Each week here at Bloody Disgusting we like to highlight some of the new Blu-ray releases hitting shelves across the world. Please note that this isn’t every release for the week, just a few of the ones that jumped out at us.
Last week of February releases and we’re going out on a bang! Some really good stuff out this week. Starting stateside we’ve got Ape from Kino Lorber, an absolute most for silly giant ape fun, Deadtime Stories from Scream Factory, a fun 80’s anthology and The Gate from Vestron Video. For my money those are the big ones this week, though there’s plenty more good stuff for you to choose from. Over in the UK the good guys at 88 Films have two new releases including Dead Heat, always a winning choice. And finally down under in Australia we get some goodies including two brand-new trailer sets from Umbrella Entertainment that are overflowing with exploitation trailer goodness! Bring on March!
Framed (Kino Lorber, Region A)
A gambler kills the sheriff of a small village in an accident. But as nobody believes him, he is condemned to a long sentence in prison.
Officer Downe (Magnolia Pictures, Region A)
Based on the graphic novel, a police officer who can’t be stopped by death returns to the streets time and time again to fight crime.
Shut In (Fox, Region A)
A woman discovers a terrifying secret about her troubled son.
Contract to Kill (Lionsgate, Region A)
In this international action-thriller, Steven Seagal stars as Harmon, a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating Arab terrorists captured in Mexico. With his team — seductive FBI agent Zara and spy-drone pilot Sharp — he flies to Istanbul and uncovers a brutal plot: Islamic extremists plan to use Sonora drug-smuggling routes to bring deadly weapons and leaders into the US. To prevent an attack on America, Harmon must turn these two savage forces against one another before his time and his luck runs out.
Venom (Blue Underground, Region A)
A big black mamba snake that has gotten loose in a townhouse slithers through a kidnapping plot in this film. Based on a novel by Alan Scholefield. Dr. Marion Stowe is a toxicologist who has brought the snake to London to study the properties of its deadly venom. It escapes and terrorizes the inhabitants of the townhouse, where an attempted kidnapping is in progress.
The Raid Collection (Sony, Region A)
The Raid: Redemption
A police raid on a decrepit, vast Indonesian apartment building populated by the city’s most dangerous and desperate citizens turns into a bloodbath. The elite SWAT team who have breached the building, including courageous and noble policeman Rama, are pursuing the building’s owner, a powerful drug lord. Their assignment proves even more dangerous and deadly than expected.
The Raid 2: Berandal
After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover corrupt members of his own force.
We Are The Flesh (Arrow, Region A)
After wandering a ruined city for years in search of food and shelter, two siblings find their way into one of the last remaining buildings. Inside, they find a man who will make them a dangerous offer to survive the outside world.
Doctor Strange (Disney, Region A)
A subtly maimed surgeon finds a new life when a wizard trains him to become the new Sorcerer Supreme of Earth.
Slaughterhouse (Vinegar Syndrome, Region A)
The owner of a slaughterhouse facing foreclosure instructs his obese and mentally disabled son to go on a killing spree against the people who want to buy his property.
Deadtime Stories (Sream Factory, Region A)
A babysitting uncle tells his nephew three horror stories–about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and a story about “Goldi Lox” and the three bears.
Ape (Kino Lorber, Region A)
A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (Warner Archive, Region A)
In a fictional past when humans and dinosaurs co-exist, a tribe attempts to sacrifice the beautiful Sanna as an offering to their gods for protection from the carnivorous beasts. Tara, a fisherman from another tribe, rescues Sanna from the ritual and brings her to his home, enraging his girlfriend, Ayak. Tara and Sanna struggle to survive with hungry monsters hunting them for food and Sanna’s tribe out for revenge.
The Gate (Vestron Video, Region A)
Three young children accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the three kids struggle to overcome a nightmarish hell that is literally taking over the Earth.
Eliminators (88 Films, Region B)
As part of their experiments in time travel, Drs. Reeves and Takada construct a cyborg “Mandroid” with the body of a downed pilot. After the success of the initial experiments, Reeves decides to have the Mandroid scrapped. Not wishing to be taken apart, Mandroid flees with the help of Dr. Takeda, who is killed for his disobedience. Distraught by the death of his one friend, the Mandroid goes north to America in search of someone who can help him in getting revenge and stopping Dr. Reeves in whatever evil plan he intends to use his time machine for.
Dead Heat (88 Films, Region B)
Roger Mortis and Doug Bigelow are cops chasing crooks who are unstoppable because they’re already dead. When their investigation leads them to the mysterious Dante Pharmaceuticals, someone murders Mortis — but Bigelow and a coroner named Smythers discover the Resurrection Room, where the dead crooks have been brought back to life. It’s time to revive Mortis and take the fight to the bad guys.
The Day of the Jackal (Shock, Region B)
A professional assassin codenamed “Jackal” plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
Criss Cross (Shock, Region B)
A man tries to save his fickle ex-wife from her criminal lover.
Drive-In Delirium: Hi Def Hysteria – Maximum 80’s Overdrive (Umbrella Entertainment, Region B)
DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM is back and now delivering 1080p times the insanity. The ultimate mausoleum of movie madness has been desecrated once again, unleashing a stupefying serving of delightfully depraved and garishly gory trailer trash from the defining decade of Decadence! Erupting with almost 4 hours of a non-stop body and breast count – DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM: MAXIMUM 80s OVERDRIVE! is a furious, foot-to-the floor, full bore high-def rampage through a cinematic era when films were proudly STALK-IER, SLASH-IER, NASTY-ER and NUDIE-ER! 116 theatrical trailers remastered in high definition including 40+ new titles exclusive to this volume.
Drive-In Delirium: Hi Def Hysteria – 60’s & 70’s Savagery (Umbrella Entertainment, Region B)
DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM is back and now delivering 1080p times the insanity. Take an eye-popping, jaw-dropping, mind-boggling and trouser-bulging trip back to the gory days of big screen exploitation with this collection of the most astounding trailer trash ever to engulf the Age of Aquarius and the Disco era in cinematic up-chuck! Bursting with over 6 hours of non-stop sex, violence, monsters and mayhem – DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM: 60s & 70s SAVAGERY! is a high-def, full-frontal retro-roadtrip through two demented decades when films were proudly FASTER, CHEAPER, BLOODIER and BLACKER! 146 theatrical trailers remastered in high definition – including 50+ new titles exclusive to this volume.