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New On Blu: Zombie Fight Club

New this week from Scream Factory is Zombie Fight Club, directed by Joe Chien, and starring Andy On, Jessica Cambensy (Jessica C), Michael Wong, and Terence Yin.

"In a corner of the city, in a building riddled with crime... there is an outbreak of zombies. When one young woman (Jessica C, Double Trouble) witnesses her boyfriend falling victim to the zombie horde, she must team up with a police officer (Andy On, The Viral Factor, Special ID, Cold War) in order to stay alive and escape the building. But the once warm-hearted chemistry teacher, Wu Ming, is now the zombie leader following the chaos, which has transformed him into a cruel, vicious and formidable opponent.

Ratcheting up the terror, an evil organization has begun pitting humans against zombies in a malicious killing game. The good side of humanity has seemingly all but vanished and a world of uncertainty awaits...

Terence Yin (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Special ID), Michael Wong (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Firestorm, Seven Swords), Jack Kao (Shinjuku Incident, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate) and recording artist MC HotDog also star in this no-holds-barred, martial-arts-meets-walking-dead masterpiece!"

Zombie Fight Club is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

New on DVD: Anger of the Dead

New this week from Uncork'd Entertainment is Anger of the Dead, directed by Francesco Picone, and starring Aaron Stielstra, Michael Segal, Marius Bizau, and Roberta Sparta.

"Alice and Nicholas survived an epidemic that ravaged the world, now only inhabited by the undead. But the nightmare is not over; as they try to avoid the hordes of zombies, a new predator is coming through the darkness. As they search for other survivors and a safe place to begin a new life, the constant threat of death looms in the air and around every corner, death awaits."

Anger of the Dead is available now on DVD.

New On DVD: Quarantine L.A.

New this week from ITN Distribution is Quarantine L.A., directed by Filip Maciejewicz, and starring Bo Linton, Eugenia Kuzmina, Adrian Voo, and Adia Dinh.

"A new kind of deadly virus starts spreading all over the district of Los Angeles infecting people and mutating their cells. The virus evolves and the people infected with it start to transform - their bodies begin to rotten and the mind goes nuts - all the infected crave is human flesh. The infected hide inside from the sun during the day and hunt during the night. The U.S. government decides to quarantine the area (from that point called 'infected zone'), so the virus doesn't spread all over the country. No one can leave Los Angeles. All efforts to search for survivors in the area were deemed futile. A local news channel receives an exclusive message from J.S.O.C. (Joint Special Operations Command) Chief Sergeant, Jake Miller. The information exposes that he and a group of six survivors are trapped in the infected zone and surviving on limited supplies and resources. It’s the Living vs. the Dead inside of Quarantine LA!"

Quarantine L.A. ia available now on DVD.

New On DVD: Zombie Double Feature: State of Emergency / Infected

New this week from Image Entertainment is the Zombie Double Feature: State of Emergency / Infected.

"STATE OF EMERGENCY (2013, NR, 90 Mins) After an explosion unleashes the contents of a military bio-weapons plant, the unsuspecting populace is transformed into a roaming army of flesh-eating zombies. Trapped in the quarantine zone, Jim (Jay Hayden, A Warrior's Heart) finds himself cut off, confused and fighting for his own survival. Contacted by a small band of others unaffected by the toxins, Jim sets out to reach their besieged warehouse. Becoming the group's de-facto leader, he struggles to keep order as they hunker down, fortify their stronghold and arm themselves against the attacking mutants. Fragmentary radio reports from outside hint at a last-ditch government rescue plan. But can the survivors hold out until help arrives… or will they succumb to the living hell of an undead apocalypse?

INFECTED (2015,NR, 120 Mins) An average day in a quiet suburb becomes ground zero for the end of the world that we knew. When a fast-spreading global pandemic turns ordinary people into flesh-eating monsters, a handful of terrified survivors and the remnants of an army squad find refuge in an elementary school turned emergency shelter. With the hordes of walking dead trying to get in, scarce weapons and a dwindling food supply, the embattled refugees begin to turn on each other. As they slowly perish, they desperately attempt to escape and determine if they are the last uninfected humans left on Earth."

Zombie Double Feature: State of Emergency / Infected is available now on DVD.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #151

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #151.

"Call to Arms."

The Walking Dead #151 was written by Robert Kirkman, and illustrated by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Guadiano, and Cliff Rathburn, and with a cover by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart.

New On Blu: Goosebumps

New this week from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is Goosebumps, directed by Rob Letterman, and starring Jack Black as R.L. Stine, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee, and Amy Ryan.

"After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of bestselling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. Stine is very mysterious and a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and he protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their manuscripts. When the monsters are accidentally unleashed and begin to terrorize the town, it’s up to Stine, Zach and Hannah to get them back in their books where they belong."

Goosebumps is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, 3D Blu-ray, and Amazon Instant Video.

New In Comics: Plants vs. Zombies #8: Petal to the Metal

New this week from Dark Horse Comics is Plants vs. Zombies #8: Petal to the Metal.

"Humans in hot rods, zombies in raucous roadsters, and plants perched in radical racers! The car-filled competition for Neighborville is underway, and Crazy Dave and Dr. Zomboss are neck and neck! Paul Tobin (Bandette, Colder) and Ron Chan (Star Wars, The Guild) return to deliver another hilarious zombie battle to your burg!"

Plants vs. Zombies #8: Petal to the Metal was written Paul Tobin, illustrated by Ron Chan and Matthew J. Rainwaite, and features a cover by Ron Chan.

New In Comics: '68: Last Rites #4

New this week from Image Comics is '68: Last Rites #4.

"By the flickering light of a scavenged projector, the dark secret behind the zombie plague that destroyed the 1960s is revealed."

'68: Last Rites #4 was written by Mark Kidwell, and illustrated by Jeff Zornow and Jay Fotos, with a cover by Nat Jones and Jay Fotos, and a variant cover by Nate Van Dyke and Jay Fotos.

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New On Blu: Contracted: Phase 2

New this week from Scream Factory and IFC Midnight is Contracted: Phase 2, directed by Josh Forbes, and starring Matt Mercer, Marianna Palka, Morgan Peter Brown, Najarra Townsend, and Anna Lore.

"THE VIRUS IS SPREADING…

Picking up immediately after the events of the first film, this riveting sequel follows Riley (Matt Mercer, Contracted), now infected and running out of time, as he attempts to find out more about the virus and its mysterious host. As he digs deeper into its origins, Riley attracts the attention of a detective (Marianna Palka, Good Dick) who doubts his innocence, and BJ (Morgan Peter Brown, Absentia), who holds the key to the virus – and perhaps the destruction of mankind as we know it – leading to a blood-soaked finale you have to see to believe. Hang on to your barf bags, buckle up, and get ready for the genre ride of the year!"

Contracted: Phase 2 is available now in a Blu-ray/DVD combo edition.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #150

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #150.

"SPECIAL EXTRA-SIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE - 40 PAGES FOR ONLY $2.99!

In our 150th issue, Rick Grimes finds himself... BETRAYED."

The Walking Dead #150 was written by Robert Kirkman, and illustrated by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Guadiano, and Cliff Rathburn, and with covers by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart, Jason LaTour, Tony Moore, Ron Ottley, and Charlie Adlard.

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New On Blu: Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

New this week from Paramount is Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, directed by Christopher Landon, and starring Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner, and Cloris Leachman.

"Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak."

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is available now as a Blu-ray/DVD combo disc and a DVD edition.

New In Comics: Aliens vs. Zombies #5

New last week from Zenescope Entertainment was Aliens vs. Zombies #5.

"Previously in Aliens Vs. Zombies…

Surrounded by dozens of zombies, Colt, Nova, Melissa, and Raxus are saved from certain doom by Balgar, Cromm, and Tak…but Tavon’s life comes to an abrupt end when he’s on the wrong side of a zombie attack. Meanwhile, with the satellite dish in hand, the group decides to walk the subway line in order to get back to the ship and initiate the cure…however, they soon realize that heading underground was a big mistake.

Now…

It’s the final stretch as the makeshift team of human survivors and alien scientists attempts to save what’s left of the world. But can they survive long enough to finish their mission?"

