DVD & Blu-ray Releases: March 11, 2014

By: Sean Brickley

 

Not a bad haul this week, fellow fiends.  Additionally it’s a pretty diverse release week.  There are some classic releases that have finally made their way to Blu-ray.  There are a couple of anime TV series.  There’s even (and this is a first for me since I started doing this article each week) a Blu-ray 3D release – pretty snazzy.  All in all, we have 12 movies, 4 television series and 2 collections.

Movies:

 

101st: A-Company (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Apple Lee, Carly Kingston, Eli Dorsey

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00H4IR3FG

Synopsis:

Buckle up for an action-packed thrill ride with The Captain, The Sniper and Black Hercules. It’s Poland, 1944. Called up by FDR to carry out a top-secret rescue mission, a daring team of Special Forces soldiers quickly find themselves trapped deep behind enemy lines. With no evacuation and no escape options, the furious bastards are forced to cooperate and utilize their unique talents to battle super-soldier Nazis, save some local virgins, and storm a remote occult Nazi science lab to literally stop Hell from boiling over. If it’s going to take guts, split-second timing, and a million bullets… it s a job for the Devils of War.


Armistice (2012)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Joseph Morgan, Matt Ryan, Luke Massey

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DS79HJW

Synopsis:

The story follows Royal Marine A.J. Budd (Joseph Morgan) who awakens in a mysterious house. Trapped alone in an unchanging prison of unbreakable routines and fighting for his life against grotesque inhuman opponents, he must kill every day or die himself. As days stretch into years, the isolation and unceasing violence threaten his very soul. The only note of hope lays in the journals of a former prisoner, WWI officer Lieutenant Edward Sterling (Matt Ryan), which he discovers behind a secret wall. Sterling’s diaries help the young Marine stay alive in the forsaken prison. But what dark fate befell their author? The stories of the two men from different eras interweave as their desperation to escape the endless killing leads them both to take terrible measures.


 

Dark House (2014)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Tobin Bell, Luke Kleintank, Victor Salva

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00H0EN9UC

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00H0EN9UM

Synopsis:

When Nick Di Santo learns that his father is not only alive but can possibly reveal the origin of his son s dark gift, he sets out on a trip that takes him to an abandoned mansion he thought only existed in his childhood imagination.


 

Dead Kids (1981)

 

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray/DVD Combo

Notable Names:               Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Michael Laughlin

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00I9N56YK

Synopsis:

The Ozploitation classic and one of the most unique shockers of the 80s returns like never before: Michael Murphy (Manhattan), Dan Shor (Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure) and Fiona Lewis (The Fury) star in this grisly saga of bizarre experiments, butchered teens, New Zealand doubling for suburban Illinois, and a killer in a Tor Johnson mask. Dey Young (Rock ‘N’ Roll High School), Marc McClure (SUPERMAN), Scott Brady (Johnny Guitar) and Academy Award® winner Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest) co-star in this cult favorite released in America as Strange Behavior featuring a hypnotic score by Tangerine Dream, co-written by the Oscar®-winning director of Chicago, directed by the producer of Two Lane Blacktop, now loaded with Extras and transferred in HD from the original negative for the first time ever.

 

Special Features:

Audio Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Michael Laughlin

Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Associate Producer Bill Condon and Actors Dan Shor & Dey Young

Featurette: The Effects Of Strange Behavior – An Interview With Makeup Effects Artist Craig Reardon

US Trailer

International Trailer


 

Dogs (1976)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:               David McCallum, Linda Gray, Burt Brinkerhoff

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HVFA304

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00HVFA34A

Synopsis:

David Mccallum (Man From U.N.C.L.E, NCIS) stars in this horrifying tale of man’s best friend turning into his worst enemy! On the quiet campus of the remotely-located SouthWestern University, something strange is happening. All of the dogs in the area, once loyal, gentle pets, are now banding together in wild packs and hunting down their former masters. Could the strange transformation have anything to do with the secret government experiments being conducted in the school’s physics laboratory? More importantly, can the dogs be stopped before it’s too late? Now what this terrifying entire in the animal attack genre in glorious widescreen from a brand new HD master!


