Fans of early 1990’s direct-to-video sequels and early 1980’s European Nazi zombie flicks have reason to celebrate this February as Night of the Demons 2, Jean Rollin’s Zombie Lake, and Jesus Franco’s Oasis of the Zombies make their debut on Blu-ray.
First up on February 19th, Olive Films is set to give the Blu-ray treatment to Night of the Demons 2, director Brian Trenchard-Smith’s well-regarded 1994 direct-to-video sequel starring Christi Harris, Amerlia Kinkade, Robert Jayne, Zoe Trilling, and a pre-Mrs. Ben Stiller Christine Taylor.
In this diabolical sequel to the popular shocker, the students from St. Rita’s Academy throw a party at a haunted house, only to have it disrupted by Angela, the hostess from Hell, and her ghoulish pals. The kids try to find refuge at a teen dance, but things get even scarier there! Bobby Jacoby and Amelia Kinkade star in this special effects-filled terrorthon…
No disc specs as of yet. At a suggested retail price of $24.99, I rather hope it comes loaded with extras.
On the same day Olive Films will also be re-releasing Fred Dekker’s The Monster Squad on Blu-ray. Not exactly sure why other than the Lionsgate Blu-ray release from a few years back being out-of-print. No clue as of now how the contents of the Olive release will differ from Lionsgate version besides the new cover art.
Oh, and for those that truly wish to be horrified, February 19th also brings Olive Film’s Blu-ray re-release of the universally maligned Highlander 2: The Quickening. This will be the “Renegade Version”, one of the many alternate versions of the notorious Highlander sequel put out by producers and filmmakers determined to convince fans of the franchise that the sequel isn’t so terrible after all.
Speaking of Eurotrash, Redemption is getting in on the cult horror Blu-ray market by releasing a pair of Nazi zombie flicks from the early 1980’s on February 26th.
Jean Rollin’s 1981 aquatic Nazi zombie flick Zombie Lake takes place in a small village, somewhere in France, where German soldiers murdered and their bodies thrown into a lake by Resistance fighters during World War II come back from the dead.
Jesus Franco co-scripted Zombie Lake and then followed it up a year later with Oasis of the Zombies, about an expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during World War II pitted against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune.
No word yet of any disc specifics other than both films are being touted as “remastered editions”.
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