Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Check Out The Full Press Release For Deadly Eyes

Scream is bringing Enter the Dragon director Robert Clouse's Deadly Eyes to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time this July, and they've just announced the full details for the release. They've actually managed to amass an impressive number of interviews for such an obscure film, I'm pretty excited about this one - check out the press release below.

One of the most sought-after long-lost “animal attack” horror films
is now finally available on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time!

Starring Sam Groom, Sara Botsford and Co-Starring Scatman Crothers,
Lisa Langlois and Lesleh Donaldson

Have you ever wondered what would be lurking beneath your seat? Meet one of mankind’s deadliest enemies— super-sized RATS!  Each year they plunder one fifth of our food, spread deadliest diseases and destroy billions of dollars’ worth of properties.  They are very hungry and ready to pounce on their next prey.  Adapted from celebrated British author James Herbert’s best-selling novel THE RATS, the animal attack terror comes to life in the 1982 film adaptation DEADLY EYES, starring Sam Groom (The Baby Maker, Law & Order) and Sara Botsford (Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, The Fog) from action filmmaker Robert Clouse (Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon). A throwback to the giant-monster movies of the 1950s, DEADLY EYES is packed with high-tension suspense and gruesome terror.  This nail-biting thriller co-stars Scatman Crothers (The Shining), Lisa Langlois (The Nest) and Lesleh Donaldson (Happy Birthday To Me, Curtains).  On July 15, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ will release DEADLY EYES Blu-ray+ DVD combo pack, featuring new interviews with actors Lisa Langlois, Lesleh Donaldson and Joseph Kelly, special effects artists Alan Apone and Alec Gillis, writer Charles Eglee and more. A must-have for horror enthusiasts and movie collectors, this special SCREAM FACTORY release is priced to own at $26.99 SRP.
Pre-order is now available now at:
Grain contaminated with steroids produce large black rats that begin feeding on the citizens of Toronto. A college basketball coach (Sam Groom) teams up with a local health inspector (Sara Botsford) to uncover the source of the mysterious giant rats. When they discover that the rats are living in the subway, they try to prevent a new subway line from opening before all hell breaks loose underground. This is man’s last desperate, bloody battle to preserve the existence of the human race!
Based on the novel THE RATS by James Herbert with a screenplay by Charles Eglee (Dexter, The Walking Dead), this nail-biting thriller is directed by Robert Clouse  and co-stars Scatman Crothers, Lisa Langlois and Lesleh Donaldson.
Special Appearance by SCATMAN CROTHERS 
Executive Producer J. GORDON ARNOLD Based on the novel “THE RATS” by JAMES HERBERT and a screenplay by LONON SMITH
Special Features:
  • New interviews with actors Lisa Langlois, Lesleh Donaldson and Joseph Kelly, writer Charles Eglee, art director Ninkey Dalton, special effects artists Alan Apone and Alec Gillis.
  •  TV Spot

BD: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)/ DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)/Dolby Digital Mono
1982/Color/87 minutes/R

Arrow Video's Complete Dr. Phibes Coming June 9th

Check out the complete press release below

Love means never having to say you’re ugly


Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the limited edition release of The Complete Dr.Phibes, which will include both The Abominable Dr.Phibes and its sequel Dr Phibes Rises Again. These exclusive sets will be limited to a run of 3000 copies only and include a 100-page collector’s booklet.

“What more could a horror freak desire?” asked Motion Picture Guide of The Abominable Dr. Phibes back in 1971. Arriving on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK on the 9th June, The Abominable Dr.Phibes sees Vincent Price in one of his signature roles, playing the wealthy and mysterious Dr. Phibes, a mad, disfigured genius, who elects to wreak revenge on nine doctors who failed to save his beautiful wife with a murderous campaign inspired by the Ten Plagues of Egypt. Phibes requires an elimination of disbelief more than a suspension of it. Filled with wonderful Art Deco sets, dark humour and a legendary performance by Vincent Price, The Abominable Dr.Phibes and its sequel Dr Phibes Rises Again have since gone on to become classics.

Featuring a bumper crop of fantastic extras, this exclusive set will include Dr. Phibes and the Gentlemen, an all-new discussion with the League of Gentlemen in which they fondly recall these two British horror classics, the featurette Daughter of Phibes in which Victoria Price discusses her father Vincent Price’s career and The Doctor Will See You Now, an interview with Vincent Price’s biographer, David Del Valle.

Alongside this, the Blu-ray extras include two audio commentaries on The Abominable Dr. Phibes, the first with the late director Robert Fuest and the second with Dr. Phibes creator William Goldstein, moderated by his son Damon Goldtsein, curator of the official Phibes website. Dr. Phibes Rises Again includes and an audio commentary with critic and author Tim Lucas.

The discs will also include the original trailers for both films, plus an exclusive 100-page collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Julian Upton, Martin Jones, Justin Humphreys and Jonny Trunk alongside the on-set recollections of Caroline Munro, plus interviews with Tim Burton and AIP publicist Milton Moritz.

 “Nine killed her, nine shall die, nine eternities in doom!”

Horror legend Vincent Price (The Fall of the House of Usher, Theatre of Blood) is Dr. Phibes, former musician, current murderer. Seeking revenge from the medical staff that left his wife for dead, he sets about knocking them off one-by-one in a series of elaborate murders based upon a Ten Plagues of Egypt. Death by bats, by boils, by blood and more await the nurse and surgeons who failed to save the life of the beloved Victoria Regina Phibes!

A camp classic, The Abominable Dr. Phibes sets itself apart from the seventies horror crowd with its knowing humour and art deco sets, and also prefigures the Saw movies with its increasingly fiendish set of murder devices.

Pairing the original film with sequel Dr. Phibes Rises Again, The Complete Dr. Phibes provides viewers with a double diabolical dose of macabre thrills and black comedy.

Special Edition Contents

  • Limited edition boxed-set (3000 copies) containing both films and 100-page collector’s booklet
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of The Abominable Dr. Phibes and Dr. Phibes Rises Again, transferred from original film elements by MGM
  • Original uncompressed 1.0 Mono PCM Audio for both films
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for both films
  • Audio commentary on The Abominable Dr. Phibes by director Robert Fuest
  • Audio commentary on The Abominable Dr. Phibes by the creator of Dr. Phibes, William Goldstein
  • Audio commentary on Dr. Phibes Rises Again by critic and author Tim Lucas
  • Dr. Phibes and the Gentlemen – The League of Gentlemen fondly recall a pair of British horror classics
  • Daughter of Phibes – Victoria Price discusses Vincent Price’s career
  • The Doctor Will See You Now – an interview with Vincent Price’s biographer, David Del Valle
  • Original Trailers for both films
  • 100-page collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Julian Upton, Martin Jones, Justin Humphreys and Jonny Trunk, the on-set recollections of Caroline Munro, plus interviews with Tim Burton and AIP publicist Milton Moritz, all illustrated with rare and original archive stills

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Raw Force, Demonoid and The Bees Coming From Vinegar Syndrome

Vinegar Syndrome has just announced three upcoming Horror titles on Facebook:

"Figured we might as well announce the horror titles we recently licensed. They are DEMONOID, RAW FORCE and THE BEES."

Good to see some new horror stuff coming from Vinegar Syndrome. Especially Raw Force, one of the most wonderfully dumb movies I've ever seen. I love it.

Full Press Release For The Final Terror

From the Press Release
This summer, one of the most sought-after and long-lost slasher films from the 80s is being unleashed on Blu-ray™ and DVD for the first time! Produced by Joe Roth (Snow White and the Huntsman) and directed by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Under Siege), backwoods slasher cult classic THE FINAL TERROR features an all-star cast of John Friedrich (Baretta), Rachel Ward (The Thornbirds), Adrian Zmed (Bachlor Party), Mark Metcalf (Zero Dark Thrity), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill, Blade Runner), Ernes Harden Jr. (White Men Can’t Jump ), Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix, The Fugitive) and Lewis Smith (Django Unchained).

On July 1, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ will unleash THE FINAL TERROR Blu-ray+DVD combo pack, featuring insightful bonus content and new interviews with actors Adrian Zmed and Lewis Smith, audio commentary with director Andrew Davis and more. A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and horror enthusiasts to complete their entertainment library, THE FINAL TERROR Blu-ray+DVD combo pack is priced to own at $26.99 SRP.

A group of young campers out for what they hope will be a fun-filled weekend find their plans spoiled by a disguised, merciless killer who stalks the forest in search of new victims. Soon they are caught in a terrifying web of bloodshed and murder. It is up to the remaining few to defend themselves and put an end to the terror-filled weekend.

Special Features
  • Interviews with actors Adrian Zmed and Lewis Smith, post production supervisor Allan Holzman and composer Susan Justin
  • Audio commentary with director Andrew Davis
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Stream New Crowbar, Eyehategod and Black Anvil Albums Now At Pitchfork

    Pitchfork is currently streaming 3 highly anticipated metal albums a week prior to their release dates. Click the links below to stream the new Crowbar, the first new Eyehategod this century, and, the lesser known, but still amazing Black Anvil.

    Crowbar - Symmetry in Black

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    Ginger Snaps Extras Revealed

    Scream has just revealed the bonus features for their upcoming Ginger Snaps Blu-ray release.

     From Scream:
    "Our 4-month "Summer of Fear" celebration continues by announcing today the final list of extras for one of our titles within it: GINGER SNAPS--on Blu-ray for the first time!

    • NEW interviews with director John Fawcett, writer Karen Walton, actors Emily Perkins and Jesse Moss, Producer Steve Hoban, Make-up Effects artist Paul Jones, Composer Mike Shields and Editor Brett Sullivan
    • NEW Women in Horror panel discussing GINGER SNAPS
    • Audio Commentary with Director John Fawcett
    • Audio Commentary with Writer Karen Walton
    • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by John Fawcett and Karen Walton
    • The Making of GINGER SNAPS - Vintage Featurette
    • Creation of the Beast - Vintage Featurette
    • Being John Fawcett- Vintage Featurette
    • Cast Auditions and Rehearsals
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • TV Spots
    • Production Design Artwork Photo Gallery

    You can pre-order now at or other fine online retailers. Street date is 7/22."

    Halloween 15-Disc Set Coming This September

    This was posted yesterday, so it's old news by now, but if you missed it, Scream Factory and Anchor Bay are putting together what appears to be the ultimate Halloween box set featuring all of the films, including the fan favorite Busta Rhymes, and Rob Zombie entries. Hopefully this means that the Halloween fans out there  can stop having to buy a n ewrelease of at least one of the Halloweens every year.


    *** LIMITED EDITION 15-DISC DELUXE EDITION BRINGS TOGETHER ALL THE HALLOWEEN FEATURE FILMS IN ONE MASSIVE SET FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER; All-New Bonus Features, Collectible Packaging, and 40-Page Book Make This THE Blu-ray™ Box Set Event of 2014!***

    Yes, you’ve heard the news by now and let’s just say that we are BEYOND thrilled to be working with Anchor Bay and Malek Akkad from Trancas Entertainment directly on this very special project! (It really is a dream come true.) Artwork and bonus features to be announced in the next couple of months so hang tight!

    Here’s the quick breakdown of the Deluxe Edition:

    - 15 Discs
    - Contains all the Halloween feature films – 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.
    - Includes the never-before-released producers cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers as well as the ultra-rare network TV version of the original Halloween, the network TV version of Halloween II, plus the unrated versions of Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II.
    - Packed with hours of BRAND NEW bonus features including new interviews with cast and crew from the entire franchise
    - Due to fan demand, the first Halloween film will now also include the original mono audio track and the set will include both versions of the original Halloween-the original Blu-ray™ release and the recently remastered 35th Anniversary version with the mono track added back in!
    - Includes limited edition 40-page book written by Michael Gingold of Fangoria Magazine.
    - Collectible packaging will include a newly commissioned illustration on the outer case and each film will be in its own black Blu-ray™ case with the original theatrical one sheet as the key art.
    - SRP: $169.99

    **EXCLUSIVE TO SCREAM FACTORY: The pre-order link is now live on our site @ which will come with an exclusive 14” x 36” litho. The litho offer is only limited to 500 pieces and we will be revealing the litho design at the same time as the artwork next month.

    Street date is Sept 23rd. #michaeliscominghome

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    New International 'Lucy' Trailer Is Insane

    Good to see Morgan Freeman finally getting some work.

    V/H/S Viral Trailer Promises Plenty of Scary Shit

    The Cannes Sales Trailer for the third V/H/S film has hit the internets today. It'll be hard to top the second one - or more specifically Gareth Evans' incredible Safe Haven segment from the second one, but I've enjoyed the first two so I'm certainly down for this one. Check the trailer below:

    Two-Face Frankenstein Plus Sabretooth vs. Kickpuncher - New This Week 5.14

    Okay so this is a bit late since all this stuff came out yesterday. I'm currently right in the middle of my terrible 12 hour workday time of year and when I got home yesterday I laid on the floor, fell asleep and never got around to actually posting this thing.

    So here goes, some very cool stuff out there this week, starting with the pair of titles Scream was able to license from Code Red:

    Evilspeak is remarkably engaging, imaginative, and well crafted” – TV Guide

    Life sucks for Stanley Coppersmith (Clint Howard, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School), a teenage outcast who’s bullied by everyone at a strict military academy. When Stanley discovers the crypt of a 16th Century Satanist beneath the chapel, he creates a computerized Black Mass that unleashes unholy revenge upon his tormentors. Now, all hell is about to break loose! Co-starring Joseph Cortese (American History X), Charles Tyner (Cool Hand Luke), R.G. Armstrong (Children of the Corn), Don Stark (That ‘70s Show), Lenny Montana (The Godfather), Richard Moll (House) and Haywood Nelson (What’s Happening), Evilspeak is not for the faint of heart.

    Prior to its U.S. theatrical release, the distributor of the film requested that the graphic violence be cut to avoid an “X” rating from the MPAA. The film has been completely restored from a newly discovered 35mm inter-positive source including all of its long rumored scenes of bloody carnage. This new edition includes all-new extras including a new commentary by producer/director Eric Weston (Hyenas).
    Browse more frighteningly fun Scream Factory releases!

    Bonus features:

  • New interviews with actors Richard Moll, Claude Earl Jones, Haywood Nelson, Loren Lester and Lynn Hancock
  • New 2013 1080p High Definition transfer supervised and approved by Eric Weston
  • Audio Commentary with producer/director Eric Weston
  • Interviews with cast members Joseph Cortese, Clint Howard and Don Stark
  • Theatrical Trailer

  •  Get it at Amazon

    At Lanier College, the semester is almost over. Exam week is coming to a close when some upper classmen play a prank by staging a phony terrorist attack. But the next moment of excitement at the school won’t be a prank. And it’s something a lot more final than an exam. Students are falling prey to a knife-wielding maniac stalking the school, bent on making sure that for some, school is out…forever!

    Browse more frighteningly fun Scream Factory releases!

    Bonus features:

  • New High Definition transfer From The Original Camera Negative
  • Audio Commentary With Cast Members Joel Rice, Cecile Bagdadi And Sherry Willis-Burch
  • Interviews With Cast Members Joel Rice, Cecile Bagdadi And Sherry Willis-Burch
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • Get it at Amazon

    The explosive thriller takes place 200 years after Dr. Frankenstein's shocking creation came to life. Celestial forces name the creature Adam, and arm him with weapons to defeat the demons that are constantly seeking his destruction. However, soon Adam finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity and discovers that he also holds the key that could destroy humankind.

    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary with Co-writer/Director Stuart Beattie
    • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, James McQuaide and Kevin Grevioux
    • "Creating a Monster" featurette
    • "Frankenstein's Creatures" featurette
    The 3D Blu-ray is currently only $20 at Amazon

    Micheal Myers (Tyler Mane) meets Jason Vorhees (Derek Mears) in Compound Fracture - which sounds like a really lame death metal band, but is in fact a Horror/Thriller from director Anthony J. Rickert-Epstein.

    Michael left home when he was a teenager and never looked back. Now, after the death of his sister, Chloe, hes returning home with his fiancee Juliette and his angst ridden nephew Brandon. On arrival, they realize that home isnt exactly what it used to be. With high walls surrounding the house and security cameras in every nook and cranny its more of a military compound than anything else. Enter Gary, Michaels estranged father who, while happy to be reunited with his son and grandson, seems more distracted by other things. As the strange family reunion commences, an uninvited guest shows up and we learn bits and pieces about the real reason behind Chloes death and why Brandon is so closed off from Michael. This fractured family will have to come together to fight the ghosts of their pasts and make it out alive!
    Get it at Amazon

    From director Carlos Tobalina comes one of the strangest hybrids of exploitation sub-genres ever released to the unsuspecting public. Combining the late 70s jungle movie craze with crime thriller and copious amounts of X rated action, JUNGLE BLUE tells the story of a group of sinister explorers hunting for fortune in the jungles of South America. Along the way they meet a tree-swinging wild man, his sex-crazed companion gorilla, and hoards of scantily clad natives.

    Never released on video in the US, JUNGLE BLUE has been restored from 35mm camera negatives and is being presented uncut on DVD for the first time!

    Director: Carlos Tobalina
    79 minutes / 1978 / Color / AR: 1.85:1
    Features Include:
    + 16×9 Anamorphic | Region Free | MONO
    + Original theatrical trailer
    + Scanned in 2k from 35mm original camera negative
    Buy it at VS

    Acclaimed director Wakefield Poole’s second feature, the surreal and trippy Bijou, set a new standard for explicit cinema when it opened in 1972. The film concerns a construction worker (Bill Harrison) who witnesses a car accident and pockets the female victim’s purse in which he discovers her invitation to a club named Bijou. There he enters a strange erotic world where dark fatasies becomes reality. A fever dream blending the erotic and the divine in equal parts, Bijou is a psychosexual puzzle that rewards multiple viewings.

    Scanned at 2K from the original 16mm elements and fully restored, this new version of Bijou finally allows the film to be seen in all its original visual splendor.

    Director: Wakefield Poole
    75 minutes / 1972 / Color / AR: 1.33:1
    Features Include:
    + Dual-Layer DVD-9 | Region Free | 1.33:1 | MONO
    + Original Theatrical Trailer
    + Director’s Audio Commentary & Video Introduction
    + Video Interview w/ Author Linda Williams
    + Video Interview w/ Wakefield Poole + Unused Audition Footage
    + Scanned in 2k from 16mm original camera negative
     Buy it now at VS

    Monday, May 12, 2014

    The Triumphant Return of Gorgon Video - First Releae To Be Death Spa!

    I saw a listing for a Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack of Death Spa on Diabolik a few months back and figured it must've been a mistake, but nope, according to Theater Thoughts Gorgon Video is making a comeback (with help from MPI) with their first release being the Blu-ray combo of Death Spa, which can be preordered here.

    The new fitness club in town has everything a health nut could ever want: a variety of workout machines, classes taught by friendly (and frisky) instructors, and a state-of-the-art computer control system for maximum client comfort. Unfortunately, it’s also possessed by the evil spirit of the owner’s dead wife, and before long every dumbbell, leg press and rowing machine becomes a deadly weapon for her to enact bloody vengeance on the club’s beautiful members. Everyone gets a real workout from hell in DEATH SPA, a new exercise in terror starring William Bumiller (24, Boat Trip), Brenda Bakke (American Gothic), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) and Rosalind Cash (Omega Man). 

    This remastered reissue of the frighteningly fun 1989 shocker is available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray – and both formats are included in this combo pack. Special features include audio commentary, a making-of featurette and trailers.

    DEATH SPA DVD/Blu-ray Combo
    Release Date: May 27, 2014
    SRP: $34.98
    Rating: Not rated
    Running time: 87 minutes

    Death Spa is great fun, but hopefully the ultimate in terrible gym based horror films Killer Workout makes it to Blu-ray or even gets a decent DVD release soon.

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

    Bloodsucking Freaks is Coming to Blu-ray 6/4

    Troma is set to release Bloodsucking Freaks on Blu-ray June 3rd, and I just came across this sales sheet for the release which features a new HD transfer of the uncut version of the film and some recently unearthed deleted scenes. Also features a commentary with Eli Roth, and new interviews with Eli Roth and Chris Jericho, because why not? Seamus O'Brien and Luis De Jesus are sadly both quite dead, so I guess getting interviews with them might be difficult.

    Tuesday, May 06, 2014

    Check Out Scream's New Pumpkinhead Artwork

    Scream Factory has just posted their newly designed cover for their upcoming Pumpkinhead release. Scream's covers can occasionally be kind of hit or miss, but I think they really nailed it with this one, this is pretty perfect in my opinion.

    "We may be in "Summer of Fear" mode now but that doesn't mean we can't talk about our upcoming Fall slate too. Check out the new key art for our upcoming Collector's Edition of Stan Winston's classic PUMPKINHEAD! This spot-on vision comes to us from veteran Scream Factory artist Justin Osbourn (Prince of Darkness, Phantom of the Paradise, Lifeforce, etc.)

    The blu-ray release is planned for September. Pre-order links on our site at should appear in June in which a limited edition 18" x 24" poster of the art you see here will be available exclusively through us with purchase.

    More details on full extras will be revealed in the Summer so stay tuned!"


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