DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Oct 13, 2015

by Lynn Sorel

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Oct 13, 2015




Bates Motel: Season 3 

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore


Synopsis: After a blissful summer of closeness with his mother in the safe confines of their home, Norman (Freddie Highmore) returns to school and is flooded with fears about what really happened with Blaire Watson. Norma (Vera Farmiga) is forced to face the truth about Norman for the first time and turns for support to the other man in her life, Norman’s half-brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot). This relationship triggers Norman’s jealousy and a new kind of love triangle erupts between Norma and her two sons. When Norma’s estranged brother, Caleb (Kenny Johnson) returns to White Pine Bay, the family bond is challenged more than ever. Norma also finds herself growing closer to the enigmatic Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell), while trying to protect her business and her son before fate crashes down on her. Watch all 10 chilling episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted in Bates Motel Season Three.



Special Features

Disc 1 – Bates Motel Season Three:

Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)

Deleted Scenes



Disc 2 – Bates Motel Season Three:

Deleted Scenes

A Broken Psyche: Creating Norma-n








The Brood [Blu-ray]

Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle


Synopsis: A disturbed woman is receiving a radical form of psychotherapy at a remote, mysterious institute. Meanwhile, her five-year-old daughter, under the care of her estranged husband, is being terrorized by a group of demonic beings. How these two story lines connect is the shocking and grotesque secret of this bloody tale of monstrous parenthood from David Cronenberg (Scanners), starring Oliver Reed (Women in Love) and Samantha Eggar (The Collector). With its combination of psychological and body horror, The Brood laid the groundwork for many of the director’s films to come, but it stands on its own as a personal, singularly scary vision. DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director David Cronenberg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • New documentary about the making of the film and Cronenberg’s early work, featuring actor Samantha Eggar, producer Pierre David, cinematographer Mark Irwin, assistant director John Board, and special makeup effects artists Rick Baker (Videodrome) and Joe Blasco (Shivers and Rabid) • New, restored 2K digital transfer of Crimes of the Future, a 1970 feature by Cronenberg, supervised by the director, plus a 2011 interview in which the director discusses his early films with Fangoria editor Chris Alexander • Interview from 2013 with actors Art Hindle and Cindy Hinds • Appearance by actor Oliver Reed on The Merv Griffin Show from 1980 • Trailer and radio spot • PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey






The Following: Season 3

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood, Jessica Stroup, James Purefoy


Synopsis: Following, The: The Complete Third Season (DVD)


Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee Kevin Bacon (Ryan Hardy) stars with James Purefoy in this edge-of–your-seat thriller from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson that follows a deadly cat-and-mouse pursuit between a former FBI agent (Bacon) and Purefoy, a diabolical serial killer. But Hardy, with the help of his NYPD niece Max and FBI agent Mike Weston never let up on their relentless pursuit — even at the cost of losing family and loved ones in the struggle. With Joe Carroll once again behind bars, Lily Gray shot in cold blood by Mike Weston and Luke dead at the hands of Max Hardy, Ryan Hardy’s conviction to forge a new life will be put to the test in the psychologically intense third season, when a new villain emerges from the shadows, proving to be even more insidious and dangerous than his former archenemy, Joe Carroll.







Starring: Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown


Synopsis: 20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy – but soon discover that some things are better left alone. 

Special Features

– The Gallows: Surviving the Noose

– Charlie: Every School Has Its Spirit

– The Gallows: The Original Version

– C’est Fini!!!

– Ryan Messes Around on Stage

– David the Janitor

– The Hangman Will Do the Same to Mary

– Parents of the Nerds

– Rebelling Against the Teachers

– Nurses Office, Leaving Cassidy

– The Closet Scene

– Alternate Version – Ryan¹s Body

– Alternate Ending – No Mom, Cops Bust In

– Alternate Ending – C’est Fini

– Is This Where They Found the Body? – from the Original Version

– Gag Reel

– Concept Trailer

– Original Version Trailer

– Theatrical Trailer

Includes Digital HD UltraViolet so you can enjoy the film on many different compatible devices. MUST ENTER REDEMPTION CODE BY 2018-10-13 TO REDEEM DIGITAL HD ULTRAVIOLET OFFER. HIGH DEFINITION IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON ALL DEVICES. See “UltraViolet Details” section below for details. DOES NOT INCLUDE iTUNES FILE, BUT IS COMPATIBLE WITH iPHONE, iPAD, iPOD TOUCH AND MOST ANDROID DEVICES.






