DVD Releases – October 19th: It’s a Rocky, Psycho Night of the Predators in Mirrors

The number of home video releases on October 19th is not as abundant as in recent weeks, and fewer re-released titles means those that are available are much more special. In this batch one Adrien Brody flick competes with another, and at least two independent horror titles are making a splash. Two beloved classic films return in Blu-ray where one is supplemented by a documentary treatment of it.

Also, don’t forget to strum & drum out with some tunes from Rob Zombie on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Finally, foreign horror gives us an over-the-top Japanese gorefest, a British zombie flick where the $70 budget was spent on tea and biscuits for the zombies, and Norwegian black metal.

Predators on DVDPredators
Directed by Nimród Antal

Robert Rodriguez presents “>Predators (review), a bold new chapter in the Predator universe. Adrien Brody stars as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors mysteriously brought together on a jungle planet. But when these cold-blooded human “predators” find themselves in all-out war against a new breed of alien Predators, it’s the ultimate showdown between hunter and prey. Predators also star Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Danny Trejo, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Oleg Taktarov, and Louis Ozawa Changchien. Read the “>chat with Robert Rodriguez and Nimrod Antal.

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Night of the Demon on DVDNight of the Demon
Directed by Adam Gierasch

In Night of the Demons (review), Angela Feld is throwing the Halloween party to end all Halloween parties at the infamous Broussard Mansion in New Orleans, where dark events transpired almost a century ago. But when the packed party gets busted by the police, Angela and her friends Maddie, Lily, Suzanne, Colin, Dex, and Jason are the only ones left behind. Soon Colin and Angela make a grisly discovery in the basement, and inexplicable events start to take place. With the mansion gates mysteriously locked, the seven find themselves trapped for the night … and soon they’re fighting ancient demons for their very souls. “>Night of the Demons (trailer) stars Diora Baird, Shannon Elizabeth, Monica Keena, Bobbi Sue Luther, John F. Beach, Michael Copon, Tiffany Shepis, and Edward Furlong.

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Mirrors 2 on DVDMirrors 2
Directed by Victor Garcia

When Max, a recovering addict, takes a job as a nighttime security guard, he begins to see visions of a young mysterious woman in the store’s mirror. The terrifying results push audiences to the edge-of-their-seats in this white-knuckle horror film directed by Spanish filmmaker “>Victor Garcia (interview). Included with both the Mirrors 2 Blu-ray and DVD release is Into the Mirror, the original Korean film on which the contemporary horror classic is based, about a series of gruesome deaths in a department store all involving mirrors. “>Mirrors 2 (exclusive clip) stars Nick Stahl, William Katt, Emmanuelle Vaugier and Christy Carlson Romano.

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The Psycho Legacy on DVDThe Psycho Legacy
Directed by Robert Galluzzo

“>The Psycho Legacy (review) follows the indelible filmmaking legacy left by the Psycho movies and unravels the screenwriting, casting and directing of all the movies, examining their undeniable longevity and success. Interweaving ultra-rare and never-before-seen interview footage of Anthony Perkins and dozens of interviews including Robert Loggia, Olivia Hussey, Henry Thomas, Diana Scarwid, Tom Holland, Hilton Green, Mick Garris and many more, The Psycho Legacy is the first documentary to unite and explore decades of Psycho movies in one place, revealing surprises and insights into what is considered the grandfather of modern horror. Watch a “>trailer and a “>12 minute clip.

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Psycho (50th Anniversary Edition) Blu-ray DVDPsycho (50th Anniversary Edition) Blu-ray
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

One of the most shocking films of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is now available on Blu-ray featuring perfect picture, a newly created 5.1 audio track and bonus features that take you beyond the movie! Join the Master of Suspense on a chilling journey as an unsuspecting victim visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema’s most notorious psychopaths – Norman Bates. Named #1 on the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Thrills list, this notorious film has become a cultural phenomenon. Featuring one of the most iconic scenes in film history – the famous “shower scene”, Psycho is “still terrifying after all these years” (Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide). Psycho stars Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin and Janet Leigh.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show 35th Anniversary Blu-ray DVDThe Rocky Horror Picture Show 35th Anniversary
Directed by Jim Sharman

A divine film adaptation from Richard O’Brien’s British musical horror comedy/rock opera, produced by Lou Adler and Michael White, The Rocky Horror Picture Show features revered performance by Tim Curry (Clue, Home Alone) as a bizarre and self-proclaimed “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania,” and Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, Thelma and Louise) and Barry Bostwick (“Spin City”) as Brad and Janet, a couple who find themselves lost on a cold, rainy night. The madcap, musical mayhem begins when the couple takes refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter as he is about to unveil his greatest creation – and have a bit of fun with his reluctant guests. The film also stars Meat Loaf.

