December 18th 2018
There's one week left before Christmas and it's full of potential gift ideas for your loved ones. First up this week is The Predator, the next sequel in the Predator franchise. While it wasn't my favorite in the series it definitely had some great kills and moments. Target will carry an exclusive art book exclusive this week and Best Buy an exclusive steelbook packaging. Marvel and Sony have been in talks to make an anti hero Venom film for years and it has finally been released this week on Bluray. This film had mixed reviews during its theatrical run but made a smash at the box office, even beating A Song is Born which was released the same day. Venom will have a few retailer exclusives as well, Target a digibook packaging and Best Buy an exclusive pop art steelbook. RLJE Films releases Monster Party, and I recommend checking this film out. I really enjoyed it and look forward to added to my collection sometime soon. Scream Factory releases Dracula: Prince of Darkness and Starman collector's editions both with new scans and bonus material. Rounding out the week is thriller A Simple Favor, The House with a Clock in its Walls and 4K releases of Schindler's List and 2001: A Space Odyssey. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
The Predator: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biologist can prevent the end of the human race.
Art Book Exclusive: Target - $24.99
Steelbook: Best Buy - $29.99
Venom: Amazon - $22.99
4K: Amazon - $27.99
Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake's experiments, Eddie's body merges with the alien Venom -- leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating.
Steelbook: Best Buy - $34.99
Digibook: Target - $27.99
Monster Party: Amazon - $13.99
Three teenage thieves infiltrate a mansion dinner party secretly hosted by a serial killer cult for the social elite.
A Simple Favor: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $23.99
A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.
2001: A Space Odyssey: Best Buy - $24.99
A mysterious black monolith appears on Earth in prehistoric times, changing the course of human evolution. When it reappears on the Moon in 2001, astronauts embark on an ill-fated interplanetary voyage to discover.
Steelbook: Best Buy - $29.99
The House with a Clock in its Walls: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99
Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious `tick tock' noise. He soon learns that Uncle Jonathan and his feisty neighbour, Mrs Zimmerman, are powerful practitioners of the magic arts. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade suddenly springs to life, revealing a secret and dangerous world of witches, warlocks and deadly curses.
Bloody Birthday: Amazon - $22.99
Lacking consciences because they were born during a solar eclipse, a trio of 10-year-olds embark on an indiscriminate killing spree.
Assassination Nation: Amazon - $17.99
High school senior Lily and her three best friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats -- just like the rest of the world. Their small town gets turned upside down when an anonymous hacker starts to reveal personal messages and secrets of thousands of people. As anger erupts into full-blown violence, the four girls soon find themselves in a fight for their lives against an armed mob.
The Super: Amazon - $14.99
A man becomes the superintendent of a large New York City apartment building where people mysteriously go missing.
Dracula: Prince of Darkness: Amazon - $27.99
Four English travellers arrive at a tiny hamlet in the Carpathian Mountains and ignore warnings from the locals not to travel to Carlsbad, the domain of Count Dracula. A dark, driverless carriage arrives to take them to the sinister castle, but they discover too late that they have been lured there to provide the blood which will allow Dracula to rise from the grave once more.
Horror of Dracula: Amazon - $17.99
Jonathan Harker takes employment with Count Dracula, ostensibly to catalog his vast library. In fact, he is on a mission to kill the Count, a vampire. Before he can do so however, the Count gains the upper hand and Harker soon finds himself as one of the walking dead. Dracula has taken an interest in Harker's fiancée, Lucy Holmwood and it is left to Harker's colleague, Dr. Van Helsing to protect her. He has difficulty convincing Lucy's brother, Arthur Holmwood, of the dangers or even the existence of vampires. Soon, however, Arthur's wife Mina is targeted by Count Dracula and he and Van Helsing race to find his lair before she is lost to them forever.
Starman: Amazon - $29.99
An alien's ship crashes on Earth, and, to avoid detection, he transforms himself into a physical replica of the deceased husband of a young woman, whose house is the first he comes upon in the woods. He then must assuage her fears, learn how to adjust to his human form, and use her help to get to the Arizona crater where the mother ship awaits him. Things get complicated when the two fall in love and the alien is pursued by U.S. government agents attempting to capture him.
Schindler's List 4K: Amazon - $19.99
The true story of Austrian industrialist Oskar Schindler, who harbored Polish Jews during WWII by using them as workers in his factory. Schindler saved 1,100 Jews from certain death.
- The Impostor