Scream Factory Releasing 4K Disc of 2013’s ‘Carrie’ March 19

Shout! Studios’ horror imprint, Scream Factory, will release the 2013 remake of Carrie on 4K Ultra HD disc for the first time March 19.

Based on the novel by Stephen King, Carrie stars Chloë Grace Moretz as the title character, a high school student who endures merciless taunting from classmates and abuse at the hand of her religious fanatic mother (Julianne Moore). When a prom prank goes horribly wrong, an angered Carrie unleashes telekinetic powers upon those who wronged her.

The new collector’s edition includes the film on both 4K and regular Blu-ray disc with a new 4K scan from the original camera negative.

New bonus materials include “The Devil’s Hand: Designing Carrie” — an interview with production designer Carol Spier, and “They’re All Going to Laugh at You: Adapting Carrie” — an interview with author Joseph Maddrey.

Legacy extras include an audio commentary with director Kimberly Peirce, an alternate ending, deleted and alternate scenes, “Tina on Fire” stunt double dailies, “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise,” the theatrical trailer, and the featurettes “Creating Carrie” and “The Power of Telekinesis.”

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Scream Factory Releasing 4K of 2019’s ‘Child’s Play’ Remake March 19

Shout! Studios’ horror imprint Scream Factory will release a 4K collector’s edition of the 2019 Child’s Play remake March 19.

The Child’s Play: Collector’s Edition includes the film on both 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray disc, plus a slew of bonus materials. The film also sports a new 4K restoration from the original master in Dolby Vision.

In this re-imagining of the original 1988 Child’s Play from the producers of It, a mother (Aubrey Plaza) buys her lonely son (Gabriel Bateman) a seemingly innocent, AI-enhanced doll named Chucky (voiced by Mark Hamill) that unleashes a campaign of carnage when its safety restrictions are disabled.

Both the 4K and Blu-ray discs will include audio commentary with director Lars Klevberg. The Blu-ray will also include new interviews with Bateman, actor David James Lewis and production designer Dan Hermansen, plus legacy extras such as the featurettes “The Making of Child’s Play” and “Bringing Child’s Play‘s Chucky to Life,” a soundtrack trailer, Lee Hardcastle claymations, a photo gallery and the film’s theatrical trailer.

Fans who preorder a copy of the Child’s Play 4K collector’s edition at the Shout! Studios online store will receive an exclusive 18×24-inch rolled poster of the film’s theatrical artwork, while supplies last.

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Stephen King Werewolf Movie ‘Silver Bullet’ Due on 4K Disc Dec. 5

Shout! Studios will release the 1985 horror film Silver Bullet in a new two-disc 4K collector’s edition Blu-ray Dec. 5 through the Scream Factory label.

Based on the novelette Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King, who also wrote the screenplay, Silver Bullet stars Corey Haim as wheelchair bound 13-year-old Marty Coslaw, who discovers that his rural town isn’t being terrorized by a madman, but that several recent murders are actually due to a werewolf on the hunt. With the help of his uncle (Gary Busey), Marty sets out to stop the beast.

The cast also includes Everett McGill, Megan Follows, Terry O’Quinn, Bill Smitrovich and Lawrence Tierney.

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The new collector’s edition will offer the film on both a 4K disc and a regular Blu-ray with a new transfer from the original camera negatives, and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono. The 4K version will include HDR-10 compatible Dolby Vision. Both discs will offer the film with a new audio commentary by Eric Vespe and Scott Wampler of “The Kingcast,” plus two legacy commentaries — one with director Dan Atlas, another with producer Martha De Laurentiis — and isolated score selections and an audio interview with composer Jay Chattaway.

The regular Blu-ray included in the set will also include additional bonus materials:

  • “A Little Private Justice” — An Interview With Actor Kent Broadhurst
  • “Cutting To The Bone” — An Interview With Editor Daniel Loewenthal
  • “The Wolf Within” — An Interview With Actor Everett McGill
  • “Full Moon Fever” — The Effects of Silver Bullet
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio spot
  • Still Gallery

Scream Factory Releasing Blu-ray Collector’s Editions of All Three ‘Night of the Demons’ Films Oct. 3

Shout! Studios’ Scream Factory horror imprint will release all three “Night of the Demons” movies as collector’s editions Blu-rays Oct. 3, with the first film available as a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray combo pack.

