DVD & Blu-ray Releases: August 23, 2016
This week’s releases includes Ash Vs Evil Sn1 and The Walking Dead Season 6 for horror TV. As for movies, the Eli Roth-produced Clown and Duccio Tessari’s The Bloodstained Butterfly are out today. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.
The Walking Dead Season 6
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride
Synopsis: Season Six starts with Alexandria s safety shattered by multiple threats. To make it, the people of Alexandria will need to catch up with our survivors hardness while many of Rick’s people will need to take a step back from the violence and pragmatism they’ve needed to embrace. These reversals won t happen easily, or without conflict. But now Rick’s group is fighting for something more than survival…They’re fighting for their home, and they will defend that at any cost, against any threat, even if that threat comes from within.
Inside THE WALKING DEAD
The Making of THE WALKING DEAD
601: Out Of The Quarry
Guts & Glory: The Death Of Nicholas
Strength In Bonds
Negan: Someone To Fear
The Face Of Death: Iconic Walkers Of The Season
Ash Vs Evil Sn1
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Jill Marie Jones, Ray Santiago
Synopsis: “Ash vs Evil Dead,” a 10-episode, half-hour series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The series follows Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip. The cast is led by Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner. The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio (“Chuck”), who serves as executive producer and showrunner.
Starring: Andy Powers, Peter Stormare, Laura Allen, Elizabeth Witmere
Synopsis: The story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son’s sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume – red nose and wig included– will not come off and his own personality changing in a horrific fashion. To break the curse of the evil outfit, the father must make grim choices with his own family facing danger.
Psycho IV: The Beginning [Blu-ray]
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Henry Thomas
Synopsis: Before The Terror Can End, See How It All Began
Anthony Perkins, Henry Thomas and Olivia Hussey star in this chilling prequel to the classic Hitchcock thriller.
A seemingly rehabilitated Norman Bates (Perkins) is drawn to a late night radio show where the host (CCH Pounder, Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight) encourages him to share his views on the topic of matricide. Reliving his childhood, Norman recounts his trials of a young boy (Thomas, Ouija 2) living with his widowed schizophrenic mother (Hussey, the original Black Christmas). These haunting memories are more than just disturbing visions of the past; they threaten to rekindle his killing urge in this spine-tingling thriller directed by Mick Garris (The Stand, Masters of Horror).
Special Features Include:
-Audio Commentary with director Mick Garris, actors Henry Thomas, and Olivia Hussey
-“The Making of Mother:” An interview with make-up effects artist Tony Gardner (27 minutes)
-Rare Behind-the-Scenes footage from director Mick Garris
-Photo Gallery of rare photo from Mick Garris
Chandu the Magician (1932) [Blu-ray]
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware
Synopsis: Magic, mirth and mystery highlight this tale starring horror legend Bela Lugosi (Dracula, White Zombie) as an evil lunatic set on destroying mankind with a gigantic death-dealing device. Mankind’s only hope is Frank Chandler, a.k.a. Chandu The Magician (Edmund Lowe, Dinner at Eight), who calls upon mystical abilities to fight the megalomaniacal fiend. Adapted from the popular broadcast serial, this creepy classic conjures action and excitement at every turn. Co-starring Irene Ware (The Raven) – Directed by William Cameron Menzies (The Maze, Thing to Come) and Marcel Varnel (Convict 99).
Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Bela Lugosi Biographer Gregory William Mank | Masters of Magic: The World of Chandu Featurette | Restoration Comparison | Trailers
The Bloodstained Butterfly (2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]
Starring: Helmut Berger, Giancarlo Sbragia, Evelyn Stewart
Synopsis: Directed by Duccio Tessari (Death Occurred Last Night, A Pistol for Ringo), The Bloodstained Butterfly melds the lurid giallo traditions popularized by Dario Argento and Mario Bava with courtroom drama, resulting in a film that is as concerned with forensic detail and legal process as it is with grisly murders and audacious set-pieces.
When a young female student is savagely killed in a park during a thunderstorm, the culprit seems obvious: her lover, TV sports personality Alessandro Marchi (Giancarlo Sbragia, Death Rage), seen fleeing the scene of the crime by numerous eyewitnesses. The evidence against him is damning… but is it all too convenient? And when the killer strikes again while Marchi is in custody, it quickly becomes apparent that there s more to the case than meets the eye…
Starring 70s heartthrob Helmut Berger (Dorian Gray, The Godfather: Part III) alongside genre mainstays Evelyn Stewart (The Psychic, The Case of the Scorpion s Tail) and Carole André (Colt 38 Special Squad), and featuring a score by Gianni Ferrio (Death Walks at Midnight), The Bloodstained Butterfly is presented uncut and in a sumptuous new 4K restoration that allows this unique and haunting thriller to shine like never before!
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray (Region A) and Standard Definition (480p) DVD (Region 1) presentations
Original Italian and English soundtracks in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0
Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
New audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
Murder in B-Flat Minor, a new visual essay on the film, its cast and crew by author Troy Howarth
New career retrospective on director Duccio Tessari
Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
Gallery of original promotional images
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
Limited edition 36-page booklet illustrated by Tonci Zonjic, containing writing by James Blackford, Howard Hughes and Leonard Jacobs
Starring: Nicole Tompkins, Kaiwi Lyman, Kim Nielsen, Amanda Barton
Synopsis: The Jacobsen family moves into an aged house in the town of Amityville. Almost immediately they witness strange occurrences and begin seeing terrifying images around the house. The local townspeople also have a secret and soon the Jacobsen’s are battling with an evil spirit in the house and the malicious locals who want them silenced. The curse of Amityville is back.
Lake Eerie [Blu-ray]
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Betsy Baker, Meredith Majors, Ben Furney
Synopsis: Lake Eerie
A young widow moves into an old house on Lake Erie to recover from the sudden loss of her husband. However, she soon discovers a dark secret — and that she is not alone.
Blu-ray features surround sound, the official “Lake Eerie” trailer and English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired.
Starring: Pit Bukowski, Daniel Fripan, Oona von Maydell, David Scheller
Synopsis: With his surrealistic and dark, yet strangely heart-warming approach towards an unusual family s world, DER BUNKER s director Nikias Chryssos may well be the nephew of John Waters and the illegitimate son of David Lynch and Luis Buñuel. A student rents a windowless room in a bunker home nestled deep within a forest. Here, instead of finding tranquility for his studies, the young man becomes increasingly involved in the dramas of his landlord s family. They include the stern father, his wife (whose swollen leg almost takes a life of its own) and their precocious 8-year-old son Klaus who, despite being German and “learning-challenged,” is being home groomed to become the President of the United States. Initially friendly and welcoming, the situation becomes increasingly bizarre. A funny, visually arresting and a bit unsettling modern fairy tale.
Vincent Price: The Ultimate Collection
Starring: Vincent Pice