Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Scream Factory Caps off July 2019 with Humanoids and Hammer Horror!


SCREAM FACTORY OFFERS UP MUTANTS, VAMPIRES, ALIEN INVADERS, AND SLITHERY WOMEN WITH THEIR LATEST BLU-RAY OFFERINGS!

Jesus wept! How am I going to afford all of this?! Scream Factory just released FIVE new Blu-ray titles today, and being fresh off of vacation, I have no expendable income to purchase and enjoy these new discs!

First up is Roger Corman's HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP, which received a new 4K scan and comes in a gorgeous Steelbook! And as if that wasn't enough to sate us collectors, Scream Factory dropped four Hammer Horror titles today as well, including LUST FOR A VAMPIRE, QUATERMASS AND THE PIT, QUATERMASS II, and THE REPTILE! I know you're just as excited as I am Vault Dwellers, so read onward to get the full specs & extras for these new titles!

HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP (1980)

Synopsis: They're Not Human. Something evil is happening in the sleepy fishing village of Noyo. Fish-like humanoid creatures, spawned by mutant DNA, begin rising from the ocean looking to spawn with the local women. Scientist Susan Drake (Ann Turkel - THE CASSANDRA CROSSING), along with local fisherman Jim Hill (Doug McClure - THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT), looks for the cause of this invasion of creatures from the ocean floor.

When the annual Salmon Festival begins, some unwanted guests are about to crash the festivities. Also starring Vic Morrow (THE LAST SHARK, MESSAGE FROM SPACE), Cindy Weintraub (THE PROWLER) and Denise Galik (DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE!), the film features an early score from Academy Award–winning composer James Horner (AVATARBRAVEHART) and special effects/creature designs by Academy Award winner Rob Bottin (ROBOCOP, THE THING).

Disc Specs:
Unrated | Color | 80 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English: LPCM 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K REMASTER of The Uncut International Version From The Original Camera Negative!
  • The Making Of Humanoids From The Deep – Featuring Interviews With Executive Producer Roger Corman, Editor Mark Goldblatt, Second Unit Director James Sbardellati, Composer James Horner, Special Effects Artist Chris Walas, Actress Cindy Weintraub, and More!
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Leonard Maltin Interviews Roger Corman
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spot
  • Still Gallery
 Scream Factory's Limited Edition Steelbook of HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP is now available and should cost between $23 - $25. Treat yourself to this tale of mutant fish creatures who yearn to mate with human women and order a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




LUST FOR A VAMPIRE (1971)

Synopsis: A mysterious man performs the rites of black magic ... bringing the notorious female vampire Carmilla Karnstein back to life. Looking to quench her bloodlust for the fairer sex, she enrolls at an exclusive girl's school as the young debutante Mircalla (Yutte Stensgaard), and begins to feast on her fellow students as well as indulging in her unholy desires for a teacher...

With the death toll mounting at both the school and the nearby village, can anyone stop Carmilla's evil ways?

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1 & 1:66:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K Scan Of The Negative – Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.66:1 And 1.85:1!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary By Author/Film Historian Bruce Hallenbeck!
  • NEW! Interview With Actress Mel Churcher!
  • Audio Commentary By Director Jimmy Sangster, Star Suzanna Leigh, And Hammer Films Historian Marcus Hearn
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Galleries
It's always good to see more Hammer Horror on Blu-ray! LUST FOR A VAMPIRE is now available and should cost approximately $23! Get your copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or from SHOUT! FACTORY!




QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (1967)

Synopsis: Hobbs End, Knightsbridge, London. While working on a new subway tunnel for the London Underground, a group of construction workers uncover a strangely shaped skull. Nearby, another discovery: a large, mysterious and impenetrable metal object.

Initially mistaken for an unexploded bomb, the object and its strange power turn out to be far more horrific than anybody could have possibly imagined. Is it of this earth? Could it be the ancestral link to mankind's evolution? Or could it be an ancient link to the unleashing of the ultimate evil?

There's only one man capable of unraveling the clues, and his name is Professor Bernard Quatermass (Andrew Keir), a man of science who thrives on the dark mysteries of the world ...

