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Horror releases for April 12 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click the title to go to the Amazon listing and purchase to support this site!

The Forest

the forest

“A young woman’s hunt for her missing sister leads to horror and madness in this terrifying supernatural thriller starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games franchise). When her troubled twin sister mysteriously disappears, Sara Price (Dormer) discovers she vanished in Japan’s infamous Suicide Forest. Searching its eerie dark woods, Sara plunges into a tormented world where angry spirits lie in wait for those who ignore the warning: never stray from the path.”

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Bride of Re-Animator [Arrow Video Blu-Ray]

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“DATE. MATE. RE-ANIMATE.

The success of Stuart Gordon s hit horror-comedy Re-animator meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, Bride of Re-animator – this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (Society, Return of the Living Dead 3 and Producer of the original Re-animator) – would prove that there was a good deal more life left in the story of Dr. Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits.

It is 8 years since the Miskatonic massacre. Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr. West (again played by Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan s dearly deceased, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong?

With special effects master Screaming Mad George (the man behind the infamous shunting sequence in Society) on hand to contribute a host of characteristically weird and wonderful creations including zombified bats and a one-eyed finger spider Bride of re-animator is a more than worthy successor to Gordon s original cult classic.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 3-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new 2K restorations of the Unrated and R-rated versions of the film, approved by director Brian Yuzna
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
Limited Edition Collector s Booklet
Limited Edition Packaging to be revealed
DISCS 1 & 2 BLU-RAY/DVD UNRATED VERSION

Brand new 2K restoration of the Unrated version
Brand new audio commentary with Brian Yuzna
Audio Commentary with Brian Yuzna, star Jeffrey Combs, visual effects supervisor Tom
Rainone and the effects team including John Buechler, Mike Deak, Bob Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George
Audio Commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott
Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-animator brand new featurette in which the director looks back at the making of the first Re-animator sequel
Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-animator Brand new FX featurette with a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Robert Kurtzman of KNB, Screaming Mad George, Tony Doublin and John Buechler
Getting Ahead in Horror – archive making-of featurette
Deleted Scenes
DISC 3 – BLU-RAY R-RATED VERSION

Brand new 2K restoration of the R-rated version”

Village of the Damned [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

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“A doctor battles children who exert deadly mind control over adults in a small Northern California town.

Special Features Include:
-“It Takes A Village: The Making of Village of the Damned:” Featuring interviews with director John Carpenter, producer Sandy King, actors Michael Pare, Peter Jason, Karen Kahn, Meredith Salenger, Thomas Dekker, Cody Dorkin, Lindsey Haun, Danielle Wiener-Keaton, and make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero
-“Horror’s Hallowed Grounds:” Revisiting the locations of the film
-“The Go-to Guy:” Peter Jason on John Carpenter
-Vintage interviews featuring John Carpenter, Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Linda Kozlowski, Mark Hamill, and Wolf Rilla (director of the original “Village of the Damned”)
-Vintage behind-the-scenes footage
-Theatrical Trailer
-Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery”

Flight 7500

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“A plane takes off from Los Angeles and heads for Tokyo, but soon its passengers feel a mysterious force onboard.”

It Follows [Blu-Ray]

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“For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Jay and her teenage friends must now find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind in this critically-acclaimed chiller that Bloody Disgusting calls the scariest movie of 2015.”

 

destroyer edge of sanity

“A DOUBLE FEATURE OF HORROR STARRING ANTHONY PERKINS
DESTROYER

When Ivan Moser (football great Lyle Alzado), a convicted serial killer, is set to be electrocuted, a devastating prison riot erupts on the day of the execution. In the wake of the destruction and mayhem, the prison is shut down and Moser becomes a legend. No proof of his death exists.
Eighteen months later, a film director (Anthony Perkins) intrigued by the legend of Moser, decides to use the prison as a film set. One the last night of filming, the truth of Moser’s fate is about to be revealed. The film crew, trapped inside the prison, begin to disappear one by one. This electrifying thriller also stars Deborah Foreman (Valley Girl) and Clayton Rohner (I, Madman).
EDGE OF SANITY

Anthony Perkins (Psycho) stars as an outwardly rational Dr. Jekyll who rapidly descends into a world of sexual obsession and murder as Mr. Hyde… and who may also be Jack the Ripper! A shocking new twist on one of the most infamous crime stories of all time, this terrifying thriller will keep you on the cutting edge of fear!
After a lab experiment unleashes mysterious fumes, Dr. Henry Jekyll undergoes a horrifying transformation into a savage alter ego who calls himself Jack Hyde. Meanwhile, the depraved killer Jack the Ripper is slicing his way through the alleys of Whitechapel, leaving mutilated streetwalkers in his wake. Is there a connection between Jekyll/Hyde and Jack the Ripper? And can anyone stop his reign of terror?”

