DVD and Blu-ray Releases: May 16, 2017

We’ve got a good amount of classic titles this week, with a fairly decent amount of newer releases as well. Since everything is coming out on time with no weird dates listed, we also have zero discrepancies to talk about this week.

Zombie fans can rejoice in the release of Breakdown Lane on DVD. You can check out the red band trailer here.

Also, along the zombie motif, we have Resident Evil The Final Chapter, along with Resident Evil: The Complete Collection coming to stores this week on various formats.

This will also be a good week for fans of Dracula. In addition to Dracula Untold getting yet another Blu-ray release, there will also be a Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection releasing on Blu-ray this week as well.

In addition to the Dracula collection mentioned above, this week also sees a Blu-ray release for The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection. Depending on what you pick up this week, you could have a good couple of binge nights in the depths of the golden age of horror movies.

Among our other classics this week, you can pick up Blu-ray copies of both Ben and Willard, coming at us from the fine folks Shout! Factory. Who hasn’t wanted to train rodents to exact their revenge at some point in their lives? I would do it – I have wanted to anyway.

You can also pick up newer releases of movies that have been out for a while, such as Army Of Darkness, Van Helsing, Dawn Of The Dead and An American Werewolf in London. All of the details regarding those releases are listed below.

Pleasant viewing.



MOVIES

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Starring:

David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine

Synopsis:

Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all-time with the cult classic An American Werewolf in London. Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor, director John Landis (National Lampoon’s Animal House) delivers a contemporary take on the classic werewolf tale in this story of two American tourists who, while traveling in London, find their lives changed forever when a vicious wolf attacks them during a full moon. Featuring groundbreaking, Academy Award-winning* make-up by Rick Baker (The Wolfman), this digitally remastered film remains a modern horror.

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Army of Darkness (1992) (Screwhead Edition)

Starring:

Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Bridget Fonda, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

Synopsis:

All primitive screwheads, listen up! Cult superstar Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) reunites with director Sam Raimi (Drag Me to Hell, Spider-Man) to battle the deadly forces of evil in Army of Darkness – the outrageous, effects-fueled action epic that will make you scream with fear and laughter. Forced to lead a makeshift Dark Ages army against the demonic Deadites, who possess all the deadly magic of hell, the shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed, reluctant 20th century time traveler Ash (Campbell) must save the living from the dead, rescue his medieval girlfriend and get back to his own time. One of the most popular horror comedies of all time, now digitally remastered and loaded with bonus features, Army of Darkness Screwhead Edition is drop-dead fun!

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Ben (1972)

Starring:

Joseph Campanella, Meredith Baxter

Synopsis:

A boy befriends a rat named Ben and forms an army of his rodent friends.

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Breakdown Lane (2017)

Starring:

Whitney Moore, Aric Cushing, Nicole Zylstra, Travis Friesen, Shane Dean

Synopsis:

One woman. A broken down car. And the hungry undead.

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Cabin Fear (2016)

Starring:

Joe Bandelli, Ralph Cashen, Matthew Wise, Clea Alsip, Duane Cooper

Synopsis:

A group of friends is stalked by a killer at an isolated destination wedding.

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Dawn of the Dead (2004) (Unrated Director’s Cut)

Starring:

Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, Ty Burrell

Synopsis:

Packed with more blood, more gore, and more bone-chilling, jaw-dropping thrills, Dawn of the Dead Unrated Director’s Cut is the version too terrifying to be shown in theaters! Starring Mekhi Phifer, Ving Rhames and Sarah Polley in an edgy, electrifying thrill-ride.When a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive…and human.

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Dracula Untold (2014)

Starring:

Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance

Synopsis:

Witness the origin story of one of legend’s most captivating figures in the action-adventure, Dracula Untold. The year is 1462 and Transylvania has enjoyed a prolonged period of peace under the just and fair rule of the battle-weary Vlad III, the prince of Wallachia (Luke Evans, Fast & Furious 6, The Hobbit series). But when Sultan Mehmed II (Dominic Cooper, Captain America: The First Avenger) demands 1,000 of Wallachia’s boys – including Vlad’s own son – become child soldiers in his army, Vlad must enter into a Faustian bargain to save his family and his people. He gains the strength of 100 men, the speed of a falling star, and the power to crush his enemies. In exchange, he’s inflicted with an insatiable thirst for human blood that could force him into a life of darkness and destroy all that he holds dear.