Written by legendary screenwriter Nigel Kneale, QUATERMASS AND THE PIT is a seminal British sci-fi classic. For its U.S. release by 20th Century Fox, the film was retitled FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 97 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Film Historian Bruce G. Hallenbeck!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Filmmaker Constantine Nasr And Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman!
  • NEW! Interview With Actor Hugh Futcher!
  • NEW! Interview With Academy Award-Winning Special Effects Artist Brian Johnson (Alien)!
  • NEW! Interview With Clapper Loader Trevor Coop!
  • NEW! Interview With Focus Puller Bob Jordan!
  • Interview With Author Judith Kerr!
  • Interview With Actor Julian Glover!
  • Interview With Actor/Writer Mark Gatiss!
  • Interview With Filmmaker Joe Dante!
  • Interview With Author/Film Historian Kim Newman!
  • Interview With author/Hammer Film Historian Marcus Hearn!
  • Audio Commentary With Director Roy Ward Baker And Writer Nigel Kneale!
  • World of Hammer – Sci-Fi
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Alternate U.S. Credits
  • Still Gallery
QUATERMASS AND THE PIT is now available wherever discs are sold and should cost between $23 - $24! Order this Blu-ray ASAP from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




QUATERMASS II (1957)

Synopsis: Professor Quatermass returns in this sequel to THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT!

Quatermass II is the second and most talked about of the three science fiction stories written by Nigel Kneale and based on his critically acclaimed 1955 BBC series.

Professor Quatermass, played by Hollywood veteran Brian Donlevy (reprising his role from THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT) is Britain's most clever scientist. Investigating a series of bizarre incidents that have been reported from a deserted area, he finds a group of soldiers and government officials that appear to be controlled by aliens from another world.

When a close friend is brutally murdered by these beings, Quatermass leads a mob of local workers to a showdown with the extraterrestrials. The film was retitled ENEMY FROM SPACE for its U.S. theatrical release.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Black & White | 85 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.75:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K Scan Of A Pristine Archival Film Print!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Filmmaker/Film Historian Ted Newsom!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman And Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr!
  • NEW! Interview With Academy Award-Winning Special Effects Artist Brian Johnson (Alien)!
  • NEW! Interview With Assistant Director Hugh Harlow!
  • Vintage Interview With Director Val Guest
  • Audio Commentary With Director Val Guest And Writer Nigel Kneale
  • World Of Hammer – Sci-Fi
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer – ENEMY OF SPACE
  • Still Gallery
QUATERMASS II is currently available and should cost between $23 - $24! Grab your copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or SHOUT! FACTORY.




THE REPTILE (1966)

Synopsis: A deadly epidemic is spreading through the remote Cornish village of Clagmoor Heath. As darkness falls, its victims are found foaming at the mouth with savage wounds on their necks. After his brother falls prey to the "black death," Harry Spalding (Ray Barrett - TERROR FROM UNDER THE HOUSE) travels with his new wife (Jennifer Daniel - THE KISS OF THE VAMPIRE) to Clagmoor to investigate his sibling's mysterious death.

With little help from the unfriendly locals, Harry follows a trail of clues that leads him to the sinister Dr. Franklyn (Noel Willman - THE VENGEANCE OF SHE), the doctor's strange, but beautiful daughter (Jacqueline Pearce - Doctor Who) ... and a horrific family secret.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 90 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1 & 1.66:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.66:1 & 1.85:1!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary By Film Historians Steve Haberman, Constantine Nasr And Ted Newsom!
  • NEW! Interview With 1st Assistant Director William P. Cartlidge!
  • The Serpent's Tale – The Making Of The Reptile!
  • World Of Hammer – Wicked Women!
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Still Galleries
Hammer's THE REPTILE is the final release from Scream Factory this week and should cost $23! Add this unique fright flick to your collection now by ordering it from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or SHOUT! FACTORY.



Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Arrow Video Wants You to Beware the Moon and Stay off the Moors on October 29th!


ARROW VIDEO'S UPCOMING LIMITED EDITION OF JOHN LANDIS' "AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON" IS TO DIE FOR!

When discussing the greatest werewolf films of all time, it seems that Horror fans typically rank AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON as number one. (Or at the very least, give it the top spot for "Best Werewolf Transformation of all time!") I've already upgraded my copy of AAWIL from VHS, to DVD, to Blu-ray, but I did not break down and buy the latest "restored edition" that came out three years ago. And I'm glad I didn't because Arrow's upcoming Limited Edition looks outstanding, with its new 4K transfer and tons of new (and archival) extras! Let's take a closer look at this one, shall we Vault Dwellers?

