Horror releases for May 5 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click the titles to be taken to their Amazon page.
“An archaeological team attempts to unlock the secrets of a lost pyramid only to find themselves hunted by an insidious creature.”
Mad Max [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]
“Setting Mel Gibson on a sure path to superstardom, this highly acclaimed “crazy collide-o-scope”, (Newsweek) of highway mayhem “cinematically defined the postapocalyptic landscape”, (TV Guide). Featuring eye-popping stunts that are “electrifying and very convincing”, (Variety) and “an authentically nihilistic spirit”, (The Village Voice), this unforgettable actioner from director George Miller (The Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Mad Max: Fury Road) is “pure cinematic poetry”, (Time).
In the ravaged near-future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max (Gibson). And when the bikers brutalize Max’s best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one thing left in the world to live for: revenge! Also starring Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Steve Bisley (The Great Gatsby, Red Hill), this rugged racecar of a film runs on “comic book volatility… exhilarating rowdiness and visual intensity”, (The New York Times)!”
Dollman Vs. Demonic Toys [Full Moon Blu-Ray]
“The classic Full Moon film, now in dazzling high-definition for the first time!
When undercover cop Judith Grey (Tracy Scoggins, reprising her original role) discovers the murderous Demonic Toys have returned to the Toyland warehouse, she has only one thought in mind: destroy the hideous playthings at all costs. But she needs help. So she turns to the only man on Earth who can measure up to these toychest terrors-Brick Bardo aka Dollman (Tim Thomerson).
Joined by his girlfriend, the equally diminutive Ginger (reduced to 11 inches in Bad Channels), futurecop Bardo teams with Judith to battle the mutant toys. Now Bardo must fight to save his life and his love as Baby Oopsie develops a large “crush” on the luscious Ginger…”
Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard [Blu-Ray]
“A young militia is all that stands between a coming dead horde and their rural town decimated by the fracking industry.”
“A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.”
“After the earth’s water supply is depleted, the survivors form roving road gangs, armed to the teeth and desperate to find and protect water supplies. But when a new breed of blood-drinking humans emerges, the survivors must contend with a whole new threat to their existence.”
“Meet Kim Filth, and enter his horror-film existence – based on fact and blended with fiction. Kim lives with his dad, sells weed to skaters, writes poetry, and snorts painkillers to get through the day. By night, he likes to stroll around painted up as his alter ego, Shadow Zombie, which is how he meets registered nurse and part-time clown Brandi. What follows is a brief romance marked by destruction by the very real phantoms emanating from Kim’s dead-end present and Brandi’s traumatic past. As captured by Jorge Torres-Torres under near-documentary conditions, the film chronicles a coterie of genuine misfits in its merciless observation of Kim’s world, daring to see past the facades of troubled souls through to their human core.”
Mansion of the Doomed
“Dr. Chaney and his beloved daughter Nancy survive a terrible car accident which leaves Nancy blind. Chaney, guilt stricken from being responsible, turns into a mad surgeon, obsessed with finding a way to restore his daughter’s vision. But when he decides to drug victims, removing their eyes to operate on his daughter, terror unfolds and Chaney’s mansion becomes a dungeon filled with disfigured captives, rising up to take their revenge.
Starring Oscar winner Gloria Grahame (The Bad and the Beautiful), Richard Basehart (Moby Dick), and Lance Henriksen (Aliens) and featuring special effects by Oscar-winning effects artist Stan Winston (Terminator 2, Jurassic Park).”
Murder of a Cat
“A man investigates the murder of his cat.”
“Enter the terrifying world of a monster that leaves a grisly trail of victims in his wake. He is THE DEMON! A small community is unable to protect or defend itself from THE DEMON s rampage. Is he human or is he the violent manifestation of some dark force? The town seems doomed to destruction…or can someone stop this horrifying quest for blood? When the police fail to produce a suspect, a psychic (Cameron Mitchell) is called into the case and begins his quest to find the killer. But he s almost too late THE DEMON is now stalking a young and beautiful nursery school teacher (Jennifer Holmes) and he won t give up until he s scored his next victim. What you are about to see is one of the most chilling and spine-tingling, life-and-death struggles ever filmed. Look out for THE DEMON…the screams you hear may be your own!”
“When his beautiful fiancée, Lori (Katrina Law), is killed in a car accident, Doug (Jody Quigley) retreats in solitude to the isolated farmhouse that should have been his new family s home. As he grieves and further isolates himself from his friends and society, he learns that he is not alone in this quaint home. Plagued with grief and tragic memories, supernatural events leave Doug fearing for his sanity until he s able to find solace and a brief respite in the company of his new neighbor Jamie (Lili Bordán). As the two grow closer, Doug pulls Jamie in with him deeper into the increasingly horrifying events that unleash a psychological terror in the old farmhouse.”
Other Stuff to Check Out
“Paris August 1944… with the Allied army closing in on German commander and art fanatic Colonel Von Waldheim (Paul Scofield, A Man For All Seasons), he decides to steal a vast collection of rare French paintings and loads them onto a train bound for Berlin. But when a beloved French patriot is murdered while trying to sabotage Von Waldheim’s scheme, Labiche (Burt Lancaster, Run Silent, Run Deep), a stalwart member of the Resistance, vows to stop the train at any cost. Calling upon his vast arsenal of skills, Labiche unleashes a torrent of devastation and destruction – loosened rails, shattered tracks and head-on collisions – in an impassioned, suspense-filled quest for justice, retribution and revenge. Top-notch direction by the great John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate) and a wonderful supporting cast that include screen icon, Jeanne Moreau (Viva Maria) in the role of Christine.”
The Secret Invasion
“Mickey Rooney (Baby Face Nelson) and Stewart Granger (King Solomon’s Mines) co-star in this action-packed war drama about a group of criminals gathered into the greatest infiltration force in WWII. When an Italian general decides to join the Allies, Nazi troops capture and imprison him before he can defect. Desperate for the information and resources the general would provide, the Allies assemble a rescue team of the only men able to infiltrate the Nazi prison undetected… criminals. But when the team’s carefully planned prison break erupts into an all-out fight for survival, it will take more than bravery to carry out their mission and turn the tide of the war. Wonderfully directed by cult legend, Roger Corman (Premature Burial) and featuring an outstanding cast that includes Raf Vallone (Phaedra), Henry Silva (The Italian Connection) and Edd Byrnes (TV’s 77 Sunset Strip), The Secret Invasion is an explosion of fast, absorbing entertainment that doesn’t let up until the final salute.”