Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring The Elf, Valerian & Good Time

November 21st 2017

New week with few Blurays being released once again. Black Friday is this week so the new releases are a bit light. A24 releases Good Time finally on Bluray today and I'm really looking forward to picking it up. Holiday horror film The Elf is arriving as well and is perfect for the holiday season. I'm sure it's awful but with a few drinks and friends I'm hoping it is at least a fun watch. Extremely limited Bluray run of Teenage Slumber Party Nightmare is next up and it also sounds like  a fun one to watch with friends and drinks. Big releases this week include sci-fi action film Valerian and action comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard starring Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds. Not the biggest week for new stuff but we do get some cool indie horror films that I never thought would get the Bluray treatment. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? What movies are you looking forward to picking up Black Friday? Let us know in the comments. Lastly I'm hoping everyone has a great Thanksgiving Thursday! I'm thankful for all that read these weekly and enjoy collecting Blurays like myself. Until next week!

The Elf: Amazon - $17.99

Nick is haunted by night terrors stemming from a tragic murder he saw when he was young. After inheriting an old toy shop, he discovers a cursed elf doll sealed inside an ancient chest with a naughty list of his family’s names written on it. He soon discovers that the elf was an evil conduit meant to unleash a supernatural killing spree during the Christmas Holidays by whomever set it free.

The Elf (Blu-ray) 

Teenage Slumber Party Nightmare: Amazon - $29.99
Only 100 copies made 

Four teens on Spring Break plan the ultimate slumber party... Beer! Porn! Dancing! Girl Talk! There's a first time for everything - including the deranged stalker who's followed them home. He leaves them love notes, but the girls laugh it off. He spies through the windows, but they don't know it. Soon he sneaks in, masked and carrying his rusty power drill. A young man's obsession becomes a nightmare in this driller killer slasher.

Teenage Slumber Party Nightmare (Blu-ray)
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Good Time: Amazon - $17.99

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

Good Time (Blu-ray) 

Delores Claiborne: Amazon - $21.99

Dark secrets, family torments, and two murders swirl around the stoic, hardened figure of Dolores Claiborne, a housekeeper accused of murdering her employer of 22 years.
Dolores Claiborne (Blu-ray) 

Birth of the Dragon: Amazon - $18.99

Young, up-and-coming martial artist, Bruce Lee, challenges legendary kung fu master Wong Jack Man to a no-holds-barred fight in Northern California.

Birth of the Dragon (Blu-ray) 

Jungle: Amazon - $15.99

A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle. Their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for survival.
Jungle (Blu-ray)

Ice Cream Truck: Amazon - $17.99

When a local ice cream man who has a love for nostalgia starts to kill some of her neighbors, Mary is torn between her mature instincts that something is wrong and the distracting memories of her younger days.

The Ice Cream Truck (Blu-ray) 

Valerian: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline work together to maintain order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the minister of defense, the duo embarks on a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where diverse species gather to share knowledge and culture. When a dark force threatens the peaceful city, Valerian and Laureline must race against time to identify the menace that also jeopardizes the future of the universe.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Blu-ray) 

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy 

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Blu-ray)
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The Hitman's Bodyguard: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

The world's top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their journey from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood.

The Hitman's Bodyguard (Blu-ray) 

The Hitman's Bodyguard 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $24.99

The Hitman's Bodyguard (Blu-ray) 

 -The Impostor

Monday, November 20, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Rift, Phenomena, Dark Signal

It's Thanksgiving week, which means the screenings in the bay area are pretty sparse right now. But in a rare turn of events, there's actually some good stuff on VOD! I can honestly say I recommend most of these, with the exception of Dark Signal since I've never seen it. Rift, which was made by the same writer/director as Child Eater, is amazing and won the PUFF tiara this year. Both movies are up on VOD actually... Good Time was a nonstop, high tension, high stakes urban fantasy that I couldn't relax through (in a good way), and IT, well we've all seen IT by now. But if you've got an itch that only a spooky clown can satisfy, there you go. 

