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Blu-ray Review: Vice Squad (Collector’s Edition)
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Blu-ray Review: Vice Squad (Collector's Edition)

Vice Squad
Blu-ray
Director: Gary Sherman
Screenwriter: Sandy Howard, Gary Sherman, Robert Vincent O’Neil, Kenneth Peter
Cast: Season Hubley, Gary Swanson, Wings Hauser, Pepe Serna, Beverly Todd, Nina Blackwood
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 97 Minutes
Release Date: August 13, 2019

“Come on, scumbag! Make your move, and make my day!”

Co-written and directed by Gary Sherman (of Death Line (aka Raw Meat), Dead & Buried, and Poltergeist III), 1982’s Vice Squad stars Season Hubley (of Lolly-Madonna XXX and Hardcore) as Princess, a single mother who turns to prostitution to support herself and her young daughter.

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Blu-ray Review: Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 2
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Blu-ray Review: Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 2 - The Strange Case of Dr. Rx

Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 2
Blu-ray
Directors: Edward Sutherland, Joseph H. Lewis, William Nigh, James Hogan
Writers: Seton Miller, Philip Wylie, Milton H. Gropper, Al Martin, Clarence Upson Young, Paul Gangelin, Brenda Weisberg
Cast: Lionel Atwill, George Zucco, David Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Charlie Ruggles, Una Merkel, Patric Knowles, Turhan Bey
Distributor: Scream Factory
Not Rated | Runtime: 63 / 61 / 66 / 66 Minutes
Release Date: July 23, 2019

Exhume four tales of the macabre from the crypts of Universal Pictures with Scream Factory’s Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 2. This Blu-ray release pays tribute to legendary horror stars such as Lionel Atwill, George Zucco, David Bruce, and Evelyn Ankers.

In this 4-disc set, you’ll find Murders in the Zoo (1933), The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942), The Strange Case of Dr. Rx (1942), and The Mad Ghoul (1943). On Blu-ray for the first time, these films are presented in high-definition with a brand new 2K scan from the original film elements and the collection comes loaded with new audio commentaries and featurettes.

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Blu-ray Review: Silent Hill (Collector’s Edition)
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Blu-Ray Review: Silent Hill (Collector's Edition)

Silent Hill
Blu-ray (Collector’s Edition)
Director: Christophe Gans
Screenwriters: Roger Avary, Christophe Gans, Nicolas Boukhrief
Cast: Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates, Tanya Allen, Alice Krige, Jodelle Ferland
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 125 Minutes
Release Date: July 9, 2019

Directed by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf), 2006’s Silent Hill is an adaptation of Konami’s 1999 survival horror video game of the same name. Written by Gans and Roger Avary (Beowulf), the film stars Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black, Rogue) as Rose, a woman searching for her missing daughter (Jodelle Ferland) in the abandoned town of Silent Hill.

A ghost town for 30 years, Silent Hill was the site of a massive coal-seam fire. Now, it exists as a town trapped in a dark dream, occupied by damned souls and hideous monsters. Like the Playstation game, the film incorporates elements of exploration, puzzle-solving, and combat, while building dread through its eerie atmosphere.

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Blu-ray Review: Night Of The Creeps (Collector’s Edition)
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Blu-ray Review: Night of the Creeps (Collector's Edition)

Night of the Creeps
Blu-Ray (Collector’s Edition)
Director: Fred Dekker
Screenwriter: Fred Dekker
Cast: Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow, Tom Atkins
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 88 / 90 Minutes
Release Date: June 25, 2019

“Zombies, exploding heads, creepy-crawlies… and a date for the formal. This is classic, Spanky.”

Written and directed by Fred Dekker (of The Monster Squad and RoboCop 3), Night of the Creeps is a fun, throwback horror comedy that pays homage to ’50s B-movies like The Blob and Plan 9 from Outer Space.

The 1986 film is the latest cult classic to receive a definitive collector’s edition Blu-ray release from Scream Factory, including both the theatrical and director’s cut versions of the movie and a plethora of new bonus features.

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Blu-ray Review: Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 1
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Blu-ray Review: Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 1 (The Raven)

Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 1
Blu-ray
Directors: Edgar G. Ulmer, Lew Landers, Lambert Hillyer
Writers: Peter Ruric, David Boehm, John Colton
Cast: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, Irene Ware, Samuel S. Hinds, Walter Kingsford, Frances Drake
Distributor: Scream Factory
Not Rated
Runtimes: 66 / 61 / 79 / 70 Minutes
Release Date: June 18, 2019

Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi created some of the most iconic characters in cinematic history. Their unforgettable performances as Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster terrified a generation of moviegoers. Now, Scream Factory pays tribute to these legendary actors with Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 1.

