Horror releases for June 27 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click on the Amazon button to order and help support this site!
Straw Dogs [Criterion Collection Blu-Ray]
“In this thriller, arguably Sam Peckinpah s most controversial film, David (Dustin Hoffman), a young American mathematician, moves with his English wife, Amy (Susan George), to the village where she grew up. Their sense of safety unravels as the local men David has hired to repair their house prove more interested in leering at Amy and intimidating David, beginning an agonizing initiation into the iron laws of violent masculinity that govern Peckinpah s world. Working outside the U.S. for the first time, the filmmaker airlifts the ruthlessness of the western frontier into Cornwall in Straw Dogs, pushing his characters to their breaking points as the men brutalize Amy and David discovers how far he ll go to protect his home culminating in a harrowing climax that lays out this cinematic mastermind s eloquent and bloody vision of humanity.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
-New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
-Audio commentary from 2003 by Stephen Prince, author of Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies
-Mantrap: Straw Dogs The Final Cut, a 2003 documentary about the making of the film, featuring cast and crew
-Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron, a 1993 documentary about the director featuring actors Kris Kristofferson, Jason Robards, Ali MacGraw, and many others
-New conversation between film critic Michael Sragow and filmmaker Roger Spottiswoode, who worked as one of the editors on the film
-New interview with film scholar Linda Williams about the controversies surrounding the film
-Archival interviews with actor Susan George, producer Daniel Melnick, and Peckinpah biographer Garner Simmons
-TV spots and trailers
-PLUS: An essay by scholar and critic Joshua Clover”
The Strain: Season 3
Collects the full third season of the show.
Death Line [Blue Underground Blu-Ray]
“Beneath Modern London Lives a Tribe of Once Humans. Neither Men nor Women… They are the Raw Meat of the Human Race!
When a prominent politician and a beautiful young woman vanish inside a London subway station, Scotland Yard’s Inspector Calhoun (Donald Pleasence of HALLOWEEN) investigates and makes a horrifying discovery. Not only did a group of 19th century tunnel workers survive a cave-in, but they lived for years in a secret underground enclave by consuming the flesh of their own dead. Now the lone descendant of this grisly tribe has surfaced, prowling the streets for fresh victims… and a new mate.
Norman Rossington (A HARD DAY’S NIGHT), David Ladd (THE WILD GEESE), Sharon Gurney (CRUCIBLE OF HORROR), and the legendary Christopher Lee (HORROR OF DRACULA) also star in this heart-stopping horror classic co-written and directed by Gary Sherman (DEAD & BURIED). Originally recut and released as RAW MEAT in the United States, now DEATH LINE has been freshly transferred and fully restored in 2K from the original uncensored camera negative and comes fully loaded with exclusive new Extras produced for this release!
• Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Gary Sherman, Producer Paul Maslansky, and Assistant Director Lewis More O’Ferrall
• Tales From The Tube: Interview with Co-Writer/Director Gary Sherman and Executive Producers Jay Kanter & Alan Ladd Jr.
• From The Depths: Interview with Star David Ladd and Producer Paul Maslansky
• Mind The Doors: Interview with Star Hugh Armstrong
• DEATH LINE Trailer
• RAW MEAT Trailer
• RAW MEAT TV Spots
• RAW MEAT Radio Spots
• Poster & Still Gallery
• BONUS Collectable Booklet featuring new writing by authors Michael Gingold and Christopher Gullo”
The Angry Red Planet [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]
“With Martians like the leggy and very hairy “batratspidercrab, “, plus flesh-eating plants and a rolling amoeba with rotating eyes, you’ll think twice before jumping into a spaceship: no matter where it’s headed.
When an Earth rocket lands on Mars, the crew finds the planet not entirely dead. As these well-armed scientists begin to explore, they are attacked by unbelievably horrific and demented creatures at every turn. Battling for their lives, the survivors make it back to their ship only to discover intelligent life – and a warning they’ll never forget!”
The Autopsy of Jane Doe [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]
“A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.”
The Unholy [Vestron Video Blu-Ray]
“Father Michael is assigned to a New Orleans church where two priests have been murdered, to fight the ultimate evil.”
Nurse Sherri [Vinegar Syndrome Blu-Ray]
“Vinegar Syndrome specializes in the masterful restoration and distribution of cult, horror, and erotic films from the 1960s-90s.
Meet Sherri…for an evening of pleasure and terror! Young and beautiful nurse Sherri (Jill Jacobson) has been possessed by a crazed preacher who died of a heart attack. Under his demonic control, he uses Sherri to enact revenge against those who he believes were responsible for his death. As Sherri begins to carry out his bloody bidding, two fellow nurses realize that the only way to stop her may be to exorcise the forces of evil out of her in a ghastly and dangerous ritual!
Directed by legendary cult filmmaker Al Adamson (DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN), NURSE SHERRI is a violent and sleazy hybrid of ‘nurse’ films and supernatural horror. Chock full of gloriously ludicrous twists, over the top death scenes, and a smattering of T & A, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents NURSE SHERRI on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, freshly restored in 2k off of its original 35mm negative and featuring all new interviews with its stars and iconic producer Sam Sherman.
1. Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm original negative
2. Commentary track with Producer Sam Sherman
3. “Nurses’ Confessions” featurette with co-stars Jill Jacobson and Marliyn Joi
4. Alternate feature length ‘exploitation’ version (DVD only)
5. “Then and Now” locations featurette
6. Promotional still gallery
7. Original trailers
8. Reversible cover artwork
9. English SDH Subtitles”
The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]
“He was the custodian of the icebox that kept the skulls crisp and fresh!
