DVD & Blu-ray Releases: November 15, 2016

by Lynn Sorel

This week’s tiny selection of releases includes a Collector’s Edition of David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers.
You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

Bachelor Games


Starring: Jack Gordon as Henry, Charlie Bewley as Leon, Obi Abili as Max, Jack Doolan as Terence, Mike Noble as Roy

Synopsis: The best man usually has a few tricks up his sleeve for the bachelor party, but in Bachelor Games, the groom has a deadly one of his own.  Henry is getting married.  So he rallies together his best man Leon, and his buddies Terence and Roy to head deep into the mountains of Argentina for an epic bachelor party trip.  At their hotel in a remote village, they are surprised when Max, one of Henry’s oldest friends, shows up unexpectedly.  The guys drink heavily and get down to the usual bachelor party business. Everyone seems to be having a good time, except for a few nasty outbursts from Max, who seems a bit unhinged.   The next day, despite warnings from locals about a spirit protecting the mountain, the guys set off hiking. Shortly into the hike that nobody but Henry really wants to be on, tempers fray, old feuds reemerge, and Terence storms off.  When the guys find his bloody shirt, they fear the worst. What actually happens is more terrifying than anyone — even Henry —could have imagined.

Dead Ringers [Collector’s Edition] [Blu-ray]


Starring: Jeremy Irons, Genevieve Bujold, Stephen Lack

Synopsis: “This is arguably David Cronenberg’s masterpiece. “, Combustible Celluloid

Claire Niveau (Genevieve Bujold) is in love with handsome Beverly. Or does she love Elliot? It’s uncertain because brothers Beverly and Elliot Mantle are identical twins sharing the same medical practice, apartment and women: including unsuspecting Claire.

In portrayals that won the New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor Award, Jeremy Irons plays twin gynecologists whose emotional dependency collapses into mind games, madness and murder. David Cronenberg (The Fly) won the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Best Director honors for melding split-screen techniques, body doubles and Iron’s uncanny acting into an eerie, fact-based tale
Special Features

• High-Definition Transfer of the film (1.78:1 aspect ratio)
• NEW Audio Commentary with writer William Beard, author of The Artist As Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg
• Audio Commentary with actor Jeremy Irons
• NEW 2K scan at the director’s preferred aspect ratio (1.66:1)
• NEW Carey’s Story – an interviews with Heidi Von Palleske (19 minutes)
• NEW Working Artist – an interview with Stephen Lack (24 minutes)
• NEW Connecting Tissues – an interview with special effects artist Gordon Smith (19 minutes)
• NEW Double Vision – an interview with director of photography Peter Suschitzky (12 minutes)
• Vintage interviews with Jeremy Irons, director/co-writer David Cronenberg, producer Marc Boyman and co-writer Norman Snider (17 minutes)
• Vintage Behind the Scenes Featurette (7 minutes)
• Original Theatrical Trailer

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