The Taking Of Deborah Logan Finally Gets Blu-ray

The Taking of Deborah Logan will be released on Blu-ray via MVD and Terror Films on July 14th, 2020.

The Taking of Deborah Logan is the feature film directorial debut of Adam Robitel (Insidious: The Last Key, Escape Room). The films stars Anne Ramsay (Bombshell), Jill Larson (Shutter Island), Michelle Ang (Triple 9) and Ryan Cutrona (Changeling).

Synopis:

Deborah Logan, a woman battling Alzheimer’s, allows a film crew to document her condition. As the days of filming progress, the crew notes strange behaviors and occurrences happening around Deborah inconsistent with Alzheimer’s -things that are dark and ominous. Whatever it is that’s within her is clearly trying to get out and it threatens to consume anyone who tries to stop it.

The Blu-ray will include a making-of featurette.

Learn How To Make A Monster This September

Shout Factory is bringing How To Make A Monster to Blu-ray on September 8th. You can pre-order a copy here.

Synopsis

“Good acting, smart writing and competent direction … an exemplary example of what the genre could do” – The Telltale Mind

Go behind the scenes of moviedom’s most popular teen monster movies … and you’ll discover a tale of monstrous vengeance! Following the success of two 1957 classics, I Was A Teenage Werewolf and I Was A Teenage Frankenstein, How To Make A Monster takes you backstage, where a frustrated artist spawns his own twisted scheme for murder. When the movie studio moguls decide they’d rather make musicals instead of horror films, their veteran horror makeup artist loses his job. He decides to get revenge against the executives by turning the studio’s teenage horror stars into zombified killers. On the way to its eye-popping ending, How To Make A Monster delivers “a fun twist … [and] getting there was not only delightful, but gratifying” (The Telltale Mind)!

Product Information

DISCS
1
RUN-TIME
73 min
ASPECT RATIO ?1.66:1COLOR
Black & White
LANGUAGE
English
REGION
A
RATING
Not Rated
PRODUCTION DATE
1958
CLOSED-CAPTIONED ?
No
SUBTITLES
English

The Hills Run Red This June

The Hills Run Red gets Blu-ray release on June 16th from Scream Factory. I’ve never watched this one, but I can’t wait to watch this Blu-ray. It’s packed with tons of bonus features. You can pre-order your copy here.

Synopsis

“It’s Dark, Clever, Nasty As Hell.” – Fangoria

You heard the story. The one about the goriest, bloodiest splatter flick ever, the one made in the ’80s but mysteriously lost. Flash forward to now: Young cinema buffs search for the secret location where the movie was shot, hoping to find the film. What they find is that the goriest, bloodiest splatter flick ever is more than a movie. It’s real. And it’s happening to them. The Hills Run Red vaults into a whole new level of horror as the terrified interlopers confront a demented killer who covers his hacked-up face with a baby doll mask. Wait, Babyface is just a character from the movie, right? Wrong. He’s alive. He’s waiting. He’s thrilled to meet fans who will die – slowly, gruesomely, shockingly – for his art. Get ready to meet a new horror icon, Babyface!

Bonus Features

  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director Dave Parker And Patrick Bromley Of “F This Movie” Podcast
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director Dave Parker And Filmmakers Joe Lynch And Adam Green
  • NEW Deep In The Red – An Interview With Writer David J. Schow And Director Dave Parker
  • NEW Running To The Hills – An Interview With Executive Producer Erik Olsen
  • NEW Musical Terror – An Interview With Composer Frederik Wiedmann
  • NEW Friday The 13th, June 2008 – A Tour Of The Set With Director Dave Parker (Never Before Seen)
  • NEW The Hills Are Alive… With The Sound Of Improv – Interviews With The Cast (Never Before Seen)
  • NEW William Sadler As Wilson Wyler Concannon – An Interview With The Actor From The Set (Never Before Seen)
  • NEW Janet Montgomery As Serina – An Interview With The Actress From The Set (Never Before Seen)
  • NEW Sophie Monk As Alexa Concannon – An Interview With The Actress From The Set (Never Before Seen)
  • NEW Tad Hilgenbrink As Tyler – An Interview With The Actor From The Set (Never Before Seen)
  • NEW Alex Wyndham As Lalo – An Interview With The Actor From The Set (Never Before Seen)
  • NEW Interview With Producer Robert Meyer Burnett From The Set  (Never Before Seen)
  • NEW Interview With Production Designer Antonello Rubino From The Set (Never Before Seen)
  • NEW Production Scrapbook
  • NEW Original Animatic For The Proof Of Concept Trailer
  • NEW Proof Of Concept Trailer
  • Original Audio Commentary With Director Dave Parker, Writer David J. Schow And Producer Robert Meyer Burnett
  • It’s Not Real Until You Shoot It: The Making Of The Hills Run Red
  • Trailer

Product Information

DISCS
1
RUN-TIME
81 min
ASPECT RATIO ?
2.35:1
COLOR
Color
LANGUAGE
English
REGION
A
RATING
R
PRODUCTION DATE
2009
CLOSED-CAPTIONED ?
No
SUBTITLES
English

Orca: The Killer Whale! Gets Blu-ray Release

I can’t wait to snag a copy of Orca. I remember renting this one from Blockbuster Video many years ago. It’s been a while since I watched it. Shout Factory is releasing the Blu-ray on June 30th.

