January 16th 2018
New week means new Blurays to add to our collections. This week starts off with Blumhouse breakout hit Happy Death Day. I had a lot of fun with this film and can't wait to check out its bonus features. If you missed our review check it out here. Next up is the biggest release of the week, Blade Runner 2049. I have heard great things about this sequel, but I missed it in theaters this passed year so I'll definitely be adding it to my collection. Best Buy will carry an exclusive steelbook packaging for it as well. The Snowman hits shelves today and this is the pick of the week I'd recommend you rent first. With a great story and good actors attached, how can this go wrong? But sadly The Snowman falls flat. I almost want to give it another watch to accurately review the film. Rounding out the week is And Now The Screaming Starts & The Asylum from Severin, and 90's parody film Matinee from Shout Factory. So what will you buy, rent or just skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
Happy Death Day: Amazon - $19.99
Tree Gelbman is a blissfully self-centered collegian who wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter. As the morning goes on, Tree gets the eerie feeling that she's experienced the events of this day before. When a masked killer suddenly takes her life in a brutal attack, she once again magically wakes up in Carter's dorm room unharmed. Now, the frightened young woman must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who murdered her.
Blade Runner 2049: Amazon - $24.99
4K: Amazon - $29.99
\Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years.
Steelbook: Best Buy - $29.99
4K Steelbook: Best Buy - $34.99
The Snowman: Amazon - $19.99
For Detective Harry Hole, the death of a young woman during the first snowfall of winter feels like anything but a routine homicide. His investigation leads him to "The Snowman Killer," an elusive sociopath who continuously taunts Hole with cat-and-mouse games. As the vicious murders continue, Harry teams up with a brilliant recruit to try and lure the madman out of the shadows before he can strike again.
Matinee (1993): Amazon - $21.99
In October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis occurs and the menace of nuclear war looms over the American South. Low-budget filmmaker Lawrence Woolsey (John Goodman) is in Key West, Fla., debuting his new film "Mant!" and thinks the prevailing mood of fear surrounding the premiere is perfect to stir up some excitement. A group of local teenagers (Simon Fenton, Lisa Jakub, Kellie Martin) prepare for the film's opening night, experiencing small crises of their own.
Asylum (1972): Amazon - $21.99
A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about (1) the revenge of a murdered wife, (2) a tailor who makes a suit with some highly unusual qualities, (3) a woman who questions her sanity when it appears that her brother is conspiring against her, and (4) a man who builds tiny toy robots with lifelike human heads.
And Now the Screaming Starts (1973): Amazon - $21.99
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.
Crooked House: Amazon - $16.99
Based on the novel by Agatha Christie, private detective Charles Hayward is invited to solve a gruesome crime where nobody is above suspicion, including Sophia, his client and former lover.
Gangster Land: Amazon - $14.99
With a backdrop of the roaring 20s, the Italian and Irish mobs bloody the streets of Chicago during the infamous gangland wars. Al Capone, and his Machine Gunner Jack McGurn, take on Bugs Moran and the Irish mob in a battle that culminates with the Valentine’s Day Massacre.
- The Impostor