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New In Comics: Call of Duty: Zombies #4

New this week from Dark Horse Comics is Call of Duty: Zombies #4.

Waves of zombies just keep coming—first in the Call of Duty®: Zombies games, and now from Dark Horse Comics!

Marlton, Misty, Russman, and Stuhlinger think they’ve found a moment’s peace, but the approaching horde of zombies is about to destroy that. Faced with the decision of fight or flight, the crew argues and splits up. When Maxis’s emergency security measures are activated, will it be every man for himself?

Call of Duty: Zombies #4 was written by Justin Jordan, illustrated by Johnathan Wayshak, colored by Dan Jackson, and features a cover by Simon Bisley.

New on DVD: Female Zombie Riot

New this week from Bayview Entertainment is Female Zombie Riot, written and directed by Warren Speed and Chris Greenwood, and starring Speed, Pete Bennett, and Dani Thompson.

"After rescuing victims from the lair of a psychopathic professor who created a flesh chomping zombie virus, Pervo the Clown experienced his 15 minutes of fame. But those 15 minutes are long gone and his star is fading. He's desperately trying to get back into the public eye and thinks his luck is turning after a chance encounter with a mystery millionaire. Invited to the hottest party in town at the millionaire’s extravagant mansion, the party rages on until Pervo sees signs that the zombie virus still exists. Pervo and a few friends are now forced to deal with an insane female zombie riot.... just like the good old days!"

Female Zombie Riot is available now on DVD.

New On DVD: Z Nation: Season 3

New this week from Universal Studios Home Entertainment is Z Nation: Season 3 from Syfy.

"With Operation Bite Mark in shambles and our heroes again on the hunt for Murphy, the fate of humanity rests not in the jaws of zombies, but in the rise of a new breed of hybrid 'blends.' Created and controlled by Murphy, the ever-growing army of blends is hell bent on spreading their message of "No Fear" across the land. With all new horrors like Wolf-Zombies, Electro-Shock Zombies, and the deadly Enders, Z-Nation: Season 3 has our heroes facing a new mission with even more blood-splattering fun."

Z Nation: Season 3 is available now on DVD and Amazon Video.

New On DVD: 3 Hours Till Dead

New this week from BayView Entertainment is 3 Hours Till Dead, directed Jason Mills, and starring Vladamir Zaric, Chris Walters, and Hans Potter. 

"An AWOL soldier with PTSD goes into hiding. Along with his brother and a few friends they retreat into a rural farm area unaware that the outside world has stopped functioning. On their way back to civilization, his brother is attacked and bitten by an infected farmer. The brother quickly turns into a rabid animal and lives for exactly three hours. Realizing that they are in grave danger, they head back to the forest trying to outlive the legions of the infected."

3 Hours Till Dead is available now on DVD.

New On DVD: Zombie eXs

Newly reissued this week from Bayview Entertainment is Zombie eXs, directed by George Smith, and starring Alex Hammel-Shaver, Madison Hart, and Scott Keebler.

"What if your ex-girlfriends all wanted you back...and came back as zombies? That’s the terrifying premise of Zombie eXs, the newest and most hilarious horror-comedy to satire “loving you to death!” Zach’s about to break up with the girl of his dreams...again. To teach him a lesson, his buddy Dan rigs a dating show so that the contestants are all Zach’s ex-girlfriends. If that’s not bad enough, the show is sponsored by HAPPIwater, the newest fad in H20 drinks, and it’s having a really odd effect on everyone who drinks it. Luckily, Zach’s best friend Lilly might have a lead on a cure, and together with Dan they launch a plan to steal the antidote and save the world. That is, if they can just stay one step ahead of Zach’s ravenous ZOMBIE EXS!"

Bonus features include: Actor Commentary; Director and Producer Commentary; Mohawk Rob Femme FX; Cast Confessions; Zombie eXs Trailer; Behind-the-Scenes Slideshow; Bloody Earth Films Trailers. 

Zombie eXs is available now on DVD and Amazon Video.

New On Blu: The Resident Evil Films

New this week from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are the Resident Evil films in new Blu-ray editions.

