While some of our trusty VOD outlets have come up a bit short in regards to recent selections, we’re continuing to see some huge disc releases on a weekly basis. This week we’re seeing a handful of compelling new films hit discs as well as some genuine classics getting the restorations and re-releases they certainly deserve.
Here’s a look at the new movies hitting discs today!
In the pulse-pounding thriller 13 Cameras, newly-weds Ryan (PJ McCabe) and Claire (Brianne Moncrief) move into a new house across the country, only to find out that their marital issues are the least of their problems. Unbeknownst to them, their grim and lascivious landlord (Neville Archambault) has been spying on them from day one, and he has evil intentions.
Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds is an unforgettable masterpiece that is considered one of the most terrifying films from the Master of Suspense. When beautiful, blonde Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) travels to Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly, thousands of birds begin to flock into town, preying on schoolchildren and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Mitch and Melanie must fight for their lives against a deadly force that cannot be explained or stopped in this film that makes you want to “hold onto something and watch!” (Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide).
Carnival of Souls (The Criterion Collection)
Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around in a car with two friends. When challenged to a drag, the women accept, but are forced off of a bridge. It appears that all are drowned, until Mary, quite some time later, amazingly emerges from the river. After recovering, Mary accepts a job in a new town as a church organist, only to be dogged by a mysterious phantom figure that seems to reside in an old run-down pavilion. It is here that Mary must confront the personal demons of her spiritual insouciance.
Cat in the Brain
The most VIOLENT movie ever made! Starring Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci
Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of ZOMBIE and THE BEYOND, stars in this blood-soaked epic as a director being driven insane by his own movies. Fulci is thrust into an ultra-violent nightmare of death and depravity where murder and madness consume his sanity in a vortex of violence.
Cat In The Brain is a psychological masterpiece in the tradition of such cinematic classics as Psycho, Strait-Jacket, Eraserhead and Fellini’s 8 1/2.
Frankenstein: Day of the Beast
In a foggy winter morning, a raft brings a priest to an isolated island. He is getting paid to perform a wedding ritual under very mysterious conditions. The groom is Victor Frankenstein, and the young and beautiful bride is his cousin Elizabeth. Seven armed and dangerous mercenary soldiers have been hired to protect her against something huge that hides in the woods, awaiting for that wedding night to be consummated. Victor is the only one who knows the truth about their enemy. His secret will be paid with the life of his private army, whose men will die one by one, as the creature gets closer to his target: the bride.
A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.
Spanning over 30 years, Hunters is the unrelenting tale of two cinephile brothers who abduct their victims in the rural woods of Pennsylvania. These brothers objectify and humiliate their victims leaving them stripped of any trace of humanity. These heinous acts are all in the pursuit to create a genuine horror film. Not recommended for sensitive viewers, Massacre Video presents the controversial Hunters by cult director Adam Ahlbrandt completely uncut and uncensored.
Just Desserts: The Making of “Creepshow”
In 1982, Author Stephen King, and Director George A. Romero collaborated on a feature-film tribute to the controversial EC comics of the 1950s. Told through five jolting tales of terror, Creepshow has become a celebrated horror classic over the past three decades. With an all-star cast, and featuring groundbreaking special effects by genre legend Tom Savini, Creepshow stands as a horrific and hilarious tribute to the stories that helped influence (and corrupt) a generation of writers and filmmakers. Now the tales behind the creation of this chilling masterpiece can finally be told!
Featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage and photographs, Just Desserts: The Making Of “Creepshow” also contains over a dozen interviews, including George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and many others. These are the terrifying stories behind the film that promised you… The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have…BEING SCARED!
MILFs vs. Zombies
A group of moms enjoying a lady’s night out are forced to fight for their lives when their quiet town is overrun by a ravenous horde of flesh eating corpses. Will they be able to meet up with their husbands, save their children (who are away at summer camp) and make it home in time for dinner’ Watch MILFs vs. Zombies and find out!
Former model and actress Ginny (Lynn Lowry) had been cast aside by the modeling industry when she was a young woman due to her body type – and she didn’t take the rejection well. When new neighbors Debbie and Sal move in, they begin to notice strange things happening, as the list of missing young women begins to grow. What has Ginny been doing in her basement all these years, and can she be stopped?
One of the most shocking films of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho changed the thriller genre forever. Join the Master of Suspense on a chilling journey as an unsuspecting victim (Janet Leigh) visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema’s most notorious psychopaths – Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). Named #1 on the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Thrills list, this notorious film has become a cultural phenomenon. Featuring one of the most iconic scenes in film history – the infamous “shower scene” – plus bonus features and a digitally remastered picture, Psycho is “still terrifying after all these years” (Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide.)
After a disastrous summer trip, Jack (Andrew Simpson, Rebellion) finds himself hitchhiking through the sun-drenched rural French countryside with nothing but his British passport. Unaware of dangers that are plaguing the roads, he tries without much success to get home. Along the way, he partners up with another hitchhiker, a beautiful French girl, Véronique (Joséphine de La Baume, Kiss of the Damned). But when they accept a ride from a local oddball (Frédéric Pierrot, The Returned), the pair find themselves thrown in a deadly game of cat and mouse in which nothing is what it seems. Bursting with nonstop twists and turns and an undercurrent of Hitchcockian malice, this riveting psychological thriller is a hell of a ride. Legendary cult actress Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, You’re Next) co-stars.
iZombie Season 1
How many people can say that satisfying their munchies helps solve murders?] Meet Olivia “Liv” Moore, a medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. Stuck between half-alive and undead, Liv transfers to Seattle’s morgue to access the only thing that allows her to maintain her humanity – human brains. But there are side effects to Liv’s new diet: flashes of the corpse’s memories – including clues as to how they were killed. Liv works with an eccentric Medical Examiner and a rookie detective to help solve the murders…it’s the least a good citizen zombie can do! Based on characters published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint from the brains behind “Veronica Mars”, “iZombie” delivers crime-fighting zombie adventures in all 13 Season One episodes.
iZombie Season 2
iZombie continues with more brainy adventures! From the executive producers of Veronica Mars, the series stars Rose McIver as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. But Liv finds her calling – and an endless supply of food – working at the Seattle coroner’s office, helping to solve crimes with her “visions.” As season two begins, Liv’s ex-fiancé and love, Major, is reeling from recent events and the knowledge that Liv is a zombie. Meanwhile, Blaine – now human – struggles to maintain his zombie world; Clive searches for Blaine and suspects Major’s involvement in the Meat Cute massacre; and Ravi is bent on finding the tainted Utopium. So power up with your favorite brain food and prepare for more fun and thrills! Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and David Anders also star, while Steven Weber continues his guest-starring role as Max Rager’s CEO.
Slasher Season 1
For Sarah Bennett, home is where the horror is.
Katie McGrath (Jurassic World, TV’s “Merlin”) stars in the thrilling first season of Chiller’s first original series: Slasher. When Sarah Bennett (McGrath) returns to her small hometown, she finds herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders based on the grisly killings of her parents. As the murders escalate, long-buried secrets are revealed, making everyone around her a suspect… or a victim.