February 16th 2016
Bluray Tuesday creeps up on us once more. The holiday weekend is over and a few cool titles are released to add to our Bluray collection. Arrow releases 80's cult classic The Mutilator on Bluray loaded with new bonus features. The Mutilator is my number one pick for this week I look forward to checking it out. Shout Factory/Scream Factory releases The Vincent Price Collection Vol. 3, which has five new classics all in a collectible packaging. Newly released films out today is Johnny Depp's Black Mass, Fassbender's Steve Jobs and horror thriller Estranged. Overall, a lighter week than previous ones this year, so happy pockets for Bluray collectors. So what will you be buying, renting or just skipping this week? Let us know in the comments. Also check out out Instagram page Here. We love conversation and talking all things horror. The Witch is also in theaters this weekend starting Thursday night. Check out our Screenings in the Bay post for other local films showing this week as well.
The Mutilator: Amazon - $27.99
A teenager who accidentally committed matricide finds himself being hunted together with his girlfriend and mates by his now crazed father.
Black Mass: Amazon - $22.99
While his brother Bill (Benedict Cumberbatch) remains a powerful leader in the Massachusetts Senate, Irish hoodlum James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) continues to pursue a life of crime in 1970s Boston. Approached by FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), the lawman convinces Whitey to help the agency fight the Italian mob. As their unholy alliance spirals out of control, Bulger increases his power and evades capture to become one of the most dangerous gangsters in U.S. history.
Steve Jobs: Amazon - $19.99
With public anticipation running high, Apple Inc. co-founders Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) and Steve "Woz" Wozniak get ready to unveil the first Macintosh in 1984. Jobs must also deal with personal issues related to ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan and their young daughter Lisa. Eventually fired, Jobs launches NeXT Inc. and prepares to release a new computer model in 1988. Ten years later, Jobs is back at Apple Inc. and about to revolutionize the industry once again with the iMac.
The Vincent Price Collection III: Amazon - $49.99
Master of The World: Mad inventor Capt. Robur (Vincent Price) kidnaps a team on a government expedition to investigate a mysterious crater in Pennsylvania. The team is taken aboard Robur's spectacularly engineered air ship, the "Albatross," which Robur plans to fly around the world to various military installations in his desperate desire to eradicate weapons of mass destruction, thereby bringing about world peace. The kidnapped team's leader, John Strock (Charles Bronson), responds by planning an uprising.
Tower of London: Ambitious Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Basil Rathbone), brother of King Edward IV (Ian Hunter), maneuvers to get the powerful John Wyatt (John Sutton) to France, then has his brother make him the Lord Protectorate for Edward's sons, the two young princes. Impatient that the ill Edward clings to life, Richard arranges his death, as well as that of his other brother, the Duke of Clarence (Vincent Price). With only the princes remaining, Richard's obsession to rule shows no sign of abating.
Diary of A Madman: When Judge Simon Cordier (Vincent Price) goes to see Louis Girot (Harvey Stephens), a prisoner he sentenced to death, the criminal insists he is not guilty and that he is inhabited by an evil spirit. Cordier dismisses Girot's claims, but he becomes unnerved when Girot lights himself on fire to supposedly end the demonic possession. After the visit, Cordier, beset by insomnia, begins to have odd visions and starts to wonder if Girot might have been telling the truth after all.
Cry of The Banshee: Monomaniacal witch hunter Lord Edward Whitman (Vincent Price) cruelly persecutes the peasants in his corner of Elizabethan England, manufacturing charges and meting out punishment without regard to justice. While trying to wipe out a coven of witches, he fails to take into account the possibility that real witches might have real power. He is unprepared when Oona (Elisabeth Bergner), the head of the coven, transforms a trusted member of Whitman's household into a vehicle of demonic vengeance.
An Evening of Edgar Allen Poe: Adaptations of four classics by the master of the macabre include "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Pit and the Pendulum."
The 33: Amazon - $19.99
Disaster strikes on Aug. 5, 2010, as a copper and gold mine collapses in Chile, trapping 33 men underground. With more than 2,000 feet of rock in their way, members of a rescue team work tirelessly for 69 days to save the seemingly doomed crew. Beneath the rubble, the miners begin an epic quest to survive, contending with suffocating heat and the need for food and water. With family, friends and the rest of the world watching, it becomes a race against time and a true test of the human spirit.
Estranged: Amazon - $17.99
January returns home when an accident leads to long-term memory loss and puts her in a wheelchair. She is surprised to learn she lives in a stately manor, and as she tries to settle in, she tries to remember why she left.