DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 13, 2016

by Lynn Sorel

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 13, 2016

This week’s list of releases includes the highly anticipated The Conjuring 2, Blu-ray releases of Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection and The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection, along with several DVD re-issues, which include The Ring and The Ring Two. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

The Conjuring 2 (Blu-ray + Digital HD)


Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Simon McBurney

Synopsis: The supernatural thriller brings to the screen another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Special Features
– The Enfield Poltergeist: Living The Horror
– The Conjuring 2: Hollywood#s Haunted Stage
– Crafting the Conjuring
– Creating Crooked
– Sounds of Scary
– Deleted Scenes
Includes UltraViolet so you can enjoy the film on many different compatible devices.

Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection [Blu-ray]


Starring: Boris Karloff, Jr. Lon Chaney, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Bud Abbott

Synopsis: The original Frankenstein is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 8 films from the original legacy including the tragic classic starring Boris Karloff and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of Henry Frankenstein’s Monster and his Bride, and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of Frankenstein to this day.

Special Features
Disc 1 – Frankenstein:
The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster
Karloff: The Gentle Monster
Monster Tracks
Universal Horror
Frankenstein Archives
Boo!  A Short Film
Feature Commentary with Film Historian Rudy Behlmer
Feature Commentary with Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
Trailer Gallery
100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics
My Scenes

Disc 2 – The Bride of Frankenstein:
She’s Alive!  Creating The Bride of Frankenstein
The Bride of Frankenstein Archive
Feature Commentary with Scott MacQueen
Trailer Gallery
100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics
My Scenes

Disc 3 – The Ghost of Frankenstein:
The Ghost of Frankenstein Theatrical Trailer

Disc 4 – Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man:
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Theatrical Trailer

Disc 4 – House of Frankenstein:
House of Frankenstein Theatrical Trailer

Disc 4 – House of Dracula:
House of Dracula Theatrical Trailer

Disc 5 – Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein:
Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters
Theatrical Trailer
Feature Commentary with Film Historian Gregory W. Mank
100 Years of Universal: The Lot
100 Years at Universal: Unforgettable Characters

Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection [Blu-ray]


Starring: Peter Cushing, Clifford Evans, Herbert Lom, Janette Scott, David Knight

Synopsis: The chilling movies produced by the Hammer Films studio have been scaring audiences worldwide for decades with their use of ominous and supernatural elements which foretold the coming of doom. Relive the chilling fear with some of their best classic stories in the Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection showcasing monsters that helped shape the modern day characters we love to be frightened by today. Featuring Brides of Dracula, The Curse of the Werewolf, The Phantom of the Opera, The Kiss of the Vampire, Paranoiac, Nightmare, Night Creatures and The Evil of Dr. Frankenstein, it’s absolutely a must have for the house of Hammer horror collector!

The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection [Blu-ray]


Starring: Jr. Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Bud Abbott, Don Porter

Synopsis: The original Wolf Man is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 7 films from the original legacy including the eerie classic starring Lon Chaney Jr. and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the tragic monster and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of the Wolf Man to this day.

Disc 1 – The Wolf Man:
Monster by Moonlight
The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney, Jr.
He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce
The Wolf Man Archives
Feature Commentary with Film Historian Tom Weaver
Trailer Gallery
100 Years of Universal: The Lot
My Scenes

Disc 2 – Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man:
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2 – House of Frankenstein:
House of Frankenstein Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2 – House of Dracula:
House of Dracula Theatrical Trailer

Disc 3 – Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein:
Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters
Theatrical Trailer
Feature Commentary with Film Historian Gregory W. Mank
100 Years of Universal: The Lot
100 Years at Universal: Unforgettable Characters

Disc 4 – Werewolf of London:
Werewolf of London Theatrical Trailer

Disc 4 – She-Wolf of London:
She-Wolf of London Theatrical Trailer

Tenebrae [Blu-ray]


Starring: Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner

Synopsis: American mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) comes to Italy to promote his newest novel, TENEBRAE.  Unfortunately, a razor-wielding serial killer is on the loose, taunting Neal and murdering those around him in gruesome fashion just like the character in his novel. As the mystery surrounding the killings spirals out of control, Neal investigates the crimes on his own, leading to a mind-bending, genre-twisting conclusion that will leave you breathless!

