Arrow Films is all set to release Zardoz on Blu-ray September 21st. If you’re in the U.S. like I am you’re going to need to have a region free player for this one as it is Region B. Keep in mind that Zardoz did receive a U.S. release but it was a limited release from Twilight Time earlier this year. Given how much the Twilight Time releases usually go for you’d probably be better off buying a region free player and this upcoming Arrow Films release. Just something to think about.
In-between the Hollywood productions of Deliverance and Exorcist II: The Heretic, John Boorman embarked on one of the strangest films ever to come from a major studio, Zardoz.
The year is 2293. Society as we know it has broken down centuries ago with the Earth’s population split into three classes: the Brutals, who work the land and are forbidden from reproducing; their overseers, the Executioners; and the highly-civilised Eternals, who are protected from the outside world by a force-field. But when an Executioner, Zed (Sean Connery, light years from James Bond), smuggles himself into their isolated paradise, he risks unbalancing the system and threatening the status quo…
Photographed by Geoffrey Unsworth (2001: A Space Odyssey, Superman: The Movie) and designed by Anthony Pratt (Excalibur), dystopian science-fiction has rarely looked so beautiful – or been so odd – as it appears in Zardoz.
• New 4K digital restoration by Twentieth Century Fox, supervised and approved by John Boorman
• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary with writer-producer-director John Boorman
• Brand new interviews with Boorman, actor Sara Kestelman, production designer Anthony Pratt, special effects creator Gerry Johnston, camera operator Peter MacDonald, assistant director Simon Relph, hair stylist Colin Jamison, production manager Seamus Byrne, and assistant editor Alan Jones Newly filmed appreciation with director Ben Wheately (Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England)
• Theatrical trailer
• Radio spots
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
• Collector’s booklet containing new writing on the film by Julian Upton and Adrian Smith, plus archive interviews, illustrated with original production stills
Release Date: Monday 21st September 2015
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
There’s time to kill…
New Artists Alliance (Cheap Thrills, Bad Milo) and XLrator Media (The Machine, CBGB, Under the Bed) have shared with Bloody the first still and posters for their science fiction thriller, 400 Days, starring Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Caity Lotz (Arrow, The Pact), Ben Feldman (Mad Men), Tom Cavanagh (Ed, The Flash), Grant Bowler (Defiance) and Dane Cook.
Written and directed by Matt Osterman (Ghost from the Machine), “the psychological sci-fi centers on four astronauts who are sent on a simulated mission to a distant planet to test the psychological effects of deep space travel. Locked away for 400 days, the crew’s mental state begins to deteriorate when they lose all communication with the outside world. Forced to exit the ship, they discover that this mission may not have been a simulation after all.“
Mandy Wolf, Andrew Orci, Curtis Raines and Bob Griffin are Executive Producers on 400 Days which also stars Fernanda Romero (Drag Me To Hell), Sally Pressman (Scandal /Army Wives), Dominic Bogart (Extracted), and Frank Ashmore (V).
400 Days was filmed last year in Los Angeles.
Thanks to Fabien M.
Saban Films released a series of new images from Michael Petroni’s psychological thriller Backtrack, which stars Adrien Brody (The Jacket), Sam Neill (In The Mouth Of Madness, Jurassic Park), and Robin McLeavy (The Loved Ones, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).
The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.
“…troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers (Adrien Brody) is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions. When he uncovers the horrifying secret shared by his patients, he is put on a course that takes him back to the remote hometown he fled years ago. There in False Creek he is consumed by solving a decades-old mystery that holds the key to his strange and menacing delusions.
Saban Films President Bill Bromiley said, “Backtrack is an unexpected and haunting psychological thriller. Michael Petroni is a great storyteller and his film was a major standout in the Tribeca Film Festival. This will be a strong addition to the Saban slate.”
Part of the negotiations include a theatrical release, so hopefully dates for that will come out soon.
During a promotion tour for his upcoming Amazon Studio series “Hand Of God”, actor Ron Perlman opened up more on what fans could’ve seen in a third Hellboy movie, which is looking more and more like it’s never going to be made.
Perlman explained to Empire that the third film would’ve been “fucked up“, explaining that his character is, “…the beast of the Apocalypse. He has to take down civilisation. He has to. It’s non-negotiable. That’s the foundation for the story, and that’s why I think it would be a shame if we don’t do it.”