Schramm [Cult Epics Blu-Ray]

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“The story of a deranged serial killer from the director of Nekromantik. Lothar Schramm (Florian Koemer von Gustorf) is dying, face down in a pool of his own blood. Behind his closed eyes, fractured memories repeat themselves. He runs by the sea. He lusts after the whore (Nekromantik 2’s Monika M.) across the hall. He staggers through life uncertainly. He kills. Schramm is the story of the notorious Lipstick Killer Lothar Schramm’s last days on earth. Revealed in a series of tightly constructed flashbacks, the film offers an unflinching look into the mind of a serial killer. Uncompromising in its depictions of violence and perversion, Schramm is a poetic masterpiece of horror guaranteed to make you squirm.

Cult Epics presents Jorg Buttgereit s last directed horror feature SCHRAMM. Uncut, Uncensored in new High Definition and with new bonus features, including the early horror short films by Jorg Buttgereit.

Special Features:
New Director’s Approved HD Transfer (taken from the original 16mm negative)
Exclusive Introduction by Jorg Buttgereit
Audio Commentary by Jorg Buttgereit and writer Franz Rodenkirchen
Audio Commentary 2 by Actors Florian Koemer von Gustorf and Monika M.
The Making of Schramm
Still Photo Gallery
JB HD Trailers
Short film: Horror Heaven HD with optional Audio Commentary by Jorg Buttgereit
Short film: Blutige Exzesse im Fuhrerbunker (Bloody Excess in the Leaders Bunker) HD
Short film: Mein Papi (My Father)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
New DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround
Collectible new Blu-ray Artwork”

Medousa [Mondo Macabro]

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“In this surreal retelling of the ancient myth of the Medusa, bizarre, clothed statues of men are appearing all over Greece. Only Perseus, the leader of a gang of modern Athenian thieves, holds the answer to the mystery. It has something to do with a beautiful, long-haired woman in black who is connected with his troubled childhood. One night his gang breaks into a deserted house in the countryside looking for goods to steal. What they find is entirely unexpected and leads Perseus on a dangerous journey into his past.

Medousa is one of the very few attempts to make a modern Greek horror film. Its intriguing plot unfolds in a surprising and yet entirely logical way, creating a memorably atmospheric thriller that reworks familiar myths into an original and highly personal narrative.

Mondo Macabro is very proud to be presenting for the first time on US video this overlooked gem of genre cinema. The film was screened at a number of international festivals and won a prize at World-Fest Houston in 1998. It’s a film ripe for rediscovery and this long overdue release announces the re-emergence of a unique film making talent.

Special Features:
Interview with director George Lazopoulos
Interview with lead actor Thanos Amorginos
Trailer”

Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim VanBebber [Massacre Video Blu-Ray]

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“Jim VanBebber, an uncompromising, underground, outlaw filmmaker from Greenville, Ohio has become one of the most infamous and controversial American independent filmmakers of our time. VanBebber brought us such cult classics as Deadbeat At Dawn (the first feature film made in Dayton, Ohio) My Sweet Satan, The Manson Family, and many others. Shot over the course of several years, Diary Of A Deadbeat is a documentary that follows VanBebber’s life from his early super 8mm films to his days in Hollywood. Directed by young auteur Victor Bonacore, the documentary features interviews with an eclectic group of artists including Pantera’s Phil Ansemlo, transgressive film director Richard Kern, Skinny Puppy’s Nivek Ogre, R.A. The Rugged Man, Heidi Honeycutt, Stephen Biro, Damon Packard, Jessie Seitz, and many more.

Special Features:
OVER TWO HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES!
At Home With Mike Capone
Interview With Director (Blu-ray only)
Interview With Producers (Blu-ray only)
Live In Boston!
Interview With Buddy Giovinazzo (director of COMBAT SHOCK) by Mitch Davis
Deleted Scenes
Locations Tour
VHS & Vanbebber With Chi Orengo
RA The Rugged Man Live Performance
Music Videos
Plus Additional HIDDEN Surprises!”

Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jorg Buttgereit [Cult Epics Blu-Ray]

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“Cult Epics presents Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jorg Buttgereit, a collection of his four horror underground films; the necrophilia classics Nekromantik & Nekromantik 2, the death and suicide anthology Der Todesking (The Death King) and the premiere of the serial killer film Schramm on Blu-ray. Includes exclusive Soundtrack CD’s of the films and a 40-page booklet containing interviews and photos with Jorg Buttgereit and collaborators. Fully Uncut & Uncensored versions.

