Friday, February 13, 2015

Satan's Blade Coming This April From Olive & Slasher // Video

The 1984 slasher film Satan's Blade was set to come out last year from Slasher // Video, but they (or he - I think it's just one guy) signed a deal with Olive Films, which delayed the release for a while. But fans of cheap and obscure 80's slashers (like myself) don't have much longer to wait as Olive has just posted an official release date: April 28th. Details are pretty vague at the moment, just a date for now, but I'm sure more official details will be out there soon:

"It's official -- cult horror film SATAN’S BLADE will now be released on DVD and Blu-ray this April 28, 2015, in partnership with Slasher // Video."

I, Madman Also Coming From Scream - Plus Sleepaway Camp Sequel Art

Another new title announcement from Scream today. Be on the lookout for Tibor Takacs I, Madman :

"Our Friday the 13th celebration continues with our last post today by announcing that the underrated 1989 horror-thriller I, MADMAN will be coming to the Scream Factory family sometime this year!
Directed by Tibor Takacs (The Gate), the film stars Jenny Wright (Near Dark, The Lawnmower Man) and Clayton Rohner (April Fool’s Day, Just One of the Guys).

No details to report at this time and we’ll keep you posted when a street date has been locked down."

 Also, during my last two months of blogging inactivity I think I missed mentioning Scream's upcoming releases of campy summer camp classics Sleepaway Camp 2 and 3. Well the cover art for these titles have also just been posted, so what the hell, let's take a look at those as well:


Scream Factory releasing Italian Horror Films Ghosthouse and Witchery

Scream Factory is finally releasing some Italian horror. Later this year look for this double feature blu-ray featuring Umberto "Humphrey Humbert" Lenzi's Ghosthouse and the awful, but oh so hilarious Hasselhoff/Linda Blair film Witchery.

Granted, these aren't top of the line Italian horror titles, but these are both highly entertaining films that I'm happy to see getting a blu-ray release. Hopefully there are more Italian titles on the way.

"Two tales of supernatural Italian-made shenanigans are both coming to blu-ray for the first time! 1988’s GHOSTHOUSE (directed by Umberto Lenzi of Nightmare City and Cannibal Ferox fame) will be doubled-billed with WITCHERY (which sports Linda Blair AND David Hasselhoff!?) for a planned June 30th release. Pre-order links should go up next month."

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Arrow Video US May Releases Just Announced

Retaliation - Limited Edition Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD

In 1969 future sexploitation specialist Yasuharu Hasebe (Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter) teamed up with the inimitable Jô Shishido (Tokyo Drifter, Branded to Kill) for a follow up to their yakuza hit Massacre Gun.

A tale of gang warfare that features a raft of the period's most iconic stars, Akira Kobayashi (Battles Without Honor and Humanity, The Flowers and the Angry Waves) is a yakuza lieutenant who emerges from jail to find his gang dispersed and his aging boss in his sickbed. Shishido is the rival waiting to kill him and a young Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood) is the girl caught in the crossfire.

Gritty and cynical, Retaliation is a hardboiled precursor to Kinji Fukasaku's revisionist yakuza pictures of the 1970s.

Special Edition Contents:
- Limited Edition Blu-ray (3000 copies only)
- Restored High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation, on Blu-ray for the first time in the world!
- Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
- Newly translated English subtitles
- Brand new interview with star Jô Shishido
- Interview with renowned critic and historian Tony Rayns
- Original theatrical trailer
- Gallery featuring rare promotional images
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ian MacEwan
- Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp, newly illustrated by Ian MacEwan and featuring original archive stills

- Region: A+B/1+2
- Duration: TBC
- Language: Japanese
- Subtitles: English
- Audio: Mono
- Color
- Discs: 2
- SRP: $39.95
- Release Date: 5/12

Society - Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD


After producing Stuart Gordon's hit Re-Animator, Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III) turned his hand to directing with 1989's Society, and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time.

