Laserblast, September 21: Tinkerbell, Gamera, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Undead

This week offers a slim selection of horror, fantasy and science fiction titles on VOD, DVD, and Blu-ray. Walt Disney Home Video spins another direct-to-video feature from one of their classic franchises; in this case it is TINKER BELL AND THE GREAT FAIRY RESCUE, which is being released on DVD and in a two-disc DVD & Blu-ray disc combo pack.
Fans of the giant flying turtle Gamera can celebrate his exploits with two new double-disc DVD releases: GAMERA VS. GUIRON/GAMERA VS. JIGER and GAMERA VS. GYAOS/GAMERA VS VIRAS.
Synergy Entertainment offers another T-shirt & DVD bundle. THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN (starring Lon Chaney) comes with original poster art plastered on a t-shirt, which is available in large and extra-large sizes. is offering a pair of exclusives offers : multi-title packages of Blu-ray discs, organized according to theme. Amazon’s “The Thrills and Chills Bundle” includes THE CRAZIES, PANDORUM, and THE NEW DAUGHTER. Their “Slasher Horror Bundle” includes RED MIST, HATCHET, BEHIND THE MASK, and JACK BROOKS MONSTER SLAYER.
Finally, ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE UNDEAD makes its bow on VOD and DVD, with a Blu-ray release to follow shortly.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Undead on VOD & DVD

After releasing this cult horror-comedy to art house theatres on a region-by-region basis this summer, with engagements in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, etc, Indican Pictures offers it on VOD and DVD on September 21, with a subsequent Blu-ray release scheduled for October 5, 2010.
The title, of course, is a play on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Tom Stoppard’s 1966 play that retold the story of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from the point of view of two subsidiary characters, unable to grasp the big picture of the tragic story in which they were taking place. A hit on the festival circuit last year, this horror comedy follows a stage director who gets a gig handling an avante garde, off-Broadway adaptation of Hamlet, which turns out to have been scripted by a vampire, who is hoping to lure his rival out of seclusion so that they can resolve their romantic rivalry over Ophelia.
The film was written and directed by Jordan Galland. The cast includes Jake Hoffman, Devon Aoki (SIN CITY), John Ventimiglia, Kris Lemche, and Ralph Macchio as a gangster (yes, the Karate Kid himself). Distribution is through Indican Films.

  • Laemmle Sunset 5, West Hollywood, CA 90046
  • Regency Theatres, Orange County California, South Coast Village, Santa Ana/Costa Mesa
    Gaslamp Stadium – Reading Cinemas, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Village East Cinema. New York, NY 10012
  • Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR 97212 (run completed)
  • Raleigh, N.C. — TBA
  • Chicago, IL — TBA
  • Nashville. TN — TBA
  • Cincinatti, OH — TBA
  • Boston, MA — 9/17 (???)


NOTE: This post has been altered and updated since originally appearing on April 1.