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DVD Releases – October 12th: Hex a Doll and Whisper to the Lost Boys

This week’s roundup of DVD releases include fan favorites from TV, a scarred comic book antihero, the next installment of The Lost Boys, the requisite creature features, a Roger Corman set, and SyFy’s apocalyptic view of the world. Also, don’t forget to check out the soundtrack from the hottest vampire TV show right now (well, there’s only one playing currently) at the very end of this list.

While waiting for your orders to arrive by mail, you can always catch up on Camera Obscura for free with our Episode 1-7 episodes & recap or watch the newest episodes on Dailymotion. You can also learn all about creature making from our Q&A With Camera Obscura’s FX Maestro Jeff Farley.

On with the list….


Jonah Hex on DVDJonah Hex
Directed by Jimmy Hayward

Out of the pages of the legendary comics and graphic novels steps “>Jonah Hex (review), a scarred drifter and bounty hunter of last resort who can track anyone… and anything. Having survived death, Jonah’s violent history is steeped in myth and legend and has left him with one foot in the natural world and one on the “other side. His one human connection is with Lilah, whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own. But Jonah’s past catches up with him when the U.S. military makes him an offer he can’t refuse: to wipe out the warrants on his head, he must hunt and stop dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull. Jonah Hex stars Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, Will Arnett, Michael Fassbender, and Wes Bentley.

Buy the Blu-ray or the regular DVD.


Lost Boys: The Thirst on DVDLost Boys: The Thirst
Directed by Dario Piana

As the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon, an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead. The only thing that stands between him and the annihilation of the entire human race is the infamous vampire fighting Frog Brothers. Edgar and Alan Frog join forces to kick some blood-sucker butt in this latest high-energy, action packed adventure in the Lost Boys franchise. “>Lost Boys: The Thirst (trailer) stars Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Tanit Phoenix, and Sean Cameron Michael. Read our review with writer “>Hans Rodionoff.

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Dollhouse: Season Two on DVD“Dollhouse: Season Two”
Directed by Various

Joss Whedon’s take on the ultimate identity theft follows a cast of Actives, or Dolls, who serve as agents of Dollhouse, an illegal underground organization providing elite clientele with programmable human beings. Personality imprints allow Actives to temporarily become anyone or anything — the perfect burglar, lover, spy or assassin. When the mission is completed, memories are wiped clean. Watch the exclusive “>Dollhouse Clip. Dollhouse stars Eliza Dushku, Tahmoh Penikett, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Enver Gjokaj, Dichen Lachman, Olivia Williams, Miracle Laurie and Amy Acker.

Buy the Blu-ray or the regular DVD Set.


The Magician on DVDThe Magician
Directed by Ingmar Bergman

The Magician is an engaging, brilliantly conceived tale of deceit from one of cinema’s premier illusionists. Max von Sydow (The Virgin Spring, The Exorcist) stars as Dr. Vogler, a mid-nineteenth-century traveling mesmerist and peddler of potions whose magic is put to the test by a small town’s cruel, eminently rational minister of health, Dr. Vergerus (Wild Strawberries’ Gunnar Bjornstrand). The result is a diabolically clever battle of wits that’s both frightening and funny, shot in rich, gorgeously gothic black and white.

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Gamera: Guardian of Universe & Gamera: Attack of Legion on DVDGamera: Guardian of Universe & Gamera: Attack of the Legion
Directed by Shusuke Kaneko

Gamera: Guardian of the Universe Bigger. Badder. Turtlier! That giant fire-breathing turtle you loved as a kid is back with a vengeance. The all-new science fiction spectacular has been hailed by critic and fans alike as one of the best monster movies ever! The lean, green fighting machine has been reborn with a whole new set of tricks under his 200-foot shell. Gamera is ready for the new century with stunning state-of-the-art computer animation and dazzling special effects. The super turtle combats both a misguided military and a hideous race of man-eating flying reptiles. Aiding Gamera in his fight are a courageous naval officer, an intrepid ornithologist and a beautiful young psychic.

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S&Man (Sandman) on DVDS&Man (Sandman)
Directed by JT Petty

In “>S&Man (review), when cult-favorite horror filmmaker JT Petty ventures into the dark world of underground horror, things don’t exactly go as planned. As he examines the comparison between filmmaking and voyeurism within the horror genre, he uncovers a collective of filmmakers, deviants, and self-professed possible murderers. The most notorious underground film series he discovers is called S&MAN, produced by the unassuming and creepy Eric Rost. The more Petty digs into his subject, the more Eric withdraws, claiming a desire to protect his “creative vision.” But Petty begins to suspect that the real reason may be that Eric’s “actors” are in fact “victims,”.

