Usually, October is that one month out of the year in which sci/fi and horror fans are happy. I’m pleased to announce BCI’s slate for this October is going to kick some ass!
First off, there’s the Japanese fantasy flick Kitaro, available on both DVD and Blu-ray (28 October). OK, that one doesn’t interest me that much, but what about “Ultraman” The Complete Series Box Set (14 October) – can you say “Fucking sweet!”? Yeah, I thought so.
Drive-In Cult Classics, Vol. 3 also rears its head this October, and the 4-Disc set will include The Babysitter, Weekend With The Babysitter, the underground gay biker film The Pink Angels (making its DVD debut), Blood Mania, Van Nuys Blvd., The Pom Pom Girls, Malibu Beach, and the final film of sexpot Jayne Mansfield, Single Room Finished (14 October).
Another Exploitation Double Feature will feature Mausoleum with former televangelist Marjoe Gortner (?) and Blood Song (14 October).
Aside from the aforementioned “Ultraman” set, vintage live-action TV fans will enjoy taking a look at the Filmation Sci-Fi Box Set featuring the complete series of “Jason Of Star Command”, “Space Academy” and “Ark II” (28 October), while old-school animation buffs will probably want to pick up Frightfully Funny Collection, Vol. 2 with select episodes from the slightly forgotten animated shows “Fraidy Cat”, “Ghostbusters”, and “Groovie Ghoulies” (21 October).
If you missed out on some the recent Spanish Horror releases under BCI’s Deimos banner, have no fear: the Paul Naschy Collection (21 October) will include Exorcism, Blue Eyes Of The Broken Doll, Human Beasts, Horror Rises From The Tomb, and Vengeance Of The Zombies (rotten ba-ba-baa music included).
Quite possibly the biggest hits of the month will be William Grefe’s Stanley: Two-Disc Special Edition (21 October) featuring audio commentaries, documentaries, a making-of featurette, a still gallery, trailers and more.
The Code Red label will bring us cult fave Sweet Sixteen: Director’s Cut (14 October) and the 80s sexploitation comedy Hot Moves (21 October).
A second Exploitation Double Feature including Galaxina and Star Crash has been pulled off of the release calendar indefinitely (for one reason or another – a pity, too, as I was looking forward to it). Guess you’ll have to hold on to that 2-Disc French import of Star Crash after all.