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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dead Air: Episode 129 - Blair Witch (2016)


This week on the show , Jeff (@DeadAirJeff) and Jesse (@DestroySuperman) talk about Nic Cage, bees, why camping is a bad idea, Moldovian real estate, and Adam Wingard's new movie, BLAIR WITCH.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

VINEGAR SYNDROME October Package is 40% off until September 27th!

October Package is 40% off until September 27th!

September is almost over, which means that October is right around the corner, which means that Black Friday (and our annual sale) is just over two months away!

In the mean time, September releases will be shipping very soon, and that includes both of our Limited Edition Blus of Richard Casey's HORROR HOUSE ON HIGHWAY FIVE (3000 copies) and HELLBENT (2000 copies), as well as regular Blus of COUNT DRACULA'S GREAT LOVE starring Paul Naschy, CHINA & SILK with Ginger Lynn, and our Damon Christian Peekarama double feature, TITILLATION and EAT AT THE BLUE FOX!

Looking forward to October (and remember, you only have until September 27th to save 40% on the October package pre-order!), we're very excited to bring our first Crown International title to Blu-ray, in the form of Mark Pirro's DEATHROW GAMESHOW (expect more Crown titles pretty much every single month for the next year -- all in brand new restorations). Also in October: HOBGOBLINS (blu), NIGHTMARE SISTERS (blu), MURDER WEAPON & DEADLY EMBRACE (blu) and our second Storefront Theatre Collection BIZARRE ART.

Sneak peek at November:
You will see more Taboo on Blu, more Crown, another hardcore multi-disc, director focused DVD set, and several Black Friday surprises, including a long lost 80s slasher!

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ALIENWEEN - HALLOWEEN PARTY APOCALYPSE is ready to make a hell of a party on the 20th of September!



19th September 2016, Los Angeles - After many screenings at international events, ALIENWEEN, the new sci-fi horror comedy by Italian director Federico Sfascia, hits the stores of North America this coming week. Described as a “melt” movie, ALIENWEEN brings back to the screen the special fx, the atmosphere and the irony of the science fiction movies of the eighties we loved, like CRITTERS and GREMLINS, blending them with influences from Japanese anime. Bringing together Halloween and aliens, this movie is ideal for a Halloween night screening with friends.

ALIENWEEN will be released by Sector 5 on the 20th of September on DVD. The DVD is in pre-order on Amazon and other web stores. It’s already available on VOD by Gravitas Ventures on Vimeo, Youtube and other platforms.


RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3 Arrives on Blu-ray This November from Vestron! Trioxin With Your Turkey?

From the Vestron Video Collector’s Series comes the terrifying zombie horror classic RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3 arriving on limited-edition Blu-ray™ for the first time on November 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Street Date: 11/22/16
Blu-ray™ SRP: $34.97

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Love never dies! The Vestron Video Collector’s Series goes beyond the grave when the zombie horror classic Return of the Living Dead 3 arrives on limited-edition Blu-ray™ for the first time on November 22 from Lionsgate. Watch all of the terror in high definition when Curt transforms his girlfriend into a flesh-eating monster after her accidental death, in order to fulfill their pact to love each other forever! The Return of the Living Dead 3 Blu-ray includes all-new special features, including an audio commentary with Actress Melinda Clarke and Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Rainone; a conversation with Director Brian Yuzna and Screenwriter John Penney; and interviews with Special Effects Artists Steve Johnson and Chris Nelson and Editor/Post-Production Supervisor Christopher Roth, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
In Return of the Living Dead: Part II, the chemical Trioxin turned people into flesh-eating zombies. Now, the government is trying to control these unstoppable cannibalistic killers in Return of the Living Dead 3. When a young man uses the chemical to bring his girlfriend back to life after a motorcycle accident, she is driven to eat the only thing that will nourish her...human brains! She tries to stop her own feeding frenzy but a chain reaction has already begun, as hordes of undead are unleashed from their graves!

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
·       Audio Commentary with Director Brian Yuzna

·       Audio Commentary with Actress Melinda Clarke and Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Rainone

·       “Ashes to Ashes” - A Conversation with Director Brian Yuzna and Screenwriter John Penney

·       “Living Dead Girl” – An Interview with Actress Melinda Clarke

·       “Romeo Is Bleeding” – An Interview with Actor J. Trevor Edmond

·       “Trimark & Trioxin” – Interviews with Production Excecutive David Tripet and Editor Chris Roth

·       “The Resurrected Dead” – Interviews with Special Effects Designers Steve Johnson and Chris Nelson

·       Still Gallery


PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1992
Title Copyright: Return of the Living Dead 3  © 1992 Trimark Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 97 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: Original 2.0 Stereo Audio

