New to Blu - Week of 9/13/2016 - Bloody Disgusting
Connect with us

Home Video

New to Blu – Week of 9/13/2016

Published

on

New to Blu-ray

Each week here at Bloody Disgusting we like to highlight some of the new Blu-ray releases hitting shelves across the world. Please note that this isn’t every release for the week, just a few of the ones that jumped out at us.

I hope you’ve been saving up your pennies, because this is the week you break open the piggy bank! Lots and lots of good stuff! Universal is tossing all kinds of goodies our way with Frankenstein, Wolf Man and Hammer Horror releases. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! If I had to pick one thing out of all the amazing releases hitting shelves this week it would have to be Scream Factory’s Raising Cain, an incredible release on a highly underrated Brian De Palma film. Now off to your local video store (if such a thing still exists)!

US Releases

Bachelors Grove (SGL Entertainment, Region A)

Synopsis:
Bachelors Grove Cemetery is one of the top ten scariest places in America, often featured in main stream television networks. “Bachelors Grove” is the first movie ever made inspired on this subject.

Subterranea (MVD, Region A)

Synopsis:
Subterranea stars Bug Hall as “The Captive”, who was locked in a dark cell as a small child and was raised in complete isolation, never seeing daylight or even another human being. Over twenty years later, without warning, he is released into society with nothing but the clothes on his back. Determined to find out who he is, The Captive discovers that he’s the centerpiece of a dangerous orchestrated sociological experiment and sets off to find the truth about his shadowed existence, ultimately leading to a thrilling confrontation with his maker, “The Provider” (William Katt).

Evil Dead II (Lionsgate, Region A)

Synopsis:
Ash, the sole survivor of The Evil Dead, returns to the same cabin in the woods and again unleashes the forces of the dead. With his girlfriend possessed by demons and his body parts runnning amok, Ash is forced to single-handedly battle the legions of the damned as the most lethal — and groovy — hero in horror movie history!

The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (Olive Films, Region A)

Synopsis:
The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. He leaves his home shattered. Several years later he remarries and returns. Discovering that his still beloved first wife is alive but insane and prematurely aged, he plans to use the blood of his new bride to rejuvenate and heal her.

Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (Olive Films, Region A)

Synopsis:
It is the near future as seen from the perspective of the early 1950s. Earth is in radio contact with civilizations on planets in our solar system, as well as planets in other, distant solar systems, and Commando Cody has just built the world’s first spaceship.

The Monster of Piedras Blancas (Olive Films, Region A)

Synopsis:
The monster, which looks like a nastier version of “The Creature from the Black Lagoon,” invades a sleepy lighthouse town. The superstitious lighthouse keeper is worried for the safety of his beautiful teenage daughter, so he leaves food for the monster, who dwells in a nearby cave. When bodies wash up ashore, the locals take notice.

Captain America: Civil War (Disney, Region A)

Synopsis:
Captain America and Falcon continue their search for Bucky Barnes while going head to head with a new foe, Crossbones.

Marauders (Lionsgate, Region A)

Synopsis:
An untraceable group of elite bank robbers is chased by a suicidal FBI Agent who uncovers a deeper purpose behind the robbery-homicides.

Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (German: Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler) is the first film in the Dr. Mabuse series, about the character Doctor Mabuse who featured in the novels of Norbert Jacques. It was directed by Fritz Lang and released in 1922. The film is silent and filmed mostly 16 frames per second. It would be followed by The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) and The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960). It is about four hours long and divided into two parts: Der große Spieler: Ein Bild der Zeit and Inferno: Ein Spiel von Menschen unserer Zeit. The title, Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler, is ambiguous. Der Spieler means the player in German, and can be translated as the gambler, the actor, or the puppeteer. Dr. Mabuse, who disguises, plays with emotions and tricks other people, is probably all of them in some sense. The film is included in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, being the first of five Lang films to be entered.

Jekyll and Hyde…Together Again (Olive Films, Region A)

Synopsis:
Dr Daniel Jekyll researching into drugs that would help mankind avoid surgery discovers a white powder that unleashes the animal in every man, and in his case turning him from a shy and timid doctor into a wild sex crazed party animal. To the delight and dismay of both his rich fiancée and stripper girlfriend.

