DVD & Blu-ray Releases: July 1, 2014

By: Sean Brickley

We have another decent lineup of movies releasing this week, fiends.  The biggest names of the week include the Blu-ray releases of horror classic Cannibal Holocaust and 1983’s The Final Terror.  In addition to the 13 movies releasingthis week, there are also 4 collections.  Pleasant viewing, guys and ghouls!



Movies:

Afflicted (2014)

Format(s):

DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:

Baya Rehaz, Derek Lee, Clif Prowse, Michael Gill, Zachary Gray

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00J5LXT6M

Blu-ray Link:

http://amzn.com/B00J5LXU02

Synopsis:

This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Winner: Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest, and recipient of awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. Afflicted is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation.


Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Format(s):

Blu-ray

Notable Names:

Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pikanen

Blu-ray Link:

http://amzn.com/B00K8EVSVI

Synopsis:

THE ONE THAT GOES ALL THE WAY!

Banned and heavily censored the world over, here is a film that surpasses its reputation as a shot-gun blast to the senses. Cannibal Holocaust presents the “found footage” of a group of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters.
This footage is so intense, so graphic and so unflinching in its realism that the director and producer of Cannibal Holocaust were arrested upon its original release and the film seized.

Nothing you have seen before will prepare you for this uncompromising masterpiece of cinematic nihilism. Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the definitive release of the most controversial movie ever made!


 

City of Lust (2014)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Margaret Grace, Shelley Nixon, H.B. Ward, Heather Dorff

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JP32KYM

Synopsis:

Arianna is a young woman who moves to the city to escape a traumatic family life in the suburbs. She works as a cosmetologist and is showing early signs of formaldehyde poisoning. New to the city and lonely, she reaches out to a female sex line operator. They agree to meet and soon begin a volatile relationship. An altercation at work results in Arianna losing her job. Then, people in her life begin to turn up dead. With Arianna’s health, career, and new relationship all disintegrating before her eyes, how much longer can she, and those around her, survive?

DVD Special Features:

Theatrical and Teaser Trailers
Fundraising Videos
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Behind-the-Scenes, Bloopers, and Bonus Footage
Rehearsal clips and more


 

The Final Terror (1983)

Format(s):

Blu-ray

Notable Names:

Adrian Zmed, Daryl Hannah, Rachel Ward, John Friedrich, Joe Pantoliano, Ernest Harden Jr., Mark Metcalf, Lewis Smith

Blu-ray Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JJOY47I

Synopsis:

A group of young campers out for what they hope will be a fun-filled weekend find their plans spoiled by a disguised, merciless killer who stalks the forest in search of new victims. Soon they are caught in a terrifying web of bloodshed and murder. It is up to the remaining few to defend themselves and put an end to the terror-filled weekend.

Special Features:

Interviews with actors Adrian Zmed and Lewis Smith, post production supervisor Allan Holzman and composer Susan Justin
Audio Commentary with director Andrew Davis
Theatrical Trailer


 

Grizzly Rage (2007)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Tyler Hoechlin, Graham Kosakoski, Kate Todd

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00KM9R7F0

Synopsis:

Four freshly-graduated friends (including Tyler Hoechlin, TV’s Teen Wolf) are ready to celebrate with a little trip out of the city. As they off-road their way into a no trespassing area of the woods, fun—not logic—dictates their excessive speed and free-spirited ways. But when they hit and kill a grizzly bear cub, they’ll soon regret their recklessness. Their vehicle is dead and so are they…if they can’t escape the furious mama bear hot on their trail.


 

Infliction (2013)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Various

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JPFTWC8

Synopsis:

Feature film director Jack Thomas Smith’s current project he calls “Infliction” is the actual assembled footage taken from the cameras belonging to two brothers, who documented a murder spree in North Carolina in 2011. The footage reveals in disturbing detail their actions and motives. It details the effects of people’s actions or inactions and its long-term effects on other’s lives. “Infliction” presents in cold detail a hard look at the blurred line between society’s criminals and victims.


 

Killervision (2011)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Damien E. Lipp, Susie Kazda, Katrina Gow

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JP32N94

Synopsis:

While watching B grade movies a brain-injured man is tormented by visions of his friends being murdered by a faceless killer. He becomes increasingly disturbed when he realizes it’s only a matter of time before the killer comes for him.

Special Features:

Behind-the-scenes Featurettes
5 Original Mini Movies


 

Lucky Bastard (2014)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Don McManus, Jay Paulson, Betsy Rue

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00KGLN4BK

Synopsis:

Ever wanted to sleep with a real Porn Star? A lucky young guy named Dave (portrayed by Jay Paulson) wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star who goes by Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue). But when the shy and awkward Dave arrives on the Lucky Bastard set, things do not go as planned and a day of fantasy turns into a nightmare. Reality TV-style cameras spread throughout the house capture the action to reveal the terrifying truth.


 

The Midnight Disease (2010)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Lawrence Griffin, Mia Chiarella, Katie Foster

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B0074NDNGY

Synopsis:

Jack Jones, a reclusive writer with one successful novel under his belt, has been slowly sinking into depression and alcoholism due to his increasing writer’s block. Just when he is about to throw in the towel, a mysterious figure leaves a special package by Jack s front door: a jar of blood.
At first, Jack believes it to be some sort of prank… Until the night he uncaps the jar and a beautiful, zombie-like woman emerges from his bedroom closet. To Jack’s disbelief, the woman sits before his typewriter and starts writing his new novel.
But once the jar is empty, the woman will not return. In the end, Jack’s obsession over having the woman finish his new book — his masterpiece — causes him to sink into deadly depths to supply her with all the blood she needs, no matter where it comes from or how he must get it.
How far would you go to achieve success?

Special Features:

Audio Commentary


 

The Mummy Resurrected (2014)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Stuart Rigby, Lauren Bronleewe, Bailey Gaddis, Sarah Schrieber

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00J8LXD7E

Synopsis:

A group of archaeologists uncover a long lost pyramid in the middle of the Egyptian desert. Believing the pyramid to be full of ancient treasures, the group decides to explore. Little do they know that their actions are about to awaken an ancient evil.


 

No Vacancy (2014)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Kristen Quintrall, Denyce Lawton, Christopher Jones, Jojo Wright, Dallas Lovato, Black Thomas

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JKN5JD6

Synopsis:

When their car breaks down, seven friends on a road trip to Las Vegas are forced to stop at a roadside motel for help. With no other option, the friends are convinced to spend the night but soon realize they are trapped, then are tortured and killed off one at a time. Now, they’ll need to work together and fight to survive the seemingly helpful group of people who have turned their overnight stay into a dreadful, gory nightmare.


 

The Returned (2013)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Emily Hampshire, Kris Holden-Reid, Claudia Bassols, Shawn Doyle

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JLJ0APG

Synopsis:

In a post-zombie world, the infected live normal lives by taking a valuable retroviral drug every 24 hours. However, with supplies of the drug quickly running out, those who have returned are being targeted by violent anti-zombie protesters. Kate and her Returned husband Alex decide to flee the city, but with the zombie population rising, the government closing in on them, and their supply running out, they become more and more desperate as they search for a way for Alex to survive.


 

Scavenger Killers (2013)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Eric Roberts, Robert Loggia, Charles Durning, Rachael Robbins, Kim Allen, Dustin Diamond, Robert Bogue, Kenneth Del Vecchio

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JM5CBOM

Synopsis:

‘Bonnie and Clyde’ are reinvented in Scavenger Killers, where a charming judge and a hot criminal defense attorney go on a maniacal, random killing rampage. With bizarre, yet somehow believable, FBI agents on the hunt, the deranged duo amp up their rampage, never murdering with the same method but always with same untamed ferocity.

Special Features:

Behind the (CRAZY) Scenes
How to get killed in a really gory horror movie
Hoboken International Film Festival
World Premiere
Trailers


Vamperifica (2012)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Dreama Walker, Martin Yurkovic, Bonnie Swencionis, Creighton James, Josh Alexander, Jeff Ward

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JS3CSN2

Synopsis:

The King of the Vampires has been born again…and this time he’s a bitter, flamboyant college student with abandonment issues and a foul mouth. When Carmen learns that he is in fact the most important blood-sucker of them all, he uses his power to destroy all of his bullies. But his violent and aloof attitude has his friends Tracy (Dreama Walker) and Peter seriously worried. The other vampires are concerned, too—Carmen’s public killings are drawing negative attention to their race, which is already on the brink of extinction. Can Carmen sink his teeth into this new role without disrupting the world around him?



Collections:

4-Movie Horror Pack

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Drew Barrymore, Billy Campbell, Barbara Hershey, Dylan Baker

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00KM74GP6

Movies:

The Ted Bundy Story, The Elizabeth Smart Story, Speck, Long Island Lolita: The Amy Fisher Story


 

5-Film Horror

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Billy Drago, Debbie Rochon, Dreama Walker, Erica Leerhsen

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00KM8GV4E

Movies:

Vamperifica, Phobia, Blood Red Moon, Avia Vampire Hunter, Blood Relic


 

10-Movie Ice Cold Killers

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Barbara Eden, James Brolin, Eric Roberts, Rod Steiger, Catherine Oxenberg

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00KM9R76Y

Movies:

Visions of Murder: When a therapist (Barbara Eden) experiences disturbingly lifelike hallucinations of a patient’s murder, she becomes the prime suspect in the case.
The Dead Sleep: Paul Wells’ spirit is forced to witness the mistakes he made in his life and their effects on his family. Now he must break the rules once again…or he won’t be the only one dead.
In the Dead of Winter: Immediately after being released from prison, Sam Tucker reverts to his old, violent ways…leaving a bloody trail through the powdery snow.
Frozen in Fear: Lacy seeks out the work of an artist (Eric Roberts) who, unbeknownst to her, has taken up an interest in ice sculpture…with a human twist.
Interview with a Serial Killer: A well-known crime novelist has reason to believe that her new tenant (Peter Firth) is a serial killer who has brutally murdered more than a dozen women.
Winter of Frozen Dreams: A bright student-turned-prostitute (Thora Birch) must outsmart the men who control her in this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller.
Nobody: Noir meets Memento when a hitman hunts down his target on dark city streets. But reality becomes altered when time lapses and people are not who they appear to be.
Disturbed: When deranged serial killer Charles Mason escapes from death row, the quiet town of Quartz Hill is in for a blood bath.
Closer and Closer: Fiction becomes reality for a crime novelist when a murderer—modeled after a character she created—sets out on a killing spree.
Clear Lake, WI: Fifteen years ago the people of Clear Lake, Wisconsin, lived through hell. Now those who experienced the horrors are going back for the first time.


 

15-Movies Big Box of Horror V.2

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Michael Ironside, Doug Bradley, Sid Haig

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00KM9R7CS

Movies:

Prom Night, Prom Night 2, The Inflicted, Samuel Bleak, Blind Witness, Dire Wolf, The Cry, The Nurse, The Familiar, Killer Killer, Meadowoods, Howling IV: The Original Nightmare, Summer School, Occupied, Killjoy

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