JUNE 6, 2023
Shout Factory | 1972 | 87 min | Not Rated
Directed by Paul Bartel
In the sleaziest corner of Los Angeles, the King Edward Hotel has a new arrival in the form of Cheryl, a runaway teen. She’s hoping to put her life back together – but somewhere in the musty halls of the King Edward lurks another guest who just loves to chop people apart.
Welcome to one of the screen’s most bizarre works of gloriously deranged filmmaking. Directed by the great Paul Bartel (Eating Raoul, Death Race 2000), this bonkers sleepover in the seedy side of the cinema offers up an all-inclusive, five-star fever dream’s worth of murder, fetishism, and eccentricity for discerning connoisseurs of camp. Check in to the King Edward Hotel, if you dare … and check out Private Parts.
***Extras in progress and will be announced at a later date***
JUNE 6, 2023
Shout Factory | 1964 | 89 min | Not Rated
Directed by Bill S. Ballinger
Leo Kroll (Victor Buono, Batman, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?) is a lonely and disturbed hospital lab worker. Though he’s a meek technician while at work, he leads a sinister double life as a deranged killer of young women. Could a chance meeting with Tally (Davey Davison, War Party, Dick Tracy), a young woman who works at an amusement park, influence him for the better? Could Tally curb his homicidal impulses and restore him to a normal life? Released at the height of the Boston Strangler killings, The Strangler is a film experience that will grip your throat and leave you breathless!
JUNE 13, 2023
Shaw Brothers Classics,
(The Assassin | The Thundering Sword | The Golden Swallow | The Jade Raksha | The Bells of Death | The Sword of Swords | Killer Darts | The Invincible Fist | Dragon Swamp | The Flying Dagger | The Golden Sword)
Shout Factory | 1967-1969 | 11 Movies | 1065 min | Not Rated
Directed by Cheh Chang, Kang Cheng, & Wei Lo
This spectacular box set comprises 11 classic martial arts films from the famous Shaw Brothers’ library, featuring some of their greatest stars – Jimmy Wang Yu (One-Armed Swordsman), Cheng Pei-pei (Come Drink With Me), Lo Lieh (King Boxer), Ku Feng (The Five Venoms), and David Chiang (The Boxer From Shantung). Many of these films are debuting for the first time on Blu-ray. Get ready for some exciting thrills and chills as heroes meet villains in a duel to the death!
(1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Mandarin & English Dub DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / 112 min.)
In the same year that director/writer Chang Cheh and star Jimmy Wang Yu revolutionized Hong Kong kung fu cinema with One-Armed Swordsman, they also collaborated on this epic of the Six Kingdoms era. Here, Yu is a two-armed swordsman who is also a Wei Empire patriot. Inside the Han Empire, Han Kuei, who comes from the royal family, assumes full power and wants to eliminate loyal officer Yen Sui. Later, our main character is betrayed by a jealous rival and becomes a village butcher. But when he meets Yen Sui, he is sent back on the road of vengeance. Chiao Chiao, the lovely and talented costar of One-Armed Swordsman, here plays Hsia, the love of the hero’s life and the strong woman who survives to protect their child.
THE THUNDERING SWORD
(1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / 90 min.)
Superstar swordswoman Cheng Pei-pei, (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), stars as the daughter of the Poison Master in a Romeo And Juliet-style martial arts adventure concerning a search for the magical “Heaven and Earth” weapon in The Thundering Sword.
THE GOLDEN SWALLOW
(1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Mandarin & English Dub DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / 104 min.)
The indomitable martial arts team of director Chang Cheh and stunt choreographer Liu Chia-liang continues the compelling saga of The Golden Swallow from King Hu’s Come Drink With Me in this sequel of heartbreaking romance, intrigue and stunning action.
THE JADE RAKSHA
(1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / 91 min.)
Thanks in great part to Cheng Pei-pei, women in martial arts movies played a more central role in the plots and the swordswomen of the genre became some of the most charismatic figures in Hong Kong cinema. In The Jade Raksha, Cheng Pei-pei becomes a human combine harvester as she hacks and whacks a path through life, avenging the death of her family under the moniker “The Jade Raksha.”
THE BELLS OF DEATH
(1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Mandarin & English Dub DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / 85 min.)
The Bells Of Death is a whirlwind story about a man embarking on a life-long journey to master the sword, then find and eliminate the three men who killed his family and abducted his sister.
THE SWORD OF SWORDS
(1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Mandarin & English Dub DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / 106 min.)
Jimmy Wang Yu had just exploded into superstardom as One-Armed Swordsman when he teamed with respected writer/director Cheng Kang for this tale of master martial artists vying for the title blade – a “weapon of exceptional brilliance.” And with legendary martial arts choreographers Lau Kar-leung and Tang Chia directing the action, the result is a superb, flat-out adventure of intrigue, deception, and an abduction, delivering one battle after another until it culminates in an amazing all-out slaughter.
(1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / 84 min.)
Rampaging bandits are pillaging peaceful Chinese villages until the grieving dart master Liu Wen Lung sets out with his student, son, and servant to avenge his murdered wife and set things right. Renowned director Ho Meng-Hua – soon to be internationally famous for The Flying Guillotine – masterfully balances action with intrigue and romance, as the path of righteousness is littered with lies … and corpses.
THE INVINCIBLE FIST
(1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / 94 min.)
The Invincible Fist is one of the few films where the godfather of the kung fu film Chang Cheh headlined Lo Lieh as the leading hero three years before Lo would become the Shaw Brothers’ first international star in King Boxer (aka Five Fingers Of Death). Here he plays a dedicated chief constable for Tsang Chou village who falls in love with the blind daughter of a bandit who is wreaking havoc. Joining him in all the action and emotion are award-winning actor Ku Feng and future superstar David Chiang.
(1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / 105 min.)
Cheng Pei-pei, the screen’s greatest swordswoman, teams with Lo Lieh for this amazing, fast-paced adventure of the “Martial Arts World” – where everyone is killing to gain the famous “Jade Dragon Sword.” Fascinating characters, like the Roaming Knight and the Master of Dragon Swamp, clash in this family feud, which takes place over twenty years. In addition to the spectacular fights, this special production holds an emotional wallop for the finale.
THE FLYING DAGGER
(1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Mandarin & English Dub DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / 93 min.)
Godfather of the kung fu film, director Chang Cheh is famous for introducing the revolutionary concept of “yanggang” (macho) martial arts movies. Until then, female stars (often in male swordsman roles) ruled the screens. This collaboration between him and swordswoman supreme Cheng Pei-pei is exceptional indeed. Cheng could hold her own with any man, freeing Chang to create the best of all possible martial arts worlds.
THE GOLDEN SWORD
(1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / 101 min.)
Lo Wei remains internationally famous for directing Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan’s first major movies. Cheng Pei-pei is now internationally famous for her superlative villainous role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. But both were superstars in Hong Kong for decades prior, so any teaming of the superlative “swordswoman supreme” and the vaunted director/writer/actor is cause for celebration. Kao Yuen joins them as a noble swordsman, and award-winning actor Ku Feng stars as the Frontier Terror in the evocative and effective “Martial Arts World” adventure.
***Extras in progress and will be announced at a later date***
JUNE 20, 2023
ReBoot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition
Shout Factory | 1994-2001 | 1260 min | Not Rated
Directed by Gene Fowler Jr. & Byron Haskin
Welcome to Mainframe. Home to Guardian Bob, formatted to mend and defend. Join the fast-paced action and adventure as Bob and his friends — Dot, her brother Enzo and his trusty dog Frisket — fend off attacks from the superviruses known as Megabyte and Hexadecimal in their relentless pursuit of chaos and the destruction of Mainframe.
Known as the very first completely computer-animated half-hour TV series, ReBoot debuted in the United States on ABC’s Saturday-morning block in 1994 and has captured the hearts and imaginations of kids and gamers ever since!
- “Fast Forward: The Making Of ReBoot”
- A Look Back With Co-Creator Gavin Blair
- Original Animated Character Models
JUNE 27, 2023
4K ULTRA HD + BLU-RAY
Shout Factory | 1980 | 102 min | Not Rated
Directed by Kevin Connor
You really are what you eat with Farmer Vincent’s smoked meat in this creepy horror yarn which “packs a punch that goes way beyond mere terror” (Boxoffice). Vincent’s popular products contain a special ingredient that the psychotic farmer and his sister would literally kill to keep a secret! Starring Rory Calhoun (Angel), Nancy Parsons (Porky’s), Nina Axelrod (Time Walker, Cobra) and John Ratzenberger (Cheers), and directed by Kevin Connor (From Beyond The Grave, At The Earth’s Core), this darkly funny flick “just might be your cup of meat” (L.A. Herald Examiner)!
- Audio Commentary With Director Kevin Connor, Moderated By Dave Parker
- Interviews With Kevin Connor, Producers/Writers Robert Jaffe And Steven Charles Jaffe, Actor Marc Silver And Stunt Co-ordinator Gene Hartline
- Interviews With Actors Paul Linke And Rosanne Katon
- Ida, Be Thy Name: A Look Back At Motel Hell’s Frightful Female Protagonist, Ida Smith
- Theatrical Trailer
JUNE 27, 2023
4K ULTRA HD + BLU-RAY
Shout Factory | 1982 | 120 min | Rated R
Directed by George A. Romero
Masters of the macabre – writer Stephen King and director George A. Romero – conjure up five shocking yarns, each a virtuoso exercise in the ghouls-and-gags style of classic ’50s horror comics. A murdered man emerges from the grave for Father’s Day cake. A meteor’s ooze makes everything … grow. A professor selects his wife as a snack for a crated creature. A scheming husband plants two lovers up to their necks in terror. A malevolent millionaire with an insect phobia becomes the prey of a cockroach army. Add the spirited performances of an excellent cast (Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, E.G. Marshall and King himself) and the ghoulish makeup wizardry of Tom Savini, and you have a non-stop, thrilling ride that “plays like an anthology of human phobias” (Roger Ebert)!
- NEW 2023 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
- Audio Commentary With Director George A. Romero And Special Make-Up Effects Creator Tom Savini
- Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Michael Gornick
- Audio Commentary With Composer/First Assistant Director John Harrison And Construction Coordinator Ed Fountain
- Terror And The Three Rivers – A Round Table Discussion On The Making Of Creepshow With John Amplas, Tom Atkins, Tom Savini, And Marty Schiff
- The Comic Book Look – An Interview With Costume Designer Barbara Anderson
- Ripped From The Pages – An Interview With Animator Rick Catizone
- The Colors Of Creepshow – A Look At The Restoration of Creepshow With Director Of Photography Michael Gornick
- Into The Mix – An Interview With Sound Re-recordist Chris Jenkins
- Mondo Macabre – A Look At Mondo’s Various Creepshow Posters With Mondo Co-Founder Rob Jones And Mondo Gallery Events Planner Josh Curry
- Collecting Creepshow – A Look At Some Of The Original Props And Collectibles From The Film With Collector Dave Burian
- Audio Interviews With Director Of Photography Michael Gornick, Actor John Amplas, Property Master Bruce Alan Miller, And Make-up Effects Assistant Darryl Ferrucci
- Tom Savini’s Behind-The-Scenes Footage
- Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Original Film Locations Hosted By Sean Clark
- Deleted Scenes
- Theatrical Trailers
- TV Spot
- Radio Spots
- Still Galleries – Posters, Lobby Cards, And Movie Stills
- Still Galleries – Behind The Scenes Photos
Creepshow [Collector’s Edition] + Exclusive Posters + Exclusive Slipcover + Prism Sticker + Enamel Pin Set + Lobby Cards
JUNE 27, 2023
Shout Factory | 2006 | 104 min | Not Rated
Directed by Ana Clavell & James Glenn Dudelson
Lock the door, close the blinds, and get set for more thrills, chills, and spills with the third installment of Creepshow! Five ghoulish takes on the classic 1950s horror comics, each an exercise in pure terror, include hair-raising tales about demonic possession, blood-sucking vampires, serial killers, mad scientists, and hauntings from beyond the grave. It’s all here in Creepshow III, your ticket to more merry macabre fun!
- A Behind-The Scenes Look At CreepshowIII Including Interviews With The Directors, Writers, Actors, And Make-Up Artists (25 Minutes)