Wednesday, February 19, 2020

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/18/2020!


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X... THE UNKNOWN is Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 02/18/2020!
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Hello Vault Dwellers, and welcome to yet another edition of our world famous (not really) Stock Your Vault column! This week is a bit on the light side, but as always there are definitely a few titles you'll want to add to your growing personal collections!

MVD Rewind Collection kicks things off with their new Blu-ray releases of the animated classic THE POINT! and the psychological thriller MIND GAMES, Well Go USA released the martial arts epic WARRIORS OF THE NATION, and Scorpion Releasing just debuted the forgotten romantic comedy BEYOND THERAPY!

Mondo Macabro released DANGEROUS CARGO (making it's North American Blu-ray debut), SRS Cinema brings indie Horror anthology NECROLOGIES to Blu-ray disc, Panos Costmatos' MANDY gets a surprise steelbook release, and season one of the latest incarnation of THE TWILIGHT ZONE arrives on both DVD & Blu-ray!

Kino Lorber comes on strong this week with new Blus of THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN and LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, but I'm giving this week to Scream Factory for their latest Hammer titles: RASPUTIN - THE MAD MONK and X... THE UNKNOWN! RASPUTIN offers up the film in two different aspect ratios, and comes with a good number of extras, while X... THE UNKNOWN boasts a new 2K restoration and audio commentary!

There are plenty of other DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K Ultra HD discs out today - to see the full roster, be sure to keep scrolling!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Blazing Cannons
The Criminal (aka The Concrete Jungle - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Day of the Dolphin (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Hunter X Hunter: Set 7
The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes (Kino Classics)
Mind Games (MVD Rewind Collection)
Munchausen (Kino Classics)
Snatchers
Submission
Twilight Zone (2019): Season One


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Another Day of Life (Shout! Factory)
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Complete Series (15th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook)
Beyond Therapy (Scorpion Releasing)
Dangerous Cargo (Mondo Macabro)
Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World - The Complete Series
Light at the Edge of the World (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Mandy (Steelbook)
Necrologies (Limited Edition - SRS Cinema)
The Point! (MVD Rewind Collection)
Radiant: Season One, Part Two
Rasputin - The Mad Monk (Scream Factory)
Real Girl: The Complete Collection
Space Brothers #0
Star Blazers 2199: Space Battleship Yamato - The Complete Series
Tex Avery Screwball Classics: Volume 1 (Warner Archive Collection)
Warriors of the Nation (Well Go USA)
X... The Unknown (Scream Factory)


NEW TO DVD
American Zombieland
Backyard Blockbusters
Burke and Hare (1971 - Rogue Video)
Clown Fear
The Dawn
Extracurricular
The Girl in the Mirror
Killer Weekend
The Life Zone
Monsterwolf
Punch the Clock
Prayer for the Damned
Road to Hell
Suffering Bible 2: Dead Butterfly
Zombie Woman of Satan


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Scream Factory Brings Two More Hammer Titles to Blu-ray: RASPUTIN - THE MAD MONK and X... THE UNKNOWN!


Cover art for Scream Factory's Blu-ray of RASPUTIN - THE MAD MONK!
CHRISTOPHER LEE'S MOST CELEBRATED (NON-DRACULA) FILM ROLE, AND THE (SORT OF) SEQUEL TO "THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT" ARRIVE ON BLU-RAY DISC!

I really need to sit down and watch more classic Hammer flicks - to date, I've only seen maybe two dozen of them! And thanks to the continued efforts of Scream Factory, it seems that I'll be able to watch the bulk of Hammer's Horror and Sci-Fi offerings on Blu-ray disc before by the time 2021 rolls around!

Speaking of which, today Scream Factory unleashed two new Hammer Blus: RASPUTIN - THE MAD MONK, features Christopher Lee as the title character! I have not seen this one yet, but I have frequently heard that this was perhaps Lee's finest performance ever, second only to his famous reccuring role as Dracula! X... THE UNKNOWN is yet another Hammer title that has evaded me. While more of a sci-fi tale (which was supposed to be the first sequel to THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT), this film features scientists battling a radioactive subterranean terror!

If either of these sound enticing to you (and they should) then continue onward to learn all the details of these two new Scream Factory releases!

RASPUTIN - THE MAD MONK (1966)

Synopsis: Hammer Films' dual reputation for screen shock and flamboyant costume adventure meld in this tale of the real-life "holy man" whose evil charm held the fate of an entire nation in its grip.

In Czarist Russia, Rasputin (Christopher Lee), a peasant monk, mysteriously demonstrates his healing powers by saving a woman's life and asking only for wine and a Bacchanalian celebration in return. But soon Rasputin uses his evil charm and powers to become increasingly manipulative and violent. Ferocious, devious and other-worldly, this uncouth peasant ingratiates himself bit by bit into the lives of the sophisticated royal class ... Christopher Lee's multi-layered performance as Rasputin rates as one of the best portrayals in any film.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 92 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1 & 2.55:1)
Audio - English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 2.35:1 & 2.55:1!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman, Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr, And Filmmaker/Film Historian Ted Newsom!
  • Tall Stories: The Making Of Rasputin The Mad Monk!
  • Brought To Book: Hammer Novelisations!
  • World of Hammer Episodes: COSTUMERS And CHRISTOPHER LEE!
  • Audio Commentary With Stars Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews, And Suzan Farmer!
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
Scream Factory's Blu-ray of RASPUTIN - THE MAD MONK is now available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold and should cost between $23 - $25! Add this movie to your collection today by ordering a copy from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.






Cover art for Scream Factory's X... THE UKNOWN Blu-ray Release!
X... THE UNKNOWN (1956)

Synopsis: Can anything escape this terror? British commandos on maneuvers become ill with mysterious symptoms and horrific burns. Dr. Adam Royston (Dean Jagger), an atomic scientist from a nearby research station, suspects lethal radiation ... but is mystified by the cause.

