Wednesday, June 26, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 06/25/2019!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Welcome Vault Dwellers to the final Stock Your Vault post of June 2019! Though there isn't a huge number of new titles out today, the quality certainly makes up for the quantity as all of our favorite genre labels cap the month off with some fantastic new releases!

Arrow Video hits us with a one-two punch of DOUBLE FACE and their Limited Edition AMERICAN HORROR PROJECT: VOLUME 2 boxed set, which contains DARK AUGUST, DREAM NO EVIL, and THE CHILD, while Garagehouse Pictures drops their latest obscurity onto Blu-ray disc, namely FOES.

Unearthed Films finally brings THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON to Blu-ray disc, and Blue Underground impresses with their new 3-Disc Limited Edition of THE NEW YORK RIPPER. Meanwhile, Kino Lorber unleashes a sortie of new titles to their catalog, including THE WILD HEART / GONE TO EARTH, DIVORCED DAD, David Lynch's LOST HIGHWAY, and MIDNIGHT LACE.

But Severin Films and Scream Factory are the big winners this week (at least in my eyes), with each boasting a trio of crazy new titles! Severin brings THE BEAST IN HEAT, NIGHT KILLER, and ROBOWAR (with soundtrack CD!) to both DVD & Blu-ray disc! Not to be outdone, Scream Factory fires back with MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS, and Collector's Editions of Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO, and Fred Dekker's beloved sci-fi/horror classic NIGHT OF THE CREEPS!

There are other titles of interest, so be sure to scroll down and scope out the full roster of this week's latest DVD & Blu-ray releases!

The Beast in Heat (Severin Films)
The Believers (Olive Films)
Divorced Dad (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Furie (Well Go USA)
Hedwig & The Angry Inch (Criterion Collection)
Heroes Shed No Tears
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (Olive Films)
Megalobox: Season 1
Night Killer (Severin Films)
Robowar (Limited Edition w/CD - Severin Films)
The Wild Heart / Gone to Earth (Kino Lorber Studio Classics Double Feature)

American  Horror Project: Volume 2 (3-Disc Limited Edition - Arrow Video)
Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier - The Complete Series
The Dark Side of the Moon (Unearthed Films)
Double Face (Arrow Video)
Fatso (Shout Select)
Foes (Garagehouse Pictures)
Gaslight (Warner Archive Collection)
The Green Inferno (Collector's Edition)
Lost Highway (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar: The Complete Series
Midnight Lace (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Monster on the Campus (Scream Factory)
The New York Ripper (3-Disc Limited Edition - Blue Underground)
Night of the Creeps (Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)
Overlord III: Season 3
Royal Space Force
The Running Man (Fabulous Films - Import)
Selector Infected WIXOSS: Season One
Selector Infected WIXOSS: Season Two
Voodoo Man (Fabulous Films - Import)

13 Graves
Demon Squad
The Seventh Page (Director's Cut)
Turner's Island

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A Bloody Jazz & Rock Rumble! - Classic "B-Movie" Soundtrack LPs are Coming in August!


With the revitalization of vinyl records, I guess it was only a matter of time before somebody dredged up some tunes from cautionary tales of teenage rebellion! On August 23rd, 2019, Modern Harmonic (teaming with Something Weird Video) is releasing the soundtracks to DATE BAIT and HIGH SCHOOL CAESAR! So if you're a fan of movies about the dangers of teenage angst, and you also happen to collect records, then these two highly collectible LPs will be right up your alley!

DATE BAIT (1960)

Soundtrack Info: Nicholas Carras’ powerhouse score for this angst-filled flick is a tapestry of sounds from fast, jazzy pieces, dark and suspenseful moments, breezy traveling music, and the optimistic ending. The soundtrack also features the earworm of a title cut that will have you pappa do do wah-ing along.

