Thursday, September 19, 2019

WANTED ON BLU-RAY: GRAVEYARD SHIFT (1990)


WANTED ON BLU-RAY - Stephen King's Graveyard Shift (1990)!
WANTED ON BLU-RAY: GRAVEYARD SHIFT (1990)

Rated R | Color | 89 minutes

When I was growing up in my hometown of Scranton, PA between the late 80s / early 90s, there was an awesome mom & pop video store minutes away from the house called Electric City Video. With a cool sign (featuring neon pink lettering), its pleasant "video store smell" (a unique scent that can never be replicated), and impressive collection of Horror and Sci-Fi films on VHS. Sigh... it truly was heaven.

I always made sure to peruse the covers for the films that I wasn't allowed to watch, and how could I not? VHS covers were a definite art form, and beautifully designed to entice you to rent a movie. There were so many memorable VHS covers, but one that frequently caught my eye was Stephen King's GRAVEYARD SHIFT. The cyclopean skull with the bloody hardhat always drew me in.

I wouldn't actually get to see GRAVEYARD SHIFT until I was a teenager, when my uncle (a huge King fan that has since passed away) allowed me to borrow his VHS copy. While it didn't quite catch on with me then, I have since become a fan of this Stephen King adaptation, which is loosely based upon his short story of the same name. (It's one of the many tales contained in Night Shift!) With the upcoming theatrical release of DOCTOR SLEEP in November, plus the impending Blu-ray releases of THE SHINING (on 4K UHD), THE STAND (restored!), and SILVER BULLET (Collector's Edition!), I figure it's only a matter of time before GRAVEYARD SHIFT gets a physical media upgrade!

Synopsis: A drifter named John Hall (David Andrews - CHERRY 2000, FIGHT CLUB) gets hired at a rat-infested textile mill in Maine, that is run by an unhinged foreman named Warwick (Stephen Macht - THE MONSTER SQUAD, NIGHTWING). When asked to clean out the basement to make room for more office space, Hall and various other employees venture into the depths of the mill with Warwick, only to discover that rats aren't the only thing nesting beneath the ancient structure!

Stephen Macht's "Warwick" battles a giant bat-rat monster in Stephen King's GRAVEYARD SHIFT!
I'm starting to think Stephen Macht has an axe to grind against bats.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT also stars Andrew Divoff (WISHMASTER), Kelly Wolf (Tales From the Darkside), Brad Dourif (the voice of Chucky in the CHILD'S PLAY series), and Vic Polizos (C.H.U.D., NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, HARLEM NIGHTS), and features a team of special effects artists that are still actively working in Hollywood to this day! As far as book-to-film adaptions go, GRAVEYARD SHIFT is fairly accurate but makes some major changes in its third act, most likely due to budget constraints.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT is sole directorial effort of Ralph Singleton, who has spent most of his career producing films, including both PET SEMATARY movies and a pair of Eddie Murphy classics. His movie is a cool creature feature with a great cast, that totally embraces its own weirdness and absurdity. (In particular, that end credits "theme song" is SO bizarre!) By now, it surely has a large enough cult following to warrant an HD overhaul!

Availability: GRAVEYARD SHIFT is readily available on DVD and digital and super cheap to boot!

Current Rights Holder: This is an easy one for a change Vault Dwellers - Paramount owns the rights to GRAVEYARD SHIFT! And seeing as how Scream Factory has been dipping into the Paramount vaults as of late, I would not be shocked if they gave this movie its big Blu-ray debut!

Brad Dourif as "The Exterminator" in Stephen King's GRAVEYARD  SHIFT!
"He's probably right you know."

Blu-ray Wishlist:
  • New 4K restoration from an original 35mm film print! (But I'd settle for 2K!)
  • Multiple cuts of the film: Theatrical, Director's Cut, & Network TV Edit.
  • Audio commentary with Director Ralph S. Singleton!
  • Deleted & Extended scenes (If no other cuts of the film are included.)
  • Interview with voice actor Frank Welker (who provided sounds for the film's mon-star).
  • Interviews with the cast and special effects crew!
  • Trailers
  • Poster & Stills Gallery
GRAVEYARD SHIFT's 30th Anniversary is next October, and I can't think of a better birthday gift for the film, than a nice Collector's Edition release! The movie pretty much broke even during its initial theatrical run, but I'm certain it quietly found an audience on VHS and late night cable TV since then. And hopefully somebody out there (cough, Scream Factory, cough) can find it in their heart to finally bring this oft-overlooked Stephen King fright flick to Blu-ray disc!



Wednesday, September 18, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 09/17/2019!


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Arrow Video's WHO SAW HER DIE? Blu-ray is our Pick of the Week!
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings fellow collectors and welcome to the most expensive week we've had in quite some time! ALL of our favorite labels have unleashed a barrage of fantastic Blu-ray titles this week, plus there are numerous bargain-priced movie collections if you're looking to get more bang for your buck!

Unearthed Films debuted NIGHTWISH on DVD & Blu-ray today, Kino Lorber Studio Classics gives Western fans a double feature of SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUN FIGHTER and SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF, and Scream Factory brings a pair of Peter Collinson films to Blu-ray, namely FRIGHT (aka I'M SCARED AND ALONE) and STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING.

TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY made its physical media debut today, John Waters' POLYESTER is now a proud addition to the Criterion Collection, and Mill Creek Entertainment brings Andy Sidaris' DO OR DIE and GUNS to Blu-ray for the first time!

In terms of quantity, Darkside Releasing (a company I don't mention too frequently) wins the week with their barrage of new titles on Blu-ray, which include A MATA NEGRA (THE BLACK FOREST), CHOPPING BLOCK, LONELY HEARTS, ODISSEA DELLA MORTE, and MUSEUM OF WONDERS. Now if we're talking quality, Arrow Video wins out with their Limited Edition Blu of THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2, and their excellent Blu-ray release of Aldo Lado's giallo film, WHO SAW HER DIE?

