February 6th 2018
A new month brings new blurays to add to our collections, and this week has a wide variety! I'm sure there is something for everyone this week. First up is one of my favorites of last year, Tragedy Girls. This film is really fun and fresh I highly recommend it. It's a good mix of Heathers and Jawbreaker. Adam Green secretly filmed the fourth installment in the Hatchet franchise and if you missed it on the Victor Crowley tour you can finally check it out on Bluray today! It's pretty cheap on Amazon but if you buy it through the Ariescope website your copy will be hand signed by Adam Green himself. Next up is the unnecessary sequel Day of The Dead: Bloodline. There are a few okay moments that could be cool, but I'd recommend a rent on this first. Scream Factory releases Welcome to Willits an indie horror thriller from IFC Midnight. It sounds interesting and is one I look forward to watching this week. Arrow releases The Gruesome Twosome, another title I'd never heard of but I am loving the premise. If you are into the animated DC films, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight hits shelves. These animated films continue to be superior to the live action DC films, I'm not sure what they are getting wrong. Target will release an exclusive steelbook for this title that you can only get in-store and Best Buy will carry their version with an exclusive graphic novel. Rounding our the week is comedy sequel A Bad Mom's Christmas, possession horror Demons (2017), crime thriller Elevator To The Gallows and more. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
Tragedy Girls: Amazon - $17.99
Teenage crime reporters Sadie and McKayla are hot on the trail of a crazed serial killer. After capturing the maniac and holding him hostage, they soon realize that the best way to boost their social media stardom is to commit the murders themselves.
Ten years after the events of the original movie, Victor Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and proceeds to kill once more.
Day of The Dead: Bloodline: Amazon - $14.99
A small group of military personnel and some survivalists dwell in an underground bunker as they seek to find a cure in a world overrun by zombies.
All I See Is You: Amazon - $25.99
A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.
Welcome To Willits: Amazon - $14.99
Deep in the Northern California woods, in the heart of the notorious Emerald Triangle, lies a remote cabin. The residents struggle to fight off the repeated attacks and abductions by mysterious creatures that have plagued them for years. When a local pot farmer is caught up with a wayward group of campers the situation quickly escalates into total carnage.
Alien Invasion S.U.M.1: Amazon - $24.99
A young soldier (Iwan Rheon, “Game of Thrones”) who has lived his whole life underground, reports to his new isolated duty post in a remote forest. His mission is to guard an automatic defense circle that keeps the alien race “Nonesuch” at bay. The routine military operation slowly becomes a nightmare. Eerie sounds echo from the trees at night, the news report of frequent, devastating attacks, the electricity in the tower becomes unstable and the promised mechanic never shows. Isolation and paranoia begin to eat away at the young soldier's mind. Are the Nonesuch truly hiding in the dark forest waiting to strike at any moment or is this soldier being pushed into madness?
Demons (2017): Amazon - $17.99
Eight years ago, Father Colin Hampstead oversaw an exorcism that resulted in the death of 17-year-old Jewel Grant. In the traumatic aftermath, Hampstead, disillusioned with religion, left the church, got married and became a celebrated writer. But he can’t escape his tortured past and now he and his wife are being tormented by the dead girl’s ghost.
Accident Man: Amazon - $15.99
Mike Fallon, the Accident Man, is a stone cold killer, whose methodical hits, baffle the police and delight his clients, he is the best at what he does. But when a loved one is dragged into the London underworld and murdered by his own crew, Fallon is forced to rip apart the life he knew in order to hold those accountable and avenge the one person who actually meant something to him.
The Gruesome Twosome (1967): Amazon - $25.99
A demented, elderly woman has her mentally retarded son kill and scalp various young women to use their hair for her wig shop while a persistent coed tries to link various killings on a local Florida college campus to them.
Walking Out: Amazon - $14.99
Based on the masterpiece, American short story, Walking Out, David (Josh Wiggins), a typical teenage urbanite travels to rural Montana to go hunting with his estranged, 'off the grid' father, Cal (Matt Bomer). As they ascend deep into the wilderness, father and son struggle to connect on any level. When an unexpected encounter with grizzly bears leaves them both with serious injuries, the boy must carry his father to safety if they are to survive
A Bad Mom's Christmas: Amazon - $19.99
Under-appreciated and overburdened moms Amy, Kiki and Carla rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. As if creating the perfect holiday for their families isn't hard enough, they'll have to do it while hosting and entertaining their own respective mothers when they come to visit.
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight: Amazon - $16.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99
In an age of mystery and superstition, how would the people of Gotham react to a weird creature of the night, a bat-garbed vigilante feared by the guilty and the innocent alike? The very first Elseworlds tale re-imagines the Dark Knight detective in Victorian times and puts him against the infamous murderer Jack the Ripper.
Steelbook: IN STORE ONLY $19.99
Graphic Novel: Best Buy - $22.99
Elevator To The Gallows (1958): Amazon - $25.99
A self-assured business man murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.
The Diabolical Dr. Z: Amazon - $19.99
Dr. Zimmer invents a mind control machine, and then dies from a heart attack after being insulted at a medical conference. His beautiful but deadly daughter, Irma, seeks revenge on the officials who stressed him out. At a club she sees the act of "Miss Death", a beautiful woman in a sheer body stocking whose act consists of seducing a mannequin in the center of a spider web. Inspired, Irma fakes her own death, performs plastic surgery on herself, kidnaps Miss Death, controls her mind via her father's machine, and then sends her out to seduce and slash her enemies with poison fingernails. Miss Death's boyfriend Phillip and a sleepy police inspector try to find her before she kills again.
Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno: Amazon - $22.99
In 1964, director Henri-Georges Clouzot chose Romy Schneider, age 26, and Serge Reggiani, 42, to star in L'enfer (Inferno), an enigmatic and original project with an unlimited budget. Reggiani was to play Marcel Prieur, the manager of a modest hotel in provincial France who becomes possessed by the demons of jealousy. Intended to be a cinematic event upon its release, three weeks after shooting began on Inferno, things took a turn for the worse. The project was stopped, and the images, which were said to be incredible, would remain unseen...until now. Working closely with Clouzot's widow, Inès, Serge Bromberg reconstructs Clouzot's original vision, filling and explaining the gaps with new interviews, re-enactments and Clouzot's own notes and storyboards.