Teenager Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) has always felt like the odd one out in his wealthy, upper-class Beverly Hills family. For some reason, he just doesn't seem to fit in. But his sense of alienation takes a sinister turn when he overhears a surreptitious audio recording of his sister's coming-out party, which seems to implicate his family and others in a bizarre, ritualistic orgy. And then there are the strange things he's been seeing - glimpses of people with their bodies contorted impossibly out of shape... Is Billy going mad or is there something seriously amiss in his neighbourhood?

Packing stomach-churning grue and thought-provoking social commentary in equal measure, Society is a biting horror satire which culminates in one of the most leftfield, gag-inducing "climaxes" in all of horror history - just don't eat beforehand!

Special Edition Contents:
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- New Audio Commentary with Director Brian Yuzna
- Governor Of Society with Brian Yuzna
- The Masters Of The Hunt with stars Billy Warlock, Devin Devasquez, Ben Meyerson and Tim Bartell
- The Champions Of The Shunt with FX Artists Screaming Mad George, David Grasso and Nick Benson
- Screaming Mad George music video
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
- Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

- Region: Free
- Duration: 99 mins
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English SDH
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
- Audio: 2.0
- Color
- Discs: 2
- SRP: $39.95
- Release Date: 5/19

Island of Death - Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD


Welcome to Mykonos, the holiday destination of choice for sun, sea and slaughter! From cult director Nico Mastorakis, Island of Death is a travelogue of atrocities with scenes so strong that the British Government was once compelled to ban it as a "video nasty".

Arriving on the idyllic Greek island, Christopher and Celia appear to be every inch the perfect, handsome young couple. Little do the welcoming locals realise that they are in fact a pair of murderous degenerates, determined to spread their own particular brand of perversion across the island. DIY crucifixions, opportunistic bestiality, sexual peeing and murder by all conceivable forms ensue - including death by makeshift blowtorch, samurai sword, dump truck and more!

Shocking, brutal and totally politically incorrect in its outlook, Island of Death is a gruelling cinematic experience devised by director Mastorakis to out-do the excesses of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which he was hugely inspired by. Now fully uncut and newly-restored from the original negative, fans can enjoy Island of Death in all its sleazy, lurid glory.

Special Edition Contents:
- Brand new restoration from the original negative
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Brand new interview with director Nico Mastorakis
- The Films of Nico Mastorakis - the director hosts this documentary covering his varied career in cinema, including a look at Island of Death
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by - - Graham Humphreys
- Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

- Region: Free
- Duration: TBC
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English SDH
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Audio: Mono
- Color
- Discs: 2
- SRP: $39.95
- Release Date: 5/26

Arrow's global reputation as one of the finest labels in the world has come about through consistent high quality product and a focus on fan-based products always at its core. This includes a major investment on restoring original material through modern techniques as well as pioneering packaging solutions and newly commissioned artwork for each release.

The Complete Metal Hurlant Chronicles Series From Shout! - April 14th

Featuring All-Star Cast of Scott Adkins, Michael Biehn, Kelly Brook, David Belle,
John Rhys-Davies, Joe Flanigan, Rutger Hauer, James Marsters, Dominique Pinon,
 Michelle Ryan, Darren Shahlavi and Michael Jai White
This spring, let your imagination run free. Sci-fi fantasy and comic book fans will have the chance to embark on a unique journey beyond space, time and known worlds that await us when the highly celebrated live-action, sci-fi anthology METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES: THE COMPLETE SERIES debuts for the first time on Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 14, 2015 from Shout! Factory. 
Visionary writer-director Guillaume Lubrano brings his faithful, well-crafted adaption of the world renowned comics anthology Métal Hurlant (also known internationally as ‘Heavy Metal’ Magazine) to live-action with a star-studded cast including Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Scott Adkins (Expendables 2) Michael Biehn (Aliens), Kelly Brook (Piranha 3D), David Belle (Prince of Persia), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Joe Flanigan (Stargate: Atlantis), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Dominique Pinon (Alien: Resurrection), Michelle Ryan (Doctor Who) and Michael Jai White (Spawn). 

