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New On DVD: The Zombie King

New this week from Shami Media Group is The Zombie King, directed by Aidan Belizaire, and starring Edward Furlong and Corey Feldman.

"Samuel Peters once an ordinary man, dabbles within the laws of voodoo to bring his wife back from the grave, he soon encounters the God of malevolence 'Kalfu', where he makes a pact with him to destroy the underworld and bring chaos to earth; in return he will become 'The Zombie King' and walk the earth for eternity with his departed wife. Seven days before the rise of the Dark Moon, Samuel Peters (The Zombie King) calls upon Kalfu to raise seven of the recently departed, where their souls must be held on earth for seven days. With the ever growing horde of zombies, they begin to completely wipe out a countryside town. Once the Government get wind of what is going on, they set a perimeter around the town area and employ a shoot on sight policy. Trapped within the town, the locals and unlikely bunch of misfits fight for their lives, and the remaining humans soon realise that they have to unite in order to survive. Seeking sanctuary in a local church, they discover a bizarre disturbed priest where he gives them the knowledge of 'The Zombie King'. Can our hero's unravel the clues in time and survive or will The Zombie King and his horde of zombies rise on the night of the dark moon?"

The Zombie King is available now on DVD.

New On Blu: The Return of the Living Dead (Collector's Edition)

New this week from Scream Factory is The Return of the Living Dead (Collector's Edition), directed by  Dan O'Bannon, and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Jewel Shepard, and Linnea Quigley.

"On his first day on the job at a medical supply warehouse, poor Freddy (Thom Mathews) unwittingly releases toxic gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas reanimates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger... for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!"

Special features include:

    • 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
    • Audio Commentary With Gary Smart (Co-author Of The Complete History Of The Return Of The Living Dead) And Chris Griffiths
    •  Audio Commentary With Actors Thom Mathews, John Philbin And Make-up Effects Artist Tony Gardner
    • Audio Commentary With Director Dan O'Bannon And Production Designer William Stout
    • Audio Commentary With The Cast And Crew Featuring Production Designer William Stout And Actors Don Calfa, Linnea Quigley, Brian Peck, Beverly Randolph, Allan Trautman
    • The Decade Of Darkness – Featurette On '80s Horror Films (23 minutes)
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • TV Spots
    • Still Gallery – Posters, Lobby Cards, Movie Stills And Behind-The-Scenes Photos
    • Still Gallery – Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Special Make-up Effects Artist Kenny Myers' Personal Collection
    • Zombie Subtitles For The Film
    • In Their Own Words – The Zombies Speak
    • NEW The FX Of The Living Dead With Production Designer William Stout, FX Make-up Artists William Munns, Tony Gardner, Kenny Myers And Craig Caton-Largnet, Visual Effects Artists Bret Mixon And Gene Warren Jr. And Actor Brian Peck (Expanded Version) (30 minutes)
    • Party Time: The Music Of The Return Of The Living Dead With Music Consultants Budd Carr And Steve Pross And Soundtrack Artists Dinah Cancer (45 Grave), Chris D (The Flesh Eaters), Roky Erickson, Karl Moet (SSQ), Joe Wood (T.S.O.L.), Mark Robertson (Tall Boys) Plus Musicians Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) And John Sox (The F.U.'s, Straw Dogs) (Expanded Version) (30 minutes)
    • HORROR'S HALLOWED GROUNDS – Revisiting The Locations Of The Film
    • The Return Of The Living Dead Workprint – Includes 20 minutes Of Additional Footage (In Standard Definition)
    • More Brains: A Return To The Living Dead – The Definitive Documentary On The Return Of The Living Dead (120 minutes)
    • A Conversation With Dan O'Bannon – His Final Interview (28 minutes)
    • The Origins Of The Living Dead – An Interview With John A. Russo (16 minutes)
    • The Return Of The Living Dead – The Dead Have Risen – Interviews With Cast Members Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Brian Peck, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, Linnea Quigley And More… (21 minutes)
    • Designing The Dead – Interviews With Writer/Director Dan O'Bannon And Production Designer William Stout (15 minutes)

Scream Factory notes:

"For our new transfer, we went back to the original audio tracks to create a new soundtrack. Unfortunately, one song – “Dead Beat Dance” by The Damned – could not be cleared for inclusion on our release. However, the rest of the soundtrack will contain the audio as heard during the film’s original theatrical run."

The Return of the Living Dead (Collector's Edition) is available now on Blu-ray.

New On DVD: Clash of the Dead

New this week from Uncork'd Entertainment is Clash of the Dead aka World War Dead: Rise of the Fallen, written and directed by Freddie Hutton-Mills and Bart Ruspoli, and starring Kacey Clarke and Ray Panthaki.

"100 years after World War I, at the sight of a fierce and bloody battle where thousands of men were killed, a team of investigators have traveled to France to attempt to unravel the rumors of unexplained mysteries from the blood-stained battlefield. What they find is the battle isn't over and the unthinkable happens when the undead are uncovered from their final resting place."

Clash of the Dead is available now on DVD and Amazon Video.

New On DVD: Me and My Mates Vs. the Zombie Apocalypse

New this week from Lightyear Video is Me and My Mates Vs. the Zombie Apocalypse, written and directed by Declan Shrubb, and starring Jim Jefferies, Greg Fleet, and Alex Williamson.

"Three Australian telecom tradesman find themselves trapped in a telephone exchange during the onset of a zombie apocalypse."

Me and My Mates Vs. the Zombie Apocalypse is available now on DVD and Amazon Video.

New On DVD: Dead 7

New this week from The Asylum is Dead 7, directed by Danny Roew, and starring Nick Carter, Carrie Keegan, Joey Fatone, Howie Dorough, and A.J. McLean.

"Starring an ensemble cast of music s biggest Pop Stars, a ragtag band of assassins team up to rid a small town of a zombie plague in the post-apocalyptic West."

Dead 7 is available now on DVD.

New On Blu: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

New this week from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, inspired by Jane Austen's novel, written and directed by Burr Steers, and starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, and Lena Headey.

"A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all."

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is available now on Blu-ray4K, DVD, and Amazon Video.

New On Blu: Cannon Fodder

New this week from Screen Media is Cannon Fodder, a 2014 zombie film from Israel, written and directed by Eitan Gafny, and starring Liron Levo and Emos Ayeno.

"Doron Geva, a security operative, is sent into Lebanon to capture the leader of the terrorist organization of Hezbollah. Very soon he discovers that there is a new and unknown enemy is to be dealt with. Doron has to deal with an impending I.D.F attack and a bloodthirsty enemy. It’s up to him to wage a new war, to find an antidote, get back across the border, before the Middle East conflict is changed forever."

Cannon Fodder is available now on Blu-ray.

New On DVD: Zombie Decadence

New this week from Full Moon Features is Zombie Decadence, directed by Alex Nicolaou and starring Circus-Szalewski, Eve Mauro, Victoria Levine, and Adriana Sephora.

"The Tough Titty is a strip club that's seen better days. But tonight it's gonna see a whole lot worse. Spider has been losing money on his business for years. Now it's finally getting the traffic he's always wanted... unfortunately, most of his patrons are undead. With a sudden outbreak of the zombie virus, Vanilla, Bambi, and Sugar Hills deal with the disaster the way only a stripper can. Blood and braziers go flying, in this exciting horror-comedy."

This film was previously released as Zombies vs. Strippers.

Zombie Decadence is available now on DVD.

New On DVD: Texas Voodoo Zombies

New this week from Maverick Entertainment Group is Texas Voodoo Zombies, directed by Victor McGlothin and starring Garrick Thomas, Sarah Umoh, Jon Ball, and Dehn Donahue.

"Ex-con Doobie Jones is faced with a dilemma, find a real job or go back to jail. Just when he thinks his luck has changed, Voodoo priestess Sabrina, casts a spell converting a deadly concoction into a powerful zombie formula. He has a tough decision to make, stand and fight, or run like hell."

Texas Voodoo Zombies is available now on DVD.

Zombies Enter the Video Vortex Tonight at the Alamo Drafthouse

The Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers is pulling out their VHS copy of Zombie Army for a screening in their Video Vortex series tonight.

Directed by Betty Stapleford and written by Roger Scearce, Zombie Army, released in 1991, was shot on video in Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Alamo Drafthouse says:

"It features exploding heads, guts-thrown-on-walls, samurai sword attacks, tiny tanks being driven through tiny hallways, two randos having awkward sex in a bunker, and songs with titles like “Stinky Loving” and “You Zlay Me.” Plus, when the initial batch of soldiers is obliterated by the legion of gut-chompers, the government calls in an all-women battle squad to do the job right. This makes ZOMBIE ARMY the first -- and only -- feminist shot-on-video zombie movie!"

The Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers is located at 2548 Central Park Avenue in Yonkers, NY. You can buy tickets at the box office or online.

New On Blu: Bride of Re-Animator

New this week from Arrow Video is a three disc limited edition set for Bride of Re-Animator, directed by Brian Yuzna, and starring Jeffrey Combs, Jack Abbott, Fabiana Udeino, Claude Earl Jones, and David Gale.


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 and Producer of the original Re-animator) - 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.


Brand new 2K restorations of the Unrated and R-rated versions of the film, approved by director Brian Yuzna

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

Limited Edition Collector s Booklet

Limited Edition Packaging to be revealed


Brand new 2K restoration of the Unrated version

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 Buechler, Mike Deak, Bob 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 Buechler

Getting Ahead in Horror - archive making-of featurette

Deleted Scenes


Brand new 2K restoration of the R-rated version

Bride of Re-Animator is available now on Blu-ray/DVD.

