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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 17:39

Blu-ray News – American Horror Project: Vol 1 & more, plus Shout’s Army of Darkness BD replacement program

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All right, it’s a slow news day, given the Veterans Day holiday here in the States. And may I just take a moment to tip my hat at Veterans everywhere? Thank you all.

Now then... we’ve just a couple bits of release news to report today...

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing Freaks of Nature on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/9/2016.  [Read on here…]

Arrow Video has set American Horror Project: Volume 1 for Blu-ray release on 3/8. SRP is $99.95. This will be a 6-disc Special Edition. The set will include a sampling of Grindhouse horror from the 1970s, including Christopher Speeth’s Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (1973), Matt Cimber’s The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976), and Robert Allen Schnitzer’s The Premonition (1976). Each will feature new 2K restorations and lots of extras (TBA).

VCI is releasing Bob Clark’s Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things on Blu-ray on 2/23. They also have The Giant Spider Invasion due on BD on 2/2.

Lionsgate will release Extraction on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/23.

Alchemy and Millennium have set Frankenstein and Moonwalkers for Blu-ray release on 2/23 as well, along with Hangman on 2/9. Alchemy is also releasing Howl on 1/12.

Cinedigm is releasing The Keeping Room on Blu-ray on 2/2.

And Major League Baseball is releasing the Kansas City Royals 2015: World Series Collection on 12/8.

Meanwhile, we have a look at the other three of Sony’s new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray titles (they aren't available for pre-order yet, but here’s what the packaging looks like)…

Chappie (4K UHD BD)    The Smurfs 2 (4K UHD BD)    Hancock (4K UHD BD)

Finally today, as some of you know there were reports of missing footage on Scream Factory’s recent Army of Darkness: Collector’s Edition BD (reviewed here at The Bits). Shout and Scream have just launched a replacement program that will ensure those of you who have purchased the discs will get the corrected versions. Here are the details, per Shout:

“On behalf of Scream Factory, we want to thank everyone that has purchased our recent Collector’s Edition of ARMY OF DARKNESS. We hope you are enjoying it and all the work that went into bringing it to you, the fans.

It has come to our attention that there is footage missing from both the theatrical cut and the international cut of the film. We will be issuing replacement discs (#1 and #3) to anyone that has been affected.

If your copy of ARMY OF DARKNESS is missing footage and you would like a replacement disc sent to you, please follow these instructions:

1. Please fill out the form on this page with your shipping and contact information. [A newly-updated link and it IS now working.] If needed, use personal code: AODREPLACE

2. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your proof of purchase (a photo or scan of your printed receipt or your digital receipt if from on-line retailer).

Replacement discs will begin shipping out in the next 2-3 weeks. When your replacements do ship, you should receive an automated shipment confirmation via email.

If you have any questions or concerns about this replacement program, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Scream Factory”

We’ve checked the linked page and it doesn’t seem to be working yet, but we expect it will be up and running soon.

All right, that’s all for now. Back tomorrow with more. Stay tuned...

Bill Hunt


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