The last fragment of a living planet, reduced to dust by the destructive madness of its habitants, is condemned to roam the universe for eternity, bringing suffering and deception to those who cross her path. That damned messenger is called: The Metal Hurlant.  From 1960s cold war drama to distant future, fantasy to medieval, the live action sci-fi series METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES spans a wide range of self-contained stories linked together by an asteroid, called the METAL HURLANT, which passes close to the planet where each story is taking place, thereby changing the outcome.
Pre-order is available now at:
·       Featurettes
·       Cast Interviews
·       San Diego Comic-Con Panel
·       Alternate French-Language Episodes
·       Motion Comics
·       Featurettes
·       Cast Interviews

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Vinegar Syndrome Announces Indiegogo Campaign for

Vinegar Syndrome is looking to venture into streaming territory in the next few months, and we the cult movie fans of the internet have an opportunity to give them a hand. They've started up an Indiegogo campaign with some very cool perks. I'll let their campaign do the rest of the talking:


We're Proud to Announce our Indiegogo Campaign for!

For much of the past year, we’ve been promoting a streaming site with the name Skinaflix. In the early development stage, it was decided that as wonderful as the Skinaflix concept was, it seemed a mistake to limit it only to sexploitation. With that in mind, we have revamped the concept into, a more diverse streaming service with the inclusion of ALL genres distributed by Vinegar Syndrome and our new label, Etiquette Pictures.

Launching with over 200 titles presented in HD, promises to be a streaming powerhouse for all things exploitation and sleaze, from G rated to full hardcore. Including informative blogs, exclusive titles, and special discounts on DVDs and Blu-rays.

To help speed up the development process and add features such as Roku, iOS and Android apps, we’re launching an Indiegogo campaign. If our goal is met, the site will go live on May 1st. Much of the legwork has already been done, but with a successful campaign, the process could be sped up exponentially. Please give what you can, and if not please promote the campaign and spread the word in any way possible.

For more information and to view the Indiegogo campaign, visit:

Thanks from Team VS!

Vinegar Syndrome –
Etiquette Pictures –

Here's the complete list of perks for Funders:

  • $20 = 3 month membership to (normally $10/month)
  • $30 = 6 month membership to (normally $10/month)
  • $40 = Six month membership (normally $10/month) + a limited edition DVD of Len Anthony's MURDEROUS INTENT and FRIGHT HOUSE! This hand-numbered limited special edition DVD is only available here on Indiegogo, edition size will be determined by how many backers we get.
  • $50 = 1 year membership to (normally $10/month)
  • $65 = A full year membership, the Len Anthony DVD + a limited blu-ray of one of the craziest films of the 80s...It's a surprise for now, but it's a frequently requested title and it's never been legally released anywhere in the world! It's destined to be one of the most WTF films ever to hit Blu-ray. These hand-numbered limited special edition releases are only available here on Indiegogo, edition sizes will be determined by how many backers we get.
  • $100 = 1 year membership + 2 limited Indiegogo releases + 4 current or future Vinegar Syndrome releases of your choosing (includes limited editions). To be delivered as needed. See FAQ for more details.
  • $200 = 1 year membership + 2 limited Indiegogo releases + 12 current or future Vinegar Syndrome releases of your choosing (includes limited editions). To be delivered as needed. See FAQ for more details.
  • $425 = 1 year membership + 2 limited Indiegogo releases + 30 current or future Vinegar Syndrome releases of your choosing (includes limited editions). To be delivered as needed. Note: see FAQ for more details.
  • $1,000 = LIFETIME membership + 2 limited Indiegogo releases + 75 current or future VS releases of your choosing (includes limited editions). To be delivered as needed. Note: see FAQ for more details.
$2,500 = LIFETIME membership + 2 limited Indiegogo releases + 125 current or future VS releases + a special ‘Restoration Funded by [insert name here]’ credit on an upcoming release of your choosing as well as ten copies of said release. Releases selected on a first-in, first-served basis (earliest backers get priority). See FAQ for more details.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Scream Factory NOT Releasing Cruel Jaws, Exterminators Now A Solo Release

Hope no one was too excited about the Cruel Jaws release news from Scream the other day. It turns out Cruel Jaws features unauthorized footage from several Jaws movies, and several Italian Jaws knock-offs. So for fear of possibly having their asses sued right off, Scream has dropped Cruel Jaws from their release schedule. Exterminators of the Year 3000, which was originally paired up with Cruel Jaws will now be out as a lower priced solo release. Sucks about Cruel Jaws, but Exterminators was the main selling point for me, so I'm still excited for this one.

Arnold Is Back In New Terminator Genisys Trailer

Boy, how many movie sites/blogs used that headline? Eh, I'm not a writer writer. I don't have to be clever, right? So the new trailer for the ridiculously titled Terminator Genysis is out now. I personally think that makes it sound like some kind of SyFy original movie, and that's never a thing people want their product to remind someone of.

Like most recent sequels/remakes/reboots it'll probably end up being decent and entertaining enough for a watch, but considered absolutely dreadful by critics and the public alike. I've seen the other Terminators, I'll see this one as well. Check the trailer out for yourself.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Exterminators of the Year 3000/Cruel Jaws Coming From Scream

 Last night Scream Factory posted an update on their first quarter titles, and among the updates were a couple of very exciting titles announced. And one SyFy movie with Tom Sizemore. On March 3rd look out for a double feature of Exterminators of the Year 3000 and Cruel Jaws. I can't get enough of stupid and cheap Italian post-apocalyptic movies, and since I missed the Code Red DVD I'm thrilled at the idea of owning a Blu-ray of this one 4 months from now.

Full Scream post for those who haven't already seen it:

Good afternoon/evening everyone! Now that the Thanksgiving break is over, we wanted to start off the month and week right by sharing with you several updates on some of our upcoming 2015 releases that have been previously announced—and even reveal some more films too! So without further ado...

- PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (2/17): Extras will be announced sometime this month.

- NEW YEAR'S EVIL (2/24): Extras to be announced on, you guessed it, New Year's Eve 12/31.

- **NEW TITLE ANNOUNCE** On March 3, we present a double feature of two notorious Italian-made exploitation films that are about as cheesy, entertaining and “rip-offish” as it gets: 1983’s EXTERMINATORS OF THE YEAR 3000 and 1995’s CRUEL JAWS will be paired together, both for the first time on the blu-ray format. Pre-order now@ and receive it two weeks early! 

- **NEW TITLE ANNOUNCE** On March 10 we will unleash the action-packed creature feature film DARK HAUL – which recently premiered on the Syfy network - on both Blu-ray and DVD. The film stars Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down), Evalena Marie (Remains), Rick Ravanello (The Cave, Hart’s War), Anthony Del Negro (Deep in the Darkness), Adrienne LaValley (Insidious) and Kevin Shea (Dead Souls). Pre-order now @

- BLACULA / SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM: Street date is planned for 3/3. Pre-order now @ and receive it two weeks early!

- DOG SOLDIERS (COLLECTOR'S EDITION): Thank you for your patience on this one (which was originally planned for a 2014 Summer release last year but was delayed). The new street date is planned for 3/10. Pre-order links to go up soon. A full list of extras will be announced in Jan. Pre-order now @ and receive it two weeks early! Plus, you’ll receive a free 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed key art by Nathan Thomas Milliner too.

- INVADERS FROM MARS, GHOULIES / GHOULIES II double feature, CARRIE / THE RAGE: CARRIE II double feature and CLASS OF 1984 (Collector's Edition) are all planned for April at this time (but subject to change).

