NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 23, 2015
Wow; a pretty dismal selection this week!! But don’t fret, Halloween is right around the corner and the horror/sci-fi selections should be picking up. Let’s get to it:
When they were just small boys, twins Terry and Todd got bored at the drive-in…and the night ended with Todd’s arrest for the axe murder of a teenage couple. A decade later, Terry (Mark Soper) is sitting down to a family Thanksgiving when word gets out that Todd (also Soper) has escaped the asylum. Better set an extra place…or maybe not! Shocker co-stars Louise Lasser, Marianne Kanter, Julie Gordon. AKA: “Nightmare At Shadow Woods.” Includes both the R-rated version and unrated version; 84 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); “making of” documentary. Two-disc set.
Being released on DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on 8/25/2015
First, when a university scientist’s research into stopping the aging process is widely derided by his peers and the funding for his work appears in jeopardy, he takes the daring step of experimenting on himself. The ensuing “Metamorphosis” backfires with horrifying (if not Kafkaesque) results. Italo-American shocker stars Gene Le Brock, Stephen Brown. Next, a minister moves his family into a picture-perfect New England house, only to find their “dream home” was built on a witches’ graveyard (why wasn’t that on the disclosure statement?). Now, the massacred sorceresses have come back for the human sacrifices that will restore them to life, and the family must battle for their very souls. “Beyond Darkness” stars Le Brock, Barbara Bingham. 187 min. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.
Being released on Blu-ray on 8/25/2015
Follow the adventures of a mighty warrior blessed with the power to communicate with animals, as Dar “The Beastmaster” (Marc Singer) clashes with cannibalistic bat men, evil witches, and other menaces to free his love (Tanya Roberts) from the high priest (Rip Torn) who slew Dar’s father. With John Amos and Podo and Kodo the ferrets. Next, dueling for centuries for possession of an ancient talisman of great power, the evil sorceress Morgana (Kelly LeBrock) and the noble magician Merlin (Robert Davi) clash once again in the modern era. Merlin chooses a young boy to serve as “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” but can he help his mentor battle Morgana’s forces? Anne Power, Gideon Emery also star. 3 1/3 hrs. total. Soundtrack: English.
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Being released on DVD on 8/25/2015
Three American youngsters (Dennis Christopher, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Martin Hewitt) on an RV getaway through Spain make a rest stop in a picturesque little town. Unfortunately, the travel guide never mentioned that the village was hit by a chunk of Skylab…or that the debris was contaminated with alien microbes that turn humans into rampaging mutants! Luis Prendes, J.O. Bosso also star. AKA: “Alien Predator.” 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Being released on DVD on 8/28/2015
Institutional psychiatrist Gail Farmer (Kathryn Harrold) was ready for the challenge of treating a young amnesiac (Zeljko Ivanek) who was brought in after an attempted suicide. She never could have imagined that her new charge had the ability to project his horrible hallucinations into the minds of others…and that her own sanity would wind up being in the balance. Intelligent shocker co-stars Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 8/25/2015