  • First ever LP release of this rock & jazz soundtrack!  
  • Includes a DVD of the entire film plus bonus goodies including a cut to sync with your LP!  
  • Includes a zine style insert with liners and photos!  
  • Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent audio and pressed at Third Man in Detroit!
  • INCLUDES: "Date Bait Baby" by Reggie Perkins and a mad barrage of beatnik bongo jazz & rock from the Nicholas Carras Soundtrack Collection!
Film Synopsis: (From Wikipedia) Two confused teenagers are in love and want to get hitched, but their uptight parents say "no way!" The couple finds themselves on the sleazy side of town, where they are victimized by the new bride's hoodlum ex-boyfriend and his psychotic drug-addicted brother! The teens must also contend with other assorted criminals, including drug dealers and mobsters!

The DATE BAIT LP comes with everything seen here!


Soundtrack Info: The true star of HIGH SCHOOL CAESAR is its dark and tense compositions, and wild, bongo-driven percussion of the Nicholas Carras score! This soundtrack collects three rare, blistering rockers featured in the film, and delinquent lines of dialog from the harrowing tale along with the prime cuts of the score!

  • First ever LP release of this rock & jazz soundtrack!  
  • Includes a DVD of the entire film plus bonus goodies including a cut to sync with your LP!  
  • Includes a zine style insert with liners and photos!  
  • Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent audio and pressed at Third Man in Detroit! 
  • INCLUDES: "High School Caesar" by Reggie Perkins,  "I Fell For Your Line Baby" by Johnny Faire, "Lookin' Waitin' Searchin' Hopin'" by Reggie Olson, and a mad barrage of beatnik bongo jazz & rock from the Nicholas Carras Soundtrack Collection!
Film Synopsis: (From IMDB) Matt Stevens is the big man at high school. He sweats the students for protection money, acquires copies of tests for a fee, and has rigged the votes so he can beat Kelly in the election for student president. Aside from his anointed acolytes, Matt is almost universally despised. His parents are obscenely rich and spend their time traveling in Europe rather than giving him the parental guidance he needs. Things begin to get ugly when some of the teens resist his power and show Matt up at a drag race.

As stated earlier, these two LPs from the glorious power triad of Modern Harmonic, Something Weird Video, and the Nicholas Carras estate, will be available on August 23rd! Both releases are priced at $24.98, and will be available through Modern Harmonic's website and! I think this is a really cool and unique idea, and here's hoping that these releases gather an audience so we get more b-movie records in the future! Speaking of which, also be on the lookout for LP/DVD releases for two more Something Weird oddities/obscurities, namely SPACE THING and MR. PETER'S PETS!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 06/18/2019!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings fellow collectors of physical media to the latest edition of the News Vault's STOCK YOUR VAULT column! This week is kind of heavy on anime, and light on exploitation cinema, but as usual there are some definite must-haves lurking within this week's slate of new releases!

Jordan Peele's US arrives on DVD & Blu-ray today, THE SCORPION KING makes its 4K UHD debut, and Shout! Factory re-releases Volume XI of their MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 Collection!

The Simon Pegg / Nick Frost Horror-Comedy SLAUGHTERHOUSE RULEZ quietly made its way to Region 1 DVD, Arrow UK released THE SENDER to Blu-ray disc, and AGFA premieres its crazy double-feature set of WAKALIWOOD SUPA ACTION VOLUME I: WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX? & BAD BLACK!

And though Kino Lorber Studio Classics has trounced all the other labels this week with a whopping SIX new titles (SLAYGROUND, THE SILENT PARTNER, THIRST, ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE, THE BRINK'S JOB, and THE BORDER), Scream Factory wins the week with their new Blu of THE MONOLITH MONSTERS, plus the first volume of their new UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION series, which features THE BLACK CAT, THE RAVEN, THE INVISIBLE RAY, and BLACK FRIDAY!

There's not too much else out this week, but be sure to scroll down to view the full roster of new DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs!

