Got a little Blu-ray news round-up for you on this slow day (there have been a series of slow days lately, it seems). A varied handful of titles have been given release dates on home video; some will be eagerly anticipated, some not so much.
First up, it has been announced that "Dexter: Season Seven" will be released on home video from Paramount Home Entertainment on MAY 14th. That's about a month and a half before Season Eight begins on Showtime; that kicks off on June 30th. Full technical specs on the release haven't been revealed yet. Pre-order "Dexter" HERE.
Next up, the dreadful Marlon Wayans "comedy" A HAUNTED HOUSE, which turned out to be a surprise (and disheartening) hit when it was released in theaters last month. (With a budget of only approximately $3 million, tt grossed $39 million here in the U.S.) Universal Studios Home Entertainment will issue A HAUNTED HOUSE on DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand on APRIL 23rd. It will be made available on Digital Download beginning April 9, 2013.
Bonus features are light, with only a featurette, "How to Survive a Paranormal Presence", accompanying the film. Pre-order the flick right HERE.
Troma Entertainment will release a combo pack edition of Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson's THE TAINT on MARCH 12th. The crazed horror comedy, about a tainted water supply that turns men into homicidal sadists, will feature a Director's Commentary, Cast Commentary, Behind The Scenes Slideshow, Deleted Scenes, an Introduction By Lloyd Kaufman and Tromatic Extras. Pre-order this (very) bad boy right HERE.
Here's a couple of titles our friends in the UK will get before us Yanks (hopefully we'll see them soon enough):
StudioCanal will release Ben Wheatley's road trip comedy about a couple of fun-loving serial killers SIGHTSEERS on MARCH 25th in the UK. (The film won't come out in the U.S. until May via IFC.) Special features include Behind The Scenes, Outtakes, Trailer, Cast commentary: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Richard Glover and Ben Wheatley and Technical commentary: Laurie Rose & Ben Wheatley.
Finally, here's a blast from the past: DOLLMAN, starring the great Tim Thomerson. Independent British distributors 88 Films have revealed that they are planning to bring the Albert Pyun-directed cult classic to Blu-ray on (tentatively) JUNE 10th. Details on this release are scarce, unfortunately, but it'll be cool to see a restored version of this ultra-weird flick.
"Dexter" beauty Yvonne Strahovski