Friday, September 25, 2020

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 09/22/2020!

 

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Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 09/22/2020 is Mill Creek's INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES Set!

Greetings Vault Dwellers and welcome to our weekly Stock Your Vault column! Last week featured a pretty light release slate but don't worry, some of your favorite Blu-ray labels made up for it this week with some stellar new titles, plus there are numerous multi-film collections (many of them formerly out of print) on both DVD and Blu-ray disc!

Scream Factory brings back their long out of print VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION that contains THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, THE HAUNTED PALACE, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, and MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH which has been given a few upgrades and released separately from the set as well!

Media Blasters debuted ZEIRAM 2 on Blu-ray, FULL METAL JACKET made its 4K Ultra HD debut (separately and in a set with THE SHINING and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY), the fourth season of RICK AND MORTY arrives in standard and steelbook editions, and Lionsgate released the ROB ZOMBIE TRILOGY to Blu-ray disc, which features HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, and 3 FROM HELL!

A slew of old Miramax titles are back in print now including a double feature of DRACULA 2000 & DRACULA II: ASCENSION, THE FACULTY, and various multi-film sets featuring popular horror franchises, including HALLOWEEN, HELLRAISER, THE PROPHECY, MIMIC, and CHILDREN OF THE CORN!

But the crown goes to Mill Creek Entertainment this week with their stellar release of the complete INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES film series! This 2-disc set contains six hour-long films starring Lon Chaney Jr., and comes complete with a myriad of extras including an hour-long documentary, interviews, and digital goodies! I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Mill Creek has definitely stepped up their game over the past few years!

There are still plenty of other new titles on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD this week - to see them all just keep on scrolling fellow collectors!



NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season
Jungle De Ikou
Mother in Love (Media Blasters)
Paranormal Attraction
Rick and Morty: Season 4
Spooky House
Things Fall Apart (Darkside Releasing)
The Woodsman


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Dracula 2000 & Dracula II: Ascension (Miramax Double Feature)
Dr. Stone: Season One, Part One
The Faculty (Miramax)
Fairy Gone: Season One, Part Two
Full Metal Jacket (4K UHD)
Kite Liberator (Special Edition - Media Blasters)
Masque of the Red Death (1964 - Scream Factory)
My Hero Academia: Season Two
Rick and Morty: Season 4 (Steelbook)
The Search for Simon
Shhhhh! (Darkside Releasing)
The Wind Rises (Shout! Factory)
Zeiram 2 (Media Blasters)


NEW TO DVD
Beckman
The Box
Dogs Don't Wear Pants (Shudder)
Earth Girls are Sleazy
Kids Go in the Woods.... Kids Get Dead (Special Edition)
Let it Snow
Nemesis
Rage of the Mummy
Sanctuary: Season One
Without a Body


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Action-Packed Sci-Fi: 3-Movie Collection
Contains: Annihilation, Arrival, and Tomb Raider.

The Crow Triple Feature
Contains: The Crow: City of Angels, The Crow: Salvation, and The Crow: Wicked Prayer.

Dracula: 3-Movie Collection
Contains: Dracula 2000, Dracula II: Ascension, and Dracula III: Legacy.

Eddie Murphy: 14-Movie Collection
Contains: 48 Hours, Another 48 Hours, Best Defense, Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II, Beverly Hills Cop III, Boomerang, Coming to America, Dreamgirls, The Golden Child, Harlem Nights, Norbit, Trading Places, and Vampire in Brooklyn.

Futuristic Sci-Fi: 3-Movie Collection
Contains: Aeon Flux, Ghost in the Shell, and The Island.

Iconic Movies of the 80s & 90s: 20-Movie Collection
Contains: 48 Hours, Airplane, Better Off Dead, Beverly Hills Cop, Clueless, Election, Fatal Attraction, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Flashdance, Footloose, Ghost, Indecent Proposal, Juice, Major League, The Naked Gun, An Officer and a Gentleman, Payback, Tommy Boy, The Untouchables, and Wayne's World.

Pokemon: 4-Movie Collection
Contains: Pokemon Heroes: The Movie, Pokemon 4-Ever, Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys - The Movie, and Pokemon Jirashi: Wishmaker.

Scream: 3-Movie Collection
Contains: Scream, Scream 2, and Scream 3.


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON BLU-RAY
Children of the Corn: 4-Movie Collection (Miramax)
Contains: Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, and Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return.

Gerard Butler: 5-Movie Collection (Lionsgate)
Contains: Angel Has Fallen, Hunter Killer, Law Abiding Citizen, The Vanishing, and Gods of Egypt.

Halloween: 3-Movie Collection (Miramax - Also available on DVD.)

Contains: Halloween H20, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, and Halloween: Resurrection.

Hellraiser: 4-Movie Collection (Miramax)
Contains: Hellraiser - Bloodlines, Hellraiser - Inferno, Hellraiser - Hellseeker, and Hellraiser - Hellworld.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Complete Film Collection (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Contains: Calling Dr. Death, Weird Woman, Dead Man's Eyes, The Frozen Ghost, Strange Confession, and Pillow of Death.

The Kevin Smith Triple Feature (Miramax)
Contains: Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks.

Kubrick: 3-Movie Collection (4K UHD - Warner Bros.)
Contains: Full Metal Jacket, The Shining, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Mimic: 3-Movie Collection (Miramax - Also available on DVD.)
Contains: Mimic, Mimic 2, and Mimic 3: Sentinel.

The Prophecy Collection (Miramax)
Contains: The Prophecy, The Prophecy II, The Prophecy 3: The Ascent, The Prophecy: Uprising, and The Prophecy: Forsaken.

Rob Zombie Trilogy (Lionsgate)
Contains: House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, and 3 From Hell.

The Scary Movie Triple Feature (Miramax)
Contains: Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, and Scary Movie 3 (Unrated).

The Vincent Price Collection (Scream Factory - Reissue)
Contains: The Pit and the Pendulum, Fall of the House of Usher, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, The Haunted Palace, Masque of the Red Death, and Witchfinder General.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Media Blasters Quietly Debuts ZEIRAM 2 on Blu-ray Disc!

Cover art for Media Blasters' new ZEIRAM 2 Blu-ray!

THE SEQUEL TO KEITA AMEMIYA'S "ZEIRAM" IS NOW AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY DISC FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

Acting as a followup to IRIA: Zeiram the Animation, ZEIRAM was a fairly decent live-action Japanese sci-fi flick that relied heavily on practical effects. The sequel (which I used to have on a bootleg VHS tape) upped the ante a bit, and to my knowledge, has never received a legit DVD release here in the States.