The Nightmare Gallery
The Silent Partner (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Slayground (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)

Basquash: The Complete Collection
The Border (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Brink's Job (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Buddy Complex: The Complete Series
Corvette Summer (Warner Archive Collection)
Diamidalar: Prince V.S. Penguin Empire - The Complete Series
Love Tyrant: The Complete Series
Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre
The Monolith Monsters (Scream Factory)
Noein: The Complete Series
One Piece: Adventures of Nebulandia
Ordeal by Innocence (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Running Man (1963 - Arrow Academy)
The Scorpion King (4K UHD)
The Sender (Arrow Video UK - Region B)
Thirst (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Under Fire (Eureka Classics - Region B)
Universal Horror Collection Volume I (Scream Factory)
Wakaliwood Supa Action Volume I: Who Killed Captain Alex? & Bad Black (AGFA)

Apocalypse Island
Between the Trees
The Carpenter's House
Derangement (Unrated)
Ghost Light
Hallowed Ground
Lords of Chaos
Mad in Italy
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XI
Slaughterhouse Rulez

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Ice-T is Haunted by CLINTON ROAD - Now in Select Theaters and Available on Demand!


Clinton Road has earned itself quite the reputation over the decades as a hotspot for paranormal occurrences, Satanic rituals, and multiple sightings of ghosts and strange creatures. (And as an added bonus, it's rumored to be a dumping ground for murder victims!) Though much of the legends surrounding this desolate stretch of road are the products of overactive imaginations, it's not surprising that it has inspired someone to shoot a film based upon this spooky locale!

Synopsis: When a firefighter's wife mysteriously goes missing on an actual haunted road in rural New Jersey, he and his sister in law seek closure by employing a Haitian witch doctor to contact her spirit but are hunted by the entities of past victims looking to leave purgatory by collecting fresh souls.

CLINTON ROAD was scripted by Derek Ross Mackay, directed by Steve Stanulis and Richard Grieco, and stars internationally acclaimed musician and actor Ice-T (NEW JACK CITY, Law & Order: SVU, BLOODRUNNERS), James DeBello (CABIN FEVER, DETROIT ROCK CITY), Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos, GOODFELLAS), and Erin O'Brien (PERNICIOUS, KILLING JOAN).

Ace Young (Bones), Katie Morrison (The Blacklist), Bo Dietl (Vinyl), and Oscar Nominee Eric Roberts also star. Grieco, Noel Ashman and Steve Stanulis produce.

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

CLINTON ROAD is currently playing in select theaters (visit Fandango to see if it's playing near you!) and available on various Video On Demand services (including Amazon Instant Video). A DVD release in the near future is likely, but has yet to be announced! For more details, visit the official CLINTON ROAD Facebook page!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Umbrella Entertainment's June 2019 New Releases!


Before I start showcasing Umbrella's newest titles, I'd like to list off their May releases that I failed to report on last month, which included: ARCTIC, THE RARE BREED, CASH & COMPANY / TANDARRA, SIDECAR RACERS (Ozploitation Classics), KRULL (featured in its original aspect ratio for the first time!), and STEAMBOY. Moving on then....

As of June 5th, our friends at Umbrella Entertainment unleashed the full fury of Jason Blade in Brian Trenchard-Smith's double feature of DAY OF THE PANTHER & STRIKE OF THE PANTHER! Also available from Umbrella this month: METROPOLIS (which is based upon Osamu Tezuka's comic of the same name), Universal's THE BLACK CAT (featuring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi!), LORDS OF CHAOS the "Story of True Norwegian Black Metal," and Tom DeSimone's REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS!

* On July 3rd, Umbrella is releasing two new awesome trailer compilations: DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM: DEAD BY DAWN and DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM: WITH A VENGEANCE! DEAD BY DAWN focuses on Horror and T&A flicks while the other volume is all about Action and Sci-Fi!

* Also available on July 3rd is GOODBYE PARADISE. Part of Umbrella's continuing Ozploitation Classics line, this detective thriller follows a cynical ex-cop that is searching for a politician's missing daughter amidst the backdrop of political corruption and murder!

* On July 8th, Umbrella releases Jackie Chan's WHO AM I? to Blu-ray disc! This film features an amnestic Chan trying to regain his memory and take down a double agent.

* Later this year on September 4th, THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT makes its Australian Blu-ray debut. The disc appears to be bare bones.


