Tuesday, November 29, 2022

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New Blu-rays & 4K Discs for 11/22/22 and 11/29/22!


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Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 11/22!
November is about to end gang, which means that it's that sad time of the year that requires us to (GASP!) spend money on other people! (AHHHH! NOOO!) Luckily this is also typically the slow season for new releases from most boutique labels, so even if you're not shopping for others, your bank accounts can take a bit of a breather.

As has been the case lately, I'm a little behind on reporting the new Blu-ray and 4K releases, so this week is another double-up edition to get ya'll caught up on all the new stuff that you may want to add to your growing collections! Last week had a pretty solid lineup of new titles on both formats with Kino Lorber putting out MYSTERY MEN and HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER on 4K UHD, as well as new Blu-rays of THE BLOOD BEAST TERROR and Season 3 of NIGHT GALLERY!

Scream Factory delivered an all new 4K release of THE COMPANY OF WOLVES (a fantastical retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood" that is at times visually stunning, but isn't really my cup of tea), while,  Blue Underground gave the time travel classic THE FINAL COUNTDOWN its 4K debut, and Dark Force Entertainment released a trio of their popular Drive-In Double Features!

But despite all that good stuff, I chose Shout Factory's 4K debut of the original ROLLERBALL as my pick of the week! Along with the new 4K transfer, the disc comes with two audio commentaries, trailers, and a handful of archival featurettes about the making of this classic dystopian sci-fi flick!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 11/29!

Moving on to this week, well... there really isn't a whole lot gang. Discotek Media brings THE LEGEND OF DINOSAURS AND MONSTER BIRDS to Blu-ray for the first time, Cauldron Films dropped exclusive special edition releases of SHANGHAI JOE and CONVOY BUSTERS, and Season 4 of WESTWORLD arrived on both Blu-ray and 4K UHD!

The winner of my "coveted" pick of the week was easy this time around Vault Dwellers: Vinegar Syndrome's gorgeous 4K release of Tobe Hooper's TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2! Along with a pristine-looking transfer, this 2-disc set is absolutely loaded with special features including FOUR audio commentaries, an extended making-of documentary, new and archival cast & crew interviews, multiple featurettes, trailers, deleted scenes, and MORE! This release was limited to 10,000 copies, so if you see one online (or in the wild) jump on it fast!

Naturally there are plenty of other titles I didn't mention, so be sure to scroll onward to see the full list of new Blu-rays and 4K UHDs that came out over the past two weeks!

The Company of Wolves (4K UHD - Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)

The Final Countdown (4K Remastered - Blue Underground)
High Plains Drifter (4K UHD - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Ip Man (4K UHD - Well Go USA)
Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster (4K UHD - Well Go USA)
Mystery Men (4K UHD - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Rollerball (1975 - 4K UHD - Shout! Factory)
Sony Pictures Classics: 30th Anniversary Collection (4K UHD - Sony Pictures)
Wall-E (4K UHD - The Criterion Collection)

05-25-77 (MVD Visual)
The Blood Beast Terror (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Classroom Teasers & How to Seduce a Woman: Drive-In Double Feature #16 (Dark Force Entertainment)

Contraband (Cauldron Films)
The Dead Girl in Apartment 03 (Wild Eye Releasing)
Double Nickels & Between the Covers: Drive-In Double Feature #17 (Dark Force Entertainment)
Flossie & Keep It Up Jack: Drive-In Double Feature #15 (Dark Force Entertainment)
Ghosts: Season 1 (Lionsgate)
Madame Claude (2-Disc Limited Edition - Cult Epics)
MEAD (Vision Films)
Mind Melters 1-4 (Acid Bath)
Mind Melters 4 (Acid Bath)
Night Gallery: Season 3 (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Peacemaker: The Complete First Season (Warner Bros.)
Pennywise: The Story of IT (Collector's Edition - Cinedigm)
Ski Patrol (MVD Rewind Collection)



The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (4K UHD - Vinegar Syndrome)
Westworld: Season 4 - The Choice (4K UHD - Warner Bros.)


