Christmas is nearly here and so is the time for panic buying last minute presents for those nearest and dearest. But don’t worry because Love Horror has a few suggestions for the horror lover in your life in our box set special below.
GHOSTBUSTERS 1 & 2
The classic supernatural comedies that defined a generation: GHOSTBUSTERS and GHOSTBUSTERS 2 are together in special collector’s edition Blu-rayTM and 4K Ultra HD sets available to buy now from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. These spooktacularly successful films captured the imagination of audiences around the world – and redefined the action-comedy genre in the process. The Ghostbusters franchise is celebrated here with remastered high-def picture & sound for both movies, plus all-new and never-before-seen special features.
When kooky college profs Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Ackroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) lose their university jobs, they decide to go freelance, de-haunting New York City with a new ghost removal service. As soon as they open their doors, their first order of business becomes saving beautiful cellist Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and nerdy Louis Tuilly (Rick Moranis) who’ve inadvertently opened the gates of hell… right in their apartment building! Experience all the particle beams and ectoplasm like never before, in full 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range!
GHOSTBUSTERS II Synopsis
It’s a fine time for slime-time when Doctors Venkman (Bill Murray), Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Spengler (Harold Ramis) regroup to nuke the spooks in this high-spirited comedy. Sidelined after their spectacular save of New York City five years before, the heroes of the hereafter once again answer the call when an underground river of ghoulish goo threatens to rot the Big Apple to the core. Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver), Louis (Rick Moranis), Winston (Ernie Hudson) and Janine (Annie Potts) are all back for the ride as these supernatural superstars swing back into hilarious action!
GHOSTBUSTERS – Bonus Features:
• Original Filmmaker Commentary
• Slimer Mode Picture-in-Picture & 1999 Text Commentary
• 10 Deleted Scenes
• Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective
• 4 Featurettes
• Photo Galleries, Storyboards & Multi-Angle Explorations
• “Ghostbusters” Music Video by Ray Parker, Jr
• Teasers and Trailers
GHOSTBUSTERS II – Bonus Features:
• 7 Deleted Scenes
• Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond
• “On Our Own” Music Video by Bobby Brown
• 35th Anniversary fan commentary
• 6 Rare and Newly unearthed Deleted Scenes including the Long-Requested Fort Detmerring Scenes!
• Rare Unfinished Teaser Trailer and much more!
Vin Diesel (xXx: Return of Xander Cage, The Fate of the Furious) stars in the thrilling action movie BLOODSHOT available to buy on 4K UHD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 8 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Based on the bestselling comic book “Valiant” by Jeff Wadlow, Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force – stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.
BLOODSHOT is directed by David S. F. Wilson and also stars Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Toby Kebbell (War for the Planet of the Apes) and Guy Pearce (Mary Queen of Scots, A Christmas Carol).
THE EVIL DEAD
Writer/Director Raimi’s (Spider-Man, Drag Me to Hell) relentless, gore-spattered debut is a landmark in horror cinema, a no-holds-barred onslaught of gruesome terror and nightmarish effects which has earned its rightful status as a legendary cult classic. Starring Bruce Campbell (TV’s Ash vs Evil Dead) and Ellen Sandweiss (TV’s Ash vs Evil Dead), THE EVIL DEAD follows five college students who travel to a remote cabin in the woods and unwittingly unleash a monstrous evil hellbent on their total destruction. THE EVIL DEAD is truly the ultimate experience in grueling horror.
THE EVIL DEAD 4K Ultra HD is beautifully presented in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range in its original aspect ratio of 1.33:1. It has a host of special bonus features including interviews, rare behind the scene footage and commentary by Sam Raimi.
BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES:
• One By One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead
• Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor documentary
• At the Drive-In
• Discovering Evil Dead
• Make-Up Test
• Ellen and Drama Teacher
• On-Stage Interview
• Commentary with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell
o The Ladies of the Evil Dead meet Bruce Campbell
o The Other Pages
o One by One We will Take you: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead o Unconventional: The Ultimate Discussion of Grueling Horror
• Picture-in-Picture: Join us! The Undying Legacy of The Evil Dead
One of the most successful live-action video game film franchises of all time gets an upgrade when the RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD™ COLLECTION arrives on November 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This limited-edition gift set marks the first time that fans will be able to experience all six films on 4K Ultra HD disc with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos audio. All six films will also be available to Download and Keep in 4k with HDR.
The RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD™ COLLECTION will include Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Apocalypse (both the original theatrical version and an extended cut), Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter as well as hours of bonus content across all six films, including rare archival featurettes that have been previously unavailable on disc.
Based on the popular video game series by Capcom, the Resident Evil franchise stars Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element) as Alice, a superhuman security expert pitted against the sinister Umbrella Corporation as the world’s population is transformed into flesh-eating creatures by one of its most dangerous biological weapons.
RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD™ COLLECTION – BONUS FEATURES*
Cast and Filmmakers’ Commentary
Visual Effects Commentary
Alternate Ending with Director Paul W.S. Anderson’s Video Introduction
“My Plague” Music Video by Slipknot
4K ULTRA HD™
RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE
Writer / Producer Commentary
“Game Over: Resident Evil Reanimated” Documentary
“Corporate Malfeasance” Featurette
“Game Babes” Featurette
“Symphony of Evil” Featurette
4K ULTRA HD™
Theatrical and Extended Cuts of the Film
RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION
“Under the Umbrella” Picture-in-Picture
4K ULTRA HD™
Resident Road Map: Reflections on the Future of the Series
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE
“Undead Vision” Picture-in-Picture
Deleted and Extended Scenes
4K ULTRA HD™
RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION
Director and Cast Commentary
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Project Alice: The Interactive Database
4K ULTRA HD™
Evil Goes Global
RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER
Retaliation Mode with Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich
4K ULTRA HD™
Maximum Carnage: Best Kills
GODZILLA – THE SHOWA FILMS (1954-1975)
IN 1954, AN ENORMOUS BEAST CLAWED ITS WAY OUT OF THE SEA, destroying everything in its path—and changing movies forever. The arresting original Godzilla soon gave rise to an entire monstermovie genre (kaiju eiga), but the King of the Monsters continued to reign supreme: in fourteen fiercely entertaining sequels over the next two decades, Godzilla defended its throne against a host of other formidable creatures, transforming from a terrifying symbol of nuclear annihilation into a benevolent (if still belligerent) Earth protector. Collected here for the first time are all fifteen Godzilla films of Japan’s Showa era, in a landmark set showcasing the technical wizardry, fantastical storytelling, and indomitable international appeal that established the most iconic giant monster the cinema has ever seen.
FILMS IN THIS SET
Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels. A thrilling, tactile spectacle that continues to be a cult phenomenon, the original, 1954 Japanese version is presented here, along with Godzilla, King of the Monsters, the 1956 “Americanized” version.
Godzilla Raids Again 1955
Toho Studios followed the enormous success of the original Godzilla with this sequel, efficiently directed by Motoyoshi Oda as a straight-ahead monsters-on-the-loose drama. An underrated standout among the Showa Godzilla films, Godzilla Raids Again introduces the monster-versus-monster format that would dominate the remainder of the series, pitting Godzilla against the ferocious, spiny Anguirus as the kaiju wreak havoc in the streets of Osaka in a series of elaborate set pieces that succeed in upping the ante for destruction.
King Kong vs. Godzilla 1963
After his first two cinematic rampages, Godzilla was revived as an adversary for the Hollywood import King Kong. When Kong is discovered on a remote island by a publicity-hungry pharmaceutical company, the giant ape is set on a collision course with Godzilla, and Japan braces for a double dose of devastation. Both the Japanese-release version and the U.S.-release cut were rousing hits, cementing Godzilla’s status as a series-worthy star.
Mothra vs. Godzilla 1964
Godzilla faces off against the benevolent insect monster-god Mothra in this clash of the titans, a crossover battle between two of Toho Studios’ most popular monsters—the last in which Godzilla would figure as a malevolent villain rather than a fearsome hero. Mothra vs. Godzilla marks a creative high point in the Godzilla series, with pointed social commentary from director Ishiro Honda, a masterful score by Akira Ifukube, and astonishing special-effects work by Eiji Tsuburaya.
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster 1964
After laying waste to an alien civilization on Venus, the three-headed, lightning-emitting space monster Ghidorah brings its insatiable thirst for destruction to Earth, where fierce foes Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra must join forces in order to deal with the unprecedented threat. An electrifying screen debut for Godzilla’s archenemy Ghidorah, this film also marks a turning point for the series, as the first time the King of the Monsters acts to protect the planet.
Invasion of Astro-Monster 1965
Aliens from Planet X make an irresistible offer to the people of Earth: let them borrow Godzilla and Rodan to help defeat King Ghidorah, and in return they will provide a cure for all known human disease. But the aliens’ duplicity is soon revealed, as they deploy all three monsters in their quest to conquer Earth. This retro romp, featuring American star Nick Adams, stands as a high point in the Showa Godzilla series.
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep 1966
The first Godzilla film directed by Jun Fukuda, who would go on to direct four more, is fast-paced and light in tone, and builds to a riveting race-against-time finale. On a secluded island in the South Seas, a group of castaways stumble upon a paramilitary organization whose nefarious nuclear activities threaten the world at large—and set the stage for kaiju clashes involving Godzilla, Mothra, and the giant crustacean Ebirah.
Son of Godzilla 1967
In director Jun Fukuda’s second Godzilla outing, secret weather-control experiments create a radioactive storm and Godzilla must rescue monster hatchling Minilla from the giant mutant insects that result. Featuring a buoyant score by Masaru Sato and impressive wirework by special-effects director Sadamasa Arikawa, Son of Godzilla is lively, comic, and timely in its addressing of contemporary anxiety about worldwide food shortages.
New cover illustration by Robert Goodin
Destroy All Monsters 1968
The original Godzilla team of director Ishiro Honda, special-effects supervisor Eiji Tsuburaya, and composer Akira Ifukube reunited for this kaiju extravaganza, which features no fewer than eleven monsters. Set in the remote future of 1999, when the people of Earth have achieved world peace by confining destructive creatures to Monsterland (until an alien race intervenes), Destroy All Monsters mounts a thrilling display of innovative action sequences and memorable images that have made it a favorite for generations of viewers.
New cover illustration by Sophie Campbell
All Monsters Attack 1969
Director Ishiro Honda returned again for the first Godzilla movie expressly for children. Economizing by reusing effects shots from other films in the series, All Monster Attack tells the story of Ichiro, a lonely latchkey kid who finds solace in his dreams of befriending Minilla, the titular progeny of Son of Godzilla, whose parent is also often absent. In this thoughtful, human-scale story, boy and monster learn together what it means to grow up.
Godzilla vs. Hedorah 1971
Intended to address the crisis levels of pollution in postwar Japan, Godzilla vs. Hedorah finds the King of the Monsters fighting an alien life form that arrives on Earth and steadily grows by feeding on industrial waste. Director Yoshimitsu Banno infuses the film with equal parts ecological horror, humorous monster antics, and sixties psychedelia straight out of San Francisco, making for a truly unique—and divisive—entry in the series.
Godzilla vs. Gigan 1972
An alien invasion prompts a tag-team battle between Godzilla and Anguirus, the planet protectors, and King Ghidorah and the new monster Gigan, a cyborg with scythe-like claws, an abdominal buzz saw, winglike back fins, and pincerlike mandibles. In this action-packed film, which veers from the sublime to the ridiculous, the cockroachlike aliens—disguised as humans—use Gigan and King Ghidorah as weapons of conquest in their plot to take over a contaminated Earth.
Godzilla vs. Megalon 1973
Nuclear testing unleashes mayhem on the undersea kingdom of Seatopia, causing a series of environmental disasters that nearly wipes out Rokuro, the schoolboy protagonist at the center of this film. To exact revenge, Seatopia unleashes Megalon, a gigantic beetle with the ability to fire ray beams and napalm bombs. Meanwhile, Rokuro’s brother creates Jet Jaguar, a flying robot with a built-in moral compass. The inevitable matchup of Godzilla and Jet Jaguar versus Megalon and Gigan decides the world’s fate.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 1974
Godzilla’s evil twin Mechagodzilla first reared its head in this Jun Fukuda–directed film. A robot designed by aliens to conquer Earth, the enduringly popular villain has since been resurrected by Toho Studios several times. With the help of earnest direction, spectacular pyrotechnics, and guest appearances by veteran genre actors, this film recaptures the feel of the sixties Godzilla movies.
Terror of Mechagodzilla 1975
In Godzilla’s last gasp of the Showa era, aliens retrieve Mechagodzilla’s remains and rebuild it with the aid of an unhinged biologist (a scenery-chewing Akihiko Hirata), in hopes of defeating Godzilla for possession of planet Earth. This film marked the return of director Ishiro Honda, who had retired years earlier, disheartened by the increasingly kid-friendly approach of the series. For this final entry, Honda steers the King of the Monsters back into grim territory, interweaving an alien-invasion plot with a tale of tragic romance.