Horror DVD/Blu-Ray News of the Week! 4/11/12

Man oh man, are we late on updating the news or what?! So rather than make with the excuses, why don’t we just get right down to it, huh? This particular post is to focus on upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray releases with clips, images, etc. So here’s the week in horror in terms of home entertainment!

The biggest news this week is the Blu-Ray release of Steven Spielberg’s classic blockbuster film JAWS which arrives August 14th! Universal Studios has unveiled the cover art (above) along with both a teaser trailer for the Blu-Ray release, as well as a great 8 minute video showing the restoration process for this particular release. Most note worthy however is that the fan-made documentary THE SHARK IS STILL WORKING will finally be released as a bonus feature on this Blu-Ray. For those that have been following that project, it’s been a labor of love for a group of young filmmakers for years and it’s amazing to see it finally get a proper release. Check out our interview with the SHARK gang right HERE and check out these video clips below!

It’s been a long time coming for Darren Lynn Bousman’s remake of MOTHER’S DAY, but thankfully Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing it in limited theatrical release on May 4th, followed by a Blu-Ray DVD release on May 8th. Below you’ll find 2 clips from the movie. Also check out our extensive interview with Bousman about MOTHER’S DAY from our sister site Massive Hysteria right HERE, along with our review of the film HERE.

It’s not exactly “horror” but if you’re a fan of FRIDAY THE 13TH 4: THE FINAL CHAPTER, then perhaps you’re a fan of director Joe Zito’s re-teaming with Tom Savini for RED SCORPION starring Dolph Lundgren! A Blu-Ray/DVD combo is coming from Synapse Films on June 12th! The cover art is below along with the list of new bonus features put together specifically for this release:

– All-New 2K High-Definition Digital Restoration of the Uncensored Version
– Audio Commentary with Director Joseph Zito and Mondo Digital’s Nathaniel Thompson
– All- New DTS-HD MA 5.1 Soundtrack Mixed Specifically for This Release
– ASSIGNMENT: AFRICA – Video Interview with Producer Jack Abramoff
– SCORPION TALES – Video Interview with Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini
– Rare Original On-Set Behind-the-Scenes Video Footage
– Animated Still Gallery
– Liner Notes on the Making of RED SCORPION by Jeremie Damoiseau
– Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots
– Reversible Cover Design

The semi-sequel to THE WICKER MAN, THE WICKER TREE arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 24th. According to the press release: “Christopher Lee, who played the mysterious Lord Summerisle in the original, returns again in a dramatic cameo.” So there’s that. Below’s a quick clip from the disc’s bonus features:

Fellow “smut” enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Impulse Films releases SCHOOLGIRLS REPORT Volume #8 on May 8th. Full press release and cover image below!

“Those promiscuous schoolgirls are back and more naked than ever, in this eighth installment of the super sexy German softcore series! A two week bus trip to a country hostel turns into a series of crazy sexcapades for some young female students. In a series of eye-and-pants-popping vignettes (a trademark of the Schoolgirl Report series), the girls take us on the ride of our lives and we learn Gisela seduced a worker at her home (watch for a strange “cameo” from Swedish sensation Christina Lindberg here) to open his eyes to the pleasures of lovemaking. Annette is hiding her pregnancy from her parents, because she fears their reaction. A few of the girls turn their prudish Biology teacher from a lame dame, to a boobtastic sexpot. Two skinny dipping teens compare breast sizes as a perverted man swipes their clothes. A beautiful girl dodges huge sticks and balls (on a pool table) as she makes love to her father’s boss to keep him from getting fired and, in the final story, blonde bombshell Evi inadvertently reveals one teacher’s secret after trying to molest him and confess her love.”

FIX, the documentary on industrial legends MINISTRY is now officially out! Here’s the full press release followed by 2 trailers!

FIX: The Ministry Movie shoves your ass way, way backstage with the scariest band EVER.

“F..K THE MAINSTREAM” — might as well have been written by Al Jourgenson, founder of MINISTRY. Love him or hate him, Al and how he makes music changed all the rules. Al and all the guys he played with, paid the price and took no prisoners along the way, but they MATTERED. No Ministry= No NIN, or Korn, or Jane’s Addiction… if you don’t believe it? Hear it. “Fix” provides an insider’s view of the groundbreaking, outrageous, creative juggernaut that was the band Ministry – during their world tour – as front man Al Jourgensen slips into drug addiction. Ministry made industrial rock mainstream, and along the way their music and take no prisoners lifestyle influenced the leaders of today’s most important bands, many of whom are in the film.”

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