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Horror goodies and martial arts classics from Eureka in October

2 August 2018

Today, Eureka Entertainment announced its October Blu-ray and DVD releases, and it's a bit of a Hallowe'en treat, with 3 horror releases, including a too little seen work from Geroge Romero, plus a duo of classic martial arts movies starring the legendary Jackie Chan. So without further ado...

 

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Night of the Creeps (1986) | Limited Dual Format Edition (Blu-ray & DVD) | 8 October 2018

When an alien experiment goes awry, it crashes to Earth in 1959 and infects a young college student. 27 years later, his cryogenically-frozen body is thawed out by fraternity pledges, and the campus is quickly overrun by alien creatures - whose victims come back as zombies! Fred Dekker's supremely enjoyable throwback chiller deftly combines classic horror and sci-fi elements with delicious humour and loving in-jokes.

Presented for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK, this deluxe edition of Night of the Creeps features the original director's cut and a host of special features.

Limited Dual Format Edition features:

  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase (first print run only]
  • High-definition remaster of the director s cut
  • Original stereo soundtrack and 5.1 surround audio options, presented in PCM and DTS-HD MA respectively on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary by writer / director Fred Dekker
  • Audio commentary by actors Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall and Jill Whitlow
  • Thrill Me: Making Night of the Creeps - an hour-long series of video pieces on the making of the film featuring new interviews with cast and crew
  • Tom Atkins: Man of Action featurette
  • Video Interview with Fred Dekker
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Original theatrical ending
  • Trivia track subtitles
  • Theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A limited-edition booklet featuring a new essay by critic Craig Ian Mann (First Print Run Only)

 

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Monkey Shines (1988) | Limited Dual Format Edition (Blu-ray & DVD) | 8 October 2018

From writer / director George A. Romero, the man who unleashed Night of the Living Dead, comes Monkey Shines, a terrific psychological thriller that delivers a disturbing message about messing with Mother Nature. Starring Jason Beghe and Janine Turner, this riveting tale is a white-knuckle triumph that doesn't let up!

Allan Mann (Jason Beghe) is a bitter, angry and vengeful man ever since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He's fed up with himself and everyone around him. All that changes when he's given Ella, a monkey trained to meet his every need. But when Ella begins anticipating Allan's thoughts, strange and deadly things start happening. And as she stalks and wreaks havoc on Allan's fair-weather girlfriend (Janine Turner), incompetent doctor and meddling mother, Allan realizes he must stop the cunning maniacal creature... before she fully takes over his mind!

Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten, Stephen Root, John Pankow, and Stanley Tucci also star in this riveting thriller from the godfather of modern horror George A. Romero, presented on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK with an array of special features.

Limited Dual Format Edition features:

  • Limited Edition O Card slipcase (First Print Run Only)
  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
  • DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio options
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • New and exclusive feature length audio commentary by Travis Crawford
  • Audio Commentary with director George A. Romero
  • An Experiment in Fear The Making of Monkey Shines – a lengthy retrospective with George A. Romero, stars Jason Beghe and Kate McNeil, executive producer Peter Grunwald, and special effects legends Tom Savini, Greg Nicotero and Everett Burrell.
  • Alternate Ending and Deleted Scenes
  • Behind-the-scenes footage, original EPK featurette, vintage interviews and news reports
  • Trailers and TV spots
  • PLUS: A limited edition collector s booklet featuring a new essay by Craig Ian Mann; highlights from the film s production notes: and rare archival material (First Print Run Only)

 

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Troll: The Complete Collection (1986/1990) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 8 October 2018

Embraced by a generation of bad movie fans, Troll 2 has become one of the most iconic cult films of its generation, and to this day regularly plays to sold-out theatres of adoring fans. Presented here alongside the first (and entirely unrelated) film, Troll, as well as Best Worst Movie, the definitive documentary on the film's unexpected resurgence as a cult favourite, Troll: The Complete Collection is a celebration of one of the most unusual success stories in movie history.

Troll: The Potter family (including future Law & Order star Michael Moriarty as Harry Potter) is about to find out there s no place like home when a troublesome troll starts taking over their building, transforming each apartment into an overgrown garden of ancient evil and turning tenants into a horde of hairy hobgoblins.

Troll 2: After his family moves to the rural community of Nilbog (spoilers, it's goblin spelled backwards), a ghost warns young Joshua Waits that vegetarian goblins want to transform him and his family into plants and then eat them.

Best Worst Movie: An affectionate and intoxicatingly fun tribute to one of the greatest bad movies ever made, and the people responsible for unleashing it upon the world.

Limited Edition Blu-ray features:

  • Limited Edition O Card slipcase featuring artwork by Devon Whitehead
  • 1080p presentation of TrollTroll 2 and for the first time ever on Blu-ray, Best Worst Movie
  • DTS-HD MA 2.0 audio on Troll and Best Worst Movie, with LPCM mono audio on Troll 2
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for Troll and Troll 2
  • The Making of Troll [50 mins] – featuring director John Carl Buechler, producer Charles Band, Writer Ed Naha, composer Richard Band and more
  • Feature length audio commentary on Troll 2 with Actors George Hardy and Deborah Reed
  • Best Worst Movie – over an hour of deleted scenes and interview footage not included in the final cut of the documentary
  • Interview with Troll 2 s Goblin Queen, Deborah Reed
  • Screenwriting Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith, Michael Stephenson and George Hardy [audio only - 81 mins]
  • Fan contributions
  • Monstrous - Music Video by ECOMOG
  • PLUS: A limited edition collector s booklet featuring rare archival material

 

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Jackie Chan's Project A & Project A Part II (1983/1987) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 22 October 2018

A pair of incredible action-adventure extravaganza's from the legendary Jackie Chan, Project Aand Project A Part II make their long overdue debut on Blu-ray in the UK from brand new 2K restorations. Starring three of the greatest martial-arts action stars of all time (Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao), the Project A films blended unparalleled martial artistry, death defying stunts and physical comedy in a way that has yet to be matched.

Project A: Jackie plays Sergeant Dragon Ma, a turn-of-the-century coastguard, hot on the trail of a ruthless band of cut-throat pirates, intent on spreading a trail of blood and mayhem across the South China Seas. Project A features some of the most dangerous stunts of Jackie s career, including homages to Buster Keaton s Steamboat Bill, Jr. and Harold Lloyd's Safety Last!.

Project A Part II: After the events of the first film, Dragon Ma is given a new assignment, to clean up crime and corruption in the roughest part of town. The pressure was on to top the first film in terms of sheer spectacle, but Project A Part II rises to the challenge and delivers one of the most stunt-packed, rip-roaring action-adventures of all time.

Presented from brand new 2K restorations and fully uncut, Eureka Classics is proud to present Jackie Chan's Project A and Project A Part II for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special Limited Edition Box Set packed with extra content.

Limited Edition Blu-ray features:

  • 1080p presentations of both films, sourced from brand new 2K restorations and making their UK debuts on Blu-ray
  • Original Cantonese audio tracks for both films (mono for Project A and stereo for Project A Part II)
  • Restored 5.1 Cantonese and English audio options
  • Optional English subtitles
  • A new video interview with Tony Rayns
  • Archival interview with Jackie Chan [30 mins]
  • Interview with actor Lee Hoi San [22 mins]
  • Interview with actor Yuen Biao [18 mins]
  • Interview with actor Dick Wei [14 mins]
  • Interview with actor Michael Chan Wai-Man [20 mins]
  • Interview with composer Michael Lai [17 mins]
  • Interview with writer and producer Edward Tang [30 mins]
  • Interview with stuntman Anthony Carpio [29 mins]
  • Interview with stuntman Mars [15 mins]
  • Someone Will Know Me [13 mins] - an archival featurette which includes interviews with stuntmen Mars, Chris Lee Kin-Sang and Rocky Lai
  • Alternate outtakes for Project A from the Japanese version of the film
  • Archival behind-the-scenes footage [24 mins]
  • Deleted Scenes
  • PLUS: A wide selection of rare archival content!
  • Box set exclusive Collectors booklets for each film, featuring new essays and archival content