DVD & Blu-ray Releases: March 24, 2015

By: Sean Brickley

We have a good selection of new movies and old this week, fiends.  In addition to all of the recent additions from the past year or two, don’t miss the Blu-ray release of 1981′ The Beyond.  This week also brings other classics such as Hell Hole and The Clones, plus a Grindhouse collection of 3 Andy Milligan movies from the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  And if anyone has been wondering what ever happened to C. Thomas Howl: Mutant Vampire Zombies From The Hood!

As always, pleasant viewing.



MOVIES

Acute Psychosis: Highway To Hell (2007)

Starring:

Joe Ross, Jessica Graham

Synopsis:

Fay is a small town girl on a cross country road trip, trying to escape her own reality after the death of her father. When her muscle car breaks down during a drag race, she finds herself stranded along Route 66 in an isolated desert town. Short on cash, she makes a series of choices to make enough money to repair her car. After encountering a neurotic, drug abusing clown she finds herself sliding down a dark spiral. Soon thereafter, her road trip starts to devolve into a living nightmare. Trapped and desperate, she fights to regain her identity while navigating through a host of locals; a creepy motel clerk, an overzealous preacher, and a sexy temptress with horns and a tail.

Purchase:

DVD


 

The Beyond (1981)

Starring:

Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale

Synopsis:

The seven dreaded gateways to hell are concealed in seven cursed places…
And on the day the gates of hell are opened, the dead will walk the earth!

From legendary Italian horror master Lucio Fulci comes the ultimate classic of supernatural terror. A cursed hotel, built over one of the seven gateways to hell, becomes a malevolent abyss that begins devouring both the bodies and the souls of all who enter in a graphic frenzy of gory crucifixions, brutal chain-whippings, eyeball impalements, sulphuric acid meltdowns, flesh-eating tarantulas, throat-shredding demon dogs and ravenous bloodthirsty zombies. The Beyond is a towering achievement in hair-raising, mind-bending cinematic terror!

Special Features:

Super-Deluxe 3 disc Collector’s Edition – 2 Blu-rays + CD
Spectacular Hi-Definition digital transfer of the original UNCENSORED director’s cut
Breathtaking 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound re-mix by Academy Award winner Paul Ottosson
Provocative commentary by stars Catriona MacColl and genre superstar David Warbeck
Optional Italian language soundtrack and original mono mix
New in-depth interviews with stars Catriona MacColl, Cinzia Monreale and Giovanni De Nava, U.S. production manager Larry Ray, make-up artists Giannetto DeRossi and Maurizio Trani, cinematographer Sergio Salvati, writer Dardano Sacchetti, producer Fabrizio De Angelis, composer Fabio Frizzi, original U.S. distributor Terry Levene, and Antonella Fulci
Rare archival interviews with director Lucio Fulci and David Warbeck
Lost German pre-credit sequence in FULL COLOR
Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailers
Liner notes by legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun and EuroHorror expert Martin Beine
BONUS CD – original soundtrack album by Fabio Frizzi newly remastered in stunning 96khz sound from the original studio master tapes
Chilling GLOW-IN-THE-DARK slip cover limited to the first 5000 copies
AND OTHER SURPRISES!

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Blu-ray


 

The Clones (1973)

Starring:

John Drew Barrymore, Gregory Sierra, Stanley Adams, Michael Greene

Synopsis:

Available for the first time on DVD! Science fiction and science fact collide in this classic horror thriller. Dr. Appleby, a brilliant scientist, suspects he may be a clone, and soon uncovers an intricate government conspiracy to duplicate the world’s top thinkers for evil purposes. Now he must race against time to stop them, while government agents hunt him down to extinction.

