December 5th 2017
New month, new Bluray's released that are perfect for stocking stuffers this holiday season. One of my favorites of the year Better Watch Out hits shelves today from Well Go USA and is one of the easiest purchases for me this week. I went into this one blind and was thoroughly surprised. The Crucifixion is another blind watch I checked out earlier this year. It's a similar formula to the "based on true events" possession films but I enjoyed this one. I'd recommend a rent first before pulling the trigger on the purchase. Scream Factory releases classic Christmas horror film Silent Night, Deadly Night just in time for the holiday and with a much needed new scan. The Event Series revival of mystery thriller, Twin Peaks arrives today as well. Perfect in case you missed the run on Showtime recently, like myself. Best Buy out did themselves this week with many new Steelbook releases including animated film series Despicable Me 1-3, American Assassin, 90's classic Jumanji and more. The Jumanji Steelbook is a beauty I'm looking forward to owning. It's embossed and sleek with the cover resembling the board game. With the sequel / reboot hitting theaters soon, it's a great time to revisit. Rounding out this week Arrow Video releases a few titles for the first time on Bluray, The Premonition, The Witch That Came From The Sea and Malatesta's Carnival of Blood all with new scans and bonus material. So what will you be buying, renting, skipping or gifting this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
Better Watch Out: Amazon - $14.99
Ashley travels to the suburban home of the Lerners to baby-sit their 12-year-old son Luke at Christmastime. She must soon defend herself and the young boy when unwelcome intruders announce their arrival.
The Crucifixtion: Amazon - $15.99
When Nicole comes in contact with Father Anton (Corneliu Ulici) more and more inexplicable events occur. The pair begin to believe that the priest lost the battle with a demon.
Silent Night, Deadly Night: Amazon - $17.99
After his parents are murdered, a young tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.
Twin Peaks Season 3: Amazon - $47.99
Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Despicable Me 3: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $23.99
The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world.
Steelbook: Best Buy - $24.99
Bonus Disc: Target - $22.99
Best Buy Steelbooks
Despicable Me (2010): Best Buy - $12.99
Despicable Me 2 (2013): Best Buy - $12.99
Jumanji (1995): Amazon - $14.99
4K: Amazon - $22.99
A magical board game unleashes a world of adventure on siblings Peter (Bradley Pierce) and Judy Shepherd (Kirsten Dunst). While exploring an old mansion, the youngsters find a curious, jungle-themed game called Jumanji in the attic. When they start playing, they free Alan Parrish (Robin Williams), who's been stuck in the game's inner world for decades. If they win Jumanji, the kids can free Alan for good -- but that means braving giant bugs, ill-mannered monkeys and even stampeding rhinos!
Steelbook: Best Buy - $22.99
American Assassin: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99
When Cold War veteran Stan Hurley takes CIA black ops recruit Mitch Rapp under his wing, they receive an assignment to investigate a wave of random attacks on both military and civilian targets. After discovering a pattern of violence, Hurley and Rapp join forces with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative who wants to start a global war.
Steelbook: Best Buy - $24.99
Guardians: Amazon - $12.99
During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.
And Now The Screaming Starts (1973): Amazon - $22.99
A terrifying secret darkens the halls of the Fengriffen estate where beautiful young bride Catherine (Stephanie Beacham) finds her romantic wedding night turning to horror when she's ravaged by an eyeless ghost. Meanwhile, a disembodied hand lurks in the darkest corners of the house, unbeknownst to Catherine's aristocratic husband, Charles (Ian Ogilvy). As the newlyweds soon discover, the Fengriffen bloodline has been tainted by a vicious curse passed down from generation to generation, and only with the help of Dr. Pope (Peter Cushing) can the latest victims hope to conquer a supernatural evil which has been lying in wait for centuries.
Howard Lovecraft & The Undersea Kingdom: Amazon - $21.99
After conquering R'yleh and the Frozen Kingdom, young Howard Lovecraft must now travel to the Undersea Kingdom in order to free his captured family, protect three mysterious magical books, and prevent the impending wrath of Cthulhu.
The Premonition: Amazon - $21.99
This Thriller/horror movie tells the tale of a young girl who is terrified that her insane mother will take her away from her beloved foster mother. One day, the crazed real mother attempts to contact the girl at school, but her foster mother has a premonition and gets there in time to protect the girl. Eventually though, the real mother and her boy friend, a carnival clown, succeed and takes her away, leaving the bereaved foster parents to enlist the assistance of a parapsychologist to help them interpret the foster mother's terrifying dreams and psychic connection to the girl and find her before it is too late.
The Witch Who Came From The Sea: Amazon - $22.99
A disturbed woman is haunted by memories of childhood abuse, which culminates in a murder spree.
Malatesta's Carnival of Blood: Amazon - $25.99
The Norris family get jobs working at a seedy old carnival as a cover for searching for their missing son who disappeared after visiting said carnival. Eccentric manager Mr. Blood turns out to be a vampire while the evil owner Malatesta rules over a gaggle of ghastly ghouls who watch silent movies when they aren't feasting on human flesh.
- The Impostor