Anchor Bay Press Release: March 2007 Titles

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    MARCH RELEASES FROM ANCHOR BAY

    Release Date: March 6

    THE MANITOU

    The foremost surgeons in San Francisco have never seen anything like it:
    What was thought to be a tumor growing on the neck of patient Karen Tandy (Susan Strasberg of PSYCH-OUT) is actually a fetus growing at an abnormally accelerated rate of speed. Possessed by the reincarnation of a 400-year old Native American demon. Now with the help of a modern-day medicine man, everyone must forever destroy the ancient evil of the enraged beast known as THE MANITOU.

    Classic horror film with cult following * DVD announcement received a loud round of applause at convention in New Jersey ³No stranger to this genre, William Girdler directs a film that ³succeeds on almost every level!!! A true piece of ŒClassic cinema¹² -Amazon. COM **Star Power**: Acclaimed actor/performer Tony Curtis (The Vikings, The Rat
    Pack) heads a talented cast including several classic performances by seasoned Hollywood Veterans such as Susan Strasberg, John Cedar and Ann Sothern.
    Bonus features: Trailer, TV spot
    Horror, 104 min, Not Rated, 1978

    DEATH ROW

    Deep within the decaying catacombs of the Isla del Roca Penitentiary lies a haunted history of epic proportions. Once the home to notorious convicts, the prison now serves as nothing more than a shattered relic of archaic brutality after a deadly riot forced the state to close its doors. Seeking to explore its bloody past, a group of filmmakers descend upon the abandoned prison to begin production on a documentary, only to find that a band of violent fugitives has taken refuge inside the empty jailhouse. Just when the filmmakers think things can¹t get any worse, they realize the thugs among them are the least of their problems, and that the victims of that fatal riot may still walk the prison corridors. Soon, it¹s not entirely clear which is more dangerous: the living criminalsŠor the dead ones.

    Directed by KEVIN VANHOOK, director of Voodoo Moon and Slayer Aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in October 2006 under the title ³Haunted Prison² MARKETING **Star Power**: Jack Busey (The Frightners, Starship Troopers), Stacy Keach (Prison Break, Titus), Kyle Schmid (History of Violence)

    ³definitely director Kevin VanHook¹s most standout work in terms of gore, horror, and suspense.² ~horror.com ³There¹s slicing by ceiling fans, prison machinery, and one by electrocution, all in full view. No pulling back on any of the effects.² ~horrortotheatrevideo.com ³If you want a scary movie to watch with some friends, this is the one to see.² ~Jackie K. Cooper

    Horror, TBD MIN, NR, 2006

    Release Date: March 13

    THE HELLBENDERS

    Joseph Cotton stars as Jonah, an ex-confederate trying to keep the dreams of the south alive following General Lee's surrender. He and his sons, known as the Hellbenders, massacre a troop to steal the money that they are transporting, with the aim of using this prize to restart the confederate cause. The stolen loot is stored in a coffin, disguised as the dead Captain Ambrose, and transported across the desert to Jonah's home town. They are accompanied by a drunken whore, under the guise of Ambrose's mourning widow, supposedly transporting the dead man to his place of rest. The search for the troop's murderers is in full flow, but Jonah is a man obsessed with the cause, and nothing or no-one is going to stop him achieving his objective.....

    By Spaghetti Western director Sergio Corbucci, director of DJANGO First time available on DVD!

    ³Hellbenders is an absolute classic of the Spaghetti Western genre, standing proudly side by side fellow Corbucci classics Django and the Great Silence.² ~IMDB.com Western, Approx. 90 min, NR, 1967

    ELOISE IN HOLLYWOOD

    Third Movie in the new Eloise Series
    ³Me, Eloise² a Hit at Retail, debuted in top 25 on Videoscan!
    Star Studded Voice Talent: Lynn Redgrave, Tim Curry, Lacey Chabert, Cynthia Nixon

    Over 45 million Simon and Schuster books sold October 2006 Released ³Eloise in Hollywood² Book

    Children¹s Not Rated 45 min. 2007

    Release Date: March 20

    MASTERS OF HORROR: PRO-LIFE

    Hollywood legend John Carpenter brings you PRO-LIFE Star Power: Horror icon Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Blade II), Emmanuelle Vaugier (Saw II) and Mark Feuerstein (What Women Want, Rules of Engagement) Grassroots promotion at horror fan conventions around the country, including panels and cast appearances ³Pro-Life² is directed by Master of Horror John Carpenter, director of Halloween, The Thing, and Village of the Damned All-new homepage at www.mastersofhorror.net Bonus features: Final Delivery: The Making of Pro-Life, Demon Baby: Birthing the FX sequence and audio commentary, featuring director John Carpenter and writers Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan OVER 1.1 MILLION UNITS SHIPPED ON SEASON 1!
    Award Winning Series:
    2006 Emmy Award, 2006 Saturn Award, 2006 Fuse TV/Fangoria Chainsaw Award Horror, 57 Min, NR, 2006

    RE-ANIMATOR

    Tremendous Addition to ABE¹s Classic Horror Library 2-Disc Special Edition!
    H.P. Lovecraft's Classic Tale of Horror
    A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
    Directed by Master of Horror Stuart Gordon
    **Awards**: Nominated for Saturn Awards * ³Best Horror Film² and ³Best Make-Up²(1986), Won ³Best Film² and ³Best Special Effects² * Fantasiafestival (1986) Rave Reviews:
    ³The funniest gore fest to have ever hit the screen!² * HorrorTalk.com "A requirement for any horror fan and a big wet chunk of cool gore"
    - eFilm Critic
    ³ Good bloody fun² * Arrow-in-the-Head Reviews Special ³Syringe² Highlighter in pack Horror, 86 Mins, 1985, NR

