Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno Coming to DVD & Blu-ray

Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO will be getting a digital release and a DVD/Blu-ray release. Love or hate this film (I loved it–my review), THE GREEN INFERNO is definitely the type of film the genre needed in 2015. For those who saw it in the theater, how could you not love watching a bunch of entitled, annoying “social warriors” getting munched up by some cannibals? I certainly loved seeing it. THE GREEN INFERNO will be released on various digital platforms on December 22, 2015 and then will get a DVD/Blu-ray release on January 5, 2016. Check out the press release:

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FROM THE MIND-BLOWING IMAGINATION OF THE WRITER AND DIRECTOR WHO BROUGHT YOU HOSTEL AND CABIN FEVER
 
THE GREEN INFERNO

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD DECEMBER 22, 2015 
AND COMING TO BLU-RAY AND DVD ON JANUARY 5, 2016
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 
“THE GREEN INTERNO IS LIKE A GLORIOUS THROWBACK TO THE DRIVE-IN MOVIES OF MY YOUTH: BLOODY, GRIPPING, HARD TO WATCH, BUT YOU CAN’T LOOK AWAY”
– Stephen King, @StephenKing 

Universal City, California, November 9, 2015 – An international goodwill mission goes terrifyingly wrong in The Green Inferno, the highly anticipated return to classic cult horror from iconic director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel  1&2 ), available on Digital HD December 22, 2015 and Blu-ray and DVD as well as On Demand on January 5, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Green Inferno is a gruesomely spectacular journey into the heart of darkness that will have audiences on the edge of their seats.
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New York college student Justine (Lorenza Izzo) meets student activist Alejandro (Ariel Levy) when he goes on a hunger strike on behalf of underpaid janitors. Smitten, she agrees to help Alejandro undertake his next project: rescuing an Amazon village from destruction by a greedy multinational corporation.  But Justine soon comes to regret her decision when their plane crashes in the Peruvian jungle and the students realize they are not alone. No good deed goes unpunished as the well-meaning students are captured by the cannibalistic tribe they came to save.
 
The first feature film directed by Roth since Hostel: Part II, The Green Inferno stars Lorenza Izzo (Aftershock, “Hemlock Grove”), Ariel Levy (The Stranger, Best Worst Friends), Aaron Burns (The Stranger, Best Worst Friends) and Kirby Bliss Blanton (Project X, Candy From Strangers). The screenplay is by Eli Roth and Guillermo Amoedo (Knock Knock, Aftershock).
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BLU-RAYTM and DVD BONUS FEATURES
  • Feature Commentary – With co-writer, director and producer Eli Roth, producer Nicolás López, and stars Lorenza Izzo, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton, and Daryl Sabara

Here’s the red-band trailer in case you missed it:

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When Your Flesh Screams Slated for October Release

The indie horror flick, WHEN YOUR FLESH SCREAMS, will be getting a full release from LeglessCorpse Films on October 6, 2015. WHEN YOUR FLESH SCREAMS is written and directed by Guillermo Martínez, and stars Omar MusaVictoria WitemburgOscar Molinari, Omar Musa, and Alicia Julianez. Check out the press release for the plot crunch, the trailer, and all the various mediums it is being released on:

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LeglessCorpse Films releases WHEN YOUR FLESH SCREAMS 

September  30, 2015, Huntsville, AL. LeglessCorpse Films will release Guillermo Martínez’s WHEN YOUR FLESH SCREAMS on limited edition BluRay, DVD, Steelbook DVD/BluRay, and Harmful Syndiate Video VHS.

A homage to the great revenge films of the past like Wes Craven’s Last House On The Left and Meir Zarchi’s I Spit On Your Grave. 

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Martina, a biology student, who after moving from her hometown to complete her studies decides to undertake an excursion to the outskirts of the city in search of rare and exotic specimens for research. Not finding the specimen after a long search, she decides to rest by the roadside. At that time, her new psychotic neighbors propose to take her to the woods where they claim is the specimen that she seeks. Martina accepts the crossing naturally, but on the way the thugs kidnap her, determined to cause all sorts of sinister and gruesome acts, both physical and psychological. The story takes an unexpected turn when Martina decides to release her pent- up anger.

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WHEN YOUR FLESH SCREAMS will be released on DVD (SRP $11.99) and BluRay (SRP $14.99) formats on October 6th with a VHS (SRP $19.99) release on October 12th. VOD dates will be coming soon. Free limited edition poster included with steelbook, VHS, and Bluray orders and while supplies last on DVD orders.

BluRay’s will be numbered and limited to 100, Steelbooks onumbered to only 20, and VHS numbered to only 13 ONLY. 

All formats are available at LeglessCorpseFilms.com

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NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2015

I’m surprised by the lack of the amount of horror releases this week. October, though, is almost among us!! Let’s get to it:

!!!AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRONAVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)

In this hit superhero sequel, a global defense program invented by Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) leads to the creation of Ultron (James Spader, in a voice and motion-capture performance), a robotic menace bent on destroying humanity. Joined by new recruits Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and Vision (Paul Bettany), can the Avengers foil Ultron’s sinister plan? Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson also star. 142 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 7.1 Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1. Blu-ray 3D requires a 3D television, a 3D Blu-ray player, and special glasses to reproduce the original theatrical experience. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD, on Blu-ray, & on Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D combo pack on 10/2/2015

!!!CHRISTINECHRISTINE (1983)

She’s a 1958 Plymouth with jealousy and evil under her hood, but Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) isn’t aware of his new ride’s demonic qualities when he buys her, lovingly restores her, and names her “Christine.” As the nerdish teen turns into a cocky braggart who scores with a popular girl (Alexandra Paul), Christine grows violently possessive of her new owner. Harry Dean Stanton, Roberts Blossom co-star in this John Carpenter shocker based on Stephen King’s best-seller. 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/29/2015

