Christopher Lee Euro Films, Dennis Hopper’s ‘Out of the Blue’ Among Titles Due on Disc From Severin and MVD July 26

Another collection of European Christopher Lee films, Lee in The Return of Captain Invincible, and Dennis Hopper in Out of the Blue are due on disc July 26 from MVD Entertainment Group and Severin Films.

“The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection 2,” available on Blu-ray Disc, presents five films from the iconic actor’s European career. Immediately following Horror of Dracula, Lee reprised the role in the quirky 1959 Italian comedy Uncle Was a Vampire. Lee speaks fluent German opposite Klaus Kinski for the crazed 1962 crime thriller The Secret of the Red Orchid. In the 1974 U.K. psycho-thriller Dark Place, Lee leads a cast that includes Joan Collins, Herbert Lom and Jane Birkin. Lee’s final performance as The Count in the 1976 French comedy Dracula and Son can at last be seen in its superior director’s cut, while the ultra-rare 1989 Dutch drama Murder Story brings Lee into the sex shops of Amsterdam. Each film has been remastered from original negative materials with more than 15 total hours of trailers, commentaries, alternate cuts, vintage interviews and new featurettes, plus the Dracula and Son soundtrack and a new 100-page book by Lee biographer Jonathan Rigby.

The Return of Captain Invincible, featuring Alan Arkin and Lee, is available on Blu-ray. The two star in the long-unseen 1982 action-comedy from the director of The Beast Within and Howling II, with songs by Richard O’Brien (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and co-written by the screenwriter of Die Hard and 48 Hours. In the film, when archcriminal Mr. Midnight (Lee) plots to take over the world, humanity’s only hope is World War II’s formerly indestructible “Legend In Leotards” (Arkin) who is now a burnt-out drunk. The released includes three discs, the theatrical version, the director’s cut and the soundtrack CD, with two-plus hours of special features.

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The drama Out of the Blue (1980), directed by and starring Dennis Hopper, is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. Virtually unseen for more than 40 years, the film stars Linda Manz as a 15-year-old who idolizes Elvis, punk rock, and her ex-con father (Hopper). Surrounded by junkies and predators, she follows them all down a one-way road to oblivion. Sharon Farrell (The Stunt Man), Don Gordon (The Last Movie) and Raymond Burr co-star. Special features include audio commentaries from Hopper, executive producer Paul Lewis and distributor John Alan Simon, the writer, and film scholar Kate Rennenbohm; cast interviews; and “Gone But Not Forgotten — Remembering Linda Manz.” 

‘Hey, Stop Stabbing Me!’ Among Horror Titles Due on Blu-ray June 28 From MVD and Severin

Three horror titles — Hey, Stop Stabbing Me!, The Big Sleazy Jack Weis Double Feature and Mardi Gras Massacre — are being released on Blu-ray June 28 from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

Long before they became Hollywood players with Dorm Daze, Golan the Insatiable and the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movies, 20-year-old producer/co-writer/director Josh Miller and producer/co-writer/star Pat Casey spent the summer of 2000 with $500, a MiniDV cam and a group of friends in Bloomington, Minn., creating the long-out-of-print comedy/horror hit of the shot-on-video era, Hey, Stop Stabbing Me!. It’s a deranged suburban saga of hole diggers, serial killers, nympho girlfriends, clothes-stealing monsters and lawn mower murders. Intervision is presenting this cult favorite remastered in HD with all-new reunion featurettes, audio commentaries, short films and much more. Special features include an introduction by Miller and Casey; audio commentary with Miller, Casey and actor Andy Kriss; “Still Stabbing After All These Years,” a cast and crew reunion; “The State of Stabbing Mike”; Sledgehammers at Dawn (83 mins), with filmmaker intro and audio commentaries; short films; and trailers.

