Horror releases for July 19 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click on the title to go to the Amazon listing page, and purchase to help support this site!
“For those seeking shocking escapades of Psychopaths, hell-bent on revenge for getting dumped by their girlfriends or being abandoned by their mothers, this two-disc collection will rattle your bones with true life inspired tales of psychosis and depravity. OVER THREE HOURS OF BABES, HORROR AND GORE ON THIS TWO DVD COLLECTORS SET!
Bane: An Experiment in Human Suffering
Four women awake in an underground cell with amnesia and quickly discover that they are part of an experiment with no obvious purpose. Each woman is confronted by the ”Surgeon” who cuts a four digit number into her skin indicating the exact time he will return to kill her.
The Experiment: Who’s Watching You?
Responding to an ad in the paper, Mary embarks on a series of drug tests that go horribly wrong. She is propelled into a world of drug induced madness and surreal sensuality as she falls prey to a warped group of peeping tom killers.”
“Two Films from the Master of Fright!
(1961) B&W 88 minutes Not Rated
Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce, Richard Rust, James Westerfield
In the small town of Solvang, there’s a killer on the loose and the nurse taking care of a wheelchair bound stroke victim has a bedside manner is to die for. As the truth is uncovered, a town’s most chilling mystery will be revealed… and a family’s darkest secret.
(1961) B&W 90 minutes Not Rated
Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe, Oskar Homolka, Vladimir Sokoloff, Erika Peters
Desperate to retrieve a winning lottery ticket, a greedy man unearths his father’s corpse. An enormous jackpot is his reward, but not without a price: his face is frozen permanently into a hideous grin. He enlists his one-eyed servant to help him lift the curse.”
“Two Films from the Master of Fright!
(1960) B&W 85 minutes Not Rated
Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp. Donald Woods, Margaret Hamilton
When an eccentric uncle wills a huge, ramshackle house to his impoverished family, they get the shock of a lifetime. Their new residence comes complete with a spooky housekeeper, plus a fortune in buried treasure and 12 horrifying ghosts.
13 Frightened Girls
(1963) Color 88 minutes Not Rated
Murray Hamilton, Joyce Taylor, Hugh Marlowe, Khigh Dhiegh, Charlie Briggs, Norma Varden
The girls of a Swiss boarding school have one thing in common they are all daughters of diplomats. One in particular finds out that she has a knack for espionage, and uncovers the murder of a Russian diplomat. Now she must escape using her girlish wiles.”
“Full, crescent, quarter…each is a Bad Moon for Ted Harrison. By day, he’s a photojournalist visiting family in the Pacific Northwest. By night, he transfigures into a horrific half-human: a werewolf. Dead men tell no tales, so Ted’s sure he alone knows about his vile double life. The secret, however, may be out. The family dog Thor, devoted to defending the household, has his suspicions.
Writer/director Eric Red (Cohen and Tate, Body Parts) delivers a new infusion of thrills with this red blooded shocker. Michael Pare (Streets of Fire) portrays Ted, hiding his accursed condition from his sister (Mariel Hemmingway, Lipstick, Star 80) and nephew (Mason Gamble). What better way to hide it than to create suspicion that the local killings are the work of another: especially if that other is the family’s all-too-wise German shepherd!”
The Magicians: Season One [Blu-Ray]
“Based on Lev Grossman’s New York Times best seller, The Magicians centers on Quentin, a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real – and poses grave danger to humanity.”
“On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy (Thom Mathews) unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger… for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!”
“SHE IS WATCHED. SHE IS WORSHIPPED. AND SHE MUST REMAIN A MYSTERY.
In the early eighties British enfant terrible Ken Russell travelled to America and placed his unorthodox imprint on a pair of US movies. The first was the Altered States, so out-there its screenwriter disowned it. The second was the equally crazy Crimes of Passion, starring Kathleen Turner (Body Heat, Serial Mom) at the height of her powers.
Fashion designer Joanna Crane (Turner) leads a double life. By night she is China Blue, a prostitute who’s attracted the unwanted attention of two men. One is a sexually frustrated private detective hired by her employees. The other is psychopathic priest (played by Norman Bates himself, Anthony Perkins) in possession of a murderous sex toy.
With its outré screenplay by Barry Sandler and over the top score by Rick Wakeman, Crimes of Passion may just be the most outrageous Ken Russell film ever made – and that’s quite some feat!
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• Brand new 2K restoration of the film from original film materials
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the 112-minute director’s cut and 107-minute unrated versions of the film
• Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary with director Ken Russell and producer-screenwriter Barry Sandler
• Seven deleted/extended scenes with optional commentary by Sandler
• Brand-new interview with Sandler recorded especially for this release
• Brand-new interview with composer Rick Wakeman recorded especially for this release
• It’s a Lovely Life music video
• Theatrical trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil
First pressing only: illustrated collector’s booklet containing new writing from Paul Sutton, an archive interview with Ken Russell and correspondence between Russell and Kathleen Turner.”