The legendary Universal Monsters dominate this week’s roster of new releases, as every classic film in those original franchises comes home in the form of several different comprehensive collections. Read on for a complete listing of today’s DVD, Blu-ray and VOD offerings!
A new home brings a fresh start for Hao and Tian Qing, a happily married couple who soon discover she’s pregnant with twin boys. But when a difficult delivery leaves the couple with only one son alive, Tian is consumed with grief and postpartum depression. These “Baby Blues” weave an obsessive attachment to a baby doll, presumably abandoned by the previous owner. Before long, mysterious accidents grow into violent episodes that threaten the entire family – and one neighbor’s warnings about a curse on their home becomes terrifyingly real…
After the sheriff of the small town of Boggy Creek receives reports of attacks from a vicious beast bearing resemblance to the legendary Sasquatch, he enlists the help of an expert survivalist and sets out to hunt down the creature. However, as they wander into the wilderness they discover that an entire tribe of Sasquatches awaits them. Now the enraged creatures descend from the hills and into the town to declare war upon its citizens.
A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed. In the aftermath of a massacre, the only people left alive are a handful of secretive medical personnel and “Patient Zero”, the lone person who’s been exposed to the disease and shows no symptoms. Can they find a way to survive and escape, or will the virus consume them all in a bloodbath of chaos and carnage?
Spring Break meets HP Lovecraft. A man quietly strums his guitar at the edge of a tranquil lake in the middle of the night. Through the darkness a beautiful young woman emerges along the shoreline, silent and mysterious. She approaches and whispers something into his ear. When she beckons, he has no choice but to follow. When his friends arrive for a weekend of partying, its obvious…something in him has changed. What did the woman tell him? Why does he seem so distant? Where did she take him?
A gang of psychotic convicts take a dangerous and ill-advised detour after brutally kidnapping two young girls. As the captors speed away, events quickly turn out to be much more dangerous and gruesome than they had planned for. While driving down a long and dark stretch of deserted highway, the car becomes surrounded by mysterious sinister spirits, forcing the captors and young girls to work together in hopes of surviving the deadly evil force.
Throughout history, Dracula has filled men’s hearts with fear – and the hearts of women with desire. In this stylish production of Bram Stoker’s classic tale, Frank Langella gives an electrifying performance as the bloodthirsty Count Dracula in search for his ultimate bride. Meanwhile, the renowned and relentless vampire hunter, Van Helsing, seeks to end the Dark Prince’s reign of terror over the citizens of Transylvania. Featuring a mesmerizing cast, fine direction and a superbly atmospheric musical score, Dracula is an unforgettable adaptation of one of the most enduring horror legends of all time.
Just over 500 years ago, Vlad the Impaler returns to his castle to find it over-run by Turks. He sells his soul to the Devil to save his wife and defeat the Turks, turning him to a monstrous demon. His Victory is short-lived, however, as his wife is revived just in time to see him dragged to Hell.
In the Hollywood Hills, a party marks the end of seven friend’s high school careers. Dominic seals his love for his anxious girlfriend, Chelsea. Adam reveals to everyone that he has been having increasingly potent dreams that seem to beckon him to a castle in Romania. His friends are shocked to find that he has booked the castle for a week to kick off their graduation Euro-trip. After arriving at the Castle, they find that they will not be the only residents. The groundskeeper, Veronica, opens the castle gates and shows them to their rooms. She proves to be more than she seems as she leads the kids through a bloody ritual to release Vlad from Hell.
Firestarter, the unforgettable best-seller by esteemed horror author Stephen King, chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene “Charlie” McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from the threatening government agency, “The Shop,” that wants her destroyed?
Hammer Films, one of the most celebrated horror studios in the history of cinema, presents 8 classic horror films in one collection. From Dracula to Frankenstein, werewolves to phantoms, the Hammer Horror Series 8-Film Collection showcases some of the most terrifying monsters in the history of cinema and features legendary performances by Peter Cushing, Oliver Reed and Janette Scott.
THE PACT 2 – VOD – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH
A woman who is plagued by nightmares involving a serial killer learns her dreams have a horrifying connection to the real world.
In every neighborhood, there is one house that adults whisper about and children cross the street to avoid. Now, Director Wes Craven takes you inside The People Under the Stairs. Trapped within a fortified home owned by a mysterious couple, a young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare he can’t escape. The boy quickly learns the true nature of the house’s homicidal inhabitants and the secret creatures hidden under the stairs.
4-Movie Midnight Marathon Pack: Psychos includes Psycho II , Psycho III , Psycho IV: The Beginning and Bates Motel. Starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Henry Thomas and more!
One of the most disturbing thrillers you will ever see, White Noise explores the unsettling possibility that the dead can contact us… All we have to do is listen. When architect Jonathan Rivers loses his wife in a tragic accident, he turns to the shadowy, unnerving world of Electronic Voice Phenomenon –communication from beyond the grave. As he begins to penetrate the mysteries of EVP, Jonathan makes a shocking discovery: once a portal to the other world is opened, there’s no telling what will come through it.
A collection of all 30 Universal Classic Monster films from 1931 – 1956 with a 48-Page collectible Book and hours of bonus features including Behind the Scenes Documentaries, the 1931 Spanish Version of Dracula, Featurettes of Boris Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Jack Pierce, 13 Expert Feature Commentaries, Archival Footage, Production Photographs, Theatrical Trailers and much more!
UNIVERSAL MONSTERS: THE COMPLETE LEGACY COLLECTIONS – DVD
UNIVERSAL MONSTERS BLU-RAYS