The Big Sleazy Jack Weis Double Feature features two films by New Orleans writer/producer/director Jack Weis, Crypt of Dark Secrets and Death Brings Roses. Crypt of Dark Secrets (1976) features voodoo vengeance, a possessed swamp stripper and multiple feats of knuckleheaded folk horror and is newly mastered from the original negative. Thought lost for more than 30 years, Death Brings Roses (1975) is the Big Easy auteur’s epic of pimps, hookers, mob bosses, double-crosses, a stupefying parade of performances by non-professional locals and Henny Youngman. Real-life Hollywood tough guy Scott Brady (Johnny Guitar), Oscar winner Broderick Crawford (All the King’s Men) and Hermione Gingold (Gigi) co-star in this French Quarter crime saga, now scanned in 2K from the filmmaker’s personal 35mm print. Special features include “The Talented Ms. Ridley,” an interview with actress Maureen Ridley, and the Crypt of Dark Secrets trailer.

Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) is another Weis creation. For his final trashterpiece, Weis delivers a filth-fueled, disco-drenched and gore-soaked epic of butchered hookers, hard-boiled homicide cops and a prissy psycho with an Aztec sacrifice fetish. Curt Dawson (Blood Bath), Ronald Tanet (Crypt of Dark Secrets) and February ’75 Playboy Playmate Laura Misch star in this film with a soundtrack by Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore (Black Belt Jones) that is still banned in the United Kingdom as one of the original DPP 39 Video Nasties. The film features a 2K master compiled from the best surviving post-Katrina elements. Special features include “I’m Not Into Hollywood,” an interview with Weis; “The Mardi Gras Killer,” an interview with actor William Metzo; “The First Victim,” an interview with actress Laura Misch; and a trailer.

Cult Classic ‘All About Evil’ Headed to Blu-ray June 10

The cult classic All About Evil will be released June 10 in a special-edition Blu-ray from Severin Films, with a North American streaming release on Shudder June 13.

Following a world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival and a limited theatrical run in 2010, Peaches Christ’s All About Evil disappeared underground for years. Now, the blood-splattered classic is back. To celebrate, Peaches Christ herself will present the film at “Peaches Christ 4-D Screenings” along the West Coast, including the Los Feliz 3 in Los Angeles on June 9 and the Victoria Theater in San Francisco on June 11 where the film was shot. Fans in Los Angeles can also attend a Blu-ray signing event at Dark Delicacies on June 12 with Peaches Christ and members of the cast.

All About Evil stars Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll,” “Orange Is the New Black”) as the mad projectionist, Thomas Dekker (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” Kaboom), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Rob Zombie’s The Munsters), John Waters muse Mink Stole (Serial Mom, Hairspray) and Noah Segan (Knives Out, Looper). 

In the film, a mousy librarian inherits her father’s beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer — and a legion of rabid gore fans — when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts. What her fans don’t realize yet is that the murders in the movies are all too real.

The Blu-ray will feature a new HD restoration of the feature, along with newly-produced and archival bonus features.

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“For years, the movie has been unavailable and fans have been clamoring for it. As the creator, it’s been frustrating to say the least,” Peaches Christ said in a statement. “I feel like I’ve been given a great gift from both Severin and Shudder and am thrilled so many new people will discover my Evil little baby. The Blu-ray and features are truly stunning. I’m really proud of the film and am hoping the re-release helps get another feature film going.”

In the years since the birth of All About Evil, Peaches Christ has toured the globe. For the past two years, Peaches has hosted Midnight Mass with Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, “Dragula”), a podcast based on Peaches’ long-running cult movie series in San Francisco. Every week, the pair go deep into discussions on the nature and fanbase of cult cinema, discussing everything from the works of Dario Argento to Rock N’ Roll High School to Matilda.

 

Erotic ‘Caligula’ Titles, Australian Actioner ‘Stone’ Due on Blu-ray April 26 From MVD and Severin

The erotic features Caligula & Messalina and Caligula: The Untold Story, as well as the Australian biker actioner Stone, will be available on Blu-ray Disc April 26 from MVD Entertainment Group and Severin Films.