There are plenty of other DVD & Blu-ray titles out this week - to see them all be sure to scroll down!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Brides
Dead Water
Dry Blood
Kung Fu League
Lust of the Dead: Trash Terror Trilogy (Media Blasters)
Nightwish (Unearthed Classics)
Pokemon: Black & White Collection
Polyester (The Criterion Collection)
Supergirl: Season 4
The Velocipastor
X-Men: Dark Phoenix


NEW TO BLU-RAY
#Screamers / The Monster Project (Double Feature)
Chopping Block (Darkside Releasing)
Doctor Who: The Complete David Tennant Collection
Do or Die (Mill Creek Entertainment)
The Films of Sarah Jacobson: Mary Jane's Not a Virgin & I Was a Teenage Serial Killer (AGFA)
Fright (1971- aka I'm Scared And Alone - Scream Factory)
Guns (Mill Creek Entertainment)
The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 (Limited Edition - Arrow Video)
Lonely Hearts (Darkside Releasing)
A Mata Negra (The Black Forest - Darkside Releasing)
Museum of Wonders (Darkside Releasing)
Nobunagun: The Complete Series
Odissea Della Morte (Darkside Releasing)
Phoenix: Perfect Collection
Police Story 1 & 2 (Eureka Classics - Import)
Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s - Volume 3
South Park: Seasons 11 - 15
South Park: Seasons 16 - 20
Straight on Till Morning (Scream Factory)
Support Your Local Gun Fighter (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Support Your Local Sheriff (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story
Who Saw Her Die? (Arrow Video)


NEW TO DVD
Alien Invasion (2019)
Baby Nymph
Black Mamba
The Bloody Ape
Chiller
Close Calls
Clownado
D-Railed
Dragon Riders
The Eggs of Darkness Have Hatched
Gangsters Incorporated
Manson: Music from an Unsound Mind
Miss Tulip Stays the Night
Mock & Roll
The Mummy Rebirth
Nerdland (Unrated)
The Night Sitter
Return of the Scarecrow
Tattoo of Revenge
Triggered
VHS Nasty
The Vicious Sweet
Young Hannah: Queen of the Vampires (VCI)


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON BLU-RAY
Batman: 4K UHD Film Collection
Contains: Batman (1989), Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin.

Initial D Legend: Theatrical Collection (Section 23)
Contains: Initial D Legend 1,2, and 3.

Noir Archive: Volume 3 
Contains: Crimson Kimono, The Lineup, Man on a String, The Shadow in the Window, The Long Haul, Pickup Alley, The Case Against Brooklyn, She Played With Fire, and The Tijuana Story.


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
House of Hell Collection
Contains: American Horror House, Mask Maker, House of Bones, and The Dunwich Horror.

Savage Nature Collection
Contains: Flu Birds, Headless Horseman, Monster Wolf, and WolvesBayne.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Spectral Stompers & Graveyard Ghouls are Coming to Vinyl in October!


Cover for the Something Weird Spook Show Spectacular A-Go-Go LP!
MODERN HARMONIC & SOMETHING WEIRD VIDEO'S LATEST DVD/VINYL COMBO IS PERFECT FOR THE HALLOWEEN SEASON!

The strange, yet magnificent alliance between Something Weird Video and Modern Harmonic continues with a super cool new LP release of the SPOOK SHOW SPECTACULAR A-GO-GO! I remember way back in the day when I had Something Weird's VHS release of MONSTERS CRASH THE PAJAMA PARTY: SPOOK SHOW SPECTACULAR (long since donated after I abandoned the VHS format) so I feel a little tug of nostalgia as I post about this new LP. If you enjoy cinematic oddities and collect records, then this might just be up your alley! Keep reading to see what this groovy LP/DVD combo offers up!

About This Release: From the 1930s until the 1970s a popular form of entertainment, quaintly called, The Ghost (or Spook) Show, enthralled America. Traveling magicians and illusionists went on the road and added horror elements to their regular (often predictable) stage acts. This appealed to youngsters eager for cheap thrills and chills. The advertising campaigns promised to “scare the yell” out of those “brave” enough to attend, and performances took place mostly at midnight in movie theatres that were decorated with outrageous lobby displays publicizing the shocking and scary things about to be seen - ghosts, ghouls, monsters, gorillas, mad doctors, and some things “so terrifying” that they couldn’t even be mentioned. During the course of the night, classic horror movies were shown, and there were contests with corny gimmicks and silly prizes.
The SPOOK SHOW SPECTACULAR A-GO-GO LP/DVD Combo comes with Everything Seen Here!
How does Something Weird fit in? Well, during 2001 SWV compiled what was to become one of their most popular and beloved DVDs, MONSTERS CRASH THE PAJAMA PARTY - SPOOK SHOW SPECTACULAR. It featured over three hours of rare Ghost Show shorts and trailers, radio spot audio, galleries of memorabilia, and commentaries with legendary living Ghostmasters. The folks at SWV were huge Spook Show fans and collected anything related to the subject including original 35mm film trailers as well as radio spots on promotional 45s and magnetic tape. So this was a dream project for them, and something near and dear to their bloody hearts.

Since its release, audio bits from the MCTPPSSS have popped up on radio stations and music compilations. People love them. So it just seemed logical that Something Weird do a Spook Show album. And like our old pal, Jim “The Mad Doctor” Ridenour, we’ve always believed that horror and rock ‘n roll go hand in hand, so what better way than to combine some rarely heard, fiendish surf and garage rock instrumentals with the trailer & radio spot audio and incidental music from the DVD? Now all groovy ghouls and goblins can time travel and have a Spook Show A Go-Go Party! (Just add your own ghosts and gorilla suits...)

