Horror releases for April 26 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click the title to go to the Amazon listing; buy to support this site!

Krampus [Blu-Ray]

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“Legendary Pictures’ Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.”

Death Becomes Her [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

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“An actress and an author fight over a plastic surgeon and the secret of eternal beauty. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Special Features include:
-“The Making of Death Becomes Her” featuring interviews with director Robert Zemeckis, writer David Koepp, director of photography Dean Cundey, production designer Rick Carter, and special effects artists Lance Anderson and David Anderson
-Vintage behind-the-scenes featurette
-Photo Gallery
-Original Theatrical Trailer”

Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival [Cleopatra Blu-Ray]

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“DISC 1: Blu-ray
DISC 2: DVD

SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary with Director Darren Lynn Bousman, Composer Saar Hendelman and Writer/Actor Terrance Zdunich
Audio Commentary with actors Emilie Autumn and Marc Senter
“Only By Design: The Making of Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival” Documentary
“All Aboard!: Hitting the Road with Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival” Documentary
“Hitting On All Sevens: The Music of Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival” Documentary
Theatrical Trailer, Web Teasers and Extended Scenes
Full-color Booklet with Song Lyrics and more

The highly anticipated Blu-Ray/DVD Club Cloud Seven release of Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival, the indie horror-fantasy spectacular starring Paul Sorvino, Terrance Zdunich, Adam Pascal, Emilie Autumn, and more!
Special limited edition package (only 6,660 made) features a certificate of authenticity, full-color booklet with song lyrics, and hand-numbered packaging, all housed in a collectible micro fiber bag!

OVERVIEW

The Devil’s Carnival is a musical-horror-fantasy film series by director Darren Lynn Bousman and writer/actor Terrance Zdunich, the fellows behind Repo! The Genetic Opera, a movie outcast by Hollywood, resurrected by cult cinema congregations worldwide, and now embraced as “this generation’s Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Hollywood Reporter). Now Bousman and Zdunich are back, alongside composer Saar Hendelman, with a brand-new chapter: the edgy, genre-bending musical movie, Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival.

In Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival, Lucifer (Zdunich) incites Heaven’s wrath by dispatching train cars of condemned souls a-crashin’ through the pearly gates. As God (Paul Sorvino) plots to put an end to the rebellious deeds, a fable is told, and the midway gets set for a fateful reunion between God’s Agent (Adam Pascal) and Hell’s Painted Doll (Emilie Autumn), promising to make sinner and saint alike scream Alleluia!”

What? [Severin Films Blu-Ray]

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“Roman Polanski described it as the ribald adventures of an innocent girl. More than four decades after its controversial release, it remains the most butchered, debated and least-seen film of the Oscar-winning director’s entire career. The succulent Sydne Rome stars as an oft-naked American girl lost inside a Mediterranean villa inhabited by priests, pianists, perverts and a pimp (a deliciously bizarre performance by Marcello Mastroianni) while indulging in madcap acts that even include ping-pong. Hugh Griffith (Tom Jones), Romolo Valli (Boccaccio 70) and Polanski himself co-star in this surreal and sexy comedy, now finally restored to its original running time from a vault print reportedly stolen from the wine cellar of producer Carlo Ponti!

Special Features:
Featurette: Sydne In Wonderland – Interview With Star Sydne Rome
Featurette: Memories Of A Young Pianist – Interview With Composer Claudio Gizzi
Featurette: A Surreal Pop Movie – Interview With Cinematographer Marcello Gatti
Theatrical Trailer”

Dillinger [Arrow Video Blu-Ray]

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“NOBODY DID IT LIKE DILLINGER!

The runaway success of Bonnie and Clyde in 1967 proved massively influential: it made stars of Faye Dunaway and Warren Beauty, introduced a new form of violence to the movies, and inspired a stream of imitators, including Bloody Mama, Martin Scorsese s Boxcar Bertha and the directorial debut of John Milius, Dillinger.

Milius presents John Dillinger as an almost mythical figure, tracing the rise and fall of the Depression era s Public Enemy Number One as he takes on the banks and the G-men, led by the infamous Melvin Purvis.