Perlman did admit that there was a bit of exhaustion when it came to donning the stone hand once again. “I really feel as though I’m done with the character. I don’t have a burning desire to put that shit on again,” he explained. However, once he knew what director Guillermo del Toro had in mind, he was completely on board. “…Guillermo told me what the resolve of the trilogy would look like, in broad strokes, and it’s such an amazingly theatrical, cinematic idea, that I found it essential that we do it. We were designed to be a trilogy, with a beginning, a middle and an end. We’ve only done two-thirds, so I feel that we’re not really done until we finish it.”
As for the ending of Hellboy II where we find out that Liz Sherman (Selma Blair) is pregnant with Hellboy’s twins, that becomes a central part to the final film: “I’ll tell you this. The two twins: one would look like the mum and one would look like the dad. And one of them was going to be completely fucking corrupt, the other one angelic. Which one was which? Only Guillermo would make the fucked-up-looking one be the angel. So then that adds to the saga.”
You can hear Perlman on the Empire Film Podcast at the above link.
David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows is already available everywhere, but there’s a brand new treat dropping to digital on September 8th.
Anchor Bay has created a very cool pseudo PSA (public service announcement) that consumers will get as a bonus feature exclusively through the Digital HD on iTunes, starting Sept. 8. If a consumer has already ordered the film through iTunes the PSA is sent to them automatically. A free extra bonus feature? Boom! What more could you want?!
Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive taste of this PSA that wants to talk abbot “It”. Have your parents talked to you about it?
“Maika Monroe plays 19-year-old Jay, who, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions. She can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.”
For those who have seen It Follows, read what the director had to say about the finale.
As we keep pushing on you: I gave It Follows a perfect score, calling it “a classical horror masterpiece.” Mike Pereira referred to as a creepy, mesmerizing exercise in minimalist horror” when reviewed out of the TIFF last September.
The many special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include a critics’ commentary, the featurette “A Conversation with Film Composer Disasterpeace” and a Poster Art Gallery.
If you’re an avid watcher of AMC’s “The Walking Dead“, this article should be avoided at all costs. We’re going to be talk about some seriously intense potential spoilers which will affect your viewing experience. To make sure nothing is accidentally spoiled for you, here’s the factual information and the actual spoiler talk won’t happen until you scroll down.
“The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, and Lennie James.
“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC Sunday, October 11th.
Alright, so here’s what currently abuzz on the internet, specifically coming from The Spoiling Dead (heh, clever name):
During the mid-season finale, many of the main characters find themselves needing to cover themselves in walker guts and organs (a lá season one) as a horde has infiltrated Alexandria and they need to find their way to safety. This group includes Rick, Michonne, Father G, Carl, Jessie, Ron, and Sam, all of whom are walking hand-in-hand.
However, then things devolve into serious chaos as Sam gets grabbed and begins to get eaten. Jessie desperately tries to save him, meanwhile refusing to let go of Carl’s hand. In a desperate move to save his son, Rick chops off her hand, causing her to fall into the arms, and teeth, of the walkers.
Furious, Ron aims his gun at Rick to shoot him and Carl dives in the way to save his father, getting his eye shot in the process. Michonne kills Ron, Rick loses it, and they all manage to escape. Nothing is known about what Father G is doing during this whole situation.
Now, this is a direct nod to the comic, in which Carl gets his eye accidentally shot out by Douglas. However, this seems like a set up for Rick to hate and distrust humans nearly as much as the walkers, which is already a path he seems intent on walking.
Alright readers, what are your thoughts on this potentially MASSIVE spoiler?
Olive Films just recently announced their Phase IV Blu-ray release, scheduled for October 27th. Since that announcement fans of the film have been wondering if the release would contain the ‘lost’ ending or be the theatrical cut. Olive Films cleared that all up with the following announcement:
“We can confirm we are releasing the original 1974 Paramount Pictures 84-minute theatrical cut, as it is currently the only version available for licensing. We have no doubt that fans of the film will be pleased with the Blu-Ray version, its first time available in HD.”
So maybe we won’t get that ‘lost’ ending, but at least we’re getting the film in HD for the first time. That alone is pretty exciting as far as I’m concerned.
For additional information please see Olive Films official announcement regarding Phase IV here.
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Norwegian metal band Anfinnsaas to exclusively premiere their track “Slått Fra Røstad”, which comes from their upcoming self-titled album.
