DVD Releases: Wizard of Box Sets

A boatload of movies hit on a very few DVDs this Tuesday, August 19th, 2008. See what I mean below!

Click to see it bigger!6 Films to Keep You Awake (2008)
Directed by Various

As the title implies, in this three-disc set are six brand-new short films from some of Spain’s most interesting directors like Paco (Romasanta, REC) Plaza (“The Christmas Tale”), Alex (Day of the Beast) de la Iglesia (“The Baby’s Room”), and Jaume (REC, The Nameless) Balaguero (“To Let”), just to name a few. Each film has its own “making of” documentary as well as other featurettes. Check out our “>6 Films to Keep You Awake DVD review to learn more! Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!An American Crime (2007)
Directed by Tommy O’Haver

It’s strange to me that a movie with Ellen Page … sorry, Academy Award nominee Ellen Page … wouldn’t be able to get theatrical release, even if the subject of said film is about as taboo as you can get. American Crime is an adaptation of the true story that inspired Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door, about a woman and her 7 children who are tasked with taking care of 2 more girls during one long summer and the humiliations the children suffer at her hands. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Bloody Nightmares
Directed by Various

Here’s a nice, subtle collection of horror films from Mill Creek. Just a few, really, nothing of any real consequence. Oh, wait, that’s right, there are 100 movies in this set! 100! And the really strange thing? This is only one of about five 50+ horror collections due out today! Look for Catacomb of Creepshows, Chilling Collection, Legends of Horror, Masters of Darkness, Mortuary of Madness and Tales of Horror while you’re getting this set. You could easily end up with over 300 films for pennies each! Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Boris Karloff: Master of Horror
Directed by Various

I didn’t include this one in the above list because, well, it’s Karloff. He deserves his own entry, don’t you think? Especially for a collection that puts 20 of his films together in one package; that’s just damn impressive. Some of the movies you’ll find in this set from Mill Creek Entertainment include Sabaka, The Island Monster, The Terror, Doomed to Die, Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome and King of the Wild. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Dexter: The Complete 2nd Season
Directed by Various

I’m sad to say I still have not seen a single episode of this show, though I’ve been told my more people than I can count that is something I need to remedy double quick. Who has the time? Sigh. Anyway, the entire second season of the hit Showtime series about a man who is both a serial killer and a forensics expert is finally out on DVD for those of you that have seen or want to see it, including a ton of features that’ll make you sickos smile! Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Evil Awakening (2008)
Directed by Geno McGahee

Wow, what a boring cover. Doesn’t even imply something waking up, let alone an evil waking up. Anyway, the film is about the small town of Ludlow that was once plagued by an axe-wielding maniac who was eventually brought to justice. But he did swear his revenge before he was put down, so of course he’s back now with all his undead powers and a bigger axe. Blood soon flows again. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Prom Night (2008)
Directed by Nelson McCormick

Why did this film scream for a remake? I would’ve rather seen Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II redone, but no one listens to me. The film is about a bunch of beautiful idiots lead by Brittany Snow, who plays the sole survivor of a family’s massacre at the hands of an insane teacher. Now he’s back to finish the job on the eve of her prom and make with yet another flavorless, useless, painful remake of an 80’s slasher. Check out our “>Prom Night DVD review if you feel you need to learn more. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Things You Don’t Tell (2006)
Directed by Alex Melli

Well it’s already got a clunky title that doesn’t make a helluva lot of sense in pretty much any context, but what’s it actually about? Things You Don’t Tell is a psychological thriller about three people caught in a web of deceit and lies. A traumatic event happens that rips their worlds apart so the truth starts to come to the surface, and soon their very survival is at stake. I’m glad the plot is so much easier to understand than the film’s title… Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!The Unseen (1980)
Directed by Danny Steinmann

Code Red is back with another nearly forgotten 80’s horror classic! The story follows a television reporter and her two friends who head out to a California Danish festival. When all the hotels in the surrounding area are sold out, a friendly museum curator offers to let them stay in a large, unused farmhouse. They are, of course, more than happy to take him up on the offer, but shortly after arriving, they discover that there is something in the house’s basement. One by one they come face to face with … The Unseen! Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!The Wizard of Gore (2007)
Directed by Jeremy Kasten

Finally we get to see Kasten’s long-awaited remake of the 1970 H.G. Lewis classic The Wizard of Gore thanks to the sickos at Dimension Extreme! Crispin Glover is the titular wizard, a magician who performs a horrific stage show with his lovely assistants (The Suicide Girls!) that soon turns deadly when girls start turning up dead exactly like they do in his show! An investigator assigned to look into the deaths stumbles upon unimaginable horrors as the blood continues to flow! Dig on our “>Wizard of Gore DVD review for more! Buy it here!

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  • Agonistes

    How the hell does one fit 100 movies in one dvd package? how many are disc are there?

    • Styling Shatner

      If you go to Mill Creek’s website (easily found via Google), you’ll see that the 50 movie sets are on 12 DVD’s, and the 100 movie DVD’s are on 24 DVD’s. The website also has a listing of all the movies they offer.

      The Catacombs of Creepshows 50 movie set looks interesting. Besides it offering Trees and Trees 2 (as praised by Foywonder on the Christmas DFF), it also has something I have GOT to see. It’s called Reservoir Cats. Yes, as admitted on the website, it’s “inspired” by Reservoir Dogs. You have GOT to be shitting me with that title. How big are your nuts that you want to invite direct comparisons to your film by comparing it to Tarantino’s first feature flick?