Details:

The CD/DVD artwork for the SPOOK SHOW SPECTACULAR A-GO-GO from Something Weird Video and Modern Harmonic!
 Track List:
  • Something Weird Sound Effect
  • On With the Show 
  • Young American Mystic Cult of Horrors
  • Cemetary Stomp - The Essex
  • Dr. Evil and his Terrors of the Unknown
  • The Morgus Creep – Daringers
  • Friday the 13th Jinx Show
  • The Mad Daddy Shock Theatre & The Great London Ghost Show - Incidental Music
  • Halloween Convention of Spooks
  • Count Dracula - The Rockin’ Continentals
  • Asylum of the Insane - Radio Spot
  • Dr. Satan and His Shrieks in the Night
  • Hey Weirdos
  • Haunted House - Oscar & The Majestics
  • A Real Dead Body Giveaway
  • Monsters Crash the Pajama Party – Opening
  • Monsters Crash the Pajama Party - Radio Spot
  • The Giggler - Pat and the Wildcats
  • The Crawling Thing Plus The Creature of Evil - Radio Spot
  • Friday the 13th Midnight Show - Incidental Music
  • Kara-Kum of Hollywood - Mortuary of 18 Living Nightmares
  • Trial of the Dead - Radio Spo
  • The Guillotine - The Executioners
  • The Teenage Psycho Meets Bloody Mary - Radio Spot
  • Monsters a Go-Go - Radio Spot
  • Night Beat - The Night Beats
  • Dr. Silkini’s Giant Triple Scream Show - Garganta Alive in Person!
  • Fantastic Horror Frolic - Incidental Music
  • Dr. Macabre’s Frightmare of Movie Monsters
  • Marathon of Fright
  • Transylvania - The Mysterions
  • A Man Buried Alive

About the DVD: Grab the kids, lower the lights, and turn every night into Halloween with the Monsters Crash the Pajama Party Spook Show Spectacular! It's a Spookaroo Whoop-de-doo with this Terrorific 3-hour-plus Spooktacular containing everything you need for your very own Spook Party!

First, join some terrified teens who spend a night in a haunted house and get spooked by a mad doctor and his ghoulish gang when the MONSTER CRASH THE PAJAMA PARTY, a hilarious 1965 theatrical featurette complete with werewolf, gorilla in a fur coat, and goofy gimmick! Then, feel your eyes pop out of their sockets when you check into The Asylum of the Insane, a startling short subject with monsters in 3-D Spookarama!

But that's not all! This scary, screwy, chill-arious fright show includes bonus shorts, Spook Show previews, audio commentaries, How to Put on Your Own Spook Show, music by The Dead Elvi, and much more--plus the bonus feature-length chiller-diller TORMENTED!




The SPOOK SHOW SPECTACULAR A-GO-GO LP + DVD Combo will be released on Friday, October 25th and should cost you between $23 - $25! (The CD + DVD combo version is priced between $17 - $19!) You can pre-order now from AMAZON, directly from MODERN HARMONIC, or from SUNDAZED MUSIC!


Monday, September 16, 2019

Arrow Video Brings Wes Craven's THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 and Aldo Lado's WHO SAW HER DIE? to Blu-ray on September 17th!


Blu-ray cover for Arrow Video's Limited Edition Blu-ray of Wes Craven's THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2.
A MOTOCROSS TEAM BATTLES CANNIBALS IN THE DESERT & JAMES BOND TRACKS A KILLER IN THE CANALS OF VENICE IN ARROW'S LATEST RELEASES!

I'm a big fan of Wes Craven's THE HILLS HAVE EYES, and yet, I've never seen it's sequel (even though I own the Kino Lorber Blu-ray release). I plan on changing that in the near future though - the dog flashback sequences alone seem worth the price of admission! And I'm still a neophyte when it comes to giallo films, which means I've never laid eyes on WHO SAW HER DIE? A Venetian murder mystery with George Lazenby sounds too good to pass up! If you're as curious as I am about these two new Blu-ray titles, then continue reading for a closer look!

THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 (1985)

Synopsis: The hills are once again alive with the sound of screaming in Wes Craven's hugely entertaining follow-up to his own groundbreaking 1977 film THE HILLS HAVE EYES. A motocross team on their way to trial a new super-fuel head out across the desert lead by Rachel, who, unbeknownst to the rest of the group, is a survivor of the cannibal clan which menaced the Carter family several years before.

Opting to take an ill-advised shortcut across the desert, the busload of youngsters drive straight into the path of the remnants of Rachel's demented cannibal kin - the menacing Pluto, and a hulking, blood-hungry brute by the name of "The Reaper." Made by Wes Craven immediately prior to his smash-hit A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 diverges from the grim tone of its predecessor in favour of fun action-horror thrills and spills replete with mutants, motorbikes, and - oh yes - dog flashbacks!

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

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K restoration from original film elements!
  • NEW! Audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues!
  • NEW! Blood, Sand, and Fire: The Making of The Hills Have Eyes Part II - brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with actor Michael Berryman, actress Janus Blythe, production designer Dominick Bruno, composer Harry Manfredini and unit production manager/first assistant director John Callas!
  • Still gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer 

Limited Edition Exlusives:
  • 6 Postcards
  • Reversible fold-out Poster
  • Limited Edition 40-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Amanda Reyes and an archival set visit from Fangoria!
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper!
Arrow Video's Limited Edition of THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 will be available on Tuesday, September 17th and should cost between $32 - $35! Add this title to your collection (or replace your current DVD or Blu-ray) and order a copy from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD today!




Blu-ray Cover for Arrow Video's WHO SAW HER DIE? directed by Aldo Lado and starring George Lazenby.
WHO SAW HER DIE? (1972)

Synopsis: Former Bond star George Lazenby (ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, THE MAN FROM HONG KONG) headlines this classic giallo directed by Aldo Lado (SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS, NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS) - as compelling for its haunting atmosphere, twists and turns as for its parallels with another great Venetian horror/thriller - Nicolas Roeg's DON'T LOOK NOW.

Sculptor Franco Serpieri (Lazenby) welcomes Roberta (Nicoletta Elmi - DEEP RED) - his young daughter from a failed marriage - to Venice, unaware that a disturbed child-killer is stalking the city's canals. When Roberta's body is found floating face-down in the river, the lives of Franco and his estranged wife Elizabeth (Anita Strindberg - THE CASE OF THE SCORPION'S TAIL) are ripped asunder. Desperate for vengeance, Franco turns detective in a bid to track down his daughter's killer, and in the process unearths shocking evidence of depravity and corruption which implicates some of the most respected figures in Venetian society.

