Saturday, August 30, 2014

THE SACRAMENT (2014)

THE SACRAMENT (2014)
Label: Magnet Relesing
Region Code: A
Rating: R
Duration: 99 Minutes
Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 with Optional English, Spanish Subtitles 
Video: 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1) 
Director: Ti West 
Cast: AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Kentucky Audley, Amy Seimetz, Gene Jones

Director Ti West has made quite a name for himself since coming onto the indie--horror scene with The Roost (2005) and the one-two punch of The House of the Devil (2009) and The Inn Keepers (2009). I'm a fan of his style and the meticulously composed shots with a deliberate build-up. I even love the maligned Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009) which West disowned when producers re cut the film with additional footage, even with it's problems it's a fun, gooey comedy with a lot of icky moments. 

Afterward Ti West kept busy with contributions to the anthology films V/H/S (2012) and The ABCs of Death (2012) both of which I strongly disliked, particularly the V/H/S entry which I felt was the worst of the bunch. Coming into The Sacrament (2014) I didn't have a lot of expectations one way or the other. I try not to get too excited or down on a film prior to watching it, even if I feel the filmmakers previous few outings were duds. The proof is always in the pudding. 

The Sacrament is a modern retelling of the final days of the Jonestown cult and the mass suicide that occurred there in 1978. Framed as a documentary shot by two VICE Media correspondents Sam and Jake (AJ Bowed, Joe Swanberg) who learn through photographer friend  Peter (Kentucky Audler) of a hippie-styled commune located outside of the United States. The photographers formerly drug-addicted sister Caroline (Amy Siemetz) now resides in what sounds like a Utopian paradise in the jungle and she wants him to come visit. 

The brother is concerned for the sisters safety and the VICE guys see it as a great story opportunity and set off to the undisclosed location. They arrive at the rural location known as Eden's Parish, a self-sustaining commune. After a threatening encounter with armed gunmen the trio meet-up with Caroline and things start to smooth out. The place seems pretty alright and the two hundred or so followers seem well adjusted and happy to be there, most having escaped lives of poverty and drug addiction in the U.S.. They seem quite happy to be there and follow a man that everyone calls Father (Gene Jones).

The film plays out documentary style with time stamps and location titles as the crew document the cult and interview a few of the followers of the beloved Father. Perhaps the strongest element of the film is that we get a peek inside the cult and a taste of the mentality as the followers reveal why they chose to drop out of society and what drew them to Father. 


The crew are granted permission to interview Father that night at an assembly and we see the overwhelming love and support  for him from the many followers. Gene Jones is pretty superb as the charismatic cult leader. A slow drawn out speaker he oozes charm and love, which makes it hard to interview him, he's one of those guys that can turn your question around on you twice and never once actually reveal anything. 

After the assembly things start to turn a bit dark for it seems the newcomers have created a movement of descent among his followers and Father is none too pleased. Anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the events and Jonestown know the direction the film turns afterward. The story held absolutely no surprises  for me which is a disappointment - this is pretty much a straight-up fictionalized account of the Jonestown cult's final days and doesn't stray from it.

That's not to say that the performances are not effective - the dynamic of the cult followers and the charismatic leader are very good, creepily so. The VICE crew keep us rooted in the story as they are a stand-in for the viewer playing both skeptic and cautious believer. To their credit they didn't make any decisions that made me yell at the screen in anger which is a plus, all too often these found footage type films are filled with dim witted decisions. The most harrowing scene for me was that of Peter and his demented sister at the end of the film, he is powerless to stop what's transpiring around him, it's a very affecting scene. Throughout the film you  can tell she's just a bit off - she's sort of the second in command at the parish - and as the utopia unravels so does she with tragic consequences. 

The camerawork is pretty decent and does feel like an authentic documentary, as is often the case the camera catches a bit too much to be based in reality but the filmmakers are making a film here and Ti West is someone with a deliberate style of cinematography and I can imagine it might have been hard to relinquish control of the camera for this as cinema verite seem at odds with West's deliberate composition, to that end does not feel like a Ti West film but the writing certainly does.  

I enjoyed it but I didn't love it just for the fact that I knew what would happen because it'd so adherent to the source material meant that there were very few surprises. I appreciated the performances and there's some decent tension being built-up but this has zero re watch factor for me. I thought Timo Tjahjanto and Gareth Edward's "Safe Haven" segment from V/H/S/2 was a more interesting and original take on cult story. Not awful but definitely my least favorite of Ti West's feature films. 

The disc from Magnet Releasing looks and sounds great - shot on the Canon C300 digital camera is looks like a a nive HD documentary with a decent surround mix. There's a director's commentary a four featurettes documenting the making-of the film. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

PRESIDENT WOLFMAN NOW ON DVD from WILD EYE RELEASING

Anyone seen this one yet? This has about zero appeal for me but I do have a morbid curiosity. Wild Eye have won me over with a few pretty ridiculous concepts and this might just be crazy enough.. 
Film Festival Hit
PRESIDENT WOLFMAN
Available Now on DVD


Wild Eye Releasing has announced that Mike Davis'President Wolfman is now available to own on DVD following a wildly successful festival run. Since its premiere at the Sydney Underground Film Festival, President Wolfman has been a favorite of audiences and critics alike, with the Huffington Post applauding the filmmakers for delivering "a candidate both parties can get behind." President Wolfman has won awards around the country, taking home Best Script at the New Orleans Horror Film Festival and Best Feature at both the Aliens to Zombies Film Festival and Atlanta Horror Film Festival. 



Meet John Wolfman: politician, single parent and werewolf, a man whose (hairy) hands are definitely full. Not only is he trying to stop his opponents from selling the US to China, he also has to solve a series of grizzly murders in the capitol. Add a crazed mad scientist, Smokey the Bear, a Miss Teen beauty pageant and a race against time to save his eight-year-old son Bobby from a murderous Vice President, and you have a movie that will keep you howling from start to finish.

Hailed as "perfect for fans of campy horror" by The Washington Post, President Wolfman was made entirely from recycled, stock and public domain footage with a newly scripted, scored and re-voiced soundtrack with enhanced visuals and effects.

President Wolfman - Official DVD trailer
President Wolfman (Official Trailer)

The DVD release of President Wolfman (SRP $14.95) exclusively includes several short films from director Mike Davis, outtakes, a music video and a highlight reel of the production.


Severin Films original production LOST SOUL - THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU poster debut!!!


LOST SOUL - THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU

Check out the sweet artwork by legendary nasties artist Graham Humphreys for the Severin Films original production LOST SOUL - THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU!

North American festival will be announced soon via the Severin Films Facebook page.

The filming of the ill-fated 1996 version of H. G. Welles’ THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU is the stuff of legend. For the first time since he was unceremoniously escorted off his longtime dream project, Richard (HARDWARE) Stanley reveals in detail his spectacular original vision and how it was all ripped apart at the seams. Cast members including Fairuza Balk, Marco Hofschneider and Rob Morrow, executives and producers Robert Shaye, Edward R. Pressman and Tim Zinnemann, concept artist Graham Humphreys, members of the Stan Winston Makeup Effects team as well as a host of cast and crew members recall the stories first hand of colossal egos run amok, a production way out of control, and how the original filmmaker was banished from the set but wouldn't let go. Directed by David Gregory (PLAGUE TOWN, THEATRE BIZARRE, GODFATHERS OF MONDO, THE JOE SPINELL STORY), this is the sensational story of what could have been a science fiction masterpiece which became a huge creative and financial disaster; the story of the outsider artist versus Hollywood machine.

Scorpion Releasing and Kino Lorber release Seizure and Killer Fish on Blu-ray and DVD in September

Scorpion Releasing and Kino Lorber present
Oliver Stone's directorial debut Seizure, starring Jonathan Frid and Antonio Margheriti's Piranha thriller, Killer Fish, starring Lee Majors

Both available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray
Scorpion Releasing and Kino Lorber announce the release of two cult horror gems on Blu-ray and DVD: SEIZURE, the directorial debut of Academy-Award® winner Oliver Stone, on September 9th (Blu-ray SRP: $29.95, DVD SRP: $19.95); and KILLER FISH, starring Lee Majors and Karen Black, on September 30th (Blu-ray SRP: $29.95, DVD SRP: $24.95).

SEIZURE (1974)
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Jonathan Frid, Martine Beswick, Hervé Villechaize, Mary Woronov, Troy Donahue

Academy-Award® winner Oliver Stone (Platoon) makes his directorial debut in this tale of macabre horror and suspense!  Horror writer Edmund Blackstone (Jonathan Frid, TV's "Dark Shadows") sees his recurring nightmare come to chilling life one weekend evening when he and his family and friends are terrorized and killed off one by one by the Queen of Evil (Martine Beswick, Thunderball) and her servants: a dwarf named Spider (Hervé Villechaize, Fantasy Island), and a giant scar-faced strongman called Jackel (Henry Judd Baker, After Hours).  Is this a nightmare, or the real thing?  Watch this cult classic from a brand new HD master from the original vault elements!  The stellar cast includes cult legend Mary Woronov (Eating Raoul), Troy Donahue (A Summer Place), Joseph Sirola (Hang 'Em High) and Richard Cox (Cruising).

1974 * Color * 94 minutes * Rated PG * 1.78:1 Anamorphic * English * Canada/USA * Genre: Horror
Blu-ray UPC: 853765005380   $29.95 SRP
DVD UPC: 853765005373   $19.95 SRP
PREBOOK 8/12   STREET 9/9

SPECIAL FEATURES:
*Brand new HD master from the original vault elements
*On camera interviews with stars Mary Woronov and Richard Cox
*Original Trailer

KILLER FISH (1979)
Director: Antonio Margheriti
Cast: Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway, Marisa Berenson, James Franciscus

Death, deception and nature have gone wild, as piranhas protect a stolen emerald cache.  Paul Diller (James Franciscus, The Cat o' Nine Tails) is the mastermind of a multi-million dollar jewel heist.  The team, including Robert Lasky (Lee Majors, TV's "The Six Million Dollar Man," The Fall Guy) and his girlfriend, Kate Neville (Karen Black, The Day of the Locust), steal the gems and hurl them to the bottom of Brazil's deepest lake, which is then filled with deadly man-eating piranha.  Soon, all members of the team are pitted against each other in a deadly battle of wits and a deadly battle against piranhas!  The all-star cast includes Margeaux Hemingway (Lipstick), Marisa Berenson (Barry Lyndon) and Gary Collins (Hanger 18).  Scorpion Releasing is proud to present a brand new HD master of this classic heist adventure available for the first time in widescreen anywhere in the world.  Directed by legendary cult director Antonio Margheriti, aka Anthony M. Dawson (The Long Hair of Death).

1979 * Color * 101 minutes * Rated PG * 1.78:1 Anamorphic * English, Portuguese * Italy, UK, Brazil, USA *
Genre: Horror
Blu-ray UPC: 853765005205   $29.95 SRP
DVD UPC: 853765005366   $24.95 SRP
PREBOOK 9/2   STREET 9/30
Also Available on DVD in September

SPACE RAIDERS

1983 Color 84 Minutes Anamorphic (1.78:1) Rated PG Science Fiction
Join a pint-sized boy for a giant-sized space adventure! On the distant planet of Procyon III at a time far into the future, 10 year-old Peter Tracton (David Mendenhall,Over the Top) is innocently trying to catch a pesky space bug when suddenly the warehouse he is playing in is attacked by outlaw Space Raiders, and the boy is whisked off on an incredible adventure beyond his wildest dreams. Vince Edwards (TV's Ben Casey M.D.) stars as Col. C.W. "Hawk" who discovers Peter hiding the hull of the of the cargo ship that he and his raiders have just hijacked. While under attack by Hawk's arch nemesis, the alien Zariatin, Peter risks his life to help with the repair of a damaged engine, enabling the Raiders to a make a safe escape. With exhilarating echoes of the movie Star Wars, Hawk and his crew reward Peter's courage by promising to return the little boy safely to his home planet. Together they embark upon a thrilling odyssey across millions of miles of outer space. Directed by veteran cult director Howard R. Cohen (Saturday the 14th).

Cast: Vince Edwards, David Mendenhall, Patsy Pease, Thom Christopher, Luca Bercovici
Writer and Director: Howard R. Cohen
Producer: Roger Corman

Special Features:
* Brand new 16x9 HD master (1.78:1) from the original IP
* On camera interview with star David Mendenhall, producer Roger Corman, and production supervisor Clark Henderson

DVD Street Date: September 2, 2014
DVD SRP: $19.95
DVD UPC: 853765005210

SHORT EYES
1977 Color 100 Minutes Anamorphic (1.85:1) Rated R Drama (Prison Drama)
On the inside, they play by a different set of rules! Based on the play by acclaimed writer Miguel Pinero, Short Eyes is a brutal and powerful look at life in Manhattan's infamous detention center, "The Tombs". Tensions erupt when white prisoner Clark (Bruce Davison, Longtime Companion), an accused child molester, joins their ranks. Universally detested by his fellow inmates for committing the most heinous crime imaginable, Clark becomes a catalyst for anger and violence that breeds behind bars and sets off a horrifying chain of events. A groundbreaking film and pop culture phenomenon, Short Eyes was directed by award-winner Robert M. Young (Extremities) and features a score and cameo by music legend Curtis Mayfield (Superfly). The great cast of character actors includes Luis Guzman, Mark Margolis, Joseph Carberry, Shelly Desai, Jose Perez and many more.

Cast: Bruce Davison, Jose Perez, Luis Guzman, Mark Margolis, Nathan George
Director: Robert M. Young
Writer: Miguel Pinero

Special Features:
* 16x9 widescreen (1.85:1) HD master
* Brand new interview with star Bruce Davison and director Robert M. Young
* Audio commentary with director Young and Leon Ichaso (Director of the film, Pinero)

DVD Street Date: September 16, 2014
DVD SRP: $19.95
DVD UPC: 853765005397

Raro Video and Kino Lorber Release Stunt Squad on Blu-ray and DVD


 
Raro Video and Kino Lorber are proud to announce the release of STUNT SQUAD, an exhilarating piece of cops-and-robbers action - Italian style - directed by Domenico Paolella and starring Marcel Bozzuffi (The French Connection, Z). This release marks the first time that STUNT SQUAD has been available on Blu-ray.

STUNT SQUAD streets on September 30, 2014, on Blu-ray (SRP: $29.95) and DVD (SRP: $24.95). Along with the film in a newly restored and remastered HD transfer, this disc also includes a selection of bonus features, such as a video introduction by Mike Malloy (Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s), and the original theatrical trailer.

SYNOPSIS:
Shopkeepers have been terrorized by a protection racket in Bologna, and the racketeers have found sneaky ways of planting explosives in the businesses of those who won't pay. Police Inspector Grifi (Marcel Bozzuffi, THE FRENCH CONNECTION) tries to get information from witnesses and criminal informants, but they're all brutally murdered. Grifi has no choice but to form a special squad -- one not bound by the red tape that restricts other cops -- who chase the racketeers with their daredevil stunt driving and fight them with their precision gunplay.
STUNT SQUAD(La Polizia e' Sconfitta) English version-clip
STUNT SQUAD(La Polizia e' Sconfitta) English version clip

STUNT SQUAD
Director: Domenico Paolella
Genre: Action/Crime
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: September 30, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $24.95
Technical Specs:
1977 * 96 minutes * Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 * Italy * English and Italian with English subtitles * Color * Audio: 2.0 Dual Mono
Special Features:
Video Introduction by Mike Malloy
Original Theatrical Trailer
Digitally Restored and Remastered
New and Improved English subtitle translation

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ARROW VIDEO FALL 2014 PREVIEW!


It's about that time again - time to check in on one of the best genre labels in the UK - ARROW VIDEO. The  Fall 2014 line-up is looking mighty fine with SteelBook Blu-ray editions of Dario Argento's INFERNO, Joe Dante's THE 'BURBS and David Cronenberg's SHIVERS just to throw out a few. Read on a keep a tissue handy... to clean-up the drool you perverts. 

SEPTEMBER 
INFERNO
- SteelBook - 

Release Date: September 8th 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Starring: Daria Nicolodi, Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey
Directed by: Dario Argento

Synopsis: After the box office smash Suspiria comes this second mind scrambling instalment of the ‘Three Mothers’ trilogy, a psychedelic trip into gut wrenching horror. 
Join master of terror Dario Argento as he takes you inside a world of surreal fear and bloody violence! 


As a brother and sister delve into a series of gruesome New York murders it soon becomes clear that the devil is at work. A coven of witches are abroad and they bring murder, death and escalating insanity with them… Get fired up for one of the masterpieces of Euro-Horror… Get ready for INFERNO!

SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Limited Edition SteelBook Packaging
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) fully uncut presentation of the feature
- English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and Stereo and Italian Mono audio options
- Optional newly translated English subtitles for Italian audio and English subtitles for English audio
- Introduction by star Daria Nicolodi
- Dario’s Inferno: An interview with director Dario Argento
- Acting in Hot Water: An Interview with Daria Nicolodi
- The Other Mother: Making the Black Cat – Director Luigi Cozzi goes behind the scenes of - - - The Black Cat, his rarely seen, totally unofficial, 1989 sequel to Inferno 

- Inferno Q+A – a live event featuring star Irene Miracle and composer Keith Emerson, conducted by author and critic Tim Lucas, recorded at the New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles
- Collector’s Booklet featuring new writing on Inferno by Alan Jones, author of Profondo Argento


DETAILS:
Region: B
Rating: 187
Duration: 107 mins
Language: English/Italian
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 5.1 /stereo/mono

THE 'BURBS (1986) 

Release Date: September 15th 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher
Directed by: Joe Dante

Synopsis: HE’S A MAN OF PEACE IN A SAVAGE LAND… SUBURBIA.

The films of director Joe Dante have taken us to some strange places – a mysterious Chinatown antique store in Gremlins; a secluded resort populated by werewolves in The Howling; even deep inside the human body in Innerspace. But now he takes us to the strangest place of all – surburbia!

Family man Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) is looking forward to a week of putting his feet up at home in the quiet, leafy cul-de-sac of Mayfield Place. But his plans are scuppered by the arrival of new next-door neighbours, The Klopeks, whose behaviour and habits are more than just a little kooky. But things go from kooky to downright sinister when local old boy Walter disappears, leading Ray and his buddies to suspect their new neighbours of killing and eating him! Sure, the Klopeks are a strange bunch what with their digging up the backyard in the middle of the night – but they’re not devil-worshipping cannibal killers… are they?

If you’re looking for a knowing slice of tongue-in-cheek terror then look no further than The ’Burbs. A standout horror comedy from a director who has given us more than his fair share of fun frighteners, The ’Burbs assembles a superb cast including Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher and Corey Feldman in a tall tale of small-town terror. You’ll never look at those eccentric neighbours in the same way again!

SPECIAL FEATURES:
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Theatrical cut, newly-restored from the original film elements
- Original uncompressed 2.0 Stereo PCM Audio
- Isolated Music and Effects Soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- New audio commentary with writer Dana Olsen, moderated by author Calum Waddell
- There Goes the Neighbourhood: The Making of The ’Burbs – A new feature-length documentary including interviews with Dante, actors Corey Feldman, Courtney Gains and Wendy Schaal, director of photography Robert M. Stevens and production designer James H. Spencer
- The original Workprint cut of the film transferred from Director Joe Dante’s personal copy, on home video for the very first time – includes deleted and alternate scenes!
- A Tale of Two ‘Burbs – Video featurette comparing the differences between the Workprint and Theatrical cuts of the film, with optional audio commentary from Dante
- Alternate ending, presented in HD for the very first time
- Original Theatrical Trailer in HD
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kenneth J. Souza, author of Scared Silly: The Films of Joe Dante, and an article looking at the collaborations of Joe Dante and composer Jerry Goldsmith, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

DETAILS:
Region: B
Rating: 12
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Stereo 2.0
Colour: Colour
KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE

Release Date: September 15th 2014
Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
Starring: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, john Allen Nelson
Directed by: Stephen Chiodo

Synopsis: IN SPACE NO ONE CAN EAT ICE CREAM…

Clowns can be terrifying at the best of times – especially when they’reKiller Klowns from Outer Space! When Mike and his girlfriend Debbie turn up at the local police station warning that a gang of homicidal alien clowns have arrived in the town of Crescent Grove, the cops are naturally sceptical. Talk of popcorn-firing guns and a spaceship shaped like a circus tent out in the woods hardly helps to convince them.

Before long, however, reports start coming in from anxious locals reporting similar run-ins with the colourfully-dressed, large shoe-wearing assailants. There can no longer be any doubt – the Killer Klowns from Outer Space are here and they’re out to turn the population into candy floss!



REVERSIBLE ARTWORK!
The sole directorial effort from the Chiodo brothers – the special effects team behind such hits as Critters and Team America: World Police – Killer Klowns from Outer Space is the wacky 1988 horror comedy classic against which all other knowing B-movie efforts should be measured. So, in the words of the film’s opening theme song, hop aboard the “nightmare merry-go-round” and brace yourself for a cinematic experience unparalleled in this galaxy!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
- Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Audio Commentary with the Chiodo Brothers
- The Making of Killer Klowns – a 20-minute featurette looking at the film’s production, including an interview with the Chiodo Brothers alongside behind-the-scenes footage
- Visual Effects with Gene Warren Jr. – an interview with Charles Chiodo and visual effects supervisor Gene Warren Jr.
- Kreating Klowns – an interview with Charles Chiodo and creature fabricator Dwight Roberts
- Bringing Life to These Things – A Tour of Chiodo Bros. Productions
- Chiodo Brothers’ Earliest Films – a look back at the Chiodo Brothers’ early homemade productions
- Tales of Tobacco: A brand new interview with star Grant Cramer
- Debbie’s Big Night: A brand new interview with star Suzanne Snyder
- Komposing Klowns – interview with composer John Massari
- Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary
- Bloopers
- Klown Auditions
- Image Gallery
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Godmachine
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Starburst critic Joel Harley, illustrated with original archive stills and posters.

DETAILS:
Region: B/2
Rating: 12
Duration: 86 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 2.0 stereo




BRUTE FORCE

Release Date: September 15th 2014
Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Hume Croyn, Charles Bickford
Directed by: Jules Dassin

Synopsis: NOBODY REALLY ESCAPES

Before making the French crime classic Rififi, Jules Dassin was arguably the greatest of film noir directors, responsible for a string of gems including The Naked City, Thieves’ Highway and Night and the City. Brute Force kickstarted that run of pictures and never did a film live up to its name more.

Burt Lancaster is Joe Collins, one of a number of convicts squeezed into cell R17 intent on staging a prison break. Not only does he need to return to the side of his cancer-ridden wife (Ann Blyth), he also wants to escape the clutches of sadistic warden Captain Munsey (an unforgettable performance from Hume Cronyn) who enjoys a reign of terror over the inmates.

Beautifully shot by the great William H. Daniels, tautly written by Richard Brooks (Blackboard Jungle, In Cold Blood) and impeccably acted by its ensemble of noir familiars, Brute Force remains a prison movie classic.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
- New High Definition digital transferof the film
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
- Original mono 1.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
- Burt Lancaster: The Film Noir Years – an in-depth look at the actor’s early career by Kate Buford, author of Burt Lancaster: An American Life
- Theatrical trailer
- Stills gallery
- Reversible sleeve featuring the original poster and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist
- Collector’s booklet containing new writing on the film by Frank Krutnik, author of In a Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity, and Swell Guy, an obituary of Brute Force’s producer, Mark Hellinger, by its screenwriter, Richard Brooks, illustrated with original stills

DETAILS:
Region: B/2
Rating: 12
Duration: 98 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: 1.0

NIGHT OF THE COMET 

Release Date: September 22nd 2014
Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
Starring: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran
Directed by: Thom Eberhardt
Synopsis: IT WAS THE LAST THING ON EARTH THEY EVER EXPECTED.

Life can be tough when you’re a Valley girl. First, there’s making sure you’re on time for pep squad practice. Then there’s having to live under the same roof as your bitchy stepmother who, you suspect, is making it with Chuck from across the road. And then, of course, there’s having to keep on the lookout for the occasional marauding zombie hungering after your flesh!

Eighteen year-old Reggie (Catherine Mary Stewart – Weekend at Bernie’s, The Last Starfighter) misses out on the event-of-a-lifetime when she ditches watching the comet in favour of copping off with the projectionist at the cinema where she works. But this turns out to be a wise move when, the next day, she discovers that the entire population has been reduced to piles of red dust – leaving only Reggie, her sister Sam (Kelli Maroney – Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Chopping Mall) and a handful of other survivors to fend off the roving gangs of glassy-eyed zombies.

Taking its cue from classic “doomsday” movies such as The Day of the Triffids and The Omega Man (and with a healthy dose of Dawn of the Dead thrown in for good measure), Night of the Comet is an irresistible slice of Reagan-era B-movie fare which features Cyndi Lauper dance-alongs as well as some truly gravity-defying bouffant hairstyles… Well, it was acceptable in the 80s!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
- Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Audio commentary with writer/director Thom Eberhardt
- Audio commentary with stars Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart
- Audio commentary with production designer John Muto
- Valley Girls at the End of the World – Interviews with Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart
- The Last Man on Earth? – An interview with actor Robert Beltran
- End of the World Blues – A brand new interview with Star Mary Woronov
- Curse of the Comet – An Interview with special make-up effects creator David B. Miller
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver illustrated with original archive stills and posters

DETAILS:
Region: B/2
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 2.0 mono

SHIVERS

Release Date: September 29th 2014
Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
Starring: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry
Directed by: David Cronenberg

Synopsis: BEING TERRIFIED IS JUST THE BEGINNING…

Initially reviled in its native land (some critics took exception to the fact the film was largely funded by the Canadian taxpayer), Shivers is an intensely claustrophobic, subversive masterpiece and an essential entry in the oeuvre of one of the horror genre’s most gifted auteurs. Some 40 years after its release, it still retains its power to shock.

Starliner Island is an idyllic community. Cut off from the rest of the world, the luxury apartment block affords its occupants the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But this isolation is to prove fatal when a new breed of parasite – a combination of aphrodisiac and venereal disease which arouses sexual aggression in its hosts – is let loose in the building, resulting in an orgy terror and mayhem.

Known under a host of alternate titles such as The Parasite Murdersand They Came From Within!, Shivers is the startling debut full-length feature from director David Cronenberg which anticipates the body-horror concerns of his later films such as The Fly and Videodrome. 

LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
- New High Definition Digital Transfer supervised and approved by writer-director David Cronenberg
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
- Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Parasite Memories: The Making of Shivers – A brand new documentary featuring interviews with stars Barbara Steele, Allan Kolman and Lynn Lowry, special effects genius Joe Blasco and film critic Kier-La Janisse
- On Screen! – An episode of the Canadian television programme which documents the release history of Shivers, featuring interviews with Cronenberg, co-producer Don Carmody, as well as other cast and crew
- From Stereo to Video – A specially-commissioned video essay by Caelum Vatnsdal, author of They Came from Within: A History of Canadian Horror Cinema, charting Cronenberg’s career from his experimental beginnings through to Videodrome, his first major studio picture
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nat Marsh
- Collector’s Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Paul Corupe, creator of the -- -- 
Canuxploitation website, reprinted excerpts of Cronenberg on Cronenberg and more, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

DETAILS:
Region: B/2
Subtitles: English

OCTOBER 

THE VISITOR
Release Date: October 6th 2014
Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
Starring: Mel Ferrer, Glenn Ford, Lance Henriksen, John Huston, Shelley Winters
Directed by: Giulio Paradisi

Synopsis: THEY KNOW WE ARE HERE.

You may think you’ve seen it all, but NOTHING can prepare you for The Visitor! The ultimate excursion into B-movie madness, this 1979 cinematic oddity from schlock producer extraordinaire Ovidio G. Assonitis, director of such deliciously guilty pleasures as Beyond the Door and Tentacles, brings together an extraordinary ensemble cast in a mind-bending tale of a girl and her pet hawk.

At first glance, Katy Collins is just like any other normal 8-year-old girl – but appearances can dangerously deceptive. As it turns out, Katy is the Earthly incarnation of an ancient evil by the name of Sateen – an intergalactic supernatural entity who was vanquished many light years ago. Katy possesses tremendous powers making her capable of great destruction – powers which some are keen to eradicate, and some to harness…

A veritable cult phenomenon thanks to its recent re-discovery, The Visitor combines stunning imagery, incredible set-pieces alongside a truly jaw-dropping cast list which includes John Huston, Mel Ferrer, Shelley Winters and Franco Nero appearing as Jesus!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements
- Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Interview with Star Lance Henriksen
- Interview with Screenwriter Lou Comici
- Interview with Cinematographer Ennio Guarnieri
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Erik Buckman
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film and more!

DETAILS:
Region: B/2

Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono

THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN 

Release Date: October 13th 2014
Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
Starring: Alex Rebar, Ber de Benning
Directed by: William Sachs

Synopsis: THE FIRST NEW HORROR CREATURE

Before he turned his hand to lycanthropes in An American Werewolf in London, shuffling zombies in the Thriller music video and hostile extra-terrestrials in Men in Black, special effects legend Rick Baker lent his talents to the creation of another memorable horror creature. Step forward, The Incredible Melting Man!

When spacecraft Scorpio V returns to Earth following a mission to Saturn, two of the crew are dead and the third, astronaut Steve West, is in a critical condition. Critical, that is, until he rises from his hospital bed to bite chunks out of a nurse before escaping into the surrounding countryside. The authorities set about trying to track Steve down before he claims any other victims, but they don’t know the really bad news yet – Steve is also highly radioactive!

The Incredible Melting Man offers up a wealth of show-stopping B-movie moments in its relatively modest running time – chief among them, the scene in which a disembodied head floats down a river only to smash messily on the rocks further downstream – but the real star of the show here is Baker’s ultra-icky special effects work which let you see the Melting Man’s transition in all its gooey, glistening glory.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements
- Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Audio Commentary with William Sachs
- Super 8 digest version of the film
- Interview with Writer/Director William Sachs and Make-up Effects Artist Rick Baker
- Interview with Make-up Effects Artist Greg Cannom
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film and more!

DETAILS:
Region: B/2
Rating: 18
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono

WITHNAIL AND I 
- Limited Edition -

Release Date: October 20th 2014
Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown, Michael Elphick
Directed by: Bruce Robinson


Synopsis:The finest cult film known to humanity!
Camden Town, the arse-end of the sixties. Two struggling, unemployed actors decide some respite is in order and so depart their miserable flat for a week in the Lake District – one that will involve rain, booze, minimal supplies, a randy bull and an even randier Uncle Monty.

Based on the real-life experiences of former actor turned writer/director Bruce Robinson, WITHNAIL and I has become one of British cinema’s most fondly remembered comedies. A cult film in the truest sense that has also become a classic.

Perfectly cast – with career-defining roles for Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths and Ralph Brown – and crammed with irresistibly quotable dialogue, WITHNAIL and I is a sheer delight, even on the umpteenth viewing.

4-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
- New 2K restoration of WITHNAIL and I from the original camera negative, supervised and approved by director of photography Peter Hannan
- Bruce Robinson’s follow-up feature, How to Get Ahead in Advertising, newly transferred from original film elements and approved by director of photography Peter Hannan
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD Presentation of both films
- Original uncompressed mono 1.0 PCM audio for both films
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Audio commentary by writer-director Bruce Robinson
- Audio commentary by critic and writer Kevin Jackson, author of the BFI Modern Classic on WITHNAIL and I
- All four original ‘Withnail Weekend’ documentaries, first screened on Channel 4 in 1999, including The Peculiar Memories of Bruce Robinson, which looks at the director’s career, Withnail and Us, which focuses on the film’s making, and two shorter documentaries, I Demand to Have Some Booze and Withnail on the Pier
- Newly filmed interviews with key members of WITHNAIL and I’s behind-the-scenes team (TBC)
- Theatrical trailers for both films
- Exclusive limited edition hardback book packaging (2,000 copies) containing new writing on the films, reprints of key articles on WITHNAIL and I, deleted scenes and more across 200 pages, illustrated with original production stills
- More to be announced!

Available in 4 x 500 Numbered and Personalised copies (choose your favourite of four artworks as well as a name to be featured on the back and one of fifteen favourite quotes for a truly unique and personal edition!)

2000 additional copies will be available featuring the classic poster artwork

DETAILS:
Region: B/2
Rating: 15
Duration: 104 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 1.0 Mono

RABID DOGS / KIDNAPPED

Release Date: October 13th 2014
Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
Starring: Lea Lander, George Eastman, Riccardo Cucciolla
Directed by: Mario Bava

Synopsis: Following difficulties in his career Mario Bava happened across an idea that would enable him to compete with the younger directors lighting up the Italian box office such as Dario Argento and Sergio Martino.

Rabid Dogs begins as $70,000 of wages are being transferred when the Ajaccio gang hit. With a hail of bullets in a quick raid they speed off in their waiting getaway car. Tough, violent and realistic, Bava’s film ramps up the tension and doesn’t stop as hostages are added and the film builds to its dizzying finale.

Unfolding in real time, a rare device seen only in earlier films such as High Noon and 12 Angry Men yet totally unheard of in Italian cinema at the time, Rabid Dogs is a singular film in Bava’s filmography and one of the greatest crime films of the period.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of two versions of the film; ‘Rabid Dogs’ – Bava’s original version posthumously completed from his notes and ‘Kidnapped’ – the re-edited, re-dubbed and re-scored version, supervised by Bava’s son and assistant Lamberto Bava and producer Alfredo Leone
- Optional English on both versions
- Audio Commentary with Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas
- End of the Road: The Making of Rabid Dogs – A documentary featurette including interviews with Lamberto Bava, Alfredo Leone and star Lea Lander
- Original Trailer
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Stephen Thrower, a history of the multiple versions of the film from Semaforo Rosso to Rabid Dogs to Kidnapped by Peter Blumenstock, illustrated with original stills and posters
- Much more to be announced!

DETAILS:
Rating: 18
Language: English/Italian
Subtitles: English


THE NAKED CITY


Release Date: October 27th 2014
Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Frank Conroy, Ted De Corsia
Directed by: Jules Dassin

Synopsis: THERE ARE EIGHT MILLION STORIES IN THE NAKED CITY. THIS IS ONE OF THEM.

Jules Dassin followed up his explosive prison picture Brute Force with another slice of hard-boiled crime fiction. Within a decade he’d make Thieves’ Highway, Night and the City and Rififi, thus confirming Dassin’s position as one of the all-time-great film noir directors.

New York, the middle of summer. A blonde ex-model is murdered in her bathtub and detectives Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) and Halloran (Don Taylor) are assigned to the case. Their investigation will lead them through the entire city, from Park Avenue to the Lower East Side, culminating in a thrilling climax atop the Williamsburg Bridge.

Inspired by the work of the infamous tabloid photographer Weegee, The Naked City was the first major Hollywood production to be shot entirely on the streets of New York, making use of more than a hundred authentic locations. Both its editing and its cinematographer would earn Academy Awards, while the film itself would be recognised by the Library of Congress as one of American cinema’s most significant motion pictures.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
- New high definition digital transfer of the film
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
- Original mono 1.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
- Audio commentary by screenwriter Malvin Wald
- Jules Dassin at LACMA – a 40-minute interview with Bruce Goldstein in which the director discusses his career
- The Hollywood Ten – a 1950 documentary short on the ten filmmakers blacklisted from Hollywood for their refusal to name names before the House of Un-American Activities, including The Naked City’s screenwriter, Albert Maltz
- Gallery of production stills by infamous photojournalist Weegee
- Theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring the original poster and newly commissioned artwork by Vladimir Zimakov
- Collector’s booklet containing new writing on the film by Alastair Philips, Barry Salt and Sergio Angelini, illustrated with original production stills

DETAILS:
Region: B/2
Rating: 15
Duration: 96 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: 1.0 Mono

DECEMBER


MILANO CALIBRO 9

Release Date: December 31st 2014
Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
Starring: Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf
Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Synopsis: “You can’t backstab someone like Ugo Piazza! You’d better not even touch someone like Ugo Piazza!”

Perhaps the one true film noir to emerge from Italy, Milano Calibro 9 is a gritty, ultra-violent masterpiece and an essential entry in the cannon of Italian crime cinema. Centering on the character of ex-con Ugo Piazza (played with stone-cold precision by Gastone Moschin) the film also benefits from the presence of giallo regular Barbara Bouchet and her considerable charms.

Released after a three-year term in prison for a bungled robbery, Ugo Piazza plans to lead the straight life for a while. But no sooner is he back on the street than he’s picked up by a bunch of hoodlums under the employ of his former boss, the ‘Americano’ – among them, the psychopathic Rocco – who are convinced that Ugo stole $300,000 before his incarceration. The gang forces Ugo to resume working for them in the hope that he’ll eventually lead them to their missing cash.

The first part in director Fernando Di Leo’s Milieu Trilogy, Milano Calibro 9 is an early example of the poliziotteschi – Italian crime films –which proliferated in the 1970s. Di Leo eschews the sleazy, more exploitative approach of some his contemporary filmmakers for a more serious take on his subject matter – although he’s not averse to show-stopping gun fights and long, lingering shots of the lovely Barbara Bouchet.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
- New High Definition digital transfer
- Newly created exclusive content
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film, archive content and more!
- More to be announced closer to the release date

SCREAM FACTORY FALL 2014 PREVIEW!

SCREAM FACTORY'S SUMMER OF FEAR has wound down - and what a great Summer it was! Check out what SCREAM FACTORY brought...


SUMMER OF FEAR 2014 
EVILSPEAK
FINAL EXAM
NOSFERATU 
HOUSE IN THE ALLEY 
SLEEPAWAY CAMP 
RAVENOUS 
THE MONKEY'S PAW 
THE FINAL TERROR (REVIEW HERE
LAKE PLACID (REVIEW HERE
DEADLY EYES (REVIEW HERE
GINGER SNAPS (REVIEW HERE
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (REVIEW HERE
MOTEL HELL (REVIEW HERE
WITHOUT WARNING 
LEVIATHAN


Now let's look at some updates and new items for upcoming releases for FALL 2014 beginning with a SCREAM FACTORY first - a title going OUT OF PRINT! 


 LIFEFORCE (1986) NEWS!

READ OUR REVIEW OF THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION HERE!

Unfortunately the “Collector’s Edition” release of LIFEFORCE (which came out in June of 2013) is now an out-of-print item and will be replaced with another version. 

Here’s what will be different about the new product on all future pressings:

- The vintage “Making of Lifeforce” featurette will no longer be available.
- Artwork is slightly different: The original theatrical artwork (pictured here) is now front-facing, and the Justin Osbourn-created piece will be on the reverse wrap.
- Scream are removing the “Collector’s Edition” branding.
- Slipcover will not be offered.

PRICE DROP! The “Collector’s Edition” release had a suggested retail price of $29.93. The new version will be $22.97.

If you already bought the Collector’s Edition version – like most hardcore fans of the film did – then this strategy does not affect you except that the CE version is now more “collector-y” than before.

Additionally, this change-of-plans in unique only to this release. This is a special case that was unforeseen so please do not be concerned that this will happen on a regular basis with other Collector Editions.

Street date for the new, lower-priced version is set for September 9th 2014


More sad news...

HELLHOLE (1985) 


Unfortunate news to report today but Scream Factory have exhausted all avenues looking for the footage missing from their film elements for HELLHOLE-- the 1985 Women-in-Prison thriller-horror hybrid that was announced in January of this year. Unless a collector comes forward with a good print of the film they are unable to release the film in its original theatrical cut and have taken it off the upcoming schedule for the time-being.

Also Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray of DOG SOLDIERS is still planned for 2015 but no release date as of yet as they sort out a few unforeseen legal issues.... 



DOG SOLDIERS (2002) 


SEPTEMBER 

Now onto some cheerier news - new stuff coming this Fall beginning with the fun folk-horror classic PUMPKINHEAD starring Lance Henrikesen out on September 9th 2014. 


PUMPKINHEAD (1988)

READ OUR REVIEW HERE!

Release Date: September 9th 2014

The late 80's classic from effects master Stan Winston gets a sweet Collector's Edition - extras to revealed at a later date. I do also believe the sequel PUMPKINHEAD II: BLOOD WINGS (1993) will also be on the way from Scream Factory October 21st! 


Special Features:
  • NEW -  REMEMBERING THE MONSTER KID: A TRIBUTE TO STAN WINSTON featuring new interviews with actors Lance Henriksen and Brian Bremer, special effects artists Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr. and Shannon Shea
  • NEW interviews with producer Richard Weinman and actors John D’Aquino and Matthew Hurley
  • Audio Commentary by Co-screenwriter Gary Gerani and Creature & FX Creators Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Alec Gillis
  • PUMPKINHEAD UNEARTHED (now in HD) –  a documentary on the making of PUMPKINHEAD featuring Evolution of a Demon, The Cursed and the Damned, The Torture Soul of Ed Harley, Constructing Vengeance, Razorback Holler
  • Featurette: Demonic Toys
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
THE BATTERY (2012) 

Release Date: September 16th 2014

Two former baseball players, Ben (Jeremy Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim), cut an aimless path across a desolate New England. They stick to the back roads and forests to steer clear of the shambling corpses that patrol the once bustling cities and towns. In order to survive, they must overcome the stark differences in each other’s personalities — Ben embraces an increasingly feral, lawless, and nomadic lifestyle, while Mickey is unable to accept the harsh realities of the new world. Mickey refuses to engage in Ben’s violent games and longs for the creature comforts he once took for granted — a bed, a girl and a safe place to live.

When the men intercept a radio transmission from a seemingly thriving, protected community, Mickey will stop at nothing to find it, even though it is made perfectly clear that he is not welcome.

Bonus features:
- Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer/Director/Star Jeremey Gardner, Producer/Star Adam Cronheim and Producer/Director of Photography Christian Stella
- TOOLS OF IGNORANCE: The Making Of The Battery (90 minute documentary)
- Outtakes
- ROCK PLAZA CENTRAL AT THE PARLOR: The Music Of The Battery
- Theatrical Trailer




HALLOWEEN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Release Date: September 23rd 2014 

Anchor Bay Entertainment and us at Scream Factory unveiled the official art for the September 23rd release of the HALLOWEEN Complete Collection Blu-ray! Creative attached is from the 15-disc Deluxe Edition - that includes a rigid slipcase to house all the films, a bonus disc packed with extras and a collectible 40-page book – and the 10-Disc edition (films only but will still have selected extras).  

Ordered my Deluxe Limited Edition from Scream Factory when this bad boy was announced. Anxiously anticipating a complete listing of extras and information about the transfers for each title. 

Halloween night - Haddonfield, IL. A young boy butchers his older sister with a kitchen knife. 15 years later, he escapes from a mental institution only to return home and terrorize the town, including babysitter Laurie Strode. Now pursued by Dr. Loomis, the doctor who tried to treat him until he realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil . His name is Michael Myers.


THE LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH - ONLY 500!

And so began one of the most iconic horror franchises in history. What producers Moustapha Akkad and Debra Hill, writer/director John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence started has spawned 10 feature films and lasted over 35 years. Now, for the first time ever, experience the terror of every Halloween film available together in 1 set! This limited edition deluxe set includes 15 discs jammed with content Halloween fans will love including:

Halloween
Halloween II
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers,
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Halloween H20
Halloween: Resurrection
Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II.
Brand new, never before seen bonus features including new interviews with cast and crew, commentaries, behind the scenes documentaries, and so much more.
Plus, the NEVER BEFORE RELEASED Producer s Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers!
The set also features both Blu-ray versions of Halloween as well as the Network TV versions of Halloween and Halloween 2. Here it is, the one that started it all Halloween: The Complete Collection.


The extras have been announced for the HALLOWEEN COMPLETE COLLECTION - feast your eyes on everything right here! New transfers on select titles, proper aspect ratios, the original Mono audio and a fine selection of new extras! I'm excited to get the TV versions of the films - which I realize have been available previously - and are exclusive to the 15-disc Deluxe Edition.We are also getting  the Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut which is sourced from a new hi-def master from the inter-positive - again this is only available on the Deluxe Edition. . 


Looking forward to seeing how the 15-discs are housed in the boxset and what that will look like and reading the through the booklet - pretty exciting stuff. I've seen a few complaints online about the quality or quantity of the extras announced but I'm quite pleased as a fan of the franchise - you just cannot please all the horror films all the time - that's for sure.

HALLOWEEN - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
15-Disc Deluxe Edition

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd HALLOWEEN Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set.  This new set boasts a wealth of NEW bonus features including 7 brand NEW featurettes, 3 brand NEW commentaries, 4 brand NEW interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and NEW transfers and audio specs on selected titles. 

Please see full listing below for each disc in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition:

Updates are listed below in RED:

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)
Bonus Features:
  • HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle
  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
  • “The Night She Came Home” Featurette
  • “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette
  • TV Version Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Original 1978 Audio in Dolby TrueHD Mono
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter, Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Debra Hill
  • Featurette: Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Surround 5.1; PCM 5.1; Original 1978 Mono Audio
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 3 – Halloween II (1981)
Theatrical Version
Bonus Features:
  • Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and actor Leo Rossi (Theatrical version)
  • Audio commentary with stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock (Theatrical version)
  • The Nightmare Isn’t Over: The Making Of Halloween II” Featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Leo Rossi and Moore...
  • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations of Halloween II” - Host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
  • Alternate Ending with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1

Disc 4 – Halloween II TV Cut (1981) DVD (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Television Cut With Added Footage Not Seen In The Theatrical Version
Tech Specs: Standard Definition Full-frame 1.33:1; Dolby Digital Mono

UPDATED! Disc 5 – Halloween III: Season of The Witch (1982)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace
  • Audio Commentary with actor Tom Atkins
  • “Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season Of The Witch” featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey and more
  • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds” - Revisiting the original shooting locations
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA Mono
Disc 6 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm
  • Theatrical Trailer
Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

UPDATED! Disc 7 -- Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and author Justin Beahm
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman
  • Halloween 5: On The Set
  • Halloween 5: Original Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer
Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

UPDATED! Disc 8 -- Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Theatrical Cut
Bonus Features:
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1); DTS-MA HD 5.1, 2.0
Subtitles: English

UPDATED! Disc 9 – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Bonus Features:
  • NEW High Definition Master from the original inter-negative
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and Composer Alan Howarth (Producer’s Cut)
  • NEW “Jamie’s Story” – An Interview With The Original “Jamie” Actress Danielle Harris
  • NEW “The Cursed ‘Curse’” – An Interview With Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman
  • NEW “Acting Scared “– A Look At The Film’s Cast With Actresses Mariah O’Brien And J.C. Brandy
  • NEW “The Shape Of Things” – A Look At Michael Myers’ Murders And Mayhem With Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Brad Hardin And Actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers)
  • NEW “Haddonfield’s Horrors” – The Sights of Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers With Director of Photography Billy Dickson And Production Designer Brad Ryman And Director of Photography (Additional Scenes) Thomas Callaway
  • NEW “Full Circle” – An Interview With Composer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Cast And Crew Tribute to Donald Pleasance
  • Archival Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage (approx. 30 Minutes)
  • Alternate And Deleted Scenes (Not Present In Either Cut Of The Film)
  • Teaser Trailer: Halloween 666: The Origin Of Michael Myers
Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1:78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.0
Subtitles: English

UPDATED! Disc 10 -- Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Bonus Features:
  • Presented in the correct 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
  • NEW Commentary With Director Steve Miner And Jamie Lee Curtis, Moderated By Sean Clark
  • NEW “The Making of Halloween H20” Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane, Editor Patrick Lussier, Producer Malek Akkad, Producer Paul Freeman, Composer John Ottman, Chris Durand (Michael Myers), Writer Robert Zappia, Stunt Co-Ordinator Donna Keegan, Make-Up Brad Hardin And Cinematographer Daryn Okada
  • Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Scenes from the film with John Ottman’s original score
  • Theatrical Trailer
Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.0
Subtitles: English
UPDATED! Disc 11 -- Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary With Director Rick Rosenthal And Editor Robert A. Ferretti
  • Alternate Endings with optional director’s commentary
  • Deleted Scenes with optional director’s commentary
  • Featurette: “Head Cam”
  • Web Cam Special with optional director’s commentary
  • Storyboard Analysis
  • Set Tour With Production Designer Troy Hansen
  • Set Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Home Video TV Spots
Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.0

Disc 12 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)
Bonus Features:
  • Unrated Director’s Cut With Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Rob Zombie
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary
  • Alternate Ending With Optional Commentary
  • Bloopers
  • Featurette: “The Many Faces Of Michael Myers”
  • Re-Imagining Halloween
  • Meet The Cast
  • Casting Sessions
  • Scout Taylor-Compton Screen Test
  • Theatrical Trailer
Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Disc 13 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) Bonus Disc (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Bonus Features:
  • Documentary: “Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween (4 ½ hours)
Tech Specs: Dolby Stereo
Subtitles: English

Disc 14 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 (2009)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Rob Zombie
  • Deleted And Alternate Scenes
  • Audition Footage
  • Make-Up Test Footage
  • Blooper Reel
  • Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures Music Videos
  • Uncle Seymour Coffins’ Stand-Up Routines
Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1;
Subtitles: English



UPDATED! Disc 15 – Bonus Features (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)


  • John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN – The Extended Version (In HD - TV Inserts Are In Standard Definition)
  • Interview with Moustapha Akkad about origin of HALLOWEEN
  • Featurette: HALLOWEEN UNMASKED 2000
  • Featurette: The Making Of HALLOWEEN 4: FINAL CUT
  • NEW episodes of HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS - we go back to the filming locations of HALLOWEEN 4, HALLOWEEN 5 (with special guest Don Shanks) andHALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS. Plus the original 2005 pilot for Horror's Hallowed Grounds featuring a look at the locations of the original HALLOWEEN.
  • HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS: Fan Edition – a special episode shot with, and for, the fans as they board a bus tour, during the 35 YEARS OF TERROR convention, and visit the locations of HALLOWEEN (1978), HALLOWEEN II (1981) HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH and HALLOWEEN (2007). Hosted by HHG’s Sean Clark with special guests Dick Warlock, Charles Cyphers, Brian Andrews, Tommy Lee Wallace and Erik Preston.
  • NEW The Making Of HALLOWEEN 4 Featuring Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston and Sasha Jensen, Stuntmen Tom Morga (Michael Myers) And George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers), Composer Alan Howarth, Writer Alan B. McElroy, Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman, Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Ken Horn
  • Featurette: Inside HALLOWEEN 5
  • NEW The Making Of HALLOWEEN 5 Featuring Interviews With Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, Don Shanks (Michael Myers), Producer Malek Akkad, Line Producer Rick Nathanson And Composer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Interview With Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman On HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
  • HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH Radio Spots
  • TV Spots – HALLOWEEN 4, HALLOWEEN 5, HALLOWEEN (2007) and HALLOWEEN II (2009)
  • Photo Galleries -- HALLOWEEN, HALLOWEEN 4 and HALLOWEEN 5
  • OCTOBER 

HEMLOCK GROVE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES 

Release Date: October 7th 2014 


Pack your bags and say your prayers — you’re on your way to Hemlock Grove! From executive producer Eli Roth, the Primetime-Emmy© nominated Netflix Original Series HEMLOCK GROVE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 7th! Featuring all 13 exhilarating episodes, the 3-disc Blu-ray disc set (or 4-disc DVD set) also includes all-new bonus features not available on Netflix including six vignettes. Additional bonus features will be announced as excitement builds for this release.

Synopsis: In a small Pennsylvania town, something evil has come in search of prey. But who is the true monster in Hemlock Grove? The brutal slaying of a teenage girl sends the townspeople of Hemlock Grove into a desperate search to find her killer. But this sleepy community soon finds itself living a nightmare as secrets and rumors threaten to drive them all down a dark path as they struggle to uncover the truth. As they hunt for a monster among them, rumors mount and many of the eccentric residents become suspects, from the newly-arrived Gypsy family to the wealthy Godfrey clan. In the twisted world of Hemlock Grove, everyone hides a dark secret.

Executive produced by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), based on the novel of the same name by Brian McGreevy, and stars Famke Janssen (X-Men) Bill Skarsgård (Anna Karenina), Landon Liboiron (Altitude), Penelope Mitchell (The Vampire Diaries), and Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II). Season 2 begins airing on Netflix next week on July 11th
    THE SQUAD (2011) 

    Release Date: October 21st 2014 

    All contact with a military base high in the desolate wastelands of Colombia has been lost. The authorities – believing the base to have fallen to a terrorist attack – send a nine-man squad to investigate. When they arrive, the men discover a shocking scene of carnage and only one survivor: a mute woman in chains.

    Gradually the isolation, the inability to communicate with the outside world and the impossibility of escape begin to undermine the sanity of the soldiers. They start to question the identity of their enemy and the true nature of the strange, silent woman. Is she a terrorist? A victim? Or something more sinister? Something supernatural? Paranoia takes root. Prisoners of fear and the terrible secret they share, the men abandon their humanity and turn savagely on one another.
    THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION II


    Release Date: October 21st 2014 

    Check out the artwork for the upcoming Blu-ray set of THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION II which is scheduled to drop on Oct 21st just in time for Halloween! Illustrator Joel Robinson did a great job once again and compliments the first volume well.


    THE RAVEN
    Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS Master Audio Mono/1963/Color/Not Rated/86 minutes

    Special Features:
    - Introduction and parting words by Vincent Price
    - NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman
    - Richard Matheson Storyteller: THE RAVEN
    - Corman’s Comedy of Poe
    - Promotional Record
    - Theatrical Trailer
    - Still Gallery

    THE COMEDY OF TERRORS
    Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS Master Audio Mono/1963/Color/Not Rated/83 minutes
    Special Features:
    - Introduction and parting words by Vincent Price
    - Richard Matheson Storyteller: THE COMEDY OF TERRORS
    - Theatrical Trailer
    - Still Gallery

    THE TOMB OF LIGEIA
    Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS Master Audio Mono/1964/Color/Not Rated/82 minutes

    Special Features:
    - Introduction and parting words by Vincent Price
    - Audio Commentary by producer/director Roger Corman
    - NEW Audio Commentary with Elizabeth Shepherd, moderated by Roy Frumkes
    - NEW Audio Commentary with film historian Constantine Nasr
    - Theatrical Trailer
    - Still Gallery

    THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
    Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS Master Audio Mono/1964/Black & White/Not Rated/87 minutes

    Special Features:
    - NEW Audio Commentary with film historian David Del Valle and author Derek Botelho
    - Richard Matheson Storyteller: THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
    - Still Gallery

    DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN
    Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS Master Audio Mono/1972/Color/PG/89 minutes

    Special Features:
    - Theatrical Trailer
    - Still Gallery

    THE RETURN OF THE FLY
    Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS Master Audio Mono/1959/Black & White/Not Rated/86 minutes

    Special Features:
    - NEW Audio Commentary with actor Brett Halsey and film historian David Del Valle
    - Theatrical Trailer
    - TV Spot
    - Still Gallery

    THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL
    Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)/DTS Master Audio Mono/1959/Black & White/Not Rated/74 minutes

    Special Features:
    NEW Audio Commentary with author/historian Steve Haberman
    - Theatrical Trailer
    - Still Gallery
    - Vincent Price: Renaissance Man
    - The Art of Fear
    - Working with Vincent Price
    - Introductory Price
    PUMPKINHEAD II: BLOOD WINGS (1993) 

    Release Date: October 21st 2014

    When five teenagers unwittingly resurrect a demon, nobody is safe from the creature’s bloody rampage. But this monster is different – inside its demonic frame dwells the soul of a boy murdered years ago. Can the evil creature be killed without destroying the innocent boy trapped within?

    Starring Amy Dolenz (Witchboard 2, Ticks), Andrew Robinson (Hellraiser), Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster), Hill Harper (CSI: NY), J. Trevor Edmond(Lord of Illusions), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead) and Kane Hodder (Hatchet), Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings unleashes a non-stop barrage of gruesome gore from one of horror’s most iconic monsters .

    SQUIRM (1976)

    Release Date: October 28th 2014

    Director Jeff Lieberman’s classic worm-a-thon film is getting the “Collector’s Edition” HD Blu-ray treatment on October 28th - check out this list of extras that will be on it! 

    Special Features: 
    - NEW! DIGGING IN—2014 Interviews with writer/director Jeff Lieberman and lead actor Don Scardino
    - NEW! EUREKA! – An exclusive look at where the idea for SQUIRM came from with Jeff Lieberman
    - Original Audio Commentary by Writer/Director Jeff Lieberman (ported over from the prior MGM DVD release)
    - Original Theatrical Trailer
    - Vintage TV spot
    - Still Gallery

    Order now at www.screamfactorydvd.com and receive an 18” x 24” limited edition poster of the newly-designed key art too. (While supplies last!)





    NIGHTBREED - THE DIRECTOR'S CUT 

    Release Date: October 28th 2014


    The long-awaited NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT is scheduled for a release of October 28th and will be available in two retail versions: A 10,000 Unit Limited-Edition 3-Disc Blu-ray™ set and a Special Edition DVD & Blu-ray™ Combo.

    In 1990, the film was released theatrically nationwide. However, the movie studio edited the film extensively and several scenes were excised or rearranged – much to Director Clive Barker’s disappointment. Since then, a fan-driven movement was created (www.OccupyMidian.com) to see the full version of the film restored and re-released. Now, after 25 years, fans and horror enthusiasts can finally experience NIGHTBREED like never before! Scream Factory, in conjunction with Warner Bros., was able to find the long-thought-missing original film elements and combed through over 600 boxes to locate not only the lost scenes but a treasure trove of never-before-seen footage as well. With nearly an hour of lost footage meticulously restored, the result is not only a more faithful adaptation of Clive Barker’s book Cabal, but also what he originally intended NIGHTBREED to be.

    Official statement from Clive Barker: "This is film history and beyond my wildest dreams of realization. When Scream Factory told me that they found the NIGHTBREED film footage I was gob-smacked! This is the ultimate validation of choices made by myself and Mark Miller [of Seraphim Films] all the way back in 2008. As we embarked down the road of attempting to track down the lost footage, we looked at each other and said, 'Maybe one day they'll find it.' It's my pleasure to announce that the day has come. Speaking personally, I didn't allow myself to believe that it would. Even if we did find some footage (which we did in 2009 in the form of heavily degraded VHS tapes) and even if we did find a company willing to release the film (which we did in 2013 with Scream Factory, God bless them) the prospect of finding the actual lost film materials was remoter than I'd wanted to admit out loud. If the footage could not be found by those who had worked closest on it the same year it had been released, then what were the odds we'd be able to find anything 20 years on? But Scream Factory, in their commendable determination, kept up the search and thanks to them total reconstruction has been made a possibility. There's never been a reconstruction that's had as little chance of succeeding and yet has succeeded on as many fronts as this film has. It's unprecedented. To now have a movie that we can put together in the way that I fully intended it to be seen when I first set out to make this film in 1989 is extraordinary. The project has moved inexorably to this conclusion. Fate and the hard work of individuals such as Mark Miller, Russell Cherrington, Phil and Sarah Stokes, Occupy Midian, Morgan Creek, and ultimately, Scream Factory have made this a possibility and I could not be happier."

    Details on the two retail sets are as follows:

    LIMITED EDITION SET (ONLY 5,000 NUMBERED SETS MADE):
    - Disc 1: Unrated Director’s Cut of the film on Blu-ray
    - Disc 2: The 1990 R-Rated theatrical version of the film on Blu-ray (through a special licensing agreement through Warner Bros.)
    - Disc 3: EXCLUSIVE-TO-THIS-SET Bonus Blu-ray disc packed with extras (details forthcoming)
    - Includes Collector’s Book with an essay and rare photos
    - Slipcase includes newly-designed artwork by Joel Robinson approved by Clive Barker

    **NOTE: Those who order the Limited Edition set directly from www.ScreamfactoryDVD.com will also receive an exclusive 18”x24” poster of the newly designed artwork (available while supplies last)! The Scream Factory site will also receive the first 1,000 numbered copies and ship 2 weeks earlier than Oct 28th.**


    SPECIAL EDITION SET:
    - Disc 1: Unrated Director’s Cut of the film on Blu-ray plus bonus features (details forthcoming)
    - Disc 2: Unrated Director’s Cut of the film on DVD (details forthcoming)
    - Slipcase includes artwork designed by Ralph McQuarrie approved by Clive Barker

    NOVEMBER

    THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS (1985) 

    Release Date: November 4th 2014 


    Based on Dylan Thomas' original screenplay, this shocking horror-thriller stars Timothy Dalton as Thomas Rock, a brilliant young anatomy professor in 1820s Edinburgh. At first accepting only the cadavers provided him for study – those of a few hanged criminals per year – Rock eventually recruits two grave robbers (Jonathan Pryce and Stephen Rea) to secure a better supply of corpses. Coming to the gory conclusion that they will earn more the "fresher" the corpses, the two begin committing murder and delivering warm bodies to the doctor's lecture chambers. Also starring Julian Sands, Patrick Stewart and Twiggy, The Doctor and the Devils brings classic chills from start to finish.


    NOVEMBER 




     DOLLS (1987) 

    Release Date: November 11th 2014 

    FROM THE PEOPLE THAT BROUGHT YOU RE-ANIMATOR

    They're cute, they're cuddly...and they kill! From horror director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), producer Brian Yuzna (Society) and screenwriter Ed Naha(Troll) comes this "fiendish nightmare" (The Hollywood Reporter) that combines the pint-sized playmates of childhood with bone-chilling fun, resulting in "a bloody bonbon you chew with relish" (Los Angeles Times)!

    A precocious girl, her nasty parents, two punk-rock losers and a weak-kneed salesman inadvertently become the guests of two ghoulish senior citizens in their dark, haunted mansion. The old couple makes and collects dolls that, when not sitting still like good little mannequins, creep around in the night, offing the guests one by one! You may laugh at first, but if they turn on you, you'll regret it...for the rest of your short life! Guy Rolfe (Puppet Master IIi, Mr. Sardonicus), Stephen Lee (Robocop 2) and Carolyn Purdy-Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) star in this bloody good terror trap that delivers its frights, fun and fantastic effects in equal measure.



    MONKEY SHINES (1988) 

    Release Date: November 18th 2014 

    Allan Mann (Jason Beghe, Chicago Fire) is a bitter, angry and vengeful man ever since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He's fed up with himself and everyone around him. All that changes when he's given Ella, a monkey trained to meet his every need. But when Ella begins anticipating Allan's thoughts, strange and deadly things start happening. And as she stalks and wreaks havoc on Allan's fair-weather girlfriend (Janine Turner, Northern Exposure), incompetent doctor and meddling mother, Allan realizes he must stop the cunning maniacal creature...before she fully takes over his mind!

    Kate McNeil (The House On Sorority Row), Joyce Van Patten (Grown Ups), Stephen Root (Office Space), John Pankow (To Live And Die In L.A.), andStanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) also star in this terrific psychological thriller from George A. Romero (Night Of The Living Dead)!
    THE DARK HALF (1993)

    Release Date: November 18th 2014 

    Horror writer Thad Beaumont (Hutton) hopes to distance himself from his murder novels and from George Stark, the name he has used to anonymously author them. To achieve this, he cooks up a murder to play out in real life: a publicity stunt that should lay Stark to rest forever. But when the people around him are found gruesomely slain –  and his own fingerprints dot the crime scenes  – Beaumont is dumbfounded until he learns that Stark has taken on life of his own...and begun a gruesome quest for vengeance!

    DECEMBER 

    TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1972) 

    VAULT OF HORROR (1973) 

    Release Date: December 2nd 2014 

    Tales From The Crypt

    When five unwary travelers with dark hearts stumble into a series of catacombs, they find themselves in a cavern with no way out. But the horror’s only just begun as a mysterious figure appears to reveal to each person the shocking events that will lead to their well-deserved, untimely – and unavoidable – demise. Starring Joan Collins (Empire Of The Ants), Peter Cushing (Horror Of Dracula), Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange) and Sir Ralph Richardson (Rollerball), and directed by Freddie Francis (The Creeping Flesh), Tales From The Crypt is the original, gets-right-under-your-skin creepfest!

    Vault Of Horror

    Available uncut for the first time on home video! Five unsuspecting hotel guests step into an elevator, which leads them into an underground vault. Trapped with no way out, each guest shares a gruesome tale of an encounter with death. But as the stories unfold, the men begin to suspect that their presence in the vault is no coincidence, and that the only way out…is death. Starring Tom Baker (Doctor Who), Denholm Elliott (Raiders Of The Lost Ark), Curd Jurgens (The Mephisto Waltz) and Michael Craig (Mysterious Island), this ferociously entertaining film is a worthy sequel to Tales From The Crypt!

    LORD OF ILLUSIONS (1995) 

    Release Date: December 16th 2014


    Check out the Clive Barker-approved artwork for Scream's upcoming Collector's Edition release of LORD OF ILLUSIONS. This sinister vision was created by artist Joel Robinson, who also did the designs for Ginger Snaps, Nightbreed Limited Edition and both Vincent Price Collections.


    If you order directly from Scream Factory at www.screamfactorydvd.com you will also receive a limited edition 18" x 24" poster of the newly-commissioned art you see here. (While supplies last.)
    2015

    LOOKING AHEAD TO 2015 HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW ARE COMING!

    CANDYMAN II: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH (1999)
    SCARECROWS (1988)
    PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1989)
    NEW YEARS EVIL (1980) - Coming in Early 2015
    INVADERS FROM MARS (1986)

    MAD MAX (1979) (Collector’s Edition)
    ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)  (Collector’s Edition)