DVD & Blu-ray Releases: April 14, 2015

By: Sean Brickley

We’ve got a pretty decent lineup for you this week, fiends.  Up first are the Blu-ray releases of two Troma classics: Class Of Nuke ‘Em High II: Subhumanoid Meltdown and The Toxic Avenger Part II.  This week also sees the releases of The Babadook to DVD and Blu-ray.  Fans of the first three [Rec] films will be pleased to know this week also sees the release of [Rec] 4 (which was erroneously reported as having been released last week).  There’s also a Carrie double feature to check out on Blu-ray.  As always, pleasant viewing.



MOVIES

All the Devils Aliens (2015)

Starring:

David Gries, Lisa Mueller, Joseph Scott Anthony

Synopsis:

What Stanton Pinborough knows could change the world and topple governments overnight. He is sustained by a team of nurses around the clock, but no one has actually seen the eccentric and reclusive ex-government researcher for more than 30 years. It’s Michael’s first night on the job when he begins to see shadows emerge from halls and doorways. Michael’s supervisor, Robin, seems to know many of Pinborough’s secrets but suddenly disappears unleashing a maelstrom of horror beyond his wildest imagination. Michael has no choice but to confront Pinborough who reveals that he was a part of The Majestic 12 and covertly recovered an alien infant from the Roswell crash in 1947. He has kept the alien a secret all these years as retaliation for his own son’s abduction many years prior. Now Michael must retrieve the alien baby or risk being abducted. Hell is empty…all the devils are here in this intriguing science fiction tale that’s reminiscent of The X-Files and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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DVD


 

The Babadook (2014)

Starring:

Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman

Synopsis:

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her out of control 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuels dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both.

When a disturbing storybook called The Babadook turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature hes been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her sons behaviour, is forced to medicate him.

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Class Of Nuke ‘Em High II: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991)

Starring:

Brick Bronsky, Lisa Gaye, Leesa Rowland

Synopsis:

First there was the super successful, now classic, theatrical smash hit and breakthrough blockbuster Class Of Nuke ‘Em High! Now, there comes the riotous sci-fi, hyper-action, big budget, ambitious sequellian comedy, Troma’s Class Of Nuke ‘Em High II: Subhumanoid Meltdown! Those lovable cretins from Class Of Nuke ‘Em High! have graduated Summa Cum Weirdly and the once peaceful town of Tromaville is about to explode with a wave of sci-fi and special effects induced Subhumanoid Meltdown! Welcome to the Tromaville Institute of Technology, where a melt-down prone nuclear power-plant creates a hideously deformed but very positive thinking humongous mutant squirrels and obnoxious talking belly buttons with bad attitudes. In this incredibly bold adventure in gene-splicing, anarchy and terror rule the campus of Tromaville Tech as the students join forces with the subhumanoids to overthrow the insidious and hedonistic corporate slime responsible for a wave of malicious mutant meltdowns and massacres. Will peace and environmental hygiene ever be restored to the once-peaceful town of Tromaville? Find out as you enroll for the education of a lifetime in Class Of Nuke ‘Em High II: Subhumanoid Meltdown!

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Blu-ray/DVD Combo


 

Echoes (2015)

Starring:

Steve Hanks, Kate French, Steven Brand

Synopsis:

Struggling with horrifying, sleep-paralysis induced visions, a young writer retreats with her boyfriend to an isolated desert house. As the visions intensify, she finds herself on the verge of losing her mind…or uncovering a life-threatening secret.

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From the Dark (2014)

Starring:

Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell

Synopsis:

When a young couple embark on a roadtrip through the Irish countryside, car trouble lands them in a place that few people would choose to visit.

When something sinister is awakened froma thousand year slumber, deepwithin the dark bog, the couple is faced with an unimaginable evil. They soon realize that light is their only protector, but as the sun sets and light sources dwindle, the creature becomes more powerful, and they are in a fight for their lives

There is nothing to prepare you for the terror that will emerge from the dark.

