DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Jan 5, 2016

by Lynn Sorel


DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Jan 5, 2016


The Visit 

Starring: Ed Oxenbould, Deanna dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Kathryn Hahn Olivia DeJonge


Synopsis: Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day. Shyamalan produces The Visit through his Blinding Edge Pictures, while Blum produces through his Blumhouse Productions alongside Marc Bienstock (Quarantine 2: Terminal). Steven Schneider (Insidious) and Ashwin Rajan (Devil) executive produce the thriller.


Special Features

Digital Copy of The Visit (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)

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

The Making of The Visit

Deleted Scenes

Alternate Ending

Becca’s Photos









The Green Inferno

Starring:  Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Sky Ferreira


Synopsis: From acclaimed horror director, Eli Roth, The Green Inferno follows New York college student Justine, who meets a student activist Alejandro when he goes on a hunger strike on behalf of underpaid janitors. Smitten, Justine agrees to help Alejandro undertake his next project: to save the Amazon. Justine soon learns to regret her decision when their plane crashes in the Peruvian jungle and the students discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished as they are held captive by a cannibalistic tribe.


Special Features

Digital Copy of The Green Inferno (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)

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

Photo Gallery

Feature Commentary with Co-Writer/Director/Producer Eli Roth, Producer Nicolas Lopez, and Stars Lorenza Izzo, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton, and Daryl Sabara





Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Starring: Joey Morgan, Logan Miller, Tye Sheridan


Synopsis: Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.







Starring:  Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberley Crossman, Sam Berkley


Synopsis: High School is Hell! Metal-thrashing Brodie is an outcast in a sea of jocks and cheerleaders until he meets a kindred spirit in fellow metalhead Zakk. After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk s resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. Their classmates and family become inhabited by demonic forces, tearing out their own eyes and turning into psychotic murderers… and this is only the beginning! It s up to Brodie, Zakk and their group of friends to stop a force of pure evil from devouring all of mankind.



A blood-soaked and hilarious horror comedy, DEATHGASM features an amazing original soundtrack of fistbanging metal and practical effects to satisfy metalheads and splatter fans alike. DEATHGASM will gush bodily fluids, rain limbs and tickle your funny bone, before tearing it out and giving you a stiff beating with it.




Special Features:  Commentary with Writer-Director Jason Lei Howden, Featurettes, Music Video: Bulletbelt Deathgasm






The House Where Evil Dwells / Ghost Warrior [Double Feature] [Blu-ray]


Starring: Doug McClure, Susan George


Synopsis: A Double Dose Of Samurai Action! 





1982 / NEW Transfer



A century ago, a samurai brutally murdered his adulterous wife and her lover before taking his own life. Now, the Fletcher family has found what they think is their perfect Japanese home: not knowing it’s the same house where the murders occurred. But as strange events escalate and the ghosts of the dead begin to toy with the living, the Fletchers discover they’ve become unwitting players in a horrible reenactment… one which they may not survive! This chilling ghost story stars Edward Albert (Galaxy Of Terror), Susan George (Straw Dogs) and Doug McClure (Humanoids From The Deep) and is directed by Kevin Connor (Motel Hell). 








While exploring a cave, two skiers find the body of a 400-year-old samurai warrior entombed in ice. He is brought to the United States in a hush-hush operation and revived through cryosurgery. Unfortunately, he is then forced to battle for his freedom, dignity and life. This Charles Band production stars Janet Julian (King Of New York, Humongous).





Phantom From 10,000 Leagues (1956) [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen


Synopsis: Before there was Jaws or Orca The Killer Whale there was The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues the mother of all monsters from the deep! This classic 1950’s science fiction feature was a huge hit at drive-in theatres and aquariums across America! When a scientist tries to create a radioactive death ray, the experiment backfires causing a small turtle to revert to a giant prehistoric size monster. Dr. Ted Stevens (Kent Taylor, The Crawling Hand) meets a government investigators, at the scene of another beach murder caused by this hideous sea monster, while marine biologist Professor King (Michael Whalen, The Dawn Express), who created the monster in his laboratory, is being pursued by a beautiful femme fatale who is blackmailing or killing everyone in sight in an effort to acquire King’s top secret files for the Russians. Directed by veteran Hollywood editor Dan Milner (From Hell It Came), his second of three directorial efforts. 


Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith | “Trailers From Hell” with Joe Dante | Trailers






Starring: Dylan Penn, Ronen Rubinstein, Genevieve Hudson-Price, Honor Titus, Lydia Hearst


Synopsis: Fed up with her parents’ bickering, poor-little-rich-girl Maya (Dylan Penn) moves in with her boyfriend, who is squatting in an old condemned building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. With neighbors that are meth heads, junkies and degenerates, this depraved hell hole is even more toxic than it appears: After a virus born from their combined noxious waste and garbage infects the building’s residents, one by one, they succumb to a terrifying pathogen that turns them into bloodthirsty, rampaging killers and transforms their building into a savage slaughterhouse.








Over Your Dead Body

Starring: Ko Shibasaki, Hitomi Katayama


Synopsis: From Acclaimed Horror Director Takashi Miike



A beautiful actress (Ko Shibasaki of 47 Ronin and Battle Royale) plays the protagonist in a new play based on a legendary ghost story. She pulls some strings to get her lover cast in the play, although he’s a relatively unknown actor. With the cast in place, rehearsals for the play, about an abusive relationship and a grudge, begin. But off stage, some begin to develop their own obsessions. Trapped between the play and reality, they are horrified to find that a real grudge can cross the blurred line between reality and fantasy. Will love flourish? Or has it already turned hideously dark?






Little Dead Rotting Hood

Starring: Eric Balfour, Bianca A. Santos, Romeo Miller, Heather Tom, Marina Sirtis


Synopsis: The residents of a small town discover that something more sinister than killer wolves is lurking in the backwoods: first the wolves start turning up dead…then people.







Starring: Various


Synopsis: A group of friends travel to exotic Panama for a week of partying in a lush tropical paradise. What begins as a dream vacation quickly turns deadly when they realize they are being hunted by bloodthirsty, flesh-eating creatures.






The Inhabitants 

Starring: Elise Couture, Michael Reed, India Pearl, Vasilios Asimakos


Synopsis: A young couple gets more than they bargained for when they buy a historic New England bed and breakfast only to find a mysterious evil lurking within the walls. From the writers of John Carpenter’s “The Ward”, this supernatural chiller features Elise Couture (“Heredity”) and Michael Reed (“The Disco Exorcist”).


Blu-ray contains an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette.







Starring:  Anna Hutchinson, Drea Whiturn


Synopsis: Best friends Emily and Lesley go on a road trip to the desert. When Emily decides to get off the highway and take a ‘short cut,’ they become the target of a relentless and psychotic trucker who forces them to play a deadly game of cat and mouse.





Legend of Wasco

Starring: Dan Nye, Jason Crowe, Jessica Schroeder


Synopsis: A clown performer and his future brother in-law create a web sensation by dressing up as the infamous Wasco clown, unwittingly resurrecting the real Wasco and his henchmen. As murders rock the community, the friends band together to send the evil clowns back to the grave.





High School Exorcism

Starring: Janel Parrish, Kelly Hu, Jennifer Stone


Synopsis: After her parents separate, high school senior Chloe, a one-time top student and star athlete, begins to suffer the frightening onset of schizophrenia. She finds herself torn between Lauren, her concerned best friend, and Olivia, a religious classmate who is convinced that Chloe is possessed. When Olivia decides to conduct an exorcism on Chloe, can Lauren save her friend before things turn deadly?






