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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.

Lots and lots of good stuff out this week, especially if you’re into TV shows. Out this week from Paramount is the original run of The Twilight Zone now available as individual seasons. Mill Creek is providing fans with complete collections of both Miami Vice and Knight Rider, while Lionsgate is doing the same for Hannibal. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! We’ve got amazing releases of The Thing and Carrie from Scream Factory, some great titles from Kino Lorber including Witchcraft and a whole lot more. This is a good week, my friends.

US Releases

The Twilight Zone: Season One (Paramount, Region A)

Synopsis:
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

The Twilight Zone: Season Two (Paramount, Region A)

Synopsis:
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

The Twilight Zone: Season Three (Paramount, Region A)

Synopsis:
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

The Twilight Zone: Season Four (Paramount, Region A)

Synopsis:
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

The Twilight Zone: Season Five (Paramount, Region A)

Synopsis:
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

The Twilight Zone: Fan Favorites (Paramount, Region A)

Synopsis:
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Witchcraft (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
Horror icon Lon Chaney, Jr. conjures up unspeakable evil as Morgan Whitlock, a modern-day warlock whose witchly ancestors were burned at the stake. But now, after three long centuries of waiting, Morgan’s family will finally have is revenge. The Whitlock’s 300-year-old matriarch has risen from the grave to wreak havoc upon the descendants of those who destroyed her coven, confiscated her estate and burned her alive!

Doctor Strange (Lionsgate, Region A)

Synopsis:
Dr. Stephen Strange was one of the most gifted surgeons in medicine before his hands were left shattered and useless as a result of a car crash. Spending his fortune in pursuit of a way to fix his fractured body, the dejected doctor believed all was lost until the Ancient One offered him hope and healing in Tibet. Training mind, body and soul with the Ancient One and his pupils, Doctor Strange’s scope, power and compassion grows as he steps closer to his mystical fate. But to fully embrace his destiny and protect the worlds of magic and reality, Strange must face betrayal, death and the emergence of Dormammu.

Vampire Ecstasy/Sin You Sinners (Film Movement, Region A)

Vampire Esctasy
Three beautiful young women arrive at a grim and secluded castle, eager to claim their inheritance. In the castle basement, a coven of witches dance in a wild ritual, invoking the spirit of their deceased vampire leader. That same night, a brother and sister arrive, warning of the castle’s evil curse. But too soon they also fall under the witches’ spell, and the stage is set for the return of the Baroness Varga, for the vessel has been chosen!

Sin You Sinners
An aging exotic dancer uses occult forces in the shape of a magic amulet to maintain her youth and beauty. Discovering her secret, her jealous daughter and employer hatch plots to steal the amulet for themselves. When the amulet goes missing, it sets off a chain of events ending in murder.

Bubba the Redneck Werewolf (MVD Visual, Region A)

Synopsis:
Cracker County is under attack and lovesick dog catcher Bubba Blanche has been transformed into a ferocious, cigar smoking Werewolf in order to save the day. But first he’s got to conquer a beer or two. And maybe a plate of chicken wings.

Ghostbusters (Sony, Region A)

Synopsis:
Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Miami Vice: The Complete Series (Mill Creek, Region A)

Synopsis:
Resplendent with authentic 1980’s music, fashion and vibe, “Miami Vice” follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.

Knight Rider: The Complete Series (Mill Creek, Region A)

Synopsis:
A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Blood Father (Lionsgate, Region A)

Synopsis:
An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

The Thing (Scream Factory, Region A)

Synopsis:
A twelve-man research team stationed in Antarctica finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has been buried for over 100,000 years.

Carrie (Scream Factory, Region A)

Synopsis:
A telekinetic powered girl becomes Senior Prom queen, is humiliated publicly, and chaos and destruction follows in this horror classic by Brian De Palma based on the Stephen King novel starring Sissy Spacek and John Travolta.

The Hills Have Eyes (Arrow, Region A)

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.

On Dangerous Ground (Warner Archive, Region A)

Synopsis:
“Why do you make me do it?” New York cop Jim Wilson asks the hoodlum he’s about to smash senseless. Jim has seen it all on the city’s shadowy streets: killers, thugs, pimps, sadists. And the experience has cost him his soul. Ironically, his redemption may come in his next case, a brutal murder that brings him into the open sky and white light of the countryside… and into the arms of a beautiful blind woman.

Boiling Point (Film Movement, Region A)

Synopsis:
Two members of a Japanese junior baseball team get mixed up with the local yakuza. After their coach is severely injured by the gangsters, the two boys set off to Okinawa to purchase a gun in order to get revenge. While in Okinawa they get befriended by a psychotic yakuza outcast who is planning a revenge of his own.

Hannibal: The Complete Series (Lionsgate, Region A)

Synopsis:
Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Astro-Zombies (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
After being fired from the Space Agency, the disgruntled (not to mention crazy) Dr. DeMarco creates an Astroman from a criminal’s dead body. However, he loses control of his creation, which goes on a killing spree, attracting the attention of an international spy ring and the CIA…

Violent Cop (Film Movement, Region A)

Synopsis:
Violent Cop (“Sono otoko kyobo ni tsuki”) is the first film directed by Takeshi “Beat” Kitano, the Japanese star who began as a stand-up comedian on television. It’s a Dirty Harry-type tale of a cop whose overly muscular methods are disapproved of by his superiors. When his partner is killed by the local Mr Big, Azuma (Kitano) goes into action, along with a new sidekick he initiates into the ways of the world. Dismissed from the force, Azuma carries on his one-man campaign, despite his sister’s being forcibly drugged and raped by the gang. The violence is graphic, but what’s most engaging about the film is Kitano’s acting. He’s an unlikely hero with his bow-legged walk and the face of a punch-drunk boxer, but his low-key style, a counterpart to the explosive violence, is always cool and it’s easy to see why he’s such a cult figure.

 

UK Releases

The Burning (Arrow, Region B)

Synopsis:
A prank gone bad leaves a mean camp janitor named Cropsey horribly burnt and several years later he returns to exact vengeance.

Dark Water (Arrow, Region B)

Synopsis:
No one loses their mind instantly – Sanity seeps away one drop at a time. Yoshimi simply wanted a better life – for both herself and her daughter Ikuko. Unfortunately, such wishes may sometimes be hard to come by. The custody battle has grown embittered and hurtful, her new job is less than desirable, and Ikuko’s schoolwork has taken a turn for the worse. But, Yoshimi has something bigger to worry about. Something upstairs. Something cold and dank. Something that should have never been.

Wolf Creek: The Complete First Series (Eureka Entertainment, Region B)

Synopsis:
Eve, a 19-year-old American tourist is targeted by crazed serial killer Mick Taylor. She survives his attack and embarks on a mission of revenge.

The First Power (88 Films, Region B)

Synopsis:
A killer is given the gas chamber after committing several demonic murders. His spirit is released and given power by the Devil. Now the cop that caught him before must find a way to do it again.

Prison (88 Films, Region B)

Synopsis:
The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison’s new governor.

Die Screaming, Marianne (Screenbound Pictures, Region B)

Synopsis:
After their parents divorce, one daughter lives with her mother in England while the other lives with her father in Portugal. After the untimely death of her mother, the one daughter stands to inherit a large sum of money and also a number of documents containing information that will incriminate her father, who was a crooked judge. While her father wants the documents, her sister wants the money and they will each stop at nothing, even murder, to get what they want.

The Greasy Strangler (Spirit Entertainment, Region B)

Synopsis:
Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.

 

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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