Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Get Out, Logan & XX

May 23rd 2017

Bluray Tuesday returns once more! Lots of great pickups to add to our growing collections today. My personal top two films of 2017 are released today and are highly recommended. The first one is Jordan Peele's Get Out and if you missed our review check it out here. I loved every bit of Get Out and look forward to its bonus features, especially the alternate ending. My second favorite film of the year so far is Logan, which is the Wolverine film we have been waiting for, and an amazing final film for Hugh Jackman. Logan will have a few retailer exclusives: Best Buy has an exclusive steelbook packaging and Target's version comes with an exclusive packaging and book. XX, an anthology horror directed by four different women in horror is next up this week. If you missed our review check it out here. Next up I wanted to highlight The Void, the Hellraiser-esque supernatural indie horror film. It's only available on bluray at Diabolik.com as a bluray exclusive. Everywhere else will only carry DVD. Many other indie films are hitting shelves this week as well. A couple standouts I'm interested in, Hack-O-Lantern, The Vagrant and Karate Kill, are all released for the first time on bluray and have intriguing synopsis's. So what will you be buying, renting or skipping this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Get Out: Amazon - $19.99

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Special Features:
  • Alternate Ending with Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele
  • Unveiling the Horror of Get Out: Go behind-the-scenes for the making of Get Out
  • Q&A Discussion with Writer/Director Jordan Peele and the Cast: Director/Writer Jordan Peele sits down with the cast to answer fan questions on the film hosted by Chance the Rapper.
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Jordan Peele  

Get Out (Blu-ray)

Logan: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.

Logan (Blu-ray)
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Logan 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $21.99

Logan (Blu-ray)
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Digi-Book: Target - $19.99

Logan (Blu-ray)
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XX: Amazon - $15.50

Filmmakers Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin and Karyn Kusama present four horrific tales of terror. In "The Box," a boy (Peter DaCunha) starts to display strange behavior after looking inside a mysterious gift box. In "The Birthday Party," a woman (Melanie Lynskey) refuses to let an untimely death ruin her son's bash. In "Don't Fall," an innocent camping trip turns deadly, and in "Her Only Living Son," a mother (Christina Kirk) must deal with the child from hell.

XX (Blu-ray) 

Cops vs. Thugs: Amazon - $23.99

In Kurashima City, there are two yakuza families; the Kawade, who use political connections to further their activities, and the Ohara, who have an alliance with the local police. When Ohara acting boss Hirotani usurps a staged land deal away from Kawade, thanks to the help of his police friend Kuno, a war breaks out. At the same time, Kuno's superiors start cracking down on the yakuza and command the cops stop fraternising with criminals.
 Cops vs Thugs (Blu-ray) 

Wolf Guy: Amazon - $23.99

The only survivor of a clan of werewolves relies on its feral, full-moon-activated superpowers to solve crimes.

Wolf Guy (Blu-ray) 

Hack-O-Lantern: Amazon - $34.99  

A kindly old grandfather is actually the leader of a murderous satanic cult which sacrifices its victims on Halloween.

Hack-o-Lantern (Blu-ray)
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The Vagrant: Amazon - $18.99

Successful professional Graham Krakowski (Bill Paxton) has just moved into his new home. He is also up for a promotion at work, and his girlfriend is flying into town to visit. However, when a vagrant (Marshall Bell) shows up at his house, his life suddenly changes for the worse. Small mind games quickly escalate, and Graham is framed for murder. As the vagrant lurks around his house and people continue to die, Graham feels as if he can no longer trust anyone, including himself.

The Vagrant (Blu-ray) 

Karate Kill: Amazon - $17.99

When a mysterious loner and Karate master Kenji's little sister goes missing in Los Angeles, whoever stands in his way of finding her will face the wrath of a lethal Karate Kill!
Karate Kill (Blu-ray) 

The Magnificent Dead: Amazon - $32.99

The Magnificent Dead takes place in the 1870's in the small Texas town of Rosewood where local rancher Jared Hamilton and his men have declared war on the town, using fear and death to prevent a new railroad line from coming through. Guided by a priest, Father Julian the desperate town leaders decide to hire a group of six gunmen to help clean up the town. These gunmen are legendary, as they are afflicted with Leprosy and fight with reckless abandon and ruthlessness, for they have nothing to lose. 

The Magnificent Dead (Blu-ray) 

Max 2: Amazon - $17.99

Hero dog Max is now in Washington, D.C. serving on the President's Secret Service detail. When a foreign leader arrives with his precocious daughter, Alex, tensions arise between both countries. First Son TJ, along with Max and Alex, uncover a dangerous plot that puts both kids and both nations in jeopardy.

Max 2: White House Hero (Blu-ray) 

Vixen The Movie: Amazon - $17.99

Vixen is based on the DC Character Mari McCabe / Vixen, a costumed superhero crime-fighter with the power to mimic the abilities of any animal that has ever lived on Earth. The series is set in the same fictional universe as Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. 

Vixen: The Movie (Blu-ray) 

The Great Wall: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $26.99

When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.

The Great Wall (Blu-ray) 

The Great Wall 4K (Blu-ray) 

The Void: Diabolik DVD - $22.99

A cop transfers a wounded man to a small hospital, where it won't take long for violence to erupt. The few doctors and patients there find themselves surrounded by a group of hooded men and threatened by a strange creature growing in the hospital.

The Void (Blu-ray) 

   - The Impostor 

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