Synopsis: One of the greatest directors of the 1980s, John Landis (THE BLUES BROTHERS, TRADING PLACES), expertly combines macabre horror with dark humor in the lycanthropic classic, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON.

American tourists David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) are savaged by an unidentified vicious animal whilst hiking on the Yorkshire Moors. David awakes in a London hospital to find his friend dead and his life in disarray. Retiring to the home of a beautiful nurse (Jenny Agutter - WALKABOUT) to recuperate, he soon experiences disturbing changes to his mind and body, undergoing a full-moon transformation that will unleash terror on the streets of the capital...

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON had audiences howling with laughter and recoiling in terror upon its cinema release. Landis' film has gone on to become one of the most important horror films of its decade, rightly lauded for its masterful set-pieces, uniquely unsettling atmosphere and Rick Bakers' truly ground-breaking, Oscar-winning special makeup effects. Now restored in 4K, and presented with an abundance of extra features, this big beast of horror can be devoured as never before...

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 98 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Original Uncompressed 1.0 Mono

Click image for a closer look!

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by John Landis!
  • NEW! Audio commentary by Beware the Moon filmmaker Paul Davis!
  • Audio Commentary by actors David Naughton and Griffin Dunne!
  • NEW! Mark of The Beast: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf - Feature-length documentary by filmmaker Daniel Griffith, featuring interviews with John Landis, David Naughton, Joe Dante, and more!
  • NEW! An American Filmmaker in London - An interview with John Landis in which he reflects on his time working in Britain and British cinema!
  • NEW! I Think He's a Jew: The Werewolf's Secret - Video essay by filmmaker Jon Spira (Elstree 1976) about how Landis' film explores Jewish identity!
  • NEW! The Werewolf's Call - Corin Hardy, director of THE NUN, chats with writer Simon Ward about their formative experiences with Landis' film.
  • NEW! Wares of the Wolf - Featurette in which SFX artist Dan Martin and Tim Lawes of The Prop Store look at some of the original costumes and special effects artifacts from the film!
  • Beware the Moon - Paul Davis' acclaimed, feature-length exploration of Landis' film which boasts extensive cast and crew interviews!
  • Making An American Werewolf in London - A short archival featurette on the film's production!
  • An Interview with John Landis - A lengthy archival interview with the director about the film!
  • Makeup Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London - The legendary make-up artist discusses his work on the film!
  • I Walked with a Werewolf - An archival interview with the make-up artist about Universal horror and its legacy of Wolfman films!
  • Casting of the Hand - Archival footage from Rick Baker's workshop as they cast David Naughton's hand!
  • Outtakes 
  • Original trailers, teasers and radio spots.
  • Extensive image gallery featuring over 200 stills, posters and other ephemera!
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original poster art and artwork by Graham Humphreys!
  • Double-sided fold-out poster!
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions!
  • Limited 60-page booklet featuring new writing by Travis Crawford and Simon Ward, archival articles and original reviews!
Yowza! Just looking at all of that makes me want to howl with joy Vault Dwellers! Arrow Video's (definitive?) Limited Edition Blu-ray of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is due out on Tuesday, October 29th - just in time for Halloween! The current retail price seems to be around $35, but that will likely drop as the street date nears. You can pre-order a copy of this Arrow title now through AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from ARROW VIDEO!

Note: This title is three months out so the street date and extras are subject to change! We shall post further updates as we receive them!



Sunday, July 28, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 07/23/19!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Vacation time is over and it's back to the grind here at the News Vault! Let's just skip formalities and get right into things then, shall we?

For fans of boxed sets, Scream Factory kicked off their week with an all new UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION VOL.2, which contains MURDERS IN THE ZOO, MAD GHOUL, THE MAD DOCTOR OF MARKET STREET, and THE STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR RX, and UK's Indicator dropped their (region free!) BLOODY TERROR: THE SHOCKING CINEMA OF NORMAN J. WARREN, which features SATAN'S SLAVE, PREY, TERROR, INSEMINOID, and BLOODY NEW YEAR!

