DVD and Blu-ray Releases: June 20, 2017
We don’t have a tremendous amount of releases dropping this week, friends. Again, this does not mean we don’t have a good list for you.
As I told you last month, 1987’s Hack-O-Lantern 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray could have possibly dropped on May 23rd but was also listed for today. I’m telling you again in case you couldn’t find it in May.
What is probably the biggest title for the week, Life, will be getting both Blu-ray and DVD releases. Be sure to check that out if you get a chance.
In terms of classics, The Lawnmower Man will be hitting shelves as part of a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. This is coming to us from the nice folks at Shout! Factory.
On the topic of classics, the Paul Naschy Collection is also going to be available. Scream Factory is bringing us this 5-movie Blu-ray collection.
Check back next week as we are going to have at least 18 releases to discuss. As always, pleasant viewing.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1969)
Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Eva Renzi
Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall, Spasmo)…
A staggeringly assured debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage establishes the key traits that would define Argento’s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West), this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this new, 4K-restored limited edition from Arrow Video!
Death Pool (2016)
Randy Wayne, Demetrius Stear, Sara Malakul Lane, Shawn C. Phillips
After nearly drowning at the hands of his babysitter, a troubled young man grows up to become a serial killer with a compulsion to drowned young beautiful women. Based on true events, this conniving killer becomes a cultural phenomenon, known throughout the streets of Los Angeles.
Hack-O-Lantern (Halloween Night) (1987) (30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo)
Hy Pyke, Gregory Scott Cummins, Katina Garner
As a satanic family prepares for Halloween, a killer strikes wearing a mask of death.
Island of Terror (1966)
Peter Cushing, Edward Judd
A scientist’s experiments produce bone-sucking creepers. Directed by Terence Fisher.
The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Dean Norris
A scientist uses a mentally impaired man to test virtual reality, the computer simulation of the real.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare
Life is an intense sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whosemission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life-form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
Night Terrors (2014)
Richard Hackel, Colvin Mann, Alex Lukens, Alyssa Benner
Night Terrors delivers three gore-filled tales of shock and terror that WickedChannel called ”hardcore on the gore” and a ”throwback to the VHS days of Horror Anthologies”.
A resentful older sister fills her brother’s head with three bizarre tales of terror, blood-soaked memories and nightmares of perversion after learning that she must baby-sit and miss a party. In ”Massacre on 34th Street,” a deranged killer dressed as Santa Claus slaughters a houseful of squatter punks who don’t appreciate the holiday. In ”Baby Killer,” a distraught professor performs illegal experiments on victims in an attempt to save his dying daughter. And in ”Abstinence,” a horrifying flesh-eating STD quickly spreads through a college campus.
Tory Stolper, Tracey Fairaway, Maria Blasucci, James Phelps, Corey Sorenson
Jennifer (Tory Stolper), Ellie (Tracey Fairaway) and Madeleine (Maria Blasucci) are three very different women with one thing in common: they’re all dead. Well, sort of. After a night out, these three ladies wake up with the ultimate hangover – stuck in the same body, sewn together into a horrific Frankenstein-esque creature. With their personalities still intact, they must work together to pilot their new body, escape their captors, and survive. With the help of Garrett (James Phelps), a hapless med-student, the frightful femmes fatales use their combined skills, strength and reflexes as Stitch, and set out to find out who is responsible and why. Retracing their steps from the night of their deaths, the girls exact revenge on those who have wronged them, and might just find out the truth, if they don’t kill each other first.
A modern-day Frankenstein story with a feminist twist, Patchwork is high-octane tribute to the classic 80’s genre movies that inspired it.
Feeding the Masses Horror Collection
Ken Foree, Lynn Lowry
Sink your teeth into this monstrous 3-DVD, 4-movie collection filled with ravenous flesh-eating zombies, bloodthirsty vampires and rampaging werewolves!
Feeding the Masses
In a nation dominated by mass media manipulation, rampant consumerism and a brainwashing government, a zombie epidemic known as the Lazarus Virus is bringing the recently deceased back to life.
Creature from the Hillbilly Lagoon
Following a toxic spill, science students are set upon by insane and inbred locals. Little do they know their greatest threat is a hulking humanoid borne of radioactive mutation ascending from the inky blackness of the lagoon!
Fired from their jobs as video store clerks, two slackers must wage war on the living dead just to earn a living wage in a town overrun by zombies, vampires and werewolves.
When the city council threatens to shut down the Den O’ Iniquity dance club for acts of perversion, a serial killer begins targeting club patrons and employees, brutally murdering anyone that gets in the way. Starring Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) and Lynn Lowry (The Crazies).
The Paul Naschy Collection
Vengeance of the Zombies (1973)
This is a modern day gothic tale of horror and fear , where an Indian mystic uses magical chants to raise women from the dead, then sends them out to perform revenge killings for him…
Horror Rises from the Tomb (1973)
In 1454, in France, the sorcerer Alaric de Marnac is decapitated and his mistress, Mabille De Lancré, is tortured to death having been accused of witchcraft, vampirism and lycanthropy. Before they die, they curse the next generations of their executioners. In the present days (in the 1970’s), Hugo de Marnac, Sylvia and their friends, Maurice Roland and his beloved Paula, go to a séance session, where they evoke the spirit of Alaric de Marnac. They travel to the Villas de Sade, a real estate of Hugo’s family in the countryside, to seek a monastery with a hidden treasure. They find Alaric’s head and the fiend possesses them, bringing Mabille back to life and executing the locals. After the death of her father, Elvira recalls that he has the amulet hidden in a well; together with Maurice, they try to defeat the demoniac Alaric de Marnac and Mabille…
Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (1974)
An ex-convict, troubled by dreams that he strangles women, is hired as the caretaker on an estate owned by three very strange sisters. Soon after his arrival, a serial killer begins slaughtering blonde, blue-eyed women – and leaving their eyeballs in a bowl of water.
Night of the Werewolf (1981)
An evil witch brings back to life the infamous Elizabeth Bathory, who was executed several hundred years previously for murdering young woman and bathing in their blood. Only Waldemar Daninsky (the werewolf) may be able to stop this bloodbath…
Human Beasts (1980)
A hit man working for the Yakuza double crosses his employers and flees with a cache of diamonds from the latest heist. Injured and hiding in the mountain regions of Spain, with Japanease assassins in hot pursuit, he takes refuge in the home of a local Doctor and his two daughters, who nurse him back to health and hide him from his pursuers, taking drastic and murderous measures to protect him, for they have plans of their own in store for their current guest.