Shatner Pic ‘Devil’s Revenge’ Will Come Out on Blu-ray Oct. 15 From MVD

The horror adventure Devil’s Revenge, co-produced, co-written and starring William Shatner (“Star Trek”), will come out on Blu-ray Oct. 15 from MVD Entertainment Group and Cleopatra Entertainment.

The story follows John Brock, a down-on-his-luck archaeologist who returns from an expedition to the caves of rural Kentucky after unsuccessfully trying to locate a mysterious relic that his family has sought for generations. Upon his return, John starts to see dream-like visions of a ferocious bird-like creature from ancient folklore. He soon learns that the cave he came into contact with on his last expedition was indeed the cave that contains the relic and also a portal to Hell and a place of worship for the Occult. He discovers that the only way to stop the increasingly realistic visions is to go back to the cave with his family, find the relic once and for all, and destroy it.

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Cleopatra Films is planning limited theatrical screenings and a national advertising campaign to promote and support the title.

From writer-director Jared Cohn (Devil’s Domain, 12/12/12, Pernicious, The Domicile), the film also stars “Star Trek” series alumni Jeri Ryan (“Star Trek: Voyager”, “Boston Public”, Down with Love) and Jason Brooks (“Star Trek” (2009), Super 8, “Boston Legal”) along with Jackie Dallas (Netflix’s “Stranger Things”) and Michael Yahn (Netflix’s “Daredevil).

The Blu-ray includes a CD of the soundtrack.

‘GG Allin — All in the Family’ Due on DVD Oct. 15 From MVD

GG Allin — All in the Family, a documentary about the late American extreme punk rock musician GG Allin, will come out on DVD Oct. 15 from MVD Entertainment Group.

Allin is best remembered for his notorious live performances, which often featured transgressive acts, including self-mutilation, eating his own feces and attacking the audience. In 1993 he died of a heroin overdose.

Aired on Showtime as All in the Family, the film follows the two remaining family members, mother Arleta and brother Merle, who is still active in GG Allins backing band the Murder Junkies. The story is about an extraordinary loving family, whose departed son and brother has left a trail of unanswered questions.

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‘Ringu’ Collection, ‘The Prey,’ ‘Killer Nun’ Among Titles Due on Disc from Arrow and MVD in October

The “Ringu” collection, The Prey and Killer Nun are among nine releases coming to disc from Arrow and MVD in October.

Oct. 1 on Blu-ray comes The Prey, an early 1980s film about a group of teens attacked by a disfigured killer while camping in the Rocky Mountains. The cult classic is presented with a new 2K restoration and three different cuts.

Toys Are Not for Children, due Oct. 8 on Blu-ray, is a psychological drama about a woman with daddy issues suffering through a devastating downward spiral. It also features a new 2K restoration and a host of bonus content.

Next up Oct. 15 on Blu-ray is director Giulio Berruti’s Killer Nun. Anita Ekberg stars as Sister Gertrude, a nun lured into the world of drugs and perversion. The cult classic comes to Blu-ray with a new 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative.

Two releases head home on Oct. 22. First is Guillermo del Toro’s gothic romance Crimson Peak on Blu-ray. The story follows an aspiring author that travels to a remote English mansion, where she is haunted by ghostly visions. The second release, on Blu-ray and DVD, is Billy Senese’s The Dead Center, in which Shane Carruth stars as a hospital psychiatrist that is pushed to the edge of insanity when a deranged patient claims to have died and brought something awful back from the other side.

Four releases are due Oct. 29. The John Landis classic An American Werewolf in London stars David Naughton stars as an American tourist attacked by a vicious creature while hiking in the Yorkshire Moors. The Oscar-winning special effects from the legendary Rick Baker are restored in 4K using the original camera negative and approved by Landis.

Hideo Nakata’s 1990s Japanese horror hit Ringu is slinking to Blu-ray, also on Oct. 29. The story about a cursed VHS tape features a new 4K restoration approved by DP Junichiro Hayashi. Also due that date on Blu-ray is the “Ringu Collection,” a boxed set with the original film, the sequel Ringu 2, the origin story Ringu 0, and the “lost sequel” The Spiral.

Finally Oct. 29 on Blu-ray comes Man of a Thousand Faces, a biopic about one of horror’s first icons, Lon Chaney. It stars James Cagney as the multifaceted silent screen legend. Director Joseph Pevney not only chronicles Chaney’s rise to stardom but captures the drama is his day-to-day personal life. The screenplay, written by R. Wright Campbell, Ivan Goff, and Ben Roberts, was nominated for an Oscar. This release comes with a number of special features including a new audio commentary from film scholar Tim Lucas.