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 21st @ 10pm (1hr 56min)
Horror/ Sci-Fi/ Fantasy (Rotten Tomatoes)
A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd @ 7pm & 9:15pm (1hr 47min)
Biography/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America's most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff Dahmer (Disney Channel's Ross Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighborhood jogger (Vincent Kartheiser, "Mad Men"), and copes with his unstable mother (Anne Heche) and well-intentioned father (Dallas Roberts). He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Alex Wolff, "Patriots Day"). But this camaraderie can't mask his growing depravity. Approaching graduation, Jeff spirals further out of control, inching ever closer to madness.

Available on VOD

VOD Tuesday 21st (1hr 51min)
Drama/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
Gunner receives a strange phone call from his ex-boyfriend, Einar, months after they broke up. Einar sounds distraught, like he's about to do something terrible to himself, so Gunnar drives up to the secluded cabin where Einar is holed up and soon discovers that there's more going on than he imagined. As the two men come to terms with their broken relationship, some other person seems to be lurking outside the cabin, wanting to get in.

VOD Tuesday 21st (2hrs 15min)
Drama/ Horror/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
New Line Cinema's horror thriller "IT," directed by Andy Muschietti ("Mama"), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

VOD Tuesday 21st (1hr 38min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
The spirit of a murdered girl returns with a message for the staff of a local radio station.

VOD Tuesday 21st (1hr 40min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Suspiria, Attack of the Killer Donuts, The Evil Within

Happy Friday guys! Okay, this is a weird weekend, not too much going on in theatres, aside from two sold out Trixie and Katya's High School Reunion at the Castro Theatre, but VOD is pretty cool. One of my favorite movies from this year, and one with a crazy backstory, is The Evil Within. It's very strange, but it is easily in my top three of 2017. Nails, which we checked out at the Roxie a week ago is also hitting VOD today, as well as Attack of the Killer Donuts, which looks a bit like pandering to be honest. But I could be completely wrong, so if you're onto weird looking horror comedies, check it out!

Now Available on VOD

Out on VOD (1hr 38min)
Horror (IMDB)
A demon appears in an antique mirror and manipulates a mentally handicapped young man, urging him to murder the ones he loves in this /horror /drama. Directed and written by Andrew Getty and starring Frederick Koehler, Sean Patrick Flanery, Brianna Brown and Dina Meyer.

Out on VOD (1hr 25min)
International/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Dana Milgrom (Shauna Macdonald) is a track coach and mother who's survived a near-death car accident, only to find herself paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. Forced to communicate via an artificial voice program and hooked to a breathing machine, she becomes convinced that a terrifying presence called Nails exists inside her hospital room. No one believes her - not even her own husband, who think she's experiencing a mental breakdown. As her marriage disintegrates and her grip on reality starts to shred, Dana fights to convince the doctors and staff that Nails is real and intent on destroying her.

Out on VOD (1hr 38min)
Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
A chemical accident in a sleepy town turns ordinary donuts into bloodthirsty monsters. Unaware of the donuts' danger, Johnny, Michelle and Howard sell them to unsuspecting customers. When the donuts start eating their victims, the only way the three friends can save their sleepy town is to track down the Killer Donuts down and destroy them. The final standoff is where it all began: Dandy Donuts.

Peaches Christ Productions Presents

Trixie and Katya's High School Reunion
Saturday 18th @ 3pm & 8pm
The inventors of Post-its cordially invite you to join us for the very special event "Trixie and Katya's High School Reunion" followed by a rare Castro Theatre screening of the 1997 Romy & Michele classic! "It seems like yesterday we were young queens, so young and hopeful and full of dreams. It's hard to believe it, but almost twenty years have passed, so let's reconnect and have a blast!" Don't miss Katya & Trixie reunite with all of their old pals including April Kidwell as "Christy Masters", Peaches Christ as "Peaches Mooney", Lady Bear as "Tobey", and Manuel Caneri as "Sandy". You're encouraged to adhere to the Romy & Michele dress code: 90's nightlife attire. Stop folding scarves, grab your original homemade girly couture, and start prepping now because looks should include blonde hair with black roots and being mono-skinny.

Sorry guys, both shows are sold out!

Rear Window (1954)
Sunday 19th @ 12pm & 7pm (1hr 52min)
Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder."