At a nearby hospital, the phenomenon reappears and engulfs more innocent people, including a hospital orderly whose skin melts away from his body!

Dr. Royston speculates that the unknown is on a quest to absorb radiation and expand in size and range as it claims more and more victims. As time runs short, he becomes desperate to trap the entity before its power overcomes mankind!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Black & White | 80 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.75:1)
Audio -  English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K Scan Of A Fine Grain Film Element!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Film Historian/Filmmaker Ted Newsom!
  • NEW! The Men Who Made Hammer: Jimmy Sangster Featurette!
  • World Of Hammer: Sci-Fi
  • Theatrical Trailer
A new transfer and new extras? Sign me up! Scream Factory's Blu of X... THE UNKNOWN is currently available at most retailers, and should cost between $23 - $25! Add this quasi-Quatermass sequel to your growing collection today by ordering through AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.



Now Available on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber: THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN and LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD!


Blu-ray cover for Kino Lorber's Blu-ray release of THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN!
DOLPHINS ARE TRAINED TO KILL THE PRESIDENT, AND KIRK DOUGLAS DUELS YUL BRENNER FOR DIBS ON A SHIPWRECKED MAIDEN IN KINO LORBER'S TWO NEWEST RELEASES!

Well chalk up a few more movies that I need to see before I shuffle off this mortal coil Vault Dwellers! George C. Scott (PATTON, FIRESTARTER, THE CHANGELING) is a fantastic actor and probably lends an air of credibility to THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN where he teaches dolphins to talk - but little does he know that his test subjects are going to be trained to bump off the President of the United States! LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD (based upon the story by Jules Verne) sounds like a good time as well: Kirk Douglas plays a lighthouse keeper that battles a pirate (Yul Brenner) when a beautiful woman washes ashore on Cape Horn! Both movies are now available on Blu-ray (for the first time!) thanks to Kino Lorber - For the full details of each disc, please continue reading!

THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN (1973)

Synopsis: Doctor Jake Terrell (George C. Scott) has been training a pair of dolphins for years to understand and speak English. On the same day that he finally has a breakthrough (giving them a limited English vocabulary), a sinister spy group springs the dolphins from containment. When Doctor Terrell discovers they're to be used in an assassination attempt, he races to discover who's the target, and where the dolphins are, before the attempt is carried out.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 104 minute | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K Restoration of the film!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson! 
  • Interviews with Screenwriter Buck Henry and Actors Leslie Charleson and Edward Herrmann!
  • Radio Spot 
  • Theatrical Trailer
Kino Lorber Studio Classics' THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN is now readily available and should cost between $18 - $20! You can obtain a copy today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from KINO LORBER's online store!




Cover art for Kino Lorber's Blu-ray of THE LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD!
LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD (1971)

Synopsis: A classic adventure from Jules Verne, the legendary writer of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, From the Earth to the Moon, and The Mysterious Island!

On the bleak, storm-tossed southern tip of South America, a lonely lighthouse guards the world’s most treacherous—and lucrative—shipping lane. But beyond the forces of nature, the lighthouse keepers must also face an even more formidable foe, and soon the turbulent waters become the bloody battleground of two men who fight for control of the cruel Cape Horn and for the pleasures of a helpless, shipwrecked beauty.

Kirk Douglas (THE VIKINGS) is Denton, the iron-willed lighthouse keeper who confronts the murderous pirate captain Kongre, played with delicious malevolence by Yul Brynner (KINGS OF THE SUN) in one of his favorite roles. Samantha Eggar (RETURN FROM THE ASHES) is Arabella, an English noblewoman imperiled by her beauty, desired by both men. The only hope to save the seas and their many travelers flickers in a single dim beacon, known to sailors as THE LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 120 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (?)

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson - Incorporating Interviews with Producer Ilya Salkind and Director Kevin Billington!
  • Radio Spot
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible cover art!
THE LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD makes its big Blu-ray debut and should cost between $15 - $20! If you're a fan of Jules Verne's tales, you'll definitely want to pick up this title, which can easily be procured from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or KINO LORBER!



Wednesday, February 12, 2020

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/11/2020!


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Vault Master's Pick of the Week for February 11, 2020 is Scream Factory's Collector's Edition of MY BLOODY VALENTINE!
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings fellow Blu-ray collectors and Happy (early) Valentine's Day! Though several Blu-rays have been pushed back a few weeks (e.g. Mondo Macabro's THE BEAST AND THE MAGIC SWORD) this week still features a fairly decent lineup of new titles - some of which you may even want to gift to your significant others!

Well Go USA brings Takashi Miike's FIRST LOVE to Blu-ray and DVD, Warner Bros. releases their recent SWAMP THING TV series, and Arrow Video delivers their single-disc (director's cut) release of ROBOCOP to those that may have missed out on their fantastic Limited Edition release from last year.

Lionsgate pairs up all five RAMBO films in one Blu-ray set (ditto for JOHN WICK: CHAPTERS 1 - 3), SHUTTER ISLAND comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in a new Steelbook release, Scorpion Releasing debuts THE KILLING TIME to Blu-ray, and Mill Creek Entertainment adds four more titles to its line of Retro VHS-style Blus, including HUDSON HAWK, NO MERCY, VIBES, and WHEN A STRANGER CALLS!

The final season of PREACHER is now available on Blu-ray, as is Troma's snazzy 2-Disc 20th Anniversary Edition release of TERROR FIRMER, and Kino Lorber Studio Classics gives both THE STING II and TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 their Blu-ray debuts!

With all these cool new releases, it would take something truly amazing to top them all and become my pick of the week. And that something is Scream Factory's new Collector's Edition Blu-ray of MY BLOODY VALENTINE! Along with a new 4K restoration of both the theatrical and "uncut" versions of the film, this release comes with a NEW director's commentary, tons of cast & crew interviews, and more!

