Scream Factory is looking to have another great week, as they are once again dominating this Tuesday’s home media releases with their Collector’s Editions for both The Entity and Frankenstein Created Woman, as well as a stunning Steelbook Edition of Joe Dante’s Piranha. Synapse Films has also put together a Special Edition for the criminally under-appreciated Slaughter of the Innocents, we’re also getting a Steelbook for Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and for those of you who can’t get enough Ghostbusters releases, there’s a new Steelbook featuring both the first film as well as its sequel, including some unearthed footage that hadn’t been released previously.
Other notable Blu-ray and DVD releases for June 11th include Leprechaun Returns, Hi-Death, The 27 Club, Devil’s Kiss, Final Stab, Captain Marvel, as well as the entire limited series set for I Am the Night, featuring Chris Pine.
The Entity: Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother whose life becomes a nightmare when she is attacked in her bedroom by someone – or something – that she cannot see. Disbelieved by her friends and dismissed by skeptical psychiatrists, Carla begins to lose her grip as she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and even in front of her children. Could this be a case of hysteria, a manifestation of childhood sexual trauma, or something even more horrific? Seeking help from a group of daring parapsychologists, Carla will attempt an unthinkable experiment: to seduce, trap and ultimately capture the depraved spectral fury that is The Entity.
- NEW Inner Strength – an interview with actress Barbara Hershey
- NEW Seeing Is Believing – an interview with actor David Labiosa
- NEW High Dread – an interview With Composer Charles Bernstein
- NEW Spirits & Sprocket Holes – an interview With Editor Frank J. Urioste
- NEW Audio Commentary with author/filmmaker Daniel Kremer (Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films)
- Trailers From Hell - The Entity with audio commentary by Luca Guadagnino (Suspiria - 2018)
- The Entity Files Featurette
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Radio Spots
- Still Gallery
Frankenstein Created Woman: Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Hertz (Thorley Walters) are embarking upon an experiment to capture the souls of the dead and impose them into other bodies. When their assistant, Hans (Robert Morris), is unjustly accused of murdering his girlfriend Christina's father and put to death, the two men claim his body and trap his soul in their laboratory. Meanwhile, Christina (Susan Denberg) is consumed with grief over the death of her beloved Hans and commits suicide.
Frankenstein and Dr. Hertz are able to transfer Hans' soul into Christina’s healed body, which results in a vision of beauty. Their experiment appears successful until Frankenstein discovers that Christina's seductive appetites are being driven by the spirit of Hans and his passion for revenge...
- NEW 2K scan from the original film elements
- NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman and filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
- NEW interview with actor Robert Morris
- NEW interview with camera assistant/clapper loader Eddie Collins and 2nd assistant director Joe Marks
- Audio Commentary by actors Derek Fowlds, Robert Morris and film historian Jonathan Rigby
- World of Hammer episode The Curse of Frankenstein
- World of Hammer episode Hammer Stars: Peter Cushing
- Hammer Glamour featurette
- Theatrical Trailers
- TV Spots
- Radio Spots
- Still Galleries – movie stills, posters and lobby cards
Hi-Death (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)
From the makers of “Hi-8”, five new twisted tales showcasing the talents of both veteran and emerging horror filmmakers. When two young women take the “Terror Tour” through the underbelly of Hollywood, they are led into a bizarre world of unspeakable horror. Their first stop proves that “Death Has a Conscience”, but doesn’t spare the unlucky souls who stumble into his path. Next, a meeting with the “Dealers of Death” exposes the perils of collecting murder memorabilia. Then, it’s off to a quick “Night Drop”, where your next movie rental may be your last. An actress’ worst nightmare unfolds as she is forced to perform a terrifying “Cold Read”, and our Terror Tour comes to a disturbing end as we meet the ancient, seductive evil known as “The Muse”.
Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters II: 35th Anniversary Steelbook (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu Combo)
The classic supernatural comedies that defined a generation: GHOSTBUSTERS and GHOSTBUSTERS II, together in a limited edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook with never-before-seen special features! In the original GHOSTBUSTERS, Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) go freelance, de-haunting houses in a new ghost removal service. As soon as they open their doors, their first order of business becomes saving beautiful cellist Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and nerdy Louis Tully (Rick Moranis), who’ve inadvertently opened the gates of hell…right in their own apartment building! Then in GHOSTBUSTERS II, the superstars of the supernatural reunite to battle an enormous underground river of slime that threatens New York City!
Leprechaun Returns (Lionsgate, Blu-ray & DVD)
The deadly, wisecracking Leprechaun is back in all his gory glory. When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source, they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first he must recover his powers with a killing spree—and only the girls of AU can stop him.
- “Going Green with Director Steven Kostanski” Featurette
- Leprechaun Returns Behind-the-Scenes Footage
- Still Gallery
ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:
The 27 Club (Cleopatra Entertainment, Blu/DVD Combo & DVD)
60 Seconds to Die 2 (WorldWide Multimedia, DVD)
Alien Psychosis (Reality Entertainment, DVD)
Captain Marvel (Disney/Buena Vista, 4K Ultra HD/Blu Combo, Blu/DVD Combo & DVD/Digital Combo)
Devil’s Kiss (Redemption, Blu-ray)
Evil Bong 666 (Full Moon Features, Blu-ray)
Evil Bong 777 (Full Moon Features, Blu-ray)
Final Stab (Massacre Video, Blu-ray)
I Am the Night: Limited Series (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Blu/Digital & DVD)
Piranha: Steelbook Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
Sanitatum (Gravitas Ventures, Blu-ray & DVD)
Slaughter of the Innocents: Special Edition (Synapse Films, Blu-ray)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: Steelbook Edition (Dark Sky Films, Blu-ray)