Monday, 21 September 2020

THE STRANGERS - Limited-Edition Blu-ray Box Set release 28 Sept

Horrifying home-invasion The Strangers, the 2008 debut film from writer-director Bryan Bertino (Mockingbird, The Monster), stars Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings, The Leftovers) and Scott Speedman (Underworld, Animal Kingdom) as a couple terrorised by masked attackers. Garnering cult status since its release, The Strangers now arrives as a Limited-Edition Blu-ray box set from Second Sight Films on 28 September 2020.

After a proposal gone wrong at a friend’s wedding, what should have been a romantic getaway for Kristen (Tyler) and James (Speedman) is disturbed by a 4am knock on the door and a terrifying invasion of their home by three strangers in disguise. Named for their nightmarish masks, Man in the Mask (Kip Weeks – Ragged Isle), Dollface (Gemma Ward – The Great Gatsby), and Pin-up Girl (Laura Margolis – Dirty Sexy Money), the twisted trio have brutality in mind and the couple are at their mercy, but who are they and what is their motive?

Kristen and James must fight to survive a night of psychological torment and bloodthirsty violence…who will make it out alive? The hugely anticipated release features a host of brand-new special features, including an extended cut, deleted scenes and new interviews with Liv Tyler and Laura Margolis, director Bryan Bertino and editor Kevin Greutert (Titanic, The Saw Franchise). The set arrives complete with new artwork and poster, and a soft cover book with new essays by Anton Bitel and Mary Beth McAndrews plus stills and behind-the-scenes images.

Don’t open the door…The Strangers are coming.

SPECIAL FEATURES
• Includes Theatrical Cut and Extended Cut
• Because You Were Home: a new Interview with director Bryan Bertino
• Cutting Moments: a new interview with editor Kevin Greutert
• The Fighter: a new interview with actor Liv Tyler
• The Pin-Up Girl: a new interview with actor Laura Margolis
• The Elements of Terror: interviews with cast and crew
• Strangers at the Door: interviews with Director Bryan Bertino and cast
• Deleted Scenes, Theatrical Trailer
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
• Limited Edition Box Set of only 3,000
• Soft cover book with new essays by Anton Bitel and Mary Beth McAndrews plus stills and behind-the-scenes images
• Poster with new artwork

Pre-order the Box Set from Amazon.co.uk


THE YEAR WITHOUT HALLOWEEN - A Children's book about making the best of what you have.

Award-winning writer, Shane Bitterling, and Illustrator, Robert Kern III, are publishing their first children’s picture book, THE YEAR WITHOUT HALLOWEEN, a 31-page (BOO!) paperback, which oozes with holiday traditions and the theme of making the best of what you have to overcome the hardships of celebrating Halloween in 2020.

Bitterling came up with the idea for this story at the beginning of the pandemic, when he was sure everything would be back to normal by Halloween. 

But the New Normal reality hasn’t ended and officials and doctors across the United States have, for the most part, written off our beloved holiday this year. No trick-or-treating? No haunted houses? No way! Bitterling took a break from selling his infamous pizza out of his driveway as a means to see friends (from a safe distance) and made pumpkinade out of pumpkins. His imagination has never been so timely. Or scary.

Description: Something scary has creeped into town and stopped Boone’s favorite holiday from happening. The stores are closed. His friends are all stuck inside. This year, it’s all tricks and no treats.

With hard work and a big imagination, Boone sets out to make this the best Halloween ever. But does he have a ghost of a chance? A SPOOKTASTIC new picture book for Monster Kids from ages 2 to 102 about keeping the Spirit of Halloween alive 365.

THE YEAR WITHOUT HALLOWEEN
Written by Shane Bitterling
Illustrated by Robert Kern III
Available for the holiday and beyond through: http://www.darkdel.com

Zombie action-horror THE DRIVER on DVD and Digital October

After a zombie plague decimates human life on Earth, a former hitman (Mark Dacascos) lives quietly with his wife and daughter Bree in a survivalist compound. When their home is attacked, a massive explosion summons a swarm of ravenous corpses and only Bree and her father escape the carnage.

As they seek out ‘The Haven’, a rumoured sanctuary located far north, the take-no-prisoners hitman teaches his daughter how to kill, drive and survive in the violent, zombie-ridden post-apocalyptic wasteland.

High-kicking action veteran Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Brotherhood of the Wolf) is back in the action as The Driver, alongside his real-life wife Julie Condra (Eerie Indiana) and daughter Noelani Dacascos, as the family of the film. 

The Driver is written and directed by Wych Kaosayananda (Dead Earth).

Special features
• The Making of The Driver 

 Lionsgate UK presents The Driver on Digital Download 12 October and DVD 19 October

Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk

 


Thursday, 17 September 2020

RESIDENT EVIL 4K Ultra HD Collection - Available November

One of the most successful live-action video game film franchises of all time gets an upgrade when the RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION arrives on November 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This limited-edition gift set marks the first time that fans will be able to experience all six films on 4K Ultra HD disc with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos audio. All six films will also be available to Download and Keep in 4k with HDR. 


The RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION will include Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Apocalypse (both the original theatrical version and an extended cut), Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter as well as hours of bonus content across all six films, including rare archival featurettes that have been previously unavailable on disc.

Based on the popular video game series by Capcom, the Resident Evil franchise stars Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element) as Alice, a superhuman security expert pitted against the sinister Umbrella Corporation as the world’s population is transformed into

flesh-eating creatures by one of its most dangerous biological weapons.

RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION – BONUS FEATURES

RESIDENT EVIL
BLU-RAY
-Cast and Filmmakers’ Commentary
-Visual Effects Commentary
-Alternate Ending with Director Paul W.S. Anderson’s Video Introduction
-12 Featurettes
-“My Plague” Music Video by Slipknot

4K ULTRA HD
-Theatrical Trailer

RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE
BLU-RAY
-Filmmaker Commentary
-Cast Commentary
-Writer / Producer Commentary
-Deleted Scenes
“Game Over: Resident Evil Reanimated” Documentary
“Corporate Malfeasance” Featurette
“Game Babes” Featurette
“Symphony of Evil” Featurette

4K ULTRA HD
-Theatrical and Extended Cuts of the Film
-Theatrical Trailers

RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION
BLU-RAY
-“Under the Umbrella” Picture-in-Picture
-Filmmaker Commentary
-Deleted Scenes
-4 Featurettes

4K ULTRA HD
-Resident Road Map: Reflections on the Future of the Series
-Theatrical Trailers

RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE
BLU-RAY
-“Undead Vision” Picture-in-Picture
-Filmmaker Commentary
-Deleted and Extended Scenes
-Outtakes
-7 Featurettes

4K ULTRA HD
-Alice Activated
-Theatrical Trailers

RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION
BLU-RAY
-Director and Cast Commentary
-Filmmaker Commentary
-Deleted and Extended Scenes
-Outtakes
-Project Alice: The Interactive Database
-8 Featurettes

4K ULTRA HD

-Evil Goes Global
-Undead Retribution
-Theatrical Trailers

RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER
BLU-RAY
-Retaliation Mode with Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich
-3 Featurettes

4K ULTRA HD
-Maximum Carnage: Best Kills
-Creature Chronology
-Theatrical Trailers

 Pre-order the 4K UHD Box Set from Amazon.co.uk.

 

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Horror Channel (UK) reveals October slate of movies

Horror Channel to present a Halloween double-bill of Corin Hardy’s THE HALLOW and Ante Novakovic’s FRIGHT FEST. Plus nine more premieres for October 
 

Full film details in transmission order:

Saturday 3 October @ 21:00 – LAKE PLACID VS ANACONDA (2015) *Channel Premiere

Get ready for a non-stop bloodbath in this vicious battle between mutated crocodiles and genetically engineered anacondas In the latest instalment of the Lake Placid and Anaconda franchises. When they’re not hunting for human prey, they’re more than willing to take on each other. Staring horror legend Robert Englund

Sunday 4 October @ 21:00 – FIRSTBORN (2016) *UK TV Premier


Charlie and James are just starting their lives together. Young and in love, they’re relishing having no responsibilities until Charlie discovers she is pregnant. In a moment of youthful abandon, they decide to keep the baby. So into their world comes Thea, a beautiful girl. But her arrival brings with it terrifying entities that threaten their newly formed family.



Friday 9 October @ 21:00 – SELFIE FROM HELL (2018) *UK TV Premiere


Julia, an online blogger from Germany, comes to the US to visit her cousin Hannah. Upon her arrival, Julia falls fatefully ill, prompting Hannah’s suspicion of the strange and sudden illness. When unusual happenings start taking place in her home, Hannah begins a relentless internet search to discover the cause. She comes across Julia’s blog entries and finds herself immersed deep in the web - too deep - in a place where terror knows no end.



Saturday 17 October @ 21:00 – PET (2016) *Channel Premiere


Socially awkward Seth (Dominic Monaghan) works diligently at an animal shelter. One day he sees old schoolmate Holly on a bus and tries to rekindle the acquaintance. But the waitress is just coming off a failed relationship and isn’t remotely interested. Realising his feelings will never be reciprocated the stalker takes drastic action to find a new way of showing his crush how much she needs him in her life.



Saturday 17 October @ 21:00 – LEPRECHAUN RETURNS (2018) *Channel Premiere

The eighth instalment of the Leprechaun franchise picks up 25 years after the original​. Lila, the daughter of Tory Redding, returns to the home that changed her mother forever. Joined by a group of girls who attempt to convert it into an eco-friendly sorority house, Lila is forced to face the demons of her mother’s past. Although Lila grew up to believe the demons lived purely inside Tory’s head, it turns out there really is an indestructible Leprechaun on a murderous rampage in search for his gold…


Sunday 18 October @ 21:00 – ECHOES OF FEAR (2018) *UK TV Premiere


After inheriting her grandfather’s house, Alysa must confront the mystery of his sudden death and the evil that hides inside.


Friday 23 October @ 21:00 – THE ASCENT (2019) *UK TV Premiere

A special operations squad known in secret elite circles as Hell's Bastards is sent to infiltrate a civil war in order to retrieve vital intelligence. But the crack unit soon finds themselves trapped on a never-ending, twisting and turning stairwell, which they are forced to climb - or they will die. To survive, they must revisit past sins and take important steps if they ever want to get off the staircase to nowhere. With: Shayne Ward, Toby Osmond, Simon Meacock and Rachel Warren.


Saturday 24 October @ 22:35 – THE BROOD (1979) *Channel Premiere


Frank Carveth is becoming increasingly concerned about his ex-wife Nola’s secretive treatment at the sinister 'Somafree Institute of Psychoplasmics'. Headed by cult figure Dr Raglan (Oliver Reed), his controversial and extreme methods seek to unleash his patients' rage, often taking on physical manifestations. As Frank delves deeper he is finally led to an horrific and repellant final confrontation.



Sunday 25 October @ 21:00 – THE RESIDENT (1979) *Channel Premiere


After separating from her adulterous husband, Dr. Juliet Devereau (Hilary Swank) moves to New York and settles into a new life in her spacious apartment, Mysterious occurrences lead her to suspect she is not alone and quickly her fears become all too real as she discovers her seemingly charming landlord, Max, has developed a dangerous obsession with her. A terrifying game of cat and mouse ensues as Juliet is forced to fight and free herself from Max’s increasingly sinister intentions. The film also features a cameo from Christopher Lee, in his first collaboration with Hammer Films since 1976's To the Devil a Daughter and his last before his death in 2015.



Saturday 31 October @ 21:00 – THE HALLOW (2015) *Channel Premiere


When a conservationist is sent to Ireland with his wife and infant child to survey an area of forest believed to be hallowed ground by superstitious locals, his actions unwittingly disturb a horde of demonic creatures who prey upon the lost. Alone and deep within the darkness of the remote wilderness, he must now fight back to protect his family against the ancient forces’ relentless attack.


Saturday 31 October @ 22:55 – FRIGHT FEST (2018) *Channel Premiere


Blood runs rampant on Halloween night when the Mayor of Sommerton decides to mount a live Fright Fest event within the walls of a long abandoned lunatic asylum. Only problem is a van of criminally insane prisoners crashes just outside and the trick or treaters think their murderous acts are part of the performance. Enter if you dare…


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Psychological thriller, THE SWERVE, released Digitally Sept 22

 
Holly seems to have it all: two kids, a nice house, a good job as a teacher, and a husband with his career on the way up. But there are troubling signs that all is not right in her world.

The insomnia. The medication for the insomnia. The dreams from the medication for the insomnia. The arrival of her estranged sister and a mouse invading her home don’t help either. Add the weight of a dark secret, and her already delicate balance collapses, sending her spiraling out of control.

With her riveting and acclaimed performance as Holly, Azura Skye (One Missed Call) effortlessly crafts a portrait of a struggling mother on the edge. Writer/director Dean Kapsalis’s powerfully heart-wrenching feature debut explores a week in the life of a woman on the verge in this haunting meditation on mental illness.

THE SWERVE celebrated its world premiere at the 2019 Cinepocalypse Film Festival, and screened at the 2019 Panic Film Festival; winning both awards for Best Actress for Azura Skye. The film will be releasing on major VOD/Digital platforms beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020. 


 View the trailer on YouTube.

 

 

CASPER VAN DIEN and JUDD NELSON star in DEAD WATER this October

It’s strife on the ocean waves, as an ex-Marine comes face to face with a modern-day pirate in the psychological thriller DEAD WATER, which comes to UK Disc and Digital this October.

Wealthy doctor John Livingstone (Casper Van Dein - Starship Troopers, The Pact) is planning “a couple of days on the water, breathing the sea air”, sailing his expensive new yacht in the Virgin Islands, with his troubled buddy, former Marine David (Griff Furst - Terminator Genisys), and David’s wife Viviane (Brianne Davis - TV's True Blood) along for the trip. 

John and Viviane hope the excursion will provide David - troubled with PTSD - with some much needed rest and recreation. But, once out on the open water, tensions begin to arise, loyalties are tested, and the last thing they need is an extra passenger, in the form of the mysterious Sam McLean (Judd Nelson - TV's Empire, St Elmo's Fire), a pirate who has designs on John’s luxurious boat - even it means killing to get it.

With Van Dien as a likeable, but somewhat shady lead, Judd Nelson a remarkably shifty bad guy, and Griff Furst as a man battling to save all he holds dear, Director Chris Helton’s debut film is a sleek, impressive ninety-minutes. With pulpy B-movie thrills and unsettling mind games, in spectacular Caribbean scenery, it’s as taut as a sail rope in a force 10 gale, with more twists and turns than a rigging knot. DEAD WATER is a boat trip fans of Adrift and Dead Calm are going to want to take. 

View the trailer on YouTube.

The film is released to DVD and Digital October 5th.

 Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk