Friday, 20 October 2017

Annabelle: Creation - Comes to Blu-ray and DVD December

Your favorite creepy doll is back when “Annabelle: Creation” arrives on UK Blu-ray,  DVD and Digital Download thios December. 

In “Annabelle: Creation”, several years after the tragic death of their young daughter, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shut-down orphanage into their home.  They soon become the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helms the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle”, which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its theatrical run. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who previously partnered on “The Conjuring” hit movies.

“Annabelle: Creation” will be available on both Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. Both Blu-ray and DVD formats, include a digital version of the movie. Fans can also own “Annabelle: Creation” via purchase from digital retailers.

The Blu-ray discs of “Annabelle: Creation” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

“Annabelle: Creation” Blu-ray contains the following special features:

·The Horror Continues
·Horror Shorts: Attic Panic and Coffer
·Director’s Commentary
·Directing Annabelle
·Deleted Scenes Featurette

“Annabelle: Creation” DVD contains the following special features:

· Deleted Scenes Featurette

Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk

Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk


Scares and Gore Galore with Rakuten TV’s Terrifying Horror Releases This Hallowe’en

Rakuten TV are pleased to announce their terrifying range of Horror Movies this Halloween! Available to own from just £3.99, titles include frightful fan favourites including The Blair Witch Project, 28 Days Later and The Cabin In The Woods in addition to the recent scares like The Babadook, Rings, Let Me In and The Forest.  


The promotion runs from 23rd of October to the 11th of November inclusive. All will be available on Rakuten’s TV Video on Demand service, which can be accessed through all Smart TV’s, tablets, PC’s and consoles.


Halloween Movies Available include:

    28 Days Later
    American Psycho
    The Blair Witch Project
    Blair Witch
    Cloverfield
    Devil’s Due
    Drag Me To Hell
    Friday The 13th (2009)
    Let Me In
    Paranormal Activity
    Paranormal Activity Ghost Dimension
    Poltergeist (2015)
    Rings
    Rosemary’s Baby
    The Babadook
    The Cabin In The Woods
    The Forest
    The Quiet Ones
    The Void
    Triangle
    World War Z

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NEW RELEASE DATE - Terminator 2 - fully restored on UHD, 3D BD, BD and DVD December 4

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY will be available to own, fully restored and with brand new extras material, on 4k UHD (incl: Blu-Ray), Blu-Ray and DVD on December 4. The film will also be available on 3D Blu-Ray (incl: Blu-Ray) where the breath-taking new 3D conversion overseen by James Cameron can be experienced in your own home for the first time. The trailer is here.


Included in this new version comes T2: Reprogramming The Terminator, a brand-new documentary, that lifts the lid on the iconic and enduringly quotable classic, complete with new and exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and many other members of the cast and crew. In addition to this, the Blu-Ray version comes complete with a host of other extras material including Trailers, deleted scenes and feature commentaries.

Having originally hit British screens in 1991, complete with groundbreaking special effects, this became Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (Total Recall, Predator) most iconic role to date, as well as one of the most quotable scripts of the decade, this brand-new 3D version will blast the seminal blockbuster into the 21st century and introduce it to a brand-new generation of fans.

It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor’s (Linda Hamilton The Terminator, Dante’s Peak) ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son John (Edward Furlong American History X, Pecker), the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, from a new Terminator (Robert Patrick Walk the Line, ‘The X Files’), sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he’s still a child. Sarah and John don’t have to face this terrifying threat alone however. The human resistance have managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future ordered to protect John Connor at any cost.

The battle for tomorrow has begun…

BLU-RAY EXTRAS
NEW T2: Reprogramming The Terminator. A 55-minute documentary including exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and many more)
Feature Commentary with 23 members of Cast and Crew (1993)
Feature Commentary with director James Cameron & co-author William Wisher
The making of T2. A 30 minute 1993 (from 2003 edition)
Seamless Branching of the Theatrical version (137 mins approx.), Special Edition version (154 mins approx.) and Extended Special Edition version (156 mins approx.)
Deleted Scenes with audio commentary
NEW T2:3D trailer (2017) 
T2 theatrical trailers: This time there are two, Same make new mission and Building the perfect Arnold

DVD EXTRAS
NEW T2: Reprogramming The Terminator. A 55-minute documentary including exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and many more)

Pre-order the UK UHD from Amazon.co.uk
Pre-order the UK 3D BD from Amazon.co.uk
Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk
Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk

View the trailer on YouTube.

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THELMA - in UK Cinemas November

From acclaimed director Joachim Trier (REPRISE, OSLO, AUGUST 31st, LOUDER THAN BOMBS), THELMA is a supernatural thriller about a young woman who, upon falling in love for the first time, discovers that she has terrifying and inexplicable powers. 


Thelma (Eili Harboe), a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja (Okay Kaya), a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s  powerful attraction. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are symptomsof mysterious, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic  secets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.

Trier’s fourthfeature hastaken Toronto International Film Festivalby storm. Praised particularly for its visual stylings and direction, as well as Harboe’s commanding performance, THELMA is a  powerful drama exploring the unexplainable.

View the trailer...



THELMA is released to UK cinemas on November 3. 


