This week’s horror 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releases!
As the Earth Turns (1937) Available July 15
“As the Earth Turns”, is a never-before released 1937 silent Sci-Fi film that predicts WWII, future-technology, climate change, and the extreme need for peace. The 20 year-old Seattle filmmaker, Richard H. Lyford went on to work for Disney, and directed an Academy Award winning documentary. (New score by Ed Hartman)
STARRING: Barbara Berger, Alan Hoelting, Richard Lyford, Edwin Frost, Roger Bassett
Astronaut: The Last Push (2012) Available July 13
When disaster strikes the dangerous mission to explore life on Jupiter’s moon, Europa – stranded and alone, astronaut Michael Forrest must fight to maintain his sanity as he holds his tiny spacecraft together for the trip home.
STARRING: Lance Henriksen, Khary Payton, Brian Baumgartner, James Madio
The Devil Below (2021) (7/16) (Import) Available July 13
A group of four amateur adventurers who specialize in exploring remote and forsaken places pay a visit to Shookum Hills, a town in the remote Appalachian Mountains, which was abandoned decades ago due to a mysterious coal mine fire.
STARRING: Alicia Sanz, Adan Canto, Will Patton
The Evil Within (2017) Available July 13
A mentally handicapped boy who lives with his older brother is ordered by a sadistic creature in his dreams to go on a murderous rampage.
STARRING: Frederick Koehler, Sean Patrick Flanery, Michael Berryman, Brianna Brown, Dina Meyer
Held (2020) Available July 13
A couple’s ailing marriage is put to the test when they are held hostage in an isolated vacation rental by an unseen Voice that commands their every move.
STARRING: Jill Awbrey, Bart Johnson, Travis Cluff
House of Wax (2005) (Collector’s Edition) Available July 13
A group of teens are unwittingly stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
STARRING: Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki
The Mad Magician / The Tingler (Import) Available July 16
The Mad Magician / The Tingler
STARRING: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Eva Gabor, Patricia Cutts
Meander (2020) (Import) Available July 16
A woman finds herself locked in a series of strange tunnels full of deadly traps.
STARRING: Gaia Weiss, Peter Franzén, Romane Libert
The Monster Collection Available July 13
A creature double-feature from the depths of the drive-in, The Monster Collection features two impressively comprehensive documentaries by Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso, Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters, a portrait of the man behind some of the most recognizable movie creatures of the modern era, and The Frankenstein Complex, profiling the workaday wizards who turn rubber, latex, and resin into cinema’s most memorable and terrifying creations. Extensive interviews with genre luminaries Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Guillermo Del Toro, John Landis, Dennis Muren, and Paul Verhoeven illuminate the evolution of special effects and stop motion animation in such classics as Star Wars, An American Werewolf in London, Gremlins, Robocop, Jurassic Park, and Starship Troopers. This collector’s set includes hours of exclusive bonus features, including new audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, extended interviews segments, galleries, and rare short films from Phil Tippett.
STARRING: Phil Tippett, Joe Dante, Rick Baker, Paul Verhoeven, Jon Davison
The Night (2020) Available July 13
An Iranian couple living in the US become trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them, in a night that never ends.
STARRING: Shahab Hosseini, Niousha Jafarian, Leah Oganyan, George Maguire
Patrick / Patrick: Evil Awakens (7/16) (Import) Available July 13
Patrick: A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills through his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.
Patrick: Evil Awakens: At a private clinic, a young nurse soon discovers that one of the comatose patients is quite sinister.
The Phantasm Sphere Collection Available July 13
The new limited-edition collection of the classic Phantasm films includes a scale-replica of the Phantasm sphere. This sphere was sized to the exact measurements of a screen-used prop in Don Coscarelli’s personal collection.
The Phantasm Sphere Collection also debuts a new 4k scan from the original camera negative of Phantasm II. For the first time ever, this new transfer of Don Coscarelli’s director’s cut includes the never-before-seen X-rated sphere/gore sequence banned by the MPAA at the time of it’s theatrical release. Coscarelli supervised and approved this new transfer. Experience Phantasm II like never before.
