Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Warlock Collection, Ghost in the Shell and Re-Animator

July 25th 2017

The last Bluray Tuesday of July arrives. This week has a nice mix of classic and new films hitting shelves, as well as a few coming to bluray for the first time. Arrow Video releases a cool digibook remastered version of Re-Animator that is definitely worth a double dip. Much better release than the bare-bones version released a few years back that you can probably still find in Best Buy's 5.99 bin. Vestron Video continues growing its collectors edition line with the addition of its 11th title, The Warlock Collection, which includes all 4 Warlock films. I think I've only seen part one when I was younger. Or it was the second one? Not sure, but all that will change this week. For the first time on Bluray is The Stendhal Syndrome from Blue Underground. This is another interesting one I plan to check out in the near future. Also for the first time on Bluray is The Zodiac Killer (1971). This recently played at our Alamo Drafthouse as a Weird Wednesday and a few Overlook creatures checked it out. On to the new releases out today, the first being the live action remake Ghost in the Shell. Ghost in the Shell will have exclusive steelbook editions only at Best Buy. They are available in both standard bluray steelbooks and 4K Ultra HD steelbooks. So what will you be adding to your collections this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Re-Animator: Amazon - $27.99

Herbert West is obsessed with the idea of bringing the dead back to life. Experimenting with a glowing green fluid, he successfully reanimates dead tissue. Unfortunately, the dead are uncontrollable and difficult to subdue.

Re-Animator (Blu-ray) 

Warlock Collection: Amazon - $24.99

In 17th-century New England, witch hunter Giles Redferne (Richard E. Grant) captures an evil warlock (Julian Sands), but the conjurer eludes death with supernatural help. Flung into the future, the warlock winds up in the 1980s and plans to bring about the end of the world. Redferne follows the enchanter into the modern era and continues his mission, but runs into trouble in such unfamiliar surroundings. With the help of a young woman (Lori Singer), can Redferne finally defeat the warlock?

Warlock Collection (Blu-ray) 

Ghost in the Shell: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $27.99

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that her life was stolen instead of saved. Now, she will stop at nothing to recover her past while punishing those who did this to her.

Ghost in the Shell (Blu-ray) 

Ghost in the Shell 4K (Blu-ray)
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Steelbook: Best Buy - $21.99
4K Steelbook: Best Buy - $27.99

Ghost in the Shell 4K (Blu-ray)

The Stendhal Syndrome: Amazon - $27.99

When beautiful police detective Anna Manni follows the bloody trail of a sophisticated serial murderer/rapist through the streets of Italy, the young woman falls victim to the bizarre "Stendhal Syndrome" - a hallucinatory phenomenon which causes her to lose her mind and memory in the presence of powerful works of art. Trapped in this twilight realm, Anna plunges deeper and deeper into sexual psychosis, until she comes to know the killer's madness more intimately than she ever imagined.

The Stendhal Syndrome (Blu-ray) 

The Boss Baby: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $27.99

A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.

The Boss Baby (Blu-ray) 

The Boss Baby 4K (Blu-ray) 

The Zodiac Killer: Amazon - $19.99

A serial killer in San Francisco murders without motive or apparent pattern and taunts the police with phone calls and letters.

The Zodiac Killer (Blu-ray) 

Unforgettable: Amazon - $22.99

Barely coping with the end of her marriage, Tessa Connover learns that her ex-husband, David, is now happily engaged to Julia. Trying to settle into her new life, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her forget her troubled past. Soon, Tessa's jealousy starts to consume her, and she will stop at nothing to turn Julia's paradise into the ultimate nightmare.

Unforgettable (Blu-ray) 

Black Butterfly: Amazon - $12.99

On the outskirts of a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul, a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter with a drifter named Jack, Paul offers Jack a place to stay. Soon, the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul's work. As a storm cuts off power to the isolated cabin, the two men begin a jagged game that will bring at least one tale to an end.

Black Butterfly (Blu-ray) 

- The Impostor

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