Featuring an amazing synth-music score from Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli and Massimo Morante (formerly of Italian progressive-rock band, Goblin), this all-new TENEBRAE release was created from the original uncut camera negative. Also stars John Saxon (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), Daria Nicolodi (Dario Argento’s PHENOMENA) and John Steiner (CALIGULA).

Special Features:

All-new Synapse Films supervised color correction and restoration of a 1080p scan from the original camera negative, presented in the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1
Dual English and Italian language options with newly-translated English subtitle tracks for both
Audio commentary track featuring film critic and Argento scholar, Maitland McDonagh
Rare high-definition 1080p English sequence insert shots, playable within the film via Seamless Branching
Feature-length documentary, YELLOW FEVER: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GIALLO by Rising Productions, chronicling the Giallo film genre from its beginnings as early 20th century crime fiction, to its later influences on the modern slasher film genre
Original UNSANE (U.S. version of TENEBRAE) end credits sequence
Alternate opening credits sequence
Theatrical trailers

The Monster of Piedras Blancas [Blu-ray]

Starring: Jeanne Carmen, Led Tremayne, John Harmon, Don Sullivan, Forrest Lewis

Synopsis: “The sleepy little lighthouse community of Piedras Blancas has a big problem when bodies begin piling up (thankfully there s the ice room at Kochek s Store for meats and groceries) and a scale from a thought-to-be-extinct prehistoric amphibian is found nearby. Could this be the work of … The Monster of Piedras Blancas?

For a town photographed in black & white, Piedras Blancas is teeming with colorful characters. There s Sturges (John Harmon, Monsieur Verdoux), the lighthouse keeper who makes it a ritual to leave food out near a secluded beach cave for, well, something; Lucy (Jeanne Carmen, Born Reckless), Sturges’ zaftig daughter, a free thinker who clearly doesn t pay attention to daddy’s warnings about skinny dipping near the cave; Lucy s boyfriend Fred (Don Sullivan, The Giant Gila Monster), a young man more than willing to keep an eye on Lucy; and the dedicated man of science Dr. Sam Jorgensen (Les Tremayne, The Fortune Cookie) who s out to solve the mysterious murders. It will become painfully obvious to Sturges (and the unfortunate inhabitants of Piedras Blancas): never miss a feeding! The Monster of Piedras Blancas, directed by Irvin Berwick (Malibu High), co-stars Forrest Lewis (All That Heaven Allows), Frank Arvidson (The 7th Commandment) and Wayne Berwick (The Naked Monster) and is photographed by Philip Lathrop, two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Cinematography (The Americanization of Emily, Earthquake).”

The Horrible Dr. Hichcock [Blu-ray]


Starring: Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Montgomery Glenn, Teresa Fitzgerald

Synopsis: “From director Robert Hampton, (Lust Of The Vampire) comes The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (L orrible segreto del Dr. Hichcock), the twisted and terrifying tale of Dr. Bernard Hichcock (Robert Flemyng, The Quiller Memorandum) whose secret desires and perverse passions lead to the death of his wife, Margaret (Teresa Fitzgerald, Class of Iron).

Remarrying years later, the doctor s new bride Cynthia (Barbara Steele, Pit and the Pendulum) is unaware that her husband intends to use her blood to reanimate the corpse of his dearly departed Margaret.”

The Ring/The Ring Two Movie Collection


Starring: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman, Sissy Spacek


The Ring – A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

The Ring Two – Six months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.

