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 Posted:   Oct 17, 2014 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of director Clive Barker's film Lord of Illusions (1995), starring Scott Bakula, Kevin J. O'Connor, Famke Janssen, Joseph Latimore, Susan Traylor, and Ashley Tesoro. The release will be available for purchase on December 16th.

Private detective Harry D'Amour (Bakula) stumbles onto dark doings involving a famous magician, Philip Swann (O'Connor), and his gorgeous wife Dorothea (Janssen). D'Amour thinks that Swann could be involved in the death of a tarot reader and former cult member, and as he investigates he is plunged further into a world of occult mystery.

Special Features:

•DISC ONE: Theatrical Cut of the film

•DISC TWO: All NEW High Definition transfer of Clive Barker's Director's Cut of the film
Commentary by Director Clive Barker
"A Gathering of Magic" Featurette - Original Behind the Scenes Footage
Unseen Rare Behind the Scenes Footage "Illusion of Reality"
Vintage interviews and UNSEEN On-Set Footage provide a fascinating look into the making of the film
Deleted Scenes with Clive Barker commentary
NEW Interview with Storyboard Artist Martin Mercer
Photo Gallery

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=15255

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2015 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, announced today that its upcoming Collector's Edition of John Carpenter's cult film Escape from New York will feature a brand new high-definition transfer which has been struck from a new 2K scan of an original interpositive. The release will be available for purchase on April 21.

Scream Factory has not yet officially announced all of the supplemental features that will be included on the upcoming release, but it has confirmed that in terms of content it will exceed the previous DVD special edition of the film.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=15783

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2015 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of director Tobe Hooper's Invaders from Mars (1986), starring Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman, Bud Cort, and Louise Fletcher. The release will be available for purchase on April 7.

From the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Lifeforce. This space-age creature feature is crawling with horrifying hordes of Martians hell-bent on stealing your soul – as well as your planet! Little David Gardner's starry-eyed dreams turn into an out-of-this-world nightmare when invaders from the red planet land in his backyard and unleash their hostilities on unsuspecting earthlings! Paralyzed with fear as the aliens take over the minds of his mom, dad and even his schoolmates, David must somehow find a way to stop them -– before they turn the whole human race into brain-dead zombies!

Special Features:
New Audio commentary with director Tobe Hooper
The Martians Are Coming! - The Making of "Invaders From Mars", an all-new retrospective featuring interviews with Director Tobe Hooper, Actor Hunter Carson, Special Creature Effects Artists Alec Gillis and Gino Crognale, and Composer Christopher Young
Theatrical Trailer & TV spot
Original Storyboards
Original Production Illustration Gallery from Artist William Stout with commentary by Stout
Still Gallery

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=15948

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2015 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)



Can't wait!!! "A-E-I-O-Uuuuuuuu." big grin

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2015 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, announced today that its upcoming Collector's Edition of John Carpenter's cult film Escape from New York will feature a brand new high-definition transfer which has been struck from a new 2K scan of an original interpositive. The release will be available for purchase on April 21.

Scream Factory has not yet officially announced all of the supplemental features that will be included on the upcoming release, but it has confirmed that in terms of content it will exceed the previous DVD special edition of the film.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=15783



***UPDATE***

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has detailed its upcoming Collector's Edition of John Carpenter's cult film Escape from New York. The release will be available for purchase on April 21.

Synopsis: Kurt Russell (Stargate) stars in a high-velocity sci-fi action-thriller from director John Carpenter (co-written by Nick Castle) that sets the screen ablaze with heart-stopping suspense, outrageous stunts and imaginative special effects. Bristling with riveting chases and hard-hitting fight sequences, Escape From New York is your passport to nonstop excitement!

In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world's most brutal inmates. And when the President of the United States (Donald Pleasence) crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken (Russell), a notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero who, in exchange for a full pardon, descends into the decayed city and wages a blistering war against the captors. But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive charge planted inside Snake's body will end the mission - and his life - unless he succeeds!

Special Features:

Blu-ray Disc One:
NEW 2K High Definition scan of the inter-positive, struck from the original negative
NEW Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau and directory of photography Dean Cundey
Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
Audio Commentary by producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves

Blu-ray Disc Two:
NEW Big Challenges in Little Manhattan: The Visual Effects of Escape From New York
NEW Scoring the Escape: A Discussion with composer Alan Howarth
NEW On Set with John Carpenter: The Images of Escape From New York with photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker
NEW I Am Taylor – an interview with actor Joe Unger
NEW My Night on the Set – an interview with filmmaker David DeCoteau
Deleted Scene: The Original Opening Bank Robbery Sequence
Return to Escape from New York Featurette
Theatrical Trailers
Photo Galleries – Behind-the-Scenes, Posters and Lobby Cards

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=16111

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2015 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Independent distributors Shout Factory will release on Blu-ray Delbert Mann's All Quiet On The Western Front (1979), starring Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm, and Patricia Neal. The release will be available for purchase on July 14.

