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Welcome to another horror round-up! This time we have release details on the Ryan Reynolds-starring horror-comedy, The Voices, as well as a look at Death Waltz and Mondo's upcoming vinyl soundtrack releases of Maniac Cop 2 and Lucio Fulci's Zombie Flesh Eaters, aka Zombi 2.

The Voices: Starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver, The Voices comes out on Blu-ray and DVD on April 7th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Press Release - "SANTA MONICA, CA (February 23, 2015) -Ryan Reynolds (upcoming Mississippi Grind, The Proposal)plays a simple, likeable guy trying to do the right thing with the help of his talking pets - but accidentally winds up as a serial killer in the black comedy, The Voices, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD April 7th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available via On Demand. Directed by Marjane Satrapi(Persepolis) and written by Michael R. Perry (Paranormal Activity 2), the "meticulously crafted genre-bending film" (Indiewire) also stars Gemma Arterton (Runner, Runner, Quantum of Solace), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Into The Woods) and Oscar® nominee Jacki Weaver (Best Supporting Actress, Silver Linings Playbook, 2012). The Voices was a favorite at the Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014.

Jerry (Reynolds) is that chipper guy clocking the nine-to-five at a bathtub factory, with the offbeat charm of anyone who could use a few friends. With the help of his court-appointed psychiatrist (Weaver), he pursues his office crush (Arterton). However, the relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn after she stands him up for a date. Guided by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog, Jerry must decide whether to keep striving for normalcy, or indulge in a much more sinister path.

The Voices bonus materials include deleted and extended scenes, "making of" featurettes, a VFX behind-the-scenes look and a comparison showreel, animatics, a sketch gallery and a recording session with Ryan Reynolds as he creates the voices of "Bosco" and "Mr. Whiskers." The Voices Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • "The Voices: From Fridge to Frame" featurette
  • "The Voices of Ryan Reynolds" featurette
  • "VFX: The Making of Bosco & Mr. Whiskers" featurette
  • VFX Comparison Showreel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • Animatics
  • Cast & Costume Sketch Gallery
  • *Subject to change"

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Maniac Cop 2 / Zombie Flesh Eaters: These vinyl soundtracks, featuring new slipcover art, will be available beginning Tuesday, February 24th, at a time that will be revealed via Twitter @MondoNews.

From Mondo: "First up, we're thrilled to present Jay Chattaway's chilling, pulsing score to 'Maniac Cop 2' on Vinyl for the first time ever. Years after our release of Chattaway's soundtrack to 'Maniac', we are honored to add another of his scores to our growing discography. This superior sequel is one of our favorite horror films of all time, and we are excited to pay tribute this film nearly 25 years later. This limited edition, one-time pressing also features the infamous Maniac Cop Rap. Pressed on 180 Gram Black and randomly-inserted Fire Colored (after the incredible Molotov Cocktail scene from the film) Vinyl."

Maniac Cop 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack:

  • Composed and Conducted by Jay Chattaway.
  • Artwork by Phantom City Creative.
  • Pressed on 180 Gram Black & Randomly-Inserted Fire colored Vinyl.
  • $25."

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Zombie Flesh Eaters (aka Zombi 2):

  • Music by Fabio Frizzi.
  • Re-mastered in 2014 at Abbey Road Studios.
  • Cover art by Tom Beauvais.
  • Gatefold sleeve printed on 425 gsm reverse board includes an exclusive lobby card and booklet featuring Sleeve notes by Fabio Frizzi, Ian McCulloch, Stephen Thrower & Tom Beauvais.
  • $30

From Mondo: "Additionally, Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to exhume another classic from their catalogue in lieu of demand from the dead and the living. From the twisted mind of Lucio Fulci comes ZOMBI 2 aka ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS. A notorious gore classic and the poster child for the video nasty generation, the film gently transports the viewer from the concrete jungle of New York City to the mysterious Caribbean island of Matool, with some shark versus zombie shenanigans along the way. Our musical guide for this tour de gore is the inimitable Fabio Frizzi and his magic synthesiser."

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Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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