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DVD and Blu-ray Releases: June 27, 2017

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Welcome back, everyone. We have a good amount of releases this with a total of 19. First up, there are a few discrepancies. The Autopsy Of Jane Doe may have already been available as early as May 2nd, but it popped up on my radar for this week, so I’ve listed it below. Additionally, I told you back on April 11th about the Taught In Cold Blood DVD, but it looks like it was pushed back to June 27th. Look for it this week.

One of the week’s biggest releases is probably The Belko Experiment. This will be available on both Blu-ray and DVD. You can check out our review here.

We have a small handful of classics this week, reaching back as far as 1959’s TheFour Skulls Of Jonathan Drake. We also have Donald Pleasence in Death Line and 1979’s The Evictors, among a couple of other titles.

Check out the rest of the list below for the rest of this week’s list, including The Similars, Feed The Light and Land Shark. As always, pleasant viewing.



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6 Models in Hell (2017)

Starring:

Jose Rosette, Tony Slade, Jennifer Renne Price

Synopsis:

Six Philadelphia models meet up and arrive at a decrepit warehouse on a gloomy day to audition for a fashion show being put on by one of the biggest agencies in town. They are introduced to Glen, the MC for the audition, who ushers them into a dilapidated elevator that only goes to the fourth floor. These models will do anything to become stars, but little do they know that Glen is a raging psychopath who has deceived them all. To their horror, they realize that Glen somehow knows all about their innermost demons and intends to judge them for past sins.

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The Angry Red Planet (1959)

Starring:

Jack Kruschen, Nora Hayden

Synopsis:

The first spaceship to Mars, presumed lost, is found in space and brought back to Earth by remote control. Only two from an initial crew of four are still alive, but one is unconscious due to an attached alien growth, while the other is traumatized, blocking out all memory of what happened. In hopes to save the unconscious crewman, the amnesiac is interrogated back into remembering.

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

Starring:

Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton, Olwen Catherine Kelly, Parker Sawyers

Synopsis:

It’s just another night at the morgue for a father (Brian Cox) and son (Emile Hirsch) team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual corpse comes in. Discovered buried in the basement of the home of a brutally murdered family, the young Jane Doe—eerily well preserved and with no visible signs of trauma—is shrouded in mystery. As they work into the night to piece together the cause of her death, the two men begin to uncover the disturbing secrets of her life. Soon, a series of terrifying events make it clear: this Jane Doe may not be dead. The latest from Trollhunter director Andre Ovredal is a scarily unpredictable, supernatural shocker that never lets up.

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The Belko Experiment (2017)

Starring:

Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker, Abraham Benrubi, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley

Synopsis:

In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogata, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

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Blood (2016)

Starring:

Emmett J Scanlan, Gail Brady, Steve Gunn

Synopsis:

This intense psychological noir drama is an acting tour de force. Emmett J Scanlan plays the troubled young Guy, who reaches out to his oldest friend after the mysterious death of Guy’s younger sister. A visit to support a grieving friend soon takes a sinister twist as some very dark secrets about the siblings’ relationship come to light.

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Blood Hunt (2015)

Starring:

Dean Kirkright, Kahli Williams, Thomas Roach, Benjamin Denmeade

Synopsis:

An action-packed, waking nightmare of relentless brutality and merciless revenge, set against the harsh landscape of rural Australia.

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Death Line (aka Raw Meat) (1973) (Limited Edition)

Starring:

Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney, Hugh Armstrong

Synopsis:

Beneath Modern London Lives a Tribe of Once Humans. Neither Men nor Women… They are the Raw Meat of the Human Race!

When a prominent politician and a beautiful young woman vanish inside a London subway station, Scotland Yard’s Inspector Calhoun (Donald Pleasence of Halloween) investigates and makes a horrifying discovery. Not only did a group of 19th century tunnel workers survive a cave-in, but they lived for years in a secret underground enclave by consuming the flesh of their own dead. Now the lone descendant of this grisly tribe has surfaced, prowling the streets for fresh victims… and a new mate.

Norman Rossington (A Hard Day’s Night), David Ladd (The Wild Geese), Sharon Gurney (Crucible Of Horror), and the legendary Christopher Lee (Horror Of Dracula) also star in this heart-stopping horror classic co-written and directed by Gary Sherman (Dead & Buried). Originally recut and released as Raw Meat in the United States, now Death Line has been freshly transferred and fully restored in 2K from the original uncensored camera negative and comes fully loaded with exclusive new Extras produced for this release!