Starring: Megan Lockhurst, Suzie Frances-Garton, Lee Bane


Synopsis: After Paul and Jenny part company with their sinister housekeeper Agatha, the disgruntled former employee gives a vintage doll called Robert to their son Gene. Soon after Agatha’s departure, strange events begin plaguing the household. Furniture is vandalized, objects are thrown around and maniacal giggles echo through the house in the middle of the night. But nobody believes Gene when he claims Robert is to blame for the disturbances. Paul and Jenny consider the possibility that a supernatural force has taken over their home, but as the occurrences escalate, they discover that it’s not the house that’s haunted… it’s the doll.







Kill Game

Starring: Joe Adler, Michael Galante, Sari Sanchez, Person Fode, Laura Ashley Samuels


Synopsis: In the fictional town of Grace Arbor the answers are never clear.

Who is underneath the mask?

KILL GAME is the story of a group of high school kids who amuse themselves by pulling pranks on unsuspecting students and teachers. They are all popular, good looking, the kids voted most likely to succeed. But at their core lies a cruelty and shallowness which comes with the territory of privilege. One night, a prank goes horribly wrong and a teenager is killed. The gang covers it up as a drowning accident but five years later, their lives are turned upside down when one of them is killed by a serial killer wearing a haunting Marilyn Monroe mask. It doesn t stop there, one by one the gang is killed in manners mirroring the pranks they pulled in high school. Is it revenge? Is it karma? Is it the dead boy’s spirit coming back to avenge his death? One thing is certain…No one is laughing now.





Queens of Scream Collection

Starring:  Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Ironside, Leslie Nielsen, Wendy Lyon, Nicky Buggs


Synopsis: Prom Night Four seniors, who all share the same terrible secret, are stalked by a vengeful axe-wielding killer on Prom Night. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Leslie Nielsen. 


Prom Night II: Hello Mary Lou 

In 1957, Mary Lou Maloney accepted the crown for prom queen…and went up in flames. Now her spirit is back and ready to rule of the halls of Hamilton High once again. 


The Sorority 

Convinced that her sister’s recent suicide was not her own doing, Isabel joins the same sorority to investigate. But what she learns is that rush at this sorority is not only an initiation—it’s a death sentence. 


Sorority Sister Slaughter 

The haunting legacy of a dead sorority sister—killed by her own abortion attempt—sets out to decimate the house’s new occupants in a similar, bloody fashion. 



When Adam asks a new temp at his work, Olivia, out for drinks, he doesn’t realize the baggage this beauty carries with her. Olivia’s former lover and friend, Rufus, can’t let her go. The situation is becoming dangerous and in this murderous tale of a terrifying love triangle, only one man will win.






Pet Shop of Horrors

Starring:  Masaya Onosaka, Toshihiko Seki, Miho Yamada 


Synopsis: Count D, a quite interesting pet shop owner from an area called Chinatown, sells rare and hard to come by pets to people longing for something special, but with each sale comes a contract. If the rules of the contract are followed, everything goes fine, but if someone should break the rules of the contract, the pet shop cannot be held responsible for anything unfortunate that might happen. Leon Orcot, a homicide detective, has linked many odd and unexplainable deaths together; they all were customers of Count D’s pet shop, and he intends to find out why.









The Terror / The Satanic Rites of Dracula

Starring:   Boris Karloff, Sandra Knight, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing


Synopsis:  When Lieutenant Duvalier (Jack Nicholson) becomes separated from his unit, he is immediately taken with a mysterious woman, but quickly becomes suspicious of her shadowy demeanor. Then, Christopher Lee stars as Count Dracula, who fronts a satanic cult that uses a research establishment as a cover for its dastardly deeds in 1970s London.






Night of the Living Dead / The Devil Bat

Starring: Judith O’Dea, Duane jones, Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave


Synopsis: In the George A. Romero horror classic, Night of the Living Dead, Barbra and her brother travel to a remote town in Pennsylvania to visit the gravesite of their deceased father. Then, in The Devil Bat, when a brilliant scientist develops an ingenious product and is cheated out of profits by his greedy partners, he turns his laboratory of science into one of doom.




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