Released at the height of the giallo boom, this gripping mystery thriller boasts some of the most iconic names associated with the genre on both sides of the camera. Co-starring Dominique Boschero (THE IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE) and Adolfo Celi (THUNDERBALL), and featuring one of the all-time greatest scores from maestro Ennio Morricone (WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?), WHO SAW HER DIE? thrills anew in its high definition debut!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 94 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English & Italian LPCM Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K restoration of the full-length Italian version of the film from the original 35mm camera negative!
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits!
  • NEW! Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack!
  • NEW! Audio commentary by author and critic Travis Crawford!
  • NEW! I Saw Her Die - An interview with director Aldo Lado!
  • NEW! Nicoletta, Child of Darkness - An interview with actress Nicoletta Elmi!
  • NEW! Once Upon a Time in Venice - An interview with co-writer Francesco Barilli!
  • NEW! Giallo in Venice - An interview with author and critic Michael Mackenzie!
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Poster and fotobusta gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love!
Arrow's release of WHO SAW HER DIE? comes to Blu-ray on Tuesday, September 17th and should cost between $24 - $28! If you're a giallo fan, add this one to your collection ASAP by ordering it from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!



Sunday, September 15, 2019

Scream Factory Brings Us a Peter Collinson Double Feature on September 17th!


Scream Factory's Blu-ray cover for Peter Collinson's FRIGHT (1971).
ESCAPED MENTAL PATIENTS AND MURDEROUS GIGOLOS LURK WITHIN SCREAM FACTORY'S LATEST BLU-RAYS!

Chalk up two more Scream Factory titles that I need to check out. FRIGHT's plot sounds suspiciously familiar, as it revolves around a babysitter under assault by an escaped mental patient (cough, HALLOWEEN, cough). As for STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING, I was hoping that it was some sort of crazy Peter Pan-themed fright flick, but instead it seems like it's more of a bizarre love story between a young woman and a gigolo/serial killer. Either way, both films have garnered my interest, and I'd love to add them to my always growing Scream Factory collection. If you're as unfamiliar with these two movies as I am, continue reading to sate your curiosity!

FRIGHT (1971)

Synopsis: Teenage babysitter Amanda (Susan George - STRAW DOGS, TINTORERA) arrives at the Lloyd home to watch their young son for the evening. But it seems that the strangely nervous Mrs. Lloyd is hiding a shocking secret ... a secret that has just escaped from a nearby insane asylum and is now desperately trying to get inside the house. What must Amanda endure to survive the ultimate night of Fright?

This creepy film, directed by Peter Collinson (STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING), also stars Honor Blackman (GOLDFINGER) and Ian Bannen (DOOMWATCH).

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 87 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! Fright Nights – An Interview With Author/Film Historian Kim Newman!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
FRIGHT (aka I'M ALONE AND SCARED) comes to Blu-ray on Tuesday, September 17th and should cost around $22! Add it to your collection today by ordering it from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




Blu-ray Cover for Scram Factory's Blu-ray of STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING.
STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING (1972)

Synopsis: An ugly duckling yearns to leave her drab Liverpool life and move to swinging London to find her Prince Charming. But the big city holds some nasty surprises for the naïve young woman when she becomes obsessed with a handsome gigolo who may be a depraved serial killer!

Rita Tushingham (A TASTE OF HONEY) and Shane Briant (DEMONS OF THE MIND, CAPTAIN KRONOS: VAMPIRE HUNTER) star in this 1972 psycho-sexual thriller directed by Peter Collinson (FRIGHT, THE ITALIAN JOB).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 96 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1 & 1.66:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.66:1 And 1.85:1!
  • NEW! The Morning After – An Interview With Author/Film Historian Kim Newman!
  • Dream Lover: Inside STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING 
  • Audio Commentary With Actress Rita Tushingham And Author/Film Historian Jonathan Sothcott!
  • Theatrical Trailer
STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING makes its North American Blu-ray debut on September 17th and should cost around $22! Get your copy of this oft-overlooked Hammer title now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.



It's Time to DO OR DIE, So Grab Your GUNS: Two More Andy Sidaris Classics Make Their Way to Blu-ray on September 17th!


Cover for Mill Creek Entertainment's DO OR DIE Blu-ray.
MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS TWO MORE ANDY SIDARIS CLASSICS TO BLU-RAY DISC!

I've been sitting on a Mill Creek DVD set of Andy Sidaris flicks for some time now, and I still haven't watched anything other than HARD TICKET TO HAWAII. But it looks like I'll probably end up ditching that set to start collecting Mill Creek's Sidaris Blus, since they are reasonably priced, and come with new 4K restorations (courtesy of AGFA) and extras!

I'm pretty excited for these two new titles too, because where else can you see Pat Morita and Eric Estrada play bad guys that get taken down by beautiful gun-toting women?! If that sounds like your jam, then continue reading more about these new Andy Sidaris Blu-rays!

DO OR DIE (1991)

Synopsis: A pair of female agents is targeted for elimination by an Asian criminal kingpin out for revenge. The evil mastermind sends out an army of assassins with the same mission, to kill agents Donna and Nicole!

“DO OR DIE lampoons the size-conscious, clichéd action hero and presents women that are stronger, smarter, and more effective than their male counterparts both in the film and in action cinema as a whole.” – David Carter –Not Coming To A Theater Near You

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 97 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio

Extras:
  • NEW! All 4K transfer by the American Genre Film Archive!
  • Audio commentary with Director Andy Sidaris!
  • Introduction with Andy Sidaris and Julie Strain!
  • Behind-the-Scenes featurettes!
  • Trailers 
DO OR DIE arrives on Blu-ray on September 17th and will cost between $10 - $20! Order yourself a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from MILL CREEK!



Blu-ray Cover for Mill Creek Entertainment's GUNS, directed by Andy Sidaris.
GUNS (1990)

Synopsis: South American criminal Juan Degas has been using the Hawaiian Islands as his base for smuggling weapons from China to Latin America. Tracking their target from Hawaii to Las Vegas, our agents must watch their backs while attempting to take down their prey.

“Guns was an action films where women got to shoot the guns, beat up the bad guys, and ultimately save the world from a smirking misogynist.” – Lisa Marie Bowman, Through the Shattered Lens
Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 96 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K transfer by the American Genre Film Archive!
  • Audio Commentary by Director Andy Sidaris!
  • Introduction with Andy Sidaris and Julie Strain!
  • Behind-the-Scenes featurettes!
  • Trailers
GUNS will be available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold on September 17th and should cost between $10 - $20! Get your copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from MILL CREEK!



