The Phantom of the Opera (2-Disc) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Kino Lorber Brand: KINO INTERNATIONAL
A forerunner of the American horror film, and one of the most lavish productions of the silent cinema, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has inspired countless remakes and imitations. But none of its successors can rival the mesmerizing blend of romance and mystery that haunts every frame of the Lon Chaney original. This edition presents the 1929 theatrical version, restored from archival 35mm elements by Film Preservation Associates. It is highlighted by the Technicolor Bal Masque sequence (in which the Phantom interrupts the revelry wearing the scarlet robes of the Red Death), as well as meticulously hand-colored sequences (replicating the Handschiegl Color Process). The film is presented at two different historically-accurate projection speeds, each with two different soundtrack options. Also included is the 1925 theatrical version, which survives only in poor-quality prints, but contains scenes that were removed from the 1929 release version.Special Features: Original Screenplay (91 Min. video scroll), Montage of Stills (13 Min.), Interview with composer, Gabriel Thibaudeau (9 Min.), Two travelogues by Burton Holmes, depicting Paris in 1925: PARIS FROM A MOTOR (3 1/2 Min.) and A TRIP ON THE SEINE (3 1/2 Min.)
Videodrome (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT Brand: CRITERION COLLECTIONS Color: color
When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called VIDEODROME. As he unearths the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation. Renn's ordinary life dissolves around him, and he finds himself at the center of a conflict between opposing factions in the struggle to control the truth behind the radical human future of "the New Flesh." Starring James Woods and Deborah Harry in one of her first film roles, VIDEODROME is one of writer/director David Cronenberg's most original and provocative works, fusing social commentary with shocking elements of sex and violence. With groundbreaking special effects makeup by Academy Award-winner Rick Baker, VIDEODROME has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and mind-bending science fiction films of the 1980s, and The Criterion Collection is proud to present it in its full-length unrated edition.
Alfred Hitchcock - The Masterpiece Collection
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment Brand: Masterpiece
14 of the finest works from the universally acclaimed Master of Suspense come together for the first time in one collection. These captivating landmark films boast three decades of Hollywood legends, including James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Anthony Perkins, Sean Connery and Doris Day. The premium packaging and collectible book make Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection the must-own, definitive anthology of gripping works by a true genius. Masterpiece indeed. With 14 films, each supplemented with numerous documentaries, commentaries, and other bonus materials, Alfred Hitchcock - The Masterpiece Collection will be the cornerstone for any serious DVD library. Packaged in a beautiful, conversation-starting velvet box, the individual discs inside come four to a case, decorated with original poster art. No doubt opinionated fans will argue about what should fall under the rubric of "masterpiece" in Hitchcock's body of work, but with the bona fide classics Vertigo, Psycho, and The Man Who Knew Too Much, there's plenty of timeless movie magic here. Eye-popping transfers and gorgeous sound make this set one of the must-have releases of the year. Should the Hitchcock fan have the energy for more after imbibing on the movies themselves, a bonus disc provides additional documentaries. These include a revealing interview in which the master of suspense discusses, among other things, how much he dislikes working with method actors, going so far as to name names (we're talking ...
Cat People (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Shout! Factory Brand: CINEDIGM - UNI DIST CORP
A remake of the 1942 Jacques Tourneur horror/noir classic, Cat People stars Nastassia Kinski as Irena, a beautiful young woman who discovers love for the first time only to find that the experience brings tragic consequences. The tremendous passion of this girlâ€™s first romantic love is so strong, however, it bypasses the chaos around her (including the extraordinary demands of her brother (Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange) as it pushes her on to her own bizarre destiny. Written and Directed by Paul Schrader (Hardcore, American Gigolo, Affliction), this erotic fantasy about the passion and terror surrounding this first love also stars John Heard (C.H.U.D. ), Annette Oâ€™Toole (48 Hrs. ),Ruby Dee (Do The Right Thing) and Lynn Lowry (They Came From Within).
