The final day of February has many home entertainment offerings that horror and sci-fi fans are definitely going to want to add to their Blu-ray and DVD collections. Scream Factory is resurrecting the anthology Deadtime Stories in HD this week, and Tibor Takacs’ creature feature cult classic, The Gate, is getting the Vestron Video Collector’s Series treatment on February 28th as well.

This Tuesday, Vinegar Syndrome is giving a high-def overhaul to another cult classic, Slaughterhouse, and for those who may have missed it during its successful festival run, Arrow Video is releasing We Are The Flesh on multiple formats, too.

Other notable releases for February 28th include Doctor Strange, Ape 3D (aka A*P*E*), Child Eater, The Raid Collection, The Creature Below, Shut In, and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970).

Deadtime Stories (Scream Factory, Blu/DVD Combo)

Your favorite nightmares come to life in a salute to the age-old bedtime story ritual. Travel on a mysterious journey to a medieval world populated by blood-crazed witches, evil experiments and captive maidens. Then from the catacombs and dark caverns of medieval Europe, you’ll plunge into modern suburbia and the adventures of a female jogger stalked by a savage werewolf. Finally, sensuality will become macabre, black comedy as you follow the trail of three bank robbers who share their country house hideaway with a sweet murderess. 

Special Features:

  • New Hi-Def Transfer From the Original Negative
    • NEW Audio Commentary with co-writer/director Jef Delman
    • NEW I Like the Grotesque – an interview with co-writer/director Jef Delman
    • NEW interviews with actors Cathryn de Prume, Melissa Leo and Scott Valentine
    • The Black Forest – an alternate cut of the first story
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • Still Gallery

Doctor Strange (Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Blu-ray / DVD / Digital HD)

From Marvel Studios comes DOCTOR STRANGE, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident renders his hands useless. When traditional medicine fails him, he travels to remote Kamar-Taj in search of a cure, but instead discovers the mystical arts and becomes a powerful sorcerer battling dark forces bent on destroying our reality.

A Strange Transformation -- Open your eye to a new dimension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and see how the filmmakers brought one of comic books' greatest characters to life|Strange Company -- Find out what it's like for the cast to work on a Marvel film, and how Director Scott Derrickson engineered one of the most ambition, imaginative films ever|The Fabric of Reality -- Take a closer look at the movie's extraordinary sets, meticulously crafted costumes and amazingly detailed production elements|Across Time and Space -- Explore the endless hours of dance and fight choreography the actors endured in preparation for their physically demanding roles|The Score-cerer Supreme -- Join composer Michael Giacchino and a full orchestra during live recording sessions, and experience the movie's mind-bending music|Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look -- Get an early peek at Marvel's spectacular upcoming films, including MARVEL STUDIOS' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, THOR: RAGNAROK, BLACK PANTHER and AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR|Team Thor: Part 2 -- See more of the hilarious partnership between Thor and his roommate Darryl in this satirical short|Audio commentary with Scott Derrickson|Deleted Scenes|Gag Reel

The Gate: Vestron Video Collector’s Series (Lionsgate, Blu-ray)

The removal of an old tree in a suburban resident's backyard reveals a large, mysterious hole that turns out to be an underground chamber of terrifying, demonic evil.

Special Features Include:

- Audio Commentary with Director Tibor Takacs, Writer Michael Nankin, and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook

- Audio Commentary with Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook, Special Make-up Effects Artist Craig Reardon, Special Effects Artist Frank Carere, and Matte Photographer Bill Taylor

- Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composers Michael Hoenig and J. Peter Robinson

- THE GATE: Unlocked -- A Conversation between Director Tibor Takacs and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook

- Minion Maker -- An interview with Special Make-up Effects Artist Craig Reardon

- From Hell It Came -- An Interview with Co-Producer Andras Hamori

- The Workman Speaks! -- An Interview with Actor Carl Kraines

- Made In Canada -- A series of interviews with many of the local Toronto-based cast & crew including Production Manager Robert Wertheimer, Costume Designer Trysha Bakker, Third Assistant Director Kathleen Meade, ''Minion'' Performer Jonathan Llyr, Actor Scot Denton, and Post-Production Supervisor H. Gordon Woodside

