Sunday, June 13, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Godzilla Vs Kong, Anything For Jackson & Voyagers

 June 15th 2021

Once again Bluray Tuesday creeps up on us! First up this week is one of my favorites of the year Godzilla Vs. Kong. This one caught me by surprise and I went in with low expectations, expecting lots of talking and not enough action between these two titans, but I was wrong! There is a good amount of both. I'd highly recommend checking this one out. It was definitely a fun theater experience. Best Buy will carry an exclusive steelbook packaging for this title for a limited time. Next up this week is Shudder exclusive film that's another highlight, Anything For Jackson. Rounding out the week is sci-fi thriller Voyagers, the new The Walking Dead spin off World Beyond and Parks and Recreation the complete series on Bluray. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

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Godzilla vs. Kong 4K (Blu-ray)

Godzilla vs. Kong 4K (Blu-ray)
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Godzilla Vs Kong: Amazon - $29.99

Best Buy Steelbook: Amazon - $36.99

Legends collide as Godzilla and Kong, the two most powerful forces of nature, clash on the big screen in a spectacular battle for the ages. As a squadron embarks on a perilous mission into fantastic uncharted terrain, unearthing clues to the Titans' very origins and mankind's survival, a conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.

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Anything for Jackson (Blu-ray) 

Anything For Jackson: Amazon -  $14.99

After losing their only grandson, Jackson, in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey and Henry, a doctor, kidnap Henry's pregnant patient with the intention of performing a "reverse exorcism," putting Jackson inside her unborn child. It doesn't take long to figure out Jackson isn't the only ghost the grandparents invited into their home. Now, it's a race against time for the couple, as well as the pregnant woman, to figure a way out of the haunting they've set upon themselves.

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Voyagers 4K (Blu-ray)

Voyagers: Amazon - $30.99

Set in the near future, the film chronicles the odyssey of 30 young men and women who are sent deep into space on a multi-generational mission in search of a new home. The mission descends into madness, as the crew reverts to its most primal state, not knowing if the real threat they face is what's outside the ship or who they're becoming inside it.

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The Walking Dead: World Beyond (Blu-ray) 

The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Amazon - $23.99

Now a decade into the apocalypse, sisters Hope (Mansour) and Iris Bennett (Royale) have grown up inside the walls of one of the few remaining first-world communities. Their home, the Campus Colony, is a satellite settlement with a population of just under ten-thousand, located a hundred miles outside surviving city of Omaha, Nebraska. The sisters' scientist father conducts research over one-thousand miles away in a research facility run by the Civic Republic, an ally of Omaha, but one that does not reveal its location to outsiders. When the sisters receive a message that their father might be in a danger, they defy their own community's rules and enlist their friends Elton (Cantu) and Silas (Cumpston)to embark on a cross-country quest to save him. Leaving their sheltered upbringing behind, these teenagers learn how to fight threats both living and dead as they travel through a beautiful but decaying and dangerous world.

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The Awakening (Blu-ray) 

The Awakening: Amazon - $22.99

An archaeologist from the US is in Egypt with his pregnant wife, searching for the tomb of a long-lost Egyptian queen. At the same moment he discovers the tomb and opens it's accursed seal, his wife gives birth to his daughter. Years later it transpires that the malevolent spirit of the Egyptian queen left the tomb just as he was entering, and possessed his baby girl. As the truth becomes clear, the archaeologist realizes that he must destroy his daughter in a ceremonial ritual, before she uses her awesome powers to threaten the safety of mankind.

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Last Train from Gun Hill (Blu-ray) 

Last Train From Gun Hill: Amazon - $22.99

A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife.

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Kindred (Blu-ray) 

Kindred: Amazon - $17.99

When her boyfriend dies suddenly in an accident, psychologically fragile mother-to-be Charlotte is taken in by his family - but they seem increasingly obsessed with her every move. Her suspicions grow and panic builds - but just how far will they go in their desire to control her and her unborn baby?

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The Being (Blu-ray) 

The Being: Amazon - $19.99

Toxic waste dumping in a small Idaho town turns a young boy into horrible mutant monster. The town's police chief and a government scientist team up to stop the monster, which is quickly killing off the town's citizenry

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French Exit (Blu-ray) 

French Exit: Amazon - $22.99

An aging Manhattan socialite living on what's barely left of her inheritance moves to a small apartment in Paris with her son and cat.

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Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) 

Parks And Recreation (Complete Series): Amazon - $69.99

The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.
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 - The Impostor

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: The Stylist, Flashback & The Unhealer

 June 8th 2021


New week and new blurays to add to our growing collections. First up from Arrow Video is hairdresser slasher The Stylist. This was an entertaining watch and I'm looking forward to adding it to the collection this week. Next up is sci-fi thriller Flashback from Lionsgate and sci-fi drama The Unhealer from Shout Factory. Both have interesting premises that I'd like to check out in the near future. Rounding out the week is the Indiana Jones 40th anniversary 4 film box set remastered in full 4K ultra HD, Nextflix original The Lovebirds and 1981's Scream. So what are you looking forward to buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

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The Stylist (Blu-ray) 