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Demeking: The Sea Monster on DVDDemeking: The Sea Monster
Directed by Kohtaro Terauchi

Set in a dreary port town in 1970, the story revolves around a group of boys led by the older Kameoka (Kohei Kiyasu) who form their own exploration group. One day Kameoka meets a strange man named Hachiya (Takeshi Nadagi) who works at the local amusement park. Hachiya is convinced a vision of the future he experienced is real, and one day he will have to fight a giant monster called Demeking to stop it from destroying Tokyo. When the time comes, Hachiya suddenly up and leaves. However, with the guidance of a note he leaves behind, Kameoka and his friends set off on an adventure to discover the true nature of Demeking.

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Dark Lurking on DVDDark Lurking
Directed by Greg Connors

In 2017, something has gone terribly wrong at Outpost 30, a secret international research facility one mile beneath a remote part of the Earth’s surface. All communications are gone, all means of escape destroyed, and an extremely dangerous horde of creatures is on the loose. For eight survivors their one possible escape route is through thirteen levels of terror that will lead them to the surface. The “>Dark Lurking (trailer) stars Tonia Renee, Bret Kennedy, and Ozzie Devrish. Shot entirely in Queensland, Australia.

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Roger Corman Drive-In Collection on DVDRoger Corman Drive-In Collection
Directed by Roger Corman

10 cult classics from the King of Drive-In Cinema. Attack of the Giant: Cave-dwelling giant swamp creatures feast on human flesh. The Wasp Woman – A beautiful woman turned into a horrible winged menace. Creature From The Haunted Sea: A smuggler plans to kill his human cargo. A Bucket Of Blood: A bumbling busboy covers dead people in clay. Last Woman On Earth: A nerdy florist cultivates a carnivorous talking plant. The Terror: A lieutenant pursues an intriguing woman to the castle of an elderly Baron. Dementia 13: An axe-wielding lunatic amuck in a creepy Irish castle. She Gods Of Shark Reef: A hideous stone god lords over beautiful island maidens. Swamp Women: Rough and tumble female convicts make a prison break.

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Ghost Whisperer: The Fifth Season on DVD“Ghost Whisperer: The Fifth Season”
Directed by Various

Melinda Gordon has a gift – she can communicate with earthbound spirits or ghosts who cling to the living because they have unfinished business in our world preventing them from “crossing over” or going into the light. Firefighter Jim Clancy, Melinda’s husband, knows that being an intermediary between the living and dead can take an emotional toll on his wife and worries that he might not be able to protect her as well as he would like. Melinda has also recently revealed her gift to new friend and employee, Delia Banks, a single mom of teenager Ned Banks. TV show stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Christoph Sanders and Jamie Kennedy.

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Red Dragon on DVDRed Dragon
Directed by Brett Ratner

After capturing Dr. Lecter, FBI agent Will Graham retires only to be called back to active duty to hunt down an elusive killer, The Tooth Fairy, whose transformative killing spree is inspired by a William Blake painting. The film’s story takes place before the events in The Silence of the Lambs, after Lecter’s original capture and incarceration. Red Dragon stars Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, and Emily Watson.

Buy the Blu-ray DVD.


Dio: Holy Diver - Live on DVDDio: Holy Diver – Live
Directed by Unknown

The late Ronnie James Dio was one of the greatest rock singers of all time, most notably with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own band
Dio. It was at London s Astoria Theatre on October 22nd 2005 that Dio took to the stage to deliver one of the most memorable performances of their career. Not only does Holy Diver Live feature the classic Holy Diver album in its entirety, recorded live for the very first time, it also features among others Heaven & Hell and Sign Of The Southern Cross from his Black Sabbath days, Tarot Woman, Man On The Silver Mountain and Long Live Rock N Roll from Rainbow days and We Rock from his solo career.

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Deep Blue Sea on DVDDeep Blue Sea
Directed by Renny Harlin

Although mako sharks are among the fastest and deadliest predators in the ocean, they’re not as smart as humans — at least, they weren’t. However, Dr. Susan McAlester has been using mako sharks as her test subjects for research on the regeneration of human brain tissues. McAlester has altered the DNA of several sharks, raising them close to the level of human intelligence; the sharks have also become faster and stronger in the process. Deep Blue Sea stars Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, Thomas Jane, Suffron Burrows and LL Cool J.