Manos: The Hands of Fate [Blu-ray]

Starring: Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Mahree, Hal Warren, Jackey Neyman


Synopsis: Mike (Harold P. Warren) and Maggie (Diane Mahree), on a road trip with their daughter and family dog, take a wrong turn in Texas and become trapped at a weird lodge inhabited by a polygamous pagan cult. They soon find themselves in the middle of a power struggle between caretaker Torgo (John Reynolds), cult leader The Master (Tom Neyman), and two warring factions of the Master’s wives. As the family tries to escape, the worshipers of Manos decide their fate…


MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE, the sole directorial effort of Texas fertilizer salesman Harold P. Warren, perplexed even the most jaded Drive-In audiences and was deemed by many “the worst movie ever made”. Nearly lost, the original 16mm Ektachrome film elements have been finally unearthed and lovingly restored by Ben Solovey to create the definitive version of this accidental masterpiece. There’s no other movie like MANOS… now in HD with picture and sound unseen since 1966. Special Features:

New 2K Restoration

Audio Commentary

Hands: The Fate of MANOS Featurette

Restoring the Hands of Fate Featurette

FELT: The Puppet Hands of Fate Featurette

Manos: The Hands of Fate: Grindhouse Edition (Blu-ray ONLY Bonus)





Mosquito: 20th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]

Starring: Gunnar Hansen, Ron Asheton, Steve Dixon, Rachel Loiselle, Tim Lovelace


Synopsis: Science-fiction becomes horrifyingly real for a park full of innocent campers, as a hideous horde of mutated mosquitoes viciously attack without warning! A band of survivors flees the bloodthirsty swarm in a death-defying attempt to warn the world of the mosquito menace. Led by a brave young couple and a resourceful government agent, the group realizes their only hope is to take on the bloodthirsty bugs in an explosive final showdown! A chilling blend of sci-fi, humor and old-school horror, MOSQUITO is a tour de force of terror. 


Starring genre icon Gunnar Hansen (the original Leatherface from THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE) and the late, great Ron Asheton (founding member of the punk rock band, The Stooges), MOSQUITO is a gore-drenched tale made with traditional stop-motion and practical effects! 


Special Features:


Audio Commentary

Bugging Out! – The Making of MOSQUITO

Deleted/Extended Scenes

Behind-the-Scenes Footage

Still Gallery

Theatrical Trailer





The Phantom of the Opera (2-Disc) [Blu-ray]

Starring: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Snitz Edwards, Cesare Gravina


Synopsis: A forerunner of the American horror film, and one of the most lavish productions of the silent cinema, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has inspired countless remakes and imitations. But none of its successors can rival the mesmerizing blend of romance and mystery that haunts every frame of the Lon Chaney original. This edition presents the 1929 theatrical version, restored from archival 35mm elements by Film Preservation Associates. It is highlighted by the Technicolor Bal Masque sequence (in which the Phantom interrupts the revelry wearing the scarlet robes of the Red Death), as well as meticulously hand-colored sequences (replicating the Handschiegl Color Process). The film is presented at two different historically-accurate projection speeds, each with two different soundtrack options. Also included is the 1925 theatrical version, which survives only in poor-quality prints, but contains scenes that were removed from the 1929 release version.



Special Features: Original Screenplay (91 Min. video scroll), Montage of Stills (13 Min.), Interview with composer, Gabriel Thibaudeau (9 Min.), Two travelogues by Burton Holmes, depicting Paris in 1925: PARIS FROM A MOTOR (3 1/2 Min.) and A TRIP ON THE SEINE (3 1/2 Min.)