Amityville Karen (Limited Edition - SRS Cinema)
Convoy Busters (Limited Edition - Cauldron Films)
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (imprint Films)
The Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds (Discotek Media)
Mind Melters 5 (Acid Bath)
Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon (Paramount)
Shanghai Joe (Limited Edition Blu-ray/CD combo - Cauldron Films)
Sherlock Hound: Complete & Unabridged (Discotek Media)
Westworld: Season 4 - The Choice (Warner Bros.)

If This Movie Doesn't Make Your Skin Crawl, It's on Too Tight! - BLACK CHRISTMAS Comes to 4K UHD on December 6th!

Cover art for Scream Factory's 4K UHD Collector's Edition of BLACK CHRISTMAS!


Roughly six years ago, Scream Factory graced us Horror fans with their 2-Disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray of BLACK CHRISTMAS, and now it's time for all of us to consider double-dipping! Scream's latest release of the film boasts a new 4K transfer that is guaranteed to be a notch above the two different masters contained on the previous release, plus a painstakingly restored Mono track and  5.1 mix for the film! This is big news because this particular upgrade remedies the audio issues that angry fans pointed out on the 2016 Scream Factory Blu. As an added bonus, several new special features have been added to this 3-disc set to further sweeten the deal, which should make all of us collectors feel a tad better about buying the same movie all over again! (HA!) Could this be the definitive release of BLACK CHRISTMAS that we've all been waiting for? Let's take a closer look and find out!

Synopsis: The college town of Bedford is receiving an unwelcome guest this Christmas. As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sigma prepare for the festive season, a stranger begins to stalk the house. A series of obscene phone calls start to plague the sorority and it becomes clear that a psychopath has more than merriment on his mind. As the police try to trace the phone calls, they discover that nothing is as it seems during this BLACK CHRISTMAS.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 98 minutes | Region Free
Video - 2160p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono & DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Rated R | Color | 98 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono & DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Rated R | Color | 98 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - English Dolby Digital 5.1

  • NEW! 2022 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative!
  • In Dolby Vision (HDR 10 Compatible)
  • NEW! 2022 DTS-HD Master Audio Mono – A Restoration Of The Original Mono Track!
  • NEW! 2022 Restoration Of The 5.1 Audio, Restoring Missing Dialogue, Music And Sound Effects!
  • Audio Commentary With Director Bob Clark!
  • Audio Commentary With Actors John Saxon And Keir Dullea!
  • Audio Commentary With Billy (Actor Nick Mancuso)!
  • Audio Interview With Director Bob Clark!

  • NEW! 2022 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative!
  • NEW! 2022 DTS-HD Master Audio Mono – A Restoration Of The Original Mono Track!
  • NEW! 2022 Restoration Of The 5.1 Audio, Restoring Missing Dialogue, Music And Sound Effects!
  • Audio Commentary With Director Bob Clark!
  • Audio Commentary With Actors John Saxon And Keir Dullea!
  • Audio Commentary With Billy (Actor Nick Mancuso)!
  • Audio Interview With Director Bob Clark!
  • NEW! Black Christmas: Restoring The Sound – Brett Cameron Discusses The Hundreds Of Hours Put Into The Restoration Of The Film’s Audio Track For This Release!
  • NEW! Newspaper Ad Gallery By Drive-In Asylum!

