It’s a quiet week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment titles, as there are only a handful coming our way this Tuesday. There’s a limited edition release for Umberto Lenzi’s Eaten Alive! that Severin Films has put together, and Scream Factory is giving William Castle’s The Night Walker the HD treatment as well.
Other releases arriving on February 20th include Mom and Dad, Headgame, Downhill, Cannibal Hookers, and season one of Midnight, Texas.
Eaten Alive!: Limited Edition (Severin Films, Blu-ray)
Eight years after he first unleashed the Italian cannibal craze, spaghetti splatter master Umberto Lenzi (NIGHTMARE CITY, CANNIBAL FEROX) returned to the jungle for this "graphic" (Monster Hunter), "sordid" (Geek Legacy) and "extreme" (Horror News) gut-muncher that still packs the power to knock you over. EuroSleaze hall-of- famers Robert Kerman (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST), Janet Agren (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD), Ivan Rassimov (THE MAN FROM DEEP RIVER) and Me Me Lai (JUNGLE HOLOCAUST) — along with Hollywood legend Mel Ferrer (WAR AND PEACE) — star in this insane assemblage of flesh-ripping mayhem, depraved sexual brutality, and even the Jonestown massacre. EATEN ALIVE! is now presented uncut, uncensored and fully remastered in HD for the first time ever, with all-new Special Features that slit open the legacy of this definitive cannibal classic.
- Welcome To the Jungle — Interview With Director Umberto Lenzi
- Me Me Lai Bites Back — Feature Documentary on "The Queen Of Cannibal Movies"
- The Sect of the Purification — Interview with Production Designer Antonello Geleng Archive Interviews With Actors Ivan Rassimov and Robert Kerman
- 2013 Q&A With Umberto Lenzi from the "Festival of Fantastic Films, UK"
Mom and Dad (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD Combo & DVD)
A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.
The Night Walker (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
Another frightening film from the mind of Robert Bloch, author of Psycho. Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor, reteaming for their first film following their divorce, star in this intense thriller about a wealthy widow who is haunted by her husband and seduced by a handsome stranger: all in her dreams.
Following the death of her millionaire husband, Howard (Hayden Rorke), Irene Trent (Stanwyck) endures dreams so real and terrifying, that she finds herself trapped in an eerie world existing between fact and fantasy. Isolated from the world by her husband’s possessive nature, Irene feels there is no one she can turn to except for his personal attorney (Taylor), the only visitor Howard ever allowed to the house. But even as her dreams begin to take vivid shape, Irene begins to walk into a very real nightmare of deception, murder and betrayal.
ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:
Cannibal Hookers (Bayview Entertainment, DVD)
Downhill (Gravitas Ventures, DVD)
Headgame (Gravitas Ventures, Blu-ray & DVD)
Midnight, Texas: Season One (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)