DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Jan 19, 2016

by Lynn Sorel

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Jan 19, 2016


12 Monkeys: Season 1

Starring: Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull


Synopsis: Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, a man from the post-apocalyptic future, James Cole, (Aaron Stanford, Nikita, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand) travels to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will decimate the human race. But as he and virologist, Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull, Suits, Center Stage), track the mysterious cult behind the outbreak, the “Army of the 12 Monkeys”, the effects of time travel threaten to destroy humanity’s last hope. Tense, haunting and daring, 12 Monkeys is a “fast-paced, sci-fi, thriller,” (Mary McNamara – LA Times) to experience again and again.


Special Features

Disc 1 – 12 Monkeys Season One:

Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)

Deleted Scenes



Disc 2 – 12 Monkeys Season One:

Deleted Scenes



Disc 3 – 12 Monkeys Season One:

Gag Reel

Cast Auditions

Emily Hampshire – Markridge Improv Speech






The Guardian 

Starring: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell


Synopsis: William Friedkin, the Academy Award winning director of The Exorcist, delivers a new kind of fairy tale for adults. 



A handsome young couple finds the perfect live-in babysitter to look after their newborn child. It seems like a fairy tale, until ancient, supernatural forces turn the couples dream into a nightmare. 



In his first horror film since The Exorcist, Oscar-winning director William Friedkin spins a terrifying tale based on every parent’s worst fear. Jenny Seagrove (Local Hero) portrays the enchanting guardian who enters the home of new parents Dwier Brown (Red Dragon) and Carey Lowell (Licence to Kill) possessing impeccable references and an affinity for children. But as her true intentions are revealed, the battle for the child’s soul begins in this chilling film based on Dan Greenburg’s popular novel, The Nanny.


Special Features Include:

-“A Happy Coincidence” – an interview with actor Dwier Brown

-“From Strasberg to The Guardian” – an interview with actor Gary Swanson

-“A Mother’s Journey” – an interview with actress Natalija Nogulich

-“Scoring The Guardian” – an interview with composer Jack Hues

-“Tree Woman: The Effects of The Guardian” – an interview with makeup effects artist Matthew Mungle

-“Return to the Genre” – an interview with director/co-writer William Friedkin

-“The Nanny” – an interview with actress Jenny Seagrove

-“Don’t Go Into the Woods” – an interview with co-writer Stephen Volk

-Still Gallery of Behind-the-Scenes photos








Luther the Geek Blu-ray + DVD

Starring: Edward Terry, Joan Roth, Jerome Clarke, Stacy Haiduk


Synopsis: One night, when Luther was a boy, he discovered that there was something different about him – he enjoyed the taste of blood. Following in the footsteps of others like him, Luther became a geek: a deranged man who bites the heads off of live chickens in exchange for booze or money. Now, decades later, Luther is about to be paroled from prison and is ready to return to his home town, fitted with a set of razor sharp, metal teeth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood… Directed by Carlton Albright (THE CHILDREN), LUTHER THE GEEK is a bloody and bleak rural slasher featuring gruesome gore courtesy of William Purcell (EXORCIST 3) and Mike Tristano (EVIL DEAD 2) in what Fangoria called “the most riveting splatter film since THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.”

Bonus Features:

1. New 2K scan from the 35mm negative!

2. Audio Commentary with Director Carlton Albright

3. Video Interview with actor Jerome Clarke

4. Outtakes / Deleted Shots

5. Reversible Cover Art

6. Theatrical Trailer





Nightmare Weekend Blu-ray + DVD

Starring: Dale Midkif, Debbie Lester, Robert Burke, Debra Hunter


Synopsis: A brilliant computer scientist has just finished work on his greatest creation: a super computer with the ability to transform the personalities of bad and disobedient people. In anticipation of sharing his work with the scientific community, the scientist invites a fellow expert to test the machine on a group of debauched young women. Little does he know that his colleague intends to use the computer to turn their subjects into bloodthirsty mutants!

NIGHTMARE WEEKEND is a non-stop assault on the senses. Head explosions, gratuitous nudity and softcore sex, bikers, roller-skating, and a telepathic hand puppet named George rank NIGHTMARE WEEKEND among the weirdest and most jaw droppingly absurd horror films of the 1980s.


Bonus Features:

1. New 2K restoration of the long unavailable UNCUT version!

2. Interview with Associate Producer Marc Gottlieb

3. Interview with Special Effects Artist Dean Gates

4. Alternate R rated scenes

5. Theatrical trailer + plus more!




Dead End

Starring:  Marcus D. Spencer, Shalema Meszaro, Larry Kitagawa, Nicole R. Hughes


Synopsis: Demons haunt Tina after she begins to open the case of the murderer who claimed the lives of school children in her town. Her devotion to the case manifests frightening paranormal activities and the spirits haunt her day and night. She reaches out to a priest who sheds light on the situation. She soon realizes she must endure terror if she is to find this bloody murderer.








Hana-Dama: The Origin (Multi Format / Blu-Ray + DVD)

Starring: Sakuragi Rina, Nakamura Eriko, Aasda Shun


Synopsis: From the wild imagination of director Sato Hisayasu (Splatter: Naked Blood), one of a group of directors known as the Four Devils (who made their mark in the softcore pink film genre in the late 1980 s), comes a twisted tale of revenge via plant life in the terrifying Hana-Dama: The Origin.


Bullied Japanese high school student Mizuki (Sakuragi Rina, Girl s Blood) has the ultimate revenge on her teenage tormentors in this horror-fest tinged with dark humor.


Possessed by a powerful spirit, Mizuki sprouts a mysterious flower from her head which empowers her with deadly skills to exact revenge, with bloody consequences, against the bullying classmates led by mean girl Aya (Nakamura Eriko, August In Tokyo).


Hana-Dama: The Origin features supporting performances by Shimamura Maika, Fujiwara Kei and Asada Shun.




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