Resident Evil

"Something rotten is brewing beneath the industrial mecca known as Raccoon City. Unknown to its millions of residents, a huge underground bioengineering facility known as The Hive has accidentally unleashed the deadly and mutating T-virus, killing all of its employees. To contain the leak, the governing supercomputer, Red Queen, has sealed all entrances and exits. Now a team of highly-trained super commandos including Rain (Michelle Rodriguez - The Fast and the Furious, Girlfight), Alice (MillaJovovich - The Fifth Element) and Matt (Eric Mabius - Cruel Intentions) must race to penetrate The Hive in order to isolate the T-virus before it overwhelms humanity. To do so, they must get past theRed Queen's deadly defenses, face the flesh-eating undead employees, fight killer mutant dogs and battle The Licker, a genetically mutated savage beast whose strength increases with each of its slain victims."

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

"After narrowly escaping the horrors of the underground Hive facility, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is quickly thrust back into a war raging above ground between the living and the Undead. As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, led by Valentine (Sienna Guillory, Love Actually) and Carlos (Oded Fehr, The Mummy Returns), enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of Dr. Ashford, the creator of the mutating T-virus. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood- thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines andthe most sinister foe yet. Written and produced by the visionary director of Resident Evil, Paul W.S. Anderson (AVP: Alien vs. Predator) and directed by Alexander Witt, RESIDENT EVIL: Apocalypse is a superior sci-fi suspense sequel."

Resident Evil: Extinction

"Milla Jovovich is back in the third chapter of the hugely successful Resident Evil franchise! This action-packed horror film is set in the Nevada desert and filled with intense special effects and more zombie terror! Las Vegas means fun in the sun. Well? at least the sun is still there. Except for a few rusting landmarks, it looks pretty much like the rest of the desert - or the whole country, for that matter. The crowds are now flesh-eating zombies: the mass undead, the oozing, terrifying sludge of what remains. Here, the newly upgraded Alice, along with her crew (Oded Fehr, Mike Epps, Ali Larter, Ashanti) will make a final stand against evil - with one goal: to turn the undead dead again."

Resident Evil: Afterlife

"After a one-woman assault on the Umbrella Corporation's fortress, Alice's (Milla Jovovich) superhuman abilities are neutralized. Now, fleeing the Undead masses created by the T-virus, Alice reunites with Claire Redfield (Ali Larter) and her brother, Chris (Wentworth Miller). Together they take refuge with other survivors in an abandoned prison, where a savage zombie mob stands between them and the safety of "Arcadia." Escaping these bloodthirsty mutants will take an arsenal. But facing off with Albert Wesker and the Umbrella Corporation will take the fight for survival to a new level of danger."

Resident Evil: Retribution

"The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus is spreading across the globe, transforming ordinary people into legions of undead. Headed for extinction, the human race has just one hope: Alice (Milla Jovovich). She’s on a mission, fighting her way through cities and across continents, all inside Umbrella's prime research facility. Old friends become new enemies as she battles to escape and discovers that everything that she believes may not even be true."

New On DVD: Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead

Nw this week from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead, directed  by Luca Boni and Marco Ristori, and starring Andrew Harwood Mills, Dan van Husen, Aaron Stielstra, and Lucy Drive.

"Set during the height of World War Two, Allied soldiers fight against a bloodthirsty army of the undead created by the Nazis using genetic experimentation on prisoners of war and people with mental disorders. Alongside the carnage of the trenches and terror of combat, the oncoming Allied soldiers are now faced with battling an ever-expanding and near indestructible hoard of zombies. They have just one night to save their own lives and escape the soulless grip of their lifeless enemy, or face becoming part of the zombie army themselves."

Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead is available now on DVD and Amazon Video.

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

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

"Last season, 'Fear the Walking Dead' explored a blended family who watched a burning, dead city as they traversed a devastated Los Angeles. In Season 2, the group aboard the Abigail is unaware of the true breadth and depth of the apocalypse that surrounds them; they assume there is still a chance that some city, state, or nation might be unaffected some place that the Infection has not reached. But as Operation Cobalt goes into full effect, the military bombs the Southland to cleanse it of the Infected, driving the Dead toward the sea. As Madison, Travis, Daniel, and their grieving families head for ports unknown, they will discover that the water may be no safer than land."

Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Amazon Video.

New On Blu: Dead Rising: Endgame

New this week from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is Dead Rising: Endgame, directed by Pat Williams, and starring Jesse Metcalfe, Keegan Connor Tracy, Jessica Harmon, and Dennis Haysbert.

