DVD & Blu-ray Releases: March 1, 2016

 

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: March 1, 2016


 

Z Nation: Season 2

Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Michael Welch, DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith

 

Synopsis: While the heroes barely surviving the nuclear blasts search for Murphy, Citizen Z broadcasts Murphy’s identity and offers a bounty from the CDC to get him to California safely. Suddenly everyone wants a piece of “The Murphy,” including a mysterious and deadly bounty hunter, Vasquez. This season’s journey promises epic battles with a variety of new zombies – from Radioactive Blaster Zombies to Phyto-Zombies, Animal Zombies and of course a Zombie Baby!

 

Special Features:

Disc 3 – Z Nation Season 2:

Gag Reel

Making of Z Nation: Season 2

Special Effects/Makeup

 

 

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Intruders

 

Starring: Martin Starr, Beth Riesgraf, Rory Culkin

 

Synopsis: Anna is isolated from human contact in nearly every way, which is exactly how she likes it. Suffering from crippling agoraphobia and holed up in an old Victorian on the outskirts of town, the people in Anna’s life can be counted on two fingers: her terminally-ill love, Conrad, and the charismatic Meals-on-Wheels driver, Dan. when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.

 

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The Boy [Blu-ray]

Starring: David Morse, Rainn Wilson

 

Synopsis: From Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision and Chiller Films comes a disturbing new film exploring the birth of evil. 

 

 

In the summer of 1989, nine-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze, Cooties) and his father John (David Morse, True Detective, World War Z) are the proprietors of the Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency: leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson, Cooties, The Office), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship: setting the stage for Ted’s final, unnerving metamorphosis.

 

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Dear God No! [Blu-ray]

Starring: Jett Bryant, Madeline Brumby, Paul McComiskey

 

Synopsis: A gang of thrill-kill bikers, The Impalers, invade a home after a bloody shoot-out at a strip club. Humiliation, rape, and murder follow, but there is something in the basement and in the woods… Sasquatch! This shot on film politically incorrect exploitation throwback to the 70s is a fun grab bag of biker film, home invasion flick, Bigfoot monster movie, stag loops, and even some Nazisploitation.

 

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Scream at the Devil

Starring: Tony Todd, Eric Etebari, Bill Jr. Oberst

 

Synopsis: A beautiful schizophrenic woman is pushed over the edge by her husbands elicit affairs and when her hallucinations become reality the Devil comes to take his due. Is Miriam insane or has the Devil come to collect on her promise?

 

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Kill or Be Killed

Starring:  Justin Meeks, Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Arianne Margot, Luce Rains, Michael Berryman

 

Synopsis: Claude “Sweet Tooth” Barbee and his gang of cutthroat outlaws – the most wanted men in Texas – are on a desperate ride across five hundred miles of badlands to recover a fortune in hidden loot from their most daring robbery. But Barbee and his crew aren’t the only coldblooded killers riding the range. With a large “dead or alive” cash bounty on their heads, the outlaws are being picked off one by one. What began as a hard journey driven by greed becomes a feverish race to survive in what the Austin Chronicle calls “a spaghetti Western chock-full of grit and blood.”

 

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Home

Starring: Aaron Hill, Alessandra Shelby Farmer, Alison Dahlstrom, Heather Langenkamp, Kerry Knuppe

 

Synopsis: Carrie, a young, spiritual woman is abandoned by her missionary father and forced to move in with her mother and stepsister whose lifestyle conflicts with everything she s come to believe in. In addition to this test on her values and convictions, Carrie believes the new house possesses evil paranormal forces. During one terrifying night after her mother leaves on a business trip, Carrie and her boyfriend conduct an exorcism to rid the house of its supernatural presence. But, instead of purging the spirit, they awaken an even more sinister terror that begins to haunt and torture them. Now, Carrie must confront savage forces to protect her little sister and her life…

 

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Transformations (1988) [Blu-ray]

Starring: Rex Smith, Lisa Langlois, Patrick Macnee, Christopher Neame

 

