For the second week of January, horror and sci-fi fans have another relatively quiet week of home entertainment releases to look forward to this Tuesday. Scream Factory has given the underrated thriller Dead of Winter an HD overhaul on their upcoming Blu-ray, and Severin Films is resurrecting the cult classic The Survivor with a brand new 2K transfer.
Other releases for January 10th include Under the Shadow, B.C. Butcher, The Harrow, The Summoning, and the double feature Blu-ray of Crystal Lake Memories and Never Sleep Again.
Dead of Winter (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
Katie McGovern will do anything to make it as an actress…even if it kills her.
Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen* and Roddy McDowell star in the chilling Dead Of Winter. When struggling actress Katie (Steenburgen) is offered the opportunity to replace an actress who has suffered an emotional breakdown during a film shoot, she jumps at the chance for the role of a lifetime. Arriving at the filming location – an isolated mansion in upstate New York – and getting to know her two mysterious benefactors, Dr. Lewis (Jan Rubes, Witness), and Mr. Murray (McDowell, Fright Night), she begins to suspect there's more to the story… but she can't quite put her finger on it. As the pieces fall into place and the weather outside turns frightful, Katie's quest for stardom becomes a fight for survival in this twisty thriller from the director of Bonnie & Clyde.
The Survivor (Severin Films, Blu-ray)
When a 747 crash lands in a Sydney suburb - a still-spectacular sequence that helped make this the most expensive Australian film of its time - the inferno kills everyone on board except the pilot (Robert Powell of JESUS OF NAZARETH and TOMMY) who emerges from the wreckage miraculously unscathed. But as a local psychic (Jenny Agutter of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) begins to communicate with the spirits of the doomed passengers, it will unlock a nightmare of madness, murder and supernatural horror.
Hollywood legend Joseph Cotten in his final film performance co-stars in this shocker directed by British film icon David Hemmings (BLOW-UP, DEEP RED) and produced by Ozploitation maverick Antony I. Ginnane (THIRST, PATRICK, TURKEY SHOOT), featuring haunting cinematography by Academy Award® winner John Seale (THE ENGLISH PATIENT, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD) and now transferred in 2k HD for the first time ever.
Under the Shadow (Lionsgate, DVD)
Within the chaos of the Iraq war, when a missile hits their apartment building but fails to explode, a mother learns from a superstitious neighbor that the cursed object has brought in malevolent spirits to terrorize her young daughter.
ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:
B.C. Butcher (Troma Entertainment, Blu-ray)
Crystal Lake Memories / Never Sleep Again Double Feature (RLJ Entertainment, Blu-ray)
The Harrow (Breaking Glass Pictures, DVD)
The Summoning (Gravitas Ventures, Blu-ray & DVD)