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Christopher Webster [DVD News 10.14.08] movie news dvd

As our favorite holiday creeps ever closer, the DVD release slate continues to become increasingly jammed with the year's horror faves and this week is no exception. The big one this week is, of course, Ghost House Underground's massive 8 film horror boxed set. Featuring 8 great horror films from around the world, The GHU box features many films we've been following all year including; Dance of the Dead, Trackman, The Substitute, Dark Floors, Room 205, The Last House in the Woods, No Man's Land: Rise of Reeker, and Brotherhood of Blood.

Of course if that's not enough Halloween horror for you, Anchor Bay is releasing a new Halloween: 30th Anniversary Box which includes the original '78 film restored, along with Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, and the Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror bonus disc. Where Halloween 2 and 3 are I have no idea. They are also releasing a film called

If classic horror is your bag than you'll love Sony Pictures' 2-disc Icons of Horror set which features 4 classic Hammer flicks; The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb, The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, Scream of Fear, and The Gorgon.

In non-horror news, Stuart Gordon's Stuck hits today along with the Peter Hyams classic Capricorn One, José Padilha's Elite Squad, and Sergei Bodrov's Mongol.

Ghost House Underground Box
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Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, the creative forces behind 30 Days of Night and the Spiderman, The Grudge and Evil Dead franchises, bring you Ghost House Underground – eight horror movies in one frightening collection. Hand picked by Raimi and Tapert, the most trusted names in horror, Ghost House Underground will bring fans a fresh look at horror from around the world.

Halloween: 30th Anniversary Box
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A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood escapes on a mindless rampage while his doctor chases him through the streets.

Icon's of Horror: The Hammer Collection
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"This quartet of fright flicks from England's Hammer Films deliver enough Saturday afternoon creature feature thrills to please devotees of the legendary studio's output and vintage horror fans alike. 1964's The Gorgon will be the title to attract the most immediate attention due to the presence of Hammer's biggest stars, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, in its cast, and its most celebrated director, Terence Fisher, behind the camera."

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A young woman commits a hit-and-run, then finds her fate tied to her victim.

Capricorn One
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A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret...

Elite Squad
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In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operation Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.

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The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world including Russia in 1206.

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