Notable DVD releases for Tuesday. Selections are subject to Blu-Ray release as well.
Collects all episodes of True Blood‘s seventh season.
True Blood: The Complete Series
“Vamp Camp Files: Get an inside look at the secret trove of documents detailing the effort to eradicate vampires via the institution known as “Vamp Camp” True Blood Lines: Uncover secrets from relationships past and present in this engaging, fully interactive guide and archive. Inside The Episodes: Get the backstories on each of the episodes with revealing interviews from the show writers. Audio Commentaries: Five Audio Commentaries with the Cast and Crew including Brian Buckner, Stephen Moyer, Carrie Preston, Amelia Rose Blaire, and many more. Vamp Camp Files: Get an inside look at the secret trove of documents detailing the effort to eradicate vampires via the institution known as “Vamp Camp” True Blood Lines: Uncover secrets from relationships past and present in this engaging, fully interactive guide and archive. Inside The Episodes: Get the backstories on each of the episodes with revealing interviews from the show writers. Audio Commentaries: Five Audio Commentaries with the Cast and Crew including Brian Buckner, Stephen Moyer, Carrie Preston, Amelia Rose Blaire, and many more. Vamp Camp Files: Get an inside look at the secret trove of documents detailing the effort to eradicate vampires via the institution known as “Vamp Camp” True Blood Lines: Uncover secrets from relationships past and present in this engaging, fully interactive guide and archive. Inside The Episodes: Get the backstories on each of the episodes with revealing interviews from the show writers. Audio Commentaries: Five Audio Commentaries with the Cast and Crew including Brian Buckner, Stephen Moyer, Carrie Preston, Amelia Rose Blaire, and many more.”
Dolls [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]
“A precocious girl, her nasty parents, two punk-rock losers and a weak-kneed salesman inadvertently become the guests of two ghoulish senior citizens in their dark, haunted mansion. The old couple makes and collects dolls that, when not sitting still like good little mannequins, creep around in the night, offing the guests one by one! You may laugh at first, but if they turn on you, you’ll regret it…for the rest of your short life! Guy Rolfe (Puppet Master III, Mr. Sardonicus), Stephen Lee (Robocop 2) and Carolyn Purdy-Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) star in this bloody good terror trap that delivers its frights, fun and fantastic effects in equal measure.”
Demons [Synapse Blu-Ray]
“THEY WILL MAKE CEMETERIES THEIR CATHEDRALS, AND CITIES WILL BE YOUR TOMBS! From the minds of Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava comes the horrific Heavy Metal splatter film classic, DEMONS! Presented in a stunning new high-definition transfer and re-mastered audio!
A strange masked man offers tickets to a horror movie sneak preview at the mysterious Metropol cinema. When a patron is accidentally scratched by a prop displayed in the lobby, she transforms into a flesh-ripping demon! One by one, the audience members mutate into horrible creatures hell-bent on destroying the world. Can anyone escape this gory orgy of terror?
Features an amazing soundtrack of 80s rock/heavy metal by Billy Idol, Scorpions, Motley Crue, Accept, Saxon and MORE!”
Demons 2 [Synapse Blu-Ray]
“WATCHING TELEVISION CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH… AND BRING THE END OF THE WORLD! From the minds of Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava comes DEMONS 2, the sequel to the surprise horror hit, DEMONS! Presented in a stunning new high-definition transfer and re-mastered audio!
There’s a scary movie on television and the residents of a luxury high-rise building have their eyes glued to their sets. Unfortunately for a young birthday girl, an eternal demonic evil is released through her TV and partygoers soon find themselves fighting an army of murderous monsters! Acid blood, demonic dogs, possessed children and rampaging zombies wreak havoc for the trapped tenants! Starring Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni (Dario Argento’s OPERA), Bobby Rhodes (DEMONS), and a young Asia Argento in her very first film role, DEMONS 2 is a jaw-droppingly gory film from the golden age of Italian splatter films!
Features an amazing soundtrack of 80s rock/heavy metal by The Smiths, The Cult, Dead Can Dance, Art of Noise, Peter Murphy and MORE!”
The Picture of Dorian Gray [Blu-Ray]
“Oscar and Golden Globe-winning adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic story about a mysterious young man whose painted portrait ages through the years while he remains young. Starring Oscar-winner George Sanders (“All About Eve”), multiple Oscar and Emmy-nominee Angela Lansbury (“Gaslight,” TV’s “Murder, She Wrote”) and Oscar-winner Donna Reed (“From Here to Eternity”). Special Features: Commentary by Angela Lansbury and film historian Steve Haberman , Oscar-winning 1945 MGM short “Stairway to Light”, Oscar-winning 1945 MGM cartoon “Quiet Please!”, Original Theatrical trailer”
Collects all eight seasons of Charmed.