Synopsis: Horror icons Boris Karloff (FRANKENSTEIN) and Bela Lugosi (DRACULA) star in the shocking classic THE BLACK CAT, based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. After a bus crash on a lonely Austrian road, American honeymooners, Joan (Jacqueline Wells) and Peter Alison (David Manners) are forced to spend the night at the house of Poelzig (Karloff), a sinister looking man who is engage in an intense feud with Dr. Werdegast (Lugosi), whom the couple met on the Orient Express.

Held captive in the mausoleum against their will, they soon discover that Poelzig is the high priest at Black MAss and has chosen Joan to be the Devil's bride. The couple is then faced with trying to escape the unspeakable treachery culminating in an unforgettable climax to this horror classic.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Black & White | 65 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 2.0 Dual Mono

  • None.


Synopsis: Get ready for an Ozploitation double-bill like you’ve never seen before! Shot on location in Hong Kong and Australia, DAY OF THE PANTHER and its sequel, STRIKE OF THE PANTHER, explode from the screen in a flurry of bloody fists, spiked bats, nunchucks and mullets! Packed with dangerous stunts and muscle cars smoking it up on suburban Perth streets, DAY and STRIKE are a double-bill of rarely seen Ozploitation mayhem that will leave you gasping to rewind and check what you have just seen.

Starring Australian screen icons, John Stanton, Rowena Wallace and Michael Carman, Umbrella Entertainment have dug deep into the vaults of Australian cult cinema to unearth this indie assault, filmed back-to-back in Australia's bicentennial year of 1988.
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith (THE MAN FROM HONG KONG, FROG DREAMING), these long forgotten Australian action gems have been resurrected and scanned in 4K from their original 35mm interpositive elements. For the first time, these cult time-capsules have been remastered in HD and presented in their original aspect ratios.

Martial-arts expert, Jason Blade (Edward John Stazak) goes after a criminal gang and its boss, who were responsible for the death of his partner.

Jason Blade is back! After rescuing the daughter of prominent businessman David Summers, from a brothel in Dalkeith, he forms the Crime Task Force to assist in the capture of Jim Baxter (James Richards, AGENT PROVOCATEUR). When Baxter kidnaps Blade's girlfriend, Gemma Anderson (Paris Jefferson, THE COUNSELOR) Blades seeks revenge but Baxter has found refuge in a deserted power station and wired it with enough explosives to destroy half of Perth.

Disc Specs:
Rated M | Color | 180 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio

  • Trailers


Synopsis: USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack through 5 incidents 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. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near, which provokes and puts pressure on Jack, he is - contrary to all logic - set on taking greater and greater chances.

Along the way we experience Jack's descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge - a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and in-depth explanations of, for Jack, dangerous and difficult maneuvers.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 153 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 5.1 Dolby Surround

  • None.


Synopsis: The story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners: a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM.

Oslo, 1987, Seventeen-year-old Euronymous is determined to escape his idyllic Scandinavian hometown and create "true Norwegian black metal" with his band, MAYHEM. He's joined by equally fanatical youths - Dead and Varg. Believing that they're on the cusp of a musical revolution, the group gets even darker driven by the black metal dogma to spread evil.

They begin burning down churches and stealing tombstones for their record store. But when the excess catches up with them and Euronymous takes more credit than he's earned for the group's violent acts, Varg, fresh out of jail, arranges for a dark encounter to settle the score and ultimately determine who the darkest black metal musician is.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 118 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 5.1 Dolby Digital

  • None.


Synopsis: Brace yourself for a totally new experience in cutting-edge animation. Based on the classic comic created by Osamu Tezuka (ASTRO-BOY), written by Japanese anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA) and directed by Rintaro (GALAXY EXPRESS 999), Metropolis is a spectacular film featuring stunning imagery and unforgettable characters.

In the industrial, tri-level world of Metropolis, Duke Red is a powerful leader with plans to unveil a highly advanced robot named Tima. But Duke Red's violent son, Rock, distrusts robots and intends to find and destroy Tima.

