Tuesday, October 08, 2013

New Releases 10.8

All Night Horror Marathon Volume 1 - Shout Factory has been cranking out these great 4-movie sets for several months now, and their Scream Factory line is finally catching up by putting out a set of their own, with another Horror themed set due out later this month. This first volume includes the following films:

THE GODSEND (1981) -- When a strange woman has her baby at the Marlowe's house, then disappears, Kate Marlowe is forced to keep the baby, Bonnie. She loves the child, but when her own children are systematically killed, suspicion turns to Bonnie.
THE VAGRANT (1992) -- Bill Paxton (Aliens) and Michael Ironside (Scanners) star in this humorous psychological thriller as an ambitious young executive whose life is turned upside-down when a vagrant (Marshall Bell, Starship Troopers) moves into his neighborhood.
THE OUTING (1982) -- An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman's house. They are killed and the lamp is sent to a museum to be studied. The curator's daughter is soon possessed by the genie and invites her friends to spend the night at the museum, along with some uninvited guests.
WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HELEN (1971) -- Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters star in this stylish shocker set in 1930s Hollywood about two women who come to Tinseltown to start an idyllic new life and end up in a terrifying nightmare. Directed by Curtis Harrington (Queen Of Blood, Games), this relentlessly frightening film also stars Dennis Weaver (McCloud).

I'm working on a review for this one, so look for it soon. Pick up your copy directly from Shout! Factory.

From Vinegar Syndrome comes the utterly insane anthology Night Train To Terror. This movie is absolutely bananas, words really can't describe how ridiculously, awesomely stupid this thing is, just take a look:

I've got a review of this one on the way, so look for it soon. Support Vinegar Syndrome by picking this one up directly from their store.

"He's back! From the filmmakers that brought you Chucky comes the terrifying return of the pint-sized doll possessed by the spirit of a notorious serial killer. When a mysterious package arrives at the house of Nica (Fiona Dourif, True Blood), she doesn't give it much thought. However, after her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to the ensuing bloodshed and chaos. The return of America's favorite toy, voiced again by Brad Dourif, is unrated and full of more blood-splattered thrills and chills."

Grab Curse from Amazon today.

This is a pretty huge day for Chucky fans, in addition to a brand new Child's Play film, Universal has gone ahead and unleashed a Limited Edition Complete Collection Blu-ray and DVD set featuring all six films. I believe this is the first time they've actually been able to include the MGM owned first film in a box set with the Universal sequels, so it's great to finally have a complete set of the films. I haven't seen one of these films in a long time, so I'm looking forward to revising the first five films and I'm actually quite excited to see Curse.

Grindhouse's latest Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is Robert Hartford-Davis' sleazy shocker Corruption. Never seen this one before, so I can't comment on the film, but it looks a good deal sleazier than what I'm used to seeing from Cushing. Hopefully I can check this one out soon, anyone interested can grab a copy now.

"Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the FIRST-EVER U.S. home video release of the wildest, sickest and sleaziest swinging-sixties British horror thriller -CORRUPTION. The legendary Peter Cushing stars as a surgeon driven to murder and madness as he attempts to restore the beauty of his hideously disfigured fashion model wife. Co-starring Sue Lloyd and Hammer Horror beauty Kate O'Mara (THE VAMPIRE LOVERS). This special edition contains shocking scenes of GORE and NUDITY previously deemed too strong for American audiences."
Bonus Features:

  • 2 DISC SET - Deluxe dual layer Blu-ray Edition + DVD combo
  • Spectacular new hi-definition digital restoration of the original uncensored version - PLUS - the "International Version" of the movie with bloody violence and nudity presented for the very first time in America
  • Interviews with stars Wendy Varnals, Billy Murray, Jan Waters and Peter Cushing
  • Audio commentary by acclaimed UK horror journalist Jonathan Rigby and Peter Cushing biographer David Miller
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • Liner notes by Allan Bryce, editor of the celebrated British horror magazine THE DARK SIDE
  • Extensive still galleries, trailers, TV spots and radio spots
  • The original annotated director's shooting script and production notes
  • Shocking reversible cover with original art by notorious illustrator Rick Melton
  • Grindhouse Releasing prevues of coming attractions

Looks like Severin is finally getting The House On Straw Hill after a brief delay.

Banned in Britain for thirty years, The House on Straw Hill is a shockingly violent and erotic tale of seduction, brutality and revenge. Cult movie icon Udo Kier (Mark of the Devil, The Theatre Bizarre) stars as a successful novelist suffering from writer's block, who rents a country cottage in the hope of finding inspiration. But the arrival of a sensual secretary, played by Linda Hayden (Blood on Satan's Claw, Taste the Blood of Dracula) sets in motion of chain of events that culminate in an unrestrained explosion of sex and savagery. Also known as Expos‚ and condemned as a Video Nasty in the UK, this sleazy classic from Brian Smedley-Aston (Vampyres) and co-starring the notorious Fiona Richmond - `Britain's No.1 sex symbol' - is now fully restored from the only uncut elements and is available for the first time in the US with brand new extras!
Bonus Features: 
  • Audio Commentary with director James Kenelm Clarke and producer Brian Smedley-Aston
  • All-new interviews with director James Kenelm Clarke and star Linda Hayden
  • Theatrical Trailer

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