- From Hell: The Creatures & Demons of THE GATE with Randall William Cook and Craig Reardon

- The Gatekeepers with Tibor Takacs and Michael Nankin

- Vintage Featurette: Making of ''THE GATE''

- Teaser Trailer

- Theatrical Trailers

- TV Spot

- Still Gallery

- Behind-The-Scenes Still Gallery

Slaughterhouse (Vinegar Syndrome, Blu/DVD Combo)

Lester Bacon's slaughterhouse has run into financial problems. Faced with the town lawyer, the sheriff, and the rival slaughterhouse owner trying to purchase his land, Lester decides to take matters into his own hands. After discovering the type of violence his hulking and mentally deranged son, Buddy, is capable of, Lester orders him to permanently dispose of anyone who conspires against them...

A late 80s video store staple, Rick Roessler's SLAUGHTERHOUSE is a gleefully bloody San Diego shot slasher featuring atmospheric and noirish cinematography along with a generous helping of creative kills. Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents SLAUGHTERHOUSE in its North American Blu-ray debut, newly restored in 2k from its 35mm Interpositive and featuring the original Ultra-Stereo sound mix for the first time on home video.

Bonus Features:

- Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm Interpositive

- Commentary track with Director Rick Roessler, Producer Jerry Encoe & Production Designer Michael Scaglione
- New video interview with Lead Actress Sherry Bendorf Leigh
- "Making a Low Budget Indie" - Featurette with Rick Roessler
- "Producing Slaughterhouse" - Interview with Jerry Encoe
- Archival interviews with Rick Roessler & Jerry Encoe
- "Epilogue: 30 Years After the Slaughter"
- Radio interview featurette from 1987
- Local news coverage from the theatrical premiere
- Behind the scenes featurette
- Outtakes
- "No Smoking" SLAUGHTERHOUSE snipe
- Multiple theatrical trailers, TV & radio spots
- Shooting script gallery
- Reversible cover artwork
- English SDH Subtitles

We Are The Flesh (Arrow Video, Blu-ray & DVD)

A visionary and bizarre slice of Mexican arthouse cinema, We Are The Flesh is an extraordinary and unsettling film experience, a sexually charged and nightmarish journey into an otherworldly dimension of carnal desire and excess, as well as a powerful allegory on the corrupting power of human desire.

A young brother and sister, roaming an apocalyptic city, take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit. He puts them to work building a bizarre cavernous structure, where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in this maddening womb-like world under his malign influence, they find themselves sinking into the realms of dark and forbidden behaviour. 

Mixing the graphic, powerful imagery of Gaspar Noe's Love and Enter The Void with the surreal, hallucinatory impact of Alejandro Jodorowsky, We Are The Flesh is a bizarre, psychedelic head trip, mixing intense, outrageously explicit imagery with a profound allegory on the nature of existence, to make this an unforgettable, boundary-pushing experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen.


  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • 5.1 surround and uncompressed stereo 2.0 audio options
  • Optional English subtitles
  • A new video essay by critic Virginie Sélavy
  • New interviews with director Emiliano Rocha Minter and cast members Noé Hernández, María Evoli and Diego Gamaliel
  • Two short films by Emiliano Rocha Minter; Dentroand Videohome
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Stills gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Anton Bitel, and a note from the producer on the film


3 Hours Till Dead (Bayview Entertainment, DVD) 

Ape 3D (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)

Child Eater (Child Eater Productions, DVD)

The Creature Below (Breaking Glass Pictures, DVD)

Creepy (Kimstim, DVD)

Harbinger (Tomcat Releasing, DVD)

Officer Downe (Magnolia Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

The Raid Collection (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray) 

Shut In (20th Century Fox, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD)

Territorial Behavior (Brink, DVD) 

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970) (Warner Archive Collection, Blu-ray)

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    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.