Blow-Up (1966)
Sunday 19th @ 2:10pm & 9:10pm (1hr 51min)
Drama/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
"Thomas (David Hemmings) is a London photographer who spends his time photographing fashion models. But one day he thinks he may have photographed something far more sinister: a murder. After taking pictures in the park, Thomas is horrified to find an ambiguous image lurking on the edge of the frame, which could be a shadow, but looks like a gun. The only thing clear is that the woman (Vanessa Redgrave) in the photo has appeared at his studio -- and wants the pictures he took."

Midnight Madness

Friday 17th @ 11:55pm (1hr 32min)
Saturday 18th @ 11:55pm
Drama/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
A candy-colored nightmare from Italian terror maestro Dario Argento, Suspiria weaves a menacing tale of witchcraft as a fairy tale gone horribly awry. From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Banyon (Jessica Harper) senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution. Ill at ease as the result of her fellow student's peculiar behavior and increasingly terrified following a series of gruesome and spectacular murders, Suzy slowly begins to unravel the dark history of the academy. Convinced that the occult roots of the school and the horrific tale of its founding mother may hold an unthinkable secret, she begins a hallucinatory journey into the black heart of one of the most powerful witches ever known to exist. As Suzy edges ever closer to a secret that may hold the answers to all of her nightmares, the coven's grip on her soul begins to tighten until there is seemingly no escape. Will Suzy solve the mystery of the cursed academy before the fearsome Black Queen consumes her, or will she finally reveal the secret that has forever haunted the lavish corridors of the academy and bring an end to the Black Queen's terrifying reign?

Opens Friday 17th (1hr 47min)
Biography/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America's most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff Dahmer (Disney Channel's Ross Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighborhood jogger (Vincent Kartheiser, "Mad Men"), and copes with his unstable mother (Anne Heche) and well-intentioned father (Dallas Roberts). He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Alex Wolff, "Patriots Day"). But this camaraderie can't mask his growing depravity. Approaching graduation, Jeff spirals further out of control, inching ever closer to madness.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Digging Up the Dirt with KillDozer and Writer/Director of The Triangle, Adam Stilwell

Those who know me know that I am not shy about speaking out when it comes to my dislike of the "found footage" or "POV" sub genre of horror. Rarely does it follow its own rules, have a believable cast, or tell a story worth investing in (in my opinion). The "POV" titles I have connected with are few and far between, but they do exist! Lake Mungo, and Night Light to name a few. I can honestly say that when The Triangle screened at The Overlook Theatre, I was going in with a biased attitude and ready to pick it apart from the title, to the description, to the vague poster art with the cliche bull skull or bearded "hipster" staring into the sun (I have a beard so I can make fun of bearded people). Little did I know that each of these things were a necessary set up for me to truly enjoy what I was going to experience on screen. The Triangle was beautifully shot, well acted, and thought provoking. A title for those true genre fans who embrace diversity. By the end of the screening fans were divided in a way I hadn't witnessed in a while. This film inspired questions in a good way and connected with some while leaving others wondering what they just witnessed, which to me means that this was a true piece of art on film. I was lucky enough to speak with one of the writers/ directors/ stars of The Triangle and "Dig up the Dirt" on this film making experience and his title that has created so much buzz. 

KillDozer: Let's start at the beginning. What was the inspiration for The Triangle? Did you know from the beginning that it would be shot as POV/documentary?

Adam: To me, Orson Welles radio broadcast of War Of The Worlds is one of the most fascinating things that’s ever happened. We weren’t sure if that was possible to do with film and we really wanted to give it a good hard try. We absolutely knew that we were going to be making a documentary.

KillDozer: What was the toughest part about filming in the desert? Was being isolated an advantage or disadvantage? How isolated were you?

Adam: We were out there on our own. What you saw, was what we were doing. Living off the land. We had a couple short cuts, like a refrigerator at the land owners place which was a 30 minute drive away. Other than that…it was us and the elements. And the elements were harsh. We filmed in July of 2012 which was a historically hot month in Montana. It was 110 almost every day, which is not normal. And Montana heat is a very dry heat…you really FEEL the sun pushing you to shade. Our camp had no trees, so the tents served as refuge and when out in it, filming…you can literally see the heat. Was it all an advantage or disadvantage? I’m not sure that I can answer that. What I can say, is that every single thing added up to what THE TRIANGLE became. And I am head over heels for the film that we created, so…. advantage?