In 1988’s Night of the Demons, it’s Halloween night and Angela is throwing a party … but this is no ordinary Halloween party. Everybody’s headed to Hull House, a deserted funeral home, formerly the lair of a mass murderer. But when the partygoers decide to have a séance, they awaken something evil … and these party crashers have a thirst for blood. Now it’s a battle for who can survive the night in Hull House. William Gallo, Amelia Kinkade, Cathy Podewell, Jill Terashita and Linnea Quigley star in the film directed by Kevin S. Tenney.

The film features a new 2023 restoration from an earlier 4K scan of the unrated negative in Dolby Vision (HDR-10 Compatible).

Night of the Demons Extras, Disc 1 — 4K UHD:

  • Audio Commentary with director Kevin Tenney, actors Cathy Podewell, Billy Gallo, Hal Havins and special make-up effects creator Steve Johnson
  • Audio Commentary with director Kevin Tenney, producer Jeff Geoffray and executive producer Walter Josten
  • Audio Commentary with director Kevin Tenney, actors Linnea Quigley and Phillip Tanzini and casting director Tedra Gabriel
  • NEW See You in Hell – an interview with writer/producer Joe Augustyn
  • NEW Contortions and Coffins – an interview with actress Jill Terashita
  • NEW The Perfect Punk – an interview with special effects artist Nick Benson
  • NEW International Cut (in standard definition)

 

Night of the Demons Extras, Disc 2 — Blu-ray:

  • Audio Commentaries
  • You’re Invited – The Making of NIGHT OF THE DEMONS – a 70-minute documentary
  • Amelia Kinkade, Protean – an interview with actress Amelia Kinkade
  • Allison Barron’s Demon Memories
  • My Demon Nights – an interview with Linnea Quigley
  • THE HALLOWEEN PARTY workprint
  • THE HALLOWEEN PARTY alternate opening title sequence
  • Alternate R-Rated scenes
  • A six-minute short version of the film shown to potential distributors
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Video Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spot
  • Promo Reel
  • Still Galleries – behind-the-scenes, special effects and makeup, stills, posters and storyboards

 

In 1994’s Night of the Demons 2, it’s Halloween and the teenagers from St. Rita’s High School want to party at the neighborhood’s haunted house. For years, the Hull House has sat in eerie silence – tales of its haunted past have turned into gory jokes and no one really believes anything ever happened there. However, Angela (Amelia Kinkade), the hostess from hell, is summoning her army of teen demons to the blood-curdling contest between the school’s priests and herself, the princess of darkness. What was intended as an innocent evening of fun and games turns into a hell-raising, life-threatening ordeal … they wanted fun, now they’re in the trick-or-treat party of their lives!

The Blu-ray features a new 2023 transfer from the interpositive.

Night of the Demons 2 Blu-ray Extras:

  • NEW Audio Commentary With Actors Cristi Harris, Jennifer Rose, Darin Heames And Johnny Moran
  • Audio Commentary With Director Brian Trenchard-Smith And Director Of Photography David Lewis
  • NEW A Tale Of Two Demons – An Interview With Directors Kevin S. Tenney And Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • NEW Trick Or Treat, Sucker – An Interview With Actor Amelia Kinkade
  • NEW Red Curls And Screams – An Interview With Actress Cristi Harris
  • NEW Monster Mayhem – An Interview With Special Effects Artist Steve Johnson
  • NEW A Sequel With Guts – An Interview With Producer Jeff Geoffray
  • Night of the Demons 2 – Workprint
  • Dailies
  • Behind-The-Scenes Photo Gallery
  • Trailer

 

In 1997’s Night of the Demons 3, the gates of Hull House have creaked open once again and Angela (Amelia Kinkade) is waiting for her treats. When a group of rambunctious teens take refuge in the foreboding funeral home to escape the law, they soon realize their grave error.

Night of the Demons 3 Blu-ray Extras:

  • Audio Commentary With Director Jimmy Kaufman
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Writer Kevin S. Tenney And Special Effects Artist Roy Knyrim
  • NEW Third Time’s A Charm – An Interview With Director Jimmy Kaufman
  • NEW One Hell Of A Writer – An Interview With Writer Kevin S. Tenney
  • NEW Going Up North – An Interview With Producer Jeff Geoffray
  • NEW Up To Her Old Tricks – An Interview With Amelia Kinkade
  • Night Of The Demons 3 – Director’s Cut (Workprint)
  • Night Of The Demons 3 – TV Cut
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Alternate Title Sequence
  • Dailies
  • Trailers

 

Fans who preorder from ShoutFactory.com can choose from a variety of bundles that include the films with posters, prism stickers, pins and lobby cards.

