Wednesday, November 27, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/26/2019!


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Arrow Video's Limited Edition Blu-ray of ROBOCOP is the Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Happy early Thanksgiving Vault Dwellers! This is the last week of November 2019, and while it's a little on the light side, there are some absolutely awesome new discs out this week!

The Film Detective & Something Weird Video teamed up to bring EEGAH to Blu-ray (but hurry, because it is limited to 1,500!), Media Blasters reminds us that they are still around with their new Deluxe Edition of THE MACHINE GIRL: JACKED!, and Shout! Factory brings MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: SEASON 12 - THE GAUNTLET to both DVD & Blu-ray (which is bittersweet because NetFlix just canceled the show)!

UK's Indicator label just released a bunch of Region Free titles this week including EXPERIMENT IN TERROR, FIRST MEN IN THE MOON, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, THE STONE KILLER, and their HAMMER VOL. 4: FACES OF FEAR Limited Edition Collection, which contains THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, TASTE OF FEAR, THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL, and THE DAMNED.

After a few delays, Darkside Releasing just put out new Blus of PICTURE OF BEAUTY, SHOCK, and VIRGIN CHEERLEADERS IN CHAINS, while Scream Factory gives us a double-dose of 1979 goodness with their brilliant new Blu-rays of John Badham's DRACULA starring Frank Langella, and John Frankenheimer's PROPHECY, which is coming to Blu-ray for the first time ever!

But as great as those Scream Factory discs are, Arrow Video reigns supreme this week with their amazing release of ROBOCOP! Available in both a 2-Disc Limited Edition (with TONS of extras) and collectible Steelbook, this Blu-ray release contains three cuts of the film (director's cut, theatrical, and TV edit), and hours of special features! But hurry because this release is selling super fast and once it's gone, the theatrical version of ROBOCOP will out of print again!

There are still plenty of other new DVDs and Blu-rays out this week (mostly anime and direct-to-DVD titles) - to see them all, just keep on scrolling down!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
CoinCoin and the Extra-Humans (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Hentai Heaven Volume 9: A Nympho and a Couple of Perverts
The Machine Girl: Jacked! (Deluxe Edition - Media Blasters)
Mary (Image Entertainment)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 12 - The Gauntlet (Shout! Factory)
Space Princess
Young Justice Outsiders: The Complete Third Season


NEW TO BLU-RAY
07 Ghost: The Complete Collection
Conception: The Complete Series
Dracula (1979 - Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)
Eegah (Special Limited Edition - The Film Detective & Something Weird Video)
Experiment in Terror (Indicator - Region Free Import)
First Men in the Moon (Indicator - Region Free Import)
Hammer Volume 4: Faces of Fear (Limited Edition Collection - Indicator - Region Free Import)
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War - Season One
Kyo Kora Ma Oh! R: The Complete OVA Collection
Mysterious Island (Indicator - Region Free)
Nanbaka: The Complete Series
Nutcracker Fantasy (Discotek Media)
One Piece: Episode of Skypiea
Picture of Beauty (Darkside Releasing)
Prophecy (1979 - Scream Factory)
RoboCop (2-Disc Limited Edition - Arrow Video)
Robocop (2-Disc Steelbook - Arrow Video)
SeaQuest DSV: The Complete Series (Region B Import)
Shock (Darkside Releasing)
Star Blazers 2202: Space Battleship Yamato - Part 2
The Stone Killer (Indicator - Region Free Import)
Virgin Cheerleaders in Chains (Darkside Releasing)
Zillion: The Complete Series


NEW TO DVD
Animal Among Us
Anya
The Banana Splits Movie
Cry of the Werewolf Redux (Rogue Video)
Dark Frontier
Deal With the Devil
The Driver (2019)
The Dwelling
Erotic Nights of the Blind Dead (Wild Eye Raw - Unrated)
First Person Shooter (Wilde Eye Raw - Unrated)
Reigo: King of the Sea Monsters
Retro Afrika: Phase 2
Sum of Existence
The Zombie Apocalypse in Apartment 14F


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Watch Out For Snakes! - EEGAH is Now Available on Limited Edition Blu-ray!


Cover art for Limited Edition EEGAH! Blu-ray!
THE FILM DETECTIVE TEAMED UP WITH SOMETHING WEIRD VIDEO FOR A SUPER LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY OF AN MST3K CLASSIC!

Had it not been for a little show called Mystery Science Theater 3000, EEGAH (along with hundreds of other film oddities) likely would have faded away into obscurity. Released in 1962 and created by Arch Hall Sr. as a sort of vanity project for his son, (singer Arch Hall Jr.) this strange movie contains several musical numbers, and Richard Kiel (THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, THINK BIG, HAPPY GILMORE) as a caveman still alive in modern times! And now, unbelievably, EEGAH has been given a 4K restoration and released to Blu-ray disc, thanks to the efforts of The Film Detective and Something Weird Video! But there are only 1,500 of these in existence so if you want a copy, order it immediately or forever live in regret!

Synopsis: Originally designed as a vehicle for his son, filmmaker Arch Hall Sr. assumed the roles of writer, producer, director, and actor to bring the film to fruition, utilizing pseudonyms like "Nicholas Merriwether" and "William Watters" to prevent his name from appearing multiple times in the credits.

Incorporating all of the rock 'n' roll, pop culture staples of the '60s, he added a rampaging, seven-foot-tall Neanderthal to create the thrilling comedy, which follows Eegah (Richard Kiel), a prehistoric caveman who is nearly run over by Roxy Miller (Marilyn Manning) on her way to a party. Forming a romantic interest in the young beauty, Eegah holds Roxy and her father (Hall Sr.) captive in his lair. It's up to local gas station attendant Tom Nelson (Hall Jr.) to rescue his sweetheart from the lovestruck brute.

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

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM!
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Episode 506: EEGAH
  • Interview with EEGAH star Arch Hall Jr.!
  • Interview with MST3K creator Joel Hodgson!
  • Limited to 1,500 copies!
The Film Detective/Something Weird Blu-ray of EEGAH is ready to become part of your collection but again, do not tarry for long or you will miss out on owning this b-movie gem! The limited Special Edition of EEGAH should cost between $20 - $24, and is currently available to order from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, and DIABOLIK DVD!