- We still have more films to announce, which will be a mix of contemporary films and some retro surprises. Plus, two more "Collector's Editions" planned for the Summer. As soon as we get the "all clear", you'll be the first to know!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

MST3K Turkey Day Marathon Strikes Back!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Just a heads up for anyone who didn't already know; because last year's MST3K Turkey Day Marathon was a big success (apart from that one random commenter who kept writing racist rants in the comments section) Shout! is doing it again! 6 episodes, with brand new intros from Joel Hodgson starting today at 12 noon ET / 9 am PT.

They've been testing the stream out all night with an endless loop of Manos, so click play below, or go directly to the YouTube page to enjoy the marathon before and after an awkward and gluttonous 2 o'clock in the afternoon dinner with family members you see a couple of times a year. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Vinegar Syndrome's Highlight Releases For The First Half of 2015

Vinegar Syndrome has just announced the official word on several of their most anticipated 2015 releases. From Facebook:

After much speculation, email queries and online rumors, here's the official word on our highlight releases in the first half of 2015:

January will bring a limited-edition blu-ray of SEX WORLD, two Hyapatia Lee films RIBALD TALES OF CANTERBURY & TASTY and a couple of our most requested Tobalina titles.

In February we'll be releasing our final Wakefield Poole disc, a loaded 2-DVD set of his two San Francisco films, TAKE ONE and MOVING, along with a crazy assortment of extras.

Then in March, Jim Bryan's cult classic, DON'T GO IN THE WOODS will be making its blu-ray debut, in a new 2K restoration from the 35mm interpositive (expect more awesome weirdness from the mind of Mr. Bryan later in the year). Also another Cirio Santiago film THE MUTHERS!

In April, DEMONOID will finally be hitting the streets for its first official release since the 1980s! We're including both cuts of the film as well as some other cool extra features.

Finally, in May, one of our most requested titles, MADMAN, will be coming to blu-ray in a beautiful new 4K scan and restoration from the 35mm camera negative!

Also be on the lookout for rarities from Alex deRenzy, Bob Chinn, and much more

Monday, November 03, 2014

Synapse To Release Creature From Black Lake

Independent U.S. distributors Synapse Films confirmed today that they will bring to Blu-ray Jim McCullough's Creature from Black Lake (1978), starring Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, and Dennis Fimple. The release is expected to arrive on the U.S. market in 2015 after restoration work is completed.

Some fishermen are attacked in the Louisiana swamps. When the word gets out of a mysterious Bigfoot-type creature, two researchers come to a small town to study and hopefully discover what the beast is. Their research from some farmers help the two men to learn that the creature may be a very angry and murderous missing link.

This is a very exciting out-of-nowhere announcement from Synapse. I have the DVD from Hollywood Entertainment (whatever that is) that I got for $2 but I've put off watching it for a long time 0because the picture quality is so poor. Glad I waited.

Scream Factory's February Retro Titles Now Up For Preorder

Pre-order links for all of our February retro titles are now live on our site at which includes:

- LOVE AT FIRST BITE & ONCE BITTEN Blu-ray double feature. (Streets 2/10 nationwide but ships two weeks early when you order directly through us.) No extras announced at this time but we can confirm now that LOVE AT FIRST BITE has the reinstated Alicia Bridges song "I Love the Nightlife", which was left off the prior DVD release! Order at
- VAMPIRE'S KISS & HIGH SPIRITS Blu-ray double feature (Streets 2/10 nationwide but ships two weeks early when you order directly through us.) No extras announced at this time. Order at

- FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM Blu-ray (Streets 2/17) No extras announced at this time. Order at

- NEW YEAR’S EVIL Blu-ray (Streets 2/24 nationwide but ships two weeks early when you order directly through us). No extras announced at this time. Order at
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Highest Rated Chiller Original Film Animal Coming From Scream

Get ready for us to unleash terror in the new year. The newly-acquired ANIMAL will attack both on DVD & Blu-ray on 2/17/15.

