Monday, December 12, 2016

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Jack Frost, Black Christmas, Morgan and Suicide Squad

December 13th 2016

Our favorite day of the week returns. With Christmas just days away, this week we get some festive slashers to add to our collections. Vinegar Syndrome releases 1997's Jack Frost for the first time on bluray and if you order from their official website you can get your copy with a limited edition lenticular slip cover that is pretty epic in person. There are only 3,000 limited slip editions made so they won't last long. Scream Factory is releasing a few indie  titles that seem promising. First up is Shelley which seems similar to Rosemary's Baby, followed by killer virtual reality children film titled Let's Be Evil and the one I'm most interested in, I'm Not a Serial Killer. The biggest release from Scream Factory this week is 1974's cult classic Black Christmas. I personally love this movie and watch it every holiday season. Last year's Canadian release of this was really cool and with a new scan and new features, I may have to double dip on this soon. Sci-Fi thriller Morgan hits shelves today. I missed this in theaters and have heard mixed reviews but will check out for myself in the near future. The biggest release this week is DC Comics Suicide Squad, with several retailer exclusives. Best Buy will carry not one but two exclusive versions of this film. First up is a 4K Steelbook and second is a graphic novel with film included. Target is keeping up with the DC digibooks to match previous DC titles with awesome lenticular covering. The last and most pricey exclusive comes from Amazon and includes a statue figurine with the extended version of the Bluray and DVD copies. Big week for releases this week. What will you be buying, renting, skipping or adding to your Christmas lists this week? Let us know in the comments.

Jack Frost (1997): Amazon - $17.99
LIMITED SLIP: Vinegar Syndrome - $27.99

He's got ice in his veins and he's giving cold-blooded a whole new meaning...his name is Jack Frost. After five years of terror and 38 bodies in five states, serial killer Jack is on his way to execution. But a freak accident with a truckload of genetic material in the middle of a snowstorm mutates Jack into a killer snowman. Now only an army can stop the slayride of terror from this frosty monster with icicle fangs. Hell has just frozen over...he's the abominable Jack Frost.

Jack Frost (Blu-ray) 

Black Christmas (1974): Amazon - $20.99

As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters, including Jess (Olivia Hussey) and the often inebriated Barb (Margot Kidder), begin to receive anonymous, lascivious phone calls. Initially, Barb eggs the caller on, but stops when he responds threateningly. Soon, Barb's friend Claire (Lynne Griffin) goes missing from the sorority house, and a local adolescent girl is murdered, leading the girls to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. But no one realizes just how near the culprit is.

Special Features:

  • 2006 Critical Mass HD Master (1.78:1) – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • NEW Film and Furs – Remembering Black Christmas with Art Hindle
  • NEW Victims and Virgins – Remembering Black Christmas with Lynne Griffin
  • Black Christmas Legacy
  • 40th Anniversary Panel at FanExpo 2014 featuring John Saxon, Art Hindle, Lynne Griffin & Nick Mancuso
  • On Screen!: Black Christmas featurette
  • 12 Days of Black Christmas featurette
  • Black Christmas Revisited featurette
  • Archival Interviews with Olivia Hussey, Art Hindle, Margot Kidder, Bob Clark, & John Saxon
  • Midnight Screening Q&A with Bob Clark, John Saxon and Carl Zittrer
  • Two scenes with a new vocal soundtrack
  • Original Theatrical Trailers (English and French)
  • Original TV and Radio Spots
  • Alternative Title Sequences
  • Still Gallery
Black Christmas (Blu-ray) 

Morgan: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a bioengineered child who began walking and talking after one month of existence, exceeding the wildest expectations of her creators. When Morgan attacks one of her handlers, a corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) visits the remote, top-secret facility where she's kept to assess the risks of keeping her alive. When the girl breaks free and starts running amok, the staff members find themselves in a dangerous lockdown with an unpredictable and violent synthetic human.

Special Features:
  • Modified Organism: The Science Behind Morgan
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Feature Film Audio Commentary by Luke Scott
  • Loom – Luke Scott Short Film with Audio Commentary by Luke Scott
  • Still Gallery
Morgan (Blu-ray) 

Morgan 4K (Blu-ray) 

 Creepshow 2: Amazon - $22.19

This second horror anthology presents more eerie tales based on Stephen King stories. One episode finds a cigar-store Native American statue coming to life to avenge the death of the shop owner (George Kennedy) and his wife (Dorothy Lamour). Another features a group of teens menaced by a blob-like creature. The final installment follows a wealthy and callous woman (Lois Chiles) who hits a hitchhiker with her car and decides to flee the scene, but the victim isn't inclined to remain dead.

