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1989 film Little Monsters on Blu-ray in September

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The 1989 cult-classic film Little Monsters is officially making its debut to Blu-ray Disc on September 15th, via Vestron Video & Lionsgate. The film, directed by Richard Greenberg, starred Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton, Rick Ducommun, Frank Whaley, and Ben Savage. Tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound. A digital copy of the film will be included. You can now find the Blu-ray is available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • *NEW* Audio Commentary with Jarret Gahan, Editor-in-Chief of CultofMonster.com
  • *NEW* Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composer David Newman
  • *NEW* “Call Him Maurice” – An Interview with Actor Howie Mandel
  • *NEW* “Beneath the Bed” – An Interview with Producer Andrew Licht
  • *NEW* “Monsters Big & Small” – An Interview with Special Makeup Effects Creator Robert Short
  • *NEW* Vintage Interviews with Actors Fred Savage, Ben Savage, Special Makeup Effects Creator Robert Short, and Director Richard Alan Greenberg
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • “Making Maurice” – Vintage Footage of Howie Mandel’s Makeup Transformation
  • Vintage EPK & VHS Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray debut of the film.

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David Cronenberg film Shivers on Blu-ray September

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The 1975 David Cronenberg film Shivers is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 15th, via Vestron Video & Lionsgate. The cult-classic horror/sci-fi movie, both written & directed by Cronenberg, starred Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, and Barbara Steele. Tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio Mono sound. A digital copy of the film will be included. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • *NEW* Audio Commentary with Writer-Director David Cronenberg and Co-Producer Don Carmody
  • *NEW* “Mind Over Matter” – An Interview with Writer-Director David Cronenberg
  • *NEW* “Good Night Nurse” – An Interview with Actress Lynn Lowry
  • *NEW* “Outside and Within” – An Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Creator Joe Blasco
  • *NEW* “Celebrating Cinépix” – An Interview with Greg Dunning
  • Archival 1998 David Cronenberg Interview
  • Still Gallery with Optional Archival Audio Interview with Executive Producer John Dunning
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement including more details about this upcoming Blu-ray release of the film.

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Stephen King film “Maximum Overdrive” is definitely coming to Blu-ray in October

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The 1986 Stephen King written & directed film Maximum Overdrive is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 23rd via Vestron Video (distributed by Lionsgate). We now have yet another retailer listing it with cover art and details about the bonus materials set to be included.

UPDATE: The title has now officially been announced and we were spot-on accurate with the date. Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio Stereo sound.

The title is now available for PRE-ORDER over at the following retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, and DiabolikDVD – where we find the cover art (pictured above) and the list of bonus materials set to be included on the “Collectors Series” release. Those bonus materials are listed below.

  • NEW: Audio Commentary with Writer Tony Magistrale, Author of Hollywood’s Steven King
  • NEW: Audio Commentary by Actor and Comedian Jonah Ray and Blumhouse Film Executive Ryan Turek
  • NEW: “Truck Stop Tales” Featurette – An Interview with Producer Martha De Laurentiis
  • NEW: “Rage Against the Machines” Featurette – An Interview with Actress Laura Harrington
  • NEW: “Honeymoon Horrors” Featurette – Interviews with Actor John Short and Actress Yeardley Smith
  • NEW: “Maximum Carnage” Featurette – An Interview with Make-Up Effects Creator Dean Gates
  • “A Kid in King’s Court” Featurette – An Interview with Actor Holter Graham
  • NEW: “The Wilmington Factor” Featurette – A Look Back at the Filming of Maximum Overdrive with Members of the Production Crew in North Carolina
  • NEW: “Who Made Who?” Featurette – An Interview with Murray Engleheart, Co-Author of AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll
  • NEW: “Goblin Resurrectus” Featurette – The Restoration of the Happy Toyz Golbin
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

As we had previously reported earlier this month in the form of a rumor that seemed to get more and more likely to be confirmed, it’s safe to say we can pretty much confirm this without even Lionsgate or Vestron Video themselves even announcing it, with as much as we have to go on now. Credit goes to our friend Dawn of the Discs for bringing this to my attention, from the point of the initial rumor, all the way up to now. The trailer for this release (on YouTube) can be found further below, after the break, along with the official announcement.

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RUMOR: Stephen King film “Maximum Overdrive” coming to Blu-ray in October

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The 1986 Stephen King written & directed film “Maximum Overdrive” starring Emilio Estevez is rumored to be coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 23rd, likely from Vestron Video (distributed by Lionsgate). We got this RUMOR originally from our Twitter friend Dawn of the Discs in the tweet below, which shows a new featurette from Vestron Video and Red Shirt Pictures featured on video website Vimeo – originally reported by our friends over at Bloody-Disgusting.

There were actually a few videos up of featurettes from Red Shirt Pictures on Vimeo, before they were all made private. There was even footage shown of the film in high definition, but nothing stating that it had received any new scan or restoration. Here’s where it gets even more interesting. I’m told that, “the entire 98 minutes 37 seconds (Theatrical Cut) of the film was up on the site and could be viewed by anyone that checked.

So here’s where the rumor meets some real validity. The listing over at Barnes & Noble with an October 23rd release date, really makes me think this is more than a rumor.

UPDATE #2: This is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon with the very same October 23rd release date. This rumor is pretty much now CONFIRMED!

UPDATE #1: There seems to also be a placeholder page (pictured below) over at Best Buy, that isn’t functional yet, however does offer the very same October 23rd release date. So this rumor is really starting to solidify. Again, stay tuned for any further details on this release.

Major thanks to our friend Dawn of the Discs for the original tweet and some major details for this news story.

2003 sequel “Beyond Re-Animator” with Jeffrey Combs on Blu-ray July

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The 2003 Brian Yuzna directed sequel “Beyond Re-Animator” starring Jeffrey Combs is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a limited editionCollector’s Series” release on July 24th from Vestron Video (via Lionsgate). For those who don’t know, this is the third film in the “Re-Animator” series of films based on a character created by H.P. Lovecraft. Tech specs for the release include restored full 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and remastered DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The title is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below:

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Director Brian Yuzna
  • NEW – Isolated Score Selections & Audio Interview with Composer Xavier Capellas
  • NEW – “Beyond & Back” – An Interview with Director Brian Yuzna
  • NEW – “Death Row Sideshow” – An Interview with Actor Jeffrey Combs
  • NEW – “Six Shots By Midnight” – An Interview with S. T. Joshi, author of I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft
  • NEW – Production Art Gallery by Illustrator Richard Raaphorst
  • Still Gallery
  • Vintage EPK Featurette
  • “Dr. Reanimator – Move Your Dead Bones” Music Video
  • Theatrical Trailer

Official details regarding the release from Vestron Video can be found below.

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