This week’s horror and sci-fi home media releases feature a stellar array of new and old. Scream Factory is showing some love to a trio of classic titles—Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb, Circus of Horrors and Scars of Dracula—and for those who may have missed it in theaters a few months back, Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die is shambling its way home on various formats. We’re also getting several modern classics released in 4K this Tuesday—Daybreakers and Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End), and for all you Supernatural fans out there, season 14 arrives on both Blu-ray & DVD, just in time for the final season.
Other Blu-ray & DVD releases for September 10th include Nekrotronic, John Wick: Chapter 3, Paranormal Activity 6-Movie Collection, and Hex.
Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
A British expedition in Egypt discovers the ancient sealed tomb of the evil Queen Tera. But when one of the archaeologists steals a mysterious ring from the corpse's severed hand, he unleashes a relentless curse upon his beautiful daughter. Is the voluptuous young woman now a reincarnation of the diabolical sorceress ... or has the curse of the mummy returned to reveal its horrific revenge?
Andrew Keir (Quatermass And The Pit) and the beautiful Valerie Leon (The Spy Who Loved Me) star in this supernatural shocker based on Bram Stoker's classic novel The Jewel Of The Seven Stars.
Circus of Horrors (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
A deranged plastic surgeon (Anton Diffring) takes over a traveling circus, then transforms horribly disfigured young women into ravishing beauties and coerces them to perform in his three-ring extravaganza. But when the re-sculpted lovelies try to escape the clutches of the obsessed doctor, they begin to meet with sudden and horrific "accidents." Now the trapeze is swinging, the knives are flying, the wild animals are loose – and "The Grisliest Show on Earth" is about to begin.
Donald Pleasence (Halloween) and Yvonne Monlaur (The Brides Of Dracula) co-star in this notorious 1960 British cult classic from writer George Baxt (The City Of The Dead) and director Sidney Hayers (Burn, Witch, Burn!).
The Dead Don’t Die (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu/Digital & DVD)
It's the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behavior. No one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing the town: The Dead Don't Die – they rise from their graves and savagely attack and feast on the living – and the citizens must battle for their survival.
Nekrotronic (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, DVD)
Howard North, a down on his luck sewage worker, gets dragged into a global conflict between the Nekromancers, a family of badass demon hunters, and Finnegan (Monica Bellucci) - an evil demon who absorbs people's souls to increase her power. When Howard finds out the truth behind Finnegan's past and her dark plans for the future, he teams up with his new friends to discover he is the ultimate Nekromancer, the only one with the power to defeat her and save the world.
Scars of Dracula (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
The legendary Christopher Lee is back as Dracula, bringing unspeakable horrors upon a local village that defies his evil reign. But when a young man and his luscious girlfriend unwittingly visit the Count's castle, they find themselves trapped in a face-to-face frenzy of bloodthirsty vixens, religious blasphemy and sadistic henchmen. The Prince of Darkness has returned like never before, but will his horrific mark remain forever?
Patrick Troughton (Dr. Who, The Omen) co-stars in this 1970 shocker, directed with bloody bravado by Hammer veteran Roy Ward Baker (Quatermass And The Pit, Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde).
ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:
Daybreakers (Lionsgate, 4K Ultra HD/Blu Combo)
Don’t Fall Asleep (Eye Film Releasing, DVD)
Hex (Indie Rights, DVD)
John Wick: Chapter 3 (Lionsgate, 4K Ultra HD/Blu Combo, Blu/Digital Combo & DVD)
Paranormal Activity 6-Movie Collection (Paramount, Blu-ray & DVD)
Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz/The World’s End Trilogy (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu Combo)
Sleeper (Eye Film Releasing, DVD)
Supernatural: Season 14 (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)