The sins of the fathers rest heavily on the heads of the sons (literally) in this fun-filled fright-fest that’ll keep you “awake and screaming through many a traumatic night”, (Variety)! Faced with an age-old family curse that beheaded their forefathers, two brothers attempt to unravel the family plot…even as sinister forces attempt to put them into it.”
“A passionate holiday romance takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Australian photojournalist Clare wakes up locked in Andi’s Berlin apartment. And he has no intention of letting her go again. Ever. ”
The Evictors [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]
“Don’t bother to lock your doors… nothing can keep them out!
It all began years ago, when the decedents of the original owners fought a bloody battle to prevent foreclosure on the property. They were never seen again, but their oath that no one would ever live in their house had led to a startling chain of events. Years later, the Watkins (Michael Parks, Tusk and Jessica Harper, Suspiria, Phantom Of The Paradise) discover the first brutal murders. In a panic, they buy firearms to protect themselves: but nothing seems to keep out the vengeful spirits. Now, a new family wants the farmhouse. This chilling film also features the great Vic Morrow (Humanoids From The Deep, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry).”
The Similars [Blu-Ray]
“In the wee hours of October 2, 1968, eight strangers wait for the bus in order to go to the city, enclosed at a bus station in a remote place. Rain has caused the road closure and the bus doesn’t seem to be close. Soon, the strangers become victims of a strange phenomenon, and they all start to physically look like one of them. Threatened by the paranoia and fear to lose their identity, the personalities of the eight strangers begin to clash, and everybody show the best and worst of themselves, while trying to find the responsible for this mysterious condition that is invading each one of them like a virus.”
Feed the Light [Intervision Blu-Ray]
“From producer/director/co-writer Henrik Möller comes a new landmark in underground Swedish horror, inspired by equal parts H.P. Lovecraft, David Lynch, and something far more disturbing: When her daughter is abducted by her ex-husband, a young mother will track the missing child and its father to a mysterious institution. But once inside, she will find herself trapped in a hallucinatory netherworld where reality turns amorphous, survival becomes parasitic, and an infested darkness lives and feeds in the light.
“It teeters between bad dreams and outright nightmares”, raves ScreenAnarchy.com. “Armed with a tiny budget and a whole lot of talent, Möller has made himself quite a splash with his award-winning debut feature.”
• Making of “Feed The Light”
• The Lovecraft Influence: Interview With Co-Writer / Director Henrik Möller
“When Linda Regis, Director of Development at MALCO Oceanic Research, unravels a sinister plot to inject sharks with human DNA in the hope of creating a Super-Shark Super-Soldier, she becomes the target of a dangerous killer. Meanwhile, MALCO’s DNA enhanced sharks, having discovered a way to slip past security, are busy honing their newly enhanced killer instincts both in and out of the nearby beaches. It won’t be long before local law enforcement and wanna-be sunbathers follow the carnage to it’s inevitable source, and the inevitable outcome of this insanity: the monster of destruction, the human-shark hybrid LAND SHARK! ”
Victims! [Olive Films DVD]
“Four young girls on a camping trip in the woods are stalked by a pair of crazed serial killers.”
Truth or Dare?
“When an already unbalanced Mike Strauber catches his wife Sharon in bed with his best friend, the result is a rapid descent into insanity. Mike’s revenge is masked in the form of the seemingly innocent child’s game “Truth or Dare”, but playing his demented and twisted version results in a bloodbath the likes that has never been seen before… with a trail of victims leading right back to his wife! This all-time horror classic from 1986 includes a special performance from a young AJ McLean of The Backstreet Boys. “One of the ‘Top 13’ Slasher Movies Of All Time!” as ranked by Top13.com.””
Aliens from Area 51
“The US Military facility commonly known as Area 51 aka ”Dreamland,” is a highly classified detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, within the Nevada Test and Training Rangen and only recently has this site been acknowledged to exist by the government. While certain de-classified projects (such as the U2 spy plane, the SR-71 and now famous Stealth Aircraft) have been said to come out of Area 51, it remains a mystery as to what really goes on at this base as it relates to UFOs, the back engineering of Alien technology and the rumors that live captured Aliens are being held captive at the base. This comprehensive 2 DVD set includes over five hours of amazing UFO research!
The Alien from Area 51: The makers of the infamous Alien Autopsy footage come forward to disclose the truth about sinister Men in Black invading their lives; how the Chinese knew about the original footage; their beliefs in alien visitation to planet Earth and the genetic manipulation of humankind. An unprecedented perspective on the UFO enigma and what it means for us all.
UFO Landings, Crashes and Retrievals: UFOs are real and they are here whether we like it or not, and their technology far exceeds ours. If they decided to take over the human race, there would be little our government and military factions could do about it. Uncover suppressed and hidden information about the strangest and most fantastic UFO incidents in recent history.”
6 Models in Hell
“Six Philadelphia models meet up and arrive at a decrepit warehouse on a gloomy day to audition for a fashion show being put on by one of the biggest agencies in town. They are introduced to Glen, the MC for the audition, who ushers them into a dilapidated elevator that only goes to the fourth floor. These models will do anything to become stars, but little do they know that Glen is a raging psychopath who has deceived them all. To their horror, they realize that Glen somehow knows all about their innermost demons and intends to judge them for past sins. Director – Tony Slade; Cast – Jose Rosette, Tony Slade, Jennifer Renne Price; Producer – Tony Slade, Warren Croyle. ”
“Adam Baldini invites a group of his friends to his family’s apple orchard for a weekend getaway, only for them to be killed off one by one by a mysterious hatchetman. ”
Scaler: Dark Spirit
“Paranormal researcher and author, Jessica Lake is given video footage from a mysterious ghost hunter revealing clues to an ancient and evil spirit.”