"After narrowly escaping a zombie quarantine, Chase (Jesse Metcalfe) can’t shake the guilt of having left a trusted colleague behind. Now, as he heads back into the quarantine to expose the architects of the outbreak, he will uncover a secret more evil than he could have imagined. With mass annihilation looming, Chase—along with a group of dubious allies—slices, hacks and bludgeons his way through the zombie hordes that plague the abandoned city. Our heroes will have to confront their most gruesome nightmares in order to save millions of innocent lives, including their own. Also stars Dennis Haysbert, Billy Zane, Marie Avgeropoulos (“The 100”) and Keegan Connor Tracy (“Once Upon a Time”)."

Dead Rising: Endgame is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Amazon Video.

New On Blu: Return of the Living Dead 3

New this week from Lionsgate is the Vestron Video Collector's Series edition of Return of the Living Dead 3, directed by Brian Yuzna, and starring J. Trevor Edmond, Mindy Clarke, James T. Callahan, Sarah Douglas, and Kent McCord.

"In RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD: PART II, the chemical Trioxin turned people into flesh-eating zombies. Now, the government is trying to control these unstoppable cannibalistic killers in RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3. When a young man uses the chemical to bring his girlfriend back to life after a motorcycle accident, she is driven to eat the only thing that will nourish her... human brains! She tries to stop her own feeding frenzy but a chain reaction has already begun, as hordes of undead are unleashed from their graves!"

Special features include:

Audio Commentary with Director Brian Yuzna
Audio Commentary with Star Melinda Clarke and Special Effects Supervisor Tom Rainone
Ashes To Ashes – A Conversation with Director Brian Yuzna and Screenwriter John Penney
Living Dead Girl – An interview with Actress Melinda Clarke
Romeo Is Bleeding – An Interview with Actor J. Trevor Edmond
Trimark & Trioxin – Interviews with Production Executive David Tripet and Editor Chris Roth
The Resurrected Dead – Interviews with Special Make-up Effects Designers Steve Johnson and Chris Nelson
Storyboard Gallery
Still Gallery

Return of the Living Dead 3 is available now on Blu-ray.

New On Blu: Amigo Undead

New this week from Gravitas Ventures is Amigo Undead, directed by Ryan Nagata and starring Randall Park, Josh Fadem, and Steve Agee.

"Amigo Undead is the story of Kevin Ostrowski as he attempts to reconcile with his estranged, underachieving brother Norm on a camping trip. They're accompanied by several of Norm's unusual friends. When one of these friends dies accidentally, the decision is made to bury him out in the desert with some very unforeseen supernatural consequences."

Amigo Undead is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Amazon Video.

New On DVD: Daylight's End

New this week from Lionsgate is Daylight's End, directed by William Kaufman, and starring Johnny Strong, Lance Heriksen, Louis Mandylor, and Farah White.

"Years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures, a rogue drifter on a vengeful hunt stumbles across a band of survivors in an abandoned police station – and reluctantly agrees to help them defend themselves and escape to the sanctuary they so desperately need."

Daylight's End is available now on DVD and Amazon Video.

New On Blu: Bride of Re-Animator (2-Disc Special Edition)

New this week from Arrow Video is the 2-Disc Special Edition of Bride of Re-Animator, directed by Brian Yuzna, and starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones, Fabiana Udenio, and Kathleen Kinmont.

"The success of Stuart Gordon’s hit horror-comedy Re-animator meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, Bride of Re-animator – this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (Society, Return of the Living Dead 3) – would prove that there was a good deal more life left in the story of Dr. Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits.

It is 8 years since the Miskatonic massacre. Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr. West (again played by Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life – starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan’s dearly deceased, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong?

With special effects master Screaming Mad George (the man behind the infamous “shunting” sequence in Society) on hand to contribute a host of characteristically weird and wonderful creations – including zombified bats and a one-eyed finger spider – Bride of re-animator is a more than worthy successor to Gordon’s original cult classic."

