NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 14, 2015

Looks like there’s quite a few recent releases and some classic sci-fi releases coming our way this week. Let’s get to it:

!!!A HAUNTING ON GLOBAL STREETA HAUNTING ON GABRIEL STREET (2012)

What killed over 40 people that night on Gabriel Street? According to the U.S. government, the shocking event was caused by a radiation leak from an underground uranium mine, but a young woman whose brother perished in the mysterious catastrophe remains unconvinced. Gathering friends together, she sets out for the house where he died to discover the truth…no matter how terrifying it might be. Devan Liljedahl, Brittney Daley, and Matthew Black star. AKA: “The Sigil.” 72 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.

Being released on DVD on 6/16/2015

!!!DRACULA UNTOLDDRACULA UNTOLD (2014; see Deggsy’s review)

How far will 15th-century Transylvanian royal Vlad Tepes go to protect his people? When Turkish ruler Sultan Mehmed II demands 1,000 Transylvanian boys–including Vlad’s son–be turned over to him to serve as soldiers in his army, Tepes strikes a bargain with the demonic Caligula that grants him the strength to defeat Mehmed, but also transforms him into a bloodthirsty vampire. Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance star in this stylish retelling of the Dracula legend. 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Dolby Digital 5.1, DVS Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, French DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish, French; featurettes; audio commentary; alternate opening; deleted scenes; more. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD & on DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack on 6/16/2015

!!!GHOST RIDERGHOST RIDER (2007)/GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE (2012)

Two-disc set includes “Ghost Rider” and “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.”

Being released on DVD on 6/16/2015

!!!I ORIGINSI ORIGINS (2014)

A graduate student (Michael Pitt) seeks proof of evolution through the close examination of human eyes. Becoming obsessed with those of a masked young woman (Astrid Berges-Frisby) he meets at a Halloween party, he eventually learns that they might not just be a window to the soul…but also a gateway to the past. Fascinating sci-fi drama co-stars Brit Marling, Steven Yuen. 105 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, DVS, Spanish Dolby Digital 4.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.

Being released on Blu-ray on 6/16/2015

!!!JACK THE GIANT SLAYERJACK THE GIANT SLAYER (2013)/HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (2013)

Two-disc set includes “Jack the Giant Slayer” and “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.”

Being released on DVD on 6/16/2015

!!!MEN IN BLACKMEN IN BLACK (1997)/MEN IN BLACK II (2002)/MEN IN BLACK 3 (2012)

Two-disc set includes “Men in Black,” “Men in Black II,” and “Men in Black 3.”

Being released on DVD on 6/16/2015

!!!MERCYMERCY (2014)

With no one to care for their dying grandmother (Shirley Knight), young brothers George (Chandler Riggs) and Buddy McCoy (Joel Courtney) grudgingly accepted the family’s move into her decrepit old farmhouse. However, the unholy forces they find in play at the cursed homestead might ensure that none of them make it through the summer. Unnerving take on the Stephen King short story “Gramma” co-stars Frances O’Connor, Dylan McDermott, Mark Duplass. 79 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 6/16/2015

!!!TENTACLESTENTACLES (1977)/REPTILICUS (1961)

Quite possibly the greatest sci-fi film to ever come from Denmark, the Saturday matinee staple “Reptilicus” tells of an oil expedition that recovers the tail of a frozen prehistoric creature. The tail soon regenerates into a gigantic snake-like monster that runs amok down the streets of Copenhagen. With Asbjorn Andersen, Carl Ottosen, and Sven Christiansen; Danish vocalist Birthe Wilke sings “Tivoli Nights.” Also includes “Tentacles.” 184 min. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 6/16/2015

!!!THE HOUSE WITH THE 100 EYESTHE HOUSE WITH 100 EYES (2013)

Ed (Jim Roof) and Susan (Shannon Malone) are more or less your average, very-much-in-love suburban couple…if you discount their being sociopaths and purveyors of snuff videos. They’ve rigged their household with cameras to capture their first-ever triple murder, but the logistics of bringing the crimes off prove to be something else again. Pitch-dark horror-farce also stars Larissa Lynch, Liz Burghdorf. 76 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; sizzle reel; gag reel; theatrical trailer.

Being released on DVD on 6/16/2015

!!!THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOTTHE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT (1975)

In the Atlantic of World War I, the crew of a German U-Boat rescue the survivors of the British supply ship they sunk…and the ensuing struggles for control of the sub leave them hopelessly off course. Ultimately, they’re forced to put in at an uncharted isle…and find it populated by savage primitives, as well as still-thriving–and deadly–dinosaurs. Thrilling take on the Edgar Rice Burroughs adventure stars Doug McClure, Susan Penhaligon, John McEnery. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailer.

Being released on Blu-ray on 6/16/2015

!!!THE LAZARUS EFFECTTHE LAZARUS EFFECT (2015)

When affianced college researchers Frank (Mark Duplass) and Zoe (Olivia Wilde) start making inroads with their experiments in resurrecting dead animals, an appalled university shuts them down. During their rogue attempt to continue, Zoe is accidentally electrocuted–and a grief-stricken Frank subjects her to the process. The resuscitation, however, comes at a price…Zoe’s humanity. Shocker co-stars Sarah Bolger, Evan Peters, Donald Glover. 83 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English, Spanish; featurettes; deleted scenes; extended scenes; theatrical trailer.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 6/16/2015

!!!THE MAZE RUNNERTHE MAZE RUNNER (2014)

What is “the Glade”? What are “the Grievers”? Those secrets, and more, are what young Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and the other “runners”–boys who wake up alongside him with no memory of how they got inside a massive, booby-trapped labyrinth–will have to figure out if they hope to survive and escape. Based on the first in a trilogy of young adult novels by James Dashner, this imaginative sci-fi adventure co-stars Aml Ameen, Kaya Scodelario, and Patricia Clarkson. 113 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS 5.1, DVS Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; audio commentary; deleted scenes; documentary; featurette; photo gallery; storyboards; bonus short “Ruin” (2011).

Being released on DVD & on DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack on 6/16/2015

!!!THE SCORPION KING 4THE SCORPION KING 4: QUEST FOR POWER (2015)

In this fourth Scorpion King adventure, the heroic warrior Mathayus (Victor Webster) is falsely accused of murdering Norvania’s monarch. To clear his name and bring justice to the real killer, Mathayus forges an alliance with a beautiful woman and her mysterious father. Effects-packed continuation of the fantasy franchise co-stars Lou Ferrigno, Ellen Holman, and Rutger Hauer. 105 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, French DTS 5.1, Spanish DTS 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; deleted scenes; featurettes; outtakes. Two-disc set.

Being released on Blu-ray on 6/16/2015

!!!X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PASTX-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (2014)

In order to prevent a future where the robotic Sentinels have nearly destroyed mutantkind, Wolverine’s (Hugh Jackman) consciousness is sent back to his younger self in 1973. Encountering that era’s Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), and Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Wolverine undertakes a desperate mission to alter history. Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen co-star in this sequel based on a two-part “The Uncanny X-Men” comic story. 131 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DVS Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround stereo, French Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; gag reel.

Being released on DVD on 6/16/2015

Stay Bloody!!!

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