The Return Of Count Yorga [Blu-ray]

Starring: Roger Perry, Robert Quarry


Synopsis: A horrifying love story… with bite! 



When the overlord of the damned rises again to prowl the shadows, who will stand against The Return Of Count Yorga? Robert Quarry is back as one of the most dapper vampires to ever set up shop in California in this thrilling sequel that really raises the stakes. Revived by the well-known supernatural properties of the Santa Ana winds, our undead leading man takes to the streets with an unquenchable thirst. In search of new blood, Yorga moves next door to an orphanage. But when he crosses paths with a beautiful young woman, the Count’s thoughts turn to love. Has the ruler of the night finally found the girl with whom he can share eternity? 



Featuring Mariette Hartley, Roger Perry and Craig T. Nelson in his screen debut, this biting vampire flick will thrill you horror fans…Yorga-nna love this one.


Special Features Include:


-Audio Commentary with Film Historian Steve Haberman and Actor Rudy De Luca

-Theatrical Trailer

-TV Spot

-Radio Spots

-Photo Gallery





The Sand

Starring: Jamie Kennedy, Mitchel Musso, Brooke Butler, Cleo Berry, Cynthia Murell


Synopsis: After a raging all-night party, a group of hung over twenty-somethings awakens to a beating sun and a carnivorous beach that devours anything with a heartbeat.









The Jail

Starring: Yvette Yzon, Dyane Craystan, Jim Gaines


Synopsis: For his second-to-last film, the late writer/director Bruno Mattei returned to the genre that established his reputation as a true Maestro of EuroSleaze: When a group of women are sentenced to a jungle hellhole prison known as The House of Lost Souls, they’ll enter a sweaty nightmare of sadistic guards, menacing lesbians and rampant nudity. But Mattei here under his alias Vincent Dawn also packs his final babes-behind-bars saga with enough degradations, perversions, jaw-dropping violence and over-the-top performances to set all-new standards of genre depravity. 


Yvette Yzon (ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD), Dyane Craystan (ZOMBIES: THE BEGINNING) and Jim Gaines (ROBOWAR) star in this Philippines filth-fest produced by Giovanni Paolucci (MONDO CANNIBAL), now presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America! 


Special Features:


Acting For Bruno: Featurette with Yvette Yzon and Alvin Anson

Prison Inferno: Featurette with producer Giovanni Paolucci and screenwriter Antonio Tentori







Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary

Starring: Cristina Ferrare, John Carradine, David Young


Synopsis: Mastered in HD! A dark and stormy night begins this modern gothic tale of evil personified in Mary (Christina Ferrare, J.W. Coop, Impossible Years), a beautiful American artist living in Mexico to more easily gratify her growing lust for blood. While her horrific appetites are fueled, her life becomes further fraught with the investigation into the grisly murders, love for handsome young American ex-patriot (David Young, Double Exposure, High Risk), and by the sudden, terrifying appearance of her like-minded father (John Carradine, The Monster Club, House of the Long Shadows), intent upon satisfying his own heinous hungers as well as killing Mary before she, too, becomes totally consumed by his legacy of compulsion. As Mary continues to cut a bloody swath across the country, investigators and her pursuing parent close in the suspense and nightmarish drama gather to a final chilling confrontation. Code Red presents the first official legitimate DVD release of this 1975 cult shocker, from Juan Lopez Moctezuma, the director of The Mansion of Madness and Alucarda! 



Special Features: Interview with Producer Henri Bollinger








Class Of Nuke ‘Em High III: The Good, The Bad And The Subhumanoid (Blu-ray)

Starring:  Brick Bronsky, Lisa Star, John Tallman


Synopsis: Welcome back to Tromaville High!!! The only school in the country with a giant nuclear rodent for mascot, detention for melting and a bikini dress code. Wanna Hall Pass? Wanna Bus Pass? Wanna Pass Gas? You won’t pass up the mind-bending special effects! 


