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!