Monday, September 5, 2016

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring The Darkness, Night of the Living Deb and The Dead Room

September 06, 2016

The first Bluray Tuesday of September arrives and it's a big day for releases today. Kevin Bacon's horror thriller The Darkness hits shelves today. The Darkness is not the best release this week but be sure to check out our review here before you decide to pick this up. Scream Factory releases The Dead Room and The Ones Below today, both of which I'm looking forward to picking up. Finally released on Bluray and DVD is Night of the Living Deb which I found to be pretty entertaining. I look forward to re watching it sometime in the near future. The biggest main release today is Now You See Me 2. A few retailers are carrying exclusives for this title as well. Target's version will have an alternate cover and bonus disc with even more bonus features. Best Buy's exclusive will come in a collectible steelbook packaging and, to coincide with its release,  the first film is being re-released as a steelbook as well only at Best Buy. Next up is The Iron Giant on Bluray for the first time. Fans of this film can get a limited edition collectible set loaded with bonus items and materials. On the TV front, we get season eleven of Supernatural and season two of The Flash just in time for the new seasons hitting screens in a few weeks. There's a lot to choose from today with a few good picks for everyone. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to check out our Instagram page and Facebook pages. We love the conversations and talking all things horror. Until next week!

The Darkness: Amazon - $22.99

From the producers of The Purge and Insidious, comes this terrifying supernatural thriller starring Kevin Bacon (TV's The Following) and Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill). When their young son (David Mazouz, TV's Gotham) brings home five mystical stones he found on their family's camping trip to the Grand Canyon, Peter (Bacon) and Bronny (Mitchell) begin to notice strange things happening in their house. Having awakened dark forces bound to the rocks, the family fights for survival as malicious demons feed off their fears and threaten to destroy them.

Special Features:
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
The Darkness (Blu-ray) 

The Dead Room: Amazon - $16.99

Step inside the Dead Room, where something sinister guards a home's horrifying secrets. Inspired by a 1970s urban legend, this atmospheric nerve-shredder follows two scientists (Jed Brophy and Jeffrey Thomas) and a young psychic (Laura Petersen) as they travel to the countryside to investigate mysterious occurrences at a remote farmhouse. Skepticism quickly turns to terror as the researchers' presence unsettles a seriously angry demonic presence possessing the home. Upping the white-knuckle suspense with visceral camerawork and unsettling sound design, The Dead Room creates a sense of palpable danger lurking in every corner and hallway.

The Dead Room (Blu-ray) 

Night of the Living Deb: Amazon - $18.99

After a girls' night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine. She's thrilled, but can't remember much of what got her there. Pretty boy Ryan only knows it was a mistake and ushers her out the door...into a full-scale zombie apocalypse. Now, a walk of shame becomes a fight for survival as the mismatched pair discovers that the only thing scarier than trusting someone with your life is trusting them with your heart.

Night of the Living Deb (Blu-ray) 

The Ones Below: Amazon - $17.99

Kate (Clémence Poésy, Harry Potter franchise) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore, Burnt, The Lady in the Van) live in the upstairs flat of a London house. Thirty-something, successful and affluent, they are expecting their first baby. All appears well on the surface though Kate harbors deep-rooted fears about her fitness to be a mother and her ability to love her child. One day, another couple, Jon (David Morrissey, The Walking Dead, The Reaping) and Theresa (Laura Birn, Purge, Pearls and Pigs), moves in to the empty apartment below.They are also expecting a baby and, in stark contrast to Kate, Theresa is full of joy at the prospect of imminent motherhood. Pregnancy brings the women together in a blossoming friendship as Kate becomes entranced by Theresa's unquestioning celebration of her family-to-be. Everything changes one night at a dinner party in Kate and Justin's flat. Kate begins to sense that all is not as it seems with the couple below. Then a tragic accident throws the couples into a nightmare and a reign of psychological terror begins.
The Ones Below (Blu-ray) 

Urge: Amazon - $14.99

An island getaway turns deadly when a mysterious nightclub owner (Pierce Brosnan) introduces a group of friends to a drug that can't be taken more than one time.

Urge (Blu-ray) 

All The Way: Amazon - $14.99

Hailed as "dramatically dazzling" (Baltimore Sun) and "powerful" (Chicago Sun-Times), All the Way follows LBJ during his early administration, as he stakes his presidency on what would be a historic, unprecedented Civil Rights Act. Johnson finds himself caught between the moral imperative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the expectations of the southern Democratic Party leaders who brought Johnson to power. As King battles to press Johnson while controlling more radical elements of the Civil Rights movement, Johnson navigates the bill through Congress, winning a landslide victory against Barry Goldwater, but causing the South to defect from the Democratic Party.
All the Way (Blu-ray) 

Equals: Amazon - $19.99

In this gripping and emotional sci-fi romance from acclaimed director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy), Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play Nia and Silas, two people who work together in a futuristic society known as "The Collective." A seemingly utopian world, "The Collective" has ended crime and violence by genetically eliminating all human emotions. Despite this, Nia and Silas can't help noticing a growing attraction between them, leading them to a forbidden relationship — at first tentative, but then exploding into a passionate romance. As suspicion begins to mount among their superiors, the couple will be forced to choose between going back to the safety of the lives they have always known, or risking it all to try and pull off a daring escape. 

