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Greetings again, fellow collectors of all things digitally scary.  We don’t have a huge list this week, and a portion of our releases may have already dropped two weeks ago, but the rest of the list this week is pretty solid.  If you were able to pick up The Amicus Collection, Asylum or And Now the Screaming Starts back on the 5th of December, more power to you.  If not, this is your week so keep your eyes open.

Two of this year’s bigger titles will be releasing on various formats this week as well.  Leatherface will be getting both the Blu-ray and DVD treatment.  Darren Aronofsky’s mother! will also be dropping on Blu-ray and DVD but will also be available in 4K Ultra HD.  Not too shabby.

As for the rest of our list this week, pretty much everything is a classic release.  Of those, probably the most anticipated (and expensive) title is the 3-Disc Limited Edition Steelbook of Dario Argento’s Suspiria.  Seeing as Suspiria just turned 40 this year, a lot of work was put into this release by the fine folks at Synapse, so it’s definitely worth every penny.

Check out the rest of this week’s titles below, and as always, pleasant viewing.



MOVIES

American Gothic (1988)

Starring:

Rod Steiger, Yvonne De Carlo, Sarah Torgov

Synopsis:

Ma, Pa and their backwoods brood show stranded teens some hospitality, then kill them.

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And Now the Screaming Starts (1973)

Starring:

Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham

Synopsis:

For Amicus only period production, The Studio That Dripped Blood adapted the gothic horror novel Fengriffen into an insane 18th Century saga of heaving bosoms, graphic dismemberment and supernatural violation. The legendary Peter Cushing leads an all-star cast including Herbert Lom (The Dead Zone), Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange) and Stephanie Beacham (Dracula A.D.1972) in a twisted tale of family curses, axe murders, corpse desecration and a deliriously depraved performance by Lom that has to be seen to be believed. Ian Ogilvy (Witchfinder General) co-stars in this 70s shocker directed by Roy Ward Baker (Asylum, The Vampire Lovers) and featuring ravishing cinematography by Academy AwardTM winner Denys Coop (10 Rillington Place, Superman), now remastered in 4k with all of its violence and nudity fully restored.

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Asylum (1972)

Starring:

Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland, Herbert Lom

Synopsis:

In 1972, The Studio That Dripped Blood brought together director Roy Ward Baker (Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde, The Vampire Lovers), novelist/screenwriter Robert Bloch (Psycho), and an all-star cast that includes Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland (The Wicker Man), Herbert Lom (Mark Of The Devil), Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange), Robert Powell (The Survivor) and Charlotte Rampling (The Night Porter) for the shocker 10kBullets.com calls classic British horror, genuinely creepy and essential viewing. Here inside the gates of Dunsmoor Asylum For The Incurably Insane, you ll discover four disturbing tales of voodoo vengeance, murderous mannequins, psychotic ingénues, demonic dolls and one killer twist of an ending. Barry Morse (Space: 1999), Barbara Parkins (Valley Of The Dolls) and James Villiers (Repulsion) co-star in the best Amicus anthology (Classic-Horror.com), now remastered from vault elements and loaded with Special Features.

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Eye in the Labyrinth (1972)

Starring:

Adolfo Celi, Sybil Danning, Horst Frank, Rosemary Dexter, Alida Valli

Synopsis:

A Code Red Release – Julie (Rosemary Dexter, The Shoes of a Fisherman) is disturbed by the disappearance of her psychiatrist lover, Luca (Horst Frank), after witnessing his murder in a bizarre dream. She follows clues to his whereabouts to a seaside village where she encounters Frank (Adolfo Celi, The Italian Connection), who tells her Luca has indeed been there. Julie’s investigation leads her to the house of Gerta (Alida Valli, Suspiria), where the mystery at this artists enclave deepens and sinister secrets are soon uncovered. Also starring Sybil Danning (They’re Playing with Fire), see this rare giallo from a brand new master!

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Headhunter (1988)

Starring:

Kay Lenz, Wayne Crawford, Steve Kanaly, June Chadwick

Synopsis:

A Code Red Release – A voodoo demon from Africa arrives amongst Miami’s Nigerian community as well as Pastor Bobby’s Miami Baptist Pentecostal Holiness Assemblies and begins decapitating people and possessing others. A tough Miami cop (Wayne Crawford, White Ghost, God’s Bloody Acre, Jake Speed), who recently found out his wife (June Chadwick, Forbidden World, This Is Spinal Tap) has a female lover, investigates the murders with his female partner (Kay Lenz, Stripped To Kill, The Passage, Breezy). Steve Kanaly (Fleshburn, Dillinger) also stars in this suspense thriller.

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Leatherface (2017)

Starring:

Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, Vanessa Grasse

Synopsis:

In Texas, years before the events of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriff’s daughter dead. Ten years later, he kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with three other inmates. Pursued by authorities, including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, the Sawyer teen goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster now known as Leatherface.

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mother! (2017)

Starring:

Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

Synopsis:

Academy Award® winners Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) and Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men) deliver unforgettable performances in Academy Award nominated Darren Aronofsky’s (Black Swan) praised opus. The film shattered audiences and critics around the world. It s been called darkly exhilarating (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times) and Aronofsky’s most daring film yet (Ben Croll, Indiewire). Experience the visually arresting psychological thriller that will leave your heart pounding and your mind blown!

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Psycho Killer (2015)

Starring:

Kate Daly, Malcolm McDowell

Synopsis:

A doe-eyed, knife-wielding killer is on the loose in a small town slicing and dicing men of questionable intent left and right. As her brutality leaves a town littered with corpses, her unquenchable blood-lust is lost on her young lover who is willing to pursue her regardless of the obvious warning signs of psychosis.

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Suspiria (1977) (3-Disc Limited Edition SteelBook)

Starring:

Jessica Harper, Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Barbara Magnolfi, Udo Kier

Synopsis:

Dario Argento’s masterpiece of horror comes to home video from Synapse Films in an exclusive new 4K restoration from the original uncut, uncensored 35mm Italian camera negative and with the original 4.0 English surround sound, for the first time EVER! Painstakingly restored over the past three years, Synapse Films has created the ultimate special edition of Suspiria with the supervision and approval of the film s Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli, and loaded with a separate Blu-ray disc of amazing extras! Suspiria is presented in its original glory for its 40th Anniversary!

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COLLECTIONS

The Amicus Collection

Starring:

Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham

Synopsis:

Known as The Studio That Dripped Blood , the British film company Amicus Productions founded by American writer/producers Max J. Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky built a legacy of horror anthologies and twisted thrillers that remains among the very best genre movies of the 70s. In this trio of Amicus classics featuring stars that include Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Britt Ekland, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham, Calvin Lockhart, Michael Gambon and Charlotte Rampling you ll discover the studio s legendary portmanteau Asylum, their insane gothic shocker And Now The Screaming Starts, and exclusive to this set the infamous werewolf whodunit The Beast Must Die, as well as a Bonus Disc of Amicus trailers, TV commercials, rare interviews and more all in this 4 disc box set.

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