Hello, everyone! As we begin to look forward to a new month, we have one last round of home media releases coming our way to finish out the last few days of June first. Prospect, one of this writer’s favorite indie sci-fi films of the last few years, is getting the 4K treatment from Vinegar Syndrome and Gunpowder & Sky, and Scream Factory has put together a Limited Edition Steelbook for Battle Beyond the Stars. Other Blu-ray and DVD releases for June 29th include Night Terror (AKA Night Drive), Scare Us, and Night Things

Battle Beyond the Stars: Limited Edition Steelbook (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Seven mercenaries are recruited from throughout the galaxy to save a peaceful planet from the threat of an evil tyrant bent on dominating the entire universe. Among them are a lizard-like humanoid, a space cowboy, a female warrior and a brooding killer-for-hire.

Bonus Content:

  • 2K Scan of the Interpositive
  • Audio Commentary by Writer John Sayles and Producer Roger Corman
  • Audio Commentary by Production Manager Gale Anne Hurd
  • The Man Who Would Be Shad – Interview with Actor Richard Thomas
  • Space Opera on a Shoestring – Comprehensive Look at Technical Challenges and Post Production
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Poster and Still Gallery

Night Terror (AKA Night Drive) (Scorpion, Blu-ray)

TV legend Valerie Harper (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda) stars in this mesmerizing thriller about a terrorized motorist. Carol (Harper) learns that her son has been hospitalized and is in serious condition several hundred miles away. Her husband (Michael Tolan, All That Jazz) is out of town and cannot be reached, desperate to be with her son, she’s forced to start out alone on the long, barren drive from Phoenix to Denver. Very late at night and almost out of gas in an unfamiliar area, Carol notices a highway patrolman ticketing a speeding motorist, as she approaches them for directions to the nearest gas station, the officer is suddenly shot by the motorist. Carol, in panic, drives off in terror―but not before the killer has seen her. The nerve-jangling events that follow are the tale of Carol’s frantic efforts to reach help―before she’s the killer’s next victim. Night Terror also-known-as Night Drive was stylishly directed by television veteran E.W. Swackhamer (The Dain Curse) and features a stellar cast that includes Richard Romanus (Mean Streets), Nicolas Pryor (Risky Business), John Quade (Every Which Way but Loose), Quinn Cummings (The Goodbye Girl) and Dinah Manoff (Grease).

Special Features:

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian/Author Amanda Reyes and Author/Podcaster Daniel Budnik
  • Trailers


Prospect 4K (Vinegar Syndrome/Gunpowder & Sky, 4K Ultra HD/Blu Combo)

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.

Bonus Features:

  1. Region Free 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray Set
  2. 4k UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range in a brand new higher bitrate encode (exclusive to this release)
  3. 2021 Retrospective Interview with Filmmakers Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl
  4. Commentary track with the filmmakers
  5. "Prospect" - short film version from 2014
  6. Behind the scenes featurette
  7. Deleted Scene: Channel Rat
  8. Deleted Scene: Leroy
  9. Inside Prospect: Helmets of Prospect
  10. Inside Prospect: The Drop Pod
  11. Scene Analysis with Costume Designer Aidan Vitti - Merc Camp
  12. Scene Analysis with Visual Effects Supervisor Ian Hubert - Dust VFX
  13. Scene Analysis with Visual Effects Supervisor Ian Hubert - Spaceship VFX
  14. Scene Analysis with Production Designer Matt Acosta - Cee Pod Interior
  15. Scene Analysis with Production Designer Matt Acosta - Ezra Arrival
  16. Theatrical trailer
  17. Filmmaker teaser trailer
  18. Multiple spots & bumpers
  19. Reversible cover artwork
  20. English SDH subtitles


Night Things (Screamtime, DVD)

Scare Us (Virgil Films, DVD)

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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.