On September 17th, the Joke's on You When CLOWNADO Touches Down on DVD!


CLOWNADO DVD Cover.
WILD EYE RELEASING BRINGS TODD SHEETS' MASHUP OF KILLER CLOWNS AND NATURAL DISASTERS TO DVD!

In the aftermath of SHARKNADO and LAVALANTULA, I guess it was only a matter of time before a movie like this would come to pass. From director Todd Sheets (BONEHILL ROAD, HI-DEATH, GRINDSPLOITATION) comes CLOWNADO, a film about evil clowns that have the power to create tornadoes? Huh... I will say this, you gotta give Todd Sheets some extra points for creativity.

Synopsis: A troupe of murderous circus clowns are trapped in a tornado by a witches' spell and travel the midwest destroying everything and everyone in their path while seeking revenge on the woman who imprisoned them. Along the way a stripper, Elvis impersonator, truck driver, teen runaway, and a dude get caught up in the supernatural showdown between a femme fatale and the boss clown from hell.

CLOWNADO stars Rachel Lagen, John O'Hara, and Joel D. Wynkoop and features special appearances by Linnea Quigley (NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD) and Eileen Dietz (THE EXORCIST, ITSY BITSY)!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 90 minutes | Region 1
Video - 480p Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • Behind The Scenes featurette.
  • Director's Commentary
  • Joel Wynkoop: The Human Hurricane 
  • Trailers

Stills & Trailer:
(Click on image to enlarge them.)


Actress Millie Milan stars in Clownado.

A victim of the dreaded Clownado. (I think.)

A cursed killer clown from Clownado.

Another cursed killer clown from Clownado.

A pint-size terror from Clownado.


CLOWNADO is already available to rent or buy digitally from AMAZON, but if you prefer physical media (like I do!) then grab this insane indie horror flick on DVD on September 17th! It should cost around $14, and is available to order now from AMAZON and BULL MOOSE!


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 09/10/2019!


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Blu-ray Cover for Scream Factory's BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Greetings Vault Dwellers! This second week of September 2019 has a pretty small lineup of new titles on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD disc. But as is typically the case, there's plenty of good stuff that you'll most definitely want to add to your growing collections!
For those of you who have begun adding 4K discs to your shelves, you have a good mix to choose from today, including CASINO, LOCK UP, DAYBREAKERS, Edgar Wright's "Cornetto Trilogy" (i.e. SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, THE WORLD'S END), and the JURASSIC WORLD: 5-MOVIE COLLECTION!

Warner Archive Collection just dropped Alfred Hitchcock's DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER on Blu-ray in 3-D (!!!), Australia's Umbrella Entertainment brings THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT and a double feature of LAST ACTION HERO & HUDSON HAWK to (Region B) Blu-ray, Lionsgate released JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM to all formats, and Jim Jarmusch's THE DEAD DON'T DIE makes its DVD & Blu-ray debut!

But my favorite batch of new titles this week comes from Scream Factory, who has been raiding Warner's vaults and releasing tons of British fright flicks to Blu-ray! Speaking of which, they just put out new Blus for BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB, CIRCUS OF HORRORS, and SCARS OF DRACULA! In particular, Hammer's Mummy film gets a lot of love with new interviews, a new audio commentary, and you can watch it in two different aspect ratios!

There's plenty of other stuff out this week, so be sure to scroll down to view the full roster of new DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K UHDs!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Dead Don't Die
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
The Last Ones
Supernatural: Season 14


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Blood From the Mummy's Tomb (Scream Factory)
Book of Bantorra: The Complete Collection
Casino (4K UHD)
Circus of Horrors (Scream Factory)
Daybreakers (4K UHD)
Dial "M" for Murder 3D (Warner Archive Collection)
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid: The Complete Series
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu: The Complete Series
The House That Jack Built (Umbrella Entertainment - Region B)
Infini-T Force: The Complete Series
The Jetsons: The Complete Original Series
Jurassic World: 5-Movie Collection (4K UHD)
Last Action Hero / Hudson Hawk (Umbrella Entertainment - Region B)
Lock Up (4K UHD)
Lord of Vermillion: The Complete Uncut Series
The Lurking Man
Paranormal Activity: 6-Movie Collection
RWBY: Volumes 1 - 6
Scars of Dracula (Scream Factory)
Shaun of the Dead / Hot Fuzz / The World's End (4K UHD - Triple Feature)


NEW TO DVD
The 9th
Bad Bush
Don't Fall Asleep
Halloweentown 3 & 4 (Double Feature)
Hex
Mayday
Nekrotronic
Postscript
Rasputin: Dark Prophet
Sleeper
Transatlantic Tunnel
Twitches / Twitches Too (Double Feature)


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

This Halloween, Prepare to Stare at Your Television Screen With TWO EVIL EYES!


Cover Art for Blue Underground's Limited Edition Blu-ray of TWO EVIL EYES.
ON OCTOBER 29TH, BLUE UNDERGROUND GIVES THIS HORROR TEAM-UP A THREE-DISC LIMITED EDITION TO CELEBRATE ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY!

TWO EVIL EYES is a film that I must revisit in the near future, because I was not a huge fan of it during my initial viewing so many years ago. On paper, it's a movie that I should love with every ounce of my being - Based (loosely) upon the works of Edgar Allen Poe, TWO EVIL EYES was directed by George A. Romero and Dario Argento, scored by Pino Donaggio, features effects by Tom Savini, and stars Adrienne Barbeau (one of my pre-teen celebrity crushes)! And yet I never had the urge to watch it again... until now!

At the end of October, Blue Underground is unleashing their 3-Disc Limited Edition, which promises a 4K restoration of the film, tons of new special features, and a CD of the film's soundtrack! Want to learn more? Then keep on reading Vault Dwellers!

Synopsis: The masters of modern horror – George Romero and Dario Argento – bring you an unprecedented pair of shockers inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe.

