There’s only one reason to hit up your local video retailer: to score Fox Home Entertainment’s new hi-def transfer of the original Predator on Blu-ray. While it may be a double-dip, it’s straight up worth the price of re-buying — although Fox should offer a refund to anyone ripped off with the original $35 piece of sh*t up-convert release. Anyways, it’s awesome, go buy it. See what else hit stores this morning by reading below.
Horror in Your House
June 29, 2010
BLOOD ON THE HIGHWAY: E1
BONNIE’S KIDS: Dark Sky
Get ready for one of the true lost classics of 70s exploitation cinema: Tiffany Bolling and Robin Mattson deliver eye-popping performances as small town sisters who murder their pervert stepfather and flee to the big city, where they ll tangle with horny private eyes, predatory lesbians, $400,000 in stolen mob money, and a bantering pair of black and white hitmen–that historians cite as a key inspiration for PULP FICTION.
THE BROTHERHOOD VI: INITIATION: E1
When a group of pledges arrive at a secluded cabin for their fraternity initiation, they’re met by a blood-thirsty lumberjack, who won’t stop until every one of them is dead.
THE CRAZIES (DVD & Blu-ray): Overture
In this terrifying glimpse into the “American Dream” gone wrong, an unexplainable phenomenon has taken over the citizens of Ogden Marsh. One by one the townsfolk are falling victim to an unknown toxin and are turning sadistically violent. People who days ago lived quiet, unremarkable lives are now depraved, blood-thirsty killers. While Sheriff Dutton and his pregnant wife, Judy, try to make sense of the escalating violence, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and won’t let anyone in or out – even those uninfected.
THE DEVIL WITHIN: Seminal
A night of sex, drugs and partying in the Hollywood Hill’s is the perfect setting for Serina’s 18th birthday – until this high school pool party goes horribly wrong when an uninvited guest begins killing everyone.
THE ECLIPSE (DVD & Blu-ray): Magnolia
Michael Farr, a teacher raising his two kids alone since his wife died two years earlier, has been seeing and hearing strange things late at night. He isn’t sure if he is having nightmares, or if he’s experiencing a haunting. Working as a volunteer for an international literary festival, he is assigned to Lena Morelle, an author of books about ghosts and the supernatural. Establishing a rapport with one another, Michael opens up and shares his terrifying experiences with her. However, Lena’s attention is distracted by another novelist, Nicholas Holden, with whom she had a brief affair. The trajectories of these three people lead them into a life-altering collision where the challenges of love, fear of the unknown, and release from the burden of grief are explored.
Timo Rose’s GAME OVER: Cinema Image
Three American girls go on a camping holiday in Germany and encounter a psychotic bloodthirsty group of people. A horrific nightmare awaits the girls in a savage fight to the finish – but the fiendish terror doesn’t end there!
IT CAME FROM KUCHAR: IndiePix (TEX’S PICK OF THE WEEK)
Long before YouTube, there were the brilliantly insane, no-budget movies of underground, filmmaking twins George and Mike Kuchar. Ceating stars out of their friends and family with just consumer-grade cameras, the teenage Kuchar brothers went from the 1960’s New York City underground film scene of Andy Warhol and Kenneth Anger to become the twin maestros of B-movie glamour and sleaze. In a mesmerizing stream-of-consciousness style, IT CAME FROM KUCHAR effortlessly interweaves nostalgic footage of 1950’s New York, a “greatest hits” collection of Kuchar clips and present day interviews of an all-star lineup of fans including John Waters, Buck Henry, Atom Egoyan, Wayne Wang, Bill Griffith, Gerard Malanga, B. Ruby Rich and Guy Maddin. Both outrageous and lovable, George and Mike will inspire you to pick up a camera and start making movies. IT CAME FROM KUCHAR is a must see for lovers of film everywhere.
TEX SAYS: If you have a love for the crazed nature of Underground Cinema then this documentary is Manna from the most bizarre heaven you could ever dream of. Take it in!
A NOCTURNE: NIGHT OF THE VAMPIRE: Troma
From the Australian undeground comes a dynamic gothic original. Z and X are vampires bound by love and driven by their lust for blood. Together they stalk their unsuspecting prey in the dark streets and back alleys of Melbourne, but tonight they aren’t the only killers lurking in the shadows.
Just in time to cash in on the remake/continuum coming this summer, Fox unleashes a special “Ultimate Hunter” edition of the film on Blu-ray!
SUICIDE GIRLS MUST DIE!: First Look
When twelve nude models from the infamous SuicideGirls.com begin disappearing from a remote cabin, the calendar video they are shooting becomes a fun Suicide Girls’ getaway gone dangerously wrong. SUICIDEGIRLS MUST DIE! is a blend of black humor and unnerving horror – with no actors and no script – it’s all true. Except for the killings of course, but the girls don’t know that! It is a scantily clad hellride that will leave you in stitches.
TEMPTATION: Vicious Circle Films
Beautiful, young professional Isabel is out on the town with friends. One too many is the least of her problems when she is saved from the clutches of a serial rapist by a centuries-old, ruthless but gorgeous vampire, Aurelie – but at what cfost. Now under Aurelie’s spell and with an intensifying taste for blood, Isabel has only 48 hours to decide whether to give in to her lustful and crimson cravings or end it all before it’s too late.
UNCLE SAM (Blu-ray): Blue Underground
It’s Fourth Of July Weekend, and the recently discovered corpse of Sgt. Sam Harper – killed by ‘friendly fire’ during the first Gulf War – is returned to his all-American hometown. But when Sam rises from the dead to punish the unpatriotic, only his young nephew and a bitter Korean War veteran can stop his red-blooded rampage. Draft dodgers, tax cheats, crooked politicians and flag-burners beware: Uncle Sam wants you… DEAD!
VERSUS (Blu-ray): Tokyo Shock
Assuming this actually comes out this time: Deep within the mysterious Forest of Resurrection, the spectacular battle between good and evil has gone on since the dawn of time. When Prisoner KSC2-303 escapes from a maximum security jail, he enters the forest believing it will lead him to a safe haven. Instead, he finds himself a pawn in an endless struggle played out against an ever-changing background across multiple temporal planes of existence. His opponent: a mysterious man who seemingly cannot be killed. The battle to be waged between these warriors: Good versus Evil in the pursuit of a beautiful woman who holds the power to grant eternal life. But what Prisoner KSC2-303 cannot remember is whether he is the personification of good or the very essence of darkness.
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