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Horror Of Dracula (Blu-ray Review)

Warner Archive has been killing it for a while now, but its been especially exciting the last few months as they’ve unleashed three Hammer Horror Dracula films on Blu-ray that were previously not available in the United States. Following The Satanic Rites of Dracula and Dracula AD 1972 comes the one that started it all, Horror of Dracula. Odd that it came AFTER those two (As well as a set released a few years ago that had Dracula Has Risen From The Grave and Taste The Blood Of Dracula), but I’ll take it in whatever order they are going to give it. You’ll be able to see the film that launched a successful, flagship franchise from Hammer, our first look at Christoper Lee and Peter Cushing in their iconic iterations of Dracula and Van Helsing. You’ll be able to sink your teeth into the Blu-ray (Which sadly only features a trailer) when it arrives on the last new release Tuesday of the year, December 18th. Make sure you pre-order your copy using the Amazon link below before returning to your coffin.  Continue reading ‘Horror Of Dracula (Blu-ray Review)’

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Own The Marvelous SUSPIRIA Re-Imagining On Blu-ray January 29th!

Experience Luca Gudagnino’s outrageously twisted re-imagining of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror cult classic that has been called a “grim and glorious work of madness” (IndieWire, David Ehrlich) when Suspiria arrives on Digital January 15 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) January 29 from Lionsgate. Starring Dakota Johnson, Oscar® winner and Golden Globe® nominee* Tilda Swinton (2007, Michael Clayton, *Best Supporting Actress; 2012, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama), Mia Goth, and Chloë Grace Moretz and featuring a mesmerizing haunting score by Thom YorkeGuadagnino’s directorial follow-up to the Oscar®-winning Call Me by Your Name(Best Adapted Screenplay, 2017), written for the screen by David Kajganich, has received incredible critical praise with Variety’s Owen Gleiberman calling it a “lavishly cerebral high-end horror film” and a “divinely demonic spectacle of womanly power.” The Suspiria Blu-ray (plus digital) will be available on January 29th. Continue reading ‘Own The Marvelous SUSPIRIA Re-Imagining On Blu-ray January 29th!’

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THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES Brings The Hammer Down On Scream Factory Blu-ray January 15th!

In a remote 19th-century Cornish village, an evil presence lurks within the darkness of the witching hour. A mysterious plague relentlessly consumes lives at an unstoppable rate. Unable to find the cause, Dr. Peter Tompson enlists the help of his mentor, Sir James Forbes. Desperate to find an antidote, they instead find inexplicable horror: empty coffins with the diseased corpses missing! Following a series of strange and frightening clues, they discover a deserted mine where they discover a world of black magic and a doomed legion of flesh-eating slaves … the walking dead! On January 15, 2019, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present horror cult classic THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES, starring André Morell (Ben-Hur), Diane Clark (The Haunting), and John Carson (Doomsday) on Blu-ray™. Directed by John Gilling (The Saint), this film also stars Alex Davion (Valley of the Dolls), Jacqueline Pearce (Doctor Who), and Brook Williams (Where Eagles Dare). Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this definition Blu-ray release contains insightful bonus content. A must-have for movie collectors, pre-order for THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES Blu-ray is available now at ShoutFactory.com Continue reading ‘THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES Brings The Hammer Down On Scream Factory Blu-ray January 15th!’

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The Mangler – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

One cool thing that can happen with the horror genre is that team ups of legends tend to happen with a low-key frequency. Not in the shared universe sense, but camera from behind and in front of the lens. The Mangler, coming from Scream Factory on December 11th, boasts the written talents of icon Stephen King, the directorial mastery of Tobe Hooper and the performance bliss of one Robert Englund. Quite a trifecta. One other thing under the radar for The Mangler is that Ted Levine, who put a legendary stamp on Silence of the Lambs is here too. Its packed, and Scream Factory is giving it the beloved Collector’s Edition treatment. See their showcase by pre-ordering a copy using the Amazon link below and having it just in time for those mangy, mangling holidays! Continue reading ‘The Mangler – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)’

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The Thing From Another World (Blu-ray Review)

Seems to be a lot of these former wishlist titles have mine have been getting scratched off in just the last couple of months. A big and surprising one has been Howard Hawks’ classic The Thing From Another World. We are finally getting it here (Available NOW, I believe, after being delayed from November) in 2018. While John Carpenter’s remake of the film has scored itself quite a few editions on Blu-ray, this one has seemingly been collecting dust. Unlike Carpenter’s version, we unfortunately get no special edition or any bonus materials to speak of (Aside from trailers). What needs to be remembered, is its important that at least the film carries on and is restored to the newer and better format first and foremost. Hawks’ film is an important piece of genre history for both horror and science fiction and should grace every genre collector’s shelves. Have it grace yours by using the wonderful Amazon link below. Continue reading ‘The Thing From Another World (Blu-ray Review)’

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Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Silent Night, Deadly Night is a film franchise that is notoriously legendary in its first two entries for entirely different reasons. As has been noted, the first film was one of the most controversial and protested films of the 1980s. Part 2 didn’t catch its legacy until 2006 when it became and internet meme for one of its most outrageous moments and line readings. Its not the holidays around my house if “Garbage Day” isn’t referenced 10,000 or more times. The film’s star had dropped off the map, leaving Hollywood in 1992. Like Mark Patton before him, Eric Freeman finally resurfaced a couple years ago, and we can now finally get his story about working on the film he’s most known for. And you’ll be able to see that on the Scream Factory Collector’s Edition of Silent, Night Deadly Night Part 2. They’ve loaded this one up with interviews and a short film follow up on the character made for this Blu-ray. It’ll sit nicely next to the first one in your collection, so pre-order your copy from the Amazon link below today! Continue reading ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)’

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Smallfoot (Blu-ray Review)

Smallfoot (Blu-ray Review)Smallfoot, which kinda seemed like a smaller movie, actually surprised me when I checked out its Box Office report. It didn’t cross the $100 million mark domestically ($82 million), but did cross it on the global release scale with over $200 million. It opened solid at the end of October neck and neck with Night School and than sorta snuck through the powerhouse October of Venom, Halloween and A Star Is Born as the kids animated movie of choice. It features the powerhouse vocal stylings of Channing Tatum, LeBron James, James Corden and Gina Rodriguez. And hey, smart move here, as Warner Brothers is getting this one out to Blu-ray (No 4K, boo!) before/during the Holiday season. It’ll be out next Tuesday, so go ahead and get the pre-order in for the kiddos to watch now or throw in as a gift from them or your fellow Yeti enthusiast.  Continue reading ‘Smallfoot (Blu-ray Review)’

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Brian De Palma’s OBSESSION – Collector’s Edition Verti-Goes To Blu-ray January 15th!

This riveting mystery thriller by Brian De Palma (Carrie, Raising Cain) will leave you breathless. On January 15th, 2019, Shout! Factory will release this sinister melodrama as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Obsession features new bonus material including a new audio commentary with author Douglas Keesey, and new interviews with producer George Litto and editor Paul Hirsh, as well as the vintage featurette “Obsession Revised”, theatrical trailer, still gallery and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

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Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Of 10 TO MIDNIGHT Will Have Charles Bronson Fans Going 6 To Midnight!

Charles Bronson stars as a rogue cop pursuing a deranged killer in the action-packed suspense-thriller 10 to Midnight. Serving up vigilante justice as only he can, Bronson delivers one of his most riveting performances in this film. On January 22nd, 2019, Scream Factory brings this Cannon Group classic to Blu-ray as a Collector’s Edition loaded with new bonus features, including a new 4k scan of the original camera negative, new interviews with actor Andrew Stevens, producer Lance Hool, actor Robert F. Lyons, and actress Jeana Tomasina Keough; as well as a new audio commentary with writer and historian Paul Talbot.  Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com. Continue reading ‘Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Of 10 TO MIDNIGHT Will Have Charles Bronson Fans Going 6 To Midnight!’

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Scream Factory Presents HOWLING III On Blu-ray January 15th

The terror is now everywhere! Scream Factory proudly presents Howling III on Blu-ray for the first time on January 15, 2019. This release of the third entry in the popular werewolf horror franchise features an all-new digital transfer and new bonus features including interviews and audio commentary with director Phillippe Mora.

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Scream Factory Presents Stallone’s COBRA – Collector’s Edition Arrives On Blu-ray January 22nd! (Pizza Scissors Not Included)

Lt. Cobretti is a one-man assault team whose laser-mount submachine gun and pearl-handled Colt .45 spit pure crime-stopping venom! Sylvester Stallone stars as Marion Cobretti. But to those who know him – and those who wish they didn’t – he’s Cobra, a street-tough, big-city detective who does jobs nobody else wants or dares to do. On January 22, 2019, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present 80’s action-packed cult thriller COBRA Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Directed by George P. Cosmatos (Rambo: First Blood Part II,Tombstone), the film stars Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, Creed), Brigitte Nielsen (Creed II, Red Sonja), and Reni Santoni (Muder One, The Practice. A must-have for movie collectors and loyal fans, this definitive collector’s edition contains new 2K scan of the film, new interviews and special bonus content. Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com. Continue reading ‘Scream Factory Presents Stallone’s COBRA – Collector’s Edition Arrives On Blu-ray January 22nd! (Pizza Scissors Not Included)’

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House On Haunted Hill – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Way back when, which “when” is October the ninth of 2018, Scream Factory unleashed the 1999 remake of William Castle’s House On Haunted Hill. The original was a Vincent Price classic, and in a time when remakes weren’t really a thing yet, this got a 1990s Scream-era makeover. And oddly, its been one of them that’s been absent from the Blu-ray library this whole time. There has been a German release from 2010 and a Spanish region one from 2014. For those who can’t import or go region free, it does them no good. But when someone like Scream Factory gets the helm, it makes it somewhat worth the wait. The straight to video sequel of all things, has been available this whole time though. Heck, that came out during one the inaugural years of the format, even! This Collector’s Edition ports over all the bonus materials on the previous release as well as a couple of new interviews. None of the cast came back though, sorry. Order yourself a copy of this classic now by clicking the Amazon link following the review. Continue reading ‘House On Haunted Hill – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)’

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Slappy’s Back! Own GOOSEBUMPS 2 On Blu-ray January 15th!

You’re in for a fun scare when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment unleashes GOOSEBUMPS 2 debuting on Digital and available via the Movies Anywhere App on December 25 and coming to Blu-ray and DVD January 15. Slappy the devious ventriloquist dummy returns to run amuck, in this second installment of the family-friendly franchise based on R.L. Stine’s beloved book series. Standing in Slappy’s way is a terrifyingly talented cast including Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Jeremy Ray Taylor (It), Caleel Harris (Castle Rock), and Chris Parnell (Rick and Morty), with Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians). Continue reading ‘Slappy’s Back! Own GOOSEBUMPS 2 On Blu-ray January 15th!’

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WHEN HARRY MET SALLY Celebrates 30 Years With A New Shout Select Blu-ray!

In celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary, Shout Select will release the seminal romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally… in a collector’s edition Blu-ray set on January 8th, 2019. This release features a new transfer restored from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, and comes packed with bonus features, including new interviews with Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal. Fans can preorder this Collector’s Edition set now at shoutfactory.com.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Not surprisingly, the last film of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre brand to release onto Blu-ray is the rightfully maligned Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. I’ve long wanted this film to land on Blu-ray, not because its deserving or I secretly like it, but because I felt with the right distributor, maybe we could get an entertaining story through retrospective interviews about this utter mess. Unfortunately, we are likely to never get the thoughts of the two people we want to hear from most (Who apparently took immediate issue with likeness being shown on the original cover art for this film). Scream Factory is an ideal home and they have brought it with two cuts of the film and some interviews which seems way more than we could have expected from the film. As bad as this movie is, its a pretty attractive title as its Leatherface, people want a complete collection and its a cinematic oddity/dumpster fire that despite its failings is still appealing. You’ll be able to scratch that weird itch on December 11th. Continue reading ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)’

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Bill And Ted’s Bogus Journey – Steelbook (Blu-ray Review)

Just two years ago, Shout! Factory made a splash when they announced Bill and Ted’s Most Excellent Collection on Blu-ray. Not only were they releasing a super duper version of the original movie, but they debuted its sequel, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey onto Blu-ray with equal love and care. The only way to own Bogus Journey was to own the collection…until now. Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey will be available stand alone in this terrific new limited edition steelbook. Unlike the disc in the set, it won’t just carry commentaries, the retrospective documentary “Bill and Ted Go To Hell” has been added to it, making for a nice definitive release for the movie as Shout! Factory often tends to do. You can pick up this release now, as they brought it out back on November 20th. I’m not sure how limited this release is (Or the Streets of Fire one I just reviewed, for that matter), but the steelbook for the first film is still readily available ($14.99 at Best Buy currently). However, Bogus Journey has never been available by itself and seems to be a rarer item in the world of Blu-ray.  Continue reading ‘Bill And Ted’s Bogus Journey – Steelbook (Blu-ray Review)’

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The Nun (Blu-ray Review)

Next to the Marvel Universe, the most successful current ongoing cinematic shared universe is the horror genre’s The Conjuring. It used to be a little secret, but now everyone is pretty aware of what they once quietly built off of James Wan’s original film based around Ed and Lorraine Warren. Making her big impression and debut in the sequel to The Conjuring, it is now the character of The Nun’s time to take lead in a film. Opening to huge box office and poor reviews, the film is now launching onto Blu-ray to slide up next to your Annabelle’s and your Warrens movies. Warner Brothers will be releasing it on standard Blu-ray on December 4th. It comes with some featurettes and a digital version of the film. There looks to also be a 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray release of the film, but that was not sent over for this review. The Conjuring 2 had a planned 4K Ultra-HD release around the time it hit home video, but you’ll remember was pulled. If you’re keeping stock on this universe in your collection, please use the Amazon link to pre-order yourself a copy today! Continue reading ‘The Nun (Blu-ray Review)’

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8MM Projects In 1080p Blu-ray January 8th From Scream Factory!

Academy Award®-winner Nicolas Cage (1995, Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas) stars in 8MM, an electrifying thriller about one man’s obsessive search for the truth about a six-year-old crime and his ultimate discovery of the truth about himself. On January 8, 2019, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present 8MM on Blu-ray™. Directed by Joel Schumacher (Trespass, Batman Forever, A Time to Kill) and written by Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en, Sleepy Hollow, The Follow), the film stars Nicolas Cage (Looking Glass, Face/Off), Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line, Her), James Gandolfini (The Sopranos, The Drop), Peter Stormare (Longmire, The Blacklist) , Anthony Heald (The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon), and Chris Bauer (The Deuce, True Blood). A must-have for movie collectors and thriller enthusiasts, this definitive Blu-ray release contains special bonus content. Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com. Continue reading ‘8MM Projects In 1080p Blu-ray January 8th From Scream Factory!’

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