Synopsis: At the rise of World War I, German patriot Paul Baumer (Thomas) and his friends enlist in the Imperial German Army. In search of adventure and eager to assert the superiority of their nation, the young men endure a brutal training camp and soon find themselves face to face with the full horrors of war when they are sent to the front lines to fight… and likely die. As the conflict rages, Paul grows from an eager boy to a disillusioned man who bears the scars of war on both his body and his soul.

Special Features:
Original Trailer

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=16553

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2015 - 7:23 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I'm anxiously awaiting the new MAD MAX Blu-ray! Also, I can't wait for FURY ROAD!

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2015 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has detailed its upcoming Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Wes Craven's film The People Under the Stairs (1991), starring Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, Ving Rhames, and Sean Whalen. The release will be available for purchase on August 11.

Synopsis: Wes Craven, the director of The Serpent and the Rainbow and Shocker, locks you inside the most terrifying house on the street. Trapped inside a fortified home owned by a mysterious couple, a young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare. The boy quickly learns the true nature of the house's homicidal inhabitants and the secret creatures hidden deep within the house.

Special Features:
NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director Wes Craven
NEW Audio Commentary with actors Brandon Adams, A.J. Langer, Sean Whalen, and Yan Birch
House Mother – NEW interview with actress Wendy Robie
What Lies Beneath – NEW interviews with special make-up effects Artists Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman
House of Horrors – NEW interview with director of photography Sandi Sissel
Settling The Score – NEW interview with composer Don Peake
Behind-The-Scenes Footage
Vintage "Making of" Featurette
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots
Still Galleries (Original Storyboards and Official Stills)
The set also comes with a reversible wrap which includes the original theatrical key art.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=16943

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2015 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Michael Winner's film The Sentinel (1977), starring Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, José Ferrer, Chris Sarandon, Sylvia Miles, Beverly D'Angelo, and John Carradine. The release will be available for purchase on September 22.

Synopsis: When a beautiful model, Alison Parker (Cristina Raines), rents an apartment in a gloomy New York brownstone little does she realize the unspeakable horrors that await her behind its mysterious doors.

Based on Jeffrey Konvitz's best-selling novel, this contemporary gothic chiller features jump-out-of-your-seat special effects and an incredible assemblage of stars including Ava Gardner, José Ferrer, John Carradine, Burgess Meredith, Deborah Raffin, Chris Sarandon, Eli Wallach and Martin Balsam. Alison likes her eccentric new neighbors, so it comes as a shock when she's told that, except for a strange old priest, she's the only tenant. Director Michael Winner comes up with something to terrify everyone in this spin-tingling exercise in supernatural suspense.

Special Features:
NEW 2015 High Definition transfer of the film from interpositive! (We can now confess that this is why we delayed the release a month. Thank you for understanding when we moved it).
NEW Audio Commentary by actress Cristina Raines (FYI – She admits that this is the first time she has ever watched the film!)
NEW Audio Commentary with writer/producer Jeffrey Konvitz
NEW interview with assistant director Ralph S. Singleton
Audio Commentary with director Michael Winner
Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots
Still Galleries – movie stills, press photos, posters and lobby cards

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=17241

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2015 - 9:44 AM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

The Sentinel is purely worth it for the Winner commentary. It makes me wish i had a commentary on all his films.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2015 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

The Sentinel is one of my favorite horror films. A new transfer? Hot dayum!

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2015 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has confirmed that it will release on Blu-ray Bob Kelljan's The Return of Count Yorga (1971), starring Robert Quarry, Mariette Hartley, Roger Perry, and Craig T. Nelson. The sequel to the hit 1970 original film Count Yorga, Vampire, the Deathmaster will be available for purchase on October 13.

When the overlord of the damned rises again to prowl the shadows, who will stand against The Return Of Count Yorga? Robert Quarry is back as one of the most dapper vampires to ever set up shop in California in this thrilling sequel that really raises the stakes. Revived by the well-known supernatural properties of the Santa Ana winds, our undead leading man takes to the streets with an unquenchable thirst. In search of new blood, Yorga moves next door to an orphanage. But when he crosses paths with a beautiful young woman, the Count's thoughts turn to love. Has the ruler of the night finally found the girl with whom he can share eternity?

Featuring Mariette Hartley, Roger Perry and Craig T. Nelson in his screen debut, this biting vampire flick will thrill you horror fans…Yorga-nna love this one.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary with Film Historian Steve Haberman and Actor Rudy De Luca
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spot
Radio Spots
Photo Gallery

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=17436

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2015 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Elliot Silverstein's film The Car (1977), starring James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, Kyle Richards, and Kim Richards. The release will be available for purchase on December 15.

Fasten your seatbelts for the terrifying thrill ride that has become a cult classic! The peaceful tranquility of a small Western town is disturbed when a murderous car wreaks havoc by viciously mowing down innocent victims. The new sheriff, Wade Parent (James Brolin, The Amityville Horror), may be the only one who can stop this menace in its tracks. But what Wade Parent doesn't realize is that the driver of this indestructible vehicle is far more dangerous than any man... because it is driven by pure evil.