The Stylist: Amazon - $27.99

We all dream of being someone else... but for Claire (Najarra Townsend, Contracted), that dream goes from an obsession to a living nightmare. Hairstylist by day, serial killer and collector of scalps by night, Claire's lonely existence is thrown into turmoil when her regular client, Olivia (Brea Grant, After Midnight; director of 12 Hour Shift), asks her to style her hair for her wedding day. Increasingly fixated on Olivia's seemingly flawless life, Claire vows to lock up her scalp collection and change her ways for good -- only to discover that repressing your deadly desires is easier said than done...
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Flashback (Blu-ray)

Flashback: Amazon - $14.99

After a chance encounter with a man forgotten from his youth, Fred literally and metaphorically journeys into his past.
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The Unhealer (Blu-ray) 

The Unhealer: Amazon - $16.99

A bullied teenager gains the means to fight back when a botched faith healing bestows supernatural, shamanistic powers upon him. When his lifelong tormentors pull a prank that causes the death of someone he loves, the teen uses his newfound abilities for revenge and goes on a bloody rampage to settle the score.
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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete 4K (Blu-ray) 

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (4K): Amazon - $22.99

This computer animated film picks up where the PlayStation Final Fantasy VII video game left off. Cloud Strife, the hero of the game, has retired into seclusion, but when a mysterious and lethal disease known as Geostigma begins to spread across the planet, and three powerful, villainous children appear, he reluctantly emerges to face the new and mysterious threats. Featuring some of the most spectacularly lavish computer graphics ever created, 'Advent Children' continues the complex and compelling tradition that has made the Final Fantasy series one of the most popular games of all time.
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Indiana Jones: 4-Movie Collection 4K (Blu-ray) 

Indiana Jones 4 Movie Collection (4K): Amazon - $86.99

Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten commandments. Unfortunately, agents of Hitler are also after the Ark. Indy and his ex-flame Marion escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo.
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The Howl of the Devil (Blu-ray) 

The Howl of The Devil: Amazon - $29.99

Paul Naschy plays several roles in this film about a nowhere actor who likes to pick up prostitutes and play sex games. His nephew resides with him, and is lost in a fantasy world of his own.
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Scream (Blu-ray) 

Scream (1981): Amazon - $17.99

A group of friends on a rafting trip down a river stop in at an old ghost town to spend the night. Soon their rafts disappear, and then they begin to be eliminated one by one by a mysterious killer.
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Hunting Ground (Blu-ray) 

Hunting Ground: Amazon - $29.99

Assumpta Serna plays a lawyer who passionately defends 'criminal scum'. Her latest defendants though have no quarrels in singling her out as their next victim. They steal her car, find keys to her country villa and decide to rob the place at the next opportunity. Unfortunately, the lawyer's family turns up at the villa, a struggle ensues and the husband is killed. But this is only the beginning of the nightmare...
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The Lovebirds (Blu-ray) 

The Lovebirds: Amazon - $14.99

On the brink of breaking up, a couple gets unintentionally embroiled in a bizarre murder mystery. As they get closer to clearing their names and solving the case, they need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.
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- The Impostor

Friday, June 4, 2021

Overlook Hour Podcast Show Notes #248

Charlie may or may not be one of these Birdmen

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We'll we can cross Charlie the Birdman off our suspect list

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This is the Stephen Colbert bit

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Not the video we watched, but I thought it was interesting

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JK on Late Night with Seth Myers - this is where I pulled the first aQPP2 clip

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I'm sure a better video will get uploaded eventually. Until then we're stuck with this

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This video didn't come up on the show, but it's good so I'm including it

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To celebrate the release of 1974: La PosesiĆ³n de Altair on bluray, here's the episode where we talked about how it has yet to be released on the US, on YouTube! 

Or maybe it was a coincidence.

Anyway, pre-order it from Cauldron Films!

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Say hello to Charlie šŸ¦

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-Lord Battle

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Mommie Dearest, Spare Parts & Boogie

 

June 1st 2021


 New month and new bluray's to potentially add to our growing collections. First up this week from Paramount Presents line is classic, Mommie Dearest. This is definitely one I will be adding to my collection. Next up this week is Spare Parts, this film sounds interested and I've heard very little about it so looking forward to this title. Rounding out the week is Basketball drama Boogie, Smokey and The Bandit in 4K ultra HD and action mystery The Courier. So what will you be buying, renting or skipping this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

 

 

Mommie Dearest: Amazon - $29.99

Mommie Dearest, best selling memoir, turned motion picture, depicts the abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother...screen queen Joan Crawford.
 

Boogie (Blu-ray) 

Boogie: Amazon - $21.99

Set in contemporary New York City and follows a Chinese-American basketball phenom who struggles to balance the expectations of his immigrant family with his own dreams of becoming a player for the NBA.
 

Spare Parts (Blu-ray) 

Spare Parts: Amazon - $28.99

A group of girls get lost on a random dirt road. The tow truck driver tows them to his junkyard. Everything seems normal until they wake up with weapons for limbs, and thrown into the fight of their lives.

But I'm a Cheerleader (Blu-ray) 

But I'm A Cheerleader: Amazon - $17.99

Confident and opinionated, 17-year-old Megan is a high school student who has it all. She's popular, pretty, a model student, dates the captain of the football team and is a cheerleader. But she's also a vegetarian, likes Georgia O'Keefe and hates kissing her boyfriend, leading her horrified parents to conclude that she's... a lesbian! Their solution is to send Megan to True Directions, a "rehabilitation camp" run by homophobic counselor Mary Brown. At first, Megan resists "rehabilitation." Then she meets Graham, a sexy tomboy who shows her exactly what her "true direction" is.
 

Smokey and the Bandit 4K (Blu-ray) 

Smokey and The Bandit (4K): Amazon - $21.99

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.
 

The Courier (Blu-ray) 

The Courier: Amazon - $21.99

Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Endangered Species (Blu-ray) 

Endangered Species: Amazon - $15.99

Endangered Species is an intense, action packed survival-adventure about a wealthy American family who travel to the vast African wilderness of Kenya hoping for a dream vacation filled with excitement, bonding and a chance to fix the growing rifts within their family. But when their safari vehicle is attacked by a rhino protecting her calf, the family is left stranded miles from help and their dream vacation turns into a nightmarish struggle for survival in a world where they are the bottom of the food chain.
 

The Stepford Wives (Blu-ray) 

The Stepford Wives: Amazon - $9.99

What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech terrifying little town, in a very modern comedy-thriller.
 

 


 -The Impostor

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Overlook Hour Podcast Show Notes #247


If I can find animated images of our guest, I use them.

We love you Calvin McCarthy!

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Turns out Birdman isn't Brench Fry 

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Here is the short covered in the TBR segment. THE NEST

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Post recording our interview with Calvin he recommended a movie called "Hell's Highway".

After seeing the films poster I felt inspired to share a couple similar images from my personal collection.

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Thank you Breaking Glass for this beautiful poster

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Definitely not Mutant Zombies from the Planet Neptune

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I'm still working on tracking this one down

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Episode 247!

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-Lord Battle

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Chaos Walking, Supernatural Final Season & The Outpost

 

May 25th 2021


 Bluray Tuesday creeps up on us once again. First up is Sci-fi action thriller, Chaos Walking. Staring Daisy Ridley of the last few Star Wars films and Tom Holland from the latest Spider-Man and Avengers films. I enjoyed this film and look forward to owning it. I can say it's definitely not for everyone so I'd recommend a rent on this title first. Next up this week is the fifteenth and final season of Supernatural. This show was intended to end at season five but the fan base kept it alive 10 more seasons! I'm a fan and look forward to catch up and check this final season out, Rounding out the week is action film The Outpost, The Hand from Scream Factory and Psycho in 4K. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Chaos Walking 4K (Blu-ray)

Chaos Walking: Amazon - $24.99

A dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others' thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.

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The Outpost: Amazon - $19.99

A small team of U.S. soldiers battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
 

Supernatural: The Complete Fifteenth and Final Season (Blu-ray) 

Supernatural (Season 15): Amazon - $34.99

Sam Winchester grew up hunting unearthly horrors. But now law school and a normal life beckon. That is, until Sam’s estranged brother Dean appears with troubling news: their father has disappeared, a man who’s hunted evil for 22 years. So to find their father, the brothers must hunt what he hunts... and Sam must return to the life he’d rather leave behind.
 

Don't Look Now (Blu-ray) 

Don't Look Now: Amazon - $14.99

Following a family tragedy, a married couple on an extended trip to Venice has a series of inexplicable, terrifying, and increasingly dangerous experiences.

Happily (Blu-ray) 

Happily: Amazon - $14.99

A dark romantic comedy. Tom and Janet have been happily married for years. But a visit from a mysterious stranger leads to a dead body, a lot of questions, and a tense couples' trip with friends who may not actually be friends at all.
 

Deadly Force: Mission Budapest (Blu-ray) 

Deadly Force: Amazon - $16.99

Extreme sport lover Zhou Feng got involved in an international illegal trade by accident. So he had to follow an international special agent Bruce to Budapest. Together with a crappy police officer Miao Yan, a non-professional scientist Ding Shan and an unemployed doctor LV, they became an amateur unit. In company with the senior agent Bruce, these four rookies started a fight with the terrorists that was both thrilling and hilarious.
 

The Hand (Blu-ray) 

The Hand: Amazon - $24.99

Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him...
 

Psycho 4K (Blu-ray) 

Psycho (4K): Amazon - $22.99

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000. On the run she checks into the remote Bates Motel, run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
 

Terror Express (Blu-ray) 

Terror Express: Amazon - $19.99

Three thugs commandeer a couple of cars on a moving train and spread terror among the passengers.
 

The Final Countdown 4K (Blu-ray)
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The Final Countdown: Amazon - $47.99

Due to a freak electrical storm, USS Nimitz the world's largest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is transported back to December 6, 1941.
 

Deliver Us from Evil (Blu-ray) 

Deliver Us From Evil: Amazon - $17.99

An assassin goes to Thailand in order to solve a kidnapping case linked to him, and finds himself chased by a man whose sibling he killed.
 

 


 - The Impostor