DVD and Blu-ray Releases: March 7, 2017


We’ve got 11 releases this week, folks. While it’s not a huge list, there are some good titles to be heard of.

First, The Eyes of My Mother will be getting its Blu-ray and DVD releases this week. This movie has been getting great reviews and looks incredible, so I’d recommend picking it up.

From the 1970s come two tiles from Luciano Ercoli: Death Walks on High Heels and Death Walks at Midnight will both be getting released on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Death will apparently have a lot of walking to do, which probably sucks when wearing high heels.

There are two collections below totaling 28 movies. Purchasing both, plus a ton of coffee, could lead to a rather odd yet interesting weekend, but do so at your own risk.

There are a few other titles listed below worth checking out as well, such as Slasher.com, The Lesson, and Incarnate. Whatever you end up watching, pleasant viewing, fiends.


Death Walks at Midnight (1972)


Susan Scott, Simon Andreu, Peter Martell, Carlo Gentilli


The second film in Luciano Ercoli’s Death Walks series (and his third directorial effort to feature his wife Nieves Navarro, aka Susan Scott), Death Walks at Midnight is arguably the director’s masterpiece, aided in no small part by the screenwriting talents of giallo master Ernesto Gastaldi (Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, Torso).

Navarro stars as Valentina, a model who, in the midst of a drug-fueled photoshoot, witnesses a brutal murder in the apartment opposite hers. But when the authorities refuse to believe that a crime has been committed, Valentina is forced to assume the role of amateur sleuth in order to unravel the mystery.

Although Ercoli only made a small number of giallo films during his time as director, Death Walks at Midnight (with its ultra-stylized set-pieces and grisly murder sequences) would serve to forever cement his reputation within the genre.


Death Walks on High Heels (1971)


Frank Wolff, Nieves Navarro, Simon Andreu, Carlo Gentili


Although less celebrated than some of his better known giallo peers such as Dario Argento, Mario Bava, and Sergio Martino, late producer-turned-director Luciano Ercoli contributed three hugely entertaining and memorable entries to the genre including this, his 1971 sophomore effort, Death Walks on High Heels.

Spanish-born model and actress Nieves Navarro stars as Nicole, an exotic dancer who finds herself terrorized by a black-clad assailant determined to procure her murdered father’s stolen gems. Fleeing Paris in hopes of evading her knife-wielding pursuer, Nicole arrives in England, only to discover that death stalks her at every corner.

With the scene-stealing Navarro at its center, Death Walks on High Heels manages to subvert the conventions of the giallo film by having a ballsy, well-rounded female protagonist to root for, representing a welcome departure from the neurotic stereotypes found elsewhere within the genre.


The Eyes of My Mother (2016)


Diana Agostini, Olivia Bond, Will Brill, Joey Curtis-Green, Flora Diaz


In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon a mysterious visitor shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening unique curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca’s loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a dark form.


Havenhurst (2017)


Andrew C. Erin


A troubled young woman, Jackie (Julie Benz), with an unyielding alcohol addition, is released from rehab and given a second chance with a new job and a furnished apartment at Havenhurst. Guilt-ridden over the tragic loss of her 8-year-old daughter, Jackie is quickly drawn into the mysteries of Havenhurst, in particular the unsolved disappearance of the apartment’s previous occupant, a young woman (Danielle Harris) she befriended in rehab who disappeared recently without a trace. Aided by a hardened New York police detective (Josh Stamberg) and a lonely foster child (Belle Shouse) who lives under the shadow of her caretakers’ sadistic whims, Jackie must not only battle her inner demons… but the very real ones that live deep within the walls of Havenhurst.


Incarnate (2016)


Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno, David Mazouz


Aaron Eckhart stars as Dr. Seth Ember, an unconventional exorcist who uses science instead of religion to tap into the minds of the possessed to remove the demon from their subconscious. When an 11-year-old boy becomes possessed by a creature of unspeakable evil, Ember enters the mind of the boy to attack the vengeful demon, but he finds himself facing the battle of his life and horrors of his own past.


The Lesson (2015)


Robert Hands, Evan Bendall


Learning can be murder in writer/director Ruth Platt’s astonishingly bravura art-house horror, the no-holds-barred love child of Ben Wheatley, Harmony Korine, Ken Loach, and Fritz Lang. Fin and Joel are two teenage wasters running wild in an arid rural landscape. But their bad education is about to take a turn for the intellectual best as someone at the end of their tether has decided to teach both schoolboys a lesson they will never forget. A dark, claustrophobic and bloody coming of age love story with a shock final destination, this morally challenging chiller will shake your well-ordered world.


Population Zero (2017)


Julian T. Pinder


In 2009 three young men were killed in a remote area of Yellowstone National Park. Only hours later, Dwayne Nelson walks into a ranger station miles away and confessed to the crime. Despite his detailed confession, Nelson goes free because of a loophole in the American Constitution. Documentarian Julian T. Pinder travels to Yellowstone in a chase for truth behind a crime that should have rocked the nation. How did the United States Constitution let a guilty man go free? In Population Zero we find the only thing more shocking than this senseless act of violence may be the bizarre events that followed.


Shadows of the Dead (2017)


Kennedy Tucker, Brian Maierhofer, Thomas Miguel Ruff, Rene Michelle Aranda, Lisa Cole, Lindsay Elston


When a group of high school seniors throws an anti-prom party at a cabin in the woods, their night’s festivities will end in a shocking accident. But something even more horrific will follow them home: It feeds on fear, hunts in the dark, and grows bigger and stronger with each host it devours from within. For Heather (Kennedy Tucker), who survived the original carnage, the nightmare has just begun. The beast is hungry. It is finding unexpected new human forms. And she and her friends must now find a way to destroy an unstoppable monster that lives – and attacks – only in shadows.


Slasher.com (2017)


Jewel Shepard, R.A. Milhailoff, Ben Kaplan, Morgan Carter


After meeting online, Jack and Kristy go on a weekend getaway to the woodlands of rural Missouri. While discovering each other, they soon learn of the terrorizing horrors that the forest has in store.



Croczilla (Includes 7 Bonus Movies)


Tao Guo, Don Sullivan, James Best, Kent Taylor, Basil Rathbone


Amao, a 36-foot crocodile, lives peacefully in a sanctuary in China until the day a gangster demands to buy him for slaughter and sale to his restaurant business. In the chaos of making his escape, Amao swallows a bag containing a million dollars. Includes 7 bonus films.



Two people unwittingly free a mad military scientist’s mutant fish near a summer camp and resort lake.

Attack of the Giant Leeches

A bartender sends his wife and her lover into a swamp where large smart leeches lurk.

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet

Astronauts and a robot land on Venus. Features footage from the 1962 Soviet sci-fi movie “Planet of Storms.”

The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues

An oceanographer finds a professor’s atomic mutant behind California beach deaths.

The Killer Shrews

A boat captain and his girlfriend run from a mad scientist’s shrews the size of dogs.


An alien-thing stalks corporate rivals from U.S. and German spaceships on one of Saturn’s moons.

The Giant Gila Monster

A teen-age hot rodder and his buddies meet a large lizard that devours trees.


Horror 20 Movie Collection


Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Christian Slater, Jennifer Lopez


Hostel (Unrated Director’s Cut)

Hostel Part II (Unrated Director’s Cut)


Anatomy 2

Hollow Man (Director’s Cut)

Hollow Man 2

The Hunt for the BTK Killer

The Tattooist


Black Water

Red Water

She Creature

The Breed

The Cave

The Forsaken

Vampires: The Turning

Bats: Human Harvest

Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America






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