Via Vision Entertainment, the wonderful Australian-based distribution company that is quickly becoming one of my favorites, has announced their September Blu-ray slate and it’s a good one. The releases get started on September 7th with 7 new releases!
The releases include a number of genre titles such as The Amityville Horror Collection and The Stephen King Collection (Dead Zone, Pet Sematary, Christine, Sleepwalkers), as well as fun other titles that are a littler harder to pick up on Blu-ray in the US like The Remains of the Day.
I’m including the non-horror titles here because of the fact that some are hard to find titles in the US or simply due to the fact that I like them. The Stephen King set includes The Dead Zone, currently unavailable in the US. The Remains of the Day was released by Twilight Time a while back so it’s very limited and goes for about $50 on Amazon. Suddenly, Last Summer has yet to be released in the US but I believe the rights belong to Twilight Time so when it does receive a release it will be limited. Fail-Safe and Lost Horizon have both yet to receive US releases.
No official word on region coding yet but I’m going to guess these are region free. A lot of Via Vision’s prior releases, which include a number of titles not available in the US like The Seventh Sign, have been region free. Once I’m able to confirm the region coding, I’ll pass that info along.
September 7th releases:
The Stephen King Collection
The Dead Zone
A man awakens from a coma to find he has a psychic detective ability.
Behind a young family’s home in Maine is a terrible secret that hold’s the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.
A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.
A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on.
The Remains of the Day
A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.
Suddenly, Last Summer
The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible the she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.
A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La, but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be?
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Dave is deaf and Wally is blind. They witness a murder but it was Dave who was looking at her and Wally who was listening.
Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are having difficulty adjusting to the new life until the warden finds that Skip has a natural taken for riding broncos with the inter-prison rodeo coming up.
An underemployed reporter finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich, spoiled brat.
American plans are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it’s a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?
September 28th release:
The Amityville Horror Collection
The Amityville Horror
Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them crazy.
Amityville II: The Possession
A family moves into their new home, which proves to be evil, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.
A reporter moves into the ominous Long Island house to debunk it of recent supernatural events and becomes besieged by the evil manifestations which are connected to a hell-spawn demon lurking in the basement.