KillDozer: The cinematography in the film is beautiful and I can tell you that several people who had done road trips across the country said that it truly captured the spirit of adventure and the "culture shock" of being in your own country but still unfamiliar territory. Was this all candid footage or were you looking to express something in your intro? How much footage did you soon all together? What was the editing process like?

Adam: To be honest the intro was the first and easiest thing for us to edit. It was the only thing prior to filming that we knew how we wanted to craft and knew relatively what to expect. Although, we couldn’t have planned for the two dead horses, the overturned cars and running into a native american pow wow. It’s amazing the luck we have when we green light a project and just go. The horses and car crashes were incredible in the way that they subtly set a foreboding tone, and that pow wow was a mind blowing coincidence. We were driving the final leg of our trip through Browning, MT and were the second car stopped in what would become a long line of cars. We were stopped because the Native American community were having their annual “Running Of The Horses”, which was absolutely insane. If you’ve seen the film, you know the scene I’m talking about. Following that, they told us that we should stick around for an extra hour for the big Pow Wow. I grew up in Montana and one of the most important childhood experiences I had was being a guest at a Native American Pow Wow. Cherokee blood runs through my veins and I’ve always felt spiritually connected to the Native American way. Having the footage of the pow wow is very very special to me, and it flows beneath the entire film.

KillDozer: Was casting people to play themselves the best way to feel authentic on screen? How do you inspire an engaging and honest performance in a film like this? Were there tricks used to capture natural reactions and responses?

Adam: Yes. The trick? Preparation and absolute trust. The cast is an amazing group of people that were first classmates at the University of Montana, remained friends and colleagues and also attended The Burning Man Festival for years together. They are as much the inspiration for this film as anything. A massive and hopefully not-so-secret part of this film and really any films success is in it's casting. This is the reason, for me, that THE TRIANGLE was an absolute must-make film. We, the filmmaking crew, cut off from the other two filmmakers who were planted in the commune/cult for a month before hand. The “trick” is that we were naturally reacting, because for the first 5 days that we were there filming/interviewing we didn’t know anything. As far as the commune/cult actors, they were told that if they were “acting” then they were doing it wrong. They were told to be themselves. To make real choices.

KillDozer: Some angry genre fans have posted reviews like "warning-this is not a real documentary". Is it a badge of honor to think some film goers believed this to be an actual event caught on film? Were you able to attend screenings of your film with an audience? If so what was that experience like? Have you had conversations with people confused by your film?

Adam: The point of the film was to create something sensational that could be real. I, as a viewer, believe that we accomplished that. Of course I wish that everyone loved the film and that they were thrilled by it, but that’s not realistic. The fact that it’s so divisive is a massive compliment. The last thing you want as a filmmaker is for someone to shrug, walk away and forget about your film. We have been to screenings and it’s really quite fun. The people who are into it are SO into it. People who are not are pretty passionate about it. I appreciate both reactions. I’m a lover of films like DONNIE DARKO and MOTHER!, but it’s not because I completely understand those films. It’s quite the opposite, I like them because I feel challenged and excited by the content. They confuse me and inspire thought. THE TRIANGLE is full of everything that I love swirling all around it and quite frankly, I’d love it if the film torments you.

KillDozer: Some have said they have more questions then answers at the end of the film. So I have to ask, do you have the answers to what I'm sure are the obvious questions involving the plot of this film? Were there explanations in the script, or do the details live only in your mind?

Adam: Hahaha. Hmm. I think in life that the wisest people are those asking more questions than they’re answering. If you want to know what THE TRIANGLE is truly about, figure out the questions it’s asking.

KillDozer: As far as sound is concerned, it seems to play a big part in creating the vibe and atmosphere. Who did the soundtrack and what direction were they given?

