Wednesday, December 21, 2016

THE GATE arrives on limited-edition Blu-ray on February 28

Street Date: 2/28/17
Blu-ray™ SRP: $39.97

The Vestron Video Collector’s Series unleashes unspeakable horrors when The Gate arrives for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ on February 28 from Lionsgate. When two suburban kids accidentally open a portal filled with pint-sized demons hell-bent on taking over the planet, it’s up to them to seal the gateway and save mankind! The Gate features all-new, never-before-seen featurettes and audio commentary. A must-have for all classic horror fans, The Gate limited-edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97. 

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
When best friends Glen and Terry stumble across a mysterious crystalline rock in Glen’s backyard, they quickly dig up the newly sodden lawn searching for more precious stones. Instead, they unearth The Gate — an underground chamber of terrifying demonic evil. The teenagers soon understand what evil they’ve released as they are overcome with an assortment of horrific experiences. With fiendish followers invading suburbia, it’s now up to the kids to discover the secret that can lock The Gate forever . . . if it’s not too late.




SPECIAL FEATURES 
Audio Commentaries:
Director Tibor Takacs, Writer Michael Nankin, and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook
Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Craig Reardon, Special Effects Artist Frank Carere, and Matte Photographer Bill Taylor
Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composers Michael Hoenig and J. Peter Robinson
Featurettes:
“The Gate: Unlocked”
“Minion Maker”
“From Hell It Came”
“The Workman Speaks!”
“Made in Canada”
“From Hell: The Creatures & Demons of The Gate”
“The Gatekeepers”
“Making of The Gate” 
Teaser Trailer
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spot
Storyboard Gallery
Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery

THE GATE PROGRAM INFORMATION*
Year of Production: 1986
Title Copyright: The Gate © 1986 The Gate Film Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG-13 
Genre: Fantasy, Horror 
Closed-Captioned: N/A 
Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH 
Feature Run Time: 85 Minutes 
Blu-ray™ Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray™ Audio: Original DTS 2.0 Stereo Audio

Friday, December 16, 2016

DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix Release "TROLLHUNTERS" Featurette!

From the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks Trollhunters, which follows ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. who inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. In celebration of this must-see series coming to Netflix on Friday, December 23rd, DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix have released a fun featurette

About Trollhunters:
From the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class. A must-see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks Trollhunters will bring viewers of all ages around the globe into the rich and creative world of this all-new Netflix original series, premiering worldwide December 23, 2016.

Voice talent includes Kelsey Grammer (“The Simpsons,” X-Men: The Last Stand), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, “Adventure Time”), Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Beyond). Trollhunters is created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak, Hellboy). Marc Guggenheim (TV’s “Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), Rodrigo Blaas (animator Up, Brave, WALL•E), Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians) and Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge") serve as executive producers. Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman are co-executive producers.

About DreamWorks Animation Television:
DreamWorks Animation Television is one of the world's leading suppliers of high-quality, animated family programming, reaching consumers on linear and on-demand platforms in more than 130 countries and garnering 31 Emmy Awards to date.  It is a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG).

About Netflix:
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 83 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SYNAPSE FILMS PRESENTS THREE CLASSIC FILMS FROM “COFFIN JOE” ON REMASTERED DVD WITH NEW SPECIAL FEATURES THIS JANUARY!


One of horror’s most original and creative figures, Brazil’s José  “Coffin Joe” Mojica Marins has made a massive impact on filmmakers for decades, with his legendary “Coffin Joe” trilogy considered by many to be among the most nightmare-inducing horror films ever made.  This January, Synapse Films is proud to present the trilogy – AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL, THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE and EMBODIMENT OF EVIL – on remastered DVD complete with new special features for a new generation of fans and admirers!

AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (1964)
Coffin Joe makes his film debut in AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma), the first installment of the “Coffin Joe Trilogy.”

Coffin Joe (known as Zé do Caixão, and portrayed by director José Mojica Marins) is a mysterious undertaker in a small Brazilian town. He frowns upon religion and is bitter because his wife cannot bear him a child. After violently killing his wife with a venomous spider, the murder, mutilation and blasphemy escalates as Joe stops at nothing to find a new woman to continue his evil bloodline. The town’s gypsy has a warning for Coffin Joe… the spirits of those he killed may return to claim his soul! Will Coffin Joe escape the wrath of the dead and finally get the child he’s always wanted, or will unholy terror claim him for his hideous crimes?

AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL is celebrated as the first true horror film ever made in Brazil and is extremely graphic and frightening for its time. Startling, atmospheric and incredibly gruesome, this film is followed by THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE and EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (all available from Synapse Films).

SPECIAL FEATURES:
• The Making of AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (10 mins.)
• José Mojica Marins discusses his short film, REINO SANGRENTO (1952) (9 mins.)
• Interview with José Mojica Marins (6 mins.)
• New scene filmed in 2002
• Introduction to the film by Coffin Joe
• Original theatrical trailer and rare promotional trailer

VIDEO: Full-Frame (1.33:1) Presentation of the Original 35mm Negative Scan / NTSC
AUDIO: Dolby Digital Portuguese 2.0 Mono  • SUBTITLES: English (Optional)
Catalog # SFD0168 • UPC 654930319192 • Region 1 • Retail: 19.95

THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE (1967)
This sequel to the ground-breaking Brazilian horror masterpiece, AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL brings back the demented murderous caretaker, Coffin Joe (known as Zé do Caixão, and portrayed by director José Mojica Marins).

Surviving the terrors of the first film, Coffin Joe is now joined by a hunchbacked assistant named Bruno to help him on his unholy quest for the perfect bride. After kidnapping and torturing women and submitting them to sadistic trials, Joe thinks he’s finally found the right woman to bear him a child. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned and Joe suffers horrible nightmares from killing a pregnant woman. What follows is a hallucinatory descent into the Hellish underworld as Joe struggles to survive his blasphemous visions and the wrath of the local villagers.

THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE is even more brutal than its predecessor, and contains the controversial color “Hell” sequence. This film is the second installment in the “Coffin Joe Trilogy,” and is followed by EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (also available from Synapse Films).

SPECIAL FEATURES:
• 35mm negative scan supervised by director José Mojica Marins
• The Making of THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE (8 mins.)
• A visit to the Coffin Joe Museum (5 mins.)
• The Universe of Mojica Marins – Vintage Featurette (25 mins.)
• Interview with José Mojica Marins (8 mins.)
• Original theatrical trailer
• Photo gallery

NOT RATED • 1967 • 109 Minutes • B&W (with color “hell” sequence)
VIDEO: Full-Frame (1.33:1) Presentation of the Original 35mm Negative Scan / NTSC
AUDIO: Dolby Digital Portuguese 2.0 Mono  • SUBTITLES: English (Optional)
Catalog # SFD0169  • UPC  654930319291 • Region 1 • Retail: 19.95

THE COFFIN JOE TRILOGY
Unholy undertaker, sinful savant, denizen of dreams and hallucinations… Coffin Joe, with his trademark top hat, black cape and long talon-like fingernails, is a horror legend across the world. Portrayed by prolific Brazilian director José Mojica Marins, “Coffin Joe” has been immortalized in films, TV programs, comic books and popular songs. Marins has a strangely personal filmmaking style that can only be compared to an unholy blend of Russ Meyer, Mario Bava and Luis Buñuel. Synapse Films is proud to present “The Coffin Joe Trilogy,” a three film DVD collection containing AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL, THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE and EMBODIMENT OF EVIL. This trilogy of films contains the classic story of Coffin Joe’s descent into madness and violence as he murders and tortures men and women in his unholy quest to find the perfect bride.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
• Contains all special features from the single disc releases, as well as additional special features for EMBODIMENT OF EVIL, including a “Making of” featurette, Theatrical trailer, and footage from the Fantasia Film Festival premiere. (25 mins.)

The Coffin Joe Trilogy: 285 Minutes • B&W/Color
Embodiment of Evil: NOT RATED • 2008 • 94 Minutes • Color
VIDEO: Anamorphic (1.85:1) Widescreen Presentation / NTSC
AUDIO: Dolby Digital Portuguese 5.1 Surround / Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
SUBTITLES: English (Optional)
Catalog # SFD0170  • UPC 654930319390 • Retail: $39.95

SPECIAL BONUS OFFER TO THOSE THAT PURCHASE THE SYNAPSE FILMS VERSIONS OF “AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL”, “THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE” OR OUR NEW “THE COFFIN JOE TRILOGY” DVDS!