There are (of course) other new titles out today - to see the full roster of this week's new DVDs & Blu-rays, be sure to scroll on down!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
After She Wakes
Cruel Hearts
First Love (Well Go USA)
The Mysterious Mr. M (2K Restored Edition - VCI)
Swamp Thing: The Complete Series (2019 - Warner Bros.)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
The Devil (Massacre Video)
Endride: The Complete Series
Greener Grass (Shout! Factory)
Hudson Hawk (Retro VHS-Style Packaging - Mill Creek Entertainment)
In Fabric
John Wick: Chapters 1 - 3 (Lionsgate)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Part I (Live-Action)
The Killing Time (Scorpion Releasing)
My Bloody Valentine (1981 - Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)
No Mercy (Retro VHS-Style Packaging - Mill Creek Entertainment)
Preacher: The Final Season
Rambo: 5-Movie Collection (Lionsgate)
ReLIFE: Final Arc
RoboCop (Director's Cut - Arrow Video)
Rose Lane & White Noise: The Light (Double Feature - Mill Creek Entertainment)
Shutter Island (4K UHD Steelbook)
The Sting II (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Terror Firmer (2-Disc 20th Anniversary Edition)
Transylvania 6-5000 (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Unbreakable Machine Doll: The Complete Series
Vibes (Retro VHS-Style Packaging - Mill Creek Entertainment)
When a Stranger Calls (Retro VHS-Style Packaging - Mill Creek Entertainment)


NEW TO DVD
Aliens in L.A.
Bigfoot Down Under
Boogers of the Antichrist
Cupid
Destroyer (Cheezy Flix)
Get Gone
Inmate Zero
Night of the Rat
Omnivore
Pale Blue Moon
Rust
Sister Street Fighter (VCI)
Space Ninjas
Spirits in the Dark
Suffering Bible (SRS Cinema)


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/04/2020!


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Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 02/04/2020 is the 4K UHD Release of DOCTOR SLEEP!
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings Vault Dwellers and welcome to yet another edition of our weekly STOCK YOUR VAULT column! This week has some quality releases, but be warned: February 11th is bursting at the seams with lots of awesome new titles. So plan accordingly as we head into the week of Valentine's Day, and all of the treasures it holds! But first, let's take a quick glimpse of this week's new DVD & Blu-ray releases!

Now that the limited editions are out of print, Arrow just released their Special (i.e. standard) Editions of Frank Henenlotter's BRAIN DAMAGE, and the infamous Swedish Horror-Comedy EVIL ED, Kino Lorber Studio Classics gives HEARTBEEPS its Blu-ray debut, and Scorpion Releasing brings the long out-of-print teen sex comedy FRATERNITY VACATION to Blu-ray disc for the first time ever!

Scream Factory hits us with two new Horror titles, namely Lars van Trier's THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT and the Soska Sisters' RABID remake, Shudder brings MON MON MON MONSTERS to home video, Shout! Factory released THE NIGHTINGALE and WHITE SNAKE to both DVD & Blu-ray, and... yikes, there's a new DRAGONHEART sequel? (Yup! And it's called DRAGONHEART: VENGEANCE!)

But the big release this week is Mike Flanagan's DOCTOR SLEEP, which arrived on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD disc courtesy of Warner Bros. An adaptation to the Stephen King book of the same name (and sequel to Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING), this new horror flick comes complete with both the theatrical and director's cuts, plus several making-of featurettes!

There are still other titles on DVD & Blu-ray that I haven't mentioned - to see the entire list, just keep on scrolling!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Burning Kentucky
The Devil's Machine
Doctor Sleep
Dragonheart: Vengeance
Grand Isle
The House That Jack Built (Scream Factory)
The Mandela Effect
Mon Mon Mon Monsters! (Shudder)
The Nightingale (Shout! Factory)
Rabid (2019 - Scream Factory)
Trauma Center
Vlad the Impaler
White Snake (Shout! Factory)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
10/31 Part II
A.D. Police: To Protect and Serve
Brain Damage (Special Edition - Arrow Video)
Donten - Laughing Under the Clouds - Gaiden: 3-Film Collection (Shout! Factory)
Evil Ed (Special Edition - Arrow Video)
Fraternity Vacation (Scorpion Releasing)
Garo: The Animation - The Complete Series
Halloween (1978) & Halloween (2018): 2-Movie Collection
Heartbeeps (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Kingdom: The Movie
Magnificent Kotobuki: The Complete Collection
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: The Complete Series
Night Tide (Indicator - Region Free Import)
That Time I Reincarnated as a Slime: Season 1, Part 2


NEW TO DVD
Daniel Isn't Real
Dragonheart: 5-Movie Collection
FLCL: Alternative
The Girl in the Crawlspace
Invasion Planet Earth
The Keep (Via Vision - Region Free Import)
Pagan Warrior
Perfect
A Perfect Host
Quija Room
Restricted Area
Stalked


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

FRATERNITY VACATION Comes to Blu-ray Disc for the First Time Ever!


Cover art for Kino Lorber's Blu-ray of FRATERNITY VACATION!
JAMES FRAWLEY'S OBSCURE 80'S TEEN SEX COMEDY DEBUTS ON BLU-RAY DISC THANKS TO SCORPION RELEASING AND KINO LORBER STUDIO CLASSICS!

While I've seen quite a few teen sex comedies in my lifetime (e.g. PORKY'S, REVENGE OF THE NERDS, WEIRD SCIENCE, etc.) FRATERNITY VACATION is one that I've honestly never heard of! And that's a total shame because holy hell check out this cast: Tim Robbins (SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION), Stephen Geoffreys and Amanda Bearse (both from FRIGHT NIGHT), John Vernon (NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE and KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE), and Barbara Crampton (FROM BEYOND)! And oddly enough, this film was directed by the late James Frawley who had previously directed THE MUPPET MOVIE! If any of that info piqued your interest Vault Dwellers, then read more about this Blu-ray release below before you commit to buying it!