Adam: So glad you asked! The sound is the genius of Adam Cotton. He’s the actual sound guy you see in the film. We were roommates/bandmates at the time, so we worked closely together in our home studio coming up with the sound palette. We used all kinds of lo-fi tricks for the soundscapes and Cotton purchased a really beautiful acoustic guitar while we were in pre-production that held a unique sound which rounded out the score for the film. If you can, see this film in surround sound and watch/listen LOUD. As loud as fucking possible. Our goal was to physically hurt you. We’re sound freaks and believe that it is the most important part of a film. You can have shitty video and if your audio is on point, you’re okay. It doesn’t work the other way around. This was not an easy film sound-wise, but I think it’s Cotton’s masterpiece.

KillDozer: A lot of people share directing/writing credit on The Triangle. Were there any moments of "too many cooks in the kitchen"? What were some of the areas of the film that really needed to be agreed upon before shooting?

Adam: The way we made THE TRIANGLE is unlike any movie that I have ever heard of. There were never too many cooks because we were all on the spot, with almost no idea what to expect, cooking together. Like an episode of “Chopped”, but we were all on the same team. We all had our specialties going in and we all performed them perfectly. Peterson and Rizzo set up the dominos exquisitely, Pitman and Blair knocked them down very tactfully and captured the action, while I did my best to veer the ship in a direction that it all wanted to go naturally. I get this question a lot, now that I’m moving on to the next projects and it’s much like how on a normal shoot you have captains, “Producer”, “Director”, “Cinematographer”, “Production Designer”, “Gaffer”, etc. We each wore our hats, lent 100% of our strengths and took full responsibility for our work, while trusting each other to pick up any slack. It was a pretty magical collaboration. Not to mention the fact that EVERYONE out there was a kind, helpful genius of sorts.

KillDozer: I know this is off topic of The Triangle, but can you tell me how it feels to have co-written The Sighting (2016)"the scariest Big Foot movie ever" according to Rotten Tomatoes? What was it like to be working these 2 projects in the same year?

Adam: Well, the interesting thing is that we made THE SIGHTING years before. We made that film in 2006-08. We shot it on 35mm film and ran out of money, so it wasn’t until years later that a distributor came along who was willing to front the cash to make that expensive transfer to HD. It was wild timing. At that point, when both films garnered distribution in 2016, I’d been a filmmaker for 10 years with nothing to show for it. Then, all of a sudden, I’ve got two films coming out! I didn’t direct THE SIGHTING, but learned an insane amount during that process. That film is very different and I can say, that while I’m proud of it, it was definitely a very important learning experience. I really wish that film had a chance to be released in the late 2000’s when it was produced. It’s a very interesting story and it’s well done, considering it was a cusp film. Digital cameras had just come on the scene and they weren’t even close to what they are now, so we had to make the film in kind of an old school way, which made some stuff clunky…but taught us so much. Man, I remember getting back to L.A. from Montana and a fellow producer taking me to see this mysterious new camera that Oakley was making….Oakley? The sunglasses?! Yep. Now, half the indie films on the planet are shot with The RED.

KillDozer: Where can we go to follow your work and what can we expect in terms of BR and DVD releases?

Adam: Search me out at @adamstilwelll (that’s 3 L’s at the end) on Instagram & Twitter. Look for @thetrianglefilm on those as well as Facebook. And yes, THE TRIANGLE was just released on DVD via Amazon and it’s loaded with over 5 hours of extra features that will tell you A LOT more about all the questions you asked above. Also, later this month on 11/27 it will be released on Amazon Prime and iTunes Extras worldwide!

KillDozer: You played yourself in the film but would you have actually reacted the same way if this situation was real?

Adam: Honestly…yes. I was deep in there. When you have a project, or a camera in front of your eyes, it takes a bit of the reality away. The part in The Blair Witch Project when Josh tells Heather, “I know why you like this video camera so much… It's not quite reality. It's like a totally filtered reality. It's like you can pretend everything's not quite the way it is.” That’s an absolutely true statement. And if you look around the world on a daily basis right now…it’s a pretty scary statement. We’re all holding up cameras and pretending quite a bit.

KillDozer: If you could pick a film universe (example Star Wars, Pixar) for The Triangle to exist in which would you choose and why?

Adam: 2001: A Space Odyssey hands down. That’s honestly where it lives for me.

KillDozer: Were there any pranks played during filming?

