Sunday, May 2, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: The Little Things, Judas and The Black Messiah, & The Virtuoso

 

May 4th 2021


 New month and new Bluray's released to add to our growing collections. First up this week is The Little Things that hit HBO Max earlier this year and selected theaters that were open. This one I had high expectations for due to the amazing cast but sadly it felt underwhelming. Judas And The Black Messiah is also hitting shelves this week and one I'm looking forward to checking out in the near future, I've heard good things about this one. Rounding out the week is The Virtuoso, A Ghost Waits from Arrow Video and Speed 4K with an exclusive steelbook packaging only at Best Buy. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

The Little Things (Blu-ray)
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The Little Things: Amazon - $19.99

Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.

Judas and the Black Messiah (Blu-ray) 

Judas and The Black Messiah: Amazon - $19.99

The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O'Neal.

The Virtuoso (Blu-ray) 

The Virtuoso: Amazon - $15.99

A lonesome stranger, secure, nerves of steel, must track down and kill a rogue Hitman to satisfy an outstanding debt. But the only information he's been given is a time and location where to find his quarry - 5pm at a rustic diner in the dying town. No name, no description, nothing. When the assassin arrives there are several possible targets, including the county sheriff. Endangering his life, the assassin embarks on a manhunt to find the Hitman and accomplish his mission. But the danger escalates when the erotic encounters with a local woman threaten to derail his task.

A Ghost Waits (Blu-ray) 

A Ghost Waits: Amazon - $27.99

A man's job requires him to clean a house, which turns out to be haunted. In the course of trying to exorcise the ghost, he falls in love with her.
 

Speed 4K (Blu-ray)
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Speed (4K): Best Buy - $24.99

Best Buy Steelbook: Best Buy - $27.99

L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist Jack Traven is sent
to diffuse a bomb that a revenge-driven extortionist has planted on a bus. But until he does, Jack and passenger Annie must keep the bus speeding through the streets of Los Angeles at more than 50 miles per hour -- or the bomb will explode.

Sonic Boom: The Complete Season 1 (Blu-ray) 

Sonic Boom (Season One): Amazon - $24.99

It's a Sonic you haven't seen before - an ensemble comedy that pokes fun at action-adventure storytelling, but still manages to deliver plenty of adrenaline! Wherever he goes and whatever he's up against, Sonic the Hedgehog is aided by his sidekick, Tails, and his friends Knuckles, Amy, and Sticks and, of course, attacked by his arch nemesis, Dr. Eggman.

Cool as Ice (Blu-ray) 

Cool as Ice: Amazon - $17.99

Johnny is a freewheeling, motorcycle-riding musician who rolls into a small town with his band. There he meets Kathy, a high school honor student who catches his eye and his heart. Can a "good" girl like Kathy fall for such a "bad" guy? It's modern romance with a beat in this fast-paced film with stunning visual style and a hit soundtrack.

 


 - The Impostor 

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Santa Sangre, Switchblade Sisters, & Nomadland

 

April 27th 2021


 The Last Bluray Tuesday of April has arrived. First up from Severin is Santa Sangre in a digi-book packaging special edition. Next up from Arrow Video is Switchblade Sisters, this one looks interesting and one I'd definitely want to check out in the near future. Rounding out the week this week is Nomadland, action thriller titled Vanquish and steelbook re releases of Elvira: Mistress of The Dark and Dirty Dancing. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Santa Sangre 4K (Blu-ray) 

Santa Sangre: Amazon - $53.99

A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother. Against his will, he "becomes her arms" and the two undertake a grisly campaign of murder and revenge.
 

Switchblade Sisters (Blu-ray) 

Switchblade Sisters: Amazon - $27.99

Jack Hill's Switchblade Sisters is the outlandish, action-packed story of a tough gang of teenage girls - the all-female Dagger Debs - who are looking for love and fighting for turf on the mean streets of the city! bad girls to the core, these impossibly outrageous high school hoodlums go where they want...and create mayhem wherever they go! A riotously entertaining mix of sex, jealousy and massive firepower that critics loved - don't miss your chance to see one of the wildest films ever made!
 

Nomadland (Blu-ray) 

Nomadland: Best Buy - $22.99

After losing everything in the Great Recession, an old woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
 

 

Donnie Darko (4K): Amazon  - $32.99

A teenager sleepwalks out of his house and sees a giant rabbit, who tells him the world will end soon.

Vanquish (Blu-ray) 

Vanquish: Amazon - $14.99

A mother, Victoria, is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage.
 