Classic Serial ‘Lost City of the Jungle’ Travels to Blu-ray Oct. 1 From MVD

The 1946 Universal serial Lost City of the Jungle is coming to Blu-ray Disc Oct. 1 from MVD Entertainment Group.

The story follows a warmonger, Sir Eric Hazarias (Lionel Atwill), who is searching for an element that is the only known antidote to the atomic bomb in order to sell it to the highest bidder. A group of peace activists are on his trail. They include Rod Stanton (Russell Hayden), United Peace Foundation investigator; Tal Shan (Keye Luke), Pendrang native; and Marjorie Elmore (Jane Adams), daughter of scientist Dr. Elmore (John Eldredge), unwilling assistant to Sir Eric.

The title is available now on DVD.

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Rock Comedy ‘Mock & Roll’ Due on DVD Sept. 17 From MVD

The comedy Mock & Roll will come out on DVD Sept. 17 from MVD Entertainment Group and Soundview.

Featuring the music of Foghat and the Black Owls, the film follows Ohio parody band Liberty Mean, a group that is tapped out, clueless and struggling to raise the needed money to get to the South by Southwest Music Festival where their dreams can become reality. Unfortunately, bad decisions and absurd circumstances lead the band down a dark and stormy road. Featuring special appearances by Roger Earl of Foghat, Michael Stanley (Michael Stanley Band), and comedian Alex Ortiz (Comedy Central, HBO), Mock & Roll is a tale of “never-beens,” rather than “has-beens.”

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Winner of the Comedy Award at Cleveland’s Indie Gathering, the film was an Official Selection at the Orlando Film Festival, Hollywood Florida Film Festival and Adrian International Film Festival and had a world premiere at the Austin Revolution Film Festival with six nominations, including Best Comedy, Director, Actress and Actor. It won Best Feature at the Inside The Loop Film Festival.

‘Noir Archive Vol. 3’ Coming to Blu-ray Sept. 17 From MVD and Kit Parker

The film noir collection “Noir Archive Vol. 3: 1957-1960” is coming to Blu-ray Disc Sept. 17 from MVD Entertainment Group and Kit Parker Films.

Making its debut in HD for the first time, this collection of nine film noir pictures is curated from the Columbia Pictures library. The three-disc set also features the film’s original aspect ratios.

Titles include The Crimson Kimono (1959), directed by Samuel Fuller and starring Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett and James Shigeta; The Lineup (1958), directed by Don Siegel and starring Eli Wallach, Robert Keith and Warner Anderson; Man on a String (1960), directed by Andre DeToth and starring Ernest Borgnine, Kerwins Mathews, Colleen Dewhurst and Alexander Scourby; The Shadow in the Window (1956), directed by William Asher and starring Phil Carey, Betty Garrett, and John Barrymore, Jr.; The Long Haul (1957), directed by Ken Hughes and starring Victor Mature, Diana Dors and Patrick Allen; Pickup Alley (1957), directed by John Gilling and starring Victor Mature, Anita Ekberg and Trevor Howard; The Case Against Brooklyn (1958), directed by Paul Wendkos and starring Darren McGavin, Maggie Hayes and Bobby Helms; The Tijuana Story, directed by Leslie Kardos and starring Roldolfo Acosta, James Darren and Robert McQueeney; and She Played With Fire (1957), directed by Sidney Gilliat and starring Jack Hawkins, Arlene Dahl, Dennis Price, Bernard Miles and Ian Hunter.

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Faith Film ‘The Heart of Man’ Due on Blu-ray Sept. 17 From MVD

The faith-based film The Heart of Man is coming to Blu-ray Disc Sept. 17 from MVD Entertainment Group and Ocean Avenue Entertainment.

The film is a narrative telling of a father’s “Prodigal Son” search for his son shot in Hawaii interwoven with interviews with real people going through their problems and subsequent healing.

The film also includes interviews with William Paul Young, author of the New York Times best-selling novel The Shack; Dan Allender, Ph.D, author of The Wounded Heart; and spoken word artist Jackie Hill Perry.

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Directed by Eric Asau, the film stars Robert Fleet, Serena Karnagy and Justin Torrence.

Drama ‘Chicago Cab,’ Horror Anthology ‘Chiller’ Due on DVD Sept. 17 From MVD and S’More

The drama Chicago Cab and the British horror anthology Chiller are coming to DVD Sept. 17 from MVD Entertainment Group and S’More Entertainment.