Special Features:
  • "Switched On" Featurette
  • "The Collective" Featurette
  • "Utopia" Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Director Drake Doremus, Cinematographer John Guleserian, and Editor Jonathan Alberts
Equals (Blu-ray) 

The Neighbor: Amazon - $26.99

Set in Cutter Mississippi, the film follows a man who discovers the dark truth about his neighbor and the secrets he may be keeping in the cellar.

The Neighbor (Blu-ray) 

Now You See Me 2: Amazon - $19.99
4K:  Amazon - $24.99

The Four Horsemen (Eisenberg, Harrelson, Franco, Caplan) return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Director Jon M. Chu
  • "The Art of the Ensemble" Featurette
  • "You Can't Look Away" Featurette
  • "Bringing Magic to Life" Featurette
4K Blu-ray Technical Specs:
  • Audio:
    • English Dolby Atmos
    • Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
    • French 5.1 Dolby Digital
    • English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio Optimized for Late-Night Listening
Now You See Me 2 (Blu-ray) 

Now You See Me 2 4K (Blu-ray) 

Bonus Disc: Target - $19.99
 Now You See Me 2 (Blu-ray)
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Steelbook: Best Buy - $19.99
 Now You See Me 2 (Blu-ray)
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Now You See Me Steelbook: Best Buy - $12.99
 Now You See Me (Blu-ray) 
 Money Monster: Amazon - $19.99

In the taut and tense thriller Money Monster, Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (Jack O'Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies.

Special Features:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • George Clooney, The Money Man
  • Inside the Pressure Cooker
  • Analysis of a Scene - The Showdown
  • Dan the Automator (feat. Del the Funky Homosapien) "What Makes the World Go 'Round (MONEY!)" Music Video
Money Monster (Blu-ray) 

The Iron Giant: Amazon - $9.99
Collector's Edition: Amazon - $74.99

An enormous robot has come from deepest space, crash-landed on Earth, and followed nine-year-old Hogarth Hughes home. Now, young Hogarth has one big friend and an even bigger problem: How do you keep a secret that's 50 feet tall? Especially when a paranoid government agent is on the "alien invader's" trail, bringing with him the full might of the U.S. military to destroy the giant.

The Iron Giant (Blu-ray)
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Collector's Edition
The Iron Giant (Blu-ray)
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The Flash Season Two: Amazon - $37.99

Last season, the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark matter storm that struck forensic scientist Barry Allen - bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive. But Barry wasn't the only person who was given extraordinary abilities that night. The dark matter also created meta-humans...many of whom have wreaked havoc on the city. With the help of the S.T.A.R Labs team, Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon and Dr. Harrison Wells, Barry protects the people of Central City from these powerful new threats as The Flash. Following the defeat of Allen's arch-nemesis Eobard Thawne (aka the Reverse-Flash), Team Flash must quickly turn their attention to the Singularity left swirling high above Central City, consuming everything in its path. Not only is the Singularity threatening the city with impending doom, but it's also opened up a gateway to a parallel universe - a world where Barry Allen may not be the fastest man alive; but instead an unstoppable villain known as Zoom.

Special Features:

  • ALL 23 one-hour episodes plus Arrow crossover
  • Behind-the-scenes visual effects featurettes for almost every episode!
  • Star Crossed Hawks featurette
  • Star Crossed Hawks: The Hunt for Vandal Savage featurette
  • The Many Faces of Zoom featurette
  • Chasing Flash - The Journey of Kevin Smith featurette
  • The Flash: 2015 Comic-Con Panel
  • The Flash: 2015 PaleyFest
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
The Flash: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Steelbook: Best Buy - $39.99
The Flash: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Supernatural Season Eleven: Amazon - $37.99

Season Eleven plunges Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) into extreme peril as they face The Darkness, a sinister new menace unleashed upon the Earth. They continue their monster-hunting missions, battling the usual werewolves, black-eyed demons and even a vengeful ghost in a stuffed bunny costume, but with a sharp new focus: destroy The Darkness. Needing all the help they can get, the brothers turn to fallen angel Castiel (Misha Collins); the King of Hell, Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard) and even an unassuming God (Rob Benedict)- only to come face to face with Lucifer and Crowley's power-hungry witch-mother Rowena (Ruth Connell). Strap yourself in for the Winchesters' darkest adventures yet as they journey between Heaven and Hell in all 23 electrifying episodes of the epic suspense thriller.
Supernatural: The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray) 

American Crime Story: Amazon - $27.99

A phenomenal cast, including John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown, lead this critically acclaimed account of the explosive and utterly captivating O.J. Simpson murder trial. Told from the perspective of the lawyers, it explores the chaotic dealings behind closed doors and how prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness and shocking courtroom twists led to one of the most earth-shattering verdicts of all time. Based on the best-selling book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, this must-see TV event shows you the trial that riveted the world as you've never seen it before.

Special Features:
  • Past Imperfect: The Trial of the Century – Filmmakers, cast, crew and consultants share their reflections of The Trial of the Century in never-before-seen interviews, including author Jeffrey Toobin, whose book served as the original source material for the landmark series
  • Facts of the Case: An Interactive Timeline – Incredible interactive experience that will allow viewers to follow the series of events in the case paired with clips from the series
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (Blu-ray) 

 -The Impostor

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