March 8th has a bunch of home entertainment offerings for all you horror and sci-fi fans out there, including all three of the Species sequels from the fine folks at Scream Factory. The Tribe is also making its way to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday and for those of you who may have missed it in theaters, Victor Frankenstein arrives on both formats as well.
Other notable home entertainment titles for March 8th include They Came From the Ether, You’re Killing Me, Terminus, Bunni, Escape from the Insane Asylum and The Devil Knows His Own.
Species II (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross (Justin Lazard) isn’t exactly himself. He’s slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with a one-track mind – to procreate with human women!
When countless women suffer gruesome deaths while bearing half-alien offspring, scientist Laura Baker (Marg Helgenberger) and hired assassin Press Lennox (Michael Madsen) use Eve (Natasha Henstridge), a more tempered alien clone, to find Ross and his virulent brood. But they underestimate Eve’s maternal drive, and before long she escapes to mate with Ross in order to create a pure, unstoppable race that could spell doom for mankind.
As time is running out, the ultimate battle takes place in a chilling climax that puts Darwin’s theory to the ultimate test… only the strongest species will survive.
Special Features Include “From Sil To Eve” – an interview with actress Natasha Henstridge, “Creature Creations” - interviews with creature & special make-up effects creator Steve Johnson, supervising cosmetic designer Leonard MacDonald, transformation supervisor Joel Harlow, and chrysalis effects supervisor William Bryan, “Alien Evolutions” – an interview with screenwriter Chris Brancato, Special effects outtakes & behind-the-scenes footage, Audio Commentary with director Peter Medak, Scenes from the film featuring uncut footage not shown in theatres, “Species II: Eve of Destruction” featurette, Theatrical Trailer and Still Gallery – Posters, Lobby cards, behind-the-scenes photos, special effects behind-the-scenes photos and H.R. Giger sketches.
Species III/Species: The Awakening Double Feature (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
In the ongoing fight for supremacy between mankind and human-alien hybrids, a fatal weakness among the hybrids has given humans the advantage… until now. When Sara (Sunny Mabrey, Snakes On A Plane), the daughter of Eve (Natasha Henstridge, Species), is born, she develops into the most genetically perfect alien form yet! Seeking to repopulate Earth with her kind, this dangerously beautiful femme fatale heeds an overwhelming drive to mate… while a crack military team trails her in an attempt to end the war between the two species forever!
Special Features Include Audio Commentary With Director Brad Turner, Writer Ben Ripley And Actress Robin Dunne, Alien Odyssey: Evolution Featurette, Alien Odyssey: Species DNA – Production Design Featurette, Alien Odyssey: Alien Technology Featurette, Alien Odyssey: Intelligent Lifeforms – Creature Design Featurette, Species III: Genesis Featurette and Trailer.
SPECIES – THE AWAKENING:
When brilliant college professor Miranda Hollander (Helena Mattsson, American Horror Story) suffers a mysterious blackout and awakens amid the bloody aftermath of a mass slaughter, she turns to her uncle for answers. But when he reveals the shocking truth… that she’s only half human, a clone from a hybrid of human and alien DNA, they must flee to Mexico to locate the scientist who created her. Soon they find themselves locked in battle with a horde of rampaging, unstoppable hybrids… and time is running out before Miranda will inevitably surrender to the killer instinct that lurks inside her own body!
Special Features Include Alien Awakenings – An Interview With Director Nick Lyon and Miranda’s Memories – Interview With Actress Helena Mattsson.
The Tribe (Cinedigm, Blu-ray & DVD)
The Tribe is an undeniably original and intense feature debut set in the insular world of a Ukrainian high school for the deaf. The Tribe unfolds through the non-verbal acting and sign language from a cast of deaf non-professionals, resulting in a unique, never-before-experienced cinematic event that engages the audience on a new sensory level.
Teenage Sergey (Grigoriy Fesenko), a new student at the boarding school, realizes immediately that he must prove himself worthy to be brought under the protective wing of the school gang's leader to survive unscathed. After an indoctrination of harmless initiation pranks and rites, Sergey's new-found clique soon introduces him to their common activities of robbery, bribery and prostitution. At first assimilating seamlessly into his new role in the tribe, he finds himself compromised as he begins to fall in love with his female classmate and one of the gang's escorts triggering a sequence of stunningly diabolical events.
Victor Frankenstein (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Blu/Digital HD & DVD)
Superstars James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe are electrifying in this action-packed thriller that breathes new life into the most famous horror tale of all time. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his trusted assistant Igor (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But when Victor s experiments go too far, his obsession has terrifying consequences, and now only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness... and save him from his monstrous creation!
Special Features Include Theatrical Feature, The Making of Victor Frankenstein 7-Part Documentary and Galleries (Production Design, Production Photography and Behind-the-Scenes).
ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:
666: A Demon Within (Bayview Entertainment, DVD)
Bad Ass Bitches (WorldWide MultiMedia, DVD)
Bikini Mayhem (R Squared Films, DVD)
Bunni (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)
The Devil Knows His Own (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)
Escape from the Insane Asylum (Massacre Video, DVD)
Field Freak (Tomcat Releasing, DVD)
Flesh for the Inferno (Scorpio Film Releasing, DVD)
Illusions (R Squared Films, DVD)
Stomping Ground (Brink, DVD)
The Taking (Shami Media Group, DVD)
Terminus (Vertical Releasing, DVD)
They Came From the Ether (WorldWide MultiMedia, DVD)
You’re Killing Me (Wolfe Video, DVD)