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Giallo on DVDGiallo
Directed by Dario Argento

An FBI agent with deep rooted past issues is on the prowl for the infamous Serial Killer, “Giallo (Yellow)” as he is known. No ordinary Killer …he seeks victims that are beautiful women only to disfigure and eventually kill them off. This time he has captured a beautiful model and our Agent must find him before he commits his latest victim’s fate. “>Giallo (trailer) stars Adrian Brody, Emmanuelle Siegner, and Elsa Patasky.

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Rock of the Dead on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360Rock of the Dead on Playstation 3 and Xbox360
Video Game by Tommo

Grab your axe and jump off stage as you transcend from aspiring musician to global rock god! Use ‘the power of rock’ to unleash sonic blasts on hordes of flesh eaters or raise your guitar to the heavens and power your protective shield. Riff your way through the infected masses to the soul-ripping tunes of Rob Zombie and save the world! Check out the “>trailer and screenshots from the game.

Buy the Playstation 3 Game or Xbox360 Game.

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl on DVDVampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl
Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoyuki Tomomatsu

The deranged genius behind Tokyo Gore Police is back with a chilling new flick that’s re-writing the hallowed history of the horror genre. “>Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (review) is the terrifying story of two classic monsters re-imagined as super hot – and extremely lethal – Japanese school girls. Gore rules supreme in this blood-cake cavalcade of carnage chosen as the winner of the Audience Award at the 2009 NY Asian Film Festival. Fan boys and movie blogs are already buzzing over this bloodbath du jour, and aficionados of psychedelic blood-filled chocolates, mad scientist principals, sumo wrestlers from hell, and sex-crazed school nurses are guaranteed to lose their heads over this old school splatter-fest. Watch the “>trailer.

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Colin on DVDColin
Directed by Marc Price

Already a worldwide phenomenon with huge media coverage, “>Colin (review) is the first zombie movie told from the zombie s perspective, it is a film truly like no other. Our hero Colin is bitten by a zombie; he dies and returns as one of the undead. We follow him as he wanders through suburbia during the throes of a cadaverous apocalypse. Through his encounters, we learn who Colin was and more pertinently, what he has now become. Including a broad daylight zombie versus human street battle, an epic housebound siege and bags of gore. Made for only $70, mostly spent on tea and cookies for “zombies”, this is a zombie phenomenon that must not be missed! Colin stars Alastair Kirton, Daisy Aitkens, Leanne Pammen, Kate Alderman and Tat Whalley.

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Until The Light Takes Us on DVDUntil The Light Takes Us
Directed by Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewel

Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of Norwegian black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-Nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists and music fans world-wide.

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Assault of the Sasquatch on DVDAssault of the Sasquatch
Directed by Andrew Gernhard

When a merciless bear poacher is caught and arrested deep in the woods of a state park, he and his truck are taken to a neglected precinct in the heart of a dying city. Unbeknownst to the authorities, the impounded truck holds a deadly cargo in the form of the legendary Sasquatch! Now, stuck in an unfamiliar world, the creature will let nothing and no one stop it from coming face-to-face with the unscrupulous man who ruthlessly ripped it from its environment. Taking an inventive and action packed approach, “>Assault of the Sasquatch (review) breaths new and exciting life into the immortal legend of Bigfoot. The film stars Greg Nutcher, Sarah J. Ahearn, Cristina Santiago, Andrea Saenz, Shawn C. Phillips & M. Kelly Kevin Shea.

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Howling Trilogy - The Marsupials III, The Rebirth V, The Freaks VI on DVDHowling Trilogy – The Marsupials III, The Rebirth V, The Freaks VI
Directed by Various

The Marsupials: A strange race of human-like marsupials that have appeared suddenly in Australia are being studied by a sociologist played by Barry Otto who soon falls in love with Jerboa, a beautiful redhead (Imogen Annesley). The aptly named Jerboa has a secret; a cute, curious little pouch that following a night of passion gains the tiniest of new inhabitants. The Rebirth: When a group of strangers converge on an ominous Romanian castle, they begin to suspect one of them may be an ancestor to a legendary werewolf bloodline. The Freaks: When a drifter named Ian comes to the rural town of Canton Bluff, he finds work fixing up the local church. But when the owner of a traveling carnival finds out Ian’s terrible secret, he blackmails him into becoming part of his sideshow.

