Greetings to all of the sicko’s out there checking out our little sight. A slew of news items has strolled through the office (and by office I mean Wes’s IPad) so I bring you a special edition of the Weekly Bloodlines! So let’s get too it.
First up is a press release on the latest and greatest from Tempe Video and Tomcat Releasing! Check it out.
NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!
AGENT BEETLE (DVD)
UPC #822928050390 / $19.99 SRP
Street Date: April 30, 2013
A rookie cop goes undercover at a drug company and poses as a criminal in order to get the information on a program that gives convicted felons superpowers. With his reporter ex-girlfriend on his trail, he must use his newly acquired powers to stop the program and bring its powerful convicts to justice!
ATTACK OF THE JURASSIC SHARK (DVD)
UPC #822928050499 / $19.99 SRP
Street Date: May 28, 2013
When an oil company unwittingly unleashes a prehistoric shark from its icy prison, the Jurassic killer maroons a group of art thieves and a group of beautiful young college students on an abandoned piece of land. The two opposing groups are forced to do what they can to survive or become food for the not-quite-extinct shark!
BATH SALT ZOMBIES
Premiere Screening Event – February 6th – 7pm to 10pm
Trocadero Balcony (1003 Arch Street – Philadelphia)
with special performance by
$8 admission includes free download card of killer punk rock soundtrack featuring: The Dwarves, The Meatmen, ANTiSEEN, The Murder Junkies + more!
Balt Salt Zombies is simply a creative and chaotic caper from a pretty prolific artist coming into his own. – Patrick Dolan, RUE MORGUE
Bath Salt Zombies is a new horror film directed and co-written by Dustin Wayde Mills(Puppet Monster Massacre, Zombie A-Hole,Ballad of Skinless Pete) and produced and co-written by Clint Weiler of Aggronautix. The movie sensationalizes the recent bath salt epidemic and the attacks surrounding them. It will be released on DVD by MVD Entertainment Group on February 19.
“Although the film is somewhat of a black comedy, I wanted to portray the real power of drugs in a horror story… Dustin was able to pull it off with ease,” said Weiler who wrote the treatment for the film and worked on the basic characterization.
“It’s off the wall comic book insanity with blood, gore, nudity, martial arts, gunfights, and a mutant jack-chi,” said Mills. “You should check your brain at the door and prepare to have your face melted off.”
Present day, United States… The bath salts epidemic facing the southern and mid-western US has been stifled by an unprecedented government crackdown. Head shops have been raided and shut down, component imports from the UK, India and China have been completely stopped, and aggressive penalties for users have been instated. This has led to a tremendous amount of surplus stock hidden by black market dealers, and a migration of those dealers (and in turn, users) to the northeast and other areas. In New York City, potent strands have surfaced and have attracted the most devoted bath salt junkies. In an attempt to outsell said strands, a young aspiring chemist has developed and even stronger batch… but something has gone horribly wrong. The new ultra potent bath salt batch has revealed a major side effect… It turns users into violent flesh seeking “zombies.” When the zombies are high on balt salts, they are completely unaware of their actions and they seem to float in and out of consciousness. When they kill / eat people, they are unaware of what has happened when they come down off the drug. The drug is also more addictive than other forms, and users feel the need to stay constantly high due to the fact they become incredibly feeble when sober. They come down HARD.
FACTS ABOUT THE BATH SALT EPIDEMIC:
Traditional “bath salts” consist of a combination of amphetamine-like chemicals, mainly mephedrone, MDPV and methylone. Users of the drug have reported feeling incredibly hot, which is why many get naked (in this case, it gives us cause for female nudity). They also develop superhuman strength (it can take five or six men to restrain them) and become so manic and delusional that the term “excited delirium” is being used by the medical community to describe their mental state. The shocking wave of attacks has sparked fears of a real-life zombie outbreak in the south. This led to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention releasing a statement saying it is not aware of any virus that can cause zombie-like behavior. A spokesman said: “MDPV is an illegal and harmful drug and stiff penalties are in place for people who possess or supply it. Drugs ruin lives which is why we are taking tough action against dealers and criminal gangs and helping people to free themselves from the cycle of dependency.”
