While it may not be Friday the 13th, Tuesday the 13th is still shaping up to be a great day for horror fans, as we have a ton of great Blu-ray and DVD releases to look forward to. For all you Phans out there, Well Go USA has put together a new box set celebrating the Phantasm series, complete with a replica silver sphere to boot, and for those of you who have been looking forward to Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu of the House of Wax remake, your wait is nearly over. In terms of new horrors headed home this week, Held, Monster Seafood Wars, Queen of Spades and The Night (2020) are being released on Tuesday as well. And if you happened to miss it in theaters or on HBO Max earlier this year, you can finally catch up with the new Mortal Kombat tomorrow on a variety of formats.

Other Blu and DVD releases for July 13th include The Monster Collection, Separation, Sleepless Unrest, and Tremors 2 through 4 are all getting separate Blu-ray editions, too.

Held (Magnet Releasing, Blu-ray & DVD)

In an effort to repair their ailing marriage, a couple vacations to a remote luxury rental, only to become forcibly trapped inside by an unseen voice that tells them their every move is being watched, revealing intimate knowledge about their relationship. As events get more brutal, the couple must work together to uncover the truth and find a way out before it’s too late.

House of Wax (2005): Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

When their car breaks down on a road trip, six college friends are sidetracked into an eerie backwoods town. Curiosity gets the better of them when they are intrigued by its macabre House of Wax. They soon find out that the town is not what it seems, and that they must find their way out before they fall victim to its ghoulishly inventive killers.

Special Features:

  • NEW 2K scan of the interpositive
  • NEW Die, My Darling – an interview with actress Paris Hilton
  • NEW The Tale of Blake and Paige - an interview with actor Robert Ri’chard
  • NEW Organ Grinder – an interview with composer John Ottman
  • NEW To Me, They Live and Breathe – an interview with makeup effects artist Jason Baird
  • B-Roll and Bloopers Video Cast Commentary
  • From Location: Joel Silver Reveals the House of Wax
  • Wax On: The Design of House of Wax
  • The House Built on Wax: The Visual Effects of House of Wax
  • Alternate Opening: Jennifer Killed
  • Gag Reel
  • Vintage interviews with cast and crew from the electronic press kit
  • Vintage featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Monster Collection (Doppelganger Releasing, Blu-ray)

A creature double-feature from the depths of the drive-in, The Monster Collection features two impressively comprehensive documentaries by Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso, Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters, a portrait of the man behind some of the most recognizable movie creatures of the modern era, and The Frankenstein Complex, profiling the workaday wizards who turn rubber, latex, and resin into cinema’s most memorable and terrifying creations. Extensive interviews with genre luminaries Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Guillermo Del Toro, John Landis, Dennis Muren, and Paul Verhoeven illuminate the evolution of special effects and stop motion animation in such classics as Star Wars, An American Werewolf in London, Gremlins, Robocop, Jurassic Park, and Starship Troopers. This collector’s set includes hours of exclusive bonus features, including new audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, extended interviews segments, galleries, and rare short films from Phil Tippett.

 

Monster Seafood Wars: Limited Edition (SRS Cinema, Blu-ray)

Yuta, a young master at the Tsukiji Fish Market, accidentally drops his meal of mixed seafood into the Sumida River. Some time afterwards a gigantic mutated squid monster arises from the depths and begins to wreak havoc upon an awe\-stricken Tokyo. Attempts by the Japan Self\-Defense Forces to stop the creature prove futile. As it seems things couldn’t get any worse an enormous mutant octopus monster emerges from the deep and heads into a clash of the titans with the gargantuan squid. As a last ditch effort, the government forms the “Seafood Monster Attack Team (SMAT)” and an all\-new plan of attack is immediately put into action. But just as the tide appears to be turning in humanity’s favor, a colossal crab monster appears, joining in the Monster Seafood Wars and plunging the world into culinary chaos.

The Night (2020) (Scream Factory, Blu-ray & DVD)

After a night out with friends, an exhausted married couple, Babak (Shahab Hosseini) and Neda (Niousha Jafarian), and their baby take shelter in the grand, but eerie Hotel Normandie. Throughout a seemingly endless night, mysterious disturbances ruin their rest as Babak and Neda soon realize they're locked in with a malevolent force that hungers for the dark secrets they've kept from one another.

The Phantasm Sphere Collection (Well Go USA, Blu-ray)

The new limited-edition collection of the classic Phantasm films includes a scale-replica of the Phantasm sphere. This sphere was sized to the exact measurements of a screen-used prop in Don Coscarelli’s personal collection.

The Phantasm Sphere Collection also debuts a new 4k scan from the original camera negative of PHANTASM II. For the first time ever, this new transfer of Don Coscarelli’s director’s cut includes the never-before-seen X-rated sphere/gore sequence banned by the MPAA at the time of its theatrical release. Coscarelli supervised and approved this new transfer. Experience PHANTASM II like never before.

PHANTASM

Special Features: New 7.1 Dolby Atmos - New Dunes Cantina Party commentary featuring Don Coscarelli and the cast and crew of Phantasm - New Phantasm: A Horse Drawn Hearse – new HD master of Angus Scrimm in black and white flashback footage - Audio Commentary with director Don Coscarelli and stars Angus Scrimmm, Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin and Bill Thornbury - Graveyard Carz episode featuring custom Phantasm tribute 'Cuda' - Behind the Scenes Home Movies with commentary by Coscarelli and Reggie Bannister - Deleted Scenes and more…

PHANTASM II

Special Features: New 4k scan of the original camera negative, supervised and approved by Don Coscarelli - New Director’s Cut with never-before-released X-rated sphere/gore sequence - Audio Commentary with director Don Coscarelli and stars Agnus Scrimm and Reggie Bannister - The Ball is Back and The Gory Days featurettes - Deleted Scenes – Additional scenes from the original work print cut – Behind the Scenes footage and more…

PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD

Special Features: Audio Commentary with director Don Coscarelli and editor Norman Buckley - Audio Commentary with actors A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm - It’s Never Over: The Making of Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead – Balls of Steel–Bob Ivy’s Stunt for the ages - Behind the Scenes Footage – Deleted Scene and more…

PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION

Special Features: Audio Commentary with writer/director Don Coscarelli and stars Reggie Banister and Angus Scrimm - Death is No Escape: The Making of PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION - Behind the Scenes footage - Promo and Trailer

PHANTASM V: RAVAGER

SPECIAL FEATURES: Audio Commentary with director/co-writer David Hartman and co-writer/producer Don Coscarelli - The Making of PHANTASM: RAVAGER - Interviews with actors A. Michael Baldwin, Kat Lester and Stephen Jutras - Deleted Scenes - Behind the Scenes - Bloopers - Outtakes and more…

BONUS DISC

SPECIAL FEATURES: NEW Phantasm: Ravager – How It Was Made–feature-length documentary - Phantasm and You–a comic recap on the first four Phantasm films by PHANTASM: RAVAGER director David Hartman – Phantasmagoria – Phantasmagorical Mystery Tour with Reggie Bannister

Queen of Spades (Epic Pictures, Blu-ray)

According to legend, an ominous entity known as The Queen of Spades can be summoned by drawing a door and staircase on a mirror and saying her name three times. Four teens invoke the evil entity and find out too late she won't stop until she gets their souls.

ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:

Mortal Kombat (2021) (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital, Blu/Digital & DVD)

Separation (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, DVD)

Sleepless Unrest (Gravitas Ventures, Blu-ray & DVD)

Tremors 2: Aftershocks (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray)

Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray)

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray)

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    After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

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