Warner Brothers: 

The Nun (2018) The evil nun character from the Conjuring 2 gets its own film. Too bad the results aren’t better in this tepid horror outing. Extras include featurettes and deleted scenes.

Blue Underground: 

Maniac (1980) Character actor Joe Spinell gives a terrific performance as a man plagued by childhood abuse, stalking the streets of NYC and murdering comely young women. If only the movie were as good as Spinell’s performance. This one is held high in horror circles and fans will love the new 4K transfer and multiple extras. The latter includes new and vintage featurettes, trailers and a bonus CD of the film’s soundtrack.

Twilight Time (limited to 3,000 units and available at www.twilighttimemovies.com and www.screenarchives.com):

 Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) Genevieve Bujold and Richard Burton star in this Oscar winning look at the romantic entanglements of King Henry VIII. Extras include isolated music track and the original trailer.

X Y and Zee (1972) Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine and Susannah York star in this love triangle based on the Edna O’Brien novel. Extras include isolated music track.

 Satan Never Sleeps (1962) Veteran Hollywood director Leo McCarey’s (An Affair to Remember) final film stars William Holden and Clifton Webb as a pair of priests caught in the 1949 Chinese Communist revolution. Extras include original theatrical trailer.

 A Man Called Peter (1955) is the true story of Peter Marshall, a Scottish minister who ultimately became chaplain of the US Senate. Richard Todd stars. Extras include isolated music track, Peter Marshall audio sermon, newsreels and original trailer.


 A Dry White Season (1989) Donald Sutherland stars as a schoolteacher living in South Africa who unwittingly becomes part of the anti-apartheid movement in this critically acclaimed film. Extras include new and archival interviews and essay booklet.

 Warner Archive:

 The Thing (1951) Howard Hawks produced this classic sci-fi film about a group of arctic researchers doing battle with a ‘thing’ from another world they encounter while on assignment. James Arness stars in the title role. No extras.

 Horror of Dracula (1958) is the first and, some say, the best of the Dracula films produced by Hammer studios and starring Christopher Lee in the title role. Nevertheless it’s still quite effective and loads of fun. No extras.

 Dark of the Sun (1968) is one of the best of the ‘men on a mission’ films. Rod Taylor leads a group of mercenaries in recovering a bundle of diamonds from the Congo. Extras include new audio commentary.

 Smore Entertainment:

(DVD only) Inside the Minds of The Dick Cavett Show (2018) is a collection of interviews with famous comics including Robin Williams, Bobcat Goldthwait, Richard Lewis and Gilbert Gottfried.And That’s the Way It Is: The Dick Cavett Show (2018) is a collection of interviews with notable newscasters including Walter Cronkite, Tom Brokaw, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Dan Rather and Mike Wallace.

Photo: Mabel King & Steve Martin in The Jerk

 Scream/Shout Factory:

 The Jerk (1979) The comedic saga of a white man born as a ‘poor black child’ who finds his special purpose in life has been issued in a 40th anniversary edition featuring new interviews with star Steve Martin, director Carl Reiner and co-writer Carl Gottlieb.

 Starman (1984) Filmmaker John Carpenter’s only Oscar nominated film is the romantic tale of a stranded space traveler (Jeff Bridges) who takes the form of a recently widowed woman’s (Karen Allen) deceased husband. Extras include new interviews, trailer and TV spots.

 Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) was Christopher Lee’s second appearance as Dracula and a good entry in the series. In this one, four stranded travelers tangle with The Count after accidentally discovering his castle. Extras include new commentary, World of Hammer episode, a documentary, trailer and still gallery.

 Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987) The brother of the murdering Santa in the first film sets out to avenge the death of his sibling in this sequel. Loads of extras including new and archived audio commentary, multiple featurettes and the film’s trailer.

 Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) The fourth film in the franchise is most notable for the pre fame casting of Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger in the lead roles and the fact that it was co-written/directed by one of the scripters of the original film. This edition includes two cuts of the film and features multiple featurettes, behind the scenes footage, still gallery and the film’s trailer.

 Elizabeth Harvest (2018) Abbey Lee stars as the title character who might get more than she bargained for when attempting to discover what lurks behind her husband’s laboratory door. Extras include a featurette and the film’s trailer.

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