So imagine my surprise when I discovered that ZEIRAM 2 arrived on Blu-ray disc this past Tuesday through Media Blasters' Tokyo Shock label! This new disc contains both English & Japanese audio options and offers up a handful of special features, all at a relatively low price! Now if they'd just release the original ZEIRAM to Blu-ray, I'd be all set!

Synopsis: Upon successfully completing another important mission, the beautiful alien bounty hunter Iria returns to Earth. Along with her computer, Bob, and her assistant, Fujicrow, she is assigned a new android partner. Unfortunately, residing inside the android is the most cunning and evil combat life form known in the universe- a vicious Zeiram unit! When the android is damaged during combat, Zeiram emerges from hiding and begins to terrorize Iria and her comrades and soon becomes a serious planetary threat that must be stopped at all costs!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 107 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (?)
Audio - English & Japanese

Extras:
  • The Making of Zeiram 2
  • True Story! - 82 Days with Amemiya Family
  • Zeiram 2 trailer

ZEIRAM 2 is now available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold and should only cost between $14 - $16! Add this oddball Japanese sci-fi actioner to your collection today - order yourself a copy from AMAZON or BULL MOOSE!



Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Lon Chaney Jr. is Your Guide into the INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES!

Cover art for Mill Creek Entertainment's INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES: THE COMPLETE FILM SERIES Blu-ray set!


MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS THIS FORGOTTEN FILM SERIES TO BLU-RAY DISC FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!


In 1943, Universal Pictures obtained the rights to adapt six tales from the then popular Inner Sanctum Mystery radio plays into feature-length motion pictures. Starring the late Lon Chaney Jr., these six tales of murder and intrigue remained largely forgotten. But with every "boutique" label raiding the vaults of the big studios these days (e.g. Kino Lorber Studio Classics' Film Noir collections and Scream Factory's Universal Horror Collections), it was only a matter of time before someone dug these up - and that someone turned out to be Mill Creek Entertainment! Now all six Inner Sanctum Mystery films have made their Blu-ray debut and come complete with a number of great special features including audio commentaries, interviews, and an hour-long documentary, and some super cool digital extras! Read onward to find out more about this new release Vault Dwellers!

Synopses: Death, dementia, dark arts... it's just another day in the forbidding and fascinating world of the Inner Sanctum! Get ready for unlimited thrills and chills as all six classic Inner Sanctum Mysteries come to Blu-ray for the first time ever. Based on the popular radio shows of the 1940's, this collectible set is a must-own for every classic mystery and horror fan. You'll have a hauntingly good time with horror icon Lon Chaney, Jr., as he gives timeless performances in these spooky feature-length films:

Calling Dr. Death (1943) - A doctor is not sure if he murdered his wife and has his nurse try to find the truth by hypnotizing him.

Weird Woman (1944) - While on a trip, a professor falls in love with an exotic native woman who turns out to be a supernatural being.

Dead Man's Eyes (1944) - When an artist is blinded, an operation to restore his sight depends on another person willing to donate their eyes.

The Frozen Ghost (1945) - A stage mentalist and a discredited plastic surgeon are involved in mysterious goings-on in an eerie wax museum.

Strange Confession (1945) - Flashbacks reveal the events leading up to a man's revenge on the racketeer who took advantage of his wife.

Pillow of Death (1945) - A lawyer in love with his secretary is suspected of suffocating his wife, among others.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Black & White | 382 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p "Fullscreen" (1.37:1)
Audio - Mono (?)

Extras:

  • NEW! This is the Inner Sanctum: Making a Universal Mystery Series, produced by Daniel Griffith of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures! (55 mins)
  • NEW! The Creaking Door: Entering the Inner Sanctum - The history of the Radio Series with author/radio historian Martin Grams Jr. (15 mins)
  • NEW! Mind Over Matter: An Archival Interview with actor Martin Kosleck from The Frozen Ghost - Never Before Viewed by the Human Eye! (20 mins)
  • NEW! Feature-length audio commentary for Calling Dr. Death from screenwriter/film historian C. Courtney Joyner and Regina LeBorg (daughter of director Reginald LeBorg)!
  • NEW! Feature-length audio commentary for Weird Woman from author Justin Humphreys (The Dr. Phibes Companion) and Del Howison (Dark Delicacies Horror)!
  • NEW! Feature-length audio commentary for Strange Confession from screenwriter Peter Atkins (HELLRAISER II, III, & IV) and screenwriter/film historian C. Courtney Joyner.

Digital Bonus Features (all featured in standard definition):

  • Lady of Burlesque (1943) - 91 minutes
  • Inner Sanctum (1948) - 62 minutes 
  • 3 Radio Play Episodes of Inner Sanctum Mystery
    • The Tell-Tale Heart featuring Boris Karloff!
    • The Black Sea Gull featuring Peter Lorre!
    • Melody of Death featuring Mary Astor!

I gotta say Vault Dwellers, Mill Creek has certainly stepped up their game in the past few years. Between their INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES set, their ongoing releases of the ULTRAMAN series, Andy Sidaris' entire film catalog, and their upcoming HAMMER FILMS: ULTIMATE COLLECTION, they are absolutely killing it right now!

If you want to get your paws on Mill Creek's INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES set, you're in luck because it just got released today! This 2-disc set goes for between $40 - $43 (pretty cheap, no?) and can easily be obtained from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD! Go ahead and treat yourself to this set Vault Dwellers, and while you wait, feel free to click below and listen to dozens of episodes of the classic Inner Sanctum Mysteries radio play via a handy YouTube playlist I stumbled across!






Monday, September 21, 2020

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 09/15/2020!


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Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 09/15/2020 is Vestron Video Collector's Series Blu-ray of LITTLE MONTERS (1989)!
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings Vault Dwellers and welcome to your weekly dose of all things DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K disc related! Sorry I'm a little late in posting last Tuesday's new titles - it's probably going to be the new norm until I get my son "Action" Jackson on a more normalized sleep schedule. (Ah yes. Sleep... those little slices of death... how I miss them.)

This past Tuesday Kino Lorber Studio Classics released THE GHOST BREAKERS and THE CAT AND THE CANARY to Blu-ray disc, Arrow dropped their Blu of JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY, Scorpion Releasing unveiled their new Blu-ray of DEF-CON 4, and Warner Bros. gave RED DWARF: THE PROMISED LAND its North American debut!

For you tokusatsu/kaiju fans, Mill Creek released yet another Ultra-set to Blu-ray featuring both UTLRAMAN GINGA and ULTRAMAN GINGA S, MVD Marquee Collection gave the forgotten DAHMER a nice Collector's Edition release on both DVD and Blu-ray, and Paramount released a 5-Movie STEPHEN KING COLLECTION, which features PET SEMATARY and its 2019 remake, SILVER BULLET, THE STAND (TV Mini-Series), and for the first time ever, THE DEAD ZONE featuring Christopher Walken!

