Saturday, April 27, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 04/23/2019!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

My dear Vault Dwellers, please allow me to apologize for posting this super late - it's been a crazy busy week for yours truly! Speaking of this week... it is pretty light on new genre releases (Scream Factory took a week off it would seem), but as always there's a few titles of interest!

For you Marvel fans with 4K TVs and players, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER and CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR have been released to that format, as has THE WITCH and Ridley Scott's ALIEN (in a new 40th Anniversary Edition)!

Meir Zarchi's I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: DEJA VU is now available on DVD & Blu-ray, as is Doppelganger Releasing's HAGAZUSSA and the surprise Horror hit of 2019, ESCAPE ROOM!

Arrow Video dropped a brand-spanking new Special Edition release of SCARED STIFF, which features a new 2K transfer, uncompressed audio, and loads of new extras (including a collectible booklet available only during its first run)! But it is truly Kino Lorber who has won this week with new Blu-ray releases of THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES, THE LAND UNKNOWN, SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN (Special Edition!), and THE STRANGE DOOR!

There are a few dozen other new titles out on various formats this week - to see them all, be sure to scroll on down!

1st Summoning
Doll Murder Spree
Escape Room
Hagazussa (Doppelganger Releasing)
I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu
Scream and Scream Again (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Strawberry Estates

Alien (40th Anniversary Edition - 4K UHD)
Backyard Epics: Movies From the Underground
Captain America: Civil War (4K UHD)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (4K UHD)
Glass (Darkside Releasing)
The House of the Seven Gables (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Howard the Duck (Limited Edition - 101 Films - Region B)
The Land Unknown (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Lightest Darkness
Maria the Virgin Witch: The Complete Series
Mikagura School Suite: The Complete Series
Noir Archive: 9-Movie Collection
Paradise Alley (Shout Select)
Pazucas: Island of Vomit and Despair
Please Teacher!: The Complete Collection
Reversed (Darkside Releasing)
Sankara: The Complete Series
Scared Stiff (Arrow Video)
Soviet Zombie Invasion
The Strange Door (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Witch (4K UHD)
Yesterday (Darkside Releasing)

Book of the Dead
Dark Sister
Death is a Number
Deep Blood
Growing Up With I Spit On Your Grave (Documentary)
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Living Dark: The Story of Ted the Caver
Robot Ninja
Strangers at the Door

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Relive a Bygone Era with Dude Apparel's Collection of Awesome Video Store Staff T-Shirts!

Dude Apparel is an all-new clothing label from artist Tom Hodge aka The Dude Designs. If his name doesn't ring a bell, I guarantee you that you've seen his work Vault Dwellers! Along with creating the artwork for numerous Blu-ray covers (e.g. Vestron Collector's Series' WISHMASTER and WARLOCK collections, Scream Factory's THEY LIVE) and designing some fantastic movie posters (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, WOLFCOP, DEAR GOD NO!), Tom has also authored a book (VHS: Video Cover Art) and shot a short film entitled TEDDY BEAR'S PICNIC.

And now Tom is unveiling a mega-cool collection of totally unique shirts that will take you back to the good ole days when video rental stores reigned supreme! I myself actually worked in several mom & pop video stores for a number of years, but for those of you who never had the chance, you can partially live your fantasy thanks to Tom's VIDEO STORE STAFF COLLECTION 1!

Based on original 80s video stores for authenticity, Dude Apparel has revisited these bastions of the VHS rental boom and reinterpreted them with all new designs to create this collection of high-end fashion apparel for your viewing and wearing pleasure!  This new range of stylish video store staff tees, sweatshirts and women’s tank tops, come in ‘premium’ double-sided and ‘Standard’ single-sided options. 

Which video store will YOU run?







A few words from Tom Hodge:
“I’m very proud to launch Dude Apparel after a year's planning and organization, with an inaugural collection that combines a lot of my passions: VHS, Vintage, and 80s/90s fashion.

I wanted to create a collection that had a conceptual edge behind it, something I have dreamed of finding in a vintage store… RADICAL VIDEO STORE STAFF TEES! I did a lot of research into the wording and phrasing too, which was used in the old video store paraphernalia, to create fashion items that have some cultural meaning behind them.

‘VHS’ Video collecting has really exploded globally in the past 3 years since I released VHS Video cover art. With tapes tripling in value from an average of 20p to £20+ now!

There is a real connection to VHS tapes and Video stores, the act of browsing the shelves of numerous salacious tape artworks for such incredible titles like NEON MANIACS, SURF NAZIS MUST DIE, BRONX WARRIORS, and THE VIDEO DEAD…They REALLY don’t make em’ like that anymore!

