Horror Horizon – Horror Releases for July 5, 2016

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Horror releases for July 5 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click the title to go to the Amazon listing page; purchase to support this site!

Blood and Black Lace [Arrow Video Blu-Ray]

blood and black lace

“SIX MODELS. SIX VICTIMS FOR A CRAZED MASKED KILLER.

The Cristian Haute Couture fashion house is a home to models… and backstabbing… and blackmail… and drug deals… and MURDER.

Having established a template for the giallo with The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Mario Bava set about cementing its rules with Blood and Black Lace. In doing so he created one of the most influential films ever made an Italian classic that would spearhead the giallo genre, provide a prototype for the slasher movie, and have a huge effect on filmmakers as diverse as Dario Argento and Martin Scorsese.

Newly restored from the original camera negative and presented here in its original, uncut Italian form, this dual-format release allows fans to see Blood and Black Lace afresh and offers newcomers the ideal introduction to a major piece of cult filmmaking.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Optional Italian and English soundtracks presented in original uncompressed mono PCM audio
Newly translated subtitles for the Italian audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Brand new audio commentary by Mario Bava s biographer Tim Lucas
Psycho Analysis a new documentary on Blood and Black Lace and the origins of the giallo genre featuring interviews with directors Dario Argento (Suspiria) and Lamberto Bava (Demons), screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colors of the Dark) critics Roberto Curti and Steve Della Casa, and crime novelists Sandrone Dazieri and Carlo Lucarelli
An appreciation by Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, the creative duo behind Amer and The Strange Color of Your Body s Tears
Yellow the much-acclaimed neo-giallo by Ryan Haysom & Jon Britt [Blu-ray exclusive]
Gender and Giallo a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the giallo s relationship with the social upheavals of the 1960s and 70s Panel discussion on Mario Bava featuring Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava and Steve Della Casa, recorded at the 2014 Courmayeur Film Festival
The Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell an episode of David Del Valle s television series, devoted to the star of Blood and Black Lace and presented in full
The alternative US opening titles, sourced from Joe Dante s private print and scanned in 2K especially for this release
Original theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Howard Hughes, author of Cinema Italiano and Mario Bava: Destination Terror, an interview with Joe Dante, David Del Valle on Cameron Mitchell and more, all illustrated with archive stills and posters”

The Swinging Cheerleaders [Arrow Video Blu-Ray]

swinging cheerleaders

“THEY GAVE THEIR ALL FOR THE TEAM!

Jack Hill spent the seventies specialising in tough female characters. He made movies about girl gangs (Switchblade Sisters) and women in prison (The Big Doll House, The Big Bird Cage), turned Pam Grier a star with Coffy and Foxy Brown, and contributed to the Cheerleaders line of drive-in favourites with The Swinging Cheerleaders.

Kate, an undergraduate at Mesa University, goes undercover as a cheerleader for her college newspaper in order to expose female exploitation in contemporary society . But instead of oppression she finds love, friendship and a bigger fish to fry: corruption in the football team, headed up by the coach and his pals.

A favourite of Quentin Tarantino, who screened it at the very first Tarantino Film Fest, The Swinging Cheerleaders features a cast of cult favourites including Colleen Camp (Wayne s World, Game of Death), Rainbeaux Smith (Caged Heat, The Incredible Melting Man) and future Playmate of the Month Rosanne Katon.

DIRECTOR- APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new 2K restoration from original film materials
High Definition (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD Presentations
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Audio commentary by writer-director Jack Hill, recorded exclusively for this release
Brand new interview with Jack Hill
Archive interview with cinematographer Alfred Taylor
Archive interview with Hill and Johnny Legend
Q&A with Hill, and actors Colleen Camp and Rosanne Katon recorded at the New Beverly Cinema in 2012
TV spots
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys”

Suture [Arrow Video Blu-Ray]

suture

“A THRILLER WHERE NOTHING IS BLACK AND WHITE
Inspired by the paranoid visions of John Frankenheimer’s The Manchurian Candidate and Seconds, the desert noir of Detour and the black and white widescreen beauty of Hiroshi Teshigahara’s The Face of Another and Woman of the Dunes, Suture is one of great feature debuts – by writer-directors David Siegel and Scott McGehee – and a truly unique piece of cinema.
The wealthy and self-assured Vincent (Michael Harris) meets his blue collar half-brother Clay (Dennis Haysbert) at their father’s funeral and is struck by their similarity. He decides to murder Clay and take his identity, only Clay survives the assassination attempt with no memory and is mistaken for Vincent. The fact that Harris is white and Haysbert is black only complicates a film that probes into the nature of identity.
After viewing an early rough cut, Steven Soderbergh came on board as executive producer and enthusiastic patron. Suture went on to become a hit on the festival circuit, including Sundance where it deservedly won the award for Best Cinematography.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative
High Definition (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD Presentations
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Audio commentary with writer-directors David Siegel and Scott McGehee
All-new interviews with Siegel, McGehee, executive producer Steven Soderbergh, actor Dennis Haysbert, cinematographer Greg Gardiner, editor Lauren Zuckerman and production designer Kelly McGehee
Deleted scenes
Birds Past, Siegel & McGehee’s first short film, about two young San Franciscans who journey to Bodega Bay along the path set by Tippi Hedren in Hitchcock’s classic, The Birds.
US theatrical trailer
European theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm”

The Pack [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

the pack

“Man’s best friend becomes his worst nightmare when a horde of bloodthirsty wild dogs descends upon a family’s farmhouse. In a remote stretch of the Australian Outback, a sheep rancher (Jack Campbell), his veterinarian wife (Anna Lise Phillips), and their two teenage children live in bucolic isolation: until a horrifying night when a pack of fang-baring, four-legged, rabid beasts besiege their home. With no one around to help them, the family must band together to survive: or else become canine kibble. Generating a steadily mounting sense of dread, The Pack cleverly toys with genre conventions before it goes in for the kill.”

