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BLU-RAY / MOVIE REVIEW: Ghost Town


I believe I mentioned this before on my website, but I figured it's worth telling again. Ever since I was a little kid, I had this poster of Ghost Town in my room growing up. (I actually still have the same poster to this day rolled up somewhere, ready to be hung up on the walls of my new house we are moving into shortly.) I remember looking at this poster, getting lost in its details and just dying to get my hands on it and watch it. Remember, this is way before the internet and being able to easily obtain a movie. I lived out in the country and if my local rental store didn't have it, there was no way I was going to be able to watch it. Jump ahead some 20 odd years and we have Scream Factory announcing that Ghost Town will be released on Blu-ray. You cannot image the excitement I felt, but also a slight bit of dread, as I knew that I would finally be able to check this movie out. Would it live up to my expectations based solely on staring at that poster for years? What I'm about to say after the jump might actually surprise you...

PRESS RELEASE: Full Details on Shocker Collector's Edition - Out Sept 8th, 2015



Highly-Anticipated Horror Cult Classic from the Master of Horror Wes Craven

SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS

Wes Craven’s
SHOCKER
COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY™
Starring Michael Murphy, Peter Berg, Cami Cooper and Mitch Pileggi

ARRIVES ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES EVERYWHERE ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
FROM SCREAM FACTORY™

Pre-order This Definitive Collector’s Edition Today!

Fans of legendary director Wes Craven (Scream, The Last House on the Left, A Nightmare on Elm Street) know well the terror mayhem inflicted by Horace Pinker, a diabolical mass murderer who harnesses electricity for unimaginable killing powers, from the 1989 horror cult classic SHOCKER. On September 8, 2015, Scream Factory™ is proud to present Wes Craven’s SHOCKER Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, packed with insightful bonus content including, special audio commentary with Wes Craven, all-new interviews with Mitch Pileggi, Cami Cooper, executive producer Shep Gordon, music supervisor Desmond Child and soundtrack artists, new audio commentary with director of photography Jacques Haitkin, co-producer Robert Engelman and composer William Goldstein, retrospective featurettes, original storyboard gallery and much more!

This definitive collector’s edition Blu-ray set contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art.

A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and pop culture enthusiasts to complete their home entertainment library, Wes Craven’s SHOCKER Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is priced to own at $29.93.

Pre-order now at:

https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/shocker-collector-s-edition

http://www.amazon.com/Shocker-Collectors-Blu-ray-Peter-Berg/dp/B00YWBA1SE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436211352&sr=8-1&keywords=SHOCKER+COllector%27s+Edition


*** Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order Wes Craven’s SHOCKER Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ directly from ShoutFactory.com and get it shipped two weeks early, plus receive an exclusive 18"x24" poster featuring our newly commissioned artwork! Available while supplies last.

Movie Synopsis

About to be electrocuted for a catalog of heinous crimes, the unrepentant Horace Pinker transforms into a terrifying energy source. Only young athlete Jonathan Parker, with an uncanny connection to Pinker through bizarre dreams, can fight the powerful demon. The two dive in and out of television programs, chasing each other from channel to channel through stunning scenes of disaster, game shows and old reruns.

A blend of dazzling special effects and an electrifying soundtrack, SHOCKER stars Michael Murphy (X-Men: The Last Stand, Batman Returns), actor/director Peter Berg (actor Smokin’ Aces, director Lone Survivor), Cami Cooper (Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace) and Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files, Sons of Anarchy) as Horace Pinker.

ALIVE FILMS presents WES CRAVEN’S “SHOCKER” MICHAEL MURPHY, PETER BERG, CAMI COOPER and MITCH PILEGGI as Horace Pinker
Music by WILLIAM GOLDSTEIN Editor ANDY BLUMENTHAL Director of Photography JACQUES HAITKIN
Executive Producers SHEP GORDON and WES CRAVEN Produced by MARIANNE MADDALENA and BARIN KUMAR
Written and Directed by WES CRAVEN
A UNIVERSAL PICTURE

Wes Craven’s SHOCKER Collector’s Edition Blu-ray
Special Features:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with director of photography Jacques Haitkin, co-producer Robert Engelman, and composer William Goldstein
  • NEW! Cable Guy – An all-new interview with actor Mitch Pileggi
  • NEW! Alison’s Adventures – An interview with actress Cami Cooper
  • NEW! It’s Alive – An interview with executive producer Shep Gordon
  • NEW! No More Mr. Nice Guy – The Music of “Shocker”, featuring interviews with music supervisor Desmond Child and soundtrack artists Bruce Kulik (KISS), Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS), Kane Roberts (ALICE COOPER) , and Dave Ellefson (MEGADETH)
  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Wes Craven
  • 2 Vintage Making of SHOCKER featurettes including an interview with Wes Craven
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Original Storyboard Gallery
  • Still Gallery

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo/1989/Color/110 minutes/English

BLU-RAY / MOVIE REVIEW: Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead


Okay, I'll admit, zombie movies are a dime a dozen nowadays, and people are really starting to get sick of them. It takes a real special movie to get me excited for another zombie outing. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, an Aussie zombie flick, piqued my interest enough to want to check it out and review it, and after giving the Blu-ray release from Anchor Bay a spin last night, I can say that it's worth the watch for sure. It has a few issues, such as pacing and story, but the overall effort is top notch, with some groovy special effects, and some wonderful zombie killing action. The box art says it's like "Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead," and I have to say that's probably the best way to describe the movie. Let's see if you agree by reading on...

PRESS RELEASE: The Sentinel on Blu-ray from Scream Factory Sept. 22nd


SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS
A SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 BLU-RAY RELEASE OF
DIRECTOR MICHAEL WINNER’S SUPERNATURAL CLASSIC…

THE SENTINEL

Los Angeles, CA – Scream Factory has announced the September 22 release of the 1977 horror classic The Sentinel on Blu-ray with a slate of new bonus features.

When a beautiful model, Alison Parker (Cristina Raines, Nashville, The Duellists), rents an apartment in a gloomy New York brownstone, little does she realize that an unspeakable horror awaits her behind its doors… a mysterious gateway to hell. Alison likes her eccentric new neighbors, so it comes as a shock when she's told that, except for a strange old priest, she's the only tenant.

Based on Jeffrey Konvitz's best-selling novel, this contemporary gothic chiller features amazing special makeup effects by the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist, Little Big Man) and an incredible assemblage of stars including Chris Sarandon, Ava Gardner, José  Ferrer, John Carradine, Arthur Kennedy, Eli Wallach, Martin Balsam, Burgess Meredith, Beverly D’Angelo, Deborah Raffin, Jerry Orbach, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Berenger and Christopher Walken. Director Michael Winner (Death Wish) comes up with something to terrify everyone in this spine-tingling exercise in supernatural horror.

Special Features:
  • NEW High Definition 1080p transfer
  • NEW Audio Commentary by actress Cristina Raines
  • NEW Audio Commentary with writer/producer Jeffrey Konvitz
  • Audio Commentary with director Michael Winner
  • NEW interview with assistant director Ralph S. Singleton
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Galleries – movie stills, press photos, posters and lobby cards


PRESS RELEASE: Scream Factory Release “Army Of Frankensteins” Sept 1st, 2015


SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS
ARMY OF FRANKENSTEINS
ON BLU-RAY, DVD, ON-DEMAND AND DIGITAL
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015


Los Angeles, CA – Scream Factory has announced the release of Army Of Frankensteins on Blu-ray, DVD, On-Demand and Digital on September 1st.

An unstoppable terror is set loose upon a nation divided… and history will never be the same! An over-the-top sci-fi/horror hybrid, Army Of Frankensteins is an outrageous film that dares to examine a history that never happened:  The War Between The States… of Life and Death.

After a failed attempt to propose to his girlfriend, Alan Jones (Jordan Farris) is beaten within an inch of his life by a street gang. Transported to the mysterious lab of Dr. Tanner Finski and his kid genius assistant Igor, Alan becomes the subject in a series of horrible experiments as part of the doctor’s plan to reanimate the legendary Frankenstein monster. But all bets are off when these experiments lead to a hole being ripped in space and time, pulling an army’s worth of the infamous creatures from hundreds of parallel universes and sending them all back to the 19th century – directly into the heart of a bloody battle between the North and South!