JustWatch: ‘Hellraiser,’ ‘Interview With the Vampire’ Top Weekly Streaming Through Oct. 9

The horror drama Hellraiser and AMC+ original series “Interview With the Vampire” each topped all weekly streaming of movies and TV shows, respectively, for the week ended Oct. 9, according to new data from Berlin-based JustWatch, which tracks SVOD streaming habits of 20 million users across 59 markets, including the United States.

The movie podium was filled out by Werewolf by Night on Disney+ and Peacock’s availability of Nope. TV shows included “Chucky” on FuboTV, Peacock, Sling TV, DirecTV and Spectrum, among others, and “Yellowstone” on Peacock.

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MVD September 2019 Arrow Video Slate Includes Horror Re-releases

Arrow Video Blu-ray releases from MVD Entertainment Group in September 2019 include The Hills Have Eyes Part 2, Who Saw Her Die?, In the Aftermath, Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II. Arrow Academy will release The Major and the Minor.

Due Sept. 17 is Wes Craven’s 1984 sequel The Hills Have Eyes Part 2. Extras include a new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues; a new making-of documentary called “Blood, Sand, and Fire”; a stills gallery; the original theatrical trailer; six postcards; and a reversible fold-out poster.

Also due Sept. 17 Alan Lado’s Who Saw Her Die? George Lazenby and Anita Strindberg star as parents who search the streets of Venice hoping to find the black-veiled killer that murdered their daughter. Who Saw Her Die? features a new 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative. Includes newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack; a new audio commentary by author and critic Travis Crawford; new video interviews with Lado, actress Nicolette Elmi, co-writer Francesco Barilli and author Michael Mackenzie; plus original trailers and a poster gallery.

Clive Barker’s 1987 Hellraiser and its 1988 sequel, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, arrive as standalone Blu-rays Sept. 24. Both films hit Blu-ray with 2K restorations approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon. The films were previously available on Blu-ray as part of Arrow’s 2016 Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box trilogy collection of the first three “Hellraiser” films. The standalone versions include reversible box art.

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Also coming Sept. 24 is In the Aftermath. In looking to make his debut feature, director Carl Colpaert re-purposed footage from an older anime, shot some live-action footage and created a haunting post-apocalyptic look at Earth. The film is presented on Blu-ray with a 2K restoration. Includes new interviews with producer Tom Dugan and star Tony Markes; a new appreciation for Mamoru Oshii’s original anime film; a still and poster gallery; and reversible box art.

Billy Wilder’s The Major and the Minor arrives Sept. 24 from Arrow Academy. Ginger Rogers disguises herself as a child to save money on a train ticket, a decidedly genius move that nearly comes crashing down when she decides to smoke. She hides out in the compartment of Ray Milland and hijinks ensue. The film is noticeable for being Wilder’s first as a director in America and it essentially kickstarted his illustrious career.

‘Florida Project’ Tops Slate of Lionsgate Releases

Lionsgate Feb. 5 announced several upcoming home video releases, highlighted by the Feb. 20 Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital) and DVD release of the Oscar-nominated The Florida Project.

The critically hailed independent film stars Willem Dafoe, who received an Academy Award nod for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The film focuses on a budget motel in Florida that is home to a group of people living on the poverty line, including a precocious 6-year-old.

The A.V. Club called the movie, directed by Sean Baker (Tangerine), “one of Willem Dafoe’s most moving performances”. Cast members also include Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite in breakout performances/ Co-written by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch, The Florida Project Blu-ray and DVD will be available at the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Another critical hit, The Disaster Artist, arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and Digital HD March 13 from Lionsgate. Nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, The Disaster Artist stars James Franco, along with Dave Franco, Emmy nominee Seth Rogen, Golden Globe nominee Alison Brie, Josh Hutcherson, Paul Scheer, Zac Efron and Megan Mullally.

The Disaster Artist’s extensive special features include audio commentary with director James Franco, Dave Franco, Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, and more; a gag reel; as well as three featurettes. The Disaster Artist will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD at $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

Hellraiser: Judgment, the tenth installment of the “Hellraiser” horror franchise, arrives on Blu-ray ($21.99), DVD ($19.98) and Digital HD Feb. 13. The latest direct-to-video sequel tells the story of three detectives as they struggle to solve a horrifying murder, but instead find themselves thrust into the depths of Pinhead’s hellacious landscape. Extras included deleted scenes and a gag reel.

The action thriller Braven, with Jason Momoa, arrives on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital on April 10. Already available On Demand, the film follows a father and son on a hunting trip that goes wrong, forcing them to defend their home and family. Discs carry a suggested retail price of $21.99 (Blu-ray Disc) and $19.98 (DVD).

Also coming April 10 is the Western Gone Are the Days, featuring Tom Berenger, Lance Henriksen, Meg Steedle and Danny Trejo. The film, about an aging gunman out to perform one last good deed, will be released in a Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand. The combo pack carries a suggested retail price $21.99 and the DVD is $19.98.