Synopsis: For Iowa fraternity brothers 'Mother' (Tim Robbins - JACOB'S LADDER) and Joe (Cameron Dye - BODY ROCK), the only way to score a paid vacation in sunny Palm Springs is to take along supreme nerd Wendell (Stephen Geoffreys - 976-EVIL). When they make a bet with a rival frat to be the first to bed a beautiful woman (Sheree J. Wilson - CRIMEWAVE), their getaway goes out of control. Now with the help of some bikini beauties, a bit of creative party crashing and a local girl (Amanda Bearse - FRIGHT NIGHT) with a very dangerous secret, the ultimate Spring Break is about to begin!

John Vernon (ERNEST GOES TO CAMP), Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR), Kathleen Kinmont (HALLOWEEN 4), Matt McCoy (POLICE ACADEMY 6: CITY UNDER SIEGE), Leigh McCloskey (INFERNO), Max Wright (Alf), Nina Talbot (CHAINED HEAT), Frank Ajaye (CONVOY), Charles Rocket (EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY) and Britt Ekland (THE WICKER MAN) co-star in this outrageous yet good-natured comedy that could only have been made in the 80s, filled with scary fashion, gratuitous nudity, sudden aerobics and music by Bananarama, Con Funk Shun and others.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 94 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (?)

Extras:
  • NEW! HD Master of the film!
  • Theatrical trailer
Scorpion Releasing's new Blu of FRATERNITY VACATION is being distributed by Kino Lorber and is now available to purchase - it should cost between $18 - $20! Order yourself a copy today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from KINO LORBER!



Monday, February 3, 2020

Coming to Blu-ray on February 4th: Lars von Trier's THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT and the Soska Sisters' RABID Redo!


Cover art for Scream Factory's Blu-ray of THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT.
MATT DILLON IS AN ARCHITECT (OF MURDER!), AND LAURA VANDERVOOT SPREADS A KILLER STD IN SCREAM FACTORY'S LATEST OFFERINGS!

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT finally makes its North American debut (it was released on DVD & Blu-ray in Australia by Umbrella Entertainment last year) and comes complete with both the theatrical and director's cuts of the film! Also due out the same day is the Soska Sisters' (DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, AMERICAN MARY, SEE NO EVIL 2) remake of David Cronenberg's RABID. I'm a fan of the classic original, which features Marilyn Chambers as the unfortunate victim that spreads a viral madness to every man she mounts, so I'm a bit wary of this contemporary retelling. Let's take a closer look at both of these new releases, shall we?

THE HOUSE THAT JACK  BUILT (2018)

Synopsis: Boundary-pushing cinematic visionary Lars von Trier (ANTICHRIST) returns with one of his most daring, masterfully provocative works yet. In five audacious episodes, failed architect and arch-sociopath Jack (Matt Dillon) recounts the elaborately orchestrated murders — each, as he views them, as a towering work of art — that define his "career" as a serial killer. Mixing pitch-black humor, transcendent surrealism, and renegade musings on everything from history to architecture to cinema itself, von Trier fashions a radical, blazingly personal inquiry into violence, art, and the twin acts of creation and destruction. Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, and Bruno Ganz co-star.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 151 & 152 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

Extras:
  • Includes Both The Theatrical Cut And Director's Cut Of The Film!
  • Sonning Prize: An Interview With Director Lars Von Trier!
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
Scream Factory's release of THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT will be available on Tuesday, February 4th wherever Blu-rays are sold, and should cost between $18 - $19! Get your copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




Cover art for Scream Factory's Blu-ray release of the Soska Sisters' RABID remake!
RABID (2019)

Synopsis: A gruesome accident ... an experimental treatment ... an unstoppable nightmare. Jen and Sylvia Soska bring you a terrifying new take on the legendary David Cronenberg's RABID.

Demure and unassuming fashion designer Sarah (Laura Vandervoort - JIGSAW), horribly disfigured after a grisly collision, agrees to undergo an untested procedure involving stem cells to restore her damaged face. This miracle cure causes her to recover beyond her wildest imagination: Sarah now looks as beautiful as the models she works with. But as her confidence – and her sexual appetite – grows, it comes with a price: Sarah is now the carrier of a contagion that causes her lovers to become violent spreaders of death. As the disease spirals out of control, time is running out in the race to find a cure.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 107 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

Extras:
  • Audio Commentary With Directors & Writers Jen & Sylvia Soska!
  • Interview With Actress Laura Vandervoort!
  • Trailer
The Soskas' RABID also arrives on Blu-ray on February 4th, and should cost between $18 - $19! Order this remake today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.



Thursday, January 30, 2020

Return to The Overlook Hotel in Mike Flanagan's DOCTOR SLEEP!


Cover art for the 4K UHD release of Mike Flanagan's DOCTOR SLEEP.
THE FILM ADAPTATION OF STEPHEN KING'S FOLLOWUP TO "THE SHINING" ARRIVES ON DVD, BLU-RAY, AND 4K ULTRA HD DISC ON FEBRUARY 4TH!

Last year I barely went to see anything in theaters (I averaged less than one trip to the closest cineplex each month), though there were plenty of movies I wanted to see, such as Mike Flanagan's DOCTOR SLEEP. Adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name (which I just finished reading last month), this film pits grown-up Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) against a supernatural foe called "Rose the Hat," a vampiric antagonist that targets children that have "the shining!" I've heard mixed reviews about this film, but I'm eager to finally watch it when it arrives in stores next Tuesday!

Synopsis: Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor - TRAINSPOTTING, the STAR WARS PREQUEL TRILOGY) has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra (Kyliegh Curran - I CAN I WILL I DID), a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the "shine." Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE series) and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra's innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.

