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14 July 2019

Kino Lorber confesses to LEON MORIN, PRIEST (review)

Jean-Paul Belmondo is a priest who bewitches widowed mother Emmanuelle Riva during the German occupation in Jean-Pierre Melville's wartime psychological drama LEON MORIN, PRIEST on Blu-ray in its original director's cut.

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

LEON MORIN, PRIEST Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Mike Siegel
  • "The Demon Within Him" interview with assistant director Volker Schlöndorff
  • Master Class with Philippe Labro & Rémy Grumbach
  • "24 Heures de la Vie d'un Clown" short film
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

Kino Lorber informs on LE DOULOS (review)

Who is The Finger Man in Jean-Pierre Melville's crime drama LE DOULOS.  Jean-Paul Belmondo and Serge Reggiani face off when one suspects the other of squealing to the police when a heist goes wrong and a detective is killed.

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

LE DOULOS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Samm Deighan
  • "Birth of the Detective Story Melville Style" documentary
  • Interview with assistant director Volker Schlöndorff
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

11 July 2019

Kino Lorber storms THUNDER BAY (Review)

A lust for oil stirs high passion and violence in Louisiana's THUNDER BAY starring James Stewart, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland, and Dan Duryea, and directed by Anthony Mann.


REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THUNDER BAY Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby TrueHD 3.0 Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Toby Roan
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

Eureka Classics celebrates THE COCKLESHELL HEROES (review)

José Ferrer stars and directs this story of the British Royal Navy's impossible mission to blow up the ships supplying the German occupation in the port of Bordeaux.  Trever Howard co-stars.


REVIEW LINK: Eureka (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THE COCKLESHELL HEROES Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • Interview with film historian Sheldon Hall

Strand Releasing bids SORRY ANGEL (review)

Christophe Honoré looks back at the AIDS crisis in the nineties with a tail of an aspiring filmmaker and a playwright whose casual encounter becomes something more but is destined for tragedy.

REVIEW LINK: Strand Releasing (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

SORRY ANGEL DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Previews

10 July 2019

Vinegar Syndrome takes on TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN (review)

Before he hooked up with Roger Corman and James Cameron, a nineteen-year-old Bill Paxton starred in the bizarrely experimental post-apocalyptic film TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN as a sex-crazed young man programmed by feminist terrorists to assassinate the Minister of Prostitution in a village in Wales.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN Blu-ray/DVD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • 2019 "Revisited" Version (75:11)
  • Director's Introduction to the Original Cut
  • Director's Introduction to the Revisited Cut
  • “Taking Over Tiger Mountain” interview on the original version with director Tom Huckabee
  • “Revisiting Tiger Mountain” interview on the revisited version with director Tom Huckabee
  • “Interviews With Welshmen” short film by Kent Smith
  • Reversible Cover
  • Booklet by film historian Heather Drain.

Vinegar Syndrome marks THE PASSING (Review)

World War II vet Ernie is not ready to die yet even though his best buddy Rose is resigned to the end.  Enrolling in a geriatric medical experiment, he discovers that he is to be transplanted into the body of a younger man to extend his lifespan, unfortunately the man whose body he is to take is a Death Row inmate.  An obscure Maryland regional horror film championed by John Waters.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

THE PASSING Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director John Huckert, moderated by Tom Fitzgerald of EXP TV
  • "Water Under the Bridge" interview with producer/co-writer Mary Maruca
  • "Passing Time" interview with cinematographer Richard Chisolm
  • Still Gallery
  • Short Films Directed by John Huckert:
    • "The Water That is Passed" (1976)
    • "Quack" (1976)
    • "Einmal" (1979)
    • "Ernie & Rose" (1982) 
  • Reversible Cover

Scream Factory unveils the UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION VOLUME 1 (review)

Four of the less appreciated Bela Lugosi/Boris Karloff Universal Pictures collaboartions come to Blu-ray with the UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION VOLUME 1.  In THE BLACK CAT, a honeymooning couple in Hungary are forced to seek shelter with a doctor (Lugosi) in the mansion of a Satan-worshipping architect (Karloff) built over a World War I fort and the bodies of ten thousand men.  In THE RAVEN, a surgeon (Lugosi) enslaves a gangster (Karloff) and forces him to help him attain a young woman at any costs.  In THE INVISIBLE RAY, an eccentric doctor (Karloff) discovers an element a hundred times the power of Radium but his obsession costs him his discovery and his wife causing him to seek deadly, radioactive revenge on those who wronged him.  In BLACK FRIDAY, a doctor (Karloff) transplants the brain of a gangster into the body of his dying friend, but the personality of the gangster emerges to seek revenge on his killers (including Lugosi).

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

UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION VOLUME 1 Blu-ray:
  • Disc One - The Black Cat (1934):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by author/film historian Gregory William Mank
    • Audio Commentary by author/film historian Steve Haberman
    • "Dreams Within A Dream: The Classic Cinema Of Edgar Allan Poe" narrated by Doug Bradley
    • "A Good Game - Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part One: The Black Cat" documentary
    • "The Black Cat Contest" vintage footage
    • Still Gallery
  • Disc Two - The Raven (1935):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by author/film historian Gary D. Rhodes
    • Audio Commentary by author/film Historian Steve Haberman
    • "A Good Game - Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part Two: The Raven" documentary
    • "Bela Lugosi Reads The Tell-Tale Heart” audio recording
    • Still Gallery
  • Disc Three - The Invisible Ray (1936):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by authors/film historians Tom Weaver And Randall Larson
    • "A Good Game - Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part Three: The Invisible Ray" documentary
    • Re-Release Theatrical Trailer
    • Still Gallery
  • Disc Four - Black Friday (1940):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
    • "A Good Game - Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part Four: Black Friday" documentary
    • Inner Sanctum Mystery Radio Show: “The Tell-Tale Heart” starring Boris Karloff
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Still Gallery
  • Insert booklet with poster artwork
  • Collector's Slipcase

Garagehouse Pictures encounters FOES (Review)

A lighthouse keeper, his wife, and a pair of skin divers have a close encounter of the deadly kind when a UFO erects a forcefield over an island off the coast of California in this obscure seventies sci-fi film with jawdropping visual effects.

REVIEW LINK: Garagehouse Pictures (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

FOES Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Audio Commentary by director John Coats
  • Optional Original Director's Cut
  • U.K. Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Gallery
  • Short film "Tales of L.A."
  • Garagehouse Pictures Trailers

Unearthed Films visits THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (review)

When the controls of a satelite maintenance ship go haywire and it drifts to THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, their only hope may be an abandoned NASA shuttle that their databank tells them splashed down in the Bermuda Triangle decades ago.  How did it get back into space, and what has come with it?

REVIEW LINK: Unearthed Films (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo (clean and vintage options)
  • Audio Commentary by producer Paul White, moderated by Stephen Biro
  • Interview with actor Alan Blumenfeld
  • Interview with make-up effects artist R. Christopher Biggs
  • Interview with stuntman Chuck Borden
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailers
  • 22-page booklet
  • Slipcover

09 July 2019

Kino Lorber uncorks THE CHAMPAGNE MURDERS (Review)

Suffering from blackouts ever since he was attacked in an incident that left a prostitute dead, playboy Paul has surrendered management of his centuries-old family business to the wife of his best friend and is only interested in having fun... that is until he wakes up next to another dead woman, and another.  An American/French co-production from Claude Chabrol starring Anthony Perkins, Maurice Ronet, Yvonne Furneaux, and Stéphane Audran.

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THE CHAMPAGNE MURDERS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger
  • "Trailers from Hell" with Tim Hunter
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

05 July 2019

Second Sight enters THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD (Review)

A Scotland Yard detective investigating the disappearance of a horror star at his country house and learns the history of murder and madness in the house's past.  Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Ingrid Pitt, and Jon Pertwee star in this Amicus anthology.

REVIEW LINK: Second Sight (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth
  • Audio Commentary by director Peter Duffell, moderated by Jonathan Rigby
  • Interview with second assistant director Mike Higgins
  • “A-Rated Horror Film” featurette with director Peter Duffell and actors Geoffrey Bayldon, Ingrid Pitt and Chloe Franks
  • U.S. and Mexican Theatrical Trailers
  • Amicus Radio Spots
  • Limited Edition Contents:
    • rigid slipcase featuring new artwork by Graham Humphreys
    • a 40-page booklet with new essays by Allan Bryce, Jon Towlson and Kat Ellinger
    • reversible poster featuring new and original artwork

Scream Factory digs up NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (Review)

"The good news is your date is here.  The bad news is... he's dead!" The eighties sci-fi/horror comedy classic NIGHT OF THE CREEPS comes to Blu-ray in a two-disc edition with both the theatrical and director's cuts with brand new extras and extras from the previous Sony special edition.

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

NIGHT OF THE CREEPS Blu-ray specs:
  • Disc One (Theatrical Cut):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • "Thrill Me: Making Night of the Creeps" documentary
      • "Birth of the Creeps"
      • "Cast of the Creeps"
      • "Creating the Creeps"
      • "Escape of the Creeps"
      • "Legend of the Creeps"
    • "Tom Atkins: Man of Action" interview
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Disc Two (Director's Cut): 
    • 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 by writer/firector Fred Dekker, moderated by Michael Felsher
    • Audio Commentary by actors Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, and Jill Whitlow
    • "Real Good Plan" interview with actor Jason Lively
    • "The Bradster" interview with actor Alan Kayser
    • "I Vote For That One" interview with actor Ken Heron
    • "Worst Coroner Ever" interview with actor Vic Polizos
    • "Answering The Door" interview with actress Suzanne Snyder
    • "Final Cut" interview with editor Michael N. Knue
    • "Horror's Hallowed Grounds" look at the film's locations today with host Sean Clark, director Fred Dekker, and Actor Jason Lively
  • Reversible Cover
  • Slipcover

03 July 2019

Kino Lorber dresses in MIDNIGHT LACE (Review)

Doris Day is an American housewife in London who starts getting obscene phone calls and death threats.  No one believes her and she start to believe she is going mad.  Rex Harrison, John Gavin, and Myrna Loy co-star.

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

MIDNIGHT LACE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.00:1 and 1.78:1 widescreen versions
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

Arrow Video thaws out THE CHILL FACTOR (review)

Six snowmobilers crash and must take shelter in an abanonded ski lodge that was the site of Satanic murders.  An ill-advised Oujia board game unleashes dark forces that stalk them one by one in this nineties slasher.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (US) Region A/B Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

THE CHILL FACTOR Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by effects artist Hank Carlson and horror writer Josh Hadley
  • VHS Workprint (84 mins)
  • "Portrait of a Make-up Artist" interview with makeup artist Jeffery Lyle Segal
  • "Lights! Cameras! Snowmobiles!" interview with production manager Alexandra Reed
  • "Fire and Ice" interview with stunt coordinator Gary Paul
  • "Ouija and Chill" interview with effects assistant Hank Carlson by horror writer Josh Hadley
  • Still Gallery
  • Original Home Video Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: a collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Mike White

30 June 2019

Second Run inspects A CASE FOR A ROOKIE HANGMAN (review)

After losing control of his car and running over a hare wearing a suit and trousers, Gulliver finds himself in a strange land that resembles the communist Czechoslovakia in the satire A CASE FOR A ROOKIE HANGMAN.

REVIEW LINK: Second Run (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

A CASE FOR A ROOKIE HANGMAN Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • Czech LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • The Projection Booth podcast with Mike White Kat Ellinger, Kevin Heffernan and Peter Hames
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • New 4K restoration of the short feature "Josef Kilián" directed by Pavel Juracek and Jan Schmidt
  • Short films written by Pavel Jurácek and directed by Jan Schmidt:
    • "Cars Without a Home [Auta bez domova]"
    • "Black and White Sylva [Cernobílá Sylva]"
  • 23-page essay booklet by Michael Brooke

Second Sight checks into the ASYLUM (Review)

Come to the ASYLUM and get killed in the fifth Amicus horror anthology starring Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Robert Powell, Barry Morse, Charlotte Rampling, Britt Eklund, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, and more.  A man murders his wife and cuts up her body, but the parts won't stay dead.  An institutionalized young woman's best friend goes to deadly extremes to free her.  A man commissions a suit from a tailor with a material that can raise the dead.  A mental patient makes tiny mannikins that he animates with his mind to do his deadly bidding.

REVIEW LINK: Second Sight (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

ASYLUM Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 1.0 mono
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Roy Ward Baker, camera operator Neil Binney, moderated by Marcus Hern
  • "Two's a Company" 1972 BBC set report
  • "David J. Schow on Robert Bloch"
  • "Fiona Subotsky Remembers Milton Subotsky"
  • "Inside the Fear Factory" documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
    • rigid slipcase featuring new artwork by Graham Humphreys
    • 40-page booklet with new essays by Allan Bryce, Jon Towlson and Kat Ellinger
    • reversible poster featuring new and original artwork by Graham Humphreys

Severin Films is stalked by NIGHT KILLER (review)

A lonely housewife is stalked by a Freddy Krueger-masked and -clawed killer.  After her attack she loses her memory and hooks up with a man who may or may not be the killer.  Tara Buckman and Peter Hooten star.  Directed by Claudio Fragasso (TROLL 2).

REVIEW LINK: Severin Films (US) Region B Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

NIGHT KILLER Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH (for English track) and English (for Italian dub) subtitles
  • "The Virginia Claw Massacre" interview with director Claudio Fragasso
  • "Mindfuck" interview with screenwriter Rossella Drudi
  • Theatrical Trailer

27 June 2019

Second Sight provokes with ROMANCE (review)

A young schoolteacher whose boyfriend no longer physically desires her explores the line between sex and love in Catherine Breillat's anti-pornographic provocation ROMANCE.  Rocco Siffredi co-stars.

REVIEW LINK: Second Sight (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

ROMANCE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • "Hard for Art's Sake" interview with director Catherine Breillat
  • "The Loneliness of a Young Relay Runner" interview with actress Caroline Ducey
  • "Getting the Picture" interview with producer Jean-Francoise Lepetit

Severin Films declares a ROBOWAR (review)

A band of a anti-guerilla mercenaries and a scientist enter the Phillipine jungle in search of a robot supersoldier that is out of control and hunting them down one by one.  Directed by Bruno Mattei.

REVIEW LINK: Severin Films (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

ROBOWAR Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH (for English dub) and English subtitles (for Italian audio)
  • "Robo Predator" interview with Co-Director/Co-Writer Claudio Fragasso
  • "Italian Rip-Off" interview with Co-Writer Rossella Drudi
  • "Violence She Wrote" career interview with Screenwriter Rossella Drudi
  • "Robo-Lady" interview with Actress Catherine Hickland
  • "Papa Doc’s War" interview with Actor John P. Dulaney
  • "The Robowarrior" interview with Actor Jim Gaines Jr.
  • "War in the Philippines" interview with Actor/Stuntman Massimo Vanni
  • Catherine Hickland’s Behind The Scenes Home Movies
  • Theatrical Trailer

Limited Edition with Soundtrack CD:

Severin Films experiments on THE BEAST IN HEAT (review)

One of the most outrageously absurd Nazisploitation films THE BEAST IN HEAT hits Blu-ray.  Partisans plot the downfall of the Germans in an occupied Italian town where a sadistic female scientist is conducting virility experiments.

REVIEW LINK: Severin Films (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

THE BEAST IN HEAT Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "Fascism On A Thread: The Strange Story of Nazisploitation Cinema" documentary (91 minutes)
  • "Nazi Nasty" interview with film historian Stephen Thrower
  • Theatrical Trailer

Scorpion Releasing hits a high note with OPERA (review)

Dario Argento takes to the opera stage for an aria of violence in his 1987 gory thriller about a young understudy who makes her debut in the female lead of Verdi's Macbeth, a play that brings bad luck.  Soon after, her friends are being murdered by a vicious killer who makes her watch them die.

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

OPERA Blu-ray specs:
  • Disc One:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo (official soundtrack), English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo (Cannes Soundtrack), Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH and English subtitles (listed as for the Italian soundtrack but they are English dubtitles)
    • Audio Commentary with author Nathaniel Thompson
    • "Blood-Red Curtain" interview with director Dario Argento
    • Interview with actress Coralina Cataldi Tassoni
    • International Trailer
  • Disc Two:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo (official soundtrack), English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo (Cannes Soundtrack), Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH and English subtitles (listed as for the Italian soundtrack but they are English dubtitles)
    • Audio Commentary with film historian Troy Howarth
    • Interview with actor William McNamara
    • Interview with actress Barbara Cupisti
    • "Opera" music video by Daemonia
  • Disc Three:
    • The Orion Cut of the film in 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen 
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
    • "Notes and Nightmares" interview with composer Claudio Simonetti
    • "Who Did This and Who Am I?" interview with screenwriter Franco Ferrini\
    • "Revenge of the Crows" interview with FX make-up artist Sergio Stivaletti
    • Interview with makeup artist Franco Casagni
    • "To Catch a Killer" interview with actor Urbano Barberini
    • "The Curse of Macbeth" interview with film's publicist Enrico Lucherini
    • "With Open Eyes" interview with film critic Fabrizio Spurio
    • Opera Backstage: Behind the Scenes Footage
    • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • Slipcover
  • Fold-out poster
Available directly from Ronin Flix and DiabolikDVD.

Scorpion Releasing hits the slopes with SHREDDER (review)

A ski-masked killer declares "death to snowboarders" in the 2003 slasher SHREDDER in which five twenty-somethings hit the slopes of a derelict ski chalet rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl killed by snowboarders.

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

SHREDDER Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtites
  • Audio Commentary by director Greg Huson
  • Interview with actress Lindsey McKeon
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailers
Available directly from Ronin Flix and DiabolikDVD.

24 June 2019

Arrow Video resurrects AMERICAN HORROR PROJECT VOLUME TWO (review)

Arrow Video's second volume of the AMERICAN HORROR PROJECT presents a trio of 1970s American gothic horrors.  In DREAM NO EVIL, orphan Grace grows into a troubled adult in search of her long-lost father who reacts violently to those who wish to steal her purity.  In DARK AUGUST, a New York adman goes back to basics in upstate Veromont but is haunted by a hex after a car accident involving a little girl.  In THE CHILD, young Rosalie's imaginary friends in the cemetery prove not so imaginary and very, very hungry.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video USA (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

AMERICAN HORROR PROJECT VOLUME TWO Blu-ray specs:
  • Dream No Evil:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen 
    • English LPCM 1.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film historians Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
    • "Melancholy Dreamer" filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower
    • "Hollywood After Dark: The Early Films of John Hayes, 1959-1971" video essay by Stephen Thrower
    • "Edmund O'Brien: An Actor for All Seasons" writer Chris Poggiali on the prodigious career of celebrated character actor Edmond O'Brien
    • Audio interview with actress Rue McClanahan
  • Dark August:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English LPCM 1.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by writer/director Martin Goldman
    • "Revisiting Dark August" filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower
    • "Mad Ave to Mad Dogs" interview with writer/director Martin Goldman
    • "Don't Mess with the Psychic" interview with producer Marianne Kanter
    • "The Hills Are Alive: Dark August and Vermont Folk Horror" author and artist Stephen R. Bissette on Dark August and its context within the wider realm of genre filmmaking out of Vermont
  • The Child:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen and 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen presentations
    • English LPCM 1.0
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by director Robert Voskanian and producer Robert Dadashian, moderated by Stephen Thrower
    • "The Zombie Child" filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower
    • "Fathers of The Child" interviews with Robert Voskanian and Robert Dadashian
    • Original Theatrical Trailer - 1.33:1 and 1.85:1 options
  • Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
  • "American Horror Project Journal Vol. II" a limited edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the films by Stephen R. Bissette, Travis Crawford and Amanda Reyes

21 June 2019

Indiepix celebrates the return of MOKO JUMBIE (review)

Born and raised in England, Indian college student Asha travels to Trinidad where she spent her childhood holidays to stay with her aunt and becomes embroiled in a feud between her aunt's family and a voodoo practicing matriarch and enters into a starcrossed affair with the woman's son.

REVIEW LINK: Indiepix (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

MOKO JUMBIE DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.73:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Burnt-in English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director Vashti Anderson and cinematographer Shlomo Godder
  • Theatrical Trailer

Omnibus Entertainment conducts RITUAL: A PSYCHOMAGIC STORY (Review)

After being pressured by her dominating boyfriend into having an abortion, Lia travels to the country to spend some time with her faith healer aunt.  As she tries to relax, she is forced to confront her own half-remembered past and the curse she believed in her childhood that shaped her adulthood.  Alejandro Jodorowsky co-stars.

REVIEW LINK: Omnibus Entertainment/Film Movement (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

RITUAL: A PSYCHOMAGIC STORY DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
  • Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Start-up Trailers 

18 June 2019

Eureka gives a LAST HURRAH FOR CHIVALRY with a HAND OF DEATH (review)

Before John Woo became an international name for his "heroic bloodshed" gunplay movie, he labored under the studio system directing comedies before given a change to direct action with the martial arts swordplay films LAST HURRAH FOR CHIVALRY and HAND OF DEATH (featuring early supporting roles by Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung).

REVIEW LINK: Eureka Video (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

LAST HURRAH FOR CHIVALRY/HAND OF DEATH Blu-ray specs:
  • Last Hurrah for Chivalry:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • Cantonese LPCM 2.0 Stereo and 1.0 Mono, Mandarin LCPM 2.0 Stereo, and Englsih LPCM 1.0 Mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by martial-arts cinema authority Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
    • Interview with director John Woo
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Hand of Death:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • Mandarin LPCM 2.0 Stereo and 1.0 Mono, Cantonese LPCM 2.0 Stereo, English (new dub) LPCM 2.0 Stereo, and English (classic dub) LPCM 1.0 Mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by martial-arts cinema authority Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
    • "From Hong Kong to Hollywood" interview with director John Woo
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing by film writer Matthew Thrift

17 June 2019

Kino Lorber and Redemption bestow the DEVIL'S KISS (review)

A spiritualist and a scientist experiment with cellular regeneration and bodily "reanimation" in this Lovecraftian Spanish/French horror production starring Silvia Solar and Olivier Mathot.

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

DEVIL'S KISS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles

Cult Epics spends MY NIGHTS WITH SUSAN, SANDRA, OLGA AND JULIE (review)

Cult Epics brings "The Erotic Four Play" MY NIGHTS WITH SUSAN, SANDRA, OLGA AND JULIE to Blu-ray.  Model Susan lives on a remote country farm with three other sexually predatory young women and the voyeur Albert.  Studly Anton rides into the countryside and becomes a guest at the farm only to be come entangled in a bizarre murder and multiple sexual couplings

REVIEW LINK: Cult Epics (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

MY NIGHTS WITH SUSAN, SANDRA, OLGA, AND JULIE Blu-ray/DVD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • Dutch and English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
    • Dutch and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Optional Introduction by director Pim de la Parra
  • Scorpio Short Films
  • Scorpio Theatrical Trailers
  • Poster and Photo Gallery

Blue Underground hunts THE NEW YORK RIPPER (review)

Lucio Fulci takes a slice out of the Big Apple in high definition with the new 4K-mastered Blu-ray/DVD/CD combo of THE NEW YORK RIPPER.

REVIEW LINK: Blue Underground (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 0 NTSC DVD/CD (DVD Drive-in)

THE NEW YORK RIPPER Blu-ray/DVD/CD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 and 1.0 mono; Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 mono; French and Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and 1.0 mono, Italian, French, and Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • Optional English SDH, English (for Italian track), French, and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth
  • "The Art of Killing" interview with co-writer Dardano Sacchetti
  • "Three Fingers of Violence" interview with star Howard Ross
  • "The Second Victim" interview with co-star Cinzia de Ponti
  • "The Broken Bottle Murder" interview with co-star Zora Kerova
  • "I'm an Actress" 2009 interview with co-star Zora Kerova
  • "The Beauty Killer" interview with Stephen Thrower, author of "Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci"
  • "Paint Me Blood Red" interview with poster artist Enzo Sciotti
  • "NYC Locations Then and Now" 2009 featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • CD:
    • 29-track stereo soundtrack CD by Francesco De Masi with bonus tracks
  • Reversible Cover
  • Limited Edition Holographic Slipcover

Vinegar Syndrome visits EVIL TOWN (review)

Campers and tourists disappear in EVIL TOWN "where only the dead survive" in this eighties home video patchwork of new footage added to an obscure seventies sleeper horror film about bizarre medical experiments in an idyllic seaside town.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome Archive (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

EVIL TOWN Blu-ray specs:
  • Limited edition of 2,500 copies
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Interview with director Larry Spiegel
  • Compare and Contrast featurette between EVIL TOWN and EVILS OF THE NIGHT
  • Reversible Cover
  • Bottom-loading hard slipcase 
A limited amount of copies are available directly from Vinegar Syndrome while an allocation is available from select brick and mortar stores.

16 June 2019

Omnibus Entertainment falls OUT OF LOVE (review)

Greek caregiver/singer Varya and Russian chef Nikolai are foreigners in Holland who learn all too late that they are a bad match in OUT OF LOVE.

REVIEW LINK: Omnibus Entertainment/Film Movement (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

OUT OF LOVE DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Start-up Trailers

Omnibus Entertainment enters a NUDE AREA (Review)

Two lonely teenage girls, one alienated by her sexuality and the other by her ethnicity, explore a mutual forbidden attraction in the wordless NUDE AREA.

REVIEW LINK: Omnibus Entertainment/Film Movement (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

NUDE AREA DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
  • Music/Effects Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • English Closed Captions
  • Start-up Trailers

Film Movement proclaims YOU WILL BE MINE (Review)

It's "SINGLE WHITE FEMALE meets THE PAGE TURNER" when a country girl moves in with her city friend to attend music school.

REVIEW LINK: Film Movement (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

YOU WILL BE MINE DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Burnt-in English Subtitles
  • Start-up Trailers

12 June 2019

Umbrella Entertainment makes house calls with DR. KNOCK (review)

Swindler Knock escapes from a loan shark aboard a cruise ship where he poses as a medic tricking rich old ladies with miracle cures.  After the war, he takes a job as a doctor in a small village but his past catches up with him at the same time he must find a cure for the woman he loves.

REVIEW LINK: Umbrella Entertainment (AUS) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

DR. KNOCK DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 5.1

Umbrella Entertainment sets about TRAVELLING NORTH for THE MANGO TREE (review)

A duo of classic Australian stories includes TRAVELLING NORTH in which a retired man and a widow quit the city for the seaside but his failing health and general bitterness towards life threaten their happiness.  In THE MANGO TREE, a young man comes of age in an outback town fraught by war, famine, and disease.


REVIEW LINK: Umbrella Entertainment (AUS) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDCompare)

TRAVELLING NORTH/THE MANGO TREE DVD specs:
  • Travelling North:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78: 1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • "From Stage to Screen: Travelling North" interview with writer David Williamson & actors Julia Blake and Szeps
    • Original Cast Screen Tests with actors Leo McKern & Julia Blake
    • Photo Gallery
    • Cast Profiles
    • "Compulsive Playwright" interview with writer David Williamson
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Bonus Trailers
  • The Mango Tree:
    • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Interview with actor Christopher Pate
    • Trailers

Strand Releasing cooks with THE CAKEMAKER (review)

After his Israeli lover is killed in a car accident, a lonely German baker moves to Israel and starts working in the cafe of his lover's wife, becoming more involved and entangled in her life than he had anticipated.

REVIEW LINK: Strand Releasing (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

THE CAKEMAKER DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • Hebrew/German/English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English (for foreign dialogue) and English HoH subtitles
  • Music Video
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailer

11 June 2019

Vinegar Syndrome liberates SATAN'S SLAVE (review)

When Catherine's parents are killed in a car wreck, she finds herself in the care of an uncle and cousin she never met before in a gothic mansion with a past of witchcraft and Satanism in Norman J. Warren's notorious seventies occult film SATAN'S SLAVE.  Candace Glendenning, Michael Gough, Barbara Kellerman, and Martin Potter star.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

SATAN'S SLAVE Blu-ray/DVD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.30:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.20:1 Widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Norman J. Warren and composer John Scott
  • Audio Commentary by Diabolique Magazine's Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
  • "All You Need is Blood" vintage making-of featurette
  • "Creating Satan" behind the scenes featurette
  • "Devilish Music" interview with composer John Scott
  • Deleted Scenes with commentary by director Norman J. Warren
  • Two Theatrical Trailers
  • "Fragment" Short Film by Norman J. Warren
  • Reversible Cover
  • Limited Edition Slipcase

Vinegar Syndrome checks into MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE (review)

"Don't disturb Evelyn.  She already is" when unlucky guests check in for a MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "Mountaintop Motel Memories" interview with production designer Drew Edward Hunter
  • "Under the Influence" interview with assistant cameraman David Akin
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Behind the Scenes Still Gallery
  • Achival Article Gallery
  • Reversible Cover
  • Limited Edition Slipcase

09 June 2019

Film Movement reveals ALL ABOUT LILY CHOU-CHOU (review)

A young student is one of the many Japanese youths who seek escape in their worship of pop singer Lily Chou Chou but the pressures of the real world including bullying, theft, prostitution, and murder may be too much.  Director Sunji Iwai's masterpiece.

REVIEW LINK: Film Movement (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

ALL ABOUT LILY CHOU-CHOU Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Feature-length making-of (88 minutes)
  • About Film Movement
  • Booklet by Stephen Cremin

05 June 2019

Eureka Classics goes UNDER FIRE (review)

Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, and Joanna Cassidy are reporters in Nicaragua during the revolution who find themselves having to choose between their objective stance as journalists and picking sides amidst violence, corruption, and personal interests.  Ed Harris and Richard Masur also star.  Directed by Roger Spottiswoode.

REVIEW LINK: Eureka (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

UNDER FIRE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Roger Spottiswoode, assistant editor Paul Seydor, and photo-journalist Matthew Naythons, moderated by film historian Nick Redman
  • Audio Commentary by music mixer-producer Bruce Botnick, music editor Kenny Hall, moderated by film historians Jeff Bond, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman
  • "Joanna Cassidy Remembers Under Fire" interview
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by author Scott Harrison (first 2,000 copies)

04 June 2019

Second Sight answers WHEN A STRANGER CALLS (review)

BLACK CHRISTMAS may have done it first, but everyone remembers "the call is coming from inside the house" from WHEN A STRANGER CALLS with Carol Kane as the babysitter terrorized by creepy phone calls and Charles Durning as the detective on the hunt for a deranged killer.  Kane and Durning join THE STEPFATHER's Jill Schoelen in the sequel WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK on the hunt of another madman.

REVIEW LINK: Second Sight (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

WHEN A STRANGER CALLS Blu-ray specs:
  • "When a Stranger Calls" (1979):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English LPCM 1.0 Mono
  • "When a Stranger Calls Back" (1993):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • 1977 short film "The Sitter" that inspired "When a Stranger Calls"
  • Interview with director Fred Walton
  • Interview with actress Carol Kane
  • Interview with actress Rutanya Alda
  • Interview with composer Dana Koproff

02 June 2019

Umbrella Entertainment sculpts RODIN (Review)

Vincent Lindon stars in Jacques Doillon's biopic of the sculptor Rodin taking on his greatest endeavor in the sculpture The Gates of Hell.

REVIEW LINK: Umbrella Entertainment (AUS) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

RODIN DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.40:1 widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Burnt-in English Subtitles

29 May 2019

Kino Lorber conjures THE NIGHTCOMERS (review)

Marlon Brando and Stephanie Beacham star in Michael Winner's THE NIGHTCOMERS, a sleazy prequel to the exquisite ghost story "The Turn of the Screw" in which a pair of servants in a country house warp the minds of two innocent children.

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THE NIGHTCOMERS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Michael Winner
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger
  • Introduction by director Michael Winner
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

28 May 2019

Code Red rises JUST BEFORE DAWN (review)

Four twenty-somethings go up into the woods and are in for a big surprise in the eighties slasher classic JUST BEFORE DAWN.  George Kennedy, Gregg Henry, Jamie Rose, Chris Lemmon, Ralph Seymour, and Deborah Benson star.

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

JUST BEFORE DAWN Blu-ray specs:
  • American Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • International Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Interview with actor Gregg Henry
  • Interview with actress Jamie Rose
  • Interview with actor Chris Lemmon
  • Interview with producer David Sheldon
  • "Lions, Tigers, and Inbred Twins" making-of restrospective
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Reversible Cover
  • Slipcover

Umbrella Entertainment gets hairy with THE HOWLING COLLECTION (review)

Umbrella Entertainment gets hairy with THE HOWLING COLLECTION four-disc set.  In HOWLING III: THE MARSUPIALS, an American anthropologist discovers a new breed of werewolf down under.  In HOWLING IV: THE ORIGINAL NIGHTMARE, an author has a nervous breakdown and gets away to the countryside with her husband only to discover something sinister lurking in the woods.  In HOWLING V: THE REBIRTH, a group of American and British tourists in Hungary are handpicked to explore an ancient castle, but they are not alone... In HOWLING VI: THE FREAKS, a wandering young man settles down in a California town around the same time that a mysterious carnival sets up shop and a series of brutal murders starts.

REVIEW LINK: Umbrella Entertainment (AUS) Region 0 NTSC/PAL (DVD Drive-in)

THE HOWLING COLLECTION DVD specs:
  • Howling III: The Marsupials (NTSC):
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (NTSC):
    • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Howling V: The Rebirth (NTSC):
    • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.42:1 fullscreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Howling VI: The Freaks (PAL):
    • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Umbrella Entertainment hires PLUGG (review)

When a politician hires a PI firm to investigate a brothel for his community standards-concerned wife, the firm sends out their worst trainee detective in the Ozploitation comedy PLUGG from director Terry Bourke (LADY STAY DEAD).

REVIEW LINK: Umbrella Entertainment (AUS) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVD Drive-in)

PLUGG DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Theatrical Trailer

Scream Factory falls for THE SEDUCTION (review)

Morgan Fairchild is an up and coming news anchor who finds unwanted attention from an obsessive fan (Andrew Stevens).  The law cannot help her unless she is physically threatened.  She tries to resist sinking down to his level until she has nothing else to lose.  Michael Sarrazin, Vince Edwards, Kevin Brophy, and Colleen Camp co-star.

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

THE SEDUCTION Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director David Schmoeller and producers Bruce Cohn Curtis and Irwin Yablans
  • Interview with actress Morgan Fairchild
  • Interview with actor Andrew Stevens
  • Interview with producer Bruce Cohn Curtis
  • "Remembering THE SEDUCTION" featurette with director David Schmoeller, producers Irwin Yablans and Bruce Cohn Curtis, associate producer Tom Curtis, and actors Colleen Camp and Kevin Brophy
  • "THE SEDUCTION and the Law" featurette with producer Bruce Cohn Curtis, director David Schmoeller, and LAPD Threat Management's Martha Defoe
  • Locations featurette with producer Bruce Cohn Curtis and location manager Charles Newirth
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery
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