Over the next two months, Scream Factory's releases include five Blu-rays limited to 1,000 units apiece. Each release will highlight an obscure and underseen sci-fi, horror, or fantasy film from the ’70s and ’80s, and the cover artwork and details on each Blu-ray have been revealed.
Deathstalker Double Feature (August 30th): "DEATHSTALKER (1983)
Deathstalker (Richard Hill) is a mighty warrior chosen to battle the evil forces of a medieval kingdom who sets off on a journey to the most challenging tournament in the land. To the winner will go the throne of the evil wizard, the ultimate mystical power and the love of the beautiful Princess Codille (Barbi Benton). But first Deathstalker must prove himself worthy of his legacy . . . and treachery lurks at every turn.
DEATHSTALKER II (1987)
Deathstalker II (John Terlesky) has a mission: to save the kingdom from the wicked grip of the immoral wizard Jerak and his queen Sultana, who have ruled the land by creating an evil twin of the lovely Princess Evie (Monique Gabrielle). Capturing the real Princess Evie, Deathstalker must now return her to her rightful place of power – but the swordsman's battle has just begun.
- Audio Commentary By Producer/Director John Sbardellati, Special Makeup Effects Artist John Carl Buechler And Actor Richard Brooker
- Theatrical Trailer
- Photo Gallery
- Audio Commentary By Director Jim Wynorski, Actors John Terlesky And Toni Naples
- Theatrical Trailer"
The Velvet Vampire (September 27th): "In The Velvet Vampire, a couple accepts an invitation from the mysterious Diane LeFanu (Celeste Yarnall, The Mechanic) to visit her in her secluded desert estate. Unaware that Diane is actually a centuries-old vampire, the couple soon realize that they are both the objects of her seduction and cravings...
- Audio Commentary With Star Celeste Yarnall
Time Walker (September 27th): "From deep within the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, Professor Douglas McCadden ships the coffin of Ankh-Vanharis to the California Institute of Sciences, where X-rays reveal five diamondlike crystals hidden within the coffin. Technician Peter Sharpe steals the crystals, but he doesn't notice that the powerful X-ray has revived a green fungus. When the coffin is opened at a university press conference, the reporters uncover more than they bargained for. The mummy has disappeared . . . the Time Walker is alive again!
- Interview With Kevin Brophy And Producer Dimitri Villard
Up From the Depths (September 27th): "In Up From The Depths, staff and vacationers at a first-class resort on the island of Maui are beginning to mysteriously disappear. A biologist believes that an underwater earthquake has caused a giant and very hungry dormant prehistoric fish to be released from his slumber. Voraciously the fish helps himself to a tourist buffet. Now it's open season for the local fishermen to find the creature and kill it! Starring Sam Bottoms (Apocalypse Now, The Outlaw Josey Wales).
- TV And Radio Spots
- Theatrical Trailer
Message From Space (September 27th): "From A Captive Planet Two Million Light Years Away, Came A Desperate Message From Space… Help Us!
On the verge of annihilation, Kido, the leader of the persecuted Jillucians, sends his beautiful granddaughter, Emeralida, to find the eight legendary brave warriors who alone can stop the steel-skinned hordes of the Gavanas Empire! This disparate, rag-tag group (a drunken general, a deposed prince, space hot rodders, a hoodlum, a royal retainer, and a broken-down robot) must band together before it's too late — before the Gavanas can reach their next target: Earth!
Born from the fallout of Star Wars, along with Starcrash and Battle Beyond The Stars, this wildly colorful, anachronistic Space Opera bristling with dazzling visual effects is available on Blu-ray for the first time! Directed by Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale), told in an ancient fairy-tale style and featuring a stellar international cast, including Vic Morrow (Combat!), Sonny Chiba (Kill Bill!), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine), Etsuko Shihomi (Sister Street Fighter), Tetsuro Tamba (You Only Live Twice) and Philip Casnoff (Sinatra), Message From Space is a spectacular sci-fi adventure, where fantasies are real… and reality is fantastic!
- Theatrical Trailer
- Still Gallery"
Cover art courtesy of Scream Factory: