Shout! Factory's incredibly awesome horror label Scream Factory is unleashing another killer series of cult classic onto horrific high definition this Fall.
Scream is bringing out the big guns with a collector's edition of George A. Romero's genius "Day of the Dead" featuring loads of bonus features. The company is also set to release the simultaneously underrated/highly-regarded sequel "Psycho II," as well as John Carpenter's also underrated "Prince of Darkness."
You simply have to look at Scream's track record on Blu-rays like "Halloween 3," "From Beyond," and "The Funhouse" for proof that these classics will get the all-star treatment and will make a worthy addition to your collection.
Also, if you order "Day of the Dead" Collector’s Edition and/ or "Prince of Darkness" Collector’s Edition, "The Amityville Horror Trilogy" and "The Vincent Prince Collection" from ScreamfactoryDVD.com , you'll an exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the brand-spankin', newly commissioned artwork!
Here are the full details from the official press release:
On SEPTEMBER 10, SCREAM FACTORY will unleash Christian Duguay’s science fiction action thrillers SCANNERS II: THE NEW ORDER and SCANNERS III: THE TAKEOVER in a Double Feature Two-Disc Blu-ray™+ DVD Combo Pack. In SCANNERS II, a breed of humans with dangerously powerful telepathic abilities – the scanners – are being recruited by a corrupt police commander, John Forrester, in his crusade to take over the city. Forrester first enlists the help of an evil scientist, Dr. Morse, who wants to conduct mind-control experiments on the scanners with a new drug. When the side effects render the scanners incapable, Forrester then finds David Kellum (David Hewlett, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes), a rational scanner who, unaware of his own powers, agrees to help him. Will Kellum discover Forrester’s real motive and prevent the “New Order” from being established? More twisted telepathic evil continues in SCANNERS III when a young scanner (Liliana Komorowska, Screamers) with extraordinary telepathic powers transforms into a lethal killing machine after taking one of her father’s experimental drugs. After taking over the pharmaceutical company, the deranged scanner runs amok on a killing spree and takes over a television company in her quest for world domination. As her thirst for more power grows stronger, only one man – her scanner brother – might have the power to stop her.
Zombie horror fans and movie collectors will rejoice when the definitive release of DAY OF THE DEAD Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD arrives on SEPTEMBER 17 from SCREAM FACTORY. Featuring an all-new HD transfer of the film, this must-have collector’s edition contains an all-new interview with George Romero and a bounty of insightful bonus extras. DAY OF THE DEAD is the third film installment in the continuing saga of the undead from celebrated writer/ director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead).
A small group of scientists and soldiers have taken refuge in an underground missile silo where they struggle to control the flesh-eating horror that walks the earth above. But will the final battle for the future of the human race be fought among the living or have they forever unleashed the hunger of the dead? Lori Cardille (Tales from the Darkside), Joe Pilato (Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D) and Richard Liberty (The Crazies) star in this controversial classic with groundbreaking gore effects by Tom Savini.
New High Definition Transfer
New Documentary - World’s End: The Legacy of “Day of the Dead
NEW! UNDERGROUND: A Look into the DAY OF THE DEAD mines
Audio Commentary with writer/director George A. Romero, Special Make-up Effects artist Tom Savini, Production Designer Cletus Anderson and actress Lori Cardille
Audio Commentary with filmmaker Roger Avary
Behind-The-Scenes Footage from Special Make-up Effects Creator Tom Savini’s archives
One of Hollywood’s most celebrated horror franchises returns to home entertainment shelves everywhere on SEPTEMBER 24 with the Definitive Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Richard Franklin’s PSYCHO II Collector’s Edition and Anthony Perkin’s PSYCHO III Collector’s Edition. These two popular spine-tingling sequels to the 1960 Hitchcock classic will finally debut on Blu-ray for the first time. Each collector’s edition is extras-laden with exciting in-depth bonus content. In PSYCHO II, Anthony Perkins makes a terrifying homecoming in his roles as the infamous Norman Bates, who after years of treatment in a mental institution for the criminally insane, has come home to run the Bates Motel. Vera Miles (Psycho, The Fugitive) returns as the woman who is still haunted by her sister’s brutal murder and the ominous motel where it all occurred many years ago. Meg Tilly (The Big Chill), Robert Loggia (Scarface, The Sopranos) and Dennis Franz (NYPD Blue, Die Hard 2) co-star in the terrifying sequel to Alfred Hitchock’s classic film.
Following the smash success of the Psycho sequel, actor Anthony Perkins returns to the role of Norman Bates once again and makes his directorial debut in this installment to the Hitchcock classic horror. In PSYCHO III, The Bates Motel is once again the site of something evil as the rehabilitated Norman attempts to help a disturbed young woman, Maureen Coyle (Diana Scarwid – Mommie Dearest), who has left the convent because she can’t find any proof that God exists. Maureen bears a striking resemblance to one-time Bates Motel guest Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) which puts Norman on edge. At the same time, a nosy reporter is snooping around town looking into Norman’s past. Suspense, terror and black comedy worthy of the master himself are in hearty supply in the most shocking Psycho of them all!