In Caligula & Messalina (1981), one of the earliest entries in the subgenre, ItaloFilth veteran Bruno Mattei (The Other Hell, Women’s Prison Massacre) set the Caligsploitation standard for informative history and jaw-dropping depictions of ancient Roman depravity. When the deranged emperor (Vladimir Brajovic of The Story of O) falls for an insatiable gladiatrix (Betty Roland of Mattei’s Caligula Reincarnated as Nero), their reign will launch a mind-bending bacchanal of torture, sodomy, incest, castration, borrowed footage and aroused livestock. Françoise Blanchard (The Living Dead Girl), Florence Guérin (Cozzi’s The Black Cat) and Sal Boris (The Beast in Heat) co-star in this saga of saturnalian obscenity, presented in both the explicit Italian version and the unrated U.S. Release scanned in 2K from the original negatives. Special Features include “Caligula: The Life Behind the Legend,” an interview with Anthony A. Barrett, author of Caligula: The Corruption Of Power; a trailer; and the CD soundtrack.

Also due is Caligula: The Untold Story (1982). Directed by Joe D’Amato (Emanuelle in America, Absurd), the erotic exploitation film stars David Brandon (Beyond Darkness, Stagefright) as the insane young emperor whose love of brutality and degradation is surpassed only by his hunger for enslaved virgins, cruel vengeance, extreme acts of “horseplay” and beyond. Laura Gemser (Black Emanuelle), Gabriele Tinti (Endgame), Charles Borromel (Absurd) and future director Michele Soavi (Cemetery Man) star in this epic of orgiastic excess written by D’Amato and Luigi Montefiori/George Eastman with a score by Carlo Maria Cordio, presented in both the explicit Italian version and the U.S. release scanned in 2K from the original negatives. Special features include “The Orgy Of Power,” an interview with actor David Brandon; “A False True Story,” an interview with screenwriter Luigi Montefiori; “Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy,” an interview with actor Mark Shannon; deleted scenes; the U.K. video trailer; and the CD soundtrack.

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Stone (1974), released five years before Mad Max, comes from producer/director/co-writer/star Sandy Harbutt. In his first and only feature film, he ignited Australia’s exploitation explosion, launching a global censorship battle with this biker movie. In the film, an undercover cop (Ken Shorter of Sunday Too Far Away) infiltrates an outlaw motorcycle gang (led by Harbutt). Hugh Keays-Byrne (Immortan Joe in Mad Max: Fury Road), Helen Morse (Picnic at Hanging Rock), Roger Ward, Vincent Gil, Reg Evans of Mad Max fame, and members of the Sydney Hells Angels co-star in the film, which features an uncut 4K scan from original vault elements supervised by Harbutt himself shortly before his death. Special features include “The Making of Stone“; deleted and extended scenes; “Stone Forever”; “Not Quite Hollywood,” extended interviews: make-up tests; a slideshow with commentary by Harbutt; the trailer; and the CD soundtrack.

‘Ballad in Blood,’ ‘Forbidden Door’ Among Horror Films Due on Disc March 29 From MVD and Severin

Three horror films — Ballad in Blood, House on the Edge of the Park and The Forbidden Door — are being released on disc March 29 from MVD Entertainment Group and Severin Films.

House on the Edge of the Park (1980) will be available on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc. For his follow-up to Cannibal Holocaust, director Ruggero Deodato delivers one of the most disturbing exploitation films of all time. In the film, David Hess, of The Last House on the Left infamy, stars as a charismatic psychopath who, with his equally unhinged sidekick (Giovanni Lombardo Radice of City of the Living Dead), turns a get-together of chic New Yorkers into an ordeal of class warfare and sexual violence. Annie Belle (Absurd), Christian Borromeo (Tenebrae) and Lorraine De Selle (Wild Beasts) co-star in this notorious DPP 39 “video nasty” from the screenwriters of The New York Ripper with a soundtrack by Riz Ortolani.