Synopsis

MAN AND KILLER WHALE CLASH IN A FIGHT TO THE DEATH!

Sleek, intelligent, beautiful … and hell-bent on revenge. Producer Dino De Laurentiis (King Kong, Ragtime) and director Michael Anderson (Around The World In 80 Days, Logan’s Run) join forces to present the rousing action-adventure tale of Orca: The Killer Whale. It’s the story of one powerful being against another: a strong, determined fisherman by the name of Captain Nolan (Richard Harris, Unforgiven) versus an equally determined killer whale. When the giant whale’s pregnant mate is maimed and killed by Nolan, the whale seeks vengeance: smashing boats, attacking a seacoast village, and eventually luring his human adversaries to a final confrontation in the marine creature’s own arctic turf. Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, and Bo Derek (in her feature film debut) also star in this seafaring epic brimming with nail-biting suspense and spectacular special effects.

DISCS
1
RUN-TIME
92 min
ASPECT RATIO ?
2.35:1
COLOR
Color
LANGUAGE
English
REGION
A
RATING
PG
PRODUCTION DATE
1977
CLOSED-CAPTIONED ?
No
SUBTITLES
English

Friday The 13th Gets 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray SteelBook

Friday the 13th hit theaters on May 9, 1980. It’s hard to believe it’s been forty years since the film was released. I was hoping we’d have a new Friday the 13th film by now. With all that’s happened with the franchise, it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting one for the foreseeable future. I’m just glad Paramount decided to release a 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray SteelBook, even if it doesn’t have any new special features or extras. It’s a basic Blu-ray/Digital combo. The original poster artwork looks amazing, though. You can pre-order your copy here.

Synopsis

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which was the site of a child’s drowning and a grisly double murder years before.

Shout Factory Releasing Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift Blu-ray

Stephen King is the master of horror, but his films tend to be hit or miss. Graveyard Shift is a great adaptation. “Graveyard Shift” is a short story by Stephen King, first published in the October 1970 issue of Cavalier magazine, and later collected in King’s 1978 collection Night Shift. The film is directed by Ralph S. Singleton and stars David Andrews, Kelly Wolf and Stephen Macht. Shout Factory is releasing the Blu-ray on July 28th.

Synopsis

Workers clock in for their shift … and clock out for good!

From master storyteller Stephen King (Pet Sematary) comes his most terror-filled tale yet …

When an abandoned textile mill is reopened, several employees meet mysterious deaths. The link between the killings is the hour: all occurred between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. – the Graveyard Shift. The sadistic mill foreman has chosen a group to clean up the mill’s rat-infested basement. But what the workers find is a subterranean maze of tunnels leading to the cemetery – and an unimaginable horror that comes alive in the dead of night …

Product Information

Discs
1
Run-Time
89 min
Aspect Ratio ?
1.85.1
Color
Color
Language
English
Region
A
Rating
R
Production Date
1990
Closed-Captioned ?
No
Subtitles
English

Thir13en Ghosts Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Haunts In July

THIR13EN GHOSTS filled my horror heart with so much terror. I’ve never seen a movie quite like this one before. He takes the haunted house trope and turns it on its head. The gore-filled special effects looked all too real. The acting is phenomenal. This movie will look great on Blu-ray. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. THIR13EN GHOSTS is set to release on July 28th. You can pre-order your copy from Shout Factory.

Synopsis

“A nightmare come true for fans of seriously scary movies!” – Joe Leydon, San Francisco Examiner

What a house! It’s all steel and glass and elegance – and it all belongs to Arthur Kriticos and his family as an unexpected inheritance. You could say it’s their dream home. Especially if the dreams are nightmares.

Awesome ectoplasmic specters populate Thirteen Ghosts, an effects-rampant remake of the 1960 William Castle haunted-house film from producers Gilbert Adler, Joel Silver and Robert Zemeckis, who conjured up the equally terrorific House On Haunted Hill (1999). Tony Shalhoub leads a cast that includes Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Lillard, Shannon Elizabeth, Rah Digga and F. Murray Abraham. The house itself is a design marvel and a mysterious puzzle-cube whose eerie corridors, sliding walls, spinning floors and phantasmic fiends may allow no escape.