Lost in the confusing labyrinth beneath Metropolis Tima is beginning a sweet friendship with the young nephew of a Japanese detective. But when Duke Red separates the two innocents, Tima's life - and the fate of the universe - is dangerously at stake.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 108 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0

  • The Making of Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis documentary
  • Filmmaker Interview
  • Animation Comparisons: Comparison 1: City View, Comparison 2: Wheel Room
  • Trailer
  • Promotional Trailer


Synopsis: Enter Pridemore Juvenile Facility and you can look forward to a world without windows, without the possibility of escape and without hope. A claustrophobic world bursting at the seams with pent-up aggression and caged terror.

Jenny Williams, a young first-time offender, learns hard and fast that the rules of the outside world don’t apply at this reform school. Warden Sutter (Sybil Danning) rules with an iron fist. Edna (Pat Ast), dictates sadistic order and Charlie (Wendy O. Williams), the unofficial head of the cell-block, preys on the weak. At Pridemore, even “solitary” is preferable to the beating and sexual abuse that run rampant in the cell-blocks.

Do Jenny and her close-knit group of friends stand a chance in such brutal surrounding? Can they even hope to escape with their health and sanity? And will they live long enough to tell the horrible truth of Pridemore’s atrocities? The answers lie in the action-packed conclusion of REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS.

Disc Specs:
Rated M | Color | 95 minutes | Region Free
Video - 480p Widescreen (16:9)
Audio - 2.0 Dual Mono

  • None.

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!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 06/11/2019!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings Vault Dwellers and welcome to the triumphant return of the News Vault's weekly STOCK YOUR VAULT column! A few weeks ago yours truly was on vacation, and then mere days after returning home, Vault HQ was hacked and taken out of commission for several days! But have no fear, the Vault is back and better than ever, and regular updates have resumed!

This week saw an impressive number of great new releases from all of our favorite labels: I really hope you have some expendable income to dip into gang! Steve Kostanski's LEPRECHAUN RETURNS finally gets a release on physical media, Marvel/Disney brings CAPTAIN MARVEL to Blu-ray and 4K UHD, and Universal's seemingly forgotten CAPTIVE STATE quietly comes to home video.

Scream Factory flexes some major muscle this week with their new Collector's Editions of THE ENTITY and FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN, plus a brand new Limited Edition Steelbook of Joe Dante's PIRANHA, while their parent company brings the pseudo-biography of The Village People, CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC, to Blu-ray disc! Not to be outdone, Kino Lorber Studio Classics fires back with the Michael Caine vehicle KIDNAPPED, Michael Crichton's PURSUIT, and a Special Edition of THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS!

But the creme de la creme this week has to be Sony's 5-Disc Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook of GHOSTBUSTERS I & II! While the set contains the previous extras (and audio & video clarity) of the previous 4K discs, there are now over TWO HOURS of new extras! This may very well be the definite release for these films, so be sure to snap it up before it goes out of print!

Also available today: Redemption Films' DEVIL'S KISS, Synapse's SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS, Full Moon Features' EVIL BONG 666 and EVIL BONG 777, Cult Epics' MY NIGHTS WITH SUSAN, SANDRA, OLGA, and JULIE, and Arrow UK's new Blu-ray of DEF-CON 4!

There are still plenty of other new new DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K discs now available that I haven't even mentioned yet - To see the full list be sure to scroll down!

The 27 Club
Captain Marvel
Captive State
Devil's Kiss (Redemption Films)
Hozuki's Coolheadedness 2
Kidnapped (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Kill Order
Leprechaun Returns
Pursuit (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Soul Copyright

Berserk: The Complete Series
Can't Stop the Music (Shout! Factory)
The Concessionaires Must Die!
Def-Con 4 (Arrow UK - Region B)
The Entity (Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)
Evil Bong 666 (Full Moon Features)
Evil Bong 777 (Full Moon Features)
Fast Five (4K UHD)
Fast & Furious (2009 - 4K UHD)
The Fast & The Furious: 8-Film Collection (4K UHD)
Final Stab (Massacre Video)
Frankenstein Created Woman (Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)
Ghostbusters & Ghostbusters II (Limited Edition Steelbook - 4K UHD)
The Godfather Trilogy: Corleone Legacy Edition
Kamisama Kiss: Season One
Lord Marksman and Vanadis: The Complete Series
My Nights With Susan, Sandra, Olga, & Julie (Cult Epics)
Piranha (Limited Edition Steelbook - Scream Factory)
Slaughter of the Innocents (Synapse Films)
Star Trek Trilogy: The Kelvin Timeline
Terror in Resonance: The Complete Series
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 - Limited Edition Steelbook)
They Might Be Giants (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Tokyo ESP: The Complete Series

