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DVD and Blu-ray Releases: February 16, 2016

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Vincent Price Collection 3

We’ve only got 6 releases to speak of this week, fiends. That being said, I’ve been working very tediously to get all of the upcoming releases categorized, and let me tell you: Including next week’s 21 releases, between now and May 10th there are over 160 titles dropping.

Half of the releases this week fit into the classics category, like the Blu-ray release of The Vincent Price Collection III. The five movies in that set span Mr. Price’s career from 1961-1970. This is definitely a must-have for any die-hard collector.

Donald Sutherland and William Hurt star in our television release for the week, the “Frankenstein” miniseries. This is not to be confused with the Frankenstein release due out next week or, for that matter, the two coming out on March 8th. Frankenstein is all over the place throughout the next month or so.

Like I said, we’ve got a small list for you this week so give the rest of the article a read, and keep checking back. There’s a lot going on coming up, and you don’t want to miss anything. Pleasant viewing.



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Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)

Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)

Starring:

Richard Anderson, Elaine Edwards, Adele Mara

Synopsis:

Entombed for eons and turned to stone… the Volcano Man of 2,000 years ago stalks the earth to claim his woman! A team of archaeologists, led by Dr. Paul Mallon (Richard Anderson, TV’s “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman”) excavates a perfectly preserved faceless man of stone encased in lava from a site at ancient Pompeii. As Mallon begins to piece together the history and identity of the stone figure, he uncovers the story of Quintillus Aurelius, an Etruscan gladiator-slave who was tortured and sentenced to death for daring to love a noblewoman; but the eruption of the Vesuvius Volcano destroyed the city and buried the jailed Quintilus Aurelius. But when dead bodies with smashed skulls begin to pile up, the scientists believe that not only is the faceless man is still alive, but he is bent to carrying out his final wish, rescuing his beloved – reincarnated as Tina Enright (Elaine Edwards, The Bat), Mallon’s fiancée. Directed by cult-great Edward L. Cahn (Invisible Invaders).

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Estranged (2015)

Estranged (2015)

Starring:

Amy Manson, James Cosmo, Craig Conway

Synopsis:

After years of partying abroad, a terrible accident has January (Amy Manson; “Atlantis,” “Being Human”) confined to a wheelchair, with no memory of her past, her family, or the stately manor that was once her home. But something isn’t right. They say she ran away, but won’t tell her why. Her sister wishes she’d never come home. They’re locking her in at night. And the way her brother looks at her… From the Producers of Insidious and The Devil Inside, Estranged is a modern Gothic tale of dark secrets, shocking motives, and a reminder: Blood is thicker than water, and some stains never come out.

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The Mutilator (1984)

Mutilator, The (1984)

Starring:

Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock

Synopsis:

By sword. By pick. By axe. Bye bye.

Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had… and they don t come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper s sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator!

When Ed receives a message from his father asking him to go and lock up the family s beach condo for the winter, it seems like the perfect excuse for an alcohol-fueled few days away with his friends. After all, his dad has forgiven him for accidentally blowing mom away with a shotgun several years ago… hasn’t he? But no sooner are the teens on the island than they find themselves stalked by a figure with an axe (and a hook, and an onboard motor) to grind…

Originally entitled Fall Break (watch out for the incongruous theme song of the same name!), The Mutilator has earned a reputation amongst horror fans as one of the holy grails of 80s splatter mayhem due to its highly inventive (and not to say, decidedly gruesome) kill sequences, courtesy of FX wizard Mark Shostrom (Videodrome, Evil Dead II). Finally making its long-awaited bow in High-Definition, The Mutilator has returned to terrorize a whole new generation of horror fans!

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Riddle Room (2016)

Riddle Room (2016)

Starring:

Peter Carey, Erika Hoveland, Tiren Jhames

Synopsis:

Emily Burns is being held captive in a room with no idea as to why or how she got there. Determined to escape and return to her daughter and husband, Emily discovers clues within the room that help explain what she’s doing there. They even provide clues about who it is…. but will they help her escape?

