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Horror DVD and Blu-ray Releases: July 1, 2014

maxresdefault Check out what’s landing on shelves today, July 1st! Talk about a killer lineup, we've got everything from mandatory Twilight Zone viewing to the highly touted Afflicted to a new deluxe edition of Cannibal Holocaust and the insanely controversial Lucky Bastard headed our way. It's going to be a week to spend a few bucks! Check out the full list after the jump.

Afflicted (Sony) – DVD and Blu-ray: This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Winner: Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest, and recipient of awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. AFFLICTED is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation.

Cannibal Holocaust (Grindhouse Releasing) – DVD and Blu-ray: THE ONE THAT GOES ALL THE WAY! Banned and heavily censored the world over, here is a film that surpasses its reputation as a shot-gun blast to the senses. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST presents the “found footage” of a group of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters.

This footage is so intense, so graphic and so unflinching in its realism that the director and producer of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST were arrested upon its original release and the film seized.

Nothing you have seen before will prepare you for this uncompromising masterpiece of cinematic nihilism. Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the definitive release of the most controversial movie ever made!

BONUS MATERIAL: 3 Disc Deluxe Edition – 2 Blu-rays + CD

New hi-definition digital restoration of the original director’s cut

Spectacular digital stereo re-mix and original mono mix

2 feature-length commentary tracks – with director Ruggero Deodato and star Robert Kerman, and with stars Carl Yorke and Francesca Ciardi

New in-depth interviews with Ruggero Deodato, Francesca Ciardi, assistant director/co-star Salvo Basile (shot in Columbia!) and cameraman Roberto Forges Davazati

Classic interviews with Robert Kerman, Carl Yorke and Oscar-nominated composer Riz Ortolani

Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailers from around the world

BONUS CD- original soundtrack album by Riz Ortolani newly remastered in stunning 24bit/96khz sound from the original studio master tapes

Glossy 24-page booklet containing liner notes by director Eli Roth, legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun, Euro-music expert Gergely Hubai and Italian exploitation film authority Martin Biene

Shocking reversible cover with original art by notorious illustrator Rick Melton

Beautiful embossed slip cover

9 Easter eggs! – including the Grindhouse Releasing theatrical re-release premiere and Necrophagia music video directed by Jim VanBebber


City of Lust (Brain Damage Films): Arianna is a young woman who moves to the city to escape a traumatic family life in the suburbs. She works as a cosmetologist and is showing early signs of formaldehyde poisoning. New to the city and lonely, she reaches out to a female sex line operator. They agree to meet and soon begin a volatile relationship. An altercation at work results in Arianna losing her job. Then, people in her life begin to turn up dead. With Arianna’s health, career, and new relationship all disintegrating before her eyes, how much longer can she, and those around her, survive?

Dark Island (MTI): After losing contact with its researchers on a remote island, a military corporation hires a group of scientists and soldiers to find out what went wrong. When they arrive, the team quickly discovers that the weapons-testing performed on the island has unleashed a powerful and deadly entity that will stop at nothing to destroy them all.

Infliction (Virgil Films and Entertainment): Feature film director Jack Thomas Smith’s current project he calls “Infliction” is the actual assembled footage taken from the cameras belonging to two brothers, who documented a murder spree in North Carolina in 2011. The footage reveals in disturbing detail their actions and motives. It details the effects of people’s actions or inactions and its long-term effects on other’s lives. “Infliction” presents in cold detail a hard look at the blurred line between society’s criminals and victims.

Killer Legends (Breaking Glass Pictures): Delving into our collective nightmares, this horror-documentary investigates the origins of our most terrifying urban legends and the true stories that may have inspired them.

Killer Vision (Brain Damage Films): While watching B grade movies a brain-injured man is tormented by visions of his friends being murdered by a faceless killer. He becomes increasingly disturbed when he realizes it’s only a matter of time before the killer comes for him.


Lucky Bastard (Revolver Entertainment): Ever wanted to sleep with a real Porn Star? A lucky young guy named Dave (portrayed by Jay Paulson) wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star who goes by Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue). But when the shy and awkward Dave arrives on the Lucky Bastard set, things do not go as planned and a day of fantasy turns into a nightmare. Reality TV-style cameras spread throughout the house capture the action to reveal the terrifying truth.

The Mummy: Resurrected (Phase 4): A group of archaeologists uncover a long lost pyramid in the middle of the Egyptian desert. Believing the pyramid to be full of ancient treasures, the group decides to explore. Little do they know that their actions are about to awaken an ancient evil.

No Vacancy (Lionsgate): Seven friends on a road trip to Las Vegas break down near a rest-stop motel, where they encounter a seemingly helpful group of people. Convinced to stay overnight, the friends wake up in their rooms to a gruesome and bloody terror.

Scavenger Killers (Gaiam): ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ are reinvented in SCAVENGER KILLERS, where a charming judge and a hot criminal defense attorney go on a maniacal, random killing rampage. With bizarre, yet somehow believable, FBI agents on the hunt, the deranged duo amp up their rampage, never murdering with the same method but always with same untamed ferocity.

Bonus Features:

Behind the (CRAZY) Scenes

How to get killed in a really gory horror movie

Hoboken International Film Festival

World Premiere


Twilight Zone: Essential Episodes (Image): The Ultimate Must-Have Collection For Any Twilight Zone Fan!

This very special collection features some of the most memorable episodes from Rod Serling’s legendary series exploring the fantastic and the frightening. Unforgettable episodes include “Time Enough At Last,” “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” “To Serve Man,” “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” and more! Prepare to travel to another dimension of sight and sound once again with these essential episodes: Walking Distance, Time Enough At Last, The Hitch-Hiker, The Monsters are Due on Maple Street, A Stop at Willoughby, The After Hours, The Howling Man, The Eye of the Beholder, Nick of Time, The Invaders, The Obsolete Man, It’s A Good Life, The Midnight Sun, To Serve Man, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, Living Doll, The Masks.

Vamperifica (Echo Bridge): The King of the Vampires has been born again…and this time he’s a bitter, flamboyant college student with abandonment issues and a foul mouth. When Carmen learns that he is in fact the most important blood-sucker of them all, he uses his power to destroy all of his bullies. But his violent and aloof attitude has his friends Tracy (Dreama Walker) and Peter seriously worried. The other vampires are concerned, too—Carmen’s public killings are drawing negative attention to their race, which is already on the brink of extinction. Can Carmen sink his teeth into this new role without disrupting the world around him?

About The Overseer (2283 Articles)
Author of Say No to Drugs, writer for Blumhouse, Dread Central, Horror Novel Reviews and Addicted to Horror Movies.

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