Product Information

DISCS
1
RUN-TIME
91 min
ASPECT RATIO ?
1.85:1
COLOR
Color
LANGUAGE
English
REGION
A
RATING
R
PRODUCTION DATE
2001
CLOSED-CAPTIONED ?
No
SUBTITLES
English

Ghost Ship Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Sets Sail In August

Ghost Ship was first released back in 2002. The film went big on the haunted house tropes, but given that it’s on an ocean liner, it’s kind of refreshing. It was released close to Halloween, ramping up the fright factor a bit. There are ghosts galore and plenty of gore. The Blu-ray Collector’s Edition sails in August 18th. You can pre-order your copy here.

Synopsis

“One of the Scariest, Most Original Horror Movies in Years.” – Rob Blackwelder, San Francisco Examiner

Finders keepers. Any abandoned ship floating in international waters can be claimed and towed to port by whomever is fortunate enough to find it. Or, in the case of one team of salvage experts, unfortunate enough.

In this stylish, effects-packed chiller from Dark Castle Entertainment, salvagers trained for any situation imaginable come face to horrifying face with the unimaginable after boarding a derelict luxury liner. Julianna Margulies, Gabriel Byrne, Ron Eldard and Isaiah Washington are among the hands on deck who’ll confront a seafaring collector of souls. Steve Beck (Thirteen Ghosts) directs this frightful chiller.

Product Information

Product Note: Extras in progress and will be announced at a later date.

DISCS
1
RUN-TIME
91 min
ASPECT RATIO ?
1.85:1
COLOR
Color
LANGUAGE
English
REGION
A
RATING
R
PRODUCTION DATE
2002
CLOSED-CAPTIONED ?
No
SUBTITLES
English

Black Rainbow Blu-ray Gets June Release

Arrow Video will release Mike Hodges’ Black Rainbow on June 7th. You can pre-order the film here.

Synopsis

Mike Hodges (Flash GordonGet Carter) wrote and directed this supernatural chiller as a meditation on the human race’s ability to destroy the world, a gothic tale of suspense and the occult, guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.

Martha Travis (Rosanna Arquette, Pulp FictionCrash) is a travelling clairvoyant on the road with her sceptic father (Jason Robards, Once Upon a Time in the WestMagnolia). During a séance Martha communicates a message from a dead man to his wife in the audience. Shocked the wife insists her husband is still alive. Later that evening the husband is killed by a ruthless assassin. As Martha foresees more and more tragic events journalist Gary Wallace (Tom Hulce, AmadeusAnimal House) follows the pair in pursuit of a hot story… with catastrophically eerie results.

Sent direct-to-video by its struggling distributor on initial release, Black Rainbow unfairly never got the exposure it deserved, newly restored from the original negative audiences can now discover the darkness at the end of the rainbow, as never before.

Details

Production Year: 1989  
Region Code: B  
UK Rating: 15  
Running Time: 103 mins  
Number of Discs: 1  
Language: English  
Subtitles: English SDH  
Audio: English  
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1  
Colour: Colour

Director-Approved Special Edition Contents

  • Brand new restoration from the original negative approved by writer-director Mike Hodges
  • Original stereo 2.0 PCM uncompressed audio and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Surround Sound options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New audio commentary by film historians Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
  • Archival audio commentary by Mike Hodges
  • Message in a Bottle: Archival ‘Making of’ documentary
  • Archival interviews with Jason Robards, Tom Hulce, Rosanna Arquette
  • Archival featurettes ‘8 Minutes’; ‘Disasters’; ‘Seeing the Future’; ‘Behind the Rainbow’ featuring interviews with Hodges, Arquette, Robards, producer John Quested including behind-the-scenes imagery
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Mike Hodges and more illustrated with stills.

Blood Tide Blu-ray Up For Pre-Order

Blood Tide Blu-Ray is set for May 25th release. You can pre-order the film at Arrow Films.

DESCRIPTION

Terror strikes in paradise as Academy Award-winning actors James Earl Jones, José Ferrer and Lila Kedrova star in this thrilling tale of sea monsters and sacrificial virgins, from the people that brought you the notoriously gruesome Island of Death

When treasure hunter Frye (James Earl Jones) accidentally awakens an ancient sea monster that has been lying dormant on a Greek island, the inhabitants are forced to resume the practice of sacrificing virgins in order to placate the demonic creature. Meanwhile a couple, Neil and Sherry, arrive on the island in search of Neil’s missing sister, Madeline. 

Written and produced by Nico Mastorakis – the man behind such genre favourites as the aforementioned Island of Death, The Zero Boys, The Wind and many others – and directed by Richard Jefferies (Scarecrows, Tron: Legacy), Blood Tide is a suspense-filled creature feature surging with blood, nudity and beachside aerobics!

DETAILS

Production Year: 1982  
Region Code: Free  
UK Rating: 15  
Running Time: 97 mins  
Number of Discs: 1  
Language: English  
Subtitles: English SDH  
Audio: Mono 1.0  
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1  
Colour: Colour

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with director/co-writer Richard Jefferies
  • Newly-filmed interview with producer/co-writer Nico Mastorakis
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mike Gingold