In Romero's The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar, a conniving wife (Adrienne Barbeau - ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, CREEPSHOW, THE FOG) and her lover use a hypnotic trance to embezzle a fortune from her dying husband, only to receive some chilling surprises from beyond the grave. Then in Argento's The Black Cat, a deranged crime scene photographer (Harvey Keitel - RESERVOIR DOGS) is driven to brutal acts of madness and murder by his girlfriend's new pet. But will this cunning feline deliver a final sickening twist of its own?

Martin Balsam (PSYCHO), E.G. Marshall (CREEPSHOW), John Amos (THE BEASTMASTER) and Tom Atkins (NIGHT OF THE CREEPS) co-star in this wild horror hit that also features grisly makeup effects by Tom Savini (MANIAC)!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 120 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English 7.1 & 2.0 DTS-HD and French 1.0 Dolby Digital

Alternate Cover Art for Blue Underground's TWO EVIL EYES: 3-DISC LIMITED EDITION Blu-ray
Extras:

DISC ONE
  • NEW! Exclusive 4K Restoration from the uncensored camera negative!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Murder By Design: The Unsane Cinema of Dario Argento!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Poster & Still Gallery

DISC TWO
  • NEW! Before I Wake – Interview with Star Ramy Zada!
  • NEW! Behind The Wall – Interview with Star Madeleine Potter!
  • NEW! One Maestro And Two Masters – Interview with Composer Pino Donaggio!
  • NEW! Rewriting Poe – Interview with Co-Writer Franco Ferrini!
  • NEW! The Cat Who Wouldn't Die – Interview with Assistant Director Luigi Cozzi!
  • NEW! Two Evil Brothers – Interview with Special Make-Up Assistant Everett Burrell!
  • NEW! Working With George – Interview with Costume Designer Barbara Anderson!
  • Two Masters' Eyes – Interviews with Directors Dario Argento & George Romero, Special Make-Up Effects Supervisor Tom Savini, Executive Producer Claudio Argento, and Asia Argento!
  • Savini's EFX – A Behind-the-Scenes look at the film's Special Make-Up Effects!
  • At Home With Tom Savini – A personal tour of Tom Savini's home!
  • Adrienne Barbeau on George Romero!

DISC THREE
  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Pino Donaggio!

ADDITIONAL BONUS CONTENT:
  • Collectible Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold!
  • Reversible sleeve
  • Lenticular slipcover (First Pressing Only!)
TWO EVIL EYES proudly joins the ranks of Blue Underground's previous 3-Disc Limited Editions of ZOMBI, MANIAC, MANHATTAN BABY, NEW YORK RIPPER, 99 WOMEN, MARQUIS DE SADE'S JUSTINE, EUGENIE.. THE STORY OF HER JOURNEY INTO PERVERSION, and STENDHAL SYNDROME! You can get your paws on this (definitive?) release of TWO EVIL EYES on Tuesday, October 29th, and it'll cost you between $32 - $50! If you're a fan of this flick, order it now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from BLUE UNDERGROUND!



Monday, September 9, 2019

Umbrella Entertainment's September 2019 New Releases!


Umbrella Entertainment Logo
MODERN ODYSSEYS, WARRING IMMORTALS, SADISTIC SERIAL KILLERS, & MORE AWAIT YOU IN UMBRELLA'S LATEST TITLES!

It's been a long time since I've posted about new Umbrella releases - far too long. So let me make up for lost time by introducing you to their latest DVD & Blu-ray releases!

Follow Matt Dillon's evolution as a serial murderer in the (fully uncut) THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT, and discover that yes, Eric Roberts will star in anything when you watch IMMORTAL WARS: RESURGENCE! Also enjoy a fun double feature of LAST ACTION HERO with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and HUDSON HAWK featuring Bruce Willis back when he could still crack a smile. Watch a modern retelling of a Greek epic in ULYSSES: A DARK ODYSSEY, see what's lurking UNDER THE SILVER LAKE, and travel across the Outback with WILLS AND BURKE, which features a young Nicole Kidman!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 
* On October 2nd, Umbrella Entertainment is releasing two fun-looking Horror titles to DVD! Rolfe Kanefsky (THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE) directs ART OF THE DEAD, which features seven evil paintings representing the seven deadly sins! Will a half-blind priest save an art-collecting couple from a demonic fate? Also coming to DVD is the FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL, an anthology flick from the creators of THE ABC'S OF DEATH featuring 8 international folktales of terror!

* Also due out on October 2nd is the new sci-fi thriller THE WHEEL, in which a paraplegic prison inmate volunteers for an experimental procedure that may allow him to walk again. However, this bargain does come with a few strings attached. Stars Jackson Gallagher, David Arquette, and Kendal Rae!


Umbrella Entertainment's THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Blu-ray Cover.
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT (2018)
Synopsis: USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon - CRASH) over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.

Along the way we experience Jack's descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge (Bruno Ganz - DOWNFALL) - a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations. THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT is a dark and sinister story, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale. (Note: This is the complete Director's Cut of the film!)

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 153 minutes | Region B
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Extras:
  • None.
ORDER "THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT" ON BLU-RAY FROM AMAZON.COM OR UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT!




DVD cover for Umbrella Entertainment's THE IMMORTAL WARS: RESURGENCE.
THE IMMORTAL WARS: RESURGENCE (2019)

Synopsis: In this sequel to THE IMMORTAL WARS, the war for freedom has just begun. Trikalypse joins forces with rebel leader Kalera and her team of freedom fighters. They must now fight back to bring Dominion (Eric Roberts - THE DARK KNIGHT, THE EXPENDABLES, CHILLERAMA) down and expose him to the world!

Disc Specs:
Rated M | Color | 113 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - Dolby Digital 2.0

Extras:
  • None.
ORDER "THE IMMORTAL WARS: RESURGENCE" ON DVD FROM AMAZON.COM OR UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT!




Blu-ray cover for Umbrella Entertainment's Blu-ray Double Feature of LAST ACTION HERO & HUDSON HAWK.
LAST ACTION HERO (1993) / HUDSON HAWK (1991)

Synopses: In LAST ACTION HERO, young Danny Madigan (Austin O'Brien - THE LAWNMOWER MAN) is a big fan of larger-than-life action hero, Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger - COMMANDO, PREDATOR, THE RUNNING MAN). When his best friend, Nick (Robert Prosky - DEAD MAN WALKING), the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater movie, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win.