This terrifying 2014 horror film about a blood-thirsty predator in the woods stars Joey Lauren Adams (Dazed and Confused, Chasing Amy) and comes courtesy of Executive Producers Drew Barrymore (yes, that Drew Barrymore) and Nancy Juvoven. It recently premiered in October to huge ratings on Chiller TV and was the network’s highest-rated original movie ever to date. Check out the widely-seen trailer at

Extras will be announced by the end of the year. You can pre-order ANIMAL now at

I understand why Scream is releasing these Chiller movies, and I'm not bitching about it, but I honestly haven't really dug the three previous Chiller movies that I've seen (Dead Souls, Chilling Visions and Beneath). That said, I thought Animal was actually pretty decent. Not great, or very good even, but it's a decent enough time killer with a pretty cool (though rather derivative) creature and some fairly gruesome attack scenes. Plus, you get to ogle the extremely hot Elizabeth Gillies in an inappropriately skimpy outfit that gets skimpier is the movie progresses.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New This Week 10.28 - Midian Monsters & Space Vampires

And we're back.

If you're wondering, no, I haven't thrown in the towel yet. I've just spent the past few weeks packing up everything I own, moving everything I own and then unpacking everything I own in a different house. I now hate everything that I own and pray I don't have to move it all again. So since moving all of my stuff is a massive ordeal I've had very little time to really worry about keeping up with movie news and releases. I'm pretty much done with the move, so I should be able to get back into action here.
The big release today is of course the Director's Cut of Nightbreed from Scream Factory. Available in both a standard Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and the way more expensive Limited Edition 3-disc version that includes the theatrical cut as well as the Director's Cut.

For the first time on home video, you can experience Clive Barker’s original director’s cut of Nightbreed with over 40 minutes of new footage, all mastered in high definition from the original camera negative!

Boone (Craig Sheffer) may be a troubled young man, but his troubles are just beginning. Set up as the fall guy in a string of slasher murders, he decides he'll hide by crossing the threshold that separates “us” from “them” and sneak into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian. Boone will live among the monsters.

Hellraiser creator Clive Barker writes (adapting his novel Cabal) and directs this vivid leap into horror that asks: in the battle of man vs. monster, who's really the monster? The answer supplies flesh-crawling suspense, sudden fear, a colorful Danny Elfman score and a creepy array of shape-shifting beings. They are the Nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imagination, perhaps beyond anything you've seen.

Bonus Features
    • New "Director's Cut" presentation of the film which contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footage
    • Introduction by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
    • Audio Commentary by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
    • Tribes of the Moon: The Making of Nightbreed featuring interviews with Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, Doug Bradley and more… (72 min.)
    • Making Monsters - interviews with makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Martin Mercer and Paul Jones (42 min.)
    • Fire! Fights! Stunts! 2nd Unit Shooting - an interview with Andy Armstrong (20 min.)
    • Original Theatrical Trailer

Bonus Features
    • --- DISC 1: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT ---
    • New "Director's Cut" presentation of the film which contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footage
    • Introduction by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
    • Audio Commentary by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
    • Tribes of the Moon: The Making of Nightbreed featuring interviews with Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, Doug Bradley and more… (72 min.)
    • Making Monsters - interviews with makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Martin Mercer and Paul Jones (42 min.)
    • Fire! Fights! Stunts! 2nd Unit Shooting - an interview with Andy Armstrong (20 min.)
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • --- DISC 2: BONUS DISC ---
    • Deleted and Alternate Scenes (approx. 20 min.)
    • Monster Prosthetics Master Class
    • Cutting Compromise – an interview with editor Mark Goldblatt
    • The Painted Landscape: The Concept Art of Ralph McQuarrie
    • Matte Painting Tests
    • Makeup Tests
    • Stop Motion Lost Footage
    • Extended Torture Scene
    • Rehearsal of Boone's dream
    • Extensive Still Galleries – Early Sketches, Deleted Scene, Posters and Pre-Production art, On the Set, The Cast and Crew
    • --- DISC 3: THE THEATRICAL CUT ---
    • New transfer from the inter-positive

Also from Scream is Jeff Lieberman's tongue-in-cheek killer worm epic Squirm. Finally, those of us who didn't import Arrow's release will have a chance to watch unappealing lead actors fight earthworms and spend half the movie searching for a dead guy named Mr. Beardsley (spoiler alert) - in high definition!

