DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 28, 2014

By: Sean Brickley

Greetings fiends.  Usually I would put a quick rundown here of all of the movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray this week but instead, NIGHTBREED DIRECTOR’S CUT ON BLU-RAY!  NIGHTBREED DIRECTOR’S CUT ON BLU-RAY!  NIGHTBREED DIRECTOR’S CUT ON BLU-RAY!  NIGHTBREED DIRECTOR’S CUT ON BLU-RAY!  NIGHTBREED DIRECTOR’S CUT ON BLU-RAY!  NIGHTBREED DIRECTOR’S CUT ON BLU-RAY!  NIGHTBREED DIRECTOR’S CUT ON BLU-RAY!

Pleasant viewing.



MOVIES

Beneath (2013)

Starring:

Jeff Fahey, Joey Kern, Kelly Noonan, Brent Briscoe, Mark L. Young, Kurt Caceres, Eric Etebari, Jason Masek

Synopsis:

In this creepy and claustrophobic horror thriller a deadly, supernatural force is unleashed underground with a crew of trapped coal miners and a female environmentalist who must fight to survive.

Purchase:

DVD


Blood Valley: Seed’s Revenge (2014)

Starring:

Christa Campbell, Caroline Williams, Nick Principe, Natalie Scheetz

Synopsis:

While driving home from a bachelorette party, Christine and her friends come across a mysterious woman who leads them straight into mass murderer Max Seeds trap. Seeking revenge from a mishap years ago, the blood soaked madman is determined to inflict an insufferable pain to anyone who crosses his path.

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DVD


 

Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

Starring:

Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, Joel McHale, Chris Coy, Olivia Horton, Ben Livingston

Synopsis:

In Deliver Us From Evil, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramrez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Inspired by the book, which details Sarchies bone-chilling real-life cases.

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DVD

Blu-ray


Devil’s Carnival (2014)

Starring:

Terrance Zdunich, Emilie Autumn, Shawn Crahan, Shem Andre Byron, Dayton Callie

Synopsis:

Three individuals have, somehow, found their way to a carnival, set in hell, and run by the devil. The trio is made up of a kleptomaniac, an obsessed father, and a gullible teenager, all of whom are doomed to repeat the very sins that delivered them to the carnival’s doorsteps.

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Blu-ray/DVD Combo


 

Grace: The Possession (2014)

Starring:

Alexia Fast, Lin Shaye, Alan Dale, Joel David Moore, Brett Dier, Alexis Knapp, Madeleine Arthur,  Clarke Peters

Synopsis:

Grace: The Possession, a story told like never before through the eyes of the possessed. Alexia Fast (Jack Reacher) is Grace: a naive, beautiful, virginal college freshman trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing new roommate. But when a terror takes over her body and unleashes chaos, Grace returns to the cold clutches of her severe grandmother (Lin Shaye) and the strict rules of the church. Haunted by the horrific death of her mother and deeply ingrained, destructive urges, she must stop the demon inside before it’s too late.

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DVD


 

The Last Showing (2014)

Starring:

Robert Englund, Keith Allen, Finn Jones, Malachi Kirby

Synopsis:

Movie night turns deadly when a deranged projectionist (Robert Englund) casts one unlucky couple in his twisted film. By luring them through a gauntlet of increasingly deadly traps, the sadistic director is determined to make a movie that is truly to die for.

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DVD


 

Moebius (2013)

Starring:

Cho Jae-hyun, Seo Young-ju, Lee Eun-woo

Synopsis:

The husband – distracted by an affair with a young woman; the wife – sick of her husbands debauchery; and the teenage son – indifferent to them both. Overwhelmed with hatred, the wife attempts to remove from the husband the organ driving his desires; thwarted, she instead takes out the violent act on the son and then disappears into the night. Disfigured in such a radical way, the son slowly deviates from normal life. With both husband and son damaged and living in grief, the wife returns as the family heads towards destruction even more horrific than before.

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DVD

Blu-ray


Nightbreed The Director’s Cut (1990)

Starring:

Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, David Cronenberg

Synopsis:

For the first time on home video, you can experience Clive Barker’s original director’s cut of Nightbreed with over 40 minutes of new footage, all mastered in high definition from the original camera negative!