A weekend's entertainment was defined by the excitement of going to the video store - these numerous independent ‘mom and pop’ video stores which appeared everywhere and always had these wicked names like Videostar or Video Edge. They WERE the entertainment hub for a generation growing up in the 80s/90s and consequently have been ingrained emotionally in our psyches as adults. So I wanted to celebrate that and I’m beyond excited present you with the righteous Video Store Staff Collection 1.

And if these shirts take off, I'll get people to send in their favorite old video stores and I'll give them a rebirth in t-shirt form!”

Now THAT is a cool idea! The mere thought of wearing the old Electric City Video logo on a shirt is definitely putting a big smile on my face, but the only way that can happen is if YOU buy Tom's new video store tees, so get to it Vault Dwellers! 

To see the full line of Video Store Staff tees and other Dude-related items, visit! Also be sure to follow The Dude Designs on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date on all his latest projects and releases!

Some Things Shouldn't Be Found in Alex DiVincenzo's THE MISPLACED!


About three years ago I watched Alex DiVincenzo's THE HORRORS OF AUTOCORRECT and I got a huge kick out of it! Now Alex is back (after several more successful genre shorts) with THE MISPLACED, in which a young woman discovers why things have been going missing around the house.

I liked Alex's concept for this short film, and he builds some great tension during its short running time. But as unnerving as the little twist at the end is, I felt like it was lacking something. It's good, but didn't quite deliver that "gotcha!" moment that you expect at the end of most horror tales. My nitpicking aside, THE MISPLACED is definitely worth a look, so be sure to give it a shot if you've got four minutes to kill!

Additional Info: THE MISPLACED was directed, co-written, and edited by Alex DiVincenzo, whose previous effort, BE US, is currently nominated for Best Short Film at the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.

Jamie Lyn Bagley and co-writer T.J. Frizzi star in the film, which packs a chilling premise into a mere four minutes. It premiered to a sold-out audience at the 2018 Boston Underground Film Festival.

"I find horror to be most effective when it invades the home," explains DiVincenzo, "so I drew inspiration from films I love that embrace that atmosphere, like John Carpenter's Halloween and The Strangers, to tell what I hope to be a similarly unsettling story."

THE MISPLACED is the latest genre short from DiVincenzo and Lockbridge Productions, whose previous work includes THE HORRORS OF AUTOCORRECT (distributed by Eli Roth’s Crypt TV), CYBERSHOCK 1999 (distributed by Troma Entertainment), and the 48 Hour Film Project winner ROOT OF ALL EVIL.

To keep up with Alex DiVincenzo's future projects, be sure to follow Lockbridge Productions on Facebook, and subscribe to their YouTube Channel!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 04/16/2019!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

We're just over halfway through April 2019 fellow collectors, and while this week is pretty light on new releases, most of the new titles available today are definitely worth picking up!

Arrow Video gives spaghetti western fans a fantastic Special Edition Blu-ray of KEOMA, the original THE KARATE KID comes to 4K UHD just in time for the premiere of Season 2 of COBRA KAI, and Garagehouse Pictures rescued SUPERCOCK from obscurity and released it to Blu-ray for the first time ever!

Mill Creek Entertainment makes a big power move this week with all new Blu-ray discs of Andy Sidaris' HARD TICKET TO HAWAII and MALIBU EXPRESS, plus a double feature of BLACK GUNN & THE TAKE, and their SOUL TEAM SIX Blaxploitation collection on DVD!

Scream Factory also flexes some major muscle this week with a trio of Horror classics that are making their Blu-ray debuts! GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE pits William Smith against his vampiric daddy, THE MANITOU features Tony Curtis and his duel with a pint-sized reincarnated Indian medicine man, and SUPERSTITION, a completely insane tale of supernatural revenge!

Other titles of interest this week include M. Night Shyamalan's GLASS, THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING (a new take on the Arthurian legends), and REPLICAS, a sci-fi thriller where Keanu Reeves makes the mistake of playing God when he attempts to make copies of his deceased family!

There's still a pretty good number of other new DVDs and Blu-rays out this week so be sure to scroll down to see the roster in its entirety!