Starring Sam Peckinpah favorites Warren Oates and Ben Johnson as Dillinger and Purvis, and with a supporting cast including Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Dreyfuss and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas, Dillinger is a top drawer gangster picture: explosive, stylish and hugely entertaining.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new 2K restoration of the film from original film materials
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the film
Original mono soundtrack (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by Stephen Prince, author of Savage Cinema and Screening Violence
Newly-filmed interview with producer Lawrence Gordon
Newly-filmed interview with director of photography Jules Brenner
Newly-filmed interview with composer Barry De Vorzon
Stills gallery
Theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
Collector s booklet containing new writing by Kim Newman on fictional portrayals of John Dillinger, plus an on-set report containing interviews with writer-director John Milius and others, illustrated with original production stills”

Sssssss [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

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“A snake scientist turns his daughter’s boyfriend, his lab helper, into a big cobra.

Special features Include:
-“My Reptilian Past:” An interview with actor Dirk Benedict (17 minutes)
-“The Herpetologist’s Daughter:” An interview with Heather Menzies (15 minutes)
-Photo Gallery
-Theatrical Trailers
-Radio Spots”

Dolemite [Vinegar Syndrome Blu-Ray]

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“Dolemite (Rudy Ray Moore), the baddest pimp in town, has just been released from prison, ready to take revenge on notorious gangster Willie Green (D’Urville Martin), who set him up on a phony drug charge and stole his club, The Total Experience.
With the help of his friend Queen Bee (Lady Reed) and their band of Kung Fu fighting vixens, Dolemite takes on every “rat soup eatin’ motherf#%*er” in South Central.

Acclaimed comedian Rudy Ray Moore’s outrageously funny and action packed blaxploitation classic makes its worldwide blu-ray debut, fully restored in 2k from a recently discovered 35mm negative and loaded with extras, including a new making-of documentary by Elijah Drenner and a historical commentary track from Moore’s biographer Mark Murray, featuring interviews with Moore as well as co-stars Jerry Jones, Lady Reed, John Kerry, cinematographer Nick Von Sternberg and more!

Bonus Features:
1. Scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm negative
2. “I, Dolemite” making-of documentary
3. “Lady Reed Uncut” featurette
4. “Locations: Then & Now” featurette
5. Multiple framing options: the intended 1.85:1 widescreen version & an alternate full frame “boom mic” version
6. Historical commentary track by Rudy Ray Moore’s biographer, Mark Jason Murray
7. Original theatrical trailer for both DOLEMITE & THE HUMAN TORNADO
8. Original cover artwork by Jay Shaw
9. Reversible cover artwork
10. English SDH Subtitles”

That’s Sexploitation! [Severin Films Blu-Ray]

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“From director Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE, BRAIN DAMAGE) and co-producer Mike Vraney (the late founder of Something Weird Video) comes the epic documentary critics call fascinating (Video Watchdog), titillating (Time Out Los Angeles) and jaw-dropping (Seattle Weekly): Henenlotter and legendary exploitation monarch David F. Friedman in his final film appearance are your hosts for this eye-popping expedition through the world of pre-code peekaboos, stags, sex-hygiene films, goona-goonas, nudie-cuties, roughies, druggies, white-coaters and more, featuring thousands of spicy clips from the SWV archives. And if that’s not enough. the Bonus Features include an additional 3+ hours of rare loops and shorts from five decades of Sexploitation history!

Special Features:
Over 3 1/2 Hours of Sexploitation Shorts From The Something Weird Archives
Audio Commentary With Director Frank Henenlotter And Something Weird’s Lisa Petrucci
Trailer”

The Zero Boys [Arrow Video Blu-Ray]

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“DAWN OF A NEW BREED OF HEROES

From cult director Nico Mastorakis, the man behind such eclectic offerings as the controversial Island of Death and the Oliver Reed-starring actioner Hired to Kill, comes The Zero Boys the genre-bending 80s classic with gruesome sequences that anticipate the torture porn horrors of Hostel and Saw.

For a group of young friends, a weekend of survival games in the wilderness turns into a genuine battle of life and death when one of their number turns up dead. Finding themselves hunted by a bloodthirsty band of maniacs intent on slaughtering them one-by-one, the self-styled Zero Boys must now play their war games for real.