60 Seconds to Die
The Adult Version of Jekyll & Hyde (Special Edition - Something Weird Video)
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.: The Complete Series
Alien Psychosis
Chained Girls / Daughters of Lesbos (Special Edition - Something Weird Video)
Crisis Hotline
The Dark Side of the Moon
Deadly Strangers
Evil Deeds
Metamorphosis (2012)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season 2 (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Naked Massacre (1976 - Uncut)
Naruto Shippuden Uncut Set 38
Nemesis 5: The New Model
One More Shot
The Possession Diaries
The Red Rider (The Complete Serial)
Shanty Tramp (Cheezy Flicks)
Timeless: Season 2 Finale
V: The Final Battle

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Definitive Release for GHOSTBUSTERS & GHOSTBUSTERS II is Here!


While I am tired of constantly upgrading the favorite films in my collection, I have to say that this is one double-dip that feels like it's worth it! Both classic GHOSTBUSTERS movies in 4K, with over two hours of new, never-before-seen extras?! All I have to say to that is: "I ain't 'fraid of no price!" Let's take a closer look at this new release fellow Ghostheads!

Synopses: The classic supernatural comedies that defined a generation: GHOSTBUSTERS and GHOSTBUSTERS II, together in a limited edition 4K Blu-ray Steelbook with never-before-seen special features! In the original GHOSTBUSTERS, Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) go freelance, de-haunting houses in a new ghost removal service. As soon as they open their doors, their first order of business becomes saving beautiful cellist Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and nerdy Louis Tully (Rick Moranis), who've inadvertently opened the gates of hell…right in their own apartment building! Then in GHOSTBUSTERS II, the superstars of the supernatural reunite to battle an enormous underground river of slime that threatens New York City!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 105 minutes | Region Free
Video - 2160p Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio - English: Dolby Atmos & Dolby TrueHD 7.1 + multiple foreign language tracks featured in Dolby Digital 5.1

Rated PG | Color | 108 minutes | Region Free
Video - 2160p Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio - English: Dolby Atmos & Dolby TrueHD 7.1 + multiple foreign language tracks featured in Dolby Digital 5.1

  • NEW! Fan Commentary featuring Troy Benjamin and Chris Stewart (Interdimensional Crossrip podcast), Ashley Victoria Robinson (Geek History Lesson podcast), and Sean Bishop (Ghostbusters prop replica expert), moderated by Ghost Corps' Eric Reich!
  • NEW! 6 Rare & Newly Unearthed Deleted Scenes, including the long-requested Fort Detmerring scenes! (Also includes Raw Takes for the Central Park Bums sequence!)
  • NEW! 1984 ShoWest Exhibitor Reel, featuring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd pitching an early reel of footage to theatrical exhibitors!
  • NEW! Full Ghostbusters TV Commercial from the film!
  • NEW! Ghostbusters TV Commercial Outtakes!
  • NEW! A Moment With the Stars – Original EPK Featurette!
  • NEW! Original Domestic Teaser Trailer!
  • NEW! Original Stereo Audio for the Feature (Blu-ray only)!
  • Commentary featuring Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis and Joe Medjuck
  • Slimer Mode Picture-in-Picture Track
  • "Tricks and Trivia" Text Commentary
  • 10 Deleted Scenes
  • Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective
  • 1984 Featurette
  • SFX Featurette
  • Cast and Crew Featurette
  • Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car
  • Multi-Angle Explorations
  • Storyboard Comparison
  • Alternate TV Version Takes
  • "Ghostbusters" Music Video by Ray Parker, Jr.
  • Photo Galleries
  • Trailers

