Scream Factory Reveals Full Release Details for Tobe Hooper’s THE MANGLER Blu-ray, Including Uncut Version and New Interview with Robert Englund

Based on Stephen King’s short story of the same name (which is featured in his epic Night Shift collection), Tobe Hooper’s The Mangler is coming to Blu-ray on December 11th from Scream Factory, and they’ve confirmed that the release will include a “new 4K of the original camera negative for the uncut version,” a “new audio commentary with co-writer Stephen David Brooks,” and a new interview with legendary actor Robert Englund:

Press Release: The masters of horror Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street Franchise) and Stephen King (Creepshow, Misery) join to bring you a shocking tale of terror. Available December 11th, 2018 from Scream Factory, The Mangler features a new 4K print of the original camera negative from the uncut version. The release also contains several new bonus features, including a new audio commentary with co-writer Stephen David Brooks, a new interview with actor Robert Englund, rare behind-the-scenes footage, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

Based on King’s short story, this white-knuckle chiller follows a cop (Ted Levine, The Silence Of The Lambs, The Hills Have Eyes) as he investigates a series of grisly accidents … and uncovers a deadly town secret that has been hidden for years – a terrifying entity that threatens to destroy everything in its path. With time running out and a young girl’s life in the balance, he races to destroy the beast before it’s too late!

The Mangler Bonus Features

· NEW 4K of the original camera negative for the uncut version

· NEW Audio Commentary with co-writer Stephen David Brooks

· NEW Hell’s Bells – an interview with actor Robert Englund

· Rare behind-the-scenes footage

· Theatrical Trailer

· TV Spot

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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Hell Fest Fest arrives on Digital December 28 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 8!

“A giddy and almost euphoric horror experience” — Mike Mazzanti, The Film Stage FUN GOING IN. HELL GETTING OUT. Get in Line for a Thrilling […]

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Filming Starts on Adam Wingard’s GODZILLA VS. KONG, Official Synopsis Revealed

Following the release of Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment will continue to expand their cinematic Monsterverse with Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020. Directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, The Guest) and featuring a cast that includes Millie Bobby Brown, Brian Tyree Henry, and Alexander Skarsgård, Godzilla vs. Kong has now begun filming, and we have a look at the official synopsis and full cast list:

Press Release: (November 12, 2018 – Burbank, CA) – Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island,” and in the lead-up to the 2019 release of the highly anticipated “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s cinematic Monsterverse: “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Beginning production today, the epic action adventure will pit two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another – the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong – with humanity caught in the balance.

“Godzilla vs. Kong” is being directed by Adam Wingard (“The Guest,” “You’re Next”). The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (“Big Little Lies,” The Little Drummer Girl”), Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Rebecca Hall (“Christine,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta,” “Widows”), Shun Oguri (“Gintama”), Eiza González (“Baby Driver”), Jessica Henwick (“Iron Fist”), Julian Dennison (“Deadpool 2”), with Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Manchester by the Sea”) and Demián Bichir (“The Nun,” “The Hateful Eight”).

In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.

Wingard directs from a script written by Terry Rossio (“Pirates of the Caribbean”). The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, and Brian Rogers, with Kenji Okuhira, Yoshimitsu Banno, Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers. Jay Ashenfelter, Jen Conroy and Tamara Kent are co-producers.

Behind the scenes, Wingard’s creative team includes director of photography Ben Seresin (“World War Z,” “Unstoppable”), production designers Owen Patterson (“Godzilla,” “The Matrix” Trilogy and “Captain America: Civil War”) and Tom Hammock (“The Guest,” “Blindspotting”), editor Josh Schaeffer (“Molly’s Game,” “Kong: Skull Island”), costume designer Ann Foley (“Altered Carbon”), and VFX supervisor John “DJ” DesJardin (“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Watchmen”).

Filming is taking place in Hawaii and Australia. A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment, “Godzilla vs. Kong” is currently scheduled for release on May 22, 2020. The film will be distributed in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.

