January 26th 2016
The last Bluray Tuesday of January is here. After a couple big weeks, January ends with a very light release day. The main release today is the Goosebumps movie on 3D Bluray and standard 2D. When I saw Jack Black was attached, originally I wasn't too excited for this film, but my worries were put to rest once I started watching. It's filled with so much nostalgia. I read all the books as a kid and watched the TV show, so it was cool to see some of the characters again on screen. I'd definitely recommend this even as a blind buy. This week Scream Factory / Shout Factory releases two new films for the first time on bluray, loaded with bonus features. 1988's Jacks Back and 1989's Sonny Boy. Both of these titles are new to me and I actually haven't seen either one, but Scream Factory puts out some great stuff so I'll make sure to check these both out in the near future. So what will you be buying, renting, or just skipping this week? Let us know, also check out our Instagram page Here. Say hi we love to talk about all things horror.
Goosebumps: Amazon - $19.99
3D: Amazon - $24.99
Upset about moving from the big city to a small town, young Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets his beautiful neighbor Hannah (Odeya Rush). The teen is surprised to learn that Hannah's mysterious father is R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the famous author of the best-selling "Goosebumps" series. When Zach accidentally unleashes the monsters from the fantastic tales, it's up to Stine, his daughter and Cooper to return the beasts back to the books where they belong.
Jacks Back (1988): Amazon - $21.99
In a sickening coincidence -- or a sinister homage to actual crimes -- women are being murdered in Los Angeles 100 years after Jack the Ripper terrorized London. Police think John Westford (James Spader), a young doctor, is the murderer, and when he's found hanging from a noose, authorities believe his apparent suicide is a tacit admission of guilt. But his twin brother, Rick (also Spader), insists John was killed, and, when it appears Rick is right, the investigation takes a stunning turn.
Sonny Boy (1989): Amazon - $18.99
A small-town crime boss accepts delivery of a stolen car, only to find there's a baby in the back-seat. He and his transvestite "wife" cut out the boy's tongue and raise him as a mute accomplice in their crimes. When the grown "Sonny Boy" escapes and tries to make contact with the outside world, the attention he draws to his warped family results in darkly-humored mayhem.
Burnt: Amazon - $17.99
Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) was once a top chef in Paris until drugs and alcohol led to a meltdown that put his career on hold. After moving from New Orleans to London, Adam gets a shot at redemption when his former maitre d' (Daniel Brühl) reluctantly hires him as the head chef of his fine-dining restaurant. Demanding perfection from his newly formed staff (Sienna Miller, Omar Sy), the acerbic and temperamental Jones gets a second chance to fulfill his dream of earning a third Michelin star.