Another Plan From Outer Space
Dragon Ball Super: Broly - The Movie
The Kid Who Would Be King
Master of Dark Shadows

The Ancient Magus Bride: Part Two
Black Gunn & The Take (Mill Creek Entertainment Double Feature)
Close Calls (Special Collector's Edition)
Grave of the Vampire (Scream Factory)
Hard Ticket to Hawaii (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Justice League vs. The Fatal Five
The Karate Kid (4K UHD)
Keoma (Special Edition - Arrow Video)
Mad Dog Morgan (Umbrella Entertainment)
Malibu Express (Mill Creek Entertainment)
The Manitou (Scream Factory)
Supercock (Garagehouse Pictures)
Superstition (Scream Factory)

The Amazing Mr. X (500 Studio)
Blackout (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Broken Star
Chimera Strain
Dementia (1963 - 500 Studio)
The Driller Killer (1979 - 500 Studio)
Highway Patrolman (Special Edition)
Manos: The Hands of Fate (500 Studio)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season One (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Mio in the Land of Faraway
Nova Seed (Special Edition)
Reefer Madness (1936 - 500 Studio)

The Edwin Brienen Collection
Contains: Lena Wants to Know Once and For All, God, Terrorama!, Exploitation, and Last Performance.

4-in1 Apocalypse Collection (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Contains: Arachnoquake, Ghostquake, Miami Magma, and Weather Wars.
Soul Team Six: 6-Movie Collection (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Contains: The Black Six, The Black Gestapo, Black Brigade, Black Fist, The Black Godfather, and Fighting Mad.

Mill Creek Entertainment Brings HARD TICKET TO HAWAII and MALIBU EXPRESS to Blu-ray!


I am quite familiar with the works of Andy Sidaris, and yet I don't believe I've ever seen any of his films in their entirety. (I just realized that I actually own a bargain-priced 12-movie collection of his films that I've never even opened! Yikes!) So imagine my utter surprise when Mill Creek announced that they were bringing two of Andy's most well-known films to Blu-ray disc, with new restorations and .... EXTRAS?! (A rarity for most Mill Creek releases!) Unfamiliar with these films? Then read on and prepare to spend a few bucks this week Vault Dwellers!


Synopsis: A Hawaiian drug kingpin plans to flood the islands with narcotics all financed by illegal diamond shipments to his private retreat. When his henchmen kill two DEA agents who were trying to stop the drug lord, the Agency sends in two of its best agents to break up the drug ring and take out the leader. Starring Hope Marie Carlton, Rodrigo Obregón, Rustam Branaman, Michael A. Andrews, and Kwan Hi Lim.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 96 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

  • Intro with director Andy Sidaris and actress Julie Strain.
  • Audio commentary with director Andy Sidaris and his wife Arlene!
  • Behind the scenes featurette.
  • A dozen trailers for Andy Sidaris' "Malibu Bay" films.
  • Digital copy of the film!
HARD TICKET TO HAWAII is now available and will cost you somewhere between $11 - $14. Order a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!


Synopsis: What appeared to be a simple murder case for private investigator Cody Abilene becomes a complicated matter when you have to factor in all the beautiful women, including the widow, who are potential suspects. Starring Darby Hinton, Sybil Danning, Art Metrano, Shelley Taylor Morgan, and Brett Baxter Clark.
Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 101 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

  • Short intro with Andy Sidaris, Julie Strain, and John Brown.
  • Audio commentary with director Andy Sidaris and his wife Arlene!
  • Behind the scenes featurette!
  • A dozen trailers for Andy Sidaris' "Malibu Bay" films.
  • Digital copy of the film!
MALIBU EXPRESS is now available to purchase on Blu-ray and should cost you between $11 - $14! Get your copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!

Arrow Video Brings KEOMA to Blu-ray on April 16th With An All New 2K Restoration & Hours of Extras!


I was never a big fan of Westerns growing up (quite frankly I found them boring), but then I stumbled across Sergio Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, and my life changed forever. After that I watched his "Man With No Name Trilogy," the SABATA films, DJANGO, the TRINITY series, and numerous others. And yet I've somehow missed out on KEOMA, which apparently is one of the best in the entire sub-genre. I think it's high time I check it out, now that Arrow Video has taken the trouble to release this amazing Special Edition Blu-ray of Enzo G. Castellari's highly-praised film!

Synopsis: A strikingly original spaghetti western with a unique elegiac tone, Keoma truly is a one-of-a-kind classic of its genre…

The legendary Franco Nero (DJANGO, THE FIFTH CORD) stars in the titular role as a half-breed gunfighter who returns from the killing fields of the civil war to find his hometown riddled with the plague, its inhabitants terrorized (with the help of Keoma’s own estranged half-brothers) by tyrannical gang leader Caldwell (Donald O'Brien - ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST).