The track is a winding, ragged piece of instrumental metal. Dynamically shifting from low growls to rasping highs, this track calls to mind Metal Asylum‘s description that this album is the metal “…equivalent of Sam Raimi’s first Evil Dead film.”
The band comments:
‘Slått fra Røstad’ is the first single from our self-titled debut album. It’s also the first tune we ever wrote, a couple of years ago, so it’s about time.
‘Slått Fra Røstad’ was made through jamming at rehearsals and experimenting in the studio. It starts out with a drum beat, and me adding a guitar riff basically. It evolved over time into the audio assault that it became on the recording.
While it has its rhythmical twists, it’s still the kind of music that allows us to hit our instruments as hard as we can and make a lot of noise, and thus giving it the energy and edge it needs.
We’re exited that Bloody Disgusting is hosting the premiere of ‘Slått Fra Røstad’. Hope you enjoy it!
Anfinnsaas comes out September 18th and can be pre-ordered via Amazon.
Author: Matt Pass
What’s your favorite horror movie? Why is it your favorite? Is it because of the scares? The mood? The cast? Or is it because it’s better than the hundred of shitty movies you saw before hand?
The only reason we can have good horror movies is because we have bad horror movies. You can’t truly appreciate a movie’s achievements without being aware of other movies’ failures. A better understanding of failure–and how to avoid it–is the purpose of this column. Obviously it doesn’t make sense to compare The Babadook to Plan 9 from Outer Space, so I will be examining two movies both released in the same year. Today I’ve chosen to visit 1992. Why 1992? Because… I dunno, cuz that’s when the Cold War ended?
I watched Amityville: It’s About Time and Army of Darkness. Not only are both movies sequels (the sixth and third movies in their respective franchises), but both refrain from including a number in the title. Let’s face it, nobody is going to watch something called “The Amityville Horror Part 6″ if they haven’t seen the previous five. Fittingly, they both act as standalone films, able to be understood without the context of their predecessors. Coincidentally, they both involve time travel.
Given the aforementioned similarities, the difference in execution is vast. Both get a bit silly at times, but the important difference is that one movie knows when it’s being silly, but the other is stubbornly claiming to be serious anyway. Army of Darkness focuses on a quest with a concrete goal: Ash is sent back in time and has to retrieve the Necronomicon…and battle with an army of, well, y’know, darkness (darkness, in this case, refers to stop-motion skeletons). It’s About Time, on the other hand, is more of a mystery, i.e. “Hey, what’s up with these clocks that are ruining our lives?” Interestingly, the filmmaking processes seem to reflect the aforementioned themes: the Army of Darkness crew was on a quest to make the movie they envisioned, while the Amityville crew was trying to solve the mystery of what the hell they wanted their movie to be about.
As a standalone story within a franchise, Army of Darkness allows for further development of Ash’s character in a completely different setting, and oh man does he flourish. It is here that Bruce Campbell perfected the attitude and wit that would later make him the only redeeming quality in “Burn Notice”. Army of Darkness said “Hey, let’s expand ‘Evil Dead’ into a whole new story” and It’s About Time says “Hey, let’s take a story and then spray paint ‘Amityville’ on it.” It’s about a clock that can manipulate time (yes… it’s literally about time). It can slow the progression of time. It can take us to the past, or the future. It possesses other clocks. It possesses a wristwatch–meaning it is no longer limited to the house containing the clock. It possesses a microwave clock! That’s insane. You thought adjusting your microwave for Daylight Saving time was hard already? Try doing it when it’s haunted. Did it possess the whole microwave or just its clock? Is it still safe to cook food in it? Those questions are never answered, because during the third act the writers suddenly realized that they were obligated to have a man try to kill his family. The main thing hindering this movie is the fact that it’s “The Amityville Horror Part 6″ instead of “Freakin’ Scary Clock Part 1″.
Army of Darkness works because it is a pretty believable story of the Necronomicon in a different time period. The fact that it’s called Army of Darkness instead of “Evil Dead 3″ is fitting, because it isn’t quite the ‘Evil Dead’. It has ‘Evil Dead’ characters and elements, but it’s just a little bit different, containing more action and humor. It’s like a spinoff. And it’s a good spinoff! It’s what a spinoff should be. It’s like “Better Call Saul”, whereas Amityville 6 is more like when Joey spun off of “Friends”–it’s got like one thing from the original, but we’re already pretty bored of that thing.
