Chosen Survivors (1974)

Blu-ray Street Date: October 4, 2016
Blu-ray SRP $29.95
Blu-ray UPC 738329206437
Genre: Horror
Rating PG
Runtime 99 min
Director: Sutton Roley
Starring: Jackie Cooper, Alex Cord, Richard Jaeckel, Bradford Dillman, Diana Muldaur

Synopsis: They are mankind’s last hope… and the ter­ror has only just begun! After a dev­as­tat­ing glob­al nuclear holo­caust, a care­ful­ly select­ed group of 11 cit­i­zens are sent deep into the bow­els of Planet Earth, where they will remain until it is safe to return to the sur­face and start re-pop­u­lat­ing the world! But some­thing else is lurk­ing in this sub­ter­ranean refuge…a dead­ly, ram­pag­ing of inhu­man ter­ror that won’t stop until it has exter­mi­nat­ed them all, one by one! TV vet­er­an Sutton Roley (Combat, Mannix) direct­ed clas­sic Sci-Fi thriller star­ring Jackie Cooper (Superman II), Alex Cord (The Brotherhood), Richard Jaeckel (The Dirty Dozen), Bradford Dillman (The Enforcer), Pedro Armendariz Jr. (Chisum), Diana Muldaur (McQ), Lincoln Kilpatrick (The Omega Man) and Barbara Babcock (Back Roads).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith

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The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)

Blu-ray Street Date: October 4, 2016
Blu-ray SRP $29.95

Blu-ray UPC 738329206468
Genre: Horror
Rating NR
Runtime 62 min
Director Terence Fisher
Stsrring Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price, Thorley Walters, Vanda Godsell
Synopsis: Their tar­get: Humanity. Their mis­sion: Total Annihilation! The world has just been dec­i­mat­ed by an unstop­pable, mer­ci­less army of killer robots, and mil­lions of inno­cent souls have been wiped out! Only a hand­ful of sur­vivors have man­aged to escape the dead­ly alien apoc­a­lypse, and they must endure a non-stop strug­gle to save them­selves from destruc­tion, and some­how find a way to defeat the maraud­ing death machi­nes… before the entire human race becomes extinct! Legendary Hammer direc­tor Terence Fisher (Horror of Dracula) direct­ed this Sci-Fi thriller writ­ten by Harry Spalding (Chosen Survivors) under the pseu­do­nym Henry Cross and star­ring Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price and Thorley Walters.

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith | Animated Photo Montage

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The Astro Zombies (1968) with RiffTrax® Commentary

Newly Re-mas­tered in HD!

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 11, 2016
DVD SRP $19.95
DVD UPC 738329204013
Blu-ray SRP $29.95
Blu-ray UPC 738329204020
Genre: Horror
Rating: NR
Runtime: 91 min
Director: Ted V. Mikels
Starring Wendell Corey, John Carradine, Tura Satana, Tom Pace, Joan Patrick

Synopsis: 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.

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Writer/Producer/Director Ted V. Mikels | RiffTrax® Commentary by Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett | Audio Commentary by Horror Cinema Historian Chris Alexander | Original Theatrical Trailer

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The Pit (1981)

Brand New 2K Restoration!

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 18, 2016
DVD SRP $19.95

DVD UPC 738329205072

Blu-ray SRP $29.95

Blu-ray UPC 738329205089

Genre: Horror

Rating: R

Runtime: 96 min

Director: Lew Lehman

Starring: Sammy Snyders, Jeannie Elias, Sonja Smith, Laura Hollingsworth, Richard Alden

Synopsis: Jamie wouldn’t kill any­one… unless Teddy told him to! Twelve-year-old Jamie (Sammy Snyders, Tom Sawyer of TV’s Huckleberry Finn and His Friends) is one creepy kid… he has a per­verse obses­sion with sex, his only friend is an evil ted­dy bear, and he’s the only one who knows about the hole in the forest where he feeds raw meat to a rav­en­ous pack of mutant troglodytes. Jamie will teach every­one a lesson: the kids who teased and bul­lied him, the mean old lady down the street, even his pret­ty new babysit­ter. Soon they — and his entire town — will face the flesh-eat­ing hor­ror of The Pit! The one and only direc­to­ri­al effort by Lew Lehman with a script by doc­u­men­tar­i­an Ian A. Stuart and fea­tur­ing a won­der­ful cast that includes Jeannie Elias (Nomads), Sonja Smith (Videodrome) and Richard Alden (The Sadist).

Special Features: Interview with Star Sammy Snyders | Interview with Star Jeannie Elias | Interview with Screenwriter Ian A. Stuart | Interview with Composer Victor Davies | Audio Commentary by Film Historians Paul Corupe and Jason Pichonsky

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