Here’s this week’s new releases. Anything grab your eye?


In a blighted Barcelona, an aged exorcist (Lluis Marco) and his granddaughter apprentice (Claudia Pons) roam the streets, striving to stay ahead of an infection of the soul that is possessing the weakest and most vulnerable of the populace. Can they succeed before cultists catch up with them…or the unholy truth about the young woman’s true heritage reveals itself? Shocker from Spain co-stars Irene Montala, Albert Baro. 81 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Spanish; Subtitles: English. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015


A veteran hostage negotiator (Stephen Rea) leads a riot squad into what might be the most daunting challenge of his career–a patient revolt at a mental hospital. The situation quickly goes south as the team gets separated, and as they quest to reunite and escape, they learn to their horror that the inmates are possessed by something more unholy than their delusions. Bruce Payne, Velizar Binev, Caroline Ford also star. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: Spanish.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015


Steve Rogers (Reb Brown), the son of the original WWII superhero, follows in his late father’s footsteps in order to save the city of Phoenix from a madman with a neutron bomb, in the action-packed made-for-TV movie “Captain America.” Len Birman, Heather Menzies also star. And, the star-spangled sentinel of liberty is back in the exciting follow-up “Captain America II: Death Too Soon,” as a ruthless terrorist (Christopher Lee) threatens the U.S. with a virus that causes rapid aging, and only Cap (Brown) can stop him. With Birman, Connie Sellecca. 3 1/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015


Three-disc set includes “Chappie,” “District 9,” and “Elysium.”

Being released on Blu-ray on 6/2/2015


Their first child on the way, Theo (David Wayman) and Rose (Carina Birrell) take a trip to the Scottish Highlands for some “alone time” before their parenting obligations begin. In the midst of this scenic getaway, though, they begin to fight over their impending responsibilities while Rose experiences haunting visions of a mysterious stranger. Unnerving indie thriller co-stars Cameron Jack, Anya Nixon. AKA: “Wandering Rose.” 70 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015


All the souls aboard a 757 are going to have a lot more to worry about than extra baggage fees, as an uncanny rift in time leaves them above the battle-torn skies of Europe in 1940. Will they survive long enough to return to the present? Will there even be a present, as they know it, to return to? Sci-fi shocker stars Faran Tahir, Robbie Kay, Aqueela Zoll. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015


A school in London becomes the gathering point for soldiers and civilians seeking refuge from an apocalyptic onslaught of the living dead. The rescue they all believed was coming is nowhere in sight, and a horde of hungry zombies gets closer and closer to breaking through their defenses. Who lives? Who dies? Who wants to see some inventive undead thrills on a low budget? British indie shocker stars David Wayman, Luke Hobson, and Elizabeth Quinn. 120 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015


First, after their plane crashes into the Caribbean, teens Karl and David Scott (Tyron Leitso, Wentworth Miller) become castaways on a lost continent where humans and dinosaurs peacefully coexist. Embraced by the colorful locals, they soon become engaged in perilous “Adventures In Dinotopia” (2002) to save their new home. Feature-length re-edit of the miniseries based on the James Gurney books stars David Thewlis, Alice Krige. Next, inspired by Jules Verne’s novel, “Journey To The Center Of The Earth” (2008) follows a renowned anthropologist and a search party to Alaska as they try to find a vanished explorer. Tracing the missing man’s course, they enter a gateway that takes them deep into the Earth and encounters with primitive warriors and prehistoric wonders. Rick Schroder, Victoria Pratt, and Peter Fonda star. Two-disc set also includes “The Lost World” (1992), “Return To The Lost World,” and the documentary “Dinosaur Eggs & Babies” (2004). 7 2/3 hrs. total. Standard/Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015


Ten years after the events of “Monsters,” the alien infestations that struck Mexico have metastasized all over the planet. In an “Infected Zone” within the Middle East, four freshly trained American soldiers are deployed on a search and rescue mission…and must contend with hostiles both terrestrial and otherwise. Sci-fi sequel stars Sofia Boutella, Sam Keeley, Johnny Harris, Joe Dempsie. 122 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH).

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 6/2/2015


In the wake of an apocalyptic meteor strike upon the Earth, a motley group of survivalists made a beeline for their fully prepped doomsday bunker…and remained there for a decade. Upon emerging to a world overrun with crazed, homicidal mutants, they might wish they’d have stayed hunkered down. Superlative stunner from Syfy stars Kim Coates, Holly Deveaux, Ashanti, Amber Marshall, Jason Cermak. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 6/5/2015


A gang of ex-military men stages a payroll heist at Camp Pendleton and forces a pilot and his daughter to fly them to Mexico. One of the robbers leaps from the plane with the loot and lands near a field inhabited by some sinister scarecrows. It’s not long before the other crooks are in hot pursuit…and before everyone is attacked by the murderous strawmen. Ted Vernon, Michael David Simms, and Richard Vidan star. 83 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 6/2/2015

!!!SPRINGSPRING (2014; my review)

Backpacking through Europe to escape his recent troubles at home, directionless twentysomething Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) finds himself smitten by gorgeous genetics student Louise (Nadia Hilker). As the flirtation flowers into a passionate affair, secrets, as they will, come to light…but hers is that she might not be truly human. Remarkable horror-romance mash-up co-stars Francesco Carnelutti, Jeremy Gardner. 109 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015


Includes “The Invoking” and “The Wicked.”

Being released on Blu-ray on 6/2/2015


A hearty party in the woods unleashes a malevolent stalker of supernatural origins–a sinister specter that decides to follow a teenage girl back home. Confused and distraught by the poltergeist’s menacing visits, she uncovers secrets from the past that help her to understand what the evil thing wants…but will that information help her to save herself and her friends? Low-budget indie thriller stars Marina Petrano, Christopher Ingle, and Nicholas Barrera. AKA: “You Will Love Me.” 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015

List compiled by Scott Shoyer

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