Disc Specs:
4K ULTRA HD
Rated R | Color | 152 minutes | Region Free
Video - 2160p (1.85:1)
Audio - English Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1, & Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish & French (Canada) Dolby Digital 5.1

BLU-RAY
Rated R | Color | 152 & 180 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1, & Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish & French (Canada) Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras:
  • DIRECTOR'S CUT OF THE FILM! - Features nearly 30 minutes of new, alternate and extended scenes, selected by director Mike Flanagan, not seen in theaters!
  • Return to the Overlook featurette
  • The Making of Doctor Sleep: A New Vision
  • From Shining to Sleep featurette
Warner Bros. brings DOCTOR SLEEP home to you Blu-ray players on Tuesday, February 4th on all formats! The DVD release is $18 (AMAZON - BULL MOOSE), the Blu-ray costs between $19 - $25 (AMAZON - BULL MOOSE), and the 4K Ultra HD release is $28 (AMAZON - BULL MOOSE)! Order DOCTOR SLEEP today, alongside THE SHINING (if you don't already own it), and have yourself a Stephen King double feature!



Wednesday, January 29, 2020

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 01/28/2020!


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Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 01/28/2020 is Arrow Video's EDGE OF THE AXE!
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings fellow collectors and welcome to the final Stock Your Vault post of January 2020! This month flew by and graced us with many great new titles, and this week is absolutely no exception Vault Dwellers!

Vinegar Syndrome has officially given BERSERKER and TAMMY & THE T-REX each a wide release, Sony gives BELL, BOOK, AND CANDLE its North American Blu-ray debut, and Warner Archive Collection released both UNDERWATER! and TWO ON A GUILLOTINE to Blu-ray disc!

Joon Ho Bong's critically-acclaimed PARASITE just made its way to DVD & Blu-ray, as did the latest killer cyborg/time travel sequel TERMINATOR: DARK FATE. Ditto for a new documentary called MAKING APES: THE ARTISTS WHO CHANGED FILM!

Scream Factory has a solid trio of new releases this week, namely Eric Red's BODY PARTS, John Hancock's 1971 classic LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH, and a new steelbook of THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE which boasts a new 4K transfer and (if you buy directly from Shout! Factory's website) an exclusive action figure of the film's antagonist, Russ Thorn! But it's Arrow Video that wins out this week with their stellar new Blu-ray of EDGE OF THE AXE, a Spanish slasher film from the 80s that has been out of print for over three decades! Along with a new 4K restoration, the disc comes with reversible cover art, and a variety of new special features!

The rest of this week is made up of numerous direct-to-DVD and anime titles - to see the full list, keep scrolling down!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Eleven Eleven
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Set 5: Diamond is Unbreakable Part 2 (Limited Edition)
Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film
Parasite (2019)
Purgatory
Terminator: Dark Fate
They Came From Beyond Space (Re-Mastered Moon Edition)
Thy Neighbor
The Vampires Night Orgy (Re-Mastered Gothic Collection)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Bell, Book, and Candle (Sony)
Berserker (Blu-ray/DVD combo - Vinegar Syndrome)
Black Angel (Special Edition - Arrow Academy)
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan: The Complete Series
Bobobo-bo Bo-Bobo: The Complete Series
Body Parts (Scream Factory)
Boogiepop and Others: The Complete Series
Concrete Revolutio: The Complete Series
Edge of the Axe (Arrow Video)
Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy
God Mazinger: The Complete Collection
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (Scream Factory)
Saiyuki Reload Blast
The Slumber Party Massacre (Limited Edition Steelbook - Scream Factory)
SSSS.GRIDMAN: The Complete Series
Tammy and the T-Rex (Vinegar Syndrome)
Tsugumomo: The Complete Series
Two on a Guillotine (Warner Archive Collection)
Underwater! (Warner Archive Collection)
Very Bad Things (Shout Select)


NEW TO DVD
Apparition (2019)
Bloodz vs. Wolvez
Dead Earth
Death Smiles at Murder (Rogue Video)
Duck Dodgers: The Complete Third Season
Edison and Leo
Horrible Hollywood Gems: Assignment Outer Space
The Laplace's Demon
Legacies: The Complete First Season
Lupin the 3rd: Series 2, Set 4
Magic Mirror
Osmosis Jones
Roswell, New Mexico: The Complete First Season
The Siren
Zombiez


LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH With Some BODY PARTS at THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE!


Cover art for Scream Factory's Blu-ray of Eric Red's BODY PARTS.
EVIL LIMB DONORS, VENGEANCE FROM THE GRAVE, AND DRILLER KILLERS HIGHLIGHT SCREAM FACTORY'S FINAL TRIO OF TITLES FOR JANUARY 2020!

I own the SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE films on DVD and would like to eventually upgrade them to Blu-ray (i.e. when Parts II & III come back into print), and I'm definitely interested in scoping out LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH, but BODY PARTS is easily the Scream Factory release I'm most excited for. Written and directed by Eric Red (a screenwriter and filmmaker that doesn't get nearly enough praise) and featuring Jeff Fahey and Brad Dourif, this early 90s Horror flick has managed to evade me for decades! But now, thanks to Scream Factory's efforts, I will finally be able to watch this oft-overlooked classic in HD!

BODY PARTS (1991)

Synopsis: From Eric Red, the writer of THE HITCHER and NEAR DARK, comes this tale of a medical experiment gone very wrong.

