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July 2nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include We Have Always Lived In The Castle, Deadsight, Night Owl

For our first week of home media releases for the month of July, we are starting things off with a modest assortment of titles making their way to both Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday. Vinegar Syndrome is showing some love to the gritty vampire flick Night Owl this week, and Rlje Films is unleashing Deadsight on both formats as well.

For those of you who dig action flicks, Escape Plan: The Extractors hits both Blu and DVD on Tuesday, and be sure to check out We Have Always Lived in the Castle, which is an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s haunting novel.

Other releases for July 12th include Robert Reborn, High Moon, Soul Reaper, and Nightmare Shark.

Deadsight

Mara Madigan is a pregnant police officer about to go on maternity leave. But on her last day on the job, she wakes up to a world ravaged by a nightmarish and
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70s Bond girl Caroline Munro: ‘I loved Roger Moore. His knitwear was classic’

She spent her career being chased by vampires, 007 and David Hasselhoff. And she also found time to sing with Cream and Gary Numan. Was it all as much fun as it looked?

One day, 50 years ago, a solicitor walking to work through Waterloo station in London noticed a 30ft-tall woman. She was dressed in an unzipped scuba top and was brandishing a knife drawn from a scabbard strapped to her bare thigh. It was his daughter. “Dad knew I was going to be the Lamb’s Navy Rum girl, but not that I would be on a billboard,” says Caroline Munro. “He said it was a bit of a shock.”

Over the next decade, Munro’s parents got used to seeing their daughter writ large and wearing smalls. There she was on the cover of the Music for Pleasure Hot Hits 11 album, practising archery in a bikini and knee-high suede boots.
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Horror-On-Sea 2019: ‘Cute Little Buggers’ Review

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Stars: Kristofer Dayne, Steve Aaron-Sipple, Dan Abrams, Lydie Misiek, John R. Walker, Caroline Munro, Honey Holmes, Gary Martin, Dani Thompson | Written by Garry Charles, Andy Davie, Tony Jopia, Kristofer Dayne | Directed by Tony Jopia

If Monty Pythons and the Holy Grail (1975) and Watership Down (1978) taught me anything growing up, if it doesn’t look like it isn’t dressed up to attend the Playboy Mansion, rampant rabbits are dangerous. Tony Jopia takes that premise one step further with his B-Movie creature feature Cute Little Buggers.

When hostile aliens land on earth with the intension of taking over the planet to save their own race, they choose to mutate the local rabbit population. Blending the rabbits with alien DNA, they knowingly unleashed the cute but vicious blood thirsty creatures on the unsuspecting locals. As the butchered bodies starts piling and the rampant rabbits begin to rampage, the locals are forced to
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Blu-ray Review: William Lustig’s Maniac (3-Disc Limited Edition / 4K Restoration)

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When I got the opportunity to review Blue Underground’s Blu-ray release for William Lustig’s 1980 grindhouse slasher Maniac, I was intrigued, but also a bit nervous. I’d previously only ever seen the 2012 remake starring Elijah Wood, and it was a compelling, beautiful, but ultimately very bleak film. From what I’d heard about the original, it was just as bleak, but also purported to be significantly sleazier. The packaging for the Blu-ray certainly leans into the feel of exploitation cinema with loud artwork, splashy inserts, and a CD copy of the soundtrack that features a sweaty, wide-eyed Joe Spinell (our titular maniac) on the disc. With a total of three discs of content, I was bracing myself for a prolonged dive into some unpleasant material.

The film, after all, doesn’t market itself as the typical popcorn slasher one would see making a big surge in the early ’80s.
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Maniac – The Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Throughout the course of history an occasional film has been singled out as being particularly controversial. As far back as the silent era you had films like The Birth of a Nation, which drew widespread protests for its content. Frankenstein was another early film which had to be cut before being shown at theaters. There are plenty of others as well. Think about The Last Temptation of Christ, Last Tango in Paris, A Clockwork Orange. Then there’s Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom, Cannibal Holocaust, and The Passion of the Christ. The list is endless. In early 1981, when Maniac was released to theaters, it too, was met with huge controversy. News reports ran nightly upon the release of the film in various cities. It was picketed, protested, cut, censored, and outright banned in parts of the world. Most critics roasted the film for its depiction of
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December 11th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation Collector’s Editions, The Mangler

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Ooh, it’s a great week for horror fans, as this Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD releases are a stellar bunch of films that will make for great additions to your personal collection of movies to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Because it is the holiday season, I’m stoked to see Scream Factory show a little love to Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 with their Collector’s Edition Blu that hits shelves tomorrow, and for those of you who enjoy your horror movies with a side of sleaze, William Lustig’s Maniac has been given the 4K treatment by Blue Underground (and the film has never looked better).