Special Features:
New Director’s Approved HD Transfers
Two versions of Nekromantik
Exclusive Introductions for each film by Jorg Buttgreit
Q&A with Jorg Buttgereit
Audio Commentaries
The Making Ofs
Featurettes
Still Photo Galleries
Jorg Buttgereit Trailers
Documentary: Corpse F*****g Art
Short films: Hot Love, A Moment of Silence at the Grave of Ed Gein, Horror Heaven, Bloody Excess in the Leaders Bunker, My Father
Music Video: Half Girl by Jorg Buttgereit
Original Motion Picture Soundtracks
Live Concert of Nekromantik 2
BD Exclusive new art design by Silver Ferox
Exclusive CD Soundtrack of Nekromantik & Der Todesking
Exclusive CD 2 Soundtrack of Nekromantik 2 & Schramm
BD Exclusive 40-page perfect-bind booklet with Interviews & exclusive photos”

Where the Devil Dwells

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“The year is 1989 and satanic paranoia runs rampant in America. Just out of the Sunnyvale Psychiatric Hospital, Lenard Vasquez, son of allegedly-slain serial killer Oren Butcher Vasquez, is remanded under house arrest with intensive supervision by Don Miller, a sadistic sheriff who abides by his own set of rules. Soon after moving in, Lenard is tormented by ominous signs that may be the design of a dangerous cult. Lenard s mental illness may never allow him to find out for sure. He enlists the help of a local student, Mitzi, to help him for the duration of his sentence. But when Lenard s father threatens to come back into his life and resume killing, he has to grapple with the question of what is real and how he will survive.”

Ghost Box

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“Mark Hannum is an aspiring author tired of the routine and monotony of his life. When he decides to finally write his opus on the Paranormal, he gives up his day job to pursue his dream but his life begins a downward spiral. He becomes possessed with the supernatural and is constantly immersed in his research, alienating his girlfriend who then leaves him. Soon all he has left is the case of Mrs. Ester s ghost. The old lady’s house is a strange paranormal trap that eventually consumes him day and night. He travels to the darkest places imaginable and realizes too late that he’s in over his head. This is one ghost that doesn’t want to be disturbed. Starring Christopher Darby (A Dark Place Inside) and Carol Florence (12 Monkeys, Ocean’s 11).”

The Conduit

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“Wounded by a recent divorce and haunted by a tragic event in his childhood, Eddie returns to his home town hoping to pick up the pieces of his broken life. There he meets Amy, a mysterious and beautiful young woman with an undeniable allure. Eddie falls for Amy, easing his personal pain with her love-and lust. Something dark and sinister lurks in Amy’s past- Amy is a conduit, a channel for an evil that she most spread to others through attraction. Will her love save Eddie, or will it take him to darker places?”

The Doctor Mabuse Collection

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“Dr. Mabuse…hypnotist…genius…criminal mastermind…fiend.
Inspired by the character made famous by director Fritz Lang, Doctor Mabuse returns in two new features — Doctor Mabuse and Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar, starring Jerry Lacy as Mabuse and written and directed by rising filmmaker Ansel Faraj.

In the psychological thriller Doctor Mabuse, the criminal mastermind plots a new reign of terror, with only Inspector Lohmann standing in the way. Infiltrating the demon’s inner circle, Lohmann learns that the cost for defying Mabuse is a fate far worse than death.

The steampunk shocker Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar uses six interwoven tales to tell the story of the villain’s quest to establish a kingdom for his followers. To create what he calls his ‘Etiopomar,’ Mabuse enlists an army of automatons created by a mad scientist…who will be very familiar to fans of classic German cinema.

Jerry Lacy played multiple roles on the cult gothic soap opera Dark Shadows (1966-1971). He also essayed an uncanny impersonation of Humphrey Bogart in Woody Allen’s Play It Again, Sam (1972). Starring alongside Lacy are his fellow Dark Shadows alumni Kathryn Leigh Scott and Lara Parker as witches Madame Von Harbou and Madame Carrozza, and Christopher Pennock as the villainous Professor Konratz. Character actor Linden Chiles (The Twilight Zone, James at 15) is resourceful Inspector Von Wenk, Nathan Wilson is Mabuse’s nemesis Inspector Lohmann, Bahia Garrigan is femme fatale Christina Novello, Dane Corrigan is the insane Rotwang, and Kate Avery is the beautiful, but deadly, Maria.

Blending film noir, science fiction, comic book fantasy, and German Expressionism, these Doctor Mabuse films are unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

INCLUDES ‘DIARIES OF DR. MABUSE’ MAKING-OF DOCUMENTARY”

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