Synapse Films has a small quantity of some Brazilian “Coffin Joe” comic book reproductions. While supplies last, each person that orders the Coffin Joe films, from Synapse-Films.com, will receive a comic book with their order.

Please note, regarding the first two Coffin Joe Films, AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL and THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE:
First, the licensor ONLY provided us with standard definition scans of the original negatives. We have no plans for a Blu-ray release because they did not do HD scans for us. We have not been given any indication that HD scans can be done on this already fragile material. These scans and transfers were supervised by director Jose Mojica Marins.
Synapse Films’ release of AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL, THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE and THE COFFIN JOE TRILOGY will be available on January 31, 2017.

Rob Zombie Takes His Twisted Tales to the Next Level in His Latest Horror Film on Blu-ray and DVD December 20 from Lionsgate

All They Have To Do Is Survive


From the macabre mind of Rob Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses, The Lords of Salem, The Devil’s Rejects), comes his newest nightmare, 31, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD December 20 from Lionsgate. Clowns have never been as terrifying as they are in the course of this one shocking evening in the middle of nowhere. Currently available on Digital HD and On Demand, 31 stars Sheri Moon Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses), Jeff Daniel Phillips (HBO’s “Westworld”) Elizabeth Daily (Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure), Meg Foster (The Lords of Salem), Kevin Jackson (Conspiracy Theory), Richard Blake (Batman Begins), Judy Geeson (TV’s “Gilmore Girls”) and Malcolm McDowell (Halloween).

From the visionary mind of Rob Zombie comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped on Halloween and held hostage in a large compound.  At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game or life or death called 31.  For the next 12 hours they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.

The 31 Blu-ray and DVD release special features include a two-hour behind-the-scenes documentary and audio commentary with Rob Zombie. The 31 digital HD release will include a four-hour behind-the-scenes documentary with two exclusive hours of footage not included on the Blu-ray release. For those who have previously purchased the digital release, the documentary will be available to watch beginning on December 2031 will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively. 

BLU-RAY/ DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
·     “In Hell Everybody Loves Popcorn: The Making of 31” Documentary
·     Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Rob Zombie

Twitter: @RZ31Movie 

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2015
Title Copyright: 31© 2015 Venus Lux Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for Strong Bloody Horror Violence, Pervasive Language, Sexual Content and Drug Use
Genre: Horror
Closed Captioned: NA 
Subtitles: Spanish, English and English SDH
Feature Run Time: 103 Minutes
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Blair Witch Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand on January 3

“Horror will never be the same.”
— Brad Miska, Bloody-Disgusting.com

There’s Something Evil Hiding in These Woods
 
The Sequel to the Game-Changing Horror Phenomenon
Arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD January 3 from Lionsgate

Nearly two decades after documentary filmmakers vanished in the groundbreaking film The Blair Witch Project, an investigative team searches for them and the truth behind their disappearance in Blair Witch, arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate. From acclaimed filmmakers Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett (You’re Next), Blair Witch stars James Allen McCune (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Callie Hernandez (La La Land), Brandon Scott (TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy”), Valorie Curry (American Pastoral), Corbin Reid (Words with Girls), and Wes Robinson (The Genius Code). An official selection of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, this much-buzzed-about film will haunt viewers far beyond the closing credits.

A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of their friend’s sister, who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.

Get over 3 hours of bonus features on the Blair Witch Blu-ray and Digital HD, including an audio commentary with director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett, the “House of Horrors: Exploring the Set” featurette, and a 6-part Making-of documentary, “Never Ending Night: The Making of Blair Witch”. The DVD release includes the audio commentary and the “House of Horrors: Exploring the Set” featurette. The Blu-ray Disc of Blair Witch will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Blair Witch will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
·         Audio Commentary with Director Adam Wingard and Writer Simon Barrett
·         Never Ending Night: The Making of Blair Witch (6-Part Documentary)
1.      “Primal Fear: Story Origins”
2.      “Ambiguous Loss: The Cast”
3.      “P.O.V.: On Location”
4.      “Trapped in the Time Loop: Editing”
5.      “Distorted Reality: Music and Sound Design”
6.      “The Reveal”
·         “House of Horrors: Exploring the Set” Featurette

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
·         Audio Commentary with Director Adam Wingard and Writer Simon Barrett
·         “House of Horrors: Exploring the Set” Featurette
  
Twitter: @BlairWitchMovie

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2016
Title Copyright: Blair Witch © 2016, Artwork & Supplementary Materials ® & © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for language, terror and some disturbing images.
Genre:  Horror
Closed Captioned:  NA
Subtitles: Spanish and English SDH
Feature Run Time: 89 Minutes
BD Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
BD Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio Optimized for Late Night Listening, English Descriptive Audio
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English Descriptive Audio

Thursday, December 1, 2016

“Top-10 Xmas Slashers” Video With Jessica Cameron & "All Through The House" Writer/Director Todd Nunes

Los Angeles, CA – Sharpen your reindeer antlers and get ready for a very scary Christmas. A new video short with Scream Queen Jessica Cameron (TRUTH OR DARE) and writer/director Todd Nunes (ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE) showcases the duo’s favorite Christmas slasher films, with Nunes’ ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE sitting on the sidelines (due to obvious bias). The video Top-10 list coincides with the VOD and DVD/Blu-ray release of ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE, featuring Jessica Cameron and starring Ashley Mary Nunes.


Join Jessica Cameron and Todd Nunes’ as they sit in front of a roaring fireplace and exchange playful banter about holiday horror movies. Count down their top ten Christmas slasher favorites including: JACK FROST (1998), SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT (1984), and BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974).

“The holiday horror sub- genre is near and dear to my heart. What's scarier then your worst nightmare unfolding during the happiest time of the year?” says Scream Queen Jessica Cameron. “Our Top 10 list includes some of my favorite films, minus my role in ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE, since that obviously my #1 Santa slasher. Watch it with your horror loving friends and family and I'm certain it will make your Top 10 list too!"

"There has been a recent boom in holiday horror movies,” says writer/director Todd Nunes. “I'm excited that ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE is part of the new generation of Christmas slasher films. This Top 10 list celebrates the bloody movies that have inspired me as a filmmaker and paved the way for today's yuletide slashers."
Jessica Cameron is a horror actress, director, screenwriter, and producer. She won the award for "Rising Movie Star” at the 2010 Golden Cobb Awards and has appeared in films, comic books, music videos, and TV Shows. Named “Scream Queen of the Month" by ScreamQueen.com, Cameron has appeared in more than 20 films, including ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE (2015) and TRUTH OR DARE (2013), which she wrote, directed, starred in, and produced.

Todd Nunes studied screenwriting at UCLA’s Writers’ Program and graduating with honors from the Los Angeles Film School. An avid and lifelong fan of horror films, Nunes’ Christmas slasher, ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE (2015) is now available on DVD/Blu-ray and streaming services including VUDU and iTunes. He is currently working on his next horror film DEATH WARD 13, a remake of the cult classic DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT. 

Hot off the festival circuit, ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE has received 20 nominations and nine awards including: Best Slasher, Best Editing, and Audience Choice Award (RIP Horror Film Festival, Hollywood, CA), Best Director (Hardcore Horror Fest, Chicago, IL), Best Local Feature (Another Hole in the Head, San Francisco, CA), and Best Supporting Actress (Action on Film Festival, Monrovia, CA). The film stars Ashley Mary Nunes (SYFY’S ROBOT COMBAT LEAGUE), Jessica Cameron (TRUTH OR DARE), Jennifer Wenger (TALES OF HALLOWEEN), and Lito Velasco (NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY). The film’s gory special effects were created by Tommy Pietch of SYFY’S FACE OFF and STAR TREK: RENEGADES. 

ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE Synopsis: Fifteen years ago, a peaceful Christmas neighborhood was engulfed by fear when five-year-old Jamie Garrett was mysteriously taken from her bedroom, never to be seen again. Now on Christmas break, Rachel Kimmel comes home from college to find her neighborhood struck again by a reign of terror. A violent killer is hiding behind a grisly Santa mask, leaving a bloody trail of slaughtered women and castrated men on the steps of the Garrett house. Rachel finds herself in a horrifying nightmare as she discovers the twisted secret behind the mask.


US • 2016 • 16:9 • Stereo • 95 mins • Unrated

ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE, a feature-length film by The Readmond Company, 4700 W. Jefferson Blvd, Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90016. allthroughthehousemovie@gmail.com, www.allthroughthehousemovie.com, https://www.facebook.com/allthroughthehouseSLASHER

The SHOCK! Chamber Is Honored To Introduce Our Newest "SHOCK! Queen", Miss December 2016, The Legendary Dawna Lee Heising!

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