DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 22, 2015

 

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 22, 2015

 


 

The Sentinel [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Cristina Raines, Chris Sarandon, Ava Gardner, Burgess Meredith, Beverly D’Angelo

 

Synopsis: When a beautiful model, Alison Parker (Cristina Raines, Nashville, The Duellists), rents an apartment in a gloomy New York brownstone, little does she realize that an unspeakable horror awaits her behind its doors…a mysterious gateway to hell. Alison likes her eccentric new neighbors, so it comes as a shock when she’s told that, except for a strange old priest, she’s the only tenant. 

 

 

Based on Jeffrey Konvitz’s best-selling novel, this contemporary gothic chiller features amazing special makeup effects by the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist, Little Big Man) and an incredible assemblage of stars including Chris Sarandon, Ava Gardner, Jose Ferrer, John Carradine, Burgess Meredith, Beverly D’Angelo, Jerry Orbach, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Berenger and Christopher Walken. Director Michael Winner (Death Wish) comes up with something to terrify everyone in this spine-tingling exercise in supernatural horror.

 

Special Features Include:

-2015 High Definition transfer of the film from Interpositive

-Audio Commentary by actress Cristina Raines

-Audio Commentary with writer/producer Jeffrey Konvitz

-Interview with assistant director Ralph S. Singleton

-Audio Commentary with director Michael Winner

-Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots

-Still Galleries: Movie stills, press photos, posters and lobby cards

 

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Eaten Alive (2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]

Starring: Robert Englund, Marilyn Burns, Carolyn Jones, Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer

 

Synopsis: MEET THE MANIAC & HIS FRIEND.

 

Nearly a decade before he donned Freddy Kruger’s famous red and green sweater, horror icon Robert Englund delivered a supremely sleazy performance in Eaten Alive – another essay in taut Southern terror from Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

 

Deep in the Louisiana bayou sits the ramshackle Starlight Hotel, destination of choice for those who like to check in but not check out! Presided over by the bumbling, mumbling Judd (and his pet croc which he keeps in a large pond out front), the patron of this particular establishment may seem like a good-natured ol’ Southern gent – but he has a mean temper on him, and a mighty large scythe to boot…

 

Oozing atmosphere from its every pore (the entire film was shot on a sound-stage at the famous Raleigh Studios, which lends it a queasy, claustrophobic feel) Eaten Alive matches The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for sheer insanity – and even drafts in Chain Saw star Marilyn Burns as the terrorised woman-in-peril, alongside William Finley and Mel Ferrer.

 

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

 

Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative, approved by director Tobe Hooper

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

Isolated Music and Effects Soundtrack

Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Audio commentary with co-writer and producer Mardi Rustam, stars Roberta Collins, William Finley and Kyle Richards, and make-up artist Craig Reardon

New introduction to the film by Hooper

Blood on the Bayou a brand new interview in which the director shares his recollections of making Eaten Alive

Gator Bait a brand new interview with star Janus

Monsters and Metaphors a brand new interview with makeup artist Craig Reardon

The Gator Creator an archive interview with Hooper

My Name is Buck an archive interview with star Robert Englund

5ive Minutes with Marilyn Burns the star of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre talks about working on Eaten Alive

The Butcher of Elmendorf: The Legend of Joe Ball featurette looking at the true-life story of the South Texas bar owner on whom Eaten Alive is loosely based

Original theatrical trailers for the film under its various alternate titles: Eaten Alive, Death Trap, Starlight Slaughter and Horror Hotel

TV and Radio Spots

Alternate Credits

Behind the Scenes Slideshow

Audience Comment Cards

Stills and Promo Material Gallery

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Brad Stevens, illustrated with original archive stills and posters.

 

 

Special Features

* Brand new 2K transfer from the original camera negative

* High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

* Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearin

* Audio commentary with co-writer and producer Mardi Rustam, make-up artist Craig Reardon and stars Roberta Collins, William Finley and Kyle Richards

* New introduction to the film by director Tobe Hooper

* Brand new interview with Hooper

* My Name is Buck: Star Robert Englund discusses his acting career

* The Butcher of Elmendorf: The Legend of Joe Ball – The story of the South Texas bar owner on whom Eaten Alive is loosely based

* 5ive Minutes with Marilyn Burns – The star of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre talks about working on Eaten Alive

* The Gator Creator: archival interview with Hooper

* Original theatrical trailers for the film under its various titles Eaten Alive, Death Trap, Starlight Slaughter and Horror Hotel

* US TV and Radio Spots

* Alternate credits sequence

* Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

* Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

 

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Lisa [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Cheryl Ladd, Staci Keanan, D.W. Moffett, Jeffrey Tambor

 

Synopsis: Fourteen year-old Lisa (Stacy Keenan, My Two Dads, Step By Step) is raised by her overprotective unmarried mother, Katherine (Cheryl Ladd, Charlie’s Angels, Millennium) who forbids her to date until she’s sixteen. In despair, Lisa and schoolmate Wendy make up a game that consists of inferring attractive men’s phone numbers from their car IDs and giving them anonymous calls. Their latest victim is the handsome Richard (D.W. Moffett, Black Widow), with whom Lisa begins a passionate phone relationship, unaware that he’s the infamous Candlelight Killer. Suspenseful direction by cult filmmaker Gary Sherman (Dead and Buried, Raw Meat) – Lisa promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Loaded with Extras

 

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Woods [Blu-ray]

Starring: Bruce Campbell

 

Synopsis: Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.

 

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Secrets of a Psychopath

Starring: Kari Wuhrer, Mark Famiglietti, Mia Serafino, Ty Fanning, Hilary Anderson

 

Synopsis: Two siblings lure unsuspecting victims to their house through a dating site for games and slaughter. It’s “Psycho” meets the Craigslist Killer. The new film from cult director Bert I. Gordon – The Amazing Colossal Man, Earth vs the Spider, Empire of the Ants, and The Food of the Gods.

 

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Judy: The Name for Terror (Featuring Collector’s Two-Sided DVD Cover)

Starring:  Jade Matthews, Orietta Babusci

 

Synopsis: Bad things happen to bad people. That s what Ursula, the ring leader of a deranged group of street performers called The Crows, always says. For no apparent reason, the gang starts to torment Mary, a young car driver, and Judy, her dog. Mary’s only crime was not paying attention to their annoying presence. Now, the curtains of the most insane and dangerous show will rise…and fall…for Mary and Judy. This shocking thriller is in the tradition of ‘Hostel’ and ‘Saw’ and features gruesome special effects. Warning: The Crows show is not just about blood. They assure you it will be the scariest, most uncomfortable and grotesque performance you will ever see. Featuring exclusive two-sided reversible collector’s cover art.

 

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Containment

 

Starring:  Lee Ross, Andrew Leung

 

Synopsis: Neighbors in an apartment block awake to find their doors and windows completely sealed shut. When strangers in hazmat suits infiltrate their building and begin snatching residents, tempers fray and fear takes over. In order to survive the residents must identify who the enemy is. But they soon discover that the real danger is already inside with them… As a deadly virus of unknown origin sweeps through the building, the neighbors realize that breathing the same air is all it takes for the disease to spread. Unable to identify the infected from the uninfected, the quarantined start questioning the authorities. Loyalties are tested to their limits as friends and families turn against each other in an adrenaline-fueled fight for survival.

 

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Flesh for the Beast: Tsukiko’s Curse [Blu-ray]

Starring: Various

 

Synopsis: A new seven-part series that expands the story of horror film. Tsukiko, a girl with psychic powers, teams with two paranormal investigators to tackle an onslaught of zombies, vampires, and other supernatural horrors!

 

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Bleading Lady [Blu-ray]

Starring: Nathan Durec, Dan Ellis, Sindy Faraguna

 

Synopsis: Bleading Lady Don is a chauffeur and a cinephile who takes his job very seriously. When his latest assignment takes him to the set of a low-budget horror film, he’s overjoyed to learn he’ll be driving Riversa Red, his favorite B-movie Scream Queen. While driving his beloved idol, Don assumes the role of bodyguard and turns angrily protective, especially after learning that Riversa has a stalker. Hell-bent on protecting his queen and fueled by paranoid fantasies, Don’s usual temper tantrums go to deadly extremes. Soon he proves to be not only Riversa’s biggest fan, but also her worst nightmare.

 

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Lynn Sorel
Staff Writer at Horror News Network

Lynn Sorel has been writing for Horror News Network since September 2014. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @gothicmermaid13. Read her full bio on our About Us page.


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