The Italian horror flick Lover of the Monster will debut on Blu-ray and DVD June 8 from MVD Entertainment Group and Full Moon Features.
Legendary German actor Klaus Kinski (Crawlspace, Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht) stars as Dr. Alex Nijinksy, a troubled scientist who retires to his long-suffering wife Anijeska’s family castle in search of a fresh start. Already under pressure, Nijinsky’s rage begins to boil when his lady starts spending time with her ex-boyfriend and, after he discovers a hidden laboratory in the castle belonging to his mad scientist father-in-law, he unleashes the living incarnation of his rage. Soon, Nijinksy is up to no good, sexually assaulting women and murdering them, all the while making his wife’s life a living hell. Filmed back-to-back with writer/director Sergio Garrone’s equally Gothic Italian/Turkish thriller The Hand That Feeds the Dead, Lover of the Monster features much of the same cast and crew, including Katia Christine (Riot in a Women’s Prison) as well as having Kinski play a same-named (though totally different) mad scientist named Nijinsky.
Filled with nudity, violence and general bad behavior, this rarely seen psycho-shocker is presented for the first time in North America in its fully uncut form, remastered from the best available materials.
The horror film Tourist Trap is coming in a VHS retro big box collection Blu-ray plus DVD combo pack Nov. 24, including a blister-packed, retro-style action figure, from MVD Entertainment Group and Full Moon Features.
In the 1979 film, every year young people disappear. An eerie and deserted wax museum, Slausen’s Lost Oasis, is the site for spine-tingling terror where four unsuspecting young travelers (including Tanya Roberts from “Charlie’s Angels”) are lured into a very deadly tourist trap. Slausen (Chuck Connors) is the reclusive and bizarre owner of this attraction, which is actually more like a macabre chamber of horrors.
The horror film Blade: The Iron Cross is available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Full Moon Features and MVD Entertainment Group.
Sick science, punishing puppets, clairvoyant crusaders and a legion of fascist zombies combine in this latest “Puppet Master” film. Dr. Hauser, the Third Reich’s maddest scientist, rises again with murder and mayhem on his mind. As the deranged Nazi doctor’s perverse plot is revealed, psychic journalist Elisa Ivanov (Tania Fox) awakens her own angel of death in Blade and together maiden and marionette get set to hammer the evil Hauser back into hell.
In addition to Fox (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), the film stars Vincent Cusimano (Betrayed), Bobby Reed (Perry Mason, 2020), Roy Abramsohn (Searching) and Alan Maxson (Godzilla: King of the Monsters).
The film, written by Neal Marshall Stevens (Thirteen Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader) and featuring a score by Richard Band (Re-Animator), follows Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich from producer Charles Band (Puppet Master, Trancers), who returns to oversee the next chapter in the franchise.
Extras include director’s commentary; Full Moon Features trailers; a behind-the-scenes featurette; and set stills.
From horror and fantasy film studio Full Moon Features comes 1993’s Prehysteria on Blu-ray Disc Oct. 9 for the first time from MVD Entertainment Group.
Founded by producer/director Charles Band in 1989, Full Moon released the film under its fantasy label for children and families, Moonbeam Entertainment. Anticipating the success of Jurassic Park, this VHS-era title follows the misadventures of Jerry Taylor (Austin O’Brien, The Last Action Hero), a 12-year-old, Elvis-loving kid, and his sister Monica (Samantha Mills), whose farmer dad Frank (Brett Cullen, Ghost Rider) accidentally brings home a bundle of rare eggs unearthed in the rainforest by a sinister museum curator. Suddenly, the eggs hatch, unleashing a pack of diminutive dinosaurs.
The film features stop-motion special effects by David Allen (Puppet Master, Laserblast) and a remastered, high-definition transfer taken from the original 35mm camera negative.