DVD & Blu-ray Releases: July 22, 2014

By: Sean Brickley

It looks like we’ve got a pretty decent haul this week, fellow fiends.  With 23 total releases there’s bound to be something in this week’s list that can bring peace to your inner gore-hound.  Flatliners and Anaconda are getting Blu-ray re-releases.  Bloodsuckers From Outer Space is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new release.  Also, don’t forget to check out the highly anticipated All Cheerleaders Die. Pleasant viewing, fiends.



Movies:

100 Tears (Director’s Cut) (2007)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Raine Brown, Georgia Chris, Joe Davidson, Jack Amos

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00IYLX5E0

Synopsis:

Available for the first time with never before seen gore and added extra footage! 100 Tears: the underground cult favorite can be seen for the first time, as the director intended! After being accused of crimes he did not commit, a lonely circus performer exacts his revenge on those who unjustly condemned him. The act sparks something inside of him which he cannot stop and now, years later, his inner-demons have truly surfaced. Part urban legend, part tabloid sensationalism… he is now an unstoppable murderous juggernaut, fueled only by hate. Going to the circus will never be the same!


All Cheerleaders Die (2013)

Format(s):

DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:

Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Amanda Grace Cooper, Reanin Johannink, Tom Williamson, Leigh Parker, Nicholas S. Morrison

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JMLQGQ0

Blu-ray Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JMLPC06

Synopsis:

Teenage outsider Maddy (Caitlin Stasey, I, Frankenstein) is keeping some dark secrets and holding a serious grudge against the captain of the Blackfoot High football team. When Maddy joins the school’s elite and powerful cheerleading squad, she convinces her new friends to help inflict her revenge. After a late-night party goes awry, their plans take an unexpected turn for the worst and all of the girls die. A sinister, supernatural power intervenes and the girls mysteriously appear at school the next day with a killer new look… and some unusual new appetites.


Anaconda (1997)

Format(s):

Blu-ray

Notable Names:

Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight

Blu-ray Link:

http://amzn.com/B00K31RC52

Synopsis:

A high voltage thriller with enough spine-snapping suspense to literally take your breath away. The #1 box office hit follows a young film crew as they are hijacked by a hunter obsessed with a mythic, man-eating snake.


Black Water Creek: Legend of Sasquatch (2013)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Nelson Irizarry, Marshall Ever, Mark Shell

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JQYUQAA

Synopsis:

Detectives Shaw and Willis are called to Black Water Creek to investigate a string of serial killings. Someone or something is killing people and driving locals into paranoid delusions with eyewitnesses saying it s a Sasquatch. The detectives soon learn that some legends are better left alone.


Blood Lake (2014)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Shannen Doherty, Christopher Lloyd, Ciara Hanna, Jason Brooks

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JXNBXRE

Synopsis:

After chomping through massive fish populations, thousands of starved lampreys begin attacking the citizens of a sleepy lake town, leaving the community scrambling to stay alive.


Bloodsuckers From Outer Space (30th Anniversary Edition) (1984)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Dennis Letts, Laura Ellis, Pat Paulsen, Thom Meyers

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00IYLWSO8

Synopsis:

An invisible alien presence invades rural Texas, revoltingly killing its victims, reanimating their corpses, and sending them on a bloodthirsty rampage. Scientists at a local research facility set out to study the phenomenon while top military brass are hell-bent on nuking the bloodsuckers. A young photographer and his girlfriend find themselves ensnared in the bloody mayhem. Taking a comic swipe at drive-in exploitation films, this Horror Sci-Fi farce is so true to the genre that it joins the ranks of the movies it pokes fun at.


Bordello Death Tales (2009)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Faye Baker, Stuart Gregory

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JQYUT6Q

Synopsis:

Death, Booze, Sex, Ghoulish Grindhouse Murders Galore and more in this terrifying anthology film brought to you by three of the most fiercely original, independent directors, working in horror today.


Border Break (2013)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Cory Hart, Denise Williamson, George Cisneros

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00K2OBUR6

Synopsis:

Janet Taylor and a group of college students take a road trip to Mexico for Spring Break. While en route they stumble upon a roadblock that forces them to take a detour, which leads down a dangerous path of kidnapping and murder. Inspired by the true story of Janet Taylor.


The Caretakers (2014)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Nick Faust, Michael Coon, Bill Johnson, Joe Estevez, PJ Woodside

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00LZ2LYQ6

Synopsis:

An aging caretaker for a powerful vampire must help hunt down a rogue half-breed vampire at the same time that he trains his two new apprentices.


Cell 213 (2010)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Michael Rooker, Eric Balfour

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00K2OBSI2

Synopsis:

Cell 213 becomes home to Michael Gray, a cocky young attorney, after a gruesome twist of circumstance lands him in the South River State Penitentiary framed for the murder of an incarcerated client. Unnatural forces are causing prisoners to kill themselves at abnormal rates and Michael soon discovers that matters of guilt and innocence are not as cut and dry as he would like to believe trapped in this nightmarish cell.