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DVD


 

Digging Up the Marrow (2015)

Starring:

Adam Green, Alex Pardee, Ray Wise, Tom Holland, Will Barratt

Synopsis:

What if the ghastly images and abominations haunting our collective nightmares actually exist? Writer/director Adam Green (Hatchet) sets out to make a documentary exploring this tantalizing premise after being contacted by a mysterious man named William Dekker (Ray Wise). Dekker claims he can prove that monsters are real and insists these grotesque creatures are forgotten, hideously deformed humanoids inhabiting a vast, underground metropolis of the damned. Determined to expose the truth, Green embarks on a bone-chilling odyssey and gets more than he bargains for when he dares to go Digging Up The Marrow.

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DVD

Blu-ray


 

Ebola Zombies (2014)

Starring:

Samuel Leong

Synopsis:

The Raid meets Dawn of the Dead – when a group of thieves break into an industrial complex to pull off a jewelry heist, but stumble upon a hidden laboratory where unorthodox SARS and Ebola experiments are taking place on stolen cadavers, who soon mutate into blood-thirsty zombies. Now, the thieves must punch, kick and shoot their way to freedom from the police and the growing army of the undead.

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DVD


Frankenstein’s Hungry Dead (2015)

Starring:

Michael Thurber

Synopsis:

A group of high-schoolers on a class trip to a wax museum become the latest victims of the evil doctor Charles Frank, who is attempting to create the perfect human being from the reanimated parts of previous unlucky patrons – reanimating an army of undead mistakes and experiments as the teens try to survive the night.

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DVD


 

Hell Hole (1978)

Starring:

Ingrid Geer, Carry Nicholes, Ken Metcalfe, Vic Ordonez

Synopsis:

Hell is on a island off the coast of the Philippines where women are captured from around the world and used for the sexual gratification of a group of assassins. Caged like animals! Sexually abused and brutally tortured… escape is their only hope! A terrifyingly gruesome and shocking film!

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DVD


 

If A Tree Falls (2010)

Starring:

Ry Barrett

Synopsis:

Siblings, Brad and Lisa Carpenter, along with two lifelong family friends, Will and Vanessa, set out to cross Eastern Canada enroute to an annual family reunion. Their road trip takes them through the scenic, isolated countryside of New Brunswick, on a blistering hot summer day. They eventually make the decision to find an appealing place to stop halfway, and camp for the night. The group thinks they have found the perfect haven, when they are awakened by strange noises in the forest. What ensues is a violent disturbance by six masked assailants, without motive, without reason. The group find themselves living in a night of psychological games and physical terror, and as morning dawns; the reality of what will come is more terrifying than anything the group could have ever imagined.

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DVD


 

Krankenhaus (2008)

Starring:

Adriano Aragon, Casandra Ashe, Christopher Karl Johnson, Landall Goolsby, Caroline Kinsolving

Synopsis:

To leave her tragic past behind, a beautiful young doctor relocates halfway around the world to work at a small hospice outside of a quiet German town. But things soon change when creepy and unexplained paranormal events begin to turn deadly for those around her. Now she must uncover what is haunting her and try stop it before it’s too late, but has this evil force been with her all along?

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DVD


 

Memory Lane (2013)

Starring:

Michael Guy Allen, Meg Barrick, Julian Curi, Zac Snyder

Synopsis:

When PTSD-plagued war vet Nick returns home and finds that his finance Kayla has committed suicide, he decides to take his own life, but what he sees in flashbacks moments before he is resuscitated leads him to believe Kayla was murdered. Now Nick must travel back and fourth between our world and the afterlife in a search of her killer – but to do it, he will need to die over and over again. A brilliant and complex science thriller that has been compared to independent sci-fi classics Pi and Primer.

Purchase:

DVD


 

Mutant Vampire Zombies From The Hood! (2008)

Starring:

C. Thomas Howell, Tyshawn Bryant, Rachel Montez Collins, Johanna Watts, Gregalan Williams

Synopsis:

An unlikely group of inner-city survivors fight to flee a Los Angeles now free of gang bangers but infested with bloodsucking, sex-starved zombies instead. Outrageous horror comedy from the writer of Sharknado and Sharknado 2!