Bill Chrushank is a criminal psychologist who loses his arm and nearly his life in a grisly car accident. A daring medical operation follows, in which a donor's arm is successfully grafted onto Bill's body. But after the operation, the arm starts to take on a violent life of its own, striking out against Bill's wife and children. Consumed by fears about his dangerous behavior, Bill is driven to learn the donor's identity – and makes a horrifying discovery that delivers him into a world of unimaginable terror. Written and directed by Eric Red (COHEN & TATE, BAD MOON), this thriller stars Jeff Fahey (ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL) and Brad Dourif (CHILD'S PLAY, GRAVEYARD SHIFT).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 88 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Director Eric Red!
  • NEW! I Dare You To Read The Script – An Interview With Director Eric Red!
  • NEW! Something Unstoppable – An Interview With Actor Paul Ben-Victor!
  • NEW! Molded For Cinema – An Interview With Actor Peter Murnik!
  • NEW! That One Hurt – An Interview With Editor Anthony Redman!
  • Deleted Gore Footage With Optional Commentary With Director Eric Red!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
Though it's a shame they couldn't snag interviews with Fahey or Dourif, the (over) two hours of special features on this disc more than make up for that! Scream Factory's Blu-ray of BODY PARTS is now available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold and should cost between $23 - $25! Order yourself a copy today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




Blu-ray cover art for Scream Factory's LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH!
LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH (1971)

Synopsis: Released from an institution after suffering a nervous breakdown, Jessica (Zohra Lampert - THE EXORCIST III) seeks the tranquility of a secluded home in Connecticut to help make her recovery complete. But instead of a restful recuperation with her husband and close friend in the New England countryside, Jessica soon finds herself falling into a swirling vortex of madness and the supernatural!

And an even more unsettling discovery is that the entire region seems to be under the influence of a mysterious woman who has been living in the supposedly empty house. Jessica's fear and dread only intensify when she discovers that the "undead" girl, Emily, tragically drowned long ago, on her wedding day. Is she back to take vengeance?

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 88 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Director John Hancock And Producer Bill Badalato!
  • NEW! Art Saved My Life – An Interview With Composer Orville Stoeber!
  • NEW! Scare Tactics: Reflections On A Seventies Horror Classic – An Interview With Author/Film Historian Kim Newman!
  • NEW! She Walks These Hills – The Film’s Locations Then And Now!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spot
  • Still Gallery
Scream Factory's LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH Blu is also now available at all Blu-ray retailers and should cost between $23 - $25! Order this title now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




Artwork for Scream Factory's Steelbook of THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE!
THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (1982 - LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK)

Synopsis: When Trish (Michele Michaels) decides to invite her high school basketball teammates over for a slumber party, she has no idea the night is going to end with an unexpected guest crashing the party – an escaped mental patient and his portable power drill – in the cult classic, THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 77 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono


Extras:
  • NEW! 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative!
  • "Sleepless Nights: The Making Of The Slumber Party Massacre"
  • Audio Commentary With Director Amy Holden Jones, Actors Michael Villella And Debra De Liso
  • Interview With Actor Rigg Kennedy
  • Theatrical Trailers (U.S. And U.K.)
  • Theatrical Trailers For Slumber Party Massacre II and III
  • Alternate Title Sequence
  • Still Gallery
Scream Factory's Limited Edition of THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE comes with everything seen here!

Limited Edition Exclusives:
  • Limited Edition 8" tall Russ Thorn action figure by NECA!
  • Limited edition 28.5" X 16.5" rolled lithograph — made exclusively for this promotion — of the newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez (this will ship rolled, in a poster tube)!
Scream Factory's Limited Edition Steelbook of THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, with its groovy new artwork and new 4K transfer is now available and should cost between $18 - $20! This stand-alone release is readily available at AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, and DIABOLIK DVD! The Deluxe Limited Edition with the lithograph and collectible figure is $60 and is exclusive to SHOUT! FACTORY - order it now or forever lose out on that kick-ass Russ Thorn figure!



Thursday, January 23, 2020

There Is Nothing Silent About Nights in Paddock County: EDGE OF THE AXE Comes to Blu-ray on January 26th!


Cover art for Arrow Video's EDGE OF THE AXE Blu-ray!
ARROW VIDEO BRINGS JOSE RAMON LARRAZ' OFT-OVERLOOKED 1988 SLASHER FLICK TO BLU-RAY WITH A NEW 2K RESTORATION AND EXTRAS!

One of my favorite sub-genres of Horror has to be the slasher film. From the mighty franchises filled with increasingly ridiculous sequels (e.g. FRIDAY THE 13TH and HALLOWEEN), to the one hit wonders (e.g. THE BURNING, INTRUDER, MY BLOODY VALENTINE), I feel like I've seen just about all of them. Leave it to Arrow Video to burst my bubble with their recent announcement of EDGE OF THE AXE! I have never seen this Spanish slasher flick before (though I do vaguely recall seeing its minimalist VHS cover art at my local mom & pop video store back in the day), but the more I read about it, the more I need to see it! And once next week rolls around, I will finally have my chance to experience this rarely-mentioned slasher flick in startling HD clarity!

Synopsis: From cult Spanish filmmaker José Ramón Larraz (VAMPYRES, SYMPTOMS) comes this long-neglected late 80s slasher classic, finally unleashed on Blu-ray for the first time ever!

The rural community of Paddock County is being rocked by the crazed exploits of an axe-wielding psychopath, who stalks the night in a black trenchcoat and mask. As the victims pile up, the authorities attempt to keep a lid on the situation, whilst computer whizz-kid Gerald and girlfriend Lillian seek to unmask the killer before the town population reaches zero.

Nominally set in Northern California but shot primarily in Madrid, giving the film an off-kilter, American/European atmosphere akin to the likes of PIECES, Edge of the Axe is a late entry hack-and-slash masterpiece from one of the titans of Spanish terror.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color |  91 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English & Spanish LPCM Mono

Reverse cover art for Arrow Video's Blu-ray of EDGE OF THE AXE!
Extras:
  • NEW! 2K restoration from the original camera negative!
  • NEW! Audio commentary with actor Barton Faulks!
  • NEW! - Audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues!
  • NEW! - Interview with actor Barton Faulks!
  • NEW! The Pain in Spain - An nterview with special effects and make-up artist Colin Arthur!
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn!
  • First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes!