Adam: The entire film is a prank.

KillDozer: If this film was ever remade as a block buster who would you cast to play you?

Adam: Gosling. I mean, come on! You know McConaughey would be taken by Rizzo.

Don't forget to follow The Triangle on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter
And you can connect with Adam on his Instagram and Twitter.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Amityville The Awakening, Atomic Blonde & Wind River

November 14th 2017

It's that time again. Let's see which new Blurays are released and which ones we'll add to our collections. This week is lighter than the past few, which is fine since Black Friday is just over a week away. The first up today is the long awaited release of Amityville The Awakening. This Blumhouse / Lionsgate release was pushed back numerous times and was released in October for free to stream through Google. After watching I can see why it's been pushed back so much. And, while it did get a theatrical release for one day, it only made a little over $700.. I'd recommend a rent on this one before you pull the trigger. Drama, crime / thriller Wind River hits shelves today and stars two Marvel's Avengers stars, Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olson. It's gotten great reviews and I'm looking forward to checking it out. Atomic Blonde also is a highlight this week. I loved this film! Director David Leitch, who also directed the awesome John Wick films, brings this actions packed thriller to life. There are also some cool twists I didn't see coming. Scream Factory releases 50's horror film Attack of The Puppet People. This is being released for the first time on Bluray and sounds cool. Cat and mouse thriller Nightkill from Kino Lorber is also released on Bluray for the first time today. Last highlight of the week is Preacher Season 2. Perfect time to catch up before its third season airs, which will be soon. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know. Until next week!

Amityville The Awakening: Amazon - $14.99

When some footage dating back to 1976 is discovered, the case of the haunted house in Amityville is reopened. An ambitious woman who is working as a television news intern seizes the opportunity to advance her career and is soon leading a team of journalists, clergymen, and paranormal researchers into the house, but she may have unwittingly opened a door to the unreal that she will never be able to close.

Amityville: The Awakening (Blu-ray) 

Wind River: Amazon - $19.99

Cory Lambert is a wildlife officer who finds the body of an 18-year-old woman on an American Indian reservation in snowy Wyoming. When the autopsy reveals that she was raped, FBI agent Jane Banner arrives to investigate. Teaming up with Lambert as a guide, the duo soon find that their lives are in danger while trying to solve the mystery of the teen's death.

Wind River (Blu-ray) 

Atomic Blonde: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $22.99

Sensual and savage, Lorraine Broughton is the most elite spy in MI6, an agent who's willing to use all of her lethal skills to stay alive during an impossible mission. With the Berlin Wall about to fall, she travels into the heart of the city to retrieve a priceless dossier and take down a ruthless espionage ring. Once there, she teams up with an embedded station chief to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

Atomic Blonde (Blu-ray) 

Atomic Blonde 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $22.99

Atomic Blonde (Blu-ray) 

Exclusive Slip: Target - $19.99
Atomic Blonde (Blu-ray) 

Nightkill (1980): Amazon - $19.99

A simple love affair becomes a deadly game of cat-and-mouse... Katherine Atwell has come up with a foolproof plan: she will kill her rich husband, have her lover take his place, and no one will be any the wiser. Trouble is, she hasn't factored stetson-wearing investigator Donner into the equation, and when he gets wind that something is wrong, there's little that can put him off the trail.

Nightkill (Blu-ray) 

Attack of The Puppet People (1958): Amazon - $19.99

This twisted tale about a deranged maniac who creates a device that shrinks people to foot-high figurines is big on terror! Tired of being toyed with, the puppets launch an attack, and suddenly their captor finds he'd better stop playing — and start praying — because these miniature moppets are hellbent on revenge!

Attack of the Puppet People (Blu-ray)
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Preacher Season 2: Amazon - $27.99

Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer is accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church. Genesis, the product of the unauthorized, unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon, is an infant with no sense of individual will. However, as it is composed of both pure goodness and pure evil, it might have enough power to rival that of God Himself.

Preacher: Season Two (Blu-ray) 

The Nut Job 2: Amazon - $19.99

Surly and the gang must save their park when Oakton's mayor plans to bulldoze it to make way for an amusement park.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (Blu-ray) 

 - The Impostor