Horror releases for March 28 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click the film title to go to the Amazon listing page; buy to support this site!

A Monster Calls [Blu-Ray]

“Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, and Sigourney Weaver star in this visually spectacular and stunningly emotional drama. Young Conor’s life takes a turn after his mother (Felicity Jones) becomes ill and he moves in with his unsympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver). As an escape, Conor turns to his artwork and conjures up a 40-foot-high monster (voiced by Liam Neeson) who becomes a most unlikely ally by guiding him on a journey of courage, faith and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.”

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVIII

“Riffer extraordinaire Mike Nelson hosts all four episodes in this 38th collection of episodes from the beloved comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000, but the true theme here is diversity. Proving to the world that no single genre is immune to cheez, and that our hilarious heroes aboard the Satellite of Love are equal opportunity critics, we present the worst in Cold War drama, Sword and Sandals, Juvenile Delinquents and Monsters. Any investment portfolio manager who advises that diversifying risk is good way to minimize damage clearly hasn’t watched enough MST3K. Behold an incredible melting pot of cinema’s multicultural genres, and you will understand that in the world of cheezy movies, there is nowhere to hide.
Episodes:
Invasion, U.S.A.
Colossus And The Headhunters
High School Big Shot
Track Of The Moon Beast”

The Handmaiden [Blu-Ray]

“From PARK Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama. PARK presents a gripping and sensual tale of two women – a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance. Inspired by the novel Fingersmith by British author Sarah Waters, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with PARK Chan-wook’s singular vision to create an unforgettable viewing experience.”

Wishmaster Collection [Vestron Video Blu-Ray]

“Disc 1:
Audio Commentary with director Robert Kurtzman and screenwriter Peter Atkins
Audio Commentary with director Robert Kurtzman and stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren
Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with composer Harry Manfredini
Out of the Bottle Interviews with director Robert Kurtzman and co-producer David Tripet
The Magic Words An Interview with screenwriter Peter Atkins
The Djinn and Alexandra Interviews with stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren
Captured Visions An Interview with director of photography Jacques Haitkin
Wish List Interviews with actors Kane Hodder and Ted Raimi
Teaser Trailer
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots
Radio Spots
Vintage Making Of featurette
Behind-The-Scenes Footage Compilation
Storyboard Gallery
Still Gallery

Disc 2:
Audio Commentary with writer/director Jack Sholder
Trailer
Still Gallery

Disc 3:
WISHMASTER 3: BEYOND THE GATES OF HELL
Audio Commentary with director Chris Angel and cast members John Novak, Jason Connery and Louisette Geiss
Vintage Making-of featurette (5 mins)
Trailer

WISHMASTER 4: THE PROPHECY FULFILLED
Audio commentary with director Chris Angel and cast members Michael Trucco and Jason Thompson
Audio commentary with director Chris Angel and actor John Novak
Wishmasterpiece Theatre featurette (7:15)
Trailer (1:22) –Lionsgate”

World Without End [Blu-Ray]

““CinemaScope’s first science-fiction thriller” sees four intrepid astronauts (Hugh Marlowe, Nelson Leigh, Rod Taylor and Christopher Dark) successfully complete mankind’s first Mars mission, only to run afoul of a warp in space. Tossed centuries into the future, they discover an Earth devastated by nuclear war, where mutant beast-men rule the surface. Underground is a society marked by listless males and lustful ladies (future- wear designed by Vargas!). Trapped in a tomorrow they never made, the four astronauts take on the mutant and the malicious while fighting to bring humanity back to the surface.”

Witchtrap [Vinegar Syndrome Blu-Ray]

“For years, the Lauter House has been plagued by strange and violent occurrences. Unexplained deaths and seemingly supernatural activities have scared away all perspective tenants and buyers, but now its owners have decided to turn the old mansion into a bed and breakfast. Follow a team of paranormal experts as they attempt to remove the demonic forces and cleanse the property of all evil, through the use of a special device designed to lure in and trap evil spirits. But as soon as they arrive, the violence begins again as members of the team begin to meet increasingly bloody fates…

Director Kevin Tenney’s (NIGHT OF THE DEMONS) WITCHTRAP is a gleefully gory and over the top late 80s supernatural shocker. Starring James Quinn (WITCHBOARD) and featuring scream queen Linnea Quigley in the film’s most memorable and creative death scene, Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring this outrageous cult classic to Blu-ray, totally uncut, with its long censored gore fully intact, and in a brand new Director and Cinematographer approved restoration, for the first time anywhere in the world!

Bonus Features:
1. Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm Interpositive
2. Completely uncut
3. Group commentary track with: Director Kevin Tenney, Producer Dan Duncan, Cinematographer Tom Jewett and Actor Hal Havins
4. Video interviews with: Director Kevin Tenney, Actress Linnea Quigley, Cinematographer Tom Jewett and SFX Supervisor Tassilo Baur
5. Audio interviews with: SFX Makeup Artist Judy Yonemoto and Music Composer Dennis Michael Tenney
6. Original video trailer
7. “Book of Joe” a short film Directed by Kevin Tenney
8. Alternate ending for “Book of Joe”
9. Production/Promotional still gallery
10. Original cover artwork by Corey Wolfe
11. Reversible cover artwork
12. English SDH Subtitles”

September Storm [Kino Lorber Blu-Ray]

“A rediscovered gem newly restored by the 3-D Film Archive, September Storm is a CinemaScope Stereovision adventure that plunges the viewer into the depths of the Balearic Sea, off the coast of Spain. Mark Stevens stars as a treasure-hunter who convinces a yacht hand (Asher Dann) to take him and his cohort (Robert Strauss) on a quest for gold doubloons. They encounter many spectacles along the way: a violent storm, man-eating sharks, a deadly man o’ war, but perhaps the most stunning sight of all is the bewitching model (Joanne Dru) who embarks on the journey with them. Director Bryan Haskin (The War of the Worlds, Robinson Crusoe on Mars) uses the 3-D camera to maximum effect, while hardboiled writer W.R. Burnett (The Asphalt Jungle, Little Caesar) injects the screenplay liberal doses of seduction and betrayal.

Special Features: 2017 interview by 3-D SPACE with September Storm co-star Asher Dann, Color theatrical trailer for the flat 1960 release, Black and white 60 second TV spot for the 1960 3-D release, The Adventures of Sam Space, aka Space Attack, a comedy short originally rased with September Storm, Harmony Lane, a previously lost British short from 1953, 1995 interview by Tony Sloman with Harmony Lane director Lewish Gilbert”

What’s the Matter with Helen? [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

“Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters star in this stylish shocker set in 1930s Hollywood about two women who come to Tinseltown to start an idyllic new life and end up in a terrifying nightmare. Directed by Curtis Harrington (Queen Of Blood, Games), this relentlessly frightening film also stars Dennis Weaver (McCloud), Agnes Moorehead (Bewitched, Dear Dead Delilah) and Yvette Vickers (Attack of the Giant Leeches, Attack of the 50ft Woman).”

ZPG [Kino Lorber Blu-Ray]

“In the tradition of Logan s Run and Soylent Green – Oliver Reed (Burnt Offerings) and Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago) star in this dystopian vision of things to come. Under the weight of overpopulation, human society has begun to self-destruct. A policy of Zero Population Growth is upon citizens in hopes that twenty years without new births will right the sinking ship that is our planet. Couples are issued dolls to take the place of children, and neighbors are encouraged to speak out about any illicit breeding. Reed and Chaplin play a couple that decides to subvert the will of the government and have a child of their own, but need to hide their crime from big brother, baby-snatchers and even those they had trusted most. Co-written by Frank De Felitta (The Entity, Scissors) and Max Ehrlich (The Reincarnation of Peter Proud), directed by Michael Campus (The Mack) and co-starring Don Gordon (Bullitt) and Diane Cilento (The Wicker Man).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Steve Ryfle | Trailers”

Venom [Blue Underground Blu-Ray]

“Behind the drapes… Between the walls… In your bed…
A thriller to make your skin crawl!

It was supposed to be the perfect crime: the sexy maid (Susan George of STRAW DOGS), a psychotic chauffeur (Oliver Reed of THE BROOD) and an international terrorist (the legendary Klaus Kinski) kidnap a wealthy ten-year-old boy from his elegant London townhouse. But they didn’t count on a murdered cop, a desperate hostage siege, and one very unexpected houseguest: a furious Black Mamba, the most lethal and aggressive snake known to nature. It can attack from ten feet away. Its bite brings excruciating death. And it is on the loose. Now, terror knows no antidote… and the ultimate in slithering mayhem is VENOM.

