DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Feb 16, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Feb 16, 2016

 


 

 

 

The Mutilator (2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]

Starring: Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock

 

Synopsis: BY SWORD. BY PICK. BY AXE. BYE BYE.

 

Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had… and they don t come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper s sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator!

 

When Ed receives a message from his father asking him to go and lock up the family s beach condo for the winter, it seems like the perfect excuse for an alcohol-fuelled few days away with his friends. After all, his dad has forgiven him for accidentally blowing mom away with a shotgun several years ago… hasn t he? But no sooner are the teens on the island than they find themselves stalked by a figure with an axe (and a hook, and an onboard motor) to grind…

Originally entitled Fall Break (watch out for the incongruous theme song of the same name!), The Mutilator has earned a reputation amongst horror fans as one of the holy grails of 80s splatter mayhem due to its highly inventive (and not to say, decidedly gruesome) kill sequences, courtesy of FX wizard Mark Shostrom (Videodrome, Evil Dead II). Finally making its long-awaited bow in High-Definition, The Mutilator has returned to terrorise a whole new generation of horror fans!

 

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

 

Brand new 2K restoration of the unrated version from original vault materials

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

Original mono 1.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Introduction to the film with writer-director Buddy Cooper and assistant special make-up effects artist/assistant editor Edmund Ferrell

Audio Commentary with Cooper, Ferrell, co-director John Douglass and star Matt Mitler

Audio Commentary with Buddy Cooper and star Ruth Martinez Tutterow

Fall Breakers: The Story of The Mutilator brand new feature-length documentary on the making of the splatter classic featuring interviews with Cooper, Douglass, Ferrell, Mitler, actors Bill Hitchcock, Jack Chatham and more

Mutilator Memories special make-up effects artist Mark Shostrom looks back at one of his earliest projects

Tunes for the Dunes composer Michael Minard reveals how The Mutilator s unique score was created

Behind-the-Scenes Reel

Screen Tests

Alternate Opening Titles

Trailers and TV Spots

Fall Break Theme Song (Original and Instrumental Versions)

Opening Sequence Storyboards

Motion Stills Gallery

Original Fall Break Screenplay (BD/DVD-ROM content)

Reversible sleeve featuring two original artworks

 

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The Vincent Price Collection III [Blu-ray]

Starring: Vincent Price

 

Synopsis:   Includes- MASTER OF THE WORLD, TOWER OF LONDON, DIARY OF A MADMAN, AN EVENING OF EDGAR ALLAN POE, CRY OF THE BANSHEE   

 

Special Features Include:

DISC 1:

MASTER OF THE WORLD

High Definition 1080p (1.85:1)/DTS Master Audio Stereo/1961/Color/Not Rated/102 minutes

 

-High Definition Master from the inter-positive  

-Stereo Soundtrack created from the original 4-track mag 

-Audio commentary with actor David Frankham 

-“Richard Matheson: Storyteller:” Extended Cut (72 minutes) 

-Theatrical Trailer 

-Posters, Lobby Cards and Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery

-Photo Gallery of images from David Frankham’s personal collection

 

DISC 2: 

TOWER OF LONDON  

High Definition 1080p (1.66:1)/DTS Master Audio Mono/1962/B&W/Not Rated/80 minutes 

 

-High Definition Master from a fine grain film print 

-Interview with director Roger Corman 

-“Producing Tower of London” – an interview with producer Gene Corman 

-Two episodes of Science Fiction Theatre: “One Thousand Eyes” and “Operation Flypaper” (1956) both starring Vincent Price (in Standard Definition – 52 minutes) 

-Posters, Lobby Cards and Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery 

 

DISC 3: 

DIARY OF A MADMAN 

High Definition 1080p (1.66:1)/DTS Master Audio Mono/1963/Color/Not Rated/96 minutes 

 

AN EVENING OF EDGAR ALLAN POE  

Standard Definition (1.33:1)/DTS Master Audio Mono/1970/Color/Not Rated/53 mins. 

 

-High Definition Master from the inter-positive film element (“Diary of A Madman”)  

-Master created from the original 2” tape masters (“An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe”) 

-Audio Commentary with film historian and author Steve Haberman (on both features) 

-Interview with writer/producer/director Kenneth Johnson (“An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe”) 

-Theatrical Trailer (“Diary of A Madman”) 

-Poster and Lobby Card Gallery (“Diary of A Madman”) 

-Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery (“An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe”) 

 

DISC 4: 

CRY OF THE BANSHEE 

High Definition 1080p (1.85:1)/DTS Master Audio Mono/1970/Color/Not Rated/91 minutes (Director’s Cut)/87 minutes (Theatrical Cut) 

 

-High Definition Master of the director’s cut from the inter-positive  

-High Definition Master of the American International Theatrical Cut from the only surviving element in MGM’s Vault, a Color Reversal Intermediate 

-Audio Commentary by film historian Steve Haberman (Director’s Cut) 

-“A Devilish Tale of Poe” – an interview with director Gordon Hessler 

-Theatrical Trailer 

-TV Spot 

-Radio Spot 

-Posters, Lobby Cards and Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery

 

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Curse of the Faceless Man (1958) [Blu-ray]

Starring: Richard Anderson, Elaine Edwards, Adele Mara

 

Synopsis: Entombed for eons and turned to stone… the Volcano Man of 2,000 years ago stalks the earth to claim his woman! A team of archeologists, led by Dr. Paul Mallon (Richard Anderson, TV s The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman) excavates a perfectly preserved faceless man of stone encased in lava from a site at ancient Pompeii. Mallon begins to piece together the history and identity of the stone figure, he uncovers the story of Quintillus Aurelius, an Etruscan gladiator-slave who was tortured and sentenced to death for daring to love a noblewoman, but the eruption of the Vesuvius Volcano destroyed the city and buried the jailed Quintilus Aurelius. But when dead bodies with smashed skulls begin to pile up, not only do the scientists believe that the faceless man is still alive, but bent to carrying out his final wish, rescuing his beloved – reincarnated as Tina Enright (Elaine Edwards, The Bat), Mallon s fiancée. Directed by cult-great Edward L. Cahn (Invisible Invaders).

 

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Horror Cinema Historian Chris Alexander | Trailers

 

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Estranged [Blu-ray]

Starring: Amy Manson, James Cosmo, Craig Conway

 

Synopsis: After years of partying abroad, a terrible accident has January (Amy Manson, “Atlantis,” “Being Human”) confined to a wheelchair, with no memory of her past, her family, or the stately manor that was once her home. But something isn’t right. They say she ran away, but won’t tell her why. Her sister wishes she’d never come home. They’re locking her in at night. And the way her brother looks at her… From the Producers of INSIDIOUS and THE DEVIL INSIDE, ESTRANGED is a modern Gothic tale of dark secrets, shocking motives, and a reminder: Blood is thicker than water, and some stains never come out.

DVD Extra

Making of

 

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Riddle Room

 

Starring: Peter Carey, Erika Hoveland, Tiren Jhames

 

Synopsis: Emily Burns is being held captive in a room with no idea as to why or how she got there. Determined to escape and return to her daughter and husband, Emily discovers clues within the room that help explain what she’s doing there. They even provide clues about who is is….but will they help her escape? DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the Scenes, Cast Auditions, Deleted Scene, Bonus Trailer, Test Sequence for Investors

 

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Lynn Sorel has been writing for Horror News Network since September 2014. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @gothicmermaid13. Read her full bio on our About Us page.


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