 

1993’s ‘Fire in the Sky’ to Make North American Blu-ray Disc Debut on June 21

Fire in the Sky will make its North American Blu-ray Disc debut on June 21, courtesy of Scream Factory, indie film distributor Shout! Factory’s horror imprint.

The 1993 film will be presented in a new 4K scan from the original camera negative. Bonus features include a new interview with director Robert Lieberman, as well as previously available interviews with actors D.B. Sweeney and Robert Patrick and composer Mark Isham.

Consumers can place advance orders for the film at shoutfactory.com. 

Based on a true story, Fire in the Sky stars Sweeney, Patrick, Craig Sheffer, James Garner, Henry Thomas, and Kathleen Wihoite. The film was nominated for four Saturn Awards: Best Science Fiction Film, Best Writing, Best Music and Best Actor (Patrick).

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In 1975, logger Travis Walton (Sweeney) and his co-workers encountered a UFO. His pals were able to flee — but Walton was not so lucky. Whisked aboard the strange craft, he was subjected to a painful, unearthly medical study. Fire in the Sky details Walton’s ordeal … as well as the contempt and ridicule he and his friends endured as they tried to convince others of this otherworldly experience.

Blu-ray of Cult Classic ‘The Vampire Lovers’ Due Dec. 21

Shout! Factory’s horror imprint, Scream Factory, will release The Vampire Lovers: Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray Disc Dec. 21.

The 1970 cult classic, adapted from J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella Carmilla, stars Ingrid Pitt, Madeline Smith and Peter Cushing in the tale of a diabolical female vampire that ravages the young girls and other townsfolk of a peaceful hamlet in 18th century Europe as revenge for the killing of her fellow vampires years earlier. A rousing hunt for the vampiress ensues as a group of men follow her bloody trail of terror through the countryside.

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The Blu-ray boasts a new 4K scan from the original camera negative and several newly produced and legacy bonus materials.

New extras include an audio commentary with film historians Dr. Steve Haberman and Constantine Nasr; “The Rapture of Cruelty: Carmilla In Classic Cinema,” an audio essay read by Madeline Smith; “To Love a Vampire,” an introduction by Smith; “Carnal Crimson, film historian Kim Newman on the Carmilla legend; and “Fangs for the Memories,” film historian Jonathan Rigby looks back on the film.

Additional extras include a commentary with director Roy Ward Baker, actress Ingrid Pitt and screenwriter Tudor Gates; a commentary with film historians Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby; “Feminine Fantastique,” about resurrecting The Vampire Lovers; “New Blood: Hammer Enters the ’70s,” in which film historians discuss Hammer Films from the 1970s; “Madeline Smith: Vampire Lover,” an interview with the actress; a reading of Carmilla by Pitt; a deleted shot of the opening beheading; a “Trailers From Hell” episode about the film with Mick Garris; the theatrical trailer and radio spots; and a photo gallery with movie stills, behind-the-scenes photos, posters and lobby cards.

Fans who order The Vampire Lovers on Blu-ray from the ShoutFactory.com store will receive an exclusive 18×24-inch rolled poster featuring new artwork, while supplies last.

Scream Factory Releasing ‘Elvira’s Haunted Hills’ on Blu-ray Oct. 5

Scream Factory, the horror imprint of indie distributor Shout! Factory, will release a 20th anniversary collector’s edition of the 2001 camp classic Elvira’s Haunted Hills on Blu-ray Disc Oct. 5.

The tale begins in 1851, when Elvira and her maid Zou Zou are en route to perform in the Parisian Revue “Yes I Can Can,” but inadvertently end up at the sinister Lord Vladimere Hellsubus’ medieval castle. Bearing an uncanny resemblance to Vladimere’s long-dead wife, Elvira learns of the Hellsubus curse and finds her life in danger.

The film takes its inspiration from the classic Vincent Price/Edgar Allan Poe/Roger Corman films of the early 1960s.

With her voluptuous figure, voluminous black hair and hilarious one-liners, the Elvira character, played by Cassandra Peterson, was created in the early 1980s to present old horror movies on TV. Elvira’s Haunted Hills was the second feature film centered on Elvira, following 1988’s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.

