DVD and Blu-Ray Releases: November 16th – Best Worst RoboGeisha in 3D Clash

Rest your wallets, folks, there are hardly any new major horror releases this week. Instead we’re getting mostly re-released Blu-ray and 3D Blu-rays. Really the only thing that’s piquing our curiosity is RoboGeisha!

And if you are a gamer, soundtracks to your favorite zombie killing video games are now available for playing outside of the game consoles. Excited? Not even a little?

Clash of the Titans Blu-ray 3DClash of the Titans Blu-ray 3D
Directed by Louis Leterrier
Starring Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Alexa Davalos, Ralph Fiennes

If you hadn’t had enough of this 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans (review) on Blu-ray DVD or in the theaters (review), this is your chance to get double- (triple-?) dip on the title with a Blu-ray 3D version. Or you can just relive it all on our Clash of the Titans page instead. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. If you don’t already know, Clash of the Titans is about the mortal son of the god Zeus embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens.

Buy the Blu-ray 3D DVD.

The Night of the Hunter (The Criterion Collection) on DVDThe Night of the Hunter (The Criterion Collection)
Directed by Charles Laughton
Starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell, whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic—also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gish and writer James Agee—is cinema’s quirkiest rendering of the battle between good and evil.

Buy the Blu-ray or the regular DVD.

The Twilight Zone: Season 2 [Blu-ray]The Twilight Zone: Season 2 [Blu-ray]
Directed by Various
Starring Rod Serling, William Shatner, Burgess Meredith, Art Carney, Bill Mumy

All 29 episodes of the second season of Rod Serling’s classic, groundbreaking series, now presented in pristine high-definition for the first time ever, along with hours of new and exclusive bonus features not available anywhere else! New, Blu-ray exclusive features: Rarely-seen, unofficial Twilight Zone pilot, “The Time Element,” starring William Bendix and Martin Balsam. Written by Rod Serling and hosted by Desi Arnaz for Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse. New 1080p transfer from the original camera negative and magnetic soundtrack.

Buy the Blu-ray DVD.

Best Worst Movie on DVDBest Worst Movie
Directed by Michael Stephenson
Starring George Hardy, Michael Stephenson, Darren Ewing

In 1989, a group of unknown Utah actors starred in what would be crowned the worst movie of all time: Troll 2. Now, after two decades of running from this cinematic disaster, the cast can no longer hide from the legion of followers who celebrate them for their ineptitude. Best Worst Movie (review) is an affectionate and intoxicatingly fun tribute to the single greatest bad movie ever made and the people responsible for unleashing it on the world. The result is a hilarious and tender offbeat journey that pays homage to lovers of bad movies and the people who make them, while investigating a deeper story about the strange nature of celebrity, the catharsis of redemption and the humanity that exists in making even the worst movie ever made. Watch the trailer.

Buy the DVD.

Dead Rising 2 (Video Game SoundtrackDead Rising 2 (Video Game Soundtrack)
By Oleska Lozowchuk

Five years after the first Dead Rising, former motocross champion Chuck Greene takes part in Terror Is Reality, a controversial American Gladiators-like game show where contestants kill gathered zombies in various ways for money, sport and fame. The show’s latest incarnation, “TIR XVII: Payback”, is currently held in Fortune City, an amusement and entertainment resort somewhere in Nevada, and based off the casino strip in Las Vegas, which was destroyed in a zombie outbreak three years ago.

Buy the Soundtrack CD.

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Video Game Soundtrack)Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Video Game Soundtrack)
By GHM Sound Team

The Umbrella Chronicles encompasses several scenarios which are based on various plot elements from the Resident Evil series. The game’s first three scenarios, “Train Derailment”, “The Mansion Incident”, and “Raccoon’s Destruction”, are set within Raccoon City, or its surrounding area, in 1998. The final scenario, which is based on new material, is set in Russia, taking place in 2003. The Umbrella Chronicles features eight playable characters from previous Resident Evil games, including Rebecca Chambers, Billy Coen, Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Carlos Oliveira, Albert Wesker, Ada Wong, and HUNK.

Buy the Soundtrack CD.

RoboGeisha on DVDRoboGeisha
Directed by Noboru Iguchi

The twisted geniuses behind The Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police present a tale of sibling rivalry, chainsaw faces, machine gun boobs, and butt blades. Kikuke is a geisha known for her glamour and grace. Yoshie is her abused sister, banished to the shadows. When a mysterious corporation transforms their soft bodies into murderous machines, the rival vixens rush toward an ultraviolent final confrontation. RoboGeisha (trailers) stars Aya Kiguchi, and Hitomi Hasebe.

Buy the Blu-ray or the regular DVD.

The Possession of David O'Reilly on DVDThe Possession of David O’Reilly
Directed by Andrew Cull, Steve Isles

Giles Alderson stars as David O Reilly, a guy dumped by his girlfriend and looking to crash with his London friends for the night. Unfortunately, O Reilly is bringing more than emotional baggage because something a demon, a ghost, an alien? is stalking his every move. O’Reilly knows more than he s admitting why else does he immediately pour a line of salt across the doorstep? but is he possessed or just nutters? Uneasiness soon ramps up into sheer fright in a movie that Pax Romano admitted left him surprised and scared witless. Watch the trailer.

Buy the DVD.

Fear Me Not on DVDFear Me Not
Directed by Kristian Levring

Dogme 95 trailblazer Kristian Levring (The King Is Alive) delivers his subtlest, most unnerving film yet. It’s like a reverse image of Nicholas Ray’s classic Bigger Than Life. Instead of watching a dutiful dad go crazy via medication, we watch a deeply uneasy father become utterly liberated when he takes some experimental anti-depressants. Too bad the experiment is ditched and they try to take his pills away. Ulrich Thomsen (Duplicity, TV s Alias) is the father even his wife and daughter treat warily in this remarkably taut and creepy look at one man s desperate desire to be comfortable in his own skin. Watch the trailer.

Buy the DVD.

Staunton Hill on Blu-ray DVDStaunton Hill [Blu-ray]
Directed by G. Cameron Romero
Starring Kathy Lamkin, Cristen Coppen, David Rountree, Kiko Elisworth, Christine Carlo, Paula Rhodes, Charlie Bodin, B.J. Hendricks

In Staunton Hill (review), it’s the fall of 1969, and winds of change are blowing across America. But on a remote family farm in the hills of Virginia, a storm of evil has been brewing for years. Now for a group of young people hitchhiking to a rally in Washington DC, a detour to the nightmare homestead of the Stauntons will rip apart their young lives forever. A grisly secret is waiting. The raw terror is growing. And the clan’s brutal harvest is about to begin. Watch the trailer.

Buy the Blu-ray DVD.

Children of the Corn [Blu-ray]Children of the Corn [Blu-ray]
Directed by Donald P. Borchers
Starring David Anders, Kandyse McClure, Preston Bailey, Daniel Newman

In this remake of Children of the Corn (review), Burton and Vicki are an unhappily married couple that are making their way across the country when a freak accident leaves them stranded in the middle of a corn field. They soon learn that this is no typical cornfield and there is something different about the children of Gatlin. Now Burton and Vicki must make their escape before they become sacrifices to He Who Walks Behind The Rows.

Buy the Blu-ray DVD.

Crowley [Blu-ray]Crowley [Blu-ray]
Directed by Julian Doyle
Starring Simon Callow, Kal Webber, Lucy Cudden, Jud Charlton

In Crowley (review), over sixty years after Aleister Crowley’s death, the mere mention of his name is still enough to strike terror in the hearts of God-fearing Christians. When a virtual reality experiment gone awry sends Crowley’s restless soul into the body of a soft-spoken university professor, the newly empowered hedonist draws on his powerful “black magick” in order to unleash an occult event the likes of which this world has never witnessed.

Buy the Blu-ray DVD.

KW Low

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  • James Coker

    you know i have never seen “Crowley” is it any good?

    • GJW

      Wow. I have not seen it yet either. Opinions (like James asked) would be appreciated.

      “Well, for one thing, I think he was probably a closet homosexual who did a lot of cocaine. That whole Yale thing.”