Starring Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall) and featuring an early score from the legendary Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy), The Zero Boys mixes action, survival and all-out slasher movie elements in a thrilling horror yarn that falls somewhere between Friday the 13th and Deliverance.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new 2K restoration of the film, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original Stereo audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio Commentary with star Kelli Maroney, moderated by Shock Till You Drop s Chris Alexander
Nico Mastorakis on… Nico Mastorakis – brand new interview with Mastorakis on the making of The Zero Boys
Brand new interview with star Kelli Maroney
Brand new interview with star Nicole Rio
Original Theatrical Trailer
Stills Gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
Fully-illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by critic James Oliver”

Trashy Lady [Vinegar Syndrome Blu-Ray]

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“Gangster Dutch (Harry Reems) has just been left by his regular dame, Jessie (Cara Lott). With the third annual ‘Gathering of the Brotherhood’ merely weeks away, Dutch is desperately in need of a new girl. Upon being introduced to the beautiful Katherine (Ginger Lynn), a cigarette girl working at the hottest speakeasy in town, The Paradise Club, Dutch is immediately smitten but soon discovers to his dismay that Katherine is a ‘good’ girl. Determined not to let her get away, Dutch enlists the help of Rita, a rough broad, who also happens to be the favorite squeeze to rival gangster Louie (Herschel Savage), to transform Katherine into the perfect Trashy Lady.
Nominated for 6 XRCO awards, including best director (Steve Scott), and featuring AFAA award winning cinematography by Tom Howard as well as an AVN award winning performance from Reems, TRASHY LADY is a light hearted and elegantly made journey through the sexcapades of the Roaring Twenties, which is coming to Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored from its original 35mm negative.

Bonus Features:
1. Scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm original camera negative
2. Bonus feature film, COMING WEST (1971), directed by Steve Scott and photographed by Tom Howard
3. First ever audio commentary with DP Tom Howard, moderated by filmmaker David McCabe
4. Audio commentary with co-star Herschel Savage and XRCO co-founder, Bill Margold
5. Reversible cover artwork”

The Million Eyes of Sumuru/The Girl from Rio [Blue Underground Blu-Ray]

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“THE MILLION EYES OF SUMURU:

The Wickedest Woman In The World!
Two years before THE GIRL FROM RIO, Shirley Eaton (GOLDFINGER) also starred as Sumuru, a beautiful but deadly woman with plans for world domination. When a couple of wise-cracking, swingin’ secret agents uncover her scheme to eliminate male leaders and replace them with sexy undercover female operatives, they rush to Hong Kong and enlist the local police to stop her all-female army of assassins known as THE MILLION EYES OF SUMURU.

Frankie Avalon (MUSCLE BEACH PARTY), George Nader (ROBOT MONSTER), Wilfrid Hyde-White (MY FAIR LADY), Maria Rohm (99 WOMEN), and Klaus Kinski (CRAWLSPACE) co-star in this action-packed spy spoof from producer Harry Alan Towers (THE BLOODY JUDGE) and director Lindsay Shonteff (THE MAN FROM S.E.X.). Now THE MILLION EYE OF SUMURU has been newly remastered in High Definition from the original camera negative for its U.S. home video premiere!

EXTRAS:
* Theatrical Trailer
* Poster & Still Gallery

THE GIRL FROM RIO:

A Carnivale Of Sex, Violence And Outrageous Style From Jess Franco!

In the tradition of BARBARELLA and DANGER: DIABOLIK comes this swinging ’60s action orgy as bisexual super-villain Sumuru (the luscious Shirley Eaton of GOLDFINGER) launches a diabolical plan to enslave the male species with her army of lusty warrior women. But when Sumuru kidnaps a fugitive American playboy, she crosses a sadistic crime boss (Academy Award winner George Sanders of ALL ABOUT EVE and VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED) and ignites a battle of the sexes that will bring Brazil to its knees in more ways than one.

Richard Wyler (THE BOUNTY KILLER) and Maria Rohm (EUGENIE) co-star in this kinky cult favorite from producer Harry Alan Towers (THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU) and director Jess Franco (VENUS IN FURS). Also known as RIO 70, FUTURE WOMEN and THE SEVEN SECRETS OF SUMURU, THE GIRL FROM RIO is now presented in a brand-new HD transfer, totally uncut and uncensored with all its eye-popping nudity, torture and lesbianism fully restored from the original camera negative!

