DVD & Blu-ray Releases: November 4, 2014

By: Sean Brickley

As scary as Election Day usually turns out, here are 9 far more temporary decisions you can choose to distract yourself.  Check out the steelbook Blu-ray releases of An American Werewolf In London, Psycho and Shaun Of The Dead.  Fear not, fellow fiends.  While the Halloween season has given way to the 8 week period which most of us can easily sum up with an exclamation of “Naughty!”, the following weeks do have some promising releases.  Pleasant viewing.



MOVIES

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Starring:

Griffin Dunne, David Naughton, Jenny Agutter

Synopsis:

Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all-time with the cult classic An American Werewolf in London. Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor, director John Landis (National Lampoons Animal House) delivers a contemporary take on the classic werewolf tale in this story of two American tourists who, while traveling in London, find their lives changed forever when a vicious wolf attacks them during a full moon. Featuring groundbreaking, Academy Award-winning make-up by Rick Baker (The Wolfman), this digitally remastered Full Moon Edition also includes the new feature-length documentary Beware the Moon.

Special Features:

Beware The Moon
I Walked With A Werewolf
Making An American Werewolf in London, An Original Featurette
An Interview With John Landis
Make-up Artist Rick Baker On An American Werewolf in London
Casting of the Hand
Outtakes
Storyboards
Photograph Montage
Feature Commentary with Cast Members David Naughton & Griffin Dunne
BD-Live Basic Download Center
D-BOX

Purchase:

Blu-ray


Dead Girls (2014)

Starring:

Lynn Lowry, Mia Doran, Brian Rooney, Joe Caballero, Madalyn Mattsey

Synopsis:

Three stories of horror connected through the pages of dead girls’ diaries. In one, a ghostly apparition seeks revenge upon the man who betrayed her love and is responsible for her death. In another a mystical object helps a young woman reach out from beyond the grave to exact her revenge against the stuck up sisters of a college sorority. And in the third a young woman who has lost her way and her faith finds the answer to her prayers in the last place she would have expected. Dead Girls is a horror anthology similar to such classics of the genre as Tales From The Crypt, Trick ‘R Treat, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Creepshow, and many others.

Purchase:

DVD


The Doctor And The Devils (1985)

Starring:

Timothy Dalton, Jonathan Pryce, Twiggy, Julian Sands, Stephen Rea

Synopsis:

Based on Dylan Thomas’ original screenplay, this shocking horror-thriller stars Timothy Dalton as Thomas Rock, a brilliant young anatomy professor in 1820s Edinburgh. At first accepting only the cadavers provided him for study, those of a few hanged criminals per year, Rock eventually recruits two grave robbers (Jonathan Pryce and Stephen Rea) to secure a better supply of corpses. Coming to the gory conclusion that they will earn more the fresher the corpses, the two begin committing murder and delivering warm bodies to the doctor’s lecture chambers. Also starring Julian Sands, Patrick Stewart and Twiggy, The Doctor and the Devils brings classic chills from start to finish.

Purchase:

Blu-ray


 

GPS The Movie (2014)

Starring:

Daniel Magill, DJ Perry, Paul Proios, Nicola Anderson

Synopsis:

College friends embark on a GPS treasure hunt in the Northwest backwoods. Expecting cash rewards and reawakened flirtations, the line between the game and harsh reality quickly becomes blurred when they find a buried coffin with what appears to be photos of a kidnapped woman and clues to her location.

Purchase:

DVD


 

Ghost Bride (2014)

Starring:

Yoson An, Rebekah Palmer, Fiona Feng, Ian Mune

Synopsis:

Ghost Bride tells the story of Jason Chen, a young Chinese immigrant in New Zealand who keeps his love for Kiwi girl Skye secret from his disapproving mother, Alice. Things quickly unravel as his mother introduces him to Madam Yin, a matchmaker who has a very special bride in mind for Jason — The mysterious and silent May Ling. May Ling is a paragon of the traditional Chinese bride; beautiful, subservient, and eager to please. Unbeknownst to Jason, May Ling is also dead. In this dark supernatural romance Jason finds himself caught up in the ancient Chinese practice of Minghun a spirit marriage. Skye’s presence as a rival for Jason’s affections turns May Ling from seductress into a spirit of vengeance, and May Ling seeks to destroy Skye, wreak vengeance on Jason’s family, and force him into joining her for eternity.