Monday, November 25, 2019

Horror, Humor, and Sex Collide in Jeff Wedding's TENNESSEE GOTHIC!


Official poster art for Jeff Wedding's TENNESSEE GOTHIC!
APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING IN THIS NEW INDIE HORROR-COMEDY, WHICH IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON DVD, BLU-RAY, AND DIGITALLY ON DEMAND!

I am forever playing catch-up when it comes to the constant stream of e-mails I receive in my inbox, and sometimes, for various reasons, I lose track of messages. Thankfully that was not the case for filmmaker Jeff Wedding, who sent me a press release for his latest feature film TENNESSEE GOTHIC... just over two months ago? (Ack! Sorry Jeff!) Having watched the trailer (several times), I've decided that I should definitely check it out!

Lucky for me TENNESSEE GOTHIC was released on October 15th and is now readily available! You can rent or own it digitally via Vimeo, or pick it up on either DVD or Blu-ray from GypsyRoot Productions' online store! (Which also contains a bunch of other TENNESSEE GOTHIC swag like posters, pins, buttons, and t-shirts!) To learn more about this darkly humorous contemporary Southern Gothic folktale, continue onward Vault Dwellers!

Synopsis: From Ray Russell, fiction editor of Playboy Magazine, and author of horror classics such as Incubus, Sardonicus, and The Case Against Satan, comes TENNESSEE GOTHIC, a feature-length horror/comedy photographed on 16mm film!

Adapted from Russell's short story, American Gothic, and brought to the screen by multi-award-winning filmmaker Jeff Wedding , TENNESSEE GOTHIC is an audacious look at farm life told through the eyes of Caleb (William Ryan Watson), the teenage son of a dim-witted widower (Victor Hollingsworth).

When a beautiful young woman (Jackie Kelly) is found bloodied on a country road, the farmer and his son offer her refuge in their home. This living situation quickly escalates from hysterical comedy to maddening horror once the woman's true nature is revealed.

Playing on themes displayed in folklore (most notably the ballad La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats), TENNESSEE GOTHIC is at times uproariously funny while maintaining a dark tone throughout, including a healthy dose of debauchery and violence.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 88 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - English Dolby Digital

Extras:
  • Audio Commentary with Screenwriter/Director Jeff Wedding, Producer Katie Groshong, and Lodger & Post-Production Supervisor Harry Walker III.
  • The Making of Tennessee Gothic featurette.
  • Outtakes
  • Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
  • Hidden easter egg!

Stills & Trailer
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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Scream Factory Delivers the Goods With Their New Blu-rays of DRACULA (1979) and PROPHECY (1979)!


Mark Maddox' beautiful cover art for Scream Factory's Collector's Edition of DRACULA (1979)!
JOHN BADHAM'S VERSION OF DRACULA, AND JOHN FRANKENHEIMER'S CAUTIONARY TALE OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION BOTH GET STELLAR NEW BLU-RAY RELEASES ON NOVEMBER 26TH!

I reported on the previous Blu-ray release of DRACULA, but still haven't seen "Langella Drac" in all of his majesty. But I absolutely want to, especially now that Scream Factory has gone the extra mile and (quite possibly) created the definitive Blu-ray release of John Badham's film! (Plus that cover art by Mark Maddox is just absolutely gorgeous!) PROPHECY on the other hand is a movie I'm very familiar with, and totally adore! In fact, you may recall that it was previously featured on this very site as part of our WANTED ON BLU-RAY column back in January of this year! (I'm not saying there's a correlation there but... I think I can take a tiny bit of credit for this Blu-ray's existence.) Both films arrive on Blu-ray on Tuesday, November 26th and are loaded up with new special features! Read on Vault Dwellers to get all of the juicy details!

DRACULA (1979 - COLLECTOR'S EDITION)

Synopsis: Throughout history, Dracula has filled the hearts of men with fear and the hearts of women with desire. In this stylish production of Bram Stoker's classic gothic horror tale, Frank Langella reprises his electrifying, award-winning stage performance as the bloodthirsty Count Dracula as he goes in search of his ultimate bride. Meanwhile, the renowned and relentless vampire hunter, Professor Van Helsing (Sir Laurence Olivier - CLASH OF THE TITANS), seeks to end the dark prince's reign of terror over the citizens of Transylvania. Directed by John Badham (SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, BLUE THUNDER), featuring an all-star cast and a superbly atmospheric score by the great John Williams, DRACULA (1979) is an unforgettable adaption of one of the most enduring horror legends of all time.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 110 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo

Extras:

DISC ONE (DESATURATED COLOR TIMING)
  • NEW! Introduction By Director John Badham!
  • NEW! King Of My Kind – An Interview With John Badham!
  • NEW! What Sad Music – An Interview With Writer W.D. Richter!
  • NEW! Dracula’s Guest – An Interview With Camera Assistant Jim Alloway!
  • NEW! Interview With Editor John Bloom!
  • NEW! Interview With Make-Up Artist Peter Robb-King!
  • NEW! Interview With Hair Stylist Colin Jamison!
  • NEW! Interview With Assistant Director Anthony Waye!
  • NEW! Interview With Production Manager Hugh Harlow!
  • Audio Commentary With Director John Badham
  • The Revamping Of Dracula Featurette

DISC TWO (ORIGINAL THEATRICAL COLOR TIMING)
  • NEW! 4K Scan Of The Best Available Original Film Elements!
  • NEW! Introduction By Director John Badham!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary By Film Historian/Filmmaker Constantine Nasr!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
Wow! This two-disc set offers up quite a bit: A new 4K Scan of the original theatrical version, two different presentations of the film, loads of new cast & crew interviews, and a new audio commentary! Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray of DRACULA (1979) arrives on Tuesday, November 26th and should cost between $25 - $28! Order a copy ASAP from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, which will also net you an 18 x 24 poster featuring Mark Maddox's cover art (while supplies last of course)!




Cover art for Scream Factory's new Blu-ray of PROPHECY (1979)!
PROPHECY (1979)

Synopsis: Robert Foxworth (DAMIEN: OMEN II) and Talia Shire (The ROCKY series, THE GODFATHER) star as a doctor and his wife who travel to Maine to research the impact of the lumber industry on the local environment. They begin to investigate a succession of mysterious and terrifying events: ecological freaks of nature and a series of bizarre and grisly human deaths.