Masks (Reel Gore Releasing, Region A)

Synopsis:
In the 70s Matteusz Gdula invented an acting method that was supposed to make every actor “shine”. Still, lots of his students die mysteriously and Gdula commits suicide. His method gets banned. Now: Stella, an ambitious, but rather untalented drama student, gets accepted at the “Matteusz Gdula”-school. When she bears witness to some strange occurrences, she gets drawn into the bizarre and deadly web that surrounds the dark secret of the school…

Tales of Halloween (Epic Pictures, Region A)

Synopsis:
Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

Mankillers (Slasher//Video, Region A)

Synopsis:
A female CIA agent is assigned to train and lead an all-female squad to Colombia to stop a renegade agent who has hired himself out to a drug cartel.

The Conjuring 2 (Warner Bros, Region A)

Synopsis:
Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

The Transformers: The Movie (Shout Factory, Region Free)

Synopsis:
In the year 2005, the Autobots and the Decepticons are still locked in battle, but a deadly new force enters the fray–a giant killer planet known as Unicron. The heroic Autobots must fight for their own survival and to save their home planet from destruction. A classic of 1980s animation, based on the popular TV series.

Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection (Universal, Region A)

Synopsis:
All 8 films from the original Universal legacy – Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein/Son of Frankenstein/Ghost of Frankenstein/Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man/House of Frankenstein/House of Dracula/Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection (Universal, Region A)

Synopsis:
All 7 films from the original Universal legacy – Werewolf of London/The Wolf Man/Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man/House of Frankenstein/House of Dracula/She-Wolf of London/Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Raising Cain (Scream Factory, Region A)

Synopsis:
Carter Nix (John Lithgow) is a respected psychologist, loving husband and devoted father who decides to take a year off to help raise his daughter. Carter’s wife Jenny (Lolita Davidovich) is pleased to have her attentive husband home – at first. When Carter shows obsessive behavior toward their daughter, Jenny becomes concerned, and to complicate matters, Jenny’s old flame (Steven Bauer) re-enters her life. But nothing can prepare her for the emergence of Carter’s multiple personalities, and a fiendish plot to recreate the infamous, experiments of his deranged father.

Godzilla 1984 (Kraken Releasing, Region Free)

Synopsis:
30 years after his original attack on Tokyo Godzilla is back. A reporter investigates the disappearance of a ship. He finds the ship and discovers that all the hands have been killed by a giant sea louse except for one. He then tells the reporter that the ship was attacked by Godzilla (Gojira). Fearing a panic, the Japanese government then takes the survivor into custody to keep him from revealing that Godzilla has returned. However, a Soviet nuclear submarine is destroyed and the situation puts them and the United States on the brink of nuclear war, until the Japanese decide to come clean and admit that it was Godzilla. Soon the Japan and the rest of the world are on red alert as they wait for Godzilla to begin his rampage anew.

Trancers III: Deth Lives (Full Moon, Region A)

Synopsis:
Jack, beginning to get his life back together, is timejacked back to 2247 to save Angel City from a new wave of trancers. His mission – find the origin of this new wave of trancers and end it with extreme prejudice. With the help of Lena and R.J., a trancer camp escapee, Jack learns that the new trancer program is government sponsored, and that his usual shoot-everything-that-moves attitude might not work this time. With R.J. and Shark, a crystal powered cyborg, Deth will have to find a way inside the trancer program and shut it down. For good.

Road House (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.

Tenebrae (Synsapse, Region A)

Synopsis:
Peter Neal a violent horror novel writer from the US whose books are tremendously popular in Europe, is in Italy to promote his latest work, entitled Tenebrae, accompanied by his literary agent Bullmer and his adoring assistant Anne. He is unaware that he is also being followed by his embittered ex-wife Jane. Immediately prior to Neal’s arrival in Rome, a beautiful young shoplifter is brutally razor-slashed to death by an unseen killer. The murderer sends Neal a letter informing him that his books have inspired him to go on a killing spree. Neal immediately contacts the police, who put Detective Giermani in charge of the investigation, along with the detectives female partner, Inspector Altieri.

