Sci-Fi Fantasy ‘Max Reload and the Nether Blasters’ Available on Disc and Digital From MVD

The sci-fi fantasy film Max Reload and the Nether Blasters is available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital from MVD Entertainment Group.

In the film, the gaming fantasies of a small-town video game store clerk, Max Jenkins, collide with reality when a legendary “lost” installment of the 1980s “Nether Game” series appears on the store counter of his workplace. Unbeknownst to Max, the old game cartridge bears a curse and in playing it, he unlocks “The Nether,” an ancient malevolent force of evil upon his small hometown. Along with a mysterious masked man and his two best friends, Liz and Reggie, Max must figure out how to beat the Nether at its own game before it’s game over for humanity.

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The cast includes Tom Plumley (“Upright Citizens Brigade”), Hassie Harrison (“TacomaFD”), Joey Morgan (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Greg Grunberg (Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker), Lin Shaye (Insidious) and Martin Kove (“Cobra Kai”). It also stars Kevin Smith (Jay & Silent Bob Reboot), Joseph D. Reitman (Money Monster), Lukas Gage (HBO’s “Euphoria”), Charlie Talbert (The Big Short) and Wil Wheaton (“The Big Bang Theory”).

Extras include an art and animation featurette; the “NetherCragon” VFX featurette; the “Egypt” VFX featurette; “Reggie Gets Nethered,” an anatomy of a scene featurette; a “Speed Run” bonus featurette; and the original theatrical trailer.

‘Dreamkatcher’ Coming Home on DVD and Digital April 28 From Lionsgate

The horror-thriller Dreamkatcher will debut on DVD and digital April 28 from Lionsgate.

In the film, Gail (Radha Mitchell, Silent Hill) is forced to come to terms with Josh, her new stepson, at a remote country home. After stealing an evil talisman from a mysterious neighbor, Josh has sinister dreams of his dead mother — who commands Josh to murder Gail. When Josh’s dad (Henry Thomas, TV’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” Doctor Sleep) returns, he and Gail suspect that their son has been possessed by an ancient, bloodthirsty spirit.

The film also stars horror icon Lin Shaye (Insidious franchise, Ouija franchise).

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Special features on disc and digital include an interview with director Kerry Harris and the cast.

‘The Grudge’ Arrives on Digital March 10, Disc March 24 From Sony

Horror film The Grudge will come out on digital March 10 and Blu-ray and DVD March 24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Producer Sam Raimi brings the untold chapter of this horror classic in which a curse born in Japan is simultaneously unleashed in the United States. Those who encounter it are consumed by its fury and meet a violent fate.

The film stars Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho and Betty Gilpin, with horror movie legend Lin Shaye (Insidious, Ouija) and Jacki Weaver.

The film made $44 million at the global box office.

Special features include:

  • “The Cast of the Cursed” featurette, an inside look at the evil that lurks behind the doors at 44 Reyburn Dr., as key creatives and cast members explore The Grudge characters and discuss their experience working with writer-director Nicolas Pesce;
  • “Designing Death” featurette, exploring the character make-up design process and the film’s visual look involved in creating the myriad of ghosts;
  • “Easter Egg Haunt” featurette, in which Pesce brings to light the plethora of hidden Easter Eggs throughout the film, which are homages to the previous works in the Ju-On franchise; and
  • extended scenes and an alternative ending.


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Horror Film ‘Get Gone’ Here on DVD From MVD and Cleopatra

The horror film Get Gone is out on DVD from MVD Entertainment Group and Cleopatra Entertainment.

Starring horror icon Lin Shaye, the film follows Hoax Busters, an internet fake video-busting group that takes a weekend retreat after unveiling another online lie to do some team building. They travel to Whiskey Flats, Ore., and meet with Craig Eubanks, a shifty, bossy know-it-all outdoor guide who promises them his company, Rocks and Roots, will build their team confidence. At the same time, an invasive drilling company with the rights handed over by the Federal government is moving onto the land of a family that has lived on the property (illegally as “squatters”) for more than 30 years. When the drillers attack the family and the Hoax-busters get caught in the middle, things quickly go awry.

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In addition to Shaye (Insidious, Ouija, The Grudge), the film stars Weston Cage Coppola (Lord of War, Rage), Bradley Stryker (Cold Pursuit), Robert Miano (Fast & Furious) and Caitlin Stryker (CW’s “The Flash”).

Cinedigm Partners with Fathom Events for One-Night ‘The Final Wish’ Theatrical Screening

Cinedigm Dec. 13 announced it will screen horror movie, The Final Wish,  for one-night only on Jan. 24, 2019, in about 500 select theaters nationwide.

The special screening is being distributed through Fathom Events, and will include a special introduction by the film’s co-star Lin Shaye (Insidious, The Grudge) along with a pre-taped Q&A session from Screamfest Horror Film Festival with actors Shaye, Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination) and Melissa Bolona (The Hurricane Heist), director Timothy Woodward Jr. (Hickok, Gangster Land) and Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick.

Cinedigm acquired North American distribution rights, including digital and packaged media, to the movie last October for an undisclosed amount.

Tickets for the screening can be purchased, beginning Dec. 14, at and participating theater box offices.

“Fathom’s theatrical model has redefined the movie going experience allowing moviegoers to enjoy a Q&A after the credits with cast and crew to learn more about the film and how it all came together,” Bill Perrault, SVP marketing and brand management at Cinedigm, said in a statement.

Final Wish follows Aaron (Welch), a consummate under-achiever, who returns home to his devastated mother (Shaye) following the passing of his father. Among his father’s antiques he comes across an urn hiding a dark secret. As his every wish begins coming true, Aaron starts to believe there is something sinister behind his good fortune and the price of his desire might just be his soul.

“There are so many horror stories that have ingrained themselves into the psyche of society,” said Woodward Jr. “For me growing up Final Destination was one of those stories and to work with the creator of those films so closely was a dream come true. The cast members also fully committed to their characters, which helped us tell a story we hope is both fresh and frightening.”