December’s home media releases are off to a quiet start, as we only have a handful of titles headed home on Tuesday. Dave Franco’s directorial debut, The Rental, is being released on both Blu-ray & DVD this week, and if you’re looking to upgrade some of your vamp-related titles, both Blade and Underworld are getting a 4K Ultra HD overhaul.

Other releases for December 1st include Do Not Reply, Panic, Beast Mode, Backwoods and Amityville Witches.

Blade 4K (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital)

A half-mortal, half-immortal is out to avenge his mother's death and rid the world of vampires. The modern-day technologically advanced vampires he is going after are in search of his special blood type needed to summon an evil god who plays a key role in their plan to execute the human race.

Special Features and Technical Specs:



- Audio commentary by cast and crew members

- Featurettes:

- La Magra

- Designing Blade

- The Origins Of Blade: A Look At Dark Comics

- The Blood Tide

- Theatrical Trailer

Do Not Reply (Gravitas Ventures, Blu-ray & DVD)

Chelsea, a lonely teenage high school girl, falls prey to a button-down psychopath social media predator. The texting turns into phone calls. When Chelsea feels comfortable enough, Brad invites her to a Halloween warehouse party as a zombie cheerleader. She shows up and Brad is there, concealed in a zombie football quarterback costume. Brad drugs Chelsea and kidnaps her in the parking area outside. Chelsea wakes up chained in a basement with a dirt floor, where Brad, who systematically forces her to refer to herself as Sadie, holds her captive. After being conditioned to behave, she is allowed to stay in his fortified house with three other teenage girls. Chelsea soon discovers that Brad kills the girls he abducts while wearing a virtual reality camera helmet so that he can experience it again and again. Chelsea desperately attempts to convince the other girls to try to escape, but to have a fighting chance, she must push her morals and values beyond what she ever imagined.

Panic (Code Red, Blu-ray)

An English village turns into a hunting ground when an unholy bacterial experiment gone horribly wrong turns a local scientist into a deformed, rampaging nightmare! With the population being picked off one by one, it’s up to an intrepid police detective (David Warbeck, The Last Hunter, The Beyond, Tiger Joe) and a sexy scientist (Janet Agren, The Gates of Hell, Hands of Steel, Eaten Alive) to put a stop to this bloodthirsty madness before the government steps in and wipes out the entire town! Missing in action for decades since its reign as a popular ‘80s video rental, this slimy slice of Italian horror is now remastered in HD for the very first time!

Special Features:
-2016 HD Scan


The Rental (Scream Factory, Blu-ray & DVD)

Two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister, as well-kept secrets are exposed and the four old friends come to see each other in a whole new light.

Bonus Content:

  • Behind-the-Scenes
  • Audio Descriptive Track
  • Trailer


Amityville Witches (ITN Distribution, DVD) 

Backwoods (Gravitas Ventures, Blu-ray & DVD)

Beast Mode (Devilworks, DVD)

Underworld 4K (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital)

Werewolf (Indican Entertainment, Blu-ray)

  • Heather Wixson
    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.