Following in his father Albert Band's footsteps, Charles Band created a name for himself by directing some of the most repulsive and horrific stories ever put to film. Volume 1 of The Charles Band DVD Collection includes MERIDIAN, CRASH AND BURN, DOCTOR MORDRID, and HEAD OF THE FAMILY!
MERIDIAN: A beautiful young artist must choose her destiny in this hauntingly sensual tale of love, passion and revenge...Catherine Bomarzini (Sherilyn Fenn) returns to the family castle in Italy after her father's death and gets caught in the web of a mysterious love triangle: a man (Malcolm Jamieson) who is at times repulsive, at others enchanting; and a creature of the night whose gentle eyes and touch reveal his infinite love and devotion. With the help of Martha (Hillary Mason), her faithful childhood nanny, and the ghost of a slain young girl, Catherine discovers the medieval curse that threatens their lives and only she can dispel.
CRASH AND BURN: It's the year 2030 and a man's worst nightmares have become an oppressive reality. Ultra violet rays have punched through the ozone layer and parched the earth, dooming it to eternal summer. "Big Brother" has come to life in the form of Unicom, a multi-national corporation that has taken control of the world. A group of dissenters, Lathan Hooks (Ralph Waite) and his granddaughter Arren (Megan Ward) have formed the Independent Liberty Union, to fight Unicom's autocracy, and destroy the human - like synthoid robots programmed to kill all who pose a threat to Unicom.
DOCTOR MORDRID: DOCTOR MORDRID (Jeffery Combs, Re-Animator, From Beyond) has been guarding the gates to the fourth dimension for over a century and now the signs are clear, his eternal foe, Kabal (Brian Thompson, Cobra, Terminator) has crossed over and is about to carry out his threat to destroy humankind. It's a battle between two sorcerers with boundless powers and only once man will reign in the end.
HEAD OF THE FAMILY: Something's twisted in Nob Hollow. In the midst of a torrid affair with a biker's wife, Lance discovers that the tiny town's weirdest residents, the Stackpoole family, have been doing some hideous human experiments in the bowels of their basement. Lance blackmails Myron Stackpool and his psychically controlled siblings into murdering Loretta's husband, but Lance soon finds that he's way in over his head. Join Myron and his creepy clan in their dysfunctional, disfigured den of demented decadence for an abnormally good time!