Check out our list this week, folks. There’s a good handful of classics for you to binge on.
Be sure to check out our list next week and especially the week after that with at least 50 releases for you to spend your paycheck on.
As always, pleasant viewing.
Amsterdamned (1988) (Limited Edition Combo)
Huub Stapel, Monique van de Ven, Serge-Henri Valcke
The Danger Lies Just Below the Surface…
Down in the murky depths of Amsterdam’s famous canals lurks a murderous predator. Surfacing at night, he kills at random and disappears without a trace. As the bodies begin to pile up and mass hysteria envelopes the city, Detective Eric Visser is assigned to head the investigation. With only the escalating number of victims to go on, Visser pursues his quarry with a vengeance, unaware that his beautiful new girlfriend may be the mysterious killer’s next victim.
Huub Stapel (The Lift) and Monique van de Ven (Turkish Delight) star in this pulse-pounding thriller written and directed by Dick Maas (Silent Witness), highlighted by an explosive speedboat chase through the city’s narrow canals. Long unavailable on U.S. home video, Blue Underground proudly presents Amsterdamned in a brand-new 2K restoration from the original Dutch negative, approved by Dick Maas!
Deadly Dares: Truth or Dare IV (2012) (Limited Edition, Just 100 Sold)
America has become a nation of “Maniacs ‘R Us,” playing the childhood game of “truth or dare” in cyberspace with murderous results. Among those caught up in this craze, Tuner Downing (Casey Miracle), a downtrodden man dumped by his girl, gets obsessed with serial killer Mike Strauber–the Coppermasked Madman–and tries too hard to follow in his bloody footsteps, even to the point of breaking his “hero” out of incarceration. Chock-full of bloody twists and turns, this is the one you’ve been screaming for! Never-before-released HD cut.
Itay Tiran, Agnieszka Zulewska, Andrzej Grabowski
Python is a stranger in the hometown of his future wife, Janet. As a wedding gift from the bride’s grandfather, he receives a piece of land where the two can build a house and raise a happy family. While preparing the land for house construction, Python finds hidden bones of human bodies in the ground beneath his new property. He decides to keep this discovery to himself so that all the wedding arrangements can go on as planned. However, the deeper he tries to keep his secret, the more he seems to be under control of something, or rather someone, and from then on very strange things begin to happen…
The Hollow One (2015)
Kate Alden, Jesse James, Russell Hodgkinson, Chelsea Farthing, Tony Doupe
In an isolated coastal community, Rachel Wade is sent down an emotionally destructive path after the tragic death of her mother. Forced to leave home, Rachel and her younger sister return years later to find their father missing and the community deserted. What starts as a search for answers quickly turns into a race for survival. In order to escape, Rachel must face her family’s dark history and a mysterious figure with sinister intentions.
The Man with Two Brains (1983)
Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict, Richard Brestoff
Anyone who doesn’t think Steve Martin is one of the funniest fellows on the planet should have his head examined. As The Man with Two Brains, madman Martin is just the guy to do it, playing Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr, famed originator of screw-top, zip-lock brain surgery. The good doctor pines for his late wife – but slinky siren Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner) sashays into his life and changes all that. They’re soon married, but the truth quickly emerges: Dolores’ beauty hides a calculating heart of stone. The situation is hopeless – until another brain specialist’s oddball research offers a bizarre ray of hope. Anyone with half a brain will rejoice in the sheer lunacy of this sublimely silly farce, directed and co-written by frequent Martin collaborator Carl Reiner (The Jerk, All of Me).
The Manster (1959)
Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Satoshi Nakamura, Terri Zimmern, Toyoko Takechi
A Japanese scientist’s injection splits a U.S. reporter into man and ape-man.
Safe Inside (2017)
Chris Harder, Judith O’Dea, Brinke Stevens, Tina Ona Paukstelis, Darcey Vanderhoef
Spending the night alone in his dead mother’s home while recovering from a nervous breakdown proves delusuional for a man, believing something is inside with him. This suspense-horror stars Judith O’Dea (Night of the Living Dead), Brinke Stevens (The Slumber Party Massacre), and Chris Harder (Extraordinary Measures).