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The Lost Tribe on DVDThe Lost Tribe
Directed by Roel Reine

On a remote tropical island, an archeological team unearths a prehistoric secret so dangerous that none of them will live to reveal it. Then, when a group of friends is shipwrecked on the island, they discover the terrifying truth about what the scientists found – it’s very much alive, freakishly strong and has a taste…for humans. Golden Globe nominee Lance Henriksen (Terminator, Aliens) stars with Emily Foxler (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), Nick Mennell (Friday the 13th, Halloween) and Brianna Brown (Knocked Up) in this pulse-pounding horror-thriller from the director of Marine 2.

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Deadlands 2: Trapped (Extended & Unrated) on DVDDeadlands 2: Trapped (Extended & Unrated)
Directed by Gary Ugarek

When the U.S. government unleashes a highly toxic bio-weapon on the residents of a small Maryland city, all Hell breaks loose as six strangers find themselves seeking refuge inside a local movie theatre from the bloodthirsty, infected citizens roaming the streets.
Writer-director Gary Ugarek follows up his 2007 indie sleeper hit DEADLANDS: THE RISING with this non-stop action thrill ride starring Jim Krut (Dawn of the Dead) and Josh Davidson (Perkins 14, Ghosts Don’t Exist).

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Redeemer: Son of Satan (1978) on DVDRedeemer: Son of Satan (1978)
Directed by Constantine S. Gochis

A group of people are invited to a class reunion at their old high school. Upon arriving, they find only a few of them show up, despite the grand decorations that have gone into the event. Soon, one of them dies and the rest realize that they have been locked in the school. What they don’t know is that one of their classmates grew up to be a deranged preacher with a viciously sick sense of Biblical justice. With each passing victim, their killer grows more and more bizarre… donning a number of homemade masks and utilizing fake voices to lure and frighten his prey. Class reunions are often dreaded, but will anyone make it out of this one alive? The film stars Damien Knight, Jeannetta Arnette, Nick Carter, Nikki Barthen, and Michael Hollingsworth.

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Herman Cohen Classic Horror Double Feature: Horrors of the Black Museum & The Headless Ghost on DVDHerman Cohen Classic Horror Double Feature: Horrors of the Black Museum & The Headless Ghost
Directed by Arthur Crabtree;Peter Graham Scott

HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM: London is fear struck, and Scotland Yard is baffled by a series of strange murders that have plagued the city. Stories of the atrocities, by crime journalists Edmond Bancroft (Michael Gough), come to their own conclusions missed by the Yard. Along with his assistant, Rick (Graham Curnow) who helps him run a private Black Museum filled with murder and torture devices. THE HEADLESS GHOST: Three foreign exchange students, Americans Ronnie, Bill and Danish Ingrid, go on a daytrip to the supposedly haunted Ambrose Castle. The students decide to spend the night in the castle to find out if it really is haunted and meet the ghost of the Fourth Earl of Ambrose and various other spooks.

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The Demon on DVDThe Demon
Directed by Percival Rubens

Cameron Mitchell, star of Mario Bava s seminal giallo/slasher BLOOD AND BLACK LACE (1964) and THE TOOLBOX MURDERS (1978), plays Colonel Bill Carson a private investigator with psychic powers who is hired by a couple whose daughter was carried off into the night by an inexplicable outline of unknown terror. The Mother (Moira Winslow), who herself left to die, pleads with Mitchell after the police have turned up nothing. Can the psychic investigator find the daughter and stop the demon from adding to his killing spree?

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Zombie Nightmare (1986) on DVDZombie Nightmare (1986)
Directed by Jack Bravman

Tony Washington foils a robbery at a local grocery store only to be run over and killed by a group of savage suburban teens. But the horror has only just begun, for in the darkest recesses of Tony’s backyard, a voodoo ceremony takes place which resurrects Tony into a superhuman zombie avenger. One by one, Tony’s ruthless killers are graphically and brutally murdered as the undead Tony takes his gory revenge! The stage is set for a bone-chilling climax as the authorities finally come face to face with the dead rising from the grave. The film stars Adam West, Tia Carrere, Jon Mikl Thor, and John Fasano.

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Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) on DVDAaah! Zombies!! (2007)
Directed by Matthew Kohnen

Zombies. You know ’em, you love ’em. But what do they think of you? In this hilarious twist on the Classic Zombie Tale, we see the world through Zombie eyes when a barrel full of Toxic Goo transforms four friends in to the Walking Dead, and suddenly, it seems every one else has gone mad. In the most unique Zombie story in years, the Zombies embark on a bumbling quest to find the “Truth”, completely unaware of their rotting undeadness. After all, Zombies are people too. The film stars Matthew Davis, Betsy Buetler, Tracey Walter, Richard Riehle, and Julianna Robinson.

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