But this week totally goes to Lionsgate's Vestron Video Collector's Series label, which has returned with a vengeance after remaining quiet for almost a full year! Vestron kicks things off with new Blu-ray discs of LITTLE MONSTERS (1989) and Cronenberg's SHIVERS (aka THEY CAME FROM WITHIN). Both movies come with slipcovers and a slew of new (and archival) extras, and amazingly both releases are surprisingly cheap, which is great news for us collectors!

To see the full list of this past week's new DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K Ultra HD discs, just keep scrolling Vault Dwellers!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Becky (2020)
Bodacious Space Pirates: The Complete Collection
Dahmer (Collector's Edition - MVD Marquee Collection)
Death of a Vlogger
Def-Con 4 (Scorpion Releasing)
Easy Does It
Edge of Extinction
Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2-Disc Special Edition - Arrow Video)
The Last Laugh
Prison School: The Complete Series
Red Dwarf: The Promised Land
Skin Traffik
Tokyo Home Stay Massacre
Trauma Therapy
Weathering With You
Z/x Code Reunion: The Complete Collection


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Bodacious Space Pirates: The Complete Collection
The Cat and the Canary (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series (Steelbook)
Def-Con 4 (Scorpion Releasing)
The Ghost Breakers (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2-Disc Special Edition - Arrow Video)
Little Monsters (Vestron Video Collector's Series)
Prison School: The Complete Series
Shivers (Vestron Video Collector's Series)
Tokyo Home Stay Massacre
Ultraman Ginga / Ultraman Ginga S: The Complete Series & Movies (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Vampire In Brooklyn
Weathering With You (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Z/x Code Reunion: The Complete Collection


NEW TO DVD
10/31 Part II
Alice, Sweet Alice (Special Edition - Arrow Video)
Amityville Clownhouse
And Then You Die
Bad Magic (SRS Cinema)
Batman: Arkham Asylum Re-Cast
The Blue Eyes
Cruising (Special Edition - Arrow Video)
A Dark Path
Evil Takes Root: The Curse of the Batibat
Fear Pharm
Guilt
Ilsa: The Wicked Warden / Ilsa: Harem of the Oil Sheiks (Double Feature)
Ingenium
In Search Of: Season One
In Search Of: Season Two
Instant Death
Killer Therapy
Luz: The Flower of Evil
The Man From Earth
My Pure Joy
Pet Sematary (1989) / Pet Sematary (2019)
Reap
Ride Scare
Running From the Dead
Unearthly Harvest


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON BLU-RAY
4-Film Film Noir Collection (Warner Bros.)
Contains: Out of the Past, The Setup, Murder My Sweet, and Gun Crazy.

Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection (ABCKO)
Contains: Fando Y Lis, El Topo, The Holy Mountain, Psychomagic, and A Healing Art.

Stephen King: 5-Movie Collection (Paramount)
Contains: Pet Sematary (1989), Pet Sematary (2019), Silver Bullet, The Stand (TV Mini-Series), and The Dead Zone.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Vestron Video Collector's Series Finally Returns With Two New Titles: LITTLE MONSTERS & SHIVERS!


Cover art for Vestro Video Collector's Series' Blu-ray release of LITTLE MONSTERS!
MISCHIEVOUS MONSTERS LURKING UNDER BEDS AND PARASITE-FUELED SEX MANIACS HIGHLIGHT THE TWO LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE REKINDLED VESTRON VIDEO COLLECTOR'S SERIES!

Rejoice for Lionsgate's Vestron label is back with two really solid titles! LITTLE MONSTERS has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid - I've always felt that it was a spiritual successor to NIGHTBREED. And speaking of David Cronenberg.... SHIVERS is the other new Vestron release this week! I've never seen it (I plan on rectifying that this weekend) but I'm definitely looking forward to this early body-horror tale that sounds like a mixture of NIGHT OF THE CREEPS and RABID! Both new Blu-ray releases come with a variety of new special features (including audio commentaries and cast & crew interviews) and are remarkably cheap - you'd be a fool not to add them to your collections ASAP Vault Dwellers!

LITTLE MONSTERS (1989)

Synopsis: Brian (Fred Savage - THE PRINCESS BRIDE, THE WIZARD) isn't scared of the monster living under the bed. On the contrary, when he gets to know the wild-eyed boogeyman, Maurice (Howie Mandel - WALK LIKE A MAN, voice of Gizmo in GREMLINS), the pair become fast friends. During the night, Maurice takes his young charge into the netherworld of monsters, where they have a great time making mischief in the lives of sleeping children. But Brian's opinion of Maurice and his freewheeling lifestyle changes when he discovers that he himself is turning into a monster.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 101 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Jarret Gahan, Editor-in-Chief of CultofMonster.com!
  • NEW! Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composer David Newman!
  • NEW! "Call Him Maurice" – An Interview with Actor Howie Mandel!
  • NEW! "Beneath the Bed" – An Interview with Producer Andrew Licht!
  • NEW! "Monsters Big & Small" – An Interview with Special Makeup Effects Creator Robert Short! 
  • NEW! Vintage Interviews with Actors Fred Savage, Ben Savage, Special Makeup Effects Creator Robert Short, and Director Richard Alan Greenberg!
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • "Making Maurice" – Vintage Footage of Howie Mandel's Makeup Transformation
  • Vintage EPK & VHS Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery 
LITTLE MONSTERS is now available on Blu-ray and is shockingly cheap: The introductory price is between $13 - $15! That amazes me because of all the new extras included with this release, and also because all of the previous Vestron titles were in the $20 - $25 range! So relieve this (somewhat traumatic) late 80s children's classic today and get yourself a copy from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!




Cover art for the Vestron Video Collector's Series Blu-ray release of David Cronenberg's SHIVERS!
SHIVERS (aka THEY CAME FROM WITHIN - 1975)

Synopsis: After a scientist living in a posh apartment complex slaughters a teen girl and kills himself, investigators discover that the murderer had been carrying on experiments involving deadly parasites. Roger St. Luc (Paul Hampton - WOMEN OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET, HIT!), a doctor living in the building, and his aide, Nurse Forsythe (Lynn Lowry - THE CRAZIES, THE CAT PEOPLE), then realize that the parasites are on the loose, attacking fellow tenants. And those who become hosts turn into erotically obsessed maniacs who pass the bugs on through violent sex.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 88 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Writer-Director David Cronenberg and Co-Producer Don Carmody!
  • NEW! "Mind Over Matter" – An Interview with Writer-Director David Cronenberg!
  • NEW! "Good Night Nurse" – An Interview with Actress Lynn Lowry!
  • NEW! "Outside and Within" – An Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Creator Joe Blasco!
  • NEW! "Celebrating Cinépix" – An Interview with Greg Dunning!
  • Archival 1998 David Cronenberg Interview
  • Still Gallery with Optional Archival Audio Interview with Executive Producer John Dunning
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots 
The Vestron Blu-ray release of SHIVERS is also currently available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold and goes for between $13 - $15! Again, this price point is mind-blowing considering previous Vestron title pricing, plus the number of new extras created for this release - I really hope this is a continuing trend! Get your copy of SHIVERS now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Battle For the Future Has Begun: DEF-CON 4 is Now Available on Blu-ray!


Cover art for Scorpion Releasing's new Blu-ray of DEF-CON 4!
SCORPION RELEASING GIVES THE POST-APOCALYPTIC CLASSIC ITS NORTH AMERICAN BLU-RAY DEBUT, WITH AN ALL NEW HD REMASTER!

DEF-CON 4 doesn't seem to get mentioned much these days, and yet this film's theatrical one-sheet is easily one of the most memorable, and iconic pieces of art from the long-lost VHS rental era. I never got around to watching this movie back in the day (though I definitely perused the VHS sleeve numerous times in my youth) so I'm excited to see it finally get a Blu-ray release here in the U.S.! (Prior to this disc, it was released by Arrow Video in a Region B-locked release.) The film has been newly remastered in high-definition, contains a handful of special features, reversible cover art, and comes packaged in a collectible slipcover, which should excite some of you collectors! To get the full details of this new release, read onward!

Synopsis: Three astronauts, Tim Choate (THE FIRST TIME, GHOST STORY), Kate Lynch (MEATBALLS), John Walsch (BODY PARTS), in a secret spaceship lose all contact with the ground and observe what appears to be a nuclear exchange between the USA and Russia! Two months later, the spacecraft’s guidance system is mysteriously reprogrammed, forcing the crew’s return to a vastly changed Earth, where they encounter crazed cannibals, paranoid survivalists, and a sadistic despotic ruler! Hang on tight, DEF-CON 4 is a sci-fi survival thriller that will leave you breathless!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 88 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English LPCM 1.0 (?)

Extras:
  • NEW! HD remaster of the film!
  • NEW! Interview with Composer Chris Young!
  • Newly Commissioned Reversible Artwork!
  • Limited Edition Slipcase
  • Theatrical Trailer
Scorpion Releasing's new Blu of DEF-CON 4 is now readily available to own and should cost you somewhere between $18 - $23! If you're a post-apoc sci-fi junkie, you may just want to add this one to your personal collection Vault Dwellers - Get a copy of DEF-CON 4 today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from KINO LORBER!



Thursday, September 10, 2020

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 09/08/2020!


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Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 09/08/2020 is Universals 4K Ultra HD "The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection!"
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings Vault Dwellers! Sorry for the lack of news posts lately, but it has been a crazy couple of weeks here at Vault HQ! The Vault Mistress and I welcomed our son into the world back on August 27th during a lengthy hospital visit. Long story short: There were medical concerns for momma, so they tried to induce labor. Our kid didn't want to come out, so the doctors had to go in.

And now, two weeks later, I'm trying to settle into my role as a parent as I return to my normal schedule at the day job, and somewhere in between all of that, I'll be devoting any little bit of spare time I have left to maintaining this blog and main website. Wish me luck gang, because I am definitely going to need it!

But enough about me: Ya'll came here to find out what's new on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD disc! Well, there's honestly not a lot to get excited about this week Vault Dwellers, but as always, there's a handful of titles worth adding to your growing collections!

Arrow Video brought both THE COMIC and Takashi Miike's GRAVEYARDS OF HONOR to Blu-ray disc this week, Kino Lorber Studio Classics debuted DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS and DALEKS' INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. (both featuring the fantastic Peter Cushing as the titular character) on Blu-ray disc, and the classic GHOST IN THE SHELL anime made the leap to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray!

Along with a slew of Frolic Pictures triple (and double) feature DVDs (scroll down to see the entire list of them), DC/Warner Bros.' SUPERMAN: MAN OF TOMORROW, and a 60th anniversary edition Blu-ray of PSYCHO, there isn't much else to really shine the spotlight on, except for Universal's new THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK CLASSICS COLLECTION. This four film set features 4K restorations of REAR WINDOW, VERTIGO, (two different cuts of) PSYCHO, and THE BIRDS - naturally each disc comes with a variety of special features.

That's all the news that's fit to print - if you want to see the full roster of this week's new releases, just scroll on down Vault Dwellers! And please bear with me as I navigate this new (anxiety-riddled) world of fatherhood - my presence may be sporadic for a while!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
A Deadly Legend
Night into Day
Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season
The True History of the Kelly Gang (Shout! Factory)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
The Comic (Arrow Video)
Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Diabolik Lovers: The Complete Collection
Dr. Who and the Daleks (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Ghost in the Shell (4K UHD)
Graveyards of Honor (2-Disc Special Edition - Arrow Video)
Psycho (60th Anniversary Edition)
Sakura Quest: The Complete Series
Superman: Man of Tomorrow (Blu-ray & 4K UHD)


NEW TO DVD
Asylum (1972)
Evil Boy
Evil Under the Skin
Hands of a Stranger (Rogue Video)
Hitman City
Invasion Earth
Lake Artifact
Men in Black: 4-Movie Collection
One Piece: Season 10, Voyage 2
Range Runners
Samurai Johnny Frankenstein
Vampire Abstracta
Vampire Cleanup Department


FROLIC PICTURES PRESENTS CLASSIC HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR DVDS
Atomic Rules of the World / Crash of the Moons / Planet Outlaws
Blood Thirst / The Devil's Hand / The Ghost of Hanley House
The Brain That Wouldn't Die / Evil Brain From Outer Space / The Mad Monster
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari / The Golem
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde / Nosferatu
Face of the Screaming Werewolf / The Wasp Woman / The Bat
His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz / The Lost World / Wolf Blood
The Invisible Ghost / Voodoo Man / The Phantom Creeps
King of the Zombies / Revolt of the Zombies / Teenage Zombies
One Body Too Many / The Ghost Walks / Torture Ship
Phantom Planet / Killers From Space / Night of the Blood Beast
The Sadist / Daughter of Horror / The Yesterday Machine
Teenagers From Outer Space / Teenagers vs. The Thing / The Killer Shrews
This is Not a Test / Snow Creature / The Screaming Skull


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON 4K UHD
The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection (Universal)
Contains: Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds.


