DVD & Blu-ray Releases: February 3, 2015

By: Sean Brickley

11 total releases this week, fiends.  ABC’s Of Death 2 and Starry Eyes have their release this week along with Ouija. As always, pleasant viewing, gore whores.



MOVIES

ABC’s of Death 2 (2014)

Starring:

Andy Nyman, Jerod Meagher

Synopsis:

ABC’s of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death.

Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, ABC’s of Death 2 is another global celebration of next generation genre filmmaking.

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Axe To Grind (2013)

Starring:

Debbie Rochon, Guy Torry, Matthew James Gulbranson, Paula LaBaredas, Michelle Tomlinson

Synopsis:

Horror B-movie legend Debbie Wilkins (Debbie Rochon) has just been replaced in her lover’s bed by the newest young scream queen. Making matters worse, she has also been cast in Debbie’s comeback role. Debbie doesn’t handle rejection well. Debbie shows up on the set of the “skintillating” low budget horror film to confront and destroy those responsible. No one is safe from her sharp vengeance!

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DVD


Bleeding Hearts (2013)

Starring:

Robert Loggia, Charles Durning, Tony Todd, Dustin Diamond, Rachael Robbins

Synopsis:

The Van Houtens are sadistic, lunatic sisters. Through a deranged pact to “capture the hearts” of five men every year, they kidnap, rape, torture and kill their victims with systematic gory success. Their maniacal rampage may be in jeopardy, however, through an ironic twist of fate: a documentary filmmaker’s car breaks down in Mansionville. While stranded and waiting for parts in the non-functioning town, he learns of the sisters, their secretive month-long vacation, and the many men who have disappeared. As the fresh meat is being brutalized and murdered, the filmmaker starts asking questions–and he begins making the connection. Is he on the road to an Oscar? Or an untimely, horrific death?

Special Features:

Behind The Scenes
Behind The Scenes with Dustin Diamond
World Premiere at the Hoboken Film Festival

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The Demon’s Rook (2013)

Starring:

James Sizemore, Ashleigh Jo Sizemore, John Chatham

Synopsis:

Chaos descends upon a quiet town when Roscoe, the pupil of a wizard monk from an ancient race of demons, unknowingly opens a portal that allows an unspeakable evil to travel freely into our world. When three grisly beasts cross into our dimension, the living are possessed and the dead rise to destroy everything in their path. Armed with demons magic, Roscoe is the only fighting chance to put an end to their eternal path of destruction.

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DVD


Dracula Untold (2014)

Starring:

Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance

Synopsis:

The origin story of the man who became the enduring legend of Dracula is told in Dracula Untold, an epic action-adventure starring Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, The Hobbit series) in the title role. Gary Shore directs, and Michael De Luca produces.

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Exists (2014)

Starring:

Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Chris Osborn

Synopsis:

For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an urban legend come to terrifying life…and seeking murderous revenge.

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DVD


Ouija (2014)

Starring:

Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff

Synopsis:

In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro.

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Scavenger Killers (Director’s Cut) (2013)

Starring:

Eric Roberts, Robert Loggia, Charles Durning, Dustin Diamond, Robert Bogue, Rachael Robbins, Kim Allen, Ken Del Vecchio, Suzi Lorraine, Nina Transfeld, Angela Little

Synopsis:

‘Bonnie and Clyde’ are reinvented in Scavenger Killers, where a charming judge and a hot criminal defense attorney go on a maniacal killing rampage. With bizarre, yet somehow believable, FBI agents (a physically powerful, condescending mute with wooden legs, and a Tourette’s Syndrome introvert with psychic abilities) on the hunt, the deranged duo amp up their rampage, never murdering with the same method but always with same untamed ferocity.

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DVD


Starry Eyes (2014)

Starring:

Alex Essoe, Noah Segan

Synopsis:

Determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood, Sarah Walker spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break.

After a series of strange auditions, Sarah lands the leading role in a new film from a mysterious production company. But with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful… and altogether terrifying.

From the producer of Cheap Thrills and Jodorowsky’s Dune, Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch’s Starry Eyes is an occult tale of ambition, possession, and the true cost of fame.

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Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard (2015)

Starring:

Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, Brian Anthony Wilson

Synopsis:

The rural town of Elwood has become a “bubble” against the backdrop of a global infection where humans don’t die, but instead roam the land looking to spread the sickness, in a grisly, horrific way.

The “Zombie Killers,” a small band of young adults, trained by military vet, Seiler (Billy Zane); have sworn to protect the town and aim for the head if anything threatens Elwood’s last survivors.”

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DVD



COLLECTIONS

When A Stranger Calls Double Feature

Starring:

Katie Cassidy, Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Colleen Dewhurst, Camilla Belle

Movies:

When A Stranger Calls
(1979) – Color – 97 minutes – Rated R
Starring: Charles Durning, Carol Kane, Colleen Dewhurst,Tony Beckley, Rachel Roberts, Ron O Neal

A terrified young baby-sitter…an incessantly ringing phone…and whispered threats set the stage for one of the most suspenseful thrillers ever filmed. Carol Kane stars as the baby-sitter who is tormented by a series of ominous phone calls until a compulsive cop (Charles Durning) is brought on the scene to apprehend the psychotic killer. Seven years later, however, the nightmare begins again when the madman returns to mercilessly haunt Kane, now a wife and mother. No longer a naive girl, though still terrified, but prepared, she moves boldly to thwart the maniac s attack in scenes that culminate in a nerve shattering conclusion.

When A Stranger Calls
(2006) – Color – 87 minutes – PG-13
Starring: Camilla Belle, Brian Geraghty, Katie Cassidy

‘Have you checked the children?’

To Jill Johnson, it was the perfect babysitting job. The parents were away. The fridge was stocked. The children were tucked into bed. But then the phone rings and an ominous voice asks, Have you checked the children? Locked in with the lights out and the curtains drawn, a panicky Jill phones the police, who trace the calls – only to inform her they’re coming from inside the house.

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