One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman (Charles Dance - THE GOLDEN CHILD, PATRICK), gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realizes that if he can kill him, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must travel back and stop him.

In HUDSON HAWK, Bruce Willis (the DIE HARD series) is Eddie "The Hawk" Hawkins, the world's most famous cat burglar. After 10 years in prison, he's ready to go straight. But it's not going to be easy for The Hawk...The mob and the CIA have conspired to blackmail Eddie and his partner, Tommy Five-Tone (Danny Aiello - LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL), into stealing three DaVinci masterpieces from the most heavily-guarded museums in the world. Sounds simple, right? WRONG!

While trying to steal the goods Hawk falls in love with a beautiful nun (Andi McDowell - FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, MULTIPLICITY) and is relentlessly pursued by the greedy and powerful Minerva and Darwin Mayflower, who want the artworks as part of their twisted plot to ruin the world's economy. It's wall-to-wall action as the wise-cracking Hawk saves the world, wins the girl and gets the last laugh.

Disc Specs:
Rated M | Color | 131 minutes & 100 minutes | Region B
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • None.
ORDER "LAST ACTION HERO / HUDSON HAWK" ON BLU-RAY FROM AMAZON.COM OR UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT!






DVD Cover for Umbrella Entertainment's ULYSSES: A DARK ODYSSEY
ULYSSES: A DARK ODYSSEY (2018)

Synopsis: A military man returns from Middle‐East carrying the signs of war both on his body and in his soul. He tries to forget seeking refuge in the use of drugs. After being imprisoned for seven years in a remote place, he escapes and returns back home, where he discovers that his wife Penelope is being kept by Mr. Ocean, the underworld boss of Taurus City. Supported by Niko, they start a journey of discovery within a single night.

Fearing the disappearance of his wife is related with underworld characters, Ulysses and Niko set out to find her. They meet surreal and disturbing figures: the violent and bloody kebab store owner Pòpov, the drug dealer Aeo, “God of the winds”, the enigmatic and beautiful transsexual Hermes, the charming mistress Cici, the Seer who knows Ulysses’ story and tells him he has a son, the seductive Kaly and finally Alcyde whom, having heard to his story, decides to help him.

Will Ulysses find Penelope and feel whole again?

Disc Specs:
Rated MA | Color | 116 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio -  Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras:
  • None.
ORDER "ULYSSES: A DARK ODYSSEY" ON DVD FROM AMAZON.COM OR UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT!




DVD Cover for Umbrella Entertainment's UNDER THE SILVER LAKE.
UNDER THE SILVER LAKE (2018)

Synopsis: From the dazzling imagination that brought you IT FOLLOWS and THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER, comes a delirious neo-noir thriller about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood.

Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33 year old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.

From writer-director David Robert Mitchell comes a sprawling and unexpected detective thriller about the Dream Factory and its denizens—dog killers, aspiring actors, glitter-pop groups, nightlife personalities, It girls, memorabilia hoarders, masked seductresses, homeless gurus, reclusive songwriters, sex workers, wealthy socialites, topless neighbors, and the shadowy billionaires floating above (and underneath) it all.

Mining a noir tradition extending from KISS ME DEADLY and THE LONG GOODBYE
to CHINATOWN and MULHOLLAND DRIVE, Mitchell uses the topography of Los Angeles as a backdrop for a deeper exploration into the hidden meaning and secret codes buried within the things we love.

Disc Specs:
Rated MA | Color | 139 minutes | Region 4
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras:
  • None.
ORDER "UNDER THE SILVER LAKE" ON DVD FROM AMAZON.COM OR UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT!




DVD COVER for Umbrella Entertainment's WILLS AND BURKE: THE UNTOLD STORY!
WILLS AND BURKE: THE UNTOLD STORY (1985)

Synopsis: A parody of the two 19th-century Australian explorers who embarked on an ill-fated expedition across the Australian continent. In December 1860 William John Wills (Kim Gyngell - BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS) and Robert O'Hara Burke (Garry McDonald - GINGER MEGGS), tragically tried to cross the Australian continent from the south to the north, a distance of 3,250 km.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 98 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Fullscreen (4:3)
Audio - Dolby Digital 2.0

Extras:
  • None.
ORDER "WILLS AND BURKE" ON DVD FROM UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT!


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!


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Director Seth Breedlove Explores the Folklore Behind MOMO: THE MISSOURI MONSTER in New Film!


MOMO: The Missouri Monster one sheet.
A NEW INDEPENDENT FEATURE DRAGS MISSOURI'S VERSION OF BIGFOOT INTO THE SPOTLIGHT! "MOMO" COMES TO DVD & VOD ON SEPTEMBER 20TH!

Growing up, I was a big monster movie fan (still am!) which of course led me down the path of believing in, and studying, cryptids like The Loch-Ness Monster, Bigfoot, Mothman, etc. While I don't put much stock in those legends any longer (but still secretly hold out a hope that we'll find living dinosaurs hiding somewhere in the world!) it's still fun to learn more about the folktales about hairy humanoids lurking in the wilds!

Synopsis: The year was 1972 and the place was a tiny, quaint, riverfront town called Louisiana, Missouri. On a warm summer evening, two local kids saw a creature in their own backyard holding a dead dog. Before you could say the word "Bigfoot," local media and police officials had pounced on the story. Overnight Louisiana became "monster central" with creature seekers and monster hunters combing the woods to look for "the thing" that the newspapers had dubbed "MOMO."

One particular family was at the center of this whirlwind of activity and as the Missouri Monster sightings began to increase, so did the negative impact on the Harrisons. In 1975, a film crew set out to tell an over-the-top, filmic version of the MOMO sightings. Due to one reason or another, this should-have-been-cult-classic was never released. Until now.

Momo: The Missouri Monster retro one sheet.
Additional Info: Small Town Monsters, the production company behind last year's best-selling documentary ON THE TRAIL OF BIGFOOT, proudly presents MOMO: THE MISSOURI MONSTER, which seeks to tell the true, and truly strange story of the Missouri Monster. The hair-covered, three-toed monstrosity was said to have prowled the forests of Star Hill, near Louisiana, Missouri during the summer of 1972 where it was spotted by terrified citizens for weeks!