C.H.U.D. II: BUD THE CHUD Arrives Blu-ray November 22! This Bud's For Vestron

The Vestron Video Collector’s Series will resurrect the Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers (C.H.U.Ds) when classic horror satire C.H.U.D. II: BUD THE CHUD arrives on limited edition Blu-ray™ on November 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Street Date: 11/22/16
Blu-ray™ SRP: $34.97


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers (C.H.U.Ds) return with a vengeance in high definition when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series resurrects C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud in limited edition Blu-ray™ on November 22 from Lionsgate. In the outrageous sequel to C.H.U.D., the half-dead decomposing humanoids, led by the suave and charming Bud, must be eliminated to halt the spreading plague in this classic horror satire. The C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud Blu-ray includes all-new special features, including an audio commentary with Director David Irving and interviews with Actor Gerrit Graham, Actress Tricia Leigh Fisher, and Special Effects Artist Allan Apone, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97.
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
Kevin, Steve, and Katie are an inseparable trio of friends doing some extracurricular snooping in the school science lab when, among the test tubes and beakers, they discover a corpse! But before they can say “Abra Cadaver,” the body disappears, rolling down Route 51 strapped to a gurney. The kids need a spare stiff, and fast. What they find is “Bud the Chud,” a half-dead decomposing humanoid, the result of a military experiment gone haywire. When Bud sets out on a killing spree, the kids, the Army, the police, and the FBI are hot on his trail, trying to save the entire town from becoming “Chudified!”
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
·       Audio Commentary with Director David Irving

·       Interview with Actor Gerrit Graham

·       Interview with Actress Tricia Leigh Fisher

·       Interview with Special Effects Artist Allan Apone

·       Still Gallery

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1988
Title Copyright: C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud © 1988 Vestron Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 85 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: Original 2.0 Stereo Audio

Waxwork and Waxwork II: Lost in Time Hitting Blu-ray October 18th! The Rise of Vestron Continues

The Vestron Video Collector’s Series continues with the release of Waxwork and Waxwork II: Lost in Time on October 18th. 

Street Date: 10/18/16

Blu-ray™ Double Feature SRP: $39.99

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Vestron Video Collector’s Series unleashes the tongue-in-cheek horror classics Waxwork and Waxwork II: Lost in Time for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ on October 18 from Lionsgate. In Waxwork, a private midnight showing at a local wax museum turns to mayhem when its soul-sucking wax exhibits come to life! In Waxwork II: Lost in Time, Mark and Sarah, who survived the killer wax museum, must travel to another dimension to combat the still-present evil figure responsible for murdering Sarah’s stepfather. The Waxwork and Waxwork II: Lost in Time Blu-ray double feature includes all-new special features and will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99.

WAXWORK OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
Inside the wax museum a group of teenagers are aghast at the hauntingly lifelike wax displays of Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and other character members of the Horror Hall of Fame. Each display is perfectly grotesque, yet each is missing one thing . . . a victim! Admission to the WAXWORK was free but now they may pay with their lives! One by one, the students are drawn into the settings as objects of the blood thirsty creatures. They are now part of the permanent collection.

WAXWORK II: LOST IN TIME OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
Having escaped the fiery destruction of the original Waxwork, Marl (Zach Galligan, Gremlins) and Sarah (Monika Schnarre, TV’s “Beverly Hills, 90210”) face another grueling ordeal in WAXWORK II, when Sarah is accused of murdering her stepfather. Fleeing through the doors of time in a desperate search for proof of her innocence, the two lovers find themselves caught in the eternally recurring battle between good and evil. Together they must stop one of the most powerful and demonic figures of all time — Lord Scarabus.

WAXWORK SPECIAL FEATURES
·       Audio Commentary with Anthony Hickox & Zach Galligan

·       Featurettes:

o   “The Waxwork Chronicles” (Parts 1–6)

o   Vintage “Making of” Featurette

·       Isolated Score & Audio Interview with Composer Roger Bellon

·       Theatrical Trailer

·       Still Gallery


WAXWORK II: LOST IN TIME SPECIAL FEATURES
·       Audio Commentary with Anthony Hickox & Zach Galligan

·       Theatrical Trailer

·       Still Gallery


WAXWORK PROGRAM INFORMATION*
Year of Production: 1988
Title Copyright: Waxwork © 1988 Vestron Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 100 Minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: Original 2.0 Stereo Audio
*Subject to Change

WAXWORK II: LOST IN TIME PROGRAM INFORMATION*
Year of Production: 1991
Title Copyright: Waxwork II: Lost in Time © 1991 Electric Pictures Corp. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for comic horror violence, and language
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 104 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: Original 2.0 Stereo Audio
*Subject to Change

BLOOD DINER (Vestron/Lionsgate Blu-ray) - Come Hungry. Disco Fries Not Included.

