Horror releases for July 26 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click the title to go to the film’s Amazon page; buy to support this site!
“It was that time again for the friends to reunite at their yearly reunion. When they arrived to Astro Island, the people in the small town forewarned the group not to go near the forbidden zone. As the day progresses, the curiosity level of some members of the group increases and they all decide to take the risk. They decide to camp out in the forbidden zone and what happens next to some of the members in the group after their arrival remains a mystery.”
“Based on a true story, shot in THE REAL EXORCIST HOUSE, a young woman returns to her old family home, the site of an infamous exorcism, and discovers the devil never left. This film was shot in THE REAL EXORCIST HOUSE and during filming captured both audible and visible paranormal activity which has been left in the film giving those who dare to watch a unique look into one of the most infamous homes in America and possibly exposing them to the devil still lurking within.”
“The Euro Sex Pack includes three films from the Artsploitation Films library: CLIP, HEMEL and CHASING THE MUSE ”
“No one sees Jacob. It’s not allowed. Sadie keeps him hidden. It’s best that way. She’s always done that. Ever since…..well….ever since. She loves him very much. Maybe she loves him too much, because Jacob’s not like other little boys. There is something wrong with Jacob. Something, sometimes, only a mother can see. Sadie would do anything for Jacob. She will always protect him no matter what. After all, he’s only a child her child. He should be protected. Sadie needs to protect him. Always. Until. The night sweats and dreams she could deal with. Even the nightmarish apparitions she could live with. But when friends and family are ripped from life, ripped from her life, Sadie must confront the truth. Jacob is out of control. The ultimate evil is in her son. Perhaps, the ultimate evil IS her son. Jacob’s Hammer, when a mother’s love is no defense. Bonus features include: Deleted Scenes, Behind the Scenes Makeup and SFX, Trailers”
“Years have passed since the sexual onslaught of Stinkfist, The Sexsquatch, a horned up Big Foot like beast who killed and violated the nubile teens at Blood Stool Creek. But you can’t keep an interstellar sexual species like the Sexquatch down for long! Another of the species, FIST STINK, has landed on Earth to unleash his own special brand of love on the population. But Fist Stink has learned of another sexual dynamo who is horning in on the his Casanova-like business – Teen Ape, known around the universe as the one true lover and leaver of woman, is cutting into his game. When Teen Ape and his friends get together to throw an ultimate sex party, Fist Stink crashes the good times, challenging Teen Ape to a contest to see who is the most powerful sexual devastator of them all. It’s TEEN APE VS SEXSQUATCH in the ultimate battle of the sex-crazed monsters. Grab your umbrellas ladies because things are about to get MOIST! Bonus features include: SRS Trailers, Commentary Tracj”
“Enter the sinister world of corporate greed, where wealthy men use and abuse beautiful women for their sadistic and perverse pleasures.
Jill’s (Tish Ambrose) life has been reduced to nothing more than an on-call prostitute, charged with taking care of the other girls in the corporation’s illicit harem. But as her secret pen pal relationship with Winston, a mild mannered park ranger with a violent past, grows into something more sensual, Jill begins to realize that with Winston’s help, she may be able to destroy the evil empire holding her hostage…
This lavishly produced, sex filled film features an all star supporting cast, including Amber Lynn, Sheri St. Claire, Jamie Gillis, and Harry Reems. Vinegar Syndrome presents Corporate Assets, newly restored from its original negative and fully uncut for the first time on home video.
1. Scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm camera negative
2. Video interview with lead actor, Eric Edwards
3. Original theatrical trailer”
“BIG DRIVER: From best-selling author Stephen King comes BIG DRIVER, starring Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett, and Will Harris. Tess Thorne, a famous writer, faces a long drive home following a book signing. On a lonely New England road, her tire blows out, leaving her stranded. Relieved when another driver stops and offers assistance, Tess quickly discovers her savior is actually a serial killer who assaults her. Left for dead, Tess escapes, determined to find her attacker and seek revenge. RIDING THE BULLET: Alan embarks on a 100-mile hitchhike to see his mother in the hospital. Along the way he must confront his many demons- both living and dead- and in the end make the ultimate choice that will mean life or death for him and his mother!”
“This DVD presents a double dose of completely off-their-rocker mad scientists!
Jerry Warren’s insane TEENAGE ZOMBIES (1960) features a lumbering monster, a wild gorilla and Katherine Victor as the smoking hot, evening gown-wearing, zombie-maker. Throw in teen favorite Don Sullivan (GIANT GILA MONSTER) and some short-shorts crazy chicks and you’ve got one bizarre experiment in terror.