Amityville: It’s About Time doesn’t work because it can’t decide what it wants to be. A more apt title would have been “Amityville: It’s About Time (But Also a Bunch of Other Things)”. In the beginning it’s about the cool haunted clock, then it shifts focus to some black ooze that can do pretty much whatever it wants, before finally trying to be The Amityville Horror. This film seems like an anthology that doesn’t even bother to have its actors change costume between stories. This movie would be good to catch on TV, because if you accidentally watched only a random 20 minutes of it, you’d probably enjoy those 20 minutes (not that you’d ever need to watch it on TV–it’s available in full on Youtube, which is not a good sign. If it’s creators don’t care about the copyright infringement, why should I give a shit about their movie?). This movie is the Amityville movie that seems like it should have Ryan Reynolds in it. It’s About Time has a great soundtrack, which is the same as telling an ugly person that they have a great personality.
When Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell were making the original Evil Dead, I’m sure they weren’t thinking “In a few years, this character will be sword fighting,” yet by the time it happens it makes sense. I’m not too fond of medieval themed films (the only other one I’ve seen is Martin Lawrence’s Black Knight) but it works, because this movie isn’t about medieval times, it’s about a bad ass named Ash, who you can tell is wearing Old Spice.
You know what else makes this movie for me? Skeletons. I love getting to see a walking talking skeleton. But you never get to see them in a serious context–it’s pretty much just here and Scary Movie 2. If anybody knows a movie with actual scary walking skeletons, PLEASE tell me about it.
Bookended by scenes taking place in the present day, Army of Darkness reminds us that while Ash may have won the war in the past, there’s still evil afoot in the present (which we will see in Ash vs Evil Dead).
Ironically, It’s About Time has a mostly satisfying ending. I’ve seen so many horror movies fall apart during the final act, yet this movie’s final scene it one of its best. After time is shifted to the past, we are again shown (a slightly different version of) the movie’s first scene, some of which makes more sense after having seen the events that transpired.
In fairness, I will admit that Army of Darkness is not perfect: the scene with the mini-Ashes was greatly enhanced by my decision to fast forward through it. The terrible green screen effects are the least infuriating thing about it. It adds nothing to the movie but frustration.
But hey–it’s still better than the other crap they were putting out in 1992. Remember when I said Amityville had a mostly satisfying ending? Well, the lead female’s final line is “It’s about time,” which you may recognize as the title of the film. This is only slightly less insulting than if she had looked directly into the camera and said “fuck you” to the audience.
Director S. Craig Zahler has opened up about the difficulties he had in getting the upcoming horror western Bone Tomahawk made and of the unwavering support of star Kurt Russell (Escape From New York, The Thing).
“Various financial entities let us know that even a truncated version of this couldn’t be done for three or four times the budget that we’re currently shooting it on, Zahler explains. And through this process, which took over two years from talking with Russell to the actual filming, he had support from the star. “Kurt’s support of the piece was unwavering in all its incarnations. When we were looking at New Mexico, and Utah, and Romania, he was up for all of them. And that’s why it’s getting made.”
More can be read over at EW, which also premiered a new poster that can be seen below.
>Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler, Bone Tomahawk stars Kurt Russell (Tombstone, Hateful Eight), Patrick Wilson (Insidious, TV’s “Fargo”), Matthew Fox (Alex Cross, TV’S “Lost”), Lili Simmons (“True Detective”, “Banshee”), David Arquette (Scream), Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects), and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Olive Kitteridge).
“When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Russell), sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy.”
Produced by Dallas Sonnier, Jack Heller, and Gregory Zuk of Caliber Media (Dark Was the Night, Some Kind of Hate) and executive produced by the Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects) and David Gilbrey (Red vs. Dead).
Per Gillian Anderson and her Twitter account, it appears that filming has wrapped up on the upcoming 10th season of “The X-Files“. Anderson posted a photo of this moment with herself and cast and crew, tagging co-stars David Duchovny and Robbie Amell.
Annabeth Gish is the most recent familiar face to come back to the series, returning as Agent Monica Reyes. Mitch Pileggi will be back as Walter Skinner and William B. Davis has confirmed that “The Smoking Man” is also set to return.
Show creator Chris Carter is once again behind the story, which premieres on January 24th, 2016.
We’ve teamed up with D.C. rock band Caustic Casanova to bring you the exclusive premiere of “The Forgiveness Machine”, which comes from their upcoming album Breaks.
