Cult Classic ‘All About Evil’ Headed to Blu-ray June 10

The cult classic All About Evil will be released June 10 in a special-edition Blu-ray from Severin Films, with a North American streaming release on Shudder June 13.

Following a world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival and a limited theatrical run in 2010, Peaches Christ’s All About Evil disappeared underground for years. Now, the blood-splattered classic is back. To celebrate, Peaches Christ herself will present the film at “Peaches Christ 4-D Screenings” along the West Coast, including the Los Feliz 3 in Los Angeles on June 9 and the Victoria Theater in San Francisco on June 11 where the film was shot. Fans in Los Angeles can also attend a Blu-ray signing event at Dark Delicacies on June 12 with Peaches Christ and members of the cast.

All About Evil stars Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll,” “Orange Is the New Black”) as the mad projectionist, Thomas Dekker (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” Kaboom), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Rob Zombie’s The Munsters), John Waters muse Mink Stole (Serial Mom, Hairspray) and Noah Segan (Knives Out, Looper). 

In the film, a mousy librarian inherits her father’s beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer — and a legion of rabid gore fans — when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts. What her fans don’t realize yet is that the murders in the movies are all too real.

The Blu-ray will feature a new HD restoration of the feature, along with newly-produced and archival bonus features.

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“For years, the movie has been unavailable and fans have been clamoring for it. As the creator, it’s been frustrating to say the least,” Peaches Christ said in a statement. “I feel like I’ve been given a great gift from both Severin and Shudder and am thrilled so many new people will discover my Evil little baby. The Blu-ray and features are truly stunning. I’m really proud of the film and am hoping the re-release helps get another feature film going.”

In the years since the birth of All About Evil, Peaches Christ has toured the globe. For the past two years, Peaches has hosted Midnight Mass with Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, “Dragula”), a podcast based on Peaches’ long-running cult movie series in San Francisco. Every week, the pair go deep into discussions on the nature and fanbase of cult cinema, discussing everything from the works of Dario Argento to Rock N’ Roll High School to Matilda.

 

Troma Cult Classic ‘Surf Nazis Must Die’ Heading to Blu-ray Feb. 8 From MVD

The 1987 Troma Entertainment film Surf Nazis Must Die will be released on Blu-ray Feb. 8 from MVD Entertainment Group.

In the cult classic, when an earthquake leaves the California coastline in ruins and reduces the beaches to a state of chaos, a group of neo-Nazis led by Adolf (Barry Brenner), the self-proclaimed “Führer of the new beach,” takes advantage of the resulting chaos by fighting off several rival surfer gangs to seize control of the beaches. Meanwhile, an African American oil well worker named Leroy (Robert Harden) is killed by the Surf Nazis while jogging on the beach. Leroy’s mother, “Mama” Washington (Gail Neely), devastated by the loss of her son, vows revenge. After arming herself with a handgun and grenades, she breaks out of her retirement home and exacts vengeance on the Surf Nazis.

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Special features include a new intro by Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger; an exclusive interview with director Peter George; an interview with producer Robin Tinnell; deleted scenes; “The Projection Booth Podcast,” with George; “Scenes From the Tromaville Café!”; “The Soul of Troma”; and Troma promos.

 

1950s Sci-Fi Classic ‘Giant From the Unknown’ Due on Disc Jan. 19 From MVD

The 1958 sci-fi classic Giant From the Unknown will come out on Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 19 from MVD Entertainment Group and Film Detective.

A 500-year-old Spanish conquistador rises from the dead in this cult classic following Dr. Frederick Cleveland and his daughter Janet, who are joined by scientific researcher Wayne Brooks in the pursuit of ancient artifacts from Spanish conquistador Vargas. When a lightning storm interrupts their search, the team finds much more than artifacts when the long-lost Vargas returns to life, with a murderous rage and an axe to grind. Giant from the Unknown features make-up design from horror mainstay Jack Pierce, known for his work on Frankenstein (1931) and The Mummy (1932).

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The release features a new 4K transfer from the original camera negative. Extras include audio commentary with author/historian Tom Weaver and guests; audio commentary with co-star Gary Crutcher; an all-new interview with actor/screenwriter Crutcher; an all-new interview with author/film historian C. Courtney Joyner; a collector’s booklet with still gallery and liner notes by Weaver; and the original trailer.

’80s BMX Classic ‘Rad’ Riding to Blu-ray March 16

The 1980s classic Rad will come out March 16 in a Blu-ray plus digital Steelbook release from Mill Creek Entertainment.

Lori Loughlin and Bill Allen in Rad

In the film, Cru Jones (Bill Allen) is the best BMX biker in Cochrane. He’s got the talent to become the best BMX daredevil in the world. Bart Taylor (Bart Conner) is the best BMX biker in the world, and he’s in town to race in the $100,000 Helltrack competition, the most grueling BMX race in history. Cru wants a shot at winning the title, but his mom (Talia Shire) insists he take his college entrance exams which fall on the same day. He decides to go for Helltrack, but the race promoter (Jack Weston) has a dirty scheme for keeping the local whiz kid out of the race and away from his prized champion. Only the gorgeous Christian (Lori Loughlin), a member of the opposite team, can get Cru on track for Helltrack — and teach him a few other things while she’s at it.

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Making its North American debut at retail, this special-edition Blu-ray will serve as the No. 46 Mondo X Steelbook collaboration, repurposing JJ Harrison’s artwork for an homage to the cult favorite. Licensed from Utopia Distribution and Schwartzman Pictures using the recent 4K restoration, the Blu-ray will also contain a host of bonus features, including archival video interviews with the cast and crew, original behind-the-scenes featurettes, the music video for “Break the Ice,” and a live Q&A session hosted by Jorma Taccone featuring cast members Bill Allen, Talia Shire, Bart Conner and screenwriter Sam Bernard.

Digital redemption on Mill Creek’s TVOD service movieSpree also is included.