NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 5, 2015

Not a huge selection this week. but there’s some sci-fi releases that look decent. Plus, I’m all over the BATMAN: THE BOLD AND THE BRAVE and the new JUSTICE LEAGUE release!! Let’s get to it.

!!!BATMANBATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: THE COMPLETE 2ND SEASON (2009)

All 26 episodes from season two are featured in a four-disc set. 9 1/2 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English. **26 episodes on 4 discs. 9 1/2 hrs.**

Being released on DVD on 4/7/2015

!!!BEYONDBEYOND (2014)

Cole (Richard J. Danum) and Maya (Gillian MacGregor) find their relationship stretched to the limits in a world where an alien invasion has wiped out much of humanity and separated them from their infant child. As they embark on a desperate search for their missing daughter, the parallel story of their initial courtship–during a time when Earth’s destruction by a passing meteor was thought to be imminent–is also told. Challenging British sci-fi drama co-stars Paul Brannigan, Kristian Hart. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 4/7/2015

!!!DARKSIDE WITCHESDARKSIDE WITCHES (2015)

In 16th-century Italy, as they were being burned at the stake for witchcraft by the Inquisition, a sextet of women had a vision of a demon…who promised them reincarnation and vengeance in exchange for their eternal obedience. In 2013, the unholy being finally made good on his bargain…and a courageous exorcist (Gerard Diefenthal) might be the countryside’s only hope against their rampage. Barbara Bouchet, Anna Orso, Eleonora Albrecht also star. 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; featurettes.

Being released on DVD on 4/7/2015

!!!ETERNAL EVILETERNAL EVIL (1985)

Reduced to directing local TV commercials, scuffling filmmaker Paul Sharpe (Winston Rekert) is looking for an out from his personal and professional doldrums. He makes the acquaintance of a mysterious woman (Karen Black), who offers to school him in projecting his soul from his body…and soon finds that these astral flights come at too dear a price. Tom Rack, Ron Lea, and Lois Maxwell also star. AKA: “The Blue Man.” 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 4/10/2015

!!!EXILEEXILE (2014)

A decade ago, an extraterrestrial being crashed outside the tiny desert community of Sunderland. Today, the local adults live in zombie-like thrall to the entity they call “the Angel”…and their children have the option to similarly “evolve,” or be cast out to the town’s hinterlands. Can young David (Dylan O’Brien) shrug off the Angel’s “teachings” and lead a revolt? Intriguing parable co-stars Katie Reed, Dennice Cisneros, Matt Reed. 83 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 4/7/2015

!!!INVADERS FROM MARSINVADERS FROM MARS (1986)

Tobe Hooper (“Poltergeist”) directs this remake of the ’50s sci-fi cult fave about a boy who must convince the authorities that a number of people in his hometown, including his parents, have fallen under the control of aliens out to conquer the planet. Karen Black, Timothy Bottoms, Louise Fletcher, Larraine Newman, and Hunter Carson star. 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 4/7/2015

!!!JOURNEY TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE SUNJOURNEY TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE SUN (1969)

In the mid-21st century, a planet that parallels Earth’s orbit is discovered on the opposite side of the sun. A pair of astronauts (Roy Thinnes and Ian Hendry) is sent to investigate the newly found world but an electrical storm forces them to crash-land. Have they returned home or are they now stranded on this mysterious “Counter-Earth”? Lynn Loring and Herbert Lom also star in this intriguing sci-fi thriller. AKA: “Doppelganger.” 102 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD mono Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH), French.

Being released on Blu-ray on 4/7/2015

!!!JUSTICE LEAGUEJUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS (Two-Disc Special Edition) (2015)

Aquaman swims to center stage in this animated adaptation of the 2012 story arc for the DC Comics superhero team. With Atlantis geared to invade America’s Eastern Seaboard in retaliation for an accidental U.S. Navy strike, the Sea King is forced into a wrenching choice between his people and the League. Voice talents include Matt Lanter, Jerry O’Connell, Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion. 72 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurettes; bonus “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” episodes.

Being released on DVD on 4/7/2015

!!!SILENT RUNNINGSILENT RUNNING (1972)

Directed by Douglas Trumbull, the special effects whiz of “2001: A Space Odyssey” fame, this intelligent sci-fi film is set in a future where Earth’s only remaining vegetation exists in giant domes attached to space freighters. A botanist (Bruce Dern) defies orders to destroy the flora, killing his crewmates and taking his ship out into deep space, accompanied only by a pair of robot drones he dubs Huey and Dewey. With Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD mono Master Audio, French DTS HD mono Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH); featurettes; audio commentary by Trumbull, Dern; interview; theatrical trailer.

Being released on Blu-ray on 4/7/2015

!!!WHAT THE PEEPER SAWWHAT THE PEEPER SAW (widescreen version) (1972)

Suspenseful chiller starring Britt Ekland as Elise, a newly married woman who begins to suspect that her troubled 12-year-old stepson, Marcus (Mark Lester), may have been responsible for his mother’s mysterious death. But is her imagination merely getting the better of her or is it something more sinister? And just what does young Marcus have in mind for her? Hardy Kruger, Lili Palmer also star. 95 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on DVD on 4/7/2015

Stay Bloody!!!

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