WOMB-RAIDING PARASITES, A DEMI-GOD'S TRIP TO HADES, AND ZOMBIE PROMS ARE JUST SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF KINO LORBER'S LATEST BLU-RAY TITLES!
GORE! PEPLUM! ROMANTIC ZOMBIE COMEDY! Kino Lorber is truly gifting us with an eclectic mix of films next week Vault Dwellers! BABY BLOOD (which also goes by THE EVIL WITHIN) involves a beautiful woman who has an unwelcome (and hungry) guest nestled within her womb! I had this (apparent) masterpiece on VHS back in the day, but never got around to watching it (a symptom of having too many movies)!
HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD was directed by Mario Bava and has bodybuilder Reg Park invading Hades to find a cure for his ailing Princess, and MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK features an undead Chris Lowery crawling from his grave to take Traci Lind on a date! (Can you blame him?!) If any of these have caught your interest, then continue onward to learn more about Kino Lorber's trio of new releases!
BABY BLOOD (1990)
Synopsis: It's Time to Feed the Baby! It is a voracious parasite from the dawn of creation, surviving centuries in search of the one thing it needs: to be born of a human. But when this cunning creature slithers inside a sexy circus performer (voluptuous French starlet Emmanuelle Escourrou - LADY BLOOD), it demands gallons of fresh blood to grow stronger. Now this reluctantly expectant mommy and her chatty mutant fetus are off on a cross-country killing spree, where pre-natal care means violent carnage and the ultimate mother's milk is BABY BLOOD!
Also known as THE EVIL WITHIN, and co-written and directed by Alain Robak (ADRENALINE), this French shocker is now presented totally uncut and uncensored with all its infamous womb-raiding, gore-spewing and flesh-baring beautifully restored in HD!
Rated R | Color | 87 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English & French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
- NEW! 2K REMASTER OF THE FILM!
- NEW! Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Jarret Gahan!
- Theatrical Trailer
HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961)
Synopsis: When his beloved Princess Deianira (Leonora Ruffo) goes mad, strong man Hercules (Reg Park) turns to the oracle Medea for advice. Medea tells him to travel to the underworld and find the Stone of Forgetfulness, a mysterious crystal that will cure Deianira's ills. Along with his friend Theseus, Hercules ventures into the dark and foggy depths of Hades to find the stone. Meanwhile, Deianira's power-hungry uncle, Lico (Christopher Lee), plots to steal the throne that is her birthright.
Not Rated | Color | 91 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English & Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
- NEW! 2K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE!
- U.S. release version: Hercules in the Haunted World (with optional English SDH captions)
- European release version: Vampire gegen Hercules; aka Ercole al centro della Terra (Italian dialogue with optional English subtitles)
- U.K. release version: Hercules at the Center of the Earth
- NEW! Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark!
- Interview with actor George Ardisson
- U.S. theatrical trailer
- U.K. theatrical trailer
MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK (1993)
Synopsis: Teenager Johnny Dingle (Andrew Lowery - COLOR OF NIGHT) will do anything to keep his date with the hottest girl in school—even come back from the grave! You see, Johnny had the perfect scheme to win the heart of Missy McCloud (Traci Lind - CLASS OF 1999), the town beauty. Unfortunately, Johnny's scam goes sour and he winds up dead. Even so, Johnny's determined to keep his date - unaware of the hilarity waiting for him upon his return.
The wonderful cast includes Edward Herrmann (THE LOST BOYS), Mary Beth Hurt (D.A.R.Y.L.), Austin Pendleton (HELLO AGAIN), Matthew Fox (BONE TOMAHAWK), Philip Seymour Hoffman (BOOGIE NIGHTS), Paul Dooley (POPEYE), Jay O. Sanders (V.I. WARSHAWSKI), Bob Dishy (THE BIG BUS), Matthew McConaughey (A TIME TO KILL), and Cloris Leachman (SCAVENGER HUNT) as Maggie the Zombie Expert.
Rated PG-13 | Color | 85 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1?)
Audio - ?
- NEW! Audio Commentary by Director Bob Balaban with Actors Mary Beth Hurt and Austin Pendleton!
- NEW! Interview with Star Andrew Lowery!
- NEW! Interview with Director Bob Balaban!
- NEW! Interview with Composer Harry Manfredini!
- NEW! Interview with Actor Austin Pendleton!
- Reversible Art
- Theatrical Trailer