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March 8th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Victor Frankenstein, Species II, The Tribe

March 8th has a bunch of home entertainment offerings for all you horror and sci-fi fans out there, including all three of the Species sequels from the fine folks at Scream Factory. The Tribe is also making its way to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday and for those of you who may have missed it in theaters, Victor Frankenstein arrives on both formats as well.

Other notable home entertainment titles for March 8th include They Came From the Ether, You’re Killing Me, Terminus, Bunni, Escape from the Insane Asylum and The Devil Knows His Own.

Species II (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross (Justin Lazard) isn’t exactly himself. He’s slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with a one-track mind – to procreate with human women!

When countless women suffer gruesome deaths while bearing half-alien offspring, scientist Laura Baker (Marg Helgenberger) and
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Contest: Win Species II on Blu-ray

When astronaut Patrick Ross returned from Mars, he wasn’t quite himself. Alien DNA threatens to destroy the world in Species II, hitting home media on March 8th from Scream Factory, and we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.


Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Species II.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Species II Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on March 13th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.


Species II Blu-ray: “Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross (Justin Lazard) isn’t exactly himself. He’s slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with
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Species II, Species III and Species: The Awakening Blu-ray Clips & Trailers

Fans of the Species franchise, rejoice! Species II, Species III, and Species: The Awakening are coming to Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory. We have film footage, a bonus clip, and a trailer for Species II, a clip and trailer for Species III, and two clips from Species: The Awakening to share with readers.

Species II Blu-ray: “Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross (Justin Lazard) isn’t exactly himself. He’s slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with a one-track mind – to procreate with human women!

When countless women suffer gruesome deaths while bearing half-alien offspring, scientist Laura Baker (Marg Helgenberger) and hired assassin Press Lennox (Michael Madsen) use Eve (Natasha Henstridge), a more tempered alien clone, to find Ross and his virulent brood. But they underestimate Eve’s maternal drive, and before long she escapes to mate with Ross in order to create a pure, unstoppable
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Final Details for Species II and Double Feature Presentation of Species III & Species: The Awakening

Final Details for Species II and Double Feature Presentation of Species III & Species: The Awakening

Scream Factory™ Presents Species II Starring Michael Madsen, Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger, Mykelti Williamson, George Dzundza, James Cromwell and Justin Lazard And Double Feature Presentation of Species III & Species:The Awakening Uncut And Unrated! Available for the First Time on Blu-ray™, Three Highly-Anticipated Sequels to Cult Sci-Fi Thriller Species Arrive on Home Entertainment Shelves ...

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Species II & Species III / Species: The Awakening Blu-ray Details & Cover Art

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On March 8th, Scream Factory will offer fans of the Species franchise a treat with their Blu-ray release of Species II and the double feature high-def debut of Species III and Species: The Awakening:

Press Release: The first Species movie offers a terrifying look at an experiment combining human and alien DNA. The result proves more dangerous and terrifying than anyone could have ever imagined. The ongoing fight for supremacy between mankind and human-alien hybrids continued in three subsequent feature films. Fans of widely popular Species movies rejoice as the long-awaited Blu-ray™ editions of Species II and Double Feature Presentation of Species III & Species – The Awakening Uncut and Unrated hit home entertainment shelves everywhere on March 8, 2016 from Scream Factory™.

Based on the characters created by Dennis Feldman (Species) and directed by Peter Medak (Rome Is Bleeding), Speciesii, the sequel to the 1995 science fiction thriller stars Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs
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A Massive List of New Netflix Instant Streaming Horror Titles

If you have Netflix and are a horror fan in need of something to watch this Labor Day weekend, one look at this gargantuan list I compiled of the new terror titles Netflix has added for instant streaming in just the first three days of this month should keep you busy until Labor Day next year. You'll find something for everyone, from older titles to recent releases, famous to obscure, classic to not-so-classic, monsters to maniacs - you name it.

For the record, I considered compiling this list in alphabetical order or by year of the film's release, but then I realized I had already spent well over an hour just sorting through the massive catalogue of titles Netflix has now made available for instant streaming and realized Labor Day would be over by the time I finished arranging this list in any kind of order. Ready? Here you go.
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Wall St. Scion's Wedding Hell

A Handsome heir to the Lazard Freres banking fortune has declared war on the luxury Caribbean hotel where he was married - charging that his pregnant bride was manhandled by the manager, then beaten with a baton by a vicious security guard.

"We are planning on suing. You don't lay a hand on a pregnant lady, period. She was traumatized," Justin Lazard, a former Calvin Klein model and actor, fumed to Page Six after his tumultuous wedding to "Project Runway" contestant Shannon Fluet.

The lovebirds jetted to the Dominican
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Film review: 'Dark Harbor' Moored on 'Dark Harbor' / Rickman starrer sinks in quagmire of tedium

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y.--A tight, psychological thriller starring Alan Rickman and Polly Walker as an affluent couple in a stale marriage, "Dark Harbor" ebbs and flows with suspense and reversal, but ultimately the film itself drifts into a red-herring net, sinking under its own precious plotting.

Playing at the Hamptons International Film Festival, the film will have an appeal to fans of such suspensers as "Dead Calm" and "Knife in the Water", but it will find detractors because of its narrative ballast, particularly its smarty, shock-value finale that, essentially, comes out of nowhere.

In this nervy mind game, Rickman stars as the weathered David, a high-powered lawyer who has married into Brahmin money as the husband of a stunning blonde Alexis Walker). To rejuvenate their listless marriage, they've decided to spend a weekend at their bucolic retreat in Maine. Running late and chafing in their close proximity, the duo squabble constantly as they Mercedes their way along a rain-drenched roadway.

Amid the torrents, Polly spies a man curled up along the roadside and insists that David stop. The man (Norman Reedus) has been beaten but declines their offer to take him to the nearest hospital -- "no cops." While David is no Good Samaritan, Alexis insists they take the man as far as the ferry so he may make his way to safety.

Alas, within a couple of rainy windings down the narrative road, the bickering couple find that they are stranded with this mysterious stranger. David is keenly aware of the young man's predatory qualities, while Alexis is obviously attracted to his dangerous side.

While "Dark Harbor" follows a decidedly conventional generic route, screenwriters Adam Coleman Howard and Justin Lazard have ably outfitted the story with some juicy psychological interplay. David and Alexis are clearly bored with each other, lathering their continual acrimony with icy civility. These moments ring true as we come to understand the nature of their relationship, the long-festering fissures that both threaten and hold together their marriage.

Unfortunately, the story falls into a quagmire of tedium as the epicene David and the macho stranger engage in a man-on-man duel for the favors of the fickle and manipulative Alexis. Despite the grounding of the story line, director Adam Coleman Howard cannily creates an atmosphere of sharp suspense. Under his genre-savvy hand, the technical contributions are well-realized, particularly cinematographer Walt Loyd's objective/subjective camera rhythms, heightening the sense of menace throughout.

Similarly, composer David Mansfield's music swells and bursts with knotty sounds and colorations that enrich the storyline.

"Dark Harbor"'s beacon is in the acting. Rickman, with his serpentine snideness, is perfect as the bullying and charmingly hostile David, while Polly Walker brings a coquettish cool to her love-starved character. Both performances clue us nicely to the roiling conflicts that lie just beneath the surface of their tony-looking marriage. As the mysterious stranger, Reedus is well cast, emitting a decidedly Midnight Rambler aura.


Hart Sharp Entertainment, Killer Films

Credits: Producers: Jeff Sharp, John Hart, Justin Lazard; Director: Adam Coleman Howard; Screenwriters: Adam Coleman Howard, Justin Lazard; Director of photography: Walt Loyd; Editor: Annette Davey; Production designer: Marcus Canter; Music: David Mansfield. Cast: David: Alan Rickman; Alexis: Polly Walker; Mystery Man: Norman Reedus. No MPAA rating. Color/stereo. Running time -- 90 minutes.

Film review: 'Species II'

Film review: 'Species II'
A hit in the summer of 1995, "Species" added lots of sex to the overworked humans-versus-killer-E.T.s genre, but it was otherwise relentlessly derivative, starting with H.R. Giger's "Alien"-like creature. It's safe to say people paid to see newcomer Natasha Henstridge as a naked, horny babe from space, and one expected more of the same in the sequel.

Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr. with the original film's writer Dennis Feldman serving as executive producer, MGM's "Species II" is a clunky, poorly conceived follow-up directed with no particular flare by veteran Peter Medak (TNT's "The Hunchback"). There's more than enough blood and sadistic imagery to generate ghoulish word of mouth, but the plot is ludicrous, the dialogue laughable and the performances uninspired.

Henstridge as Eve, a half-human/half-alien clone made from a frozen lab embryo by the returning molecular biologist Laura (Marg Helgenberger), is kept in the wings for most of "Species II". Heavily guarded and hooked on TV shows, she's a docile, simple-minded version of the first film's man-hungry lead.

Eve has been created so that Laura can figure out what kills her. Insurance against future extraterrestrial threats, to be sure, but Eve is no "lab rat." She's part human and it hurts when she's gassed. Playing at times like a twisted soap opera, the movie starts on a epic note, with the first landing on Mars.

"Species II" is primarily the story of the dashing astronaut Patrick (Justin Lazard), who wins everlasting fame as the first hunk to plant the flag on another planet. But he unwittingly collects something nasty in his soil samples and, in a sequence worthy of "The Blob", the crew is slimed with uncertain results.

Back on earth, it's not long before Patrick is screwing and killing women in repulsive scenes of instant conception, pregnancy and gut-busting delivery. The result is a small army of young Patricks and the return of Press (Michael Madsen), who teamed up with Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina and Forest Whitaker in "Species".

This time ex-assassin Press is joined by Gamble (Mykelti Williamson), Patrick's fellow astronaut who is not infected. They take orders from the one-eyed zealot Colonel Burgess (George Dzundza). Patrick's father, Senator Ross James Cromwell), is forgiving because of his own ambitions for his son, but he's one of many who pays the price for having no clue about what's really going on.

And one certainly pays for the privilege of watching this movie, with such unsavory memories as watching hard-to-kill Eve shot up by a dozen soldiers or a woman's head sawed through during a sickeningly gratuitous autopsy scene. The cheap thrills keep coming, like it or not, while overall the production is lacking in visual pizzazz and the monsters and spaceships are adequate but nothing special.


MGM Distribution Co.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents

an FGM Entertainment production

A Peter Medak film

Director: Peter Medak

Screenwriter: Chris Brancato

Producer: Frank Mancuso Jr.

Executive producer: Dennis Feldman

Director of photography: Matthew F. Leonetti

Production designer: Miljen Kreka Kljakovic

Editor: Richard Nord

Costume designer: Richard Bruno

Music: Edward Shearmur

Creatures/special makeup effects: Steve Johnson

Casting: Amanda Mackey Johnson,

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Press: Michael Madsen

Eve: Natasha Henstridge

Laura: Marg Helgenberger

Gamble: Mykelti Williamson

Colonel Burgess: George Dzundza

Senator Ross: James Cromwell

Patrick: Justin Lazard

Running time -- 93 minutes

MPAA rating: R

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