So what do you want to have for dinner to night? How about a Blu-ray with a side of Sheetar and disco fries? Blood Diner hits its HD debut in the states September 27th, and it is simply delicious. I want to express up front that Blood Diner has never been a favorite of mine, but I can appreciate it for its distant connection to Blood Feast by H.G. Lewis. I also love the enthusiasm fans have for this movie which is contagious as is the laughter that accompanies each viewing. Every time a distro company would announce its upcoming release lineup, Blood Diner is on the list even though it was clearly a Lionsgate product and perhaps inaccessible to certain labels. Before the recent announcement of the resurrection of Vestron, it almost seemed hopeless that we would ever see this cult favorite hit the Blu. Lo and behold the coming of Vestron has unleashed the adoration of fans and inspired many of us to dream. What will these folks put out next? In a few short days you'll have the chance to enjoy the gore and the goddess and the grill. Let's run this one down.

What's to love about Blood Diner? Jackie Kong, director of The Being and a couple dark comedy films, created the gonzo adventures of two brothers who include some FDA unapproved ingredients in their secret sauce ie people. This ain't your daddy's Soylent Green. Unlike the dystopian tale of people eating from the 70's, Blood Diner's man-eating (not man-pleasing) food is created with an eye on the resurrection of the goddess Sheeter. What we get is a whole lotta gruesome in the gruel. The story was in part inspired by Blood Feast and has also carried the title Blood Feast 2. Thus my ability to overlook some of the more cornball moments in the picture; I simply love that connection and the Blood Feast's story works no matter how it is imitated.

The issue I take with Blood Diner is that I simply don't find it funny. I've been in a theater watching it projected on 35mm and listened to the crowd response. People love this movie, laugh at this movie to the point of bellyache and it truly is a crowd-pleaser. While the humor doesn't tickle me, the kills and the gore are extremely over the top and are absolutely characteristic of the late 80's when Blood Diner made its release. Effective practical effects that are fun to watch and go for the gross out; that's what I want in my 80's Horror. So even if I don't have the nostalgic connection to Blood Diner (having seen it much later in life) I can appreciate its place in one of the most exciting eras in Horror.

This is not the first time Blood Diner has made it to digital home video in the US, having been released as a part of an 8 movie set in much the same way that Chopping Mall and several other Vestron titles were previously made available. I will say that as a rule those sets served only as a way to watch the movie and were not a quality effort. The Blood Diner transfer previously offered was poor, without extra features, had packaging that didn't focus on the film and were in dire need of an upgrade. Vestron in its new incarnation has created a very handsome package that features the traditional cover art with a slipcover. While it lack reverse art, it contains a still gallery on the disc itself.

The extra package is extensive and a serious upgrade from the previous release. There is a multi part making of featurette, each part focusing on a different aspect of production or creation. The standard extras of trailer, stills and TV spots are included. Beyond the making of featurettes which are heavy on additional content and provide an overview of the historical placement of Blood Diner in 80's Horror legacy, the disc includes a commentary track with the infamous, powerhouse Jackie Kong! I also found the archival interview with project consultant, Eric Caidin, very informative and helped to provide context for a film that I knew better by cover than content.

Each of the releases coming out of Vestron has been numbered on the spine which makes me believe that collecting these releases will be a must for Horror fans. Haven't seen Blood Diner? This is the way to check it out. The transfer is solid. The release is voluptuous, and the movie itself is entertaining in its commitment to excess. Love the movie? You'll love this Blu. As I stated before, this isn't a favorite movie of mine, and I the presentation alone was enough to make me hungry and excited (in that order).  Keep an eye out for more coverage of the Vestron relaunch. It sure is an exciting time to be a fan of 80's Horror.

Order your copy now from DiabolikDVD

From Vestron/Lionsgate:

Synopsis:

The Namtut brothers run the most popular restaurant in town. But their delicious recipes contain nothing less than the victims of their after- hours sorcery. Possessed by the spirit of their demonic uncle Anwar, the brothers are attempting to resurrect the ancient and deadly Sheeter, goddess of blood and lust.

BLOOD DINER BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES

AUDIO COMMENTARY with Director Jackie Kong

FEATURETTES:

o   “Queen Kong”

o   “The Cook, The Uncle, and The Detective”

o   “Open for Business”

o   “Scoring for Sheetar!”

o   “You Are What They Eat”

Archival Interview with Project Consultant Eric Caidin

Theatrical Trailer

TV Spots

Still Gallery

Year of Production: 1987
Title Copyright: Program Content and Package Artwork © 1987 Lightning Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Package Design and Summary © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Horror
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 88 Minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: Original Monaural Audio

