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UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT’s Huge Week of Announcements!

31 August 2018

This past week Umbrella Entertainment have been drip-feeding their November home entertainment line-up via their Facebook page and it’s been glorious! For those who haven’t been paying attention or those who want a little more information, we’ve got you covered here at Cult of Monster!

Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut is the high-octane 1980 Ozploitation nightmare, CHAIN REACTION.

For mechanic Larry Stilson (Steve Bisley, MAD MAX) and his wife Carmel (Arna-Maria Winchester, INITIATION), a weekend in paradise turns into their most horrifying nightmare. At their retreat in an isolated mountain valley, they are confronted by Heinrich (Ross Thompson, BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS), the victim of a deadly nuclear spill who is in the throes of a horrifying radiation death. A top-secret government security team moves in with an army of vicious decontamination workers to seal off the valley, forcing Larry and Carmel to attempt a daring high-speed escape… …But, the question growing more urgent by the minute is – can the radioactive waste be contained?

Special Features
Extended NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD Interviews with Steve Bisley, Arna-Marie Winchester, director Ian Barry and associate producer Ross Matthews
Thrills & Nuclear Spills (Featurette)
The Sparks Obituary (Featurette)
Deleted & Extended Scenes
The Man at the Edge of the Freeway – Early Cut
Image Gallery
Theatrical Trailer, VHS Trailer & TV Spot

Returning to Blu-ray locally in an Ultimate Edition loaded with special features and an all-new HD master is George A. Romero’s DAY OF THE DEAD!

The flesh-eating undead have wiped out every last vestige of the civilised world and now outnumber the living 40,000-to-one! Hidden deep within a fortified underground missile silo an isolated and increasingly unstable ragtag group of scientists and soldiers continue to work to find a cure for this unstoppable plague. Tensions soon escalate between a maniacal bloodthirsty military leader and a borderline mad scientist, sparking a climactic assault on the bunker by thousands of zombies… one final battle for humanity’s survival.

Special Features
Audio Commentary with George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Cletus Anderson & Lori Cardille
Audio Commentary with Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Everett Burrell & Mike Deak
World’s End: The Legacy of DAY OF THE DEAD
Behind the Scenes: On-Set
Behind the Scenes: Tom Savini
Interview with George A. Romero at MIFF 2008
Reflections on the Living Dead
The Many Days of the Dead
Travelogue of the Dead
Joe of the Dead
Gateway Commerce Centre Promo Video
Theatrical Trailers & TV Spots

Another Aussie feature making its worldwide high-def debut is Craig Lahiff’s 1997 HEAVEN’S BURNING starring Russell Crowe.
Set in Sydney, the newly married Midori (Yuki Kudo, MEMOIRS OF GEISHA) is honeymooning with her husband, Yukio (KENJI ISOMURA). She does not love him and fakes her own kidnapping to escape the marriage. Her lover is supposed to meet her, but fails to appear. She goes to a bank to get some cash, only to become a hostage in an unfolding robbery, until the getaway driver, Colin (Russell Crowe, ROMPER STOMPER), saves her from his fellow robbers. They hit the road together, with the cops, her husband and the robbers in pursuit

Special Features.
Audio Commentry with writer Louis Nowra and Producer Helen Leake
Cast & Crew Interviews with Russell Crowe, Yuki Kudoh, Craig Lahiff, Al Clark & Helen Leake
Deleted Scenes with Option alCommentary by Craig Lahiff
Script to Screen Storyboards with Optional Commentary by Craig Lahiff
Behind the Scenes (Featurette)
Craig Lahiff Short:
– The Labrynth (1979)
– The Jogger (1980)
Craig Lahiff Trailers:
– Coda (1987)
– Fever (1988)
– Heaven’s Burning (1997)
– Black & White (2002)
– Swerve (2011)

Finally making its Australian Blu-ray debut is Oscar-nominee Barbet Schroeder’s 90s thriller SINGLE WHITE FEMALE with Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
An innocent ad opens the door to murderous, unrelenting terror. Allie Jones (Bridget Fonda, LAKE PLACID) finds herself trapped in a terrifying nightmare when her new roommate, Hedra (Jennifer Jason Leigh, LBJ) moves in and takes over more than just the spare bedroom. First, she takes her clothes, then her boyfriend… and now she wants her life!

Umbrella Entertainment have one more announcement due before the week is out so we suggest you stay tuned to their Facebook page today to find out what it is, we have a feeling it may be ‘a love story’ of sorts!

All of the aforementioned features are due to hit Australian store shelves from Wednesday November 7th.