Sony finally brings the superb Michael Keaton thriller PACIFIC HEIGHTS to Blu-ray, while the new HELLBOY, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, and CRITTERS ATTACK make their DVD and Blu-ray debuts! The Criterion Collection delivered a new Blu-ray of 1984, while Kino Lorber brought DEATH IN THE GARDEN and DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY to Blu-ray disc!

Arrow Video's UK label just released LORDS OF CHAOS, as well as John Hughes immortal SIXTEEN CANDLES to Blu-ray disc, while their U.S. label delivers what very well may be the definitive Blu of WEIRD SCIENCE! (Which is also out in a Limited Edition Steelbook!) This release has tons of newly created extras, and includes THREE versions of the film which makes it a definite must-own in my book!

The rest of the week is made up of anime titles, and a slew of direct-to-DVD junk. Keep scrolling to see the full roster of all the new DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K UHD discs!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
1984 (Criterion Collection)
Alita: Battle Angel (Standard & Limited Editions)
Critters Attack!
Death in the Garden (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Hellboy (2019)
Indestructible: Reckoning
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Armored Trooper Votoms Ova Collection 2
Assassination Classroom: Season One
Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren (Indicator - Region Free)
Cutie Honey Universe (Standard & Limited Editions)
Death Takes a Holiday (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Season One
The Legacy (Indicator - Region Free)
Lords of Chaos (Arrow UK - Region B)
Noragami: The First Complete Season
Pacific Heights (Sony Pictures)
Sixteen Candles (Arrow UK - Region B)
Universal Horror Collection Volume 2 (Scream Factory)
Weird Science (Limited Edition Steelbook  - Arrow Video)
Weird Science (Special Edition - Arrow Video)


NEW TO DVD
American Beach House
Assimilate
Best Defense
Bikini Model Academy
Cleopatra Jones (Warner Archive Collection)
Coming Attractions: Horror Classics (Trailer Compilation)
D.A.R.Y.L.
The Deadly Trackers (Warner Archive Collection)
Doctor Who: Colony in Space
Doctor Who: The Dominated
Doctor Who: The Gunfighters
Doctor Who: Planet Terror
Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
I Married a Monster From Outer Space
Japanese Beach Volleyball Detectives 1
Japanese Beach Volleyball Detectives 2
Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark
Reefer Madness (1936 - 500 Studio)
Saucer Sexodus
The Shock (1932 - 500 Studio)
The Terror (1963 - 500 Studio)
Viva Knievel! (Warner Archive Collection)
Year of the Dragon (Warner Archive Collection)
Zorro Rides Again


Friday, July 26, 2019

Spine #1000 of the Criterion Collection is Radioactive! GODZILLA: THE SHOWA FILMS Coming to Blu-ray in Late October!


CRITERION PULLS OFF A MIRACLE AND RELEASES THE FIRST FIFTEEN GODZILLA FILMS IN ONE BEAUTIFUL BLU-RAY COLLECTION!

2019 has truly been the "Year of Godzilla" Vault Dwellers: GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS stomped its way into theaters (and into my heart), I attended GODZILLA-PALOOZA at The Mahoning Drive-In last month and saw six Godzilla classics in 35mm, and I attended my first ever G-FEST in Chicago mere weeks ago and met the amazing Akira Takarada!

After all of that, Criterion's (not so) surprising announcement of GODZILLA: THE SHOWA-ERA FILMS is the big red cherry on top! Though I'm hoping that they sneak in some more special features between now and the end of October, I readily admit that there is already a LOT to love about this collection! My only (minor) complaints are a lack of English dubbing for the majority of the films (only six of the movies in the set will have an English dub-track), and the absence of alternate versions of several of the movies (e.g. GIGANTIS, THE FIRE MONSTER, the alternate U.S. version of GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN).

That being said, this is a day one purchase for yours truly, and I cannot wait to have a Godzilla marathon once Halloween is over with this year! Let's take a closer look at this amazing Blu-ray collection fellow Godzilla fans!