Something unimaginably horrible waits in the woods ... something unwittingly created by man, that will become an uncontrollable, merciless machine of destruction. Veteran director John Frankenheimer (THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU) presents "a gritty, violent, and deadly film that [packs] a death punch with very vivid, nightmarish special effects..."

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 102 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo

Extras:
  • NEW! All Of Our Sins – An Interview With Talia Shire!
  • NEW! Bearing Up – An Interview With Actor Robert Foxworth!
  • NEW! Bear And Grin It – An Interview With Writer David Seltzer!
  • NEW! Hard To Bear – An Interview With Special Make-up Effects Designer Tom Burman!
  • NEW! Prophecy Prodigy – An Interview With Special Make-up Effects Artist Allan Apone!
  • NEW! Beneath The Bear – An Interview With Mime Artist Tom McLoughlin!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
On November 26th, one of my dreams finally becomes a reality when John Frankenheimer's PROPHECY is officially released on Blu-ray! While I'm extremely happy at the number of interviews included on this disc, I admit that I'm a tad disappointed that it lacks any deleted/extended scenes or a Lee Gambin commentary! That being said, this is a day one purchase for yours truly, and if you've read this far, likely is for you as well! PROPHECY should cost between $24 - $25, and is readily available to order from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.



Saturday, November 23, 2019

WANTED ON BLU-RAY: DEATH MACHINE (1994)


WANTED ON BLU-RAY: Stephen Norrington's DEATH MACHINE!
WANTED ON BLU-RAY:
DEATH MACHINE (1994)

Rated R | Color | 99 - 122 minutes

Between 1985 - 1992, a young effects artist named Stephen Norrington was making a name for himself while working on creature & makeup effects on numerous films, including YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES, LIFEFORCE, THE WITCHES, ALIENS, HARDWARE, SPLIT SECOND, WAXWORK 2: LOST IN TIME, and ALIEN 3! That's one hell of a résumé, right?

After cutting his teeth as a director on 1994's DEATH MACHINE (more on that later!), Stephen went on to direct BLADE for New Line Cinema in 1998. The success of that film was followed by another project he wrote and directed (THE LAST MINUTE, which seems oddly prophetic in retrospect), and it seemed like he was destined for bigger and better things! Then in 2003 it happened: Stephen Norrington's directing career ground to a halt thanks to a little movie called THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN.

This production was nothing short of a perfect storm of awfulness: Stephen was saddled with a disgruntled Sean Connery (who was by all accounts, openly disdainful of Norrington on the set), experienced frequent studio interference (the Fox execs decided the movie needed hit theaters in the Summer, rather than its intended Fall release), and, in mid-production, he had to search for a new special effects shop to work on the film! So it came as no surprise that Norrington quit directing soon after. As for the film itself, it was a moderate commercial success but was savaged by critics, disowned by Alan Moore (no shock there), and the focus of a plagiarism lawsuit between 20th Century Fox and.... LARRY COHEN?! (Yup! True story!)

Since the entire LEAGUE incident Norrington's done some effects work (most recently in HARBINGER DOWN), but has yet to return to the director's chair even though he's been attached to several projects including THE CROW reboot and THE LOST PATROL (which are both apparently mired in development hell). Personally I think Stephen Norrington got a raw deal, and I continue to patiently await his return to filmmaking. But until that day arrives, lets take a look back to 1995 when DEATH MACHINE was released, and Stephen's future as a director was so bright he had to wear shades!
Brad Dourif and his "Warbeast" in DEATH MACHINE.
Jack Dante takes part in "Bring Your Warbeast To Work Day."
Synopsis: In the not too distant future, a mega-corporation called Chaank Armaments is working on "The Hardman Project," a weapons system that is supposed to turn average troops into cybernetic super soldiers! But when a test subject goes on a killing spree and murders a bunch of civilians, there is (unsurprisingly) a large public outcry. In steps Hayden Cale (Ely Pouget), the new CEO of Chaank, who wants to provide transparency to the public and shut down the project. She's met with stiff resistance from the board of directors and the Hardman Project's unhinged weapons designer Jack Dante (Brad Dourif). Shortly after Cale terminates Dante's employment with the company and locks down Vault 10 (where his latest secret invention is housed), things quickly spiral out of control.

A trio of "eco-warriors" (named Sam Raimi, Weyland, and Yutani) break into the building with the intention of hacking/bankrupting Chaank, but end up getting tricked into cutting open the mysterious Vault 10, thus unleashing Dante's mechanical monster called The Frontline Morale Destroyer (aka The Warbeast). The technological terror immediately begins hunting for targets (by "sensing" their fear) and mauls anyone unlucky enough to be caught in its path. With Dante holding all the cards, the would-be eco-terrorists and Cale must find a way out of the locked-down building, or discover a way to defeat the dreaded Warbeast that is running amok!

DEATH MACHINE was written and directed by Stephen Norrington and is, essentially, a well-funded and ambitious fan film. The Warbeast has a passing resemblance to the Xenomorphs Norrington helped create in ALIENS and ALIEN 3, plus many of the characters are named after directors (e.g. Carpenter, Raimi, Dante) or inspired by the ALIEN films (e.g. "Scott Ridley," Weyland, and Yutani). Not surprisingly, the effects are fairly well done (the Warbeast is a brilliantly nasty piece of work!) and Dourif steals the show as Jack Dante (a role that got him nominated for best actor at the 1995 Sitges Film Festival)!

I missed out on this movie back in the 90s (when it was released to VHS) but saw it years later (either on cable or DVD) and it immediately won me over! Sadly, DEATH MACHINE has been out of print (in the U.S.) since 2004, and much like its writer/director, is overdue for a comeback! Here's hoping to see a Region A Blu-ray release in 2020!

Ely Pouget and Martin McDougall waste ammo on The Warbeast in DEATH MACHINE!
"SHORYUKEN!" (Actual dialogue from this scene.)
Availability: As is the case with the vast majority of titles I choose for this column, DEATH MACHINE is currently out of print. That being said, you can order new or used DVDs of the film from third party sellers on AMAZON and rent or buy DEATH MACHINE via Prime Video.