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Vengeful Fairy Tale SNOWFLAKE Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on December 4th

Artsploitation has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Adolfo Kolmerer’s fantasy gem Snowflake. Fresh off of a festival run in international markets, Snowflake will be available on pretty much all of the platforms you enjoy media including Blu-ray, DVD, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu, On Demand, and more on December 4th.

Press Release: Following an acclaimed run on the international film festival circuit, Artsploitation has announced the U.S. release of Adolfo Kolmerer’s Snowflake. Snowflake world premiered at the Lund International Fantastic Film Festival, where Kolmerer took home the Méliès d’Argent Award for Best Film. The film continued to screen around the globe, picking up Best Director and Best Film awards at Negative Fest and Horrible Imaginings, as well as Best Achievement in Directing and an Audience Award at Cinepocalypse.

Cryptic Rock hailed Kolmerer’s debut feature as “an extraordinary genre mix”, comparing the surreal crime action film to Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.

Snowflake will be available December 4th on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.

Hunting down the murderer of their families in an anarchic near-future Berlin, two outlaws find themselves trapped in the wicked fairy tale of a mysterious screenplay that entangles them in a vicious circle of revenge – apparently, all written by a clueless dentist. In their quest for vengeance, they must contend with a myriad of wicked fairy tale assassins, madmen, a blood-covered angel, and an electric-powered superhero.

Snowflake: 120 minutes / German w/ English Subtitles

The Blu-ray (SRP $19.99) and DVD (SRP $14.99) releases of Snowflake will exclusively include an hour-long making-of featurette.

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HELL FEST is Coming to Digital on December 28th, Followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand Release on January 8th

If you missed Hell Fest in theaters (read our review here), don’t despair, because Lionsgate is opening the doors to the amusement park horror film on digital platforms beginning December 28th, followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD release on January 8th:

Press Release: SANTA MONICA, CA (November 13, 2018) – Experience a terrifying celebration of the horror genre when Hell Fest arrives on Digital December 28 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 8 from Lionsgate. From Gale Anne Hurd, an executive producer of TV’s “The Walking Dead,” executive producer Tucker Tooley (Limitless, Den of Thieves), and directed by Gregory Plotkin (editor of Get Out, Happy Death Day, and director of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension), Hell Fest is one truly terrifying ride. The scary slasher film stars Amy Forsyth (TV’s “The Path,” “Rise,” “Defiance”), Reign Edwards (TV’s “Snowfall,” “MacGyver,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Bex Taylor-Klaus (TV’s “Scream: The TV Series,” “Arrow,” The Last Witch Hunter), and the legendary Tony Todd (Candyman, Night of the Living Dead, The Crow). Story by William Penick & Christopher Sey and Stephen Susco, Screenplay by Seth M. Sherwood and Blair Butler and Akela Cooper.

A group of friends are bound for a horror-themed Halloween event at a local amusement park — a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town. But for one visitor, the ghoulish carnival of nightmares is not the attraction — it is a hunting ground. On the night the friends attend, a masked serial killer turns the amusement park into his own playground, terrorizing attendees while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show. As the body count and frenzied excitement of the crowd continues to rise, who will fight to survive the night?

Take home Hell Fest and go behind the scenes with an exclusive, never-before-seen featurette, “Thrills and Kills: Making Hell Fest.” Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with the 4K Ultra HD combo pack, which includes Dolby Vision™ HDR, bringing entertainment to life through ultravivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The Hell Fest 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Thrills and Kills: Making Hell Fest” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

Website: http://lionsgateathome.com/hell-fest

Trailer: https://youtu.be/jQZ-ABTpwYE

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HellFestMovie/

Instagram: @hellfestmovie

Twitter: @HellFestMovie

#HellFestMovie

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2018

Title Copyright: Hell Fest © 2018 Granville Pictures Inc. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2019 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for horror violence, and language including some sexual references.

