DVD & Blu-Ray Releases: August 24, 2015

by Lynn Sorel

DVD & Blu-Ray Releases: August 24, 2015




The Walking Dead: Season 5

Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yuen, Norman Reedus, Seth Gilliam



Synopsis: Season Four of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate.


Season Five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.


Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them…


After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost…


Who do they become?





Vampire Hunter D [Blu-ray]


Starring: Kaneto Shiozawa, Michie Tomizawa, Seizô Katô


Synopsis: In a far-future time ruled by the supernatural, a young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.









Student Bodies [Blu-ray]

Starring: Joe Flood, Matthew Goldsby, Jerry Belson


Synopsis: “Student Bodies” is the weekly newspaper at fictional Thomas A. Edison High School, where this teenage sitcom takes place. It mixes real-life characters with cartoon segments in between portraying the small but close group of friends behind the publication.





Metamorphosis / Beyond Darkness [Blu-ray]

Starring: Michael Stephenson, Catherine Baranov



Synopsis: A Double Feature Of Insane Horror Awaits You…





First up is the science-fiction/horror of Metamorphosis! When his experiments in genetics are mocked by his colleagues, maverick scientist Dr. Peter Houseman takes extreme measures to prove that his untested anti-aging serum works. Injecting himself with his miracle “cure, “, he soon experiences a terrifying change within himself that threatens not only the lives of those around him, but also his own sanity. From cult cinema mainstay George Eastman, Metamorphosis proves that nightmares may change, but fear is forever! 





Next, take a terrifying trip into a world beyond fear, beyond belief… Beyond Darkness. When a man of God and his loving family move into a new house, they think they’ve found the perfect home…until they discover that their new digs were once the location where a coven of witches were burned at the stake! It’s only a matter of time before the radio starts blaring satanic chants and the cutlery takes on a mind of its own. Will the awakened evil in this house have its final revenge, or can a plucky priest fend off what lurks Beyond Darkness? This tale of terror comes from Claudio Fragasso, the director of Troll 2 (so you KNOW it’s good!).











Jacob’s Ladder [Blu-ray + Digital HD]

Starring:  Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Jason Alexander, Ving Rhames



Synopsis: Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam war veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death.








Angel Heart

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling



Synopsis: Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.









The Wife Killer

Starring: Larry Daniels, Dorothy Moore, Vagelis Seilinos, Leslie Bowman, Dimitris Bislanis



Synopsis: Penniless playboy Captain Jim is in hock to his rich older wife, Helen. She has even bought him the fancy yacht that now bears his name. But Jim does not want to be Helen’s toy boy any more. He wants to marry his lover, Laura. He pays a psychopathic killer of women to murder Helen so that he will inherit his wife’s millions. But the psycho killer has his own plans. Suspecting Jim will double cross him, he engineers a complex scheme that will give him the upper hand. 


Very much in the style of the violent and baroque Giallo thrillers from 1970s Italy, The Wife Killer is a twisted, shocking and brutal exploration of the devious male psyche. Previously only released to cinemas in a cut version, this is the first official DVD release of the film in the U.S., complete and uncensored. 


Special Features:


Brand new transfer from film negative

Uncut Version

Greek/English audio choices

Newly created optional subtitles

Extensive production notes

Interview with producer

Documentary on Greek Cult Cinema


Mondo Macabro previews









The Sender


Starring: Paul Freeman, Zeljko Ivanek


Starring: Synopsis:A disturbed telepathic man is able to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him.













Starring: Tony Moran, Tony Todd, P.J. Soles, Tiffany Shepis, Debbie Rochon



Synopsis: Jack Fox, a burnt out detective, is being forced into early retirement, as the worst serial killer since the Boston Strangler begins a killing spree through the streets of Salem. When detective Steve Ryan moves to town with his family, Jack is torn between a life of retirement and sanity or helping rookie detective Ryan in his quest to solve these killings that are haunting the people of Salem.














Starring: Olivia Hiers, Brandon Magouirk, Richard Chilton, Ryan Grooms



Synopsis: In this low budget 80s slasher homage, a small Tennessee town becomes the playground for a sadistic, masked killer. But with the town’s sheriff and locals more worried about the big high school football game than getting to the bottom of the murders, a detective from out of town must rush to save the lives of a group of teens throwing a party in the middle of all the mayhem.












Vault Of Terror II: The Undead

Starring:  Sean Weathers, Tina Krause, Erika Smith, Rachael Robbins, Lloyd Kaufman



Synopsis: THE FAPPENING – A filmmaker steeped in scandal goes to extreme lengths to further his career. THE BUTCHER GAME – A serial killer massacres a group of teenagers, but killing isn’t his only secret. DEMONIC FREQUENCY – A satanic cult releases the undead upon the world, putting a housewife on the road to the end of days. HE’S NOT LOOKING SO GREAT – A horror comedy about a guy who breaks up with his girlfriend during the zombie apocalypse because she’s put on a couple of pounds. FRIENDS IN DARK PLACES – As strange and disturbing events begin to transpire around their young son, a couple is met with a frightening revelation. SEPULCHER – In this zombie apocalypse the dead are the last of your worries.










The Disembodied


Starring:  Erica Rhodes, olivia Alexander, chelsea Edmundson, ariana Madix, Lauren Furs



Synopsis: What would you do if a creature crossed over from the screen into the real world? When Jenna invites her friends to watch a few horror movies, the girls realize they’ve actually been recruited to help decorate a dusty, secluded mansion for Jenna’s strange mother who operates a haunted attraction during the Halloween season. As the gorgeous girls party and harmlessly flirt late into the night, they become increasingly creeped out by a presence that may only reside in their imaginations. Soon their perfect slumber party turns into an inescapable nightmare as a disembodied killer eyeball from the movie comes to life! Bent on having his way, the creature from the 8th dimension will stop at nothing until he gets exactly what it wants. Bonus features include: Far out You-tube videos, Grindhouse Featurette, Full Moon Trailers













Atom The Amazing Zombie Killer

Starring: Mark Shonsey, Zachary Byron Helm, Tim Johnson, Maggie Moore, Crystal Rose



Synopsis: Atom is an amazing zombie killer, has a horny girlfriend…and is the best bowler in the league! But don’t tell that to Dario and the Slashers, the evil bowling rivals who will stop at nothing to thwart Atom and his buddies. When all of his problems come to a head, Atom must battle his worst nightmare–ZOMBIES! May the bloodbath begin! let’s ROCK and BOWL in this outrageous horror comedy! Bonus features include: Commentary Track, Music Videos: Bolonium ‘Rock and Bowl’ Radioactive Chicken Heads ‘Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer’, Documentary: Rock and Bowl (Making of)
















Haunted [Blu-Ray]



Starring: Jon-Paul Gates, Vivien Creegor, Laura Penneycard, Jeremy Hill



Synopsis: If you Like “GHOST” reality shows, you should get a kick out of this one… REALM OF HORRORDare you venture into the most haunted place in the world. A TV crew will film a paranormal investigation and obtain evidence that proves we are not alone. Something Evil awaits them! They will all discover the truth, that we are not alone.



















Revenge Is Her Middle Name


Starring:  Lissa Brennan, Douglass Bell, Michael Todd Schneider, Jerry Pietrala

Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC



Synopsis: Years of prostitution and drug abuse have wrecked Kat’s (Lissa Brennan) life. She has settled into a stagnant relationship with her junkie boyfriend Dolph (Michael Todd Schneider), and the only ‘decent’ friend she has, Marilyn (Paula Bellin), also happens to be a high class call-girl. When Kat discovers that she is pregnant, she manipulates Dolph into taking part in a reckless heist that she hopes will score the money she needs to turn her life around. When things inevitably spiral out of control, and she is confronted by a drug dealing pimp known as Mutton Chop (Douglass Bell). Hellbent on vengeance, the sadistic pimp retaliates by ordering a brutal attack against Kat that will change her life forever. Bonus features include: The Night Stinger (Short that inspired the film), Trailers, Extended Scenes, Making of Revenge is Her Middle Name, Deleted Scenes, Audio Commentary with Anthony Mathews, Michael Todd Schneider and moderated by Ed Demko






















The Fappening

Starring:  Sean Weathers, Tina Krause, Erika Smith, Rachael Robbins, Lloyd Kaufman



Synopsis: A filmmaker steeped in a sex scandal goes to deadly ends to further his career. Alan Smithee is a small time filmmaker that has had sex with countless actresses that were trying to break into the business. One day his cellphone gets hacked and naked pictures and sex videos of these women are leaked online, destroying their lives and careers. Trying to do damage control on his own career he finds himself pushed to the limit and must make a decision that could prove fatal for everyone around him.








The Horror Of H.P. Lovecraft

Starring: Elias, Chad Bernhard, Rich Casella



Synopsis: A dark and fascinating anthology featuring short films inspired by the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft. An investigative journalist tries to unravel the mysteries of the enigmatic horror author, but as he digs deeper into the rich world of Lovercraftian legend, several strange and macabre stories unfold before his eyes as he is dragged further into Lovecraft’s world of monsters, magic and murder.








Evil Bong 420


Starring:  Sonny Carl Davis, John Patrick Jordan, Robin Sydney, Amy Paffrath, Mindy Robinson



Synopsis: Polish your balls and head to the lanes. Rabbit has escaped the Evil Bong’s World of Weed, and has opened a topless bowling alley. It’s the Grand Opening and the balls are rolling, the boobs are bouncing and the weed is plentiful. When his old friends, Larnell and Sarah Leigh stop by to help him celebrate his wacky new business venture, things are finally looking up for Rabbit, right? Wrong! Evil Bong is hot on Rabbit’s trail. With the help of the murderous Gingerdead Man, they crash the most balls out party of the century. But Gingerdead Man has plans of his own when he learns that the secret to becoming a real man is getting his cookies off. The Bong is BACK!! And so is everybody else, including Sarah Leigh (Robin Sydney), Larnell (John Patrick Jordan), Rabbit (Sonny Carl Davis), Velicity (Amy Paffrath), Hambo, Gingerdead Man, Ooga Booga and tons of insane surprise guests. It’s the movie with its mind firmly in the gutter. EVIL BONG 420 has the biggest balls, boobs and bongs you’ll see all year. Bonus features include: Youtube viral videos, Behind the scenes Making Off featurette










Starring:  Libby Chancellor, Joshua Miller, Jeremy Castaldo, Jamie Lee Fife, Stephen Miller



Synopsis: Five strangers awake in an abandon two-story house with a few unanswered questions racing through their minds. Who are they? Where are they? Why are they there? They soon discover that the obvious answers are not always the right ones. With nerves stretched thin, and time closing in, those remaining realize that if they want to escape from the forsaken place, they will have to work together to solve the puzzle, taking them on a psychological maze of murder and mayhem that is Purgatorium











The Falling

Starring:  Christina Augustin, Christina San Juan, Dennis Christopher, J.O. Bosso, Luis Prendes



Synopsis: This Spanish horror movie tells the story of three American teens on vacation in Spain who drive their RV into a tiny Spanish town where a large piece of Skylab has fallen and infected the town with a parasitic alien microbe that drives human beings insane and turns them into horrible mutants.










Nocturnal Activity


Starring: Raven Lee, Steve Dolton, June Bladon, Jonathan Hansler, Tylah Riot



Synopsis: Annie Dyer moves into a new apartment and quickly discovers she is not alone, a malevolent spirit repeatedly attempts to seduce her in order to possess her body as a vessel to carry out its vengeful mission. Bonus features include: Erotic Motion Menu, Trailers, Producer Commentary







Doctor Spine


Starring:  Joe Estevez, Larry Thomas, Reggie Bannister, Michael Wexler, Kathy Garver



Synopsis: Sometimes life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! Doctor Spine, a mild mannered chiropractor, or a bone-popping madman?! When his brain is split into three separate personalities by a meddling head shrink, it’s a race against time to piece his fractured mind back together before he destroys everyone around him! First he’ll crack you, then he’ll whack you! The Doctor is in-sane!







Sorrow (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Vannessa Vasquez, Andrew Sensenig, Melissa Mars



Synopsis: A young woman is abducted by serial killers and subjected to brutal treatment. She escapes from her confinement and finds a way to return to exact vengeance. She then becomes a prime suspect in the investigation of the killings. After she is caught by the police, she accuses the Chief of Police of having been instrumental in hiding the serial killings. A tense suspense thriller that will keep you guessing til the very end.









Clive Barker’s Origins: Salome And The Forbidden

Starring: Various


Synopsis: In 1970s Liverpool, Clive Barker and a small group of friends from college made two short films. Salome (1973) and The Forbidden (1978) feature early footage of Barker, who also did most of the special effects, and Doug Bradley, who went on to fame as Pinhead in the Hellraiser films. Also included are interviews with Barker, Bradley and other key players. Contains graphic violence and nudity. Salome is an 18-minute version of the tale based on the Oscar Wilde play and The Forbidden is a 35-minute short.





Blood Riders: The Devil Rides With Us


Starring:  Corey Lof, A.J. Morabito, Caitlynne Medrek



Synopsis: Blood Riders is a blood soaked adventure comedy about 4 young friends who stumble upon a body after stealing a car. That discovery pushes the friends on a road trip around town during which they try get rid of the increasing amount of corpses. Along their wild ride the kids encounter neo-Nazis, punk artists, devil worshipers and a plan to resurrect Hitler.







Clean Break


Starring:  Tianna Nori, Samy Osman, Sean Kaufmann, Leora Morris, Serge Plourde



Synopsis: For Cam Dawson and his two roommates, Scott and Dan, life is a constant party; there are no rules, no boundaries and, most importantly, no commitments past the morning after. It is the perfect living arrangement, until Scott meets Tracy. Tracy will stop at nothing for the perfect relationship, and when the rules of the house get in the way, she shows Scott’s roommates that while one-night stands are fleeting, you can take love right to the grave.






Creep Big Box VHS

Starring:  Joel D. Wynkoop, Kathy Willets


Synopsis: Angus Lynch, a psycho, escapes from prison and hooks up with his stripper sister named Kascha. Some death ensues eventually leading Angus to cross paths with a police captain named David who has a daughter named Jackie and whose wife was murdered when she was a child. TRUE Big Box VHS, uncut, 11×17 Poster, signed photo image by Tim Ritter & Joel D. Wynkoop. Limited to just 100 EVER.









Starring:   Nicole Alexander, Ameer Baraka, Lil’ Boosie, Barry D. Hunter, Tyrin Turner



Synopsis: In the streets of Baton Rouge, there are only two sides of the track. In the midst of a street war of South vs. North, Marcus Hatch (Lil Boosie) and Jai Savage Carter (Webbie) find themselves as rival drug dealers struggling to make ends meet. With the streets at war, someone must suffer the consequences. This film centers on the personal challenges, setbacks and dilemmas of street life. Keep an eye peeled for Nicole (Hoopz) Alexander, who plays Slimm’s (Tyrin Turner better known as Cain from Menace II Society) love interest and a hard working medical student. Also, be on the lookout for rap stars Bun B and Paul Wall also appear in supporting roles, as well as cameos by Trill Entertainment’s own Foxx, Lil’ Phat, Lil Trill and Big Head.









Tales Of The Supernatural – Extended UNCUT Version [DVD]

Starring:   Bruce Payne, Jon Campling, Laura Penneycard, Debra Baker, Joe Shefer



Synopsis: Are you ready to be scared? Then let loose the horrors within. But be warned! Once you do there is no going back… The Demon is a fallen angel, banished to our earth in search of 666 souls before lucifer will let him leave. He moves through us in search of keepsakes where he can extract the souls of the damned. Are you next? TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL contains six bone-chilling, blood-curdling, nightmare-inducing short films that link together to reveal a shocking truth…




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