Here’s a lit­tle news on of the more unusu­al hor­ror releas­es com­ing out for the Halloween sea­son. On September 27th, Shout Factory will release the Vampires Mummies & Monsters Collection, an inter­est­ing 2-disc hor­ror col­lec­tion drawn from Roger Corman’s film cat­a­log.  This set pairs 2 films from the ear­li­est days of New World Pictures — Lady Frankenstein and The Velvet Vampire — with two items from Corman’s 1980’s era in the form of Time Walker and Grotesque.  All titles except Grotesque will fea­ture new anamor­phic trans­fers and a num­ber of new bonus fea­tures will also be includ­ed.  Read on for all the schlock-hor­ror details…

Get Ready for All-Night Marathon with Four Tales of Terror!

SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENTS

ROGER CORMAN’S CULT CLASSICS:

VAMPIRES, MUMMIES & MONSTERS  2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION

THE VELVET VAMPIRE 

LADY FRANKENSTEIN  (Theatrical Cut and A Longer International Cut)

GROTESQUE

TIME WALKER

OWN IT ON DVD SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

Featuring new anamorphic widescreen transfers and bonus features!

In The Velvet Vampire, a cou­ple accepts an invi­ta­tion from the mys­te­ri­ous Diane LeFanu (Celeste Yarnall, The Mechanic) to vis­it her in her seclud­ed desert estate. Unaware that Diane is actu­al­ly a cen­turies-old vam­pire, the cou­ple soon real­ize that they are both the objects of her seduc­tion and crav­ings …

When Baron Frankenstein is killed by his cre­ation, his daugh­ter Tania (Rosalba Neri, a/k/a Sarah Bay) cre­ates her own crea­ture using the bril­liant mind of her assis­tant and the body of her dimwit­ted ser­vant in Lady Frankenstein . She not only ends up with the per­fect lover, but one that can destroy her father’s killer. Also star­ring Joseph Cotten (The Third Man) as Baron Frankenstein.

Lisa (Linda BlairThe Exorcist) was look­ing for­ward to a nice, relax­ing vaca­tion at the fam­i­ly cab­in, but instead she bears wit­ness to the bru­tal death of her friends and fam­i­ly at the hands of a group of mind­less punks in Grotesque . As the thugs close in on Lisa, they don’t real­ize they are about to come face to face with some­thing far more hor­ri­fy­ing than them­selves

From deep with­in the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, Professor Douglas McCadden ships the coffin of Ankh-Vanharis to the California Institute of Sciences, where X-rays reveal five dia­mond­like crys­tals hid­den with­in the coffin. Technician Peter Sharpe steals the crys­tals, but he doesn’t notice that the pow­er­ful X-ray has revived a green fun­gus. When the coffin is opened at a uni­ver­si­ty press con­fer­ence, the reporters uncov­er more than they bar­gained for. The mum­my has dis­ap­peared … the Time Walker is alive again!  ($24.97 SRP).

SPECIAL FEATURES

The Velvet Vampire

·        New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)

·        Audio Commentary with Celeste Yarnall

·        Trailer

Lady Frankenstein

·        New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)

·        Two Versions: Theatrical Cut and a longer International Cut

·        Trailers

·        TV spots

Time Walker

·        New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)

·        Interview with Kevin Brophy and pro­duc­er Dimitri Villard

·        Trailer

THE VELVET VAMPIRE

A New World Pictures Release

Starring MICHAEL BLODGETT – SHERRY MILES and CELESTE YARNALL

Written by MAURICE JULES & CHARLES S. SWARTZ & STEPHANIE ROTHMAN – Produced by CHARLES S. SWARTZ

Directed by STEPHANIE ROTHMAN

NEW WORLD PICTURES presents LADY FRANKENSTEIN

Starring JOSEPH COTTEN – ROSALBA NERI – MICKEY HARGITAY – PAUL MULLER

Produced by HARRY CUSHING – Directed by MEL WELLES

UNITED FILMMAKERS GROUP presents GROTESQUE

Starring LINDA BLAIR  TAB HUNTER  DONNA WILKES with CHARLES DIERKOP as Matson

and GUY STOCKWELL as Orville Krugar

Associate Producers LINCOLN TATE & LINDA BLAIR  Screenplay by MIKEL ANGEL

Executive Producers MAURICE SMITH and RAY STERLING

Produced by MIKE LANE and CHUCK MORRELL  Directed by JOE TORNATORE

TIME WALKER – A DIMITRI VILLARD Production

In asso­ci­a­tion with WESCOM PRODUCTIONS, INC.

Starring BEN MURPHY  NINA AXELROD  KEVIN BROPHY  JAMES KAREN

Music Composed by RICHARD BAND – Story by JASON WILLIAMS and TOM FRIEDMAN

Screenplay by TOM FRIEDMAN and KAREN LEVITT  Executive Producer ROBERT A. SHAHEEN

Produced by DIMITRI VILLARD and JASON WILLIAMS – Directed by TOM KENNEDY

Vampires, Mummies & Monsters Collection [4-Film Feature]

Vampires, Mummies & Monsters Collection [4-Film Feature]

Vampires, Mummies & Monsters Collection [4-Film Feature]      In The Velvet Vampire, a cou­ple accepts an invi­ta­tion from the mys­te­ri­ous Diane LeFanu (Celeste Yarnall, The Mechanic) to vis­it her in her seclud­ed desert estate. Unaware that Diane is actu­al­ly a cen­turies-old vam­pire, the cou­ple soon real­ize that they are both the objects of her seduc­tion and cravings…When Baron Frankenstein is killed by his cre­ation, his daugh­ter Tania (Rosalba Neri, aka Sarah Bay) cre­ates her own crea­ture using the bril­liant mind of her assis­tant and the body of her dimwit­ted ser­vant in Lady Frankenstein. She not only ends up with the per­fect lover, but one that can destroy her father’s killer. Also star­ring Joseph Cotten (The Third Man) as Baron Frankenstein.Lisa (Linda Blair, The Exorcist) was look­ing for­ward to a nice, relax­ing vaca­tion at the fam­i­ly cab­in, but instead she bears wit­ness to the bru­tal death of her friends and fam­i­ly at the hands of a group of mind­less punks in Grotesque. As the thugs close in on Lisa, they don’t real­ize they are about to come face to face with some­thing far more hor­ri­fy­ing than themselves.From deep with­in the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, Professor Douglas McCadden ships the coffin of Ankh-Vanharis to the California Institute of Sciences, where X-rays reveal five dia­mond­like crys­tals hid­den with­in the coffin. Technician Peter Sharpe steals the crys­tals, but he doesn’t notice that the pow­er­ful X-ray has revived a green fun­gus. When the coffin is opened at a uni­ver­si­ty press con­fer­ence, the reporters uncov­er more than they bar­gained for. The mum­my has dis­ap­peared … the Time Walker is alive again!