DVD & Blu-ray Releases: March 25, 2014

By: Sean Brickley

 

We have a total of 27 releases this week.  Se7en, The Lost Boys and The Ring are each getting newly updated Blu-ray releases.  There are a few DVD/VHS combos.  Alien and Alien 3 are even being released on Spanish DVD for all of you bilingual Sigourney Weaver fans.  All in all we have another well-rounded week, including 24 movies, 1 television series and 2 collections.

Try not to spend all of your money in one place, fellow digital (and in some cases analog) addicts.


 

Movies:

 

7th Day (2012)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Mark Sanders, Daisy Gibb, Jason Koch

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00FRWI01C

Synopsis:

A pervert, murderer, and hopeless romantic, Allen Dean is on a 7-day journey to discovery his real true love. He is torn between Denise the waitress, who he believes he loves, and his first true love, murder. Plunge into the deep end of the mind of a killer in this gritty surrealistic horror landscape from director Jason Koch (Aftermath FX Studio) and writer Mark Leake (Isle of the Damned).


 

Alien (1979)

 

 

Format(s):                           Spanish DVD

Notable Names:               Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ridley Scott

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00I9TDLWS

Synopsis:

The terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, Aliens.


 

Alien 3 (1992)

 

 

Format(s):                           Spanish DVD

Notable Names:               Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, David Fincher

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00000ILDF

Synopsis:

Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the lone survivor when her crippled spaceship crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet’s maximum security prison. Ripley’s fears that an Alien was aboard her craft are confirmed when the mutilated bodies of ex-cons begin to mount. Without weapons or modern technology of any kind, Ripley must lead the men into battle against the terrifying creature. And soon she discovers a horrifying fact about her link with the Alien, a realization that may compel Ripley to try destroying not only the horrific creature but herself as well.


The Appearing (2014)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Will Wallace, Dean Cain, Don Swayze, Quinton Aaron, Emily Brooks

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HVFA33G

Synopsis:

After suffering a tragic loss, a city detective named Michael and his wife move to a small town, where Michael joins the town police force. His first case, involving a missing person, leads him to discover that the town is plagued by a dark supernatural force. Michael will have to summon every ounce of courage in order to fight this darkness before it takes everything from him.

 

Beneath (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Daniel Zovatto, Mark Margolis, Larry Fessenden

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GSTHCVC

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00GSTHBQI

Synopsis:

When a group of young friends commemorating their high school graduation take a trip to the remote Black Lake, their celebration turns into a nightmare. Trapped in a leaking boat with no oars, the teens face the ultimate test of friendship and sacrifice during a terror-stricken fight for survival when they find something is living beneath the surface.
Daniel Zovatto (Innocence), Bonnie Dennison (Stake Land, Third Watch), Chris Conroy (Sorority Row) and Mark Margolis (Breaking Bad) star in this highly suspenseful and bloody thriller.

 

Blackface Killer (2009)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Anthony, Eric Anderson, Carol Holland, Aaron Stielstra, Issac Wade, Kevin Giffen

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GTSVN12

Synopsis:

The Minstrel Killer, set in 1978, is a controversial slasher-thriller that features a killer in black face who descends on a community rife with racism and dark secrets. This indie horror film has the feel of a vintage grindhouse exploitation film. When a series of haunting murders plagues a small Texas town, law officers Tex Holland and Pike McGraw lead the investigation. The murders turn out to be the most shocking and vile acts of sadism to ever hit the once peaceful community. With a dangerous killer on the loose re-enacting slave punishment on his victims, the cops must face their own personal demons as the murder spree throws them into a dangerous world of mercenary hillbillies and inbred cannibals.


The Conspiracy (2012)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Aaron Poole, James Gilbert, Christopher MacBride

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DCRE9LY

Synopsis:

When two young filmmakers select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the subject of their new movie, they have no idea the terrifying peril they will put themselves in. When the man disappears without a trace, the filmmakers begin an obsessive quest to uncover the truth that will lead them to an ancient and dangerous secret society. A meticulously researched thriller based on real conspiracy theories, The Conspiracy blurs the line between fact and fiction, news and propaganda.


Countdown (2014)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Pachara Chirathivat, Nattawut Poonpiriya

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HRFSYHC

Synopsis:

In the tradition of Ladda Land & Shallow Grave comes a thought provoking suspense thriller, set in New York City on New Year’s Eve. At a time when most people start with a clean slate, three roommates are at the mercy of a mysterious psychotic, house-crashing drug dealer, who forces them to face horrors from their past and to make amends, or die trying!


Disco Exorcist (2011)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD/VHS Combo

Notable Names:               Michael Reed, Sarah Nicklin, Richard Griffin

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00I4WG7BM

Synopsis:

Richard Griffin’s classic homage to sex and blood filled 70s horror cinema is now available in this limited edition VHS/DVD combo pack – featuring the limited edition VHS version of the film and the special edition DVD.


Driller

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD/VHS Combo

Notable Names:               Quazi Modo, Taija Rae, Joyce James

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00I4WG7L2

Synopsis:

This notorious XXX spoof of Michael Jackson’s THRILLER from 1984 is now available in a limited edition Collector’s VHS/ DVD Combo Pack, which includes a VHS copy of the film featuring all new art and a Special Edition DVD.


Ed & His Dead Mother (1993)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Steve Buscemi, Ned Beatty, Jonathan Wacks

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HVFA38Q

Synopsis:

For shy, awkward mama’s boy Ed Chilton (Steve Buscemi), the loss of his beloved mother was more than he could bear. So when a smooth-talking salesman (John Glover) claims he can re-animate Ed’s departed mom for a nominal fee, Ed jumps at the offer. The very next day, mom is back, good as new. But as Ed and Uncle Benny (Ned Beatty) are about to discover, death has a way of changing a person. And in mother’s case, it’s a change for the worse. Especially when Ed’s undead mother, who has developed a few unpleasant habits, finds out the seductive new girl next door has romantic ideas about her little Eddie. It’s family values run amok, in this cult classic comedy that proves a mother’s love…never dies!
Now see it from a brand new HD master!


Flesh Of The Living (2012)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Yamanee Coleman, Lindly Flohr, Sarah Bella

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GTSVO7U

Synopsis:

An apocalyptic solar storm bombards the Earth with high levels of radiation. Shortly after the fallout, dead corpses begin re-animating as carnivorous, oozing, blood-thirsty, flesh-eating Zombies. A rag-tag group of survivors battle their way through hordes of Zombies in a desperate attempt to reach safety guided, in part by news “”special reports”” and government agents fighting to save humanity at any cost. The masses of undead grow into an unstoppable army of rotting killers. The end of the world is finally here as the streets fill with the undead cannibalistic monsters that will gnaw the flesh from your bones without mercy. The Zombie hordes quickly outnumber the survivors and attack with one desire, to eat the Flesh Of The Living. A film that drags you kicking and screaming into a gore drenched, blood covered ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE.


IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Sean Flaherty, Lauren Ojeda, D.M. Folger Jr., James Costa

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GTSVNXU

Synopsis:

IBS is the story of Larry; the lovable loser who can’t get over his intense irritable bowel syndrome. Larry has tried every possible solution to his problem but nothing works until one day a workplace mishap helps him discover that murder cures what ails him. See a man desperate for a normal life shoot, stab, chainsaw, maim and mutilate his way to happiness.


Lost Boys (2008)

 

 

Format(s):                           Steelcase Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Jason Patric, Keifer Sutherland, Joel Schumacher

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00I94A3C4

Synopsis:

In this 80’s vampire classic, strange events threaten an entire family when two brothers move with their divorced mother to a California town where the local teenage gang turns out to be a pack of vampires. Directed by Joel Schumacher. Starring Jason Patric, Keifer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Diane Wiest, and Jami Gertz.


Machine Head (2014)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Alana O’Mara, Cristina Corigliano

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HEM9Q3E

Synopsis:

The desert of Los Ranchos, CA isn’t your standard spring break hot spot, but it’s party time when a young girl’s wealthy father gives her the keys to his amazing desert ranch oasis. She and her hot girlfriends plan a wild spring break vacation getaway to take advantage of this lavish vacation pad. During the drive to the house, the girls find themselves terrorized by a mysterious black muscle car on the highway. They soon realize they have been lured into a sick game of high-octane terror. Machine Head unleashes a hell unlike anything they’ve ever seen. The girls will do whatever it takes to cross the finish line alive and get the checkered flag!


MOLD! (2012)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD/VHS Combo

Notable Names:               Edward X. Young, Ardis Campbell, Neil Meschino

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00I9S2Y2W

Synopsis:

Neil Meschino’s gooey and gory tribute to 1980’s sci-fi and horror is now available in a limited edition collector’s VHS/ DVD Combo Pack, includes VHS and Special Edition DVD versions of the film.


Odd Thomas (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, Stephen Sommers

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HHYF570

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00HHYF59S

Synopsis:

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs – predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction – Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy (Addison Timlin) and the local sheriff (Willem Dafoe), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas is a supernatural action thrill-ride from the acclaimed director of The Mummy and G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra.


Patrick (1978)

 

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray/DVD Combo

Notable Names:               Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Richard Franklin

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00I9N56WW

Synopsis:

The original Ozploitation classic is back like you’ve never seen it before: Robert Thompson (Thirst) stars as a comatose killer seemingly unresponsive in a small private hospital. But when a hot new nurse (Susan Penhaligon of The Land That Time Forgot) begins to question his condition, Patrick will unleash a waking nightmare of psychokinetic carnage. Sir Robert Helpmann (The Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) co-stars in this international hit shocker produced by Antony I. Ginnane (Turkey Shoot, Dead Kids), written by Everett De Roche (Road Games, Razorback) and directed by Richard Franklin (Fantasm, Psycho II), now transferred in HD from the original negative for the first time ever and loaded with new and archival Extras never before available in America.


The Ring (2002)

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Naomi Watts, Jane Alexander, Gore Verbinski

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00I94KU7W

Synopsis:

The Ring is the critically acclaimed, smash hit thriller. This cinematic thrill ride will keep you on the edge of your seat from the stunning opening to the astonishing conclusion! It begins as just another urban legend – the whispered tale of a nightmarish videotape that causes anyone who watches it to die seven days later. But when four teenagers all meet with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape, investigative reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) tracks down the video and watches it. Now, the legend is coming true, the clock is ticking and Rachel has just s even days to unravel the mystery of The Ring.


Satan, Hold My Hand (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Robert Prichard, Reverend Jen, Faceboy, Scooter Pie, Reina Terror

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GTSVMKY

Synopsis:

Produced by writer Jonathan Ames (HBO’s Bored to Death), Satan, Hold My Hand is the story of Lizzie and Scooter; Two Catholic school girls who, after running away from school to see the Big Apple, are abducted by a group of demented wanna-be Satanists who plan on using the girls for sacrificial purposes. However, after raising holy hell and contacting the dark lord himself via a vintage Ouija board, the gang soon finds out that Satan isn’t as evil as they hoped. Perhaps the girls stand a chance against evil after all. Or perhaps they will follow their friends to the dark side… Directed by Courtney Fathom Sell and written by Reverend Jen, Satan, Hold My Hand was produced on a budget of only $27.00 and features a cast including Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer, Reality Bites), Robert Prichard (The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke em’ High), Reverend Jen (Terror Firmer), Faceboy (Lord of the Cockrings), Angry Bob (Bored to Death) and many others.

 

Se7en (1995)

 

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, David Fincher

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00E96AY34

Synopsis:

Gluttony. Greed. Sloth. Wrath. Pride. Lust. Envy. Two cops (Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman) track a brilliant and elusive killer who orchestrates a string of horrific murders, each kill targeting a practitioner of one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Gwyneth Paltrow also stars in this acclaimed thriller set in a dour, drizzly city sick with pain and blight. David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button) guides the action – physical, mental and spiritual – with a sure understanding of what terrifies us, right up to a stunning denouement that will rip the scar tissue off the most hardened soul.


Stalled (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Dan Palmer, Tamaryn Payne, Christian James

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HR735XI

Synopsis:

Mild mannered janitor W.C. must learn to adapt when a zombie outbreak is unleashed while he is cleaning the women s washroom. Aided by the voice of the mysterious Evie, he will have to face his fears and use any means necessary to take down the zombified versions of his former co-workers in this outrageous and sexy zombie comedy.


Uncut (2009)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Shaun Williamson, Lois Winstone, Philip West

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00FIOHPZQ

Synopsis:

For the first time in UK film history, a thriller/horror/comedy feature filmed in one continuous 80 minute shot that puts you in the horror drama. Featuring Shaun Williamson (BBC EastEnders, The Invention of Lying, Ricky Gervais’ Extras, BBC Scoop), and Lois Winstone (daughter of Ray Winstone). The last performance of a pantomime is held at an old, isolated Victorian theater in provincial England. The show’s run has been a disaster, attracting only a handful of locals. The final wrap party afterwards turns out even worse and some of the cast and crew decide to slip away for their own private session in the theater’s creepy basement. Among the group are the enviable pantomime leads and real-life lovers Clarice and Nathan, the womanizing director Derrick and the thirty-something, obscure stage assistant Janet. As their private bash kicks off Derrick disappears, only to be found with his throat savagely slashed. When they discover that they’re locked in the killing continues. Paranoia grows. No one can be trusted. Will anyone survive the nightmare?


Zombie Dawn (2011)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Cristian Ramos, Pamela Rojas, Lucio A. Rojas, Cristian Toledo

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00CRRNSWG

Synopsis:

In 2006 a mysterious mining accident in a remote territory unleashes an unspeakable horror that creates a zombie horde with an appetite for human flesh. It decimates larges portions of the country. The only course of action is to rapidly enclose the infected areas and seal them off from the rest of the remaining, living population before the horror can spread. Now, 15 years later, the tattered remains of the government and the mining corporation responsible where the initial event took place commit themselves to finding out what may have happened at the mining complex. The solution is to send in a group of mercenaries lead by a cynical but no nonsense Colonel and scientists into the quarantined zone to find answers. But what they begin to find is more then they bargained for as much has transpired in the 15 years since the zone enclosure. And it soon becomes a fight for their very survival as they must not only battle the unknown but themselves as each of them has their own agenda and reasons for taking part in what may very well be a one way mission. Shot on location in Chile. (Spanish with English subtitles)


Television:

 

Ghost Stories Complete Collection

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Various

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HVFA2XC


Collections:

 

American Gore Stories Shot On Video

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Joel D Wynkoop, Stark Raven, Brad Sykes

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GTSVOHK

Synopsis:

Unique and original tales of terror SHOT ON VIDEO in the 1990’s! The Vicious Sweet – from Ron Bonk, a popular scream queen is abducted by her “biggest” fan. Shatter Dead – from Scooter McCrae, zombies have overrun the land of the living as one woman tries to make it home. The Pact – from Brad Sykes, a haunted house beckons a young woman. Twisted Illusions – from Tim Ritter, an anthology of sick and twisted terror tales.


Psychopathic Tendencies

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Various

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GTSVPC4

Synopsis:

Psychopaths and Maniacs Galore! If you’ve seen Psychopaths: Sex with Hostages or Snuff Film, you’ve seen the radical work of Jason Impey – the notorious UK filmmaker whose twisted and bizarre films follow demented, perverse sickos on the run from the police for various crimes of rape, torture and murder. In this collection, one victim after another suffers at the hands of deranged individuals.

 

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