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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.

First week of October is here and it’s a pretty good week of releases! Stateside we have some fun stuff with Daughter of Dracula and The Purge: Election Year leading the way for me. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is also a fun, unexpected release. The real exciting stuff this week comes from overseas, however. Australia has a number of awesome releases, all of which are listed as Region B but are most likely region free. The Man from Hong Kong and Scream of Fear are absolute musts for me this week. Germany is also getting in on the fun this week with What Have They Done to Your Daughters? from Camera Obscura catching my eye. I know nothing about this film, but I’ve loved ever release from Camera Obscura thus far. Time to drain those bank accounts!

US Releases

Body Double (Sony, Region A)

Synopsis:
Lonely actor Jake Scully house-sits an upscale apartment. He enjoys its view of a sensual neighbor… until he accidentally spies her shocking death. But in a labyrinth of erotic deception, nothing is what it seems — including the identity of the femme fatale! To unlock the mystery, Jake must lure the woman who holds the key: the sexy Holly Body.

Vamp (Arrow, Region A)

Synopsis:
A group of fraternity pledges head for the seedy side of the city in search of strippers and discover a sinister spot called The After Dark Club. But when the bar’s luscious dancers turn out to be bloodthirsty vampires led by the kinky Katrina (Grace Jones), the evening takes on a freaky new twist. Can these guys survive a bizarre onslaught of vixens and vamps, or will the armies of the undead take the ultimate bite out of their night?

Daughter of Dracula (Redemption Films, Region A)

Synopsis:
A series of murders take place in a remote European village which the locals believe to be the work of vampires and which the police dismiss as nonsense. The murders coincide with the arrival of the beautiful Luisa Karlstein. The young woman finds out from her dying baroness mother that her family is descended from vampires. Soon there are lots of fangs being used.

Chosen Survivors (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
A group of diverse individuals are suddenly taken from their homes and flown via helicopter to a futuristic bomb shelter in the desert, nearly two miles below the surface of the Earth. There they learn that a nuclear holocaust is taking place and that they’ve been “chosen” by computer to survive in the shelter in order to continue the human race. The shelter is designed to allow the people to exist underground comfortably for years, but they are faced with a threat nobody could have predicted: a colony of thousands of bloodthirsty vampire bats finds a way into the shelter and launches a series of vicious attacks where they claim the humans one by one…

Preacher: Season One (Sony, Region A)

Synopsis:
Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer is accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church. Genesis, the product of the unauthorized, unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon, is an infant with no sense of individual will. However, as it is composed of both pure goodness and pure evil, it might have enough power to rival that of God Himself.

The Middle-Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition (New Line, Region A)

Synopsis:
One giant set of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

The Earth Dies Screaming (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
The UK is invaded by alien-controlled robots, which re-animate dead human bodies. Survivors of the invasion are besieged by the walking corpses of slain friends and neighbors. A crack space pilot returns to Earth to find the planet has been devastated by some unknown forces; so he organizes the survivors in a plan to ward off control by a the killer androids…

Fender Bender (Scream Factory, Region A)

Synopsis:
In a small New Mexico town, a 17-year-old high school girl who just got her driver’s license gets into her first fender bender, innocently exchanging her personal information with an apologetic stranger. Later that stormy night, she is joined in her desolate suburban home by a couple of her school friends who try their best to make a night out of it, only to be visited by the stranger she so willingly handed all of her information to — a terrifying and bizarre serial killer who stalks the country’s endless miles of roads and streets with his old rusty car, hungrily searching for his next unsuspecting victim.

Attack on Titan: The Movie – Part 1 (FUNimation, Region A)

Synopsis:
Over 100 years ago, giant humanoid creatures called Titans suddenly appeared and nearly wiped out humanity. A small percentage of humanity survived, by walling themselves in a city. In a desprate bid to save the human race, Eren and his friends enlist into the military and train to kill titans. Will the human race survive against the unbeatable odds against the titans?

Satanic (Magnet, Region A)

Synopsis:
Four friends on their way to Coachella stop off in Los Angeles to tour true-crime occult sites, only to encounter a mysterious young runaway who puts them on a terrifying path to ultimate horror.