Evil Dead 2 [Blu-ray + Digital HD]


Starring:  Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley, Richard Domeier

Synopsis: The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

Sorority Slaughterhouse


Starring: Eric Roberts, Jessica Morris, Jean Louise O’Sullivan And Introducing Kelly Seymour

Synopsis: A possessed killer clown doll invades a sorority. Bonus features include: Director’s commentary

Trancers 3 Blu Ray [Blu-ray]


Starring: Andrew Robinson, Megan Ward, Dawn Ann Billings, Ed Beecher, Tim Thomerson

Synopsis: Jack Deth, beginning to get his life back together, is time-jacked back to the year 2247 to save Angel City from a new wave of Trancers! His mission…help find the origin of this new wave of Trancers and end it with extreme prejudice. With the help of Lena and R.J., a Trancer camp escapee, Jack learns that the new Trancer program is government sponsored, and that his usual shoot-everything-that-moves attitude might not work this time. With R.J. and Shark, a crystal powered cyborg, Deth will have to find a way inside the Trancer program and shut it down. For good. Bonus features include: Full Moon Trailers, Original Videozone Featurette

The Ring


Starring: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox

Synopsis: A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

Paranormal Activity 6-Movie Collection


Starring: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat

Synopsis: Paranormal Activity 6-Movie Collection includes Paranormal Activity 2, Paranormal Activity 2,  Paranormal Activity 3,  Paranormal Activity 4,  Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, and  Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.

Deadly Intent


Starring: Rebecca Reaney, Lara Lemon, Gus Barry, Peter Lloyd

Synopsis: After the tragic death of her soldier husband, Bryony tries to build a new life for herself and her young son, James. Struggling with her grief, she fails to notice that James has become secretive and withdrawn, spending hours alone in his room playing out death scenes with his toys. When an overflowing sink brings down the living room ceiling, Bryony is convinced that James is responsible despite his protests that he is not to blame. With their house half-flooded, Bryony bundles James into the car and drives to her parents’ house only to discover that her sister, Lisa, is house-sitting. The sisters are not close but, reluctantly, Lisa agrees to let them stay. Soon there are more unexplained incidents and when Lisa notices that strange things happen whenever James is upset she becomes convinced that he must have some form of psychic power. Bryony ridicules the idea but agrees that James is deeply disturbed. When she discovers that James has built a giant dream-catcher in his bedroom to protect himself from evil spirits Bryony finally realizes that the boy is terrified. He tells her that he believes he is being followed by an unseen presence and soon the two sisters are convinced that there really is something supernatural happening. Bryony confesses to Lisa that when her husband, Steve, last returned home from Afghanistan he had been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and had been possessive and violent. Eventually Bryony had become so frightened that she had run away and taken James with her. As the paranormal incidents become increasingly threatening, Bryony realizes that Steve’s spirit has returned to reclaim his son. Now she has to find a way to confront Steve as she knows that, if she cannot find a way to stop him, she and James will be separated for ever.

Neon Dead, The


Starring: Various

Synopsis: An unemployed recent college grad hires two freelance paranormal exterminators to combat a monster infestation in her new home. But their prodding into the new evil found in the home unleashes an ancient demon and his army of monsters, intent to possess any human they make contact with.

Blumhouse 4-Movie Horror Collection (The Veil / Mercy / Visions / Mockingbird)


Starring: Shirley Knight, Jessica Alba, Isla Fisher, Todd Stashwick, Frances O’Connor

Synopsis: Blumhouse 4-Movie Horror Collection includes The Veil, Mercy, Visions, and Mockingbird.

Other Side, The


Starring: Chad Conley, Danielle Lozeau, Christine Starkey, Benjamin Sheeler, Michelle Coben

Synopsis: A man searches for his wife and protects his daughter during the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Bonus features include: Audio Commentary, Music Videos, Original Short Film, Cast Interviews

All Hallows’ Eve / All Hallows’ Eve 2 Double Feature


Starring: Catherine Callahan, Katie Maguire, Marie Maser, Andrea Monier, Damien Monier

Synopsis: ALL HOLLOWS’ EVE-Beautiful, unsuspecting Sarah is looking forward to a quiet Halloween night at home with the two young teens she’s babysitting. Then, she discovers an unmarked old VHS videotape in one of the kid’s bags of candy. On the tape: a series of wildly outlandish tales of murder, torture and unearthly mayhem, all somehow linked to a diabolical clown-from-hell. As each tale ratchets up the terror, bizarre phenomena begin to occur in the house, as Sarah discovers that the grimacing, white-faced clown on the video may be saving his most horrific All Hallows’ Eve treat. just for her.

