Season One of ‘Eli Roth’s History of Horror’ Coming to Disc Oct. 6 From RLJ Films

AMC Networks’ RLJE Films will release season one of the documentary-horror series “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” Oct. 6 on DVD and Blu-ray.

The series originally aired on AMC Networks in 2018 as part of the AMC Visionaries series.

The documentary is directed by award-winning horror filmmaker Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, The Green Inferno) and written by Kurt Sayenga (“Breakthrough,” “Origins: The Journey of Humankind”). Roth brings together the masters of horror — the storytellers and stars who define the genre — to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode takes viewers on an exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and examines the genre’s impact on society as well as delving into how horror maintains its fan base and why audiences are addicted to fear.

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The series features interviews with author Stephen King (“Creepshow,” The Shining), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, “Kill Bill” franchise), Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead,” “Watchmen”), Rob Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses), Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Tippi Hedren (The Birds, Marnie), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) and David Arquette (“Scream” franchise).

Bonus features include five featurettes and extended interviews with Stephen King, Edgar Wright, Quentin Tarantino, Diablo Cody, Roger Corman, John Landis and Joe Dante.

‘Tax Collector’ Slated for Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 6

RLJ Films will release the action-thriller The Tax Collector on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Oct. 6. A 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack Steelbook edition will be released the same day exclusively at Best Buy.

Best Buy’s ‘Tax Collector’ Steelbook

Directed by David Ayer, the film stars Bobby Soto and Shia LaBeouf as David and Creeper, agents for a Los Angeles crime lord named Wizard tasked with collecting a cut of the profits of local gangs’ illicit dealings. But when Wizard’s old rival returns to Los Angeles from Mexico, the business is upended, and David finds himself desperate to protect his family.

The cast also includes Cinthya Carmona and George Lopez.

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The film is available now via VOD and digital download. It made just under $1 million at the domestic box office from a handful of drive-ins and theaters open during the coronavirus pandemic.

Since its digital release, The Tax Collector has consistently ranked high on digital charts from Redbox, FandangoNow and Vudu. The film also has spent three weeks at No. 1 on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

Extras on the Tax Collector discs include deleted scenes.

‘Tax Collector’ Tops FandangoNow and Vudu Charts

The Tax Collector, starring Bobby Soto and Shia LaBeouf, was the top movie for a second consecutive week on both the FandangoNow and Vudu charts.

Both are transactional video-on-demand services owned by Fandango.

The Tax Collector, released by RLJ Entertainment through digital retailers Aug. 7, stars LaBeouf and Soto as “tax collectors” working for a Los Angeles crime lord who find their safety threatened by a rival of their boss.

The title is available at both digital retailers as a $6.99 rental and $14.99 purchase.

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FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended Aug. 16, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Tax Collector
  2. The Silencing
  3. The Secret: Dare to Dream
  4. The King of Staten Island
  5. Trolls World Tour
  6. Deep Blue Sea 3
  7. The Secret Garden
  8. Scoob!
  9. You Should Have Left
  10. The Invisible Man (2020)

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Aug. 16, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Tax Collector
  2. The King of Staten Island
  3. Trolls World Tour
  4. The Silencing
  5. The Secret: Dare to Dream
  6. Deep Blue Sea 3
  7. Homefront
  8. You Should Have Left
  9. The Secret Garden
  10. Four Brothers

‘Tax Collector’ Bumps ‘Trolls’ From Top of ‘Watched at Home’ Chart

The crime drama The Tax Collector, from RLJ Entertainment, debuted at No. 1 on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended Aug. 8, knocking DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour from the top spot it had occupied for the past five weeks.

The Tax Collector was released through digital retailers Aug. 7. Directed by David Ayer, the film stars Shia LaBeouf and Bobby Soto as “tax collectors” working for a Los Angeles crime lord who find their safety threatened by a rival of their boss.

Trolls, distributed to home audiences by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, slipped to No. 2 on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

Season one of Paramount’s popular TV show “Yellowstone” remained at No. 3, while the two other seasons each slipped a notch, Season three to No. 5 and Season two to No. 6.

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Universal Pictures’ You Should Have Left, a psychological thriller that soared to No. 2 the prior week after its DVD and digital release, dropped to No. 4.

New to the “Watched at Home” chart is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which debuted at No. 18 amid publicity around the next installment in the dinosaur franchise, Jurassic World: Dominion, slated to bow in theaters next summer.

  1. The Tax Collector (RLJ Entertainment)
  2. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  4. You Should Have Left (Universal)
  5. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  6. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  7. The Outpost (Screen Media)
  8. Scoob! (Warner Bros.)
  9. The Rental (IFC Films)
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  11. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  12. The Invisible Man (Universal)
  13. Deep Blue Sea 3 (Warner)
  14. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  15. The High Note (Universal)
  16. Fantasy Island (Sony, 2020)
  17. Force of Nature (Lionsgate, 2020)
  18. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)
  19. Most Wanted (Paramount)
  20. Birds of Prey (Warner)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended Aug. 8.

 

RLJ Releasing ‘NOS4A2: Season 1’ on Disc Oct. 22

RLJ Entertainment, a subsidiary of AMC Networks, will release the first season of the AMC TV series “NOS4A2” on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Oct. 22.

Based on the bestselling novel by Joe Hill, the horror series stars Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.

In “NOS4A2,” Vic McQueen (Cummings) is a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. Charlie Manx (Quinto) is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children and then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland — a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims — without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

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The NOS4A2: Season 1 DVD and Blu-ray will include several featurettes:

  • “A Look at the Series”;
  • “Meet the Characters”;
  • “Becoming Charlie Manx”;
  • “The Making of NOS4A2”;
  • “Adapting the Book”;
  • “The Rules of NOS4A2”;
  • “Joe Hill on the Themes and Inspirations of NOS4A2”;
  • “Joe Hill’s Show and Tell.”