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Horror releases for August 30 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click the title to go to the Amazon page and purchase to support this site!

Taboo [Vinegar Syndrome Blu-Ray]

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“When Barbara Scott’s (Kay Parker) husband leaves her, blaming her frigidity for destroying their marriage, she’s left alone, without a source of income, and charged with taking care of their teenage son, Paul (Mike Ranger). Feeling vulnerable, she turns to her friend Gina (Juliet Anderson) who opens Barbara’s eyes to the secret world of suburban swingers. But as erotic tension grows, Barbara begins to fantasize about her handsome son…
One of the most significant and controversial films ever made, Kirdy Stevens’ TABOO became one of the biggest hits of the 80s, catapulting its star, Kay Parker, to international fame. Newly restored from rare 35mm vault elements, Vinegar Syndrome presents this landmark piece of underground cinema on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world.

Bonus Features:
1. Scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm original vault elements
2. Brand new audio commentary with Kay Parker (lead actress)
3. Brand new audio commentary with Helene Terrie (writer/producer)
4. Archival audio commentary with Kay Parker (lead actress)
5. Archival audio commentary with Kirdy Stevens (director) & Helene Terrie (writer/producer)
6. Archival video interview with Kay Parker (lead actress)
7. Promotional image gallery
8. Reversible cover artwork”

Evils of the Night [Vinegar Syndrome Blu-Ray]

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“It’s geriatric aliens vs. sex obsessed teens in Mardi Rustam’s outrageous EVILS OF THE NIGHT! Beautiful young women have been disappearing and no one can figure out how and where they go. But in the darkness, sinister forces are lurking: a group of aliens (John Carradine, Tina Louise, and Julie Newmar) have been draining the local youth of their blood so that they can live forever!
Filled with ample nudity, moments of splattery gore, and a supporting cast including Amber Lynn and Aldo Ray, EVILS OF THE NIGHT is quintessential mid 80s sleaze unlike anything else. Freshly restored in 2k from its original 35mm negative, Vinegar Syndrome brings EVILS OF THE NIGHT to Blu-ray for the first time.

Bonus Features:
1. Scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm
2. “Alien Blood Transfusion” – video interview with director Mardi Rustam
3. Alternate feature length TV edit
4. Isolated score by Robert O. Ragland
5. Extensive outtakes (25 minutes)
6. Work-in-progress theatrical
7. TV spot
8. Reversible cover artwork
9. English SDH Subtitles”

Disco Godfather [Vinegar Syndrome Blu-Ray]

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“Rudy Ray Moore is The Disco Godfather, owner and MC at the baddest disco in town. But there’s a new evil in the community: Angel Dust. Determined to find and destroy the source of ‘the whack,’ The Disco Godfather becomes a one-man fighting machine from south central to Beverly Hills.
The last of Rudy Ray Moore’s 70s features, DISCO GODFATHER is easily the strangest and most original of his filmic output. Combining his trademark Kung-fu action with social commentary and hallucinogenic nightmare sequences which evoke the surreal weirdness of Coffin Joe, DISCO GODFATHER is an unforgettable cinematic finale from one of the greatest names in Blaxploitation film history.

Newly restored from its long lost 35mm original negative, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents DISCO GODFATHER on Blu-ray for the first time, packed with all new special features.

Bonus Features:
1. Scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm original camera negative
2. “I, Dolemite IV”; making-of documentary
3. Commentary track w/ Rudy Ray Moore’s biographer, Mark Jason Murray, Rudy Ray Moore, writer/director J. Robert Wagoner, co-writer Cliff Roquemore and rare on-set audio
4. Soundtrack
5. Promotional still gallery
6. Alt. German and French language tracks
7. Original theatrical trailers for DISCO GODFATHER, DOLEMITE & THE HUMAN TORNADO
8. Original cover artwork by Jay Shaw
9. Reversible cover artwork
10. English SDH Subtitles”

Blood Redd

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“Every full moon another body appears. Every time its a young woman ravaged beyond recognition. With every autopsy performed, forensic pathologist Mortimer Clark grows more convinced of the culprit behind these grisly murders, a large canine. At 16 years old, none of this worries Lauren Redd. What worries her is the fact she is being forced to spend a boring weekend at her grandmother’s house. Her visit soon takes a dark turn when she finds herself ensnared in the trap of a manipulative killer. Backed into a corner, Lauren won’t go down without a fight as she turns the tables on her capture. As Mortimer closes in on the killer’s trail he realizes time is running out for Lauren because tonight is the night of the full moon. A night when a killer’s evil is no match for a beast’s appetite. A night that belongs to a werewolf.”

Pound Puppies: Halloween at Shelter 17

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“The Pound Puppies are ready for fun and frights, and just in time for Halloween! The dogs work hard to find a forever home for a weird-looking puppy, awaken the cat mummy Meowtuhotep, race against time to rescue a pup in a jungle before a volcano explodes and more in six exciting and spooky adventures.”

Walking Dead in the West [Wild Eye Releasing]

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“The Arizona Territory, the 1870’s. Marshal Frank Wilcox, along with a Buffalo Soldier from the U.S. Army, must galvanize a group of survivors to fight back when the living dead rise and seek the flesh of the living. It’s a world gone mad and a battle against the unthinkable. Joined by an Apache Chief and an outlaw prisoner, the group must learn how to survive in a time where the dead walk.”

Dreadtime Stories [Blu-Ray]

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“A party turns bizarre when a malevolent book makes its way into the hands of the attendees who reveal its tales of monsters, madmen and the supernatural. Some stories are better left untold. An Anthology Film, with several stories that intertwine as one, along the lines of Creepshow or Tales from the Darkside.”

Vampire Babes Double Feature

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Features The Vampire Bitches and After the Blood Rush.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown/Nobody Gets Out Alive/Shiver Triple Feature

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“Town that Dreaded Sundown-While on a trip to Lovers’ Lane, 17-year-old Jami (Addison Timlin) watches as her date is brutally slain by a masked serial killer. Barely escaping with her life, she becomes obsessed with finding the man referred to as “The Phantom.” As the body count climbs and the carnage comes closer, Jami delves deeper into the mystery, following clues that point her toward the killer’s true identity. Starring Anthony Anderson, Gary Cole, Edward Herrman, Joshua Leonard, Denis O’Hare, Travis Tope and Veronica Cartwright, “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” puts Texarkana back on the map for all the wrong reasons.

Nobody Gets Out Alive-Hunter Isth has his life turned upside down when his young daughter is killed by a drunk teenage driver. In mourning, depressed and angry, Hunter disappears and is rumored to have moved away from Braiden Woods. As years go by, Hunter and his devastating story evolve into a myth, a myth that many consider to be just that, until a group of partying teenagers are brutally murdered one by one.

Shiver-Danielle Harris (Hatchet II & III) stars with Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) and John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) in this savagely entertaining horror-thriller. The Gryphon is a serial killer with a flair for the dramatic – and a grisly trophy case of victims. But when he sets out to add shy, young secretary Wendy Alden (Harris) to his macabre collection, he gets more than he bargained for. Unfortunately, Wendy’s escape from his first assault only deepens the killer’s twisted obsession – and affection – for her. Always one step ahead of pursuing Detective Delgado (van Dien), the brilliant psychopath penetrates police lines at will, circling ever closer to the target of his deranged fantasies. Until, finally, the only thing standing between Wendy and the Gryphon’s unthinkable desires is her own desperate, indomitable will to survive.”

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