Sterling Hayden (THE KILLING), Nicol Williamson(EXCALIBUR) and Sarah Miles (BLOW-UP) co-star in this gripping suspense thriller based on the novel by best-selling author Alan Scholefield and directed by Piers Haggard (THE BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW). VENOM has been remastered in 2K High Definition from its negative and features some very real and extremely deadly Black Mambas!

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Director Piers Haggard
Theatrical Trailer
Teaser Trailer
TV Spots
Poster & Still Gallery”

Mortuary Massacre [Wild Eye Releasing]

“MORTUARY MASSACRE is a gruesome Horror Anthology that centers around Detective Giger’s (Todd Brown) debriefing of several mysterious deaths, all taking place on Halloween night. The local mortician (Carl Crew) tells Giger the backstories behind three particular victims, each of them filled with plenty of gore, sex and the kind of tongue-in-cheek humor that will please fans of grindhouse splatterpunk horror.”

The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson

“A kidnapping leads to a love affair and complicates meaning for a young woman, a kidnapper, and a police detective in pursuit.”

Easter Bunny Bloodbath

“1967, young Peter McKay’s sister is decapitated by an ax wielding maniac dressed as the Easter Bunny. Peter never celebrates the Easter holiday again… that is until we flash forward to present day 1987. It’s here, in an isolated cabin deep in the woods, Peter and his five friends enjoy their weekend away. It’s a nice few days of partying, beer and water slides. But something white and fuzzy lurks between the trees this holiday season. And it’s hacking, stomping, slashing and hopping its way down a bunny trail of severed limbs and bleeding bodies… PROFESSIONALLY RUN BD-R BY DISCMAKERS. Limited edition, just 100 will be sold on Blu-Ray”

Lights Camera Blood [Blu-Ray]

“Down on his luck and financially strapped low budget horror filmmaker Mandalor is the laughing stock of the film community. His films are terrible and the contrived, poorly done gore-effects make them unintentional comedies of the cinema. When he presents his latest effort to sleazy, exploitation film producer, Gelstein of Gorrific Pictures, with the hopes of getting a distribution deal, he is laughed out of the screening room. But the ever-determined Mandalor, along with his trusty hunch-backed cinematographer Rodney, set out to do another horror film. But on their next set, as Mandalor tries in vain to direct an intoxicated and uncooperative actress, he accidentally kills her! And when he realizes Rodney captured the dastardly deed on camera, he includes the graphic footage in his film. When he screens it to an impressed and delighted Gelstein, the producer offers him a multi-picture deal to deliver more gore galore! Now a wretched plan hatches that only filmmakers with nerves of steel could carry out, along with a hatchet or an cleaver…”

Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 [Blu-Ray]

“Legendary filmmaking icon, Roger Corman, is back with his most outrageous film yet in this sensational, action-packed and darkly humorous reboot of the original Death Race 2000! It’s the year 2050 and America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government ruled by The Chairman (Malcolm McDowell). The masses have been brainwashed with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, in which a motley crew of violent drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for shamelessly running people over and driving each other off the road. The reigning champion and fan favorite, Frankenstein (Manu Bennett), who’s half-man half-machine, wants to take the crown, but his rebel spy co-pilot threatens his legacy.”

Death Race/Death Race 2 Double Feature

“Death Race: Welcome to the Death Race, where hardened convicts and smoking-hot navigators race tricked-out cars in the most twisted spectator sport on Earth! Sentenced to the world’s most dangerous prison for a murder he did not commit, Jensen Ames (Jason Statham) has only one chance to get out alive – win the ultimate race to the death. Also starring Tyrese Gibson, Death Race is a “supercharged, sick and satisfying” (Nathan Lee, The New York Times) ride that will keep you pinned to your seat all the way to its insane, metal-crushing end! Death Race 2: In the world’s most dangerous prison, a new game is born: Death Race. The rules of this adrenaline-fueled blood sport are simple, drive — or die. When repentant convict Carl Lucas (Luke Goss) discovers there’s a price on his head, his only hope is to survive a twisted race against an army of hardened criminals and tricked-out cars. Also starring Danny Trejo and Ving Rhames, Death Race 2 tells the explosive story of how the legendary race began. Strap yourself in for an insane thrill-ride!”

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