DVD & Blu-ray Releases: April 22, 2014

By: Sean Brickley

 

If I were some television chef, this week’s release list just might make me surprise you by yelling “BAM!” in your face.  But I’m not a television chef.  As a matter of fact, my cooking ability is rather limited.  Regardless, this week’s list has a total of 18 entries, including 16 movies and 2 collections.  Keep an eye out for the Blu-ray releases of The House On Sorority Row and Bloodsucking Freaks in addition to a bunch of other more recent stuff sure to contain something that appeals to your inner sinister side.  Simmer on that, fiends.


Movies:

 

15 Murders: Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer (2011)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Bob Olin, Dara Davey, Natasha Timpani

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HHYGF74

Synopsis:

On April 15th, 2011, filmmakers Jack Hamill and Brenda Hill were hired to make a documentary about serial killer Edward Payne. Three weeks later Jack Hamill’s partially decomposed remains were found in an abandoned field outside the small town of Happy Valley, Oregon. An investigation into the crime led the police to a farmhouse on the edge of town. What they found there would shake the tight knit community to the core. Nearly a dozen young women were found decomposing in the basement. Stacks of documentary tapes were left on the kitchen table… and the hunt for one of American’s most notorious serial killers was set to begin. Witness the birth of a monster with this behind the scenes look into the mind of a killer.


Ancient Demon Succubi (2014)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Melanie Denholme, Philip Gardiner

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HW0OT8U

Synopsis:

An ordinary woman finds herself alone with a strange man in her house. She has no memory of the night before and assumes she had one too many at a party, but something about the man deeply arouses her. She is magnetically drawn to the mysterious stranger while unknowingly an ancient force enters her body and causes her to be overcome with every human emotion as the ancient Demon Succubus takes over her body, her mind and her soul. It needs to learn again: to understand every human sense and emotion. The Demon emerges reclaiming its power of ancient times. Driven to bring revenge upon mankind’s reign, the Demon unleashes its minions torturing man after man beyond all comprehension. Prepare to witness some of the most shocking moments in film history, where sexual depravity knows no bounds as the Succubi tear apart the body and soul of countless men.


Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

 

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Seamus O’Brien, Viju Krem, Joel M. Reed

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00ID6PSGY

Synopsis:

Digitally remastered in high definition.

Never before released in the UK, Bloodsucking Freaks has earned a world-wide reputation as being a film unlike anything ever seen before in the history of the cinema.

Bloodsucking Freaks takes you to a bizarre Off-Broadway theatre of the macabre, operated by a deranged impresario. Inside, sadistic entertainments are staged for his audience s pleasure, including tortures, dismemberments, and other gruesome acts which appear to be faked. When people begin disappearing off the streets of Manhattan, the twisted truth begins to chillingly sink in: these horrifying bloodcurdling acts are not theatrical at all. They are real!

No one can remain unmoved by the intense scenes of carnage, from the human dartboard to the infamous brain sucking scene. Bloodsucking Freaks is guaranteed to turn stomachs!

Extras:

Limited Edition Slipcase

Audio Commentary By Hostel Director Eli Roth

Introduction By Troma President Lloyd Kaufman

Original Trailer

Tour Of Troma

Interviews With The Cast And Crew

Aroma Du Troma

Lloyd Kaufman s Autobiography Promotional Video

Radiation March

2 Troma Public Service Announcements

Troma Trailers

Booklet Notes


Cottage Country (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Malin Akerman, Tyler Labine, Peter Wellington

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00I2YXMT2

Synopsis:

Todd (Tyler Labine, Tucker and Dale vs Evil) takes his girlfriend (Malin Akerman, Watchmen) to his family cottage where he plans to propose to her, but when his brother shows up unexpectedly and interrupts their trip, the couple is forced to use deadly means to deal with the situation. As their friends, family, and the police become suspicious, they will have to work together to keep their secret — which may prove to be more difficult than either of them thought.


Dark Satanic Magick (2014)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Melanie Denholme

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HHYGEVQ

Synopsis:

A woman finds herself alone in a room. She has no idea why she’s there, who she is or what is expected of her. Slowly she realizes she’s captive to a dark magician who wishes to use her as some kind of sex slave. She is forced to do bizarre and ritualized forms of Dark Sex Magick. Beaten, abused, raped, tortured to the point of death, the woman has to find strength in all that she is being taught. As time passes her strength and power in magic grows until she becomes more powerful than the master. The tables turn and the purity of her own “free will” becomes the true force of magic.


House Of Good And Evil (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Marietta Marich, Rachel Marie Lewis, David Mun

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00I2YXN46

Synopsis:

After losing their unborn child, Chris and Maggie escape the pressures of the city to live in a secluded country home.  But soon Maggie begins to experience strange events in this mind bending countryside horror about dedication, grief, and insanity.


The House on Sorority Row (1983)

 

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward, Robin Meloy, Harley Jane Kozak, Jodi Draigie, Ellen Dorsher

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00IQHPS6A

Synopsis:

Flirtatious young sorority sisters who are days away from graduation set out to throw one last decadent celebration. Unbeknownst to them, the strict matron of their house hides a horrendous secret thought long buried. A gruesome accident is witnessed by a hideous fiend, hidden within the once nurturing dwelling, which triggers a rampage of death and destruction. Before the end, the peril faced by this sisterhood will push them to the brink of annihilation. And rivers of blood will drown all who enter…The House On Sorority Row.


Insane (2010)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Lars Bethke, Johanna Leamo, Anders Jacobsson, Tomas Sandquist

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GF0D0R4

Synopsis:

Pay to Check In…Prey to Check Out. The search for a missing girl…A hotel off the beaten path…A receipt for terror… Sarah, a young woman, is on a desperate search for her sister who mysteriously disappeared two weeks ago while on her way to a music festival. After another fruitless day with little results she decides to check in at the first hotel that she can find. It’s the middle of the night and she comes across a hotel that fits the bill. The hotel seems somewhat deserted, off the main road along an abandoned quarry in the middle of nowhere. But the night clerk, with a mysterious past, is very hospitable and has accommodations that are clean and affordable. But for Sarah the terror is just about to begin. From the film team that brought us the cult horror classic Evil Ed.


The Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger (2011)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Michael G MacDonald, Samuel MacDonald LeMoine, Brad Mills

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00IJHPL5K

Synopsis:

After taking a wrong turn down an abandoned road, a group of teenagers run out of gas and find themselves stranded in the middle of the woods. What a total drag. What was that noise? Why is everyone vanishing? Is it a practical joke or could the Legend be true? Your compass won t save you in these woods.


Long Live The Dead (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Christine Haeberman, Halie Islava, Mindy Byram, Stephanie Danielson, Megan Porter

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HHYGDV2

Synopsis:

The dead have risen again and are in search of tender, young flesh – but these are not your ordinary zombie stories, and they will not end the way you think – a refreshing and unique spin on the genre featuring five tales of the undead, all told from a female point of view and featuring zombie urban legends, black magic rituals, and college coeds conjuring the dead from their graves.


Making Off (2012)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Nathalie Van Tongelen, Céline Berti, Cédric Dupuis

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00IJSDKR0

Synopsis:

Cédric Dupuis, a fledgling independent filmmaker, has set out to make the most terrifying horror film of all time. But shooting without any budget to speak of and a cast of his friends, Cédric soon realizes the frustration of indie film-making. The only way for Cédric to get the realism he wants is to actually murder his cast on camera. This is his documentary of the events that unfolded during the making of his opus. One of the most disturbing films of recent years with a sickening dose jet-black humor. French language with English subtitles.


Scream Park (2012)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Nivek Ogre, Nicole Beattie, Kailey Marie Harris, Doug Bradley

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HHYGGBE

Synopsis:

The Fright Land amusement park is on the verge of closing down for good. But the park’s owner, Hyde (Hellraiser’s Doug Bradley), has one last plan to sell more tickets… murder. Hiring two backwoods maniacs to break into the park and hack and slash all his employees, Hyde thinks these killings will create a media sensation, but he has just unleashed a horror that no one can survive. A slasher is the 80s tradition that also stars Nivek Ogre from Skinny Puppy fame.