Purchase:

DVD


Psycho (1960)

Starring:

Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam

Synopsis:

One of the most shocking films of all time, Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho changed the thriller genre forever. Join the Master of Suspense on a chilling journey as an unsuspecting victim (Janet Leigh) visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinemas most notorious psychopaths – Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).

Special Features:

Digital Copy of Psycho (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
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

Purchase:

Blu-ray


Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Starring:

Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost, Bill Nighy

Synopsis:

There comes a day in every mans life when he has to get off the couch…and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, its up to slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best pal Ed (Nick Frost) to save their friends and family from becoming the next entre. Novelist Stephen King gushes Shaun of the Dead is a 10 on the fun meter and destined to be a cult classic and Newsweek calls it a bloody hoot! Its a screamingly hilarious zomedy that will have you dying with laughter.

Special Features:

Digital Copy of Shaun of the Dead (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
U-Control: Storyboards
U-Control: Zomb-o-Meter
Extended Bits with Optional Commentary
Outtakes
The Man Who Would be Shaun
Funky Pete
Plot Holes
Simon Pegg’s Video Diary
Lucy Davis’ Video Diary
Joe Cornish’s Video Diary
Casting Tapes
Edgar & Simon’s Flip Chart
SFX Comparison
Make-Up Tests
EPK Featurette
TV Bits
Photo Gallery
2000 Ad Strip
Poster Designs
US Trailer
UK Teaser Trailer
UK Trailer
UK TV Spot Fright Fest Trailer
Storyboard Gallery
Feature Commentary with Simon Pegg & Edgard Wright
Feature Commentary with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Kate Ashfield and Lucy Davis
Feature Commentary with Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton
Feature Commentary with the Zombies

Purchase:

Blu-ray


The Taking Of Deborah Logan (2014)

Starring:

Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang, Ryan Cutrona

Synopsis:

Mia Medina (Michelle Ang) has finally found the perfect subject for her PhD thesis film on Alzheimer s Disease. For the next several months, cameras will record the everyday life of mother Deborah Logan (Jill Larson) and her daughter Sarah (Anne Ramsay). But as the days progress, strange things beginning to happen around Deborah that are not consistent with any findings about Alzheimer s. It becomes apparent that there s something besides Alzheimer s that has taken control of Deborah s life. It s an evil that is far worse than the debilitating disease with which she was first diagnosed.

Purchase:

DVD



COLLECTIONS

6 Movie Sci-Fi vs. Horror

Starring:

John Saxon, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Pare, Mark Dacascos

Movies:

SCI-FI

AVH: Alien vs. Hunter

A galactic hunter and his alien nemesis have crash-landed on planet Earth. A small town bears witness to an intergalactic battle between predator and prey.

I Am Omega

The lone survivor of a deadly plague is doomed to an eternal battle with the mutant creatures that now control the Earth.

2103: The Deadly Wake

In 2103, one corporation will do anything for world domination…even if that means sending an entire ship and its crew out into the ocean with deadly cargo.

HORROR

Awaken the Dead

An assassin’s daughter and a down-and-out priest battle the undead as their pasts bind them together in a web of conspiracy and death.

The Unwelcomed

On Max Page’s 73rd birthday, an unidentified object falls from the sky, causing him to become younger, healthierand much more violent.

Ominous

A family heads to a cabin in the woods for a week of relaxation. But their trip will be anything but peaceful…especially with a paranormal presence lurking close by.

Purchase:

DVD

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