Creepshow 2 (Blu-ray) 

Shelley: Amazon - $28.99

A childless couple make a bargain with their Romanian maid to serve as a surrogate. When the child inside her begins growing too quickly, it becomes clear that a sinister force is overtaking all of them.

Shelley (Blu-ray) 

Lets Be Evil: Amazon - $20.33

A woman (Elizabeth Morris) enters an underground bunker where gifted children use virtual reality technology to wreak havoc.

Let's Be Evil (Blu-ray) 

99 Women: Amazon - $39.99

New inmate Marie arrives at an island prison in the women's sector and receives the number 99. The inmates are controlled by the sadistic lesbian warden Thelma Diaz and Governor Santos and submitted to torture, rape and lesbianism.

Special Features:
  • NEW 4K restoration of the film (Director's Cut)
  • "Jess' Women" - Interview with Director Jess Franco
  • "Jess, Harry & 99 WOMEN" - Interview with Stephen Thrower, author of "Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco"
  • Deleted & Alternate Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • BONUS Collectable Booklet includes writing by author Stephen Thrower
  • BONUS CD – 99 WOMEN Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Bruno Nicolai
  • Reversible Sleeve
99 Women (Blu-ray) 

Fear The Walking Dead (Season Two): Amazon - $34.99

There's a sign of the apocalypse in Los Angeles, where reports of a strange flu and the disappearance of people underscore this gritty drama, a prequel to AMC's uber-popular "Walking Dead." The story of the mysterious outbreak and its ramifications are told through the lens of high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa. Widowed mother Madison is raising two children single-handedly but has recently found love with Travis, who maintains a relationship with his ex-wife and resentful son while trying to become a father to Madison's children. The challenge of blending their families is exacerbated by unforeseen chaos, and a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold. The Clarks and Manawas must reinvent themselves, or embrace their darker histories.

Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray) 

Ben Hur (2016): Amazon - $19.99

Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) loses everything after his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), now an officer in the Roman army, returns to Jerusalem and accuses the young prince of treason. Stripped of his title and separated from his wife (Nazanin Boniadi) and family, Ben-Hur must endure years of slavery on a galley at sea. When fate brings the estranged brothers to an epic and deadly chariot race, Ben-Hur finally gets the chance to exact vengeance on the man who destroyed his life.

Ben-Hur (Blu-ray) 

Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children: Amazon - $19.99
3D: Amazon - $24.99

When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Blu-ray) 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 3D (Blu-ray)
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Suicide Squad: Amazon - $24.99
4K: Amazon - $29.99
3D: Amazon - $29.99

Figuring they're all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must learn to work together. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own.

Suicide Squad (Blu-ray) 

Suicide Squad 3D (Blu-ray) 

Suicide Squad 4K (Blu-ray) 

Digibook: Target - $24.99
Suicide Squad (Blu-ray) 

Graphic Novel: Best Buy - $34.99
Suicide Squad (Blu-ray)
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Steelbook: Best Buy - $34.99
Suicide Squad 4K (Blu-ray)
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Harley Quinn Statue: Amazon - $116.99
Suicide Squad (Blu-ray) 

Deadshot Statue: Amazon - $99.99
Suicide Squad (Blu-ray) 

Dreamscape: Amazon - $18.99

Selfish teen Alex Gardner (Dennis Quaid) is coerced into joining a government project in which psychics like him are trained to enter others' dreams. He starts learning to use his abilities to do good, but before long, a new official, Bob Blair (Christopher Plummer), seizes control of the project. A writer (George Wendt) helps Alex uncover Blair's true motives, which involve assassination via dreams. Soon, only Alex and a beautiful scientist (Kate Capshaw) stand in the way of something terrible.

Dreamscape (Blu-ray) 

The Twilight Zone (Complete Series): Amazon - $83.99

This 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series features a similar style to the original anthology series. Each episode tells a tale (sometimes two or three) rooted in horror or suspense, often with a surprising twist at the end. Episodes usually feature elements of drama and comedy. Actor Charles Aidman serves as the show's narrator for the first two seasons before being replaced by TV host Robin Ward for the final season. Some episodes are adaptations of stories by well-known writers, including Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen King; other episodes are remakes of installments from the original series.

The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) 

I Am Not A Serial Killer: Amazon - $15.99

Fifteen – year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. However when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it – but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill. 

I Am Not a Serial Killer (Blu-ray) 

-The Impostor

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