    STAN LEE PRESENTS: THE CONDOR

    Synopsis:
    Pro skateboarder Tony Valdez seems to have it all: home, a family, and a bright professional future. Then, one fateful evening, it was over in a heartbeat. His parents are murdered by agents unknown and he suffers crippling injuries at the hands of skateboarding ³zombies.² With the help of friends, ³nano-technology,² and the spirit of the Condor, Tony overcomes his injuries and redefines his life. With his newfound power, he strives to put an end to world terrorism and bring his parent¹s murderers to justice.

    Brand New Animated Feature Film from Stan Lee * the Creator of the X-MEN, SPIDER-MAN, THE HULK, the FANTASTIC FOUR and many others Voice Talent * Featuring the voice of Wilmer Valderrama Bonus Features * Featurette with creative genius Stan Lee and behind the scenes footage of Wilmer Valderrama, DVD Bonus Game, Spanish Track On-pack Value Add * Exclusively Created for the Stan Lee Presents brand: 16 page Stan Lee Presents: Mosaic comic book * created by Stan Lee TV Airing * Airing on Cartoon Network * late March / early April, two weeks after street Animated Action/Adv, 70 MIN, NR, 2006 Release Date: March 27

    TOKKO VOLUME 1: DEVIL¹S AWAKEN

    Shindou Ranmaru has just graduated from police academy and assigned to
    Tokki: Special Mobile Investigation Force. On the day of his graduation, he meets the half-naked girl he has been seeing in his dreams, Rokujo Sakura.
    It turns out she works for a secret group within Tokki, known as Tokko:
    Special Public Safety Task Force. Shindou ends up joining Tokko to avenge his parents' death, and solve the mystery mass murder of residents in his hometown of Machida. Bottomless pits start to appear around Japan, and mysterious creatures emerge from them, linked to the mass murder of humans.
    Warning: Contains graphic violence. Just what the core fans are asking for!!

    Includes episodes 1-4: Dawn, Dream, Bond, and Omen.
    Rated Very Good at Anime News Network.
    Based on the highly rated manga.
    Anime, 100min (approx), NR, 2006

    THOMAS AND FRIENDS: PERCY¹S GHOSTLY TRICKS

    Features 6 Thomas & Friends Stories narrated by George Carlin New to DVD, virtually a New Title to Thomas Consumers * VHS Not available to the mass market for years Bonus Features- includes Bonus Sing-Along Song ³Thomas¹ Anthem,² Bonus DVD Game ³Who Am I?² and Character Gallery Limited Quantity Thomas Toy Train New Thomas episodes airing on PBS Thomas is now also available on PBS Kids Sprout Children¹s, 37 Min, NR, 1986

    THOMAS AND FRIENDS: THOMAS & THE SPECIAL LETTER

    Features 6 Thomas & Friends Stories narrated by George Carlin New to DVD, virtually a New Title to Thomas Consumers * VHS Not available to the mass market for years Bonus Features- includes Bonus Sing-Along Song ³Don¹t Judge a Book by Its Cover,² Bonus DVD Game ³Fun with Numbers² and Character Gallery Limited Quantity with George Toy New Thomas episodes airing on PBS Thomas is now also available on PBS Kids Sprout Children¹s, 48 Min, NR, 1994

    TACTICS VOLUME 4

    Kantaro Ichinomiya and his team of monsters and demons are back solving supernatural mysteries. Haruka, the Demon-Eating Goblin, questions his reliance on the team while also growing closer to them. The fox demon Yoko, heiress Suzu Etogawa, Sugino the White Goblin and wife Muuchan are also back for more supernatural adventures in the latest installment of Tactics!


    >From studio deen, producers on spirited away, fruits basket, neon
    >genesis
    evangelion, read or die, mobile suit gundam

    ³the quality of the programŠmakes this series worth checking out; not just the quantity.² - dvdtalk.com ³The quality of the animation, the very well paced script and the overall production quality of the release is just great.² * AnimeOnDVD.com Anime, Not Rated, 118 Minutes, 2005


    LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY

    Award-Winning Film:
    1999 Emmy Awards-Nominated, Best Non-Fiction Special
    1999 National Educational Media Network-Winner
    1999 Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming-Winner
    1999 San Francisco International Film Festival-Winner

    ³UnforgettableŠastonishing² ~Roger Ebert

    RESCUE DAWN * Releasing in Theaters on 03/30/07 A new feature film directed by Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) Stars Christian Bale (Batman Begins), Steve Zahn (Sahara), Jeremy Davies
    (Secretary)
    Based on the 1998 Documentary LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY

    Documentary, 74 MIN, NR, 1998
     
  2. Edward Schatz

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    FINALLY THE HELLBENDERS RETURNS. Nice to see there is life left in the company.
     
  3. Brian Kidd

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    Oh thank goodness! Another release of RE-ANIMATOR. [​IMG]
    I thought the Millennium Edition that came out a few years back was great! I just wonder what else they could say about the film? Still, at least they're releasing a few genre titles. For a while there I though AB had fallen off the face of the Earth.
     

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