Horror releases for February 21 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click the title to go to the Amazon listing; buy to support this site!

Psychomania

“The United States gave motorcycle-mad cinemagoers Easy Rider, The Wild One and The Wild Angels. The United Kingdom gave them Psychomania, the tale of zombie bikers run amok is southern England.

The Living Dead are a delinquent biker gang, fond of causing havoc on British roadways and making out in graveyards. Gang leader Tom (Nicky Henson) also has a Satanist for a mother, and when he discovers the secret of immortality, the name of his motley crew takes on a more literal meaning…

Directed by Hammer veteran Don Sharp (The Kiss of the Vampire, The Devil-Ship Pirates) and co-starring Beryl Reid (Dr. Phibes Rises Again) and George Sanders (Village of the Damned), Psychomania is a wonderfully offbeat gem, outlandish and eccentric in equal measure.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

2K restoration from preservation negatives
High Definition (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original 1.0 mono audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Brand-new interview with star Nicky Henson
Return of the Living Dead, an archive featurette containing interviews actors Henson, Mary Larkin, Denis Gilmore, Roy Holder and Rocky Taylor
Sound of Psychomania, an archive interview with composer John Cameron
Riding Free, an archive interview with Riding Free singer Harvey Andrews
Hell for Leather, a brand-new featurette on the company who supplied the film s costumes
Remastering Psychomania, a look at the film s restoration from the original 35mm black and white separation masters
Theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet containing writing by Vic Pratt, William Fowler and Andrew Roberts”

Nocturnal Animals

“Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this haunting romantic thriller from acclaimed writer/director Tom Ford (A Single Man). Susan (Amy Adams) is living through an unfulfilling marriage when she receives a package containing a novel manuscript from her ex-husband, Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal). The novel is dedicated to her but its content is violent and devastating. Susan cannot help but reminisce over her past love story with the author. Increasingly she interprets the book as a tale of revenge, a tale that forces her to re-evaluate the choices that she has made, and reawakens a love that she feared was lost. Also starring Armie Hammer and Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals is a thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension.”

Joe Bullet [The Film Detective]

“When local soccer team The Eagles fall prey to a series of onslaughts from a mysterious gangster only a week before the championship final, the team turns to one man that can help save their chances at victory – Joe Bullet (Ken Gampu).

Joe will have to battle against villainous henchmen, escape booby-trap bombs and bring his martial arts expertise to the fore in order to survive an attack from a deadly assassin.

In the end, he will have to infiltrate the mysterious gangster’s hide-out in a dangerous cat-and-mouse rescue mission to save not only The Eagles’ two kidnapped star players, but that of his beautiful love interest, Beauty (Abigail Kubeka). The odds will be stacked against him, but he’s the man that fights crime, the man that no one can tie down! Joe Bullet!

First time released on DVD in North America

Originally banned by the apartheid government

Bonus Features:
– Trailer
– Audio Commentary Track (Tonie van der Merwe – writer/producer of Joe Bullet, Calum Waddell – documentary filmmaker, Benjamin Cowley – Gravel Road)
– Before / After Restoration Demo
– Closed Captions”

It Watches

“Andre, recovering from a recent accident, agrees to help his friend Robert by taking over a house sitting job at a creepy home nestled in the hills above Los Angeles. As night comes, the house reveals its insidious nature as Andre begins hearing ominous sounds and experiencing strange occurrences throughout the house that lead him to believe he is not alone, and that someone, or something is in the house with him.”

Black Widows [Blu-Ray]

“A dark comedy about three childhood friends who decide to enact seemingly harmless revenge on one’s rapist only for things to spiral cataclysmically out of control.”

Kill Granny Kill

“A flesh-eating Granny and her murderous tribe lure unsuspecting young women into their home! Answering an in-home help ad for an elderly woman, Abby Daniels leaves family and friends for a remote farmhouse in the country. But all is not as it seems with her new employer, whose locked doors and cellar seems to be hiding some unusual hobbies. Soon Abby is plunged into a nightmare of hellish proportions – pitted against a clan of ruthless, amoral and degenerate flesh-eaters lead by their murderous GRANNY! Directed by Jacob Ennis; cast: Donna Swensen, Alicia M Clark, T.J. Pack. Bonus features: Thunder Tribe Music Video, Trailer Vault.”

Tormented/House on Haunted Hill

“This DVD contains a terrific double-dose of vintage chills (both films presented in 1.78 enhanced-widescreen transferred from 35mm film elements): Bert I Gordon’s thrilling ghost story, TORMENTED and William Castle’s classic spook fest, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL. Shiver in fear as the ghost of a murdered singer haunts the local Lighthouse seeking revenge in TORMENTED (1960, directed by Bert I. Gordon), then spend the night in the HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959, directed by William Castle) for a chance to win $10,000… or a chance to join the ghosts! Stars Richard Carlson, Vincent Price, Elisha Cook Jr., Susan Gordon, Joe Turkel, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long.”

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