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Jinn (2014)

Starring:

Ray Park, Faran Tahir, William Atherton, Serinda Swan, Dominic Rains

Synopsis:

The idea of The Jinn, another race of beings that lived on Earth before man was created, is known to over 1.5 billion people around the world and is immersed in Eastern and Asian Culture. Like man, they have free will and can be good or evil. Shawn (Dominic Rains) enjoys an idyllic life with his new wife Jasmine (Serinda Swan) in Ann Arbor, MI. Their happiness is interrupted one day by a cryptic message warning of a curse that has been haunting his family for generations. Shawn is skeptical until strange and then menacing things start to happen. Unable to explain the events and fearing for his life, Shawn turns to Gabriel (Ray Park, Star Wars Phantom Menace) and Father Westhoff (Willian Antherton, Die Hard), a mysterious duo claiming to have answers. With their help and the aid of Ali (Faran Tahir, Iron Man), a semi-sane mental patient, Shawn discovers that man is not alone on this planet and that he is in the middle of a war between good and evil that has waged on for centuries.

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DVD


 

Long Weekend (1978)

Starring:

John Hargreaves, Briony Behets

Synopsis:

Attempting to resurrect their failing marriage, Peter (John Hargreaves, The Odd And Angry Shot) and Marcia (Briony Behets) set out on a camping trip to a deserted stretch of the Australian coastline hoping a long weekend in the sunshine will help them patch their differences. They are a careless couple, littering the countryside with garbage, shooting guns and even driving away after wounding a kangaroo with their automobile. Their callous disregard for the environment soon becomes apparent when the animals start to seek vengeance. Marcia and Peter have proven themselves to be destroyers of nature. Will the animals allow them to leave or will they too be destroyed?

From the writer of Road Games and Razorback comes this spooky little gem (Premiere Magazine), presented in a high-definition transfer from original vault materials with a re-mastered DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround soundtrack created by Synapse Films.

Special Features:

Audio Commentary from Producer Richard Brennan and Cinematographer Vincent Monton
Motion Still Gallery Featuring an Audio Interview with Actor John Hargreaves
Theatrical Trailer

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Blu-ray


 

 

[Rec] 4 (2015)

Starring:

Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzanedo, Hctor Colom

Synopsis:

Angela Vidal wakes up in a high-security quarantine facility, sole survivor and witness to the horrific events inside the building. But does she remember what happened to her? Is she carrying the virus? Distrust spreads through the isolated facility while new, even more deadly forms of evil spread even faster.

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DVD


 

Roadside (2015)

Starring:

Ace Marrero, Katie Stegeman, Lionel D. Carson

Synopsis:

Dan and Mindy Summers are on a road trip along a desolate mountain highway when Dan is forced to exit the SUV to remove a dead tree blocking their path. Before he can get back inside, he and Mindy find themselves held hostage on the side of the road, trapped in their car by a mysterious gunman. They must fight for their lives in a sadistic game of cat and mouse set against a backdrop of numbing cold, pitch darkness and raw terror.

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DVD


 

Sexandroide (1987)

Starring:

Various

Synopsis:

Welcome to the temple of fear and eroticism, as a monstrous madman slowly mutilates poor young girls! See the sensual act of voodoo preformed on an innocent bar patron! View the lustful bite of a vampire!

Originally marketed in France as blurring the lines between fiction and reality, this rarely seen, often talked about, shot-on-video classic is finally seeing an official DVD release. A unique and bizarre flick that defies easy classification, Sexandroide is a must for fans of extreme entertainment. Simultaneously sexy and sick, Sexandroide has it all.

Special Features:

Reversible Uncensored Cover
All New Transfer from the Original Master
Excerpts from the alternative Japanese Cut of the Film
Stills Gallery
Trailers for other Massacre Video Releases

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DVD


Spine (1986)

Starring:

R. Eric Huxley, Janus Blythe, Lise Romanoff

Synopsis:

Lawrence Ashton is a deranged man. He is stalking and removing the spines of nurses all over the city. The police are frustrated with the lack of leads and the pressure is on to find this psychopathic killer. After Lawrence breaks into the house of two beautiful nurses, his real motives come to light. The bloodbath that ensues is horrible and terrifying, leading to a shocking ending!

