January 30th 2018
The last Bluray Tuesday of the month is here. I feel like January flew by! This week is a bit lighter in releases than previous weeks but it has a few standouts. First up is The Madea sequel Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween. With the success of the original, Lionsgate green-lit a sequel. I've enjoyed a few Madea films but the first Boo! wasn't what I expected. Next up this week is numbers 13 & 14 in the Vestron Video collector's series, Gothic and Class of 1999. Both are released for the first time on Bluray. I will definitely be adding these to my collection. Vestron has been releasing some cool editions to their line and the slipcovers look great together as a set. Vinegar Syndrome releases Lucifer's Women for the first time on Bluray this week. This one I've never heard of, so if anyone has seen this let me know how it is. And finally, Shout Factory releases a dark action superhero film Rendel: Dark Vengeance, which is another film I haven't heard of but may check out in the near future. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween: Amazon - $19.99
Tiffany travels to Derrick Lake to celebrate her 18th birthday at a Halloween frat party in the middle of the woods. Frantic and worried, Madea, Aunt Bam and Hattie hop in the car to save her from the same terrible fate that befell a group of teens there years earlier. Chaos soon strikes when the would-be heroes find themselves fighting for their lives against an array of spooky monsters, goblins and boogeymen.
Gothic (1986): Amazon - $31.99
Story of the night that Mary Shelley gave birth to the horror classic "Frankenstein". Disturbed drug induced games are played and ghost stories are told one rainy night at the mad Lord Byron's country estate. Personal horrors are revealed and the madness of the evening runs from sexual fantasy to fiercest nightmare. Mary finds herself drawn into the sick world of her lover Shelley and cousin Claire as Byron leads them all down the dark paths of their souls.
Class of 1999 (1990): Amazon - $28.99
The time is the future and youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become "free fire zones," into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford, the principal of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest provides "tactical education units." These human-like androids have been programmed to teach and are supplied with weapons to discipline problems. These kids will get a lesson... in staying alive!
The Witches (1967): Amazon - $22.99
Dino De Laurentiis brought together the talents of five celebrated Italian directors for an anthology film. Their brief was simple: to direct an episode in which Silvana Mangano plays a witch.
Rendel: Dark Vengeance: Amazon - $14.99
A Finnish superhero, a masked vigilante Rendel seeks for revenge and fights against VALA, the huge criminal organization.
Lucifer's Women: Amazon - $23.99
Dracula (Larry Hankin) adds a twist to the tale of a Svengali and his Trilby. An evil hypnotist puts a beautiful woman under his spell.
Last Flag Flying: Amazon - $19.99
Thirty years after serving together in the Vietnam War, Larry "Doc" Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Rev. Richard Mueller reunite for a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in Iraq. Forgoing burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Doc and his old buddies take the casket on a bittersweet trip up the coast to New Hampshire. Along the way, the three men find themselves reminiscing and coming to terms with the shared memories of a war that continues to shape their lives.
- The Impostor