When a powerful storm knocks Fly Creek, Georgia’s power lines down onto wet soil, the resulting surge of electricity drives large, bloodthirsty worms to the surface: and then out of their soil-tilling minds! Soon, the townspeople discover that their sleepy fishing village is overrun with worms that burrow right into their skin! Inundated by hundreds of thousands of carnivorous creatures, the terrorized locals race to find the cause of the rampage: before becoming tilled under themselves! 

  • Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Jeff Lieberman
  • New interviews with Jeff Lieberman, Actor Don Scardino and Special Effects Artist Bill Milling
  • A tour of the locations with Jeff Lieberman
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Still gallery

    A New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) begins investigating a series of bizarre and disturbing inexplicable crimes. When he uncovers that the crimes are of super-natural origins, he must join forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are taking over and terrorizing their city. Filled with action and thrilling suspense, the film is inspired by the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases. 
    From Kino comes Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires
    A Close Encounter Of The Undead Kind! Get sucked into a chilling black hole of cosmic creepiness when an evil alien race zeroes in on a crew of unsuspecting astronauts, turning them into zonked-out zombies! Packed with space-age suspense and extraterrestrial terror, this eerily photographed and electrifying thriller drips with an intoxicating, feverish atmosphere of dread. A band of space travelers has just intercepted a distress call from a distant world! Is it a desperate cry for help... or something far more sinister? After landing on the shadowy planet, the crew is attacked by a horde of disembodied aliens with a diabolical plan: to conquer the universe by controlling the crew's minds and stealing their souls-proving that even in outer space, possession is 9/10 of the law! Directed by horror legend Mario Bava (Black Sunday, Black Sabbath). 

    Daniela, a woman troubled from a childhood trauma, begins to have delusions that she is a werewolf. She spends her nights seducing and killing men, until she meets a kind man named Luca, who she falls in love with. Her happiness is short-lived when she is raped and Luca is killed, reverting her back to her werewolf delusions. Daniela gets her revenge by killing her rapists and Luca's killers. 

    Friday, October 03, 2014

    Blacula/Scream, Blacula Scream Double Feature + Supernova Hitting Blu-ray Soon

    More vampire films are coming from Scream Factory in February; this time it's Blaxploitation classic Blacula, and the not so classic sequel Scream, Blacula Scream. They've also made a completely out of left field announcement for sci-fi film Supernova, due out January 13th.

    Our month-long "Shocktober" celebration continues with THREE Films to reveal today to start your weekend off right!

    - On Jan 13th, The sci-fi thriller SUPERNOVA makes its debut on the Blu-ray format. Check out the all-over-the-place cast of some well-known names and cult film favorites: James Spader (The Blacklist), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story) , Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Peter Facinelli (Twilight), Wilson Cruz (My So-Called Life) and Robin Tunney (The Craft).

    - In Feb, a blood-sucking double feature of guilty pleasures BLACULA and its sequel SCREAM, BLACULA SCREAM from the 70s will bare their fangs on blu-ray for the first time too in the U.S. and Canada. Both films star William Marshall as “Blacula” (and who also played “King of Cartoons” in Pee-wee’s Playhouse—out from Shout Factory on 10/21) and the legendary Pam Grier (Foxy Brown) is third-billed in SCREAM, BLACULA SCREAM.

    Artwork you see here is final. There are no details on extras at this time but they will be announced before the end of the year.