The Mangler is also getting a brand new Blu-ray this week, and Scorpion Releasing is resurrecting Death Ship with their new Special Edition release as well. Vinegar Syndrome is keeping busy with both Ice Cream Man and Beware My Brethren,
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Maniac Available in 3 Disc Limited Edition with New 4K Restoration December 11th

Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/executive producer Joe Spinell of Rocky and The Godfather fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of N ew York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of The Spy Who Loved Me), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a Maniac. Directed by William Lustig (Maniac Cop 2, Vigilante) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (Dawn Of The Dead, Friday The 13th), this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally banned or censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground is thrilled to present Maniac in a brand-new 4K
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Hammer Horror stars reunite in trailer for House of the Gorgon

Ahead of its UK premiere this January, a poster and trailer have arrived online for writer-director Joshua Kennedy’s upcoming Gothic horror House of the Gorgon., which sees Kennedy and Georgina Dugdale starring alongside and Hammer Horror alumni Caroline Munro, Martine Beswick, Christoper Neame, and Veronica Carlson; take a look here…

Filmed in the style of the classic horror films of yesteryear, House Of The Gorgon brings together four original Hammer film stars for the first time in a feature film! The story follows the young Isobel Banning (Georgina Dugdale – Caroline Munro’s real-life daughter) as she travels with her mother to marry her university sweetheart Dr. Julian Pritchard (Joshua Kennedy). Along their journey they meet the mysterious Father Llewellyn, the local priest, who refuses to divulge the terrible fact that two ancient gorgon sisters (Caroline Munro and Martine Beswick) have taken up residence in the nearby manor house.

House
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Maniac 3-Disc Limited Edition 4k Restoration Coming in December

Maniac 3-Disc Limited Edition 4k Restoration Coming in December
The notorious horror classic Maniac is getting a new 3-disc limited edition 4k restoration from the original camera negative with a 3D lenticular slipcover, limited to only 10,000 units on December 11th. The exclusive limited collector's edition includes 2 blu-rays, a soundtrack CD, a collectible booklet, and a ton of extras.

Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/executive producer Joe Spinell of Rocky and The Godfather fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of The Spy Who Loved Me), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a Maniac.

Directed by William Lustig and featuring
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Joshua Kennedy’s “House Of Gorgon” Trailer Delivers Oldschool Horror Goods!!

The new Gothic Horror Film starring Caroline Munro, Martine Beswicke, Veronica Carlson & Christopher Neame. A young woman must save herself and her family when her fiancé unleashes an ancient horror. Written and directed by Joshua Kennedy.

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Dracula A.D. 1972

Dracula and Van Helsing seem more than a little confused, fighting the good fight of virtue against evil in a modern setting dominated by painful Mod fashions and flaky pop rock ‘n’ roll. Hammer’s desperation bid to make itself ‘relevant’ at least gives us Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, who keep the show on the rails despite the disastrous concept. The two leading ladies are favorites as well.

Dracula A.D. 1972

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

11972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 96 min. / Street Date October 16, 2018 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham, Christopher Neame, Michael Coles, Marsha A. Hunt, Caroline Munro

Cinematography: Dick Bush

Production Designer: Don Mingaye

Film Editor: James Needs

Original Music: Tim Barnes

Written by: Don Houghton

Produced by: Michael Carreras, Josephine Douglas

Directed by Alan Gibson

“But the movie is terrible.”

“Don’t worry about that. Caroline Munro looks great, that’s all you need to know.
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Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter

A real outlier in Hammer’s history, Brian Clemen’s gothic swashbuckler is one of the studio’s most purely enjoyable efforts. Horst Janson plays the Robin Hood-like vampire hunter and John Cater is his stake-wielding sidekick, Professor Hieronymus Grost. Caroline Munro plays a sultry gypsy girl and Laurie Johnson (composer for TV’s The Avengers) provides the rousing score.

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Fantastic Fest 2018 Impressions: William Lustig’s Maniac 4K Restoration Screening and Q&A

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William Lustig’s Maniac is just one of those films that will always court controversy. Whether it’s under attack for its graphic, realistic murder scenes, the misogyny in the film, or even its controversial poster (original prints have the killer’s bulge in his pants given full prominence), the film has had a bullseye on its back going on nearly forty years now, which admittedly is no small feat in a genre filled to the brim with controversial titles. The main problem that some folks have with the movie is the blunt, brutal way Lustig approaches the subject matter. They see it as morally reprehensible, they see it as a film with little to no redeeming quality in it, and frankly, they’re right.

Our lead is a killer who travels through a crapsack world that’s seemingly devoid of law enforcement, at least until the film’s final moments,
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New Release Date & Special Features Update for Blue Underground’s New 4K Restoration of William Lustig’s Maniac

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Blue Underground let us know about a release date move for their upcoming Blu-ray release of Maniac, but it's for good reason. Previously scheduled for release in November, the new date is December 11th, which is giving Blue Underground extra time to upgrade the bonus features disc from the originally planned DVD format to a Blu-ray.

"The Notorious Horror Classic! New 4K Restoration! Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/executive producer Joe Spinell of Rocky and The Godfather fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of The Spy Who Loved Me), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster.
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Frightfest 2018: ‘Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years’ Review: Dir. Marcus Hearn (2018)

Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years review: A look-back at the golden age of British horror cinema.

Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years review by Kat Hughes.

Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years Review

Hammer Horror films are a massive part of British cinema history. They most famously starred Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Oliver Reed, and featured a range of movie monsters. At the height of popularity, Hammer worked with none other than Warner Bros. releasing some of the most renowned in Hammer’s history. This relationship is covered in-depth in new documentary – Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years.

Featuring interviews with former stars such as Veronica Carlson, Caroline Munro, and famous fans including Joe Dante, the film is thorough in its recounting. Essentially, it goes through pretty much every film the partnership made together. Each movie gets a plethora of stories from production, and a mention of how successful it was.
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November 13th Release Date & Blu-ray Special Features Revealed for Blue Underground’s New 4K Restoration of William Lustig’s Maniac

"I warned you not to go out tonight." Following its world premiere screening this September, the new 4K restoration of William Lustig's Maniac Cop will be released on Blu-ray this November from the folks at Blue Underground, who have revealed the full list of special features, including outtakes and a new featurette with Lustig:

"The Notorious Horror Classic Returns In A New 4K Restored Limited Edition!

Frank Zito (a career performance by co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of Rocky and The Godfather fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of The Spy Who Loved Me), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster.
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Horror Highlights: Muse Digital Release Details, Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years Blu-ray, ScareHouse 2018, Hell House LLC II – The Abaddon Hotel

Enter worlds filled with magic and terror in John Burr's fantasy horror film Muse that will see a U.S. digital release on August 21st. Also in today's Highlights: the Blu-ray debut for Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years, ScareHouse 2018 opening day details, and Hell House LLC, II: The Abbadon Hotel release details.

Muse Release Details: "TriCoast Entertainment’s horror division, DarkCoast, will finally release John Burr’s eight-time winning fantasy horror Muse onto U.S. digital streaming platforms on August 21st.

Written and directed by John Burr, Muse is described as a twisted, haunted fairytale that combines elements of a psychological thriller, the supernatural, and past Irish legends and mythological influences. Shot entirely in 15 days, Muse is a gripping, psychological thriller that ultimately examines how inspiration can be the downfall of any great artist. “If you have the opportunity, See. This. Movie.” - Nightmarish Conjurings

Muse credits its fantastic editing to longtime,
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At The Earth’S Core – The Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Based upon the classic first novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ seven-book Pellucidar series and produced by British genre film company Amicus Productions, At the Earth’s Core (1976) is a star-studded tale of science fantasy complete with dinosaurs, a psychic master race of pteranodon-like monsters, and a caste-like civilization featuring a monkey-faced race who have enslaved the humans who populate the prehistoric land found inside the Earth.

Directed by Kevin Connor (The Land That Time Forgot; The People That Time Forgot; Warlords of the Deep; Motel Hell) and starring Doug McClure (The Land That Time Forgot; The People That Time Forgot; Roots; Humanoids from the Deep), the gorgeous Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me; Starcrash; Maniac), and the inimitable Peter Cushing, At the Earth’s Core is a fun, kid-oriented special effects extravaganza, with the emphasis on kid-oriented.

Though Amicus is best known for its portmanteau
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Blu-ray Review: Slaughter High [Vestron Video Collector’s Series]

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Oh, ’80s slashers. You come in so many shapes and varieties that I never get tired of you. Take Slaughter High, for example, a slasher movie that was released in 1986 but looks like it was made in 1981. It has three directors. It was shot in the UK by English filmmakers, but passes itself off as an American film taking place in an American high school. The high schoolers all appear to be in their early 30s. It’s entirely placed on April Fool’s Day but couldn’t be called April Fool’s Day (its original title) because there was already a movie coming out called April Fool’s Day. Nothing about Slaughter High makes complete sense, but it’s in this way that the movie distinguishes itself.

Marty Rantzen (Simon Scuddamore) is the school nerd, picked on by just about everyone. Naturally, he’s surprised when Carol, one of
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Join Cinema Retro And Director William Lustig At "Maniac" Screening, NYC, November 15

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Director William Lustig will be attending a New York City  35mm screening of his infamous and legendary 1980 slasher crime thriller "Maniac" starring Caroline Munro and Joe Spinell on Wednesday November 15 at the Roxy Cinema, located inside the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca. Lee Pfeiffer of Cinema Retro will be interviewing Lustig on stage about the controversies surrounding the film and its enduring legacy. For tickets and info, click here.
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