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He Knows You’re Alone (1980)

Starring:

Don Scardino, Caitlin O’Heaney, Elizabeth Kemp, Tom Rolfing, Lewis Arlt

Synopsis:

Now you see him. Now you don’t. The face of a killer appears out of the darkness and just as quickly disappears. A young woman has an eerie feeling someone is stalking her. Another beauty steps into a shower… and a bathroom-door handle slowly turns. We’re in slasher-flick territory – and also in a rare realm of film history, because screen icon Tom Hanks makes his movie debut in this knife-edged shocker.

The up-and-coming legend plays the brief supporting role of Elliot, a psych major whose musings about the nature of fear reinforce the tone of this twisted tale about a sicko who targets brides-to-be… a detective scrambling to stop the carnage. Wedded bliss can be very short-lived when He Knows

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Patient (2017)

Starring:

Anney Reese, Brett Brooks, Sheri Gilbert-Wilson, Chase Wainscott, Kate Thompson

Synopsis:

A paralyzed hospital patient is tormented by malevolent spirits that offer her liberation in exchange for the soul of her brother’s child.

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017)

Starring:

Milla Jovovich, Ruby Rose, Ali Larter

Synopsis:

Picking up after Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

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A Stranger is Watching (1982)

Starring:

Kate Mulgrew, Rip Torn, James Naughton, Shawn von Schreiber, Barbara Baxley

Synopsis:

They don’t see him, but he’s there. A stranger is watching… plotting… planning… and anticipating every move they make. Then he strikes. He imprisons a little girl and a famous reporter in the dank maze of tunnels beneath New York’s Grand Central Station. The kidnapper is a remorseless psychopath who wants to collect a ransom, then murder his captives. His victims’ only hope is their own wits – and the aid of the dazed and desperate homeless people who roam this urban netherworld.

Kate Mulgrew is heartrendingly believable as the reporter, and Rip Torn gives a harrowing performance as the kidnapper in this nightmarish shocker based on the Mary Higgins Clark suspense novel and directed by Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th). A Stranger Is Watching: You won’t be able to look away.

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Van Helsing (2004)

Starring:

Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Shuler Hensley

Synopsis:

The director of The Mummy and The Mummy Returns brings three of Universal’s classic monsters back to life like never before in the action-packed Van Helsing! Legendary monster hunter Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman, X-Men) must rely on the help of the beautiful and mysterious Anna Valeris (Kate Beckinsale, Underworld) as he engages in an epic battle with the ultimate forces of darkness – Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein’s Monster! Get ready for non-stop action and spectacular adventure in this pulse-pounding thrill ride loaded with eye-popping visual effects and exciting bonus features.

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Willard (1971)

Starring:

Bruce Davison, Ernest Borgnine, Sondra Locke

Synopsis:

Nagged by his mother, bullied by his boss, a young man trains mansion rats to kill for him.

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The Wolfman (2010) (Unrated Director’s Cut)

Starring:

Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving

Synopsis:

Academy Award winners Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) tear up the screen in this action-packed thriller. Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro) is lured back to his family estate to investigate the savage murder of his brother by a bloodthirsty beast. There, Talbot must confront his childhood demons, his estranged father (Hopkins), his brother’s grieving fiancée (Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada) and a suspicious Scotland Yard Inspector (Hugo Weaving, The Matrix Trilogy). When Talbot is bitten by the creature, he becomes eternally cursed and soon discovers a fate far worse than death. Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins.

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COLLECTIONS

Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection

Starring:

Bela Lugosi, Otto Kruger, Jr. Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bud Abbott

Synopsis:

The original Dracula is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 6 films from the original legacy including the frightening classic starring Bela Lugosi and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the famed vampire and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of Dracula to this day.