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DVD


 

Revolution 666 (2015)

Starring:

Jill Plescher, Adolf Mulzer, Don Mature, Deanna Cockrum, Ezekiel Alexander

Synopsis:

A Manson-style cult uses a long-lost Fab Four song to jump-start the zombie Helter Skelter. A popular radio DJ plays the song, inadvertently creating a flesh eating zombie in a walrus costume.

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DVD


 

The Shattering (2015)

Starring:

Chris Jarvis, Liam Mcmahon, Elizabeth Anweis, Jaz Martin, Anna Moore

Synopsis:

In the dead of night, Donovan (Liam McMahon) drives his girlfriend, Lucy (Anna Moore) and four friends to a secret rendezvous in the woods. They believe they are meeting a medicine man who can cure Lucy’s terminal cancer, but they grow suspicious when a booby-trap in the road forces them to stop short of their destination, and one of them is brutally killed and dragged from the car. The remaining five run for their lives to a deserted cabin, dodging the enchanted wolves that have slaughtered their friend and the bullets of the paramilitary commandoes that hunt them. As the friends die one by one at the hands of the wolves, they realize too late that Donovan has set them up as bait in exchange for the wolf saliva he believes will heal his beloved’s disease. But even Dylan is not prepared to pay the price for Lucy’s cure.

Purchase:

DVD


 

The Sins Of Dracula (2015)

Starring:

Michael Thurber, Jamie Dufault, Sarah Nicklin, Samantha Acampora, Steven O’Broin

Synopsis:

As the star of his church choir, there’s nothing that brings Billy more joy than the opportunity to sing for an audience. However, as his desire to perform grows, the stalwart youth finds that waiting until Sunday to get his fix just simply isn’t enough. Going against the advice of his pastor, Billy follows his girlfriend into the world of secular entertainment, joining the local community theatre troupe. There, Billy is introduced to a whole new world, where his fellow thespians dabble in drugs, sexual perversion, and table-top game-play. Yet, for all the newly minted depravities Billy encounters, none could prepare him for the darkest truth of them all: The theatre group is actually a front for a Satanic cult intent on raising Dracula from the grave! A tongue-in-cheek tale that satirizes the Christian scare films of the 70s and 80s, The Sins of Dracula is a story of sex, sacrilege, and sin. It’s a world where Sondheim is Satan, Broadway means blasphemy, and where taking the stage just might mean curtains…for your eternal soul.

Purchase:

DVD


Visceral: Between The Ropes Of Madness (2015)

Starring:

Felip Eluti, Jos Manuel Garca, Carolina Salles, Valentina Varela

Synopsis:

A boxer loses the biggest fight of his life. He slowly finds himself, giving up his dream and finds that life is not worth living. At least, those lives around him are not worthy of life. He steps through and unleashes an entity that torments him and guile’s him to do unspeakable acts of torture and murder. As body counts rise and lives are diminished, will he have any hope? Any way to fight back to what he once was?

Purchase:

DVD



COLLECTIONS

The Andy Milligan Grindhouse Experience Triple Feature

Starring:

Neil Flanagan, Jackie Skarvellis, Berwick Kaler

Synopsis:

Presenting a triple-feature collection of bad film auteur Andy Milligan’s unique and twisted world of horror scooped from the gutters and loaded with grime. Shudder in disbelief as greedy relatives gather to reap their inheritance only to find themselves being sawed in half in The Ghastly Ones (1968). Pray you’re not next when the unholy Father delivers your last rites with the blade of an axe in Guru The Mad Monk (1970). Got blood? You’ll need it in quarts for the thirsty vampire babes in The Body Beneath (1970).

All three Grindhouse Classics are presented in their tattered, gritty Drive-In 16×9 Wide Screen glory! Directed by Andy Milligan; Starring Neil Flanagan, Jackie Skarvellis and Berwick Kaler. Bonus Features: Original 16×9 Trailers, Video Featurette, Commentary Tracks by Film Historian David DeCoteau.

Movies:

The Ghastly Ones

Guru The Mad Monk

The Body Beneath

Purchase:

DVD

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