Gamera: The Showa and Hisei Collection
Collects 11 Gamera films from both the Showa and Hisei eras.
“You may think you’ve witnessed the most extreme examples of the Italian cannibal genre, but leave it to late Italian sleaze master Bruno Mattei notorious director of HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD, RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR, SS GIRLS and CALIGULA’S PERVERSIONS to lower the bar to depraved new heights. In this shameless rip-off of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, Mattei (under the name Vincent Dawn) unleashes the sleazy saga of a ratings-hungry American TV crew whose Amazon jungle report becomes a nightmare of gut munching, brain-scarfing, sexual atrocities, insane moralizing and much more. Claudio Morales and Cindy Matic (IN THE LAND OF THE CANNIBALS) star in this jaw-dropper also known as CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST: THE BEGINNING now presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America!Special Feature: Trailer”
“Thirty years ago, young mother Dulce was accused of murdering her husband and two children in their home. Despite her pleas that a malevolent force in the house was responsible for the killings, Dulce was sentenced to the maximum penalty of imprisonment for a crime she ultimately did not commit. Now, as part of her sentence, Dulce is sent back to her old home and the scene of the crime under house arrest, where she s forced to confront the horrifying memory of what happened there. But this time around she s determined to unravel the mystery that has haunted her so for long, and with the help of a local priest, give both her loved ones and her own spirits their much-needed peace. Filled with suspense from beginning to end, THE HOUSE AT THE END OF TIME is a gripping thriller about the demons that follow us and the power we have to vanquish them.”
“The late Italian sleaze maestro Bruno Mattei, infamous director of HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD, CAGED WOMEN, RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR and SS EXTERMINATION LOVE CAMP, here under the name Martin Miller brazenly combines CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and PREDATOR for a whole new level of green inferno perversion: When a team of hard-ass commandos venture deep into the Amazon jungle to rescue a senator’s hot daughter, they’ll trigger a bloodbath of flesh-stripping, gut-ripping, limb-hacking, stock footage and sexual brutality. Cindy Matic and Claudio Morales (MONDO CANNIBAL) star in this mind-boggling hybrid also known as LAND OF DEATH and released in Japan as CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 3: CANNIBAL VS. COMMANDO now presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America!
Special Feature: Trailer”
“En route from having retrieved his rebellious teenage daughter from the city of Bogota, Colombia, American David Reynolds (Peter Facinelli, Twilight) and his new fiancée (Sophia Myles, Tristan + Isolde) suffer a car crash that leaves them stranded at a rundown, isolated inn. Sensing something sinister from the mysterious old innkeeper, the family discovers a young girl locked in the basement and determines to set her free. But little do they know that the seemingly innocent girl is an embodiment of pure evil, and that their act of charity could have cataclysmic consequences. Both exotic and terrifying, THE DAMNED is a white-knuckle suspense ride from start to finish. ”
“To impress the girl of his dreams, Sam enters an old amusement park, where torturous monsters roam the grounds.”
“Writer/director Onur Tukel turns in a hilarious performance as the monumentally lazy, socially oblivious and commitment-shy Erik Sparrow, who is dumped by his career-woman girlfriend (Anna Margaret Hollyman, White Reindeer) when he rejects her rather charitable marriage proposal. Feeling lost, he turns to a disastrous string of online dates that successively eat away at his already-deteriorating confidence until a lanky vampire turns him into an undead ladykiller, with a maniacal sex drive matched only by his frenzied need to feed on blood. A collision of absurd, self-deprecating wit and existential curiosity, Summer of Blood is a hilarious horror-comedy with a clever bite all its own.”
Just what you’d expect. It was probably aliens that did nearly everything weird on Earth.