Closed Circuit Extreme (2012)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Francesca Cuttica, Guglielmo Favilla, Gaia Insenga, Stefano Fregni

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00IYLWXCA

Synopsis:

After their friend goes missing, a young couple break into the house of a suspected serial killer and plant hidden cameras but when they attempt to retrieve the evidence they are trapped and are forced to fight for their lives.


Destroy All Monsters (1968)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Kubo Akira, Jun Tazaki, Yukiko Kobayashi

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JB08O76

Synopsis:

Scientists face Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra and more obscure Japanese monsters sent by she-aliens.


Flatliners (1990)

Format(s):

Blu-ray

Notable Names:

Keifer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon

Blu-ray Link:

http://amzn.com/B00K31RC7A

Synopsis:

Are you afraid to die? Kiefer Sutherland isn’t. He’s an ambitious, charismatic medical student who persuades classmates Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon to take part in a reckless experiment. To see if there is life after death, they will kill themselves: temporarily shut down (“flatline”) their heartand brain functions to briefly experience clinical death. After Sutherland survives the first experiment, the others flatline for increasingly longer intervals. But their horror begins when they realize that although they’ve come back alive… they haven’t come back alone. Flatliners is a chilling suspense thriller of obsession, fear and redemption that will take you across the line to a place where terror lives forever.


Ginger Snaps (Collector’s Edition) (2000)

Format(s):

Blu-ray/DVD Combo

Notable Names:

Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle

Blu-ray Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JJOY41E

Synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Brigitte Fitzgerald (Emily Perkins, Insomnia, Juno) and her nearly-sixteen-year-old sister Ginger (Katharine Isabelle, Freddy vs. Jason, Hannibal) are both best friends and outcasts. Obsessed with dying and bound by a childhood pact to stay together forever, they loathe their mind-numbing existence in the suburbs of Bailey Downs. One night the two girls are heading through the woods when Ginger is savagely attacked by a wild creature.
Ginger’s horrible wounds miraculously heal over, but something is not quite right about her. Ginger is irritable and in denial. But to Brigitte, it is obvious that a terrifying force has taken hold of her sister. She’s convinced that the insatiable craving her sister is experiencing can mean only one thing: Ginger is becoming something unspeakably evil and monstrous.
Also starring Mimi Rogers (Penny Dreadful),Kris Lemche (Final Destination 3) and Jesse Moss (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil), this riveting funfest was directed by John Fawcett (Orphan Black) and written by Karen Walton (Orphan Black).

Special Features:

NEW interviews with director John Fawcett, writer Karen Walton, actors Emily Perkins and Jesse Moss, Producer Steve Hoban, Make-up Effects artist Paul Jones, Composer Mike Shields and Editor Brett Sullivan
NEW Women in Horror panel discussing GINGER SNAPS
Audio Commentary with Director John Fawcett
Audio Commentary with Writer Karen Walton
Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by John Fawcett and Karen Walton
The Making of GINGER SNAPS – Vintage Featurette
Creation of the Beast – Vintage Featurette
Being John Fawcett- Vintage Featurette
Cast Auditions and Rehearsals
Theatrical Trailers
TV Spots
Production Design Artwork Photo Gallery


The Harsh Light Of Day (2012)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Giles Alderson, Sophie Linfield, Dan Richardson

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00IYLWVYK

Synopsis:

Daniel Shergold (Dan Richardson), a writer on the occult, is a happily married man until the day his wife is murdered, and he is left paralyzed in a brutal, seemingly random attack, by a group of masked intruders. When the police are unable to find the perpetrators, Daniel is left in a pit of bitterness and anger. Desperately seeking vengeance, Daniel is brought to the attention of a mysterious stranger who changes everything. He offers Daniel something he hadn’t dared hope for, something that shouldn’t even be possible. He will help him walk, help him search, help him find vengeance – and it soon becomes clear that his wife’s murder wasn’t entirely without purpose. All this, but at one hell of a price…


Haunted House On Sorority Row (2014)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Marylee Osborne, Haley Madison, Erin R. Ryan

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00IYXNOD0

Synopsis:

A fledgling sorority moves into a dilapidated house, only to find something evil is lurking in the shadows. Is it an elaborate hazing ritual? Or is something sinister – something paranormal – behind the mental and physical assault? One by one they face their deepest fears against a malignant force, seemingly aware of their darkest secrets. You’ll never guess what lies behind the Haunted House on Sorority Row


Haunted Trailer (2014)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Joe Grisaffi, Jeremy J. D. Norton, Ron Jeremy

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00IYXNPGQ

Synopsis:

Two goofy hick brothers (Elvis and Aaron), their crazy redneck Momma and sexy sister (Prissy) must exorcise their mobile home of an ancient demon set free to fulfill an end-times prophecy, with the help of a low rent TV evangelist named Reverend Wiggems, or the world will be destroyed.


The Last Horror Film (1985)

Format(s):

Blu-ray

Notable Names:

Caroline Munro, Joe Spinell, Judd Hamilton

Blu-ray Link:

http://amzn.com/B00IDBJVZS

Synopsis:

A grossly underrated slasher gem! The infamous Joe Spinell, best known for his iconic role in Maniac, delivers his ‘career defining performance’ (Bill Gibon, DVD Talk) as an depraved, obsessed fanatic. Vinny Durand (Spinell) trails beautiful actress Jana Bates (fellow Maniac-alum Caroline Munro), to the Cannes Film Festival determined to have her star in his first film. As Durand’s disturbing fascination grows, a mysterious killer begins slaughtering all people in Jana’s entourage. Is the obsessed fanatic and the psychotic killer one in the same? Will this be Jenna’s Last Horror Film? This stellar treatment of this forgotten classic, includes engaging Spinell-memorializing supplemental material, and is a must-own for any horror film enthusiast.

Special Features:

All Region Codes
Booklet Notes by Calum Waddell
Audio commentary with associate producer Luke Walter, moderated by Evan Husney
Optional Introduction by Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Studios and creator of ‘oxic Avenger’
‘My Best Maniac’ conversation with Joe Spinell’s friend Luke Walter
Interview with ‘Maniac’ director William Lustig
‘Mister Robbie’ promotional trailer for the never produced ‘Maniac II: Mister Robbie’
Trailers for the Film: ‘Fanatic’ TV spots, ‘The Last Horror Film’ and ‘The Soul of Troma’
Reversible Sleeve Incorporating Original Artwork


Last Horror Movie, The (2003)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Mark Stevenson, Antonia Beamish, Kevin Howarth

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00IYLWT8S

Synopsis:

A break out at a maximum security prison and the slaying of a young waitress at a roadside diner mark the beginning of a brutal killing spree, but the identity of the serial killer and his true motivation remain a mystery until the films terrifying end.


Midnight Matinee Psycho (2013)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Ari Lehman, Sal Lizard, Michelle Shields, Randi Nelle, John Rutland, Greg Wait, Derek Young, PJ Soles

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00IYXNNR2

Synopsis:

Years ago a man was slaughtered at a Midnight Matinee at the local theater. Up until now, the police have only had dead-ends, but suddenly the hunt is back on as an unidentified lunatic begins killing innocent film goers attending Midnight Matinees. All star cast features PJ Soles, Sal Lizard, Lloyd Kaufman and more!


The Perfect House (2012)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Jonathan Tiersten, John Philbin, Monique Parent, Dustin Stevens, Andrea Vahl Felissa Rose

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00IYXNOMQ

Synopsis:

A Young couple’s dream home turns into a house of horrors when the disturbing, violent acts of three generations of doomed families is reawakened for them to witness. Now they must fight for their lives to escape the terrible secrets hidden within the walls of The Perfect House. Starring horror favorites Felissa Rose and Jonathan Thiersten of the Sleepaway Camp series.


Returned, The (2013)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Kris Holden-Reid, Emily Hampshire, Claudia Bassols, Shawn Doyle

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JLJ0APG

Synopsis:

In a post-zombie world, the infected live normal lives by taking a valuable retroviral drug every 24 hours. However, with supplies of the drug quickly running out, those who have returned are being targeted by violent anti-zombie protesters. Kate and her Returned husband Alex decide to flee the city, but with the zombie population rising, the government closing in on them, and their supply running out, they become more and more desperate as they search for a way for Alex to survive.


Collections:

Serial Killer Slaughter Fest Stalkers, Slashers And Psychos

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Various

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00I3SVZJQ

Synopsis:

For those who crave the Carnage and Gore of Frenzied Killing Sprees, here’s a Home Fried Film Fest of the Sick, Senseless and Warped Serial Killers in Cult Film History!

The Death Stalker Murders – The weird and sick story of acclaimed horror film director Jimmy Duncan, infamous for his psychotic temper and his unique brand of exploitative movies.

Virgin Murders – After viewing a video tape of violent torture, rape, and murder, Victor plummets into darkness as he is hunted by deranged members of a body modification cult.

The Goatman Murders – Two carloads of friends are headed to Florida and the only thing on their minds is sex, booze, drugs, and rock and roll when engine trouble sidelines them into a spiral of killing and depravity.

Exit 101: Halloween Party Massacre – Caleb and his college friends are getting ready for the Halloween party of their lives when they accidentally unleash a secret biological serum into the small town of Lakeshear.

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