Disc News: Scream Factory Hollers for the Holidays

Scream Factory is bringing back the fear this holiday season. The scary cousin of Shout! Factory is releasing those classic horror films that used to haunt the shelves of your favorite creepy videostores. They’ve already put out Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Terror Train and The Fun House. The next few months will mark the arrival of They Live, Death Valley, The Island, Deadly Blessing and The Nest. For those who survive Mayan Doomsday, the line will continue in 2013 with Phantasm II, TerrorVision, Prison, The Video Dead, The Town That Dreaded Sundown and The Evictors. Here are the details from Scream Factory on four upcoming titles that deserve the attention of any Christmas gift cards:

Following a well-received slate of long-awaited cult movie classics since the launch of SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series, Shout! Factory invites loyal fans and collectors to dive into TWO Blu-ray + DVD combo packs when DEATH VALLEY (starring Peter Billingsley, from A Christmas Story) and THE ISLAND (starring Michael Caine) hit store shelves December 11, 2012. Both films have never been released on Blu-ray or DVD until now. Each Blu-ray + DVD combo pack boasts original theatrical key art, anamorphic widescreen movie presentation and bonus content, and has a suggested retail price of $26.99.

Powering into the new year, SCREAM FACTORY™ is also proud to present Wes Craven’s classic DEADLY BLESSING (starring Sharon Stone and Ernest Borgnine) on a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD; along with the cockroach-infested creature thriller THE NEST on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack. Both cult classics hit home entertainment shelves January 22, 2013 from Shout! Factory.

Available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD, DEADLY BLESSING Collector’s Edition contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art, new extras and more! The Blu-ray is priced to own at $29.93 and the DVD is priced to own at $19.93.

THE NEST has never been on Blu-ray before or in a widescreen presentation, the Blu-ray + DVD combo pack is priced to own at $26.99 SRP. As excitement builds for these two collections, SCREAM FACTORY™ will announce bonus features and additional news in forthcoming months.

Fans and collectors can preorder these exciting SCREAM FACTORY collections:

DEATH VALLEY Available at Amazon.com.

THE ISLAND Available at Amazon.com.

DEADLY BLESSING Available at Amazon.com.

THE NEST Available at Amazon.com.

***Avid horror movie fans and collectors take note: those who order DEADLY BLESSING from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive 18″x24″ poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork from the respective title! Only 200 will be printed, so these are only available while supplies last.***

DEATH VALLEY Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack
A divorcee, her son and her boyfriend are on a vacation in the beautiful but deadly Death Valley. What starts out as an ordinary, leisurely trip turns into a nightmare when they happen upon a murder and find themselves pursued by a maniac. Starring Catherine Hicks (Child’s Play), Paul Le Mat (Puppetmaster), Stephen McHattie (The Watchmen) and Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story).

DTS HD Master Audio Mono (Blu-Ray)/Dolby Digital Mono (DVD)/Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)/1982/Color/87 minutes

DEATH VALLEY Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack bonus content:

Audio Commentary with Director Dick Richards
Theatrical Trailer & TV Spot

THE ISLAND Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack

Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Trilogy) stars as Blair Maynard, an investigative writer who takes on one of the most baffling mysteries – the disappearance of boats and their passengers in the Caribbean. During his investigation, he and his son are captured by raiding pirates, led by David Warner (Time After Time). When his son is converted to the pirates’ barbarian ways and turns against him, Blair must come to his rescue in this action-packed thriller written by Peter Benchley (Jaws).
DTS HD Master Audio 2.0 (Blu-Ray)/Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 (DVD)/Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)/1980/Color/109 minutes

THE ISLAND Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack bonus content:

Theatrical Trailer

DEADLY BLESSING Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD

When a former member of a religious cult dies in a mysterious accident, his wife Martha (Maren Jensen, Battlestar Gallactica), who now lives alone and close to the cult’s church, begins to fear for her life and the lives of her visiting friends (Susan Buckner, Sharon Stone). Strange and deadly events begin to happen… Could she be the target of the evil cult and its fanatical leader Isaiah (Ernest Borgnine)?

Directed by Wes Craven (Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and starring Jeff East (Pumpkinhead), Lisa Hartman (The 17th Bride) and Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), this consistently terrifying film delivers “unpredictable plot twists” (Time Out) and visual shocks galore.

Widescreen (1.78:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono/1981/Color/100 minutes/Subtitles: English

*Special features are currently in development

THE NEST Blu-ray + DVD combo pack

Roaches have never tasted flesh…until now.

The quiet town of North Port is being overrun by cockroaches! Sheriff Tarbell (Franc Luz) believes that genetic experiments being conducted by the INTEC Corporation are the cause. Confronted with a potential disaster, Mayor Johnson (Robert Lansing) calls for help.

When Dr. Hubbard (Terri Treas) from INTEC arrives, she realizes that an innocent experiment has gone terribly wrong. Ordinary cockroaches are turning into creatures with a taste for blood. Worse, the roaches are genetically mutating… literally becoming whatever they eat!

Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (BD)/Dolby Digital Mono (DVD)/1988/Color/87 minutes

*Special features are currently in development.

Further underscoring its position as a leading curator and home entertainment provider of many memorable cult movie classics, Shout! Factory launched SCREAM FACTORY™, a new home entertainment series created to celebrate some of the most enthralling horror and sci-fi films with massive cult followings in cinematic history. Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series in 2013 with specific release dates, extras and key art for the rest of the title lineup. Meanwhile, fans will are encouraged to follow us and click the “Like” tab on the official SCREAM FACTORY Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scream-Factory/103961936407493) for up-to-the-minute updates or visit ScreamFactoryDVD.com .

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