The film is scanned uncut in 4K from the original negative. Special features in the limited edition, three-disc Blu-ray set include audio commentary by Bruce Holecheck (Cinema Arcana) and Art Ettinger (Ultra Violent); interviews with Deodato, cinematographer Sergio D’Offizi and Radice; “External Beauty & Internal Ugliness,” an archival interview with David Hess; “House Sweet House,” an interview with set designer Antonello Geleng; and Deodato Holocaust, a feature-length documentary by Felipe M. Guerra that explores the film-by-film triumphs, tragedies and controversies of Deodato; deleted scenes; and a CD soundtrack. Extras on DVD include audio commentary by Bruce Holecheck (Cinema Arcana) and Art Ettinger (Ultra Violent); interviews with Deodato, cinematographer Sergio D’Offizi and Radice; “External Beauty & Internal Ugliness,” an archival interview with David Hess; and “House Sweet House,” an interview with set designer Antonello Geleng.

Available on Blu-ray and DVD is Ballad in Blood (2016). For his first film in 23 years, Deodato — the director of such ItaloSleaze classics as Cannibal Holocaust, House on the Edge of the Park and Raiders of Atlantis — explored a different breed of butchery inspired by the Perugia exchange student murder that shocked the world. In the film, after a wild night of sex, drugs and clubbing, a young woman, her boyfriend and his dealer pal wake to find her straight-laced roommate brutally murdered. Special features include an interview with Deodato; an interview with Nina Burleigh, author of the New York Times bestseller The Fatal Gift Of Beauty: The Trials Of Amanda Knox; “It Happened in Perugia,” an interview with film historian Fabio Melelli; “Things to Do in Perugia When You’re Dead,” an interview with actress Noemi Smorra; an interview with executive producer Raffaele Mertes; a behind-the-scenes featurette; and trailers. 

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The Forbidden Door (2009) will be available on DVD and for the first time in North America on Blu-ray Disc. With his third disturbing feature, Joko Anwar, Indonesian writer/director of Impetigore and the remake of Satan’s Slave, became one of the most daring new genre filmmakers in the world. In the film, as a successful young sculptor increasingly loses his grip on sanity, he imagines his wife, friends and family are all conspiring against him and begins filling his best-selling works with unspeakable human matter, becomes obsessed with brutal hidden-camera abuse videos, and inches inescapably closer towards the most horrific final act of all. Special features include audio commentary with Anwar; an interview with Anwar; deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Anwar; a behind-the-scenes featurette; Herosase footage; a poster and still gallery; and trailers.

‘Night of the Demon,’ ‘The Halfway House’ Among Four Horror Titles Due on Blu-ray Feb. 22 From Severin and MVD

Four Severin Films horror flicks, Night of the Demon, The Halfway House, Bloody Pit of Horror and Black Candles, are coming to Blu-ray Feb. 22 from MVD Entertainment Group.

In 1980’s Night of the Demon, when a group of anthropology students heads into the forest to investigate a series of Sasquatch attacks, they discover crazy hermits, mutilated Girl Scouts and interspecies copulation. The film is scanned in 2K from the recently discovered 35mm answer print and the release features more than five-and-a-half hours of special features on two discs, including interviews with producer Jim L. Ball, director James C. Wasson and cinematographer John Quick, and a previously unreleased 1964 feature produced by Ball and shot by Quick.

The Halfway House (2004), from writer/director/FX fabricator Kenneth J. Hall (Puppet Master, Evil Spawn, Carnosaur), is on Blu-ray for the first time ever. In the film, when a missing teen’s sister goes undercover at Mary Magdalen Halfway House for Troubled Girls, she exposes an unholy conspiracy of pervy priests, bonehead cops, aggressive lesbians and a secret dungeon where naked runaways are sacrificed to a one-eyed Cthulhu. Janet Tracy Keijser (Schism), FX legend Cleve Hall (Monster Man) and Mary Woronov (Eating Raoul, Rock & Roll High School) star. Special features include “Discipline and Sacrifice — A Look Back at The Halfway House“; “Cleve Hall — From Monster Kid to Monster Man”; an archival making-of featurette; an Insecto Circus “Halfway to Hell” music video; and trailers.

