Every Tuesday, distributors release dozens of movies onto Blu-ray, questing for the currency of those of you who still buy physical media. In an increasingly digital world where streaming has replaced brick & mortar rental chains, it is important to support companies like Scream Factory, Vinegar Syndrome, Synapse, Olive Films, Kino Lorber, and the Criterion Collection. But keeping up to date on their releases can be problematic and time consuming. That’s where we come in.
Welcome to HorrorSexy’s monthly preview of the Cult, Horror, and Exploitation films that you crave! See what’s due out on Blu-ray ahead of time so that you can plan accordingly and bulk up your already impressive collection! Please note that all release dates are tentative, and are subject to change!
Closed for the Season
Falling Skies: The Complete Fifth Season
The Giant Spider Invasion (Special Edition w/bonus CD)
Highway to Hell
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait
Wrath of Crows
RELEASE OF THE WEEK: THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION (SPECIAL EDITION)
VCI’s special edition Blu-ray of Bill Rebane’s infamous killer spider flick has substantially better audio & video quality than previous releases, and is shown in its original aspect ratio! Disc one contains an interview with Director Bill Rebane, an HD recreation of the film’s Super 8 home movie digest version, a lengthy photo gallery, and several trailers.
The second disc contains the original Super 8 home movie digest version (quality is rough), and over two hours of interviews and archival footage! Finally there’s a CD containing fourteen tracks from THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION: THE MUSICAL, and a super cool full-color reprint of the film’s original promotional comic book! Never before has a Bill Rebane film been given so much love!
Freaks of Nature
Knight of the Dead
Lizard in a Woman’s Skin
Sheba, Baby (2-Disc Special Edition)
RELEASE OF THE WEEK: LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN
A woman’s depraved dreams become horrifying reality in this film from Lucio Fulci! Mondo Macabro’s disc features the complete cut of the film (104 minutes long), reversible artwork, and a multitude of extras, including: Shedding the Skin documentary (with optional commentary), radio spots, trailers, an interview with Lucio Fulci, feature-length audio commentary with Pete Tombs and Kris Gavin, an alterante Italian opening title sequence, and more!
Also, if you managed to get your paws on The Limited Edition (only 999 copies in existence!), it comes in a red Blu-ray case with an 8-page booklet!
Curse of the Faceless Man
Frankenstein – The Mini Series
The Hitch Hike
The Mutilator (2-Disc Special Edition)
My Science Project
Pray for Death (2-Disc Special Edition)
Vincent Price Collection III
RELEASE OF THE WEEK: THE MUTILATOR (2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION)
Delayed time and again because Arrow Video wanted to give fans the best quality transfer possible, this highly anticipated Blu-ray disc is finally available! Restored in 2K from an unrated, and nearly pristine print of the film, THE MUTILATOR has never looked better! And the supplemental materials on this release are insane!
We get TWO audio commentaries, a feature-length documentary about the making of the film (Fall Breakers: The Story of The Mutilator), interviews with effects guru Mark Shostrom, and composer Michael Minard, Behind the Scenes footage, screen tests, alternate opening titles, trailers, TV spots, a motion stills gallery, the original screenplay (BD/DVD-ROM content), and reversible cover art.
The Bees (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things
Curse / Curse II: The Bite (Double Feature)
Demonoid (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
Dr. Who: Husbands of River Song
The Erotic Adventures of Candy / Candy Goes to Hollywood (Vinegar Syndrome Double Feature)
Millennium / R.O.T.O.R. (Double Feature)
The Serpent and the Rainbow (Collector’s Edition)
Warehouse 13: The Complete Series
Woman in the Moon
RELEASE OF THE WEEK: THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (COLLECTOR’S EDITION)
Featuring new artwork by Joel Robinson, this long-awaited Scream Factory release boasts and all ne HD transfer made from the film’s original interpositive! Extras included on this disc: An all new audio commentary with actor Bill Pullman, a new making-of featurette with cast & crew interviews, the original theatrical, a TV spot, and still gallery!
Dear God No!
Death Note: The Complete Series (Standard Edition)
Death Note – Limited Omega Edition
GOG (1954 – in 3D!)
Kung-Fu Trailers of Fury
The Rosary Murders (1987)
The Sinful Dwarf (Limited Collector’s Edition)
Splatter University (Region Free PAL)
RELEASE OF THE WEEK: THE SINFUL DWARF (LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION)
Severin Films went all out on this limited (to 3,000) title. This release contains two versions of the film: THE DWARF (the “strong” international cut) and THE ABDUCTED BRIDE (the tamer U.S. cut). For extras you get The Harry Novak Story featurette, trailers, TV spots, two additional featurettes (In Search For Torben and The Severin Controversy), an excerpt from THE HOTTEST SHOW IN TOWN, and finally a third feature film called THE BLUE BALLOON, that has never been released before in any format!
The American Horror Project: Volume 1
* batteries not included
The Forbidden Room
Howard the Duck
Species III / Species: The Awakening
RELEASE OF THE WEEK: THE AMERICAN HORROR PROJECT: VOLUME 1
Arrow Video has outdone themselves on this new boxed set which features brand new 2K restorations of MALATESTA’S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD, THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA, and THE PREMONITION. There are far too many extras to mention (scope out the full list here), but I will say that this collection boasts tons of new interviews, audio commentaries, trailers, TV Spots, and more!
My Boyfriend’s Back
Rage of Honor (Special Edition)
RELEASE OF THE WEEK: INVASION U.S.A.
It was a tough decision, but in the end, Chuck Norris roundhoused kicked himself into my heart, leaving my helpless to choose anything but Joseph Zito’s INVASION U.S.A. Shout! Factory’s new disc of the film contains a TV spot, theatrical trailer, interviews with writer James Bruner, and special effects makeup artists Tom Savini, Howard Berger, and Greg Nicotero, plus a feature-length audio commentary with Director Joseph Zito (FRIDAY THE 13TH PART IV: THE FINAL CHAPTER, THE PROWLER, RED SCORPION).
Black Mama, White Mama (2-Disc Special Edition)
The Black Sleep
RELEASE OF THE WEEK: BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA (2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION)
Arrow Video shows us again why they are rapidly becoming one of the best genre distribution labels operating today! This blaxploitation / women in prison flick is presented in HD with an original mono audio track. Extras on this release include: Audio commentary by filmmaker Andrew Leavold (the director of The Search for Weng Weng), interviews with stars Margaret Markov and Sid Haig, an archival interview with director Eddie Romero (The Mad Director of Blood Island), the original theatrical trailer, and reversible cover art!
Blue Ice (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
The City of the Dead
Code 7, Victim 5 / Mozambique (Double Feature)
Death Walks Twice: Two Films by Luciano Ercoli
Murders in the Rue Morgue / The Dunwich Horror (Double Feature)
Pigs (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
RELEASE OF THE WEEK: CHERRY FALLS
A killer purposely targets virgins in this little slasher gem. Scream Factory’s Blu-ray has newly comissioned cover art, and a good number of extras. There’s a new audio commentary with director Geoffrey Wright, a multitude of interviews (new and vintage), behind the scenes footage, the original theatrical trailer, and the original script (which you can view on your BD-ROM drive).
That’s all the news that’s fit to print fellow collectors so be sure to check back in the very next issue of HorrorSexy to find out what new genre Blu-rays are coming out in April! A word of warning: Start saving your pennies now because Arrow Video and Scream Factory are going to be releasing some pretty awesome STUFF that you won’t want to miss out on!
See you next month!