In this 4-disc set, you’ll find The Black Cat (1934), The Raven (1935), The Invisible Ray (1936), and Black Friday (1940). On Blu-ray for the first time, these films are presented in high-definition with a brand new 2K scan from the original film elements and the collection comes loaded with new audio commentaries and featurettes.

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Blu-ray Review: Frankenstein Created Woman
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Blu-ray Review: Frankenstein Created Woman (Collector's Edition) 02

Frankenstein Created Woman
Blu-ray (Collector’s Edition)
Director: Terence Fisher
Screenwriter: John Elder (Anthony Hinds)
Cast: Peter Cushing, Susan Denberg, Thorley Walters, Robert Morris, Peter Blythe, Susan Denberg, Derek Fowlds, Barry Warren
Distributor: Scream Factory
Not Rated | 92 Minutes
Release Date: June 11, 2019

“Everything we don’t understand is magic – until we understand it.”

Directed by Terence Fisher (1958’s Dracula, 1959’s The Mummy), 1967’s Frankenstein Created Woman is the fourth film in Hammer’s Frankenstein series and perhaps the most intriguing, dealing with the metaphysical aspects of Frankenstein’s work. For the first time, the film is available on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, presented in a new 2K scan from the original film elements, and loaded with special features.

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Blu-ray Review: The Brain (1988)
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Blu-ray Review: Scream Factory's The Brain (1988)

The Brain
Blu-ray
Director: Ed Hunt
Screenwriter: Barry Pearson
Cast: Tom Bresnahan, Cynthia Preston, David Gale, George Buza, Christine Kossak
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 94 Minutes
Release Date: April 30, 2019

Originally released on VHS and LaserDisc in 1989 by International Video Entertainment, The Brain is the latest obscure horror title to get a Blu-ray release thanks to Scream Factory, Shout! Factory’s label specializing in classic and cult genre films. The disc is packed with extensive new bonus features, including new audio commentaries with the cast and crew. If you’ve never experienced this Canadian curiosity, keep reading for a full review of the high-definition release!

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Blu-ray Review: Tarantula!
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Blu-ray Review: Scream Factory's Tarantula!

Tarantula!
Blu-ray
Director: Jack Arnold
Screenwriter: Robert M. Fresco, Martin Berkeley
Cast: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll
Distributor: Scream Factory
Not Rated | 81 Minutes
Release Date: April 30, 2019

Directed by Jack Arnold (Creature from the Black Lagoon, It Came From Outer Space, The Incredible Shrinking Man), Tarantula! is a 1955 science-fiction monster movie about – you guessed it – a Big Ass Radioactive Spider™ lookin’ for love in all the wrong places.

Leo G. Carroll (Strangers on a Train, North by Northwest) stars as Gerald Deemer, a biochemist with a plan to feed the world by using a growth formula on plants and animals. Instead, he creates a Big Ass Radioactive Spider™ that feeds on the cattle, horse-ranchers, and hobos of Desert Rock, Arizona.

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Blu-ray Review: The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires
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The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
Blu-ray
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Screenwriter: Don Houghton
Cast: Peter Cushing, John Forbes-Robertson, David Chiang, Robin Stewart, Julie Ege
Distributor: Scream Factory
Not Rated | 83 Minutes
Release Date: April 9, 2019

“Black Belt vs. Black Magic!”

Directed by Roy Ward Baker (The Vampire Lovers, Asylum, The Monster Club), 1974’s The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires is the ninth and final film in the Hammer Dracula series.

The film, which stars Peter Cushing as Professor Van Helsing, debuts on Blu-ray from Scream Factory on April 9.

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Blu-ray Review: The Deadly Mantis
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Blu-ray Review: The Deadly Mantis

The Deadly Mantis
Blu-ray
Director: Nathan H. Juran
Screenwriter: Martin Berkeley
Cast: Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton, Pat Conway
Distributor: Scream Factory
Not Rated | 79 Minutes
Release Date: March 19, 2019

“I got a mantis in my pantis!” – Crow T. Robot

Directed by Nathan H. Juran (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman), The Deadly Mantis is a 1957 science-fiction monster movie about – you guessed it – a giant (papier-mâché) praying mantis run amok.

In the South Pacific, a volcanic eruption sets off a chain reaction that sees icebergs shift. As the North Pole’s ice caps begin to melt, a 200-foot-long praying mantis, trapped in the ice for millions of years, awakens from its frigid slumber to wreak havoc on the works of men.

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