Hot damn that's a lot of love for a movie that most of us had forgotten about - good on Arrow Video for taking the time to give EDGE OF THE AXE a new lease on life! Speaking of which, their Blu-ray release of this title is scheduled for release on Tuesday, January 28th and should cost between $24 - $28! Take the leap of faith now fellow slasher film fans and get yourself a copy from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from ARROW VIDEO!



Wednesday, January 22, 2020

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 01/21/2020!


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Blue Underground's 3-Disc Limited Edition of HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY is Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

As January 2020 heads towards it's conclusion, we get a slight reprieve this week. The release slate of new DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K Ultra HD discs isn't very big - probably because our pals at Scream Factory and Arrow Video seem to have taken a week off. And honestly that's not a bad thing because February is shaping up to be a really expensive month!

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has the most new releases today with their new Blu-rays of HIGH-BALLIN', SEMI-TOUGH, TOBRUK, ULTZANA'S RAID, and THE WAR LORD, and VCI is a close second with their new releases of THE PHANTOM CREEPS and GORDON OF GHOST CITY serials, as well as their new 25th Anniversary double feature of MOMMY & MOMMY 2!

Universal brings KITTEN WITH A WHIP to Blu-ray for the first time along with last year's horror flop COUNTDOWN, Lionsgate debuts Kevin Smith's JAY & SILENT BOB REBOOT, and for fans of "zombedy" flicks, you get your choice of ZOMBIELAND 2: DOUBLE TAP and last year's LITTLE MONSTERS (Region A Import) which features Lupita Nyong'o and Josh Gad!

But this week's big winner simply has to be Blue Underground's stellar 3-Disc Limited Edition Blu-ray of Lucio Fulci's HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY! The final portion of The Maestro's GATES OF HELL TRILOGY boasts a new 4K scan, a bunch of new extras, and a soundtrack CD! It goes without saying that if you're a fan of Fulci, or a fan of Italian Horror in general, you absolutely need this release in your collection!

The remainder of this week's slim pickings is made up of direct-to-DVD junk and anime (as usual) - to see the full list just continue scrolling!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Addams Family (2019)
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Set 4
Countdown (2019)
Ever After (aka Endzeit)
Gordon of Ghost City (VCI)
High-Ballin' (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
In Search of the Last Action Heroes
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (Lionsgate)
The Knight of Shadows (Well Go USA)
The Phantom Creeps (VCI)
Semi-Tough (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
SuperHell: The Johnny Walker Collection
Zombieland 2: Double Tap


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Alice & Zoroku: The Complete Series
Bad Reputation
D-Frag!: The Complete Series
Dragonfly
Grace is Gone
House by the Cemetery (3-Disc Limited Edition - Blue Underground)
Kitten With a Whip (Universal)
Little Monsters (2019 - Region A Import)
Mommy & Mommy 2 (25th Anniversary Edition - VCI)
Monster Masume (Collector's Edition)
The Morose Mononokean II: Season 2
The Phantom Creeps (Special Edition - VCI)
Summer Days with Coo (Shout! Factory)
Ten Questions
Tobruk (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Ulzana's Raid (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The War Lord (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)


NEW TO DVD
Bad CGI Sharks
Castle Freak (Remastered - Full Moon Pictures)
I See You
Kalamity
Leave
No Sin Unpunished
One Night Only
Paranormal Whacktivity
Phil the Alien
Relative Evil
Ritual (Screen Media Darkside)
Rock My World
Self Storage (Screen Media Darkside)
Spliced
Strange Events 3
Succubus: Hell-Bent
Sweatshop (Unrated)
The White Storm 2: Drug Lords


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

On February 25th, PET SEMATARY TWO Claws Its Way Out of a Shallow Grave and Onto Blu-ray Disc!


Cover art for Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray of PET SEMATARY TWO!
MARY LAMBERT'S OFT-MALIGNED SEQUEL GETS A TON OF LOVE IN SCREAM FACTORY'S UPCOMING BLU-RAY RELEASE!

Growing up, I had a fascination with the written works of Stephen King, and the film adaptations that resulted from them. So when PET SEMATARY TWO suddenly appeared one day on the shelves at a local Blockbuster Video, I was psyched!

But despite being directed by Mary Lambert (who previously directed the original PET SEMATARY) and having an amazing cast (which included post-TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY Edward Furlong, the REVENGE OF THE NERDS series' Anthony Edwards, and "The Kurgan" himself, Clancy Brown!), this film just never clicked with me, and I still have yet to revisit it nearly three decades later. That being said, Scream Factory really went all-in on this release, so maybe PET SEMATARY TWO is worth giving another chance?

Synopsis: Sometimes dead is better. But the shocking terror that plagued Ludlow, Maine, in Pet Sematary is still very much alive in this sequel to the 1989 hit film.

After the death of his wife, veterinarian Chase Matthews (Anthony Edwards - ZODIAC) and his 13-year-old son, Jeff (Edward Furlong - TERMINATOR: DARK FATE), move to Ludlow to rebuild their lives. Antagonized by the neighborhood kids, Jeff befriends another outsider, Drew Gilbert, who lives in fear of his cruel stepfather, Gus (Clancy Brown - JOHN DIES AT THE END). After Gus cold-bloodedly shoots Drew's beloved dog, the boys bury the body in the local Indian burial grounds – a place rumored to have the powers of resurrection. But when evil is awakened, the boys realize that sometimes you should just let dead dogs lie.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 100 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (?)