!!!CREEPERCREEPER (2012)

Looking for some easy laughs, a clique of teenage girls makes the online acquaintance of a lonely and disturbed man, very quickly goad him into debasing himself on camera…and post the results for all to see. Their humiliated patsy thereafter vanishes, only to resurface a year later, off his antipsychotic meds…and looking to unfriend them permanently. Darryl Baldwin, Tara Price, Monica Chambers, Rohnja Morrow star. 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 9/29/2015

!!!DRACULA LORD OF THE DAMNEDDRACULA, LORD OF THE DAMNED (2011)

When 18th-century London realtor Jonathan Harker (David McPherson) journeyed to Transylvania at the behest of the mysterious nobleman Dracula (Theodore Trout), he had no inkling that he would be helping to unleash a vampiric plague on his friends…and the nation. Unnerving, micro-budgeted yet highly stylized take on the Bram Stoker gothic classic co-stars Amanda Lisman, Denise Brown, Mike Grimshaw. 101 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; blooper reel; photo gallery; theatrical trailers.

Being released on DVD on 9/29/2015

!!!LYLELYLE (2014)

Leah (Gaby Hoffmann) and June (Ingrid Jungermann) are a happy couple with a young daughter, Lyle (Eleanor Hopkins), and another baby on the way. But when Lyle tragically dies shortly after the family moves into a Brooklyn brownstone, the pregnant Leah begins to fear that their new neighbors are part of a satanic cult that have set their sights on her unborn child. Kim Allen, Michael Che, Rebecca Street also star in this creepy horror tale in the tradition of “Rosemary’s Baby.” 65 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; audio commentary; extended scenes; more.

Being released on DVD on 9/29/2015

!!!POLTERGEISTPOLTERGEIST (2015)

In this modern update of the ’80s horror classic, Eric (Sam Rockwell) and Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) Bowen and their three kids have barely moved into their new home when they realize they are not its only residents. It seems their house was built on top of an old cemetery and the malevolent spirits who are still trapped there need the Bowens’ youngest daughter, Madison (Kennedi Clements), to escape their otherworldly prison. With Jared Harris, Jane Adams, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett. Includes both the theatrical and extended versions; 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 7.1 Master Audio, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; alternate ending; theatrical trailers; more. Blu-ray 3D requires a 3D television, a 3D Blu-ray player, and special glasses to reproduce the original theatrical experience. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD, on Blu-ray, & on Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D combo pack on 9/29/2015

!!!QUEEN CRABQUEEN CRAB (2015)

The bad news is that a meteor crash has awakened an ancient giant crab and she’s already begun wreaking havoc on the inhabitants of a small town. The worse news is that the big gal’s pregnant and must be stopped before she hatches her own legion of the clawed creatures. Michelle Miller, Kathryn Metz, Rich Lounello, A.J. DeLucia star in this exciting sci-fi tale that uses traditional stop-motion animation to bring the queen crab to life. 90 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; bloopers; featurettes; theatrical trailers.

Being released on DVD on 9/29/2015

!!!SAVAGE WEEKENDSAVAGE WEEKEND (1979)

Sex and violence collide in this early slasher flick concerning a group of couples whose plans for a peaceful trip to Upstate New York to watch a boat being constructed soon turn deadly. As the lovers are stalked by a demented psycho who hides his face underneath a ghoulish mask, they discover the true meaning of terror. Aaaaaaaaaah! With Christopher Allport, Jim Doerr, Marilyn Hamlin, and a young Yancy Butler in her film debut. AKA: “The Upstate Murders.” 88 min. Soundtrack: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/29/2015

!!!THE MUTILATORTHE MUTILATOR (1985)

After his role in the accidental death of his mom, teenager Ed (Matt Mitler) thought he’d never have his father’s trust…and yet, Ed Sr. (Jack Chatham) is letting him close down the family’s island vacation condo for the season. Of course, the kid’s going to bring friends, and booze, and make a party of it. And of course, the party’s getting crashed…by an axe-wielding psychopath! Seminal splatter opus co-stars Frances Raines, Connie Rogers. 86 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English PCM mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); featurettes. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on 9/29/2015

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The Green Inferno (2015)

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I can’t think of another horror director who has divided the genre like Eli Roth. Diehard horror fans either love him or hate him and I could never figure out why. Say what you will about Roth, but he is one of the few directors who genuinely loves the horror genre. He hasn’t used the genre as a stepping stone to move up to, say, action flicks or dramas. Roth was born a horror fan, cultivated that love into making horror films, and though he dabbles in other genres as a producer, he always returns to his true love.

Welcome to the village!!
Welcome to the village!!

In the early 2000s, the horror genre experienced a low point. If not for the SCREAM films (which started in the late 1990s), the entire early part of the 2000s could be written off. With the success of the SCREAM films, the genre then became flooded with SCREAM ripoffs. Postmodern slashers roamed free on the horror landscape and it looked as though there was no end in site. Then in September 2003, a little film by then-unknown filmmaker Eli Roth, was released in the theaters. CABIN FEVER played in almost 2,100 theaters and made a measly $8.6 million its opening weekend. Not a strong showing until you take into consideration that the film was only made for $1.5 million and barely did any marketing. But besides the numbers behind CABIN FEVER, this film is so important because it gave horror fans something new and fresh and showed Hollywood that taking chances was worthwhile. CABIN FEVER was exactly what the genre needed back then, and I believe that Roth’s new film, THE GREEN INFERNO, is exactly what the genre needs now. More important, though, is that THE GREEN INFERNO was made by a horror fan for horror fans. This is a film that by its very nature won’t be a runaway hit. The occasional dabbler in horror films will run out of the theater and bad mouth this film to anyone who will listen. And to those people I simply say that THE GREEN INFERNO wasn’t made for you. This is a film that was made for us–the diehard horror fan.

This might just be the most disturbing scene in the entire film!!
This might just be the most disturbing scene in the entire film!!

