[Editor's Note: This was published late as I was hoping Netflix would resolve their API Widget. Unfortunately, that did not happen. Therefore, you will be unable to add the films to your Netflix queue until this is fixed. I apologize about the inconvenience if you used this option, but it is out of my hands.]
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Hey Fiends! Another week full of vampires, murderous doctors, monsters and some kaiju to boot. Read on for your DVD Releases for July 6, 2010! Don’t forget, if something catches your fancy and you want to buy it from Amazon.com anyway, click on the graphic or links provided and you will help DTB in the process!
starring: Jason Mewes, Erica Cox
d. Harvey Glazer
Jack is a night-shift paramedic who rescues a troubled young woman from the throes of death. When he brings Danika home to mend, he discovers she’s a vampire in need of a nightly fix. Otherwise, she’s really perfect. But as the victims pile up, Jack questions his own fate, and what his growing fear of commitment could cost him.
starring: J.D. Brown, Monica Knight
d. Adam Ahlbrandt
Format: DVD | Blu-Ray is available on July 27th
The Burnt House is a story of Megan and Joe, a couple who have recently experienced the death of their infant son to SIDS. The tragedy spawns a rift between the two and drives Megan into a secret affair. After Joe loses his mother to a heart attack, the couple moves out to Joe’s rural childhood home seeking a fresh start. Once in the isolated home, strange things begin to occur and long kept secrets dig their way out of the past.
starring: Larry Drake
d. Manny Coto
starring: Daniel Stern, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Pollack
d. Tony Krantz
It’s terror by the slice with this twofer featuring a fiendish scalpel-wielding physician and a diabolically demented pizza guy. Dr. Giggles makes its house call with the gone-whacko tale of a night-prowling surgeon who uses his bag of medical malpractice tricks – scalpel, saw, stomach pump – on victims. “One of the funniest put-ons within the horror-film canon” (John Stanley, Creature Features:The Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Movie Guide). Some guys would kill for a date and pizza-delivery dude Otis is one of them. That cute cheerleader tied up in his basement? His prom date. “It’s Juno for the horror set!” (Spooky Dan, Bloody-Disgusting.com).
starring: Danny Trejo, Adrian Paul
d. Richard Clabaugh
Format: DVD | Blu-Ray
In the near future as fear of terrorism escalates, privacy is a luxury of the past. Now, in people’s homes, on the streets, in the workplace, everyone is constantly being watched by mobile robotic cameras known as “Eyeborgs.” But are the cameras just watching…or are they up to something else? As an increasing number of people die in bizarre ways, federal agent Gunner Reynolds (Adrian Paul, TV’s Highlander) is determined to find out after he realizes that a camera has recorded an event much differently than he recalls.
starring: Kojiro Hongo, KyÃƒÂ´ko Enami
d. Shigeo Tanaka
Freed from the Z Plan capsule, Gamera attacks a dam upon his return to Earth. Meanwhile, a private expedition to retrieve a rare opal in New Guinea unwittingly unleashes the malevolent Barugon. Virtually unstoppable and able to freeze anything in its path, the monstrous lizard turns modern cities into glaciers until Gamera arrives to challenge the marauder! But even the fire-spitting terrapin becomes trapped in the creatures frozen grip. Can one of the explorers, Keisuke Hirata (Kojiro Hongo, Satans Sword), and a New Guinea native, Karen (Kyoko Enami, The Woman Gambler), help to defeat Barugon before it plunges Japan into a new Ice Age?
Gamera Vs. Barugon, the second entry in Daiei Studios monster series, was directed by veteran Shigeo Tanaka (The Great Wall) and is more lavish than the original in terms of scale and scope it was shot in spectacular color! Noriaki Yuasa (Gamera, The Giant Monster) was charged with helming the visual effects for this outing, and the results are fantastic. For the first time, Shout! Factory presents Gamera Vs. Barugon in an all-new HD anamorphic widescreen transfer, both in Japanese with English subtitles and English audio.
* Audio Commentary With August Ragone And Jason Varney
* Publicity Galleries
* Original Movie Program
starring:Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace
d.Niels Arden Oplev
Rating: Not Rated
Format: DVD | Blu-Ray
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vanger’s are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.
starring: Dharma Lim, Ben Wang
d. Rob Fitz
Rating: Not Rated
starring:Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack
d. Don Chaffey
Arguably the most intelligently written film to feature the masterful stop-motion animation of Ray Harryhausen, Jason and the Argonauts is a colorful adventure that takes full advantage of Harryhausen’s “Dynarama” process. Inspired by the Greek myth, the story begins when the fearless explorer Jason (Todd Armstrong) returns to the kingdom of Thessaly to make his rightful claim to the throne, but the gods proclaim that he must first find the magical Golden Fleece. Consulting Hera, the queen of gods, Jason recruits the brave Argonauts to crew his ship, and they embark on their eventful journey. Along the way they encounter a variety of mythic creatures, including the 100-foot bronze god Talos, the batlike Harpies, the seven-headed reptilian Hydra, and an army of skeletons wielding sword and shield. This last sequence remains one of the finest that Harryhausen ever created, and it’s still as thrilling as anything from the age of digital special effects. Harryhausen was the true auteur of his fantasy films, and his brilliant animation evokes a timeless sense of wonder. Jason and the Argonauts is a prime showcase for Harryhausen’s talent–a wondrous product of pure imagination and filmmaking ingenuity. –Jeff Shannon
starring: Neve McIntosh, Shaun Dooley
d. Lawrence Gough
On Christmas Eve the residents of a quiet British cul-de-sac are suddenly plunged into a world of violence, terror, and paranoia when a group of heavily armed military personnel storm their road ordering them to retreat inside their homes at gunpoint. Unsure if this is the sign of a terrorist attack or something much worse, through panic and paranoia, Beth (Neve McIntosh) finds the courage to fight to save her estranged daughter who is stranded across the street. However, with growing dread and desperation, the residents soon discover that the threat is more monstrous than any of them could possibly imagine, and survival is no longer a guarantee. A stunning debut from director Lawrence Gough, featuring an award-winning cast including Neve McIntosh Best Horror Actress at Fantastic Fest 2009, Salvage is a nail-biting exercise in sheer adrenaline-fuelled fear that will chill you to your very core.