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Scary Movies Blu-ray/DVD Release Round-Up: 'Scream 4,' 'Priest' and More

Scream 4
Twentieth Century Fox

People are staying off the roads here in LA so that means two things: jumping into the pool and watching movies.

Here’s a round-up of some upcoming scary movies which were recently announced to be hitting shelves.

Just in time for Halloween, Scream 4 will be released  by Anchor Bay in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack October 4.

The Weinstein Co. movie, for which many had high hopes for, tried to walk a tightrope of introducing a new cast of up-and-comers while keeping the original cast occupied, made $38 million domestical when it opened April 15.

(Here’s what director Wes Craven said at the movie’s opening.)

The extras include an alternate opening, an extended ending, deleted and extended scenes and a gag reel. There’s also a making of featurette. But will is tackle on the touchy subject of original writer Kevin Williamson leaving and being replaced by Ehren Kruger?

Need to get some scares but can’t wait that long?

Vampire action movie Priest comes out August 16 on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD.

The movie came out May 13 and unfortunately didn’t last long. The movie was perhaps the most expensive movie made by Screen Gems and only made $29 million domestically. Too bad cuz it has a great cast: Paul Bettany (as the vampire hunting priest), Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, Christopher Plummer, Stephen Moyer.

The home editions will feature the unrated cut of the movie and hav extras such as commentary with Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, director Scott Stewart, and writer Cory Goodman; deleted and extended Scenes; and the making-of featurettes  “The Bloody Frontier: Creating the World of Priest” and “Tools of the Trade: The Weapons and Vehicles of Priest.”

(As a bonus, the 3D edition comes with a new trailer for the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception video game.)

On the TV side, CW’s monster-hunting show Supernatural releases its sixth season, aptly called Supernatural: The Complete Sixth Season, on Blu-ray and DVD. September 13. CW’s Vampire Diaries: The Complete Second Season, hits stories August 30.

The neat thing about Supernatural is that is comes with two episodes of the anime series (it may be the only American show that was actually adapted into a Japanese cartoon) and on Blu-ray you get the episodes digitally.