Massacre Video proudly presents the first official release of the classic 1986 shot-on-video movie Spine, since its original big box VHS release!

Special Features:

Reversable Cover
Video Interviews And Audio Commentary With Director Justin Simonds And Actor R. Eric Huxley
Stills Gallery
Trailers

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DVD


Tales of Terror (1962)

Starring:

Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Debra Paget, Maggie Pierce

Synopsis:

This triple treat of terror is a three-episode blood-dripping package that includes murder, necrophilia, dementia, live burials, open tombs, exhumation, resurrection, zombies and feline vengeance, resulting in nothing less than juicy entertainment and spine-chilling cinema. Mix in three horror legends, Vincent Price (The Oblong Box), Peter Lorre (The Raven) and Basil Rathbone (Queen of Blood), and you’ve got a shocker you dare not to watch alone! Mr. Price stars in all three Edgar Allan Poe (Premature Burial) episodes, Morella, The Black Cat and The Case Of M. Valdemar. Produced and directed by cult great, Roger Corman (X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes) with a great supporting cast that includes Leona Gage, Joyce Jameson, Debra Paget and David Frankham.

Special Features:

Interview with Producer and Director Roger Corman
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle & Actor David Frankham
Vintage Introduction and Final Words by Vincent Price
Original Theatrical Trailer

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The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)

Starring:

Ron Fazio, Phoebe Legere, John Altamura, Rick Collins, Rikiya Yasuoka

Synopsis:

Toxie’s mean, green, and back on the screen! Melvin Junko was a nerdy 98lb weakling until he fell into a vat of toxic waste, turning him into the first ever superhuman superhero from New Jersey. This time the hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength takes on Tokyo. The Toxic Avenger Part II is a spectacular sequel with even more ingenious special effects, even more bizarre action, and even more unbelievably famous fight scenes. He’s come a long way from Tromaville, baby!

Special Features:

Director’s commentary
At home with Toxie
A word from villainess Lisa Gaye
Toxie on Japanese TV
Troma Trailers

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Blu-ray/DVD Combo


 

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)

Starring:

Jeremy Irvine, Helen McCrory, Phoebe Fox, Oaklee Pendergast, Ned Dennehy, Adrian Rawlins, Leilah de Meza, Leanne Best, Jorge Leon Martinez, Amelia Pidgeon

Synopsis:

As bombs rain down on London during the Blitz of World War II, a group of school children are evacuated with Eve, their young and beautiful schoolteacher, to the safety of the English countryside. Taken to an old and empty estate, cut-off by a causeway from the mainland, they are left at Eel Marsh House.

One by one the children begin acting strangely and Eve, with the help of local military commander Harry, discovers that the group has awoken a dark force even more terrifying and evil than the citys air raids. Eve must now confront her own demons to save the children and escape the wrath of The Woman in Black.

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TELEVISION

A Haunting Season 7

Starring:

Various

Synopsis:

Between the world we see and the things we fearThere are doors. When they are openedNightmares become reality. These are the true stories of the innocent and the unimaginable.

New Dominion Pictures and Timeless Media Group present A Haunting: Season 7, sixteen Spine-tingling case studies of the supernatural drawn from the actual experiences of everyday people. From poltergeists to possessions, these tales of the paranormal are all the more unnerving because they are real.
Incorporating eyewitness accounts and cinematic reenactments of some of the most eerie and inexplicable stories ever recorded, A Haunting explores a powerful force whose true nature is unknown to most of us-yet whose grasp affects us all. With each chilling episodewith every spellbinding scare even the most skeptical observer will question what lies beyond the opened door between our world and the next.

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DVD



COLLECTIONS

Carrie Double Feature

Starring:

Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Emily Bergl, Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson, Jason London, Amy Irving

Movies:

Carrie

A social misfit with psychic powers wastes her prom to get even with pranksters.

The Rage: Carrie 2

Return to the horror wrought by the cult classic Carrie with this terrifying sequel that follows her half-sister’s descent into madness when a high school clique forces her to use all of her telekinetic powers for bloody revenge.

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Blu-ray

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