Keoma’s father (Willian Berger - SABATA, SARTANA IN THE VALLEY OF DEATH) welcomes his prodigal son’s return, but when Keoma saves a vulnerable pregnant woman (Olga Karlatos - ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS) from Caldwell's thugs, the stage is set for a violent confrontation. With the help of his father and his friend, the freed slave George (Woody Strode - SPARTACUS), Keoma prepares to take a savage revenge on Caldwell and his gang.

Directed with immense flair and virtuosity by veteran Enzo G. Castellari (who channels Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone in equal measure), KEOMA is an epic film of Shakespearean and biblical proportions, which boasts compelling performances and thrilling violent action. Truly epic in scope, KEOMA is considered by many to be one of the greatest spaghetti westerns.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 101 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Uncompressed 1.0 LPCM Mono (English & Italian)

  • NEW! 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative!
  • NEW! Audio commentary by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke!
  • NEW! The Ballad of Keoma - An interview with the legendary star Franco Nero!
  • NEW! Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust - An interview with director Enzo G. Castellari!
  • NEW! Writing Keoma - An interview with actor and writer Luigi Montefiori (AKA George Eastman)!
  • NEW! Parallel Actions - An interview with editor Gianfranco Amicucci!
  • NEW! The Flying Thug - An interview with actor Massimo Vanni!
  • NEW! Play as an Actor - An interview with actor Volfango Soldati!
  • NEW! Keoma and the Twilight of the Spaghetti Western - A video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher!
  • An Introduction to Keoma by Alex Cox, an archival featurette with the acclaimed director
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive!
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips!
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Simon Abrams and Howard Hughes!
Arrow Video's fully-loaded Special Edition of KEOMA is currently available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold, and should cost between $24 - $28! Fill that empty spot in your high-def spaghetti western collection now by ordering a copy from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from ARROW VIDEO!

Monday, April 15, 2019

GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE and THE MANITOU Debut on Blu-ray on April 16th!


Scream Factory is about to release two awesome movies to Blu-ray for the first time on Tuesday! GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE has been on my radar for a number of years and I've never watched it... even though I actually own a copy on DVD. As for THE MANITOU, I've always been a big William Girdler fan so the Blu-ray release of this film has gotten me pretty excited! I've always had a soft spot for this bflick, which features one of the most insane endings you will ever witness! Still not sold on my enthusiasm alone? Then let's take a closer look at both of these new Scream titles!


Synopsis: The vampire Caleb Croft has awakened from his unholy slumber — with an insatiable lust for blood and the pleasures of the flesh. A brutal attack on a pair of lovers allows for his desire to be temporarily fulfilled ... but his unspeakable acts leave the woman pregnant with his child. Ignoring all advice, she gives birth to the progeny of their unwanted union: James — who will only drink blood from his mother's breast. As James matures, he learns of his father's true nature, and sets out to destroy him.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

  • NEW! Commentary With Author/Historian Troy Howarth!
  • NEW! Commentary With Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson And Howard Berger!
  • Deleted Scenes (Sourced From Standard Definition VHS Tape)!
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Image Gallery
GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE will be available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold on Tuesday, April 15th and should cost between $20 - $25! You can order yourself a copy today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.


Synopsis: What surgeons thought to be a tumor growing on the neck of patient Karen Tandy (Susan Strasberg) is actually a fetus growing at an abnormally accelerated rate. But when Karen reaches out to former lover and phony psychic Harry Erskine (Tony Curtis), she discovers that she is possessed by the reincarnation of a 400-year-old Native American demon.

Now with the help of a modern-day medicine man (Michael Ansara), Erskine must survive this ancient evil’s rampage of shocking violence and forever destroy the enraged beast known as THE MANITOU.

Stella Stevens, Ann Sothern and Burgess Meredith co-star in this infamous shocker produced and directed by William Girdler (GRIZZLY, DAY OF THE ANIMALS) from the best-selling novel by Graham Masterton.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 85 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

  • NEW! 4K Scan Of The Original Film Elements!
  • NEW! Restored Stereo Soundtrack!
  • NEW! Interview With Author Graham Masterson!
  • NEW! Producing Girdler – An Interview With Executive Producer David Sheldon!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Film Historian Troy Howarth!
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Original TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
With the promise of the absolute BEST audio & video quality we will probably ever see for this film, plus the inclusion of new extras, Scream Factory's Blu-ray of THE MANITOU is definitely a must-own for yours truly! It drops the same day (tomorrow) as GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE and should be available at most e-tailers for between $24 - $27! Order your copy of this William Girdler classic now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Beware of THE IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE - Now available on Blu-ray Disc!


