Hello, everyone! We’re back with a brand new batch of horror and sci-fi home media releases for this week, and easily this writer’s most anticipated title coming out on Tuesday is Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition release of King Kong (1976). Just in time for the release of Spiral this upcoming weekend, Lionsgate is giving James Wan’s Saw a 4K overhaul, and if you’re looking for some solid recent genre films to enjoy, both The Columnist and Morgue are being released tomorrow.

Other titles headed to Blu-ray and DVD on May 11th include Scavenger, No Reason, The House on Cuckoo Lane, and The Mill.

The Columnist (Film Movement, DVD)

Successful columnist Femke is flooded every day by anonymous harassments and death threats on social media. She becomes addicted to the vicious messages, and finds herself continuously clicking back to the hateful comments before she goes to sleep. Not only is this affecting her motivation to write new articles, but she also needs to finish writing the novel she promised to deliver her publisher. One day, she snaps... the act of violence and revenge eases and inspires her - she writes like never before.

King Kong (1976): Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

The Petrox company's search for new oil reserves on a strange island unleashes a terror unseen by civilized man—King Kong! The timeless story of a beauty (Jessica Lange, making her feature-film debut) and a beast comes to the screen in this ambitious production from Dino De Laurentiis. Charles Grodin is the scheming oil company shark out to exploit the giant beast to his fullest. And Jeff Bridges is the desperate hero, Jack Prescott, who attempts to wrest the beautiful heroine from King Kong's grasp. New York City trembles with each echoing footstep of the towering ape set loose in the streets!

Bonus Content:

  • Audio Commentary with Film Historian Ray Morton (Author of King Kong – The History of a Movie Icon)
  • Audio Interview with Special Makeup Effects Wizard Rick Baker
  • Something's Haywire – An Interview with Actor Jack O'Halloran
  • On the Top of The World – An Interview with Assistant Director David McGiffert and Production Manager Brian Frankish
  • Maybe in Their Wildest Dreams – An Interview with Sculptor Jack Varner
  • There's A Fog Bank Out There – An Interview with Second Unit Director William Kronick
  • From Space to Apes – An Interview with Photographic Effects Assistant Barry Nolan
  • When the Monkey Dies, Everybody Cries – An Interview with Production Assistants Jeffrey Chernov and Scott Thaler
  • Audio: DTS-HD 5.1 and Restored Theatrical DTS-HD 2.0 Stereo Track
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Galleries – Posters, Lobby Cards, Behind-the-Scenes Photos
  • 2K Scan of the Additional TV Footage from the Internegative
  • King Kong Panel Discussion from the Aero Theater (2016)

Morgue (Well Go USA, Blu-ray & DVD)

After a harrowing accident, the perpetually down-on-his-luck Diego Martinez accepts a gig as a security guard at the local morgue. He thought he’d had a lucky break, but as the night wears on, eerie occurrences and the suddenly not-quite-lifeless body of the victim leave him to wonder: how much otherworldly rage does it take to wake the dead?

Saw 4K (Lionsgate, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital Combo)

Photographer Adam Stanheight (Leigh Whannell) and oncologist Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) regain consciousness while chained to pipes at either end of a filthy bathroom. As the two men realize they've been trapped by a sadistic serial killer nicknamed "Jigsaw" and must complete his perverse puzzle to live, flashbacks relate the fates of his previous victims. Meanwhile, Dr. Gordon's wife (Monica Potter) and young daughter (Makenzie Vega) are forced to watch his torture via closed-circuit video.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • DOLBY VISION PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK
  • Game Changer: The Legacy of SAW
  • Audio Commentary by Director James Wan, Writer-Actor Leigh Whannell, and Actor Cary Elwes
  • Audio Commentary by Producers Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules
  • SAW: The Original Short Film
  • Hacking Away at SAW
  • Alternate Storyboard Sequence
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English, Spanish, English SDH subtitles for the main feature

ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:

The House on Cuckoo Lane (SRS Cinema, DVD)

The Mill (Bayview Films, DVD)

No Reason (Unearthed Films, Blu-ray & DVD)

Scavenger (Cleopatra, Blu/CD Combo)

  • Heather Wixson
    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    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.

    Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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