Sunday, January 17, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: The Live (4K), A Serbian Film, & Spiral

 January 19th 2021


 Bluray Tuesday returns once again!

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They Live 4K (Blu-ray) 

They Live (4K): Amazon - $27.99  

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

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A Serbian Film (Blu-ray) 

A Serbian Film (UNCUT): Best Buy - $22.99 

Milos is a former porn star who is down on his luck financially. When he receives a call from his long-time movie actress partner, Layla, he welcomes her call. Apparently she's heard that a new film director wants to hire Milos to star in his "artistically-designed" porn film for a very generous price. He is easily lured form his semi-retirement by the lucrative offer, agreeing to meet the director in an isolated mansion. As the filming progresses, Milo begins to suspect that the director's intentions may be darker than mere pornography. As the film begins to devolve into a horrifically violent production, Milos finds escape may not be an option.

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Spiral (Blu-ray) 

Spiral (2020): Amazon - $14.99 

A same-sex couple move to a small town so they can enjoy a better quality of life and raise their 16 year-old daughter with the best social values. But nothing is as it seems in their picturesque neighborhood. And when Malik sees the folks next door throwing a very strange party, something shocking has got to give. 

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Prince of Darkness 4K (Blu-ray) 

Prince of Darkness (4K): Amazon - $24.99 

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

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Max Cloud (Blu-ray) 

Max Cloud: Amazon - $14.99 

When video-game enthusiast, Sarah, is transported into her favorite game, she finds herself on an intergalactic prison, home to the most dangerous villains in the galaxy. The only way to escape the game is to complete it. Teaming up with space hero, Max Cloud, Sarah battles the terrifying planet while her best friend, Cowboy, controls the game from her bedroom in Brooklyn. Sit down, plug in, and get ready for a sci-fi adventure like no other.

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Blue Monkey (Blu-ray) 

Blue Monkey: Amazon - $27.99 

Detective Jim Bishop and Dr. Rachel Carson must find a way to stop a giant monstrous insect that's eating people in her quarantined hospital before it procreates and spreads a deadly infection it's carrying.

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Toys of Terror (Blu-ray) 

Toys of Terror: Best Buy - $19.99 

Just before Christmas, young Zoe, her brother Franklin and their family move into a secluded mansion with a dark past. While the adults focus on renovating the place, the bored kids find a toy chest hidden in the attic, and are delighted when the toys inside magically come to life. But bizarre events soon begin to take place - events that threaten the family's lives. As the special day dawns with gifts piled under the tree, the body count rises and the blood starts to flow. This original "scary-tale" will have the kids screaming for the holidays! 

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The Curious Dr. Humpp (Blu-ray) 

The Curious Dr. Humpp: Amazon - $39.99 

This movie is about a doctor who kidnaps people, couples who are having sex. He takes them to his mansion where they are being kept as prisoners. He injects his subjects with a substance to 'enhance' their sexual abilities. The curious doctor then forces the abducted people to have sex. While they are making love he drains a fluid from them. He needs this to prevent himself from being transformed into a monster. He gets his instructions from a talking brain.

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The Kid Detective (Blu-ray) 

The Kid Detective: Amazon - $22.99 

A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. Until a naive client brings him his first 'adult' case, to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend.

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The Hand That Feeds the Dead (Blu-ray) 

The Hand That Feeds The Dead: Amazon - $12.99 

Baron Ivan Rassimov, a brilliant doctor, died horribly during a fire burst in his laboratory. Since that day, his daughter Tanja retired to a life of seclusion, covering with a dark veil her disfigured face. Professor Nijinski was once a student of Rassimov; he married Tanja, and he's trying to restore her lost beauty with a series of skin transplants. However, to reach his goal, professor Nijinski needs beautiful young victims for his transplant experiments.

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Always and Forever (Blu-ray) 

Always and Forever: Amazon - $14.99 

Nicole seems to have it all – a great job, an adoring husband – but her perfect world is shattered when her childhood friend is suddenly found dead. The tragedy reunites Nicole with her best friends from years ago, but they each soon find themselves in danger, targets of a deranged stalker. Nicole knows this can’t be a coincidence. The secrets of their past are coming back to haunt them and this deadly nightmare is just beginning for the girls who long ago pledged their loyalty “always and forever.”

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Happy Times (Blu-ray) 

Happy Times: Amazon - $12.99 

A seemingly friendly dinner party erupts into a night of violence and terror at a lush Hollywood estate.

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Polterheist (Blu-ray) 

Polterheist: Amazon - $27.99 

Two gangsters are given 72 hours to discover the whereabouts of a stash of drug money stolen by their boss. There's only one problem...they just murdered him. Frantic to find the cash, the hapless criminals kidnap a psychic medium and force her to contact the dead gang boss. Unfortunately for them, they only succeed in unleashing an evil spirit bent on revenge.

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Into the Void (Blu-ray)
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Into The Void: Amazon - $17.99 

An apocalypse survivor defies the colony to seek help for a sick ex-lover, encountering an outside world of desperate humans and ravenous zombies while being forced to confront a past that haunts him.

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-The Impostor

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Overlook Hour Podcast Show Notes #228

 

So it turns out it's actually the 5th Annual Lookies... Oops.

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Joe Oliver checks in with his 8th 2 Sentence Horror Story

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Clark LOVES this poster

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Oksana and I were both guests on Episode #4 of The Grimm Exchange and oddly enough ended up reuniting with Chris & Lee from The Overlook Hour  #169!

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Enjoy the fou- I mean fifth Annual Lookie Awards! 

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-Lord Battle

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Spell, Buried Alive & Skylines

January 12th 2021


New week and new Blurays are released to add to our growing collections. First up is supernatural thriller Spell. This one is one I've been wanting to see and haven't gotten around to it so a definite pick up for me this week. Kino Lorber is releasing 90's cult film Buried Alive. I watched this one a lot as a kid so I'm excited to own on bluray with a really well done transfer and cool artwork and slipcover. Also hitting shelves this week is Skylines, the third and final film in the Skyline film series. Rounding out the week is Just Before Dawn from Code Red, The Twilight Zone season 2 and Luppin III: The First from Shout Factory. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

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Spell (Blu-ray)

Spell: Amazon - $19.99 

A father survives a plane crash in rural Appalachia, but becomes suspicious of the elderly couple who take him in to nurse him back to health with the ancient remedies.

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 Buried Alive (Blu-ray) 

Buried Alive (1990): Amazon - $17.99 

Clint is an every day working man whose wife Joanna is having an affair with a doctor. They plot to kill him and get the insurance money. Only trouble the drug overdose they give him doesn't kill him. Lucky for Clint he's buried in a cheap wooden box and he unburies himself. Just remember, Hell hath no fury like a man buried alive!

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Skylines (Blu-ray) 

Skylines: Best Buy - $14.99 

When a virus threatens to turn the now earth-dwelling friendly alien hybrids against humans, Captain Rose Corley must lead a team of elite mercenaries on a mission to the alien world in order to save what's left of humanity.
 
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The Twilight Zone (Blu-ray)
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The Twilight Zone (Season 2): Best Buy  - $42.99 

Executive Producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg's modern reimagining of the classic TV series continues the legacy of socially conscious storytelling. Featuring enthralling narration from Peele and an all-star cast including Tony Hale, Ethan Embry, Billy Porter, Jurnee Smollett, Joel McHale, Christopher Meloni, Jenna Elfman, Damon Wayans Jr., Topher Grace, and Gretchen Mol, Season Two uses introspection and self-exploration to usher viewers into a dimension filled with endless possibilities.
 
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Just Before Dawn (Blu-ray) 

Just Before Dawn: Amazon - $19.99 

Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorizing the area.
 
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The Devil's Wedding Night (Blu-ray) 

The Devil's Wedding Night: Amazon - $19.99

The 1800s: scholarly Karl Schiller believes he's found the ring of the Nibelungen, which holds great power. It's at Castle Dracula. His twin, Franz, a gambler, asks if vampires frighten Karl; Karl shows him an Egyptian amulet, which may protect him. Franz takes the amulet and sets out ahead of his brother, arriving at the castle first. There he finds a countess who invites him to dine. Later that night, Karl arrives. Coincidently, it's the Night of the Virgin Moon, a night that falls every fifty years and draws five virgins from the surrounding village to the castle not be heard from again. Can Karl protect his brother, find the ring, and rescue any of the women?

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Blood Sisters (Blu-ray) 

Blood Sisters: Amazon - $19.99 

Seven girls must spend the night in an old house, which once was a brothel, as part of an initiation.

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Rituals (Blu-ray) 

Rituals: Amazon - $19.99 

Five doctors go on vacation deep in the Canadian wilderness. After all but one pair of the party's shoes disappear, the remaining shoed camper decides to hike out and go look for help. Soon after he leaves, however, his four companions realizes that something is very wrong when someone leaves a decapitated deer head just outside their camp. Even though they still don't have their shoes, they decide to follow their friend's trail out of the woods, but their path is blocked by someone who doesn't want to see them leave the forest alive.
 
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Ammonite (Blu-ray) 

Ammonite: Amazon - $24.99 

 1840s England, an infamous fossil hunter and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.

