DVD and Blu-ray Releases: May 31, 2016

The Terror

Howdy, folks. Hopefully everyone is fully rested from a three-day weekend. We have a short list this week, but for just six releases, it’s pretty stacked.

First up is 1966’s Blood Bath. I’ve seen a slight discrepancy with this title. Some sites say May 30th while others say May 31st. Either way you’ll soon be able to watch this classic with Sid Haig.

There are also a few other classics to choose from. You can check out Jack Nicholson and Boris Karloff on the Blu-ray release of The Terror. There’s also the Collector’s Edition Blu/DVD of 1981’s Venom. Rounding out our classics for the week is Psychic Killer from 1975.

In addition to the classics, we’ll also be seeing the DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K releases of Pride + Prejudice + Zombies. I have a feeling I’ll be buying this for my wife (I swear it’s for her).

We should be seeing at least 20 releases on each list for the next couple of weeks, so be sure to keep checking back. Pleasant viewing, friends.



MOVIES

Blood Bath (1966) (2-Disc Limited Special Edition)

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Starring:

Sid Haig, Lori Saunders, Marissa Mathes, William Campbell

Synopsis:

A crazed artist who believes himself to be the reincarnation of a murderous vampire kills young women, then boils their bodies in a vat.

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Pride + Prejudice + Zombies (2016)

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Starring:

Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance, Lena Heady

Synopsis:

A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all.

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Psychic Killer (1975)

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Starring:

Jim Hutton, Julie Adams, Greydon Clark, Paul Burke, Neville Brand

Synopsis:

Arnold Masters (Jim Hutton) is a mild-mannered man who obsesses over his mother, but finds himself implicated in a murder he didn’t commit, and is sent to an asylum. While incarcerated, a fellow patient teaches him the techniques of Astral Projection, also known as the Kirlian Effect, which is the ability to use his mind to control objects at will. When the real killer is found and Arnold is released, only to find that during his time in the asylum his mother has died, he vows vengeance against those responsible for setting him up and begins to use his powers to exact a bloody revenge.

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The Terror (1963)

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Starring:

Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller

Synopsis:

The ghostly apparition of a young woman is witnessed by an 18th Century French Lieutenant in Napoleon’s army. After two failed attempts to keep up with her, Lt. Andre Duvalier (Nicholson) heads to the castle of Baron Von Leppe (Karloff), where he notices a painting of the Baron’s late wife Ilsa, who looks identical to the ghostly woman. Duvalier is now determined to unravel the castle’s mystery, and the Baron’s hidden secrets. Though officially credited to Roger Corman, The Terror had a total of five collaborative directors, including Nicholson himself, and Francis Ford Coppola.

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Unhallowed Ground (2016)

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Starring:

Ameet Chana, Poppy Drayton, Marcus Griffiths, Thomas Law, Andrew Lewis

Synopsis:

Six students who spend a night patrolling the eerie grounds of their historic school are taken hostage by burglars whose attempts to steal a priceless collection of artifacts disturb the spirit of a malevolent Plague Doctor and opens a portal to Hell.

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Venom (1981)

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Starring:

Sterling Hayden, Klaus Kinski, Sarah Miles, Nicol Williamson, Susan George

Synopsis:

Behind the drapes… Between the walls… In your bed… A thriller to make your skin crawl!

It was supposed to be the perfect crime: the sexy maid (Susan George of Straw Dogs), a psychotic chauffeur (Oliver Reed of The Brood) and an international terrorist (the legendary Klaus Kinski) kidnap a wealthy ten-year-old boy from his elegant London townhouse. But they didn’t count on a murdered cop, a desperate hostage siege, and one very unexpected houseguest: a furious Black Mamba, the most lethal and aggressive snake known to nature. It can attack from ten feet away. Its bite brings excruciating death. And it is on the loose. Now, terror knows no antidote… and the ultimate in slithering mayhem is Venom.

Sterling Hayden (The Killing), Nicol Williamson (Excalibur) and Sarah Miles (Blow-Up) co-star in this gripping suspense thriller based on the novel by best-selling author Alan Scholefield and directed by Piers Haggard (The Blood On Satan’s Claw). Venom has been newly transferred in 2K High Definition from its negative and features some very real – and extremely deadly – Black Mambas!

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