  • 2006 Critical Mass HD Master (1.78:1) – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Film And Furs – Remembering Black Christmas With Art Hindle!
  • Victims And Virgins – Remembering Black Christmas With Lynne Griffin!
  • Black Christmas Legacy!
  • 40th Anniversary Panel At FanExpo 2014 Featuring John Saxon, Art Hindle, Lynne Griffin & Nick Mancuso!
  • On Screen!: Black Christmas Featurette
  • 12 Days Of Black Christmas Featurette
  • Black Christmas Revisited Featurette
  • Archival Interviews With Olivia Hussey, Art Hindle, Margot Kidder, Bob Clark, & John Saxon!
  • Midnight Screening Q&A With Bob Clark, John Saxon And Carl Zittrer!
  • Two Scenes With A New Vocal Soundtrack
  • Original Theatrical Trailers (English And French)
  • Original TV And Radio Spots
  • Alternative Title Sequences
  • Still Gallery
So to sum this release up: It contains all of the previous extras (plus a few new ones), a new 4K transfer, and restored audio? Seems like this is in fact the definitive release of BLACK CHRISTMAS to me! Scream Factory's 3-Disc Collector's Edition will be available to own on Tuesday, December 6th and should cost between $30 - $35! If you're ready to take the plunge you can pre-order a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY. I should also note that Shout! has an exclusive (limited to 500) BLACK CHRISTMAS BUNDLE for sale on their site as well, which includes an 18 x 24 poster (featuring the original theatrical artwork), and a set of cool enamel pins! If you've got $97 to burn, or think that it'd make a great Christmas gift, grab one HERE!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Go Bigfoot Hunting for the CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE - Coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 13th!


Made in the wake of Charles B. Pierce's THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK (and several other films trying to capitalize on its success), Joy Houck Jr.'s entry into the Bigfoot movie sub-genre was one of the better made docudramas of that era. Once a staple of late night television, CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE would eventually make its way to VHS, but wouldn't see the light of day again until an official DVD release back in 2005. And now, thanks to the efforts of the folks at Synapse Films, this forgotten tale of two intrepid researchers scouring the swamps of Louisiana for proof of a legendary "missing link" is back and better than ever, boasting a 4K restoration and fantastic new extras! Let's take a closer look at this upcoming release, shall we?

Synopsis: There's a hairy humanoid beast lurking in the Louisiana swamps, but only trapper Joe Canton (Jack Elam, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST) has seen it and lived to tell the tale, and the other residents of Oil City, Louisiana don't talk about it. But that's not about to stop intrepid grad students Pahoo (Dennis Fimple, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES) and Rives (John David Carson, EMPIRE OF THE ANTS), who are determined to track down the Bigfoot-like creature. Defying local sheriff Billy Carter (Bill Thurman, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW), the duo trek deep into the wilds of Black Lake, and a series of frightening encounters make it clear the monster is no mere legend.

Following in the (big) footsteps of THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK and similar docudramas, 1976's CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE is a fictional Sasquatch saga, albeit one inspired by real reports. With a colorful cast, also including Dub Taylor (THE WILD BUNCH), and plenty of rural atmosphere courtesy of cinematographer Dean Cundey (HALLOWEEN, THE THING, JURASSIC PARK), scripter Jim McCullough Jr.—who also co-stars—and director Joy Houck Jr. bring touches of humor and humanity that complement the mystery of the monster, and the terror of its attacks.
"Mr. Creature.... you are trying to seduce me!"
Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 95 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English Dolby TrueHD 2.0 Mono


  • NEW! Audio commentary with author/filmmaker Michael Gingold and film historian Chris Poggiali!
  • NEW! SWAMP STORIES – Featurette with Director of Photography Dean Cundey!
  • Original theatrical trailer and radio spot!

Though I wouldn't be surprised if a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release pops up later on down the road, for the time being, this release is guaranteed to be the very best that CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE has ever looked or sounded! Coupled with the Dean Cundey featurette, plus the audio commentary by Gingold and Poggiali, this is the most love the film has been shown since it was shot, edited, and released theatrically over four decades ago!

If you're a Bigfoot film enthusiast, then make sure to pre-order your copy right now (for approximately $20) from AMAZON or BULLMOOSE! However, if you're the type of movie collector that prefers a slipcover with their disc, then hurry and grab a limited edition copy of CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE right this minute (for approx. $30) from DIABOLIK DVD or directly from SYNAPSE FILMS!

Saturday, November 19, 2022

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New Blu-rays & 4K Discs for 11/15/22!