The People Under The Stairs [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Shout! Factory Brand: CINEDIGM - UNI DIST CORP
Wes Craven, the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, takes you on a terrifying journey inside the most demented house on the street. Trapped inside a fortified home owned by a mysterious couple, a young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare. The boy quickly learns the true nature of the houseâ€™s homicidal inhabitants and the secret creatures hidden deep within the house. Starring Everett McGill (Twin Peaks, Dune), Wendy Robie (Twin Peaks), Brandon Adams (The Mighty Ducks), Ving Rhames (Piranha 3D, Mission: Impossible), A.J. Langer (Escape From L.A.) and Sean Whalen (Rob Zombieâ€™s Halloween II, Hatchet III), The People Under The Stairs will grab you when you least expect itâ€¦ and never let go.Special Features Include: -Audio Commentary with writer/director Wes Craven -Audio Commentary with actors Brandon Adams, A.J. Langer, Sean Whalen, and Yan Burg -House Mother â€“ an interview with actress Wendy Robie -What Lies Beneath â€“ interviews with special make-up effects Artists Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman -House of Horrors â€“ an interview with director of photography Sandi Sissel -Settling The Score â€“ an interview with composer Don Peake -Behind-The-Scenes Footage -Vintage â€œMaking ofâ€ Featurette -Theatrical Trailer -TV Spots -Still Galleries (Original Storyboards and Official Stills)
We Are Still Here [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Dark Sky Films Brand: MPI HOME VIDEO
After their teenage son is killed in a car crash, Paul and Anne move to the New England countryside to try to start a new life. But the grieving couple unknowingly becomes the prey of a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their new home, and before long they discover that the seemingly peaceful town is hiding a terrifyingly dark secret. Now they must find a way to overcome their sorrow and fight back against both the living and dead as the malicious ghosts threaten to pull their souls and the soul of their lost son into hell with them. From the producers of The House Of The Devil and Cheap Thrills, WE ARE STILL HERE is a tense, frightening, and thoroughly haunting ghost story.Special Features:Commentary with Writer-Director Ted Geoghegan and Producer Travis Stevens, Behind the Scenes, Trailer, Teaser
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Shout! Factory Model: 35506555
Under cover of darkness, while an unsuspecting city sleeps, an alien life form begins to sow the seeds of unspeakable terror. Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright and Jeff Goldblum star in this shocking, "first-rate suspense thriller", (Newsday). One by one, the residents of San Francisco are becoming drone-like shadows of their former selves. As the phenomenon spreads, two Department of Health workers, Matthew (Sutherland) and Elizabeth (Adams), uncover the horrifying truth: Mysterious pods are cloning humans and destroying the originals! The unworldly invasion grows stronger with each passing minute, hurling Matthew and Elizabeth into a desperate race to save not only their own lives, but the future of the entire human race. Special Features Include: -2K scan of the inter-positive -â€œStar-Crossed in The Invasion:â€ An interview with actress Brooke Adams (9 minutes) -â€œLeading the Invasion:â€ An interview with actor Art Hindle (25 minutes) -â€œRe-Creating The Invasion:â€ An interview with writer W.D. Richter (16 minutes) -â€œScoring the Invasion:â€ An interview with composer Denny Zeitlin (15 minutes) -Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman -Audio Commentary by director Philip Kaufman -â€œRe-Visitors From Outer Space, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Pod:â€ Including interviews with director Philip Kaufman, screenwriter W.D. Richter, director of photography Michael...
From Beyond (Collector's Edition) [BluRay/DVD Combo] [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Shout! Factory Brand: GAIAM INTERNATIONAL
H.P. Lovecraftâ€™s classic tale of suspense became â€™a grisly amalgam of sex, shock and satireâ€™ (Newsweek) in the hands of the creators of Re-Animator. And now, armed with shocking never-before-seen footage and special features and on Bluray for the first time, this â€™ bloody good entertainmentâ€™ (Time) has evolved into one of the most gruesomely riveting film experiences of all time! The Resonator, a powerful machine that can control the sixth sense, has killed its creator and sent his associate into an insane asylum. But when a beautiful psychiatrist becomes determined to continue the experiment, she unwittingly opens the door to a hostile parallel universe... and to the deviant behavior within the human psyche. With its victims becoming creatures who feed on (and become aroused by) human brains, the Resonator is the ultimate man-made monster. And now somethingâ€™s gone horribly wrong and no one can turn it off! Director Stuart Gordon followed his gleefully gruesome Re-Animator with From Beyond (1986), another freewheeling H.P. Lovecraft adaptation that blends classic mad scientist tropes with a hearty dose of polymorphous perversity and gallons and gallons of gore and goo. Gordon's stalwart leading man Jeffrey Combs returns to the laboratory as a research scientist working with the grandiose Dr. Pretorius (Ted Sorel) on a device that stimulates the pineal gland in order to supercharge perception. Unbeknownst to them, the machine has a fe...
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