Monday, October 3, 2016

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Fender Bender, Sharknado The Fourth Awakens and The Purge: Election Year

October 4th 2016

Bluray Tuesday returns and happy first week of October, the best month of the year! Halloween is just around the corner and today is a big release day for lots of horror films that will help get everyone in the holiday spirit. Scream Factory releases Chiller original film Fender Bender. A few Overlook creatures saw this recently and a review is on the way. The fourth movie in the Sharknado series storms onto shelves today. If you missed it when released on SyFy right now is perfect to catch up. With a potential TV series in development of The Purge, The Purge: Election Year releases today. You can get caught up on the film series before its spinoff show airs probably sometime in 2017. Check out our review here if you missed it. The Demolisher and All Through The House are definite blind buys this week I'm really looking forward to. Slashers and holiday horror films are a few of my favorite sub genres of horror, and I don't know too much about these films. Season 5 of American Horror Story (Hotel) and Penny Dreadful's third and final season are some of the TV on Bluray that also hits stores in time to marathon this holiday season. X-Men Apocalypse is the biggest budget film on the list today with a few retailer exclusives. Target comes with an exclusive yearbook packaging and Best Buy will carry an amazing steelbook packaging to finish off the X-Men steelbook series if you own the previous films in steelbook form. If you haven't picked up the awesome remaster of Stephen King's IT yet now is a good time. The original release a few weeks ago was a single disc bluray and today a deluxe edition is released with a DVD as well as a T-Shirt. So what will you be buying, renting or just skipping this week? Let us know in the comments and also check out our Facebook and Instagram pages. There is alot going on this month so check us out. Until next week!

Fender Bender: Amazon - $14.99

In a small New Mexico town, a 17-year-old high school girl who just got her driver's license gets into her first fender bender, innocently exchanging her personal information with an apologetic stranger. Later that stormy night, she is joined in her desolate suburban home by a couple of her school friends who try their best to make a night out of it, only to be visited by the stranger she so willingly handed all of her information to -- a terrifying and bizarre serial killer who stalks the country's endless miles of roads and streets with his old rusty car, hungrily searching for his next unsuspecting victim.

Special Features:
  • High-Definition Theatrical Cut (2.35:1)
  • "Retro VHS" Version Of The Film in which you can watch the film in a re-created mode that takes you back to the 1980's and the heyday of VCRs.
  • "Slashback" Trailer Reel – A collection of vintage Scream Factory-branded slasher previews. (Runs about 40 mins. PERFECT to have in the background during Halloween parties.)
  • Director's Commentary
  • Producer's Commentary
  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
  • Original Trailer and TV Spot
Fender Bender (Blu-ray) 

 Sharknado The Fourth Awakens: Amazon - $12.99

Fin (Ian Ziering), his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the five years since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornados are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places.

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (Blu-ray) 

The Purge Election YearAmazon - $19.99

It has been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night - the 12 hours of lawlessness. This year, the annual ritual comes at the eve of a heated presidential election with the nation deeply divided between those who are pro-­ and anti-­Purge. As head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), Leo's mission is to protect her during her controversial and contested run for president. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of Washington, D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

Special Features:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Inside The Purge - Featurette
  • Character Spotlight: Leo - Featurette
The Purge: Election Year (Blu-ray) 

Satanic: Amazon - $22.99

Four friends on their way to Coachella stop off in Los Angeles to tour true-crime occult sites, only to encounter a mysterious young runaway who puts them on a terrifying path to ultimate horror.

Satanic (Blu-ray) 

The Wailing: Amazon - $14.99

A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

The Wailing (Blu-ray) 

Swiss Army Man: Amazon - $17.99

Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up onshore. The two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams. The film features features music by Manchester Orchestra members Andy Hull and Robert McDowell.

Special Features:
  • Q&A with Filmmakers
  • "Swiss Army Man: Behind the Scenes" Featurette
  • "Making of Manny" Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary
Swiss Army Man (Blu-ray) 

All Through The House: Amazon - $22.99

A deranged masked Santa-Slayer comes to town for some yuletide-terror. He leaves behind a bloody trail of mutilated bodies as he hunts his way to the front steps of the town's most feared and notorious home.

All Through the House (Blu-ray) 

The Demolisher: Amazon - $22.99

Tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his disabled wife (a former policewoman), a seemingly ordinary cable repairman channels his sense of injustice into a dark path of vigilantism.

The Demolisher (Blu-ray) 

Penny Dreadful The Final Season: Amazon - $27.99

In Victorian London, figures such as explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, enigmatic medium Vanessa Ives, and others combat supernatural forces. Murray is searching for his adult daughter, now a vampire, and hopes to cure her.

Special Features:
  • Character Profiles:
  • Ethan Chandler
  • Sir Malcolm & Kaetenay
  • Dr. Sweet
  • Dr. Seward & Renfield
  • The Creature
  • Dr. Victor Frankenstein & Dr. Jekyll
  • Dorian, Lily & Justine
  • Catriona Hartdegen 
Penny Dreadful: The Final Season (Blu-ray) 

American Horror Story Hotel: Amazon - $29.99

The plot centers around the enigmatic Hotel Cortez in Los Angeles, California, that catches the eye of an intrepid homicide detective (Bentley). The Cortez is host to the strange and bizarre, spearheaded by its owner, The Countess (Gaga), who is a bloodsucking fashionista.
 Special Features:
  • An Invitation to Devil's Night
  • The Cortez: An Era of Elegance Gone By
American Horror Story: Hotel (Blu-ray) 

X-Men Apocalypse: Amazon - $19.99
3D: Amazon - $24.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

OSCAR Winner Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy lead a powerhouse cast in director Bryan Singer's extraordinary follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past. After thousands of years, Apocalypse – the world's first and most powerful mutant – has awakened to find a world led by humans. Intent on cleansing the Earth of mankind, he recruits a group of mutants to create a new world order. In a desperate race to save humanity, Professor X (McAvoy) leads the young X-Men in an epic showdown – against an unstoppable enemy – that will determine the fate of the world.

Special Features:
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Introductions by Bryan Singer
  • Gag Reel
  • Wrap Party Video
  • Hour long documentary, X-Men: Apocalypse Unearthed
  • Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg
  • Concept Art and Photo Gallery
X-Men: Apocalypse (Blu-ray) 

X-Men: Apocalypse 3D (Blu-ray) 

X-Men: Apocalypse 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $24.99
X-Men: Apocalypse (Blu-ray) 

Yearbook Edition: Target - $19.99
X-Men: Apocalypse (Blu-ray)
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It (Deluxe Edition): Amazon - $42.99

A malevolent force in a small New England town takes the shape of a clown, but he's not clowning around. Instead, he terrifies youngsters and brings some to their untimely doom - until some wily kids fight back. The evil resurfaces 30 years later: meaner, angrier, deadlier. And friends who vividly remember youthful terrors reunite to battle It. Based on the 1986 novel.

It (Blu-ray) 

Gremlins Collection: Amazon - $59.99

Gremlins: A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the "mogwai" but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.
Gremlins 2: The magical collectibles store that Gizmo calls home has just been destroyed, and the tiny monster finds his way into a newly erected skyscraper. Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) and his bride-to-be, Kate (Phoebe Cates), who have previously dealt with Gremlins run amok, discover that Gizmo and an impish legion of reptilian pals are inhabiting the downtown building. The couple tries to stop the creatures from escaping into New York City, but this new batch of beasts might be uncontrollable. 

Gremlins Collection (Blu-ray)
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The Shining (Deluxe Edition): Amazon - $42.99

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

The Shining (Blu-ray) 

Preacher Season One: Amazon - $39.99

Fulfilling a promise to his deceased father, one-time outlaw Jesse Custer returns home to West Texas to take over his dad's church. Jesse's mission, however, becomes twisted when his body is overcome by a cryptic force that unleashes within him a highly unconventional power. Together with hell-raising ex-girlfriend Tulip and Irish vagabond Cassidy, the preacher-in-training embarks on a journey to find God in a world inhabited by holy, hellish, and everything-in-between characters. The darkly comedic "Preacher" is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's popular 1990s comic book franchise of the same name. Executive producers include Sam Catlin ("Breaking Bad"), and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ("Superbad," "Neighbors").

Preacher: Season One (Blu-ray) 

The Minds Eye: Amazon - $12.99

Zack Connors and Rachel Meadows were born with incredible psychokinetic capabilities. When word of their supernatural talents gets out, they find themselves the prisoners of Michael Slovak, a deranged doctor intent on harvesting their powers. After a daring escape, they are free from his sinister institution, but the corrupt doctor will stop at nothing to track them down so that he may continue to siphon their gifts for his own use.

The Mind's Eye (Blu-ray) 

Into The Forest: Amazon - $16.99

In the near future, a massive blackout sends humanity hurtling towards its end. In this scenario we find Nell and Eva, two sisters who live with their father in a house forty kilometers from the closest town. Hard-pressed by their difficulties to survive, the two girls will have to figure out how to fight against starvation, possible diseases, looters and their own loneliness.

Special Features:
  • "The Making of Into the Forest" Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Patricia Rozema
Into the Forest (Blu-ray) 

Vamp (1986): Amazon - $19.99

A group of fraternity pledges head for the seedy side of the city in search of strippers and discover a sinister spot called The After Dark Club. But when the bar's luscious dancers turn out to be bloodthirsty vampires led by the kinky Katrina (Grace Jones), the evening takes on a freaky new twist. Can these guys survive a bizarre onslaught of vixens and vamps, or will the armies of the undead take the ultimate bite out of their night?

Vamp (Blu-ray) 

Daughter of Dracula (1972): Amazon - $19.99

A series of murders take place in a remote European village which the locals believe to be the work of vampires and which the police dismiss as nonsense. The murders coincide with the arrival of the beautiful Luisa Karlstein. The young woman finds out from her dying baroness mother that her family is descended from vampires. Soon there are lots of fangs being used.

Daughter of Dracula (Blu-ray) 

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV: Amazon - $14.99

The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the hallowed Crystal, but the menacing empire of Niflheim will stop at nothing to make it theirs. War has raged between the two for as long as most can remember. King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers dubbed the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king's magic, Nyx Ulric and his fellow glaives stand before the crown city of Insomnia, fighting to stay the inexorable advance of Niflheim's imperial army. Before the overwhelming military might of the empire, King Regis can only salvage his kingdom by accepting an ultimatum-he must cede all lands outside the crown city, and see his son, Prince Noctis, wed to Lady Lunafreya, the former princess of Tenebrae now captive of Niflheim. As the war of wills rages, the machinations of Niflheim transform Insomnia into an awe-inspiring battleground, pulling Nyx into a struggle for the very survival of the kingdom.

Special Features:
  • "A Way with Words: Epic and Intimate Vocals"
  • "Fit for The KINGSGLAIVE: Building the World"
  • "To Capture The KINGSGLAIVE: The Process"
  • "Emotive Music: Scoring The KINGSGLAIVE"
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Amazon - $19.99
 Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (Blu-ray) 

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