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Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings fellow collectors and welcome to an almost on-time edition of our world famous STOCK YOUR VAULT column! This week offers up a great selection of new Blu-ray and 4K releases that span every genre, with a heavy dose of both Action and Comedy! If you're in the process of making a holiday wishlist, well grab a pen because there are definitely some titles here that you're gonna want for Christmas!

Criterion Collection just released a Blu-ray set of the  INFERNAL AFFAIRS TRILOGY, while Lionsgate dropped THE INHABITANT and Ti West's PEARL onto Blu-ray disc! Lionsgate also finally released Tarantino's RESERVOIR DOGS to 4K  this week as well!

If you're looking for laughs, Paramount re-released AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL to Blu-ray and gave WAYNE'S WORLD a gorgeous 4K release, while Shout Select brought the absolutely hilarious USED CARS to 4K UHD for the first time! And how's this for a head-scratcher: Warner Bros. dropped the all new AQUA TEEN FOREVER: PLANTASM without any warning, on both Blu-ray and 4K UHD. (Seriously, did any of you see a trailer or ad for this one, because I sure as hell didn't!)

Universal put out their COMPLETE BOURNE COLLECTION on 4K this past Tuesday, along with the unexpected (and likely unwanted) sequel R.I.P.D. 2: RISE OF THE DAMNED! Mill Creek released two more ULTRAMAN series to DVD, namely ULTRAMAN MAX and ULTRAMAN NEXUS (which also comes with the feature film ULTRAMAN: THE NEXT), and Grindhouse Releasing's fabulous new 2-disc Collector's Edition of DEATH GAME is now readily available at all retailers!

But this week's Pick of the Week goes to Shout! Factory for their new SONNY CHIBA COLLECTION! Featuring seven of the martial arts star's classic films (YAKUZA WOLF 1 & 2, THE BODYGUARD, KARATE KILLER, SHOGUN'S SHADOW, SAMURAI REINCARNATION, and SWORDS OF VENGEANCE), this new Blu-ray set contains trailers for the films, as well as an interview with the late and great Shinichi Chiba!

Believe it or not, there are a few other titles I've failed to mentioned that came out this week - to view the full roster of new Blu-rays and 4K UHDs please continue scrolling Vault Dwellers!


Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm (4K UHD – Warner Bros.)
The Bourne Complete Collection (4K UHD – 20th Anniversary Limited Edition – Universal)
Halo: Season One (4K UHD – Paramount)
Halo: Season One (4K UHD – Limited Edition Steelbook – Paramount)
Reservoir Dogs (4K UHD – Lionsgate)
Sonic the Hedgehog: 2-Movie Collection (Limited Edition Steelbook – 4K UHD – Paramount)
Three Thousand Years of Longing (4K UHD – Warner Bros.)
Used Cars (Collector’s Edition – 4K UHD – Shout Select)
Wayne’s World (30th Anniversary Edition – 4K UHD – Paramount)

Airplane II: The Sequel (Paramount)

Allegoria (Shudder)
Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm (Warner Bros.)
Blue Hawaii (Paramount Presents)
Death Game (Grindhouse Releasing)
The Doom Patrol: The Complete Third Season (Warner Bros.)
El Vampiro Negro (aka The Black Vampire – Flicker Alley)
Halo: Season One (Paramount)
The Infernal Affairs Trilogy (The Criterion Collection)
The Inhabitant (Lionsgate)
Jeepers Creepers Reborn (Screen Media)
Pearl (Lionsgate)
R.I.P.D. 2: Rise of the Damned (Universal)
The Sonny Chiba Collection (Shout Factory)
Spider-Man: 8-Movie Collection (Sony Pictures)
Three Thousand Years of Longing (Warner Bros.)

Ultraman Max: The Complete Series (DVD – Mill Creek Entertainment)
Ultraman Nexus: The Complete Series & Ultraman: The Next (DVD – Mill Creek Entertainment)

Friday, November 18, 2022

When There's No More Room in Hell, the Dead Will Walk the Earth - Zach Snyder's DAWN OF THE DEAD comes to 4K UHD in early 2023!