Monday, September 19, 2016

CHOPPING MALL (Vestron/Lionsgate Blu-ray) - Yes, I Did Have a Nice Day

The moment has arrived. This is a biggie for fans of Horror on physical media, fans of Jim Wynorksi movies and, most of all, fans of mall security. Chopping Mall has made its way to Blu-ray courtesy of the resurrected Vestron Video and Lionsgate. Many of us have owned that 8 movie pack of Horror movies featuring a number of titles from the late 80's that had our beloved Killbots (the alternate name for Chopping Mall) in bewilderingly low quality. We have waited patiently for a proper release of this iconic title featuring some of the greatest names in 80's Horror. I personally had wondered what we would get with the release of Chopping Mall in the way of extras before this title was announced for ressurection. Sure, I'd have been happy with a quality upgrade alone, but would the releasing company update the artwork, release it bare bones without extras, DNR it to death?

When Vestron announced its plans to release Chopping Mall on Blu-ray it offered up a smorgasbord of featurettes and commentary tracks that showed true dedication to the title. Now having had the chance to run through the product, I can tell you that we are lucky genre fans. We have a true partner in our corner in Vestron/Lionsgate. They are, in fact, dedicated to our happiness much in the way that Scream Factory has been a "fan's distro company". Let's run through this release including the special features, the quality and discuss the movie itself for those of you who may not know what a gem we have here. There's a reason this flick is a cult classic.

We have a brand new Vestron bumper. As a fan of the original bumpers for this label, I wasn't exactly thrilled to be greeted right off the bat with a fancy, computer generated version. I have to admit this left me concerned as to what would come next. In other words I had a dork out moment. The music that accompanied the original bumper is partially preserved. Hopefully that's enough for you purists. I finally got over it by the time I settled into the second Vestron release, Blood Diner. The new look grew on me. The packaging displays a Vestron Collector Series bar on the slip cover. This is absent from the actual Blu-ray cover which is the perfect way to offer this title (with and without the collector's bar). I personally would have liked to see reversible artwork featuring the Killbots title on the cover or other alternate artwork, but I am glad to see the original artwork preserved and the alternate cover being used for the slip.

The movie quality far exceeds the DVD releases of this title especially the aforementioned multi pack release. It looks great, good black levels and color saturation. It sounds good which is especially important when enjoying the Cirino score. I'm happy with what I saw and heard, but I always disclaim that by saying that I am not as sensitive to DNR as some folks. It did not look painted or smeared across the screen. I also enjoy film grain, the presence of which naturally occurs when a movie was shot on... film. As a comparison to previous releases of the film, this transfer far exceeds even my expectation. As the first title in the new Vestron line, the flagship, I hope this is the benchmark for the quality we will be seeing for the rest of the releases (Blood Diner also looks excellent by the by).

The extra features are where this release truly shines. Let's run through them.

You get three separate commentary tracks, and for this review I checked out the one that includes Kelli Maroney, Jim Wynorksi and Steven Mitchell. It's full of info about the shoot, casting and on set stories. Fans will be happy though I suppose having one that included more cast members could have been a nice inclusion. I enjoy commentaries, but I simply take what I can get when it comes to them. They don't make or break me.

“Back to the Mall” - A making of featurette that is fairly concise and offers some interviews with the  principles behind the film and cast members. The disc has a featurette for each aspect of the film rather than running one full length making of featurette.

“Chopping Chopping Mall” - Leslie Rosenthal, Editor of Chopping Mall, goes through her work on the film.

“The Killbots” - a discussion with Robot Creator Robert Shore about the Killbot creation.

“Scoring Chopping Mall” - Chuck Cirino who scored the film goes through how the score evolved. You get some vintage pics of his synth set up and he praises the Waxwork release of this score on vinyl (it's a great release though some folks have trouble with the cover art).

“The Robot Speaks” - You'll get a laugh out of the Q&A with a Killbot.

“The Lost Scene” - A brief discussion followed by the written section of the script that details a scene involving a horse in the mall. It sounds hilarious. I won't spoil it, but how do you think a scene involving a Killbot and horse might go?

“Army of One” - Some awesome set items are on display including the only surviving Killbot!

“Chopping Mall: Creating the Killbots” - Killbot creation is detailed from planning through Killbot creation. You get to see some images of what might have been. This pairs well with the other feature "The Killbots" earlier on this list. Both include Robert Shore.

Isolated Score Track by Chuck Cirino - As a huge fan of the score and a soundtrack junkie, I love extras of this type. It's never been more appropriate then for Chopping Mall where the entire backing track is amazing. This is great for parties when you put this flick on for background (or perhaps at a bar).