Special Features: New 7.1 Dolby Atmos – New Dunes Cantina Party commentary featuring Don Coscarelli and the cast and crew of Phantasm – New Phantasm: A Horse Drawn Hearse – new HD master of Angus Scrimm in black and white flashback footage – Audio Commentary with director Don Coscarelli and stars Angus Scrimmm, Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin and Bill Thornbury – Graveyard Carz episode featuring custom Phantasm tribute ‘Cuda’ – Behind the Scenes Home Movies with commentary by Coscarelli and Reggie Bannister – Deleted Scenes and more…
Special Features: New 4k scan of the original camera negative, supervised and approved by Don Coscarelli – New Director’s Cut with never-before-released X-rated sphere/gore sequence – Audio Commentary with director Don Coscarelli and stars Agnus Scrimm and Reggie Bannister – The Ball is Back and The Gory Days featurettes – Deleted Scenes – Additional scenes from the original work print cut – Behind the Scenes footage and more…
Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead
Special Features: Audio Commentary with director Don Coscarelli and editor Norman Buckley – Audio Commentary with actors A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm – It’s Never Over: The Making of Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead – Balls of Steel–Bob Ivy’s Stunt for the ages – Behind the Scenes Footage – Deleted Scene and more…
Phantasm IV: Oblivion
Special Features: Audio Commentary with writer/director Don Coscarelli and stars Reggie Banister and Angus Scrimm – Death is No Escape: The Making of Phantasm IV: Oblivion – Behind the Scenes footage – Promo and Trailer
Phantasm V: Ravager
Special Features: Audio Commentary with director/co-writer David Hartman and co-writer/producer Don Coscarelli – The Making of Phantasm V: Ravager – Interviews with actors A. Michael Baldwin, Kat Lester and Stephen Jutras – Deleted Scenes – Behind the Scenes – Bloopers – Outtakes and more…
STARRING: Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin
Queen Of Spades Available July 13
According to legend, an ominous entity known as The Queen of Spades can be summoned by drawing a door and staircase on a mirror and saying her name three times. Four teens invoke the evil entity and find out too late she won’t stop until she gets their souls.
STARRING: Ava Preston, Daniel Kash, Eric Osborne
Separation (2021) Available July 13
A young girl finds solace in her artist father and the ghost of her dead mother.
STARRING: Rupert Friend, Violet McGraw, Madeline Brewer
The Sleepless Unrest (2021) Available July 13
The world-famous house that inspired The Conjuring film has recently been sold and is now open to paranormal investigations. With special access, a small group of filmmakers and paranormal investigators are allowed to move into the famously haunted home for two weeks in hopes of capturing evidence. During this time the group will be experiencing, investigating, and documenting every moment. Will they be able to make it through their stay? Do malevolent spirits still haunt this home, or is it something more sinister?
STARRING: Vera Whelpton, Kendall Whelpton, Cory Heinzen
Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996) Available July 13
They’re back! The giant underground creatures that terrorized a desert town in Tremors are now plowing their way through Mexican oil fields, gobbling up everything and everyone around-and only one man can stop them! In the style of its predecessor, this comedy sci-fi creature feature reunites down-on-his-luck Earl Basset (Fred Ward) and gung-ho survivalist Burt Gummer (Michael Gross), two desert desperados who take on the task of destroying the monsters. Partnered with them is Grady Hoover (Christopher Gartin), a young man in need of kicks, cash, and a career change and Kate White (Helen Shaver), a sexy and intrepid scientist who’s seen it all…until now. Together they devise an ingenious plan for tracking and killing the creatures.
STARRING: Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Helen Shaver
Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001) Available July 13
Those morphing, man-eating monsters are shaking things up again in the dusty little town of Perfection, Nevada – and survivalist Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) is the only solution to the latest in evolution! Aided by a couple of young local entrepreneurs (Shawn Christian and Susan Chuang), Burt pits his impressive knowledge of weaponry against the newest and deadliest generation of Graboids. If Burt and his new partners can’t find a way to stop them, then the creatures that put Perfection on the map will wipe it right off the face of the earth. Tremors 3 promises earth-shaking, explosive, edge-of-your-seat entertainment.
STARRING: Michael Gross, Shawn Christian, Ariana Richards
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004) Available July 13
Get ready to be shaken to your core with Tremors: The Legend Begins, the thrilling prequel to the groundbreaking original film! When workers in a remote mining town of Rejection, Nevada, fall prey to an unseen creature, the mine’s owner, Hiram Gummer (Michael Gross), great-grandfather to Tremors’ Burt Gummer, hires a mercenary to destroy the carnivorous creatures before they swallow up his profits. What follows is an all-out assault that takes the battleground from deep in the earth to a suspense-filled showdown on the streets of Rejection!
STARRING: Michael Gross, Sara Botsford