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Bruce Campbell Sci-Fi Chiller Moontrap Getting a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray; Sequel Coming Next Year

Bruce Campbell Sci-Fi Chiller Moontrap Getting a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray; Sequel Coming Next YearEvery day seems to bring a new release celebrating the anniversary of some well known movie from the past. Moontrap may not be that well known, but Olive Films is honoring the Walter Koenig/Bruce Campbell sci-fi horror flick’s 25th anniversary with its first ever DVD/Blu-ray release.

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Bruce Campbell Sci-Fi Chiller Moontrap Getting a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray; Sequel Coming Next YearEvery day seems to bring a new release celebrating the anniversary of some well known movie from the past. Moontrap may not be that well known, but Olive Films is honoring the Walter Koenig/Bruce Campbell sci-fi horror flick’s 25th anniversary with its first ever DVD/Blu-ray release.

It would probably be fair to call Moontrap an obscure film these days since it has never been released on DVD or Blu-ray (at least in the US) since its brief theatrical run and video release all the way back in 1989. VHS and gray market DVDs have been the only way to see the movie until now.

The best way to describe Moontrap to the uninitiated is to imagine a Stuart Gordon-esque splicing of Alien and Hardware.

Synopsis:
During a routine flight, two veteran space shuttle pilots (“Star Trek’s” Walter Koenig and Evil Dead’s Bruce Campbell) discover an alien artifact and bring it back to earth. It soon turns out to be an extraterrestrial war robot that is able to recycle any biological or technical material for its own deadly use. The two astronauts are sent to the Moon, where NASA expects to uncover the mystery of the alien robot’s origin. They discover an ancient humanoid culture and battle the ultimate threat of the war machines heading to earth.

The film has been newly remastered in HD for its special 25th Anniversary Blu-ray release coming from Olive Films on November 4th. Disc extras will include a new video interview with Bruce Campbell and Walter Koenig, another new video interview with director Robert Dyke and writer Tex Ragsdale, and an audio commentary track with Dyke and Ragsdale.

Bruce Campbell Sci-Fi Chiller Moontrap Getting a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray; Sequel Coming Next Year

Turns out a sequel is also in the works coming next year.

Dyke and Ragsdale have reunited for Moontrap: Target Earth, currently in post-production. No Koenig or Campbell this time. The sequel stars Sarah Butler of the I Spit on Your Grave remake and Charles Shaughnessy, best known for sitcom “The Nanny” and soap “Days of Our Lives.” Damon Dayoub co-stars.

You can view a pair of production stills below and see lots more on the film’s Facebook page.

Synopsis:
Moontrap: Target Earth deals with the discovery of an ancient spacecraft on Earth, left behind by an advanced human civilization, now lost in the distant past. A young woman studying the ship suddenly finds herself transported to the Moon to confront the gigantic machines that guard the secrets of those long-ago lunar voyagers.

Bruce Campbell Sci-Fi Chiller Moontrap Getting a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray; Sequel Coming Next Year

Bruce Campbell Sci-Fi Chiller Moontrap Getting a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray; Sequel Coming Next Year

Bruce Campbell Sci-Fi Chiller Moontrap Getting a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray; Sequel Coming Next Year

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Eibon Press goes BLACK FRIDAY with free Fulci Comics!

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Us guys over at Eibon Press have lost our fucking minds.

AGAIN!

We’re running a Black Friday special that’s totally insane, giving away comics for free!  It’s a THREE LEVEL spacial that allows you to own up to two FREE POSTERS and TWO FREE COMICS, and that’s saying a lot because our comics and posters are all kinds of awesome.  Check out the latest issue of LUCIO FULCI’S GATES OF HELL, guys:

This one is a fucking beauty, based on the classic Fulci film City of the Living Dead, and containing all the incredible set-pieces that made that movie the notorious eye-gouging, gut barfing 1980s horror spectacular it is!  And our comics are extra amazing because they come in a special album liner sleeve, packaged in shrink wrap and sealed with stickers and extra features, just like a high-end collectible record album. You get two amazing covers and all starts of extras!

