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FRIGHT AT HOME: November 19th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

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It’s Tuesday, so it must mean it’s time for FRIGHT AT HOME! Scream and Shout! Factory pretty much own the week with a whopping four releases, including ’80s cult fave NIGHT OF THE COMET, John Carpenter’s action classic ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, killer robot-run-amok EVE OF DESTRUCTION, and ’90s comic book adaptation TANK GIRL.

Also back-on-the-beat is MANIAC COP 2 (read our review here!) and MANIAC COP 3: BADGE OF SILENCE from Blue Underground, who’ve some of their best work bringing these to Collector’s Edition Blu-ray’s.

Read on below to see what else qualifies as this week’s must-own discs!


FRIGHT AT HOME: November 19th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

NOTC1Night of the Comet

Blu-ray + DVD / Scream Factory

Synopsis:

It’ s the first comet to buzz the planet in 65 million years, and everyone seems to be celebrating its imminent arrival. Everyone, that is, except Regina Belmont (Catherine Mary Stewart, The Last Starfighter) and her younger sister Samantha (Kelli Maroney, Chopping Mall), two Valley Girls who care more about fashion trends than the celestial phenomenon. But upon daybreak, when the girls discover that they’re the only residents of Los Angeles whom the comet hasn’t vaporized or turned into a zombie, they do what all good Valley Girls do…they go shopping! But when their day of malling threatens to become a day of mauling, these gals flee with killer zombies and blood-seeking scientists in hot pursuit!
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EOD1Eve of Destruction

Blu-ray / Scream Factory

Synopsis:

She’s beautiful, indestructible…and unstoppable! Created in the image of her inventor, Eve VIII (Renee Soutendijk, Spetters), a sophisticated and deadly android, is the flawless culmination of years of research…or is she? When an unexpected mishap during testing sends her into a sudden, irreversible rampage, Eve begins stalking and killing anything she perceives as a threat. And now it’s up to terrorism expert Jim McQuade (Gregory Hines, Running Scared) to find and deactivate her before she realizes her ultimate capability nuclear annihilation!

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AOP13Assault on Precinct 13

Blu-ray / Scream Factory

Synopsis: Isolated and cut off from the city inside a soon-to-be-closed L.A. police station, a group of police officers and convicts must join forces to defend themselves against the gang called Street Thunder, who have taken a blood oath to kill someone trapped inside the precinct. From John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing and Prince Of Darkness), Assault On Precinct 13 combines the elements of a classic western and a modern thriller to create a riveting cult classic!

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MC2Maniac Cop 2

Blu-ray + DVD / Blue Underground

Synopsis:

The Maniac Cop is back from the dead and stalking the streets of New York once more. Officer Matt Cordell was once a hero, but after being framed by corrupt superiors and brutally assaulted in prison, he sets out on a macabre mission of vengeance, teaming up with a vicious serial killer to track down those that wronged him and make them pay… with their lives! Robert Davi (LICENSE TO KILL), Claudia Christian (THE HIDDEN), Michael Lerner (BARTON FINK), Laurene Landon (HUNDRA), Leo Rossi (HALLOWEEN II), Robert Z Dar (TANGO & CASH), Charles Napier (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS), and Bruce Campbell (THE EVIL DEAD) star in this chilling, action-packed sequel written by Larry Cohen (IT S ALIVE) and directed by William Lustig (MANIAC). Featuring a brand-new 4K High Definition transfer from the original camera negative, this definitive presentation of MANIAC COP 2 comes packed with exclusive extras!

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MCP3Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence

Blu-ray + DVD / Blue Underground

Synopsis:

When Officer Kate Sullivan storms a hostage situation, the whole incident is captured on tape by an unscrupulous media crew who edit the footage to show Kate killing a helpless victim. Now in a coma, Kate’s only hope is Detective Sean McKinney, who desperately tries to clear her name. But unbeknownst to him, Maniac Cop Matt Cordell takes it upon himself to exact revenge upon those responsible for smearing her name. Returning stars Robert Davi (PROFILER) and Robert Z Dar (BEASTMASTER 2) are joined by Paul Gleason (DIE HARD), Jackie Earle Haley (WATCHMEN), Julius Harris (SUPER FLY), Doug Savant (MELROSE PLACE), and Robert Forster (JACKIE BROWN) in this thrilling third entry from MANIAC COP creator Larry Cohen (GOD TOLD ME TO). Featuring a brand-new 4K High Definition transfer from the original uncensored negative, this definitive presentation of MANIAC COP 3: BADGE OF SILENCE comes packed with exclusive extras!

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TR1The Return

DVD / Scorpion Releasing

Synopsis:

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. Now see the film from a brand new HD master from the original camera negatives!

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TG1Tank Girl

Blu-ray + DVD / Shout! Factory

Synopsis:

The year’s 2033 and since a humongous meteor hit earth, the world just hasn’t been the same. No movies, no cable television, no water! A mega-villain, Kesslee (Malcolm McDowell), the leader of Water & Power, holds the world in his grasp since he controls all the water…or so he thinks. Two colossal enemies stand in his way: (1.) The Rippers, an army of half-men/half-kangaroo people whose sole purpose is to bring down Water & Power and (2.) a chick with a tank and tons of attitude: aka Tank Girl (Lori Petty). Kesslee had better get a grip on reality and his water jugs because not even a run in her stockings is going to stop her from saving the world!

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PPG1The Pom Pom Girls

Blu-ray / Scorpion Releasing

Synopsis:

It’s a nonstop high school hijinks with The Pom Pom Girls, now in HD. Forget your troubles and swing into action with the beautiful pom pom girls in this fast-paced story about high school seniors enjoying a final fling before graduation. The carefree and scandalous antics of these kids indulging themselves before they enter adulthood is pure spontaneous fun. Will the handsome womanizer Jesse win over radiant pom pom girl Laurie? Will the kids’ crazy antics get them in trouble? Will the delectable pom pom girls get their kicks? It’s a classic youth-gone-wild pleasurefest., now see it from a brand new HD master from the original camera negatives of the uncut R rated version!

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TWE1The World’s End

Blu-ray + DVD / Universal

Synopsis:

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

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