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The Elvira’s Haunted Hills Blu-ray features a brand-new 4K scan of the original camera negative. Extras include a new introduction by Elvira; audio commentary from Peterson and co-stars Mary Scheer, Mary Jo Smith and Scott Atkinson, with director Sam Irvin; outtakes; a photo gallery; an interview with actor Richard O’Brien; a making-of featurette; a “Transylvania or Bust” featurette; and an “Elvira in Romania” featurette.

Fans who order from the ShoutFactory.com store will also receive an exclusive poster featuring brand-new artwork, while supplies last.

‘A Quiet Place Part II,’ ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Among Top Titles New to Disc and Digital July 27

Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II and a slew of titles from Lionsgate top the list of titles new to DVD and Blu-ray July 27, while Sony Pictures’ Peter Rabbit 2 and a new animated Batman movie become available through digital retailers.

The horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II debuts on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment. The second installment, written and directed by John Krasinski, picks up where the first left off, as the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. It earned $157.5 million at the domestic box office.

Lionsgate July 27 releases the thriller Midnight in the Switchgrass on Blu-ray and DVD. Bruce Willis and Megan Fox star as FBI agents who cross paths with a state cop (Emile Hirsch) during the investigation of a string of murders.

Also arriving on DVD July 27 from Lionsgate is the family comedy Joey & Ella. When a baby kangaroo gets accidentally swept up in a jewelry heist, she becomes separated from her mother for the first time in her young life. The story begins when two bumbling jewel thieves lose a mysterious diamond when it is pocketed by a baby circus kangaroo that escapes to a nearby barn and is found by Ella (Jennifer Michele), a lonely teen who names the critter Joey. But the magical gem causes Joey to grow quickly and gain the power of speech.

American Gods: Season Three hits Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 27 from Lionsgate. Based on the popular novel by Neil Gaiman, the Starz fantasy series stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, and Crispin Glover as Mr. World. In the 10 episodes of the third season, dangerous secrets intensify the inevitable war building between the Old Gods of mythology and the New Gods of technology. When Shadow Moon discovers that his boss, Mr. Wednesday, is not only one of the Old Gods but is also his father, Shadow attempts to break away and find his own path. Guided on this spiritual journey by the gods of his black ancestors, the Orishas, Shadow puts down roots in the idyllic, snowy town of Lakeside, Wisconsin — but this small town holds dark and bloody secrets that force him to accept his destiny. Rather than facing a choice between divinity or humanity, Shadow must now decide just what kind of god he wants to be.

Lionsgate also releases a DVD of V.C. Andrews’ Landry Family 4-Movie Series. Based on the best-selling novels from V.C. Andrews, the collection includes the Lifetime movies Ruby, Pearl in the Mist, All That Glitters and Hidden Jewel. The series follows the story of Ruby Landry (Raechelle Banno) as she digs deeper into the roots of her mysterious family tree. Raised by her grandmother in the Louisiana bayou, Ruby gets caught up in a web of dark secrets and betrayal. All four movies aired in March 2021 on Lifetime.

Screen Media releases the crime drama The Birthday Cake on Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 27. In the film, Gio (Shiloh Fernandez) continues a family tradition by bringing a cake to a memorial celebration of the 10th anniversary of his father’s mysterious death, hosted by his uncle (Val Kilmer), a Brooklyn mafia boss. Gio’s life begins to change as he pieces together what really happened to his father. The cast also includes David Mazouz, Ewan McGregor, Lorraine Bracco, Ashley Benson, Aldis Hodge, Penn Badgley, Emory Cohen, Vincent Pastore and Jeremy Allen White.

The 2001 cult favorite horror fantasy Brotherhood of the Wolf makes its Blu-ray Disc debut July 27 from Scream Factory, the horror imprint of indie distributor Shout! Factory. In a rural province of France, a mysterious creature is laying waste to the countryside, savagely killing scores of women and children. Unseen, possessed of enormous strength and a human intelligence, the beast has eluded capture for years. King Louis sends in a renowned scientist and his Iroquois blood brother, an unconventional team whose combined methods and capabilities may bring the beast down. But the true nature of the beast is not what anyone could have anticipated.

Scream Factory also releases a new collector’s edition of the 1983 Stephen King Adaptation The Dead Zone, starring Christopher Walken and directed by David Cronenberg. The Blu-ray features a new 4K scan of the film and a slew of new bonus materials, including four audio commentaries.