We also just came out with this bad boy:

Laserblast????  Somoen made a comic book outta that movie?

Hell yes we did.  And it’s one of the best movie adaptations ever done.  This was a film featured on Mystery Science Theater 300 and so what better way to beat the post Turkey Day blahs, yes?  We’re giving this incredible issue away for FREE also in our nutty Black Friday Special.

We’re also giving away these TWO FREE MINI-POSTERS:

Yeah, we kinda blew the horror word’s mind when we announced “Maniac Vs. The New York Ripper,” and it’s coming soon, along with “Bottomfeeder”.  Meanwhile, you can have this awesome cover poster.  For free.  Plus it it’s double sided and has a cool preview page from BF #2 on the back!  Can’t beat that with a stick, man.

Check us out at eibonpress.com and hit our social feeds too for all the info.

BLACK FRIDAY just got blacker, kids!

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Class of 1999 Graduates to Blu-Ray in 2018

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Coming to blu-ray in early 2018 will be Class of 1999, which was originally released in 1990 and designed to be an unofficial sci-fi sequel to 1982’s Class of 1984, which itself received a special edition blu-ray in 2015. Confused yet?

In 1982, writer-director Mark L. Lester made Class of 1984, a slightly futuristic action thriller about teachers contending with teenage gangs in an inner-city high school. Lester would go on to grace us with Commando and Firestarter before returning to the premise in 1990 to give us the very futuristic Class of 1999. This time the action takes place near the turn of the millennium when gang violence overruns inner-city high schools to the point that the government steps in and replaces the teachers with reprogrammed military-grade battle androids. The super soldier cyborg faculty revert to their militaristic ways, naturally, and rack up quite a body count as they declare war on the student body leading to teenage gangs putting aside their difference to lead an anti-robot uprising in the halls of the school.

The time is the future, and youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become “free fire zones” into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford (Malcolm McDowell), the principal of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest (Stacy Keach) provides “tactical education units.” These human-like androids have been programmed to teach and are supplied with weapons to handle discipline problems. These kids will get a lesson in staying alive!

Boasting a screenplay by Full Moon stalwart C. Courtney Joyner and a cast including the likes of Stacy Keach, Pam Grier, Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Kilpatrick, and Traci Lind; Class of 1999 and its unique Stand and Deliver meets The Warriors meets The Terminator premise has garnered a loyal cult following over the years. We won’t mention the sequel. Forget I even brought it up. Sequel? What sequel?

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced Class of 1999 will be the next title getting a blu-ray release as part of their Vestron Collector’s Series in the first semester of 2018 with a fully loaded edition guaranteed to please fans and those that have yet to be educated on this enjoyable early Ninties b-movie extravaganza.

Disc extras will include:

Audio Commentary with Producer/Director Mark L. Lester
Interviews with Director/Producer Mark L. Lester and Co-Producer Eugene Mazzola
Interview with Screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner
Interviews with Special Effects Creators Eric Allard and Rick Stratton
Interview with Director of Photography Mark Irwin
Trailer & TV Spot
Still Gallery
Video Promo
Optional English, English SDH, and Spanish subtitles for the main feature

Class of 1999 graduates to blu-ray on January 30th.

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Buy Stuff From Eibon Press, Get More Stuff For Free

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Eibon Press have announced that they’re starting Black Friday a day early and will be running their specials for almost a week, through November 28th. This year, they’re doing something a little different, a little more interesting. Rather than reduce prices on their inventory, they’re doing a deal where depending on how much you buy from their store, you’ll get a certain amount of free swag in addition to your order.

The first tier sees anyone who makes a purchase getting two double-sided mini-posters featuring art from their upcoming Bottomfeeder and Maniac and The New York Ripper series. The second tier sees anyone who spends at least $30 getting a free copy of their VHS Comics titles Laserblast plus the mini-posters. The final tier is for those who spend $50 and more and that will net the mini-posters, the #1 issue of Laserblast, and a free copy of Lucio Fulci’s Gates of Hell #2.

Lastly, five random people will receive an extra bonus gift, which they won’t reveal but promise that, “…you’ll love it!

All order cans be placed via Eibon Press.

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