ALL HOLLOWS’ EVE 2-Alone on Halloween, a young woman finds a mysterious VHS tape on her doorstep-a tape that shows a series of gruesome and ghastly tales that appear to be all too real. But these terrifying glimpses of damned souls are not the only horrors that stalk her. A sinister, pumpkin-faced killer is using the videotape as a portal into our reality; and if he makes it through, this twisted trickster seeks only one “treat”: blood.

Asian Ghost Story


Starring: Mma Sensation Josh Van Meurs, Nicholas Simmons And Cassidy Alexa

Synopsis: The spirit of a dead Chinese railway worker seeking revenge possesses the body of a lethal Ninja!

Video Killer


Starring: Various

Synopsis: When Amy receives a haunted VHS tape containing weird films from a figure stalking her she realizes she is not alone and must find other victims who are being haunted in hopes of figuring out who is trying to kill them all.

Purging Hour, The


Starring: Paul Cross, Tom Mclaren, Art Roberts

Synopsis: With the hopes of a new life for his family, Bruce Diaz left the harsh city for the serene and majestic mountains of California. The Diaz family’s first day in their new house would go down as one of the most violent 24 hours any family could ever imagine. With no serviceable evidence being retrieved and no witnesses to speak, the case was eventually dismissed. Several years later, the family’s personal home movie footage was released by anonymous source. Home Video tells the family’s story, through their eyes.

Bachelors Grove


Starring: Tim Krueger, Suzy Brack, Ned Ricks, Sheree Bynum, Joyce Porter

Synopsis:  Bachelors Grove Cemetery is one of the top ten scariest places in America, often featured in main stream television networks. Bachelors Grove is the first movie ever made inspired on this subject. A series of bizarre murders terrorize the peaceful community of Bachelors Grove. Friendly citizens suddenly turning against their own families. What’s causing such aberrant behavior? Who’s next? The key to solve the mystery and stop these horrible crimes might be in something that happened at Bachelors Grove Cemetery decades ago… Or maybe in something that didn’t happen? Bonus features include: Official Movie Trailer, Original Teaser Trailer, Bonus Music Video, Storyboard Scene, A Nurse’s Death, SFX Makeup Test, Motion Menu

Dark Exorcism


Starring: Grace Folsom, Lynn Justinger, Fiona Horrigan

Synopsis: A skeptical grad student and a renowned paranormal specialist investigate a potentially haunted home and the troubled woman inside whose affliction may be beyond the capacity of either of them. DVD BONUS FEATURE: Interview Featurette

Alien Hunger


Starring:  Vernon Wells, Richard Hatch, Lisa Cullen, Krystal Banks

Synopsis: Aliens with a ravenous appetite for summertime campers descend upon a campground.


The Ring Two


Starring: Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Sissy Spacek

Synopsis: Six months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.

Dark Revelations


Starring: Cuyle Carvin, Marlene Mccohen, Wil Gelin, Michael Reed

Synopsis: In this post-apocalyptic action/thriller, Demons plague the Earth after the Biblical Rapture. Jeremy (Cuyle Carvin) and Dana (Marlene McCohen) must make their way to a mysterious cabin deep into the wilderness in order to survive. The end of the world was just the beginning…

Not Another Zombie Movie


Starring: Black Jack Johnson, Jay Davis, Will Cummings III, Brian Smith, Harold Dennis

Synopsis: Franklin and Mike find themselves trapped in the undead-infested Cyrene City, where they must attempt to lead a group of unconventional survivors to safety. As they join forces with the likes of a pregnant woman, a moronic arms dealer, and a mentally challenged man, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombie mayhem. While this uprising of zombies has overwhelmed the city, Mr. Roberts, the CEO of R2 Pharmaceuticals, has sent in a team of mercenaries known as the S.I.E.G.E into Cyrene City to recover the only known antidote for his own financial gain.

Bad Ass Babes


Starring: Various

Synopsis: If you think a woman can’t hold her own in the face of battle, guess again. These bad *** babes can slay dragons and slaughter armies. From Kung Fu masters, to post Apocalyptic mercenaries, these babes show no mercy to those who oppose them. Lady of Death When a top female ninja assassin is left for dead, she is forced to join forces with the mafia to exact her revenge as she fights her way through a hierchy of elite warriors to kill the ruthless ring leader that left her for dead. Female Warriors A band of renegade female warriors fight their way through the walls of the last city while combating mutated scavengers, and wasteland renegades to storm and conquer the last bastion of civilization.

Puppet Master 5 Re-mastered


Starring: Gordon Currie, Chandra West, Felton Perry, Teresa Hill, Ian Ogilvy Guy Rolfe

Synopsis: In the darkened Bodega Bay Inn, the greedy Dr. Jennings has come to pilfer Blade, Six Shooter, Jester, Pinhead, Torch, Tunneler, and Decapitron to discover the source of their animation. Hoping to get rich quick, he plans to sell their secrets as implements of war. Sutekh, the dark pharaoh from another dimension, has sent his own puppet, Totem, to continue his quest to kill Puppet Master Rick and steal the magic which animates the puppets. Caught between the two foes, the half pint heroes must revive Decapitron and preserve the magic formula which gives them life with the life of the Puppet Master hanging on a string! Bonus features include: Trailers

Midnight Horror Collection V.4


Starring: Darian Caine, Anthony Sarah Boes, Adrian M. Pryce, Ron Mazor, Monique Dupree

Synopsis: A four-film Midnight Horror Collection filled with stories of vicious stripper-killers at a bachelor party, terrifying werewolves hunting down one of their own, blood-thirsty vampires in an underground fight ring, and one crazy blood sucker who likes to play games.

Invoking / Invoking 2 Double Feature


Starring: D’Angelo Midili, Josh Truax, Trin Miller, Allen Lowman, Andrew Fleming

Synopsis: INVOKING-After inheriting a house from the family she never knew, Samantha Harris (Trin Miller) and three friends head to rural Sader Ridge to inspect the property. Soon after arriving, Sam begins to experience horrific visions of savage brutality and unspeakable evil. Plagued by the sinister forces closing in around her, Sam descends into a waking nightmare when the demons from her past refuse to stay buried any longer.

INVOKING 2-Although hundreds of disturbing paranormal events occur every year, most of these chilling encounters go unreported. until now. Bear witness as hapless victims experience the unspeakable terror of confronting demonic forces, murderous poltergeists and other evil entities that are dead set on claiming their souls. Descend into an abyss of waking nightmares as these bloodthirsty, malevolent spirits seek to possess their prey and drag them-kicking and screaming-to hell.

Midnight Horror Collection V.3


Starring: Bela Lugosi, Clayton Moore, Angela Greene

Synopsis: An occult masterpiece featuring the Devil, a cloak-and-dagger thriller set in Washington, D.C., a scary sci-fi epic about an alien infestation, and a mad-scientist’s unethical experiments highlight this classic Midnight Horror Collection. Starring Bela Lugosi, Jean Allison, Clayton Moore.

Big Box of Horror V.2


Starring: Peter Brown, Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Ahna Capri

Synopsis: Vampires, zombies, bats, lunatics, piranha, and flesh-eating plants populate this nine-film Big Box of Horror Collection with classic terror. These movies have a cult following all their own with stars including Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead and Bela Lugosi to bring on the thrills as they prey upon trusting souls in devious ways.

Puppet Master 4 Re-mastered


Starring: Gordon Currie, Chandra West, Ash Adams, Teresa Hill, Felton Perry

Synopsis: Toulon’s Puppets for once, are about to do something good. As the bad puppets turn good! The mini-menaces Blade, Tunneler and Pinhead, go toe-to-toe with their most menacing enemy yet–a team of terrifying, gremlin-like creatures known as Totems that are sent by the evil Egyptian demon Sutekh to recapture the magic stolen by Toulon. The demons target a young scientist, Rick who is now in possession of the Puppet Master secrets. As the creatures attempt to terminate his research and regain the secret of life, they leave a deadly path of destruction until the evil Totems finally find Toulon’s puppets in their way. However, Rick has a secret weapon on his side and the newest head-swapping puppet…Decapitron! Bonus features include: Trailers

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