DVD & Blu-ray Releases: December 9, 2014

By: Sean Brickley

There are only 9 movies to report about this week, fellow fiends.  Just in time for Christmas is the Diamond Luxe Blu-ray release of the classic Gremlins.  This week also sees the DVD and Blu-ray release of the Dead Snow sequel as well as the DVD release of 1987’s Stripped To Kill.  Now that I’ve told you about 33% of the movies coming out this week, check out the rest below.  Pleasant viewing.



MOVIES

The Cabining (2014)

Starring:

Luce Rains, Bo Keister, Mike Kopera

Synopsis:

Todd and Bruce, a hapless screenwriting team, get one last shot at success thanks to Todd’s wealthy stepdad, Sarge. If they pen a worthy horror script, Sarge will fund the entire project.

But there is one condition – the script must be complete in two weeks.

With the deadline looming and no fresh ideas, Todd and Bruce head to Shangri-La, a serene artist’s retreat, with the hope that the peace and company of fellow artists will inspire greatness… or, failing greatness, at least enough for straight-to-DVD.

Shangri-La proves to be anything but serene, as the artists die off one by one, seemingly by accident. Bruce convinces Todd to soak in this morbid atmosphere to help with the writing, but soon those two are fighting for their lives as well.

Purchase:

DVD


 

Day Of The Mummy (2014)

Starring:

Danny Glover, William McNamara, Andrea Monier, Robin Steffen, Philip Marlatt

Synopsis:

Welcome to Egypt, land of the Pharaohs. A place steeped in history and legend; Gods and spiritual guides; untold wealth and the bone-cracking, blood-spilling guardians of its riches. Jack Wells has arrived in Egypt in search of the famous diamond known as The Codex Stone. His journey leads him to the tomb of the cursed King Neferu, cursed not by name but by nature. With his centuries-old slumber disturbed by timeless human greed, the King rises from the dead with a blood-lust that cannot be quenched and a raging fury that will shred flesh from bone, bringing terrible and tormented death to all who dare witness the Day of the Mummy.

Purchase:

DVD


 

Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead (2014)

Starring:

Vegar Hoel, Organ Gamst, Martin Starr

Synopsis:

Martin (Vegar Hoel) hasn’t had the best vacation. He accidentally killed his girlfriend with an axe. He cut his own arm off with a chainsaw. And his friends STILL got devoured by a battalion of Nazi Zombies. This morning, he woke up in a hospital bed with a new arm – but it’s a super-powered Zombie arm that wants to kill him, and anyone else it can reach. Martin’s PISSED. And with the help of his new Zombie Squad pals (Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer, Ingrid Haas), he’s gonna deliver some payback to Colonel Herzog and his precious Nazi gold – by raising an undead army of his own.

Purchase:

DVD

Blu-ray


Gremlins (1984)

Starring:

Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates

Synopsis:

Stunning and sleek, the new Diamond Luxe 2 disc packaging for the modern collector All-New Bonus Features: · Cute, Clever, Mischievous, Intelligent and Dangerous: Making Gremlins- Don’t get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight! Discover the incredible story behind Gizmo’s amazing journey from an antique store in Chinatown to the big screen. · From Gizmo to Gremlins: Creating the Creatures Discover the incredible artistry involved in bringing life to Gizmo, Stripe and Gremlins, from working (or not working) puppets to Howie Mandel voicing our favorite Mogwai. · 2 Motion comics from the 1984 Gremlins Books.

Purchase:

Blu-ray


 

Slaughter Hotel (1971)

Starring:

Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Rosalba Neri

Synopsis:

This Italian exploitation horror cult classic stars a terminally creepy doctor (Klaus Kinski) at an asylum for suicidal and disturbed women. There’s a team of strange doctors, unprofessional nurses and even a hunky gardener at these ladies’ service to help them recover. In classic Giallo form director Fernando Di Leo introduces a mad-raving murderer, typically dressed in black and using the institution’s old-fashioned armory decoration as slashing tools. Margaret Lee and Rosalba Neri are among the frequently unclothed cast, and there are decapitations, crossbow bolts in the eye, and some fairly explicit sex. This gory slasher flick with more than its fair share of nudity is a Euro-grindhouse gem.

Purchase:

DVD

Blu-ray


The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears (2014)

Starring:

Klaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camarda, Sam Louwyck, Anna D’Annunzio

Synopsis:

From directing duo Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani (Amer), comes this homage to the masters of classic Italian Giallo horror. Dan returns home to find his wife is missing. With no signs of struggle or break-in and with no help from the police, Dan’s search for answers leads him down a psychosexual rabbit hole.The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears is a bloody and taut fantasia of suspense that leaves the viewer entranced in this highly original erotic thriller.

Purchase:

DVD

Blu-ray


 

Stripped to Kill (1987)

Starring:

Kay Lenz, Greg Evigan, Norman Fell, Pia Kamakahi, Tracey Crowder

Synopsis:

A maniac is killing strippers. Detective Sheehan has one weapon to stop him…Her body. A beautiful stripper is found dangling by piano wire from a bridge, another one dies in a fiery inferno… a third dancer is killed by being dragged by a truck for miles. And Detective Cody Sheehan (Kay Lenz, House) is determined to get to the bottom of it. To solve the case, Sheehan infiltrates the club’s tight sorority of dancers and goes undercover, uncovered, as a performer. To her immense surprise, she learns that stripping holds a powerful allure for her, and her professional and personal lives have taken on shocking new dimensions. Also starring Greg Evigan (DeepStar Six) and Norman Fell (TV’s Three’s Company), now newly re-mastered in HD and loaded with extras, this relentless journey towards a murderer’s soul will lead you down dark and dangerous Los Angeles streets few will ever know- and you may never forget!

Special Features:

Audio commentary by Star Kay Lenz
Audio commentary by Director Katt Shea
On camera interview with Katt Shea
On camera interview with Roger Corman
Original Theatrical Trailer

Purchase:

DVD


 

Tesis (Thesis) (1996)

Starring:

Ana Torrent

Synopsis:

Mastered for Blu-ray in stunning 1080p High Definition and featuring an all-new 2014 Making-of documentary entitled ”Touching Death”! The winner of 6 Goya Awards – including Best Picture – Tesis is an American-style thriller from Spain’s director sensation Alejandro Amenabar (The Others, Open Your Eyes). Angela (Ana Torrent: Spirit of the Beehive, Cria Cuervos), is a university student writing her thesis about violence in the media. During her research, she comes across a shocking ”snuff” film (a film where a murder is actually committed for the camera) that has apparently been shot on the campus. Investigating further, she uncovers clues that the university’s administrators may be involved in an unexplained series of student disappearances, leading her to the ultimate terrifying revelation: she might be the next victim.

Tesis has been acclaimed by critics around the world as a superbly constructed thriller that generates considerable suspense and thrills from beginning to end. This new for 2014 1080p High Definition Blu-ray also contains a vintage ”making of” featurette, deleted scenes, and storyboard selections. Spanish Language with optional English Subtitles.

Purchase:

Blu-ray


You Can’t Kill Stephen King (2014)

Starring:

Monroe Mann, Ronnie Khalil, Crystal Arnette, Kayle Blogna, Kate Costello

Synopsis:

One summer, a group of friends make a clueless and ill-fated decision to visit the lake where horror author Stephen King lives. Upon arrival, they are greeted by unfriendly townspeople who hate noise and tom-foolery almost as much as they hate uninvited guests and questions about their most famous resident. As dead bodies begin to mount, one thing becomes clear: the friends must piece together the clues and save themselves before their own Stephen King nightmare is written.

Purchase:

DVD

 

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