October 23rd 2018
Our favorite day of the week returns and it's filled with more great releases to add to our growing collections! A couple are perfect for the Halloween season. Vestron Video releases number 16 in their collector's series, Maximum Overdrive. This will have a new scan and bonus material. Scream Factory has a big week with a collector's edition of Creepshow, a deluxe edition of The Night of The Demons in a steelbook packaging with the Angela Neca action figure, and found footage horror The Devil's Doorway. Next up this week is Butterfly Kisses, one of my favorite films released this year. It has been doing a festival run and taking home an award almost every time it screens. I'd definitely recommend checking Butterfly Kisses out, it's a blind buy you won't regret. 2013's The Evil Dead has an even crazier and more intense director's cut that was never released to home video until this week we can own The Evil Dead remake unrated with both versions, theatrical, and director's cut included. Round out the week is psychedelic film Sorry To Bother You, Mamma Mia Here We Go Again and Patient Zero. What will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
Maximum Overdrive: Amazon - $32.99
When a mysterious comet passes close to Earth, machines everywhere suddenly take on murderous minds of their own. Soon, video games, cash machines, drawbridges, and steamrollers all go on a psychotic killing spree of global rebellion. But when the Dixie Boy Truck Stop is held hostage by a mob of homicidal 18-wheelers, human vengeance goes into overdrive. Who made who? And who will survive the final showdown of man vs. bloodthirsty machine?
Creepshow (Collector's Edition): Amazon - $39.99
Five creepy tales are strung together by a framing story involving a young boy being punished by his father for reading the gruesome, titular comic book. "Father's Day" tells the tale of a family patriarch exacting beyond-the-grave revenge on the daughter who murdered him. In "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill," a Maine hayseed is overtaken by a meteor-based plant growth. A cuckolded husband exacts watery revenge on his cheating wife and her lover in "Something to Tide You Over." A hairy beast in a box is used for nefarious purposes at a university in "The Crate." Finally, in "They're Creeping Up on You," a wealthy, arrogant New Yorker with a fear of germs has a disturbing run-in with cockroaches during a blackout.
Sorry To Bother You: Amazon - $19.99
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success - which propels him into a macabre universe.
Night of The Demons (Steelbook): Amazon - $22.99
With Figurine: Scream Factory - $61.99
On the night of Halloween, 10 teens decide to go to a party at an abandoned funeral parlor. "Hull House", rumored to be built on an evil patch of land & underground stream, is the place. While starting the party, the teens gather around a big mirror to perform a seance...BIG MISTAKE. They awaken some evil force and find themselves trapped and taken over one by one. Now it's a battle for who can survive and cross over the stream before going to hell..
Butterfly Kisses: Amazon - $13.99
A filmmaker discovers a box of video tapes depicting two students' disturbing film project featuring a local horror legend, The Peeping Tom. As he sets out to prove this story is real and release it as a work of his own, he loses himself and the film crew following him into his project.
Sisters(1972): Amazon - $25.99
A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth.
Cross of Iron: Amazon - $20.99
German officers along the Russian front engage in bitter rivalries.
Evil Dead (2013) (Director's Cut): Best Buy - $22.99
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.
Get Shorty (Collector's Edition) : Amazon - $34.99
A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.
Celebrating Mickey: Best Buy - $17.99
Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary!
The Devil's Doorway: Amazon - $19.99
In the fall of 1960, Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton were sent by the Vatican to investigate a miraculous event in an Irish home for 'fallen women', only to uncover something much more horrific.
Deadbeat at Dawn: Amazon - $26.99
After one too many encounters with The Spiders (a rival gang), The Ravens' leader's girlfriend tells him to quit the gang or it's Splitsville. He does so, but the leader of The Spiders is hellbent on revenge and arranges the murder of the girlfriend. That ticks off the boyfriend, who wreaks havoc with the two gangs, who have joined forces in order to pull off a security truck heist.
Patient Zero: Amazon - $14.99
After an unprecedented global pandemic has turned the majority of humankind into violent "Infected," a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected's new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.
Trauma: Amazon - $10.99
Four friends visit a rural locality of Chile, are brutally attacked by a man and his son. After not finding help in the town, they decide to confront these men with the help of a pair of policemen. But in this way, they will discover that their attackers have in their blood the direct legacy of the darkest period of Chilean history and will have to face the most brutal enemy.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99
Mamma Mia Here We Go Again is going through Donna's (played by Meryl Streep and Lily James) young life, experiencing the fun she had with the three possible Dad's of Sophie (played by Amanda Seyfriend). Sophie is now pregnant. Like Donna, she will be young when she has her baby. This is where she realizes she will need to take risks like her mother did.
Bonus Disc: Target - $19.99
Steelbook: Best Buy - $24.99
Scorpion King 5: Book of Souls: Amazon - $16.99
The Scorpion King teams up with a female warrior named Tala, who is the sister of The Nubian King. Together they search for a legendary relic known as The Book of Souls, which will allow them to put an end to an evil warlord.
Brides of Blood: Amazon - $29.99
Dr. Paul Henderson, his wife Carla and Peace Corps volunteer Jim Farrell arrive on Blood Island and discover that nature has been hideously perverted when deadly branches and roots grab at them like tentacles. Other native life forms include mutated insects and crabs and a horrific humanoid beast that the spear-wielding natives call The Evil One. When Jim learns that the islanders worship this demon and provide it with sacrificial maidens, he struggles to organize resistance in an effort to prevent yet another orgy of blood...
Mad Doctor of Blood Island: Amazon - $29.99
The second entry in the Blood Island trilogy lives up to its cursed reputation as enraged, green-blooded monsters prowl the haunted jungles. An American pathologist is called in to investigate a series of grisly killings, with victims' limbs and innards gruesomely strewn about the crime scenes. His search leads him to the remote clinic of sinister Dr. Lorca, whose evil chlorophyll experiments have transformed a helpless patient into a hideous, green-skinned mangler...
I Think We're Alone Now: Amazon - $14.99
The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse -- until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.