DVD Releases: June 21, 2011

Posted: June 22, 2011 by Jenny Dreadful in Film, News

Good morning! Yesterday was DVD day again. This post is tardy, but late is better than never. So, what’s out?

My Recommendation this week:
Haunted  3D

‘Haunted’ is a compelling story, set in the misty mountains of Dalhousie that revolves around Glen Manor, a sprawling mansion with a secret past and a haunted present. The protagonist Rehan visits Glen Manor to complete a transaction, involving its sale that his father had initiated and which is now under a cloud due to certain mysterious incidents. What he does not bargain for is that while he is trying to do so he discovers a Secret and falls in love with it. What he does not bargain for is that the Secret catapults him to the biggest challenge and question of his life.

The recommendation this week was a tough one, but I had to go for India’s first stereoscopic 3D feature! (Not a fan of the push for 3D, but this is an impressive first all the same.)  Vikram Bhatt, on the heels of a successful horror trilogy (Raaz, 1920, Shaapit), tackles the genre again with his spooky ghost story, Haunted 3D. I haven’t seen Bhatt’s work… or any Indian horror at all I’m sad to admit. Even though the trailer looks a little silly, I’m looking forward to checking it out. Critical reception in India was mixed.  http://www.haunted3dfilm.com

More DVD titles released today:


Black Rat

Not one, but TWO furry costume slashers this week. Upsetting.

Six classmates receive an e-mail from Asuka, who they thought had committed suicide, asking them to meet up later that night. But when a person wearing a bloody rat mask surprises them and begins a ferocious attack, the students realize that someone is out for revenge!  Trailer on the Media Blasters Youtube channel


My runner-up.  Good film or bad, the bunnysuit and chainsaw combination is a thing of beauty.

Bunnyman is the story of a group of friends on their way back from a spontaneous weekend trip to Las Vegas, and while driving through the remote regions of southern California they suddenly find themselves in a sickening game of cat and mouse with a five ton dumptruck and, when looking for help, stumble upon a nightmarish family who takes pleasure in dismembering and eating as many of the kids as possible.” The title killer, described as having been severely abused as a child, is now an adult with manifestations of intense rage and child-like taunting behavior. He dresses in a bunny suit as something of a security blanket for his fragile psyche.  Official Facebook Page

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid

We enjoyed the other films in this ridiculous SyFy series, but I cannot recommend Mega Python vs. Gatoroid  with a clear conscience. Unless you want to be shot in the face with cheesy 80s nostalgia when you COULD be seeing monsters, avoid it. It’s just grueling to sit through. 

It’s a battle of the beasts from the director of Pet Sematary that’ll rock your world when two titanic terrors face off along with a pair of ‘80s pop icons! After doctor and activist Nikki Riley (Debbie Gibson) accidentally unleashes a python into the Everglades, rival doctor Terry O’Hara (Tiffany) is tasked with finding an expert reptile hunter—and when her boyfriend dies in the process, she resorts to extreme measures to create genetically enlarged gators to stop the slithering menace. Soon the swamp is a huge, scaly battleground between colossal gators and pythons — with a charity ball of potential human snacks in their path! Don’t miss this mammoth spectacle of teen queens and man-eating monsters in a gargantuan duel to the death!  http://www.theasylum.cc/product.php?id=184

Playing House

A Young couple gets their dream house with the help of a friend that becomes a boarder. Their friend then brings home BLAIR… a stunning temptress that decides she likes what the couple has and never wants to leave. So Blair turns ther friends against each other and exploits her seductive talents on the husband in efforts to become the new woman of the house… if you’re a fan of Obsessed, Hand that Rocks the Cradle, and Roommate type movies this is good one for this genre….  http://playinghousemovie.net/

Psycho Holocaust

Eager for one final vacation before their lives change forever, six friends embark upon a camping trip to a remote mountainous area. By nightfall, their lives WILL change forever…in ways too horrific to imagine. For in the shadows awaits a pack of the most evil, vicious rejects of humanity, addicted to violence and thirsty for blood! This is Psycho Holocaust…  IMDB Page


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