Cabin Fever [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

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“Executive producer Eli Roth presents this reboot of his instant-classic gorefest, which features all-new characters and all-new kills. The story is familiar: Fresh out of college, a group of five friends retreat to a remote cabin in the woods for one last week of partying: only to become snacks for a gruesome, flesh-eating virus. This fresh spin on a horror-comedy milestone stars Gage Golightly (Exeter, Teen Wolf), Nadine Crocker (Deadgirl), Samuel Davis (Machete Kills, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) and Dustin Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3).”

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three [Kino Lorber Blu-Ray]

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“Screen legends Walter Matthau (The Laughing Policeman) and Robert Shaw (Figures in a Landscape) team up with Martin Balsam (After the Fox) and Hector Elizondo (Cuba) to deliver a sure-fire entertainment that’s gripping and exciting from beginning to end and is guaranteed to give you the ride of your life. A gang of armed professionals hijack a New York subway train somewhere outside the Pelham station threatening to kill one hostage per minute unless their demands are met. Forced to stall these unknown assailants until a ransom is delivered or a rescue is made, transit chief Lt. Garber (Matthau) must shrewdly outmaneuver one of the craftiest and cruelest villains (Shaw) in a battle of wits that will either end heroically or tragically. Featuring masterful direction by Joseph Sargent (White Lightning), gorgeous widescreen cinematography by Owen Roizman (The French Connection), a classic rousing score by David Shire (The Conversation) and top-notch editing by Jerry Greenberg (Apocalypse Now) and Robert Q. Lovett (Cotton Comes to Harlem). ”

Holidays

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“An anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most beloved holidays of all time. The film challenges our folklore, traditions and assumptions, making HOLIDAYS a celebration of horror year round.”

Me and My Mates vs. the Zombie Apocalypse

me and my mates vs. the zombie apocalypse

“Three Australian telecom tradesman find themselves trapped in a telephone exchange during the onset of a zombie apocalypse.”

The Levenger Tapes

the levenger tapes

“Detectives in a remote town pore through every frame of a troubling tape to find the whereabouts of three missing college students. The chilling footage becomes more and more disturbing when the students come upon the bloody dress of an 8-year-old girl in the secluded wilderness and take it upon themselves to find her. Linking the case of the missing girl and the missing students together, the detectives race to piece enough information together to find them alive.”

Circle [Kino Lorber]

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“In a massive, mysterious chamber, fifty strangers awaken to find themselves trapped with no memory of how they got there. Organized in a circle and unable to move, they learn that every two minutes, one of them must die…executed by a strange device in the center of the room. The strangers soon realize that they have the power to decide who will be the next to be killed. But how can they choose who deserves to die? And what happens when there s only one person left?”

Hell Hunters

hell hunters

“Murder…Rage…Revenge…
Deep in the jungle of Paraguay, Nazi zealot Dr. Martin Hoffmann (Stewart Granger) has been hiding for forty years, searching for a powerful weapon of science that will restore his dream of Nazi domination. Working with the venom of a deadly jungle spider, Hoffmann believes he has discovered such a weapon and, with his cohort Heinrich (George Lazenby), forms a plan to test his evil new serum on the population of Los Angeles; meanwhile, a dedicated band of Nazi-hunters, led by the beautiful Amanda (Maud Adams), is rapidly closing in on them.

HELL HUNTERS, a top notch action adventure film set in several exotic locations of South America, is directed by Ernst R. v. Theumer.

Includes closed captioning.”

Ghosthunters

ghosthunters

“When one of their own loses his wife and daughter at the hands of a serial killer, a team of ghost hunters is determined to capture the spirits of the loved ones so their spirits can finally rest in peace. But as the team goes deeper into the house, the ghosts become more hostile, and the group discovers the true secrets of the house and its murderer.”

Clash of the Dead

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“100 years after World War I, at the sight of a fierce and bloody battle where thousands of men were killed, a team of investigators have traveled to France to attempt to unravel the rumors of unexplained mysteries from the blood-stained battlefield. What they find is the battle isn’t over and the unthinkable happens when the undead are uncovered from their final resting place.”

Witchcraft

witchcraft

“Jammie Mathieson based his latest film script on the true story of Ezekiel Oliphant, a witch finder during the English Civil War. During his life, Ezekiel denounced both his wife and mistress, and was later hung, drawn and quartered for treason and witchcraft. But what exactly happened to Ezekiel Oliphant? Jamie visits his old university professor, Alan Oakfield – a man utterly obsessed with 17th century affairs. As events unfold, it appears Alan’s fondness for the period has intensified somewhat. Is it possible that Oakfield is actually possessed by the traumatised spirit of Ezekiel Oliphant?”

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