DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 8, 2015

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 8, 2015

 


 

Dressed to Kill (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen

 

Synopsis: A psychiatrist, a prostitute and the son of a slain woman seek a Manhattan slasher.

 

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Shocker [Collector’s Edition] [Blu-ray]

Starring: Peter Berg, Michael Murphy, Ted Raimi

 

Synopsis: On October 2nd, at 6:45 a.m., mass murderer Horace Pinker was put to death… Now he’s really mad. 

 

 

Master of horror Wes Craven (Scream, The Last House on the Left, A Nightmare on Elm Street) directs this exciting visual treat which introduces a diabolical mass murderer who harnesses electricity for unimaginable killing powers. 

 

 

About to be electrocuted for a catalog of heinous crimes, the unrepentant Horace Pinker transforms into a terrifying energy source. Only young athlete Jonathan Parker, with an uncanny connection to Pinker through bizarre dreams, can fight the powerful demon. The two dive in and out of television programs, chasing each other from channel to channel through stunning scenes of disaster, game shows and old reruns. 

 

 

A blend of dazzling special effects and an electrifying soundtrack, Shocker stars actor/director Peter Berg (actor Smokin’ Aces, director Lone Survivor), Michael Murphy (X-Men: The Last Stand, Batman Returns), Ted Raimi (Evil Dead II, Candyman) and Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files, Sons of Anarchy) as Horace Pinker.

 

Special Features Include:

-Audio Commentary with director of photography Jacques Haitkin, co-producer Robert Engelman, and composer William Goldstein

-Cable Guy – An all-new interview with actor Mitch Pileggi

-Alison’s Adventures – An interview with actress Cami Coope

-It’s Alive – An interview with executive producer Shep Gordon

-No More Mr. Nice Guy – The Music of “Shocker”, featuring interviews with music supervisor Desmond Child and soundtrack artists Bruce Kulik (KISS), Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys), Kane Roberts (Alice Cooper) , and Dave Ellefson (Megadeth)

-Audio Commentary with writer/director Wes Craven

-2 Vintage Making of Shocker featurettes including an interview with Wes Craven

-Theatrical Trailer

-TV Spots

-Radio Spots

-Original Storyboard Gallery

-Still Gallery

 

 

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The Editor (Bluray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Paz de la Huerta, Laurence R. Harvey, Udo Kier

 

Synopsis: Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes. 

 

 

Functioning as a straight-up send-up of Dario Argento, Mario Bava and the cinematic sorcerers of ?s slasher films, Canadian horror comedy The Editor is a charming tribute to the unsung classics of giallo, an Italian subgenre known for its gory and gruesome erotic horror.

 

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Crystal Lake Memories: Complete History of Friday the 13th [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Sean S. Cunningham, Corey Feldman, Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Alice Cooper

 

Synopsis: Inspired by the critically-acclaimed book, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIESs: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise-from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the blockbuster release of its 2009 ‘reboot’. Combining hundreds of rare and never-before-seen photographs, film clips, outtakes, archival documents, conceptual art and behind-the-scenes footage, and featuring interviews with more than 150 cast and crew members spanning all twelve films and the television series, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES is the ultimate tribute to one of horror’s most iconic and enduring franchises.

 

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Friday the 13th Part I/Friday the 13th Part II (DBFE) (BD) [Blu-ray]

Starring: Various

 

Synopsis: Friday the 13th & Friday the 13th Part 2 Double Feature (Blu-ray)

 

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Friday the 13th Part III/Friday the 13th Part IV (DBFE)(BD) [Blu-ray]

Starring: Various

 

Synopsis: Friday the 13th Part III & Part IV Double Feature (Blu-ray)

 

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Friday the 13th Part V/Friday the 13th Part VI (BD) (DBFE) [Blu-ray]

Starring: Various

 

Synopsis: Friday the 13th Part V / Friday the 13th Part VI Double Feature (Blu-ray)

 

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Friday the 13th Part VII/Friday the 13th Part VIII (BD) (DBFE) [Blu-ray]

Starring: Various

 

Synopsis: Friday the 13th Part VII / Friday the 13th Part VIII Double Feature (Blu-ray)

 

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Freddy vs. Jason / Friday the 13th (2009) (DBFE)(BD) [Blu-ray]

Starring: Various

 

Synopsis: Freddy vs. Jason / Friday the 13th (2009) Double Feature (Blu-ray)

 

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Angst [Blu-ray]

Starring: Edwin Leder, Silvia Rabenreither

 

Synopsis: ANGST, photographed by legendary Oscar-winning Polish animator/experimentalist Zbig Rybczynski and scored by Krautrock synth god Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream), is one hell of a gorgeously stylized and 

shockingly visceral experience: a forgotten classic on the fringes of the slasher cycle. Erwin Leder (Das Boot, Schindler’s List) plays a maniacal killer based on the real-life serial murderer Werner Kniesek. As he 

stalks through the bland Viennese countryside, Schulze’s music pulses darkly, and Zbig’s innovative first-person camerawork grabs you by the throat, never letting go. Angst is one film that, without any empty 

hyperbole, we can guarantee you’ll never, ever forget.

 

Cult Epics presents for the first time since its original release, the Uncut, Uncensored (optically restored tunnel murder-scene) in HD, with painstaking bonus features; including a new Interview with Erwin Leder, 

and Audio Commentary and an Interview with director Gerald Kargl conducted by Jorg Buttgereit (Nekromantik) and an Introduction by Gasper Noé (director of Irreversible, Enter The Void, Love), who cited Angst 

as an influence, ‘one that I have watched more than 40 times’.

 

Special Features:

 

New High-definition Transfer

Optional playback with or without Prologue

New Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround

Introduction by Gaspar Noé (2012)

Featurette: Erwin Leder in Fear (2015)

Interview with Gerald Kargl by Jorg Buttgeriet (2003)

Interview with cinematographer Zbigniew Rybzcynski (2004)

Audio Commentary by Gerald Kargl conducted by film critic Marcus Stiglegger

New HD Trailer

 

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown [Blu-ray]

 

Starring: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Gary Cole, Edward Herrmann

 

Synopsis: 65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called ‘moonlight murders’ begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.

 

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Morituris: Legions Of The Dead (Blu-ray)

Starring:  Valentina D’Andrea, Andrea De Bruyn, Desiree Giorgetti, Francesco Malcom

 

Synopsis: Two lovely Romanian girls take a trip with three Italian men to a rumored midnight rave in the middle of a dark forest. As the gang proceeds on foot to their final destination, a mysterious graveyard is discovered, a shockingly vile plot twist is revealed and bloodthirsty undead Roman gladiators rise from the dead to torture and mutilate their victims! For the two women, an already terrifying night is about to get much, much worse, as the zombified warriors hunt down the group to tear their heads off! Will anyone survive the night? 

 

An interesting mix of old school 1980s Italian horror, with a touch of the brutality of Wes Craven’s THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, MORITURIS is an unflinching, strong, cruel and extremely violent film featuring gruesome effects from Italian SPFX maestro, Sergio Stivaletti (DEMONS, DEMONS 2, DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE, Dario Argento’s OPERA). 

 

Special Features:

 

Theatrical Trailer

Reversible Cover Art

 

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Supernatural: Season 10

Starring:  Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard

 

Synopsis: Supernatural: The Complete Tenth Season (DVD)

 

The thrilling and terrifying journey of Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) continues as SUPERNATURAL enters its tenth season. In the show’s ninth season, their supernatural hunting expedition led them directly into two brand-new power struggles: the first involving the King of Hell and a Demon Knight after his throne; the second centering on an unbalanced angel who’s taken over Heaven and exiled legions of volatile angels down to Earth. With the help of their protectors – the fallen angel Castiel (Misha Collins) and “devil-you-know” Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard) – Sam and Dean’s lifelong quest to set the world right will take everything they’ve got … and a bit more. And now, when the unthinkable happens to Dean, the Winchesters must find a way to make things right before it’s too late.

 

Special Features

§ Supernatural Theatre: Staging The 200th Episode § Supernatural FANS § The Winchester Mythology: Battling The Mark and The Blade § A Very Special Supernatural Special § Supernatural at Comic-Con 2014 § Audio Commentaries § Deleted Scenes § Gag Reel

 

 

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Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (Blu-ray + DVD Combo)

Starring:  David Mattey, Clyde Lewis, Heidi Sjursen

 

Synopsis: Citizen Toxie is Troma s most ambitious and successful movie. When the notorious Diaper Mafia take hostage the Tromaville School for the Very Special, only the Toxic Avenger and his morbidly obese sidekick Lardass can save Tromaville. However, a horrific explosion creates a dimensional portal between Tromaville and its dimensional mirror image, Amortville. While the Toxic Avenger (Toxie) is trapped in Amortville, Tromaville comes under the control of Toxie’s evil doppelganger, the Noxious Offender (Noxie). Will Toxie return to Tromaville in time to stop Noxie’s rampage or is he doomed to remain a second-class citizen in Amortville forever? How did Toxie’s wife Sarah become pregnant with two babies from two different fathers? Will Tito, the Retarded Rebel, ever get over his teen angst and become a productive member of society? 

 

Citizen Toxie features the most formidable line-up of superheroes ever assembled, including Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, Mad Cowboy, Dolphin Man, Master Bator and The Vibrator. Auteur director Kaufman has also assembled a cast that reads like a veritable reunion of Troma superstars, including Ron Jeremy, Lemmy, Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, James Gunn, Kinky Finklestein and many others. Hilarious and shocking; erotic and surprising. Citizen Toxie is full of unforgettable special effects everyone is calling it a Tromasterpiece. 

 

Special Features:

 

New intro by Lloyd Kaufman

Director’s commentary

Actor’s commentary

Editor’s commentary

Deleted scenes

Outtakes

James Gunn in Citizen Toxie

Interview with Debbie Rochon

Toxic Trailers

 

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Bloody Sin: Abominations of the Third Reich

Starring:  Roberta Gemma, Nancy De Lucia, Ruggero Deodato

 

Synopsis: Miss Steele, a publisher specializing in erotic magazines, sends her best photographer to an ancient castle in Italy with the intent of shooting the sexy model Barbara (Roberta Gemma). Little does she know that in the past the same castle had been the theater for countless sadistic tortures during the inquisition and that the Nazis also chose it as a base for their abominable human experiments. Riddled with history, from witches burned at the stake to the conjuring of demonic forces, the evil power of the castle soon overtakes the crew and turns their nightmares into a bloody reality. DVD includes special features.

 

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

Starring:  Billy Warlock, Devin Devasquez, Evan Richards

 

Synopsis: IT IS A MATTER OF GOOD BREEDING. REALLY.

 

After producing Stuart Gordon’s hit Re-Animator, Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III) turned his hand to directing with 1989’s Society, and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time.

 

Teenager Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) has always felt like the odd one out in his wealthy, upper-class Beverly Hills family. For some reason, he just doesn’t seem to fit in. But his sense of alienation takes a sinister turn when he hears an audio recording of his sister’s coming-out party, which seems to implicate his family and others in a bizarre, ritualistic orgy. And then there are the strange things he’s been seeing – glimpses of people with their bodies contorted impossibly out of shape… Is Bill going mad or is there something seriously amiss in his neighborhood?

 

Packing stomach-churning grue and thought-provoking social commentary in equal measure, Society is a biting horror satire which culminates in one of the most gag-inducing “climaxes”‘ in all of horror history.

 

DIRECTOR-APPROVED CONTENTS:

 

Newly remastered 2K digital transfer of the film, approved by director Brian Yuzna

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

Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Brand new audio commentary by Yuzna

Governor of Society a brand new interview with Yuzna</li<li>The Masters of the Hunt a brand new featurette including interviews with stars Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Ben Meyerson and Tim Bartell

The Champion of the Shunt new featurette with FX artists Screaming Mad George, David Grasso and Nick Benson

2014 Q&A with Yuzna, recorded at Celluloid Screams Festival

Brian Yuzna in conversation backstage at the Society world premiere

Persecution Mania Screaming Mad George music video

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Nick Percival

Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Alan Jones, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

 

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Madcow

Starring:  Craig Brown, Billy Bush, Angus Douglas, Tanya Van Graan

 

Synopsis: They slaughtered his family, cut off his head, attached it to a human body, wired electrodes to his testicles and pumped him full of 50,000 volts…

and now he wants REVENGE! After a Frankenstein like experiment goes horribly wrong, a chainsaw wielding Mad Cow goes on the rampage around the Boerewors Game lodge, leaving a trail of bad special effects in his wake. Enter under-cover cop Vince Chopper, who together with vegetarian waitress-turned-weapon-expert Charlize, does battle with Mad Cow in a series of off-the-wall set pieces. But prepare yourselves for a series of increasingly bizarre twists as it’s never over when you think it’s over… 

Mad Cow is the fas-paced, totally crazy comedy/horror movie that dares to go where Naked Gun, Scary Movie and Shaun of the Dead feared to tread. 

 

Special Features:

 

Making of Madcow

Trailer

Tromatic Extras: American Cinemateque, Radiation March

Troma Trailers

 

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Zombie Armageddon: The Ultimate Collection

Starring: Various

 

Synopsis: A terrifying trio of tales that contains close to five hours of zombie carnage and gore! They won’t stay dead! Zombies are rampant everywhere! The death toll increases every day – with nowhere to hide. Will you survive? Maybe you will, maybe you won’t, but at least you’ll be ready for the Zombie End-Times after you watch these three gore soaked, gut munching, action packed zombie features so filled with Zombie Carnage we had to put a warning label on this bad boy!

 

The stories:

ARMY OF THE DEAD – An evil U.S. government agency unleashes a virus on a small town attempting to perfect a top-secret biological weapon that turns residents into ravenous death walkers so bloodthirsty for human flesh that nothing can stop the carnage.

 

LEGION OF THE UNDEAD – The end of the world is finally here as the streets fill with un-dead cannibalistic monsters that gnaw the flesh from your bones without mercy. The Zombie hordes quickly outnumber the survivors as the Zombie Apocalypse takes over the earth.

 

NAZI ZOMBIES – After WWII, a forgotten group of Nazi scientists escaped capture. They were hell bent on creating an army of Zombies that would obliterate the enemy. Now, decades after the war, their work is nearing completion. The 4th Reich is ready.

 

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Frankenstein Double Feature (Frankenstein vs The Mummy, Frankenstein Theory)

Starring:  Ashton Leigh, Brandon DeSpain, Constantin Tripes, Joe Egender, Kris Lemche

 

Synopsis: Frankenstein Theory (2013, NR, 87 Mins) From the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror – THE FRANKENSTEIN THEORY. What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry? When he is suspended from his university job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. His theory: Mary Shelley’s ghastly story, “Frankenstein,” is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature mired in mystery and drenched in blood. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction…a nightmare from which there is no waking.

 

Frankenstein vs. The Mummy ( 2015, NR, 114 Mins ) Dr. Victor Frankenstein and Egyptologist Naihla Khalil are both professors at a leading medical university. Victor’s latest grisly “experiment” is the re-animated corpse of a sadistic madman and Naihla’s most recent find is the cursed mummy of an evil pharaoh. When the two monsters face-off in an epic showdown, no one is safe from the slaughter. Can the murderous rampage be stopped and the carnage contained before it’s too late?

 

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Wolf Creek 2, Cabin Fever Double Feature [Blu-ray]

Starring: Brando Eaton, Currie Graham, Jillian Murray, John Jarratt, Lydia Hearst

 

Synopsis: Cabin Fever: Patient Zero ( 2014, NR, 95 Mins) A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed. In the aftermath of a massacre, the only people left alive are a handful of secretive medical personnel and “Patient Zero” (Sean Astin), the lone person who’s been exposed to the disease and shows no symptoms. Can they find a way to survive and escape, or will the virus consume them all in a bloodbath of chaos and carnage?

 

Wolf Creek 2 (2014, NR, 106 Mins ) Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, exchange student Paul visits the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. His dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when he encounters the site’s most infamous local, Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). When Paul attempts to flee, Mick pursues him across a hostile wasteland and eventually drags him back to his underground lair. After seeing the true magnitude of Mick’s monstrosity, Paul’s only hope of surviving, where no one has before, will be to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster.

 

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Jennifer’s Body [Blu-ray]

Starring: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, J.K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris

 

Synopsis: A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

 

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3&4 (DVD)(DBFE)

 

Starring: Various

 

Synopsis: Nightmare on Elm Street 3 & 4 Double Feature (DVD)

 

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Nightmare on Elm Street, A 5&6 (DBFE)

Starring: Various

 

Synopsis: Nightmare on Elm Street 5-6 Double Feature (DVD)

 

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Nightmare on Elm Street, A 7-8 (DBFE)

Starring: Various

 

Synopsis: New Nightmare / Freddy vs. Jason Double Feature (DVD)

 

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Hunting the Legend, Black Water Vampire, Monster Brawl, Werewolf Rising Quad

Starring:  Andrea Monier, Anthony Fanelli, Art Hindle, Bill Oberst Jr., Brian Berry

 

Synopsis: Black Water Vampire (2014, NR, 82 Mins) A group of young documentary filmmakers set off to uncover the true story behind the Black Water murders, a series of brutal killings where women were found dumped in the woods, savagely slain, with their mutilated bodies completely drained of blood. In an attempt to exonerate the man accused of the crimes, they journey into the wilderness where the deaths occurred and find themselves face to face with a form of evil they could have never imagined. What began as a mission to save a wrongly convicted man turns into a battle for their own lives.

 

Hunting the Legend ( 2014, NR, 95 Mins ) Five years ago, a deer hunter vanished in the Alabama woods, leaving behind only a rifle, bloodstains and an enormous footprint from a species unknown to science. Now, the hunter’s son Chris, his two best friends and a documentary film crew set out to learn the truth… and seek vengeance. Their search leads them deep into rugged terrain rumored to hide the huge, man-like beast known as Sasquatch. As they close in on their prey, they learn the horrifying consequences of Hunting the Legend.

 

Monster Brawl ( 2012, NR, 89 Mins ) Welcome to the world of MONSTER BRAWL, the award-winning monster mash-up and undeniable crowd pleaser of this year’s film fest circuit. MONSTER BRAWL features an all-star cast of classic monsters, beloved horror icons, and wrestling royalty in what is being called “the undisputed smack-down hit of this year’s bumper crop of comedy horror!”

 

Werewolf Rising (2014, NR, 80 Mins ) Desperate for a break from big city life, Emma heads to her family’s cabin deep in the Arkansas hills. As she settles in for some much-needed R&R, she learns that something unspeakable lurks in the surrounding darkness. As the full moon rises, a bloodthirsty werewolf emerges from the shadows, slaughtering everyone in its path and revealing a sinister underworld Emma never knew existed. Thrown into a fight for her life, and her very soul, Emma will need to escape these big bad woods before it’s too late.

 

 

 

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Lynn Sorel
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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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