MONSTROSITY (1963) pushes its sexual content to the limit as a bitter old maid plots to have her brain transplanted into one of her luscious house guests. All presented for the first time ever in Wide Screen 16×9 anamorphic transfers from 35mm!
Includes bonus interviews, trailers and a Retromedia Drive-In episode.”
“A group of friends travel to the snowy Utah mountains for a weekend retreat, but one of them carries with him a very dark secret, one that will destroy their lives forever as they prepare to face an ancient, unstoppable evil that has been growing in the woods outside their winter resort, one that will soon grow inside them all.”
“After a mysterious high school tragedy, an attorney questions the only witness, a student, in hopes of protecting the school from any lawsuits. But as this student weaves his tale, it s clear that there is much more to this story than meets the eye. H8RZ has the intrigue of a thriller, while cleverly dealing with issues of bullying, school corruption, and the darker side of teen interactions.”
“After leaving New York for San Francisco, acclaimed filmmaker and artist Wakefield Poole (Bijou, Boys in the Sand) set out to create a unique cinematic vision of male sexuality, combining documentary, performance art, and cinema verite filmmaking techniques, which resulted in one of the most distinctive works of all-male cinema of the 1970s: Take One.
In it, Poole explores the fantasies of a group of men, having them articulate their desires to the camera, then allowing them to live them out in elegant, abstract, and experimental scenes unlike any others in his diverse filmography. Using only friends and acquaintances as subjects, Poole creates a film that is as introspective to sexual desire as it is erotic.
Vinegar Syndrome presents Take One, restored in 2k from the best known surviving elements and presented in its Director’s Cut. Also included is Poole’s notorious 1974 loop feature, Moving!, which has been newly restored from its original 16mm negative and is coming to DVD fully uncut.
1. Scanned and restored in 2k
2. Director introductions and commentaries for both films
3. Three deleted scenes from TAKE ONE
4. “Wakefield Poole in SF” – A short documentary exploring Poole’s life in San Francisco, and the people, places, and parties of late 70s gay SF
5. “More on Moving” – A short documentary chronicling the production history of MOVING!
6. Bonus short films: ROGER (1974), FREEDOM DAY PARADE (1974)
7. MOVING! theatrical trailer”
“Samuel Peters once an ordinary man, dabbles within the laws of voodoo to bring his wife back from the grave, he soon encounters the God of malevolence ‘Kalfu’, where he makes a pact with him to destroy the underworld and bring chaos to earth; in return he will become ‘The Zombie King’ and walk the earth for eternity with his departed wife. Seven days before the rise of the Dark Moon, Samuel Peters (The Zombie King) calls upon Kalfu to raise seven of the recently departed, where their souls must be held on earth for seven days. With the ever growing horde of zombies, they begin to completely wipe out a countryside town. Once the Government get wind of what is going on, they set a perimeter around the town area and employ a shoot on sight policy. Trapped within the town, the locals and unlikely bunch of misfits fight for their lives, and the remaining humans soon realise that they have to unite in order to survive. Seeking sanctuary in a local church, they discover a bizarre disturbed priest where he gives them the knowledge of ‘The Zombie King’. Can our hero’s unravel the clues in time and survive or will The Zombie King and his horde of zombies rise on the night of the dark moon? Bonus features include: Interactive menus/trailer”
“Viola (Gabriella Wright) and Nicola (Bret Roberts) are going through a difficult period. The couple and their marriage are strained by a termination of pregnancy that has overwhelmed them unexpectedly. To overcome this crisis, they decide to spend a weekend in an old cottage in the woods,. But what was supposed to be a romantic weekend suddenly turns into a deadly nightmare as seething suspicion, maddening paranoia and blind rage explodes around them.”
Legendary sex symbol Carroll Baker stars as a mysterious sorceress with an undying hunger for sensual ecstasy and unspeakable torture. But when she casts a spell over a beautiful young fashion photographer (the gorgeous Isabelle De Funes), Milan’s most luscious models are sucked into a nightmare world of lesbian seduction and shocking sadism. Are these carnal crimes the result of one woman’s forbidden fantasies or is this the depraved curse of the devil witch known as BABA YAGA?
* ‘Farina & Valentina’ – Interview with Co-Writer/Director Corrado Farina
* ‘Freud in Color’ – Guido Crepax Documentary
* Deleted and Censored Scenes
* Theatrical Trailer
* Poster & Still Gallery
* Comic Book-to-Film Comparison
NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS:
It was released as SECOND HOUSE ON THE LEFT, NEW HOUSE ON THE LEFT, and TORTURE TRAIN. The ads screamed, ‘Most movies last less than two hours! This is one of everlasting torment!’ It remains one of the most graphically fiendish films in exploitation history, the story of two teenage girls traveling through Europe, forced into a nightmare of sexual assault and sadistic violence.
