DVD & Blu-ray Releases: March 10, 2015

By: Sean Brickley

We’ve got some classics from the 80’s for you this week, fiends.  Troma’s Rabid Grannies is coming out on a Blu-ray/DVD combo this week, as is the Don’t Go In The Woods Blu-ray and the Evil In The Woods DVD.  And if those aren’t old enough for you, there’s 1932’s Vampyr on DVD this week to make you happy.  For you fans of Wesley Snipes, there’s the Blade trilogy on Blu-ray.  And then there’s all of the recent movies, so there should be something here for all of you.  As always, pleasant viewing, fellow cinema creeps.



MOVIES

Aeon: The Last Vampyre on Earth (2013)

Starring:

April Basile, Daniel Falicki, Chris Eddy

Synopsis:

Fleeing a cataclysm of unimaginable origin, Catherine Murnau finds herself trapped in a nightmare while holed up in a crumbling warehouse where a crypto-classified ”human predator” has been accidentally set free. Catherine soon realizes that she is in fact not alone – coming face to face with the last Vampyre who is starving from being imprisoned in a weakened state for decades. Catherine begins to fear that she may have stumbled into her own tomb, but reaches within her to engage with the creature and learning more about human history than the world outside would dare to face; a truth so alarming and illusion-shattering that it could only be told by the last Vampyre on Earth.

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DVD


Come Back to Me (2014)

Starring:

Katie Walder, Matt Passmore, Laura Gordon, Nathan Keyes, Maura West

Synopsis:

Sarah (Katie Walder) & Josh McLaren (Matt Passmore) are a young married couple living in suburban Las Vegas. After a car accident, Sarah decides life is short and she and her husband should start a family and begin to live every moment of their lives to the fullest. But shortly after, she begins to suffer a series of disturbing memory lapses and frequent blackouts that seem to be increasing in intensity. Not sure what is happening and feeling as if she is losing her mind, Sarah finds out she is pregnant and subsequently, to her shock, that her husband is sterile. As her marriage and world begin to fall apart, she makes a desperate attempt to find the truth by planting a hidden camera in her home. What she discovers is both horrific and life altering and involves a dark secret about her neighbor Dale (Nathan Keyes) that is even more far-reaching than anyone could imagine. Based on the terrifying horror novel The Resurrectionist by Wrath James White.

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DVD


The Culling (2014)

Starring:

Jeremy Sumpter, Elizabeth Di Prinzio, Brett Davern

Synopsis:

The Culling tells the terrifying story of five college friends who head out of town for a fun-filled long weekend. Their plans change after they encounter a 7-year-old girl alone at an empty cafe along the highway and have no choice but to drive her home. When they arrive at her house it s quickly apparent they will have to stay for the night unaware of the evil nightmare they are about to encounter.

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DVD


Dark Haul (2015)

Starring:

Tom Sizemore, Evalena Marie

Synopsis:

The meaning of cryptic prophesy splits apart a team of secretive guardians as they transport by 18-wheeler truck, a deadly creature and it’s half-human sister from their now ineffective holding place to a more secure location. The sister’s hidden agenda undermines the mission releasing the beast and they end up battling for the fate of the world when the true meaning of the prophesy is discovered in this mysterious and thrilling, action-packed creature feature.

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DVD


Devil May Call (2013)

Starring:

Daniel Hugh Kelly, Tyler Mane, Traci Lords

Synopsis:

Blinded in an accident, Sam (Corri English) rebuilt her life by helping callers on a suicide hotline. When she informs an obsessive caller (Tyler Mane) that she’s quitting, he takes the news personallyvery personally. What begins as a quiet shift at work, becomes a frantic fight for survival against a relentless killerand the darkest, deadliest night of Sam’s life.

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DVD


Don’t Go In The Woods (1981)

Starring:

Jack McClelland, Mary Gail Artz, James P. Hayden

Synopsis:

In director James Bryan’s 1981 cult classic, a group of obnoxious campers venture into the wilderness for what they assume will be a fun filled weekend. Unknown to them, a bloodthirsty maniac is hiding in the woods, watching their every move, and violently killing them, one by one, every chance he gets… Filled with low-fi gore effects and black humor, Don’t Go In The Woods remains one of the quintessential regional slasher films of the early 80s, and is coming to Blu-ray for the very first time, newly restored in 2K from the 35mm Interpositive and loaded with extras.

Special Features:

Director’s Commentary
Group Commentary With Director, Star Mary Gail Arts And Others
Commentary With The Hysteria Continues!
Cast And Crew Interviews
Autograph Signing Party Footage
Pressbooks And Artwork Gallery
Production Still Images
TV Promo
Theatrical Trailer

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Blu-ray


Evil In The Woods (1986)

Starring:

Brian Abent, Carolina Antonini, Jennifer Bates

Synopsis:

A low-budget film crew travels down to the Southern town of Mildew, Georgia to lens their new cinematic opus, Bigfoot vs. The Space Killers.
Unbeknownst to them, there are actual monsters in the woods, monsters that are embodiment of pure evil, driven by a 3030 year-old force named Ida!

Special Features:

Stills Gallery
DVD-Rom Of Dialogue Script
Trailers

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DVD


The Fan (1982)

Starring:

Desiree Nosbusch, Bodo Steiger, Simone Brahmann, Jonas Vischer

Synopsis:

Teenager Simone appears to be like any other young pop fan. But soon her fixation on the band’s lead singer R takes over her life. Simone walks out of school, breaks off with her friends and parents and somehow finds herself waiting for her idol as he appears on a TV show. When she sees him in the flesh she is speechless, unable even to ask for his autograph. He reaches out to touch her. Overcome with emotion, Simone faints; with that first touch, R’s fate is sealed. Simone discovers the carefully styled world of which R is just another product. Simone wants nothing more than to love and be loved by R, but he takes her with machine-like coldness. She experiences their intimacy as a kind of slow motion nightmare, an encounter with a robotic creature, totally incapable of affection or emotion. Simone cannot accept the detachment of her idol, and when R walks out on her to join his friends, she plots her revenge. Simone plans the ultimate sacrifice of her god on the altar of her madness, a ceremony as exalted and romantic as it is horribly wonderful. The police search for R. But only Simone knows where he is, and she will give birth to him anew….

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Blu-ray/DVD Combo


Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf (2015)

Starring:

Nick Damici, Ethan Embry

Synopsis:

Blind war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici, Stake Land) has recently moved to Crescent Bay, a seemingly peaceful community on the outskirts of a dense forest. On his first night in his new home, McKinley hears his elderly neighbor attacked by something he’s convinced isn’t human. When the creature then kills his seeing eye dog, McKinley’s thirst for justice turns into a one-man vendetta against the monster that’s terrorizing his neighborhood. And when he’s stonewalled by both the police and his fellow residents, he decides to gear up and prepare to fight the beast one-on-one. Now it’s man vs myth as McKinley readies himself for what could be his final battle.

With a stunning lead performance from Damici as the take-no-prisoners McKinley and jaw-dropping practical special effects, director Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s Late Phases: Night Of The Lone Wolf is a suspense thrill ride unlike any other.

Special Features:

Commentary
Making of
FX Featurette
Trailer

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DVD

Blu-ray


The Pet (2006)

Starring:

Pierre Dulat

Synopsis:

Cult favorite The Pet is a shocking dramatization, based on actual events, by director D. Stevens. The film follows a young woman whom, in an emotional and financial crisis, succumbs to the charm of an aristocratic benefactor. Their relationship develops from her desire to be loved and his desire to overcome the loss of his beloved setter, a loyal and devoted pet.

She agrees for a considerable sum of money to become his human pet, to sleep in a cage, never wear clothes, and to be led on a leash for a period of six months. His desire to showcase his beautiful new pet, and to have her market value appraised, prompts him to place her on the Global Slave Market.

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DVD


Rabid Grannies (1988)

Starring:

Danielle Daven, Anne Marie Fox, Jack Mayar, Elliot Lison, Francoise Moens

Synopsis:

Grannies are the greatest. They bake pies, tell stories and take you to the zoo. They don’t ask for an arm and a leg in return. THEY WANT YOUR WHOLE BODY! It’s off to grandmother’s house we go for Rabid Grannies, the blood-splattered tale of two little old ladies who open a surprise package from Hell. Out slithers a mysterious fog that turns the grannies into ghouls who can’t wait to sink their dentures into human flesh. Luckily for them, they have a houseful of juicy guests. Unluckily for their guests, these bone-crunching battle-axes just can’t get filled up. Rabid Grannies, these biddies bite!

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Blu-ray/DVD Combo


Teeth and Blood (2014)

Starring:

Danielle Vega, Glenn Plummer, King Kedar, Michelle Van Der Water, Sean Christopher

Synopsis:

A beautiful diva is murdered on the set of horror director Vincent Augustines latest film Chapel Blood. Somewhere between the crime scene and the coroners van, the body mysteriously disappears. Meanwhile, the citys supply of donated blood is being dangerously depleted. Suspecting a connection between the events, detectives Mike Hung and Sasha Colfax go undercover at the studio to investigate. Their attempt to crack the case quickly turns into a desperate battle for survival when they uncover an age-old war between rival vampire covens that threatens to consume humanity in a final, grisly assault of Teeth & Blood!

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DVD


Vampyr (1932)

Starring:

Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel

Synopsis:

A young man meets two sisters, a one-legged man and an old vampire. Directed by Carl Dreyer.

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DVD


The Warning (2015)

COMING OUT ON MARCH 14TH

Starring:

Summer Moore, Jeff Allen, Tiffany Joy Williams

Synopsis:

Based on true accounts, a reporter investigates a local legend in the ‘Devil Worshipping Capital of the Western World,’ where people are rumored to have vanished at the hands of a satanic cult. However, she unleashes a terror that was meant to be kept hidden and she becomes the hunted.

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DVD


Wolfcop (2015)

Starring:

Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Aidan Devine, Sarah Lind

Synopsis:

Officer Lou Garou isnt the best cop in small-town Woodhaven in fact, hes probably the worst. He mostly just looks to avoid anything that could possibly interfere with his goal of getting wasted. One evening during the night shift, Lou investigates a mysterious disturbance at the edge of town and wakes up with a pentagram carved in his chest, heightened senses and body hair thats growing at an alarming rate. To solve the mystery of his transformation, hell have to take on a case no normal cop would be able to solve, but this half-man, half-beast is not just a cophes a Wolfcop.

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DVD



COLLECTIONS

Blade Trilogy

Starring:

Wesley Snipes

Movies:

Blade

Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson star in this blood-chilling thriller about an action hero who uses his awesome powers and razor-sharp weaponry to hunt down the most ruthless killers the world has ever known.

Bade II

Vampire hunter Blade is summoned by the Shadow Council, the inner circle of the vampire world. It seems that a mutation has occurred and a new breed of vampire, the Reaper, feeds off humans and vampires. Now, the council turns to its sworn enemy Blade to help them fend off the the Reapers’ insatiable appetite for Blood.

Blade: Trinity

When the FBI starts to investigate Blade’s vampire hunting tactics, he’s forced out into the daylight and recruited to work with a clan of human vampire hunters called The Nightstalkers.

Along with two gifted Nightstalkers, Blade follows a fresh trail of blood that may lead all the way to the original vampire — Dracula.

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Blu-ray


From Asia With Lust Volume 1: Camp/Hitchhike

Starring:

Miyuki Yokoyama

Movies:

Camp

A camping trip will turn into a nightmare for sisters Akane and Kozue when they become trapped by five men who abuse and torture them. Kozue is brutally murdered but her sister manages to escape. Now, with the help of Misaki, a mysterious female vigilante, Akane is ready for her vengeance. And nothing will stop her until her sister’s murderers pay for their crime!

Hitchhike

The brutal Yoshio and his quiet young wife Saeko are on a road trip. Their drive will take a wrong turn when Yoshio decides to pick up a hitch hiker along the way. When the man reveals himself as a deranged bank robber and serial killer, the couple will be forced to cooperate in his getaway. Now it’s Saeko s turn to take revenge on the man who drove her through hell!

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DVD


Supernatural Triple Feature

Starring:

Josh Truax, Vanessa Redgrave, Aaron Poole, Alexandra Holde, Gretchen Lodge

Movies:

Lovely Molly

Newlyweds Molly and Tim move into Molly’s deceased father’s house in the countryside. Unexplained disturbances in the night unnerve the couple, and when her husband goes away for business, Molly is left in a house that holds many painful memories. Her isolation is soon shattered by a malicious presence that unleashes a physical and mental assault. As she struggles to regain footing in her simple existence, Molly’s grip on reality begins to waver. Her erratic behavior is a warning sign to her friends and family, whose interventions drive her further into solitary torment and spur a deep, dark infidelity within her.

The Invoking

After inheriting a house from the family she never knew, Samantha Harris (Trin Miller) and three friends head to rural Sader Ridge to inspect the property. Soon after arriving, Sam begins to experience horrific visions of savage brutality and unspeakable evil. Plagued by the sinister forces closing in around her, Sam descends into a waking nightmare when the demons from her past refuse to stay buried any longer.

The Last Will & Testament of Rosalind Leigh

After the mysterious death of the reclusive Rosalind Leigh (Vanessa Redgrave), her estranged son, Leon (Aaron Poole), arrives at her house to take stock of his inheritance. But there’s more to this house than dark corners and dusty antiques. Rosalind has left something behindand it has been waiting for Leon. Now a force from beyond the grave will pursue him through a night of lurking terror and a desperate struggle to survive.

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DVD

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