The Slayer (1982) (2-Disc Special Edition)
Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn, Carol Kottenbrook
IS IT A NIGHTMARE? OR IS IT… THE SLAYER?
One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video. Previously only available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, The Slayer, whose nightmares-seeping-into-reality theme predates a certain Wes Craven classic by several years, comes lovingly restored from the original negative in a stunning transfer that will be a revelation to fans both old and new.
Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: As a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to terrifying life?
Snapshot (aka The Day After Halloween) (2017) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Sigrid Thornton, Chantal Contouri, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Robert Bruning, Julia Blake
Vinegar Syndrome specializes in the masterful restoration and distribution of cult, horror, and erotic films from the 1960s-90s.
Angela (Sigrid Thornton) is a young hairdresser having a hard time making ends meet. Looking for a fast way to earn some extra money, she accepts a job working as a model. Soon, however, she gets the feeling that someone is watching her, following her… stalking her. Is it her deranged ice cream truck-driving ex-boyfriend? A psychotic admirer? Or someone more sinister? As Angela delves further into her new and sordid lifestyle, she finds herself growing closer and closer to the deadly truth.
Director Simon Wincer’s (Quigley Down Under) slow-burn psychological thriller, Snapshot, melds character drama with moments of shocking violence and nail-biting suspense. Featuring atmospheric scope photography by Vincent Monton (Road Games) and a pounding soundtrack from Brian May (Mad Max), Snapshot is a forgotten piece of Ozploitation and is proudly presented on Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome, newly restored from its original 35mm camera negative.
Suffer, Little Children (1983)
Colin Chamberlain, Ginny Rose, Jon Hollanz
The British tabloid press called for it to be banned among the furor of the Video Nasty witch hunts. The Censors refused it a rating in its uncut form. Many of the children involved in its production were never seen nor heard from again. Now Suffer, Little Children can finally be seen FULLY UNCUT AND UNCENSORED!
The full story behind this mysterious occult feature may never be known. The super rare and intensely troubled original UK video release was cut by several minutes, and the box copy simply read: Suffer, Little Children a tale of a child’s demonic supernatural powers and the brutal…. terrifying results. Suffer, Little Children is a reconstruction of the events which took place at 45 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, England, in August 1984. None of these events were reported in the press, and now the house is scheduled for demolition in the immediate future.
Vicious Lips (1986)
Gina Calabrese, Shayne Farris
A band finally gets the opportunity for that breakthrough gig if they can make it to an “in” club on another planet in time.
“The Originals” The Complete Fourth Season (2017)
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes
The first family of bloodsuckers, The Mikaelson Clan, faced its greatest defeat at the end of its third season, abandoning their fiefdom of New Orleans and their leader, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), to the tender turncoat mercies of Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). The other siblings succumbed to a near-death state; only the lycanthrope Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is left to raise the hybrid Hope (Summer Fontana) and keep the faith. Five years later, Hayley is ready to bring them back and, together, rescue Klaus. The Mikaelsons’ triumph turns tragic, as their return coincides with the resurrection of an ancient evil – an evil that targets their most vulnerable member.
King of Horror Collection
In horror, one name reigns supreme. Experience ultimate fear in one 4-film collection!
Salem’s Lot (1979)
Sinister events bring together a writer (David Soul), a suave antiques dealer (James Mason), and the dealer’s mysterious, pale-skinned “partner” (Reggie Nalder) in this bloodcurdling shocker.
The Shining (1980)
Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, a writer acting as off-season caretaker for the Overlook Hotel with his wife (Shelly Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd) in this ghostly time warp of madness and murder.
Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye (1985)
In this anthology, Quitters Inc. promises to help a smoker (James Woods) kick his habit, a gambler (Robert Hays) is forced into a dangerous bet, and a cat rescues a schoolgirl (Drew Barrymore) from a vile troll.
Stephen King’s It (1990)
Seven children face an unthinkable horror which appears in various forms, including murderous clown Pennywise (Tim Curry). Years later, those who survived vow to stop a new killing spree, this time for good.
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