But for those of you who don't mind spending a little extra coin, you can obtain the Region Free German Blu-ray of DEATH MACHINE. This release comes in standard and limited editions: Both have the uncut version of the film, trailers, and an easter egg (i.e. a hidden featurette). The limited (to 3,000) edition is a three-disc set housed in a beautiful Digi-pack case with new artwork, and comes with both a Blu-ray and DVD copy of the film, plus a soundtrack CD!

You can pick up the standard release from AMAZON.DE or from DIABOLIK DVD! (Update: This disc is currently list as out of stock!) The Limited Edition is a bit harder to track down, but it appears that DIABOLIK DVD still has some in stock!

Current Rights Holder: In Germany, Turbine Media has the distribution rights for DEATH MACHINE. Here in the States? Well.... DEATH MACHINE was released theatrically in 1995 by Trimark Pictures, and later on VHS by their now defunct Vidmark label. The DVD released in February of 2004 beared the Trimark logo as well, even though the company had already merged into Lionsgate in 2001. Therefore, one has to assume that Lionsgate currently has the North American rights to this film which means it could end up as part of the Vestron Collector's Series down the road!

Turbine Media's Limited Edition DEATH MACHINE 3-Disc Set!
Turbine Media's gorgeous 3-Disc Limited Edition that is shockingly light on extras.

Blu-ray Wishlist:
  • While I typically kick off my wishlist with mention a new 2K or 4K transfer, I have to say that the picture quality on the German disc is really good, so I'm perfectly fine with it being reused for a Region A release!
  • Every cut of the film: DEATH MACHINE has at least three different edits - the shortened theatrical version (approx. 99 minutes), the director's cut (111 minutes - which Stephen Norrington is apparently not a fan of?), and the unrated cut (122 minutes). Also, I'm not a hundred percent sure, but I think there's an even longer cut that runs at 128 minutes!
  • A Makeing-of Documentary - It would be very cool to have a feature-length doc that walked us through the inception and production of DEATH MACHINE. Naturally it should include interviews with Stephen Norrington, Brad Dourif, Ely Pouget, and various other cast & crew members!
  • An effects featurette on the creation of "The Warbeast!"
  • Audio commentary with Writer/Director Stephen Norrington and/or star Brad Dourif!
  • Poster & Stills Gallery
  • Trailers
  • Soundtrack CD
Next year marks the 25th anniversary of DEATH MACHINE's theatrical release so a North American Blu-ray could hopefully be on the horizon! And while we can own Stephen Norrington's directorial debut on Blu-ray thanks to the efforts of Turbine Media, I would still very much prefer a release specific to our region of the globe, especially if it is loaded with extras! And when that day finally arrives, you can be sure that I will shout it out from the top of the highest (digital) mountain!





Wednesday, November 20, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/19/2019!


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Synapse Films' SUSPIRIA 4K Ultra HD Disc is Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 11/19/2019!
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

November 2019 is just over halfway gone, and it looks like we're sort of getting a breather before the Cyber Monday and Black Friday madness that is in store for us all next week! But as always, there are some must-own titles available this week!

Scorpion Releasing brings the obscure breakdancing comedy THE DELIVERY BOYS to DVD & Blu-ray for the first time ever, Shout! Factory gives ROCK N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL a 40th Anniversary Steelbook release, and Severin Films gives some major love to GWENDOLINE and Penelope Spheeris' THE BOYS NEXT DOOR!

Scream Factory's lone release this week is 1981's THE FAN, an obscure quasi-slasher film with a stellar cast, Arrow Video gives HITCH HIKE TO HELL a great Blu-ray release, and the documentary, MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN arrives on both DVD & Blu-ray disc!

Discotek Media brings the complete MESSAGE FROM SPACE: GALACTIC WARS series to Blu-ray for the first time ever, while Mill Creek Entertainment fires back with ULTRAMAN GEED AND ULTRAMAN ORB, and the entire FARSCAPE series gets a 20th Anniversary Blu-ray release!

But even with all that good stuff, I have to give the win to Synapse Films this week for their all new 4K Ultra HD release of Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA. This release promises the absolute best audio & video presentation of this film you can currently have, a new retrospective featurette, and new reversible cover art!

But wait, there's still more new titles that are out this week! So be sure to scroll down to see full list Vault Dwellers!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made
Anyone Home?
The Delivery Boys (Scorpion Releasing)
Diabolically Yours (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Divine Fury
Farewell, Friend (aka Honor Among Thieves - Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Hat Man: Documented Cases of Pure Evil
A Karate Christmas Miracle
Memory: The Origins of Alien
Pretty Little Stalker


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales
The Boys Next Door (Severin Films)
Charlie's Angels: The Complete Series (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Danger 5: The Complete Series (Region Free Import)
The Fan (1981 - Scream Factory)
Farscape: The Complete Series (20th Anniversary Edition)
Full Metal Panic!: Invisible Victory
Gwendoline (Standard & Limited Editions - Severin Films)
Hitch Hike to Hell (Arrow Video)
Jawbreaker (20th Anniversary Edition)
Message From Space: Galactic Wars - The Complete TV Series (Discotek Media)
Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
Parched
Recovery of an MMO Junkie: The Complete Series
Rock N' Roll High School (40th Anniversary Steelbook - Shout! Factory)
Scarface (1932)
Someone Behind the Door (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Suspiria (4K UHD - Synapse Films)
Ultraman Geed: The Complete Series & Movie (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Ultraman Orb: The Complete Series & Movie (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Voltes V: The Complete Japanese TV Series


NEW TO DVD
The Aristocrats (Shout! Factory)
Cry of the Werewolf (Redux - Rogue Video)
The Demons
Hitman City
Once Upon a Time in Deadwood
Radio Free Albemuth
Salvation: Season 2
Samurai Johnny Frankenstein
Vampire Abstracta


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON BLU-RAY
Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection (80th Anniversary Edition - Shout Select)
Contains: One Night in the Tropics, Buck Privates, In the Navy, Hold That Ghost, Keep 'Em Flying, Ride 'Em Cowboy, Pardon my Sarong, Who Done It?, It Ain't Hay, Hit the Ice, In Society, Here Come the Co-Eds, The Naughty Nineties, Little Giant, The Time of Their Lives, Buck Privates Comes Home, The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Mexican Hayride, Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer - Boris Karloff, Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Comin' Round the Mountain, Lost in Alaska, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde, Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Cops, Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, and a Bonus Disc! Order it HERE!


Blu-rays from The Land of Light: ULTRAMAN GEED and UTLRAMAN ORB Now Available from Mill Creek Entertainment!


Cover art for Mill Creek's ULTRAMAN GEED: THE COMPLETE SERIES + MOVIE!
IT'S A DAMNED GOOD TIME TO BE A TOKUSATSU FAN! MILL CREEK DEBUTS TWO MORE ULTRAMAN TV SERIES ON BLU-RAY DISC!

Having already released the two shows that started the neverending Ultraman phenomenon (i.e. ULTRA Q and ULTRAMAN), Mill Creek just released two of the newer Ultraman TV series (and feature-length films) onto Blu-ray, namely ULTRAMAN GEED and ULTRAMAN ORB. This is the first time both series have been available (legitimately) in North America, and I'm super excited to check them out! While I am a bit disappointed that Mill Creek didn't do Steelbook releases for GEED and ORB, I'm honestly just happy I can finally add them to my collection! Let's take a closer look at these modern Ultra-shows, shall we Vault Dwellers?!

ULTRAMAN GEED (2017) & ULTRAMAN GEED: CONNECT THE WISHES (2018)

Series Synopsis: This is a story of a hero who inherits the genes of the evil Ultraman Belial. Despite suffering from repeating setbacks and despair of knowing the secret of his birth and cruel fate, Ultraman Geed never loses sight of friendship and strong will to become a true hero. The story unfolds through the spiritual growth of the protagonist who seeks for the meaning of his own life and finds the place where he belongs, through fighting against evil and his own cursed destiny, to become a hero of justice

Movie Synopsis: Gigantic Mechanical Brain Gillvalis and the Galactron Army, intent on wiping out all intelligent lifeforms in the universe, close in on Earth. Riku Asakura heads for Okinawa, where there are said to be clues to the “Red Steel” sought by Gilbaris. There, Riku encounters Ail, who realizes that he is Ultraman and assigns him an important mission. Meanwhile, the Galactron Army begins attacking Okinawa in search of the “Red Steel.” Ultraman Geed, Orb, and Zero rush to Earth, but Geed’s hasty actions in sticking to his mission put the Ultraman team in even more danger in ULTRAMAN GEED: CONNECT THE WISHES!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 697 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - Japanese DTS-HD 2.0 Lossless Audio

Extras:
  • 28-page collectible booklet!
  • Digital Redemption on movieSPREE!
Mill Creek's Blu-ray set of ULTRAMAN GEED is now available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold, and should cost between $20 - $40! If you're on the fence about picking it up, you can preview the first ten minutes of the pilot episode below. If that makes up your mind for you, then you can order yourself a copy from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT!




Cover art for Mill Creek's ULTRAMAN ORB: THE COMPLETE SERIES + MOVIE!
ULTRAMAN ORB (2016) & ULTRAMAN ORB: LEND ME THE POWER OF BONDS (2017)

Series Synopsis: Naomi has had the same strange dream since she was young: visions of a giant of light battling a giant monster. With her interest sparked by those dreams, she starts the paranormal phenomena tracking website called “SSP” with her friends Jetta and Shin. One day the trio is on the tail of a mysterious animal suspected of causing strange meteorological activity. They encounter the Cyclone Lord Monster, Maga-Basser! Naomi is blasted by vicious winds but rescued by the vagabond, Gai Kuernai. By using his Orb Ring, Gai is able to "Fusion Up" into ULTRAMAN ORB, a warrior of light from a distant galaxy!

Movie Synopsis: A mysterious item is delivered to paranormal investigators SSP. SSP members Naomi, Jetta and Shin determine that it is a transformation device… the X Devizer that housed Ultraman X both during and after his merging with Xio agent Daichi Oozora (Kensuke Takahashi). Gai Kurenai (Hideo Ishiguro), the human form of Ultraman Orb returns from his wanderings to search for X… unaware that this is just the first sign of a new threat to the Earth. The villainous space witch Murnau has allied with Ultraman Orb’s arch enemy Jugglus Juggler to use the Dark Ring she now possesses!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 695 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - Japanese DTS-HD 2.0 Lossless Audio

Extras:
  • 28-page collectible booklet!
  • Digital Redemption on movieSPREE!
ULTRAMAN ORB (and its feature film) are also available now from Mill Creek, and should cost between $20 - $40! Before you add this Ultra-Blu to your collection feel free to peep out the pilot episode preview below. If it sells you on this incarnation of Ultraman, then pick up a copy from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT!



Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Severin Films Wants You to Meet GWENDOLINE and THE BOYS NEXT DOOR!


Cover art for Severin Films' THE BOYS NEXT DOOR Blu-ray!
A TEENAGE CRIME SPREE AND A SEXY ADVENTURE IN THE LAND OF YIK YAK AWAIT YOU IN SEVERIN FILMS' TWO NEWEST BLU-RAY RELEASES!

Few labels have kept me on my toes as much as Severin Films has! While Scream Factory, Arrow Video, and Kino have been cranking out a lot of quality stuff, Severin has been comfortably occupying their own niche with a steady stream of exploitation titles from around the world! Speaking of which, Severin Films just dropped two new titles onto Blu-ray disc today: Penelope Spheeris' THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, which features Maxwell Caulfield and Charlie Sheen as rampaging teens, and GWENDOLINE, an adventure film filled to the brim with topless women, including Tawny Kitaen and Zabou Breitman! Both films have been remastered in 4K, and include lots of extras - to get all the details continue onward!

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR (1985)

Synopsis: This is the moment '80s teen movies turned "harrowing" (Unobtanium13.com), "frightening" (FilmFracture.com) and "all too real" (CoolAssCinema.com). Now this "dark, forbidding vision" (Los Angeles Times) from Penelope Spheeris – director of THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION Trilogy as well as WAYNE'S WORLD – and screenwriters Glen Morgan & James Wong – creators of FINAL DESTINATION and writers/producers of THE X-FILES – comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever: Maxwell Caulfield and Charlie Sheen star as high-school outcasts who head to Los Angeles for a spree of petty crime, senseless violence and savage murder "that will stick in your head for a long time" (The-Unknown-Movies.com). Patti D'Arbanville (BILITIS) and Christopher McDonald (REQUIEM FOR A DREAM) co-star in this "descent into Hell" (BirthMoviesDeath.com) featuring music by Iggy Pop, Tex & The Horseheads and The Cramps!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 91 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE!
  • Audio Commentary with Director Penelope Spheeris and Actor Maxwell Caulfield!
  • Blind Rage: Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Nightmare USA!
  • Both Sides of the Law: Interview with Actors Maxwell Caulfield and Christopher McDonald!
  • Give Us Your Money: Interviews with Street Band Performers Texacala Jones and Tequila Mockingbird!
  • Caveman Day: Cinemaniacs Interview with Director Penelope Spheeris and Actor Maxwell Caulfield!
  • Tales from the End Zone: Interview with Actor Kenneth Cortland!
  • The Psychotronic Tourist – The Boys Next Door
  • Alternate Opening Title Sequence & Extended Scenes (Silent)
  • Trailer
I've never even heard of this movie before Vault Dwellers, but it sounds fairly interesting! If you are as intrigued as I am about the murderous adventures of young Charlie Sheen, you're in luck because THE BOYS NEXT DOOR is now available wherever Blu-rays are sold! This disc should cost between $20 - $24 and is readily available from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SEVERIN FILMS!




Bluray cover for Severin Films' Standard Edition of GWENDOLINE!
GWENDOLINE (1984)

Synopsis: In the '70s, he created a daring new world of X-rated cinema with EMMANUELLE and THE STORY OF O. And in 1984, Just Jaeckin wrote and directed the most ambitious, audacious, fun – and final – classic of his legendary erotic career: Video vixen Tawny Kitaen (BACHELOR PARTY, WITCHBOARD) and action hero Brent Huff (NINE DEATHS OF THE NINJA, STRIKE COMMANDO 2) star in this "★★★★ kink-o-rama" (Mr. Skin) based on the infamous S&M comic strip and bursting with perilous adventure, bountiful nudity, spectacular production design, and eye-popping lesbian bondage! César Award winning actress/director Zabou co-stars in the "decadent delight and true cult favorite" (WhatCulture.com) that launched Severin Films!

Disc Specs:
Rated R  | Color | 105 & 89 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - International Version: English and French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0 Stereo
U.S. Cut: English & French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Limited Edition slipcover art for Severin Films' GWENDOLINE!
Extras:
  • NEW! 4K RESTORATION OF THE FULLY UNCUT VERSION OF THE FILM!
  • Alternate US Release Version: THE PERILS OF GWENDOLINE IN THE LAND OF THE YIK YAK!
  • Audio Commentary with Director Just Jaeckin!
  • Audio Commentary with Stars Tawny Kitaen and Brent Huff!
  • The Butterfly Effect: 2019 Interview with Director Just Jaeckin!
  • Bondage Paradise: Interviews with Costume & Concept Designers & Comic Book Artists François Schuiten and Claude Renard!
  • The Perils Of Production: Interview with Executive Producer Jean-Claude Fleury!
  • Gwendoline's Travels: Interview with Production Designer Françoise Deleu!
  • Blu-Ray Promos with Tawny Kitaen & Brent Huff!
  • The Last Temptation Of Just: 2006 Interview with Director Just Jaeckin!
  • Dr. Kinsey Interview with John Willie, Creator of SWEET GWENDOLINE!
  • Revealing Tawny Kitaen Photospread for French LUI Magazine!
  • Trailers
  • Reversible Cover
 Limited Edition Exclusives:
  • Limited Edition slipcover with new artwork!
  • Six Lobby Cards (while supplies last)
I recall reading all about GWENDOLINE over at BadMovies.Org well over a decade ago and I honestly never thought I'd see the day where it would get a Blu-ray release! For those of you ready to feast your eyes upon Tawny Kitaen's ahm... acting abilities in startling HD clarity, Severin's standard and limited editions of GWENDOLINE are now available!

The Standard Edition will cost between $20 - $24, and can be obtained from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SEVERIN FILMS! The Limited Edition costs a bit more and should be priced between $25 - $30. It is also available from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, and SEVERIN FILMS.

For fans (or collectors who enjoy having bragging rights) Severin also has various bundles available in their online store including copies of the Limited Edition that come with enamel pins, t-shirts, and/or autographs from Tawny Kitaen and Brent Huff! CLICK HERE to take a peek at the GWENDOLINE goodness on Severin's site!

PERILS OF GWENDOLINE IN THE LAND OF YIK YAK reversible cover art!


Monday, November 18, 2019

Fandom Can Be Murder: 1981's THE FAN Arrives on Blu-ray on November 19th!


Cover art for Scream Factory's Blu-ray release of THE FAN (1981)!
SCREAM FACTORY BRINGS THIS OFT-OVERLOOKED SLASHER FILM TO BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

While THE FAN's subject matter isn't entirely new (I've seen multiple movies where a crazed fan stalks a celebrity), the cast of THE FAN pretty much sold me on this film! Pre-TERMINATOR Michael Biehn plays the titular obsessed fan that stalks Lauren Bacall - both star alongside James Garner, Maureen Stapleton, and Hector Elizondo! THE FAN hails from Paramount's vaults, so one really has to wonder what other treasures will be unearthed by Scream Factory in 2020! (Here's hoping for BUG, ORCA, THE EXPLORERS, STEPHEN KING'S GRAVEYARD SHIFT, and/or the 1976 KING KONG!) Until then, let's take a closer look at this upcoming release!

Synopsis: "He is Sally Ross' greatest fan ... and greatest nightmare." Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall (THE BIG SLEEP) and Michael Biehn (ALIENS, TOMBSTONE) tear up the screen in the edge-of-your-seat thriller, The Fan. Sally Ross (Bacall) is a renowned Broadway star, glamorous celebrity, and the object of adoration of countless admirers.