Synopsis: An act of passion unleashes a deadly force! In the furthest reaches of the galaxy, a lone transport pilot, Wolfgang Wolf Shadduck (Rex Smith, The Pirates of Penzance), locks in his destination, switches onto automatic pilot and retires for the night. Little does he know that events will soon steer him onto a collision course with gruesome horrors of Transformations where a horrifying evil lurks behind seductive facades. When Wolf awakens from a nightmarish slumber, he finds himself in the hospital ward of a prison colony; his ship has crashed with its cargo intact. Soon, he finds himself gripped with a grotesque and mysterious disease that transforms him into a horrendous beast and only the purity of the beautiful Miranda (Lisa Langlois, Class of 1984) stands between the deadly disease and the rest of mankind. Also starring Patrick Macnee (John Steed of TV s The Avengers) as Father Christopher.

 

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Director Jay Kamen | Interview with Star Lisa Langlois | Interview with Director Jay Kamen

 

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Zoombies

Starring: Marcus Anderson, Kaiwi Lyman, Kim Nielsen

 

Synopsis: When a strange virus quickly spreads through a safari park and turns all the zoo animals undead, those left in the park must stop the creatures before they escape and zombify the whole city.

 

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The Fear of Darkness

Starring: Aaron Pedersen, Penelope Mitchell, Maeve Dermody

 

Synopsis: A brilliant young psychiatrist is forced to confront the dark creature that dwells deep within her own unconscious when she investigates the supernatural disappearance of a university student.

 

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The Good Sisters / Chainsaw Sally: Double Feature

Starring: April Monique Burril, Debbie Rochon, David R. Calhoun

 

Synopsis: Breanne Good (Debbie Rochon) and her younger sister Kindra Good (April Monique Burrill) have lived together in a modest Maryland suburban house for several years to hide a secret life. They are both practionioners of witchcraft which they keep a secret from their neighbors. When a mysterious man named Daniel (David Calhoun) moves into their house next door, Breanna and Kindra become suspicious of their new neighbor who also leads a secret life. Unsure if he is unnaturally obsessed with knowing about them, or if he has an agenda, the Good sisters will have to draw up all their powers to confront this man. In Chainsaw Sally, a young woman, traumatized after witnessing the murder of her parents, grows up to be a serial killer whom gets her inspiration for killing from horror films.

 

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Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray]

 

Starring: Robert Cummings, Joseph Cotten, James Stewart, Edmund Gwenn, Cary Grant

 

Synopsis: Universally recognized as the Master of Suspense, the legendary Alfred Hitchcock directed some of cinema’s most thrilling and unforgettable classics. Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection features 15 iconic films from the acclaimed director’s illustrious career including Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest and many more. Starring Hollywood favorites such as James Stewart, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Paul Newman, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery and Kim Novak, this definitive collection showcases a true cinematic master at his best. Featuring over 15 hours of insightful bonus features plus an exclusive collectible book, each film has been digitally restored from high resolution film elements for the ultimate Hitchcock experience.

 

Special Features

Disc 1 – Saboteur:

Saboteur: A Closer Look

Storyboards

Alfred Hitchcock’s Sketches

Production Photographs

Theatrical Trailer

My Scenes

 

 

Disc 2 – Shadow of a Doubt:

Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock’s Favorite Film

Production Drawings by Art Director Robert Boyle

Production Photographs

Theatrical Trailer

My Scenes

 

 

Disc 3 – Rope:

Rope Unleashed

Production Photographs

Theatrical Trailer

My Scenes

 

 

Disc 4 – Rear Window:

Rear Window Ethics: An Original Documentary

A Conversation with Screenwriter John Michael Hayes

Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of the Master

Breaking Barriers: The Sound of Hitchcock

Hitchcock / Truffaut Interview Excerpts

Masters of Cinema

Feature Commentary with John Fawell, Author of Hitchcock’s Rear Window: The Well-Made Film

Production Photographs

Theatrical Trailer

Re-Release Trailer Narrated by James Stewart

My Scenes

pocket BLU App

BD-Live

 

 

Disc 5 – The Trouble with Harry:

The Trouble With Harry Isn’t Over

Production Photographs

Theatrical Trailer

My Scenes

 

 

Disc 6 – The Man Who Knew Too Much:

The Making of The Man Who Knew Too Much

Production Photographs

Theatrical Trailer

Re-Release Trailer

My Scenes

 

 

Disc 7 – Vertigo:

Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock’s Masterpiece

Partners in Crime: Hitchcock’s Collaborators

Hitchcock / Truffaut

Foreign Censorship Ending

The Vertigo Archives

Feature Commentary with Film Director William Friedkin

Theatrical Trailer

Restoration Theatrical Trailer

100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era

My Scenes

pocket BLU App

BD-Live

 

 

Disc 8 – North by Northwest:

Destination Hitchcock: The Making of North by Northwest

North by Northwest: One for the Ages

The Master’s Touch: Hitchcock’s Signature Style

Feature Commentary by Screenwriter Ernest Lehman

Stills Gallery

Theatrical Trailer

 

 

Disc 9 – Psycho (1960):

The Making of Psycho

Psycho Sound

In The Master’s Shadow: Hitchcock’s Legacy

Hitchcock / Truffaut Interview Excerpts

Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho

The Shower Scene: With and Without Music

The Shower Scene: Storyboards by Saul Bass

The Psycho Archives

Posters and Psycho Ads

Lobby Cards

Behind-the-Scenes Photographs

Production Photographs

Theatrical Trailer

Re-release Trailers

My Scenes

Feature Commentary with Stephen Rebello (author of “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho”)

BD-Live

 

 

Disc 10 – The Birds:

Deleted Scene

The Original Ending

The Birds: Hitchcock’s Monster Movie

All About The Birds

Storyboard Sequence

Tippi Hedren’s Screen Test

Hitchcock / Truffaut Interview Excerpts

The Birds Is Coming (Universal International Newsreel)

Suspense Story: National Press Club Hears Hitchcock (Universal International Newsreel)

Production Photographs

Theatrical Trailer

100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics

100 Years of Universal: The Lot

My Scenes

pocket BLU App

BD-Live

 

 

Disc 11 – Marnie:

The Trouble With Marnie

The Marnie Archives

Theatrical Trailer

My Scenes

 

 

Disc 12 – Torn Curtain:

Torn Curtain Rising

Scenes Scored by Bernard Herrmann

Production Photographs

Theatrical Trailer

My Scenes

 

 

Disc 13 – Topaz:

Alternate Endings

Topaz: An Appreciate by Film Historian and Critic Leonard Maltin

Storyboards: The Mendozas

Production Photographs

Theatrical Trailer

My Scenes

 

 

Disc 14 – Frenzy:

The Story of Frenzy

Production Photographs

Theatrical Trailer

My Scenes

 

 

Disc 15 – Family Plot:

Plotting Family Plot

Storyboards: The Chase Scene

Production Photographs

Theatrical Trailer

My Scenes

 

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Paranormal Encounters Collection V.1: 28 Hauntings

 

Starring:  Hosted by John Newland and Boris Karloff, Robert Loggia, Barbara Steele

 

Synopsis: For those who are drawn to the shadowy world where things are never quite what they appear to be, here’s a 28-feature collection of terrifying television series episodes and movies devoted to the supernatural. Stories with unexpected plot twists and turns and other evil surprises await your horror viewing pleasure.

 

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Survival

Starring: Frank Raffel, Anthony Straeger, Yûho Yamashita

 

Synopsis: An industrial magnate hires the former US Navy Seal Frank Mitchel to find his kidnapped daughter Susan. The only trail leads him to an abandoned factory and research facility in Poland. There Frank realizes that it all comes down to more than just a kidnapping.

 

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Empty Room Includes 4 Movies: Evidence of a Haunting / 19 Doors / Dark Spirits / Wes Craven Presents Don’t Look Down

 

Starring: Ramlah Yavar, Charlie Koudsi, Adam Jones, Tegan Ashton

 

Synopsis: Empty Rooms 

With her mute autistic son Jonah, devoted single mom Maddie Usher has just moved into an old house in a quiet neighborhood where suddenly Jonah’s behavior completely changes. 

 

Evidence of a Haunting 

When the Supernatural Phenomena Research Society encounters its most difficult case yet in the tunnels below a community college, evil may finally overcome these ambitious investigators.

 

Wes Craven Presents: Don’t Look Down 

Carla watches her sister fall off a mountain and die, leaving her so haunted, she must seek help, but when the participants in the Acrophobic group she enters begin dying one by one, Carla’s terror reaches new heights. 

 

19 Doors 

A screenwriter, Grace, moves into a haunted old hotel to inspire her next piece. But opening the doors releases an old legend—a legend with a murderous past. 

 

Dark Spirits 

Startled by the vividness of a violent dream—one in which her estranged sister, Tereza, is murdered—Eva tries to warn her sibling of impending danger. When her premonition is confirmed, Eva searches for an explanation in this heart-stopping supernatural thriller.

 

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Paranormal Encounters Collection V.2: 17 Hauntings

Starring:  Matt Frewer, nancy Anne Sakovich, Barclay Hope, Nigel Bennett, Dan Aykroyd

 

Synopsis: From 12 sinister paranormal thrillers hosted by Dan Aykroyd and starring a daring team of investigators, to the tension of episodes from a supernatural series hosted by Boris Karloff, and a trio of terrifying horror movies, this 17-feature collection is yours for spine-tingling thrills.

 

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The Rising Dead with 4 Movies: Farm / Population 2 / Rabid Rage / The Invaders Genesis

 

Starring:  Joseph Canale, Michael Colonnese, Freddie Meyer, Michael Hotop

 

Synopsis: The Rising Dead 

In a world overcome by “The Plague,” an outbreak of a vicious virus, there are only a few survivors to speak of. Lead by the fearless John Blake, a group of those who remain find themselves in a tropical destination…surrounded by zombies. 

 

The Invaders: Genesis 

After Officer David Orwell makes a disturbing discovery in his chief’s office and his partner is murdered in front of him, David is on the run, questioning the law he was trying to establish in this post-apocalyptic world. 

 

Farm 

Two brothers, bound by the monotony of their rural farm life, find their existence upended by a deadly secret in this apocalyptic zombie thriller. 

 

Population 2 

As the only human being in a post-apocalyptic world, Lilith is completely alone with only her memories. Every day, she relives the way her people were betrayed by a corporation that promised to keep them safe and the way she was betrayed by her husband. 

 

Rabid Rage 

When Josh’s friend, Danny, is diagnosed with cancer, Josh feels that he needs a fun-filled trip to the woods. So, before he begins his first round of chemotherapy, Danny and a group of buddies head off to camp and party. But the party is over before it even starts when they encounter an aggressive zombie-like man, foaming at the mouth.

 

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The Sinful Dwarf (Blu-ray)

Starring:  Torben Bille, Anne Sparrow, Tony Eades

 

Synopsis: Olaf and his mother run a boarding house and a white slavery ring. They also smuggle heroin to keep the addict girls happy so they do not try and escape. A young couple move into the house and the evil landlords take a liking to the female.

 

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Hollow Creek

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Guisela Moro, Steve Daron

 

Synopsis: Co-starring Academy Award-nominee Burt Reynolds (“Boogie Nights”, “Deliverance”), “Hollow Creek” is a terrifying, thrilling mystery guarenteed to send shivers down your spine. 

 

Trying to find inspiration for his next horror novel, Blake Blackman (Steve Daron, “Shadow Fighter”) retreats to a remote cabin in the Appalachian Mountains. He is secretly accompanied by his mistress Angelica Santoro (Guisela Moro, “Seven Deadly Words”), a book illustrator. Upon arrival they hear an amber alert on the radio and first learn about the case of several boys missing in the local area. A twist of fate turns the romantic retreat into an abduction-murder case, when Angelica follows a lead to one of the missing boys and mysteriously goes missing. Blake then becomes the number one suspect in her disappearance. 

 

DVD includes English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.

 

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Lynn Sorel
Staff Writer at Horror News Network
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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