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28 August 2014

Scorpion Releasing stows away with SPACE RAIDERS (review)

In this Roger Corman-produced eighties sci-fi flick, a young boy stows away on a hijacked supply ship and finds himself millions of miles away from home with a team of space pirates, kidnappers, deadly aliens, and a remote combat ship on their trail.  Vince Edwards, David Mendenhall, Patsy Pease, Drew Synder, Thom Christopher, and Luca Bercovici also star.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

SPACE RAIDERS DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Interview with actor David Mendenhall
  • Interview with producer Roger Corman
  • Interview with post-production supervisor Clark Henderson
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Scorpion Releasing Trailers
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27 August 2014

Scorpion Releasing casts a spell with SORCERESS (review)

Playboy Playmate twins Leigh and Lynette Harris are a pair of barbarian babes who learn their true destiny (as well as the difference between males and females) on a journey of vengeance against the evil wizard who murdered their mother and their adoptive family.  From producer Roger Corman, director Jack Hill, and special effects wiz John Carl Buechler.  Never before available on DVD or Blu-ray.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

SORCERESS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono
  • Interview with producer Roger Corman
  • Interview with effects artist John Carl Buechler
  • Interview with writer Jim Wynorski
  • Interview with post production supervisor Clark Henderson
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Scorpion Releasing Trailers
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Scorpion Releasing resurrects ED AND HIS DEAD MOTHER (review)

Steve Buscemi stars in this nineties comedy as Ed, a mama's boy who can't get over her death.  When a mysterious salesman (John Glover) offers his services to bring his mother back from the dead, Ed is overjoyed until he realizes that his undead mommy has a new taste for human flesh.  Ned Beatty, Jonathan Gries, and Rance Howard also star.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

ED AND HIS DEAD MOTHER DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Isolated Music and Effects Track
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Scorpion Releasing Trailers
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22 August 2014

Scream Factory takes on PUMPKINHEAD (review)

Creature effects legend Stan Winston made his directorial debut in the eighties classic PUMPKINHEAD.  When city kids accidentally kill his son in a dirtbike accident, Ed Harley calls upon a witch to conjure the backwoods demon of vengeance to exact retribution on the unsuspecting kids.  Only too late does he realize that his vengeance comes at a terrible price.  Lance Henriksen stars.

REVIEW LINK: Scream Factory/Shout! Factory (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

PUMPKINHEAD Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with co-screenwriter Gary Gerani and creature and FX creators Tom Woodruff and Alec Gillis, moderated by filmmaker Scott Spiegel 
  • "Pumpkinhead Unearthed" (64 minutes)
  • Behind the Scenes
  • "Demonic Toys"
  • "Remembering the Monster Kid: A Tribute to Stan Winston"
  • "Night of the Demon" with producer Richard Weinman
  • "The Redemption of Joel" with actor John D'Aquino
  • "The Boy with the Glasses" with actor Matthew Hurley
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Scream Factory Trailers
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19 August 2014

Scorpion Releasing tells a A SUMMER STORY (review)

James Wilby (MAURICE), Imogen Stubbs (SENSE AND SENSIBILITY), and Susannah York (THE AWAKENING) star in this classic love story about a young man fresh out of college hiking on the moors who falls in love with a farm girl, but social conventions may tear them apart.  Directed by Piers Haggard (BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW) with music by Georges Delerue (CONTEMPT).

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

A SUMMER STORY DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Scorpion Releasing Trailers
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18 August 2014

Scorpion Releasing warns CAREFUL, HE MIGHT HEAR YOU (review)

Wendy Hughes and John Hargreaves star in this moving and multi-award winning Australian autobiographical drama from the novel by Sumner Locke Elliot.  Young PS has lived with his aunt Lila and uncle George since his mother died in childbirth.  When glamorous aunt Vanessa comes back to Sydney from England with plans to civilize him, the boy finds himself caught not only in an ugly custody battle but also a strange and devastating battle of wills with his unstable aunt.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

CAREFUL, HE MIGHT HEAR YOU DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Feature-length retrospective featurette with producer Jill Robb, actors Wendy Hughes and Nicholas Gledhill (74 minutes)
  • Interview with writer Sumner Locke Elliot (35 minutes)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Scorpion Releasing Trailers

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13 August 2014

Scream Factory dives deep with LEVIATHAN (review)

In this eighties underwater sea creature classic, Peter Weller heads an mining team extracting precious minerals from the bottom of the sea.  When they come across the wreck of a Russian ship, they inadvertently unleash a deadly mutant creature that is intent on killing and absorbing each and every one of them.  Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern, Hector Elizondo, Ernie Hudson, and Meg Foster also star.

REVIEW LINK: Scream Factory/Shout! Factory (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

LEVIATHAN Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • LEVIATHAN: Monster Melting Pot (40 minute documentary)
  • Interviews with Ernie Hudson and Hector Elizondo
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Scream Factory Trailers
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