Artwork for Scream Factory's Collector's Edition 4K UHD of DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004)!

I keep saying it, and others seem to agree - Scream Factory is the second coming of Anchor Bay! (Ha!) Though they have continued to release surprise titles (most recently THE HOT BOX and THE WARRIOR AND THE SORCERESS), cool Horror collectibles, and modern fright favorites to Blu-ray and 4K disc (e.g. FREAKY), a huge part of Shout!/Scream's current business model is getting collectors to use their hard-earned cash to buy the same titles again and again! I mean it was inevitable that Scream Factory would eventually embrace the 4K UHD format, but damn, they could at least sweeten the deal by including some new extras along with the new transfer, right?! 

That all being said, let's take a look at Scream's upcoming 4K release of the James Gunn-penned/Zach Snyder-directed DAWN OF THE DEAD remake that is way better than it has any right to be! If you don't already own it, then you may want to hold out for this release. And if you do already own it.... you are probably breaking into a cold sweat right now and starting the process of talking yourself into ordering the 4K, even though you just got the Collector's Edition Blu-ray during the last Shocktober sale....

Heart-pounding action and bone-chilling thrills power this edgy and frightening remake of George A. Romero's apocalyptic horror classic starring Ving Rhames (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL. 2), Sarah Polley (SPLICE), Jake Weber (WENDIGO), Mekhi Phifer (DIVERGENT), and Ty Burrell (Modern Family).

From visionary filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, ARMY OF THE DEAD, JUSTICE LEAGUE), comes a nightmarish vision where society is endangered by a mysterious virus that turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, and a handful of survivors must wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive ... and human!

4K Disc Specs:
Rated R & Unrated | Color |  101 & 110 minutes | Region Free
Video - 2160p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0



  • NEW! 2022 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative Of The Unrated Cut!
  • Audio Commentary With Director Zach Snyder And Producer Eric Newman!


  • NEW! 2022 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative Of The Unrated Cut!
  • Audio Commentary With Director Zach Snyder And Producer Eric Newman!
  • Introduction To The Unrated Cut With Director Zach Snyder!
  • Splitting Headaches: Anatomy Of Exploding Heads!
  • Attack Of The Living Dead!
  • Raising The Dead!
  • Andy’s Lost Tape!
  • Special Report: Zombie Invasion!
  • Undead And Loving It: A Mockumentary!
  • Drawing The Dead Featurette!
  • Storyboard Comparisons!
  • Hidden Easter Egg!!!


  • 2K Scan Of The Interpositive!
  • Take A Chance On Me – An Interview With Actor Ty Burrell!
  • Gunn For Hire – An Interview With Writer James Gunn!
  • Punk, Rock, & Zombie – An Interview With Actor Jake Weber!
  • Killing Time At The Mall: The Special Effects Of Dawn Of The Dead – An Interview With Special Makeup Effects Artists David Anderson And Heather Langenkamp Anderson!
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary By Director Zach Snyder And Producer Eric Newman!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

The 4K Collector's Edition of DAWN OF THE DEAD is tentatively scheduled for release on Tuesday, January 31st of next year, and should cost between $30 - $36! Again, if you do not already own this movie, I'd recommend taking the plunge on this 3-disc set since it is, more or less, (currently) the definitive release for this film. For those of you who already own the previous Blu-ray release, well... the choice to upgrade is entirely up to you! Once your mind is made up, you may pre-order yourself a copy right this very minute at AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, which will net you an exclusive poster (while supplies last)!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New Blu-rays and 4K Discs for 11/01/22 & 11/08/22!


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Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 11/01/22 is Scream Factory's 4K UHD Collector's Edition of Joe Dante's PIRANHA!
Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 11/01/22!