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (Blu-ray) 

Elvira (Steelbook): Amazon - $27.99

Elvira, the wise-cracking vamp wants to take her act from the little screen to the glitzy stages of Las Vegas. So it seems a stroke of luck when her great-aunt Morgana dies and, despite having no prior knowledge of the relative, she is a beneficiary of the woman’s will. Thus Elvira makes the journey to Falwell, Massachusetts to stake claim to her inheritance, but is disappointed when she learns that she has only inherited a dilapidated house, a poodle and a cook book, and finds the conservative folk of Falwell are reticent to welcome a sexed-up and unconventional woman like her. To compound this she is accused of being a witch! Elvira discovers the evil force in the town and finds that only she has the power to stop it's plans. 

Quick Change (Blu-ray) 

Quick Change: Amazon - $17.99

Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

Dirty Dancing 4K (Blu-ray) 

Dirty Dancing (Steelbook 4K): Best Buy - $19.99

It is the summer of 1963. Innocent 17-year-old Baby (Grey) vacations with her parents at a
Catskill's resort. One evening, she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There, she
meets Johnny, the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon
becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love.
 


 - The Impostor

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: The Mortuary Collection & The Violent Heart

 April 20th 2021


 Bluray Tuesday returns! Super light week this week for releases. First up is Shudder exclusive horror anthology, The Mortuary Collection. This one is pretty solid and had some great shorts. I'd recommend it. Next up hitting shelves is thriller The Violent Heart with Crisis and kids film Space Dogs rounding out the week. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

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The Mortuary Collection 

The Mortuary Collection: Amazon - $16.99 

In the phantasmagorical town of Raven's End, a misguided young girl takes refuge in a decrepit old mortuary. The eccentric undertaker chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last, but the young girl's world is unhinged when she discovers that the final story... is her own.

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The Violent Heart (2020) DVD Release Date 

The Violent Heart: Amazon - $24.99

For one man, the unthinkable murder of his older sister has cast on overwhelming pall upon his very existence. Affecting every facet of his being, and threatening his family to the core, this singular event has shaped who he is, even a decade and a half after the fact. But when he suddenly finds himself swept up in an amazing love affair, certain truths bubble to the surface. It seems that he may not be able to leave the past behind after all.

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Crisis (2021) DVD Release Date 

Crisis: Amazon - $19.99

Drugs bring negativity to the lives of people at every step along the way to getting in the user's hands. Cartels work together to smuggle Fentanyl between Canada and the United States. A former OxyContin addict discovers a secret kept by her son in regards to illegal narcotics. A professor deals with unexpected struggles as he tries to research a painkiller that is non-addictive. Drug addiction is certainly one Crisis that needs the full attention of society.

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Space Dogs: Tropical Adventure (2020) DVD Release Date  

Space Dogs: Amazon - $19.99

In the Atlantic Ocean, a whirlpool appears in a mysterious fashion and is a danger to those who approach. Belka and Strelka are sent to investigate as they return from Saturn, where they were the first astronauts to see that planet. It turns out that at the bottom of the whirlpool are aliens who are working to steal the Earth's water. This means that the two must now save the planet by preventing this theft and then go on to help the alien's planet.

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- The Impostor

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Overlook Hour Podcast Show Notes #241

 

Christian Zakharchuk gains the title of being the youngest film maker we've had on the show this week. 

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Colin Johnson returns with another Two Sentence Horror Story

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Digging Up the Dirt Bullets of Justice Interview

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Girlz Night in its entirety!

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Steve Cosmic's Luggage Cam hacks

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Too Many Cooks

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Our episode with Ricky is now on YouTube!

We're working on the backlog...

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Enjoy episode 241 with Christian!

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-Huntress

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Willy's Wonderland, Leap of Faith & Shrunken Heads

April 16th 2021


 New week means new Blurays are released to add to our growing collections! The biggest release this week is Nicolas Cage vs Five Nights at Freddy's type of characters in Willy's Wonderland. This was a really fun watch and one I am looking forward to adding to the collection. Slow month on releases this month but rounding out the week are a few re-releases and a documentary titled Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist. So what are you looking forward to rent, buy or just skip this week? Let us know in the comments or social media. Until next week!

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Willy's Wonderland (Blu-ray) 

Willy's Wonderland: Amazon - $19.99

A quiet drifter is tricked into a janitorial job at the now condemned Willy's Wonderland. The mundane tasks suddenly become an all-out fight for survival against wave after wave of demonic animatronics. Fists fly, kicks land, titans clash -- and only one side will make it out alive.

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Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist (Blu-ray) 

Leap Of Faith: Amazon - $16.99

A lyrical and spiritual cinematic essay on The Exorcist, exploring the depths of William Friedkin's mind's eye, the nuances of his filmmaking process, and the mysteries of faith and fate that have shaped his life and filmography.

