DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 27, 2016

by Lynn Sorel

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 27, 2016

This week’s releases include Nicolas Winding Refn’s Neon Demon, the Stephen King thriller Cell, along with new editions of An American Werewolf in London, Chopping Mall and Blood Diner. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

Grimm: Season Five


Starring: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell

Synopsis: At the heels of his mother’s beheading and Juliette’s “death,” Nick’s life has taken a turn he never expected. Having lost so much, Nick must now come to grips with fathering a child with his once sworn enemy, Adalind. With even more dangerous Wesen coming out of the shadows, the Black Claw uprising Team Grimm has been dreading is approaching in full force. Own all 22 episodes of Grimm: Season Five, the most chilling season of Grimm yet.

Special Features
Disc 1 – Grimm Season Five:
Deleted Scenes

Disc 2 – Grimm Season Five:
Deleted Scenes

Disc 3 – Grimm Season Five:
Deleted Scenes

Disc 4 – Grimm Season Five:
Deleted Scenes

Disc 5 – Grimm Season Five:
Deleted Scenes
Gag Reel
A Grimm New World
Unlocking the Mystery: Inside the 100th Episode
Fome Tour

Neon Demon [Blu-ray]


Starring: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks

Synopsis: When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has.

An American Werewolf in London – Restored Edition [Blu-ray]


Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine

Synopsis: Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all time with the cult classic An American Werewolf in London Restored Edition. Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor, director John Landis (National Lampoon’s Animal House) delivers a contemporary take on the classic werewolf tale in this story of two American tourists who, while traveling in London, find their lives changed forever when a vicious wolf attacks them during a full moon. Starring David Naughton, Griffin Dunne and Jenny Agutter, An American Werewolf in London is newly restored and features groundbreaking, Academy Award winning make-up by Rick Baker (The Wolfman; Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Music Video).

Special Features
Beware the Moon
I Walked with a Werewolf
Making An American Werewolf in London
An Interview with John Landis
Makeup Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London
Casting of The Hand
Photograph Montage
Feature Commentary with Cast Members David Naughton and Griffin Dunne

Chopping Mall [Blu-ray]


Starring: Kelli Maroney, Tony O’Dell, John Terlesky, Russell Todd

Synopsis: Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.
Special Features
Audio Commentary with Director / co-writer JIM WYNORSKI, actress KELLI MARONEY, and co-writer / 2nd Unit Director STEVE MITCHELL
Audio Commentary with Historians / Authors: NATHANIEL THOMPSON (Mondo Video) and RYAN TUREK (Shock ’til you drop)
Audio Commentary with Director / co-writer JIM WYNORSKI and co-writer / 2nd Unit Director STEVE MITCHELL
Isolated score track by Chuck Cirino
BACK TO THE MALL – Cast and Filmmakers remember the making of CHOPPING MALL
CHOPPING “CHOPPING MALL” editor LESLIE ROSENTHAL discusses the editing
THE KILLBOTS – Creator ROBERT SHORT talks about creating the robots ( with never seen concept drawings)
SCORING “CHOPPING MALL” an interview with composer CHUCK CIRINO
THE ROBOT SPEAKS! – 10 questions with the robot
THE LOST SCENE – introduction with filmmakers: JIM WYNORSKI and STEVE MITCHELL, and the three page scene itself

Blood Diner [Blu-ray]

Starring: Rick Burks, Carl Crew, Roger Dauer, LaNette La France, Lisa Elaina

Synopsis: The Namtut brothers run the most popular restaurant in town, but their meals contain the human byproducts of their attempts to resurrect the ancient goddess of blood and lust.

Lady in White [Blu-ray]


Starring: Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco

Synopsis: The ghosts of the dead can’t rest without the help of the living in this terrifying horror film that’s “one of the most intelligent and riveting ghost stories since Poltergeist”, (LA Weekly). Starring Lukas Haas (Inception, Transcendence), Len Cariou (Blue Bloods), Alex Rocco (The Godfather) and Katherine Helmond (Soap, Who’s the Boss), Lady In White is presented here in both its director’s cut and the never-before-released extended director’s cut.

Frankie Scarlatti (Haas) lives in a small town with a deadly secret. For a decade, a serial child killer has eluded police, and the death toll continues to rise. Then, one night Frankie gets locked in his school and witnesses the ghost of the first victim being murdered. Now, aided by the girl’s restless spirit, Frankie takes it upon himself to bring her assailant to justice. But in a town with no strangers, the killer may be closer than he knows.

Slugs (Special Edition) [Blu-ray]


Starring: Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, Phillip MacHale, Alicia Morrow, Santiago Alvarez


From celebrated Spanish director Juan Piquer Simón, the man behind the truly demented slasher flick Pieces (1982), comes a terrifying tale of mutant slugs on the rampage in small-town America.

The townsfolk of a rural community are dying in strange and gruesome circumstances. Following the trail of horrifically mutilated cadavers, resident health inspector Mike Brady is on the case to piece together the mystery. He soon comes to a terrifying conclusion giant slugs are breeding in the sewers beneath the town, and they re making a meal of the locals!

Based on the novel by acclaimed British horror author Shaun Hutson, Slugs outdoes its creature feature peers by adding an extra dose of gross-out gore into the equation, culminating in one of the most squirm-inducing animal attack movies ever to slither its way across screens.

Brand new restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Uncompressed PCM Stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by writer and filmmaker Chris Alexander
Here s Slugs In Your Eye an interview with actor Emilio Linder
They Slime, They Ooze, They Kill: The Effects of Slugs an interview with special effects artist Carlo De Marchis
Invasion USA an interview with art director Gonzalo Gonzalo
The Lyons Den an interview and locations tour with production manager Larry Ann Evans
1988 Goya Awards promo reel
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter
Fully-illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by writer Michael Gingold

Cell [Blu-ray]


Starring:  John Cusack, Samuel Jackson, Stacy Keach, Isabelle Fuhrman

Synopsis: When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.



Starring: Various

Synopsis: When a scientist runs out of funding for his life-saving medical research, he accepts an investment from a shadowy military organization to finish his work. But in return, he is forced to use his new technology to create the ultimate battlefield weapon – a full size Tyrannosaures Rex, who is ready to break free and start the ultimate battle with the human race.

First Man On Mars


Starring: Marcelle Shaneyfelt, Gavin Ferrara, Benjamin Wood, Kirk Jordan, Sam Cobean

Synopsis: A secret mission. A horrifying discovery. The countdown to terror has begun! Billionaire astronaut Eli Cologne became the first man on Mars, but something went horribly wrong. Infected by an alien organism on the red planet, he returned to Earth a crazed, savage monster with an unquenchable thirst for human flesh. For small town sheriff Dick Ruffman, it’s a race against time to find the man-turned-monster before he kills again in this horrifying and hilarious satire of low budget drive-in grindhouse creature features from the 1970’s directed by Mike T. Lyddon. Also starring Marcelle Shaneyfelt, Kelly Murtagh, Joey Harmon, Gavin Ferrara and Roy “Rusty” Jackson, Jr

Exorcist: The Fallen


Starring: Tara Marie Kirk, Rollyn Stafford, Justin Hall, Todd A. Robinson, Petra Boyd

Synopsis: A terrifying, realistic depiction of a family torn apart by demonic possession, and the lengths they will go to in order to save themselves. When their young daughter is possessed by insidious forces, a normal American family is caught in the middle of a battle between good and evil, fighting to keep their daughter’s soul, and their bonds as a family intact until the demon can be driven away.

Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection


Starring: Various

Synopsis: Classic tales of mad passions and madder deeds! Includes: Doctor X, The Return of Doctor X, Mark of the Vampire, The Mask of Fu Manchu, Mad Love, and The Devil-Doll.

A House Is Not A Home


Starring: Richard Grieco, Bill Cobbs, Eddie Steeples, Aurora Perrineau, Gerald Webb

Synopsis: Ben and Linda Williams move their family to a new town and into a dream home as a last ditch effort to save their troubled marriage. Despite the good intentions, none of the family members can shake the feeling that something isn’t quite right in their new home. Their unimaginable fears are realized when things inside the house take a supernatural and sinister turn. Ben and his family flee for their lives, but it’s too late. An ancient evil traps the family in the house’s ever-changing labyrinth. The Williams must come together as never before to fight for their family, their lives and to escape an evil more powerful and evil than they could ever imagine. Stellar performances by Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street), Bill Cobbs (A Night at the Museum), Aurora Perrineau (Jem and the Holograms, Equals), Eddie Steeples (My Name is Earl), Gerald Webb (Marvel’s Agent Carter, Battle of Los Angeles), Melvin Gregg (vine celebrity 3.7 million followers) and Emmy winner Diahnna Nicole Baxter (Scandal, Trueblood) anchor the audience to their seats making them feel the family’s terror.

Mangler, The


Starring: Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Daniel Matmor, Jeremy Crutchley, Vanessa Pike

Synopsis: Police and para-psychologists race against the clock to stop a demonic laundry presser that demands blood sacrifice. Starring Robert Englund (the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise, “Urban Legend”) and Ted Levine (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “American Gangster”). Based on a Stephen King short story from his collection, “Night Shift” (where two of the stories in “Cat’s Eye” are also from), and written and directed by horror master Tobe Hooper (“Poltergeist,” “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”).

And Hell Awaits


Starring:  Sheri Beth Dusek, Jeffrey Goodrich, Heath Scarbrough

Synopsis: Life on Earth is an eternal mystery, and some say it’s beyond our grasp. While some are content to live an ordinary life, others cannot accept the notion of death
and will do anything to prevent their demise. Retired Lt. Arland Frye is a man who has had terrifying experiences and seen life changing horrors that led him on a dark journey into the unknown. Experimenting with Brujo magic and the occult, Lt. Frye is now on his deathbed and crosses over into another realm where the dance between life and death is a hallucinatory experience not just for him, but for those he chooses to take with him.

Motivational Growth [Blu-ray]


Starring: Jeffery Combs

Synopsis: Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was born of the filth collecting in a corner of Ian’s neglected bathroom, works to win Ian’s trust by helping him clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. With The Mold’s help, Ian attracts the attention of a neighbor he’s been ogling through his peephole, Leah, and he manages to find a slice of happiness despite his unnatural circumstances. But Ian starts to receive strange messages from his old and broken down TV set that make him realize that The Mold may not be as helpful as it seems to be, and strange characters combined with stranger events cast Ian’s life in the shadow of an epic battle between good and evil that Ian is only partially aware of.

3: All Hallows Eve


Starring: Katie Maguire

Synopsis: Three tales of terror to make your flesh creep and your heart pound. Deadly spirits, back from the grave with vengeance in mind, give fuel to these tales of supernatural horror. This awesome horror anthology includes a story adapted from the work of master horror writer Gary Brandner, author of ”The Howling.” Demons from beyond, souls seeking revenge and more for the scariest Halloween of all.

Dogman 2: The Wrath Of The Litter


Starring: Larry Joe Campbell, Mariann Mayberry, Kimberly Guerrero

Synopsis: Hank still enjoys the outdoors and loves to hunt. He and his wife, Dorothy, continue to live on their family farm in the rural Midwest. The picturesque autumn woodlands are a wonderful place to be. But things are not well. Unseen in the nearby forest, are a litter of grown Dogman pups, embarking on their terrifying destiny, and standing over seven feet tall. They are a bad batch. They have to be stopped. Bonus features include: Interactive menus/trailer

The Sacrifice [Blu-ray]


Starring: Elizabeth Abraham, Kourtney Adams, Venice Averryheart, Armaan Bajpai, Liz Bancroft

Synopsis: The Sacrifice starts in Northern India, with a pregnant woman being chased and killed. From that mysterious crime, we come to America, where we meet little brothers Samir and Pran. They have come from India to stay with their relatives in Chicago. During their stay in the States, the kids don’t feel safe. They are actually constantly afraid of something unseen. Something that seems to lurk in the dark around the house. Soon enough, death will visit the new family. Nobody is safe anymore, as they face a vicious unstoppable evil that will not rest until it has achieved its mission… But what is that mission? What does it want? And who is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to stop it?

Chasing the Devil


Starring: Tim Phillipps, Vivian Dugré, Chris Yule, Cory Knauf, Ary Katz

Synopsis: The mysterious suicide of Patrick McCord s sister prompts him to enlist paranormal investigators to look into her death, and unwittingly brings the wrath of an evil entity upon them, leaving their found footage as the only survivor.

Bonus Features: 5.1 Surround Sound, Closed Captions

Spirit In The Woods


Starring: Ashley Fast, Heidi Lewandowski, Kinsley Funari, Taylor Patterson, Adrian Denzel

Synopsis: The fate of five local college students who went missing in the infamous Spiritual Woods is finally unraveled as previously unreleased footage is made public for the first time. Long thought to be dead, the truth turns out to be much worse.

Isle of the Dead/Bedlam


Starring: Boris Karloff

Synopsis: The most celebrated star in the history of screen horror headlines these two atmospheric works filled with producer Val Lewton’s trademark mix of mood, madness and premeditated dread. Boris Karloff shares a quarantined house with other strangers on a plague-infested – perhaps spirit-haunted – Isle of the Dead. St. Mary’s of Bethlehem Asylum in 1761 London is the setting for Bedlam. Karloff gives an uncanny performance as the doomed overseer who fawns on high-society benefactors, while ruling the mentally disturbed inmates with an iron fist. Mark Robson, who edited three films for Lewton and directed five, guides both films.

7th Victim, The/Shadows in the Dark


Starring: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell, Kim Hunter, Evelyn Brent

Synopsis: Six people have broken a clandestine group’s code of silence. The same six have died as a result. Now a new member of the group has gone missing. Will she meet the same fate? Chris Auty in Time Out Film Guide says: “The Seventh Victim is [Val Lewton’s] masterpiece…a remarkably effective mix of menace and metaphysics – half noir, half Gothic.” Kim Hunter debuts as a schoolgirl whose search for her vanished sister unearths an urban lair of devil worshippers. Mark Robson directs the first of his five Lewton films, bringing dark foreboding to moments that include a much-noted pre-Psycho shower scene and a shocker of a subway encounter better experienced than read about here.

Gut [Blu-ray]


Starring: Jason Vail, Nicholas Wilder, Sarah Schoofs, Kirstianna Mueller, Kailtlyn Mueller

Synopsis: Family man Tom has seen something he can’t forget, a mysterious video with an ugly secret that soon spreads into his daily life and threatens to dismantle everything around him.

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