Monday, December 5, 2016

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Phantasm RaVager, The Devil's Dolls and Jason Bourne

December 6th 2016

The first Bluray Tuesday of December is here. This month is filled with many awesome releases to add to our growing collections, as well as some great potential gifts for this holiday season. The remastered version of classic film Phantasm is released today as well as the long awaited sequel in the Phantasm series Phantasm RaVager. Scream Factory releases The Devil's Dolls, formally known as The Worry Dolls. That's what it was called when I saw this film earlier this year. It's not the best film but has some interesting plot points. Nothing I'd rush to pick up day one though. The sequel to last year's live action adaption of the popular video game Dead Rising hits stores titled Dead Rising Endgame. I kinda wish this was a better film, I actually enjoyed the first one but this sequel was extremely boring and I'd recommend a rent on it first. I will say it's interesting that this gets a Bluray release and the original only received a DVD copy. On to the bigger releases of the week is family film The Secret Life of Pets and Target will carry a steelbook packaging for this title. The Fifth film in the Bourne series, Jason Bourne is the second biggest release today and Best Buy will carry an exclusive 4K steelbook. It's nice this gets a steel since I own the other 4 in the series in steelbook form as well. If you are into bonus material, Target will carry its version with a exclusive bonus disc. Last but not least I wanted to highlight Scream Queens the complete first season this week which is getting a release. Sadly it's not on Bluray but a dvd release is better than nothing. Now you can relive all 13 episodes uninterrupted. Season 2 is still airing now on FOX and I'm a few episodes behind will need to catch up soon. So what will you be buying, renting or skipping this week? Let us know in the comments! Until next week.

Phantasm (Remastered): Amazon - $17.99

Mike, a young teenage boy who has just lost his parents, is afraid to lose his brother. This fear causes him to follow his brother to a funeral, where Mike witnesses the Tall Man lift a coffin on his own. Mike decides to investigate and discovers a horrible world where the Tall Man, along with his flying spheres, shrink the to half their normal size and reanimate them as slaves. It is then up to Mike, his brother, and Reggie, the ice cream man, to stop the Tall man.

Special Features:
  • NEW 4K Restoration
  • Audio Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and cast members Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, & Bill Thornbury
  • Graveyard Cars
  • Interviews from 1979 with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm
  • Deleted Scenes

Phantasm (Blu-ray)
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Phantasm RaVager:  Amazon - $14.99

Small-town friends Reggie (Reggie Bannister), Mike (A. Michael Baldwin), and Jody (Bill Thornbury) continue in their quest to stop the evil, dimension-hopping schemes of The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) and his armada of killer Sentinel Spheres. This time, the fight becomes a multi-dimensional battle across multiple timelines, alien planets and altered realities, where no less than the fate of Earth is on the line.

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Director David Hartman and Writer & Producer Don Coscarelli
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Giant Dwarf
  • Escape from Dawn's Cabin
  • Cuda vs Sphere
  • Phuntasm: Bloopers & Outtakes
Phantasm: RaVager (Blu-ray)
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The Devil's Dolls: Amazon - $9.99

In the aftermath of the hunt for a serial killer, an ancient curse consumes a city, causing a series of brutal murders and pitting a detective against the clock to save his daughter's life.

The Devil's Dolls (Blu-ray)
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Late Night Double Feature: Amazon - $15.99

During a late night taping of Dr. Nasty's Cavalcade of Horror, bloody chaos takes place while screening two features (Dinner for Monsters and Slit). Samantha/Nurse Nasty is frustrated with how the show is being run by its womanizing director and its drunk and crazy host, Dr. Nasty.

Late Night Double Feature (Blu-ray) 

Dead Rising: Endgame: Amazon - $19.99

Dead Rising: Endgame drops us into the zombie-infested quarantined zone of East Mission City where investigative reporter Chase Carter must stop a secret government conspiracy.

Dead Rising: Endgame (Blu-ray) 

Jason Bourne: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.

Special Features:
  • Bringing Back Bourne - Matt Damon and Director Paul Greengrass discuss how they brought a beloved character back to the big screen.
  • Bourne to Fight - A behind-the-scenes look at the fight sequences in Jason Bourne.
    • Bare-Knuckle Boxing - Matt Damon discusses his love for boxing and how he prepared for the bare-knuckle fight sequences.
    • Close Quarters - A behind-the-scenes look at the brutal fight between Jason Bourne and Christian Dassault.
    • Underground Rumble - Matt Damon, Vincent Cassel, and fight coordinator Roger Yuan discuss how they staged Bourne's final showdown with The Asset.
  • The Athens Escape - Matt Damon, stunt coordinator Gary Powell and second unit director Simon Crane discuss the challenges of shooting a chase sequence through cramped city streets.
  • Las Vegas Showdown - For the final act of Jason Bourne, filmmakers wanted something bigger and bolder than ever before. Here's an inside look at how they pulled it off.
    • Convention Chaos - Join the cast and crew on location in Las Vegas as they film the final act of Jason Bourne.
    • Shutting Down the Strip - A behind-the-scenes look at one of the wildest car chases in Bourne history.
Jason Bourne (Blu-ray) 

Jason Bourne 4K (Blu-ray)
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Steelbook: Best Buy - $24.99
Jason Bourne 4K (Blu-ray)

Bonus Disc: Target - $19.99
Jason Bourne (Blu-ray)

The Secret Life Of Pets: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99
3D: Amazon - $27.99

Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind, when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.
Special Features: 
  • How to Make an Animated Film – A behind-the-scenes look at how to make an animated film from the various departments that make up Illumination. (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Anatomy of a Scene – Filmmakers and animators take us through the multi-step process it takes to create a specific scene in the Secret Life of Pets (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Mini-Movies:
    • Norman Television
    • Weenie
    • Mower Minions
  • All About The Pets – Kevin Hart and Eric Stonestreet, with the help of animal trainer Molly Mignon O'Neill take you on an educational journey to learn more about your average and not-so average, household pets.
  • Animals Can Talk: Meet The Actors – The comedy superstars who give voice to the film's menagerie of characters talk about their roles and the process of bringing them to life.
  • Hairstylist To The Dogs – Inspired by "Hairspray Live!," Eric Stonestreet, with the help of a professional dog groomer Jess Rona, will take you through the basic steps to help your pups look as awesome as possible when they're hanging out with their pet pals.
  • The Best Of Snowball – A rapid-fire, fun and oddly musical mash-up of all the best Snowball one-liners
  • Hot Dog Sing-Along – Join Max and Duke as they perform for their dinner in the sausage factory. This straightforward sing along is fun for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Sing Trailer
  • "Lovely Day" Lyric Video
  • The Humans that Brought You Pets – Producers Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, directors Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney, and writer Brian Lynch discuss what went into creating The Secret Life of Pet's compelling characters and non-stop action.
  • GoPro®: The Secret Life of Pets
  • The Making of the Mini-Movies – A fun and interesting take on the Making of the Mini-Movies – we'll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them.
The Secret Life of Pets (Blu-ray) 
The Secret Life of Pets 4K (Blu-ray)
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Steelbook: Target - $19.99
 The Secret Life of Pets (Blu-ray) 
In Order of Disappearance: Amazon - $17.99
When a father uncovers his son's murder, he begins to unravel. Once an upstanding citizen, Nils embarks on a blood-thirsty quest for revenge that escalates into a full-blown international gang war.
In Order of Disappearance (Blu-ray)
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The Greasy Strangler: Amazon - $24.99
Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels) runs a disco walking tour along with his browbeaten son, Brayden (Sky Elobar). When a sexy, alluring woman named Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo) comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also brings about the appearance of an oily, slimy, inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent-soon dubbed the Greasy Strangler.
The Greasy Strangler (Blu-ray) 
Scream Queens (Season One): Amazon - $12.99
After a 1995 sorority pledge gone wrong, someone is out for vengeance when a college campus is rattled by a series of murders at the twentieth anniversary of the crime.
Scream Queens: Season 1 (DVD) 
- The Impostor 

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