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 89 Minutes

4K Ultra HD™ Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16×9 (1.85:1) Presentation with Dolby Vision

BD Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 (1.85:1) Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 (1.85:1) Presentation

4K Audio: English DTS:X, English 2.0 Dolby Audio™ Optimized for Late-Night Listening, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio

BD Audio: English DTS:X, English 2.0 Dolby Audio Optimized for Late-Night Listening, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio

ABOUT LIONSGATE

The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content leader whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, video games, esports and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a nearly 17,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global sales and distribution infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.

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Scream Factory’s STARMAN Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Special Features Include New Featurette with John Carpenter and Jeff Bridges

Arguably one of the lesser-seen and underrated movies from John Carpenter’s career, Starman is getting the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray treatment it deserves on December 18th from Scream Factory, and the special features include a new featurette in which Carpenter, Jeff Bridges, Charles Martin Smith, and Sandy King Carpenter revisit the beloved 1984 sci-fi romance:

Press Release: Visionary filmmaker John Carpenter presents a romantic science fiction odyssey starring Jeff Bridges as an innocent alien from a distant planet who learns what it means to be a man in love. On December 18, 2018, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present 80’s cult film classic STARMAN Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Directed by John Carpenter (Escape from New York, The Fog), produced by Larry J. Franco (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Independence Day: Resurgence), and written by Bruce A. Evans (Stand by Me, Mr. Brooks) and Raynold Gideon (Stand by Me, Made in Heaven), STARMAN stars Jeff Bridges (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Karen Allen (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull), Charles Martin Smith (American Graffiti), and Richard Jaeckel (Baywatch). A must-have for movie collectors and loyal fans, this definitive collector’s edition contains special bonus content including new featurette They Came from Hollywood: Re-visiting STARMAN, audio commentary, vintage featurette, and much more! Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com

When his spacecraft is shot down over Wisconsin, Starman (Bridges) arrives at the remote cabin of a distraught young widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen), and clones the form of her dead husband. The alien convinces Jenny to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he isn’t picked up by his mothership in three days, he’ll die. Hot on their trail are government agents, intent on capturing the alien, dead or alive. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion.

STARMAN Collector’s Edition

  • NEW They Came from Hollywood: Re-visiting STARMAN – featuring director John Carpenter, actors Jeff Bridges, Charles Martin Smith and script supervisor Sandy King-Carpenter
  • Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and Jeff Bridges
  • Vintage Featurette
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/English Subtitles/1984/Color/Approximate Feature Running Time +/- 115 Minutes

Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series in 2019 with specific release dates, extras and key art. Meanwhile, fans are encouraged to visit the Scream Factory main website (www.screamfactorydvd.com), follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD) and Twitter (www.Twitter.com/@Scream_Factory) or to view exclusive video content on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/ScreamFactoryTV/Home

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Sexual Identity, Violence and Murder Intertwine in AGONY, a Dark, Acclaimed Thriller Based on a True Story, Coming to DVD/Digital on 11/27

“Unsettling…a brave breakout drama” — Comingsoon.net “Shocking in its bluntness and intensity” — offscreen.com   SEXUAL IDENTITY, VIOLENCE AND MURDER INTERTWINE IN THIS DARK, ACCLAIMED THRILLER […]

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Cranked Up Films and Shudder Acquire NIGHTMARE CINEMA for North American Distribution, Theatrical & VOD Release Planned for 2019

We’ve been excited for Daily Dead readers to watch Nightmare Cinema since Heather Wixson called it “a quintet of terror-filled tales” in her Fantasia review, and horror fans can now look forward to seeing the horror anthology early next year, as Cranked Up Films and Shudder have acquired North American distribution rights to the film that features segments directed by Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura, and Alejandro Brugues:

Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA: Cranked Up Films, Good Deed Entertainment’s recently launched genre label, announced today from AFM that, in partnership with Shudder, AMC Network’s genre streaming platform, they have acquired North American distribution rights to Cinelou Films’ NIGHTMARE CINEMA. The film is a horror anthology comprised of five shorts and a wrap-around storyline from directors Mick Garris (THE SHINING), Joe Dante (THE HOWLING), David Slade (HANNIBAL), Ryuhei Kitamura (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN) and Alejandro Brugues (JUAN OF THE DEAD).

NIGHTMARE CINEMA follows a series of five unlucky individuals who, after stumbling upon the dilapidated Rialto Theater, are trapped and tortured by the mysterious Projectionist as he plays each of their greatest fears on the theater’s silver screen. Good Deed Entertainment has been involved with the title since 2015, developing the project in-house, co-producing and now distributing. Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon’s Cinelou Films boarded the film in late 2016 to finance and produce.  The movie premiered at 2018’s Fantasia Film Festival, where it was the Opening Night film, earning strong positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. It will have its US festival premiere at the NY Horror Film Festival on November 29th, 2018. The film is set to be released in Theaters and On-Demand in 2019.

Mickey Rourke stars as the ghost-like Projectionist who serves as the common link for each of the five twenty-minute shorts. Rourke is best known for his role as Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson in THE WRESTLER, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and 9 ½ WEEKS in which he starred opposite Kim Basinger.

Each segment of the film is directed by a different horror great from around the world, from Japan to Cuba to the US. Mick Garris, represented by Echo Lake and Paradigm, and Alejandro Brugues both directed and wrote their respective shorts DEAD and THE THING IN THE WOODS. Joe Dante directs the short MIRARI written by Richard Christian Matheson and Ryuhei Kitamura directs MASHIT written by Mexican author and filmmaker Sandra Becerril. Lastly, David Slade is at the helm of THE WAY TO EGRESS, based on the short story Traumatic Descent written by Lawrence C. Connolly. Connolly co-wrote the short film with Slade.

“We have been involved in this film for 3 years, and we couldn’t be more excited to continue working with our partners at Shudder and Cinelou to give NIGHTMARE CINEMA the release it deserves,” said Scott Donley, Founder & CEO of Good Deed Entertainment.

Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton Co-CEO’s of Cinelou Films have stated, “We knew when this project first came to us that it was something special.  Not just the unique concept, but also the supremely talented group of directors, made this a film we wanted to get behind and produce.  We couldn’t think of better hands for it to end up in than those of Good Deed.”

NIGHTMARE CINEMA was produced by Mick Garris via his Nice Guy Productions, Courtney Solomon and  Mark Canton at Cinelou Films and Joe Russo.  Stephanie Caleb and David Hopwood from Cinelou films and GDE’s Brandon Hill and Nikki Stier Justice served as Co-Producers. Good Deed Entertainment’s CEO and Founder Scott Donley, Lenny Shapiro, Scott Karol, the Fyzz Facility’s Robert Jones, Wayne Mark Godfrey and Mickey Rourke are executive producers.

Good Deed Entertainment’s Brandon Hill and Paradigm brokered the deal along with Ian Brereton from Cinelou Films. Fortitude is currently selling the foreign distribution rights at the American Film Market.

ABOUT CRANKED UP FILMS:

Cranked Up Films is the genre-focused brand of the American multimedia production and distribution company, Good Deed Entertainment (GDE). Genres include, but are not limited to, high-concept horror, grounded sci-fi and speculative fiction. MAD RIVER VALLEY and 27 TIMES are productions set for 2019, and the current distribution slate includes DON’T LEAVE HOME and the upcoming COYOTE LAKE.

http://crankedupfilms.com/

ABOUT SHUDDER

AMC Networks’ SHUDDER is a premium streaming video service, super-serving fans of all degrees with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering thrillers, suspense, and horror. SHUDDER’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland and Germany on most streaming devices for 4.99/month or 49.99/year. To experience SHUDDER commitment-free for 7 days, visit www.shudder.com.

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