Scorpion Releasing (Select Titles)

Contents Of Post:

  • The Incubus
  • Celia, Child Of Terror
  • Body Melt
  • Ozploitation Double Bill: The Dreaming/The Initiation
  • Tower Of Evil
  • The Unseen
  • The Monster Club
  • The Return
  • Day Of The Animals
  • Lurkers/Die Sister, Die! (Double Feature)
  • The Power (1984)
  • Ed And His Dead Mother
  • Screamers (1981)
  • Sorceress
  • Dark Side Of Genius (Coming Soon)
  • Human Experiments (Coming Soon)

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The Incubus 
Widescreen: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1982  /  Region 1

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The summer peacefulness of the New England community of Galen is suddenly shattered by a series of murders. Dr. Sam Cordell (John Cassavetes), a newly arrived surgeon and pathologist, tries to help veteran police chief Hank Walden (John Ireland) investigate the baffling crimes.

Features: Trailer

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Celia, Child Of Terror 
Widescreen: Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1989  /  Region 1

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Ann Turner wrote and directed this genuinely creepy tale. Celia Carmichael (Rebecca Smart) is a lonely nine-year-old girl growing up in the Melbourne suburbs in the late 1950s. She is the victim of several traumas that led to horrific results, and she suffers from nightmares from a book read to her at school. For a spell, her troubles are abated when a new family moves in next door with three children for Celia to play with. But her parents forbid her to play with the children, because the parents are members of the Communist Party.

Features:

  • 16×9 widescreen master
  • Play with Katarina’s Nightmare Theater or play feature only
  • Vintage Featurette
  • Audio Interview with Ann Turner
  • German Trailer

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Body Melt 
Widescreen: Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1993  /  Region 1

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The owner of a posh Australian health clinic uses the residents of a small suburban community named Pebble Court as a test market for some revolutionary new vitamin supplements. Unbeknownst to the locals, the pills have some particularly unpleasant side effects, as illustrated by the messy death of her boyfriend after he discovers the truth and is given a lethal dose. Before long, the locals are beginning to mutate, melt, explode, or turn into deformed psychopathic monsters. As Pebble Court becomes a miniature apocalypse, a pair of detectives plod their way through one bloody massacre after another before finally stumbling onto the diabolical Dr. Carrera (Ian Smith), inventor of the lethal vitamins and numerous other medical disasters. The odd, disjointed and episodic feel of this film is due to the script being assembled out of four separate stories by director/co-writer Philip Brophy. Without a solid framing story or sympathetic lead to give them cohesion (aside from the obvious premise that Carrera’s drugs are not particularly healthy), the disparate vignettes fall apart faster than the doctor’s victims. That said, there is enough wry humor, frantic pacing and boisterous gore effects to sustain horror audiences’ interest for the abbreviated running time. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Features:

  • Trailer
  • Scorpion Releasing trailers

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The Dreaming/The Initiation (Double Feature)  
Widescreen: Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1993  /  Region 1

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Its a Ozploitation double bill! First up, THE DREAMING! A female doctor treats a sick aborigine girl, who later dies under mysterious circumstances, and then the doctor’s archaeologist father defies a tribal taboo and visits a sacred cave. The doctor soon finds herself having disturbing dreams and she is soon enmeshed in a 200-year-old mystery!Next up, INITIATION. Danny Molloy (Rodney Harvey, MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO), a tough street kid from Brooklyn, is about to face the biggest test of his life in the Australian outback. After a hasty departure from the U.S. where he was in trouble with the law, Danny confronts his father.

Features:

  • On Camera Interview with producer Tony Ginnane

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Tower Of Evil 
Widescreen: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1972  /  Region 1

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From horror producer Richard Gordon (Inseminoid, First Man into Space, Fiend Without a Face, Horror Hospital) comes one of the most brutal and mysterious stories ever to be released on BluRay. Tower of Evil is a haunting tale set in & around a deserted lighthouse on fog-shrouded Snape Island.

