Ever look at the art on a DVD and think to yourself, "Come on! I know they can do better than this!"? Yep, generic art can be a real downer, especially when it contain floating heads, etc. Sadly, the DVD for Thomas Jane's directorial debut Dark Country, which hits home video on October 6th, 2009, has been hit with generic art, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything else out there.
A true bounty of goods await those who have a few extra dollars to spend on DVDs this week what with Grace, Deadgirl, and (can you believe it?) Phantasm II finally hitting the home market, An American Werewolf in London and Army of Darkness bowing on Blu-ray, and NBC's Fear Itself anthology series getting released in its entirety. And that's just the beginning!
A press release came across our desks today that reminded us how often truth is stranger than fiction. Here we were thinking the war between HD DVD and Blu-ray had been decided months ago when WetNWildRadio Films and Anthem Pictures announced that on October 27th the independent zombie horror film Deadlands 2: Trapped will be making its way to ... HD DVD. Kind of ironic that a zombie film would be helping HD DVD try to come back from the dead, no?
While Papa George is out touring the world with Survival of the Dead, the younger Romero, Cameron, is set to make his filmmaking debut with Staunton Hill, which will be touching down soon courtesy of Anchor Bay.
Friday the 13th: Part VII: The New Blood and Friday the 13th: Part VIII: Jason Takes a Cruise .... I mean Jason Takes Manhattan are both coming out in spiffy new DVD editions next week, and we have your chance to win a copy of each!
Aside from the better than it should have been "Harper's Island" (review), the pick of this week's DVD crop seems to be a couple of Blu-ray re-releases: Creepshow and Freddy vs. Jason.
One of the more well received horror films this year, Warner Bros' Orphan, will be hitting home video on October 27th, and we've got the rundown on what you can expect from this evil and secretive little package. Special Features: Additional scenes Alternate ending Mama's Little Devils: Bad Seeds, Evil Kids and Orphan featurette (Blu-ray only) Digital copy (Blu-ray only) Synopsis
Earlier this year I reported on Code Red DVD planning to release the never-before-seen 1995 slasher spoof Night of the Dribbler about a psycho in a basketball mask killing off a high school basketball team. At the time a release date was not set in stone. Now I find out that release date is next week, September 8th to be exact.
The December DVD release of End Game sees the continuation of the grand tradition of casting pro wrestlers and reality television contestants in starring film roles. Olympic gold medal winning amateur wrestler turned professional wrestler Kurt Angle stars as a psycho-sexual serial killer stalking a stripper played by "Survivor: Amazon" winner Jenna Morasca. I can assure you it is every bit as good as it sounds.
Since we announced The Reaper Awards 2009, which is the first awards show to celebrate excellence in horror on DVD and Blu-ray, a lot of people have been wondering just what the actual award would be. A certificate? A plaque? A well placed head shot? The answer is none of the above. We've got something a lot cooler in mind! Ladies and gentlemen ... Get ready to feast your eyes on nearly a foot tall of badass hand-crafted horror loving sexiness ... The Grimmy!
Hey kids! Just a friendly reminder that voting has begun for the first ever Reaper Awards, which celebrates excellence in horror on Blu-ray and DVD. So whatcha waiting for? Let your voice be heard!
Several indie flicks can be found on this week's release list along with some reissues like a Blacula/Scream Blacula Scream twin-pack, a couple of TCM four-packs, and a bizarre Blu-ray "Thrillers" collection that teams The Invisible with Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense, Signs, and Unbreakable. But without a doubt the pick of the week is "Supernatural" Season Four (review coming soon).
The nominees for Reaper Awards 2009, the first awards campaign dedicated entirely to horror on home video, have been chosen by an esteemed panel of judges from within the horror community.
Ellen Page was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar in 2008 for her title role in Juno. Back in 2003 Ellen Page starred in a Canadian made-for-TV movie called Ghost Cat that aired in the US on Animal Planet. That film would have long since been forgotten about if Page hadn't gone on to be somebody. Now her past is coming back to haunt her with a DVD release of her family-friendly supernatural feline flick.
Anchor Bay has finally dished the 411 on what to expect when their latest horror comedy, Stan Helsing, hits home video on October 27th; and we've got every little guffaw-laden detail for ya!