The track is a blend of heavy, bluesy sludge that features bursts of 60’s psychedelic fusion. It flows from a plodding slow tempo to a more deliberate and aggressive mid-tempo approach. It’s incredibly dynamic and a great deal of fun!
Band member Francis Beringer comments:
“The Forgiveness Machine” is the sludgiest and most nakedly emotional song on the record. Lyrical vulnerability, big riffs and sheets of pulsating feedback go quite nicely together, and we think that combination is what makes the song one of the heaviest we’ve written.
You can pre-order Breaks via Retro Futurist Records.
Sep 05 The Ready Room St Louis, MO
Sep 06 Zanzabar Louisville, KY
Sep 26 The Pinch Washington, DC
Oct 22 The Toad Tavern Littleton, CO
Fox 2000 Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present Poltergeist (read our review), from legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Man,” Evil Dead,” “The Grudge) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House), on Digital HD September 4th and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD September 29th.
Poltergeist contemporizes the 1982 classic about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
Kenan directs from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire. The film is produced by Raimi and Rob Tapert, p.g.a. (Evil Dead) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee, p.g.a. (The Ring, The Grudge, The Departed). The film is executive produced by J.R. Young (The Grudge 3), Audrey Chon (Changeling), John Powers Middleton (The LEGO Movie), and Becki Cross Trujillo (Snitch).
Poltergeist stars Sam Rockwell (Moon), Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married), Jared Harris (Mad Men) and Jane Adams (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray Special Features:
Theatrical Cut in 3D
Blu-ray Special Features:
DVD Special Features:
Summit Entertainment just released a series of promo shots from The Last Witch Hunter, recently set for release on October 23, 2015.
Vin Diesel stars as 13th century Kaulder, the last of witch hunters, alongside Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie and Michael Caine. The Crazies‘ Breck Eisner directs.
In The Last Witch Hunter, “Tormented by the loss of his family and cursed with immortal life, the last witch hunter (Diesel) is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.“
Here’s a newly released, more detailed synopsis:
“The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including KAULDER, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the QUEEN curses KAULDER with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today KAULDER is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to KAULDER, the QUEEN WITCH is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race.”
Wes Craven may have directed a lot of films, but he was also a great screenwriter. Over the years, he has written many films and created unforgettable characters. He is probably best known for creating some of cinema’s best (and scariest) villains, so in the wake of his death we have decided to take a look back and remember them. Craven had a brilliant imagination, and that imagination was fully realized in all of these terrifying villains. RIP Wes Craven
YouTuber iscoppie has crafted an incredible and utterly adorable retelling of Alien 3. This time, Ripley, Newt, Hicks, and Bishop move into a lovely suburban home where they try to live a relatively carefree and normal life.
Of course, Weyland Yutani still want a Xenomorph specimen, so they tell Ripley that they have her cat Jonesy and she’ll only get it back in exchange for some form of alien.
Seriously, the animation is fantastic and the amended story is quite endearing and charming. Give it a watch below!
Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, peace and goodwill. But for some folks in the small town of Bailey Downs, it turns into something much less festive. When Krampus – the anti-Santa who punishes the naughty children – is summoned by a young boy, everyone’s fight for survival begins.
RLJ Entertainment has released the first trailer for their absolutely awesome horror anthology, A Christmas Horror Story (read our review), which is to be released in theaters, and on iTunes/VOD platforms October 2nd.
Directed by Steven Hoban (Darknet), Grant Harvey (She Made Me Do It) and Brett Sullivan (Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed), the film stars William Shatner (Star Trek) and George Buza (X-Men). The film will premiere on July 20, 2015 at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival.
“A Christmas Horror Story brings a scary twist to the traditional Christmas tale,” said Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer. “With the legendary William Shatner and horribly fantastic creatures, genre fans will never see this happy holiday the same way again.”
CHRISTMAS: a time of Joy, Peace and Goodwill, unless you happen to live in the town of Bailey Downs. Here, on Christmas Eve, joy is corrupted when a malevolent spirit traps three teens in a school basement intent on recreating a twisted version of the Nativity story. Peace is shattered when a family returns from a snowy forest with the perfect Christmas tree only to find something is terrifyingly wrong with their seven-year-old son. And goodwill is perverted when a not-so-nice family is hunted down by Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus of Nordic mythology. Even Santa Claus himself is drawn into the horror when he has to fight off a horde of howling Zombie Elves before making his rounds. This Christmas, the creatures are stirring and they’re coming for you whether you’re naughty or nice.
In my review I state that “the filmmakers pull off a twist that’s so shocking it could save Christmas.”
Bloody Disgusting has landed a first look at the foreign art for Leatherface, the prequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which filmed earlier this year in Bulgaria.
The poster reflects on the birth of Leatherface, the chainsaw wielding maniac from the franchise that’s one of three actors.
The film centers around a violent teen who one day will become Leatherface. He escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates (Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, James Bloor, Jessica Madsen), kidnaps a young nurse (played by Vanessa Grasse) and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman (Stephen Dorff) out for revenge.
Dorff will play ‘Texas Ranger Hal Hartman’, a lawman described to us as a lean, mean Texas Ranger who has a vendetta against the teen boy who grows up to become Leatherface, while Angela Bettis was cast as Mother Sawyer. The Conjuring‘s Lili Taylor also is featured with Finn Jones.
Back on Halloween Bloody broke the news that Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo behind the slasher masterpiece Inside (À l’intérieur), as well as Livide and the forthcoming Among the Living, will be helming Leatherface for Millienum and Lionsgate.
Leatherface is being produced by Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman (interview), alongside Carl Mazzocone after they successfully resurrected the franchise with the 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D. Les Weldon is also a producer on the project, which is being executive produced by Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, Mark Gill and Beth Bruckner O’Brien.
In the fairly short time I’ve been writing for Bloody Disgusting I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I love to collect Blu-rays and I’m especially fond of releases from other countries, particularly those from Germany. In fact quite a few people have questioned why I cover so many German releases. There’s a real simple answer to that – German Blu-ray releases are almost always awesome! Mediabooks, sometimes referred to as Digipacks, are my favorite type of Blu-ray release and Germany leads the way with them. Illusions Unltd has released some fantastic mediabooks over the years and they’ve got two more great ones in store for October!
The first release comes on October 2nd in the form of Brian Trenchard-Smith’s classic Turkey Shoot, also known as Escape 2000. Trenchard-Smith is someone I consider to be one of the more underrated genre directors of all time, so anytime one of his titles gets a snazzy release I consider it to be very much welcomed. The second October release will come a week later on the 9th with Zev Berman’s Borderland. I’ve yet to see Borderland but it does star Rider Strong and I like Ride Strong. Both releases will come with the option of two different limited edition covers.
2-Disc Limited Unrated Collector’s Edition MediaBook
Deviants are held at a rehabilitation fortress until they’re set into a deadly game of survival, in the hopes of returning to world society.
Release Date : 10/2/2015
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Starring: Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig
Running time: approx 90 min (DVD), 93 min (Blu-ray)
Sound: German Dolby Digital 2.0 (DVD)
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (DVD)
German DTS -HD Master Audio 2.0 (Blu-ray)
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (Blu-ray)
– 24 – page booklet
– Audio commentary
– Featurette : Blood and Thunder
– Interview with director
– Alternative title sequence
– Picture Gallery
2-Disc Limited Unrated Collector’s Edition MediaBook
On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult.
Release Date : 10/9/2015
Director: Zev Berman
Starring: Brian Presley, Rider Strong, Jake Muxworthy, Sean Astin
Running time: approx 101 mins (DVD), approx 106 min (Blu-ray)
Sound: German DTS 5.1 (DVD)
German Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD)
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD)
German DTS -HD Master Audio 7.1 (Blu-ray)
English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (Blu-ray)
– 16 – page booklet
– Audio Commentary Director
– Documentary – “Rituales de Sangre”
– Documentary – “Inside Zev ‘s Head – Reflections on Borderland”
– Miss Horror Fest 2007 Webisodes
Today kicks off the Rockstar Energy Drink Safe In Sound festival, which is a touring fest featuring some of the biggest and hottest names in the electronic world! Starting today in Montreal, QC, this tour will continue for over a month and a half, wrapping up in Washington D.C. on October 25th with stops in Detroit, Houston, Denver, Tampa, Seattle, and more!
To celebrate this fest, we got headliner Zomboy to share his Top 10 Zombie Movies with BD! The list is packed with some of the best that the genre has to offer, including titles both serious and humorous, bloody and gory yet full of social commentary. It’s a damn solid list and you can’t go wrong with any of these titles!
Pick up tickets to any date on the tour over at the official Safe In Sound website.