Thursday, 19 October 2017

EAT LOCALS - UK DVD review

Actor Jason Flemyng (Snatch, TV’s Primeval) goes behind the camera this time to bring us his directorial debut with the vampire comedy “Eat Locals”, which had its UK premiere at this years Frightfest and comes to UK DVD (and Blu-Ray) in October.

A group of vampires, which includes genre regular Tony Curran (Underworld : Rise of the Lycans), and TV actresses Freema Agyeman (Dr Who) and Annette Crosbie (One Foot in the Grave) are having a meeting at a remote farmhouse and welcoming their unwitting new member, Sebastian (Billy Cook – Hooligan Factory), into the fold.

Unfortunately, it seems that Sebastian isn’t too interested in becoming a creature of the night, which causes a number of problems with what to do with him next.

But trying to escape proves no easy task, as not only are the vampires a lot quicker on their feet, but it turns out the whole place is surrounded by an elite special forces unit, planning to wipe out everyone inside. Plus there are the farm owners, who the vampires have trussed up in the cellar, played by Dexter Fletcher (Layer Cake) and Ruth Jones (TVs Gavin and Stacey) who turn out to be just as blood thirsty as their vampire captors.

Chaos and hilarity subsequently ensue as the soldiers attack, the farm owners try to escape and poor Sebastian doesn’t know which way to run.

Also starring Charlie Cox (TVs Dare Devil) and Vincent Regan (Lockout), "Eat Locals" is brilliant fun. It's action packed, bloody hilarious and easily one of my favourite films of the year so far! If you enjoyed “What we do in the Shadows” you’ll love this. The end credits also tease us with the promise of a sequel. So lets hope that gets made soon! 

"Eat Locals" comes to UK BD and DVD October 30th.

The screener I was sent did not contain any extras on, no idea if any supplemental material will be included on the retail version.

View the trailer on YouTube 

Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk 

Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk

Texas Chainsaw Massacre & Houses October Built apparel available from Terror Threads

In a short span of time, Terror Threads has made an impact on the horror scene by releasing official merchandise for genre favorites both classic and current. The company continues its impressive run with new The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Houses October Built collections.



Terror Threads honors the legacy of filmmaker Tobe Hooper, who passed away in August, with a tribute to his magnum opus: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The collection includes three designs with Leatherface, the iconic killer from the 1974 genre-defining classic, along with a fourth design featuring the film's official logo.

2014's The Houses October Built plays like a found-footage love letter to haunted attractions, and Terror Threads shows some love back with two new shirts. One design is dedicated to the original, while a black light-reactive design has been created in honor of the new sequel, The Houses October Built 2.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Houses October Built collections are on sale now exclusively at TerrorThreads.com. The designs are available on T-shirts and baseball tees, with select styles on tank tops and zip-up hoodies as well.

Terror Threads also carries exclusive, officially-licensed apparel from John Carpenter's Halloween, Sleepaway Camp, Puppet Master, and more, in addition to original designs.

To order these and other designs visit TerrorThreads.com.

 

Horror Channel devotes Nov to Bloody Brits and rampaging sharks.

November on Horror Channel has a distinctive cutting-edge with a Saturday night prime-time BLOODY BRITISH SEASON, celebrating the new wave of British horror movies that reinvigorated the UK horror industry in the early 2000s. 


There are 9pm network premieres for Neil Marshall’s sensational werewolf debut feature DOG SOLDIERS (2002) (Sat 11 Nov); his monstrous all-female star cast follow-up THE DESCENT (2005) (Sat 25 Nov), Christopher Smith’s underground ghost train journey through hell, CREEP (2004) (Sat 18 Nov); and Nick Hamm’s psychologically gripping THE HOLE (2001) (Sat 4 Nov), with Keira Knightley in her first significant film role.


And the cuts get deeper with a SHARKMANIA MARATHON – a slew of six salt-water B-movie shockers on Sunday 12 October, highlighted by the network premieres of the last two adventures in the sky-flying sharks cult franchise SHARKNADO 4: THE 4TH AWAKENS (2016) at 8.10pm and SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING (2017) on at 9.50pm. The other teeth-chattering offerings are: PLANET OF THE SHARKS (2016), SUPER SHARK (2011), ICE SHARKS (2016) and THE REEF (2010).




There are seven other primetime network premieres this month: M. Night Shyamalan’s boldly unsettling survival movie THE HAPPENING (2008), starring Mark Wahlberg; Paul Schrader’s hypnotic & erotic classic CAT PEOPLE (1982); Christopher Smith’s hilariously shocking SEVERANCE (2006) starring Danny Dyer and Andy Nyman; Victor Salva's dazzling American Gothic sequel JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 (2003); SILENT HILL (2006), Christophe Gans’s eerie adaptation of Konami's video game series of the same name; Fran Rubel Kuzui’s BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (1992), starring Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer and Hilary Swank; and croc-shocker LAKE PLACID 2 (2007).


PLUS…Season 2 of the classic sci-fi series LOST IN SPACE transports us back to our favourite cosmic family from Tues 14 October, weekdays at 20:00. Created and produced by Irwin Allen, the hugely popular franchise follows the adventures of the Robinsons and their surprisingly human Robot, a family of space colonists who struggle to survive in a strange and often hostile universe after their ship is sabotaged by the roguish Dr Zachary Smith and thrown off course.

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 / Freeview 70