I am a neophyte when it comes to giallo films, but I'm always willing to give them a watch. (Argento's DEEP RED remains my all-time favorite, just in case you were wondering.) That being said, THE IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE (which is a totally bad-ass movie title) sounds like something I'd love to see! And thanks to Arrow Video, we can all experience this oft-forgotten giallo for the first time in crystal clear HD!

Synopsis: One of several 'animal-in-the-title' cash-ins released in the wake of Dario Argento's box-office smash THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, THE IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE is a gloriously excessive giallo that boasts a rogues gallery of perverse characters; violent, fetishized murders, and one of the genre's most nonsensical, red-herring laden plots (which sees almost every incidental character hinted at potentially being the killer).

Set in Dublin (a rather surprising giallo setting), IGUANA opens audaciously with an acid-throwing, razor-wielding maniac brutally slaying a woman in her own home. The victim's mangled corpse is discovered in a limousine owned by Swiss Ambassador Sobiesky (Anton Diffring - WHERE EAGLES DARE) and a police investigation is launched, but when the murdering continues and the ambassador claims diplomatic immunity, tough ex-cop John Norton (Luigi Pistilli - A BAY OF BLOOD) is brought in to find the killer…

Benefiting from a sumptuous score by Stelvio Cipriani (NIGHTMARE CITY, DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS) and exuberant supporting performances from Valentina Cortese (THE POSSESSED, THIEVES' HIGHWAY), and Dagmar Lassander (THE FRIGHTENED WOMAN, THE BLACK CAT), THE IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE is a luridly over-the-top latter-day entry in the filmography of acclaimed director Riccardo Freda (CALTIKI: THE IMMORTAL MONSTER, MURDER OBSESSION). An archetypal giallo from the genre's heyday, Freda's film is presented here in a stunning new restoration with a host of newly produced extras!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 96 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English & Italian DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits.
  • NEW! Audio commentary by giallo connoisseurs Adrian J. Smith and David Flint!
  • NEW! Of Chameleons and Iguanas - A newly filmed video appreciation by the cultural critic and academic Richard Dyer!
  • NEW! Considering Cipriani - A new appreciation of the composer Stelvio Cipriani and his score to The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire by DJ and soundtrack collector Lovely Jon!
  • NEW! The Cutting Game - A new interview with Iguana's assistant editor Bruno Micheli!
  • The Red Queen of Hearts - A career-spanning interview with the actress Dagmar Lassander!
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers!
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys!
  • First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Andreas Ehrenreich.
THE IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE has gotten a new lease on life, and to celebrate you should snap up a copy ASAP! This Arrow Video title should cost between $24 - $28 and is easily obtainable from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from ARROW VIDEO'S online store!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 04/09/2019!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings my friends! We're two weeks into April 2019 and all of our favorite genre labels have been pretty good to us thus far. While this week is a bit light on new releases, there's still plenty of cool stuff that you'll definitely want to add to your growing movie collection!

Kino Lorber Studio Classics surprises us this week with new Special Edition Blu-rays for EMMANUELLE, EMMANUELLE 2, and GOODBYE EMMANUELLE (aka EMMANUELLE 3), as well as two classic Charles Bronson flicks, namely COLD SWEAT and RIDER ON THE RAIN.

Cult Epics gives us a Limited 3-Disc Edition of MOON CHILD, the AGFA brings BLOOD LAKE to DVD, Arrow Video unleashes the obscure giallo THE IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE to Blu-ray, and Scream Factory gives us a pretty kick-ass release of THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES, which includes two cuts of the film, mastered in 2K with new extras!

And while THAT particular release is my pick for this week, Severin Films climbs to the top of the heap this week with their brand-spanking new HEMISPHERE BOX OF HORRORS, which features THE BLOOD DRINKERS, BRAIN OF BLOOD, CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES, and the boxed set exclusive double feature of THE BLACK CAT and THE TORTURE CHAMBER OF DR. SADISM!

The remainder of this week's new titles are the usual mix of anime and indie flicks - to see them all, be sure to keep scrolling Vault Dwellers!

The Amityville Murders
Boruto: NarutoNext Generations - Set 1
Brain of Blood (Severin Films)
Cold Sweat (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Curse of the Vampires (Severin Films)
Emmanuelle 2 (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The God Inside My Ear
The Golden Job
Goodbye Emmanuelle (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Grace is Gone
Mega Time Squad (Dark Sky Films)
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: 4-Movie Collection
Rider on the Rain (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)

Black Clover: Season 1 - Part 4
The Blood Drinkers (Severin Films)
Devil Hunter (88 Films - Region B)
Emmanuelle (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Hemisphere Box of Horrors (Limited Edition - Severin Films)
The Iguana With the Tongue of Fire (Arrow Video)
Is It Wrong to Expect a Hot Spring in a Dungeon?
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (Scream Factory)
Moon Child (3-Disc Limited Edition - Cult Epics)
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Princess Resurrection: The Complete Collection
Sky Wizards Academy: The Complete Series
Strange Nature
Sword of the Stranger

8 Ball Clown
Apocalypse Day One
At the Drive-In
Blood Lake (AGFA)
Ichabod! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The La Llorona Curse
The Last House on Dead End Street
Pixy Dragons
The Power (Cheezy Flix)
Toxic Tutu
Virus of the Dead

Hammer Horror and Shaw Brothers Thrills Collide in Scream Factory's Latest Blu-ray Release!


I stumbled across THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES decades ago when I purchased an Anchor Bay double feature disc on a whim, and it blew my mind! And I count myself very fortunate to have watched a rare 35mm print of its shorter alternate cut, THE 7 BROTHERS MEET DRACULA! Needless to say, I'm a fan of this film and naturally Scream Factory's new Blu-ray disc is a definite must-have for yours truly!

Synopsis: Professor Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) and Count Dracula (John Forbes-Robinson) meet again in this spectacular kung fu horror thriller set in the village of Ping Kuei. After learning about the seven golden vampires of the village, Hsi Ching (David Chiang), Vanessa Buren (Julie Ege), and Mai Kwei (Szu Shih) offer to guide Van Helsing and his son to Ping Kuei to free it from the curse of Count Dracula.

Throughout their journey, the group encounters several unwanted attackers until they arrive at the golden vampires' derelict temple, inhabited by Count Dracula. In the temple, Van Helsing and the count begin a fearsome battle to the death – an ultimate clash between good and evil! Presented here for the first time in high definition is Hammer's original uncut version. It was released in the US in an edited version called The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula which is also included here in high definition as a bonus feature.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 83 & 81 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - ?

  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Bruce G. Hallenbeck!
  • NEW! When Hammer Met Shaw – An Interview With Actor David Chiang!
  • NEW! Kung FearAn Interview With Hong Kong Film Expert Rick Baker!
  • Alternate U.S. Theatrical Version – The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula (In HD With Some Standard Definition Inserts)
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery
How can you NOT want this Blu-ray Vault Dwellers?! Two cuts of the film (remastered in 2K!) plus newly created extras?! Sign me up! THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES is now available wherever Blu-rays are sold and should cost between $24 - $27! Order a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Umbrella Entertainment's April 2019 New Releases!


After a slow February and a decent March, Umbrella Entertainment is bringing the thunder from Down Under with a decent batch of new DVDs & Blu-rays that you'll want to add to your collections this month! As of April 3rd, you can watch Dennis Hopper terrorize South-Eastern Australia as MAD DOG MORGAN, witness a deranged killer wreak vengeance upon the man who experimented on him in DEATH WARMED UP, or go on a cinematic journey to save a village from the ravages of The Black Death in NAVIGATOR: A MEDIEVAL ODYSSEY!

* On May 1st, Umbrella is bringing KRULL to Blu-ray with new cover art, cast & crew audio commentary, making-of featurette, and more! And as an added bonus, this is THE first time KRULL has been featured in its original theatrical aspect ratio!

* Also due out on May 1st is SIDECAR RACERS which is part of Umbrella's Ozploitation Classics line. Also be on the lookout for the fantastic anime adventure STEAMBOY, which is packed with special features!

* With Rob Zombie's 3 FROM HELL coming to theaters later this year, Umbrella is putting out TWO FROM HELL: HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES & THE DEVIL'S REJECTS! This title has new cover art and a ton of extras, including audio commentaries, cast & crew interviews, making-of featurettes, trailers, and more!

* Brian Trenchard-Smith's DAY OF THE PANTHER and its sequel STRIKE OF THE PANTHER are coming to Blu-ray in a cool double feature on June 5th!



Locked away in a psychiatic hospital for the murder of his parents, no one believed Michael Tucker when he told them he was programmed by a genetic surgeon. Released into the world, he wants revenge.