This special edition includes:

- Brand new 2K restoration of the Unrated version, approved by director Brian Yuzna

- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

- Brand new audio commentary with Brian Yuzna

- Audio Commentary with Brian Yuzna, star Jeffrey Combs, visual effects supervisor Tom Rainone and the effects team including John Carl Buechler, Mike Deak, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George

- Audio Commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott

- Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-animator brand new featurette in which the director looks back at the making of the first Re-animator sequel

- Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-animator brand new FX featurette with a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Robert Kurtzman of KNB, Screaming Mad George, Tony Doublin and John Carl Buechler

- Getting Ahead in Horror archive making-of featurette

- Deleted Scenes

- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

Bride of Re-Animator (2-Disc Special Edition) is available now on Blu-ray.

New On Blu: The Astro-Zombies

New this week from Kino Lorber is The Astro-Zombies, directed by Ted V. Mikels, and starring Wendell Corey, John Carradine, Tom Pace, and Tura Satana.

"Newly Re-mastered in HD! A film that has it all… a mad astro-scientist (John Carradine, House of the Long Shadows) reviving corpses at his laboratory; two gore-crazed, solar-powered killer robot zombies; a bloody trail of girl-next-door victims; Chinese communist spies; deadly Mexican secret agents led by the insanely voluptuous Tura Satana (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) and intrepid CIA agent Wendell Corey (The Killer is Loose) hot on their trail and trying to figure it all out! This cult favorite was written, produced and directed by cult legend, Ted Mikels (One Shocking Moment, Blood Orgy of the She-Devils) melds into a high-powered fusion the films of Ed Wood, Russ Meyer and George Romero with undead cannibal gore chills… hot-pants sexploitation thrills… '60's sci-fi mumbo-jumbo and Cold War espionage intrigue."

The Astro-Zombies is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

New On DVD: Zombie Armageddon: I Heard the Darkness

New this week from Alpha Video is Zombie Armageddon: I Heard the Darkness, directed by Tye Wilson, and starring Allen Thatcher, Lee Ellis, and Brad Davis.

"A mysterious epidemic has turned half of the country's population into zombies. Scientists work around the clock to find a cure. The Eastern seaboard is sealed off to prevent further spread of this gruesome contagion. A few brave soldiers caught in the contaminated zone struggle to keep hordes of the undead from feasting upon the flesh on the living. Sergeant Daniels, separated from his unit, comes into possession of a vaccine that can fight the disease. Desperate to get it to civilization, he finds himself under fire from his own men. Daniels is about to learn the shocking truth behind the plague that has turned the land of the free into a kingdom of rotting corpses…"

Zombie Armageddon: I Heard the Darkness is available now on DVD.

New On Blu: Zombie Resurrection

New this week from FilmRise is Zombie Resurrection, directed by Jake Hawkins and Andy Phelps, and starring Simon Burbage, Eric Colvin, Jim Sweeney, Danny Brown, and Jade Colucci.

"Fifteen months after the apocalypse, a group of survivors is forced to take refuge in an abandoned school, where they encounter a mysterious zombie with the power to bring the undead back to life."

Zombie Resurrection is available now on Blu-ray.

New On Blu: How to Kill a Zombie

New this week from FilmRise is How to Kill a Zombie, directed by Tiffany McLean, and starring Bill Steven McLean, Ben McLean, and Hannah Elaine Perry.

"Mack and Jesse are a father-son survivalist team in the making. A sudden outbreak of zombies centers on an office building, trapping the occupants. Mack and Jesse happen upon the scene on their way to their underground bunker. Against Mack's better judgment, they stop to try to help. The situation becomes grim as zombies breach the building and the office workers are picked off. Mack and Jesse lead the remaining group to safety as they plow through the zombie-infested garage in the company van."

How to Kill a Zombie is available now on Blu-ray.

New On DVD: Not Another Zombie Movie

New this week from Maverick Entertainment Group is Not Another Zombie Movie, directed by Donte Williams and Black Jack Johnson, and starring Black Jack Johnson, Jay Davis, and Will Cummings III.

"Franklin and Mike find themselves trapped in the undead-infested Cyrene City, where they must attempt to lead a group of unconventional survivors to safety. As they join forces with the likes of a pregnant woman, a moronic arms dealer, and a mentally challenged man, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombie mayhem. While this uprising of zombies has overwhelmed the city, Mr. Roberts, the CEO of R2 Pharmaceuticals, has sent in a team of mercenaries known as the S.I.E.G.E into Cyrene City to recover the only known antidote for his own financial gain."

Not Another Zombie Movie is available now on DVD and Amazon Video.

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