    Free 26 Track Metal Sampler From Relapse Records

    Metal fans take note; Relapse Records has just uploaded an excellent 26 track sampler over on Bandcamp, which you can download 100% free of charge. Some really good stuff on there including Death, Abysmal Dawn, Black Anvil, Myrkur and a track from the first Obituary album in a bunch of years. Stream the tracks below or head over to Bandcamp to download 'em all.

    Also, be sure to check the side of the page, you can still grab the 2012 and 2013 samplers for free as well. Zero dollars is a pretty good price for 78 songs.

    Arrow Video To Launch North American Office in 2015

    Some very exciting news from Arrow Video today, the hugely popular UK video label has announced plans to expand into North America early next year. They've set up a Indiegogo account featuring some very cool perks including Arrow T-Shirts and their future Blu-ray releases.


    London, 3rd October 2014

    Arrow Films are today thrilled to announce plans to expand its celebrated Arrow Video label into North America early in 2015. Fans will be able to learn all the details of this bold and exciting move, and discover regular updates, through a dedicated crowdfunder campaign which is launched today.

    Lauded with positive feedback from a loyal fan base for its great success in releasing various acclaimed restorations of cult and horror releases, Arrow Video have in recent years won several prestigious ‘Label of the Year’ awards by such notable outlets such as broadsheet newspaper The Guardian and Home Cinema Choice Magazine.

    By popular demand Arrow Video will launch into North America with a host of cult titles, receiving deluxe treatment in video, audio, supplements and artwork. Launch titles include Tonino Valerii’s Spaghetti Western Day of Anger [I Giorni dell’ira, aka Gunlaw] starring genre icons Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma; Michael Armstrong’s bloody and brutal critique of state-funded religious corruption Mark of the Devil in a director-approved release; and the thrillingly bizarro yakuza-samurai-ghost story-horror hybrid from Teruo Ishii, Blind Woman’s Curse (1971, also known as Black Cat’s Revenge). Future releases include films never-before-released on DVD and/or Blu-ray from European and Japanese cult directors. More to be revealed soon.

    Read more at Indiegogo

    Wednesday, October 01, 2014

    A Trio of Andy Milligan Horror Titles Coming to Blu-ray From Code Red

    Just a couple weeks after the last titles were announced Code Red has listed three more limited edition Blu-ray titles. Three Andy Milligan titles; Bloodthirsty Butchers, The Man With 2 Heads and Torture Dungeon are due out around the beginning of November. Preorder now directly from Code Red.

    A murderous barber and his equally psychopathic friend, a baker, hatch a plan whereby the barber murders people and the baker makes them into pies to be sold in his shop.

    Dr. William Jekyll is experimenting with a formula that will remove the evil in man, but when he can't get test animals, he loses his patience and tests on himself... with horrible results.
    In Medival England, a sadistic duke plots to kill off all the heirs to the throne of England so he can claim he title crown for himself.

    Scream Announces Love At First Bite & Once Bitten Blu-ray Double Feature

    Scream has started this Shocktober off with an announcement of a vampcomedy Blu-ray double feature featuring Love At First Bite and Once Bitten. I've actually never seen First Bite, (though I've been meaning to for years) but Once Bitten is a hell of a lot of fun. I can't wait for this set to come out. Fingers crossed for a Jim Carrey commentary.

    "Good morning everyone. We start our month-long "Shocktober" celebration with a new title announcement (one of several this month). Actually, we have TWO films to reveal today that will be in a double-feature: The horror comedies LOVE AT FIRST BITE (with George Hamilton) and ONCE BITTEN (with Jim Carrey)! This is the first time on the Blu-ray format for both films and is expected to land near Valentine's Day 2015. No details on extras at this time.

    Re: LOVE AT FIRST BITE - We are aware that prior DVD versions of the film were altered, specifically during a key moment in a disco in which the song "I Love the Nightlife" song (sung by Alicia Bridges) was replaced by another track. We are doing our best to correct this and will keep you posted on the progress.

    Stay tuned this month for many more surprises!"


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