I know we've had slow weeks around here, but this is the slowest DVD release week in recent memory. No new releases to speak of, save for a direct-to-video film called Wolf Moon that has some truly hideous cover art.

The biggest release today is Shout Factory's Death Race 2000, part of their Roger Corman Collection, arriving on DVD and Blu-ray. In addition to a booklet and reversible cover art, the disc comes packed with bonus features, including an interview with David Carradine, an audio commentary with Corman, a Leonard Maltin interview with Corman as well as a commentary track with John Landis on the theatrical trailer. This is all in addition to several interviews and featurettes.

Also out on the catalog front, is F.W. Murnau's classic Nosferatu is out on a new DVD dubbed volume 1 of the Gothic Horror Collection which also includes Carl Theodor Dreyer's Vampyr as well as Jean Painleve's Le Vampire. Tough sell, particularly with Criterion's expansive 2-disc edition of Vampyr, but it's nice to see the effort put forth.

Not horror, but you might be interested to know that there was a Lone Wolf and Cub TV series. I had no idea that it even existed. Collection 2 came out today, a double-disc set including volumes 4-6. Can't say if it compares in any way to the series of feature films, but I'm definitely curious.

We'll be back next week and hopefully they'll be more releases to talk about.
categories Horror