Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Your 2013 SCREAM FACTORY forecast!


It's official... I am in LOVE with Shout! Factory (their MST3K sets are to die for!), but more importantly, I am in love with it's SCREAM FACTORY label! If you asked me a decade ago, "what company puts out the best horror/cult DVDs," I would have probably said Anchor Bay. Five years ago, I would've said Lionsgate! (Shitty cover art aside, their treatment of ALLIGATOR, THE GATE, THE WRAITH, and MONSTER SQUAD was fantastic!) Now, I can tell you without skipping a beat, that SCREAM FACTORY is where it's at! They deliver the best audio and video, tons of extras, and killer box art. Don't like the new cover art for the films they put out? Flip it over for the original theatrical poster art!

I've already been super-impressed with their current releases, and I'm drooling over their release slate for the next three months. Here's what we have to look forward to between now and the end of August:

MAY 21, 2013
THE BURNING (BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO)
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SPECIAL FEATURES:  
* Blood 'n' Fire Memories: A Detailed Look at the Creation of the Film's Make-Up Effects with Special Effects Artist Tom Savini.
* Slash & Cut: An Interview with Editor Jack Sholder
* Cropsy Speaks: An Interview with Actor Lou David
* Summer Camp Nightmare: An Interview with Actress Leah Ayres
* Behind the Scenes footage.
* Theatrical trailer.
* Make-up Effects Still Gallery
* Poster and Still Gallery
* Audio Commentary with Director Tony Maylam and International Film Journalist Alan Jones
* Audio Commentary with Stars Shelley Bruce and Bonnie Deroski


THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO)
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SPECIAL FEATURES:
* Small Town Lawman: An Interview with Actor Andrew Prine
* Survivor Stories: An Interview with Actress Dawn Wells
* Eye of the Beholder: An Interview with Director of Photography James Roberson
* Theatrical Trailer
* Poster & Still Gallery
* The Phantom of Texarkana
* Audio Commentary with Justin Beahm and Historian Jim Presley
* BONUS MOVIE: THE EVICTORS (DVD only)


JUNE 11, 2013
NINJA III: THE DOMINATION (BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO)
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SPECIAL FEATURES:
* TBA


JUNE 18, 2013
LIFEFORCE: COLLECTOR'S EDITION (BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO)
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SPECIAL FEATURES:
* Extended and theatrical cuts of the film!
* Dangerous Beauty with Mathilda May
* Space Vampires in London with Tobe Hooper* Carlsen's Curse with Steve Railsback
* Vintage Making of Lifeforce Featurette
* Theatrical Trailers
* TV Spot
* Audio commentary with Director Tobe Hooper
* Audio commentary with Make-Up Effects Designer Nick Maley


THE HOWLING: COLLECTOR'S EDITION (BLU-RAY & DVD)
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SPECIAL FEATURES:
* Audio Commentary With Director Joe Dante And Actors Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone and Robert Picardo
* Unleashing the Beast: The Making Of The Howling Multi-part Documentary
* Deleted Scenes And Outtakes
* Making Of A Monster: Inside The Howling Documentary
* Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Film’s Locations
* Photo Gallery
* Theatrical Trailers
(Note: Further extras may be added before the discs' release date!)


JUNE 25, 2013
DEAD SOULS (BLU-RAY)
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SPECIAL FEATURES:
* Audio Commentary
* Bloopers
* Tour of the Set
* TV Spots


JULY 30, 2013
THE FOG: COLLECTOR'S EDITION (BLU-RAY & DVD)
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PRE-ORDER THE DVD AT AMAZON.COM
SPECIAL FEATURES:
* New HD transfer of the film supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey
* Exclusive interview with Actress Jamie Lee Curtis discussing The Fog and covering her legendary early 80s “Scream Queen” career.
* Audio commentary featuring Actress Adrienne Barbeau, Actor Tom Atkins and Production Designer Tommy Lee Wallace
* Retrospective interview with Director of Photography Dean Cundey about his many legendary collaborations with John Carpenter
* Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Film’s Locations with host Sean Clark

Extras from the MGM prior release include:
* Tales From The Mist: Inside The Fog Featurette
* Fear On Film: Inside The Fog Featurette
* The Fog: Storyboard To Film Featurette
* Outtakes
* Theatrical Trailers & TV Spots
* Photo Gallery and Storyboards
* Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Writer/Producer Debra Hill


THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN (BLU-RAY)
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SPECIAL FEATURES:
* Audio commentary with writer/director William Sachs
* Interviews with writer/director William Sachs and Academy Award winning makeup effects artists Rick Baker and Greg Cannom
* Theatrical Trailers
* Photo Gallery


AUGUST 06, 2013
SWAMP THING (BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO)
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SPECIAL FEATURES:
* TBA


AUGUST 20, 2013
4 ALL NIGHT HORROR MARATHON (SCHIZOID, THE VAGRANT, THE GODSEND, THE OUTING - DVD)
PRE-ORDER AT AMAZON.COM
SPECIAL FEATURES:
* TBA


X-RAY / SCHIZOID DOUBLE FEATURE (BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO)
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SPECIAL FEATURES:
* TBA


AUGUST 27, 2013
DARK ANGEL (BLU-RAY)
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SPECIAL FEATURES:
* TBA


Q: THE WINGED SERPENT (BLU-RAY)
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SPECIAL FEATURES:
* Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Larry Cohen
* Poster & Still Gallery


As you can see, I don't have all the info yet, but I will share every little awesome detail for these and other upcoming Scream Factory releases as I get them! Man.... I can safely say that every single one of these is a MUST BUY for yours truly and I can't wait to see what other surprises SCREAM FACTORY has in store for us later on down the road.

Other titles they have announced/confirmed for future release include: BODY BAGS, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THE HORROR SHOW (a.k.a. HOUSE III), NIGHT OF THE COMET, DAY OF THE DEAD, SCANNERS II & III, THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION, THE AMITYVILLE TRILOGY, and COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES!

2 comments:

Ryan W. Featherston said...

Actually, I think Sony handled that Night of the Creeps DVD + Blu. Just wanted to let you know.

The Vault Master said...

Whoops, my bad! You are 100% correct sir; I removed it from the list I rattled off at the start of this post. Thanks for pointing that out!