March 14th 2017
New week and new Blurays to add to our growing collections. From Scream Factory this week is one of Drew Barrymore's first films Firestarter from a Stephen King screenplay. Included in this is new artwork, 2k scan and extras from its original release a few years ago on bluray. 60's inspired The Love Witch hits shelves today. This story of a modern day witch looks interesting and is on the top of my lists to check out soon. Severin Films released Drive-In Massacre today and it also sounds awesome. I've never heard of this film but I'm looking forward to changing that. The bigger box releases of today are Passengers with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt from the Guardians of The Galaxy films. Best Buy will carry exclusive steelbook packaging for this including the 3D, 4K and standard Bluray copies inside. Oscar nominated film Fences hits shelves today starring Denzel Washington who was nominated for best actor and Viola Davis who actually won best supporting actress for this film. Overall a lot of different genre of film released this week. If you collect the Mondo Steelbooks, number 18 in the series is The Ghost In The Shell with awesome artwork. This arrives just in time for fans to catch up on the anime before the big screen live action debut. What will you buy, rent or skip? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
Firestarter: Amazon - $22.99
Firestarter is based on a bone-chilling novel by Steven King. Drew Barrymore plays Charlie McGee the young daughter of Andrew (David Keith) and Vicky (Heather Locklear) McGee, who years earlier had been guinea pigs for a top secret experiment. As a result, Charlie has acquired the unenviable ability to start fires simply by thinking about fires. Charlie is pursued over hill and dale by The Shop, a secret government organization bent upon using her skills for nefarious purposes.
- NEW 2K scan of the interpositive film element
- NEW Audio commentary with director Mark L. Lester
- NEW Playing with Fire: The Making of FIRESTARTER – featuring interviews with director Mark L. Lester, actors Freddie Jones and Drew Snyder, stuntman/actor Dick Warlock and Johannes Schmoelling of Tangerine Dream+
- NEW Tangerine Dream: Movie Music Memories – an interview with Johannes Schmoelling
- NEW exclusive performance of "Charlie's Theme" by Johannes Schmoelling of Tangerine Dream
- Theatrical Trailers
- Radio Spot
- Still Gallery
The Love Witch: Amazon - $22.99
Elaine (Samantha Robinson), a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she at last meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity and murder.
Elle: Amazon - $21.99
Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.
Passengers: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $25.99
On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction... until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
Steelbook: Best Buy - $26.99
Solace: Amazon - $14.99
A psychic doctor, John Clancy, works with an FBI special agent in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose. After having lived in isolation for two years, since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an FBI special agent to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy.
Drive-In Massacre: Amazon - $21.99
Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.
Fences: Amazon - $19.99
Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.
American Violence: Amazon - $11.99
This intense thriller follows one man’s path to execution and the strong-minded doctor brought in to take a deeper look at the violent circumstances that have doomed him. Jackson Shea (Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau) has lived a life of deceit, brutality and corruption. But when a series of chilling, violent events lands him on Death Row, one psychologist (Denise Richards) must determine whether his violent behavior is inherent in his soul, or if he is able to be rehabilitated and saved from execution.
Ghost In The Shell (Mondo Steelbook): Amazon - $24.99
Set in the year 2029 and following World Wars III and IV, a Japanese-led Asian block dominates world affairs. The alliance maintains its international supremacy through its elite security force whose cybernetically enhanced operatives tackle an array of hi-tech terrorists and other threats to international security. These augmented agents can "ghost hack" (i.e., download their consciousness) via the now omnipresent internet into other machines and human/machine cross breeds. Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cybernetically augmented female agent, has been tracking a virtual entity known as the Puppet Master with her crack squad of security agents. The shape-shifting Puppet Master, a rogue creation of a rival agency of the security apparatus, has concluded that it is a life form in its own right, "born in sea of information," and requested political asylum and true physical existence in defiance of its creators.