Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Psychomania, Nocturnal Animals and Hacksaw Ridge

February 21st 2017

Our favorite day of the week returns! While this is a light week on releases, we have a few new quality releases. Nocturnal Animals is my number one pickup this week. From acting to cinematography, mystery and symbolism drew me in from beginning to end. This is definitely a must watch. The only horror related release this week is from Arrow Video called Psychomania. This is released for the first time on bluray with a new updated scan. Looking forward to checking out in the near future. Billy Bob Thorton returns in the hilarious sequel Bad Santa 2. It's much raunchier than the original with added characters and many funny moments. If you are into 4K Ultra HD Bluray, Bad Santa 2's 4K release will only be available at Best Buy. Hacksaw Ridge has gotten great reviews during its theatrical run and will be hitting shelves today. If you are into steelbook packaging like me, only Target will carry a nicely done steelbook case with different artwork. Closing out this week is, from what I hear, a tear jerker drama, Manchester By The Sea staring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams. What will you be picking up this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Psychomania (1973): Amazon - $18.99

The leader of a notorious motorbike gang, The Living Dead, believes he has found the secret to immortality: all you have to do is commit suicide while firmly believing you will come back. The result: a uniquely bizarre blend of vintage British biker flicks and Dennis Wheatley, from the writers of the equally unusual "Horror Express".

Psychomania (Blu-ray) 

Nocturnal Animals: Amazon - $19.99

An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.

Nocturnal Animals (Blu-ray) 

Hacksaw Ridge: Amazon - $19.99
 4K: Amazon - $26.99

The extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss who saved 75 men in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, without firing a single shot. Believing that the war was just but killing was nevertheless wrong, he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded near enemy lines - braving enemy fire and putting his own life on the line. He was the first conscientious objector to ever win the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Special Features:
  • The Soul of War: Making Hacksaw Ridge Documentary
  • Veterans Day Greeting with Mel Gibson
  • Deleted Scenes

Hacksaw Ridge (Blu-ray) 

Hacksaw Ridge 4K (Blu-ray)
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Steelbook: Target - $19.99

Hacksaw Ridge (Blu-ray) 

Bad Santa 2: Amazon - $17.99
4K (ONLY AT BEST BUY): Best Buy - $26.99

Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke, who raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior.

Special Features:
  • Bad Santa 2 arrives in a new Unrated version available only on Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray+Blu-ray skus, which also include the original version of the film and the exclusive bonus feature "That's My Willie," an original animated series. Additional bonus materials featured on Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray and DVD include the featurettes "Thurman Then & Now," and "Just Your Average Red Band Featurette"; "Jingle Balls" – an adult version of the classic holiday song, along with gag reel, alternate opening and ending, deleted scenes and more!

Bad Santa 2 (Blu-ray)
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Bad Santa 2 4K (Blu-ray)
Temporary cover art 

Manchester By The Sea: Amazon - $19.99

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.

Manchester by the Sea (Blu-ray) 

 - The Impostor

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