DVD and Blu-ray Releases: May 19, 2015

Greetings, fiends! This week has a fair amount of items that need to be talked about. First off, we have the Blu-ray releases of Poltergeist II: The Other Side and Poltergeist III. This may or may not be promotionally tied in to the Poltergeist reboot that is coming to theaters nationwide this Friday. What is most likely not related to either movie is the release of American Poltergeist listed below. Additionally, if you want both movies but are looking to save a tiny bit of space on your movie shelf, the Poltergeist II / Poltergeist III collection is coming to both DVD and Blu-ray this week as well.

Also making their way to Blu-ray this week are 1999’s Stigmata, 1963’s Evil Eye and 1958’s It! The Terror from Beyond Space. Lastly, for everyone who has been waiting for it, the Zombeavers DVD (Blu-ray already available) will be hitting your local stores (hopefully) this week.

Enjoy the week, folks. As always, pleasant viewing.


MOVIES

Aftermath (2015)

Aftermath (2015)

Starring:

Maggie Dye, Brandon Benz, Benjamin Roney, Darius Green, Annie Robinson

Synopsis:

The Apocalypse has happened. “Aftermath” is the story of those who have survived. But their nightmare has only begun. In a world where the infected kill and eat the living, how much time does anyone really have? A World where the living may still prove to be more dangerous than the dead? Witness what happens when the World you know ends, and the next chapter, begins.

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American Poltergeist (2015)

American Poltergeist (2015)

Starring:

Tony Moran, Christopher P. O’Reilly, Nicole Lasala, Dan Liebman, Jami Tennille

Synopsis:

A group of amateur paranormal investigators decide to taunt spirits from the afterlife in a last ditch attempt to record a real poltergeist encounter. The experiment works, but they awaken something angry and very deadly – something that follows them home. Now they will have to defend their families from the spirits who are not going away without taking some souls with them.

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Awake in the Woods (2015)

Awake in the Woods (2015)

Starring:

Nicholas Boise, Keith Collins, Theresa Galeani, Madelaine Kemp

Synopsis:

The Woods in Marion N.Y. have a past. Hunters report unusual activity, hikers describe chilling experiences , parents warn their children to avoid the woods, and the lucky few who survive the woods alone have all gone insane. When a young girl does not heed her parents warning, she goes missing in the woods. Three friends decide to document their search for the truth. What they witness can’t be explained. In the end only one is left wandering Awake In The Woods!

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Awaken the Devil (2015)

Awaken the Devil (2015)

Starring:

Ryan Lieske, Jason Roth

Synopsis:

Some say evil is skin deep, yet the forbidden ancient texts say that true evil is embedded in the soul of the world itself. Two men unknowingly play their part in an eons old cycle of death and rebirth when homeless brothers Tom and Vernon stumble into an abandoned building for shelter, entering a hellish world of shadows and nightmares that will change their lives forever. Trapped and psychologically tortured by unseen forces, the brothers descend into a vortex of madness dominated and controlled by demon succubus and paranormal entities for one sole purpose…to re-awaken the Anti-Christ. Take a terrifying journey into the heart of evil in this shocking motion picture.

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Curse of the Witching Tree (2015)

Curse of the Witching Tree (2015)

Starring:

Sarah Rose Denton, Lucy Clarvis, Lawrence Wheeler

Synopsis:

An innocent woman, accused of murdering her son and hanged as a witch, curses a tree and the children who play around it. The effects of this act of revenge echo through the years and centuries, and restless spirits haunt the house where the bodies of the cursed children have been buried. A family move into their new home, and begin to uncover the terrible truth behind The Witching Tree and the murdered children upon which they unknowingly sleep…

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Evil Eye (1963)

Evil Eye (1963)

Starring:

John Saxon, Letícia Román, Valentina Cortese, Titti Tomaino

Synopsis:

While vacationing in Italy, a young woman with a passion for crime fiction (Letícia Román) witnesses a brutal murder. With the help of a handsome young doctor (John Saxon), she launches her own investigation and uncovers a series of crimes known as the Alphabet Murders, only to realize that she may be next on the killer’s list. This Kino Classics edition includes both the original Italian-language version (The Girl Who Knew Too Much) as well as the American cut (Evil Eye, featuring a score by Les Baxter and alternate footage). The last of Bava’s features to be shot in black-and-white, Evil Eye is considered one of the earliest gialli, and opened the door for Bava to indulge in a more violent and provocative flavor of films.

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It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)

It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)

Starring:

Ray Corrigan, Marshall Thompson, Kim Spalding

Synopsis:

Astronauts return from Mars with an alien vampire as a stowaway.

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Matthew 18 (2014)

Matthew 18 (2014)

Starring:

Jennifer Jayleen Martinez, Luenell Campbell, Faizon Love, Maureen Kurtz, Cherie Fraizer

Synopsis:

Michelle Jamieson is too smart for faith. She has been raised in the tired traditions of her Baptist family and is ready to expand her independent thought and stand in her logical, free will. When the opportunity arises for her to separate from her Washington D.C. home and her bible-thumping parents, she takes a scholarship for her sought after medical program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Eager to base her beliefs in the proof of science and develop her life decisions on the tangible experience of medicine – where every effect has a root cause and miracles come in the form of prescription slips; she wisps across the country to find her path, her truth. But what she finds supersedes her natural existence – making her mortality vulnerable to the spiritual realm she so comfortably doubted. Michelle stays in a Minneapolis mansion, a family property dating back many generations. She begins to encounter strange and unexplainable occurrences. As she is forced to investigate, what she uncovers is a world of family secrets and unspeakable evils that God himself may not save her from. In whose name will she cry out now?

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Peter Benchley’s Creature (1998)

Peter Benchley's Creature (1998)

Starring:

Craig T. Nelson, Colm Feore, Michael Michele

Synopsis:

A researcher, his estranged wife and their son battle a deadly amphibious creature in the Caribbean.

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Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

Poltergeist II (1986)

Starring:

Craig T. Nelson, Oliver Robins

Synopsis:

An American Indian helps a broke and homeless family, once again prey to a poltergeist.

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Poltergeist III (1988)

Poltergeist III (1988)

Starring:

Tom Skerritt

Synopsis:

Destructive demons follow a little girl sent to live with her aunt and uncle in a Chicago high-rise.

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Raiders of the Lost Shark (2014)

Raiders of the Lost Shark (2014)

Starring:

Candice Lidstone, Jessica Huether, Catherine Mary Clark, John Migliore

Synopsis:

Four friends set out by boat for a vacation on a private island. But unknown to them, a weaponized shark has escaped from a top secret military lab, a shark genetically engineered with hate in its blood, and programmed to hunt any human within range. Now, these friends must band together to battle an all new brand of predator who will stop at nothing to remain at the top of the food chain.

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Roommate Wanted (2015)

Roommate Wanted (2015)

Starring:

Spencer Grammer, Richard Riehle

Synopsis:

Janie is an ambitious student who dreams of a better life. Dee is a gorgeous socialite who dreams of a rich husband. They’re already not the best of friends…or the best of roommates. But when Janie gets the opportunity of a lifetime, Dee becomes the roommate from hell as she desperately tries to destroy Janie’s life. It’s an all out girl-war leaving a Roommate Wanted.

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Stigmata (1999) (Blu-ray)

Stigmata (1999)

Starring:

Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce

Synopsis:                         

Frankie Paige (Arquette) has absolutely no faith in God. All of that changes when she suddenly begins to suffer the stigmata: the living wounds of the crucified Christ. Frankie’s miraculous bleeding comes to the attention of the Vatican’s top investigator, Father Kiernan (Byrne). But when Cardinal Houseman (Jonathan Pryce, Brazil, Ronin), discovers that Frankie is actually channeling an extraordinary and provocative message that could destroy the Church, he’s convinced that she (and the force possessing her) must be forever silenced. Determined to stop this deadly conspiracy, Kiernan risks his faith and his life to save her and the message that will change the destiny of mankind forever. Also starring Portia de Rossi (TV’s Arrested Development), Nia Long (Big Momma’s House) and Rade Sherbedgia (Taken 2, X-Men: First Class), Stigmata is a riveting supernatural thriller that’ll leave you breathless.

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The Vatican Exorcisms (2015)

Vatican Exorcisms, The (2015)

Starring:

Joe Marino, Piero Maggio

Synopsis:

Black masses, orgies, and possession: The horrifying story that the church tried to bury. Hoping to expose a shocking scandal inside the Vatican, a documentary filmmaker travels to Rome to interview several key witnesses but finds himself unearthing something far more sinister. Delving deeper he becomes dangerously close to exposing a much darker reality of corruption and demonic forces. As he is drawn further into the satanic underworld, he soon discovers that sometimes the truth is best kept hidden.

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Zombeavers (2014) (DVD)

Zombeavers (2014)

Starring:

Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Jake Weary, Lexi Atkins, Peter Gilroy

Synopsis:

They’re ferocious, they’re furry, they’re Zombeavers, the stars of this 2015 horror-comedy, directed by Jordan Rubin. When a trio of sexy college girls (Cortney Palm, Rachel Melvin, Lexi Atkins) arrive at a remote cabin for a weekend getaway, their vacation is quickly jeopardized by a hungry bear, a menacing hunter (Rex Linn), and the girls own party-crashing boyfriends (Hutch Dano, Jake Weary, Peter Gilroy). However, these preliminary disturbances are nothing compared to what lurks in the lake by the cabin: The result of a local chemical spill, a horde of bloodthirsty, zombified beavers closes in on the unsuspecting co-eds. It isn’t long before the kids are engaged in a life and death struggle with the ferocious ZOMBEAVERS, but it turns out that the creatures themselves are only the beginning of their nightmare. Featuring cameos by Bill Burr and John Mayer, Zombeavers is infectiously funny and terrifying. Zombeavers. They’ll dam you to hell!

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A Zombie Exorcism (2015)

Zombie Exorcism, A (2015)

Starring:

Mads Althoff, Marie Vanglund, Jonas Bjørn-Andersen, Asta Stidsen, Roxanne Tirkov

Synopsis:

The house of god is ground zero for the zombie apocalypse when three siblings gather at a funeral and witness the awakening of an ancient evil that spawns an army of the dead. Quickly forced to hide in the labyrinth of deep catacombs under the church, now the siblings must fight their way out to safety while trying to send the dead back to their graves in this non-stop zombie action thriller.

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COLLECTIONS

5 Movie Collection: In the Heart of the Deep

5 Movie Collection In the Heart of the Deep

Starring:            

James Earl Jones, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Pare, Chuck Connors, Jose Ferrer

Movies:

Blood Tide

When an archeologist accidentally awakens an unknown species of sea creature that has been asleep for centuries, he learns there’s only one way to stop it—by sacrificing an innocent virgin. Starring James Earl Jones.

Legend of Sea Wolf

Based on the novel by Jack London, The Legend of Sea Wolf chronicles a tyrannical sea captain (Chuck Connors) who torments his crew unmercifully.

Creature from the Haunted Sea

In this Roger Corman classic, a mobster (Antony Carbone) helps Cuban loyalists escape by boat, plotting to kill and rob them and blame their deaths on a mythical sea monster…until the beast actually comes to life.

2103: The Deadly Wake

In 2103, one corporation will do anything for world domination…even if that means sending an entire ship and its crew out into the ocean with deadly cargo. Now the captain must try to save the ship in order to stop a global catastrophe.

Adrift

When they pick up the survivors of a drifting boat, a couple is held hostage at sea and is forced to fight for their lives. Starring Kate Jackson, Kenneth Welsh, Bruce Greenwood and Kelly Rowan.

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Poltergeist Double Feature

Poltergeist Double Feature

Starring:

Craig T. Nelson, Oliver Robins

Movies:

Poltergeist II: The Other Side

An American Indian helps a broke and homeless family, once again prey to a poltergeist.

Poltergeist III

Destructive demons follow a little girl sent to live with her aunt and uncle in a Chicago high-rise.

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