DVD & Blu-ray Releases: June 24, 2014


By: Sean Brickley

Greeting, fiends.  I only have ten listings to report on this week, but as usual there’s always something for everyone including Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Evil Toons,Wolf Creek 2 and 1979’s Screamers.  All-in-all we’ve got 9 movies and 1 television series coming to store shelves today.  Enjoy!



Movies:

The Addicted (2013)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Jenny Gayner, Sean J. Vincent, Thea Knight

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00KL3TWOQ

Synopsis:

25 years after a patient in a drug rehab clinic commits suicide, 4 friends decide to spend a night in the abandoned clinic to try and film some of the reported paranormal goings-on. Shortly thereafter, an up and coming TV journalist is persuaded to spend a night in the clinic with 3 of her friends to try and film some of the spooky activity that is rumored to be going on. In the course of one night, Nicole, her boyfriend and their two friends discover the sickening truth about the history of the clinic and have to face a very real possibility that they might never leave.


Evil Toons (1992)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

David Carradine, Arte Johnson, Monique Gabrielle, Michelle Bauer, Dick Miller

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JRSK6E6

Synopsis:

It’s Roger Rabbit meets The Evil Dead as four sexy sorority girls agree to clean an old spooky house and wind up accidentally releasing a cartoon monster from an ancient book of demons. After the blood thirsty creature possesses one of the girls, it looks bleak for the rest of the busty gang until a ghostly presence (Hollywood legend David Carradine, Kung Fu) arrives to save the day in this comedy romp from director Fred Olen Ray, creator of the Cult Classic Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers.


Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer, Gunnar Hansen, Jay Richardson

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JRSK5GA

Synopsis:

They charge an arm and a leg! Very few films have achieved the cult status of Fred Olen Ray’s Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers. It played in festivals around the world, inspired numerous imitators and made a bonafide B-Movie Megastar of actress Michelle Bauer. Maxim Magazine called it ”The 4th Greatest B Movie of All Time.” Now Retromedia presents a special re-release of its long out of print original 2008 Anniversary Edition in celebration of the continuing mystique that is Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers. Join Detective Jack Chandler as he tracks the runaway teen (played by Horror Queen Linnea Quigley) into the dark recesses of Los Angeles’s most stringent religious cult. Beware the chainsaw-worshipping madman played by Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘s original Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen! And above all else, watch out for the saw-wielding vixen performing ”The Virgin Dance of the Double Chainsaws”!


Jungle (2013)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Rupert Reid, Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00J5BCV3E

Synopsis:

An exploration deep into the Indonesian rainforest to find and tag the elusive Javan Leopard leads conservationist Larry Black (Rupert Reid) and his team on a path of terror. When their expedition uncovers evidence of a horrifying new species, it becomes apparent that the legendary forest demon feared by the natives is more than just a myth.


The Legend of Six Fingers (2013)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Sam Qualiana, Andrew Elias, Lynn Lowry

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JEEZSKU

Synopsis:

You’ve heard of Bigfoot. You’ve heard of the Yeti. You’ve heard of Nessie. Now discover the terrifying truth behind Six Fingers!

Two filmmakers, Neil and Andrew, set out to make a documentary about a rash of domestic animal slaughters.  After interviewing several local residents, the filmmakers learn about the Native American legend of Yayahkosnuhsa, Six Fingers in English, a bipedal creature not unlike Bigfoot, so named because it has three claws on each hand.  Believing that Six Fingers is responsible for the animal slayings, the filmmakers set out on a terrifying journey into the woods to learn the truth.


The Ouija Experiment (2011)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Justin Armstrong, Carson Underwood, Miranda Martinez

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00IVLRC8S

Synopsis:

Michael gathers four of his friends together to contact the spirits of the dead using a Ouija board. Thinking it will be a fun evening, one of them records the experience on camera against the wishes of Michael, who is fearful of upsetting the dead. Michael’s fears are soon realized when the group forgets the three cardinal rules of using the Ouija board and upset the spirit of a little girl, opening up a doorway to the spirit world and unleashing an unspeakable terror upon themselves.


Repentance (2014)

Format(s):

DVD

Notable Names:

Forest Whitaker, Mike Epps, Anthony Mackie

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00IKM5L6I

Synopsis:

Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Tommy Carter (Anthony Mackie) has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual advisor who advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He’s parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that one day draws the attention of Angel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker), a profoundly troubled man fixated on the “untimely” death of his mother. When Carter takes on Sanchez as a personal client in an effort to raise funds for his indebted brother Ben (Mike Epps), things quickly take a turn for the worse. Angel needs much more than a simple life coach. What may be simple to grasp for some is the idea that single actions in the past comprise tidal waves of reactions in the present. Director Philippe Caland’s Repentance examines these issues against a backdrop of kidnapping and murder.


Screamers (1979)

Format(s):

DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:

Barbara Bach, Richard Johnson, Joseph Cotten, Mel Ferrer, Cameron Mitchell

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JV054D8

Blu-ray Link:

http://amzn.com/B00JV054A6

Synopsis:

From legendary producer Roger Corman comes the horror classic! It’s 1891: Lieutenant Claude de Ross (Claudio Cassinelli), a military doctor, and a few newly escaped convicts are shipwrecked on a mysterious tropical island. They soon come across a strange couple: the sadistic Edmund Rackham (Richard Johnson) and the beautiful Amanda Marvin (Barbara Bach). The doctor finds out that Amanda’s father, professor Ernest Marvin (Joseph Cotten), is a mad scientist who is experimenting on horrible human-fish mutations. While Professor Marvin is convinced that he’s doing his research for humanitarian motives, Rackham has other plans, since he has discovered an incredible secret lying beneath the island.Now watch this cult classic from a brand new HD Master, from the original interpositive!


Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

Format(s):

DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo

Notable Names:

Gerard Kennedy, John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Philippe Klaus

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00J81S92S

Blu-ray Link:

http://amzn.com/B00J0IQISG

Synopsis:

Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, exchange student Paul visits the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. His dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when he encounters the site’s most infamous local, Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). When Paul attempts to flee, Mick pursues him across a hostile wasteland and eventually drags him back to his underground lair. After seeing the true magnitude of Mick’s monstrosity, Paul’s only hope of surviving, where no one has before, will be to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster.



Television

Lost Girl: Season 4 (2013)

Format(s):

DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:

Kris Ried-Holden, Richard Howland, K.C. Collins

DVD Link:

http://amzn.com/B00J49R0ZQ

Blu-ray Link:

http://amzn.com/B00J49R0JW

Synopsis:

In the latest season of the thrilling Lost Girl saga, fate casts a wide shadow over the Fae world. Bo’s (Anna Silk: Being Erica, Ghost Whisperer) sudden return from the beyond blurs the line between Light and Dark Fae, stunning her friends and sending the Succubus on a harrowing journey of self-discovery. Amidst a whirlwind of shocking developments and new enemies, Bo and her comrades must realize that their strength lies in numbers. No matter how stacked against them the odds may seem or how devastating the loss may be their only hope for survival is facing each new challenge together. The unaligned Succubus may rank among the strongest forces in the Fae world, but her true power emerges when fighting side by side with her friends.

Features uncut footage not seen on television, and over 100 minutes of exclusive extras, including: Inside Look at Season 4, Cast Roundtable: Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes, and footage from the New York Comic Con and San Diego Comic Con panels!

 

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