The documentary ALL OF ME examines the efforts of the volunteer group Las Patronas who prepare meals, offer shelter, and assistance to migrants who are crossing the border on trains passing through Veracruz. The group won a Human Rights Award in 2013.
A couple and their newborn child sublet a spacial apartment from an unseen tenant in THE RESIDENT. Left alone all day with her infant as her husband Jeff pursues work as an actor, Joanna's insecurities are the least of her worries as strange noises, hallucinations, nightmares, and persecuting figures haunt her and she discovers that the apartment was the sight of a past tragedy that may be trying to repeat itself.
Having been rejected for yet another role and regarded as too old to continue pursuing an acting career he never had, Phillip Stalworth must go back to his Southern backwoods hometown when he learns that his mother has lung cancer. As he tries to help her explore non-traditional treatments, he confronts old issues with his distant father and his bitter sister as well as a surprise attraction to a high school rival. John Heard, Marriette Hartley, and Allison Elliott also star.
A grieving father starts a secret life online with a dating profile where he meets a young Jamaican man who appears to be everything he has always wanted. As he gets into debt sending him money and then considers flying to Jamaica to rescue the man from his difficult family situation rather than confronting his own feelings of loss. Anthony Rapp and Jimmy Brooks star.
Falling victim to a prank and wrongfully expelled from Oxford for indecent behavior, theology student Paul Pennyfeather winds up as the supremely unqualified junior schoolmaster at a Welsh boys school where he becomes entangled in the misdeeds of his colleagues and falls for a wealthy widow with a checkered past. Based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh. Jack Whitehall, David Suchet, and Eva Longoria star.
New World's best horror comedies were the first two entries in the HOUSE series. In HOUSE, blocked writer Roger Cobb inherits the spooky mansion from his aunt where his son mysteriously vanished the year before. He soon finds himself tormented by nightmares, killer swordfish, and ghouls as he tries to unravel the house's mysteries. William Katt, George Wendt, and Kay Lenz star. In HOUSE II, Jesse inherits the temple-like mansion where his parents were brutally murdered twenty-five years before. He discovers that the house was built by his cowboy great grandfather who was buried with a Mayan crystal skull that opens different dimension within the house with evil forces eager to take the skull back to harness its power. Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Lar-Park Lincoln, Amy Yasbeck, Bill Maher, John Ratzenberger, and Royal Dano star.
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English LPCM 2.0 stereo and 1.0 mono
Optional English subtitles
Audio commentary with director Steve Miner, producer Sean S. Cunningham, actor William Katt and screenwriter Ethan Wiley "Ding Dong, You’re Dead! The Making of House" brand new documentary featuring interviews with Steve Miner, Sean S. Cunningham, Ethan Wiley, story creator Fred Dekker, stars William Katt, Kay Lenz, and George Wendt, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up and creature effects artists Barney Burman, Brian Wade, James Belohovek, Shannon Shea, Kirk Thatcher, and Bill Sturgeon, special paintings artists Richard Hescox and William Stout, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
Vintage Making-of Featurette
Disc Two (HOUSE II):
1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 1.0 mono
Optional English SDH subtitles
Audio commentary with writer-director Ethan Wiley and producer Sean S. Cunningham "It’s Getting Weirder! The Making of House II: The Second Story" brand new documentary featuring interviews with Ethan Wiley, Sean S. Cunningham, stars Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Lar Park Lincoln, and Devin DeVasquez, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up and creature effects artists Chris Walas, Mike Smithson, visual effects supervisor Hoyt Yeatman, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, and Melvyn Douglas star in the Poverty Row chiller THE VAMPIRE BAT. A European village is terrorized by the deaths of residents drained of all their blood. Could it have something to do with the mysterious experiments conducted by the local mad scientist in the nearby hilltop castle?
Arrow Academy breathes new life into Giuseppe Tornatore's Academy Award-winning, tear-jerking, coming of age story CINEMA PARADISO in which an altar boy finds escape from his humdrum life in post-war Sicily through the magic of cinema. Philippe Noiret stars.
Frank Langella, Billy Crudup, Christina Applegate, Mary Kay Place, and Josh Lucas star in this comic drama about an eighty year old man who announces that he will be taking a trip to Oregon to end his life by assisted suicide. His son-in-law reluctantly drives him and his wife across the country with side trips in an attempt to delay his mission.
An archaeological expedition in Mayan ruins near Mexico city after a volcanic eruption is terrorized by the resurrection of the goddess Caltiki, a prehistoric creature that grows exponentially with exposure to radiation and feeds on human flesh. The film was started by Riccardo Freda (THE HORRIBLE DR. HICHCOCK) and finished by cinematographer/special effects maestro Mario Bava.
CALTIKI, THE IMMORTAL MONSTER Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
English and Italian LPCM 1.0 mono
16:9 anamorphic 1.66:1 widescreen
English and Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
Optional English subtitles for the Italian track and English SDH subtitles for the English track
Audio Commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth
"From Quatermass to Caltiki" discussion with critic Kim Newman
Alternate Full Aperture Version
"Riccardo Freda, Forgotten Master" interview with critic Stefano Della Casa
"The Genesis of Caltiki" interview with filmmaker Luigi Cozzi
US Theatrical Trailer
US Opening Titles
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Diabolique Magazine's Kat Ellinger and Roberto Curti (ITALIAN GOTHIC HORROR FILMS, 1957-1969) included with the first pressing only
The Academy Award-nominated Australian film LION tells the true story of Saroo Brierley, a young boy who grew up Indian but was separated from his family when he boarded a decomissioned train that took him sixteen hundred miles from home. Adopted by an Australian couple, Saroo grew up in Tasmania only to begin an obsessive and emotionally wrenching journey to find his birth mother twenty years later. Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, and Nicole Kidman star.
With morale at an all-time low in the middle of WWII, the Reich appoints Elsa as the colonel and brothel madam of a train of females sent to entertain the troops and root out any traitors in this French slice of Nazisploitation starring Malissa Longo, Oliver Mathot, and Patrizia Gori.
Paul Naschy stars in this French/Spanish crime thriller from Eurocine as a gang boss who is shot in the head during a heist. His gang force a scientist to transplant the brain of his enemy into his head, turning the man into a psychopathic maniac who is a danger to both gangs and anyone else who wanders along.
In the giallo THE RED QUEEN KILLS SEVEN TIMES, two sisters live under the burden of a family curse that repeats itself every century. In the middle ages, the Black Queen killed her sister The Red Queen out of jealousy. The Red Queen then came back and killed six innocent people and then her sister. A year after her sister Evelyn's disappearance, Kitty's friends start falling victim to a knife-wielding figure in a red cloak and she may be next. Barbara Bouche, Mariana Malfatti, and Marino Masse star.
In this psychedelic seventies giallo, Lord Alan Cunningham is haunted by the memory of his wife Evelyn and driven to stalk down redheads and kill them in his family villa. When he meets the blonde Gladys, he remarries and ties to start a normal life only for the ghost of Evelyn to haunt them and start murdering family members. Is is the supernatural or is someone trying to drive him even crazier than he already is? Anthony Steffen, Erika Blanc, Mariana Malfatti, and Giacomo Rossi-Stuart star.
Mondo Macabro gives an HD bump-up to two of their most popular Jess Franco releases. In COUNTESS PERVERSE, a young woman spending the weekend with a swinging married couple is invited to the island of their rich friends. Little does she know that she will be "the most dangerous game" for a group of libertines with a craving for red meat. In HOW TO SEDUCE A VIRGIN, an aristocrat who murders her lovers an keeps them in a state of suspended animation in her underground lair returns home from a hospital stay to find that her husband has arranged a special homecoming present in the form of the virginal daughter of their vacationing neighbors. Also included is SEXY NATURE, the alternate French version of COUNTESS PERVERSE with additional erotic scenes filmed for the raincoat market.
A couple's chance at an idyllic life in the countryside takes a deadly turn when they and their friends decide to explore the ruins of a prison in the hills where a cannibal killer and other inmates perished in a mysterious fire.
With her graduate short film banned by the Communist government, Hungarian female director Ildiko Enyedi had nothing to lose when she developed and sought funding for an ambitious and sprawling feminist period piece as her feature film debut. In MY 20TH CENTURY, twins Lili and Dora are born in 1880 at the moment Thomas Edison unveils the light bulb to the world and are separated soon after only to come face to face at the turn of the century leading radically different lives as the film examines the changes wrought by modernism on the lives of its female characters.
In this pair of nineties SOV shockers, a Sacramento model believes her dead boyfriend is killing people she loves and people she hates through her dreams. In the Dallas-lensed DEATH BY LOVE, a sculptor believes his Satan-worshiping childhood friend is murdering his girlfriends.
Satan-worshipping undead cop Joe Vickers is back from the dead to take gory justice on a group of office workers staying overnight for a bachelor party with babes, booze, and drugs. Released to tape and cable in a hacked-up R-rated edit, PSYCHO COP RETURNS comes to Blu-ray in its original unrated version.
Michael Callan (CAT BALLOU) and Joanna Pettet (THE EVIL) star in this thriller about a photographer who has violent nightmares in which he murders his models. When they turn up dead in real life, he is not the only person who suspects that he is cracking up. Seymour Cassel and James Stacy co-star.
In the real last gasp of Italian horror, Londoner Elizabeth travels to a remote convent off the coast of Russia to learn about her mysterious past and discovers the worship of a beast from the bottomless pit and the sacrifices it needs to rise again.
Bruno Mattei (HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD) and Claudio Fragasso (TROLL 2) visit THE OTHER HELL in this Italian telekinetic gore nunsploitation flick. After two bizarre murders at a convent, a priest conducts an investigation. While he believes a sick mind is behind the killings, the Mother Superior believes the devil himself is responsible. Franca Stoppi (BEYOND THE DARKNESS) and Carlo de Mejo (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD) star.
From the producers of BULLHEAD comes this Flemish noir in which Kenneth serves four years for a home invasion gone wrong, keeping silent about the involvement of his girlfriend and brother in the crime. When he gets out of prison, his brother attempts to help him straighten out his life while keeping secret the fact that Kenneth's girlfriend is now pregnant with his child leading to misunderstandings, murder, and pitting the two brothers against each other in the expanse of the Ardennes forest.
Rodrigo is an angsty burnt-out composer who gets by tuning pianos for rich clients until he meets Susana, the wife of a businessman, who entices him into an affair and then drives him to distraction and then inspiration with tales of her lusty past relationships.
When London doctor Anna Macy blacks out and wakes up in her home town of Kettering, Tasmania, she realizes that a traumatic incident from her youth in which her childhood friend mysteriously disappeared into strange lights in the woods may be happening again. When another local girl disappears, members of the town suspect Anna but she may be they only one who can help when the town is suddenly quarantined.
THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY's Ken Gampu stars in this rare example of South African Blaxploitation. When a criminal gang attempts to fix the World Cup, private detective Joe Bullet is hired to protect a team's most valuable players and the manager's beautiful daughter.
Takashi Miike's first theatrical films as a director comprised the BLACK SOCIETY TRILOGY, three crime films about Japanese and Taiwanese race relations and yakuza intrigue. In SHINJUKU TRIAD SOCIETY, a half-Japanese police detective discovers that his younger brother is working for a Taiwanese gangster who is muscling in on yakuza businesses through assassination and mutilation. In RAINY DOG, a Japanese hitman must lay low in Taipei when his boss is assassinated. Taking jobs from a local gangster, he soon finds himself hunted by the vengeful brother of one of his targets. In LEY LINES, three half-Japanese youths run away to Tokyo to make it big and get entangled with drug dealers, prostitutes, and gangsters.
With a killer stalking victims through online dating sites, it is just as well that Jack and Kristy decide to take their first date to the woods. Unfortunately, they rent a cabin from the Myers family who treat them to some backwoods terror. Jewel Shepard and R.A. Mihailoff star.