Monday, October 17, 2016

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Child's Play, Waxwork and Independence Day Resurgence

October 18th 2016

Our favorite day of the week returns. We are getting closer to Halloween and this week again is filled with many cool horror titles to add to your collections. Some definitely can help you get in the holiday spirit. Scream Factory releases Child's Play with a new 2K scan, loaded with new bonus features that just might make you want to double dip, especially for collectors like me that already own this in its complete collection boxset. Vesteron Video is on a roll with their third limited edition bluray, Waxwork / Waxwork 2, which is on bluray for the first time. I love how these are numbered on their spines. The first two released from this Lionsgate partnered company were Chopping Mall and Blood Diner. These were just released a few weeks ago and popped up at local Best Buys, so if you wanna collect these I'd get on it now before they go out of print and get pricey like the older Scream Factory titles with slips. Independence Day Resurgence also hits shelves today. I've heard mixed reviews during its run in the theaters but I look forward to checking out sometime this week. Best Buy will carry an exclusive steelbook packaging for this as well. Fans of Bates Motel can catch up on the complete fourth season which also checks in today. I am a bit behind and look forward to catching up. So what will you be buying, renting or skipping this week? Let us know in the comments and check out our Facebook and Instagram pages. We love the conversations and talking all things horror. Until next week!

Child's Play: Amazon - $20.99

Gunned down by Detective Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon), dying murderer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) uses black magic to put his soul inside a doll named Chucky -- which Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks) then buys for her young son, Andy (Alex Vincent). When Chucky kills Andy's baby sitter, the boy realizes the doll is alive and tries to warn people, but he's institutionalized. Now Karen must convince the detective of the murderous doll's intentions, before Andy becomes Chucky's next victim.

Special Features:
  • NEW 2K scan of the interpositive
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director Tom Holland
  • Audio Commentary with Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and "Chucky" designer Kevin Yagher
  • Audio Commentary with Producer David Kirschner and Screenwriter Don Mancini
  • Select Scene Chucky Commentaries
  • Evil Comes in Small Packages featuring interviews with Don Mancini, David Kirschner, John Lafia, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent, Kevin Yagher (24 minutes)
  • Chucky: Building a Nightmare featuring Kevin Yagher (10 minutes)
  • A Monster Convention featuring Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent and Chris Sarandon (5 minutes)
  • Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child's Play Vintage Featurette (6 minutes)
  • The Decade of Darkness – featurette on '80s horror films (23 minutes)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Photo Gallery
Child's Play (Blu-ray) 

Waxwork/Waxwork 2:  Amazon - $30.49

Waxwork: Inside the wax museum, a group of teenagers are aghast at the hauntingly lifelike wax displays of Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy and other charter members of the horror Hall of Fame. Each display is perfectly grotesque, yet each is missing one thing... a victim! Admission to the Waxwork was free, but now they may pay with their lives! One by one, the students are drawn into the settings as objects of the bloodthirsty creatures.
Waxwork 2: A killer is waiting - in the past, present and future. Looking for clues to a bizarre killing, a young couple bravely embarks on a terrifying journey through time in this action-packed sci-fi thriller.

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Anthony Hickox & Zach Galligan
  • Featurettes:
    • "The Waxwork Chronicles" (Parts 1–6)
    • Vintage "Making of" Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
Waxwork / Waxwork II: Lost in Time (Blu-ray) 

Independence Day Resurgence: Amazon - $19.99
3D: Amazon - $24.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

As the Fourth of July nears, satellite engineer David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) investigates a 3,000-mile-wide mother ship that's approaching Earth. Fortunately, 20 years earlier, nations across the world started to use recovered extraterrestrial technology to develop an immense defense program. When the alien invaders attack with unprecedented force, the U.S. president, teams of scientists and brave fighter pilots spring into action to save the planet from a seemingly invincible enemy.

Special Features:
  • Eight Deleted Scenes with Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich
  • The War of 1996
  • It's Early, ABQ!
  • Another Day: The Making of Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Gag Reel
  • Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich
  • Concept Art
  • Theatrical Trailers and TV Spot
Independence Day: Resurgence (Blu-ray) 

Independence Day: Resurgence 3D (Blu-ray) 

Independence Day: Resurgence 4K (Blu-ray)
Temporary cover art 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $19.99

Independence Day: Resurgence (Blu-ray)
Temporary cover art 

Body Snatchers (1993): Amazon - $16.99

When Environmental Protection Agency inspector Steve Malone (Terry Kinney) travels to a remote military base in order to check for toxic materials, he brings his family along for the ride. After arriving at the base, his teenage daughter Marti (Gabrielle Anwar) befriends Jean Platt (Christine Elise), daughter of the base's commander, General Platt (R. Lee Ermey). When people at the base begin acting strangely, Marti becomes convinced that they are slowly being replaced by plant-like aliens.

Body Snatchers (Blu-ray) 

Our Kind Of Traitor: Amazon - $16.99

A young Oxford academic and his attorney girlfriend holiday on Antigua. They bump into a Russian millionaire who owns a peninsula and a diamond watch. He wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the lovers on a tortuous journey to the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain's intelligence establishment, to Paris and the Alps.

Our Kind of Traitor (Blu-ray) 

What We Become: Amazon - $22.99

The Johansson family—mom, dad, their rebellious teenage son, and young daughter—are looking forward to a quiet summer in their idyllic suburban town. But in the blink of an eye, things go from blissful to berserk when a horrifying plague tears through the community. After a string of grisly deaths, the government puts the neighborhood on lockdown. But one thing soon becomes terrifyingly clear: you can't quarantine the apocalypse. This nightmarish, blood-soaked shocker establishes sharply drawn, recognizably real characters—and then watches what happens when they're put through the wringer to survive.

What We Become (Blu-ray) 

Bates Motel (Season Four): Amazon - $34.99

As Norman (Freddie Highmore) continues to spiral out of control, Norma's (Vera Farmiga) desperation to help her son amplifies. Growing increasingly fearful of him, Norma goes to great lengths to find Norman the professional help he needs. This further complicates their once unbreakable trust while Norman struggles to maintain his grip on reality. As Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) finds himself drawn back into their lives, he must ask himself just how much further he is willing to go to protect Norma. 

Bates Motel: Season Four (Blu-ray) 

The Night Of (Season One):  Amazon - $34.99

Based on the BBC series "Criminal Justice," HBO's eight-part production "The Night Of" stars John Turturro ("O Brother, Where Art Thou?") and Riz Ahmed ("Nightcrawler") in a story about a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. A night that begins innocently for Pakistani-American college student Nasir "Naz" Khan turns horrific after he meets a mysterious young woman. In custody and awaiting his formal arraignment, Naz realizes that his survival -- or perhaps his demise -- rests not with his attorney, John Stone, but with a particular inmate at Rikers Island.

The Night Of (Blu-ray) 

 - The Impostor

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