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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!


Studio Music Video Dist
SKU 203477512
UPC 852733001348
UPC 14 00852733001348
Format DVD
Release Date 3/19/2013
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Khan,Soha Ali
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Bill Moseley - [Crash] Actor
Blake Bailey - [Head] Actor
Bob Schott - [Head] Actor
Charles Band - [All] Director
Charlie Spradling - [Meridian] Actor
Hillary Mason - [Meridian] Actor
Jacqueline Lovell - [Head] Actor
James Jones - [Head] Actor
Jay Acovone - [Doctor] Actor
Jeffrey Combs - [Doctor] Actor
Keith Coulouris - [Doctor] Actor
Malcolm Jamieson - [Meridian] Actor
Megan Ward - [Crash] Actor
Paul Ganus - [Crash] Actor
Ralph Waite - [Crash] Actor
Sherilyn Fenn - [Meridian] Actor
Yvette Nipar - [Doctor] Actor
Review [Head] Head Of The Family is the tale of the Stackpools. Each member of the Stackpool family is noted for having something big. One brother has big eyes, the other, Otis, has big arms, the sister, Ernestina, has her own big items. Myron though, is the Head of the Family...Head of the Family is an entertaining funny little film. Don't expect anything really horrific in it at all though and take it for what it is. Jacqueline Lovell's scenes are as always a treat to watch and as per the norm, she isn't clothed much throughout it either. Ernestina Stackpool's big um features are all that as well...Campy B-fun to enjoy on a Saturday afternoon folks. Yikes, is little Miss Lovell sexy with that accent too.
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource The SF, Horror and Fantasy Film Review
Review [Meridian] This is one of the better items to emerge from the Band family's prolific output of low-budget video-made genre films. Pitched as an erotic fairytale, with many similarities to Walerian Borowczyk's The Beast (1975), Meridian is certainly a much better piece than the Band's usual bottom of the barrel slime and pop-up creature effects quickies. The mood sustained by the film is quite unusually effective...Considerable aid is received from Pino Donaggio's moody score. The wolf does look a little cartoonish with its cute ears and rather too anthropomorphically expressive face. The moodily handsome Malcolm Jamieson is quite effective as both the handsomely cruel brother and his haunted but good twin.
Reviewer Richard Scheib
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Khan,Soha Ali
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Matt Fuerst, [Crash] Superb in a B-movie sort of way.
Movie House Commentary [Meridian] ...a gothic romance kind of like Beauty and the Beast, except...well...with soft-core sex scenes.
Nathan Shumate, Cold Fusion Video Reviews [Doctor] ...the entire feel and presentation owes tons to Marvel's Doctor Strange comic.

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