New On DVD: Fear The Dead Collection

New this week from Echo Bridge is the Fear the Dead Collection, a ten film compilation of zombie and post-apocalyptic movies.

The collection includes:

To Survive 
Jonathan, a lone drifter, begins to take on responsibility for a group of apocalypse survivors. But will the dangers of the empty countryside kill his chance at love and family? 

Matt Owens, a bounty hunter, kidnaps a fugitive from a law officer (Mark Hamill). To avoid detection, Owens flies into a post-apocalypse slipstream. Now he'll have to face the law, a religious cult that holds the winds sacred, and the unknowns of the slipstream... 

Rise of the Undead 
The nation has collapsed, leaving a room full of strangers filled with dread and uncertainty. Venturing into the apocalyptic world without a plan, the group soon realizes they aren't the only ones who have survived—there are zombies everywhere. 

The Devil's Messenger 
The devil (Lon Chaney Jr.) sends his right-hand henchman to Earth to execute a final, apocalyptic plot: detonate a 500 megaton bomb, destroy all of mankind, and fill the chambers of hell with tormented souls. 

Night Train to Terror 
An unsuspecting rock band boards a train bound for nowhere, while two illustrious presences, God and Satan, swap macabre tales and discuss the fate of the train's passengers. 

The Invaders: Genesis 
In this post-apocalyptic world, Officer David Orwell sets off on the run after he discovers that he's fighting for a corrupt and deadly system. 

The rural life of two brothers is upended by a deadly secret in this apocalyptic zombie thriller.  

Population 2 
Alone in a post-apocalyptic world, Lilith clings to the memories of love and betrayal of her past life. 

The Rising Dead 
Survivors of "The Plague" are surrounded by zombies in a tropical destination, relying solely on the fearlessness of their leader, John Blake, to keep them safe.  

Rabid Rage 
When Josh's friend, Danny, is diagnosed with cancer, Josh feels that he needs a fun-filled trip to the woods. So, before he begins his first round of chemotherapy, Danny and a group of buddies head off to camp and party. But the party is over before it even starts when they encounter an aggressive zombie-like man, foaming at the mouth.

Fear the Dead Collection is available now on DVD.

New On DVD: Teenage Zombies

New this week from Vinegar Syndrome is the double feature disc Revenge of the Virgins / Teenage Zombies.

A group of teenagers are held captive by a crazed doctor after they discover an evil plot involving fiendish experiments to try to rule the world! Director Jerry Warren was a 1950s B Movie mainstay and his film TEENAGE ZOMBIES has been restored from its original 35mm camera negative!

And also included on the disc:

Director Peter Perry’s bizarre nudie western tells the story of a tribe of topless female Indians battling backstabbing gold prospectors. The screenplay was co-written by the blundering master himself Ed Wood and now Vinegar Syndrome presents this early nudie classic newly restored from its 35mm camera negatives in widescreen.

Revenge of the Virgins / Teenage Zombies is available now on DVD.

New On Blu: My Boyfriend's Back

New this week from Mill Creek Entertainment is My Boyfriend's Back, directed by Bob Balaban, and starring Andrew Lowery, Traci Lind, Danny Zorn, Edward Herrmann, Mary Beth Hurt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Paul Dooley.

"Teenager Johnny Dingle will do anything to keep his date with the hottest girl in school - even come back from the grave! You see, Johnny had the perfect scheme to win the heart of Missy McCloud, the town beauty. Unfortunately, Johnny's scam goes sour and he winds up dead! Even so, Johnny's determined to keep his date - unaware of the hilarity waiting for him upon his return! See for yourself why everyone's dying to see this outlandishly funny comedy!"

My Boyfriend's Back is available now on Blu-ray.

New On DVD: Zoombies

New this week from The Asylum is Zoombies, directed by Glenn Miller and stars Isaac Anderson, Marcus Anderson, Andrew Asper, Ione Butler, Brianna Joy Chomer, Kaiwi Lyman, and Kim Nielsen.

"When a strange virus quickly spreads through a safari park and turns all the zoo animals undead, those left in the park must stop the creatures before they escape and zombify the whole city."

Special features include a featurette, gag reel, and trailer.

Zoombies is available now on DVD.

New On DVD: Lust of the Dead 4

New this week from Tokyo Shock is Lust of the Dead 4, directed by Naoyuki Tomomatsu, and starring Yui Aikawa, Asami, and Megu Fujiura.

"In a chaotic post-apocalyptic world, men are turning into sex-crazed zombies when exposed to a mysterious virus. The only hope for the future is for a group
of survivors to travel to the past and prevent the initial outbreak. But can they discover the source of the virus and destroy it in time?"

Lust of the Dead 4 is available now on DVD.

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.

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