Chopping Mall itself is the perfect 80's Horror movie. Released in 1986, it takes place in the mall. There's a moral tale (don't party/have sex in a mall or you will be punished) which was the classic 80's family life lesson. The music is a high energy synthetic creeper built on awesome variations of a very powerful Short Circuit like theme. There's plenty of T and A. There are great kills involving the Killbots, security robots with deep, monotone voices,  who have unique weapons designed to stop crime (or kill teens). It features one of the greatest head explosions in all of Horror cinema history. Chopping Mall is one of those movies where you're not entirely sure if you want to root for the teen victims or the robot killing force. Sure, the teens are actually quite lovable and you'll have an even stronger connection after seeing half of them without their clothes on, but the Killbots are so well mannered, tactically advantaged and efficient;it's difficult not to appreciate this kind of engineering. Now if you line up a Killbot against say Johnny 5 from Short Circuit, you'll know who to root for, right? (I'll leave that question hanging intentionally open... feel free to address it in the comments or on social media).

The cast of Chopping Mall is filled with Horror legends, cult classic icons and bodacious babes. I'll just list it out a few so you can see them all in one place. Feel free to pick your jaw up off the floor when you're done reading. Kelli Maroney (so good in Night of the Comet), Barbara Crampton (From Beyond, Reanimator, ever gorgeous and a stellar actress to this day), Paul Bartel, Dick Miller, Mary Wornov, Gerrit Graham, Angus Scrimm... I mean, who isn't in this movie? And those are just the ones I'm honed in on. It's not a complete list.

All of this adds up to including this Blu-ray release of Chopping Mall in your collection. Vestron did a great job with the release providing plenty of reasons to upgrade. If this is your first time enjoying Chopping Mall then you truly are fortunate to see it in this way, looking this great with this much supporting information to make you a veritable expert on the production of the film. I suppose there's only one question left for you to answer. How are you going to create a Killbot costume for Halloween this year?

You can order your copy of Chopping Mall from DiabolikDVD HERE.

From Lionsgate/Vestron:

Synopsis:

High tech robots equipped with state-of-the-art security devices have been recruited as the new mechanical 'night watchmen' for the Park Plaza Mall. When a jolting bolt of lightening short circuits the main computer control, the robots turn into 'killbots'...on the loose after unsuspecting shoppers! Four couples are trying to make it after-house in a mattress store. They make it all right...in the morgue!

CHOPPING MALL BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES
·       AUDIO COMMENTARIES:

o   Director/Co-Writer Jim Wynorski, Actress Kelli Maroney, and Co-Writer/2nd Unit Director Steve Mitchell

o   Historians/Authors Nathaniel Thompson (Mondo Video) and Ryan Turek (Shock Till You Drop)

o   Director/Co-Writer Jim Wynorski and Co-Writer/2nd Unit Director Steve Mitchell

·       FEATURETTES:

o   “Back to the Mall”

o   “Chopping Chopping Mall”

o   “The Killbots”

o   “Scoring Chopping Mall”

o   “The Robot Speaks”

o   “The Lost Scene”

o   “Army of One”

o    “Chopping Mall: Creating the Killbots”

·       Isolated Score Track by Chuck Cirino

·       Trailer

CHOPPING MALL PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1986
Title Copyright: Program Content and Package Artwork © 1986 Trinity Pictures/Concorde Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Package Design and Summary © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R
Genre: Horror
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 76 Minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: Original Monaural Audio

Saturday, September 17, 2016

6 Plots Hitting DVD This October


   

Street Date: 10/4/16

DVD SRP: $19.98

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Witness a horrifying race against time when 6 Plots arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand October 4 from Lionsgate. When Brie realizes that six of her friends are missing, she’s instructed to save them before The Emoticon, the game-maker, gruesomely seals their fate six feet under for all to see. Shocking and spine-tingling, the 6 Plots DVD includes “The Making of 6 Plots” featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.  

OFFICAL SYNOPSIS
After passing out at a party, Brie wakes up to a strange phone message: a lunatic has abducted her six friends and buried them in boxes around the city. Each box has its own deadly terror — water, gasoline, insects — waiting to kill its occupant. To add to the sadistic thrills, the killer is streaming footage of the trapped kids on the Internet — and to each other. Forbidden to call parents or police, Brie must use her wits to locate her friends’ six death traps before their time runs out.


DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
·     “The Making of 6 Plots” Featurette
*Subject to change

CAST
Andrew Clarke                                    TV’s “Snowy River: The McGregor Saga”
Alice Darling                                       TV’s “The Fairies”
Ryan Corr                                           Wolf Creek 2
Penelope Mitchell                               TV’s “The Vampire Diaries”
Eliza Taylor                                         TV’s “The 100”
Emily Wheaton                                   Gods of Egypt
Joey Coley-Sowry                              TV’s “Rush”
Damien Harrison                                 TV’s “Neighbours”
P.J. Lane                                             Freedom

MEAT Coming at You From Artsploitation September 20th

Bloody, Sexy, Unpredictable MEAT Is To be Released - Ah, 6 Years Late! 
 