Mill Creek Triple Feature (Mill Creek, Region A)

I Know What You Did Last Summer

When a Stranger Calls

Vacancy

Dexter: The Complete Series (Paramount, Region A)

Synopsis:
Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, a loyal brother, boyfriend, and friend. That’s what he seems to be, but that’s not what he really is. Dexter Morgan is a Serial Killer that hunts the bad.

The Mind’s Eye (Image Entertainment, Region A)

Synopsis:
Zack Connors and Rachel Meadows were born with incredible psychokinetic capabilities. When word of their supernatural talents gets out, they find themselves the prisoners of Michael Slovak, a deranged doctor intent on harvesting their powers. After a daring escape, they are free from his sinister institution, but the corrupt doctor will stop at nothing to track them down so that he may continue to siphon their gifts for his own use.

X-Men: Apocalypse (Fox, Region A)

Synopsis:
With the emergence of the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

It Came From Outer Space (Universal, Region A)

Synopsis:
A spaceship crashes in the Arizona desert and aliens pretend to be nearby townspeople to repair their craft undiscovered.

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (Universal, Region A)

Synopsis:
Bumbling, small-town typesetter Luther Heggs tries to solve a murder so he can prove he has what it takes to become a reporter. Luther thinks he’s seen a ghost in a house where a killing has taken place. However, when he writes an article about what he’s seen for his newspaper, nobody will believe him. So, to prove he’s telling the truth, Luther spends a night in the “haunted house.” But will the would-be reporter stay alive long enough to get to the bottom of this mystery? And will he be able to win over Alma, the girl he’s crazy about, in the process?

Penny Dreadful: the Final Season (Paramount, Region A)

Synopsis:
In Victorian London, figures such as explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, enigmatic medium Vanessa Ives, and others combat supernatural forces. Murray is searching for his adult daughter, now a vampire, and hopes to cure her.

The Purge: Election Year (Universal, Region A)

Synopsis:
Years after sparing the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

Swiss Army Man (Lionsgate, Region A)

Synopsis:
A hopeless man stranded in the wilderness befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.

Constantine: The Complete Series (Warner Archive, Region A)

Synopsis:
A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

The Wailing (Well Go USA, Region A)

Synopsis:
A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

American Horror Story: Hotel (Fox, Region A)

Synopsis:
The plot centers around the enigmatic Hotel Cortez in Los Angeles, California, that catches the eye of an intrepid homicide detective (Bentley). The Cortez is host to the strange and bizarre, spearheaded by its owner, The Countess (Gaga), who is a bloodsucking fashionista.

UK Releases

Vamp (Arrow, Region B)

Synopsis:
A group of fraternity pledges head for the seedy side of the city in search of strippers and discover a sinister spot called The After Dark Club. But when the bar’s luscious dancers turn out to be bloodthirsty vampires led by the kinky Katrina (Grace Jones), the evening takes on a freaky new twist. Can these guys survive a bizarre onslaught of vixens and vamps, or will the armies of the undead take the ultimate bite out of their night?

American Horror Story: Hotel (Fox, Region B)

Synopsis:
The plot centers around the enigmatic Hotel Cortez in Los Angeles, California, that catches the eye of an intrepid homicide detective (Bentley). The Cortez is host to the strange and bizarre, spearheaded by its owner, The Countess (Gaga), who is a bloodsucking fashionista.

Aliens (Zavvi Steelbook, Region B)

Synopsis:
Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor from the original “Alien”, is awakened after 57 years of drifting through space. Her experiences with the deadly creatures are disbelieved by Company executives who inform her that the aliens’ planet is now inhabited and colonized by humans. But contact has been lost with the colonists, and Ripley is convinced to return to the planet with a squad of marines, an android, and a Company executive with a mission of his own. Once there, no survivors can be found except for Newt, a little girl who awakens motherly instincts in Ripley just in time for the acid-blooded aliens to attack in what quickly becomes a one-sided battle for sheer survival.

It (Warner Bros, Region B)

Synopsis:
A malevolent force in a small New England town takes the shape of a clown, but he’s not clowning around. Instead, he terrifies youngsters and brings some to their untimely doom – until some wily kids fight back. The evil resurfaces 30 years later: meaner, angrier, deadlier. And friends who vividly remember youthful terrors reunite to battle It. Based on the 1986 novel.