Everyone, by now, knows the basic premise of the film. A bunch of entitled, annoying, campus-liberal college students travel to Peru to stop a company from bulldozing down a village of natives who have had no previous contact with the civilized world. The natives are written with an extremely broad stroke and are one-dimensional, the college students are annoying and whiny, and there’s of course the “good girl” who takes everything in through a wide-eyed, doe-like stare. THE GREEN INFERNO won’t be winning any writing awards any time soon, and something tells me that Roth is okay with that. This film is Roth’s love letter, and a very passionate one at that, to the Italian-cannibal sub-genre of the late 1970s and early 1980s. After seeing this film, I now know what genre influenced Roth more than any other. This isn’t just Roth’s love letter, this is his reminding all horror fans about the era of horror filmmaking when directors where batshit crazy and took huge risks to bring fans something new, bold, and disgusting, all the while making it so fans couldn’t take their eyes off the horrors on the screen. With this film, Roth deservedly establishes himself among the ranks of Umberto Lenzi, Ruggero Deodato, Michele Massimo Tarantini, Sergio Martino, and Antonio Margheriti–all Italian directors who made their own notorious cannibal films.

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I need to go on a slight side road here. Roth is getting bashed for depicting natives as nothing more than violent, rapey savages (even though there was no rape in THE GREEN INFERNO). To these critics I say–no shit!! That’s what this sub-genre is. It is all about exploitation. White people go into the jungle, some have good intentions while others have bad intentions, they encounter cannibal natives, and the natives go… well, they go native on the asses of the white folk. This film is a throwback to the Italian-cannibal films that horror fans like myself and Roth grew up on. Critics need to stop re-directing their outrage they usually save for social media and stop dissecting THE GREEN INFERNO. Here’s what one reviewer wrote about this film:

“Those stabs at commentary and homage are overshadowed by the fact that the film’s flat depiction of indigenous tribes as feral, rapist savages is just another echo of dehumanizing depictions of native peoples previously used to justify colonialism and genocide. That’s the dictionary definition of “adding insult to injury,’” (by Inkoo Kang)

You don't wanna know what is about to happen to her ... trust me!!
You don’t wanna know what is about to happen to her … trust me!!

Really? Seriously? Okay, okay … I promised myself I wasn’t going to bash other overly-sensitive, outrage-monkey reviewers (this moron also writes that “Roth’s brutal homage to Italian horror is mired in exploitation — and not in the good way.” What the hell does that even mean??). I got it out of my system–I promise. If you go into seeing THE GREEN INFERNO as Roth intended you to see it, then you are going to have a blast. Not only does Roth nail the archetypal characters from the classic Italian cannibal films of the 70s and 80s, but he fills this film full of obvious nods and winks to the audience. All the classic films are represented here–EATEN ALIVE, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, CANNIBAL FEROX–and I could almost feel and hear Roth having a blast and giggling on the set as he filmed this. Granted, if you haven’t seen the classics of this sub-genre, you will miss out on some of the nods and winks, but any horror-exploitation fan is going to have a great time with this film.

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The film starts off in the safety and comfort of a university where sheltered good girl Justine (Lorenza Izzo) is constantly being bombarded by the entitled, white, privileged, middle-class kids around the campus. After a lecture about the worldwide practice of female genital mutilation, Justine is fired up and wants to do something to make a difference. Her roommate Kaycee (Sky Ferreira), an admitted slut, prefers to slam the campus activists, and when Justine tells Kaycee her plans to travel to Peru to help save an indigenous village, Kaycee is anything but moved. Justine is smitten by the charismatic Alejandro (Ariel Levy) and joins him and a bunch of other “campus warriors” into the jungles. Once their plane goes down and the survivors are taken by the cannibals, this is when the nastiness really begins. The surrounding story is indeed fun, but lets face it, we all came for the gore, and Roth doesn’t disappoint. After arriving in the village, one of the characters gets butchered and dismembered like a cow in a slaughterhouse. He is roasted and eaten by the natives as the others look on from their cage, knowing that all of them are next as soon as the natives get hungry again.

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When Natives Attack!!

The scenes of the cannibals tormenting and butchering the cast are unflinching and make the viewer uneasy–exactly what a good cannibal film should do. It is difficult to pass a moral judgement on the natives. They are, when it comes right down to it, just defending their home and themselves, and they see all white people as the enemy. And why wouldn’t they, with bulldozers knocking down their backyard? The effects are really well executed and you will cringe more than once at what is done to the cast. The ending, though, is what really made me smile. The ending is plucked directly from CANNIBAL FEROX and is a huge wink to the audience and fans of the original film. Also be sure to stick around for the credits. There’s a stinger during the credits that is fun, but is also one of the clunkiest attempts to set up a sequel.

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What I’m trying to say here is that THE GREEN INFERNO is the most fun I’ve had in the theater this year. Eli Roth opens up his heart and shows the world just how much the Italian cannibal sub-genre means to him, and he couldn’t have done a better job at honoring it more than he did. THE GREEN INFERNO is full of the funny and acerbic dialogue we’ve all come to expect from Roth, and is also gritty, disturbing, disgusting, and a shitload of fun. I love this film and will proudly be adding it to my extensive Italian cannibal DVD collection when it becomes available. So I guess I do agree with reviewer Kang above who wrote that this film is “mired in exploitation.” Indeed it is. But unlike what Ms. Kang thinks, Roth does this in the best way possible and gives diehard horror fans something really special. Don’t miss this film!!

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My Summary:

Director: Eli Roth

Plot: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Gore: 8 out of 10 skulls

Zombie Mayhem: 0 out of 5 brains

Cannibal Mayhem: 10 out of 5 blow darts

Reviewed by Scott Shoyer

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Roth giving his actress some advice. I'm pretty sure it is, "Just run like hell!!!!"
Roth giving his actress some advice. I’m pretty sure it is, “Just run like hell!!!!”

And They All Died Screaming (2015)

And They All Died Screaming posterAuthor-filmmaker Dan West is back with his second novel, AND THEY ALL DIED SCREAMING, and he brought with him most of the crew that made his first novel, THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED GORE, so much goddamn fun. AND THEY ALL DIED SCREAMING is a direct sequel to his debut novel, and once again has a group of misfit ghost hunters and parapsychologist researchers getting involved in the Hull family mansion and the evils and horrors that lie within.

I first became introduced to Dan West through the two films he wrote and directed along with Rick Popko–MONSTURD and RETARDEAD. Yes, these two films are as gonzo crazy-sick as they sound … and they are a whole lot of fun. If you were to say that MONSTURD was a shitty movie, Dan West would take that as a huge compliment. After these films, West turned his attention to other artistic endeavors, including writing. West’s books are home to the same kinds of disgusting gore, over-the-top dialogue, and horrible monsters found in his films, and he takes everything even further (well, it is the written word).

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AND THEY ALL DIED SCREAMING follows everyone’s favorite bumbling, inept parapsychologist Stanley Matheson, this time investigating the continued horrible goings-on at the Hull house–where all the action of the first novel took place. This time Matheson is joined by detective Coleman, from part one; Dr. Graham Whitlock, professor of metaphysics and arcane mysticism at Leon Spinks University; Professor Edwin Heller; and Dr. Cynthia Quinlan. This time Matheson and his crew find themselves fighting off the demons of the Seven Legions of Darkness who are trying to enter our realm and spread madness and insanity across the globe. Matheson, though, has more than just his brains and brawn (a-hem) to fight off the alien invaders from another dimension. All Matheson needs to do is locate the ancient Lovejoy Codex and everything will be fine. Easy.

Yeah, right!!

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AND THEY ALL DIED SCREAMING is chocked full of all the same elements and maintains the same spirit as his first novel. West’s writing style is quick-paced and quick-witted. One minute you’ll be laughing out loud at all the jokes coming at you at a thousand miles an hour, and then the next moment you’ll be gagging at the overly-realistic gory descriptions of people being horribly killed and monsters that are plucked right out of your worst nightmares. There’s lots of potty humor, Lovecraftian-inspired horrors, and big titties. There’s something for everyone!! How could you not like passages such as:

“It looked like an eight-foot long tapeworm with scorpion’s claws having anal sex with an inside out Komodo dragon that had a baboon’s ass lined with shark teeth for a face and king cobras for hair. Out of its side was growing a giant housefly-type of insect that looked like it was shitting a retarded abominable snowman’s head out of its asshole.”

And:

“I hastily retreated into the nearby woods to carpet bomb the native flora with malodorous bursts of brown buckshot.”

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West’s imagination knows no bounds and creates some incredibly disturbing and hilarious worlds and situations the main characters get into. With such characters as Angus McFishfucker, and weapons like a “demonic extermination ray gun” made from the bones of dead babies, puppies, kittens, and baby arctic seals, and one of the most messed-up and clever spoofs of Willie Wonka, AND THEY ALL DIED SCREAMING is one helluva fun read from cover to cover. I could barely put the book down. When I went away on vacation this past summer, I accidentally left this book at home. I found myself at times wishing my vacation would end sooner so I could get back to this novel!!

filmmaker & author, Dan West
filmmaker & author, Dan West

Yes, I am highly recommending AND THEY ALL DIED SCREAMING. And be sure to read West’s debut book, THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED GORE, first. The second is a standalone novel, but some of the references will be funnier and have better payoffs if you read his debut novel first. Either way, don’t miss this one!! And because so many readers asked me after I posted my review of West’s THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED GORE, yes–the black and white illustrations in this review are illustrations from the novel that West himself drew. He’s a talented bastard!!

My Summary:

Author: Dan West

Plot: 4 out of 5 stars

Gore: 9 out of 10 skulls

Zombie Mayhem: 2 out of 5 brains

Reviewed by Scott Shoyer

Stay Bloody!!!

NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2015

Not as many offerings this week, but there are some decent ones in this weeks batch. Let’s get to it:

!!!ARROWARROW: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (2014)

All 23 episodes from season three are featured in a four-disc set. 16 1/4 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Spanish DTS stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurettes; gag reel; deleted scenes; audio commentary; more. **23 episodes on 4 discs. 16 1/4 hrs.**

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 9/22/2015

!!!BLACK SABBATHBLACK SABBATH (Widescreen Version) (1963)

Director Mario Bava offers a terrifying trilogy of shockers, hosted by Boris Karloff. A nurse steals a diamond ring from a corpse that doesn’t take kindly to theft, a phone becomes a link between the living and the dead, and Karloff appears as a vampire fated to prey on his loved ones. Michele Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Mark Damon, Jacqueline Pierreux also star. AKA: “The Three Faces Of Fear.” 96 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English (dubbed) Dolby Digital mono. Dubbed in English.

Being released on DVD on 9/25/2015

!!!CONTAINMENTCONTAINMENT (2015)

Fear and paranoia grip the residents of an apartment block as they are forcibly and without explanation quarantined inside their homes. As hazmat-suited strangers scramble through the block, plucking out some tenants while leaving others alone, those trapped begin to realize they could be in the midst of a terrifying pandemic…with their survival instincts soon turning them against each other. Lee Ross, Hannah Chalmers, and Christos Lawton star. 70 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/22/2015

!!!JUDYJUDY: THE NAME FOR TERROR (2014)

In this no-holds-barred Italian shocker, a young woman’s random, unpleasant encounter with a street mime turns into a night of extreme horror. After the mysterious disappearance of the woman’s dog from her home (the pet providing the titular “name for terror”), it becomes apparent that the busker and some demented associates have staked out the house and launched a campaign of terror. Jade Matthew, Carol Bolt, and Ashleigh Whitfield star. 75 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/22/2015

!!!LAND OF DOOMLAND OF DOOM (1986)

In the blasted landscape of a post-apocalyptic 21st-century Europe, a warrior woman (Deborah Rennard) and a soldier of fortune (Garrick Dowhen) pool their survival skills as they hunt for a legendary hidden utopia. Between roving packs of cycle-riding survivalists and hordes of malevolent mutants, they’ll need everything in their arsenal! Sci-fi stunner co-stars Daniel Radell, Frank Garret, Akut Duz. 87 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Being released on DVD on 9/25/2015

!!!THE FLASHTHE FLASH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (2014)

All 23 episodes from the debut season are featured in a four-disc set. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Spanish DTS 2.0; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; deleted scenes; gag reel; featurettes. **23 episodes on 4 discs.**

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 9/22/2015

!!!THE SATAN BUGTHE SATAN BUG (1965)

Thrilling suspenser featuring George Maharis as an ex-government investigator looking into the murder of a scientist and the theft of a killer virus he was developing. The trail leads to the researcher’s former assistant, who’s planning to unleash the deadly disease upon Los Angeles. Richard Basehart, Anne Francis, and Dana Andrews also star. 114 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailer.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/22/2015

!!!THE SENTINELTHE SENTINEL (1977)

“Death Wish” director Michael Winner injects unnerving intensity into this tale of a young model (Christina Raines) who moves into a New York brownstone and becomes troubled by the eccentricities of her fellow tenants and the haunting sounds and visions that creep into her nights. Soon, she learns that her presence in the building is no accident…and that she has been chosen for a horrifying destiny. Chilling film co-stars Burgess Meredith, Beverly D’Angelo, Chris Sarandon, and John Carradine. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/22/2015

!!!TURKEY SHOOTTURKEY SHOOT (1982)

In the future world of 1995, a totalitarian government creates behavior modification camps to deal with society’s criminals and other “undesirables.” For the newest prisoners (Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey) at one such camp, a most dangerous game begins when they are released into the jungle and hunted down as sport by stalkers using high-tech weaponry. Exploitation favorite from Australia co-stars Michael Craig, Bill Young. AKA: “Blood Camp Thatcher,” “Escape 2000.” 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD mono Master Audio; audio commentary; featurette; interviews; theatrical trailer; more.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 9/22/2015

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Red Band Clip Drops for The Green Inferno, & It Is Brutal!!

As we draw ever closer to the theatrical release of Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO, we get one more treat–a red band clip!! By now I’m sure you’re all familiar with this film. This is Roth’s love letter to the Italian cannibal flicks from the late 1970s and 1980s. THE GREEN INFERNO is directed by Eli Roth, written by Roth, Guillermo Amoedo, and Nicolás López, and stars Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Sky Ferreira, Daryl Sabara, and Aaron Burns. Check out the plot crunch and the red band clip below:

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How far would you go for a cause you believe in? In Eli Roth’s terrifying new film, The Green Inferno, a group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle only to be taken prisoner by the indigenous tribe they came to save. The Green Inferno marks Eli Roth’s return to directing for the big screen for the first time since his Hostel franchise, and tells the story of what happens when “slacktavism,” the well-meaning social media response to global catastrophes, turns into terror in the depths of the Amazon rainforest. 

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Dark and primitive customs still rule the Amazon jungle: cannibalism and other mind, body and soul-destroying rituals. Trapped in the village, these high-tech modern-world students experience the ultimate in primal barbaric terror, suffering unspeakable acts of violence in an intense and chilling rituals reserved only for the most threatening intruders.

I was already really looking forward to seeing THE GREEN INFERNO, but now I’m squirming in my seat in anticipation!! THE GREEN INFERNO hits theaters on September 25, 2015.

Stay Bloody!!!

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NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 16, 2015

Some classics coming out this week!! There’s more than a few I’ll be adding to my collection, Let’s get to it:

!!!BATMAN UNLIMITEDBATMAN UNLIMITED: MONSTER MAYHEM (2015)

It’s Halloween night in Gotham, and the Joker’s going for his greatest trick of all when he looses a quartet of the spookiest supervillains–Scarecrow, Clayface, Solomon Grundy, and Silver Banshee–on the populace! Can Batman and his allies–Cyborg, Green Arrow, Nightwing, and Red Robin–stop the Clown Prince of Crime from shutting the city’s tech down with a computer virus? 72 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; bonus cartoons.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 8/18/2015

!!!BURN WITCH BURNBURN, WITCH, BURN! (1962)

Norman Taylor (Peter Wyngarde) is living a charmed life, with a caring wife and a promising career as a college professor. Things take a bizarre turn when he finds out that wife Tansy (Janet Blair) is a witch whose voodoo practices are responsible for his success. When he forbids her from using any more witchcraft, his job–and their lives–become jeopardized in this chiller based on Fritz Leiber’s “Conjure Wife.” With Margaret Johnston, Anthony Nicholls. AKA: “Night Of The Eagle.” 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on Blu-ray on 8/18/2015

!!!DEVIL HUNTERDEVIL HUNTER (1980)/CANNIBAL TERROR (1981)

Includes “Devil Hunter” and “Cannibal Terror.” Dubbed in English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 8/18/2015

!!!EJECTAEJECTA (2014)

A reclusive UFO believer (Julian Richings) attracts the attention of a documentary filmmaker (Adam Seybold) through postings on the Internet. On the night the two men meet up, a ship of unknown origin crashes nearby, and they set out to investigate–which leads to their capture by a government doctor (Lisa Houle) willing to use torture to get the answers she desires. Indie sci-fi thriller co-stars Mark Gibson, Cat Hostick. 87 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 8/18/2015

!!!HAMMER FILMS COLLECTIONHAMMER FILMS COLLECTION, VOL. ONE

Two-disc set includes “Stop Me Before I Kill!,” “The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll,” “Scream of Fear,” “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb,” and “The Gorgon.”

Being released on DVD on 8/18/2015

!!!KANTEMIRKANTEMIR (2014)

Iconic horror actor John (Robert Englund) accepts a gig in a remote Pennsylvania town, playing the villain in a previously unproduced gothic play. As the cast goes through their reading in a secluded mansion, it dawns on him that they’re living out the grisly scenario in real life…and that he may not make it to the final curtain. Diane Cary, Stuart Stone, Daniel Gadi, Justine Griffiths also star. 85 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 8/18/2015

!!!NIGHTMARE CASTLENIGHTMARE CASTLE (1965)

Barbara Steele plays a dual role in this atmospheric European horror outing about a doctor (Paul Muller) who tortures and kills his unfaithful wife (Steele) and her lover (Rik Battaglia) as part of his experiments in regenerating human blood. Looking to further profit from his act of bloody vengeance, the doctor then marries her half-sister (Steele again, now with blonde hair) who is due to inherit her considerable wealth. AKA: “The Faceless Monster,” “Lovers Beyond The Tomb,” “Orgasmo.” 104 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Italian Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; audio commentary by Steele, others; featurettes. Also includes the bonus features “Castle Of Blood” and “Terror Creatures From The Grave.”

Being released on Blu-ray on 8/18/2015

!!!NOMADSNOMADS (1986)

Pierce Brosnan stars in this eerie thriller about a French teacher visiting L.A. who finds himself attacked and driven mad by a mysterious street gang that seems to be more than human. As it turns out, his tormentors have their origins in Eskimo legend, and might succeed in manifesting their evil unless he can find some way to communicate their secrets to someone who will understand his ravings. Bizarre outing also stars Lesley-Anne Down, Adam Ant. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 8/18/2015

!!!SOMETIME AUNT MARTHASOMETIMES AUNT MARTHA DOES DREADFUL THINGS (1971)

While on the run from the law, partners-in-crime Paul (Abe Zwick) and Stanley (Wayne Crawford) decide to set up housekeeping in a little Florida town…and as part of the cover, Paul dresses up in middle-aged drag as Stanley’s “Aunt Martha.” Unfortunately, Stanley likes hanging out with the local lovelies a little too much…and his increasingly paranoid “auntie” is quick to stab those who ask too many questions. Grindhouse classic co-stars Don Craig, Yanka Mann. 95 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary.

Being released on DVD on 8/18/2015

!!!TEEN TITANS GOTEEN TITANS GO!: SEASON TWO, PART TWO (2013)

The final 26 episodes of season two are featured in a two-disc set. 4 3/4 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish. **26 episodes on 2 discs. 4 3/4 hrs.**

Being released on DVD on 8/18/2015

!!!THE WIFE KILLERTHE WIFE KILLER (1976)

Giallo goes Greek in this shocking thriller about a playboy planning to murder his rich wife in order to inherit her money and run away with his lover. Little does he realize that the professional killer he has hired to do the job is maneuvering to play the assassination to his own advantage. Larry Daniels, Dorothy Moore, and Vagelis Seilnos star. AKA: “Death Kiss.” 87 min. Standard; Soundtracks: Greek Dolby Digital mono, English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; bonus footage; featurette; interviews; theatrical trailers. In Greek with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.

Being released on DVD on 8/18/2015

!!!WILLIAM CASTLE COLLECTIONWILLIAM CASTLE HORROR COLLECTION

An occult researcher dies and leaves his nephew’s family a creepy mansion complete with a spooky housekeeper, a hidden treasure, and “13 Ghosts” (1960) that can only be seen with the special lenses he invented. Director William Castle’s campy horror treat stars Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp, Charles Herbert, and Margaret Hamilton. Next, a 19th-century baron whose face is frozen in a hideous grin coerces his wife’s former beau–a top neurosurgeon–into working on a cure in the Gothic chiller “Mr. Sardonicus” (1961), with Guy Rolfe, Audrey Dalton, Ronald Lewis, and Oscar Homolka. Two-disc set also includes “Homicidal,” “13 Frightened Girls,” and “The Old Dark House” (1963). Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 8/18/2015

Stay Bloody!!!

NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 26, 2015

Since I was on vacation and missed last weeks new releases, I’m going t include them as well in this weeks column. Let’s get to it!!

!!!AMERICAN GUINEA PIGAMERICAN GUINEA PIG: BOUQUET OF GUTS AND GORE (2014)

Inspired by the notorious Japanese “Guinea Pig” series of the ’80s, this all-out exercise in depravity follows the unlucky odyssey of two waylaid tourists who find themselves bound, drugged, and at the mercy of vicious, VHS camera-wielding vivisectionists. Only the strong of heart (and stomach) need apply! Splatter-filled shocker stars Scott Gabbey, Ashley Lynn Caputo, Caitlyn Dailey, and Eight the Chosen One as “the Actor.” 73 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; featurettes; alternate scenes; deleted scenes; photo gallery; music video; CD soundtrack; theatrical trailers. Three-disc set.

Now available on DVD & Limited Edition Blu-ray

!!!BARBED WIRE DOLLSBARBED WIRE DOLLS (1976)

One of the most notorious “women in prison” epics, this Jess Franco production stars Lina Romay (Franco’s wife) as Maria da Guerra, who’s sentenced to life after killing her father, who had attempted to rape her. While behind bars, Maria encounters a sadistic lesbian female warden and hatches an escape plan involving the seduction of a male nurse. Monica Swinn and Paul Muller also star in this tale teeming with p erversion and torture. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English (dubbed); interview. Dubbed in English.