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Shrunken Heads (Blu-ray) 

Shrunken Heads: Amazon - $21.99

When three N.Y. kids are murdered, the local Haitian voodoo priest re-animates their shrunken heads to exact revenge. Complications arise between one of the heads and his former girlfriend.

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Ironmaster (Blu-ray) 

Ironmaster: Amazon - $19.99

A tale that takes place at the dawn of history. The movie tells the story of a tribe that discovers how to fashion weapons out of iron and use them for their own survival. However, the creation of iron also causes the tribe to battle for possession of the new weapons.

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The Children (Blu-ray) 

The Children (1980): Amazon - $14.99

A nuclear-plant leak turns a bus-load of children into murderous atomic zombies with black fingernails.

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Killer Pinata (Blu-ray) 

Killer Piñata: Amazon - $39.99

A possessed piñata, seeking to avenge the savagery that humanity has inflicted on his kind, picks off a group of friends, one by one, in an unending night of terror.

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Spaceballs 4K (Blu-ray) 

Spaceballs (4K): Amazon - $27.99

Space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his half-dog/half-man sidekick, Barf must rescue a spoiled Druish princess from the evil Lord Dark Helmet in time to pay off Pizza the Hut. Meanwhile, the planet Druidia is being harassed by the Spaceballs, a sinister group attempting to pilfer Druidia's air resources.

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Fukushima 50 (Blu-ray) 

Fukushima 50: Amazon - $22.99

A tsunami is triggered when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hits the Pacific Ocean near Japan. A plant manager risks everything and stays put to handle the pending disaster once a reactor begins to leak. He is in contact with the parent utility TEPCO. The Japanese army moves in. The Americans also show up to command the situation. The plant employees fight on.

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- The Impostor

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Overlook Hour Podcast Show Notes #240


Zeke Farrow (no relation) joins us to talk art gatekeepers, mean emails, and audience participation

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Creepy Clark didn't give Colin credit this week...

He will be punished

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He loves Tombstone

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Turns out I'm about 7 years late

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Tim and Eric Andre

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Deleted scenes from Bad Trip

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- Lord Battle

Monday, April 5, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring Shadow in The Cloud, The Reckoning & Doors

 

April 6th 2021


 The first Bluray Tuesday of the new month has arrived. First up is Chloe Grace Mortez led action horror, Shadow in The Cloud. This film isn't what I expected but is entertaining. Next up this week is The Reckoning that looks like it could be decent or really bad. Rounding out this week is sci-fi thriller Doors from Dread Presents, comedy Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar, and Thundarr The Barbarian complete series. So what will you buys, rent or just skip this week? Let us know in The comments. Until next week!

 

Shadow in the Cloud (Blu-ray) 

Shadow In The Cloud: Amazon - $14.99

A female WWII pilot traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight.

The Reckoning (Blu-ray) 

The Reckoning: Amazon - $14.99

After losing her husband during the Great Plague, Grace Haverstock is unjustly accused of being a witch and placed in the custody of England's most ruthless witch-hunter. Forced to endure physical and emotional torture while steadfastly maintaining her innocence, Grace faces her own inner demons as the devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.

Doors (Blu-ray) 

Doors: Amazon - $14.99

Without warning, millions of mysterious alien "doors" suddenly appear around the globe. In a rush to determine the reason for their arrival, mankind must work together to understand the purpose of these cosmic anomalies. Bizarre incidences occurring around the sentient doors leads humanity to question their own existence and an altered reality as they attempt to enter them.

Earwig and the Witch (Blu-ray)
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Earwig and The Witch: Amazon - $19.99

It follows an orphan girl, Earwig, who is adopted by a witch and comes home to a spooky house filled with mystery and magic.
 

Sleepless (Blu-ray) 

Sleepless: Amazon - $19.99

An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer who has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.
 

Thundarr the Barbarian: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) 

Thundarr The Barbarian: Amazon - $24.99

A barbarian and his companions wander a devastated future Earth and fight evil where ever they find it.
 

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (Blu-ray) 

Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar: Amazon - $14.99

Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time - ever.
 

Hansel & Gretel (Blu-ray) 

Hansel & Gretel: Amazon - $19.99

What if Hansel and Gretel decide to stay in the gingerbread house and look for new parents who would love them forever? When Eun-soo gets lost in a country road, he meets a mysterious girl and is led to her fairytale-like house in the middle of the forest. Trapped with the girl and her ageless siblings, he soon learns that all adult visitors met mysterious yet terrible ends there. More shockingly, their cruel deaths are drawn in detail in the pages of a fairy-tale books. With no way out, will Eun-Soo be able to find a happily ever after before his gruesome end is chronicled in a fable?
 

 


 - The Impostor