EXTRAS:
* ‘Rolling in Rio’ – Interviews with Director Jess Franco, Producer Harry Alan Towers, and Star Shirley Eaton
* Poster & Still Gallery”

The Million Eyes of Sumuru [Blue Underground]

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“The Wickedest Woman In The World!
Two years before THE GIRL FROM RIO, Shirley Eaton (GOLDFINGER) also starred as Sumuru, a beautiful but deadly woman with plans for world domination. When a couple of wise-cracking, swingin’ secret agents uncover her scheme to eliminate male leaders and replace them with sexy undercover female operatives, they rush to Hong Kong and enlist the local police to stop her all-female army of assassins known as THE MILLION EYES OF SUMURU.

Frankie Avalon (MUSCLE BEACH PARTY), George Nader (ROBOT MONSTER), Wilfrid Hyde-White (MY FAIR LADY), Maria Rohm (99 WOMEN), and Klaus Kinski (CRAWLSPACE) co-star in this action-packed spy spoof from producer Harry Alan Towers (THE BLOODY JUDGE) and director Lindsay Shonteff (THE MAN FROM S.E.X.). Now THE MILLION EYE OF SUMURU has been newly remastered in High Definition from the original camera negative for its U.S. home video premiere!

EXTRAS:
* Theatrical Trailer
* Poster & Still Gallery”

Vixens from Venus

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“Beautiful female prisoners agree to a mind exchange experiment in which they will swap places with visitors from Venus. Before long it becomes apparent that the alien guests have a nefarious plan in place to conquer the earth! Erika Jordan and Katie Morgan star in this spaced out erotic comedy from director Sal V. Miers (Cyborg Hookers). Includes Bonus Trailers.”

Storefront Theatre Collection Vol. 1: PO-NO [Vinegar Syndrome]

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“Vinegar Syndrome presents its new ‘Storefront Theatre Collection,’ which celebrates both the strange and often homegrown productions that played in ‘mini-theatres’ of the 70s. This special-edition 3-disc set is uniquely packaged in 100% recycled card stock and features a heavy-duty slipcase.
Throughout the early to mid 1970s, the most common way to see underground feature films was to visit a ‘storefront theatre.’ Sometimes referred to as ‘mini-theatres’ or ‘shoebox theatres,’ these small venues were often converted retail stores armed with nothing more than a couple projectors and nailed down folding chairs. And, unlike larger houses like the Pussycat chain, the films screened in these small and cozy spaces were low-budget 16mm efforts, affectionately known as one-day-wonders.

Hundreds of these theatres dotted the American landscape, and with them, the most truly independent and underground filmmakers found a place to exhibit their work.

In this first volume we focus on Los Angeles’ PO-NO Theatre with 12 examples of LA made films, produced between 1970 and 1973. Included titles are Huck Walker’s unrelentingly ALL AMERICAN HUSTLER, Anthony Spinelli’s bizarre vampire comedy SUCKULA, Rik Tazi’ner’s low rent costume saga, THE EROTIC ADVENTURES OF HERCULES, as well as anonymously directed efforts like CARNAL-GO-ROUND, SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE, HOMER THE LATE COMER, and the experimental subjective-camera feature, EROTIC POINT OF VIEW, in addition to five more surprise feature films featuring early genre stars like Rene Bond, Sandy Dempsey, John Holmes, and more. All films have been scanned in 2k from rare original theatrical prints to re-create the experience of stumbling into the PO-NO late one evening and not leaving until dawn the next day.”

Crypt of the Living Dead/House of the Living Dead [Vinegar Syndrome Drive-In Collection]

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“CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1973):
After arriving on a remote island to bury his father, a young American engineer (Andrew Prine) opens the crypt of a vampire queen. He inadvertently unleashes a terrible and violent force of evil on the unsuspecting townspeople, making them fight for their lives, while a few townsfolk aren’t who they appear to be. Vinegar Syndrome brings the U.S. theatrical version to DVD, scanned and restored in 2k from a newly exhumed 35mm negative. Open the tomb and re-discover CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD!
HOUSE OF THE LIVING DEAD (1974):
In the seemingly peaceful and rural colonial vineyards of South Africa, a mad scientist plots to steal people s souls and place them into jars for eternity. To complete his twisted experiments, he begins to undertake a bloody rampage in the nearby countryside. Who can stop this madman, and what other terrible secrets does he hide? Who knows what other horrors you will discover in HOUSE OF THE LIVING DEAD!

Bonus Features:
1. Scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm negative
2. Original theatrical trailer for Crypt of the Living Dead”

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