DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Dec 1, 2015
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1
Starring: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam Carey
Synopsis: Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.
Special Features: A Look At the Series, Inside the Characters of Fear The Walking Dead
Starring: Susanna Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz
Synopsis: In the heat of the summer. A lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields. Nine-year-old twin brothers are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother. It emerges an existential struggle for identity and fundamental trust.
Starring: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell
Synopsis: A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
Twice-Told Tales [Blu-ray]
Starring: Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Brett Halsey, Joyce Taylor, Beverly Garland
Synopsis: A Terrifying Trilogy of Passion, Poison and Possession! It’s spine-tingling terror in triplicate virtuoso of horror. Vincent Price (Tales of Terror, Madhouse) dials up the depravity in this spellbinding trilogy of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s (The Scarlet Letter) chilling classics! Dripping with demented genius, poisonous plants, oozing blood and a corpse in a wedding gown, Twice Told Tales spins three gripping, diabolical nightmares of madness, mayhem and murder most foul. Price stars in all three stories, including “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment”, about a scientist who finds the fountain of youth… and lives to regret it; “Rappaccini’s Daughter”, the twisted tale of a demented father whose love for his daughter turns poisonous; and “The House of the Seven Gables”, the ghostly legend of an ancient cursed family who lived for power… and died for greed. The stellar cast includes Sebastian Cabot (The Time Machine), Brett Halsey (Return of the Fly), Beverly Garland (D.O.A.) and Joyce Taylor (13 Frightened Girls!).
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historians Richard Harland Smith and Perry Martin | “Trailers From Hell” with Mick Garris | Trailers For Twice Told Tales, Tales of Terror and Black Sabbath
Queen of Blood [Blu-ray]
Starring: John Saxon, Basil Rathbone, Dennis Hopper, Judi Meredith
Synopsis: Cult icons John Saxon, Dennis Hopper and the legendary Basil Rathbone star in this sci-fi cult classic! In the distant future, scientists receive a distress call from an alien spaceship that has crash-landed on Mars. Dr. Farraday (Rathbone, Tales of Terror) decides to send a team of astronauts, including Allan Brenner (Saxon, Enter the Dragon) and Paul Grant (Hopper, Easy Rider), on a rescue mission. On the planet, they discover a sole survivor: a green-skinned female alien (Florence Marly, Dr. Death Seeker Of Souls). The seductive alien is brought aboard their ship, but soon the horror begins after one man is attacked and dies, drained of his blood. The Queen of Blood is thirsty for more human victims, and as the astronauts try to find their way back to Earth and safety, the Queen s bloodlust has just begun.
Special Features: Interview with Producer Roger Corman | Interview with Film Historian Robert Stotak | Original Theatrical Trailer
Starring: Andy Dick, Mischa Barton, Dave Bautista, Eric Roberts, Danny Trejo
Synopsis: Incensed by the tabloid culture which celebrates it, the L.A. Slasher publicly abducts a series of reality TV stars, while the media and general public in turn begin to question if society is better off without them. A biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous, L.A. Slasher explores why it has become acceptable and even admirable for people to become influential and wealthy based on no merit or talent – purely through notoriety achieved through shameful behavior.