 

Dracula Reborn (2012)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Victoria Summer, Corey Landis, Patrick McManus

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GV8B1EO

Synopsis:

Jonathan had it all; a great job, a loving wife and a baby on the way. But everything is stripped from him when a vampire takes his wife. In order to save his wife and seek vengeance against the vampire that destroyed his life, he joins forces with a renown vampire hunter and descends into the depths of hell.


 

Hangman (2009)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Matthew Currie Holmes, Amber Gross, Bradley Battersby

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HMQBEW8

Synopsis:

Two Iraq war vets Nick and Lenny return to the hometown of their ex girlfriends to see if they can rekindle the flames. What should be a little R&R in the woods slowly turns into Murder & Mayhem, when they take off with the girls to an abandoned cabin on their closed Alma Mater campus. There they fall prey to a deadly game of Hangman. This one comes complete with a real noose for the losers. Lust soon gives way to suspicion and fear as they turn on each other to survive. Only the Hangman knows who will win this game.


 

In Fear (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert, Jeremy Lovering

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HEM9PY4

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00HEM9PW6

lSynopsis:

Experience the film being hailed as chilling, tense, and scary (Screen Daily). Young couple Tom (Iain De Caestecker of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Lucy (Alice Englert of Beautiful Creatures) are driving to a festival in the remote Irish countryside. When they leave the main highway to look for their hotel, they quickly lose their way along the back-roads. Lost and tormented as night falls, Tom and Lucy’s primal anxieties of the dark and the unknown start to take hold. When the couple discovers they are not alone, they realize that their worst fears lay in the road ahead. Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) co-stars in this shattering debut feature by writer/director Jeremy Lovering.

 

The Ouija Experiment (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Justin Armstrong, Dave Clark, Israel Luna

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GSA4FDO

Synopsis:

Based on true events, The Ouija Experiment tells the story of five friends who decide to record their experiments with a Ouija board. This found footage film follows the five friends as they reach out to the spirits, but when they break the first rule of Ouija boards and leave without saying goodbye, they inadvertently invite the spirits into their lives. As the spirits hunt down them one by one, the remaining friends must uncover the truth behind the spirits’ deaths and destroy the board before it destroys them.


 

Necronos (2010)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Thomas Sender, Timo Fuchs, Marc Rohnstock

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GUEROUE

Synopsis:

Necronos, one of the mightiest minions of the devil himself has come to earth to create an invincible army of the undead under leadership of barbaric demons, called Berzerkers. To achieve his goal Necronos needs numerous often very macabre and difficult to come by ingredients. So Satan sends him two assistants to achieve his goal Goran, a Blood Demon and footman loyal to Necronos as well as The Mighty Witch to locate the chosen one a virgin witch.

Special Features:

Behind The Scenes

Slide Show

Trailers

Tromatic Extras

 


 

Sorority Horror House (2012)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Alessandra Torresani, Cameron Deane Stewart, Darin Scott

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HNZU99W

Synopsis:

Sorority Horror House follows the girls at Kappa house during the middle of pledge season. One of the girls (Alessandra Torresani) begins to get suspicious of the building’s head mistress (Morgan Fairchild) as mysterious and horrific events begin to occur around the campus.


 

Thirst (1979)

 

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray/DVD Combo

Notable Names:               Chantal Contouri, Shirley Cameron, Rod Hardy

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00I9N5708

Synopsis:

The Ozploitation classic and one of the most unique vampire movies of our time is back like you’ve never seen it before: David Hemmings (Blow-Up, Deep Red) and Henry Silva (The Manchurian Candidate) star as executives of an international blood-drinking cartel known as The Brotherhood. But when they abduct a descendant (Chantal Contouri of The Day After Halloween ) of Elizabeth Bathory to reboot her depraved legacy, she must escape before the corporation can expand their human blood cow dairies and create a vampire master race. Max Phipps (The Road Warrior) co-stars in this gripping shocker directed by Rod Hardy (Prisoner: Cell Block H), produced by Antony Ginnane (Patrick, Turkey Shoot), and now transferred in HD from the original negative for the first time ever anywhere!

Special Features:

Audio Commentary With Director Rod Hardy And Producer Anthony I. Ginnane

Isolated Music Score By Brian May

Theatrical Trailer

TV Spots


 

Television:

 

.hack//Quantum: Complete OVA Series (2012)

 

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray/DVD Combo

Notable Names:               Trina Nishimura, Lara Woodhull, Masaki Tachibana

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B0069556TU

Synopsis:

hack//Quantum – the latest installment in the phenomenally successful .hack franchise – dares fans to find out what’s been happening in The World since their last visit.

Tobias, Mary, and Sakura are way into the The World. Together, they form an inseparable group, grinding toward the break of day and running dungeons in search of the artifacts of adventure. But when the trio becomes lost in this virtual labyrinth, a chance encounter with the mysterious entity known only as Hermit will change their lives forever. There’s an eerie darkness spreading across The World, and once you stumble in, you may never make it out.


 

Psycho-Pass: Part One

 

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray/DVD Combo

Notable Names:               Llydia MacKay, Lindsay Seidel, Zach Bolton

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00HFC30A8

Synopsis:

Brace yourself for a hardboiled, sci-fi thriller from the creator of Madoka Magica and the studio that brought you Ghost in the Shell.

Welcome to a world where just thinking about a crime is enough to enough to make you guilty. Bad intentions can no longer be hidden, and the police know exactly which tainted minds are about to cross over to the wrong side of the law. The great equalizer in the war on thugs is the Dominator, a futuristic weapon that can read minds and assess the risk that a citizen will turn criminal. Cops work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, Inspectors stop their partners from going rogue, and the all-powerful Sibyl System keeps a watchful eye on us all. Society is paralyzed by its deepest, darkest desires, and trial by jury has been replaced by the wrath of the Dominator. Welcome to the future. How guilty are you?


 

Psycho-Pass: Part Two

 

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray/DVD Combo

Notable Names:               Jason Douglas, Llydia MacKay, Zach Bolton

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00HFC547A

Synopsis:

Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion of Psycho Pass, a futuristic, sci-fi thriller from the creator of Madoka Magica and the studio behind Ghost in the Shell.The Sibyl System was meant to grind all criminal activity to a permanent halt, but something’s gone horribly wrong. A deranged genius known as Makishima has mastered the art of justifying his own heinous deeds, leaving the Dominator powerless to stop his reign of terror. At the first sign of the system cracking, thugs take to the streets, terrorizing the innocent while wearing special helmets that prevent their cruel intentions from being detected. With their futuristic weaponry powerless to stop the bloody rampage, Inspector Akane and her Enforcer, Kogami, must take an old fashioned approach to the law. While Akane infiltrates the Sybil System to discover how far the corruption has spread, Kogami doggedly tracks Makishima, setting the stage for a violent and shocking final showdown!


 

Psycho-Pass: Complete First Season Premium Edition

 

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Lydia McKay, Lindsay Seidel, Zach Bolton

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00HFC1V8Q

Synopsis:

Brace yourself for a hardboiled, sci-fi thriller from the creator of Madoka Magica and the studio that brought you Ghost in the Shell.

Welcome to a world where just thinking about a crime is enough to enough to make you guilty. Bad intentions can no longer be hidden, and the police know exactly which tainted minds are about to cross over to the wrong side of the law. The great equalizer in the war on thugs is the Dominator, a futuristic weapon that can read minds and assess the risk that a citizen will turn criminal. Cops work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, Inspectors stop their partners from going rogue, and the all-powerful Sibyl System keeps a watchful eye on us all. Society is paralyzed by its deepest, darkest desires, and trial by jury has been replaced by the wrath of the Dominator.

Welcome to the future. How guilty are you?

 

The Limited Edition box contains:

Exclusive Limited Edition Chipboard Art Box

Two PSYCHO-PASS Soundtrack CD’s

Criminal Investigation Division Logo Decal

Criminal Investigation Division ID Holder

Criminal Investigation Division Business Card Case and Keychain


 

Collections:

 

Grindhouse Double Feature

 

 

RELEASES ON MARCH 15TH.

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray 3D

Notable Names:               Stephanie Beaton, Grindhouse Horror, Ron Ford

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B007RH8K0Q

Movies:

Deadly Culture, V-World The Matrix

 

Horror Triple Feature

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Various

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HNGC5KC

Movies:

Wolf Creek, Hannibal Rising, Pulse

 

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