Synopsis: In 1954, an enormous beast clawed its way out of the sea, destroying everything in its path — and changing movies forever. The arresting original Godzilla soon gave rise to an entire monster-movie genre (kaiju eiga), but the King of the Monsters continued to reign supreme: in fourteen fiercely entertaining sequels over the next two decades, Godzilla defended its throne against a host of other formidable creatures, transforming from a terrifying symbol of nuclear annihilation into a benevolent (if still belligerent) Earth protector. Collected here for the first time are all fifteen Godzilla films of Japan’s Showa era, in a landmark set showcasing the technical wizardry, fantastical storytelling, and indomitable international appeal that established the most iconic giant monster the cinema has ever seen.

Disc Specs:
GOJIRA (and GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS)
Not Rated | Black & White | 96 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p "Fullscreen" (1.37:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN
Not Rated | Black & White | 81 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p "Fullscreen" (1.37:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (Includes both U.S. & Japanese cuts)
Not Rated | Color | 91 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA
Not Rated | Color | 89 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

GHIDORAH: THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER
Not Rated | Color | 93 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

INVASION OF THE ASTRO-MONSTER (aka GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO)
Not Rated | Color | 94 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

EBIRAH, HORROR OF THE DEEP (aka GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER)
Not Rated | Color | 86 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

SON OF GODZILLA
Not Rated | Color | 85 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
Not Rated | Color | 89 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

ALL MONSTERS ATTACK (aka GODZILLA'S REVENGE)
Not Rated | Color | 69 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (aka GODZILLA VS. THE SMOG MONSTER)
Not Rated | Color | 85 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

GODZILLA VS. GIGAN
Not Rated | Color | 89 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural
 
GODZILLA VS. MEGALON
Not Rated | Color | 81 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA
Not Rated | Color | 84 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA
Not Rated | Color | 83 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - Japanese Monaural

Extras:
  • High-definition digital transfers of all fifteen Godzilla films made between 1954 and 1975, released together for the first time, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks!
  • High-definition digital transfers of GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, the 1956 U.S.-release version of GOJIRA; and the 1962 Japanese-release version of KING KONG VS. GODZILLA!
  • Audio commentaries from 2011 on GOJIRA and GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS  featuring film historian David Kalat!
  • International English-language dub tracks for INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER, SON OF GODZILLA, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS, GODZILLA VS. MEGALON, GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA, and TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA!
  • Directors Guild of Japan interview with director Ishiro Honda, conducted by director Yoshimitsu Banno in 1990!
  • Programs detailing the creation of Godzilla’s special effects and unused effects sequences from Toho releases including DESTROY ALL MONSTERS!
  • NEW! Interview with filmmaker Alex Cox about his admiration for the Showa-era Godzilla films!
  • New and archival interviews with cast and crew members, including actors Bin Furuya, Tsugutoshi Komada, Haruo Nakajima, and Akira Takarada; composer Akira Ifukube; and effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai!
  • Interview with critic Tadao Sato from 2011!
  • Illustrated audio essay from 2011 about the real-life tragedy that inspired Godzilla!
  • New English subtitle translations!
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A lavishly illustrated deluxe hardcover book featuring an essay by cinema historian Steve Ryfle, notes on the films by cinema historian Ed Godziszewski, and new illustrations by Arthur Adams, Sophie Campbell, Becky Cloonan, Jorge Coelho, Geof Darrow, Simon Gane, Robert Goodin, Benjamin Marra, Monarobot, Takashi Okazaki, Angela Rizza, Yuko Shimizu, Bill Sienkiewicz, Katsuya Terada, Ronald Wimberly, and Chris Wisnia!
Criterion's GODZILLA: THE SHOWA-ERA FILMS is a G-Fan's dream come true, and will be released on October 29th, 2019. The set will cost between $150 - $225, though I do believe that the cost may drop even further as the street date nears. You can currently pre-order this bad boy from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from CRITERION.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 07/09/2019!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings Vault Dwellers! Summer is in full swing and with it brings various distractions, including VACATION (all I ever wan-ted!). For that reason updates will be sporadic, or downright non-existent,for the next two weeks! But until I venture off to parts unknown, let's take a look at this week's mouthwatering lineup of new releases on DVD and Blu-ray!

Well Go USA brings MOJIN: THE WORM VALLEY to DVD & Blu-ray disc, the remake of PET SEMATARY comes to all formats by itself, and with the 1989 original, both HULK and WATERWORLD make their 4K UHD debuts,  and the entire series of GOTHAM makes its way to DVD & Blu-ray! Now on to the really good stuff!