Obsessed with discovering and promoting the most challenging of international genre films, Artsploitation presents the 2010 Dutch film, Meat (Vlees) co-directed by Maartje Seyferth and Victor Nieuwenhuijs. The film has been described as “Bizarre, chillinga hauntingunsettling piece of work." by Screen Anarchy; “A stunningly rich study of sex and death, pleasure and pain, fantasy and reality." by Quiet Earth; a “Surreal Dutch neo-noir…A carnal film, both literally and viscerally, with its heart not so much on its sleeve, as on its plate." by Electric Sheep Magazine; and Meat explores issues of sex, carnality and guilt…Meat is an orphan that needs your love.” by366WeirdMovies. The film enjoyed festival screenings at Rotterdam, Sitges, Paris L'Etrange and New York International.

The film is a surreal erotic thriller set in a flesh-filled and violence-prone butcher shop.  A large, lustful butcher, used to living out his sexual fantasies in the shop, becomes interested in his young female apprentice. The girl, documenting everything with  a video camera, enthusiastically gets involved with him. But when the butcher is murdered and a police inspector, who looks exactly like the dead butcher, investigates the crime, the story takes on a dreamlike quality. A visually explicit, beguiling tale - think Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, meets Gaspar NoĆ©'s Carne by way of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Delicatessen.
Meat will be released September 20, 2016 on the following platforms:

What We Become Available October 18th, 2016 from Scream Factory


What We Become
Available October 18th, 2016 from 
Scream Factory


Stay home. Lock up. Don’t breathe. A local family copes with the collapse of civilization when a mysterious virus threatens their affluent suburb in the tense thriller What We Become. Making its Blu-ray and DVD debut October 18th, 2016 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight, fans of this shockingly dark film can pre-order their copies now at ShoutFactory.com

The Johansson family — mom, dad, their rebellious teenage son, and young daughter — are looking forward to a quiet summer in their idyllic suburban town. But in the blink of an eye, things go from blissful to berserk when a horrifying plague tears through the community. After a string of grisly deaths, the government puts the neighborhood on lockdown. But one thing soon becomes terrifyingly clear: you can’t quarantine the apocalypse. This nightmarish, blood-soaked shocker establishes sharply drawn, recognizably real characters—and then watches what happens when they’re put through the wringer to survive.

VAMP, DARK WATER AND A FEAST OF HG LEWIS - ARROW'S OCTOBER US RELEASES

New from Arrow Video US

Vamp [Blu-ray] (October 4th)

Dark Water [Blu-ray + DVD] (October 11th)

The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast [Blu-ray + DVD - 17 discs] (October 25th)

via MVD Entertainment Group
   
MVD Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the US with several new titles in October...

Vamp [Blu-ray] (October 4th)

THE FIRST KISS COULD BE YOUR LAST! 

Two fraternity pledges head to a seedy part of town to find some entertainment for their college friends but are faced with bloodthirsty vampires! Keith (Chris Makepeace, Meatballs) and AJ (Robert Rusler, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge) want to make the right impression at college and so they devise a plan to get them into the best frathouse on campus. They head to the After Dark Club where they want to find a stripper for a party their friends won't forget, instead they find themselves among vampires led by Kinky Katrina (Grace Jones, A View to a Kill)! 

Almost certainly an influence on From Dusk til DawnVamp is superbly designed by many of Grace Jones' own award-winning collaborators and features stunning effects by four-time Oscar winner Greg Cannom (The Lost Boys, Bram Stoker's Dracula). Delivering laughs and scares in equal measure, with the added bonus of vampy sex appeal, Vamp is a comedy horror romp with real bite!

Bonus Materials
- High Definition digital transfer
- Original mono audio
- Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- One of those Nights: The Making of Vamp - a brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Richard Wenk, stars Robert Rusler, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe
- Behind-the-scenes rehearsals
- Blooper Reel
- Image gallery
Dracula Bites the Big Apple (1979) - Richard Wenk's celebrated short film
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
- First pressing only: Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Cullen Gallagher

Product Details
Format: BLU-RAY
SKU: AV067
UPC: 760137948186
Street Date: 10/04/16
PreBook Date: 08/30/16
Label: Arrow Video »
Genre: Cult
Run Time: 94 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: STEREO
Year of Production: 1986
Director: Richard Wenk
Actors: Grace Jones, Chris Makepeace, Robert Rusler
Box Lot: 30
Territory: US
Language: English
List Price: $29.95


Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon


Dark Water [Blu-ray + DVD] (October 11th)

After terrifying audiences worldwide with the blockbuster J-horror classic Ring and its sequel, director Hideo Nakata returned to the genre for Dark Water, another highly atmospheric, and critically acclaimed, tale of the supernatural which took the common theme of the "dead wet girl" to new heights of suspense and drama. 