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Lupin III: The First (Blu-ray) 

Lupin III: The First (Blu-ray) 

Lupin III: The First: Amazon - $19.99 

Steelbook: Amazon - $24.99 

Lupin III goes on a grand adventure to uncover the secrets of the Bresson Diary, which is tied to the legacy of his famous grandfather.

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 -The Impostor

Monday, January 11, 2021

Overlook Hour Podcast Show Notes #227

 

We apologize for this unauthorized takeover, but if you were wondering where we got the perfect music to help create the show, we've added links below!

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Creepy Clark's SICK intro music

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Rudy's House of Flags bedding music (Stars and Stripes)

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Our special guest(s)

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Karaoke time!

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Enjoy getting to know Creepy Clark (maybe more than you ever wanted to)!

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-Lord Battle

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring 12 Hour Shift, Love & Monsters, & Savage Streets

January 5th 2021


Happy New Year and happy first Bluray Tuesday of 2021! First up is 12 Hour Shift from Magnet Releasing. I saw this one last year and really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it. Next up is romantic adventure film Love & Monsters. This film is pretty fun and would have been a great theater film. Savage Streets staring Linda Blair and Linnea Quigley gets another Bluray release, this time from Code Red. I haven't seen this film but looks interesting and a first non horror film from two big stars of the time. Rounding out the week is the seventh and final season of The 100, musical Yellow Rose, and Tintorera a tiger shark film. 

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12 Hour Shift: Amazon - $12.99

Bodies start to pile up when a drug-user nurse and her cousin try to find a replacement kidney for an organ trafficker.

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Love and Monsters: Amazon - $22.99
4K: Amazon - $27.99

Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over the radio with his high school girlfriend, Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there's nothing left for him underground, he decides to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.

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Savage Streets: Amazon - $19.99

Armed with a crossbow and a bad attitude, Linda Blair sets out to avenge her mute-deaf sister while blazing a bloody, Bronson-inspired trail through 80's Los Angeles.

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Even After Everything: Amazon - $15.99

A wealthy east coast house wife gets her world turned upside down when her estranged brother-in-law pops in for a visit. She is forced to confront the serial dysfunction in her marriage and challenge the status quo.

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Tintorera: Amazon - $19.99

Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast.

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The 100 (Season Seven): Amazon - $29.99

When nuclear Armageddon destroys civilization on Earth, the only survivors are those on the 12 international space stations in orbit at the time. Three generations later, the 4,000 survivors living on a space ark of linked stations see their resources dwindle and face draconian measures established to ensure humanity's future. Desperately looking for a solution, the ark's leaders send 100 juvenile prisoners back to the planet to test its habitability. Having always lived in space, the exiles find the planet fascinating and terrifying, but with the fate of the human race in their hands, they must forge a path into the unknown.

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Yellow Rose: Amazon - $22.99

Rose, an undocumented 17 year old Filipina, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new realty, is forced to flee the scene, leaving behind the only life she knows, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home in the honky tonk world of Austin, Texas.

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- The Impostor

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Overlook Hour Podcast Show Notes #226


We're ending the year with one of the most upsetting found footage movies to date, Charlotte's Net. James Dobbins Jones, the film's director called in from Australia to add some context.
This felt like the most appropriate way to send 2020 off. 

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David Robson returns with his third Two Sentence Horror Story 

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Grab a unique VHS copy of MURDER DEATH KOREATOWN here!

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Enjoy episode 226 at your own risk 😱

And have a Happy New Year!

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-Lord Battle

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Honest Thief, The Last Shift & Triggered

 December 29th 2020


The last Bluray Tuesday 2020 has arrived. The year ends with just two Bluray releases first up is action thriller starring Liam Nesson titled Honest Thief. Also hitting shelves this week is comedy/drama film, The Last Shift. Rounding out the week is a DVD only release titled Triggered that has an interesting premise and definitely a film I'd wanna check out. White the year ends on a soft note, next week starts off the year with a bang with many cool horror films released all through January. What are you looking forward to buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week! Happy New Year!
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Honest Thief: Amazon - $22.99

A bank robber tries to turn himself in because he's falling in love and wants to live an honest life...but when he realizes the Feds are more corrupt than him, he must fight back to clear his name.
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The Last Shift: Amazon - $22.99

Stanley's last shift at his fast food job takes an unexpected turn.
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Triggered: Amazon - $11.99

Nine friends, each harboring a dark secret, go camping in the woods. After a wild night of partying, they wake up with suicide bombs strapped to their chests, all with varying times on their countdown clocks. They decide to work out how to disarm the bombs or find help - until they discover they can 'take' one another's time by killing each other.
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- The Impostor