Tuesday, August 17 sees the arrival on home video of a handful of horror, fantasy, and science fiction titles. DEXTER: SEASON FOUR, which reported represents a return to form for America’s favorite serial killer, becomes available on DVD and Blu-ray; plus, there is a box set featuring all four seasons of the Showtime series. FURRY VENGEANCE, the painfully unfunny comedy about forest animals protecting their environment from being developed by Brendan Fraser, can be rented or purchased via Video on Demand; it is also available on DVD and as part of a Blu-ray and DVD combo set. THE LOST SKELETON RETURNS AGAIN is the second sequel to THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA – an attempt to make a deliberately bad movie a la PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE. As if that were not enough, the SKELETON folks offer up DARK AND STORY NIGHT, a spoof of old dark house movies.
So much for new titles. For the budget-minded among us, there are four DVD sets offering older titles compiled together.
- The Roger Corman Creature Collection is a two-disc set including such titles as CREATURE FROM THE HAUNTED SEA, THE WASP WOMAN, LAST WOMAN ON EARTH, and BUCKET OF BLOOD (neither of the later include a creatre, by the way).
- The Roger Corman Horror Collection, another two disc set, features THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE TERROR, DEMENTIA 13, SWAMP WOMEN, and SHE GODS OF SHARK REEF (neither SWAMP WOMEN nor SHE GODS is a horror film, but oh well…)
- The Drive-in Cult Classics 32-Film Collection offers such gems as LAND OF THE MINOTAUR and THEY SAVED HITLER’S BRAIN in a 12-disc box set.
- The Pure Terror 50 Movie Pack provides even more blood-curdling horror, squeezing 50 titles onto twelve discs: THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN, DR. JEKYLL AND THE WEREWOLF, THE DEVIL’S NIGHTMARE, FANGS OF THE LIVING DEAD, GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE, HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE, TERROR CREATURES FROM THE GRAVE, and THEY SAVED HITLER’S BRAIN (again!).