DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Oct 20, 2015

by Lynn Sorel

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Oct 20, 2015


I Spit on Your Grave 3: Vengeance is Mine [Blu-ray] 

Starring: Gabriel Hogan, Doug Mckeon, Sarah Butler, Jennifer Landon


Synopsis: After seeking out the help of a support group after her attack, a young woman takes the law into her own hands and dishes out her own brand of justice to the abusers of her fellow group members. Sequel, in essence, to I Spit On Your Grave (2010).







Kwaidan [Blu-ray]

Starring: Rentaro Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Tatsuya Nakadai


Synopsis: After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi (The Human Condition) shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn’s collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. This version of Kwaidan is the original three-hour cut, never before released in the United States. BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New 2K digital restoration of director Masaki Kobayashi’s original cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • Audio commentary by film historian Stephen Prince • Interview from 1993 with Kobayashi, conducted by filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda • New interview with assistant director Kiyoshi Ogasawara • New piece about author Lafcadio Hearn, on whose versions of Japanese folk tales Kwaidan is based • Trailers • New English subtitle translation • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien






The Oblong Box [Blu-ray]

Starring: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Uta Levka


Synopsis: Newly Remastered in HD! Coffins, blood and live corpses! A gasping, gnawing, heart stopping evil lies buried in The Oblong Box. Do you dare unearth its wrath? Vincent Price (Madhouse, Twice Told Tales) and Christopher Lee (The Crimson Cult, House of the Long Shadows) are at their terrifying best as a plantation owner with a shocking family secret and a wealthy doctor desperate to continue his morbid experiments on human flesh in this Edgar Allan Poe s (Tales of Terror) classic tale of the living dead! Price returns to his English manor from an African trip with his mad, mutilated brother and buries his chained up sibling alive. When the body is exhumed, the madman somehow still alive begins a systematic search for vengeance. Co-written, produced and directed by horror great, Gordon Hessler (Cry of the Banshee, Scream and Scream Again) with top-notch cinematography by John Coquillon (Straw Dogs, Cross of Iron).



Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Steve Haberman | Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee (1969): Narrated by Vincent Price | Trailers








The Vatican Tapes [Blu-ray]


Starring:  Michael Peña, Dougray Scott, John Patrick Amedori, Djimon Hounsou, Olivia Taylor Dudley


Synopsis: A priest and two Vatican exorcists must do battle with an ancient satanic force to save the soul of a young woman.







The Larry Fessenden Collection [Blu-ray]

Starring: Ron Perlman, Kevin Corrigan, Connie Britton


Synopsis: Four tales of terror from multi-talented filmmaker Larry Fessenden: he’s a writer, a producer, a director and an actor. In this box set, he brings together four of his films, in HD for the first time, along with both brand-new and vintage bonus features including short films and music videos. 



Titles Include: 


No Telling (1991) 


Habit (1995) 


Wendigo (2001) 


The Last Winter (2006) 


Special Features Include:


-24-Page Booklet with liner notes by Fangoria’s Michael Gingold, featuring never-before-seen photos, storyboards, and sketches


“No Telling”

-Director-approved HD Transfer

-Audio commentary with writer/director/executive producer Larry Fessenden

-Making of “No Telling” (1991)

-Archival footage (1990)

-Short Film “White Trash” (1979) with new music by composer Will Bates 

-Glass Eye Pix Sizzle Reel (1985-1990)



-Director-approved HD Transfer

-Audio commentary with actor/director/writer/editor Larry Fessenden

-“The Making of Habit”  featurette (1995)

-Short film “Habit” (1981) (20 minutes)

-The Making of short film “Habit” (1981)

-“Save You from Yourself” music video

-Theatrical trailer

-Short film “N is for Nexus,” from Magnet Releasing’s The ABCs of Death 2

-The Making of “N is for Nexus”

-“Frankenstein Cannot Be Stopped” music video


-Director-approved HD Transfer

-Audio commentary with writer/director/editor Larry Fessenden

-Audio commentary with actors Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, and John Speredakos

-Search for the “Wendigo –  Behind the Scenes” featurette (2001)

-Interview with Larry Fessenden (2001)

-WENDIGO: animated series trailer

-Short Film “Santa Claws” (2008)

-Theatrical trailer

-Glass Eye Pix Sizzle Reel (2010)

-“The Last Winter”

-Audio commentary with co-writer/director/producer/editor Larry Fessenden

-The Making of “The Last Winter” – full-length documentary featuring deleted scenes

-Archival footage (2005)

-Short film “Jebediah”

-Short film “Origins”

-Short film “Mister”

-“Tired of Killing Myself” music video

-2015 interview with Larry Fessenden

-Glass Eye Pix Sizzle Reel (2014) 







Stephen King’s A Good Marriage [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Stephen Lang


Synopsis: Based on a short story by horror legend Stephen King, “A Good Marriage” tells the story of Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen, “Face/Off”) and her husband Bob (Anthony LaPaglia, “Without a Trace”), celebrating another year of a good marriage. But when a sadistic serial killer starts to spread fear and panic throughout the Northeast, Darcy unveils a sinister secret about her husband that will threaten their perfect marriage and their lives.











Final Destination Collection (5pk)

Starring: Various


Synopsis: 5 Film Collection Final Destination






Exorcism of Molly Hartley [Blu-ray]


Starring: Devon Sawa, Jon Cor


Synopsis: Taking place years after The Haunting of Molly Hartley, who now, as an adult, has fallen under the possession of an evil spirit and must be exorcised by a fallen priest before the devil completely takes her.




Leave a Comment