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‘The Amityville Horror’ Collection and More Coming from Via Vision this September!

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 ZonePet SemataryChristineSleepwalkers), 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.

Pet Sematary
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.

Lost Horizon
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.

Stir Crazy
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.

The Toy
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.

Amityville 3-D
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.



  • Braker

    REMAINS OF THE DAY ON A HORROR SITE! YOU WIN! All-time best moment here. Fucking hell don’t you edit?

  • Creepshow

    Sleepwalkers was heaping pile of dung. A man gets stabbed to death with corn on the cob. Real ground breaking stuff right there. Yikes!

    • Braker

      I hope they review Stir Crazy here.

      • Creepshow

        Can’t do it. Stir Crazy and The Toy are to offensive for today’s fragile snowflakes.

        • DJV1985

          Very very true. I watched it the other weekend with my 11 year old niece and nephew and they were shocked at some of the comedy. One of them (nephew) actually asked me this question:

          “So hang, Dan you’re telling me the whole joke of the film, the main thing that is meant to bring us to watch it, is the fact that one of them is blind and the other is deaf?”

          “Well sort of but that’s not the point. I think the hidden message is that they’re dealing with the rest of the world and how even as blind and deaf they manage to save the day.”

          “Oh but still they’re taking the mickey out of a blind and deaf person?”

          “No…you know what just watch the film”

          We watched the rest in silence.

          • Creepshow

            You’re talking about See No Evil, Hear No Evil. That one is the least offensive out of the 3 Richard Prior films above.

          • DJV1985

            I know and that’s what surprised me. They seemed to be offended or annoyed by the whole deaf and blind thing. They were brought up to be supportive for people who were deaf and blind so I guess to see that being used in a comedy was shocking, I guess lol.

            Now when we watch a film I always get asked the same question “Is it gonna be like the blind and deaf one?’

      • Saturn

        I want my Pillow.

    • J Jett

      oh i actually liked SLEEPWALKERS. once again sir, YOU’VE INSULTED MY ENTIRE WORLD!!! ARGGGHHHHHH!……………..(joking). 🙂

      i agree parts of that movie are cheesy (like the corn cob gig) though. 🙂
      although Alice Krige and the gorgeous Mädchen Amick were the saving graces of SLEEPWALKERS.

      • Creepshow

        Holy shit, you made me piss myself with that response! Man, you really love your crud. Haha!!
        This movie only makes people afraid of getting stabbed with produce. XD

        • J Jett

          LOL!…..afraid of getting stabbed by produce yes but also being afraid of 30 cats jumping all over you at the same time! can’t forget that scene now can we? LOL. 🙂

          • Creepshow

            I’ll give you that one as well. God I loathe that movie. Haha!

          • J Jett

            what always makes me laugh at the scene with all the cats attacking Alice’s character is the cats are so obviously fake. the FX are no better than if i took a bunch of stuffed animals and glued them to my sweater and started thrashing around. LOL.

    • Gabe Peña

      the best part of that movie was when he ran the stop sign at the school bus and almost killed all of those innocent kids heheheheheheh.

  • Khy

    I would be more interested if the Amityville collection included 4-8 as well.

    • Matt

      I think three different companies own the rights to those. Even though most of the later titles weren’t that good, I think it would be pretty cool to have all of them (I think there are 17 now, with one on the way next year) in a box set shaped like the original house. (By the way I already have the Shout! Factory set of the first 3, and unless there is something earth-shaking about this new set, I’ll pass on it.)

      • Khy

        Yeah, same here- They missed the opportunity to do something big here. Shout already beat them to releasing the trilogy on Blu-ray.

  • Jimmie Rudolfsson

    How will the Amityville set be different from the one released by Scream Factory?

    • Matt

      Was wondering the same thing.

  • Matt

    Some great titles here. The highlights are The Dead Zone (Christopher Walken at his creepy best!. I’d prefer a stand-alone version, but sometimes you take what you can get), The Toy (an all-time great comedy), and Stir Crazy (Pryor and Wilder were a great team).

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