DVD & Blu-ray Releases: August 2, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: August 2, 2016

This week’s releases include a Collector’s Blu-ray edition of the classic Invasion Of The Body Snatchers.
You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.


Invasion Of The Body Snatchers [Collector’s Edition] [Blu-ray]

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray]

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Leonard Nimoy, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

Synopsis: Under cover of darkness, while an unsuspecting city sleeps, an alien life form begins to sow the seeds of unspeakable terror. Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright and Jeff Goldblum star in this shocking, “first-rate suspense thriller”, (Newsday).

One by one, the residents of San Francisco are becoming drone-like shadows of their former selves. As the phenomenon spreads, two Department of Health workers, Matthew (Sutherland) and Elizabeth (Adams), uncover the horrifying truth: Mysterious pods are cloning humans and destroying the originals! The unworldly invasion grows stronger with each passing minute, hurling Matthew and Elizabeth into a desperate race to save not only their own lives, but the future of the entire human race.

Special Features Include:

-2K scan of the inter-positive
-“Star-Crossed in The Invasion:” An interview with actress Brooke Adams (9 minutes)
-“Leading the Invasion:” An interview with actor Art Hindle (25 minutes)
-“Re-Creating The Invasion:” An interview with writer W.D. Richter (16 minutes)
-“Scoring the Invasion:” An interview with composer Denny Zeitlin (15 minutes)
-Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman
-Audio Commentary by director Philip Kaufman
-“Re-Visitors From Outer Space, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Pod:” Including interviews with director Philip Kaufman, screenwriter W.D. Richter, director of photography Michael Chapman, and actors Donald Sutherland and Veronica Cartwright (15 minutes)
-“Practical Magic: The Special Effects Pod” (4 minutes)
-“The Man Behind The Scream: The Sound Effects Pod:” An interview with Ben Burtt and sound editor Bonnie Koehler (12 minutes)
-“The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod” (5 minutes)
– Theatrical Trailer
– TV Spots
– Radio Spots
– Photo Gallery
– An episode of SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE, “Time is Just A Place,: based on Jack Finney’s short story directed by Jack Arnold

 


Bite [Blu-ray]

Bite [Blu-ray]

Starring: Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak

Synopsis: Your Fear Is Her Appetite.

While on her bachelorette party getaway, bride-to be Casey (Elma Begovic) gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding… but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect-like traits. Brought to the breaking point by both her ongoing physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her horrifying new instincts. As her metamorphosis becomes complete, the bugged bride and all who cross her path discover that everything can change with a single bite.

Directed by Chad Archibald, Bite is an altogether new breed of terror. A disturbing and intense film that has caused an international sensation at top genre film festivals, this is one movie that horror fans can really sink their teeth into.

Special Features Include:

-Audio Commentary from writer/director/producer Chad Archibald
-Five Behind-The-Scenes documentary shorts featuring looks at special effects makeup, creating the set, and more

 


Viral [Blu-ray]

Viral [Blu-ray]

Starring: Sofia Black D’Elia, Analeigh Tipton, Travis Tope, Colson Baker, Michael Kelly

Synopsis: Teenaged sisters Emma (Sofia Black-D’Elia) and Stacey (Analeigh Tipton) live a normal life, until their small suburban neighborhood is stricken with mysterious parasitic virus. As the disease rapidly spreads throughout the town, the two band together to barricade themselves from infection. But it may already be too late – when the virus enters their home, the sisters are faced with an impossible choice: protect each other, or survive the virus.

 


The Night Visitor [Blu-ray]

The Night Visitor [Blu-ray]

Starring: Max Von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Trevor Howard

Synopsis: A powerful Gothic suspense tale of a man wrongly accused of murder, who is committed to an asylum for the criminally insane. While imprisoned, he makes a series of incredible escapes to methodically wreak vengeance on those responsible for putting him there.

 


Summer Camp [DVD + Digital]

Summer Camp [DVD + Digital]

Starring: Four American counsellors at a European summer camp must deal with the outbreak of a rage-inducing plague that starts in the animals.

Synopsis: Diego Boneta, Maiara Walsh, Jocelin Donahue, Andrés Velencoso

 


Observance [Blu-ray]

Observance [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Lindsay Farris, Stephanie King, Brendan Cowell, John Jarratt, Benedict Hardie

Synopsis: In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. Embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, Parker witnesses bizarre happenings surrounding her, unaware that the derelict building that he surveys her from has birthed a dark presence which slowly threatens to consume him.

 


Most Likely to Die

Most Likely to Die

Starring: Perez Hilton, Heather Morris, Jake Busey

Synopsis: A group of former classmates gather for a pre-party at one of their homes the night before their 10-year high school reunion. One by one, they are brutally slain in a manner befitting each of their senior yearbook superlatives.

As the body count climbs, Gaby is forced to admit that one of her friends may be a psychotic killer. But who? The Jock? The Class President? The Prankster? With their numbers dwindling, suspicion and mistrust pit friend against friend in a deadly race against time. At this reunion it doesn t matter what you were voted as in high school… Now everyone is Most Likely To Die!

 


The Binding [Blu-ray]

The Binding [Blu-ray]

Starring: Max Adler, Larry Cedar

Synopsis: A young woman’s faith is put to the ultimate test when she is forced to uncover the truth behind her husband’s horrific visions.

Special Features Include:

-Over 20 minutes of deleted scenes
-Cast interviews with Amy Gumenick (Sarah Iman), Josh Heisler (Bram Iman), and Leon Russom (Minister Uriel)
-Commentary track with writer and director Gus Krieger
-Teaser Trailer

 


The Suffering

The Suffering

Starring: Nick Apostolides, Regen Wilson, Elizabeth Deo

Synopsis: Property appraiser Henry Dawles must fight for his sanity when he finds himself trapped on a rural farm owned by mysterious caretaker, Mr. Remiel. As the threat to Henry escalates, he is forced to face the horror of the farm and uncover the dark mysteries of Remiel, and the sinister beings he encounters. DVD EXTRAS: Kickstarter Campaign Video plus Deleted Scenes

 


Panzer

Panzer

Starring: Melina Matthews, Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Corvillo, Ariadna Cabrol, Mark Schardan

Synopsis: When a group of students discover a Nazi bunker in their search for stolen art, all hell breaks loose when they find out it is Guarded by something so terrifying, you’ll wish it was just a nightmare! But what makes Panzer so unique is that the film is interactive. Using a cellphone app, Panzer becomes much more than anything you’ve ever seen. Utilizing your phone’s camera, speaker, and other options, Panzer extends into the real world.

 

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Lynn Sorel has been writing for Horror News Network since September 2014. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @gothicmermaid13. Read her full bio on our About Us page.
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