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Doghouse on DVDDoghouse
Directed by Jake West

In “>Doghouse, when a group of young men–including Danny Dyer (THE BUSINESS, SEVERANCE), Noel Clarke (TV’s DOCTOR WHO, ADULTHOOD) and Stephen Graham (THIS IS ENGLAND, PUBLIC ENEMIES)–descends upon a remote rural village, the lads look forward to a weekend of high jinks and male bonding. But their fun-filled break soon segues into a living nightmare when they discover that the village’s female populous has succumbed to a mysterious virus that has turned them into ravenous creatures with a penchant for male flesh…

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Sculpture on DVDSculpture
Directed by Pete Jacelone

Haunted by dark images from a repressed past, struggling artist Ashley Steele returns to her childhood home following the death of her parents. Accepting a commission from a well-known art dealer, she enlists body-builders as models and enthusiastically embarks upon the project. However, her fragile, new-found confidence cannot withstand her brother’s obsessive behavior or her accelerating visions of childhood trauma. As a childhood friend reaches out to help, Ashley spirals down a path of unspeakable horror, mutilation, and murder. Sculpture stars Raine Brown, Misty Mundae, Alan Rowe Kelly, Dustin Kerns, and Susan Adriensen.

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Crucible of Terror (1971) on DVDCrucible of Terror (1971)
Directed by Ted Hooker

His name was Mike Raven, the popular Pirate Radio DJ and known occultist whose spectacularly failed attempt at 70s horror stardom marked one of the most bizarre careers in British movie history. And in his most infamous role of all, Raven stars as an insane sculptor whose obsession with the perfect female form leads to a nightmare of sex, sorcery and slaughter. Within a year of this film s release, Raven would mysteriously disappear from the entertainment business forever…to become a sculptor. Melissa Stribling, Ronald Lacey and Me Me Lay co-star.

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Magic (1978) on DVDMagic (1978)
Directed by Richard Attenborough

Corky, a painfully shy, failed magician finds overnight success as a ventriloquist. His brash, foul-mouthed dummy, Fats, becomes a huge nightclub hit. With his star on the rise, talent agent Ben Greene arranges an important shot at national TV. But the pressure of failing the network’s required physical sends Corky into a panic. With Fats in tow, he flees the city to a nearly-deserted resort in the Catskills run by the love of his youth, Peggy Ann Snow. Under Fats’ control, Corky is manipulated into a series of violent and unexpected confrontations. Magic stars Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter, and E.J. André.

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Angel: Complete Series on DVDAngel: Complete Series
Directed by Various

This TV series spin-off of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer details the ongoing trials of Angel, a vampire whose human soul was restored to him by gypsies as a punishment for the murder of one of their own. After more than a century of murder and the torture of innocents, Angel’s restored soul torments him with guilt and remorse. Angel, the TV series star David Boreanaz, Alexis Denisof, J. August Ruchard, Amy Acker, Charisma Carpenter, Vincent Kartheiser, Julie Benz, and James Marsters.

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Seven Deadly Sins on DVD“Seven Deadly Sins”
Directed by Various

Grace, California is a dead-end hell whose streets are paved with intentions both good and bad. Over the final months before graduation a small circle of friends get wrapped up in a heady game of sex, betrayal, revenge, unrequited love, and retribution played out in the reflection of the Seven Deadly Sins Envy, Pride, Wrath, Sloth, Gluttony, Greed, and Lust. The TV series star Dreama Walker, Rachel Melvin, Kristen Prout, Eric Close, and Jared Keeso.

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Don’t you care about the armageddons? Mega Piranha? Vampires? They’re next!
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Mega Piranha on DVDMega Piranha
Directed by Eric Forsberg

“>Mega Piranha (review) focuses on the Orinoco River in Venezuela, where a strain of genetically modified piranha have escaped into an isolated tributary of the river. Through human interference of the local environment, the megapiranha manage to escape from their isolated spot and swim downstream, killing all that crosses their path. The Mega piranha gradually make their way towards Florida at the height of the tourist season. Read our “>Interview with Director, Eric Forsberg and watch the “>trailer. Mega Piranha stars Paul Logan, Tiffany, Barry Williams, David Labiosa, Jude Gerard Priest, Jesse Daly.

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Manson My Name Is Evil on DVDManson My Name Is Evil
Directed by Reginald Harkema

Perry, a sheltered chemist, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he is selected to be a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial. Perry has always done what is expected of him. He was a straight-A student who got a good job at a chemical company and proposed to his Christian girlfriend, Dorothy. Leslie took a different path after she was traumatized by Kennedy’s assassination, an abortion and the divorce of her parents. She took LSD, joined a hippie death cult and helped murder a God-fearing citizen in her own home. “>Manson My Name Is Evil (clips) stars Gregory Smith, Kristen Hager, and Ryan Robbins.

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Brain Dead on DVDBrain Dead
Directed by Kevin Tenney

What do a pair of escaped convicts, a preacher and his assistant, and a pair of pretty hikers have in common? They’re all delicious. After an extraterrestrial parasite crash-lands in a backwoods American town – landing squarely on the head of a local fisherman – it sparks a fast spreading zombie infestation. As the brain-hungry monsters multiply, three pairs of unlucky misfits convene on a fishing lodge for shelter. With zombies pounding at the door, the stranded, mismatched travelers must band together to stop the invasion – or serve themselves up as a main course. The problem is, they may lose their minds to each other before losing their brains to the zombies. “>Brain Dead (review) stars Joshua Benton, David Crane, ah Grant Brendecke, Michelle Tomlinson, Andy Forrest, and Cristina Tiberia.

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Carnies on DVDCarnies
Directed by Brian Corder

“>Carnies (page) follows a traveling sideshow in 1936, when the workers set up their oddities and illusions in another town hit by the Dust Bowl. However, this town is different, as a sinister force begins to kill off the carnies one-by-one. Detective Ellison is put on the case and looks at several of the carnies, including the mysterious carnival owner, Helen; the strong man, Virgil; and Ratty, the snake handler. Carnies stars Reggie Bannister, Denise Gosset, Chris Staviski and Doug Jones.

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PsychoShark (formerly Jaws in Japan) on DVDPsychoShark (formerly Jaws in Japan)
Directed by Hijiri John

College students Miki and Mai arrive on a private beach on a tropical island. They can’t find the hotel where they booked their reservations, and have gotten hopelessly lost, until a handsome young man shows up, offering to take them to his lodge. But something is not right about the place. The owner’s fingernails are tainted with blood and Miki feels something sinister lurking nearby.

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Coffin Rock on DVDCoffin Rock
Directed by Rupert Glasson

In the small coastal town of “>Coffin Rock (review), Rob and Jess live an almost idyllic life, their relationship marred only by their inability to have children. In a weak moment Jess sleeps with a stranger and later learns she’s pregnant. But the shocking truth is Evan targeted her the moment she walked into the fertility clinic where he worked. Now Jess’ guilt turns to full-blown horror as Evan begins a petrifying transformation from menacing stalker to unhinged psychopath. “>Coffin Rock (page) stars Lisa Chappell, Terry Camilleri, Robert Taylor, and Sam Parsonson.

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2012: Doomsday / Megafault / Countdown: Armageddon on DVD2012: Doomsday / Megafault / Countdown: Armageddon
Directed by Various

In 2012: Doomsday, The Mayans predicted the destruction of the world, but it is we who must survive it. Four strangers, all for different reasons, are mysteriously drawn to an ancient temple in the heart of the Mexican jungle. In Megafault, a deep seismic fault has been triggered in America’s heartland. Now, it threatens to slice North America in half. In Countdown: Armageddon, around the world, mysterious natural events are wreaking havoc on the planet. No one can explain them. The movies stars Dale Midkiff, Cliff DeYoung, Ami Dolenz, Brittany Murphy, Eriq LaSalle

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Paranormal Entity on DVDParanormal Entity
Directed by Shane Van Dyke

Last fall, Thomas Finley was arrested for the rape and murder of his 19 year old sister, Samantha Finley. He was also charged with the murder of Edgar Lauren, a paranormal investigator. Thomas claimed the victims were attacked by a demonic entity of unknown origin. Shortly after, he committed suicide while in prison. “>Paranormal Entity (review) stars Shane Van Dyke, Erin Marie Hogan, Fia Perera, and Norman Saleet.

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The Vampire Diaries: Original Television SoundtrackThe Vampire Diaries: Original Television Soundtrack

Two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – are at war for 17-year-old Elena Gilbert’s soul and for the souls of her friends, family and all of the residents of Mystic Falls, Virginia. Starring Nina Dobrev (“DeGrassi: The Next Generation”), Paul Wesley (“Fallen”), Ian Somerhalder (“Lost”), Steven R. McQueen, Katerina Graham, Sara Canning, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig, Kayla Ewell, Michael Trevino and Matt Davis,. Based on the bestselling series of books by L. J. Smith, “The Vampire Diaries” is executive produced by Kevin Williamson (“Scream,” “Dawson’s Creek”), Julie Plec (“Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), Leslie Morgenstein (“Gossip Girl,” “Private”) and Bob Levy (“Gossip Girl,” “Privileged”). The soundtrack features exclusive fan favorites from Season One + new tracks that will be featured in Season Two.

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  • Terminal

    Lost Boys: The Thirst was shite. Complete total shite. I’m shocked anyone would like that crap.
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    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • TheDreamMaster

    I enjoyed The Lost Boys: The Thirst a lot: http://www.oh-the-horror.com/page.php?id=707