Get ready for the ultimate presentation of the heart-pounding supernatural thriller by heralded master of horror director John Carpenter (Halloween, The Fog, They Live) as the long-awaited PRINCE OF DARKNESS Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD invade home entertainment shelves everywhere on SEPTEMBER 24 from SCREAM FACTORY. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this collector’s edition is brimming with insightful extras, including new interviews with John Carpenter and Alice Cooper, special audio commentary and much more!
Donald Pleasence (Halloween), Jameson Parker (Simon & Simon), Lisa Blount (Needful Things), rock icon Alice Cooper, Victor Wong and Dennis Dun (both from Carpenter’s Big Trouble In Little China) star in this gripping suspense thriller on the terrifying battle between mankind and the ultimate evil. A group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister in an abandoned church. When they open it, they inadvertently unleash a strange liquid and an evil force on all of humanity. As the liquid turns their co-workers into zombies, the remaining members realize they have released the most unspeakable horror of them all. Terror mounts as the team must fight to save the world from a devilish fury that has been contained for over seven million years.
On OCTOBER 1, SCREAM FACTORY is proud to present THE AMITYVILLE HORROR TRILOGY DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION Three-Disc Blu-ray™ 3D PACK. Featuring perfect high-definition picture visuals and purest digital sound available, this essential collection brings together THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (starring James Brolin, Margot Kidder and Oscar(R)-winner Rod Steiger), AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION (starring James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda, Andrew Prine, Jack Magner, Diane Franklin) and AMITYVILLE 3D (starring Tony Roberts, Tess Harper, Candy Clark). Each movie from this collection is packed with extensive bonus features and more!
There’s no place like home…for bloodcurdling horror! For George and Kathy Lutz from THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, the colonial house on the river’s edge seemed ideal: quaint, spacious and amazingly affordable. Of course, six brutal murders had taken place there just a year before, but houses don’t have memories…or do they? Soon the Lutz dream house becomes a hellish nightmare, as walls begin to drip blood and satanic forces threaten to destroy them. Now the family must try to escape or forfeit their lives – and their souls! One of the most talked-about haunted house stories of all time, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR is a spine-tingling tale of a house possessed by unspeakable evil. The film stars James Brolin (Christine, Traffic), Margot Kidder (Halloween II, Superman) and Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night, Doctor Zhivago).
Before the residence at 112 Ocean Avenue became infamous in THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, its supernatural legacy of terror had already begun. Inspired by the true story, the chilling prequel AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION is a horrifying, special-effects laden encounter with pure evil.
Although the Montellis are not exactly the “perfect family,” at least they’ve found the perfect home. And even though a liquid that looks a lot like blood starts gushing from the kitchen faucet and every window has been nailed shut, it still qualifies as their dream house – until all hell breaks loose! A local priest (James Olson, Hawaii Five-O) tries to rid the house of unclean spirits, but what he doesn’t yet suspect is that teenage son Sonny Montelli (Jack Magner) has been possessed by a murderous demon hell-bent on total destruction. Also starring Burt Young (Rocky), Rutanya Alda (Mommie Dearest) and Diane Franklin (Terrrovision).
In AMITYVILLE 3D movie, the house of unspeakable evil is back to torment all that cross its threshold as Dino De Laurentis and legendary director Richard Fleischer (20,000 Leagues Under The Sea) present “a horror picture of considerable class and polish” (Los Angeles Times)!
To debunk the Amityville house’s infamous reputation and take advantage of a rock-bottom asking price, skeptical journalist John Baxter (Tony Roberts, The Thorns) buys the place and settles in to write his first novel. But as soon as the ink on the deed has dried, people who have come into contact with him – and the house – begin to meet with a shocking fate. Is it coincidence… or is this house really the gateway to hell? Tess Harper (No Country for Old Men), Lori Loughlin (90210, Full House) and Meg Ryan (Proof of Life) also star in this 3D terrorfest!
On OCTOBER 8, classic film aficionados, horror fans and collectors will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION from SCREAM FACTORY. An essential collection for every home entertainment library, this extraordinary collector’s set brings together SIX Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1960), THE HAUNTED PALACE (1963), THE MASQUE OF RED DEATH (1964), THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961), WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968) and THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (1971). Brimming with a bevy of chilling bonus content including interviews with producer/director Roger Corman, audio commentaries, original theatrical trailers, still galleries and archival materials, this Blu-ray collection also includes THE CONQUEROR WORM (the alternate U.S. version of WITCHFINDER GENRAL) and a 24-page Collector’s book.
SCREAM FACTORY will also release Chiller Network’s highly-rated anthology film CHILLING VISIONS: 5 SENSES OF FEAR on Blu-ray™ and DVD OCTOBER 22. The film comprises five unique – and hair-raising – takes on the human senses, each the vision of select up-and-coming writers/directors (including 20-year-old phenom Emily Hagins, who recently debuted her newest feature, Grow Up Tony Phillips, at SXSW 2013):
Smell: Nick Everhart (2012 Doomsday)
See: Miko Hughes (Directorial Debut; Actor: Pet Semetary, New Nightmare, Steve Niles’ Remains)
Touch: Emily Hagins (Grow Up, Tony Phillips; My Sucky Teen Romance)
Taste: Eric England (Madison County, Roadside)
Listen: Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton (YellowBrickRoad)
5 SENSES OF FEAR is produced by Andrew Gernhard, Zach O’Brien and Colin Theys for Synthetic Cinema International.