Ack! Try as I might gang, I just can't seem to keep up with my weekly Stock Your Vault posts like I used to. So once again I'm here to play a little catch-up on notifying ya'll about all the new Blu-ray and 4K releases that came out over the past few weeks!

Back on November 1st, there were numerous new 4K debuts for various classic films! Lionsgate (who seems to really be trying to milk the EVIL DEAD franchise for all its worth) put out a new 4K double feature of EVIL DEAD  & EVIL DEAD 2, Paramount delivered a rockin' new 4K Steelbook of THE RUNNING MAN (easily one of my fave Ah-nuld flicks), and brought both PULP FICTION and TOP GUN:  MAVERICK to 4K and Blu-ray disc!

Sony celebrated the 25th anniversary of Paul Verhoeven's STARSHIP TROOPERS with a new 4K Steelbook, Warner and Universal both unleashed new 4K editions of multiple Christmas favorites (all listed below), and Cinedigm gathered the entire SHARKNADO series into one convenient Blu-ray collection! But despite all of these quality discs, I chose Scream Factory's new PIRANHA 4K COLLECTOR'S EDITION for my "Pick of the Week!" This disc contains all of the bonus features from the prior Blu-ray releases, and boasts an all new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, so this is the best edition of PIRANHA that you can own!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 11/08/22 is the new Vestron Video Collector's Series release of EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY!
Vault Master's Pick of the Week for 11/08/22!
The following week (November 8th) had a much smaller lineup, but there were a few diamonds in the rough. Full Moon released TRANCERS 5: SUDDEN DETH to Blu-ray for the first time, Arrow Video gave AUDREY ROSE its Blu-ray debut, and just in time for the holidays, Unearthed Films released CHRISTMAS CRUELTY, and Scream Team gifted us with I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE DOOMSDAY!

My "Pick of the Week" for this was the newest addition to Lionsgate's Vestron Video Collector's Series: EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY! The disc is absolutely loaded with extras (which includes a Julie Brown audio commentary, multiple cast & crew interviews, outtakes and deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, trailers, promos, and more!), comes with a cool slipcover, and is relatively cheap (currently around $11 at Amazon at the moment)! You get a lot of bang for your buck with this release and I can't recommend it enough to anyone that's a fan of this bizarro 80s sci-fi/rom-com!

As usual, there are plenty of other new discs available that I haven't mentioned, so be sure to scroll down and see the full roster! And be sure to check back soon for yet another Stock Your Vault post! 

A Christmas Story (4K UHD - Warner Bros.)
The Classic Christmas Specials Collection (4K UHD - Universal)
ELF (4K UHD - Warner Bros.)
E.T. - The Extraterrestrial (40th Anniversary Limited Edition 4K UHD Gift Set - Universal)
Evil Dead 1 & 2 (4K UHD - Double Feature - Lionsgate)
Frosty the Snowman (4K UHD - Universal)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (4K UHD - Warner Bros.)
Piranha (Collector's Edition - 4K UHD - Scream Factory)
The Polar Express (4K UHD - Warner Bros.)
Pulp Fiction (4K UHD - Paramount)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (4K UHD - Universal)
The Running Man (Limited Edition 4K UHD Steelbook - Paramount)
Santa Claus is Comin' To Town (4K UHD - Universal)
Starship Troopers (4K UHD - 25th Anniversary Steelbook - Sony Pictures)
Top Gun: 2-Movie Collection (4K UHD - Paramount)
Top Gun: Maverick (4K UHD - Limited Edition Steelbook - Paramount)
Top Gun: Maverick (4K UHD - Paramount)


Belle (Limited Edition Steelbook - Shout! Factory)
Dark Winds: Season One (AMC Studios)
Devil's Night (Green Apple Entertainment)
The Haunting at Woodland Hills (Green Apple Entertainment)
Hitchhiker Massacre (Green Apple Entertainment)
The Hitman's Bodyguard: 2-Film Collection (Lionsgate)
Irina - The Vampire Cosmonaut: The Complete Collection (Crunchyroll)
Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise (Remastered - Section 23)
Rubikon (IFC Films)
Sharknado: The Complete Collection (Cinedigm)
Summer Ghost (Shout! Factory)
Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)