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Peter Cushing Battles the Daleks in Kino Lorber's Two Newest Blu-ray Titles!


Cover art for Kino Lorber's Blu-ray of DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS!
GORDON FLEMYNG'S PAIR OF DR. WHO FILMS MAKE THEIR NORTH AMERICAN BLU-RAY DEBUT WITH RESTORED AUDIO AND NUMEROUS EXTRAS!

I have yet to really delve into the realm of Dr. Who, but I am familiar with the vast majority of actors who have portrayed the character over the decades. But imagine my surprise years ago when I attended a 35mm film festival and got a rare chance to see DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS on the big screen, featuring Peter Cushing as the titular sci-fi hero! And now this oft-forgotten film, and it's followup, DALEKS' INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D., are available to own on Region A Blu-ray disc thanks to the efforts of Kino Lorber Studio Classics! Both films appear to feature the same transfer and extras as their Region B counterparts, however, the audio track for DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS has been newly restored, and now features dialogue, sound effects, and music that has been missing from previous releases! Whether you're a "Whovian," or a Peter Cushing completist, you'll definitely want to add these two flicks to your collection ASAP!

DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS (1965)

Synopsis: Screen legend Peter Cushing (THE SKULL, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, MADHOUSE) plays everyone’s favorite Timelord, and having invented the TARDIS, a strange machine capable of traveling into other dimensions, the Doctor and his three young accomplices set forth on a quest through time and space. Their journey takes them into the dark, undiscovered depths of the universe and to the planet of Skaro, a primitive world devastated by nuclear war and populated by two warring species: a peaceful tribe known as the Thals and a life form heavily mutated by radiation, encased in protective machines... a merciless force of destruction known as the Daleks!

Now fully restored, DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS, directed by Gordon Flemyng (THE SPLIT, GREAT CATHERINE), was the first big-screen film adaptation of British TV’s most iconic sci-fi hero, and was the first time Doctor Who was ever seen in color! Screenplay by Milton Subotsky (THEY CAME FROM BEYOND SPACE), based on the original BBC TV serial by Terry Nation (The Avengers).

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 83 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono

Extras:
DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS is now available on Blu-ray disc and should cost you somewhere between $18 - $20! Order yourself a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from KINO LORBER!




Blu-ray cover for Kino Lorber's DALEKS' INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D.!
DALEKS' INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. (1966)

Synopsis: The Earth of 2150 A.D. is a desolate and hostile ruin of a planet, crumbling at the edge of civilization, slowly disappearing into the darkness of space. For the future of planet Earth now belongs to the Daleks, a destructive army of alien invaders who have turned the human race into cowering slaves. Meanwhile deep within the London Underground a group of resistance freedom fighters are planning an attack.

But there’s only one man who could possibly help them succeed in destroying their extraterrestrial enemies and take back control of planet Earth. A man of mystery, a man of time and space, a man known only as… The Doctor. Now fully restored, DALEKS' INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D., directed by Gordon Flemyng, stars screen legend Peter Cushing (HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS) in his return to the big screen as British TV’s most iconic sci-fi hero!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 84 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono

Extras:
DALEKS' INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. is now available to own on Blu-ray disc and should cost between $18 - $20. Order your copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or get it directly from KINO LORBER!



Sunday, August 23, 2020

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 08/18/2020!


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Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 08/18/2020 is Arrow Video's 4K Limited Edition of FLASH GORDON!
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings Vault Dwellers! Once again I find myself falling behind on my duties as I inch ever so closer to fatherhood - my apologies! So let's not waste any more time and leap right into this week's list of awesome Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD titles!

Shudder brings both PREVENGE and season one of their CURSED FILMS series to DVD & Blu-ray, Scorpion Releasing gives DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR its Blu-ray debut, and the indie kaiju parody NOTZILLA arrives on DVD & Blu-ray disc!

Scream Factory adds yet another Hammer Horror title to their catalog, namely FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, Kino Lorber Studio Classics drops numerous classic war films onto Blu-ray disc (e.g. THE RED BALL EXPRESS, RAID ON ROMMEL), as well as THOSE WHO DESERVE TO DIE, and Paramount gives us a 4-MOVIE THRILLS & CHILLS COLLECTION that contains the PET SEMATARY remake, A QUIET PLACE, CRAWL, and OVERLORD! (Not too shabby a set eh?)

But Arrow Video destroys all of the competition this week with their Blu-ray releases of PITCH BLACK and THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, their mighty GAMERA: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Limited Edition set, and their awesome new 4K Ultra HD release of FLASH GORDON! The Gamera set is ridiculously impressive and loaded up with all twelve films, comic reproductions, and books about Japan's other famous monster! The only reason I didn't make it my pick of the week is because the Region A release is (shockingly) SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE! (Word is, another run is in the works, but it'll be a "standard" release with just the films. Stay tuned for more details!)

Therefore, Arrow's FLASH GORDON 4K wins the week with its outstanding audio & video presentation, and hours of extras including: cast & crew interviews, archival commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, original endings, documentaries, 35th anniversary reunion featurettes, easter eggs, and more!

To see the entire roster of this weeks new DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K Ultra HD discs, just keep on scrolling my friends!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Barge People
Batwoman: The Complete First Season
Cursed Films (Shudder)
Looks That Kill
The Mongolian Connection
NotZilla
Open 24 Hours
Prevenge (Shudder)
The Terror: Infamy - The Complete Second Season
Those Who Deserve to Die (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Backlash (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Beyond the Boundary: Collector's Edition (Section 23)
Curve
Death Before Dishonor (Scorpion Releasing)
Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons (DC/Warner Bros.)
Dreamworks' Six Spooky Stories Collection
The Eagle and the Hawk (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Flash Gordon (2-Disc Limited Edition - Arrow Video)
Flash Gordon (2-Disc Limited Edition 4K UHD - Arrow Video)
Flash Gordon (Special Edition - 4K UHD - Arrow Video)
Fragtime (Section 23)
Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell (Scream Factory)
ISLAND: The Complete Series
The Last House on the Left (Standard Edition - Arrow Video)
Old Boyfriends (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Out on a Limb
Pitch Black (Arrow Video)
Raid on Rommel (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Red Ball Express (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
She Shoulda Said "No!" / The Devil's Sleep: Forbidden Fruit Vol. 6 (AGFA)
Soldier Blue (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Wake Island (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)


NEW TO DVD
Acid Bath Productions: Volume 3 (Unrated)
Bad Nun: Deadly Vows
Cannibal Corpse Killers
Clownface
The Crew (Gemini Entertainment)
Elusive: Bigfoot Abroad
Escape: Puzzle of Fear
Ghosts of War
Infestation
Jack vs. Lanterns
Radio Samurai


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON BLU-RAY
Gamera: The Complete Collection (Limited Edition Set - Arrow Video)
Contains: Gamera - The Giant Monster / Gamera - The Invincible, Gamera vs. Barugon, Gamera vs. Gyaos, Gamera vs. Viras, Gamera vs. Guiron, Gamera vs. Jiger, Gamera vs. Zigra, Super Monster Gamera, Gamera - Guardian of the Universe, Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, and Gamera the Brave! This set also comes with two large books and hours of extras!

Thrills & Chills: 4-Movie Collection
Contains: Pet Sematary (2019), A Quiet Place, Crawl, and Overlord.


Saturday, August 22, 2020

TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE Comes to Blu-ray on August 25th!


Cover art for Scream Factory's upcoming Collector's Edition Blu-ray of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE!
SCREAM FACTORY BRINGS THE EARLY 90'S HORROR ANTHOLOGY TO BLU-RAY DISC WITH NEW SPECIAL FEATURES!

I've always been a big fan of horror anthologies because I've always felt that you get more bang for your buck, and honestly, TALES is probably one of the better ones I've seen! Often eclipsed by the likes of CREEPSHOW, CREEPSHOW 2, TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, and BODY BAGS, it's great to see TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE finally getting a little love!

All previous archival extras are included in this release (along with new cover art), as are a new audio commentary and a brand new feature-length making-of documentary! (Woohoo!) I'm pretty excited for this release, but I'll have to hold off on picking it up for a bit. But don't let that stop you! If you love horror anthologies and have somehow missed out on this one, then by all means give it a look! For more details on this upcoming Scream Factory title, read on fellow collectors of physical media!

Synopsis: To keep from being eaten by a modern-day witch (Deborah Harry - VIDEODROME), a young paperboy weaves three twisted stories to distract her. In "Lot 249," a vengeful college student (Steve Buscemi - FARGO) resuscitates an evil mummy to teach unsuspecting student bodies (Julianne Moore - KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, Christian Slater - THE WIZARD, Mr. Robot) a lesson in terror. Then, "The Cat From Hell" is a furry black feline who cannot be killed … he may have nine lives, but those who cross his path are not so lucky. Finally, in "Lover's Vow," a stone gargoyle comes to life … to commit murder. In this classic cult favorite, fear comes in threes!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 93 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Co-Producer David R. Kappes!
  • NEW! Tales Behind the Darkside: The Making of Four Ghoulish Fables – a six-chapter, feature-length documentary featuring director John Harrison, producer Mitchell Galin, director of photography Robert Draper, production designer Ruth Ammon, special make-up & creature effects artists Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero, and Howard Berger, creature performer Michael Deak, actors James Remar and Rae Dawn Chong and editor Harry B. Miller!
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Harrison and Co-Screenwriter George A. Romero!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Stills Gallery
  • Behind-the-Scenes Gallery
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage Compilation
  • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE is yet another film that has been rescued from Paramount's vaults by Scream Factory! Here's hoping this trend continues because I have a short-list of movies I'd love to see released over the next year (e.g. EXPLORERS and KING KONG '76). If you're ready to add TALES to your collection you can order now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY - it should cost between $25 - $28!



Thursday, August 13, 2020

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 08/11/2020!


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Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 08/11/2020 is MVD Rewind Collection's New SPLIT SECOND Blu-ray!
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

As the countdown to my son's arrival continues, I'm trying to get things back to somewhat normal at The Vault and News Vault while I can! Though it's a few days late, here's yet another addition to our weekly Stock Your Vault column! I hope you've been able to put some spare cash aside fellow collectors because there's some cool stuff to buy this week!

Mill Creek Entertainment brought both EUREKA: THE COMPLETE SERIES and NEO ULTRA Q to Blu-ray, Scorpion Releasing gave A DIFFERENT STORY its Blu-ray debut, Tempe Digital returned to the realm of physical media with their release of OZONE, and Kino Lorber Studio Classics gave us a few new titles, including DATE WITH AN ANGEL, DIVA (SPECIAL EDITION), and THE QUEST (aka FROM DREAMING).

Scream Factory delivered a stellar new release of the Hammer classic THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and 88 Films gifted us Jackie Chan fans (who own Region Free players) a pair of Limited Edition Blu-rays of FEARLESS HYENA and DRAGON LORD! But it's MVD Rewind Collection that rules the roost this week Vault Dwellers - Along with a double feature of Bolo Yeung films (BLOODFIGHT & IRONHEART), they've also put out Collector's Edition releases of cult favorites MIKEY (complete with new feature-length making-of documentary!) and SPLIT SECOND, which got a new 4K restoration and hours of new extras!

There's actually a lot of other cool stuff out today - to make sure you don't miss out on any of it, be sure to check out the roster below!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Bloodfight & Ironheart (Bolo Yeung Double Feature - MVD Rewind Collection)
I am Vengeance: Retribution
Max Reload and the Netherblasters
The Quest (aka Frog Dreaming - Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Skin Walker
Valley of the Gods (Well Go USA)
The Wretched


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Armored Trooper VOTOMS: The Complete Collection
Brutal Massacre: A Comedy
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card - The Complete Series
Date With an Angel (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
A Different Story (Scorpion Releasing)
Diva (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Dragon Lord (Limited Edition - 88 Films - Region B)
Eureka: The Complete Series (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Fearless Hyena (Limited Edition - 88 Films - Region B)
Final Space: The Complete First & Second Seasons
Gemini (Mondo Macabro)
Inuyasha: Set 2
The Lady Kills / Pervertissima (Mondo Macabro)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Season 2
Michael (1996 - Warner Archive Collection)
Mikey (Collector's Edition - MVD Rewind Collection)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans - Season 2
Neo Ultra Q: The Complete Series (Mill Creek Entertainment)
The Offerings (Ultimate Director's Edition)
Ozone (Tempe Digital)
The Phantom of the Opera (1962 - Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)
Serial Killer Collection (Bill Zebub)
Split Second (Collector's Edition - MVD Rewind Collection)
The Vampires Night Orgy (Re-Mastered Gothic Collection)


NEW TO DVD
Aggressive Behavior
American Sasquatch
Archive
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019)
The Barghest
The Deeper You Dig (Dark Sky Films)
Evil Brain From Outer Space (Rogue Video)
The Evil Rises
G-Loc
Horror Box!
Love Bites
Mondo Balordo (Severin Films)
Monstrous
Mork & Mindy: The Complete Series
Necrologies
Sinner's Blood
Star Light
Tales from the Darkside: The Complete Series
Tales from the Drive-In
Thor: End of Days
Trailers From the Hood
Vampire War
The Waiting Room
Watch Me Die (Unrated)


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

MVD Rewind Collection Brings Cult Faves MIKEY and SPLIT SECOND to Blu-ray!