Aliens vs. Zombies #5 was written by Joe Brusha, and illustrated by Vincenzo Riccardi, with Cover A by Jason Metcalf and Victor Bartlett, Cover B by Anthony Spay and Sanju Nivangune, Cover C by Ed Anderson, and Cover D by Giuseppe Cafaro and Alessia Nocera.

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New In Comics: Self Storage #3

New last week from 451 Media Group was Self Storage #3.

"The bodies keep piling up as the mystery of Self Storage Unit 83 continues. Chris must decide what to do regarding the mounting evidence that he cannot contain the bounty he blindly purchased. The content of the unit, a zombie girl of unknown origin named Jessica, has made it quite clear how much she enjoys the taste of human flesh. Chris leaves two fellow storage warriors in charge, as he follows the clues to a strange mansion on the other side of town. Let's just say the temporary caretakers of 83 pick the wrong time for a friendly game of paintball."

Self Storage #3 was written by Clay McLeod Chapman and illustrated by Matt Timson.

New In Comics: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare #3

New this week from Dark Horse Comics is Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare #3.

"Leading into the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 video game, this series shows how Crazy Dave, a group of tenacious plants, and some surprise visitors from the past and the future team up to combat Dr. Zomboss’s upgraded army!

This series is for zombie apocalypse and video game fans of all ages!"

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare #3 was written by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Jacob Chabot.

New On Blu: Zombie High

New this week from Scream Factory is Zombie High, directed by Ron Link, and starring Virginia Madsen, Sherilyn Fenn, Paul Feig, and Richard Cox.

"The incredible story of a hard-working student and the warped way of life that made her go wacky!

Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways) and Richard Cox (Cruising) star in this humorous thriller about the bizarre happenings that occur in a prestigious boarding school. It seems to Andrea Miller (Madsen) that the upperclassmen act like robots. They're the perfect students – dedicated, involved and loyal. Their clothes are perfectly pressed and their hair is perfectly styled. It seems that the teachers have something to do with this ingratiating behavior. And when Andrea, the new kid at school, sees her friends turning into clones, she starts to suspect the worst."

Zombie High is available now on a Blu-ray/DVD combo disc.

Zombie Movie Marathon Today on Syfy

Syfy is featuring a zombie movie marathon all day today featuring Zombie Night, Rise of the Zombies, The Dead 2: India, Zombie Apocalypse, Apocalypse L.A., The Crazies, and Zombieland. And it all wraps up with a new episode of Z Nation at 10pm ET.

See Syfy's schedule for details.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #149

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #149.

"The devil on your shoulder."

The Walking Dead #149 was written by Robert Kirkman, and illustrated by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Guadiano, and Cliff Rathburn, and with a cover by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart.

New In Comics: Zombies vs. Robots #10

New this week from IDW Publishing is Zombies vs Robots #10.

"Ryall and Fuso conclude “War! ‘Bots!” in explosive fashion! And in a special bonus, 9-year-old progeny Lucy Ryall and artist Nico Peña contribute a one-of-a-kind ZvR tale!"

Zombies vs Robots #10 was written by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood, and illustrated by Antonio Fuso and Ashley Wood, with a regular cover by Ashley Wood, a variant cover by Nico Peña, and a subscription variant cover by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone.

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New On Blu: Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete First Season

New this week from Anchor Bay is Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete First Season.

"Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories."

Fear the Walking Dead stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam, Lorenzo James Henrie, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ruben Blades, Mercedes Manson, and Patricia Reyes Spindola. 

Special features for this edition are 'A Look at the Series' and 'Inside the Characters of Fear the Walking Dead.'

Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete First Season is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

New In Comics: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare #2

New this week from Dark Horse Comics is Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare #2.

"The prequel to the Garden Warfare 2 game!

In this story that ties directly into the hit Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 game, discover how Dr. Zomboss acquires new technology to improve his zombie army! Written by Paul Tobin (Bandette, Banana Sunday) and illustrated by Jacob Chabot (The Mighty Skullboy Army, SpongeBob Comics), this series is for zombie and video game fans of all ages!"

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare #2 was written by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Jacob Chabot.

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