Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Notable DVDs for the Holiday Season: A Preview of the Dark Season to Come

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Tis the season to be jolly and here at 28DLA, we have compiled a list of notable video titles that are available in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Yuletide fun can also include a tale of terror too to make those chilly nights even colder. This list is compiled from various sources.


November Releases

Bikini Bloodbath Christmas
"Jenny and Sharon are back! This time Ms. Johnson is in a coma, and the girls, along with their new friends, find themselves working at Mrs. Johnson's (Ms. Johnson's British cross-dressing sister) Bong Shoppe. Team Bong Shoppe is embattled in fierce competition for holiday business with a Christian Deli across the way. Things get a little crazy and in the heat of the moment, Jenny once again accidentally resurrects the Killer Chef... and mayhem—gratuitous amounts of gore and nudity—ensue! The Limited Edition Giftpack includes a limited poster and White Liger CD." (Source: Diamond Comics).

Extras:
-slide show
-outtakes
-interview w/commentary (Jonathan Gorman, Thomas Edward Seymour, Jonathan Gorman, and Sheri Lynn)

Bikini Bloodbath Christmas on DVD at Amazon


Helldriver
"From the creators of Machine Girl, and Tokyo Gore Police, an alien-spawned, mysterious mist blankets the northern half of Japan, transforming those who inhale it into ravenous, flesh-eating zombies hell-bent on devouring the surviving human population. Plunged into chaos, Japan is torn into two areas. The southern half of the country, where the population remains untouched by the deadly gas, lives behind a heavily fortified wall, while the northern half is a lawless, zombie-infected wasteland" (Source: Amazon).

Extras:
-three exclusive short films set within the "Helldriver" universe: "Helldriver Dokata," "Catch Me If You Can!" and "Bailout!"
-interview with director Yoshihiro Nishimura
-"Sushi Typhoon: Tokyo Invasion!" featurette

Helldriver on DVD at Amazon


Chillerama (Unrated)
"In the spirit of classic anthology films like Creepshow and Twilight Zone: The Movie and containing films that not only celebrate the golden age of drive-in B horror schlock but also span over four decades of cinema, Chillerama offers something for every bad taste. With titles like "Wadzilla," "I Was a Teenage Werebear," "The Diary of Anne Frankenstein," and "Zom-B-Movie" and featuring appearances by Joel David Moore (Avatar), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight) and more cameos than you can count, Chillerama is sure to have you screaming for more. From the depraved minds of Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City), Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs), Adam Green (Frozen), and Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2)" (Source: Amazon).

Extras:
-directors' video commentary
-"Wadzilla" deleted scenes
-"The Making of The Diary of Anne Frankenstein"
-"I Was a Teenage Were Bear" behind the scenes and deleted scenes
-"Zom-B-Movie" deleted scenes
-directors' interviews
-also available on Blu-ray Disc

Chillerama Unrated Edition at Amazon


Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
"Horror comedy has best friends Tucker and Dale heading out for a relaxing weekend of fishing at their secluded cabin. Unfortunately for them, evil has different plans when a series of misunderstandings and tragic events start killing a group of preppy college students, who believe Tucker and Dale are backwoods hillbillies out to kill them" (Source: Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Extras:
-commentary
-behind-the-scenes featurette
-also available on Blu-ray Disc.

Tucker and Dale vs Evil on DVD


Frankenhooker
"When Jeffrey Franken's fiancée is chopped to pieces by the blades of a remote-controlled lawnmower; he uses his dubious medical knowledge to try to bring her back to life. He reassembles his beloved Elizabeth using the body parts of New York City's finest prostitutes, and resurrects her during a heavy lightning storm. Unfortunately for Jeffrey, Elizabeth's brain is scrambled and she runs amok on 42nd Street, turning tricks and bringing high-voltage death to her customers" (OnVideo).

Extras:
-commentary by Henenlotter and make-up effects designer Gabe Bartalos
-"A Salad That Was Once Named Elizabeth" Patty Mullen featurette
-"A Stitch in Time: The Make-Up Effects of Frankenhooker"
-"Turning Tricks: Jennifer Delora Remembers Frankenhooker"
-Jennifer Delora's Frankenhooker photo scrapbook (Source: CAV Distributing/Synapse Films).

Frankenhooker on DVD at Amazon


Early December Releases

More Brains! A Return To The Living Dead
"Do you ever wonder about all the different ways of dying? Dan O'Bannon's outrageous splatter classic 'The Return Of The Living Dead' has continued to terrify and entertain horror fans for over twenty-five years with its delicious mix of blood, guts, sex and punk. Boasting offbeat humor, plenty of attitude and one of the most famous zombies ever committed to celluloid, it's easy to see why the film's legacy continues to grow" (Source: Amazon).

Extras:
-four making of featurettes
-Dan O'Bannon's final interview
-Stacey Q's Live!
-exclusive tonight music video
-even more brains: deleted documentary interviews
-Return of The Living Dead in 3 Minutes

Zombie Diaries 2
"The sequel to the smash-hit The Zombie Diaries! Three months have passed since a viral outbreak wiped out 99.9% of the world's population, turning its victims into flesh-eating living dead. In the UK, a surviving band of soldiers and civilians have taken refuge at a rural military barracks. Life is tough, but hope appears when a high level communication is received from a military base on the coast, telling of sanctuary elsewhere in Europe!" (Source: Diamond Comics).

Extras:
-behind the scenes featurette
-director's Commentary

Zombie Diaries 2 on DVD at Amazon


Zombie Allegiance
"Cannibals, Zombies, Necrophilia - Welcome to the U.S.A. In post-World War III America, where the walking dead outnumber the living, a determined band of mismatched survivors scour hostile terrain in their quest for shelter and community. Chock full of gore and dripping with suspense, Zombie Allegiance presents ""a sometimes scarily accurate metaphor regarding the current state of affairs here in the good ole U.S.A" (Source: Amazon).

Extras:
-information unavailable

Zombie Allegiance on DVD at Amazon



Santa Claus vs. the Zombies
"Santa Claus Versus the Zombies tells the story of a suburban family that finds themselves barricaded in their house following the outbreak of the zombie plague. Along for the ride are a couple of elves and an actor that just might be the real Santa Claus. In the meantime, the President and his military advisers are holed up in a bunker feverishly trying to hatch a plan to rescue Santa and the desperate family" (Source: Amazon).

Extras:
-information unavailable

Santa Clause Versus the Zombies on DVD at Amazon

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