Escape From Alcatraz (4K UHD - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
I, The Jury (Special Limited Edition - 4K UHD/3D Blu-ray - Classicflix)

Audrey Rose (Arrow Video)
Bleach: 4-Film Collection (Warner Bros.)
Christmas Cruelty (Unearthed Films)
Clara (MRG)
Devil's Workshop (Lionsgate)
Earth Girls Are Easy (Vestron Video Collector's Series - Lionsgate)
Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise - Complete Collection (Right Stuf)
I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday (Scream Team Releasing)
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S: Season 2 (Crunchyroll)
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny: Collection 2 (Right Stuf)
The Nun and the Devil (Twilight Time)
Trancers 5: Sudden Deth (Remastered - Full Moon Pictures)
Wicked Ones (Wild Eye Releasing)
The Witch 2: The Other One (Well Go USA)

Sunday, November 6, 2022

The Object is to Stay Alive - DEATH GAME Makes its Blu-ray Debut on November 15th!

Blu-ray artwork for Grindhouse Releasing's DEATH GAME!


My sole experience of watching DEATH GAME was back in November 2021 at Exhumed Films' 24-Hour Horrorthon, where they took a break from running 35mm prints to showcase Grindhouse Releasing's gorgeous 4K restoration of the film! While I didn't become an instantaneous fan of the movie, I kind of fell in love with Colleen Camp and Sandra Locke as the two totally unhinged femme fatales that throw themselves at an unwitting victim, then turn on him after their carnal needs are satiated.

Having purchased several of Grindhouse Releasing's previous titles (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and PIECES), I have to admit that even though this particular film isn't a favorite of mine, I'm actually considering picking up a copy for the transfer and extras alone! While I try to figure out if I want to add this 2-disc set to my collection, let's take a closer look to help you decide if DEATH GAME is right for you, shall we?!

Synopsis: Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the ultimate 1970s psychological thriller! John Cassavetes veteran Seymour Cassel stars as George Manning, a family man whose perfect life is turned into a nightmare of sex and torture when he allows himself to be seduced by two nubile young strangers (Sondra Locke and Colleen Camp) who show up at his door on a rainy night. Considered lost for many decades, DEATH GAME is being presented for for the first time on home video in its original aspect ratio, meticulously restored in 4K from the original camera negative!

Alternate cover art for Grindhouse Releasing's DEATH GAME!

Disc Specs:

Rated R | Color | 87 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.39:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

  • NEW! Provocative, in-depth interviews with cult movie legend Colleen Camp (GAME OF DEATH, APOCALYPSE NOW) and director Peter Traynor, conducted by Eli Roth
  • NEW! Additional interviews with co-star Sondra Locke, producer Larry Spiegel, cinematographer/editor David Worth, and screenwriter Michael Ronald Ross!
  • NEW! Audio commentaries by Colleen Camp & Eli Roth, and Larry Spiegel & David Worth!
  • NEW! 24-page full-color booklet with rare photos and liner notes!
  • Includes a second feature film: LITTLE MISS INNOCENCE, the predecessor of DEATH GAME!
  • Extensive still galleries!
  • Beautiful embossed slipcover with new art by esteemed painter Dave Lebow!
So just to reiterate what you get with this release: A new 4K transfer of a long-lost home invasion thriller, hours of new special features, fancy collectible packaging, and a second movie! Sounds like it's worth picking up to me! Grindhouse Releasing's highly-anticipated release of DEATH GAME arrives on Tuesday, November 15th and should cost somewhere between $30 - $35! Order your copy immediately (or forever be filled with regret) from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from GRINDHOUSE RELEASING!

As an added bonus, if you are a fan of this movie, Grindhouse Releasing is also selling an exclusive DEATH GAME Logo t-shirt on their site for $20! CLICK HERE to get yourself one!