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On the digital side of things, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Peter Rabbit 2 through digital retailers. In the sequel to 2018’s Peter Rabbit, Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be. The cast includes Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson and David Oyelowo, and the voices of Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie and James Corden. The film earned $39.6 million at the domestic box office after being delayed more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will arrive on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Aug. 24.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 27 releases Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two for digital purchase. The film continues the storyline from Part One, due June 22, which is based on the 1996-97 comic book storyline that takes place early in Batman’s vigilante career, as the young crimefighter forms a pact with the city’s only two uncorrupt lawmen, police Capt. James Gordon and DA Harvey Dent, to take down organized crime in Gotham City, only to be tested by a serial killer who murders his victims on holidays throughout the year. The voice cast includes Jensen Ackles as Batman, Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent, Billy Burke as Jim Gordon, Katee Sackhoff as Poison Ivy, Titus Welliver as Carmine Falcone, David Dastmalchian as Calendar Man, Troy Baker as Joker, Amy Landecker as Barbara Gordon, Julie Nathanson as Gilda Dent, Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grundy, Jim Pirri as Sal Maroni, Alastair Duncan as Alfred, and the late Naya Rivera as Catwoman in one of her final performances, recorded before her death in 2020. A Blu-ray of Part Two arrives Aug. 10, while a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of both parts edited into a single film will arrive in 2022.

The thriller Profile comes out on digital July 27 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Inspired by true events, Profile follows an undercover British journalist on her quest to bait and expose a terrorist recruiter through social media, while trying not to be sucked in by her recruiter and lured into becoming a militant extremist herself. The unconventional thriller directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) plays out entirely on a computer screen in the screen life format. It arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Aug. 10.

Later this week, on Friday, July 30, the musical In the Heights will be available for  premium digital sale from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. It arrives on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Aug. 31.

A complete list of new disc and digital releases, compiled each week by the Media Play News market research team, can be found here.

Scream Factory Bringing First Five ‘Halloween’ Films to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Scream Factory, the horror imprint of indie distributor Shout! Factory, is releasing the first five “Halloween” movies on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Sept. 28.

The films will be available individually in a limited-edition rigid slipcase and will include a regular Blu-ray Disc of each film as well as previously released bonus materials.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of 1978’s original Halloween features a return to the original camera negative for the first time.

This also marks the North American 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut for 1981’s Halloween II, 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch, 1988’s Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and 1989’s Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers.

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Scream Factory taking preorders for each movie at the shoutfactory.com online store, which has also made available several exclusive offers (while supplies last).

First, fans can get a poster featuring newly commissioned cover art from artist Joel Robinson included with a 4K UHD purchase of each movie for $36.99 each.

Second, the first three movies are offered with a seven-inch vinyl album from Sacred Bones Records featuring newly recorded music from John Carpenter for $58.99 each.

The third offer is for a bundle of all five films on 4K Ultra HD, all five posters and all three albums for $245.99.

The fourth offers includes all five movies with the posters and albums, plus an exclusive limited-edition set of five enamel pins in a collectible box from Gutter Garbs, for $299.99.

‘Brotherhood of the Wolf’ Blu-ray Due July 27 From Scream Factory

The 2001 cult favorite horror fantasy Brotherhood of the Wolf will make its Blu-ray Disc debut July 27 from Scream Factory, the horror imprint of indie distributor Shout! Factory.

In a rural province of France, a mysterious creature is laying waste to the countryside, savagely killing scores of women and children. Unseen, possessed of enormous strength and a human intelligence, the beast has eluded capture for years. King Louis sends in a renowned scientist and his Iroquois blood brother, an unconventional team whose combined methods and capabilities may bring the beast down. But the true nature of the beast is not what anyone could have anticipated.

Directed by Christophe Gans (Silent Hill), the film features an all-star cast including Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci.

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The Blu-ray includes an extended version of the film that showcases more martial arts action.

Extras include deleted scenes with introduction by Gans; theatrical trailers; and three featurettes:

  • “The Guts of the Beast” — a look at the creation of the film from the fight scenes to the digital effects;
  • “The Making of Brotherhood of the Wolf” — a look behind the scenes;
  • “The Legend” — a look at the historical facts behind the legend of the Gévaudan Beast.

 

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