In Chicago Cab, based on the play “Hellcab” by Will Kern, it’s 6 a.m. and 20 degrees below zero on a December morning in Chicago and a cab driver picks up his day’s first passengers. The story follows 14 hours in the life of a cab driver as he picks up fares from the good and bad parts of the city while emotionally connecting to many of his passengers including a depressed rape victim, stoners, randy lawyers, a drug runner and a race to get a pregnant woman to the hospital. The film’s stars include Laurie Metcalf, John C. Reilly, John Cusack and Julianne Moore.

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Chiller is a five-episode horror/fantasy anthology series originally shown in the United Kingdom. Episodes include “Prophecy,” about a group of friends hold a seance in the basement of a London cafe and each receive a prophecy; “Toby,” about a couple who tragically loses their unborn baby in a car accident; “Here Comes the Mirror Man,” which follows a social worker whose predecessor was murdered in mysterious circumstances; “The Man Who Didn’t Believe in Ghosts,” about a professional de-bunker of the paranormal who faces a series of unexplained events and accidents; and “Number Six,” which follows a homicide detective investigating the murders of five children. The series features well know British stars from ”Downton Abbey,” ”Doctor Who,” ”Coronation Street” and the ”Pirates of the Caribbean” series.

‘Woodstock: 3 Days That Changed Everything’ Due on DVD Sept. 13 From MVD

MVD Entertainment Group will release the documentary Woodstock: 3 Days That Changed Everything Sept. 13 on DVD.

The film goes inside the familiar story of the concert happening to shed new light. Hosted by Mark Goodman and featuring Ritchie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, John Sebastian, Country Joe McDonald, original festival organizers Michael Lang and Artie Kornfeld, Wavy Gravy, Max Yasgur’s son Sam, and the Museum at Bethel Wood’s Woodstock historian Wade Lawrence, the documentary dives into the history, influence and performances of the event.

In “Act One: A Festival is Born,” viewers learn about the concert’s genesis. In “Act Two: The Show,” viewers hear from people who were there and follow the concert from start to finish. In “Act Three: The Legacy,” viewers learn how Woodstock helped re-shape the culture.

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Concert Film ‘Nekromantix: 3 Decades of Darkle’ Due on Blu-ray Combo Pack Oct. 11 From MVD and Cleopatra

A concert film for Danish-American psychobilly band Nekromantix, Nekromantix: 3 Decades of Darkle, will be released in a Blu-ray/DVD/CD combo pack Oct. 11 from MVD Entertainment Group and Cleopatra Entertainment in honor of the band’s 30th Anniversary.

Filmed in 2019 at the Observatory Theater in Santa Ana, Calif., and directed by Vicente Cordero (3Teeth, Room 37: The Mysterious Death of Johnny Thunders), the live concert film features band founder/bassist/vocalist Kim Nekroman, guitarist/backing vocalist Francisco Mesa and recently-crowned drummer/backing vocalist Rene D La Muerte ripping through the band’s nine-album catalog.

The limited-edition 30th anniversary release will include exclusive interviews with the band and rare photos that will be packaged in an eight-panel Digipak.

A downloadable version will also be available on global digital platforms, coinciding with release of the home entertainment version.

The band was formed in 1989 in Copenhagen by Kim Nekroman after he left the Danish Navy, in which he had been a submarine radio operator for eight years. Deciding to launch a new career in music, he initially played drums in a rockabilly band prior to the foundation of Nekromantix. Learning to play the double bass and to sing, Nekroman set about forming a horror-themed psychobilly band with himself as the frontman. Three decades, multiple line-up changes and nine studio albums later, he continues to carry the Nekromantix flag which still embodies his original vision of monster and horror themes — as well as his signature “Coffinbass” — a self-built double bass with a body in the shape of a coffin and a headstock the shape of a cross.

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“It took us 30 years to finally make an official full on live video and audio recording…can’t think of a more thrilling way to celebrate this three decade anniversary, than an immortalized show consisting of songs from our very first album, in 1989, up until today,” Kim Nekroman said in a statement. “What an awesome and horrifying joyride. Now you can watch or re-live the show over and over again from the convenience of your couch.”

Tracks are:

  1. “Struck by a Wrecking Ball”
  2. “Nightnurse”
  3. “Alice in Psycholand”
  4. “Brain Error”
  5. “Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend”
  6. “Driller Killer”
  7. “Nekrotastic Extacy”
  8. “See the Devil Smile”
  9. “Nekrofelia”
  10. “Gargoyles Over Copenhagen”
  11. “Subcultural Girl”
  12. “Sea of Red”
  13. “Glow in the Dark”
  14. “Brought Back to Life”
  15. “Horny in a Hearse”
  16. “Alive”
  17. “Nice Day for a Resurrection”
  18. “Haunted Cathouse”
  19. “Who Killed the Cheerleader”