* ‘Riding the Night Train’ – Interview with Co-Writer/Director Aldo Lado
* U.S. Trailer
* International Trailer
* Radio Spots
* Poster & Still Gallery
STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER:
The stunning Edwige Fenech stars in this infamous shocker that packs more grisly violence and sexual depravity into each frame than most any other film in the entire giallo genre. There’s succulent flesh aplenty as a mysterious killer dressed in black leather and wearing a motorcycle helmet begins butchering beautiful young fashion models with no mercy and one deranged request: STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER!
* ‘Strip Nude For Your Giallo’ – Interviews with Actress Solvi Stubing and Co-Writer Massimo Felisatti
* International Trailer
* Italian Trailer
* Poster & Still Gallery”
“In the south of Laos, an American doctor (Rossif Sutherland) becomes a fugitive after he intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When the assailant’s body is pulled from the Mekong River, things quickly spiral out of control.”
“Written and directed by a 24-year-old Francis Coppola, Dementia 13 centers on the dysfunctional Haloran family, who have converged at Haloran Castle to enact a morbid ritual in remembrance of Lady Haloran’s (Ethne Dunn) deceased daughter, Kathleen (Barbara Dowling). Secrets shroud Kathleen’s demise, and soon there is a mysterious interloper prowling the grounds with a big axe to grind… Genuinely engaging and well-photographed, Dementia 13 is a bone-chilling horror classic sure to thrill horror enthusiasts and Coppolla fans alike.”
“After his string of subversive Hollywood hits like Basic Instinct, Robocop, and Total Recall, director Paul Verhoeven has returned home to Holland for his most experimental project of all – the first user-generated film, Tricked. The first five minutes of this comedic-erotic thriller were written by a professional screen-writer and filmed by Verhoeven. After this first scene was posted to the internet, viewers were invited to submit their version of the rest of the story. Verhoeven and his team then pieces together the rest of the plot from their submissions. This unique feature begins with a documentary of Tricked’s production, Paul’s Experience, which takes you through nine months of behind-the-scenes adventures, as the whole nation guided Verhoeven in his project. The second part presents Tricked itself, a slickly realized thriller of lies and romantic betrayal. It follows a real estate tycoon and womanizer (Peter Blok, Black Book) whose entire family is caught up in his web of lies, leading to shady corporate takeovers and pregnancies of unknown origin. A prockling, erotic, and hilarious satire of modern capitalism, it’s a rollicking film only Verhoeven could make.”
“Breezy isn’t your ordinary hitch-hiker: she’s sexy, fun… and a cold-blooded killer. As deadly as a viper, Breezy murders her victims with a poisonous ring. As she preys on highway pickups, Breezy moves from town to town, finally settling briefly as a boarder in the house of a young couple who have no idea what kind of sexual wolf they’ve just let in the door. Carter Cruise, Kia Noir, and the voluptuous Sarah Hunter star in this sizzling hot erotic thriller.”
“The on going Vampire saga that started with Vampires: Brighter in Darkness, Vampires: Lucas Rising tells the tale of the immortals Lucas Delmore and Toby Brighter and their fight to defend their Love and Mankind.”
“Newly Re-mastered in HD! Screen icons Sophia Loren (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) and Anthony Perkins (Psycho) star as a poor Parisian couple who embark upon a simple get-rich-quick-scheme… only to find themselves hurtling blindly down a winding road of desperation, deceit and madness. In the grand tradition of Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice, Five Miles to Midnight weaves a constantly tightening web of suspense that grips the viewer by the heart and doesn t let go until the final frame. Filmed entirely in Paris in the stark contrasts of black and white, Five Miles to Midnight is a psychological suspense thriller of the highest order. Two of the film s best features are the stunning photography by Henri Alekan (Wings of Desire, Topkapi) and the haunting score by Mikis Theodorakis (Serpico, Z). Stylish direction by Anatole Litvak (Sorry, Wrong Number) and featuring wonderful performances by Gig Young (City That Never Sleeps) and Jean-Pierre Aumont (Hotel Du Nord).”
“LISTENING, the award-winning debut feature from visionary director Khalil Sullins, is a psychological thriller about penniless grad students who invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives. David, Ryan, and Jordan hope the telepathy invention will solve all their problems, but the bleeding-edge technology opens a Pandora’s box of new dangers, as the team discovers that when they open their minds, there is nowhere to hide their thoughts. Secrets and betrayals surface, and the technology is stolen by a covert government agency with a hidden agenda. With no one left to trust, David is forced against his friends in a life-or-death battle overnot only the privacy of the human mind, but the future of free will itself.”
