Horror releases for June 20 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Order using the Amazon links and help support this site!
Seoul Station [Blu-Ray]
“The animated prequel to the box office record-breaker “Train to Busan” and the latest from director Sang-ho Yeon, “Seoul Station” follows a man sleeping in a train station who becomes a catalyst for the pandemonium in downtown Seoul: a zombie apocalypse. The rapidly-spreading infection propels an authentic family drama, drawing mordant parallels to real-world social horrors.
This Blu-ray features surround sound, English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired and the official “Seoul Station” trailer.”
“Life is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth. ”
“In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria) made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage a film which redefined the ‘giallo’ genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom.
Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall, Spasmo)…
A staggeringly assured debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage establishes the key traits that would define Argento’s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West), this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this new, 4K-restored limited edition from Arrow Video!
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
•Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the camera negative in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
•Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
•English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
•New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
•The Power of Perception, a new visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Devil s Advocates: Suspiria and Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study
•New analysis of the film by critic Kat Ellinger
•New interview with writer/director Dario Argento
•New interview with actor Gildo Di Marco (Garullo the pimp)
•Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp
•Limited edition 60-page booklet illustrated by Matthew Griffin, featuring an appreciation of the film by Michael Mackenzie, and new writing by Howard Hughes and Jack Seabrook”
The Lawnmower Man [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]
“Dr. Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) is a brilliant scientist obsessed with perfecting virtual reality software. When his experiments on animals fail, he finds the ideal substitute :Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey), a slow-witted gardener. Dr. Angelo’s goal is to benefit his human guinea pig and ultimately mankind itself, but evil lurks the guise of “the Shop, “, a shadowy group that seeks to use the technology to create an invincible war machine. When the experiments change the simple Jobe into a superhuman being, the stage is set for a Jekyll-and-Hyde struggle for the control of Jobe’s mind and the future of the world. ”
The Paul Naschy Collection [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]
“Paul Naschy (born Jacinto Molina Álvarez) was Spain’s answer to Lon Chaney. He has portrayed many classic monsters: the Wolfman, Frankenstein’s monster, Count Dracula, the Mummy and more. He was not only a terrific actor, but an accomplished writer, producer and director. This Blu-ray box set includes five stellar films from his long and distinguished career.
VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES
HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB
BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL
NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF
“On a tiny island off the coast of Ireland, a new breed of terror is unleashed. In his quest to find a cure for cancer, a research scientist conducts an experiment involving mutated cells. But this attempt to benefit humanity becomes a nightmare that threatens the entire human race.
The tranquil island is suddenly rocked by the mysterious death of a local farmer. When he is found in a cave, not a trace of bone left in his body, he has been reduced to a horrible, shapeless mass. Enter eminent pathologist Dr. Brian Stanley (horror icon Peter Cushing, Brides of Dracula, The Gorgon ) and Dr. David West (Edward Judd, First Men in the Moon), a brilliant bone specialist. Working together in a desperate race against time, they must find a way to destroy the seemingly indestructible, ever multiplying horde of bone-eating creatures before the mutant monsters kill everyone on the island and spread like a deadly plague across the entire planet! This chilling horror film is directed by the talented Hammer Films veteran director Terence Fisher (Horror of Dracula, The Curse of Frankenstein, The Mummy).”
Tales from the Crypt: The Complete Series
All seasons collected on DVD.
Hack-O-Lantern [Massacre Video Blu-Ray]
“A kindly old grandfather is actually the leader of a murderous satanic cult which sacrifices its victims on Halloween. ”
Ten Little Indians [Scorpion Releasing Blu-Ray]
“One of the most diabolical mysteries ever concocted comes to vivid life in this all-star version of the classic Agatha Christie thriller! Summoned to an isolated, elegant hotel in the middle of the desert, several strangers find themselves accused at dinner of heinous crimes that have escaped punishment… until now. Now they’re being murdered off one by one in a pattern from a chilling nursery rhyme, and suspicion grows as they realize the killer may be one of their own. Oliver Reed (Burnt Offerings, The Hunting Party) and Elke Sommer (A Shot in the Dark, House of Exorcism) headline a dazzling cast of potential victims including Oscar winner Sir Richard Attenborough (Gandhi, Jurassic Park), Herbert Lom (The Dead Zone, the Pink Panther series), French pop sensation Charles Aznavour, Stephane Audran (Le Boucher, The Big Red One), Gert Frobe (Goldfinger, Bloodline), Adolfo Celi (Thunderball, Danger: Diabolik), Alberto De Mendoza (Horror Express, The People Who Own the Dark), Maria Rohm (Venus in Furs, 99 Women), and the voice of one and only Orson Welles. Directed by cult filmmaker Peter Collinson (The Italian Job, Open Season), this riveting and stylish whodunit is more baffling than ever in glorious HD!