De Palma (Lionsgate, Region A)

Synopsis:
A biographical feature celebrating the entirety of film director Brian De Palma’s filmography.

Zatôichi: The Blind Swordsman (Criterion, Region A)

Synopsis:
The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen’s great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. As this iconic figure, the charismatic and earthy Shintaro Katsu became an instant superstar, lending a larger-than-life presence to the thrilling adventures of a man who lives staunchly by a code of honor and delivers justice in every town and village he enters. The films that feature him are variously pulse-pounding, hilarious, stirring, and completely off-the-wall. This deluxe set features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973, collected in one package for the first time.

Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection (Universal, Region A)

Synopsis:
Colleciton of 8 Hammer Horror Films – The Brides of Dracula/The Curse of the Werewolf/The Phantom of the Opera/Paranoiac/The Kiss of the Vampire/Nightmare/Night Creatures/The Evil of Frankenstein

Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn 3D (Scream Factory, Region A)

Synopsis:
A seeker named Dogen rescues Dhyana after her father is murdered by the evil Jared-Syn. To avenge her father’s death, Dogen must find Jared-Syn’s hideout in the mysterious “Lost City”, but the only person who knows where it is an aging, burned-out seeker named Rhodes. Along the way, they will need to do battle against the hunter Baal and his Cyclopean minions for engaging Jared-Syn in a final encounter.

UK Releases

Matinee (Arrow, Region B)

Synopsis:
A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalizes on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie.

The Flight of the Phoenix (Eureka, Region B)

Synopsis:
After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he’s an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage.

Abattoir (Universal, Region B)

Synopsis:
‘Abattoir’ centers on a real estate reporter who unearths an urban legend about a house being built from rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred. The investigation ultimately leads to the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the answer to the terrifying question, ‘How do you build a haunted house?’

Cuba (88 Films, Region B)

Synopsis:
A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista’s army against Castro’s guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

The Eiger Sanction (Universal, Region B)

Synopsis:
Jonathan Hemlock is an art history professor and collector who finances his hobby by performing the odd sanction (assassination) for an obscure government bureau. He is forced to take a case where he must find out which of the members of a mountain climbing team is the Russian killer he has been given as a target by joining an expedition to climb the treacherous Eiger.

Play Misty for Me (Universal, Region B)

Synopsis:
A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.

Coogan’s Bluff (Universal, Region B)

Synopsis:
Coogan, an Arizona cop, is sent to New York to collect a prisoner. Everyone in New York assumes Coogan is from Texas, much to his annoyance. To add to Coogan’s problems the prisoner isn’t ready, so he decides to cut a few corners. In the process the prisoner escapes, and Coogan is ordered home. Too proud to return home empty handed, Coogan sets out into the big city to recapture his prisoner.

The Beguiled (Universal, Region B)

Synopsis:
During the civil war, injured Yankee soldier, John McBurney is rescued on the verge of death by a teenage girl from a southern boarding school. She manages to get him back to the school, and at first the all-female staff and pupils are scared. As he starts to recover, one by one he charms them and the atmosphere becomes filled with jealousy and deceit.

Once Upon a Time in the West (Zavvi Steelbook, Region B)

Synopsis:
A recently married woman arrives to her ranch out west to find her husband has been killed by a band of outlaws who want the railroad-valuable land. A brooding, young cowboy steps in to stop them.

Delta Force 2 (101 Films, Region B)

Synopsis:
When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them.

Friday Foster (88 Films, Region B)

Synopsis:
Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged into a web of conspiracy involving the murder of her childhood friend, a US senator, and a shadowy plan called “Black Widow.”

Chris Coffel is originally from Phoenix, AZ and now resides in Portland, OR. He’s written a number of unproduced screenplays that he swears are decent. He likes the Phoenix Suns, Paul Simon and 'The 'Burbs.' On and cats, he also likes cats.


AROUND THE WEB


1 Comment