Upcoming DVD and Blu-ray Releases

Date archives June 2019

Drama

Apocalypse Now (1979 / 40th Anniversary Blu-ray)

Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola’s most realized version of the film, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards, won three Golden Globes (Best Original Score, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, 1980), and is one of AFI’s top 100 films. Starring Academy Award… Continue reading

Horror

Play Dead (1983 / Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray)

Hester Ramsey (Yvonne De Carlo) lives in a cavernous old house, with only her pet Rottweiler, Greta, to keep her company. Bitter and alone, Hester blames her estranged sister for stealing away her one true love, Sam, decades earlier. Following her sister’s death, Hester begins to plot a diabolical revenge, using her knowledge of the… Continue reading

Drama / Thriller

Cruising (1980 / Arrow Video Blu-ray)

Academy Award-winner William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) directs Al Pacino as an undercover cop pitched into New York’s seedy underbelly in Cruising – available for the first time on Blu-ray in a brand new director-approved transfer. New York is caught in the grip of a sadistic serial killer who is preying on the… Continue reading

Action / Drama

Fate of Lee Khan, The (1973 / 2 Discs)

In his follow-up to the critically acclaimed A Touch of Zen, trailblazing filmmaker King Hu brings together an all-star female cast, including Hong Kong cinema stalwart Li Li-hua and Angela “Lady Kung Fu” Mao, in this lively martial arts adventure. When Lee Khan, a powerful general of the oppressive Yuan Dynasty, procures the battle map of… Continue reading

Drama / Horror

Circus of Horrors (Shout Factory Blu-ray)

“Lurid … imaginative and unsettling” — Turner Classic Movies “Circus of Horrors” (1960), an excellent British shocker – and one not from Hammer Film Productions – is coming to blu-ray this fall. A deranged plastic surgeon (Anton Diffring) takes over a traveling circus, then transforms horribly disfigured young women into ravishing beauties and coerces them… Continue reading

Thriller

Fright (Shout Factory Blu-ray)

“It has all the elements of a great thriller, so if you can get past the wardrobe and the set design, you’re in for quite a ride.” — Mrs. Creed, LoveHorror.co.uk Teenage babysitter Amanda (Susan George, Straw Dogs) arrives at the Lloyd home to watch their young son for the evening. But it seems that… Continue reading

Exploitation

Mary Millington Movie Collection (Blu-ray)

Released to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Mary Millington’s death, this special edition Blu-ray box set (individually numbered and limited to 3,000 units) features Mary’s most glamorous film roles, with new, stunning 2K restorations, including: Come Play with Me (1977), The Playbirds (1978), Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair (1979), Queen of the Blues (1979),… Continue reading

Comedy / Drama

FM (Arrow Video Blu-ray)

The airwaves crackle with the delectable sound of smooth rock in FM, a riotous comedy about the heady world of late-70s US radio. Michael Brandon (Four Flies on Grey Velvet) stars as Jeff Dugan, the ultra-cool program director at Q-SKY Radio, LA’s number one rock station. Dugan encourages a free-wheeling culture at work, employing an… Continue reading