Friday, August 11, 2017
New and Upcoming Releases from Scream Factory
For the readers of this blog it is no suprise that we love the SCREAM FACTORY, the horror movie offshoot of Shout Factory. In addition to releasing some of our favorite lesser known slashers, gore films, B-movies and more, Scream Facory hosted a takeover of the Shout Factory TV channle on Roku earlier this year and provided some EXCELLENT streaming entertainment. As a thank you, we here at MOOSTERBLOG would like to turn anyone that is not familiar with SCREAM FACTORY onto some of their best, upcoming new releases. We hope you love them as much as we do.
MISERY: OUT ON BLU-RAY 11/28/17
Novelist Paul Sheldon doesn't remember the blinding blizzard that sent his car spinning off the road. He doesn't remember being nursed back from unconsciousness. But he will never forget Annie Wilkes.
James Caan and Academy Award® winner* Kathy Bates star in the bone-shattering thriller Misery, adapted from the novel by Stephen King. As Paul (Caan) recuperates from his injuries in the secluded cabin of his benefactor Annie (Bates), he begins to discover that beneath the seemingly kind and naive exterior of his self-described "number one fan" lurks a mind that is cunning, unhinged, and bent on keeping her favorite writer as her personal prisoner for the rest of his "cock-a-doodie" life ... and Sheldon must engage his savior-turned-captor in a battle of wills that will push them both to the brink.
Adapted by two-time Oscar®-winning** screenwriter William Goldman and directed by Rob Reiner (Stand By Me, The Princess Bride), Misery is considered by critics and fans (number ones and others) to be among the greatest horror-thrillers of all-time. Revisit this classic tonight with your friends ... after all, Misery loves company.
*1990: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Misery
**1969: Writing, Screenplay Based On Material from Another Medium, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; 1976, Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Material Not Previously Published or Produced, All The President's Men
MST3K: VOL. XXXIX: OUT 11/21/17
And in the end, the laughs you take are equal to the jokes they make. Contained within is the almost certainly, probably definitely, maybe unquestionably final collection of never-before-released episodes of our favorite Cowtown puppet show, Mystery Science Theater 3000. The slings and arrows of outrageous licenses have resulted in only three episodes, so we have included a disc featuring host segments of all the remaining unreleased ones. It's fitting that this volume includes Diabolik, as it was the final episode of the series. But final has a way of not being final, and one need only turn to Netflix to appreciate that. So take one plausibly last ride with our heroes on the Satellite of Love, and keep circulating the tapes!
The Amazing Transparent Man
Plus, the first 1,500 orders from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive bonus disc, which will contain:
ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE: OUT 11/14/17
"Ingenious and intriguing!" - Variety
"She's a living doll!" changes from a flattering expression to a terrifying reality when a certifiably deranged maniac creates a shocking device that shrinks people to foot-high figurines!
Mr. Franz is a kindly, old, silver-haired doll-maker ... who turns people into living puppets! He then forces his human re-inventions to put on parties and sing to him! But one day, tired of being toyed with, the puppets launch an attack, and suddenly Mr. Franz finds he'd better stop playing – and start praying – because the miniature moppets are hell-bent on revenge!
Directed by cult filmmaker Bert I. Gordon (Empire of the Ants, The Amazing Colossal Man), the film features an all-star cult movie cast including John Agar (Nightbreed, The Mole People, The Brain from Planet Arous), John Hoyt (When Worlds Collide) and Susan Gordon (Picture Mommy Dead).
DAWN OF THE DEAD: OUT 10/24/17
"Bloody Good Fun." – Ebert and Roeper
Heart-pounding action and bone-chilling thrills power this edgy and frightening remake of George A. Romero's apocalyptic horror classic, Dawn Of The Dead! From visionary filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), this pulse-pounding jolt-a-thon stars Ving Rhames (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Sarah Polley (Splice), Jake Weber (Wendigo), Mekhi Phifer (Divergent) and Ty Burrell (Modern Family).
The world is in danger when a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies. In a mall in the heartland, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive ... and human!
CHUCK NORRIS TRIPLE THREAT(THE MISSING IN ACTION TRILOGY): OUT 9/26/17
Three times the action, Three times the Chuck!
MISSING IN ACTION (1984)
American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam – and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris. Colonel James Braddock (Norris), armed with top-secret information and state-of-the-art weaponry, is prepared to blast his way into Vietnam … but can he blast his way out?
MISSING IN ACTION 2: THE BEGINNING (1985)
Chuck Norris returns as Colonel James Braddock in this intense, action-packed prequel to the original film. Captured during a daring mid-air rescue operation, Braddock and his men are imprisoned by the insane Colonel Yin, who stops at nothing to break their spirits. For Braddock, the choice is clear. With fists, explosives and sheer courage, he becomes an army of one!
BRADDOCK: MISSING IN ACTION III (1988)
Colonel Braddock (Chuck Norris) goes back to Vietnam … but this time it's personal! Long after the fall of Saigon, Braddock discovers that his wife and son are still alive, living in squalor under Communist rule. Stopping at nothing to bring them home, Braddock returns to the jungles of Vietnam to teach the enemy one simple lesson: Don't mess with a vet's family!
THE PAPER CHASE: OUT 9/26/17
Critically acclaimed for its complex and thoughtful storytelling, The Paper Chase's third season is at long last available on DVD.
Based on the 1973 film of the same name, The Paper Chase follows a dedicated class of Ivy League law students as they navigate the trials and tribulations of law and life. Under the tutelage of Professor Charles W. Kingsfield, Jr. (John Houseman, reprising his Academy Award-winning role), the idealistic James T. Hart (James Stephens) and his classmates explore the fierce competition and intense bonds that form in a high pressure academic environment.
THE FOG[LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK] - OUT NOW!!!
"CRISPLY CHILLING!" – Newsweek
When the fog rolls in ... the terror begins! This moody horror classic from master of terror John Carpenter (The Thing) and producer Debra Hill (Escape From New York) stars Adrienne Barbeau (Swamp Thing), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Tom Atkins (Halloween III: Season Of The Witch), Hal Holbrook (Creepshow) and Janet Leigh (Psycho). Don't get lost in the fog ...
The sleepy seaside village of Antonio Bay is about to learn the true meaning of the word "vengeance." This seemingly perfect town masks a guilty secret ... a past steeped in greed and murder. Exactly 100 years ago, a ship was horribly wrecked under mysterious circumstances in a thick, eerie fog. Now, shrouded in darkness, the long-dead mariners have returned from their watery grave to exact a bloody revenge.
1080p High-Definition Transfer Supervised By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Writer/Producer Debra Hill
Audio Commentary With Actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins And Production Designer Tommy Lee Wallace
Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis
"Tales From The Mist: Inside The Fog" Featurette
"Fear On Film: Inside The Fog" Featurette
"The Fog: Storyboard To Film" Featurette
Horror's Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Film's Locations