Dr Archer Howell has been experimenting on humans at Trans Cranial Applications, drilling the skulls of his patients and injecting drugs into their brain to create psychotic killing-machines. Isolated on an island and left to his own devices, Dr Howell is about to have a deadly visitor...

Shot in Auckland and Waiheke Island, New Zealand at the end of 1983, DEATH WARMED UP was reviled by conservatives but adored by fans around the world, becoming a cult hit in the home video era. Directed by David Blyth (ANGEL MINE) and written by Michael Heath (NEXT OF KIN), DEATH WARMED is a relentless assault of bold and startling images, unimaginable horror and driving soundtrack.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 80 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 Surround Sound

  • Audio commentary with Director David Blyth and Writer Michael Heath.
  • I'LL GET YOU ALL: Interview with actor David Letch.
  • Deleted/Missing scenes with optional audio commentary.
  • Original New Zealand 4:3 VHS cut
  • Interview featurette with David Blyth and Michael Heath
  • Theatrical trailer
  • VHS Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Image gallery


FREEDOM (1982)

Synopsis: From the award-winning director of Shine, Scott Hicks, comes this seminal Australian road movie tracing one man's search for speed..and freedom. Ron (Jon Blake - ANZACS, THE LIGHTHORSEMEN) is an angry young man with few work prospects having been sacked from his latest factory job. Rebelling against a society that offers him little hope, he lapses into fantasies of driving the highway in a sports car with a beautiful girl and decides finally to steal the Porsche of his dreams.

Ron escapes onto the open road and along the way meets the errant Sally (Jad Capelja - PUBERTY BLUES), who wants to retrieve her baby sent to live with foster parents. Chased by the law and their own demons, both risk all in a last attempt to fulfil their dreams. This retro Australian film classic features an all-star cast including Charles Bud Tingwell (INNOCENCE), Chris Haywood (JINDABYNE) and Candy Raymond (DON'S PARTY), while the fast-paced soundtrack was composed by Cold Chisel's Don Walker.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 98 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 2.0 Dolby Digital

  • Theatrical trailer.
  • Umbrella trailers.



Synopsis: Set in gold rush-era Victoria, and based on a true story, this violent, rollicking portrayal of infamous Irish outlaw Dan Morgan, a bravura performance from an intense Dennis Hopper (EASY RIDER, APOCALYPSE NOW) is a classic of Australia's '70s cinema renaissance. A prospector who turns to crime and opium after failing at gold mining, Dan Morgan spends six brutal years in prison before terrorizing country Victoria with a young Aboriginal, David Gulpilil (WALKABOUT, THE TRACKER).

Having escaped into NSW, the bush ranger and his accomplice easily dodge the police and mercilessly intimidate the wealthy land owners but wracked by madness and a lust to avenge an earlier attack from an irate squatter, the notorious Mad Dog makes a perilous journey back into Victoria. Combining an all-star Australian cast, including Jack Thompson, Bill Hunter and John Hargreaves, with a brilliant Dennis Hopper who called the role one of his great life experiences - director Philippe Mora (COMMUNION, HOWLING III) creates one of the great period action dramas.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 98 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio

  • All-new audio commentary with Director Philippe Mora and Jake Wilson, author of Australian Screen Classics: MAD DOG MORGAN!
  • Alternate audio commentary with Director Philippe Mora.
  • HOPPING MAD: Looking Back on Mad Dog Morgan.
  • Extended interviews from NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD: Philippe Mora, producer Jeremy Thomas, camera operator John Seale and cast members Jack Thompson, Roger Ward and Graeme Blundell.
  • Interview with Dennis Hopper by Philippe Mora.
  • Radio interview with Philippe Mora.
  • Trailer
  • Image gallery



Synopsis: A visionary boy, Griffin (Hamish Gough - AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE) leads five men from the 14th Century into a 20th Century city. Their quest: to save their village before sunrise. It is Cumbria 1348, the year of the Black Death. A medieval mining village lives in fear of the advancing plague. Griffin's older brother, Connor (Bruce Lyons) returns from the outside world in a state of despair, until Griffin tells of his dream – and reveals the only hope of survival. Make a tribute to God. Place a spire on a distant cathedral. Do it before dawn or the village is lost.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 91 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 2.0 Dolby Digital

  • Audio commentary with actor Paul Livingston and Production Designer Sally Campbell!
  • PATH OF THE NAVIGATOR: VINCENT'S ODYSSEY (40-minute interview featurette with Director, Vincent Ward).
  • Trailer
  • Image Gallery


Also available this month from UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT:
As usual, all of the DVDs and mentioned in this post can be ordered directly from UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT, and are often Region Free!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 04/02/2019!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Welcome to April 2019 fellow collectors of physical media! The month is starting off slow with a slew of indie and direct-to-DVD titles, plus some anime offerings and a handful of big releases!

