February 20th 2018
It's that time of week again! This week is a bit lighter than the last with a few different titles released today. First up is Mom & Dad an intense horror thriller about the parents in town attacking their children. I'm definitely looking forward to picking this up this week. Scream Factory is releasing Gate 2 for the first time on Bluray with a few new features as well as a new scan. It's cool, we get the sequel to coincide with the first one that Vestron Video released last year. Indie horror film American Satan is next up to release today. I haven't seen the best reviews for this one but I do want to check it out in the near future. What I have seen great reviews for is The Florida Project, which hits shelves today from A24. I missed this in theaters but have heard nothing but good things. If you like Will Farrell films, his sequel to Daddy's Home, Daddy's Home 2 is released on Bluray and 4K today. The first one was just okay for me but I'm looking forward to watching this sequel. Rounding out the week is Scalpel from Arrow Video and The Night Walker. What will you be buying, renting or skipping this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
Gate 2: Amazon - $21.99
It's been five years since Terry's friend Glen discovered The Gate to hell in his backyard. Glen has now moved away and Terry begins practicing rituals in Glen's old house and eventually bringing back demons through The Gate and leading to demoniac possession and near world domination.
American Satan: Amazon - $14.99
A young rock band, half from England and half from the US, drop out of college and move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams. Living in a van, their passion and talent exceed their means to survive. An enigmatic stranger sees their true potential and emotionally manipulates them during a time of weakness. Caught in the middle of a Faustian deal, their music and controversial altercations end up influencing society beyond anything this century has seen, but can they take back control of their destiny before it's too late?
Mom & Dad: Amazon - $14.99
A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.
The Florida Project: Amazon - $19.99
Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moon’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they've been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.
Daddy's Home 2: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99
Father and stepfather Dusty and Brad join forces to make Christmastime perfect for the children. Their newfound partnership soon gets put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho dad and Brad's gentle father arrive to turn the holiday upside down. After a sudden change in plans, the four men decide to take the kids to a luxury resort for a fun-filled getaway that turns into a hilariously chaotic adventure.
The Night Walker: Amazon - $22.99
Barbara Stanwyck (in her last theatrical feature) stars as a wealthy woman who is terrorized by recurring dreams regarding her jealous, blind husband who supposedly burned to death in a recent fire. She tries to convince her attorney (Robert Taylor) that the nightmares are real. Exploitation King William Castle produced and directed from a screenplay by PSYCHO's Robert Bloch.
Scalpel: Amazon - $25.99
A psychopathic plastic surgeon transforms a young accident victim into the spitting image of his missing daughter.
The Star: Amazon - $19.99
A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
Downhill: Amazon - $16.99
After his best friend dies in a racing accident, biking star Joe agrees to get back on the bike for an exhibition in Chile.