Boone (Craig Sheffer) may be a troubled young man, but his troubles are just beginning. Set up as the fall guy in a string of slasher murders, he decides he’ll hide by crossing the threshold that separates ’us’from ’them’and sneak into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian. Boone will live among the monsters.

Hellraiser creator Clive Barker writes (adapting his novel Cabal) and directs this vivid leap into horror that asks: in the battle of man vs. monster, who’s really the monster? The answer supplies flesh-crawling suspense, sudden fear, a colorful Danny Elfman score and a creepy array of shape-shifting beings. They are the Nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imagination, perhaps beyond anything you’ve seen.

Statement from Clive Barker’s Office:

The Nightbreed Director’s Cut is an entirely different film than the one which was released in theaters. Its 20 minutes longer than the theatrical cut, but it contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footage. Clive oversaw the reconstruction and edit himself, personally ensuring that, at long last, he was able to tell the story he always wanted to tell, but until now, had never been given the chance. Once the scenes were reordered, and the original film footage restored, the entire film received a brand new sound mix and color pass. It is, in every way, a different movie. It contains more story, more monsters, and there’s even a musical number. Ultimately, what we’ve delivered is a love story 25 years in the making.

Special Features:

New Director’s Cut presentation of the film which contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footage
Introduction by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
Audio Commentary by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
Tribes of the Moon: The Making of Nightbreed featuring interviews with Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, Doug Bradley and more… (72 minutes) Making Monsters – interviews with makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Martin Mercer and Paul Jones (42 minutes)
Fire! Fights! Stunts! 2nd Unit Shooting – an interview with Andy Armstrong (20 minutes) Original Theatrical Trailer

Purchase:

Blu-ray


 

Nightbreed The Director’s Cut (Limited Edition) (1990)

Starring:

Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, David Cronenberg

Synopsis:

For the first time on home video, you can experience Clive Barker’s original director’s cut of Nightbreed with over 40 minutes of new footage, all mastered in high definition from the original camera negative!

Boone (Craig Sheffer) may be a troubled young man, but his troubles are just beginning. Set up as the fall guy in a string of slasher murders, he decides he’ll hide by crossing the threshold that separates ’us’from ’them’and sneak into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian. Boone will live among the monsters.

Hellraiser creator Clive Barker writes (adapting his novel Cabal) and directs this vivid leap into horror that asks: in the battle of man vs. monster, who’s really the monster? The answer supplies flesh-crawling suspense, sudden fear, a colorful Danny Elfman score and a creepy array of shape-shifting beings. They are the Nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imagination, perhaps beyond anything you’ve seen.

Statement from Clive Barker’s Office:

The Nightbreed Director’s Cut is an entirely different film than the one which was released in theaters. Its 20 minutes longer than the theatrical cut, but it contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footage. Clive oversaw the reconstruction and edit himself, personally ensuring that, at long last, he was able to tell the story he always wanted to tell, but until now, had never been given the chance. Once the scenes were reordered, and the original film footage restored, the entire film received a brand new sound mix and color pass. It is, in every way, a different movie. It contains more story, more monsters, and there’s even a musical number. Ultimately, what we’ve delivered is a love story 25 years in the making.

Special Features:

DISC 1: THE DIRECTORS CUT

New Directors Cut presentation of the film which contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footage
Introduction by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
Audio Commentary by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
Tribes of the Moon: The Making of Nightbreed featuring interviews with Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, Doug Bradley and more… (72 minutes)
Making Monsters – interviews with makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Martin Mercer and Paul Jones (42 minutes)
Fire! Fights! Stunts! 2nd Unit Shooting – an interview with Andy Armstrong (20 minutes)
Original Theatrical Trailer

DISC 2: BONUS DISC

Deleted and Alternate Scenes (approx. 20 minutes)
Monster Prosthetics Master Class
Cutting Compromise – an interview with editor Mark Goldblatt
The Painted Landscape: The Concept Art of Ralph McQuarrie
Matte Painting Tests
Makeup Tests
Stop Motion Lost Footage
Extended Torture Scene
Rehearsal of Boone’s dream
Extensive Still Galleries – Early Sketches, Deleted Scene, Posters and Pre-Production art, On the Set, The Cast and Crew

DISC 3: THE THEATRICAL CUT

New transfer from the inter-positive. 1:78 Widescreen/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/English SubtitlesPurchase:

Blu-ray


 

Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Starring:

Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Angel Aranda, Evi Marandi, Stelio Candelli

Synopsis:

A Close Encounter Of The Undead Kind! Get sucked into a chilling black hole of cosmic creepiness when an evil alien race zeroes in on a crew of unsuspecting astronauts, turning them into zonked-out zombies! Packed with space-age suspense and extraterrestrial terror, this eerily photographed and electrifying thriller drips with an intoxicating, feverish atmosphere of dread. A band of space travelers has just intercepted a distress call from a distant world! Is it a desperate cry for help… or something far more sinister? After landing on the shadowy planet, the crew is attacked by a horde of disembodied aliens with a diabolical plan: to conquer the universe by controlling the crew’s minds and stealing their souls-proving that even in outer space, possession is 9/10 of the law! Directed by horror legend Mario Bava (Black Sunday, Black Sabbath).

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DVD

Blu-ray


Red Nights (2010)

Starring:

Frdrique Bel, Carrie Ng, Carole Brana, Stephen Wong Cheung-Hing, Kotone Amamiya

Synopsis:

During the reign of the first emperor of China, an ingenious torturer concocted an elixir that paralyzed its victim’s limbs, while increasing the sensitivity of their nerve endings tenfold. Kept in a jade skull, the elixir could provoke sensations in infinite variations–everything from erotic caresses to appalling lacerations. Haunted by the desire to experience the extreme sensations caused by the elixir, the executioner kills himself with his own poison, intensifying his death experience. His pursuers never found the skull, which had been concealed within a large imperial seal. But the curse of the jade skull, responsible for its creator’s death, will endure within the seal, bringing misfortune to all of those who possess it. Until today.

Purchase:

DVD


Soulmate (2014)

Starring:

Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom

Synopsis:

Recently widowed Audrey Barker moves to the Welsh countryside in a last ditch effort to get back on her feet after a failed suicide attempt. From the first few nights, she hears unexplainable noises coming from the living room and from a locked-off attic. She soon realizes the cottage she s renting is haunted; her presence has awakened a dormant spirit. Against all odds, she decides to stay, hoping to confront her fears and find comfort in the presence of the ghost, whose very existence is proof of an afterlife where she may some day be reunited with her husband. The spirit’s past oddly mirrors hers, and a strange relationship develops between them… But is she really safe?

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DVD


 

Squirm (1976)

Starring:

Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy

Synopsis:

When a powerful storm knocks Fly Creek, Georgia’s power lines down onto wet soil, the resulting surge of electricity drives large, bloodthirsty worms to the surface: and then out of their soil-tilling minds! Soon, the townspeople discover that their sleepy fishing village is overrun with worms that burrow right into their skin! Inundated by hundreds of thousands of carnivorous creatures, the terrorized locals race to find the cause of the rampage: before becoming tilled under themselves!

Special Features:

Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Jeff Lieberman
New interviews with Jeff Lieberman, Actor Don Scardino and Special Effects Artist Bill Milling
A tour of the locations with Jeff Lieberman
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spot
Still gallery

Purchase:

DVD


Werewolf Woman (1976)

Starring:

Annik Borel, Howard Ross, Dagmar Lassander, Tino Carraro, Elio Zamuto, Osvaldo Ruggieri

Synopsis:

A victim of childhood rape grows up into a woman who has delusions that she is a werewolf, just like one of her ancestors was. She kills men until she falls in love with a man. She is then raped again and goes on a second killing spree against her rapists.

Purchase:

Blu-ray



COLLECTIONS

Final Destination Set

Starring:

Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Andrew Downing, A.J. Cook, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Krista Allen, Shantel VanSanten

Movies:

Final Destination

When a boy starts having a premonition of Flight 180 crashing, he tells his friends before they board that it is a bad idea and to not to take the flight. His friends listen to him and don’t go and soon after the plane crashes. Now since his friends didn’t get on the plane one by one they are getting killed in mysterious ways.

Final Destination 2

En route to a weekend getaway with her friends, Kimberly Corman (A.J. Cook) watches helplessly as a logging truck careens out of control and loses its deadly payload, setting off a horrifying chain reaction that leaves twisted metal and dead bodies in its wake ? including her own.

A moment later, Kimberly finds herself still stuck in on-ramp traffic, with a line of commuters she saw die moments before trailing behind her. It was only a vision. But was it also a warning?

Shocked into action, Kimberly blocks the cars from joining the traffic on Route 23 as a young police trooper (Michael Landes) arrives on the scene. The commuters begin to honk and complain until Kimberly?s premonition comes powerfully and tragically to life before their eyes.

Death tears up the highway in a massive pile-up, with those left on the onramp narrowly escaping with their lives. But Kimberly knows it?s not over. Death won’t be cheated so easily. Now this random group of strangers, who in Kimberly?s vision were all meant to die in the freeway disaster, must join her in a thrilling race against time and their own paralyzing fear to do what all but one of the survivors of Flight 180 couldn’t – stay alive.

Final Destination 3

When a high school student fails to stop the fated roller coaster ride that she predicted would cause the deaths of several of her friends, she teams with a schoolmate, in a race against time to prevent the Grim Reaper from revisiting the survivors of the first tragedy.

The Final Destination

On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O’Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him. When he comes out of this grisly nightmare Nick panics, persuading his girlfriend, Lori, and their friends, Janet and Hunt, to leave… escaping seconds before Nick’s frightening vision becomes a terrible reality. Thinking they’ve cheated death, the group has a new lease on life, but unfortunately for Nick and Lori, it is only the beginning. As his premonitions continue and the crash survivors begin to die one-by-one–in increasingly gruesome ways–Nick must figure out how to cheat death once and for all before he, too, reaches his final destination. The film marks the latest in the highly popular “Final Destination” series, and its first 3D installment, giving horror fans an especially visceral thrill ride.

Purchase:

Blu-ray


 

Scared Stiff Collection – Volume 1 (10-31)

OCTOBER 31ST RELEASE DATE

Starring:

King Jeff, Gorio, Logan Lopez, Crazy Carl Robinson, Anthony Brown

Synopsis:

Limited Two Disc Edition contains four horror features: SHALLOW CREEK CULT, FAMILY SECRET, RISE OF THE SCARECROWS and EVIL LEGACY.

Movies:

SHALLOW CREEK CULT

You Are What They Eat. A combination of terror with a sprinkle of humor. The Horror Zine The Official Selection at the Indie Gathering Film Festival, SHALLOW CREEK CULT, revolves around two brothers stumbling across a viciously cannibalistic and mysterious cult, presumed responsible for the bloody massacres of various Shallow Creek, Louisiana residents. Now the brothers are on the menu.

FAMILY SECRET

Some Secrets You Take to the Grave. I don t think ANYONE is prepared for what happens. Shu-izmz It s a Howl! Yes Weekly A throwback to the 1980 s brand of whodunit slasher, Geno McGahee’s FAMILY SECRET incorporates shock value and mixes with several twists and turns. Known to be one of the only Illuminati-themed horror movies.

RISE OF THE SCARECROWS

The Bloody Harvest Has Begun. A place amongst the top killer-scarecrow movies! Cranked on Cinema Geno McGahee’s RISE OF THE SCARECROWS has monsters that roam the night in the woods and demand that their lust for blood be satisfied. The bag-headed killer scarecrows have been through hell and have decided to crawl up for a visit to the town of Adams, MA. A handful of visitors to the town hope to survive the terror that is THE RISE OF THE SCARECROWS!

EVIL LEGACY

Hear No Evil True paranormal activity hits hard in this found footage terror fest. Directed by Manuel Eiras, EVIL LEGACY: brings the worst fears to the screen in a horror thrill ride. What begins as a gathering of old high school friends becomes an authentic nightmare. For Sarah, there is only one thing worse than witnessing the horror, not knowing why it is happening.

Pre-order:

DVD

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