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DVD and Blu-ray Releases: August 29, 2017

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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.



MOVIES

Amsterdamned (1988) (Limited Edition Combo)

Starring:

Huub Stapel, Monique van de Ven, Serge-Henri Valcke

Synopsis:

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!

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Deadly Dares: Truth or Dare IV (2012) (Limited Edition, Just 100 Sold)

Starring:

Jessica Cameron

Synopsis:

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.

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Demon (2016)

Starring:

Itay Tiran, Agnieszka Zulewska, Andrzej Grabowski

Synopsis:

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…

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The Hollow One (2015)

Starring:

Kate Alden, Jesse James, Russell Hodgkinson, Chelsea Farthing, Tony Doupe

Synopsis:

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.

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The Man with Two Brains (1983)

Starring:

Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict, Richard Brestoff

Synopsis:

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).

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The Manster (1959)

Starring:

Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Satoshi Nakamura, Terri Zimmern, Toyoko Takechi

Synopsis:

A Japanese scientist’s injection splits a U.S. reporter into man and ape-man.

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Safe Inside (2017)

Starring:

Chris Harder, Judith O’Dea, Brinke Stevens, Tina Ona Paukstelis, Darcey Vanderhoef

Synopsis:

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).

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The Slayer (1982) (2-Disc Special Edition)

Starring:

Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn, Carol Kottenbrook

Synopsis:

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?

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Snapshot (aka The Day After Halloween) (2017) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Starring:

Sigrid Thornton, Chantal Contouri, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Robert Bruning, Julia Blake

Synopsis:

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.

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Suffer, Little Children (1983)

Starring:

Colin Chamberlain, Ginny Rose, Jon Hollanz

Synopsis:

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.

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Vicious Lips (1986)

Starring:

Gina Calabrese, Shayne Farris

Synopsis:

A band finally gets the opportunity for that breakthrough gig if they can make it to an “in” club on another planet in time.

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TELEVISION

“The Originals” The Complete Fourth Season (2017)

Starring:

Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes

Synopsis:

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.

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COLLECTIONS

King of Horror Collection

Starring:

Various

Synopsis:

In horror, one name reigns supreme. Experience ultimate fear in one 4-film collection!

Movies:

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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Exclusive: Rocky Gray Talks Halloween Horror Anthology 10/31

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The last time we gave you guys word on the upcoming Halloween horror anthology 10/31 was to bring you the knock-out exclusive official poster, which you can peep to your left (click for a higher-res version).

The new horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S and Creepshow joins an ensemble cast together to spin twisted tales of the macabre. The film is executive produced by P.J. Starks, creator of the critically acclaimed Volumes of Blood.

The film’s stories are directed by the likes of Justin M. Seaman (The Barn), Zane Hershberger (Devilution), John William Holt (The Dooms Chapel Horror), Brett DeJager (Bonejangles) and Rocky Gray making his directing debut.

This past weekend we were able to catch up with producer-director Rocky Gray and ask him a few choice questions about the anticipated upcoming anthology film.

You can check out our quick interview below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are to check out 10/31 in the comments below!

Dread Central: How is the film coming along?

Rocky Gray: The film is now completed and we are getting the perks out to our Indiegogo backers. The backers and Death By Festival got to see the first cut of the film in October and they loved it so we’re very excited to get the film out to everyone else very soon.

DC: What can expect from this anthology?

RG: Expect to have a lot of Halloween themed fun. Each segment has its own flavor so the pacing and the look change throughout the film. With masked killers, vampires, scarecrows, tricksters and old hags there’s something for everyone.

DC: Will there be a sequel?

RG: If there was a demand for it we would make it happen!

Sounds good to us. Thanks for chatting with us, Rocky!

You can become a fan of the film on Facebook HERE.

SYNOPSIS:
A Halloween treat bag of all the things that go bump in the night. From masked killers to scarecrows, witches, and tricksters. There’s a scare for everyone in this anthology of horror and the macabre from the creators of The Barn and Volumes of Blood.

Red Letter Entertainment, Inc. brings you the directorial debut from Rocky Gray (composer of The Barn, Killing Floor 2), two-time Grammy-winning musician and former drummer for Evanescence. A new horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S/ and Creepshow brings an ensemble cast together to spin twisted tales of the macabre. The film is Executive Produced by P.J. Starks, creator of the critically acclaimed Volumes of Blood.

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The Duffer Brothers Have Begun Working on Stranger Things 3

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I wasn’t the world’s biggest fan of the first season of Netflix and The Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things” to tell you the truth. That said, I absolutely loved the second season (read our reviews HERE).

It is with this in mind that we are all looking forward to “Stranger Things 3”.

Recently Deadline reported that at Vulture Festival LA the Duffer Brothers, producer Shawn Levy, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Reiser, and Linnea Berthelsen talked about season two and teased season three.

“We are [in] very early days on season three, and we’re still figuring it out,” Ross Duffer said, before taking a beat, then adding: “I probably wasn’t supposed to say that. That’s not official; that wasn’t an official announcement — we’re just working on it, just for our own amusement… for fun!”

Whatever.

We all know at this point that there is going to be a “Stranger Things 3” and that The Duffer Brothers will one day begin working on it. Don’t worry so much, Ross Duffer.

After all, your brother already let us know that season three will begin after a time jump:

“Even if we wanted to hop into the action faster, we couldn’t,” says Matt Duffer. “Our kids are aging. We can only write and produce the show so fast. They’re going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting season three. It provides certain challenges. You can’t start right after season two ended. It forces you to do a time jump. It’s a long way of saying that yeah, we’re going to do a time jump.”

What did you think of “Stranger Things 2”? Did you dig it more (or less) than season one? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!

“Stranger Things 2” is currently streaming on Netflix.

Synopsis:
It’s 1984, and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana, are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down, but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

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James Cameron’s Terminator Reboot/Sequel Hires Screenwriter

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The last word we brought you guys on producer James Cameron and Deadpool-director Tim Miller’s new Terminator film was when we let you know that Paramount had set the film’s release date for July 26, 2019.

Today we have news via The Wrap that the studio is bringing in screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) to pen the movie’s script based on a story crafted by Cameron.

You may remember that Cameron and Miller created a writers room a while back to plan out an all-new trilogy of films, but while that writer’s room included David Goyer, Charles Eglee, and Josh Friedman, it seems like Ray will be the first film’s sole writer. For now.

Story details are, of course, being kept under wraps, but Cameron and Miller are treating the new movie as a direct sequel to Cameron’s T2: Judgment Day.

“This is a continuation of the story from ‘Terminator 1’ and ‘Terminator 2.’ And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream,” Cameron told THR. “Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.”

We also know that Cameron plans to center the new film/trilogy around a new group of younger characters, who will eventually carry on the baton as it were.

“A lot of this is handing off the baton to a new generation of characters,” Cameron said. “We’re starting a search for an 18-something young woman to essentially be the new centerpiece of these stories. And then a number of other characters around her and characters from the future. We still fold time in the story in intriguing ways. But we have Arnold’s character and Linda’s character to anchor it.”

How excited are you for James Cameron’s new Terminator flick? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social mdeia!

The new Terminator film is produced by James Cameron and will be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool). The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

Terminator 2.5 is expected to hit July 26, 2019.

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