“Deep in the Pennsylvania hills, a cemetery for those who died during exorcism remains a dark secret for the church. In 1671, hundreds of men, women, and children suffered in bloody, torturous rituals at the hands of priests unable to contain the evil of the possessed. Were these possessions real, or is the story a hoax to cover up the sins of the deranged priests thirsty for human blood? Bill and his team of cynical paranormal investigators plan to find out the truth. As the producer and host of the reality TV show “Ghost Seekers,” Bill and his crew have seen it all: abandoned prisons, haunted houses, and decrepit mental hospitals. Night after night of boring trips to empty run down buildings has left them sure that the dead stay dead and that ghosts are the furthest thing from being real. Their lack of faith will soon be repaid in blood. Armed with the church’s historical record, they set out into the wilderness to uncover this series of forgotten atrocities. The demons of the past are invited to return and the gory details of old sins are revealed as the possessed begin hunting the living. Alternately gut-punching hilarious and brutally violent, The Cemetery takes the best elements of the old-school slasher film and pushes them to the edge.”
“After Luke’s wife finds out that he is having an affair, he tries to save his marriage by taking the family on a camping trip but soon Luke and his family become the hunted!
In the vein of The Hills Have Eyes and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
“When a young journalist decides to investigate the macabre world of snuff films, the worst of destinations awaits her as she becomes the next on-camera victim.
Mariano Peralta’s controversial Argentinian gore film has been deemed one of the sickest and most depraved films ever made. ”
The Cannibal Massacre Collection
“PAPAYA: LOVE GODDESS OF THE CANNIBALS Her name was Sirpa Lane, the succulent Finnish beauty who became an international sex symbol in Roger Vadim’s Charlotte, then shocked the world with her inhuman degradation in Walerian Borowczyk’s The Beast. But perhaps her ultimate cinematic destiny was to star in this tropical sleaze-fest from the notorious Joe D Amato, director of Emanuelle And The White Slave Trade and Anthropophagus, as a woman who hungrily surrenders to perverse trysts, native vengeance, graphic carnal carnage and beyond. Severin Films is shamelessly proud to present Papaya fully restored including the complete Disco Cannibal Blood Orgy sequence from an Italian vault print seized from the private collection of a jailed magistrate! CANNIBAL TERROR: Even by the sleaziest standards of 80s EuroTrash, it remains a film that must be seen to be believed: When a pair of criminal knuckleheads and their busty moll kidnap the young daughter of a wealthy tycoon, they foolishly choose to hide in a local jungle infested with ferocious cannibals. What follows is a mind-roasting exercise in atrocious acting, gratuitous nudity and gut-munching mayhem, by a ravenous tribe of flesh eaters who inexplicably sport comb-overs and Elvis sideburns. Robert Foster (Inconfessable Orgies Of Emmanuelle), Pamela Stanford (White Cannibal Queen) and Burt Altman (The Devil Hunter) star in this infamous Spanish/French co-production that was banned in Britain as one of the original Video Nasties and is now presented uncut, uncensored and mastered in Hi-Def for the first time ever in America! DEVIL HUNTER: King Of EuroSleaze Jess Franco (Bloody Moon, Macumba Sexual) takes on the 80s Cannibal genre and delivers a jungle sickie like no other! When a safari of sexy babes and violent boneheads ventures into native-crazed wilderness, Uncle Jess unleashes a deluge of relentless nudity, dubious anthropology and his own brand of cut-rate carnage. Ursula Fellner (Sadomania), Al Cliver (Zombie), Robert Foster (Cannibal Terror) and Gisela Hahn (Contamination) co-star in this original Video Nasty also tastefully known as Sexo Cannibal and Mandingo Manhunter with something to offend everyone, now fully restored from the original Spanish negative and presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America!
Special Features: PAPAYA: Theatrical Trailer; CANNIBAL TERROR: Spicy Deleted Scene, Theatrical Trailer; DEVIL HUNTER: Sexo Canibal Interview with Director Jess Franco”
“Axel, Jonathan and Ana live together in a post-catastrophic world. Their whole dynamic changes when Axel and Jonathan go out on an expedition in search of provisions and return to the house with a zombie that they call Pythagoras.”
Scared Stiff Collection: Volume 2
“LOVERBOY He s More Devil Than You Know. This Best Feature Film at the FREAK SHOW Film Festival and Official Selection at the Killer Film Festival has turned a lot of heads. Erica Summers s LOVERBOY finds young Lauren, a beautiful girl struggling with a painful home life finding the boy of her dreams, but when his sinister side is revealed, the true horror begins in this rollercoaster thrill ride. THE 28TH DAY: THE WRATH OF STEPH A Horror film…For the Ladies… Better than classic status of cult classic! Entertainment Corner Zachary Scott s THE 28TH DAY: THE WRATH OF STEPH brings a true evil that is so demented that it preys on women who are on their period. Steph awakens in a forest not knowing that she has been possessed by an evil spirit. The evil consumes her body and it s a race against the clock to save her in this paranormal horror film. This Official Selection at the HORROR ON SEA film festival anthology brings it all. Geno McGahee s SCARY TALES concerns four friends reunite at a remote cabin, as they share some campfire stories, but the line between fantasy and reality soon gets blurred and the unexplainable begins to occur. Secrets get revealed and the stories come to life, turning nightmares into reality. Five tales,featuring twists and turns, zombies and ghosts, werewolves and demons, and more, create madness and asks the question: What are you afraid of? PHANTOM OF THE WOODS Fear casts a shadow. True horror returns to the woods. NewzBreaker The Official Selection at the INDIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL, PHANTOM OF THE WOODS, concerns some teenagers experiencing their worst fears and they must run for their lives before they and everyone they care about is destroyed.”
“After a party held in one ofthe most haunted houses in the country ends with 51 people dead, a camera containing footage from that night is delivered to investigators. The DVD features the restricted footage leaked by a jury member in one of the most infamous murder trials in U.S. history, the first of its kind to include paranormal evidence!”
Scared Stiff Collection Vol. 3: The DV Trilogy
“Be terrified with Evan Jacobs’ DV Trilogy! DV James, a serial killer, has taken to recording his life so that he can examine it and stay one step ahead of the authorities. He soon finds himself hunted by one of his victims. DV2 After the body of James was found in DV, the camera that recorded his death is taken by the Man who discovered his body. Suddenly, the Man finds himself haunted by something entirely different. DV3 After mysteriously receiving the camera at the end of DV2, the brother of James soon finds himself becoming obsessed with how his sibling died. After going through the DV footage, the brother s life unravels unleashing hell in the process. UPON FIRST VIEWING IT IS A REQUIREMENT THAT ALL THREE FILMS BE WATCHED IN ORDER. THEY WERE ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED BY THE DIRECTOR AS ONE CONTINUOUS FILM.”
“By taking her own life in the infamous Suicide Forest of Mount Fuji, a sexy American cover-girl supernaturally transforms into a demonic spirit to wreak a violent revenge, one by one, upon those who helped her ex-boyfriend leave her.”
“A ship’s captain, Thorne Sherman (James Best), arrives at an isolated island inhabited by a scientist Dr. Marlow Craigis (Baruch Lumet), his daughter Ann (Ingrid Goude/Miss Sweden 1956) and his assistants (Ken Curtis/Gunsmoke, Gordon McLendon, and Alfred DeSoto). The group is trapped by a hurricane and takes refuge from the storm in the island house. At the same time, Dr. Craigis is working to reduce humans to half size in an effort to help prevent over population and its demand on natural resources. The side effect of this ill-fated experiment is the creation of giant, voracious and poisonous shrews. Barricaded in the house, the group is now surrounded by these beasts that eat 2-3 times their body weight each day and are quickly running out of food. As things progress, the shrews predictably attack the ship s crew and, finally, the group themselves, resulting in mayhem, death and destruction.”
“A young woman in the middle of an economical crisis, a little girl who is facing a new environment and a loyal dog that will work as a link between both, will have to spend two nights in an old big house that is falling into pieces. Sounds at night and shadows accompanied with threatening echoes emerging from darkness are constant in the house. Will they be able to undergo the situation and solve the enigma that surrounds the presence that still rounds the house?”
Ghost and Demon Children of the Damned
“Ghosts and demons send chills up your spine, but there is something extra disturbing when they are children! Carved through the hillside, off a rural road in Niagara Falls, lies an abandoned underground passage known as ”The Screaming Tunnel.” Legend claims that years ago, an eight-year-old girl was burned alive inside this tunnel by her psychopathic father. Since that day, her ghost has appeared screaming whenever any brave souls venture inside the tunnel after dark and lights a match. The staff members of Ottawa’s historic Duford House museum have noticed some very unusual occurrences surrounding two antique dolls. Regardless of where these dolls are displayed they continually fall to the floor, or actually vanish for hours at a time, only to be found later in a different part of the house. Who is the young girl seen around these dolls, only to disappear as quickly as she comes? The Mathers House in Burnaby, British Columbia was once the home to Benedictine Monks, until it was purchased by a religious cult. Now a pottery studio, the artists have often seen the ghosts of children playing in various rooms. It is likely that these children were the ones that the cult leader abused and tortured during the years they lived there. This comprehensive collection of true-life paranormal stories features Canada’s Children of the Damned.”