The terror begins when a nude, crazed woman slaughters a sailor who visits the island. When she is taken back to civilization and an ancient relic is discovered, an expedition is mounted to solve the mystery of the island which leads to a series of psycho-sexual murders. Starring Jill Haworth (It!), Bryant Haliday (Devil Doll), Dennis Price (Theather of Blood), George Coulouris (Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb) and Candice Glendenning (Satan’s Slave) now witness the horror from a brand new HD master!

Features:

  • On camera interview with historian David Del Valle.
  • Original trailer

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The Unseen (2-Minute longer version) 
Widescreen: Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1980  /  Region 1

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Three Beautiful Women. An Old Museum. And An Unspeakable Terror Hidden In Darkness… Until Now!

A TV reporter (Barbara Bach) and two friends head to Solvang, California, to cover a Danish festival. When a mix-up at the hotel leaves them stranded without hotel rooms, the girls accept the invitation of a friendly museum owner to board at his farmhouse.

But what the women don’t know is that something is living in the basement of that farmhouse. Something unspeakable. And their stay soon becomes a horrific nightmare when they encounter the “unseen”. From an original story by Stan Winston & Tom Burman, written by Kim Henkel of Texas Chainsaw Massacre fame.

Features:

  • Audio commentary with producer Tony Unger and star Stephen Furst moderated by Lee Christian
  • On-camera interview with co-stars Furst and Doug Barr
  • On-camera interview with make-up effects supervisor Craig Reardon
  • On-camera interview with make-up effects legend Tom Burman
  • Make-up test slides, sketches and behind-the-scenes stills from Craig Reardon’s personal collection
  • Still gallery
  • Original trailer

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The Monster Club 
Widescreen: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1980  /  Region 1

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A tongue-in-cheek trilogy of terror!

In the tradition of The House that Dripped Blood and Tales From a Crypt comes The Monster Club, starring genre superstars Vincent Price and John Carradine.

When elder vampire Erasmus (Price) literally gets a midnight snack from horror writer R. Chetwynd – Hayes (Carradine), he invites him back to a local hot spot where all the guys are ghastly and the girls are ghoulish! There three spine-tingling tales unwind to the beat of rockin’ tunes from an array of pop performers.

The star-studded cast also includes Donald Pleasence (Halloween), Britt Ekland, Stuart Whitman, Richard Johnson, Simon Ward, Barbara Kellerman and Patrick Magee, and features music by UB40 and The Pretty Things. Directed by Roy Ward Baker (The Vampire Lovers, Scars of Dracula) and based on stories by author R. Chetwynd-Hayes (From Beyond the Grave), The Monster Club, available for the first time on DVD, is an enduring cult classic for fear fans of all ages.

Features:

  • Brand New 16×9 (1.78) anamorphic mastered in HD
  • 62-minute interview of Vincent Price conducted in 1987 by film historian David Del Valle 
  • 40-minute audio interview between Del Valle and Price
  • On camera interview with David Del Valle
  • Original Trailer
  • Isolated ME track

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The Return 
Widescreen: Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1980  /  Region 1

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JAN MICHAEL VINCENT, CYBILL SHEPHERD, MARTIN LANDAU and RAYMOND BURR stars in this sci-fi terror from the director of WITHOUT WARNING! Two young children and an adult in a small town have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later the children are reunited as adults in the same town which is now beset by strange cattle mutilations. Matters become worse when the cattle mutilations are joined by human murders and mutilations. Neville Brand and Vincent Schiavelli co-stars.

Features:

  • Brand new 16×9 master from the original camera negatives
  • Audio commentary with director Greydon Clark
  • On camera interview with Greydon Clark

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Day Of The Animals 
Widescreen: Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1977  /  Region 1

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The Terrifying Movie Of A World Gone Mad!

Scientists warn that the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer is reaching critical levels, particularly in higher altitudes. How critical? Enough to unleash the vengeful wrath of the entire animal kingdom! No human is safe, particularly a group of nature-loving hikers (including Leslie Nielsen, NAKED GUN, AIRPLANE, Richard Jaeckel, GRIZZLY, Jon Cedar, THE MANITOU, Lynda Day George, PIECES)) lead by their guide (Christopher George, GRIZZLY, MORTUARY) who are constantly menaced by every conceivable mountain-dwelling creature. Dogs, rats, snakes, hawks, owls, mountain lions and bears are out to send a clear message about chlorofluorocarbon abuse.

