January 9th 2018
Our favorite day of the week returns for the second time this year. This week brings my favorite film of 2017 IT to shelves with awesome retailer exclusives. I fought for this film to make the number one or at least two spot on our The Overlook Theatre top 10 list but was sadly outvoted. Crazy right?!? I don't think it's even in our top 3 but in my opinion it's king of 2017! Looking forward to the next Stephen King adaption. If you missed our review of IT check it out here. Only at Best Buy there will be exclusive steelbook packaging for this film. Target's exclusive includes Derry postcards and a cool lenticular slipcover. Later this year there will be a director's cut of IT with more footage not shown in theaters if you can hold out a few months to own. Next up is another favorite of mine of 2017 68 Kill being released from Scream Factory. Looking forward to rewatch it and check out the bonus material. Teen supernatural thriller Friend Request hits shelves today as well. This film was released in the UK a year before us in the US got it so if you haven't checked it out it's a pretty decent film. I still personally enjoy Unfriended a bit more but I'd recommend a rent on this one. Rounding out this lite but awesome release week is Jackie Chan's more serious action role in The Foreigner and teen criminals on the run drama November Criminals. So what will you buy, rent or just skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
IT: Amazon - $24.99
4K: Amazon - $29.99
Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare -- an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town's children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.
Steelbook: Best Buy - $34.99
Lenticular Slip: Target - $24.99
68 Kill: Amazon - $14.99
Trailer-dwelling, sewage-pumping Chip may not lead the most glamorous life, but he's got one thing going for him: he's head over heels infatuated with his girlfriend, Liza. So when she proposes a plot to steal $68,000, he goes along with the plan. But when what was supposed to be a simple heist turns into an off-the-rails, blood-spattered crime spree, Chip learns the hard way just how deranged the love of his life really is.
Friend Request: Amazon - $14.99
Laura is a popular college student who graciously accepts an online friend request from Marina, a young social outcast. To everyone's shock, Marina takes her own life after Laura decides to unfriend her. Soon, a disturbing and mysterious video appears on Laura's profile and her contacts slowly dwindle. When her friends suddenly begin to die one by one, the frightened young woman must figure out a way to stop the carnage before it's too late.
The Foreigner: Amazon - $19.99
Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love -- his teenage daughter -- dies in a senseless act of politically motivated terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers.
November Criminals: Amazon - $15.99
Addison, an intelligent but disengaged high school senior, navigates the Washington, D.C., underworld with his best friend and soul mate, a clever and levelheaded girl named Digger. Together, they attempt to solve the death of a fellow student.