Special Features:
NEW "Mystery Of The Car" – An Interview With Producer/Director Elliot Silverstein
NEW "The Navajo Connection" – An Interview With Actress Geraldine Keams
NEW "Just Like Riding A Bike" - An Interview With Actress Melody Thomas Scott
Original Theatrical Trailer
TV Spot & Radio Spots
Still Gallery

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=17802

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2015 - 6:30 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has confirmed that it will release on Blu-ray The Vincent Price Collection III. The box set is scheduled to arrive on the market in early 2016.

BOX SET CONTENT:

Master of the World (1961)

In 1848, a fanatical inventor seeks to fly around the world and stop war from his flying airship (the "Albatross")...a cross between a zeppelin and a helicopter. Adapted from two Jules Verne novel -- Master of the World and The Conqueror. Starring Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry Hull, and Vito Scotti.

Tower of London (1962)

Blind ambition meets bloody terror in famed director Roger Corman's "sophisticated and well made" (Video Hound's Golden Movie Retreiver) tale of royally bad behavior based on Shakespeare's Richard III! Starring the king of creepiness, Vincent Price, as a demented despot who's killing his way to England's throne - only to be haunted by the spirits of his victims - Tower of London is a "quivering good time" (Los Angeles Times)! Also starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil, and Ian Hunter.

Diary of a Madman (1963)

Vincent Price turns in a classic performance as a sculptor, possessed by an evil spirit, who hires a model (Nancy Kovack) to pose for him - then learns thereafter that she has been brutally murdered. Starring Vincent Price, Nancy Kovack, Chris Warfield, Ian Wolfe, and Elain Devry.

Cry of the Banshee (1970)

Vincent Price is diabolical, commanding and "as brutally horrific as ever" (Motion Picture Exhibitor) as a corrupt English magistrate who leads a crusade to rid the countryside of witches...but doesn't mind accosting a few innocent wenches on his way! Murder, torture and titillation are just a few methods of interrogation in this lurid "witchcraft shocker" (Motion Picture Exhibitor) that pits evil against more evil in a duel to the death! Also starring Essy Persson, Hilary Heath, Carl Rigg, and Stephan Chase.

An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1970)

Brace yourself for a fearsome fright fest... times four! Maestro of Mayhem Vincent Price narrates this quivering quartet of Edgar Allan Poe's most spine-tingling classics, including: "The Tell Tale Heart," "The Sphinx," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Pit and the Pendulum." Dripping with gruesome torture, live burials, monsters, madness and murder most foul, An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe will chill you to your very marrow! Starring Vincent Price and Elizabeth Shepherd.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=17813

 
 Posted:   Feb 29, 2016 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Independent distributors Shout Factory have announced that they will add to their Blu-ray catalog two new titles: Rollercoaster (1977) Two-Minute Warning (1976).

Rollercoaster

Thrills abound in this high-speed suspense yarn as Timothy Bottoms, a determined terrorist, begins to turn America's amusement parks into battlefields. The tension mounts as affable safety inspector George Segal attempts to track down the saboteur who as targeted the country's most popular rollercoaster, and its riders, for senseless destruction. The edge-of-the-seat excitement mounts as the battle of wits between Segal and Bottoms builds to an explosive climax. Co-starring Richard Widmark and Henry Fonda, the Jennings Lang production takes viewers on an unforgettable trip filled with sense-shattering twists and hairpin turns.

STREET DATE: JUNE 21.

Two-Minute Warning

In just two terrifying minutes the lives of 91,000 people were changed forever.

A nightmare of fear and panic unfolds in this chilling tale of a lone gunman who sets his sights on a sell-out crowd at a championship football game.

Charlton Heston is the police captain who leads the desperate fight to stop the madman – high atop the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – before he sets off widespread devastation in the jam-packed stadium.

John Cassavetes and Martin Balsam are among those risking their lives to thwart the sniper's attempts, while innocent spectators Gena Rowlands, Jack Klugman, Beau Bridges, Walter Pidgeon, David Janssen and thousands of others try to hide from the fatal gun sites and avoid the deadly ensuing stampede.

STREET DATE: JUNE 28.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=18583

 
 Posted:   Feb 29, 2016 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Nice! Love Rollercoaster and Two-Minute Warning. They should both look fantastic in high def. Thanks for the news!

Incidentally, I sent a note to Charles Fox a couple of years ago about how much I enjoyed his score for Two-Minute Warning. He kindly sent me an mp3 of the main title. Very nice fellow.

 
 Posted:   Feb 29, 2016 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

ROLLERCOASTER was originally in Sensurround. Wonder if the Blu-ray will be in digital 5.1?

 
 Posted:   Feb 29, 2016 - 9:24 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

dp

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 29, 2016 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

ROLLERCOASTER was originally in Sensurround. Wonder if the Blu-ray will be in digital 5.1?

Technically, all you would need would be a 1.1 encode, since, other than the Sensurround track, the film was in mono sound.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2016 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

"Rollercoaster" absolutely fantastic. I have the DVD but am willing to get an upgrade just to show my support for this criminally underrated film. I have very fond memories associated with this film and the cast is platinum grade.

"Two minute warning" I can only faintly remember an end scene but Heston in early 70s LA action, I'm in.

D.S.

 
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