“Vinegar Syndrome presents two of Matt Cimber’s most important blaxploitation classics on Blu-ray for the very first time.
The Candy Tangerine Man
John Daniels is ‘The Baron,’ a no-nonsense pimp who cruises the streets in his signature tangerine Rolls Royce. Taking on rival pimps, pushers, and the man, Baron uses his cunning intelligence to elude the authorities in Matt Cimber’s grim and subversive look at the violent underbelly of Los Angeles crime and corruption. A favorite film of Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents The Candy Tangerine Man in its Blu-ray debut.
Lola Falana is Lady Cocoa, in Matt Cimber’s classic 1975 crime thriller. After being given a 24-hour leave from prison, in exchange for which she’ll agree to testify against her mobster boyfriend, Cocoa hits the streets, but quickly discovers that violence lurks around every corner. Co-starring Millie Perkins and George Flower, Lady Cocoa is a non-stop thrill ride of revenge.
1. Scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm archival prints
2. Director’s video introduction for The Candy Tangerine Man
3. Commentary track for Lady Cocoa with Director Matt Cimber and Director’s Assistant / Actor John Goff
4. Reversible cover for Lady Cocoa
5. English SDH Subtitles
6. Closed Captioning”
“Rudy Ray Moore is Petey Wheatstraw, whose talent for comedy is only topped by his gift for Kung-Fu. When his arch rivals, Leroy and Skillet, massacre him and his friends, Petey ends up in Hell and is given a unique opportunity: in exchange for his and his friends’ return to earth, he must wed Satan’s daughter. The only problem: she’s the ugliest woman he’s ever seen! Will Petey be able to defeat Satan with his magic pimp cane or will he be forced to become the Devil’s son-in-law?
Rudy Ray Moore’s third theatrical feature, Petey Wheatstraw is a raucous and ridiculous blending of action, horror, and Moore’s signature brand of raunchy humor. Written and directed by Cliff Roquemore, PETEY is perhaps the craziest of all of Moore’s films. Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring this classic to Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored in 2k from its original 35mm camera negative.
1. Scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm original camera negative
2. “I, Dolemite Part III” making-of documentary
3. Commentary track with Rudy Ray Moore’s biographer, Mark Jason Murray, co-star Jimmy Lynch & director Cliff Roquemore.
4. “Shooting Locations Revisited” featurette with Rudy Ray Moore
6. Promotional still gallery
7. DISCO GODFATHER theatrical trailer
8. THE HUMAN TORNADO theatrical trailer
9. DOLEMITE theatrical trailer
10. Cover artwork by Jay Shaw
11. Reversible cover with original one-sheet artwork
12. English SDH Subtitles
13. Closed Captioning”
“Bronson’s Loose Again!
Paul Kersey is not your ordinary victim: He fights back: with a vengeance! Legendary tough guy Charles Bronson resumes his trademark role as the hard-as-nails urban avenger in DEATH WISH II.
With the murder of his wife and the revenge against her killers now behind him, Kersey begins a new life in LA. But tragedy is never far from his door, and when a group of local hoods viciously assault his daughter, they unleash a wrath unlike anything the city has ever seen. Kersey has the face of each of them branded in his memory, and he will not rest until he tracks every one of them down… and puts them all in the ground! This hard-hitting, action-packed sequel also stars Jill Ireland (Breakheart Pass), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) and Vincent Gardenia reprises his role as Detective Frank Ochoa. The film features a rocking score by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.
Special Features Include:
-Both The Theatrical Cut And The Unrated Cut Of The Film
-Audio Commentary With Author Paul Talbot (“Bronson’s Loose!: The Making Of The Death Wish Films”)
“Richie Bridgestone’s parents are getting a divorce, but that’s the least of his problems at the moment. Richie is hoping his parents will reconsider and on a visit to his father’s secluded cabin, he witnesses his dad being attacked by a werewolf. Much like the tale of the boy who cried wolf, no one in the town will believe Richie’s claims that his father will change into a werewolf at the next full moon.
This was the third and final pairing of actor Kerwin Matthews and cult filmmaker Nathan Juran (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, The Brain from Planet Arous). The two had also worked together on the classic 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Jack the Giant Killer.
The film makes its home video debut with a beautiful new high definition transfer!
Special Features Include:
-Original Theatrical Trailer
“Having witnessed her mother’s brutal death, Susan (Judy Landers, Dr. Alien) gets amnesia from a fall while being pursued by the killer, Silk (Ray Sharkey, The Idolmaker). Awakening in Ashland Sanitarium, she is once again terrorized by Silk, disguised as an orderly. To pry an incriminating secret from Susan’s brain, Silk forms an uneasy alliance with Dr. Fletcher (Mary Woronov, Rock ’n’ Roll High School), a psychotic scientist who has been testing a new lobotomy technique, using helpless inmates as her guinea pigs. These vicious experiments are carried out in the “Hellhole,” a torture den awaiting Susan as its next victim.
Featuring an all-star cast of cult film stars including Marjoe Gortner (Starcrash, The Food Of The Gods), Richard Cox (Cruising), Terry Moore (Mighty Joe Young), Edy Williams (Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls), Robert Z’Dar (Maniac Cop) and Dyanne Thorne (Ilsa: She Wolf Of The SS).
Special Features Include:
-New interview with actress Mary Woronov
-Original Theatrical Trailer”
“It sparked riots on 42nd Street, spawned a generation of gorehounds on VHS, and forever set an insane standard for Italian mad doctor/zombie/cannibal carnage worldwide: Ian McCulloch (ZOMBIE), Alexandra Delli Colli (THE NEW YORK RIPPER), Sherry Buchanan (TENTACLES) and Donald O’Brien (EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS) star in this blood orgy of gut-munching, eyeball-gouging and face-chopping originally known as ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST, which a notorious American distributor would then re-edit, re-title and re-release as a certified grindhouse masterpiece.
Severin Films now presents both films fully restored for the first time ever from original vault elements discovered in Manhattan and Rome, and loaded with all-new Bonus Features that finally reveal the unbelievable truth behind its bizarre history, infamous marketing and still-deviant legacy.
DISC 1 DOCTOR BUTCHER MD
- Featurette: Butchery & Ballyhoo: Interview with Aquarius Releasing’s Terry Levine
- Featurette: Down On The Deuce: Nostalgic Tour Of 42nd Street With Temple Of Shock’s Chris Poggiali and Filmmaker Roy Frumkes
- Roy Frumkes’ Segment Of Unfinished Anthology Film ‘Tales That Will Tear Your Heart Out’
- Featurette: The Butcher Mobile: Interview with Gore Gazette Editor & Butcher Mobile Barker Rick Sullivan
- Featurette: Cutting Doctor Butcher: Interview with Editor Jim Markovic
- Illustrated Essay: Experiments With A Male Caucasian Brain (…and other memories of 42nd Street) by Gary Hertz
- Theatrical Trailer
- Video Release Trailer 1
- Video Release Trailer 2
DISC 2 ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST
- Featurette: Voodoo Man: Interview With Star Ian McCulloch
- Featurette: Blood Of The Zombies: Interview With FX Master Rosario Prestopino
- Featurette: Filmmaker Enzo Castellari Remembers His Father Director Marino Girolami
- Featurette: Sherry Holocaust: Interview With Actress Sherryl Buchanan
- Featurette: Neurosurgery Italian Style -Interview With FX Artist Maurizio Trani
- Featurette: New York Filming Locations Then Vs. Now. A look at the Big Apple locales as they are today
- Audio Bonus: Ian McCulloch Sings Down By The River
- International Trailer
- German Trailer
The bastard child of Italian genre insanity!”
-Rock! Shock! Pop!
“AN ABSOLUTE BLAST…
It’s earned its place in the heart of old-school gorehounds everywhere!”
“A GUT-WRENCHING CHUNKBLOWER….
Hardcore pull-no-punches horror!”
“In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband David’s (Michiel Huisman, “Game of Thrones”) dinner party. The pair’s tragic past haunts an equally spooky present: Amid Eden’s suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will–and the audience–are unsure what threats are real or imagined.”
“In this election year, we present two candidates for president of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXXVI. Representing the Comedy Central Party, Joel Hodgson, a champion of long-suffering cinephiles, leads the botty politic in two memorable episodes replete with inspired riffs and wacky host segments. Representing the Sci Fi Channel Party is Mike Nelson, a riff-ormer whose doctrine of laughter at any cost is clearly in play on the other two delirious episodes in this collection. We urge you to hear them both out as they take on some of the cheesiest movies of the day and lay out their visions for a funnier tomorrow.
Stranded In Space
The Incredible Melting Man
Riding With Death
Special Features Include:
-“The Devil Down In Georgia: Film Ventures International”
-“City Limits: Actress Rae Dawn Chong Looks Back”
-Interviews with “The Incredible Melting Man” Writer/Director William Sachs, Rick Baker, and Greg Cannom
-“The Invisible World Of The Gemini Man: An Interview With Writer Steven de Souza”
-4 Exclusive Mini-Posters By Artist Steve Vance”