April’s home entertainment releases are closing out on a strong note, as we have a bunch of great titles coming our way on Tuesday. Arrow Video has put together a stellar Special Edition set for Killer Klowns from Outer Space that fans are definitely going to want to pick up, and Kino Lorber has given the cult classic The Boneyard an HD overhaul as well. Scream Factory is keeping busy with a trio of cinematic treats—Daughters of Satan, the Collector’s Edition of Cyborg and a Troll/Troll 2 double feature—and Full Moon has put together a special set for the original Puppet Master to boot.

Other notable releases for April 24th include The Maze 3D, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, 7 Guardians of the Tomb, Him, and Dead Justice.

The Boneyard (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray)

A policeman (Ed Nelson) and a psychic (Deborah Rose) link cult mayhem to a morgue (run by Norman Fell) where ancient ghouls are on the loose. The film plunges into the nightmarish experiences of a portly, depressed psychic (Deborah Rose), whose involvement in a grisly child-murder case leads her and her detective partner (Ed Nelson) to an imposing, fortress-like mortuary. Chen the owner of the funeral home and prime suspect in the case, claims the three mummified corpses in question are not children but ancient demons known as “Kyoshi”. It seems the little monsters have been around for centuries as a result of an age-old curse and can only be placated with offerings of human flesh — with which the mortician has been supplying them his entire life. When Chen is jailed on murder charges, the under-fed ghouls awaken in search of dinner, trapping the staff inside the mortuary walls and devouring them. The survivors, including Rose and Nelson, use every means at their disposal to combat the demons, which have possessed the bodies of morgue attendant Mrs. Poopinplatz (Phyllis Diller) and her poodle, mutating them into hideous monsters.

Special Features:

- New HD Restoration From The Original Negative

- Extensive Color Correction Exclusive To Code Red Release Version

- Audio Commentary With Director James Cummins And Producer Richard F. Brophy

- Interviews With Actress Phyllis Diller, Director James Cummins and Producer Richard F. Brophy

- Brand New Exclusive To Code Red Version, The Little Ghoul Grows Up: Interview With Actress Sallie Middleton (Little Ghoul / Dead Girl) Conducted By Associate Producer Phil Smoot

- Reversible Sleeve with Alternate Artwork

Cyborg: Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as the future’s most fearsome warrior in this adrenaline-charged sci-fi thriller. Deteriorating from a deadly plague, 21st-Century America is descending into a barbaric nightmare. Only Pearl Prophet (Dayle Haddon), a beautiful half human/half cyborg, has the knowledge necessary to develop a vaccine. But during her quest to gather data and bring the cure to the world, Pearl is captured by cannibalistic Flesh Pirates who plot to keep the antidote for themselves and rule the world. Now, only saber-wielding hero Gibson Rickenbacker (Van Damme) can rescue her and save civilization.

Daughters of Satan (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Tom Selleck Stars In A Bewitching Occult Thriller! Be careful what you witch for with this spellbinding thriller that delves into the realms of ancient covens and the conquistadors who loathe them. Tom Selleck delivers a commanding performance as James Robertson, an antique dealer living in Manila. James buys a Spanish painting dating back to 1592 from an art gallery ... because the painting depicts three witches being burned at the stake and one of the witches has an uncanny resemblance to James’ wife, Chris. But the similarity turns out to be much more than a coincidence when Chris becomes possessed by the spirit of her evil doppelganger. She soon meets two local women who resemble the other two witches from the painting. The three decide to murder James, as he may be a descendant of the conquistador responsible for the burning of the original coven.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

Step aside Pennywise... These Killer Klowns from Outer Space are outta this world literally! and they’re packing deadly popcorn guns and cotton candy cocoons!

When Mike and his girlfriend Debbie warn the local police that a gang of homicidal alien-clowns have landed in the nearby area (in a spaceship shaped like a circus big-top, no less), the cops are naturally skeptical. Before long however, reports are coming in from other anxious residents detailing similar run-ins with the large-shoed assailants. There can no longer be any doubt the Killer Klowns from Outer Space are here, and they’re out to turn the Earth s population into candy floss!

Written and produced by the Chiodo brothers known for their work on a host of special-effects laden hits such as Team America: World Police and the Critters movies Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a cinematic experience unparalleled in this galaxy, now newly restored by Arrow Video for this stellar edition.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Newly remastered stereo 2.0 and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Archive audio commentary with the Chiodo Brothers
  • Let the Show Begin! Anatomy of a Killer Theme Song an all-new interview with the original members of the American punk band, The Dickies
  • The Chiodos Walk Among Us: Adventures in Super 8 Filmmaking - all-new documentary highlighting the making of the Chiodo Brothers childhood films, from the giant monster epics made in their basement to their experiments in college
  • New HD transfers of the complete collection of the Chiodo Brothers 8mm and Super 8 films, including Land of Terror, Free Inside, Beast from the Egg, and more!
  • Tales of Tobacco: an interview with star Grant Cramer
  • Debbie’s Big Night: an interview with star Suzanne Snyder
  • Bringing Life to These Things: a tour of Chiodo Bros. Productions
  • The Making of Killer Klowns: archive production featurette
  • Visual Effects with Gene Warren Jr.: archive interview with co-writer/producer Charles Chiodo and visual effects supervisor Gene Warren Jr.
  • Kreating Klowns: archive interview with Charles Chiodo and creature fabricator Dwight Roberts
  • Composing Klowns: archive interview with composer John Massari
  • Klown Auditions
  • Deleted Scenes with filmmaker’s audio commentary
  • Bloopers
  • Image Galleries
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck

 

The Maze 3D (Kino Classics, Blu-ray)

Newly Restored in 3-D by 3-D Film Archive from 4K scans by Paramount Pictures Archives! The Maze is a 1953 atmospheric horror film in 3-D, directed by William Cameron Menzies (Invaders from Mars, Things to Come) and starring Richard Carlson (The Magnetic Monster) as Scotsman Gerald MacTeam (Carlson) who abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty Murray (Veronica Hurst) after receiving word of his uncle's death and inheriting a mysterious castle in the Scottish Highlands. Kitty refuses to accept the broken engagement and travels with her aunt (Katherine Emery) to the castle. When they arrive, they discover that Gerald has suddenly aged and his manner has changed significantly. After a series of mysterious events occur in both the castle and the hedge maze outside, they invite a group of friends, including a doctor, to the castle, hoping they can help Gerald with whatever ails him. Menzies was known for his very dimensional style, focusing many shots in layers The Maze was his final film as production designer and director.

Special Features:
-Audio Commentary by Film Historians Tom Weaver, Bob Furmanek, Dr. Robert J. Kiss and David Schecter
-Interview with Star Veronica Hurst
-Restored three-channel stereophonic sound by Eckhard Büttner
-Original 3-D Trailer
-Reversible Art

ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:

7 Guardians of the Tomb (Gravitas Ventures, Blu-ray & DVD)

Dead Justice (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD) 

Him (Wownow, DVD)

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu Combo, Blu/DVD/Digital Combo & DVD)

Maze Runner Trilogy (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD Combo & DVD)

Moon Child (Cult Epics, Blu-ray)

Puppet Master: 2-Disc Limited Edition (Full Moon Pictures, Blu/DVD Combo) 

Troll/Troll 2 Double Feature (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

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    After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

    Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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