STARRING: Brandon Salkil, Josh Eal, Ethan Holey, Dave Parker, Jackie McKown, and more.
World War IX – Bath Salt Zombies
The Dwarves – We Only Came To Get High
The Meatmen – Men, Meat and Fire
ANTiSEEN – One Shot, One Kill
Murder Junkies – Dopesick
World War IX – Bender Royale
Combat Crisis – Beating Post
American Speedway – Unreasonable Things
BugGiRL – Blood, Sweat, & Beers
The Gaggers – Hostage
Big Talk Productions are debuting their latest thriller In Fear this week at the Sundance Film Festival, and the official poster is now available for your viewing pleasure above. Little is known about the film, but the synopsis courtesy of IMDB states, “Driving, lost and tormented in the night, primal fears of the dark and the unknown give way to fear that you have let the evil in, or that it is already there.” More on this film as we get it!
Next up is a press release on the apocalyptic thriller Earth’s Final Hours coming to DVD and Blu-ray in April from Anchor Bay Entertainment! Check out the trailer above!
January 15, 2013
Where will you be at the end?
On April 2nd, Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the end of the world thriller Earth’s Final Hours on Blu-ray™ and DVD. When dense matter from an imploded white hole threatens our planet, a group of government agents are the only ones who can save the world from a new ice age. This wild tale of natural disaster debuted on the Syfy channel last year and stars Hamza Adams (“Sanctuary”), Julia Benson (“SGU Stargate Universe”), Cameron Bright (Twilight Saga: New Moon, Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and Sage Brocklebank (“Psych”). The SRP for the Blu-ray™ is $24.99 and $19.98 for DVD. The pre-book is March 6th.
When bizarre radiation storms suddenly erupt, defense systems are wiped out, polar outposts are incinerated and space debris blasts holes clear through our planet. Now a tough federal, a cool government scientist and his rebel genius son have uncovered a magnetospheric nightmare that could stop the Earth’s rotation. Do a disgraced inventor and an archaic satellite hold the sole keys to our survival, or is the clock ticking towards the annihilation of mankind?
Directed by David Hogan (Behemoth) Earth’s Final Hours is an intense apocalyptic shocker that will leave you shaking and looking to the skies.
More Anchor Bay goodness as they debut Shadow People on DVD and Blu-ray in March. Official press release below, trailer above!
From the Academy-Award® nominated producers of
Capote and The Devil’s Rejects
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT
Pray for insomnia! All will be revealed March 19th on Blu-ray™ and DVD
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – They are known by many names in many cultures. In Persia they are called “Bakhtak.” In Japan, they are the “Kanashibari.” In Mexico they’re called the “Subirse el Muerto” and the “Suk Ninmyo” in New Guinea. In America, they are known as “Shadow People.” They are very real, yet no one who has seen them have lived to describe them. Are you willing to believe? Victims report waking from sleep to find themselves paralyzed, a noise buzzing in their head, while a shadowy figure stands watches them, or sometimes even climbs onto their bed. The sightings are widespread around the globe for centuries, but many are afraid to talk about their encounters. According to experts, these appearances may be tied to a medical mystery of unexplained nocturnal deaths.
Anchor Bay Films presents the March 19th Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the supernatural thriller, Shadow People. Starring Dallas Roberts (“The Walking Dead,” The Grey, “Rubicon”), Alison Eastwood (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Tightrope), Anne Dudek (“Mad Men,” White Chicks, 10 Items or Less), and Mattie Liptak (Quarantine 2, The Candy Shop), Shadow People promises an unforgettable glimpse into a netherworld perhaps too perilously close to ours! SRP is $24.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD, with pre-book on February 19.
Shadow People is based on a true story about small town radio personality Charlie Crowe (Roberts) who unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings. These “Shadow People” were the cause of hundreds of unexplained deaths. He encounters CDC Epidemic Intelligence Agent Sophie Lancombe (Eastwood), whose investigations entwine her with Charlie’s own discoveries leading them both into a dark world and a decades old cover-up.