Special Features: Trailer Gallery”
Under the Dome: The Complete Series
All three seasons on DVD.
“When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong.”
“A couple goes to a remote island to restore their failing marriage but instead find themselves in danger, with no one to trust. ”
“After nearly drowning at the hands of his babysitter, a troubled young man grows up to become a serial killer with a compulsion to drowned young beautiful women. Based on true events, this conniving killer becomes a cultural phenomenon, known throughout the streets of Los Angeles. ”
“A girl’s life cascades into chaos as her schoolmates suffer gruesome and increasingly bizarre acts of fate, including a deadly wind, machine gun teachers and a pig in a tuxedo holding a knife. From visionary director Sion Sono (“Suicide Club”), “Tag” is a perceptive, shocking and gore-filled exploration of youth and femininity in an increasingly nightmarish world.
This DVD features the official “Tag” trailer and comes in Japanese with English subtitles.”
“Jennifer (Tory Stolper), Ellie (Tracey Fairaway) and Madeleine (Maria Blasucci) are three very different women with one thing in common: they’re all dead. Well, sort of. After a night out, these three ladies wake up with the ultimate hangover – stuck in the same body, sewn together into a horrific Frankenstein-esque creature. With their personalities still intact, they must work together to pilot their new body, escape their captors, and survive. With the help of Garrett (James Phelps), a hapless med-student, the frightful femmes fatales use their combined skills, strength and reflexes as Stitch, and set out to find out who is responsible and why. Retracing their steps from the night of their deaths, the girls exact revenge on those who have wronged them, and might just find out the truth, if they don’t kill each other first.
A modern-day Frankenstein story with a feminist twist, Patchwork is high-octane tribute to the classic 80’s genre movies that inspired it.”
Feeding the Masses Horror Collection
“Sink Your Teeth into this Monstrous 3-DVD, 4-Movie Collection filled with Ravenous Flesh-Eating Zombies, Blood-Thirsty Vampires and Rampaging Werewolves!
”Feeding The Masses”: In a nation dominated by mass media manipulation, rampant consumerism and a brainwashing government, a zombie epidemic known as the Lazarus Virus is bringing the recently deceased back to life.
”Creature from the Hillbilly Lagoon”: Following a toxic spill, science students are set upon by insane and inbred locals. Little do they know their greatest threat is a hulking humanoid borne of radioactive mutation ascending from the inky blackness of the lagoon!
”Necroville”: Fired from their jobs as video store clerks, two slackers must wage war on the living dead just to earn a living wage in a town overrun by zombies, vampires and werewolves.
”Splatter Disco”: When the city council threatens to shut down the Den O’ Iniquity dance club for acts of perversion, a serial killer begins targeting club patrons and employees, brutally murdering anyone that gets in the way. Starring Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) and Lynn Lowry (The Crazies).”
“Night Terrors delivers three gore-filled tales of shock and terror that WickedChannel called ”hardcore on the gore” and a ”throwback to the VHS days of Horror Anthologies”.
A resentful older sister fills her brother’s head with three bizarre tales of terror, blood-soaked memories and nightmares of perversion after learning that she must baby-sit and miss a party. In ”Massacre on 34th Street,” a deranged killer dressed as Santa Claus slaughters a houseful of squatter punks who don’t appreciate the holiday. In ”Baby Killer,” a distraught professor performs illegal experiments on victims in an attempt to save his dying daughter. And in ”Abstinence,” a horrifying flesh-eating STD quickly spreads through a college campus.
Cast: Richard Hackel, Colvin Mann, Alex Lukens, Alyssa Benner. Bonus Features: Outtakes, Extras, Trailer Vault.”