In the 1965 Italian horror film Bloody Pit of Horror, the crew of a saucy photoshoot breaks into an abandoned castle and unleashes the madness of the male-body-obsessed owner (muscleman Mickey Hargitay), who is possessed by the vengeful spirit of a 16th century torturer. Walter Brandt (The Playgirls and the Vampire) and Femi Benussi (Hatchet for the Honeymoon) co-star in this orgy of sadism — also known as The Crimson Executioner — from director Massimo Pupillo (Terror-Creatures From the Grave) and the screenwriters of Kill, Baby … Kill! with special effects by future Oscar winner Carlo Rambaldi (E.T.). The film is scanned in 2K from the original uncut negative recently discovered in a Rome lab vault. Special features include audio commentary with filmmaker David DeCoteau and film historian David Del Valle, alternate opening sequences, and the trailer.

Black Candles (1982) comes from the late Spanish auteur José Ramón Larraz. In the film, when a young couple visits in-laws in the U.K. countryside, they instead discover a haven of the occult, where lesbianism, incest, sodomy, bestiality and beyond may all be commanded by Lucifer himself. Helga Liné (Nightmare Castle, The Loreley’s Grasp), Carmen Carrión (The Inconfessable Orgies of Emmanuelle) and Mauro Rivera (The Sexual Story of O) star in this orgy of satanic depravity also known as Hot Fantasies, Naked Dreams and Sexual Rites of the Devil. The film is scanned uncut in 2K with all-new special features, including audio commentary with Rodney Barnett and Troy Guinn, hosts of NaschyCast; “La Dama Del Fantaterror,” a documentary short on actress Helga Liné by filmmaker Diego López; “Made by the Devil,” an interview with Gavin Baddeley, author of Lucifer Rising: Sin, Devil Worship & Rock’n’Roll; and “An Exception to the Norm,” an interview with Antonio Lázaro-Reboll, author of Spanish Horror Film.

‘Beyond Darkness,’ ‘Retribution’ Among Four Horror Films Due on Blu-ray Oct. 26 From Severin and MVD

Four horror films from Severin Films will be available Oct. 26 on Blu-ray from MVD Entertainment Group.

 Blood for Dracula (1974) will have its North American 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray premiere with new special features. Immediately after completing Flesh for Frankenstein, writer-director Paul Morrissey and star Udo Kier created this Euroshocker. Desperate for virgin blood, Count Dracula (Kier) journeys to an Italian villa only to discover the family’s three young daughters are also coveted by the estate’s Marxist stud (Joe Dallesandro). Stefania Casini (Suspiria) and Bicycle Thieves director Vittorio De Sica co-star with a cameo by Roman Polanski in this film scanned uncut in 4K from the original negative for the first time ever. Special features include “Trans-Human Flesh and Blood,” an interview with director Paul Morrissey; “Rubinia’s Homecoming,” an interview and location visit with actress Stefania Casini; “Blood for Udo,” an interview with Kier; “Little Big Joe,” an interview with actor Joe Dallesandro; “Conversation with a Vampire,” an audio interview with actress Milena Vukotic; “Bloodthirsty,” an interview with assistant director Paolo Pietrangeli; “Black Cherry,” an interview with art director Gianni Giovagnoni; “The Blood of These Whores,” an interview with Murderous Passions author Stephen Thrower; “Sad, Romantic Dracula,” an interview with soundtrack composer Claudio Gizzi; “The Roman Connection,” an interview with producer Andrew Braunsberg; trailers; and the original motion picture soundtrack composed, orchestrated and conducted by Claudio Gizzi.

