DVD Releases: October 5th, 2010, or The Most Expensive Day in Horror History!
Another week in October, another bounty crop of horror DVDs and Blu-rays. This week we have home entertainment from recent theatrical releases of nightmares of the mind as well as re-releases of classic and campy horror, all with boatloads of extras.
Then there are other horror titles that are being re-released on Blu-ray or in packs for double dipping. On top of that, horror offerings from Asia, past seasons of TV shows, manga, novels, and even video games are all vying for our pocketbooks. And we still have four more weeks of October to go.
Next year October needs to begin in August.
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Human Centipede: First Sequence (review) was a sensation ever since its first mention. Stephen Colbert even talked about it at the 2010 Emmys Awards broadcast! The premise cannot be simpler. Two pretty American girls are on a road trip through Europe. Their car broke down in Germany. Sick surgical procedure ensues. The film stars Akihiro Kitamura, Dieter Laser, Andreas Leupold and Ashley C. Williams. Watch our Human Centipede page for news on the sequel.
We had covered the Platinum Dunes remake of the Wes Craven classic A Nightmare on Elm Street (review) extensively in the past couple of years and you can now bring home a copy of the Blu-ray or DVD. We have given you Everything You Need To Know and featured 44 Amazing Art Inspired by Freddy Krueger. Is there anything we haven't covered yet? A Nightmare on Elm Street stars Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown, and Connie Britton
Even if you own the Never Sleep Again (review) DVD from back in April, you might want to consider double dipping for this Collector's Edition as it includes a commentary track and a poster. We have said so much good things already about the previous release that we risk sounding like a skipped record. You can learn all about the production process by readind our Interview with Dan Farrands, Andrew Kasch and Thommy Hutson, the directors and writer respectively. Never Sleep Again stars Wes Craven, Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, and about one hundred more.
In Splice (review), superstar genetic engineers Clive and Elsa specialize in splicing together DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in hybrid experiments. The result is Dren, an amazing, strangely beautiful creature that exhibits uncommon intelligence and unexpected physical developments. Splice (page) stars Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac, David Hewlett and Brandon McGibbon.
Warner Home Video is releasing two-disc Digibook edition, packaged with a personal letter written by director William Friedkin inside a 40-page booklet. Both the extended director's cut and the theatrical version of this 1973 horror masterpiece will be included, remastered from the original camera negative. Three new documentaries, produced by acclaimed documentarian Laurent Bouzereau, are also included exclusively in the Blu-ray edition. The Exorcist stars Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn and Max von Sydow.
Almost a year has passed since Barrow Alaska’s population was decimated by vampires. Stella, mourning her husband’s murder, has been travelling the world trying to convince others that vampires exist. When a group of lost souls offers her a chance to exact revenge upon the vampire queen, Stella joins their mission to stop evil from striking again. 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (review) stars Kiele Sanchez, Rhys Coiro, Diora Baird, Mia Kirshner and Harold Perrineau. Watch Four Clips from the film.
A woman is murdered in Oxford. It quickly becomes clear that this is the first in a series of murders, all of which are announced by the murderer with strange mathematical symbols. Professor and student join forces to try and crack the code, and thus begins an elaborate puzzle, in which nothing is as it seems and the truth is elusive. Based on Guillermo Martinez’s award-winning novel, The Oxford Murders (page) is an edgy and intelligent thriller starring Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Leonor Watling, Julie Cox, and Burn Gorman. Watch the trailer.
The plot concerns an American family, the Waits family, who are taking a trip to the country to visit a small town called "Nilbog" (goblin spelled backwards), but are plunged into a nightmare as they are relentlessly pursued by vegetarian goblins, who turn people into plants before they eat them. Troll 2 stars Jason Wright, Darren Ewing and Jason Steadman. Watch the Troll 2 Trailer.
Debuting for the 1st time in HD and in its original theatrical format, Grindhouse (review) starts with the deliciously over-the-top horror flick Planet Terror (review), followed by an intermission featuring 3 gritty trailers and concluding with the ultra-intense vehicular slasher film Death Proof. The set features over 2 hours of brand new bonus material including a 10-Minute Cooking School feature with Rodriguez, five features on the trailers including an extended trailer and making-ofs, deleted scenes and much more. Grindhouse (page) stars Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin, Michael Biehn, Tom Savini, Bruce Willis, Kurt Russell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Trejo, Bill Moseley, Rosario Dawson, Marley Shelton and Jeff Fahey.
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In The Evil, a psychologist and his wife buy a dilapidated historical mansion with a dark past in hopes of restoring the estate and making it a drug rehabilitation clinic with the help of some of his students and current patients. When he opens a secret door in the basement of the house, Arnold inadvertently releases a malevolent presence. The Evil stars Richard Crenna, Joanna Petter, Victor Buono, Andrew Prine and Cassie Yates. In Twice Dead, a family moves into a mansion in a crime-infested urban neighborhood, but the ghost of an actor who died in the mansion is not the only thing they need to watch out for: there is also a punk street gang roaming the area looking for trouble. Twice Dead stars Tom Bresnahan, Jill Whitlow and Todd Bridges.
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For the first time, all three Slumber Party Massacres are brought together in one DVD set. In addition to all three films, the DVD set includes all-new bonus features as a three-part documentary, "Sleepless Nights: Revisiting The Slumber Party Massacres," a photo and poster still gallery, and an essay on the Slumber Party phenomenon, "Close Your Eyes For A Second ... And Sleep Forever." Watch Five Clips from the DVD set.
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