The case gained national media attention during the '70s and remains one of the largest tourist draws for the tiny town on the banks of the Mississippi River. The latest release from Small Town Monsters and director Seth Breedlove, MOMO: THE MISSOURI MONSTER is told in both narrative and documentary form.

The narrative sections appear as a lost b-movie from the 1970s, inspired by Breedlove's lifelong fascination with grindhouse movies and creature features. The horror film depicts the widely accepted details of the MOMO legend and is eventually contradicted and corrected by the actual survivors who lived through the events. Breedlove describes MOMO: The Missouri Monster as "RASHOMON meets THE CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE or THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK."

The film stars Adam Duggan and Sara Heddleston, as well as Animal Planet's Cliff Barackman and James "Bobo" Fay with special appearances by Janet Jay and Elizabeth Saint (Ghosts of Shepardstown).

Stills & Trailer:
(Click on images to enlarge them.)


Momo: The Missouri Monster - Searching in the Fog.

Momo: The Missouri Monster - Research

Momo: The Missouri Monster - Taking a cast of a footprint.

Momo: The Missouri Monster - Momo needs a lift.

Momo: The Missouri Monster - Armed Redneck mob on the hunt!



MOMO: THE MISSOURI MONSTER comes to DVD and Video On Demand on September 20, 2019! The DVD currently sells for $14.99 and comes with a nearly hour-long behind-the-scenes featurette as an extra! You can currently order a copy from SMALL TOWN MONSTERS' ONLINE STORE, and will be able to procure the DVD and watch instantly on AMAZON as well!


Saturday, September 7, 2019

Scream Factory Brings a Trio of British Horror Classics to Blu-ray on September 10th!


Scream Factory's BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB Bluray Cover
SCREAM FACTORY'S UPCOMING BLU-RAYS OFFER UP EGYPTIAN CURSES, MAD SURGEONS, AND A FANGED CHRISTOPHER LEE!

2019 has been a damned good year for Scream Factory, who has continued to build one of the largest physical media catalogs I've ever seen. (It reminds me of MGM back in their Midnite Movies days!) And now they've added three more classic films to their vaults, with the release of Hammer's BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB and SCARS OF DRACULA, and the final entry in the "Sadian Trilogy," namely CIRCUS OF HORRORS! Both Hammer titles fare the best and come complete with new audio commentaries and two different aspect ratios! Let's take a closer look before pre-ordering these Vault Dwellers, shall we?

BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1971)

Synopsis: A British expedition in Egypt discovers the ancient sealed tomb of the evil Queen Tera. But when one of the archaeologists steals a mysterious ring from the corpse's severed hand, he unleashes a relentless curse upon his beautiful daughter. Is the voluptuous young woman now a reincarnation of the diabolical sorceress... or has the curse of the mummy returned to reveal its horrific revenge?

Andrew Keir (QUATERMASS AND THE PIT) and the beautiful Valerie Leon (THE SPY WHO LOVED ME) star in this supernatural shocker based on Bram Stoker's classic novel The Jewel Of The Seven Stars.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 94 minuets | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1 & 1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.66:1 And 1.85:1
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman!
  • NEW! Interview With Sound Recordist Tony Dawe!
  • NEW! Interview With Camera Operator Neil Binney!
  • The Pharaoh's Curse: Inside Blood From The Mummy's Tomb
  • Curse Of Blood From The Mummy's Tomb – Interviews With Star Valerie Leon And Screenwriter Christopher Wicking!
  • Theatrical Trailers – U.S. And U.K.
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
The fourth and final film of Hammer's Mummy series certainly received a lot of love from Scream Factory! BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB will be released on Tuesday, September 10th, and should cost in the neighborhood of $22! Add this movie to your Hammer Blu-ray collection and order it today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




Scream Factory's CIRCUS OF HORRORS Blu-ray Cover Art
CIRCUS OF HORRORS (1960)

Synopsis: A deranged plastic surgeon (Anton Diffring) takes over a traveling circus, then transforms horribly disfigured young women into ravishing beauties and coerces them to perform in his three-ring extravaganza. But when the re-sculpted lovelies try to escape the clutches of the obsessed doctor, they begin to meet with sudden and horrific "accidents." Now the trapeze is swinging, the knives are flying, the wild animals are loose – and "The Grisliest Show on Earth" is about to begin!

Donald Pleasence (the HALLOWEEN series) and Yvonne Monlaur (THE BRIDES OF DRACULA) co-star in this notorious 1960 British cult classic from writer George Baxt (THE CITY OF THE DEAD) and director Sidney Hayers (BURN, WITCH, BURN!).

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 92 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.77:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • Trailers From Hell With Commentary By Filmmaker John Landis!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
While it didn't get nearly as much love as the two upcoming Hammer films, CIRCUS OF HORRORS is still a welcome addition to any collection! This release should cost you roughly $22 and will be available on September 10th from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, and SHOUT! FACTORY.




Scream Factory's SCARS OF DRACULA Blu-ray Cover Art.
SCARS OF DRACULA (1970)

Synopsis: The legendary Christopher Lee is back as Dracula, bringing unspeakable horrors upon a local village that defies his evil reign. But when a young man and his luscious girlfriend unwittingly visit the Count's castle, they find themselves trapped in a face-to-face frenzy of bloodthirsty vixens, religious blasphemy and sadistic henchmen. The Prince of Darkness has returned like never before, but will his horrific mark remain forever?

Patrick Troughton (Dr. Who, THE OMEN) co-stars in this 1970 shocker, directed with bloody bravado by Hammer veteran Roy Ward Baker (QUATERMASS AND THE PIT, DR. JEKYLL & SISTER HYDE).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1 & 1.85:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.66:1 And 1.85:1
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr And Film Historian Randall Larson!
  • Blood Rites: Inside Scars Of Dracula
  • Audio Commentary With Star Christopher Lee And Director Roy Ward Baker, Moderated By Hammer Film Historian Marcus Hearn!
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Still Gallery

SCARS OF DRACULA comes out the same day (September 10th) and will be the same price ($22) as the previously mentioned titles! Keep adding to your Hammer Horror collection and order yourself a copy of this disc today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.