An Angel for Satan (1966) is having its first-ever authorized American release. In the final film of her Italian gothic period, Barbara Steele (Black Sunday) stars in the erotic shocker. When a cursed statue is recovered from a villa’s lake, a young heiress (Steele) will inflict a torrent of depraved seduction and homicidal madness on the local village. Anthony Steffen (The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave), Claudio Gora (Danger: Diabolik) and Marina Berti (Night Train Murders) co-star in this film scanned in 2K from the original negative with both the Italian and thought-lost English tracks recently discovered in a Rome vault. Special features include audio commentary with Steele and horror film historian David Del Valle; audio commentary with Kat Ellinger, author of Daughters of Darkness; “The Devil Statue,” an interview with actor Vassili Karis; “Barbara & Her Furs,” a 1967 short film by Pierre Andro based on “Venus In Furs,” starring Steele with optional partial commentary by Steele; and trailers.

Shortly after completing Troll 2, writer/director Claudio Fragasso and co-writer Rossella Drudi (Shocking Dark) returned to America to combine elements of The Exorcist, Poltergeist and The Beyond in Beyond Darkness (1990). When a Satanic child killer is executed, she transforms the new home of a young reverend and his family into a portal to Hell. Gene LeBrock (Metamorphosis), David Brandon (Caligula 2) and Michael Paul Stephenson (child star of Troll 2 and director of Best Worst Movie) star in this film shot by Joe D’Amato with costumes by Laura Gemser and a score by Carlo Maria Cordio (Night Killer). Released in Italy as Evil Dead 5, the release features new interviews produced exclusively for this edition, including “Beyond Possession,” an interview with Fragasso; “The Devil in Mrs. Drudi,” an interview with Drudi; and “Sign of the Cross,” an interview with actor David Brandon. It also includes the soundtrack CD and the trailer.

Retribution (1987), the feature film debut of co-writer/director Guy Magar, comes in a three-disc collection. In the film, on the seedy side of Hollywood, an emotionally fragile painter miraculously survives a horrific suicide attempt. But when a series of grisly murders rocks the city, he discovers he may be possessed by the vengeful spirit of a murdered local hoodlum. Dennis Lipscomb (Eyes of Fire), Leslie Wing (The Frighteners), Suzanne Snyder (Weird Science) and Hoyt Axton (Gremlins) star in this film featuring a score by Alan Howarth (They Live, Prince of Darkness) and scanned in 2K from recently discovered pre-print elements. Special features include audio commentary with co-writer/director Guy Magar; “Writing Wrongs,” an interview with co-writer Lee Wasserman; “Shock Therapy,” an interview with actress Leslie Wing; “Angel’s Heart,” an interview with actress Suzanne Snyder; “Santa Maria, Mother of God, Help Me!,” an interview with actor Mike Muscat; “Settling the Score,” an interview with soundtrack composer Alan Howarth; “Visions of Vengeance,” an interview with special effects artist John Eggett; “The Art of Getting Even,” an interview with artist Barry Fahr; “Living In Oblivion,” an interview with production designer Robb Wilson King; “BINGO,” a student short by Guy Magar with optional director commentary; trailers; a stills and poster gallery; and the CD soundtrack.

Horror and Thriller Disc Titles ‘A Day of Judgment,’ ‘Midnight’ and ‘The Fourth Victim’ Due From Severin and MVD in September

Horror and thriller titles A Day of Judgment, Midnight, The Fourth Victim and a collection of writer-director-actor Andy Milligan titles are on the September disc slate from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

A Day of Judgment (1981), due on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 28, comes from Earl Owensby Studios, the South’s biggest producer/distributor of ’70s and ’80s regional horror and exploitation hits. In this obscure and bizarre slasher movie in a 1930s small town rife with lust, corruption and sin, a mysterious figure wielding a scythe arrives to cut an unholy swath of murder, madness and moralizing that may lead straight to Hell. William T. Hicks (Death Screams), Brownlee Davis (Wolfman), Jerry Rushing (Final Exam) and Harris Bloodworth star in this film now scanned in 2K from the IP for the first time ever. Extras include “The Atheist’s Sins,” an interview with author of Nightmare USA Stephen Thrower and “Tales Of Judgment,” an interview with filmmaker Worth Keeter and writer Thom McIntyre.