Paramount comes out swinging with BUMBLEBEE, their enjoyable reboot of the TRANSFORMERS franchise! The 4K release comes with a Blu-ray and digital copy of the film, plus a mini comic book, tons of deleted scenes, and other cool extras!

The oddly dramatic THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT is now available on DVD & Blu-ray, TERRA FORMARS invades Arrow Video's U.S. catalog, Tom Selleck tries to prove that he's AN INNOCENT MAN in Kino Lorber's newest Blu-ray release, both animated HELLBOY films are now out on 4K UHD, and Scream Factory caps off the week with two new IFC Midnight titles, namely PLEDGE and RUST CREEK!

There's not much else to point out this week (except maybe the new mockbuster PET GRAVEYARD), but be sure to scroll down to see all of this week's newest DVD and Blu-ray titles!

A Breath Away
Dragon Ball Super: Part Seven
The Fantastic Mr. Fox (The Criterion Collection)
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot
A World of Worlds

Adventures at the Chocolate Factory
Anyone You Can Do I Can Do Better
Basilisks: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls - Part One
Bumblebee & The Transformers: 6-Movie Collection
Chaos Dragon: The Complete Series
Dances With Dragons: The Complete Series
The Golden Head (Flicker Alley - 4/5)
Golden Kamuy: Season One
Hellboy Animated Double Feature (4K UHD)
Help I Shrunk My Teacher
An Innocent Man (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Pledge (Scream Factory)
Rust Creek (Scream Factory)
Space Battleship Tiramisu: Season One
Terra Formars (Arrow Video)

Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Ninth Season
The Banished
Burning Kiss
The Criers of Lorena
Film Noir Collection: Vol. 1 (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Isle
The Man With the Magic Box
The Mummy Reborn
No Surrender
Pet Graveyard
Red Island
Scare BnB
Seven in Heaven
Terror 5
Tooth Fairy

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Now Available on Blu-ray from Scream Factory: PLEDGE and RUST CREEK!


I know I've said this before, but Scream's IFC Midnight titles seem to be getting better and better with every batch, and these two latest additions to their catalog are no exceptions! PLEDGE looks to put a fun collegiate spin on "torture porn" films, while RUST CREEK is a survival thriller that features a young woman evading meth-head rednecks in the woods! Both films are now available on Blu-ray - add them to your collections today!

PLEDGE (2019)

Synopsis: Three friends get the chance to live their college dream when they're invited to join an elite fraternity — but first they'll have to survive the hazing from hell. Freshman social misfits Ethan (Phillip Andre Botello), David (Zack Weiner), and Justin (Zachery Byrd) are desperate to improve their terminally uncool reputations by pledging to one of their university's prestigious Greek houses.

When every frat on campus turns them down, they are unexpectedly recruited by a shadowy social club offering them access to an exclusive world of raging parties, eligible coeds, and VIP social status. The catch? A sadistic initiation ritual that goes from depraved to deadly over the course of forty-eight booze-and-blood-soaked hours.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 78 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio - ?

  • Commentary With Director Daniel Robbins, Producer Mark Rapaport, Co-Producer Michael Gelfand, And Actors Zachery Byrd, Zack Weiner, And Aaron Dalla Villa!
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Music Video
  • Theatrical Trailer
PLEDGE is now available on Blu-ray (and DVD) wherever discs are sold, and should cost $18 - $23! Get yourself a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY's online store!


Synopsis: An ordinary woman must summon extraordinary courage to survive a nightmare odyssey in the backwoods of Rust Creek in this harrowing survival thriller. Sawyer (Hermione Corfield) is an ambitious, overachieving college senior with a seemingly bright future.

While on her way to a job interview, a wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the frozen Kentucky woods. Suddenly, she finds herself facing her own mortality as she’s punished by the elements and pursued by a band of ruthless outlaws. With nowhere left to run, Sawyer is forced into an uneasy alliance with Lowell (Jay Paulson), an enigmatic loner with shadowy intentions... and perhaps her only chance to escape Rust Creek alive.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 108 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio - ?

  • Cast & Crew Interviews
  • Rust Creek – Behind the Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
RUST CREEK is also now available on Blu-ray (and DVD), and goes for between $18 - $21. You can order it today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.