The Hills Have Eyes (Arrow, Region B)

Synopsis:
On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Australia Releases

The Gorgon (via Vision Entertainment, Region B)

Synopsis:
When his father Professor Jules Heitz and brother Bruno die under mysterious circumstances, Paul Heitz travels to a small town to determine what is going on. It’s the early 1900’s and he finds villagers who are wary of strangers and apparently live in fear, particularly when there is a full moon. He hears of the legend of Megaera, a Gorgon so hideous that to look at her will turn you to stone. Of particular interest to him are Dr. Namaroff and his attractive assistant Carla Hoffman. Namaroff is obviously hiding something and is very possessive of Carla, who suffers from blackouts and memory loss. With the help of his mentor, Professor Karl Meister, Paul tries to unlock the secrets around them…

Scream of Fear (Via Vision Entertainment, Region B)

Synopsis:
After narrowly surviving an accident in which she nearly drowned, the wheelchair bound Penny Appleby returns home to live with her widowed step-mother Jane on the French Riviera. She begins to question her sanity after several times seeing her father’s corpse around the house and its grounds, and enlists the help of the friendly chauffeur Bob while attending Doctor Gerrard acts in a suitably sinister manner. No one is who they seem in this tale of intrigue and suspense…

Blue Thunder (Via Vision Entertainment, Region B)

Synopsis:
The air above Los Angeles has become a battle ground in this explosive action thriller. Frank Murphy, a courageous and honorable Los Angeles police officer who is chosen to test run Blue Thunder, a high-tech experimental attack helicopter that comes complete with listening devices, camera lenses, and computer files. While flying Blue Thunder, Murphy and his partner, Lymangood discover that the government intends to use the helicopter for corrupt crowd control and surveillance. The top-secret operation is being run by a sinister colonel, who will stop at nothing to keep the devious military conspiracy a secret. In an effort to expose the covert military operation Murphy decides to “borrow” Blue Thunder, flying against military and police aircrafts on a death-defying flight.

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Umbrella Entertainment, Region B)

Synopsis:
2071 A.D. Planet Mars. On the eve Halloween, a tanker explodes killing and injuring more than 500 people on a freeway in the crater of Alba City. The damage extends beyond one kilometer from the center of explosion. The use of biological or chemical weapon is heavily suspected. The reward is W300,000,000.00 (Mars currency) to find out the perpetrator. Short of funds as usual, the crew of the Bebop is lured into the investigation by the staggering amount of money they could possibly receive for being able to accurately point the blame. They start a search on their own, and so begins the adventures of the young slacker, Spike Spiegel, and his cohort, the ex-cop, Jet Black, leading their gang of bounty hunters on the trail of an elusive nemesis.

The Man from Hong Kong (Umbrella Entertainment, Region B)

Synopsis:
The Far East and the Land Down Under are about to have a head-on collision in this action drama. Fang is an undercover detective from Hong Kong sent to Australia to crack open the operation of a Sydney mob boss named Wilton. Fang puts his skills as a hang glider pilot and martial arts master to work as he sets up Wilton for a literally explosive finale.

True Legend (Via Vision Entertainment, Region B)

Synopsis:
So Chan was a wealthy man obsessed with kung-fu who fell from grace after he and his family became the victims of conspiracies. Eventually, he rises from his compromised state as a beggar and transforms himself into a martial arts master, patriot and folk hero, honored as the “King of Beggars.”

Germany Releases

Men of War (Platinum Entertainment, Region B)

Synopsis:
A former Special Ops soldier leads a group of mercenaries to an island in the South China Sea: their mission is obtain the rights to the unusual treasure that the island beholds.

Cabin Fever (Tiberius Films, Region B)

Synopsis:
A group of five friends are terrorized at their getaway cabin. A remake of the 2002 film, ‘Cabin Fever’.

Cabin Fever Ultimate Edition (Tiberius Films, Region B)

Synopsis:
Collection of Cabin Fever films – Cabin Fever, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, Cabin Fever 3: Paitent Zero, Cabin Fever: The New Outbreak.

What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (Camera Obscura, Region B)

Synopsis:
Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.

The Edge (Capelight Pictures, Region B)

Synopsis:
A plane crash in the freezing Alaskan wilderness pits intellectual billionaire Charles Morse against self satisfied fashion photographer Robert Green in a brutal struggle for survival. Each soon discovers that the greatest danger resides not in nature, but from human fear, treachery, and quite possible, murder.

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.


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