Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 03/26/2019!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

March 2019 is coming to a close Vault Dwellers, but it is leaving us a diverse mix of awesome new titles on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD! I really hope you've still got some money left from your tax returns (as dismal as they may have been this year) because you're going to need it!

Director James Wan's epic AQUAMAN is now available in all formats, Kino Lorber's Special Edition of FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE is out on DVD & Blu-ray disc, and Mary Lambert's classic adaptation of Stephen King's PET SEMATARY makes the leap to 4K Ultra HD disc!

Mill Creek continues their series of Retro VHS-style Blu-ray titles with SHEENA and SONGWRITER, NetFlix's THE VAULT (starring James Franco) makes it's debut on physical media, Arrow Video drops their BLOOD HUNGER: THE FILMS OF JOSE LARRAZ Blu-ray boxed set, and Troma brings VICTOR GOODVIEW to Blu-ray disc!

The champs this week though have to be Scream Factory and Shout Select! Scream delivers new Blus of THE BODY SNATCHER (featuring Boris Karloff!) and WARNING SIGN, while their sister label Shout Select delivers a fantastic set of Toei's THE STREET FIGHTER COLLECTION! This set contains all three films, totally uncut and remastered in 2K! Featuring one of cinema's coolest anti-heroes, bone-crushing violence, and funkadelic soundtrack, the STREET FIGHTER films are not to be missed!

The rest of the this week's roster is made up of numerous anime titles and series (e.g. PERFECT BLUE) and also contains a few Region B titles (e.g. 88 Films' CANNIBAL TERROR and THE RAGE: CARRIE 2), not to mention a new KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS Blu from Code Red DVD and the NEMESIS: SEQUEL TRILOGY from MVD Rewind Collection! To see the full list of new DVDs & Blu-rays, continue scrolling Vault Dwellers!

Against the Clock
For a Few Dollars More (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Life After Flash
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
The Vault

Beyblade G-Revolution: The Complete Series
Bikini Warriors: The Complete Series
The Body Snatcher (Scream Factory)
Cannibal Terror (88 Films - Region B)
Darling in the Franxx: Part One
Full Metal Panic!: Invisible Victory - The Complete Series
Jivaro 3-D
Katana Maidens: Toji No Miko - Part One
Kingdom of the Spiders (Code Red DVD)
Kite & Kite: Liberator (Double Feature)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Season 1
Ninja Slayer: The Complete Series
Perfect Blue
Pet Sematary (4K UHD)
The Rage: Carrie 2 (88 Films - Region B)
Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace - The Complete Series
Saiyuki: The Complete Collection
Sheena (Retro VHS-style cover - Mill Creek Entertainment)
Songwriter (Retro VHS-style cover - Mill Creek Entertainment)
Star Blazers 2202: Space Battleship Yamato - Part One
Star Fleet X-Bomber: The Complete Series
Victor Goodview (Troma)
Warning Sign (Scream Factory)

The Bush Knife
Death is a Number
The Graveyard
Ichabod! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Legion: Season 2
Nemesis / Angel Town (MVD Rewind Double Feature)
Power Rangers: Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanegar - The Complete Series
Zoombies 2

Blood Hunger: The Films of Jose Larraz (Arrow Video)
Contains: Whirlpool, Vampyres, and The Coming of Sin.

Nemesis: The Sequel Trilogy (MVD Rewind Collection)
Contains: Nemesis 2: Nebula, Nemesis 3: Time Lapse, and Nemesis 4: Cry of Angels.

The Street Fighter Collection (Shout Select)
Contains: The Street Fighter, Return of the Street Fighter, and Streetfighter's Last Revenge.

Shout Select's THE STREET FIGHTER COLLECTION is Now Available to Own on Blu-ray Disc!


Back when DVD was just starting to catch on with consumers, I stumbled across a few double-feature discs featuring THE STREET FIGHTER, its sequels, and several other Sonny Chiba flicks (i.e. THE BODYGUARD and DRAGON PRINCESS). Needless to say, I was blown away by the ultra-violent world of mercenary Terry Tsurugi, one of cinema's greatest unsung anti-heroes! And now all three of the classic films are together in one set, with new 2K transfers and extras! I can't wait until this one arrives in the mail gang!

Synopses: Meet the meanest and most lethal karate master ever to rule the streets. He's Sonny Chiba, one of the greatest martial arts actors to ignite the screen. In THE STREET FIGHTER, Chiba stars as Terry Tsurugi, a mercenary who has been hired by both the yakuza and the mafia to kidnap a wealthy heiress, but when he isn't paid, a violent clash will ensue.

Chiba is back in RETURN OF THE STREET FIGHTER. This time Tsurugi is hired by the mob to kill two informants, but when he realizes one is an old friend, he refuses, and now he is the one being hunted. When Tsurugi is double crossed by the Ôwada clan, he takes off with something they want in THE STREET FIGHTER'S LAST REVENGE. Soon he is being chased by a group of deadly assassins.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 91, 83, & 84 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English and Japanese Audio tracks (2.0?)


  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements Of The Uncut Version (91 minutes)!
  • Two English Dubs – The Theatrical Dub And The New Line Home Video Dub!
  • NEW! Street Fighting ManAn Interview With Star Sonny Chiba!
  • NEW! Cutting Moments – THE STREET FIGHTER Trailer – An Interview With Filmmaker Jack Sholder!
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements Of The Uncut Version (83 minutes)!
  • U.S. Teaser Trailer
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements Of The U.S. Cut (80 Minutes)!
  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements Of The U.S. Cut With Standard Definition Inserts From The Original Japanese Cut (84 Minutes)!
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
Yowza!  New HD transfers of the uncut versions of all three films, Japanese & English audio tracks, and a few new (and super cool) extras? How could you NOT want this set?! Shout Select's THE STREET FIGHTER COLLECTION is now available and should cost between $34 - $45! Embrace the Chiba and pick up this set today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, which will also net you a super cool 18 x 24 rolled poster! (While supplies last!)

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!

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)

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)

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

Spiders Triple Feature
Contains: Spiders, Spiders II: Breeding Ground, and Spiders 3D.

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!


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

  • 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)!


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!


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 - ?

  • 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


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 - ?

  • 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!


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

  • 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!

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)
The Magic Flute (Criterion Collection)
Mortal Engines
Vengeance: A Love Story (FilmRise)

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)

6-Headed Shark Attack
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle and Friends: The Complete Series
A.I. Rising
Beyond Metal
Black Trash
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

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!


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

  • 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.


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 - ?

  • 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.


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

  • 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!


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:
(Click on images to enlarge them.)

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!


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!


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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!

The Clovehitch Killer (Scream Factory)
Creed II
Dead Ant
Don't Go (Shout! Factory)
Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season
Krypton: Season 1
Scars of Xavier
Welcome to Mercy (Scream Factory)

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

30 Miles From Nowhere
Alien Party Crashers
The Church
Curse of the Undead (Rogue Video)
The Demonologist
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
Safe House: The Crow
What Lies Ahead

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!


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!


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

  • 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.


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 - ?

  • 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.


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 - ?

  • 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.