May 22nd 2018
Bluray Tuesday creeps up on us once again. This week is a bit lighter on the horror releases, but still has some nice genre film titles. Let's start with Scream Factory, which releases the very overdue home invasion film, Of Unknown Origin for the first time on Bluray with new scan and bonus material. It's joined by 1960's Italian creepy castle film The Vampire and the Ballerina. Russian spy thriller Red Sparrow, hits shelves today. This film was pretty entertaining with twist and turns throughout. I can't wait to rewatch it in 4K. Best Buy will carry an exclusive Bluray steelbook packaging for it. Comedy murder mystery Game Night is next up today. This film sure surprised me! I really enjoyed it and while not all jokes landed, I laughed quite a bit in this one. There were lots of twists in this one too. I'll definitely add this to my collection this week. Scooby-Doo prequel film Daphne & Velma hits shelves today, with the girls solving their first mystery before meeting the rest of the gang. Jurassic Park is hiting iti 25th anniversay and to celebrate, all four films will be getting a full 4k Ultra HD release. Best Buy will carry an exclusive steelbook packaging for these releases as well as $15 movie money for next month's Jurassic World 2. Arrow Video releases 70's film Death Smiles on a Murderer for the first time on Bluray. I haven't heard of it but the premise seems interesting. Rounding out the week are action drama 15:17 to Paris, family film Early Man and fantasy film I Kill Giants. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
Of Unknown Origin: Amazon - $21.99
A New York banker (Peter Weller) fends for himself against a giant rat loose in his renovated brownstone.
Red Sparrow: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99
A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers, collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but of others as well.
Steelbook: Best Buy - $29.99
Game Night: Amazon - $22.99
A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.
Jurassic Park (4K Collection): Best Buy - $49.99
Steelbook: Best Buy - $54.99
his limited-edition release collects all four classic films from the legendary Jurassic Park saga. In Jurassic Park, the dream of a wildlife park filled with genetically recreated dinosaurs becomes a nightmare when the dinosaurs are let loose and begin threatening the guests. In The Lost World: Jurassic Park, a research team is sent to an island populated by free-roaming dinosaurs, but the arrival of a rogue second team threatens everything. In Jurrasic Park III, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) heads back to the island in search of an odd couple's child, but discovers a number of unexpected inhabitants. In Jurassic World, a successful theme park filled with genetically recreated dinosaurs is thrown into chaos when the latest addition breaks free.
15:17 to Paris: Amazon - $22.99
American soldiers discover a terrorist plot on a Paris-bound train.
I Kill Giants: Amazon - $14.99
Barbara Thorson struggles through life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters.
Early Man: Amazon - $17.99
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
Death Smiles on a Murderer: Amazon - $26.99
A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.
The Vampire & The Ballerina: Amazon - $19.99
A troupe of beautiful young dancers find themselves stranded in a sinister, spooky old castle, not knowing that it is home to a group of vampires.
Daphne & Velma: Amazon - $17.99
The female future members of Mystery Inc. investigate strange goings-on in their school.
Beyond The Hills: Amazon - $27.99
At a desolate Romanian monastery, a young novice nun, Voichița, reunites with her former companion Alina, who plans to take her to Germany. But Voichița proves unwilling to abandon her calling, and Alina becomes increasingly desperate to reclaim her devotion.
Graduation: Amazon - $27.99
Left only with a dented idealism, his weathered self-esteem and a dead-end relationship with his melancholic wife, Dr. Romeo Aldea is a caring father of good intentions who is determined to see his only daughter succeed and leave once and for all from their bleak town.
- The Impostor