Cover art for MVD Rewind Collection's new Collector's Editio Blu-ray of MIKEY.
EVIL FOSTER KIDS AND A HEART-MUNCHING MONSTERS LURK WITH MVD REWIND'S TWO LATEST BLU-RAY RELEASES!

I've never seen MIKEY before (though I recall perusing the VHS cover a few times way back in the day) but I am super stoked to see that SPLIT SECOND (once a candidate for our WANTED ON BLU-RAY column) has finally made the leap to Blu-ray disc! Both films of these blasts from the past have built up a cult following, and gotten a lot of love from MVD Rewind Collection: MIKEY gets a brand new feature-length making-of documentary, while SPLIT SECOND gets a new 4K restoration plus hours of new cast & crew interviews! Want the full details of each? Then keep on reading Vault Dwellers!

MIKEY (COLLECTOR'S EDITION - 1992)

Synopsis: Mikey Kelvin (Brian Bonsall - BLANK CHECK, Family Ties) has been a bad boy, only nobody knows exactly how bad. Tragic and deadly "accidents" seem to happen all around Mikey. So, from foster family to foster family and from school to school he goes, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Of course, everyone knows Mikey is just a sweet, misunderstood little boy. But… remember… Jason and Freddy were once kids too!

From the producers of POINT BREAK comes this cult classic horror film in the tradition of THE GOOD SON with an all-star supporting cast that includes Ashley Laurence (HELLRAISER & HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II), Josie Bissett (Melrose Place), Mimi Craven (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), John Diehl (A TIME TO KILL), Whit Hertford (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD), and Lyman Ward (FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 92 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - English LPCM 2.0 & Dolby Digital 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! The Making of Mikey - Feature Length Making of Documentary with star Brian Bonsall, Director Dennis Dimster-Denk, Editor and Producer Natan Zahavi and Director of Photography Thomas Jewett!
  • NEW! Mikey: Anatomy of a Scene with Director Dennis Dimster-Denk!
  • Theatrical Trailer (SD, 02:15)
  • Collectible Mini-Poster
  • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
MIKEY is now available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold, and should cost between $22 - $35! If you're a fan of this one (like Chad from THE HORROR MOVIE BBQ is) then pick up a copy right now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from MVD REWIND COLLECTION'S online store!





Cover art for MVD Rewind Collection's new Blu-ray release of SPLIT SECOND!
SPLIT SECOND  (1992)

Synopsis: In the year 2008, the cops are better armed than before, but nothing has prepared them for this. Swift, sharp-clawed and deadly, something moves among them on the streets, in the alleyways, on the rooftops, tearing out human hearts and devouring them. Maverick cop ''Harley'' Stone (Rutger Hauer - BLADE RUNNER, BLIND FURY, THE HITCHER) lost his partner to the beast, and now it looks like his girlfriend Michelle (Kim Cattrall - MANNEQUIN, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA) is next on the killer's list.

Even in the future, there aren't guns big enough to stop the creature's deadly force, but Stone has no choice. Teamed with rookie detective Durkin (Alastair Duncan - THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO), Stone must stalk the edge of his own sanity if he is to destroy the rampaging Evil on the outside and banish the very real demons within . . . It could all be over in a SPLIT SECOND.

Featuring special effects by Stephen Norrington (BLADE) and written by Gary Scott Thompson (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS), along with an all-star supporting cast that includes Academy Award Nominees Michael J. Pollard (TANGO & CASH) and Pete Postlethwaite (INCEPTION), this cult classic sci-fi thriller will have you on the edge of your seat!

Disc Specs: 
Rated R | Color | 90 & 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English LPCM 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM, COLOR GRADED FROM THE 35MM INTERPOSITIVE!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary by action film historian Mike Leeder and filmmaker Arne Venema!
  • NEW! ''Great Big Bloody Guns!'' Producer Laura Gregory & Actor Alastair (Neil) Duncan on Split Second! (HD, 27:25)
  • NEW! Call Me Mr. Snips! -  An Interview with Composer Stephen W. Parsons!
  • NEW! Stay In Line! - An Interview with Line Producer Laurie Borg!
  • NEW! More Blood! - An Interview with Creature Effects Designer Cliff Wallace!
  • NEW! Shoot Everything! - An Interview with Cinematographer Clive Tickner!
  • Original 1992 Split Second Making of featurette that includes interviews with stars Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair (Neil) Duncan, Michael J. Pollard, Writer Gary Scott Thompson and more!
  • Original 1992 behind the scenes featurette with effects creator Stephen Norrington, cast and crew.
  • Split Second Japanese Cut, full frame with burnt-in Japanese subtitles (Standard-definition - 95 minutes)
  • Deleted Scenes from the Japanese Cut (English, burnt-in Japanese subtitles)
  • 7 Promotional TV Clips
  • U.S. VHS Home Video Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Dude Designs created exclusively for this release!
  • Collectible Mini-Poster featuring original style VHS artwork!
SPLIT SECOND (featuring the kick-ass artwork of Thomas "The Dude Designs" Hodge) is now available wherever Blu-rays are sold and currently costs between $22 - $40! If you love over-the-top action movies and creature features (and Rutger Hauer!), you'll definitely want to pick up a copy of this one gang! Order SPLIT SECOND now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from the MVD SHOP!



Friday, August 7, 2020

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 08/04/2020!


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Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 08/04/2020 is Scream Factory's Blu-ray release of THE SOUL COLLECTOR.
Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Yikes! It's almost been a month since my last post - sorry about that gang! After vacation I kind of took a little more time to recharge the ole batteries and catch up on some reading (currently polishing off Matt Ruff's Lovecraft Country) and movie/TV show watching (I just recently saw STARMAN for the first time in its entirety and blasted through HBO's The Outsider in three nights).

But between work (which has never stopped being crazy busy since the pandemic started) and the imminent birth of my son [Action] Jackson (a mere thirty-eight days away) I can't guarantee that I'll be updating regularly for a while. But hey, we'll cross that bridge when we get there. For now let us ignore our uncertain futures and focus on this week's new DVD & Blu-ray titles!

This is a relatively light week for new releases Vault Dwellers, so I would strongly consider saving what expendable income you have on what's coming later this month. But if you can't fight the urge to spend money, there are a few titles worth picking up. Shudder brought the remake of SATAN'S SLAVES to DVD & Blu-ray, Shout! Factory released SWALLOW and a limited edition Steelbook of PROMARE, and the first season of HBO's His Dark Materials arrived on both DVD & Blu-ray disc this week.

