Klaus Kinski Italian Horror Flick ‘Lover of the Monster’ Due on Disc From MVD

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.

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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.

‘Tourist Trap’ VHS Retro Box Blu-ray-DVD Combo Pack Coming Nov. 24 From MVD

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.

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Extras include a director’s commentary, rare trailers and an interview with director David Schmoeller (Puppet Master).

The film also stars Jocelyn Jones (Lee Daniel’s The Butler), Jon Van Ness (The Natural) and, in an early appearance, scream queen Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead).

‘Blade: The Iron Cross’ Available on Disc From MVD and Full Moon

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).

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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.

Full Moon’s ‘Weedjies: Halloweed Night’ and ‘Panther Squad’ Due on Disc Oct. 27 From MVD

Two Full Moon Entertainment features, the comedic horror film Weedjies: Halloweed Night and the 1984 action adventure Panther Squad, are coming to DVD and Blu-ray Oct. 27 from MVD Entertainment Group.

In Weedjies: Halloweed Night, it’s the eve of Halloween in Las Vegas and three enterprising young ladies are throwing a massive 420 gala. But little do they know, they’re also going to unleash a freakish gaggle of party-loving nightmare-creatures from beyond. When a midnight scavenger hunt for a rare bud of weed known as the “Golden Nug” brings a group of party-hungry stoners to a haunted hotel, it seems like it’ll be the greatest night ever. But when the enigmatic owner, Madam Haze, introduces them to the Weed-G-Board, they open a portal beyond our world, and unleash The Weedjies. This group of ghastly hysterical creatures has only one mission: Party ’til you die. Bonus features include:

  • “The Complete Making of Weedjies” feature;
  • “Weedjies of the Night” music video;
  • “Puppeting with Gob-Lynn” featurette;
  • “Puppeting with Motorbreth” featurette;
  • a set tour with David DeCoteau;
  • Howard Stern show clip;
  • “Medicated Pete & McRib Lady Chat”;
  • the original trailer and teaser;
  • Full Moon features trailers;
  • commentary With director Danny Draven and screenwriter Shane Bitterling;
  • Film Threat’s Award This! 2020 Weedjies win; and
  • 1313 FX crew commentary with Tom Devlin and his crew.

 

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‘B’-movie queen Sybil Danning (Howling II, Warrior Queen) stars in Panther Squad (1984). The future United Nations hires a tough and sexy commando (Danning) and her squad of female mercenaries to take on a ruthless terrorist organization called Clean Space. The terrorist group is dedicated to stopping all space exploration by any means necessary — including extortion and murder. Extras include Full Moon features trailers and commentary with Danning.