Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Phoenix Forgotten, Slither & House on Willow Street

August 1st 2017

It's that time of week again and first week of the new month. Lots of collection worthy releases come out today. Scream Factory releases three John Carpenter steelbooks with new artwork. The releases are The Fog, They Live and Escape From New York. Scream Factory also releases new indie horror film House on Willow Street, which was pretty good in my opinion. I'm hoping this release comes with a cool slip cover. A found footage horror film that was in theaters earlier this year hits retailer shelves today too. It's based on true events and titled Phoenix Forgotten. If you missed our review of this one check it out here. James Gunn, known for the Guardians of The Galaxy films, put out a horror comedy in 2006 called Slither and Scream Factory is releasing this as apart of their collector's edition series, loaded with bonus features and new scan. 90's child horror film The Good Son finally hits bluray for the first time. I loved this one growing up and can't wait to re watch in HD. Last year's Shin Godzilla is finally released today and has gotten great reviews. This is one I'm looking forward to checking out as well. 80's indie horror One Dark Night is released from Code Red and on bluray for the first time. This one is a blind buy for me this week, I sadly haven't heard of this but the premise sounds good. So what will you be buying, renting or skipping this week? Let us know in the comments. Until Next Week!

Phoenix Forgotten: Amazon - $19.99

20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

Phoenix Forgotten (Blu-ray) 

Slither: Amazon - $20.99

Wheelsy is a small town where not much happens and everyone minds his own business. No one notices when evil slips in quietly but, when people find mutilated livestock and a woman goes missing, Sheriff Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion) discovers an alien organism that threatens to devour all life on Earth.

Slither (Blu-ray)
Temporary cover art 

House on Willow Street: Amazon - $12.99

After a young woman is kidnapped, her captors soon come to realize that in fact they may be the ones in danger and this young woman has a dark secret inside her.

House on Willow Street (Blu-ray) 

Colossal: Amazon - $22.99

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) drinks too hard and parties too much. Her boyfriend has enough of it and throws her out. Gloria returns to her hometown, dreaming of making a new start, but instead revives her childhood friendship with Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), who runs a bar. After drinking a night away with Oscar and his friends, he wakes up to discover a gigantic monster rampaging through Seoul and realizes that somehow the monster is connected to her.

Colossal (Blu-ray) 

One Dark Night: Amazon - $17.99

A teen (Meg Tilly) must spend the night in a mausoleum to join a club whose members plan to scare her.

One Dark Night (Blu-ray) 

The Good Son: Amazon - $19.99

Mark (Elijah Wood), a young boy who loses his mother, must stay with his extended family while his father is away on business. Mark becomes acquainted with his cousin Henry (Macaulay Culkin). However, the extent of Henry's depravity becomes clear when Mark sees him kill a neighbor's dog and intentionally create a traffic pileup on the highway. After a supposed mishap on an icy pond with Henry's sister Connie (Quinn Culkin), Mark tries to reveal Henry's crimes before it's too late.

The Good Son (Blu-ray) 

The Circle: Amazon - $19.99

Mae Holland (Emma Watson) seizes the opportunity of a lifetime when she lands a job with the world's most powerful technology and social media company. Encouraged by the company's founder (Tom Hanks), Mae joins a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes soon starts to affect the lives and futures of her friends, family and that of humanity.

The Circle (Blu-ray) 

Shin Godzilla: Amazon - $24.99 

It's a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different - something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side - the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.

Shin Godzilla (Blu-ray) 

Escape From New York (Steelbook): Amazon - $16.99

In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom.

Escape from New York (Blu-ray) 

The Live (Steelbook): Amazon - $16.99  

Nada (Roddy Piper), a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.

They Live (Blu-ray) 

The Fog (Steelbook): Amazon - $16.99

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone (Hal Holbrook) stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie (Adrienne Barbeau) witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth (Jamie Lee Curtis) discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.

The Fog (Blu-ray) 

Sleight: Amazon - $22.99

After his mother's death, a young street magician (Jacob Latimore) turns to dealing drugs at parties to support his little sister. When she is kidnapped by his supplier, he uses his sleight of hand and keen intelligence to find her.

Sleight (Blu-ray) 

Wakefield : Amazon - $13.99

Successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield (Cranston) has taken a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his garage, surviving by scavenging at night, he secretly observes the lives of his wife (Jennifer Garner) and children. But soon, he realizes that he has not left his family … he has left himself. Also starring Jason O’ Mara and Beverly D’Angelo

Wakefield (Blu-ray) 

Going In Style: Amazon - $22.99

Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Going in Style (Blu-ray) 

The Intruder: Amazon - $27.99

The lust for gold brings eleven visitors to a remote island retreat, but an unseen, seemingly unstoppable evil follows to stalk them one by one. The bodies don’t stop dropping until the final shattering conclusion. Who – or what – is the intruder? One thing is for certain: it will not stop until it kills them all.

The Intruder (Blu-ray) 

Big Little Lies: Amazon - $33.99

Based on the same-titled best-seller by Liane Moriarty, "Big Little Lies" weaves a darkly comedic tale of murder and mischief in the tranquil beachfront town of Monterey, Calif. Amidst doting moms, successful husbands, beautiful children, and stunning homes exists a community fueled by rumors and divided into haves and have-nots, exposing fractured relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors. Told through the eyes of three mothers -- Madeline, Celeste and Jane -- the series' narrative explores society's myths regarding perfection and its romanticization of marriage, sex, parenting and friendship. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley star as the three prominent "mothers of Monterey."

Big Little Lies (Blu-ray) 

- The Impostor      

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