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TELEVISION

“Frankenstein – The Mini-Series”

Frankenstein - The Mini-Series

Starring:

William Hurt, Luke Goss, Alec Newman, Julie Delpy, Nicole Lewis

Synopsis:

What happens when man violates the laws of God and science? For Captain Walton (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland, The Hunger Games) and the crew of a weather-beaten ship stranded in the icy sea, the answer follows their rescue of a scientist close to death, frozen in fear, and insane with dire warnings. Viktor Frankenstein (Alec Newman, Frank Herbert’s Dune) has a story to tell a story as chillingly real as the tortured howls emanating from the Arctic fog and as timeless as the need to be loved.

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COLLECTIONS

The Vincent Price Collection III

Vincent Price Collection III

Starring:

Vincent Price

Movies:

Master of the World (1961)

A Victorian madman with a huge airship takes captives on a flight of destruction. From novels by Jules Verne.

Tower of London (1962)

Richard III gets madder and madder as he uses a torture chamber to gain the throne.

Diary of a Madman (1963)

A 19th-century French judge acquires a condemned man’s urge and butchers a canary and a model.

Cry of the Banshee (1970)

High priestess Oona sends a cloaked avenger to slay a witch hunter in medieval England.

An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1970)

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Lionsgate Actively Developing The Blair Witch Project TV Series

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Recently it was announced via Deadline that Lionsgate is gathering together digital content for their new brand Studio L.

In today’s fast-changing media landscape, Lionsgate is committed to creating and distributing various types of content for next-generation audiences with some of the most exciting creative voices and innovative partners in our industry,” said Studio L Executive Vice President Seth Laderman.

He continues: “The projects announced today signal our commitment to finding stand-out material, incubating new talent, and delivering authentic storytelling. We will also continue to cultivate and foster fresh opportunities with existing Lionsgate properties, all built around Studio L’s low-risk, high-reward distribution model.

One of the “existing Lionsgate properties” he’s talking about is evidently a TV series based on Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez classic found footage flick The Blair Witch Project. No further details about the series are known at this time but we will make sure to keep you guys up to date as news pours in.

Are you excited about a TV series based on The Blair Witch Project? Let us know below!

Synopsis:

Found video footage tells the tale of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams) who’ve traveled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale’s veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.

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Stephen King’s IT Star Jeremy Ray Taylor and More Join Goosebumps 2

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GoosebumpsI was a big fan of the Jack Black Goosebumps movie that came out a few years back. Makes sense. I was a big fan of the R.L. Stine book series as a kid.

It’s with this in mind I’m excited about the upcoming Goosebump 2 and today we have an update on the film via Variety.

Turns out the kid cast of the sequel has been gathered together, and leading the pack will be chubby Ben from Stephen King’s IT aka Jeremy Ray Taylor.

On top of Taylor, the other child in the cast include Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Ben O’Brien (Manchester by the Sea), and Caleel Harris (“Castle Rock”).

While we don’t know any details regarding the sequel’s plot, Variety suspects it will “focus on iconic characters and storylines featured in the Goosebumps series.”

Ari Sandel is developing the project with Neal H. Moritz and Deborah Forte producing.

We’ll let you know when we hear more. What did you think of the original film and how excited are you for Goosebumps 2? Let us know below!

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Attack of the Mushroom People Attacks Amazon Prime

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We don’t typically get excited about press releases wanting to the world to know a 55-year-old monster movie has just been made available for free to Amazon Prime subscribers, but when that movie is Attack of the Mushroom People

Not familiar with this trippy 1963 creature feature from longtime Godzilla director Ishiro Honda? If you thought Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster was the pinnacle of bizarro Toho filmmaking, then you’ve never seen Matango, aka Attack of the Mushroom People.

Synopsis:
After a yacht is damaged in a storm, its boarders stranded on a deserted island take refuge in a mysterious fungus-covered boat. With nothing else to eat, some members of the shipwrecked party begin to ingest mysterious mushrooms, transforming them into hideous monsters.

By “hideous monsters” they quite literally mean “mushroom people” that look like something Sid & Marty Krofft would have come up in the 1970’s had they ever attempted a Lovecraft-themed kid’s show.

H.P. Pufnstuf?

SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce they have just released this fungal fright flick on Amazon Prime in the United States and United Kingdom.

Well, you gonna drop some shrooms or not?

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