But among all the loving little people lurks a young man (Biehn) whose devotion teeters on the edge of madness. His impassioned letters to her are initially a source of pleasure, but as he attempts to realize his ultimate fantasy – and is met with rejection – the stakes are raised to terrifying heights ... which might bring on the final curtain for Sally.

Also starring James Garner, Maureen Stapleton, and Hector Elizondo, THE FAN is a twisted tale of fame and obsession you'll never forget.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! Number One Fan – An Interview With Actor Michael Biehn!
  • NEW! Fan Service – An Interview With Director Edward Bianchi!
  • NEW! Fanning The Flames – An Interview With Editor Alan Heim!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Cult Film Director David DeCoteau And Film Historian David Del Valle, Moderated By Scream Factory Marketing Director Jeff Nelson!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
THE FAN was initially a flop when it was released in theaters in May of 1981 (some believe this was due in part to John Lennon's murder by Beatles fan Mark David Chapman) and has been out of print since the early 2000's! But perhaps now, after nearly forty years, Edward Bianchi's film will finally find its audience! THE FAN arrives on Blu-ray on Tuesday, November 19th, and should cost between $24 - $26! Order a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.



Friday, November 15, 2019

It's Always a Bad Trip When the Devil Shows Up: DEVIL'S ACID Now Available on DVD and Digital!


Cover art for DEVIL'S ACID.
HALLUCINOGENIC DRUGS AND HAUNTED PRISONS APPARENTLY DON'T MIX WELL IN GARRETT KRUITHOF'S INDIE HORROR FLICK!

There is one thing about DEVIL'S ACID that has completely intrigued me, and that's the fact that the events in the film are apparently a bedtime story being told to two kids by his drunken dad! (THE PRINCESS BRIDE this isn't!) Yep, you read that right!

No dragons, or knights, or damsels in distress are in store for these children - they're getting a tale about drug-fueled sex parties in an abandoned prison where the Devil himself shows up to have some fun! And now that I've talked you (and myself) into watching DEVIL'S ACID, you can currently obtain it on DVD, or stream it instantly on AMAZON!

Synopsis: A wealthy man named Johnny holds a "Haunted Hot Girl Challenge" every year in a quest to sleep with as many women as possible. Things get out of hand this year when Johnny and the participants take a potent strain of acid (the titular "Devil's Acid") in an abandoned, haunted prison. Everything is going as planned until the Devil himself shows up to settle an old score.

DEVIL'S ACID is the feature-length directorial debut of Garrett Kruithof, and stars American Horror Story’s Drew Rin Varick, Ashley Dulaney (Justified), Jessica Lynn Parsons (S.W.A.T), Betty Jeune (THE FLORIDA PROJECT), Nina Leon (Longmire) and Eric Gibson!

Stills & Trailer:
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The Devil's Acid in DEVIL'S ACID!

Unexpected hospital visit or bad trip? Find out in DEVIL'S ACID!

This prison looks suspiciously like an abandoned hospital.

Let the trip... BE-GIN!

The Devil likes to drop in sometimes to get on the spot product reviews of his ACID!



Thursday, November 14, 2019

There's No Such Thing as a Free Ride - HITCH HIKE TO HELL Thumbs Its Way to Blu-ray on November 19th!


Cover art for Arrow Video's Blu-ray of HITCHHIKE TO HELL!
A MADMAN PREYS UPON YOUNG FEMALE HITCHHIKERS IN THIS NEW ARROW VIDEO RELEASE!

Irvin Berwick's HITCH HIKE TO HELL (not to be confused with the 1941 film of the same name) is a movie that I am totally unfamiliar with. Inspired by crimes pulled straight from newspaper headlines, the film follows a seemingly mild-mannered delivery van driver who picks up (often bra-less) young co-eds to satiate his (blood)lust! And only the only person that can stop his reign of terror is... The Professor from Gilligan's Island (Russell Johnson as Captain J.W. Shaw)?! Arrow Video has given this obscure title a new 2K restoration and extras, plus a reversible cover in case you don't dig the new artwork! To learn more about this upcoming Arrow release, continue reading!

Synopsis: Be careful who you hitch a ride with! All roads lead to terror in HITCH HIKE TO HELL, the delightfully sleazy cautionary tale from cult director Irvin Berwick (MALIBU HIGH, THE MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS).

Howard is a mild-mannered momma's boy whose job running deliveries for a cleaning agency affords him a lot of time out on the road. It's not until he picks up young women who've run away from home that he transforms into a twitching, homicidal maniac, hellbent on meting out punishment for their "transgressions." Can the cops put a stop to Howard's demented spree before he claims yet another victim?

Influenced by the depraved crimes of the likes of "Co-ed Killer" Edmund Kemper, HITCH HIKE TO HELL is a bona fide American nightmare from the vaults of legendary exploitation producer Harry Novak (THE CHILD, TOYS ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 87 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Fullscreen & Widescreen (1.33 & 1.78)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K restoration from original film elements!
  • NEW! 1.33 and 1.78 versions of the feature!
  • NEW! Appreciation by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower!
  • NEW! Road to Nowhere: Hitchhiking Culture Goes to Hell – Video essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas exploring the dark side of hitch-hiking in the real world and on the screen!
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Original press book (.pdf format, BD-ROM Content)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil! 
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY:  A collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Heather Drain!
Arrow Video's HITCH HIKE TO HELL Blu is scheduled for release on Tuesday, November 19th, and should cost between $23 - $28! You can order yourself a copy today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from ARROW VIDEO!



THE FLY COLLECTION Arrives on Blu-ray this December!


Behold Scream Factory's Upcoming Blu-ray Set of THE FLY films!
SCREAM FACTORY BRINGS ALL FIVE OF "THE FLY" FILMS TOGETHER IN ONE SET, WITH LOTS OF NEW EXTRAS!

I figured I wouldn't have to upgrade my collection of THE FLY films after picking up the Australian Blu-ray release a few years back. I was so, so wrong. Scream Factory's upcoming set seems to have the same transfers (no mention has been made in press materials of any new restoration work), but there are plenty of new special features, including audio commentaries, cast & crew interviews, and gorgeous new packaging! Needless to say... yeah... I'm definitely upgrading again! (CURSE YOU SCREAM FACTORRRRYYYY!) Continue onward Vault Dwellers to see what all the buzz is about!

Original poster art for THE FLY (1958)!
THE FLY (1958)

Synopsis: When scientist Andre Delambre (Al Hedison) tests his matter transporter on himself, an errant housefly makes its way into the transportation chamber, and things go horribly wrong. As a result, Delambre's head and arm are now that of the insect.

Slowly losing himself to the fly, Delambre turns to his wife, Helene (Patricia Owens), for help. But when tragedy strikes, Delambre's brother (Vincent Price) and Inspector Charas (Herbert Marshall) are forced to pick up the investigation.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 94 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 4.0, German DTS 4.0, French & Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman And Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr!
  • Audio Commentary With Actor David Hedison And Film Historian David Del Valle!
  • Biography: Vincent Price
  • Fly Trap: Catching A Classic
  • Fox Movietone News
  • Theatrical Trailer




Original poster art for RETURN OF THE FLY!
RETURN OF THE FLY (1959)

Synopsis: Philippe Delambre (Brett Halsey) has been wrestling with his family legacy for years, knowing that his father perished as a result of his experiments in teleportation. Though warned by his uncle Francois (Vincent Price), Philippe insists on refurbishing his father's laboratory and continuing his investigations. The idea would be bad enough on its own, but Philippe hires an assistant who calls himself Alan Hinds (David Frankham) but is actually a wanted criminal.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Black & White | 80 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with actor David Frankham!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with author/film historian Tom Weaver!
  • Audio Commentary with actor Brett Halsey and film historian David Del Valle
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery




Original poster art for CURSE OF THE FLY!
THE CURSE OF THE FLY (1965)

Synopsis: Scantily clad Patricia Stanley (Carole Gray) breaks out of a mental hospital and is picked up by passing motorist Martin Delambre (George Baker). The two do not reveal much about themselves to each other, but nevertheless decide to get married. At the Delambre family mansion, Patricia meets Martin's father, Henri (Brian Donlevy), an eccentric scientist. Snooping about the grounds, she discovers evidence of the family's strange experiments in teleportation and the grisly results thereof.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Black & White | 86 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English Dolby TrueHD 5.1

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman and filmmaker/historian Constantine Nasr!
  • NEW! Interview with actress Mary Manson!
  • NEW! Interview with continuity Renee Glynee!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery




Original poster art for the 1986 remake of THE FLY.
THE FLY (1986)

Synopsis: When scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) completes his teleportation device, he decides to test its abilities on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a housefly slips in during the process, leading to a merger of man and insect. Initially, Brundle appears to have undergone a successful teleportation, but the fly's cells begin to take over his body. As he becomes increasingly fly-like, Brundle's girlfriend (Geena Davis) is horrified as the person she once loved deteriorates into a monster.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 96 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master 5.1, French & Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with author/film historian William Beard!
  • NEW! The Meshuggener Scientist – An interview with executive producer Mel Brooks!
  • NEW! Beauty and the Beast – An interview with producer Stuart Cornfeld!
  • NEW! A Tragic Opera – An interview with composer Howard Shore!
  • NEW! David's Eyes – An interview with cinematographer Mark Irwin!
  • NEW! Interview with casting director Deirdre Bowen!
  • Audio Commentary with director David Cronenberg!
  • Fear of the Flesh: The Making of THE FLY – covering all 3 stages of the production – Larva, Pupa and Metamorphosis!
  • The Brundle Museum of Natural History with Chris Walas and Bob Burns!
  • Deleted Scenes with Storyboard and Script versions
  • Extended Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
  • Test Footage (Main Titles, Lighting and Makeup Effects)
  • Vintage featurette/Profile on David Cronenberg
  • Still Galleries (Publicity, Behind-The-Scenes, Concept Art and Visual Effects)
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • George Langelaan's short story
  • Charles Edward Pouge's Original Screenplay
  • David Cronenberg's Screenplay Rewrite
  • Magazine articles with photos and video
  • Trivia Track
  • Two Easter Eggs




Original poster art for THE FLY II.
THE FLY II (1989)

Synopsis: Anton Bartok (Lee Richardson), the CEO of a research laboratory, acts as the self-appointed guardian of orphan Martin Brundle, whose father had been a researcher at the lab. Though Martin is scarcely five, he has the appearance of a 20-year-old (Eric Stoltz) because of mutant insectoid genes in his system. Martin grows up confined to the laboratory, unaware of his true nature, with only pretty scientist Beth Logan (Daphne Zuniga) to call a friend. Soon, the fly within begins to emerge.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 105 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English Dolby TrueHD 5.1

Extras:
  • NEW! Fly in the Ointment – An interview with producer Stuart Cornfeld!
  • NEW! Original Visions – An interview with screenwriter Mick Garris!
  • NEW! Version 2.0 – An interview with screenwriter Ken Wheat!
  • NEW! Big and Gothic – An interview with composer Christopher Young!
  • NEW! Pretty Fly for A Fly Guy – An interview with special effects artist Tom Sullivan!
  • NEW! Interview with cinematographer Robin Vidgeon!
  • Interview with director Chris Walas!
  • Interview with producer Steven-Charles Jaffe!
  • Audio Commentary with director Chris Walas and film historian Bob Burns!
  • Transformations: Looking Back at The Fly II
  • The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect
  • Video Production Journal – a behind-the-scenes look at the special effects!
  • Composer's Master Class: Christopher Young!
  • Storyboard to Film Comparisons with optional commentary by director Chris Walas!
  • Vintage Featurette
  • Extended Press Kit Interviews with Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga and Chris Walas!
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scene
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
  • Storyboard Gallery


If you already own most (or all) of THE FLY films on Blu-ray, there may not be much reason for you to upgrade to this set. The previous discs released by 20th Century Fox all have great transfers, and enough extras to sate most collectors. However, if you dig the new artwork, and are all about having more extras, then pick up Scream Factory's THE FLY COLLECTION when it arrives in stores on Tuesday, December 10th! It should cost you between $60 - $64, and would definitely make a great holiday gift for that very special Sci-Fi/Horror fan that you adore! (Besides me!) Order a copy today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, which will get you an exclusive rolled lithograph featuring the set's new artwork!