We have a light day of horror and sci-fi home entertainment titles on August 15th, with most of the fanfare this week going to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, which comes in a variety of formats and special releases (for those looking for Collector’s Editions, be sure to check out the likes of Target, Walmart and Best Buy). Prometheus is also now getting a 4K Ultra HD disc (in honor of Covenant’s home bow), and there’s also a new Alien 6-Film Collection that 20th Century Fox has assembled.

Other notable releases for August 15th include Well Go USA's BluebeardOne Dark Night (from Jason Lives director Tom McLoughlin), Night Moves, The Scarehouse, and Riverdale: The First Complete Season, and Pet Sematary is headed to Blu-ray this week as well.

Alien: Covenant (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/ Blu/ Digital HD, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD/Digital HD)

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an unchartered paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a terrifying threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Prologue (Extended)
  • Walter in Greenhouse
  • Oram and Daniels (Extended)
  • Walter Visits Daniels
  • Daniels Bedroom Flashback
  • Jacob's Funeral (Extended)
  • Ledwards Fall
  • Crossing the Plaza (Extended)
  • Daniels Thanks Walter
  • Rosenthal Prayer
  • Walter Reports Back
  • Stairs to Eggroom (Extended)
  • USCSS Covenant
  • Meet Walter
  • Phobos
  • The Last Supper
  • SECTOR 87 - PLANET 4
  • The Crossing
  • Advent
  • David’s Illustrations – Image Gallery
  • Master Class: Ridley Scott - Documentary on the making of Alien: Covenant
  • Director Commentary by Ridley Scott
  • Production Gallery

Night Moves (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Blu-ray)

L.A. detective Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman) has problems. Missing persons and bedroom stakeouts are no match for his glory days as a pro football player. His wife is having a not-so-secret affair. And while sorting things out, he takes on the case of a runaway teenager that may be a lot more than he can handle. Director Arthur Penn, who worked with Hackman on Bonnie and Clyde and Target, guides this spellbinding, first-rate thriller where solutions to murderous riddles don’t come easily. Joining Hackman and Penn are two actors just starting out on the road to stardom: James Woods and Melanie Griffith. The stars come out – and so does the excitement – when the Night Moves.

One Dark Night (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray)

A World famous psychic is found dead along with several victims of his bizarre experiments. One the same day his body is interred in a mausoleum, high-schooler Julie Wells (Meg Tilly, Psycho 2, The Big Chill, Body Snatchers) agrees to spend the night there all alone - as part of a hazing to join the clique, The Sisters (Robin Evans, E.G. Daily, Leslie Speights). Later that night, the sisters secretly return to torment Julie in an attempt to scare her out of her mind. But the girls are not alone. The psychic s experiments continue even after death - on his own body and on the dozen resident corpses in various stages of decay. Soon they're exhumed and looking for fresh bodies. One Dark Night haunts audiences' psyches with its claustrophobic setting, moody cinematography, foreboding score and ultra-realistic makeup effects. Tom McLoughlin (Date with an Angel, Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI) directed this terrifying chiller which co-stars the great Adam West (Batman, Family Guy).

Special Features:
Brand New 2016 HD Master | Audio Commentary with Director Tom McLoughlin and Writer Michael Hawes | Work Print Version of the Film | Brand New Commentary with Director Tom McLoughlin and Producer Michael Schroeder | Brand New On-camera interviews with McLoughlin, Schroeder, Actress E.G. Daily, Make-up Person Paul Clemens, DP Hal Trussell, Production Designer Craig Steams | Original Theatrical Trailer

Riverdale: The Complete First Season (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life. Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. As a new school year begins, the town is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. The summer’s events made all-American teen Archie Andrews realize that he wants to pursue a career in music, but his fractured friendship with Jughead Jones, and Josie McCoy’s focus on her own band leaves Archie without a mentor. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is not ready to reveal her true feelings for Archie, and new student, Veronica Lodge, has an undeniable spark with her crush. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale’s Queen Bee, who stirs up trouble amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica. But is Cheryl hiding something about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there’s more to the story.

ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:

Alien: 6 Film Collection (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD) 

Bluebeard (Well Go USA, Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

The Dead Zone (Paramount Home Entertainment, DVD)

Pet Sematary (Paramount Home Entertainment, Blu-ray)

Pet Sematary Two (Paramount Home Entertainment, DVD)

Prometheus (2oth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/DVD) 

The Scarehouse (Parade Deck Films, Blu-ray & DVD)

  • Heather Wixson
    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    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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