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative Approved By Director Mary Lambert!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Director Mary Lambert!
  • NEW! Young And Brooding – An Interview With Actor Edward Furlong!
  • NEW! Playing Over The Top – An Interview With Actor Clancy Brown!
  • NEW! My First Film – An Interview With Actor Jason McGuire!
  • NEW! A Thousand Dollar Bet – An Interview With Special Makeup Effects Creator Steve Johnson!
  • NEW! Orchestrated Grunge – An Interview With Composer Mark Governor!
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
Scream Factory's awesome Collector's Edition Blu-ray of PET SEMATARY TWO will be available at all Blu-ray retailers on Tuesday, February 25th and should cost between $25 - $29! Whether you're a fan of the film, or just a completionist, order a copy today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY (which will net you an 18 x 24 poster featuring the new cover art while supplies last)!



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

On January 21st, Own the Definitive Release of Lucio Fulci's HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY!


Cover art for Blue Underground's 3-Disc Limited Edition of Lucio Fulci's HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY!
BLUE UNDERGROUND GIVES THE FINAL FILM IN LUCIO FULCI'S "GATES OF HELL TRILOGY" A FANTASTIC 3-DISC BLU-RAY RELEASE!

Out of all the Italian Horror filmmakers that were cranking out movies in the 70s and 80s, I always liked Lucio Fulci the best. I enjoyed the bold absurdity of ZOMBI 2's shark vs. zombie sequence, and gawked at the gore in THE BEYOND and CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (aka GATES OF HELL) while I tried to figure out just what the hell was going on! And though it isn't my favorite of Fulci's "Gates of Hell trilogy" (though it does have quite a memorable bat attack) I am quite glad to see HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY get the royal treatment from Blue Underground! Boasting a new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, plus new special features and other goodies, this 3-Disc release is easily a must-have for fans of Italian Horror cinema!

Synopsis: A young family moves from their cramped New York City apartment to a spacious new home in New England. But this is no ordinary house in the country: the previous owner was the deranged Dr. Freudstein, whose monstrous human experiments have left a legacy of bloody mayhem. Now, someone-or something-is alive in the basement, and home sweet home is about to become a horrific hell on earth.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 86 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 1.0 and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0

Reverse cover art for Blue Underground's 3-Disc release of HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY!
REVERSE COVER ART
Extras:
DISC ONE (THE FILM)
  • NEW! EXCLUSIVE 4K RESTORATION OF THE FULLY UNCUT VERSION OF THE FILM FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films!
  • Deleted Scene
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Poster & Still Galleries

DISC TWO (SPECIAL FEATURES)
  • NEW! House Quake – Interview with Co-Writer Giorgio Mariuzzo!
  • NEW! Catriona MacColl Q&A!
  • NEW! Calling Dr. Freudstein – Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci!
  • Meet the Boyles – Interviews with Stars Catriona MacColl and Paolo Malco!
  • Children of the Night – Interviews with Stars Giovanni Frezza and Silvia Collatina!
  • Tales of Laura Gittleson – Interview with Star Dagmar Lassander!
  • My Time With Terror – Interview with Star Carlo De Mejo!
  • A Haunted House Story – Interviews with Co-Writers Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Briganti!
  • To Build a Better Death Trap – Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Maurizio Trani, Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi, and Actor Giovanni De Nava!

DISC THREE (SOUNDTRACK CD)
  • The House by the Cemetery Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Walter Rizzati!

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
  • Illustrated collectible booklet featuring a brand new essay by Michael Gingold!
  • Reversible sleeve!
  • 3D lenticular slipcover (First Pressing Only)!
Blue Underground's fantastic 3-Disc set of HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY will be available on Tuesday, January 21st wherever Blu-ray discs are sold, and should cost between $32 - $50! If you are a Fulci fan, or just enjoy classic Italian Horror, you need to pick up a copy of this release as soon as possible from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or direct from BLUE UNDERGROUND!



Tuesday, January 14, 2020

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 01/14/2020!


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Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Welcome back to your weekly dose of STOCK YOUR VAULT goodness fellow collectors of physical media! 2020 started off strong, but this week is pretty light on new genre fare, which is fine because I highly recommend saving your money for February! But, if you simply must add to your ever-growing collection, there are some new releases you should be aware of Vault Dwellers!

Kino Lorber Studio Classics adds Special Editions of HOUSE BY THE RIVER and THE WHISPERERS to their giant catalog, Shout Select just released BREWSTER'S MILLIONS in a nifty new Collector's Edition which also comes with the 1945 original, and Scorpion Releasing gives the oft-forgotten NIGHT PATROL its Blu-ray debut!

The bonkers sequel IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE makes its Region A Blu-ray debut today, as does the low-budget Action Sci-Fi Comedy THE PSYBORGS, and Ang Lee's much maligned Will Smith vehicle GEMINI MAN comes to all home video formats. Finally, Scream Factory tops off this week's release slate with two classic Hammer Horror titles, namely DEMONS OF THE MIND and THE MUMMY'S SHROUD!

There's a bunch of anime and indie / direct-to-DVD titles out today as well, so be sure to scroll down to see the full roster of new DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K Ultra HD discs that have just been released!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Dragon Ball Super: Part 10
Gemini Man
Home With a View of the Monster
House by the River (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Jexi
Krypton: The Complete Second & Final Season
Krypton: The Complete Series
Paranormal Farm 3: Halloween
She Walks in the Woods
The Whisperers (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Beverly Hills Cop: 3-Movie Collection
Brewster's Millions (Collector's Edition - Shout Select)
Clockwork Planet: The Complete Series
Creep (Limited Edition - SRS Cinema)
The Color of Magic / The Hogfather
Demons of the Mind (Scream Factory)
Diminuendo
Gamers!: The Complete Series
Iron Sky: The Coming Race
Knight's & Magic: The Complete Collection
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka: The Complete Series
The Mummy's Shroud (Scream Factory)
Night Patrol (Scorpion Releasing)
The Price of Smiles
The Psyborgs (Limited Edition - Scream Team Releasing)


NEW TO DVD
42nd Street Forever: The Peep Show Collection Volume 35
2050
Angels Fallen
Code 8
Inside Out (Bayview Films)
The Jogger
Pi Day Die Day