May 29th 2018
The last Bluray Tuesday of May has arrived and it brings us a light week on new releases. Annihilation tops my pickup list this week. I missed it in theaters and I've heard nothing but great things about this film. Best Buy will carry the 4k Ultra HD version of the film. Severin releases limited edition copies of Zombie 3 and Zombie 4 with a cd a new scan and more! I've never seen these but look forward to checking them out. Shocking Dark is also released from Severin and if you buy these three as a bundle at their website, you get exclusive slip covers for a limited time. The Shocking Dark slip is extremely unofficial and may cease to exist as soon as they ship this batch, so they will be super rare. Next up today is Found Footage film The Road Movie and if you missed our review check it out here. Only on the Epic Pictures Group site, and similar to Terrifier is The Lodgers, a supernatural horror, period romance film with a discounted price. Rounding out this week is Bloodsuckers from Outer Space from Vinegar Syndrome and Haunted the complete series from Kino Lorber. Haunted I remember from back in 2002 when it aired after Buffy The Vampire Slayer on UPN. I remember a few episodes but do want to check it out again. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
Annihilation: Amazon - $19.99
4K (ONLY AT BEST BUY): Best Buy - $24.99
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.
The Road Movie: Amazon - $26.99
A documentary comprised entirely of footage from dashboard cameras from Russian cars.
Zombie 3: Amazon - $34.99
When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is recovered by the US military, the corpse is cremated, unintentionally releasing the virus/bacteria into the atmosphere over a small island. Soon the infected populace mutate into flesh-hungry zombies, and a trio of soldiers on leave must team up with a group of tourists and board themselves up in an abandoned hotel as they try to fend off the agile and aggressive living dead.
Zombie 4: Amazon - $34.99
On a verdant tropical island where, 20 years before, a voodoo priest turned all of its inhabitants into the living dead, the only non-zombie descendent of the island return to her homeland with a band of beer guzzling mercenaries. Soon, the mercenaries find themselves face to face with some rather energetic and hungry zombies while, across the island, a team of scientists unwittingly create even more of the flesh eating corpses.
Shocking Dark: Amazon - $26.99
In a polluted future Venice researchers work to improve the situation. One day, unknown forces start killing them. A team of soldiers and a couple of civilians is sent to investigate. Soon, they encounter strange murderous creatures.
Haunted (The Complete Series): Amazon - $25.99
Once happily married and the rising star of the Seattle police force, Frank Taylor's guilt over the kidnapping of his son destroyed his marriage and cost him his job. Two years later, now a private investigator specializing in finding missing persons, Frank is shot by a suspect whom he in turn kills. On the operating table Frank is declared dead, but then is miraculously revived. Afterwards, however, Frank begins to have strange episodes. He hears unusual noises and sees people who aren't there, including the suspect he killed, and realizes that he's still connected to the world of the dead. Frank is desperately frightened, until he comes to realize that his hauntings can help him solve cases and save lives, and may ultimately help him solve the mystery of what happened to his son.
The Lodgers: Epic Pictures Group - $14.99
1920, rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an outsider past the threshold; if one attempts to escape, the life of the other is placed in jeopardy. When troubled war veteran Sean returns to the nearby village, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious Rachel, who in turn begins to break the rules set out by The Lodgers. The consequences pull Rachel into a deadly confrontation with her brother - and with the curse that haunts them.
Blood Suckers From Outer Space: Amazon - $19.99
An alien contaminant turns ordinary Texans into bloodthirsty brutes in this tongue-in-cheek science-fiction thriller.
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud: Amazon - $18.99
When college professor Peter Proud begins to experience flashbacks from a previous incarnation, he is mysteriously drawn to a place he has never been before but which is troublingly familiar.