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Scream Factory recently announced that we’ll be seeing a Night of the Demons Blu-ray release early next year and they’ve given us a look at the new cover art that has been commissioned.
This has been confirmed as a “Collector’s Edition” release, which means that we’ll see it loaded with bonus features that will be revealed at a later date. The new artwork has been created by Nathan Thomas Milliner, but the Blu-ray sleeve is reversible if you want to show off the original theatrical poster instead.
“It’s Halloween night and Angela is throwing a party, but this is no ordinary spook bash. Everybody’s headed to Hull House, a deserted funeral home with a shocking secret in its past and something evil alive in its basement. Now the guests are becoming possessed, and this party’s treats include tongue ripping, eyeball gouging, gratuitous nudity, »
- Jonathan James
“Director Kevin Tenney’s ouija board hit Witchboard and the “Eat a bowl of F*@K” classic Night Of The Demons (which, in particular, has quite a vocal following and has been requested many times here) will both be coming to Blu-ray in early 2014!!!!!!!!!!!
No details to report other than Demons will be a “Collector’s Edition” and the artwork is already in the works. ”
For those who may not have seen either film, here are some more details:
Night of the Demons: “It’s Halloween night and Angela is throwing a party, but this is no ordinary spook bash. Everybody’s headed to Hull House, a deserted funeral home with a shocking secret in its past and »
- Jonathan James
While it's certainly true that superheroes are enjoying a huge era at the multiplexes these days, that doesn't mean that all comic books need (or even deserve) to become movies. In the comic book world, Dark Horse makes some pretty great graphic literature. but their film division is a mixed bag at best: Hellboy, Mystery Men, Barb Wire, Timecop, 300, Virus (yes, that one), and the nearly unwatchable Alien vs. Predator films. Some good, a lot of bad.
But as long as Marvel and DC are raking in huge bucks, we'll always have a few producers willing to adapt any graphic novel for the big screen -- whether or not the film is actually any good. Such is the case with the truly woeful R.I.P.D.
As a guy who prides himself on being able to identify the legitimate craft and honest artistry in "silly genre" films like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, »
- Scott Weinberg
Before the deceased cops of R.I.P.D. fought supernatural crime, there was Dead Heat. Treat Williams as police detective Roger Mortis, murdered in the line of duty and brought back from the dead after uncovering a reanimation crime syndicate led by “Kolchak, the Night Stalker” and Vincent Price.
The 1988 action-horror-comedy Dead Heat was a flop in its day, and to this day it’s only a minor cult favorite. Neither is surprising considering the movie is very, very bad, but so uniquely bad there aren’t too many movies you can compare it to. How many movies include a scene where bad guys have a reanimation machine set up in the ceiling of a Chinese butcher shop as if they know one day a zombie cop and his smart-ass partner are going to come calling and will need to reanimate dead animal meat in order to make a hasty escape? »
One of this summer’s less-heralded comic adaptations is Universal’s supernaturally-tinged buddy cop flick R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds. The latter plays a cop who’s gunned down in the line of duty but comes back to life and joins a very special police unit. The Rest In Peace Department is staffed with undead law enforcement tasked with capturing evil souls, and with their help he sets out to find those responsible for his murder. If it sounds like a mash-up between Dead Heat and Men In Black it’s because it pretty much is a mash-up between Dead Heat and Men In Black. The film is based on the Dark Horse comic series by Peter M. Lenkov and hits theaters July 19th. »
- Rob Hunter
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