Now available on DVD

!!!BLACK SABBATHBLACK SABBATH (1963) (Dubbed, Remastered Edition)

Director Mario Bava offers a terrifying trilogy of shockers, hosted by Boris Karloff. A nurse steals a diamond ring from a corpse that doesn’t take kindly to theft, a phone becomes a link between the living and the dead, and Karloff appears as a vampire fated to prey on his loved ones. Michele Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Mark Damon, Jacqueline Pierreux also star. AKA: “The Three Faces Of Fear.” 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English (dubbed) Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailers. Dubbed in English.

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!CHERRY 2000CHERRY 2000 (1987)

In the wild world of 2017, men have two passions: cars and robotic female “lovemates.” So when one guy loses his electronic lover, he sets out across the wilderness with a female tracker to find a replacement, only to find out the replacement’s right beside him. Offbeat sci-fi actioner stars David Andrews, Melanie Griffith, Ben Johnson, Pamela Gidley. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; “making of” documentary; theatrical trailers.

Being released on Blu-ray on 7/28/2015

!!!CLASSIC HORRORCLASSIC HORROR: 4 MOVIE COLLECTION

Co-written and directed by Arch Oboler, the riveting sci-fi thriller “Five” (1951) is set in the aftermath of a nuclear war and follows a group of survivors–a young woman, a banker, a black man, a poet, and a mountaineer–who take refuge in a remote country house while wondering what the future holds. William Phipps, Susan Douglas, James Anderson star. Two-disc set also includes “The Mad Magician,” “The Man Who Turned To Stone,” and “The Terror Of The Tongs.” Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!DARK BY NOONDARK BY NOON (2013)

The photographic recall of Robert “Rez” Resnick (Patrick Buchanan) made him the ideal candidate for a cabal that stole a device that could jump eight hours into the future…and wanted to use it to game the globe’s financial markets. On his maiden trip, however, Rez witnessed a nuclear explosion…and now he’s got to attempt to save an unbelieving populace. Sci-fi thriller from Ireland co-stars Michael O’Flaherty, Lesa Thurman, Anthony Murphy. 82 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Now available on DVD

!!!DAWN OF THE CRESCENT MOON2DAWN OF THE CRESCENT MOON (2014)

Legend has it that the Comanche village on the shores of Blood Lake was massacred by a detachment of Texas Rangers…and that the spirits of the murdered zealously guard a cache of gold at the lake’s bottom. A quintet of college researchers ventures out to test the truth of the old tales…and will be bitterly sorry that they had. Shocker stars Shiree Nelson, Brook Coleman, Johnny Walter, Edward Hong, and Barry Corbin. 95 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.

Being released on 7/28/2015

!!!EATEN ALIVEEATEN ALIVE (1976)

Neville Brand cuts a fine figure as a scythe-swinging Louisiana hotel owner who enjoys feeding his guests to a monstrous pet alligator out in the swamp. Director Tobe Hooper’s exercise in terror also stars Stuart Whitman, Carolyn Jones, Mel Ferrer, and Robert Englund as a sex-crazed yokel named Buck. AKA: “Death Trap,” “Horror Hotel Massacre,” “Murder On The Bayou,” “Starlight Slaughter.” 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; featurettes; theatrical trailers; radio spots; TV spots; more. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on 7/28/2015

!!!FUTURE JUSTICEFUTURE JUSTICE (2014)

In a future where convicts are held on the Saturn moon Titan before being transported back to Earth for trial, one such convict finds his home planet decimated by nuclear war upon his arrival. Now, he and his military police guardians must hunt for survivors and fight criminal gangs ready to commandeer any new source of food or shelter. Action-packed sci-fi opus stars Nathaniel Sylva, Aaron Andrade, and Anna Rizzo. 83 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; bonus short “Mutants Of The Apocalypse” (2010); theatrical trailer.

Now available on DVD

!!!GHOST TOWNGHOST TOWN (1988)

The outlaws who ate hot lead on the streets of this deserted Arizona town didn’t stay dead. Now, 100 years later, they’re coming out of Boot Hill for a supernatural showdown, and it’s up to a modern-day lawman who comes searching for a missing girl to put the undead gunslingers back in the ground for good. Scare-filled frontier tale stars Franc Luz, Catherine Hickland, Bruce Glover. 85 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 7/28/2015

!!!HAUNTED HOLLYWOODHAUNTED HOLLYWOOD (2012)

In the 1920s, the murder-suicide rampage of a silent movie starlet (Jean Louise O’Sullivan) who loses her studio contract results in the death of multiple friends and colleagues, including a famous actor (Eric Roberts) known for his cowboy pictures. Decades later, the infamous performer’s mansion is acquired by realtors who quickly discover it’s haunted. Colorful, effects-filled shocker from director Charles Band (“Trancers”) co-stars Jessica Morris, Ariana Madix. AKA: “The Dead Want Women.” 74 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; behind-the-scenes footage; featurette.

Now available on DVD

!!!I MADMANI, MADMAN (1989)

The brain-numbing horror mounts when the demented killer of a popular potboiler makes the jump from the printed page to terrifying reality! An aspiring actress working at a used bookstore makes the creepy discovery when she becomes enamored with the book, and must convince others around her that the “fictional” madman is real…before she becomes his next victim. Jenny Wright, Clayton Rohner, and Stephanie Hodge star. 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!JUSTICE LEAGUE GODS AND MONSTERSJUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS (2015)

In an alternate universe, Superman is the son of Zod…Batman is a vampire…Wonder Woman is the daughter of Ares…and they deal out justice by their own rules. When famed scientists meet suspect ends–and all evidence points to the League–what is the world’s response? All-original animated opus from writer/producer Bruce Timm features the voices of Benjamin Bratt, Michael C. Hall, Tamara Taylor, Jason Isaacs, Paget Brewster. 72 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 7/28/2015

!!!MADHOUSEMADHOUSE (1974)

Twelve years ago, horror film veteran Paul Toombes (Vincent Price) suffered a nervous collapse over the murder of his fiancee. Now, he’s seeking a comeback in a TV series based on his “Dr. Death” screen persona. Is he responsible when cast and crew start succumbing to copycat slayings? Price’s last AIP vehicle, featuring plenty of clips from his classics, co-stars Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri. 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; featurette; theatrical trailers.

Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

!!!MIRACLE MILEMIRACLE MILE (1989)

L.A. musician Harry’s (Anthony Edwards) first date with waitress Julie (Mare Winningham) hits a slight snag when he oversleeps, then accidentally intercepts a call telling him that World War III has begun and Russian nukes will hit the U.S. in 70 minutes. Is it a hoax? Will anyone believe him? Can he find Julie before it’s too late? Apocalyptic black comedy co-stars Denise Crosby, Mykel T. Williamson, and John Agar. 87 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; featurettes; deleted scenes; outtakes; bloopers; alternate ending; theatrical trailers.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 7/28/2015

!!!REMEMBERREMEMBER (2012)

In a post-collapse future society, children will be separated from their parents, and the populace is kept on memory-blocking drugs to allow them to cope. Government agent Carl Onoway (Justin Lewis) is tasked with ensuring that families don’t accidentally reunite, but a trauma that restores his own recall leads him to question his mission. Contemplative fantasy co-stars Rachel Peacock, Rick Borger, Scott Heatcoat. 106 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!SHARKNADOSHARKNADO: FEEDING FRENZY (2015)

Sure, it sounds ridiculous–but just how did a little movie called “Sharknado” capture the public’s imagination? This behind-the-scenes film explores the cult phenomenon and delivers in-depth interviews with franchise cast members, fan insights, and “making of” looks at the original 2013 Syfy hit, plus the just-as-outrageous sequels “Sharknado 2: The Second One” and “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” 80 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!STRANGLER OF THE TOWNSTRANGLER OF THE TOWER (1966)/THE MONSTER OF LONDON CITY (1964)

First, a secret Kali-worshipping cult sends a brutish strangler to retrieve five emeralds cut from a sacred stone and “dispatch” the gems’ owners. The shadowy group must also contend with a mysterious interloper in their underground lair who wants the jewels for himself. The rarely seen German chiller “Strangler Of The Tower” stars Charles Regnier, Kai Fischer, Christa Linder. Next, the murderous spirit of Jack the Ripper is alive in the streets of ’60s London, as a new series of call girl killings has Scotland Yard baffled. Could an actor playing the Ripper in a hit play be “The Monster Of London City“? Marianne Koch, Hansjorg Felmy, and Hans Nielsen star in this German thriller. 170 min. total. Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.

Being released on DVD on 7/28/2015

!!!STARVESTARVE (2014)

A trio of friends ventures into a Florida backwater seeking to research a local urban legend about feral children. Their quest only brings them into the clutches of psychotics who imprison them in an abandoned high school, deprive them of food…and watch to see the depths of degradation that hunger drives them to. Disturbing shocker stars Bobby Campo, Maria Bonner, Dave Davis, and Cooper Huckabee. 98 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH); theatrical trailers.

Now available on DVD

!!!THE EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEINTHE EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN (1972)

Jess Franco wrote, directed, and co-stars in this re-envisioning of Mary Shelley’s classic horror tale. After Dr. Frankenstein creates a talking, thinking monster, he is brutally killed by some bizarre vulture women who seek to take the creature to an evil wizard who has some diabolical plans. With Dennis Price, Howard Vernon, Anne Libert. AKA: “Curse Of Frankenstein,” “The Erotic Adventures Of Frankenstein.” 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: French, English; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailer. In French with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 7/28/2015

!!!THE HOUSE OF 1000 DOLLSTHE HOUSE OF 1,000 DOLLS (1974)

Vincent Price and Martha Hyer play nightclub illusionists in Tangier whose tricks are the dirtiest of all. They use their hypnotic prowess to act as suppliers for a white slavery racket, turning unsuspecting young women into compliant playthings. George Nader, Maria Rohm co-star. 96 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailers.

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!THE JOKESTERSTHE JOKESTERS (2014)

When the ringleader of a social media-sensation crew of pranksters decides it’s time to grow up, hang it up, and get married, his bros treat him to the use of a honeymoon cabin in the woods. Of course, they just want to set up an elaborate scare for the new couple…but the stunt goes south in numbingly horrific ways. Dante Spencer, Nathan Reid, Gabriel Tigerman, Luis Jose Lopez, and Jen Yeager star. 78 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!THE ORPHANAGETHE ORPHANAGE (2013)

Dispatched to the Millwood Orphanage and Boarding School for Boys after the accidental death of his parents, 10-year-old Nathan (Christian Goodwin) quickly becomes a “problem child” by getting into fights with other residents. Though he secures a protector in guidance counselor Judy (Michelle Romano), she is unable to keep him from being banished to a ward reportedly haunted by evil spirits. Moody shocker co-stars Jimmy Scanlon, Tiffany Shepis. AKA: “Millwood.” 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!VINTAGE SCI-FIVINTAGE SCI-FI 6 MOVIE COLLECTION

Two-disc set includes “The 27th Day,” “The Night the World Exploded,” “The H-Man,” “Battle in Outer Space,” “12 to the Moon,” and “Valley of the Dragons.”

Now available on DVD

!!!ZONE TROOPERSZONE TROOPERS (1985)

American soldiers raised on sci-fi magazines like “Fantastic Action” soon get a look at an actual alien creature whose spaceship crashes to Earth during World War II. Fortunately for the awestruck G.I.s, the E.T. takes their side on the battle against the Axis! Timothy Van Patten, Art LaFleur, and Tim Thomerson star in this rip-roaring war opus. 86 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; featurette; theatrical trailer.

Being released on Blu-ray on 7/28/2015

Stay Bloody!!!

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

Stay Bloody!!!