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Midnight (1982) is also available on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 28. A decade after co-writing Night of the Living Dead, writer/director John Russo gathered members of George Romero’s Pittsburgh crews to film a new shocker fueled by equal parts grisly grindhouse jolts and ’80s satanic panic. Fleeing her pervy alcoholic stepfather (Lawrence Tierney of Reservoir Dogs), a hitchhiking teen (Melanie Verlin) is abducted by a family of crazed homicidal rednecks for an ordeal of graphic butchery, shag carpet and devil worship. The film is scanned in 4K from the negative of the long-rumored uncut version with all-new special features. Extras include an interview with writer-director John A. Russo, an interview with producer Samuel M. Sherman, an interview with actor John Amplas, an interview with SFX artist Tom Savini, and the trailer.

The Fourth Victim (1971), a mystery thriller coming to DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 28, is a rarely seen giallo. Golden Globe winning/Academy Award nominated Hollywood exile Carroll Baker (Baby Doll, Something Wild) stars as the new bride of a wealthy British playboy (Michael Craig) whose three previous wives met with suspiciously accidental deaths. The Italian/Spanish co-production is scanned in 2K from the original negative. Extras include “Eugenio Martín, Auteur,” an interview with Eugenio Martín biographer Carlos Aguilar, a deleted scene, and the trailer.

“The Dungeon of Andy Milligan Collection,” coming Sept. 21, is a collection of films from writer/actor/director Andy Milligan on eight Blu-rays that features 14 surviving films from his NYC and London years, 10-plus hours of trailers, outtakes, interviews and audio commentaries, a bonus CD, and a 128-page book by Stephen Thrower.

Goldie Hawn Comedy ‘Overboard’ and Spanish Horror Films ‘Cannibal Man’ and ‘No One Heard the Scream’ Due on Disc From MVD Aug. 24

The Eloy de la Iglesia horror films The Cannibal Man and No One Heard the Scream, as well as the 1987 classic Goldie Hawn comedy Overboard, are due on disc Aug. 24 from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

Overboard will be available on DVD and Blu-ray. The romantic comedy stars Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell in a riches-to-rags love story about a snobby yacht-owning socialite (Hawn) whose accidental amnesia presents the perfect opportunity for a widowed local carpenter (Russell) to convince her she’s his wife and mother to his four out-of-control kids. Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond and Roddy McDowall co-star in the classic from director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries) and screenwriter Leslie Dixon (Mrs. Doubtfire), now scanned in 2K for the first time. Extras include an interview with Dixon and the original theatrical trailer.

From subversive Spanish writer/director Eloy de la Iglesia comes the notorious shocker of the ’70s The Cannibal Man on DVD and Blu-ray. In the film, when a slaughterhouse worker accidentally kills a man during a fight, it triggers a desperate descent into madness and mass murder. Also known as The Apartment on the 13th Floor and Week of the Killer, the film is presented in both the International and extended Spanish version newly scanned from the original negatives for the first time. Extras include “Cinema at the Margins,” with Stephen Thrower and Dr. Shelagh Rowan-Legg on Eloy de la Iglesia; “The Sleazy and the Strange,” an interview with Carlos Aguilar; deleted scenes; and the original theatrical trailer.

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One year after his international breakthrough with The Cannibal Man, Basque filmmaker de la Iglesia co-wrote and directed the twisted thriller No One Heard the Scream, due on DVD and Blu-ray, his last under Spain’s repressive Franco regime. In the film, when a woman spies her neighbor disposing of his wife’s corpse, she crosses the line from witness to accomplice to something far more depraved. The release features an HD scan from the original negative.