Director William Girdler follows up his 1976 hit film, Grizzly, with this eco-sensitive, nature-runs-amok thrill-ride.

Features:

  • “Fun Facts and Trivia” featurette
  • Interview with Actor, John Cedar
  • Interview with Actor, Paul Mantee
  • TV Spot

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Lurkers/Die Sister, Die! (Double Feature) 
Widescreen: Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1988/1972  /  Region 1

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Its a American Grindhouse double bill! Both for the first time digitally remastered from the original vault elements!

First up, LURKERS! From cult director Roberta Findlay (SNUFF) comes a psychological thriller about a beautiful, young New York cellist, whose demonic childhood nightmares have returned, plunging her into a horrific series of events that threaten her success, her sanity…and her life. Now see the horror from a brand new 16×9 master from the original IP first time anywhere!

Next up, DIE SISTER DIE!. A man (Jack Ging-SSSSSSS) hires a nurse (Antoinette Bower – PROM NIGHT) to care for his ailing but nasty and shrewish sister. What he really intends to do, however, is to convince the nurse to join him in a plot to kill her!

Features:

  • Die, Sister, Die trailer

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The Power 
Widescreen: Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1984 /  Region 1

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An Aztecan idol is stolen from a professor and ends up in the experimental hands of three high-school students who use it to get in touch with the spirit world. Things start to go wrong when a cemetery worker dies during one of these spirit sessions, and everything goes wrong after the Aztecan god possesses the body of a young man who steals the idol for his own purposes as the horrors of Destacatl is unleashed . Now see THE POWER from a brand new HD master!

Features:

  • Theatrical Trailer

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Ed And His Dead Mother (Remastered) 
Widescreen: Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1983 /  Region 1

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A family reunion with some minor complications.

For shy, awkward mama’s boy Ed Chilton (Steve Buscemi), the loss of his beloved mother was more than he could bear. So when a smooth-talking salesman (John Glover) claims he can re-animate Ed’s departed mom for a nominal fee, Ed jumps at the offer. The very next day, mom is back, good as new. But as Ed and Uncle Benny (Ned Beatty) are about to discover, death has a way of changing a person. And in mother’s case, it’s a change for the worse. Especially when Ed’s undead mother, who has developed a few unpleasant habits, finds out the seductive new girl next door has romantic ideas about her little Eddie. It’s family values run amok, in this cult classic comedy that proves a mother’s love…never dies!

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Screamers (w/Reverse Cover Art) / May 27
Widescreen: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1981 /  Region 1

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US edited version of Italy’s Island Of The Fishmen (1979)

It’s 1891: Lieutenant Claude de Ross (Claudio Cassinelli), a military doctor, and a few newly escaped convicts are shipwrecked on a mysterious tropical island. They soon come across a strange couple: the sadistic Edmund Rackham (Richard Johnson) and the beautiful Amanda Marvin (Barbara Bach). The doctor finds out that Amanda’s father, professor Ernest Marvin (Joseph Cotten), is a mad scientist who is experimenting on horrible human-fish mutations. While Professor Marvin is convinced that he’s doing his research for humanitarian motives, Rackham has other plans, since he has discovered an incredible secret lying beneath the island.

Features:

  • Reversible sleeve/SOMETHING WAITS IN THE DARK front art
  • Brand New 16×9 (2.35:1) HD Master from the original IP
  • Interview with Joe Dante 
  • Interview with Miller Drake 
  • Interview with Jim Wynorski
  • Interview with Roger Corman
  • Interview with Clark Henderson 
  • Screamers trailer
  • Something Waits in the Dark trailer
  • Behind the scenes Still Gallery from Miller Drake’s personal collection

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Sorceress (Extended Version) / August 19
Widescreen: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Color  /  Production Year: 1982 /  Region 1

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Features:

  • Brand New 16×9 Master of the Longer Cut
  • On Camera Interview with Producer Roger Corman
  • On Camera Interview with Special Effects Artist John Carl Buechler
  • On Camera Interview with Writer Jim Wynorski
  • On Camera Interview with Post Production Supervisor Clark Henderson
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
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