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Don’t You Recognize Me? (2016)

Starring:

Matthew Toman, Darren Travers

Synopsis:

Tony (Matthew Toman) is a documentary filmmaker who’s always on the lookout for interesting subjects, especially people who haven’t had things go so well in life. Following an online appeal for fresh subjects, Tony has been contacted by young man K (Jason Sherlock) – a loose cannon who lives in a rundown Dublin project. Along with cameraman Jamie and sound recorder Louise, Tony sets off by car to meet K and film the first of a projected reality series entitled A Day in the Life Of. The neighborhood is unwelcoming, but Tony and his small crew seem somewhat more at ease upon meeting the affable K. He leads them into his flat and introduces them to his meathead pal Nathan and his demure girlfriend. A few moments later he takes Tony to a flat two doors down and … introduces him to his other girlfriend! The tone shifts when Tony quizzes K about his upbringing. We learn that K’s dad was a locally renowned criminal, respected and feared by many up until his death by shooting. K has since taken on his absent role to some extent, especially since the more recent murder of one of his brothers – something he still grieves over. Following K and Nathan as they go about their business around the flats, Tony and friends quickly become aware of shady goings-on: K pinning a lad against a wall and demanding money, for example. A rogue, certainly – and perhaps not such a harmless one after all. Nervous now, the filmmakers continue to follow K and Nathan, who promise a nice little surprise for their visitors. They take them to a warehouse and introduce K’s big brother, the decidedly dubious Daz (Darren Travers) and a small group of miscreants including Goth chick Zoe who has a video camera of her own. Daz explains that, when they heard someone was going to make a documentary about K, they thought they’d help out and film events from another angle. Things are getting weird for Tony, but they will soon get much worse! The intense mood soon turns shockingly violent.

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The Evictors (1979)

Starring:

Michael Parks, Jessica Harper, Vic Morrow

Synopsis:

Shortly after moving into a cute farmhouse in a quaint Louisiana town, Ben (Michael Parks) and his wife, Ruth (Jessica Harper), experience strange and disturbing events and soon come to the frightening realization that someone or something wants them dead. Filmed in a pseudo-documentary style, this horror film co-stars Vic Morrow as a creepy real estate agent who neglects to inform the young couple about the property’s violent history.

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Feed The Light (2014)

Starring:

Lina Sundén, Martin Jirhamn, Jenny Lampa

Synopsis:

From producer/director/co-writer Henrik Möller comes a new landmark in underground Swedish horror, inspired by equal parts H.P. Lovecraft, David Lynch, and something far more disturbing: When her daughter is abducted by her ex-husband, a young mother will track the missing child and its father to a mysterious institution. But once inside, she will find herself trapped in a hallucinatory netherworld where reality turns amorphous, survival becomes parasitic, and an infested darkness lives and feeds in the light.

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The Four Skulls Of Jonathan Drake (1959)

Starring:

Grant Richards, Valerie French

Synopsis:

Jonathan Drake, while attending his brother’s funeral, is shocked to find the head of the deceased is missing. When his brother’s skull shows up later in a locked cabinet, Drake realizes an ancient curse placed upon his grandfather by a tribe of South American Jivaro Indians is still in effect and that he himself is the probable next victim. That night he is awakened by the approach of an Indian, his lips sewed together with string, and wielding a curare-tipped bamboo knife…

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Harvest Moon (2007)

Starring:

Brad Ashten, Sierra Edwards, David Wilson, Jennfier Black

Synopsis:

Adam Baldini invites a group of his friends to his family’s apple orchard for a weekend getaway, only for them to be killed off one by one by a mysterious hatchetman.

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Land Shark (2017)

Starring:

Sarah French, Peter Baldo, Kathryn Sue Young, Eric Spudic, Elissa Dowling, Jeff Dylan Graham

Synopsis:

When Linda Regis, Director of Development at MALCO Oceanic Research, unravels a sinister plot to inject sharks with human DNA in the hope of creating a Super-Shark Super-Soldier, she becomes the target of a dangerous killer and the target of the monster of destruction – the human-shark hybrid Land Shark!

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Nurse Sherri (1978) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Starring:

Jill Jacobson, Geoffrey Land, Marilyn Joi, Katherine Pass, Erwin Fuller

Synopsis:

Vinegar Syndrome specializes in the masterful restoration and distribution of cult, horror, and erotic films from the 1960s-90s.

Meet Sherri…for an evening of pleasure and terror! Young and beautiful nurse Sherri (Jill Jacobson) has been possessed by a crazed preacher who died of a heart attack. Under his demonic control, he uses Sherri to enact revenge against those who he believes were responsible for his death. As Sherri begins to carry out his bloody bidding, two fellow nurses realize that the only way to stop her may be to exorcise the forces of evil out of her in a ghastly and dangerous ritual!

Directed by legendary cult filmmaker Al Adamson (dracula vs. Frankenstein), Nurse Sherri is a violent and sleazy hybrid of ‘nurse’ films and supernatural horror. Chock full of gloriously ludicrous twists, over the top death scenes, and a smattering of T & A, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents Nurse Sherri on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, freshly restored in 2k off of its original 35mm negative and featuring all new interviews with its stars and iconic producer Sam Sherman.

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The Similars (2017)

Starring:

Fernando Becerril, Luis Alberti

Synopsis:

In the wee hours of October 2, 1968, eight strangers wait for the bus in order to go to the city, enclosed at a bus station in a remote place. Rain has caused the road closure and the bus doesn’t seem to be close. Soon, the strangers become victims of a strange phenomenon, and they all start to physically look like one of them. Threatened by the paranoia and fear to lose their identity, the personalities of the eight strangers begin to clash, and everybody show the best and worst of themselves, while trying to find the responsible for this mysterious condition that is invading each one of them like a virus.

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Taught In Cold Blood (2017)

Starring:

Luke Lippold, Mesindo Pompa, Sara Drust, Justin Hoffmeister

Synopsis:

Cameron, a lonely high school student from a broken home, befriends a man who teaches him what it means to be a cold-blooded killer. Meanwhile, a cute girl from his class finally musters the courage to ask him out, forcing Cameron to decide between a life of destruction or love.

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Truth Or Dare? (1986)

Starring:

John Brace, Mary Fanaro

Synopsis:

When an already unbalanced Mike Strauber catches his wife Sharon in bed with his best friend, the result is a rapid descent into insanity. Mike’s revenge is masked in the form of the seemingly innocent child’s game Truth or Dare, but playing his demented and twisted version results in a bloodbath the likes that has never been seen before… with a trail of victims leading right back to his wife! This all-time horror classic from 1986 includes a special performance from a young AJ McLean of The Backstreet Boys. One of the ‘Top 13’ Slasher Movies Of All Time! as ranked by Top13.com.

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The Unholy (1988)

Starring:

Ben Cross, Ned Beatty, William Russ, Jill Carroll, Hal Holbrook

Synopsis:

An archbishop puts a priest in a New Orleans parish where Satan poses as a temptress in black.

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Victims! (1985)

Starring:

Ava Kauffman, Ann Richardson, Geri Schlessel, Pam Richards, Robert Axelrod, Lonny Withers

Synopsis:

Two deranged killers. Four nubile women. Do the math. When four women head out for a weekend in the wild to explore rock formations, little do they imagine the horror that awaits when they’re stalked by two serials killers. What starts out as innocent fun – camping, skinny dipping, and exploring rocks – soon turns into a fight for survival in Victims!

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Buy Stuff From Eibon Press, Get More Stuff For Free

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Eibon Press have announced that they’re starting Black Friday a day early and will be running their specials for almost a week, through November 28th. This year, they’re doing something a little different, a little more interesting. Rather than reduce prices on their inventory, they’re doing a deal where depending on how much you buy from their store, you’ll get a certain amount of free swag in addition to your order.

The first tier sees anyone who makes a purchase getting two double-sided mini-posters featuring art from their upcoming Bottomfeeder and Maniac and The New York Ripper series. The second tier sees anyone who spends at least $30 getting a free copy of their VHS Comics titles Laserblast plus the mini-posters. The final tier is for those who spend $50 and more and that will net the mini-posters, the #1 issue of Laserblast, and a free copy of Lucio Fulci’s Gates of Hell #2.

Lastly, five random people will receive an extra bonus gift, which they won’t reveal but promise that, “…you’ll love it!

All order cans be placed via Eibon Press.

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KISS Meets Army of Darkness in New Comic Miniseries!

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Dynamite Entertainment just announced that they are planning to bring two of their bestselling brands together in “KISS/Army of Darkness #1”. The new comic book series will unite the rock band with none other than Ash for some Deadite ass kicking.

The series will be written by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims and illustrated by Ruairi Coleman. And the debut issue of “KISS/Army of Darkness” features three art covers from Kyle Strahm, Goni Montes, and Ken Haeser.

You can find all three covers below along with quotes from the creative team. After looking through all of that make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are about this new hybrid comic series in the comments below or on social media!

With Ash vs. The Army of Darkness, Chris and I were given kind of carte blanche to do whatever we wanted to the world of AOD, and we went for broke,” Co-writer Chad Bowers says. “We introduced some new characters and concepts, and built a legacy for Ash’s comics adventures that I’m immensely proud of, but not in a million years could I have guessed we’d get to continue that momentum with the added bonus of tossing the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band into the mix! I’ve been in the tank for KISS since I was in middle school. I remember buying the KISS tribute album, KISS My Ass for the Lemonheads (they covered Plaster Caster), which lead to me picking up Greatest Hits, and so on. But when I found out there was a KISS comic with blood in it, I signed up for life! Of course, I adore the songs (literally listening to Do You Love Me right now), but I’m just as obsessed with the way KISS transcends the music to become something of a genre themselves. It’s something I think about a lot, honestly, so no surprise, it’s a big part of our story too!”

“When it comes to Army of Darkness, I guess you could say that Ash is a bit of a gambler, but he’s nobody’s fool,” Co-writer Chris Sims says. “And since our first story was set back at Alan Shepard High, we’re looking forward to showing him some things that you can’t learn in school. Okay, okay, I’ll stop with the deep-cut lyrics now, but for real — if you thought Deadites at Homecoming and the Supernatural Military-Adjacent Response Team were taking Ash in a new direction, just wait until you see how we team him up with the Starchild, Space Ace, the Demon, and the Catman. In the grand tradition of the film, we’re tearing up the entire space-time continuum and if you think you know how weird this is gonna get… well, you sure know somethin’!”

“Having done some work for Dynamite in the past, I’ve really been wanting to get my foot in the door here for a long time so I can play in the sandbox of the amazing licenses they have,” Artist Ruairi Coleman says. “Chief among those, and high up on my bucket list, is Army of Darkness: Hail to the king, baby! So, when I was offered the job of drawing the KISS/Army of Darkness crossover, I couldn’t believe my luck! The concept is totally bonkers, but in a way, that would make complete sense in the world of Army of Darkness. Thinking about it, I’m surprised it hasn’t been done already and I’m honored (and more than a little intimidated) to be the guy who draws it.”

“After a more than 40-year career, KISS continues to be one of rock’s most celebrated bands, while Army of Darkness continues to be a staple in the comic book industry. We’re both honored to have the opportunity to work so closely with Gene and Paul to bring their world-renowned alter-egos to comics alongside our very own Ashy Slashy,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “The raging guitar chords and pyrotechnic spectacle of their stage shows could have come straight from the pages of the Necronomicon, and this epic battle between The Demon and Deadites will appeal to the hellions in all of us!”

Issue #1 will be available on digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.

The KISS/Army of Darkness miniseries event hits February 2018.

Synopsis:

KISS is on top of the world and rocking faces until the night disciples of The Destroyer show up and the band disappears. With the tour canceled, a young Ash misses one of the most important events of his life that will change his destiny. Now the Chosen One has to get back on the right path and join the KISS ARMY OF DARKNESS!

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Jason Lives Director Pitched Follow-Up: Jason Vs Cheech and Chong

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One of my favorite entries in the Friday the 13th series is director ‘s Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. The mixture of old-school gothic horror and comedy is always a welcome treat around these parts.

But why wasn’t McLoughlin asked to write and direct the follow-up?

Actually, it turns out he was asked to follow up Jason Lives, McLoughlin recently told Mick Garris on the Post Mortem podcast.

But his pitch – Jason vs Cheech and Chong – didn’t go over so well…

“[Frank Mancuso Jr.] wanted me to do another film after we did Jason,” McLoughlin says. “And I said, ‘What are you thinking? I don’t know what it could be now.’ And he said, ‘Well, what do you think about Freddy (Krueger) and Jason?’ And I go, ‘But Freddy’s at New Line and the guys at Paramount have [Jason].’ And it’s like, ‘Well, we’re going to try and see if we can work something out.’ So, I started thinking about that, going, It doesn’t make sense. I mean he lives in one realm and — you know, I take this stuff very seriously, what realm a monster’s supposed to stay in. And he came back, he goes, ‘Eh, forget it, it’s not going to work anyway.’ And I said, ‘You know what? You guys own Cheech and Chong. What if we do Cheech and Chong-meets-Jason? They’re like camp counselors or something. It’s like, ‘Hey, man, I saw Jason out there.’ ‘No, man, that’s a myth.’ But he said, ‘You know what? No.’”

Too bad. While I don’t know how well a Cheech and Chong/Friday the 13th flick would go, with McLoughlin at the helm, the film would have at least been funny as hell.

Plus we already got these two knuckleheads in Part III.

Are you upset we never got Tom McLoughlin’s Jason vs Cheech and Chong? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

You can buy Friday the 13th: Part VI – Jason Lives on Blu-ray HERE.

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