The Tromaville student body is in danger again… and it’s not of flunking. Tromaville is under attack from a subhumanoid army led by the evil Dr. Slag and his perfectly proportioned partner Professor Holt (a woman scientist with really big hair, portrayed by Lisa Gaye). On top of that, TROMIE the Nuclear Rodent is raging mad! 3 times the evil of the original! 3 times the mutated monsters of the sequel! With subhumanoid twins battling for Tromaville, more bodacious babes than ever and 3 times the nuclear meltdowns, it’s all action and excitement in CLASS OF NUKE EM HIGH 3 The Good, The Bad And The Subhumanoid! 


Special Features:


– Director’s commentary

Interview with Troma star Lisa Gaye

Trailers of the Nuke ‘EM High saga






Nightmare (35th Anniversary Edition)

Starring: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke


Synopsis: Mastered in HD! Escaped mental patient George (Baird Stafford) repeatedly suffers a graphic nightmare that depicts the axe murders of a couple making love. In Florida, a prowler stalks a babysitter – when she is attacked the youngest child she is looking after just sits and laughs… George begins a journey of brutal murder, death and destruction until the final moment of truth when his nightmares come to frightening life.



Special Features: Audio commentary with stars Baird Stafford and make-up artist Cleve Hall, moderated by Filmmaker David Decoteau





Neon Maniacs (1986)

Starring: Clyde Hayes, Leilani Sarelle, Donna Locke, Victor Brandt


Synopsis: Mastered in HD! In the heart of San Francisco, the legions of the damned lay waiting beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. As night falls, this battalion of butchery is unleashed upon the city to carve terror into the souls of the innocent. But when one young woman named Natalie (Leilani Sarelle, Basic Instinct) escapes a bloody teen slaughter, she can t convince anyone that a rampaging army of psychotic monsters has mutilated her friends. Now haunted, hunted, and having a hard time in high school, Natalie must arm herself and her classmates for one final bizarre battle against the horror of the Neon Maniacs!





Scissors (1991) [Blu-ray]

Starring: Sharon Stone, Steve Railsback, Ronny Cox, Michelle Phillips


Synopsis: Angie s about to step over the edge… all she need is a little help! Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct, Sliver) is electrifying as a woman driven to the edge of insanity in this taut psychological thriller from Frank De Felitta (The Entity, Z.P.G.). Stone plays Angie Anderson, a beautiful, emotionally fragile woman living alone in the big city. When she s attacked in her apartment building, she manages to thwart her assailant by stabbing him with a pair of scissors, but not before he vows to return. Angie s emotional state begins to weaken as she s overwhelmed by fears real and imagined. A handsome neighbor (Steve Railsback, The Stunt Man) and an esteemed psychologist (Ronny Cox, Deliverance) seem to want to help, but someone is leading Angie into a nightmare of madness and terror… and a final confrontation with her worst, long-repressed fears. Also starring Michelle Phillips (Valentino).

Special Features: Trailers






Pro-Wrestlers Vs. Zombies (Blu-ray)

Starring: Roddy Piper, Jim Duggan, Matt Hardy, Shane Douglas, Reby Sky


Synopsis: Pro-Wrestlers Vs. Zombies is exactly as it sounds sports entertainment icons and local ring talent using their signature fighting styles, athleticism and anything they can get their hands on to fend off the undead. An abandoned prison is the battlefield as a troupe of professional wrestlers are booked for a private show, only to be faced with the undead. Unfortunately for the zombie nation, they aren’t just facing any group of professional wrestlers, they are facing living legends like WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper, Matt Hardy, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, former ECW World champions The Franchise Shane Douglas and even Olympic medalist turned WWE and TNA World champion Kurt Angle! 


Special Features:


Audio commentary


Extra scenes

Troma trailers





2 Bedroom 1 Bath

Starring:  Michele Hicks, Eric Roberts, Dee Wallace, Costas Mandylor, Jody Jaress


Synopsis: A young couple’s dream home turns into a horrifying nightmare when the tormented spirit of a former tenant controls the couple and threatens to take their newborn baby.  A frightening, and terrifying psychological tale not seen since ‘Rosemary’s Baby’.





Shakma (1990)

Starring: Christopher Atkins, Amanda Wyss, Ari Meyers, Roddy McDowall


Synopsis: Mastered in HD! A murderous baboon with Red ass escapes from a Florida laboratory and roams the research building, and begins to kill some teenagers who are also in the building playing a live-action Dungeons-and-Dragons-esque game. Lame game doesn’t kill them, Shakma will!!! Starring cult stars Christopher Atkins (Blue Lagoon), Ari Meyers (Kate and Allie), Amanda Wyss (Nightmare on Elm Street) and screen legend Roddy McDowall (famous Cornelius the Ape from PLANET OF THE APES!), now see it in horrifying HD!



Special Features: Watch In: Katarina’s Bucket List Mode





Hyde’s Secret Nightmare

Starring: Roberta Gemma, Claudio Zanelli, Giovanni la Gorga, Francesco Malcom, Venantino Venantini


Synopsis: An erotic horror movie dedicated to Joe D Amato, Hyde’s Secret Nightmare combines the two genres and mixes them in equal parts. Cross-cut erotic and horror scenes are kept together by a thread of dramatic force bordering on obsession, paranoia, phobia, perversion, and lack of self-acceptance. Everything unfolds in an extreme world where sex seems the only way to attain a state of well-being. 


Special Features:


Deleted Scenes

Confessions – Director Domiziano Cristopharo and actress Roberta Gemma talk about the movie

Photo Gallery


Comic (DVD-ROM)






Before Dawn [Blu-ray]

Starring: Dominic Brunt


Synopsis: An estranged couple’s vacation to save their troubled relationship goes astray when they discover themselves under attack from the undead! Dominic Blunt brings out the nightmare on both sides of the camera.






Fright Flick [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Chad Allen, Todd Jenkins, Richard D. Curtin


Synopsis: When the air-headed leading lady of a B-grade fright flick turns up murdered on the film set, the motley cast and crew find themselves at the heart of a real whodunit and with so many competing egos on set, everyone’s a suspect. Featuring gay icon Chad Allen, alongside an oddball cast of characters including an eccentric director, a bitter supporting actress and a scheming production assistant.





Theatre Of The Deranged II (Blu-ray)

Starring: Cory Jacob, Kirsty Hill, Shawn C. Phillips, Veronica Ricci, Sean Kasky


Synopsis: Andy the Arsonist welcomes everyone to his theater of derange for a wild night of thrills, chills and spills. Andy kick’s off the night by hosting five short horror films from some of the best Horror Writer/Directors in the indie scene. 


Special Features:



Unmimely Demise behind the scenes

Unmimely Demise trailer

Unmimely Demise slide show

Panty Raid bloopers

Panty Raid audio commentary

Panty Raid trailer

My Aunt Is Coming To Town extra footage

Troma trailers







Starring:  Ed Stoppard, Sophia Myles, Russell Tovey, Paul Kaye


Synopsis: Having recovered from an emotional breakdown and infidelity, college professor Ben Marshall and his family decide to relocate to the country for a fresh start. However, he starts finding himself plagued by haunted visions and hears consistent noises in their large country house. Ben becomes convinced a murder took place in the house and/or surrounding area. He becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind it to protect his family who he believes is in great danger. Cast includes Ed Stoppard from the Pianist and Assassin’s Creed and Sophia Myles from Underworld and Transformers.







Chill: The Killing Games

Starring:  Roger Connors, Bradley Michael Arner, Kelly Rogers


Synopsis: The name of the game was to stay alive, but few players would be getting up for a second round. In the late 80’s, eight university students were found murdered in the old arts building at the local college. An anonymous source told police the students were engaged in a role-playing game, called Chill. For more than 20 years, the game would be a local legend, and no one dared play. But when Jared, a scheming college student, decides to profit off the tragedy and revive the game as a web series the new players soon discover the game is still all too real when faced with a maniacal killer. The web series premieres on the anniversary of the killings with cams rolling and a growing audience forming, the players draw their fates and begin to play the game. However, once they start discovering the bodies of a group of students hired to clean the building the day before, the players realize a real killer is on the loose. As several take cover in the main computer room, they watch the web cams in horror as other players are slaughtered one by one.





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