Arrow Academy gave TOTO THE HERO its Blu-ray debut, and Kino Lorber Studio Classics unleashed a trio of Blu-ray sets celebrating the films of Tony Curtis, Audie Murphy, and Carole Lombard. As the remainder of this week's release slate is made up of anime and direct-to-DVD junk, I settled on Scream Factory's lone release (on DVD & Blu-ray) of THE SOUL COLLECTOR for my pick of the week. This South African horror tale has gotten some decent reviews and sounds intriguing - sadly the disc is bare bones.

To see the full roster of this week's slim pickins, just continue scrolling!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Dispatches from Elsewhere: Season 1
His Dark Materials: The Complete First Season
Nigel Hartwell Triple Threat Collection
Nothing But the Blood
Shanghai Triad
Satan's Slaves (Shudder)
The Soul Collector (Scream Factory)
Swallow (Shout! Factory)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Astra - Lost in Space: The Complete Series
Candie's Harem
Coma (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Doctor Who: Tom Baker - The Complete Season 3
Fairy Tail: Final Season - Part 23
Galaxy Angel AA+ S: The Complete Collection
Gundam Build Fighters: Special Build Disc
Hematic Web
Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up a Girl in a Dungeon? - Season 2
Promare (Collector's Edition Steelbook - Shout! Factory)
Toto the Hero (Arrow Academy)
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle: The Complete Collection


NEW TO DVD
Aliens Stole My Body
City of the Dream Demons
Crazy Weapons 5: Back for the First Time
Death List
The Dubbed and Dangerous Trilogy
Gates of Darkness
The Haunting of Molly Bannister
House Arrest
KIP
Limbo
Maximum Impact
Night Driver
The Rebels
Sexy Time
Silent Night, Bloody Night 2: Revival
The Suppressor
Thrift Shop of Horrors


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON BLU-RAY
Audie Murphy Collection (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Contains: The Duel at Silver Creek, Ride a Crooked Trail, and No Name on the Bullet.

Carole Lombard Collection (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Contains: Fast and Loose, Man of the World, and No Man of Her Own.

Naruto: 4-Movie Collection
Contains: Naruto Shippuden - The Movie: Blood Prison, Naruto - The Movie: Road to Ninja, Naruto - The Movie: The Last, and Naruto - The Movie: Boruto.

Nigel Hatwell Triple Threat Collection
Contains: Insight of Evil, The Expedition, and Insight of Evil 2: Vengeance (Director's Cut).

Tony Curtis Collection (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Contains: The Perfect Furlough, The Great Imposter, and 40 Pounds of Trouble.


Saturday, July 18, 2020

On Vacation - Updates shall resume on July 28th!


The Vault Master is ON VACATION!
2020 has been a rough year gang, especially for those of us who were briefly hailed as "heroes" and "essential employees." My initial vacation plans were dashed due to the continued spread of Covid-19 (no Labatt Blue, hockey, maple syrup, moose, or Mounties for this Yankee hoser), but an alternative getaway has been planned, and in less than 24 hours, I will be gone. That of course means that there will be zero new content both here and at the main site.

However, in between afternoon naps, some light binge-drinking, and tasty meals, I'm sure I'll be able to make a few brief appearances over at the Vault's Official Facebook Page. I may even fire off a few tweets on Twitter, and share a few pics on Instagram.

So until I return, please be safe Vault Dwellers! Wear masks, wash your hands, stay away from other humans, and watch lots of aquatic-themed horror flicks, Summer Camp slasher movies, and eco-horror epics featuring man-eating sharks, grizzlies, warthogs, octopi, worms, crabs, slugs, and everything in between!



Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Get Scream Factory's New Collector's Edition Blu-ray of KISS OF THE VAMPIRE Today!


Mark Maddox's gorgeous cover art for Scream Factory's Collector's Edition of KISS OF THE VAMPIRE!
SCREAM FACTORY GIVES HAMMER HORROR FANS A DEFINITIVE BLU-RAY RELEASE OF DON SHARP'S CLASSIC VAMPIRE FILM!

While I already own Universal's 8-film HAMMER HORROR COLLECTION on Blu-ray (which contains KISS OF THE VAMPIRE), I have to admit that Scream Factory's Collector's Edition re-releases of the Hammer films contained in that set have become extremely tempting. With multiple bonus features, new HD transfers, and Mark Maddox's fantastic artwork on their covers, I find myself glancing at those new Hammer Blu-rays more and more frequently - it's only a matter of time before I finally cave and start adding them to my collection.

Speaking of which, Scream's new KISS OF THE VAMPIRE Blu-ray is out of this world! Featuring a new 2K scan of the film (which is featured in two different aspect ratios), new and archival extras, and an alternate TV edit of the movie, this is definitely a must-have release. I mean damn.... look at that cover art! It's just plain gorgeous!

Synopsis: Lost on the way to their honeymoon, a young couple stumbles upon a mysterious family of vampires and their unspeakably evil leader. When a wrong turn leaves newlyweds Marianne and Gerald Harcourt stranded in a remote Bavarian forest, they have no choice but to accept the hospitality of the hypnotic Dr. Ravna, distinguished lord of a nearby castle. Ravna uses his "children" to lure the newlyweds to his lair, and soon they are plunged into a nightmare of horror and deception from which there may be no escape. Their only hope is Professor Zimmer, who calls upon an ancient ritual in a desperate attempt to destroy the vampires and free Marianne from Ravna's power

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 88 & 93 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1 & 1.66:1) and 480p Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Interpositive In Two Aspect Ratios (1.85:1 And 1.66:1)!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman And Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr On The 1.66:1 Version!
  • NEW! The Men Who Made Hammer: Composer James Bernard!
  • NEW! The Men Who Made Hammer: Production Designer Bernard Robinson!
  • Audio Commentary With Actors Edward De Souza And Jennifer Daniels, Moderated By Peter Irving On The 1.85:1 Version!
  • Original Theatrical Trailer & TV Spot
  • TV Version Kiss Of Evil With Optional Audio Commentary By Film Historians Troy Howarth And Nathaniel Thompson (In Standard Definition – 1.33.1)!
  • Additional Scenes Added To The TV Version Kiss Of Evil
  • Kiss Of Evil TV Trailer
While not one of my favorite Hammer titles, I still very much enjoy KISS OF THE VAMPIRE and am impressed by the amount of effort put into this release! With two cuts of the film, multiple commentaries, the TV edit, and new featurettes, I'd be more than willing to snap this up and place it proudly on the shelves with my other Scream Factory discs! KISS OF THE VAMPIRE is now available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold and should cost between $23 - $29! Get a copy right now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY (which will also net you an exclusive 18 x 24 rolled poster featuring the new cover art done by Mark Maddox)!