July 10th is bringing us an unusual batch of new horror and sci-fi films on Blu-ray and DVD, with John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place leading the pack. Mondo Macabro has put together a brand new Blu for Who Can Kill A Child? from filmmaker Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, the cult creature feature Godmonster of Indian Flats also comes home via AGFA, and for those looking to complete their HD collections, both Puppet Master 4 and 5 come out this week as well.
Other notable home media titles for Tuesday, July 10th include The Magicians: Season Three, Belly Timber, Before Someone Gets Hurt, and Spidarlings.
Godmonster of Indian Flats (AGFA, Blu-ray & DVD)
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the petting zoo, you meet . . . GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS! Written and directed by infamous outsider artist Fredric C. Hobbs (ALABAMA'S GHOST), this is the story of an eight-foot-tall toxic sheep monster that blows up gas stations, smashes crooked politicians, and terrorizes stoners! From the surreal wild west locations to the outrageous monster effects, GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS is easily the most berserk, out-of-control, and inexplicably deranged creature feature in the history of forever. This includes the scene where the Godmonster crashes a children's picnic. In the words of legendary filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, Get the strait jackets ready!
Puppet Master 4 (Full Moon Features, Blu-ray)
Toulon's Puppets for once, are about to do something good. As the bad puppets turn good!. The mini-menaces Blade, Tunneler, and Pinhead go toe-to-toe with their most menacing enemy yet-a team of terrifying, gremlin-like creatures known as Totems that are sent by the evil Egyptian demon Sutekh to recapture the magic stolen by Toulon. The demons target a young scientist, Rick who is now in possession of the Puppet Master secrets. As the creatures attempt to terminate his research and regain the secret of life, they leave a deadly path of destruction until the evil Totems finally find Toulon's puppets in their way. However, Rick has a secret weapon on his side and the newest head-swapping puppet...Decapitron!
Bonus features include:
- Puppet Master 4 Original Video Zone featurette
- Director Commentary by Jeff Burr
Puppet Master 5 (Full Moon Features, Blu-ray)
Toulon's secret continues...The fifth exciting entry in the Puppet Master franchise. In the darkened Bodega Bay Inn, the greedy Dr. Jennings has come to pilfer Blade, Six Shooter, Jester, Pin-Head, Torch, Tunneler, and Decapitron to discover the source of their animation. Hoping to get rich quick, he plans to sell their secrets as implements of war. Sutec, the dark pharaoh from another dimension, has sent his own puppet, Totem, to continue his quest to kill Puppet Master Rick and steal the magic which animates the puppets. Caught between the two foes, the half pint heroes must revive Decapitron and preserve the magic formula which gives them life with the life of the Puppet Master hanging on a string!
Bonus features include:
- Full Moon Features Trailers
- Director Commentary by Jeff Burr
- Puppet Master 5 Original Video Zone featurette
A Quiet Place (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu Combo, Blu/DVD/Digital Combo & DVD)
A true cultural phenomenon that transformed the film-going experience for millions of viewers, A QUIET PLACE is a taut and original thriller that follows a family who must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John Krasinski) are determined to find a way to protect their children at all costs while they desperately search for a way to fight back.
- Creating the Quiet – Behind the Scenes of A QUIET PLACE
- The Sound of Darkness – Editing Sound for A QUIET PLACE
- A Reason for Silence – The Visual Effects of A QUIET PLACE
Who Can Kill A Child? (Mondo Macabro, Blu-ray)
An English tourist couple rent a boat to visit the island of Almanzora, just off the southern Spanish coast. When they arrive, they find the island apparently empty of adults. There are only children, who don't speak but just stare at the strangers with eerie smiles on their faces. The English couple soon discovers that all the island s children have been possessed by a mysterious force, a kind of madness which they can pass from one to another, and which makes them attack and murder their elders, who can't defend themselves because, of course, nobody can kill a child…
The film was highly controversial on its original release in the 1970s and was heavily cut in most countries. This Blu-ray presents the full version of the film but also includes the shorter ISLAND OF DEATH release, which does not have the opening documentary footage. The film influenced many subsequent books and movies, including CHILDREN OF THE CORN and was remade in 2012 under the title COME OUT AND PLAY. The version on this Blu-ray is the definitive release of what has come to be recognized as a classic of world horror.
- Brand new 4k transfer from film negative
- Version Española - documentary about the film
- Interview with cinematographer José Luis Alcaine
- Interview with director Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
- Kim Newman on Killer Kids
- Audio commentary by Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
- Alternate Island of Death title sequence
- English/Spanish audio choice
- Alternate US audio dub
- Original trailer and radio spots
- Newly created English subtitles
- Mondo Macabro previews
ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:
Before Someone Gets Hurt (Gravitas Ventures, Blu-ray & DVD)
Belly Timber (Shami Media Group, DVD)
The Magicians: Season Three (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)
Scarecrows of the Third Reich (Worldwide MultiMedia, DVD)
Spidarlings (Troma Entertainment, Blu-ray)
Who’s Watching Oliver (Gravitas Ventures, Blu-ray & DVD)