Based upon on a short story by Ring author Koji Suzuki, Dark Water follows Yoshimi, a single mother struggling to win sole custody of her only child, Ikuko. When they move into a new home within a dilapidated and long-forgotten apartment complex, Yoshimi begins to experience startling visions and unexplainable sounds, calling her mental well-being into question, and endangering not only her custody of Ikuko, but perhaps their lives as well.

Beautifully shot by the same cinematographer as Ring and Pulse, and featuring an especially unnerving sound design, Dark Water successfully merges spine-tingling tension with a family's heart-wrenching emotional struggle, creating one of the very finest and most unsettling contemporary Japanese horror films.

Bonus Materials
- High Definition digital transfer
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original 5.1 audio (DTS-HD on the Blu-ray)
- Brand new interview with director Hideo Nakata
- Brand new interview with novelist Koji Suzuki
- Brand new interview with cinematographer Junichiro Hayashi
- Archive interview with actress Asami Mizukawa
- Original 'Making of' documentary
- Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
- First pressing only: illustrated collector's booklet containing new writing by David Kalat, author of J-Horror: The Definitive Guide to The RingThe Grudge and Beyond, and an examination of the American remake by writer and editor Michael Gingold

Product Details
Format: BLU-RAY + DVD
SKU: AV068
UPC: 760137947882
Street Date: 10/11/16
PreBook Date: 09/06/16
Label: Arrow Video »
Genre: Cult
Run Time: 101 mins
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: STEREO
Year of Production: 2002
Director: Hideo Nakata
Actors: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi
Box Lot: 30
Territory: US
Language: Japanese
List Price: $34.95


Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon

The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast [Blu-ray + DVD - 17 discs] (October 25th)

Limited to 2500 copies!  (NOTE: No screeners available)

In 1963, director Herschell Gordon Lewis pulled a cow's tongue out of an actress' mouth on camera, and in doing so, changed the landscape of horror cinema forever. That sequence was just one of numerous gruesome gags featured in Blood Feast, the film credited as being the world's first gore movie. It's no exaggeration to say that the modern gross-out movies of today owe their very existence to the pioneering efforts of H.G. Lewis. But whilst Lewis is most widely celebrated for his blood-and-guts epics (Two Thousand Maniacs!The Wizard of Gore et al.), there's more to the prolific director than splatter. 

From tales of sordid photographers (Scum of the Earth) to sex robots (How to Make a Doll), from biker girl-gangs (She-Devils on Wheels) to youths-run-amok (Just for the Hell of It), and from psychic witches (Something Weird) to hard liquor-loving hillbillies (Moonshine Mountain), the filmography of H.G. Lewis reads like a veritable wish-list of exploitation movie madness. 

Now, for the first time ever, Arrow Video is proud to present fourteen of the Godfather of Gore's most essential films (including nine Blu-ray world debuts), collected together at last and packed full of eye-popping bonus content. So put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of good ol' moonshine, and prepare yourself for a feast - H.G. Lewis style!

Features:
- Fourteen of the Godfather of Gore's finest attractions, newly restored from original and best surviving vault materials
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the features and extras on 7 Blu-ray and 7 DVD discs
- Additional 2 bonus Blu-rays featuring 1.33:1 versions of Blood Feast, Scum of the Earth, Color Me Blood Red, A Taste of Blood and The Wizard of Gore [limited editions exclusive]
- Additional bonus DVD: Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore documentary [limited editions exclusive]
- 28-page H.G. Lewis "annual" stuffed full with Lewis-themed activities plus archive promotional material [limited editions exclusive]
- Newly illustrated packaging by The Twins of Evil [Feast edition exclusive]

BLOOD FEAST (1963) + SCUM OF THE EARTH (1963)
- Brand new introduction to the films by director Herschell Gordon Lewis
- Audio Commentary on Blood Feast with Lewis and producer David F. Friedman
- Audio Commentary on Scum of the Earth by Friedman
Blood Feast Outtakes
Blood Perceptions - filmmakers Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact) and Rodney Ascher (Room 237) offer their insight on Blood Feast and the importance of Herschell Gordon Lewis
Herschell's History - archival interview in which Lewis discusses his entry into the film industry including Scum of the Earth
How Herschell Found His Nitch - Lewis discusses more of his early work in nudie cuties and the making of The Adventures of Lucky Pierre
- Archival Interview with Herschell Gordon Lewis and David F. Friedman from 1987
Carving Magic (1959) - vintage short featuring Blood Feast's Bill Kerwin
Blood Feast Radio Spot and Trailer

TWO THOUSAND MANIACS! (1964) + MOONSHINE MOUNTAIN (1964)
- Brand new introduction to the films by director Herschell Gordon Lewis
- Audio Commentary on Two Thousand Maniacs! with Lewis and producer David F. Friedman
Two Thousand Maniacs! Outtakes
Two Thousand Maniacs Can't Be Wrong - Tim Sullivan (director, 2001 Maniacs) on Two Thousand Maniacs!
Hicksploitation: Confidential - visual essay on the history of the American South's representation in cinema
David Friedman: The Gentlemen's Smut Peddler - a tribute to the legendary producer featuring - Herschell Gordon Lewis, filmmakers Fred Olen Ray, Tim Sullivan and Bob Murawski
Herschell's Art of Advertising - Lewis shares his expert opinion on the art of selling movies and how to hook an audience.
- Trailers for Two Thousands Maniacs! and Moonshine Mountain

COLOR ME BLOOD RED (1965) + SOMETHING WEIRD (1967)
- Brand new introduction to the films by director Herschell Gordon Lewis
- Audio Commentary on Color Me Blood Red with Lewis and producer David F. Friedman
- Audio Commentary on Something Weird with Lewis and Friedman
Color Me Blood Red Outtakes
The Art of Madness - visual essay on the recurring motif of mad artists as killers in horror cinema
Weirdsville - film Scholar Jeffrey Sconce on Something Weird
- Lewis on Jimmy, the Boy Wonder, his 1966 children's musical
A Hot Night at the Go Go Lounge! - Lewis' 1966 dance short
- Trailers for Color Me Blood Red and Something Weird

THE GRUESOME TWOSOME (1967) + A TASTE OF BLOOD (1967)
- Brand new introduction to the films by director Herschell Gordon Lewis
- Audio Commentary on The Gruesome Twosome with Lewis
- Audio Commentary on A Taste of Blood with Lewis
Peaches Christ Flips Her Wig! - the San Francisco performer on The Gruesome Twosome
It Came From Florida - filmmaker Fred Olen Ray (Scalps) on Florida Filmmaking
Herschell vs The Censors - Lewis discusses some of the pitfalls involving local censorship and the lengths to which angry moviegoers tried to stop him
- Trailers for The Gruesome Twosome and A Taste of Blood

SHE-DEVILS ON WHEELS (1968) + JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT (1968)
- Brand new introduction to the films by director Herschell Gordon Lewis
- Audio Commentary on She-Devils on Wheels with Lewis
Garage Punk Gore - filmmaker and musician Chris Alexander discusses the films and music of Herschell Gordon Lewis
The Shocking Truth! - Bob Murawski on his lifelong love for Herschell Gordon Lewis and what he has learned from Lewis' films
- Lewis on his 1968 film The Alley Tramp
She-Devils on Wheels Radio Spot
- Trailers for She-Devils on Wheels and Just for the Hell of It

HOW TO MAKE A DOLL (1968) + THE WIZARD OF GORE (1970)
- Brand new introduction to the films by director Herschell Gordon Lewis
- Audio Commentary on The Wizard of Gore with Lewis
Montag Speaks - a brand new interview with Wizard of Gore actor Ray Sager
The Gore The Merrier - an interview with Jeremy Kasten, director of the 2007 Wizard of Goreremake
The Incredibly Strange Film Show: Herschell Gordon Lewis "The Godfather of Gore" - episode of the Jonathan Ross-hosted documentary series focusing on Lewis' films, featuring interviews with Lewis, producer David F. Friedman, actor Bill Kerwin, etc
The Wizard of Gore Trailer

THIS STUFF'LL KILL YA! (1971) + THE GORE GORE GIRLS (1972)
- Brand new introduction to the films by director Herschell Gordon Lewis
- Audio Commentary on The Gore Gore Girls with Herschell Gordon Lewis
- Audio Commentary on This Stuff'll Kill Ya! by camera operator and Lewis biographer Daniel Krogh
Regional Bloodshed - filmmakers Joe Swanberg and Spencer Parsons discuss the Midwestern roots and work ethic of Lewis' output and how The Gore Gore Girls represents the shift into transgressive '70s cinema that would dominate the American horror lan
Herschell Spills His Guts - Lewis discusses his career post-The Gore Gore Girls, why he left the film industry and his role as a leading figure in the copywriting industry
Gore Gore Girls Radio Spot
- Trailers for This Stuff'll Kill Ya! and The Gore Gore Girls

Product Details
Format: BLU-RAY + DVD
SKU: AV070
UPC: 760137948285
Street Date: 10/25/16
PreBook Date: 09/20/16
Label: Arrow Video »
Genre: Cult
Run Time: 97 mins
Number of Discs: 17
Audio: STEREO
Year of Production: 1963
Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Box Lot: 30
Territory: US
Language: English
List Price: $229.95 


Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon