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…


Website: http://www.horrorchannel.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/horrorchannel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/horror_channel
 

 

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

 

 

Saturday, 12 September 2020

William Shatner takes on Satan in THE TOMB: DEVILS REVENGE

All hell is about to break loose as William Shatner takes on Satan in The Tomb: Devil’s Revenge, out now on DVD and Digital platforms from 4Digital.

The Descent meets The Exorcist, with a dash of Raiders of the Lost Ark thrown in for good measure, in this suspenseful thrill-ride starring iconic Star Trek legend William Shatner, Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager), Jason Brooks (Star Trek, 2009), Jackie Dallas (Stranger Things) and Michael Yahn (Daredevil).

Synopsis: John Brock is a down-on-his-luck archaeologist who returns from an expedition to the caves of rural Kentucky, after unsuccessfully trying to locate a mysterious relic that his family has sought for generations. Upon his return, John starts to see dream-like visions of a ferocious bird-like creature from ancient folklore.

John soon learns that the cave he came into contact with on his last expedition was indeed the cave that contains the relic, and also a portal to Hell and a place of worship for the occult. John discovers that the only way to stop the increasingly realistic visions is to go back to the cave with his family, find the relic once and for all, and destroy it... 

Featuring, according to Nerdly, “absolutely AMAZING creature designs”, buckets of blood, and, of course, Shatner on top form, The Tomb: Devil’s Revenge is B-movie mayhem that delivers demonic thrills and underground chills.  

The film is available now on Disc and Digital from 4Digital

Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk

 

 

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THE OTHER LAMB - coming October

Curated global streaming service and distributor MUBI is pleased to announce the UK and Irish release of Małgorzata Szumowska’s striking English language debut THE OTHER LAMB. The film will release exclusively on MUBI and in select cinemas on 16 October 2020, followed by a Home Entertainment release on DVD 26 October 2020. The film is now available to pre-order here.

Deep in the woods, an all-female cult is presided over by a single man in this haunting folk horror from acclaimed director Małgorzata Szumowska (NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN, BODY, MUG, ELLES). Selah, a devoted young believer on the brink of maturity, finds her faith tested when dark visions begin to reveal the fates awaiting the women as they age. 

Starring Raffey Cassidy (VOX LUX, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER) and Michiel Huisman (GAME OF THRONES), Szumowska’s English-language debut is eerily beautiful and stunningly crafted, imbued with cut-throat tension.

The film, received its World Premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and its UK Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, is directed by Polish auteur Małgorzata Szumowska and is produced by Academy Award®-nominee David Lancaster and Stephanie Wilcox of Rumble Films (WHIPLASH, NIGHTCRAWLER, EYE IN THE SKY) together with Aoife O’Sullivan and Tristan Orpen Lynch of Subotica (MISS JULIE, 2014; YOUNG ONES, 2014), Danish producer Marie Gade Denessen of Zentropa (THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT, 2018; THE HUNT, 2012) and in co-production with Umedia (MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, 2019; MANDY, 2018).

Szumowska’s newest film NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN premieres in Competition at the Venice Film Festival, and has been selected as Poland’s submission to the Oscars in the Best International Feature category.

THE OTHER LAMB IS RELEASED ON MUBI AND IN SELECT CINEMAS 16 OCTOBER 2020 AND ON DVD 26 OCTOBER 2020 

Visit https://mubi.com 

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



 

FESTIVAL NEWS (UK): TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA to open Arrow Video FrightFest October 2020

Four years after TRAIN TO BUSAN was voted the most popular FrightFest Closing Night film ever, comes the hotly anticipated stand-alone sequel, TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA, which will open this year’s Arrow Video FrightFest October event, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL. The film will play on Thurs Oct 22, 6pm, across three screens at the Cineworld, Leicester Square. 


FrightFest co-director Alan Jones commented: ”Ask any die-hard FrightFester what their favourite ever Closing Night film was and they will say the fabulous TRAIN TO BUSAN. The continuous standing ovations, cheers and applause engendered by our sell-out screenings of that instant genre classic has become the stuff of FrightFest legend. So we are delighted STUDIOCANAL is granting us the opportunity of opening our Arrow Video FrightFest October event with the epic stand-alone sequel TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA. The FrightFest audience really connects with Korean director Yeon Sang-ho’s stellar work and we have no doubt his latest Asian blockbuster will raise the roof once more with his resonant brand of turbo-driven, fantasy action entertainment”. 

 
Synopsis: Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie outbreak thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok (Gang Dong-won), a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation on the quarantined peninsula with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho, the film stars Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re, Kwon Hae-hyo.

STUDIOCANAL will preview the film for Halloween, it will then be released in cinemas on Nov 6 and available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from Nov 30.

The full-line up for the October event will be announced on Thurs 17 September, along with ticketing details and the first news of the Halloween Digital event.

Arrow Video FrightFest October 2020 takes place at the Cineworld Leicester Sq. between Thurs Oct 22 and Sun Oct 25. 

Web: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/
Faceook:
/FrightFestreal

Twitter:
@frightfest

Instagram:
@frightfestUK

 
 

 

THE CURSE OF AUDREY EARNSHAW - coming October

Set against the autumnal palette of harvest season in 1973, THE CURSE OF AUDREY EARNSHAW explores the disturbed bond between Audrey, an enigmatic young woman, and Agatha, her domineering ‘mother’, who live secretly as occultists on the outskirts of a remote Protestant village.

As the community is besieged by a pestilence of unknown origin: children, fields, and livestock begin to die — yet the Earnshaw farm remains strangely unaffected. As mass hysteria sets in the village, the townsfolk commence accusations against Audrey and Agatha of witchcraft.

Capturing a perfect mixture of religious paranoia and folklore horror, Thomas Robert Lee’s THE CURSE OF AUDREY EARNSHAW is a haunting and unflinching tale of vengeance.

The film celebrated its world premiere at Fantasia Fest 2020, coming out with raving reviews. The film will be releasing in limited theaters on Friday, October 2, 2020 and will be available on major VOD/Digital platforms beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

THE CURSE OF AUDREY EARNSHAW will be available on VOD/Digital from Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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Twitter: twitter.com/Audrey_Earnshaw
Instagram: instagram.com/TheCurseOfAudreyEarnshaw 

 

THE DEEPER YOU DIG out 5th October from Arrow Video

Themes of family, loss and survival intersect on the thin line that separates the living from the dead in The Deeper You Dig, the latest feature written, directed by and starring filmmaking family the Adams Family (Knuckle Jack, Rumblestrips)

Bogus tarot card reader Ivy (Toby Poser) and her teenage daughter Echo (Zelda Adams) are an unconventional but loving mother/daughter team. But when reclusive Kurt (John Adams) moves in down the road, a tragic accident results in Echo’s murder, causing three lives to collide in mysterious and wicked ways.

Kurt believes he can hide his secret beneath the earth – but Echo, refusing to accept death, burrows into his head until he can feel her in his bones. As she haunts his every move, trying to reach her mother from beyond, Ivy must dig deep to see the signs and prove that love won’t stay buried.

A dark, unsettling meditation on grief, survival and the brittle barrier that separates the living from the dead, this limited double-disc edition pairs The Deeper You Dig with John Adams’ earlier feature The Hatred, making for a compelling double bill of original, independent horror.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

• Exclusive two-disc set containing The Deeper You Dig (2019) and The Hatred (2018)
• Reversible sleeve featuring two exclusive choices of artwork
• Double-sided fold-out poster
• Limited edition illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Neil Mitchell

DISC ONE – THE DEEPER YOU DIG:

• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
• Original lossless PCM 2.0 stereo soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary by writers/directors/stars Toby Poser and John Adams
• At Home with the Adams Family, an exclusive, in-depth interview with the trio of filmmakers responsible for The Deeper You Dig • It’s in the Blood: The Family in the Horror Genre, an exclusive visual essay by critic Anton Bitel exploring the theme of family in The Deeper You Dig and the Adams Family’s broader filmography
• Special effects breakdown with commentary by Trey Lindsay
• FrightFest TV interview with the Adams Family
• Hellbender music videos
• Theatrical trailer
• Image gallery

DISC TWO – THE HATRED:

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original lossless PCM 2.0 stereo soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Kid Kalifornia music videos

THE DEEPER YOU DIG comes to UK BD 5th October from Arrow Video

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



Friday, 11 September 2020

DAWN OF THE DEAD rises again on Limited Edition 4K UHD and Limited Edition Blu-ray November

This Autumn, Second Sight Films presents the horror release to end all horror releases. Fans, aficionados and collectors are in for a treat as horror maestro George A. Romero’s long-awaited, highly anticipated Dawn of the Dead, finally gets the home entertainment release it deserves.


Widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest horror films of all time, this seminal work has been painstakingly restored and arrives in two separate format releases: Dawn Of The Dead Limited Edition 4K UHD and Dawn Of The Dead Limited Edition Blu-ray on 16 November 2020.

Both Box Sets arrive in stunning packaging featuring the original iconic poster art plus newly commissioned artwork inside. These include a whopping four discs – with three versions of the film: The Theatrical Cut, The Extended (‘Cannes’) Cut and The Argento Cut, plus stacks of special features that take in new and archive interviews, including the previously unreleased The Lost Romero Dawn Interview. With commentaries and documentaries galore, soundtrack CDs and a stunning brand new 160-page hardback book Dissecting the Dead complete with brand new writing, this is a veritable treasure trove and a must have for any collector. Please see list in full below.

The film originally arrived 10 years after the seminal Night of the Living Dead and ushered in a new era of zombie films. It showed Romero once again ahead of the curve, mixing biting political satire with state-of-the-art-gore for a genre defining masterpiece that packs as much of a punch today as it did 40 years ago.

With a zombie epidemic escalating, a small band of survivors seek refuge in that shrine to capitalism, the shopping mall. But the undead, still possessed by an instinctive desire to consume, have had the same idea…What follows is a nail-biting thrill-ride and fight to survive. Oh, and watch out for those helicopter blades!

DAWN OF THE DEAD - LIMITED EDTION 4K UHD RELEASE
SPECIAL FEATURES
UHD DISC 1: THE THEATRICAL CUT (127 mins)
• NEW 4K scan and restoration of the Original Camera Negative by Second Sight at Final Frame New York and London supervised and approved by DoP Michael Gornick
• Presented in HDR10+
• Audio: New restoration of the original OCN Optical presented in Mono 1.0, Stereo 2.0 and 5.1.
• Commentary by George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest
• NEW commentary by Travis Crawford
• NEW optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
UHD DISC 2 – THE EXTENDED (‘CANNES’) CUT (137 mins)
• Produced using 4K scan of the Theatrical Cut Original Camera Negative and 4K scan of the Extended Cut Colour Reversal Internegative • Presented in HDR10+
• DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
• Commentary by Richard P. Rubinstein
• NEW optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
UHD DISC 3 – THE ARGENTO CUT (120 mins)
• 4K scan of the Interpositive by Michele De Angelis at Backlight Digital, Rome
• Audio: DT-HD Master Audio Mono 1.0 / Surround 5.1 / Stereo 2.0
• Commentary by Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Emge
• NEW optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
BLU-RAY DISC 4: SPECIAL FEATURES
• NEW Zombies and Bikers – With John Amplas, Roy Frumkes, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest, Tom Dubensky, Tony Buba, Taso Stavrakis
and a whole host of zombies and bikers! (59 mins)
• NEW Memories of Monroeville
A tour of the mall with Michael Gornick, Tom Savini, Tom Dubensky and Taso Stavrakis (34 mins)
• NEW Raising the Dead: The Production Logistics (25 mins)
With Michael Gornick, Christine Forrest, John Amplas, Tom Dubensky (23 mins)
• NEW The FX of Dawn with Tom Savini (13 mins)
• NEW Dummies! Dummies! – An interview with Richard France (12 mins)
• NEW The Lost Romero Dawn Interview: previously unreleased archive interview (20 mins)
• Super 8 Mall Footage by zombie extra Ralph Langer with option of archive commentary by Robert Langer and new commentary by Ralph Langer (13 mins)
• Document of the Dead: The Original Cut (66 mins)
• Document of the Dead: The Definitive Cut with optional commentary by Roy Frumkes (100 mins)
• The Dead Will Walk 2014 Documentary (80 mins)
• Trailers, TV and Radio Spots (TBC)
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
AUDIO CD DISC 1

• The Goblin Soundtrack – 17 tracks including Alternate and Bonus Tracks
AUDIO CD DISC 2
• Dawn of the Dead: A De Wolfe Library Compilation Part 1
AUDIO CD DISC 3
• Dawn of the Dead: A De Wolfe Library Compilation Part 2
PLUS
• Rigid box with lid featuring the original iconic artwork
• Two inner digipaks
• Dissecting the Dead – 160 page hardback book featuring 17 new essays, archive article and George A. Romero interview plus original marketing, artwork and merchandise images and behind-the-scenes stills.
• Dawn of the Dead: The novelisation book by George A. Romero and Susanna Sparrow with exclusive artwork

DAWN OF THE DEAD - LIMITED EDTION BLU-RAY RELEASE
SPECIAL FEATURES
BLU-RAY DISC 1
: THE THEATRICAL CUT (127 mins)
• NEW 4K scan and restoration of the Original Camera Negative by Second Sight at Final Frame New York and London supervised and approved by DoP Michael Gornick
• Audio: New restoration of the original OCN Optical presented in Mono 1.0, Stereo 2.0 and 5.1.
• Commentary by George A Romero, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest
• NEW commentary by Travis Crawford
• NEW optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
BLU-RAY DISC 2 – THE EXTENDED (‘CANNES’) CUT (137 mins)
• Produced using 4K scan of the Theatrical Cut Original Camera Negative and 4K scan of the Extended Cut Colour Reversal Internegative
• DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
• Commentary by Richard P. Rubinstein
• NEW optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
BLU-RAY DISC 3 – THE ARGENTO CUT (120 mins)
• 4K scan of the Interpositive by Michele De Angelis at Backlight Digital, Rome
• Audio: DT-HD Master Audio Mono 1.0 / Surround 5.1 / Stereo 2.0
• Commentary by Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Emge
• NEW optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
BLU-RAY DISC 4: SPECIAL FEATURES
• NEW Zombies and Bikers – With John Amplas, Roy Frumkes, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest, Tom Dubensky, Tony Buba, Taso Stavrakis and a whole host of zombies and bikers! (59 mins)
• NEW Memories of Monroeville
A tour of the mall with Michael Gornick, Tom Savini, Tom Dubensky and Taso Stavrakis (34 mins)
• NEW Raising the Dead: The Production Logistics (25 mins)
With Michael Gornick, Christine Forrest, John Amplas, Tom Dubensky (23 mins)
• NEW The FX of Dawn with Tom Savini (13 mins)
• NEW Dummies! Dummies! – An interview with Richard France (12 mins)
• NEW The Lost Romero Dawn Interview: previously unreleased archive interview (20 mins)
• Super 8 Mall Footage by zombie extra Ralph Langer with option of archive commentary by Robert Langer and new commentary by Ralph Langer (13 mins)
• Document of the Dead: The Original Cut (66 mins)
• Document of the Dead: The Definitive Cut with optional commentary by Roy Frumkes (100 mins)
• The Dead Will Walk 2014 Documentary (80 mins)
• Trailers, TV and Radio Spots (TBC)
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
AUDIO CD DISC 1

• The Goblin Soundtrack – 17 tracks including Alternate and Bonus Tracks
AUDIO CD DISC 2
• Dawn of the Dead: A De Wolfe Library Compilation Part 1
AUDIO CD DISC 3
• Dawn of the Dead: A De Wolfe Library Compilation Part 2
PLUS
• Rigid box with lid featuring the original iconic artwork
• Two inner digipaks
• Dissecting the Dead – 160 page hardback book featuring 17 new essays, archive article and George A. Romero interview plus original marketing, artwork and merchandise images and behind-the-scenes stills.
• Dawn of the Dead: The novelisation book by George A. Romero and Susanna Sparrow with exclusive artwork

Pre-order the UK 4K UHD set from Amazon.co.uk

 
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Survival Thriller BLOOD AND MONEY starring Tom Berenger on Digital and Disc October

The hunter becomes the hunted in the tense and violent thriller "Blood and Money", as Academy Award-nominee Tom Berenger (Platoon, Sniper) fights for his life in the sub-zero terrain of the North American wilderness.

Retired war veteran Jim Reed (Berenger) heads out on a hunting trip in the Allagash backcountry of Maine but when an accident finds him face-to-face with the corpse of a dead woman and a duffle bag packed with stolen money he soon finds himself in a web of deceit and murder. 
 
Fighting both extreme cold and a gang of bloodthirsty bank robbers, Reed must put all of his military training into action in an ice-cold cat-and-mouse thriller that’s packed with explosive action and shocking twists.

Led by action veteran Tom Berenger, "Blood and Money" also stars Kristen Hager (Alien vs Predator: Requiem) and Paul Ben-Victor (Daredevil) and is written and directed by John Barr.

Signature Entertainment presents "Blood and Money" on Digital HD 16 October and DVD 19 October 2020 
 
Pre-order the UK DVD at Amazon.co.uk
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

w4free, the UK’s newest AVOD platform, gets scary with raft of premium horror titles

Bobcat Goldthwait’s critcally-acclamied Bigfoot parody WILLOW CREEK, Bruce McDonald’s terrifying tour-de-force PONTYPOOL, Adam Green’s jaw-dropping slasher HATCHET and ELFIE HOPKINS, the twisted tale of cannibalism starring Jamie and Ray Winstone head up a slate of impressive genre movies, which are free to stream via the W4free App.

Also unleashed on the new, already popular, UK AVOD service are Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the infamous Welsley Snipes’ cowboy zombie mash-up GALLOWWALKERS, the stylish and erotic chiller AFTER.LIFE, 80’s cult classic DEAD AND BURIED and THE HAUNTING OF MOLLY HARTLEY, starring Haley Bennett (Girl on a Train, Swallow)

Chris Sharp, Chairman of W4free, said today: “The Horror genre has always been dear to my heart and today’s announcement is only the beginning of what will be a steady output of international genre titles, ranging from cult classics to the contemporary”.

w4free, founded by Chris Sharp, former Chief Operating Officer for Cello Zone and AMC Networks UK, has also acquired a raft of international hit movies including Lars Von Trier’s DOGVILLE, Grant Gee’s celebrated documentary JOY DIVISION, the Irish musical drama ONCE, Oscar-winning LA VIE EN ROSE, the irresistible Australian comedy MURIEL’S WEDDING and the inspiring New Zealand drama, WHALE RIDER.

The entertainment service, which also provides TV series and documentaries, can be accessed on all mobile devices and via Apple, TV, Swisscon TV Box and Sky Ticket. It has also recently launched on Netgem TV in the UK and Ireland.

The group behind the service, Philipp Rotermund’s Video Solutions AG, provides a range of AVOD and SVOD brands in Europe, including Watch4, available in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with a reach of 10 million people per month.

 For more info and to sign up, visit https://w4free.com/ 

 

Monday, 7 September 2020

Dog Soldiers - 4K Digital release this October

Things are getting hairy close to Halloween, as Vertigo Releasing announces the re-release of the classic British troops-versus-werewolves horror DOG SOLDIERS, with a superb 4K restoration, and stunning, newly-commissioned promotional artwork by legendary illustrator Chris Malbon, available on digital platforms in October.

One of the great British horror films, and certainly one of the best werewolf films ever, Neil Marshall’s (The Descent, Game of Thrones) debut grossed £5 million at the box office when it was first released in 2002, and quickly became a bona fide fan favourite.

It’s The Howling meets Ultimate Force, with an irresistible mix of foul-mouthed squaddies taking on vicious werewolves, combined with plenty of blood and gore, and brilliantly effective action set pieces. With a cracking cast, including Sean Pertwee (Event Horizon) and Kevin McKidd (Trainspotting), special effects to make your hair stand on end, and endless quotable lines (“Sausages...”), DOG SOLDIERS is as funny, ferocious and full-on today as it was 18 years ago.

A group of soldiers, in the Scottish Highlands on a special training expedition, encounters a seriously injured Captain Richard Ryan – the only survivor of a Special Ops squad that was torn to pieces. Ryan refuses to disclose his mission, even though it is apparent that whatever attacked his men was incredibly vicious and extremely dangerous. A local girl, Megan, shelters the men in an isolated farmhouse deep in the woods. The soldiers soon realize that they are surrounded by a pack of blood-lusting werewolves, and that they are about to face the fight of their lives.
 
DOG SOLDIERS will be available on 4K Digital Download 12th Oct.

Friday, 4 September 2020

HALLOWEEN, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, DARKMAN, & TEEN WOLF Apparel from Fright-Rags

Kick off the Halloween season with the first of Fright-Rags' Halloween franchise drops, focusing on John Carpenter's original film and its first two sequels, as well as apparel from Big Trouble in Little China, Darkman, and Teen Wolf.

Fright-Rags' Halloween line includes a new Boogey-Man Club tee inspired by classic teen novels, a motion enamel pin with Michael Myers and his favorite hedge, and a Silver Shamrock Novelties enamel pin, plus restocks of shirts and socks from Halloween, Halloween II, and Halloween III.


Hop aboard The Pork-Chop Express for Fright-Rags’ Big Trouble in Little China collection. It features two new shirts, two reprints (including Jack Burton's tank top), a pair of socks with Jack Burton on foot and Lo Pan on the other, and a Lo Pan enamel pin with light-up eyes. 
 

Who is Darkman? Find out with Fright-Rags' apparel celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Sam Raimi film. Choose from five designs, one of which glows in the dark. 
 
 
Fright-Rags commemorates 35 years of Teen Wolf with four new designs, including recreations of shirts from the film, plus a reprint of a fan-favorite design featuring Michael J. Fox as title character. 
 

Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China, Darkman, and Teen Wolf collections are available at Fright-Rags.com.

CIRCUS OF HORRORS comes to UK Disc and Digital October

A gem of classic 60s horror and an early example of British exploitation cinema, CIRCUS OF HORRORS will be released on Blu-ray™ for the first time, fully restored with new bonus content, courtesy of Studiocanal’s Vintage Classics Collection on 12th October 2020.

Starring Anton Diffring (Beast Must Die, The Man Who Could Cheat Death), Erika Remberg (Mord in Rio), Yvonne Monlaur (The Brides of Dracula), Donald Pleasence (Halloween) and directed by Sidney Hayers (Night of the Eagle) from a screenplay by George Baxt CIRCUS OF HORRORS, with its depiction of voluptuous scantily-clad women meeting violent and sadistic ends amidst the lurid backdrop of the circus, is considered to be the third film in original distributor Anglo-Amalgamated’s so-called “Sadian trilogy” following the 1959 releases of Horrors of the Black Museum and Peeping Tom.

In England, 1947, Dr. Rossiter (Anton Diffring) is a plastic surgeon who botches an operation on society woman Evelyn Morley leaving his patient horribly disfigured. He and his assistants Angela (Jane Hylton) and her brother Martin (Kenneth Griffith) evade the police and escape to France disguised as Dr. Schüler.

There they meet the owner of a rundown circus Vanet (Donald Pleasence) whose daughter’s face has been scarred in a wartime bombing. Schuler successfully operates on Nicole and goes on to manipulate his way into the family and the running of the circus, eventually taking over completely when Vanet dies in a drunken incident with a performing bear.

The circus becomes the ideal front for his increasingly deranged and experimental surgical exploits, where he befriends disfigured women and transforms them for his internationally successful “Temple of Beauty”. However, when they threaten to leave, they meet with gruesome accidents which begin to raise the suspicions of both the newspapers and Scotland Yard, who are soon hot on his trail.

For the 2020 restoration of CIRCUS OF HORRORS, Studiocanal went back to the original camera negative which was scanned and restored in 4K to produce a brand new HD master.

CIRCUS OF HORRORS will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on 12th October 2020.

BONUS CONTENT includes:

NEW Interview with critic and author Kim Newman
NEW Interview with broadcaster Stuart Maconie
Behind-the-scenes stills gallery
Original trailer

CIRCUS OF HORRORS
is released as part of the ‘Vintage Classics collection’ which showcases iconic British films, all fully restored and featuring brand new extra content. The collection includes KIND HEARTS & CORONETS, THE DAM BUSTERS, BILLY LIAR, DON’T LOOK NOW, DEATH ON THE NILE, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, THE WICKER MAN, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY, THE HOLLY AND THE IVY, THE HALFWAY HOUSE, THE FAMILY WAY, THE WINSLOW BOY and many more. 
 
Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk
 
Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk
 

Thursday, 3 September 2020

LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER - out now on the Arrow Video Channel

Arrow Video Channel - available on Apple TV and Amazon - is showing the unmissable cult creature feature comedy Lake Michigan Monster. Check out a clip from the film below...



A bonkers, berserk, black and white oddity like no other, that has already been banned in four lakes, the hilariously funny Lake Michigan Monster sees eccentric ship captain and a crew of specialists plot revenge against the most mysterious creature of the deep.

Like a cross between The Life Aquatic and Creature from the Black Lagoon, with a splash of Yellow Submarine, Lake Michigan Monster is that rarest of beasts - a wholly original, extraordinarily creative and beguiling directorial debut.

You can see it on the Arrow Video Channel - the home for weird and wild cult classics, newly-restored gems, and genre favourites, available on Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video (UK only). 
 

 


TREMORS: SHRIEKER ISLAND arrives on UK Disc and Digital, Nov

The mighty Shriekers are back. more terrifying and deadlier than ever in "Tremors: Shrieker Island", the newest chapter of the long-running, fan-favorite Tremors franchise, premiering exclusively on Disc and Digital this November.

Everyone’s favorite Graboid hunter, Michael Gross (“Family Ties,” “Suits”) reprises his iconic role as Burt Gummer along with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory) as Burt’s potential protégé in this all-new thrilling and hilarious movie that brings wild new adventures and terrors to the team against the backdrop of a small island in the Tropics filled with magnificent beaches, crystal blue water and lush forests.

When a group of wealthy trophy hunters genetically modify Graboid eggs to create the ultimate hunting experience, it isn’t long before their prey escapes the confines of their small island and begin terrorizing the inhabitants of a nearby island research facility. The head of the research facility and her second-in-command Jimmy (Jon Heder) locate the one man who is an expert in killing Graboids: the one and only, and now reluctant, Burt Gummer (Michael Gross). Once on board, Burt leads the group in an all-out war against the larger, faster, and terrifyingly intelligent Graboids and the swiftly multiplying Shriekers! 
 
Fully loaded with epic monster attacks, quick-witted humor and outrageous antics, Tremors: Shrieker Island on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital makes its debut timed to the 30th anniversary of the original film and comes packed with exclusive bonus features including a collection of top 30 movie moments showcasing footage from all seven films, a breakdown of the various species of Tremors monsters, and a special tribute to Michael Gross from Kevin Bacon, Jamie Kennedy, Ariana Richards and several past and present cast and crew, taking fans deeper into the renowned franchise and legendary world of Tremors. 

Celebrate 30 years of the horror-comedy franchise with Tremors 7-Movie Collection, available on DVD on 16 November, 2020. For the first time ever, new and longtime fans can experience the excitement and adventure of all seven movies in one must-own set including, Tremors, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, Tremors: The Legend Begins, Tremors 5: Bloodlines, Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, and the newest film Tremors: Shrieker Island.
 
Bonus Features
 
-The Monsters of Tremors – Narrated by Burt Gummer himself, this piece gives you everything you ever wanted to know about the world's most fearsome monsters: Graboids, Shriekers, and Ass Blasters.
 
-Tremors Top 30 Moments – A lot has happened since we first visited Perfection, Nevada. From the biggest laughs, to the most gruesome kills, to Burt's greatest “Burtisms,” we relive some of the most classic moments from across the franchise.
 
-The Legend of Burt Gummer – Throughout all the years of Tremors, one character has been the common thread. Take a deep dive into the iconic character Burt Gummer, led by the actor who made him a legend, Michael Gross.
 
Pre-order the BD from Amazon.co.uk
 
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