This week’s list of horror-themed home entertainment releases is almost exhausting, as we have well over 30 titles coming our way on September 12th. For those who may have missed them in theaters earlier this year, you can now finally catch up with both The Mummy (2017) and It Comes At Night, as they’re both headed home on multiple formats.
Cult film fans should keep an eye out for an array of releases this Tuesday, including The Fox With A Velvet Tail, The Resurrected, the standard two-disc Blu-ray for Dario Argento’s Phenomena, The Creep Behind the Camera, Spider, and Don Coscarelli’s entire Phantasm series comes home in a five-disc DVD set from Well Go USA.
Other notable releases for September 12th include The Ghoul, Dead Again in Tombstone, The Hatred, Ruby, Tobor the Great, and Night Gallery: The Complete Series.
The Fox With A Velvet Tail (Mondo Macabro, Blu-ray)
This 1971 Italian/Spanish giallo is a hugely enjoyable and very stylish murder mystery set on the luxurious Côte d'Azur. Spanish director José María Forqué - who later made the controversial Beyond Erotica - brings together a talented and good looking cast, one of the best cinematographers of the day (Alejandro Ulloa) and a fantastic, lounge style score from Maestro Piccioni to create a twisty, and twisted, tale of deception and revenge. The director's long career at the more prestigious end of Spanish cinema and the presence of award winning scripter Rafael Azcona - who worked with many top European film makers - give the film an edge of sophistication alongside its enjoyably devious narrative.
The film is like the smooth blue waters of the Mediterranean where it's set. It looks inviting and seductive, the sun glistening off the gentle waves; but just beneath the surface, sharks are swimming, and they're hungry for prey...
The Ghoul (Arrow Video, Blu-ray & DVD)
From executive producer Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Free Fire) comes a mind-bending British psychological thriller to sit alongside such classics of the genre as Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell’s Performance, David Lynch’s Lost Highway and Christopher Nolan’s Following.
Chris is a homicide detective called to London to investigate a strange double murder. Both victims appear to have continued moving towards their assailant despite multiple gunshots to the face and chest. On a hunch, and with the help of an old colleague and former girlfriend Chris decides to go undercover as a patient to investigate the suspect s psychotherapist, the mysterious Alexander Morland, who has a taste for the occult...
The debut feature of writer-director Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten (Sightseers), Alice Lowe (Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace) and Dan Renton Skinner (Notes on Blindness), The Ghoul is the latest standout addition to a thriving new wave of British cinema.
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It Comes At Night (Lionsgate, Blu/Digital HD & DVD)
Heart-pounding suspense and razor-sharp tension highlight this highly acclaimed thriller. Secure within a desolate home with his protective and heavily armed parents (Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo), 17-year-old Travis (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) watches his world abruptly change with the arrival of a desperate couple (Christ Abbott and Riley Keough) and their young child. Panic and mistrust grow as the dangers of the outside world creep ever closer...but they may be nothing compared to the dangers within.
The Mummy (2017) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital HD, Blu/DVD/Digital & DVD)
Tom Cruise stars in this spectacular version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed deep beneath the desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day. Her malevolence has grown over millennia and with it come terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sands of the Middle East through modern-day London, The Mummy balances wonder, thrills, and imagination.
Phenomena: 2-Disc Collection (Synapse Films, Blu-ray)
The young Jennifer Corvino (played by Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly, in one of her first film roles) is sent to a private Swiss academy for girls where a vicious killer is on the loose, brutally murdering students. Jennifer is a gifted girl with the strange ability to communicate with insects, and Dr. McGregor (Donald Pleasence, John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN series, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK) enlists her to help locate the killer. Jennifer finds herself in a bizarre murder plot with maggots, mutants, and razor-wielding chimpanzee mayhem! Can she uncover the killer's identity before becoming a victim herself?
Daria Nicolodi (TENEBRAE) and Fiore Argento (DEMONS) also star in this strange, unique and gory film from Italy's Master of Horror, Dario Argento. PHENOMENA also features fantastic soundtrack music from progressive-rock favorite Goblin, British Heavy Metal masters Motörhead & Iron Maiden, Andi Sex Gang, Bill Wyman and Simon Boswell!
The Resurrected (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
Since the beginning of time, man has struggled with death. Now Charles Dexter Ward (Chris Sarandon, Fright Night), a wealthy scientist, may have found a way to beat it. Using an ancient diary and human remains, Ward begins a terrifying and bloody pursuit for immortality. By the time his wife Claire (Jane Sibbett, Arrival II) hires private investigator John March (John Terry, Full Metal Jacket) to halt the horrible experiments, it’s too late … the dead have been resurrected!
ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu-ray)
Cannibal Cop (SRS Cinema, DVD)
The Creep Behind the Camera (Synapse Films, Blu-ray)
Creepy Clowns (Independence Entertainment, DVD)
Dead Again in Tombstone (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)
Dracula Untold (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital HD)
Drone Wars (Lionsgate, DVD)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital HD)
Event Horizon (Paramount, Blu-ray)
The Evil Dead/Evil Dead 2 Double Feature (Lionsgate, Blu-ray)
Fall of Grace (Sony, DVD)
Friday the 13th (1980) (Paramount, Blu-ray)
Get Out (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital HD)
The Ghost and the Darkness (Paramount, DVD)
The Hatred (Lionsgate, Blu/Digital HD & DVD)
Margo (Brink, DVD)
The Mummy (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital HD)
The Mummy Returns (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital HD)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital HD)
Night Gallery: The Complete Series (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, DVD)
Phantasm: 5-Movie DVD Collection (Well Go USA, DVD)
Psycho: Complete 4-Movie Collection (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, DVD)
The Purge: 3-Movie Collection (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital HD)
Ruby (VCI Entertainment, Blu/DVD Combo & DVD)
Silver Cell (IMD Film Distribution, DVD)
Silver Woods (TomCat Releasing, DVD)
Spider (Mondo Macabro, Blu-ray)
Split (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital HD)
Tobor the Great (Kino Classics, Blu-ray)
Van Helsing (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital HD)