Movies:

Dracula

Dracula’s Daughter

House Of Dracula

Son Of Dracula

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Kung Fu Zombies – 7 Movie Collection

Starring:

Billy Chong, Chia-Hui Liu, Panna Rittikrai, Eddy Ko, Siu-Wong Fan

Synopsis:

It’s the Ultimate Genre Mash-Up in this Killer Kung-Fu Collection

Movies:

Kung Fu Zombie

A criminal comes to town in order to kill Billy Chong over a past dispute. But instead of getting his own hands dirty, he hires a Taoist wizard to animate some zombies to do the job for him. The plan goes horribly awry, and the bad guy ends up getting killed in his own trap. Crazy possessions & vampire insanity ensues… luckily Billy knows Kung Fu.

Kung Fu From Beyond the Grave

The gates of hell open to let out the ghosts of the dead Chun Sing is visited by his deceased father, who tells the young man that his enemy is a priest who commands the dark forces of black magic. Luckily, Chun Sing gets help from a magic book, a group of friendly ghosts, and a house full of hookers.

Shaolin vs. Evil Dead

A criminal comes to town in order to kill Billy Chong over a past dispute. But instead of getting his own hands dirty, he hires a Taoist wizard to animate some zombies to do the job for him. The plan goes horribly awry, and the bad guy ends up getting killed in his own trap. Crazy possessions & vampire insanity ensues… luckily Billy knows Kung Fu.

Shaolin vs. Evil Dead: Ultimate Power

It’s more zombies and vampires as the Master Killer, Gordon Liu (Kill Bill 1 & 2) returns in this highly anticipated sequel to Shaolin vs Evil Dead! His fellow Taoist priest Hak has turned into a vampire and he must use all his power to stop Hak and his legion of vampires from bringing eternal darkness to the nation. Spectacular special effects and terrific fights make Shaolin vs Evil Dead: The Ultimate Power the perfect conclusion to this martial arts horror thriller!

Spirited Killer 2

There are two sisters who want to get their grandad’s corpse so he can be buried with his ancestors. There’s a problem, though, as there are some gangsters in the same general area trying to take the blood from their dead leader’s body and transfer it to a new guy. That blood gets infected and both guys are now zombies. The grandfather comes back as well. There’s a hopping vampire. There’s ghosts. We also have an exorcist. There’s also an evil wizard. And lots and lots of martial arts fights.

Spirited Killer 3

We have teams from China and Japan seeking out a black stone that can create immensely powerful magic. There’s some resistance and the local population calls up a shaman who announces he will be a shaman for a thousand years. Yes, he’s evil. So we’re off to more wackiness with wizards, ghosts, zombies, and a few of those female ogres/ghouls. There are a few gut-munching scenes. It all ends up in a magical war.

We Are Going To Eat You

Agent 999 is sent to a rural Chinese village to arrest a bandit called ‘Rolex’, who sports a tattoo of a fist on his chest. Upon arriving, Agent 999 begins to suspect that something is wrong, and it soon transpires that cannibals, addicted to the flesh of strangers, populate the village. Agent 999 and an unlikely bunch of good guys decide that they must overthrow the evil Chief of the village and escape.

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The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection

Starring:

Boris Karloff, Dick Foran, Jr. Lon Chaney, Bud Abbott, David Manners

Synopsis:

The original Mummy is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 6 films from the original legacy including the terrifying classic starring Boris Karloff and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the ancient Egyptian monster and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of the Mummy to this day.

Movies:

The Mummy

The Mummy’s Curse

The Mummy’s Ghost

The Mummy’s Hand

The Mummy’s Tomb

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Resident Evil: The Complete Collection

Starring:

Milla Jovovich

Synopsis:

Experience the exhilarating epic journey of Resident Evil from beginning to end, with all six films on Blu-Ray in Resident Evil: The Complete Collection!

Movies:

Resident Evil

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Resident Evil: Extinction

Resident Evil: Retribution

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

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