The “Eloy De La Iglesia’s Quinqui Collection” will also be available on Blu-ray. Short for quincallero (delinquent) and pronounced “kinky,” it was a brutal sub-genre of juvenile gang dramas produced in ’70s and ’80s Spain. For Basque writer/director de la Iglesia, these three Cine Quinqui classics would become the most successful, controversial and tragically defining films of his entire career. José Luis Manzano — the charismatic street kid discovered by de la Iglesia — stars in this graphic neorealist trilogy that depicts the crime, violence and drug abuse that ravaged the post-Franco nation, and led to the filmmaker and actor’s real-life addictions to heroin — and each other — that would ultimately destroy them both. Navajeros, El Pico and El Pico 2 are scanned in HD from the original negatives with all-new special features created especially for the collection.

Horror Titles ‘Siege,’ ‘Born for Hell’ and ‘Skinned Deep’ Coming to Disc From Severin and MVD July 20

The horror titles Siege, Born for Hell and Skinned Deep are coming to to Blu-ray Disc July 20 from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

Making its worldwide Blu-ray premiere in both the theatrical and extended versions, Siege, from co-directors Paul Donovan and Maura O’Connell (DEFCON-4) is a rarely-seen Canadian shocker from the ’80s, inspired by the actual 42-day Halifax police strike. When a local group of right-wing vigilantes massacres the patrons of a gay bar, the sole survivor seeks refuge in a nearby apartment building whose residents must now defend themselves in a night of hate, terror and bloodshed. Doug Lennox (Breaking Point), Tom Nardini (Cat Ballou), Jack Blum (Happy Birthday to Me) and Keith Knight (My Bloody Valentine) star in this 1983 film released in the U.S. as Self Defense. It is scanned in 2K from the original negative recently discovered in a Nova Scotia archive. Special features include the trailer and audio commentary with co-director Paul Donovan and filmmaker Jason Eisener.

In 1976, Montreal filmmaker Denis Héroux — future director of The Uncanny and Oscar-nominated producer of Atlantic City — adapted the true story of Chicago mass murderer Richard Speck to war-torn Belfast for Born for Hell. In the film, a disturbed Vietnam vet drifter (Mathieu Carrière, Malpertuis, Bilitis) brutalizes a dorm full of student nurses. Re-edited by its video distributor and released as Naked Massacre, Héroux’s harrowing director’s cut has remained unseen in America until now. Debra Berger (The Inglorious Bastards), Leonora Fani (Giallo in Venice), Christine Boisson (Emmanuelle), Ely Galleani (Baba Yaga) and Carole Laure (Sweet Movie) co-star in this film scanned in 2K from an uncut 35mm print discovered in The National Archives of Canada. Special features include “The Other Side of the Mirror,” an interview with actor Mathieu Carriere; “Nightmare in Chicago,” remembering the Richard Speck crime spree with local filmmakers John McNaughton and Gary Sherman; “A New Kind Of Crime — The Richard Speck Story” with “Once Upon a Crime” podcaster Esther Ludlow; “Bombing Here, Shooting There,” a video essay by filmmaker Chris O’Neill; Naked Massacre, the U.S. video release cut; artist Joe Coleman on Speck; and “Inside the Odditorium,” with Joe Coleman.

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Skinned Deep is the 2004 writing, directing and producing debut of FX artist Gabe Bartalos (Brain Damage, Frankenhooker, Cremaster Cycle). It’s about a rural clan of psychotic freaks, a killing spree and the final girl that may be their depraved undoing. Warwick Davis (Leprechaun) and Jason Dugre (Saint Bernard) star with an appearance by fandom legend Forrest J. Ackerman and featuring music by Captain Sensible of The Damned. This worldwide premiere of the unrated cut is scanned in 2K from the original negative for the first time ever. Special features include the trailer; “Deep Cuts,” a look back on Skinned Deep with Bartalos, actors Dugre and Karoline Brandt, and weapons machinist Jake Lee; audio commentary with cast and crew; and an archival making-of featurette.