Tin Can Man (2007)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Michael Parle, Emma Eliza Regan, Patrick O’Donnell

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HEM1IR6

Synopsis:

Recently dumped by his girlfriend for another man, working in a job he hates, things could be better for Peter. One night, while he is alone in his apartment, there is a knock at the door. His life will never be the same again.


Tourist Trap (1979)

 

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, David Schmoeller

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00G4G7M28

Synopsis:

An eerie and deserted wax museum, Slausen’s Lost Oasis, is the site for spine-tingling terror where four unsuspecting young travelers (Including Tanya Roberts from Charlie s Angels & A View to a Kill) are lured into a very deadly tourist trap. Slausen (Chuck Conners, Soylent Green) is the reclusive and bizarre owner of this attraction, which is actually more like a macabre chamber of horrors. The grotesque and frightening mannequins in this sordid side-show are only the beginning of the murderous mayhem and nightmarish madness to come…

Extras:

HD Transfer In 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio

DTS-HD MA Remixed 5.1 Soundtrack

LPCM Stereo 2.0 Soundtrack

Exit Through The Chop Shop Featurette (HD)

Booklet Notes By Callum Waddell

Original Trailer

Stills Gallery

Audio Commentary By David Schmoeller

Reversible Sleeve Incorporating Original Art


Unseen Evil (2001)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Tim Thomerson, Cindi Braun, Richard Hatch

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HNTOXOA

Synopsis:

A group of hikers led by a college professor are searching the woods for an ancient Indian burial mound. When they discover a likely site, three members of the group reveal themselves to be grave looters. In the course of ransacking the mound, one of them stumbles across a cursed crown that unleashes the mound’s guardian: an invisible monster that begins attacking everyone it finds.


Yeti: The 20th Century Giant (1977)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Anton Interleigh, Jimmy Sullivan, Anthony Kendall, Mimi Craig

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00I3SW1NK

Synopsis:

There has never been a Bigfoot like this! Styled after the legendary 1976 King Kong remake, this little known import finds a group of scientists and explorers tinkering with mother nature when they stumble upon a centuries-old yeti in the frozen tundra. Of course, their first instinct is to thaw out the savage Sasquatch and profit from him in the name of research and entertainment. But this hairy giant has other plans, and like his cinematic cousin Kong, he’s looking to grab the girl, climb the tallest skyscraper and smash the city to shreds. This snowman is ready to kick major ice!


Collections:

Movies 4 You: Film Noir / Thriller

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Nastassja Kinski, James Woods

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HQLZC18

Movies:

EXPOSED – Screen beauty Nastassja Kinski toplines a moody drama about a young model stalked by both a sinister violinst and a terrorist. Featuring Rudolf Nureyev, Harvey Keitel, and Ian McShane. 1983
THE VISITORS – James Woods stars in this tense drama about a Vietnam veteran whose past – in the form of two fellow ex-soldiers – comes back to haunt him. 1972
THE HOT SPOT – Don Johnson, Jennifer Connelly and Virginia Madsen star in a steamy thriller about a drifter caught between two women in a small Texas town. 1990
TOUGH GUYS DON’T DANCE – Acclaimed author Norman Mailer writes and directs this modern noir about a troubled writer ensnared in a web of murder and intrigue. Starring Ryan O’Neal and Isabella Rossellini. 1987


Zombies 4-Pack

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Timothy Olyphant, Richard Kohnke

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00I3HFAUC

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00I3HFAOI

Synopsis:

A collection of Anchor Bay’s best Zombie Horror films.

Includes: The Demented, The Crazies (starring Justified‘s Timothy Olyphant), Mimesis, and The Terror Experiment all at a scary low price! The dead have returned…

 

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