NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 28, 2015

Pretty slim week for horror and sci-fi releases, unless you’re looking to beef up your post-apocalyptic collection. I’m not complaining… my wallet could use a rest!! Let’s get to it:

1990 THE BRONX WARRIOR1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS (1982)

In the not-too-distant future (well, it was the future when the film was made!), New York’s toughest borough has become a “No Man’s Land” where gangs of marauding warriors battle each other and corrupt businessmen exploit the violence. Vic Morrow, Fred Williamson, Stefania Girolami, and Mark Gregory as gang leader “Trash” star. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 6/30/2015

!!!ESCAPE FROM THE BRONXESCAPE FROM THE BRONX (1983)

Ten years after “1990,” life is still Hell for the Bronx warrior street gangs. A sinister corporation with plans to create a “city for the future” in the blighted borough sends in death squads to eliminate the remaining inhabitants, and only the man called “Trash” (Mark Gregory) can stop them. Sci-fi thriller from Italy co-stars Henry Silva, Antonio Sabato, Valerie Dobson; directed by Enzo G. Castellari (“The Inglorious Bastards”). AKA: “Escape 2000,” “Bronx Warriors 2.” 82 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 6/30/2015

!!!FORBIDDEN EMPIREFORBIDDEN EMPIRE (2014)

In the late 18th century, a British cartographer (Jason Flemyng) ventured into deepest Transylvania on an assignment to map out the Carpathians. Intrigued by tales of a cursed village–and how its blasphemed church now housed an undying witch–he may regret deciding to investigate for himself. Long-in-the-works fantasy inspired by Nikolai Gogol’s “Viy” co-stars Charles Dance, Igor Jijikine, and Agnia Ditkovskite. 127 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English (dubbed) Dolby Digital 5.1. Dubbed in English.

Being released on DVD on 6/30/2015

!!!GHOSTHOUSEGHOSTHOUSE (1988)/WITCHERY (1988)

From Italy’s Umberto Lenzi (“City of the Walking Dead”) comes this extremely creepy outing in which two teens investigate a bizarre transmission they hear on their ham radio. Once they trace the signal to a haunted house that’s looked after by a deranged groundskeeper, more frightening activities–including the ghost of a young girl and faucets that drip blood–await them and other unwary passers-by in the “Ghosthouse.” Lara Wendel, Greg Scott star. AKA: “La Casa 3.” Also includes “Witchery.” 190 min. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 6/30/2015

!!!SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATEDSHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED (1974)/GARDEN OF THE DEAD (1972)

The early “splatter” film treat “Shriek Of The Mutilated” follows a group of college students traveling to a desolate island in search of Bigfoot. “You’re doomed,” warns a crazy old man who knows the true horror lurking there. Do they listen? The shrieking starts when the kids meet up with a more human terror that, unlike the Yeti, is good with a hatchet. Alan Brock, Jennifer Stock, Tawm Ellis star. AKA: “Mutilated,” “Scream Of The Snowbeast.” Also includes “Garden Of The Dead.” 140 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailer.

Being released on DVD on 6/30/2015

!!!THE NEW BARBARIANSTHE NEW BARBARIANS (1983)

Fred Williamson stars in this Italian post-nuclear action film about a cutthroat biker tribe known as “the Templars,” armed with ancient weapons, that wanders the barren land laying waste to all other tribes. Fortunately for them, road warriors Nadir (Williamson) and Scorpion (Timothy Brent) are mad to the max and are more than willing to step up to prevent further bloodshed…or die trying! Co-stars George Eastman, Thomas Moore, and Anna Kanakis. AKA: “Warriors of the Wasteland.” 91 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 6/30/2015

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