Schlock-Wire: Check Out Kino’s Lineup Of October Horror & Sci-Fi Blu-Rays

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



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



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


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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