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06.10.2005by: BiggNewt



SCARY MOVIE 3.5

Before I bombarded with hate mail and death threats for including such a lame film into the column that shows up on the best horror site on the net. Please, let me speak my mind before it is blown off by someone's rusty 12 guage. The film's premise does center around the horror genre and hell Arrow reviewed the damn thing so that would make me believe it does have some sort of a purpose on this site. That aside let me get to the DVD which is being released unrated with a running time of 85 minutes. The release date is set for September 20th and will include the following extras to induce your money-spending ways...


Includes:

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic widescreen presentation
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 track
  • Commentary with director David Zucker, producer Robert K. Weiss, and writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft
  • New deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary from director David Zucker, producer Robert K. Weiss, and writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft
  • A Making Scary Movie 3 featurette
  • A Making Scary Movie 3 For Real featurette (what the hell?)
  • Outtakes and bloopers
  • An alternate ending
  • Hulk vs. Aliens Behind the Scenes of the Alternate Ending feature.
  • Visual Effects featurette

Even if the added footage doesn't change the fact that this movie sucks major donkey crap, you still get the privilege to watch the two hottest stars in Hollywood....


LIVING DOLL

Mondo Macabro passed the following details over to Fangoria in which I also relay to you. Mondo has announced the release of Living Doll the second film in the Dick Randall collection. Peter Litten and George Dugdale's movie is about a young man who brings the recently deceased body of his dream girl to "live" with him, only for the corpse to begin encouraging him to avenge her death. The film is a decent watch and the word is that it will be presented uncut and uncensored which is a plus! Check for it to hit DVD shelves on July 26th. It will be coming packed with these extras...


Includes:

  • A new anamorphic 1.85:1 transfer from the original negative
  • Dolby Digital mono sound
  • Interview with lead actor Mark Jax
  • Interview with screenwriter Paul Hart-Wilden
  • Bonus documentary: Making of a Horror Film
  • Bonus featurette: David McGillivray's Diary
  • Bonus short: Horrorshow
  • Original trailer
  • Huge gallery of rare stills and posters
  • More Mondo Macabro previews

Not available for pre-ordering at this time...



DEAD NEXT DOOR

Anchor Bay is finally releasing the ulra-bootlegged zombie film Dead Next Door. While no work of art by any stretch of the imagination, the film has captured cult-classic status for being gorey and hilarious at the same time. The film is set for an August 9th release in which millions of Americans can now trash their shitty bootlegs of J.R. Bookwalter's zombie epic. The DVD is coming with these special features.


Includes:

  • Presented in an all-new transfer remastered from the original film elements
  • A Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround remix from the original 24-track elements (plus a Dolby Stereo Surround track).
  • Audio commentary by writer/director Bookwalter, associate producer/actor Michael Todd and cinematographer Michael Tolochko Jr.
  • 1985-2005: 20 Years in 15 Minutes featurette
  • Behind-the-scenes footage with commentary by Bookwalter
  • Deleted scenes and outtakes with commentary by Bookwalter
  • Video storyboards
  • Video preshoots
  • Auditions
  • Three Miles Out music video
  • Frightvision 2000 reunion
  • Production still gallery
  • Behind-the-scenes still gallery
  • Original trailer

Finally a viewable copy of Dead Next Door. You better believe I'm Pre-ordering the DVD


LIGHTNING BUG

Also updating you on previews news on this Anchor Bay release of Lightning Bug (Check Arrow's review right here). The story of a monster-making make-up artist's path to the darkside if you will. The full specs are in, as well as the official DVD cover you see here.


Includes:

  • 16x9-enhanced widescreen
  • (1.77:1)
  • Dolby 5.1 Surround sound
  • Audio commentary by writer/director Hall
  • Audio commentary by Hall, producer Lisa Waugh and actresses Ashley Laurence and Laura Prepon
  • Luciferin: The Making of LIGHTNING BUG featurette
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Hall
  • Kevn Kinney music video
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Still gallery

Did I mention Laura Prepon was in this film? Here's the link to do what you want to do!


FRIGHT PACK DVD BOX SETS

Anchor Bay is releasing some more genre flicks bundled together. The first all-related sub genre is "The Devil Made Me Do It" Box Set in which all the films are related to the satanic world of horror. The titles that come with this set are: Hell Night, Curse of the Demon, The AntiChrist, To The Devil A Daughter, The Church and Fear No Evil.

The second box set is Campy Classics which is pretty self explanatory but for our short-bus riding friends I would be pretty sure that it has to do with cheesy horror films. Those cheesy horror films are: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Return of The Killer Tomatoes, Return to Horror High, Sleepaway Camp, Transylvania 6-5000 and Vamp.

An interesting group of horror films slung together, some duds, some studs. If your feeling a little satanic and demonic Pre-Order yourself a copy of The Devil Made Me Do It Box Set. If your more into some campy fun than pre-order Campy Classics.


GHOSTBUSTERS 1 & 2

Updating you on last weeks news. This week we give you the exact ratios for the Widescreen presentations for both Ghostbusters movies. Also below is the full list of updated specs and cover art that comes with the goo-filled giftset.


Includes:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen (2.40:1 for Part 1 and 2.35:1 for Part 2)
  • Newly remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks
  • A collectible scrapbook created especially for this edition
  • Audio commentary with Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis and Joe Medjuck
  • Three featurettes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Multi-angle features
  • Storyboards
  • Two ectoplasmic episodes from the hilarious 1988 animated television series Slimer and the Real Ghostbusters.

I can't remember anybody not loving the Ghostbusters when they came out. So get your lame ass over to Amazon.com and Pre-Order Ghostbusters 1&2 now!


THE LOCALS

Anchor Bay is also releasing another low-budget horror film entitled The Locals. The basis of the film goes something like this: Two young guys go on a road trip into darkest New Zealand, pick up a couple of girls and then find themselves in a small town where the residents are decidedly unfriendly. Been done before but hopefully it can live up to some of the prior classics to have done this same thing. The DVD will include the following...


Includes:

  • Presented in 16x9-enhanced 1.85:1 widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
  • Accompanied by Page's commentary
  • A still gallery
  • A trailer

No Pre-Order information at this time...


TRAUMA

Anchor Bay is releasing another classic to it's loving fans and this time it's a film by legendary genre director Dario Argento. Yet another one of his masterpieces Trauma (See Arrow's review here) is coming to DVD August 23rd. Not only is the film kick-ass in it's mind-humping and ball-kicking way it also features the humpable Asia Argento. Also making a part in the cast is horror veteran Brad Dourif. Here's the specs for the DVD...


Includes:

  • 16x9-enhanced widescreen (2.35:1 transfer)
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 sound
  • Audio commentary by author/Argento expert Alan Jones
  • Love, Death and Trauma : an interview with Argento
  • FX creator Tom Savini's home movies from the set
  • Deleted scenes
  • Poster/still gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Argento biography

This DVD is almost as hot as...well...no... not really...If your like me and want to see Asia all day long than click this spot right here to pre-order your very own copy of Trauma!


Source: FangoriaDVDAnswers

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