  • NEW! Commentary featuring Director Ivan Reitman, Star/Co-Writer Dan Aykroyd and Executive Producer Joe Medjuck!
  • NEW! The Oprah Winfrey Show: Cast of Ghostbusters II – June 1989!
  • NEW! Full Ghostbusters II Theatrical EPK!
  • NEW! Rare Unfinished Teaser Trailer – featuring the full commercial from the film!
  • NEW! Original Stereo Audio for the Feature (Blu-ray only)!
  • 7 Deleted Scenes
  • Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond
  • "On Our Own" Music Video by Bobby Brown
  • Photo Galleries
  • Trailers
Sony's Limited Edition 5-Disc Steelbook of GHOSTBUSTERS and GHOSTBUSTERS II is now available wherever movies are sold, and should cost between $43 - $46! With the addition of all the new extras, plus the clarity of 4K and Dolby Atmos, this is probably the closest thing we will ever see to a definitive release for these films! Order yourself a copy now from AMAZON or BULL MOOSE and rejoice in knowing that a new sequel (with the original castmembers) is on the horizon!

Scream Factory's Trio of June 11th Titles are Must-Haves for Collectors!


It's week's like this, that I wish I had way more expendable income! On June 11th (i.e. tomorrow!) Scream Factory is unleashing new Collector's Editions of THE ENTITY and FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN (both of which I really need to see), as well as a Limited Edition Steelbook of Joe Dante's PIRANHA, which comes with a new 4K transfer, Roger Corman commentary, and (if you order directly from Shout! Factory) an exclusive lithograph! Continue reading about this trio of new releases to get even more excited Vault Dwellers!


Synopsis: Oscar-nominee Barbara Hershey (the INSIDIOUS series, BLACK SWAN) stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother whose life becomes a nightmare when she is attacked in her bedroom by someone – or something – that she cannot see. Disbelieved by her friends and dismissed by skeptical psychiatrists, Carla begins to lose her grip as she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and even in front of her children. Could this be a case of hysteria, a manifestation of childhood sexual trauma, or something even more horrific? Seeking help from a group of daring parapsychologists, Carla will attempt an unthinkable experiment: to seduce, trap and ultimately capture the depraved spectral fury that is THE ENTITY.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 125 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo 2.0, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio 4.1

  • NEW! Inner Strength – An Interview With Actress Barbara Hershey!
  • NEW! Seeing Is Believing – An Interview With Actor David Labiosa!
  • NEW! High Dread – An Interview With Composer Charles Bernstein!
  • NEW! Spirits & Sprocket Holes – An Interview With Editor Frank J. Urioste!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Author/Filmmaker Daniel Kremer (Sidney J. Furie: Life And Films)!
  • Trailers From Hell – The Entity With Audio Commentary By Luca Guadagnino (Suspiria - 2018)!
  • The Entity Files Featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Original TV Spots
  • Original Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
THE ENTITY will be available at most Blu-ray retailers on Tuesday, June 11th and should cost between $25 - $28! Get your copy of this supernatural rape-fest now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY (which also comes with an 18 x 24 poster of the new cover artwork)!


Synopsis: She's a vision of loveliness ... with a murderous mission from beyond the grave!

In this "most conceptually wild and outrightly science-fictional of the Hammer Frankenstein films" (Moria Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review), Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Hertz (Thorley Walters) are embarking upon an experiment to capture the souls of the dead and impose them into other bodies. When their assistant, Hans (Robert Morris), is unjustly accused of murdering his girlfriend Christina's father and is himself put to death, the two men claim his body and trap his soul in their laboratory. Meanwhile, Christina (Susan Denberg) is consumed with grief over the death of her beloved Hans and commits suicide.

Frankenstein and Dr. Hertz are able to transfer Hans' soul into Christina's healed body, which results in a vision of beauty. Their experiment appears successful until Frankenstein discovers that Christina's seductive appetites are being driven by the spirit of Hans and his passion for revenge ...

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 92 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

  • NEW! 2K Scan From The Original Film Elements!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman And Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr!
  • NEW! Interview With Actor Robert Morris!
  • NEW! Interview With Camera Assistant/Clapper Loader Eddie Collins And 2nd Assistant Director Joe Marks!
  • Audio Commentary By Actors Derek Fowlds, Robert Morris, And Film Historian Jonathan Rigby!
  • World Of Hammer Episode The Curse Of Frankenstein.
  • World Of Hammer Episode Hammer Stars: Peter Cushing.
  • Hammer Glamour Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Galleries – Movie Stills, Posters, And Lobby Cards
It's great to see another Hammer Horror title make it to Blu-ray! (Even better? There are a lot more coming later this year!) Scream's Collector's Edition of FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN arrives on Blu-ray on June 11th at most Blu-ray retailers, and should cost between $25 - $28! Add this classic Horror titles to your collection now by ordering it from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY (which will also net you a cool 18 x 24 poster featuring this disc's new artwork)!


Synopsis: While searching for missing teenagers, novice skip tracer Maggie McKeown (Heather Menzies) and one of the locals, town boozer Paul Grogan (Bradford Dillman) stumble upon a top-secret Army laboratory doing genetic research on piranha fish for the purpose of developing biological warfare. When they are accidentally released from the compound, the deadly school of eating machines head downstream and eat everything, and anything, in their path.

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the river ...

PIRANHA features a stellar group of talent in front of as well as behind the camera. The top-notch cast of cult stars includes Kevin McCarthy (INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS), Barbara Steele (BLACK SUNDAY), Belinda Balaski (THE HOWLING), Dick Miller (A BUCKET OF BLOOD), Paul Bartel (EATING RAOUL) and Richard Deacon (The Dick Van Dyke Show).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 92 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English: LPCM 2.0 & Dolby Digital 2.0

  • NEW! 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative Approved By Director Joe Dante!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Executive Producer Roger Corman!
  • Audio Commentary With Director Joe Dante And Producer Jon Davison.
  • The Making Of Piranha – Interviews With Executive Producer Roger Corman, Director Joe Dante, And Actors Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski And More...
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Bloopers And Outtakes
  • Stills Galleries
  • Behind-The-Scenes Photo Gallery Featuring Photos From Creature Designer/Animator Phil Tippett's Archives.
  • Additional Scenes From The TV Version
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
Ugh, I really hate to double-dip but the new Corman commentary and 4K transfer (and gorgeous new artwork) are admittedly very enticing! Scream Factory's Limited Edition Steelbook is also available on the 11th and goes for between $20 - $25. Get it now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or from SHOUT! FACTORY (especially if you want the exclusive lithograph)!

Monday, June 10, 2019

LEPRECHAUN RETURNS to DVD & Blu-ray on June 11th!


The LEPRECHAUN series has had a surprising longevity, and has never been afraid to drop its antagonist into the most batsh*t crazy scenarios possible. From Las Vegas, to Outer Space, and even "Tha' Hood" Warwick Davis' beloved Leprechaun has pretty much done it all!

A reboot of the series, LEPRECHAUN ORIGINS, was released in 2014 and replaced Warwick Davis with Dylan Postl (aka WWE's "Hornswoggle") - Needless to say, it failed to impress both critics and fans. And now, we've gotten to the EIGHTH film in the Leprechaun saga courtesy of the SyFy Channel. Directed by Astron-6's Steven Kostanski, LEPRECHAUN RETURNS features Mark Holton (Ozzie Jones from the original film!) plus a new actor (Linden Porco) under the Leprechaun makeup! While I'm bummed that Warwick Davis did not return to his iconic role, Kostanski's involvement intrigues me enough to check this one out!

Synopsis: The deadly, wisecracking Leprechaun is back in all his gory glory. When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source, they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first he must recover his powers with a killing spree—and only the girls of AU can stop him.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 93 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - ?

  • Going Green with Director Steven Kostanski Featurette
  • Leprechaun Returns Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Still Gallery
LEPRECHAUN RETURNS arrives on both DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, June 11th and is debuting at the low price of just $10! If you're a fan of the series, or just an obsessive completionist, get yourself a copy of this film today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!