The film explores the actual historical evidence of SUNDS and the real phenomenon of an inverse placebo effect, where the mind can actually kill the body through false belief. The film is backed up by real archival footage of a suspected outbreak of SUNDS, which occurred in rural Kentucky, and takes the found footage genre to a new level by intercutting the story with the actual interviews of the real-life participants, local news footage and radio clips from the event.
Next up in the Anchor Bay hat trick of press releases is Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie. Fans of the video game should be excited to know that the DVD and Blu-ray will be here this March!
A WARHAMMER® 40,000® MOVIE
On Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download March 5, 2013
From Anchor Bay Entertainment
On March 5th, Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly releases the Sci-Fi CGI animated film Ultramarines™ on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital download. This is the first-ever feature length movie interpretation of the internationally successful Warhammer® 40,000® Universe. The film stars the voices of Terence Stamp (Superman II, Wanted), Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers, Event Horizon) and John Hurt (Alien, Hellboy) and contains over 45 minutes of bonus features including Into The Void: Making of Ultramarines™, Between Chaos & Darkness: The World Of The Space Marines, Creating the Daemon and a cool Ultramarines™ “prequel” animated onscreen graphic novel.
It is 41st Millennium, and the only force that stands between humanity and alien hordes are the Space Marines. Genetically enhanced, clad in power armour and knowing no fear they are the angels of death. And the greatest of them are the Ultramarines™. But when a select squad of scarred veterans and raw recruits responds to a distant planet’s distress beacon, they’ll discover that a horrific evil has been unleashed. And amidst a living nightmare of chaos, carnage and daemonic fury, these steel battle-brothers must now survive the ultimate enemy: Themselves.
Created by Games Workshop®, Warhammer® 40,000® has been developed into a series of successful video games and futuristic novels from its roots as the most successful tabletop wargame in the world, Ultramarines™ is the Warhammer® 40,000® universe as you’ve never been able to experience it before. So get ready and suit up for a thrilling battle in a brand new world, because this time it’s for real – it’s not just a game anymore.
Next up is an exclusive clip and trailer for Stoked, the new film from Park Chan-Wook debuting this week at Sundance and Nationwide March 1st! Check out the official synopsis below via press release from Fox Searchlight!
Synopsis: After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Rated: R | Running Time: 100 min
Directed by Park Chan-wook
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver and Nicole Kidman
Finally, we have the press release and trailer for the burlesque documentary Satan’s Angel: Queen of the Fire Tassels coming to DVD from Breaking Glass Pictures this March!
Philadelphia, PA -Breaking Glass Pictures is pleased to announce the March 5th DVD release of Satan’s Angel: Queen of the Fire Tassels (SRP $24.99). Angel Walker rose through the ranks of the burlesque scene, bringing to the stage a delectable mix of sex, passion, and the fires of Hell. In Queen of the Fire Tassels, Director Josh Dragotta documents her love for the craft and commitment to the preservation of burlesque.
Angel Walker is Satan’s Angel, a legend in the world of burlesque who travels the Globe with her wife Vic to entertain her legions of devoted fans. This riveting documentary explores Angel and Vic’s private and public life, and enlists a collection of today’s hottest burlesque stars sharing their insight on Angel’s influence to an art form that has withstood the test of time. Angel’s legacy is filled with San Francisco counter culture, Las Vegas stage door johns, and a sexuality she refused to closet.
She has amassed four decades worth of fascinating, colorful, and behind the scenes stories as she’s traveled the world performing the art of burlesque. From nights with the Rat Pack to tripping with the Doors, from traveling with Bob Hope in the USO to coming out of retirement to huge crowds, Satan’s Angel: Queen of the Fire Tassels gives audiences a candid glimpse into burlesque’s hottest and most outspoken legend.
That’ll do it for this edition of Weekly Bloodlines. Anyone with any news items or comments, feel free to hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Till next time…
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