Scream Factory dropped their Collector's Edition Blu of SILENT HILL, as well as the sci-fi classic THIS ISLAND EARTH, while Kino Lorber Studio Classics bombards us with five new titles, including: ALPHAVILLE, THE CHAMPAGNE MURDERS, DEAD OF NIGHT, THE ANNIHILATORS, and TUFF TURF!

Grindhouse Releasing just dropped their impressive Deluxe Collector's Edition of THE TOUGH ONES (complete with soundtrack CD!), and Mill Creek Entertainment really ups the ante with two new Andy Sidaris Blu-rays (PICASSO TRIGGER and SAVAGE BEACH) and a gorgeous Blu-ray steelbook of Toho's MOTHRA! And finally, Arrow Video brings up the rear this week with a new Special Edition of THE LOVELESS!

There are plenty of other new DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K Ultra High Def discs out now - scroll down to see the full list!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Alphaville (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Champagne Murders (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Dead of Night (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Gotham: The Complete Series
Gotham: Season 5
The Magicians: Season 4
Mojin: The Worm Valley (Well Go USA)
Pet Sematary (2019)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
The Annihilators (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Bronco Billy (Warner Archive Collection)
Hulk (4K UHD)
In Another World With My Smartphone: The Complete Series
ISLAND: The Complete Series
The Loveless (Special Edition - Arrow Video)
Mothra (Steelbook Editon - Mill Creek Entertainment)
Panty & Stocking With Garter Belt: The Complete Series
Pet Sematary (1989) / Pet Sematary (2019) 2-Movie Collection (Blu-ray & 4K UHD)
Pet Shop of Horrors
Picasso Trigger (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Savage Beach (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Silent Hill (Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)
The Stranger Beside Me: The Ted Bundy Story
This Island Earth (Scream Factory)
The Tough Ones (Deluxe Collector's Editon - Grindhouse Releasing)
Tuff Turf (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Waterworld (4K UHD)


NEW TO DVD
Ashes
Beings
The Black Gate
Boogaloo Shrimp
Doctor Who: Frontios
Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol
Doctor Who: The Invasion of Time
Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani
Forever Knight: The Complete Series
Landing Lake
The Lease
Quarantine
Sickies Making Films
Wicked Tales


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
It Hits the Fan: 4 Apocalyptic Disaster Films
Contains: Tornado Warning, Judgment Day, Chrome Angels, and Ghouls.

Shark Bait: 7-Movie Collection
Contains: Ghost Shark, Mississippi River Sharks, Ozark Sharks, Santa Jaws, Swamp Shark, Zombie Shark, and Alligator Alley (bonus film)!


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Mill Creek's New MOTHRA Steelbook Hatches on Blu-ray!


TOHO'S "MOTHRA" COMES TO BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NORTH AMERICA IN COLLECTIBLE STEELBOOK PACKAGING!

I've patiently been waiting with bated breath for Criterion Collection to announce the Showa Godzilla films on Blu-ray, when out of nowhere, Mill Creek Entertainment unleashes an all new Blu of Mothra's feature film debut! Housed in a metal case and featuring some cool extras, this is definitely a must-own title for all you kaiju fans out there!

Synopsis: Following reports of human life on Infant Island, the supposedly deserted site of atomic bomb tests, an international expedition to the heavily-radiated island discovers a native tribe and tiny twin female fairies called "Shobijin" who guard a sacred egg. The overzealous expedition leader kidnaps the Shobijin to exhibit in a Tokyo stage show but soon they summon their protector, hatching the egg and releasing a giant caterpillar. When Mothra arrives in Japan and finally transforms into the ultimate beast, impervious to modern weapons, the nation and its people face their destruction.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 101 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English & Japanese 2.0 Mono (?)

Extras:
  • NEW! Both the Japanese & U.S. Cuts of the Film!
  • Audio commentary by authors and Japanese sci-fi historians Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski
  • Original trailers
  • Photo gallery
Mill Creek's MOTHRA Steelbook is now available to own and should cost between $14 - $17! Fill in that empty spot in your personal kaiju film collection by picking up a copy today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT!