Blu-ray disc! THE WITCHES is a Hammer title that I am not very familiar with, but I'm ready to welcome it home with open arms, because more Hammer Horror is never a bad thing!

THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957)

Synopsis: This menacing insect kills everything in its path while scientists and military men work feverishly to stop it. Craig Stevens (ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE) stars as the commander in charge of putting an end to this beastly insect with William Hopper (20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH) as the paleontologist and Alix Talton (THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH) as his beautiful assistant, a photojournalist, assigned to help in this epic battle between man and mantis!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Black & White | 79 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K REMASTER OF THE FILM!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with film historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter!
  • Mystery Science Theatre 3000 episode "The Deadly Mantis" (02/22/97)!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
THE DEADLY MANTIS is now available on Blu-ray disc and should cost somewhere between $23 - $25! Order a copy of this classic Universal creature feature from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY




THE WITCHES (1966)

Synopsis: Haunted by the terrors of her experience with African witch doctors, school teacher Gwen Mayfield (Joan Fontaine - REBECCA) accepts an appointment as headmistress at the Haddaby School run by Alan Bax (Alec McCowen - FRENZY) and his sister Stephanie (Kay Walsh - STAGE FRIGHT).

Gwen initially revels in the peacefulness she has found in the quiet English countryside but soon begins to sense "undercurrents." Before long, a local boy falls into a coma and Gwen discovers a voodoo doll impaled by pins. The danger that follows brings her face to face with witchcraft as a series of disasters unfold and lead her to the horrible truth.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 90 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Filmmaker/Historian Ted Newsom!
  • Hammer Glamour – A Featurette On The Women Of Hammer!
  • U.S. Trailer THE DEVIL’S OWN
  • Double Feature Trailer PREHISTORIC WOMEN And THE DEVIL’S OWN
  • Still Gallery
Hammer's THE WITCHES comes out of relative obscurity and made its Blu-ray debut today! This Scream Factory title should cost you $23 and is readily available for purchase at AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, and direct from SHOUT! FACTORY.



Tuesday, March 19, 2019

CLEOPATRA JONES, the "Hottest Super Agent Ever," Makes Her Blu-ray Debut!


WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION BRINGS "CLEOPATRA JONES" TO BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH A NEWLY REMASTERED HD TRANSFER!

I'm still kind of a virgin when it comes to Blaxploitation cinema, but CLEOPATRA JONES is definitely on my list of titles that I need to watch! And seeing as how its now available on Blu-ray, it is only a matter of time before CLEOPATRA JONES AND THE CASINO OF GOLD makes the leap to Blu as well!

Synopsis: A Turkish poppy field is torched -and a U.S. drug trafficker known as "Mommy" (Shelley Winters) is feeling pretty burned. She phones the local cops she owns and orders a retaliatory strike on an inner-city antidrug headquarters. Mommy's next call should be to 911. Because now she'll have to mess with Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson).

Mommy is relentless in her vendetta – but Cleo responds with catlike karate stealth. (Bong So Hon, technical advisor on BILLY JACK, supervised the karate sequences.) Doodlebug, Pickle, Snake and more of Mommy's offbeat stooges add glide to the story's stride. Their antics, Mommy's chortling sleaziness and Cleo's class shape the power and pizzazz of CLEOPATRA JONES.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 89 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.39:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! HD REMASTER OF THE FILM!
  • Original theatrical trailer
CLEOPATRA JONES is currently available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold, and should cost between $17 - $20! Order it from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD and add this blaxploitation classic to your collection today!



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 03/12/2019!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

As we cruise along through March 2019, we finally hit one of the fullest release slates I've seen in weeks! I know I say "there's something for everyone" rather frequently, but this week it is entirely true!

THE GREASY STRANGLER comes back into print on a legit pressed disc (courtesy of FilmRise), and the MVD Rewind Collection adds SHOWDOWN to its eclectic catalog of films!

Mondo Macabro comes out of nowhere with a double feature of THE WILD PUSSYCAT and THE DESERTER, VCI takes us BEYOND ATLANTIS, and Warner Archive Collection introduces us to THE MAN FROM ATLANTIS (starring Patrick Duffy)!

Arrow Video's lone release this week is the horror obscurity known as KOLOBOS, THE GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE comes to DVD & Blu-ray, and for those of you who have region free players, our pals at 88 Films released CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH and THE GREEN INFERNO (aka CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 2)!

And to cap it all off, Scream Factory gives THE CRAFT a nice Collector's Edition Blu and also gives MAN'S BEST FRIEND it's Blu-ray debut! THE CRAFT gets a variety of new interviews, while MAN'S BEST FRIEND gets a new 2K transfer and director's commentary!

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


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Dorm of the Dead
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Garden Party Massacre
Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission
The Last Man (aka Numb)
Lifechanger
The Magic Flute (Criterion Collection)
Mortal Engines
Piercing
Vengeance: A Love Story (FilmRise)
Violentia


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Armored Trooper Votoms: The TV Collection
Beyond Atlantis (VCI)
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (88 Films - Region B)
The Craft (Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)
Death March to a Parallel World Rhapsody: The Complete Series
Fort Yuma Gold / Damned Hot Day of Fire (Double Feature - Mill Creek)
The Greasy Strangler (Special Director's Edition - FilmRise)
The Green Inferno (aka Cannibal Holocaust 2 - 88 Films - Region B)
King Cohen (3/15)
Klobos (Special Edition - Arrow Video)
Man's Best Friend (Scream Factory)
The Man From Atlantis (Warner Archive Collection)
Neighbors (Retro-Style VHS Cover - Mill Creek)
The Scarehouse (3/15)
Scrapped Princes: The Complete Series
Showdown (MVD Rewind Collection)
Someone to Watch Over Me (Shout Select)
The Wild Pussycat w/ The Deserter (Mondo Macabro)


NEW TO DVD
6-Headed Shark Attack
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle and Friends: The Complete Series
A.I. Rising
Beyond Metal
Black Trash
Cleek
Clowna Nostra
Darkness Visible
Devil's Path
Don't Drink the Milk
The Eggs of Darkness Have Hatched: Volume 1
False Flag
The Forgotten Ed Wood: Married Too Young & The Violent Years
Frazier Park Recut
Girls Slaves of Morgana Le Fay (Cheezy Flix)
The Glorious Seven
Golden Temple Amazons / Diamonds of Kilimanjaro (MVD Double Feature)
Hunting Evil
Isiboshwa (Indiepix - Retro Afrika)
London Fields
Love From a Stranger
The Rats are Coming! The Werewolves are Here!
Rich Girl (Indiepix - Retro Afrika)
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
She Wolf
Silk Scream
Spunk's Not Dead
Strange Events 2
Torment (Juno Film Selects)
Torture Dungeon
Vampz


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Outlaws & Con Men: 4-Movie Collection
Contains: Sting of the West, Bad Man's River, Django's Cut Price Corpses, and Django Shoots First.


Now Available on Blu-ray: THE CRAFT (Collector's Edition) and MAN'S BEST FRIEND!


SCREAM FACTORY UNLEASHES A COVEN OF WITCHES AND AN EXPERIMENTAL HELL-HOUND ONTO BLU-RAY THIS WEEK!

I haven't seen THE CRAFT in years but recall liking it enough to watch it repeatedly on cable back in the late 90s. (Might have had something to do with a few of the actresses in the film.) MAN'S BEST FRIEND is a guilty pleasure from the same era that I discovered on VHS when I was a kid. And naturally, I wouldn't mind adding both to my movie collection!

THE CRAFT (1996)

Synopsis: Sarah has always been different. So as the newcomer at St. Benedict's Academy, she immediately falls in with high school outsiders. But there's something different about her new friends, and it's not just that they won't settle for being a group of powerless misfits. They have discovered The Craft ... and they are going to use it.

This spectacular horror thriller has an all-star cast including Neve Campbell (the SCREAM franchise, WILD THINGS), Robin Tunney (SUPERNOVA, THE ZODIAC), Fairuza Balk (THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, AMERICAN HISTORY X), Rachel True (Half Baked, Embrace Of The Vampire) and Skeet Ulrich (SCREAM, Riverdale).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 101 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Extras:
  • NEW! Directing The Craft – An Interview With Co-writer And Director Andrew Fleming!
  • NEW! Producing The Craft – An Interview With Producer Douglas Wick!
  • NEW! Writing The Craft – An Interview With Co-writer Peter Filardi!
  • NEW! Effecting The Craft – An Interview With Makeup Effects Supervisor Tony Gardner!
  • Audio Commentary With Director Andrew Fleming.
  • Vintage Featurette – Conjuring The Craft
  • Vintage Featurette – The Making Of The Craft
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Audio Commentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
Scream Factory's Collector's Edition of THE CRAFT is currently available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold and it should cost between $25 - $30. Order yourself a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




MAN'S BEST FRIEND (1993)

Synopsis: Pulse-pounding action and spine-chilling thrills put the bite into this sci-fi shocker starring Ally Sheedy (SHORT CIRCUIT, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, THE BREAKFAST CLUB) and Lance Henriksen (ALIENS, PUMPKINHEAD). When an ambitious news journalist (Sheedy) breaks into a genetic research facility, she uncovers the biggest story of her career and unleashes the lab's most dangerous experiment: Max – a genetically enhanced guard dog with a vicious killer instinct.

Superior sight, hearing, strength, and intelligence make him faster, stronger, and smarter than almost any other animal alive – and deadlier. Without the neuropathic drugs needed to curb his aggressive nature, his predatory urge runs out of control ... and once he tastes blood, nothing can stop him.

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

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Lafia!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Teaser Trailer
  • TV Spots
MAN'S BEST FRIEND makes its Blu-ray debut with a new transfer and director's commentary, and can be yours for $24 - $26! Order yourself a copy today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.



Sunday, March 10, 2019

THE GREASY STRANGLER is Getting a Blu-ray Rerelease in Late March from Filmrise.


ON MARCH 26TH, "THE GREASY STRANGLER" MAKES ITS TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO BLU-RAY DISC!

I've never seen this bizarro movie before (it's on my "movies I'll get around to some day" list) but I've heard plenty about it. And I know: THE GREASY STRANGLER already came to Blu-ray back in 2016, but that release was a "made on demand" disc - this one is a legit pressed Blu-ray disc (and a lot cheaper to boot)!

Synopsis: "Hootie Tootie Disco Cutie!" When Big Ronnie and his son Brayden meet female tourist Janet on Big Ronnie's Disco Walking Tour - the best and only disco walking tour in the city - a fight for Janet's heart erupts between father and son, and the infamous Greasy Strangler is unleashed.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 93 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0

Extras:
  • Audio commentary with director Jim Hosking, Michael St. Michaels and Sky Elobar!
  • Exclusive Cast and Crew Interviews
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Red Band Trailer
  • Teaser Trailer
Filmrise's "new" Blu of THE GREASY STRANGLER will be released on Tuesday, March 26th and should cost between $17 - $20. Order yourself a copy from AMAZON or BULL MOOSE today!



The Creators of HI-8 Are Upgrading to HI-DEATH This Summer!


BRACE YOURSELVES FOR FIVE NEW TALES OF TERROR IN THIS UPCOMING INDIE HORROR ANTHOLOGY!

I never got around to seeing HI-8: HORROR INDEPENDENT EIGHT (currently available on DVD and digital), which is a shame because I'm a sucker for Horror anthologies. And now it looks like I should put that on the fast track because the same creative team is about to drop their followup anthology, HI-DEATH, this June!

Synopsis: From the makers of “Hi-8”, five new twisted tales showcasing the talents of both veteran and emerging horror filmmakers. When two young women take the “Terror Tour” through the underbelly of Hollywood, they are led into a bizarre world of unspeakable horror. Their first stop proves that “Death Has a Conscience,” but doesn’t spare the unlucky souls who stumble into his path. Next, a meeting with the “Dealers of Death” exposes the perils of collecting murder memorabilia. Then, it’s off to a quick “Night Drop,” where your next movie rental may be your last. An actress’ worst nightmare unfolds as she is forced to perform a terrifying “Cold Read,” and our Terror Tour comes to a disturbing end as we meet the ancient, seductive evil known as “The Muse.”

The film is written and directed by Anthony Catanese, Tim Ritter, Amanda Payton, Brad Sykes and Todd Sheets. Cast includes Fabiana Formica, Jay Sosnicki, Todd Martin, Thomas Kindler, Jensen Jacobs, Craig Kelly, Nick Randol, Dilynn Fawn Harvey, Christopher Preyer, Eric Salinas, Kristen Adams and Kate Durocher.

Stills & Trailer:
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Be sure to follow HI-DEATH on Facebook for further updates on its eventual release! Also visit the Nightfall Pictures website for more details about their current catalog of films and upcoming projects!


Thursday, March 7, 2019

ROBOT NINJA Now Available on Ultimate Edition Blu-ray!


J.R. BOOKWALTER'S VIGILANTE SUPERHERO SHOCKER COMES TO BLU-RAY WITH A 2K TRANSFER AND LOADS OF EXTRAS!

I was extremely saddened to hear that Tempe Entertainment was closing its doors after thirty-three years of creating (and distributing) independent films! As the final curtain draws on Tempe, J.R. Bookwalter has given his long-forgotten ROBOT NINJA a Blu-ray release to be proud of! I myself haven't seen this one since its VHS debut, so I'm pretty curious to see how good it looks in HD! Let's take a closer look at Tempe's final big Blu-ray Vault Dwellers!

Synopsis: Late one night, frustrated comic book artist Leonard Miller witnesses the brutal rape and murder of a young couple at the hands of ruthless small-town thugs. Seeking vigilante justice, Miller decides to become his most famous character, stalking the night intent on spilling the blood of any criminal who stands in his way! Written, produced, and directed by J.R. Bookwalter (THE DEAD NEXT DOOR, OZONE), ROBOT NINJA slashes, stabs, guts, pokes, and jabs its way to a climactic finale, putting a unique imprint on the superhero genre.

Painstakingly restored from a 2K film scan of the original 16mm A/B roll cut negative with a dynamic new 5.1 surround sound remix, VHS-era video store classic ROBOT NINJA debuts on Blu-ray in time for its 30th anniversary!

This feature-packed two-disc Ultimate Edition includes hours of vintage and newly-prepared bonus materials, four audio commentaries, three foreign dubbed mixes, and the original 1989 standard-definition version with proper stereo mix for the first time!

Disc Specs:
Unrated | Color | 79 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Audio - DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, and Original Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Mix!

Extras:

DISC ONE
  • NEW! 2K Restored Feature!
  • Audio Commentary with writer/director J.R. Bookwalter, moderated by Matthew Dilts-Williams of Phantom Pain Films!
  • Audio Commentary with executive producer David DeCoteau & producer J.R. Bookwalter!
  • Audio Commentary with director J.R. Bookwalter, star James L. Edwards, associate producer Scott P. Plummer, co-creator David Lange, and special makeup consultant David P. Barton!
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround German Dubbed Mix
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Italian Dubbed Mix
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Castilian Spanish Dubbed Mix
  • Rebuilding the Robot: J.R. Bookwalter on the Restoration. (21 mins.)
  • Thank You Miss Barbeau: Interview with Linnea Quigley. (5 mins.)
  • Contemplating Coleslaw: Interview with Scott Spiegel. (6 mins.)
  • Dr. Goodknight's Neighborhood: Location Tour with Benjamin Bookwalter. (5 mins.)
  • "The Robot Ninja" 2013 Fan Film with introduction by director Johnny Dickie. (7 mins.)
  • Artwork & Promotional Gallery (5 mins.)
  • Behind The Scenes Gallery (6 mins.)
  • Production Stills Gallery (4 mins.)
  • Tempe Digital Trailers


DISC TWO
  • 1989 VHS Version in 4:3 Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1, 80 mins.)
  • Unreleased Dolby Digital 2.0 Original Stereo Mix
  • Audio Commentary with Doug Tilley and Moe Porne of The No-Budget Nightmares Podcast!
  • Robot Ninja: Unmasked! featurette. (48 mins.)
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage with audio commentary by director J.R. Bookwalter. (30 mins.)
  • Rough Cut Outtakes (11 mins.)
  • "The Adventures of Robot Ninja" TV Show Promo. (2 mins.)
  • Newscast Outtakes (12 mins.)
  • Location Preshoots (7 mins.)
  • Original 1989 VHS Release Trailer (3 mins.)
  • Optional English or Spanish Subtitles
  • Tempe DVD Trailers

DISC 2: DVD-ROM EXTRAS
  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with Complete Score Composed & Performed by J.R. Bookwalter plus songs by Foxx, Argus, Rodney Shields, and J.R. Bookwalter! (MP3, 320kbps)
  • Original Treatment and Three Screenplay Drafts! (.PDF Format)

PACKAGING
  • NEW! Collectible slipcover signed by director J.R. Bookwalter! (First 1,000 units only.)
  • Reversible wrap with newly-commissioned artwork by David Lange and original 1989 Cinema Home Video VHS artwork!
  • Eight-page color booklet with behind-the-scenes photos and liner notes by director J.R. Bookwalter! (First 1,000 units only.)
Holy cow! Tempe's Ultimate Edition of ROBOT NINJA truly lives up to expectations! Featuring two cuts of the film and oodles of extras, I think the entire package totally warrants the $34.99 pricetag! You can order ROBOT NINJA on Blu-ray directly from Tempe HERE - it is set to ship out on April 2, 2019! But wait: There's MORE! You can also pick up ROBOT NINJA on DVD, order its SOUNDTRACK, or get it on LIMITED EDITION VHS!



Wednesday, March 6, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 03/05/2019!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Welcome to March 2019 Vault Dwellers! This months new DVD & Blu-ray releases are coming in like a lamb, but there are definitely a few titles of interest that you'll want to add to your ever-growing movie collections!

Scream Factory leads the pack with a pair of new IFC Midnight titles, namely THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER and WELCOME TO MERCY, while their sister label Shout Select gives us a new Collector's Edition release of KALIFORNIA.

For fans of creature features, you have your choice of DEAD ANT and CROSSBREED, while those of you who prefer binging TV shows can pick up season one of KRYPTON or Season Four of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD! Also, Rocky completionists take note that CREED II dropped today as well!

However, it is my opinion that Arrow Video has won the week with their all new SISTER STREETFIGHTER COLLECTION! Containing four films, this set offers up new HD transfers of each movie, cast & crew interviews, trailers, and more!

And as usual there are plenty of other new DVDs & Blu-rays out this week - to see the full roster be sure to scroll down!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Clovehitch Killer (Scream Factory)
Creed II
Crossbreed
Dead Ant
Don't Go (Shout! Factory)
Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season
Krypton: Season 1
Prospect
Scars of Xavier
Something
Welcome to Mercy (Scream Factory)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Code Geass: Lelouch of Rebellion Movie Trilogy
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens: The Complete Series
Kalifornia (Collector's Edition - Shout Select)
Macunaima (Kino Classics)
Phantom Lady (Special Edition - Arrow Academy)
STARMYU: Season One
Tokyo Living Dead Idol
We Without Wings: The Complete Series


NEW TO DVD
30 Miles From Nowhere
Alien Party Crashers
Chokehold
The Church
Curse of the Undead (Rogue Video)
The Demonologist
Discarnate
Do It Yourself
Dragons: Race to the Edge - Seasons 3 & 4
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (Single-disc 50th Anniversary Edition)
The House
Ice Dragons: Legend of the Blue Daisies
Jupiter's Moon
Keep My Grave Open
Magdalena Possessed by the Devil
Prodigy
Safe House: The Crow
What Lies Ahead


NEW MULTFI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON BLU-RAY
The Alex DiSanto Collection
Contains: Diary of a Necromancer, Bad Seeds, Meat Pie Massacre, and A Christmas to Dismember.

Sister Streetfighter Collection (Special Edition)
Contains: Sister Streetfighter, Sister Streetfighter: Hanging by a Thread, The Return of Sister Streetfighter, and Sister Streetfighter: Fifth Level Fist!


Scream Factory Release Two More IFC Midnight Titles While Shout Select Explores KALIFORNIA!


NOW AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY: THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER, WELCOME TO MERCY, AND A COLLECTOR'S EDITION OF KALIFORNIA!

I've been meaning to see THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER ever since I saw the trailer (seems like it'd make a kick-ass double feature with SUMMER OF '84!), and I'm willing to give WELCOME TO MERCY a shot as well. (Is it me or have IFC Midnight's offerings greatly improved over the past few years?) KALIFORNIA is a movie that's been on my radar for a while, but typically, I still haven't gotten around to seeing it yet. I suppose I'll have to pick up all of these new titles and give them all a whirl in the near future!

THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER (2018)

Synopsis: A shocking revelation turns a teenage boy’s world upside-down in this chilling look at the evil that can lurk below even the most wholesome surface.

Tyler Burnside (Charlie Plummer - ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD) is a Boy Scout, a volunteer at his local church, and the dutiful son of an upstanding, community leader dad (Dylan McDermott - American Horror Story). Only one thing troubles the quiet Kentucky town he lives in: the unsolved murders — in which ten women were brutally tortured and killed by a psychopath known as Clovehitch — that rocked the community more than a decade ago. When Tyler discovers a cache of disturbing images in his father's possession, he begins to suspect that the man he trusts most in the world may be Clovehitch … and that his deadly rampage may not be over. With unrelenting tension, director Duncan Skiles crafts a picture-perfect vision of the American family … and then rips it to shreds.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 109 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

Extras:
  • Making-Of Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER is currently available (on DVD & Blu-ray) and should cost you between $18 - $23. Get it now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




KALIFORNIA (1993)

Synopsis: Excitement, adventure ... and unimaginable terror await on the road to Kalifornia. "Brad Pitt is outstanding" (Rolling Stone) and "Juliette Lewis is utterly, heartbreakingly convincing" (Boxoffice) in this chilling psychological thriller co-starring David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes.

When urban intellectuals Brian (Duchovny) and Carrie (Forbes) set out on a cross-country trip to research a book about serial killers, they share the ride with a couple they barely know — Early Grayce (Pitt) and his girlfriend Adele (Lewis). Locked in a car hurtling westward, the four travelers struggle to find some common ground. But when they finally do connect, Early's violent nature abruptly emerges and the terrified Brian and Carrie realize that they don’t need to go very far to learn about ruthless killers ... because they are already face-to-face with one!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 117 & 118 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! Interview With Director Dominic Sena!
  • Includes Both The Theatrical Cut And The Unrated Cut!
  • Original Featurette
  • Cast Interviews
  • Trailers and TV Spots
Shout Select's Collector's Edition of KALIFORNIA is currently available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold and should cost between $26 - $32. Order a copy of this thriller now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




WELCOME TO MERCY (2018)

Synopsis: A young woman struggles against the unholy forces that possess her in this terrifying occult thriller! After being stricken with stigmata, single mother Madaline (Kristen Ruhlin) is sent to a remote convent where nothing is what it seems and her friend August (Lily Newmark) is seemingly the only person she can trust.Together, they must confront the demons inside Madaline before she becomes the Antichrist!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 104 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.39:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • None.
WELCOME TO MERCY is now available on Blu-ray (and DVD) and costs between $18 - $19. Order it now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.



Wednesday, February 27, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/26/2019!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

It's time to say goodbye to February 2019 Vault Dwellers, and it is ending on a high note! There's a lot of awesome new titles out this week, many of which are making their Blu-ray debuts!

Severin Films brings NEXT OF KIN and INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS to DVD & Blu-ray disc, VCI gives BEAST OF THE YELLOW NIGHT a solid Blu-ray/DVD combo release, and Scream Factory drains bank accounts nationwide with their new Blu-rays of THE MOLE PEOPLE, THE VENGEANCE OF SHE, and 2003's WILLARD!

The new Nic Cage vehicle BETWEEN WORLDS is now out on Blu-ray as is the new supernatural thriller THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE, and Kino Lorber Studio Classics brings THE MIDNIGHT MAN to both home video formats!

The big winner this week though has to be Vinegar Syndrome with a whopping FOUR new titles, including: BATTLE FOR THE LOST PLANET / MUTANT WARS, PARTY LINE, TINSELTOWN, and WACKO! All four of these new releases are making their Blu-ray debuts and boast new high-def transfers and special features!

The rest of this week's haul is made up of some anime Blus, a variety of complete TV series on DVD, and a few "must have" import titles, namely 101 Films' Limited Edition release of CLASS OF 1984, and 88 Films new Blu-ray of NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 2!

To see the full roster of this week's new DVDs and Blu-rays, be sure to scroll down!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Altar
Atone
Between Worlds
Invasion of the Blood Farmers (Severin Films)
Love Shot
Megalodon
The Midnight Man (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Next of Kin (Severin Films)
Paranormal Farm
The Possession of Hannah Grace
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Rampart


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Adieu Galaxy Express 999: The Movie
Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA: The Complete Series
Battle for the Lost Planet / Mutant War (Blu-ray/DVD combo - Vinegar Syndrome)
Beast of the Yellow Night (VCI - Blu-ray/DVD combo)
Beyblade V-Force: The Complete Series
Class of 1984 (Limited Edition - 101 Films)
The Dark Military (Special Limited Edition)
Galaxy Express: The Movie
Garo: Vanishing Line - Part 2
Kino's Journey: The Complete Collection
Luck and Logic: The Complete Series
The Mole People (Scream Factory)
Night of the Demons 2 (88 Films - Region B)
Own Worst Enemy
Paranormal Farm II: Closer to the Truth
Party Line (Blu-ray/DVD combo - Vinegar Syndrome)
Tinseltown (Vinegar Syndrome)
Used Cars (Shout Select)
The Vengeance of She (Scream Factory)
Wacko (Blu-ray/DVD combo - Vinegar Syndrome)
Willard (2003 - Scream Factory)


NEW TO DVD
Andromeda: The Complete Series
Beastmaster: The Complete Series
The Best of Tobor: The 8-Man - Volume 1
Chamber of Horrors / The Brides of Fu Manchu (Warner Archive Collection)
Dead Zone: The Complete Series
Deal With the Devil
The Devil's Rain (Cheezy Flix)
The House With Laughing Windows (Rogue Video)
Lady in the Lake (Warner Archive Collection)
The Laplace's Demon
A Man Possessed
Mutant X: Seasons 1 - 3
Sicilian Ghost Story
The Unseen
The Vampire Woman
Virus of the Dead


Scream Factory Brings THE MOLE PEOPLE, THE VENGEANCE OF SHE, and the WILLARD Redo to Blu-ray!


SCREAM FACTORY'S LATEST TRIO OF TITLES ARE CHOCK FULL OF LOST CIVILIZATIONS AND KILLER RATS!

Scream Factory's 2019 lineup of new Blu-ray releases has been stellar, and this week is no exception! Universal's lesser classic THE MOLE PEOPLE, Hammer's Fantasy-Adventure THE VENGEANCE OF SHE, and the 2003 redo of WILLARD have just been released with lots of cool extras and gorgeous HD transfers!

I for one am very excited for these new discs, and can't wait to add them to my collection! For more details on each Blu-ray release, please continue onward!

THE MOLE PEOPLE (1956)

Synopsis: John Agar (ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE), Hugh Beaumont (Leave It To Beaver) and Nestor Paiva (Creature From The Black Lagoon) star as three archaeologists who come upon an unusual race of albino beings who shun all forms of light and have mutant mole men as their slaves.

Because of their "magical cylinders of fire" (what we know as flashlights), these archaeologists are treated like gods – until they try to liberate the mole people. Can the archaeologists escape this hallowed mountain in Asia ... or will they be destroyed in a strange underground world?

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Black & White | 77 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1 & 2.00:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • The Film Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.85:1 and 2.00:1
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Film Historians Tom Weaver And David Schecter!
  • NEW! Of Mushrooms And Madmen: The Making Of The Mole People!
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episode “The Mole People” (2/15/97) In Standard Definition
  • Still Galleries – Movie Stills, Posters And Lobby Cards!
  • Theatrical Trailer
THE MOLE PEOPLE is now available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold and should cost between $23 - $25. Order a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




THE VENGEANCE OF SHE (1968)

Synopsis: A young beautiful woman named Carol (Olinka Berova) is plagued by hallucinatory voices calling her "Ayesha" and is drawn by a mysterious force toward the east. During her voyage, she meets Dr. Philip Smith (Edward Judd) who decides to accompany Carol to her unknown destination. Eventually the two reach the lost city of Kuma where Carol is greeted as the reincarnation of Queen Ayesha, the beloved of King Killikrates (John Richardson).

Philip is imprisoned and meets Za-Tor (Noel Willman) who tells him of the high priest's deceitful plan to obtain the secret of immortality by bringing back Ayesha to King Killikrates. Will Philip escape in time to reveal the truth and save Carol from destruction?

Disc Specs:
Rated G | Color | 101 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements!
  • NEW! Interviews With Assistant Director Terence Clegg, Visual Effects Artist Joy Cuff, And Clapper/Loader Trevor Coop!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary By The Monster Party Podcast Hosts Matt Weinhold, Shawn Sheridan, Larry Strothe, And James Gonis!
  • World Of Hammer – Lands Before Time
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
Scream Factory's THE VENGEANCE OF SHE Blu is now available and should cost between $24 - $27! Add this to your Hammer Blu-ray collection now and get a copy from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




WILLARD (2003)

Synopsis: For years, Willard Stiles (Crispin Glover, THE WIZARD OF GORE) has been trapped in a dead-end job with no friends and no future. Willard's life seems hopeless until he makes an eerie discovery: He shares a powerful bond with the rats that dwell in his basement.

Now a guy who has been trampled in the rat race his entire life is suddenly ready to tear up the competition ... beginning with his boss.

Crispin Glover leads the pack in this skin-crawling thriller that takes an unforgettable journey into the mind of a madman!



Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 100 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Glen Morgan And Director Of Photography Robert McLachlan!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Animal Trainers Mark Harden And David Allsberry Of Animals For Hollywood!
  • NEW! The Road To Willard – An Interview With Writer/Director Glen Morgan!
  • NEW! Destination Willard – An Interview With Director Of Photography Robert McLachlan!
  • NEW! The Rat Trainer’s Notebook – Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Animals For Hollywood!
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Glen Morgan, Producer James Wong, Actors Crispin Glover,  And R. Lee Ermey!
  • The Year Of The Rat – A Documentary On The Making Of Willard
  • Rat People: Friends Or Foes? – A Real Rat Documentary
  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes With Optional Commentary
  • Music Video Ben By Crispin Hellion Glover With Optional Commentary
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage And Interviews From The Electronic Press Kit
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
Yowza! Three audio commentaries? New interviews and behind-the-scenes featurettes? A new 2K transfer?! Out of the three new titles out this week, WILLARD clearly received the most love, and you can pick it up today for $24 - $27! Order a copy of this rodent-remake now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.



Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Vinegar Syndrome Ends February 2019 With Four Great New Releases!


BATTLE FOR THE LOST PLANET, MUTANT WAR, PARTY LINE, TINSELTOWN, AND WACKO ALL MAKE THEIR BLU-RAY DEBUTS TODAY!

I gotta say Vault Dwellers, Vinegar Syndrome has really upped their game in the past few years! More and more of their titles have found a home in my personal collection, and I doubt that trend is going to stop because their latest batch of new releases is pretty freakin' awesome! Let's take a closer look at the four new Blu-ray/DVD combo packs that VinSyn has just put out!

BATTLE FOR THE LOST PLANET (1986) & MUTANT WAR (1988)

Synopses: In BATTLE FOR THE LOST PLANET rogue master thief Harry Trent (Matt Mitler) who, in an attempt to steal military secrets, found himself stranded alone in space for years, finally returns to earth only to discover that the planet has been taken over by vicious gangs of alien mutants. Finding himself forced into a fight for his life, Harry is soon discovered and taken in by a beautiful warrior (Denise Coward) and her resistance group who hope to outwit the extra terrestrial invaders and reclaim the planet.

MUTANT WAR continues the story, finding Harry still at odds with conquering aliens, but this time having to contend with an even deadlier enemy: another human. After meeting a young girl who begs him to help save her family, Harry learns of power hungry deviate Reinhart Rex, a futuristic white slaver that kidnaps young women for breeding purposes. Can Harry outwit Reinhart while still escaping the clutches of flesh eating mutants?

Two early features from celebrated sci-fi director and practical effects artist Brett Piper, BATTLE FOR THE LOST PLANET and MUTANT WAR are chock full of Ray Harryhausen inspired stop motion animation and epic no-budget battle sequences. Vinegar Syndrome presents these two nearly impossible to see rarities on disc for the first time anywhere in the world!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 183 minutes (total running time) | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K RESTORATION FROM THE 35MM CAMERA NEGATIVE!
  • Battle for the Lost Film – An interview with writer/director Brett Piper!
  • Director's introduction for both films!
  • Original trailer for Mutant War!
  • Reversible cover artwork!
Vinegar Syndrome's BATTLE FOR THE LOST PLANET & MUTANT WAR double feature is now available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold and goes for between $20 - $25. Order yourself a copy of this once super rare pair now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from VINEGAR SYNDROME!




PARTY LINE (1988)

Synopsis: Brother and sister Seth and Stacy live a secluded life in their family's beautiful Beverly Hills mansion. But these upper class siblings share a dark and violent hobby of using sexually driven 'party lines' to meet and lure lustful strangers into a deadly ménage à trois, the climax of which is a razor slash to the throat! With the victim count steadily rising, Detective Dan is under the gun to crack the case, but when his girlfriend falls prey to the maniacal duo, Dan goes rogue, taking his own violent measures to dispense justice.

Juxtaposing a slasher film setup with police drama and erotic thriller plot points, William Webb's PARTY LINE is a forgotten oddity, bridging the late 80s slasher craze with the soon to rise early 90s 'skinemax' obsession. Starring Leif Garret (DEVIL TIMES FIVE), Shawn Weatherly (Baywatch), Richard Roundtree (SHAFT), and Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) and stylishly photographed by renowned visual effects cinematographer, John Huneck (THE TERMINATOR).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 91 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K RESTORATION FROM THE 35MM CAMERA NEGATIVE!
  • Party Line Fever – Interview with screenwriter Richard Brandes!
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Reversible cover artwork
PARTY LINE has made its Blu-ray debut today and should cost between $20 - $25! Get yourself a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from VINEGAR SYNDROME!




TINSELTOWN (1980)

Synopsis: Mary Jo Harmon is a small town country girl who dreams of moving to Hollywood to pursue her ambition of becoming a famous movie star. But no sooner than arriving, her fantasies of glitz and glamour begin to get chipped away, as she learns that all of the things she's heard about LA's sleazy casting couches, lecherous producers, and perverted parties are…absolutely true! Will Mary Jo ever be able to fulfill her dream, as the world around her turns into an ever greater orgy of disappointment?

Director Carter Stevens' (ROLLERBABIES) only West Coast shot film, TINSELTOWN stars Tawny Pearl (TABOO), Eric Edwards, Rhonda Jo Petty (LITTLE ORPHAN DUSTY), Randy West, Pat Manning, Mike Ranger, Jennifer West, David Morris and Jake Teague, along with a memorable supporting performance from William Margold as grizzled talent agent, Morty Green. Nearly impossible to see following its brief VHS release in the early 80s, Vinegar Syndrome brings TINSELTOWN to Blu-ray newly restored from its 35mm negative and featuring an all new commentary track with director Carter Stevens!

Disc Specs:
Rated X | Color | 85 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K RESTORATION FROM THE 35MM CAMERA NEGATIVE!
  • NEW! Commentary track with director Carter Stevens!
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Reversible cover artwork
TINSELTOWN is now available on a Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack that costs between $23 - $25! Order one now from AMAZON, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from VINEGAR SYNDROME!



WACKO (1982)

Synopsis: Thirteen years ago, at the Halloween Pumpkin Prom, the infamous Lawnmower Killer went on a brutal rampage, murdering several high school students, including Mary Graves' older sister, traumatizing her for life. Now, after the unexpected escape of a prisoner from the state mental hospital, who may or may not be the killer, it's up to hard-nosed gumshoe Dick Harbinger to solve the case before the Lawnmower Killer seeks out a new slew of victims at the upcoming Pumpkin Prom, that is if anyone is able to survive the hilarious horror hijinks leading up to it!

A raucous parody of horror films and teen sex comedies, predating the Scary Movie franchise by nearly two decades, director Greydon Clark's (WITHOUT WARNING, UNINVITED) WACKO features a mind blowing ensemble cast including Joe Don Baker (GOLDENEYE, FLETCH), Stella Stevens (THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE), George Kennedy (CHARADE, THE NAKED GUN TRILOGY), Charles Napier (THE BLUES BROTHERS, SUPERVIXENS), Julia Duffy (The Doctors), and Andrew Dice Clay in his first feature film role! Never officially released on DVD and barely available in any format since the 80s!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 87 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio -  English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K RESTORATION FROM THE 35MM CAMERA NEGATIVE!
  • NEW! new commentary track with director Greydon Clark!
  • Die Laughing – an interview with cinematographer Nicholas von Sternberg!
  • Never before seen outtakes!
  • Trailer
  • Reversible cover artwork
WACKO's Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is currently available wherever discs are sold, and should cost between $20 - $25! Order a copy of this oddball Horror parody now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from VINEGAR SYNDROME!


ADDITIONAL INFO: If you order these films directly from Vinegar Syndrome, each one (except for TINSELTOWN) comes with a limited edition slipcover! Also, if you plan on buying all four, you can save some money by getting VinSyn's FEBRUARY 2019 PACKAGE, which will cost you a reasonable $88.00 (and include the aforementioned slipcovers)!


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/19/2019!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

We're now in the third week of February and it seems that we have hit a lull Vault Dwellers. This week is pretty light on genre fare, but as always there's still plenty of new titles that are worth picking up!

Sony has just re-released the 1979 DRACULA featuring Frank Langella (while their new FRIGHT NIGHT Blu has seemingly vanished without a trace), Severin Films brings SKINNER to Special Edition DVD & Blu-ray, Paramont unleashes OVERLORD on all formats, and Mill Creek Entertainment gives us BARB WIRE and THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN in new VHS-style packaging!

Arrow Video brings COLOR ME BLOOD RED to Blu-ray (having previously released it in their mighty impressive HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS FEAST boxed set), Redemption Films gives us a double feature Blu featuring DRACULA'S FIANCEE & LOST IN NEW YORK, and Scream Factory caps off this week's somewhat vampiric theme with THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE!

There's honestly not much else that deserves a special mention, but please be sure to scroll down to see the full roster of this week's DVD & Blu-ray releases!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Antidote
Backtrace
Blue My Mind
Dracula's Fiancee / Lost in New York (Redemption Films Double Feature)
Dr. Who: Resolution
Duke
Iceman: The Time Traveler
Mazinger Z: Infinity
Overlord
Robin Hood (2018)
Skinner (Special Edition - Severin Films)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Barb Wire (Mill Creek)
Color Me Blood Red (Arrow Video)
Cry-Baby
Dracula (1979 - Sony)
The Legend of Billie Jean (Mill Creek - Retro VHS-style Packing)
Nightmare Vacation (Limited Edition)
Parasyte - The Maxim: The Complete Collection
The Return of the Vampire (Scream Factory)
The Third Secret (Indicator - Region Free)
Tokyo Drifter (The Criterion Collection - Region B)
Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru - Season Two
Year of the Dragon (Warner Archive Collection)
Youngblood (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)


NEW TO DVD
Babylon 5: The Gathering & In the Beginning
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales
Bigfoot!
Captain Morten and the Spider Queen
Creature from the Green Mist
Dream Nightmare (2016)
Fancypants
KKKillers / Election Night / Prank Week / Tiny Terrors
Let it Bleed
The Mysterious Monroe House
Paranormal Farm