Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Species, Pulse and The Fate of The Furious

July 11th 2017

Our favorite day of the week returns! This week brings more indie horror and catalog titles for the first time on Bluray. First up is from Scream Factory, the 90's sci-fi hit Species, with new bonus features. This is another addition to their collector's edition line. I'm glad I held off on this one. I picked up Species 2 last year along with the part 3 and 4 double pack Scream Factory released. I almost got the bare bones edition of the original that was released years ago to complete the series but I'm definitely glad I waited. This edition is perfect to go with the rest of the series. The 2001 Korean version of Pulse hits Bluray this week courtesy of Arrow Video. Pulse is a blind buy for me, the only Pulse film I've seen is the US remake from 2006. Fast and Furious films have been going on forever and part 8 The Fate of The Furious hits shelves today. Fast 8 is the biggest release this week and Fast 9 is in the works as we speak and may take place in space. Best Buy will carry an exclusive steelbook packaging for this exclusively. Target's exclusive will come with bonus content and a Fast 8 cinch bag. The Black Room is another interesting one that arrives on Bluray today. I saw this earlier this year and it's definitely something lol. While I didn't hate it, it is definitely not for everyone.  The Black Room stars Natasha Henstridge who also plays in Species so a Natasha Henstridge double feature may happen this week. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Species: Amazon - $19.99

When government scientist Xavier Fitch (Ben Kingsley) intercepts a space transmission containing the genetic sequence for an alien life form, he uses it to produce "Sil" (Natasha Henstridge) -- a gorgeous alien-human hybrid. As Fitch's team grows concerned at her rapid rate of growth, Sil wrecks the laboratory and begins a violent quest for a suitable male human to impregnate her. The U.S. government dispatches top assassin Preston Lennox (Michael Madsen) and a team of experts to stop her.

Species (Blu-ray) 

Pulse (2001): Amazon - $16.04

After college student Taguchi (Kenji Mizuhashi) commits suicide, a number of young adults living in Tokyo witness terrifying visions transferred across the Internet. As more people disappear throughout the city, the Internet becomes a breeding ground for malevolent spirits. Three seemingly disconnected stories follow Michi (Kumiko Aso), Ryosuke (Haruhiko Katô) and Harue (Koyuki) as they attempt to solve the mystery behind the ghostly visions that are seeping beyond their computer monitors.

Pulse (Blu-ray) 

The Fate of The Furious: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

With Dom and Letty married, Brian and Mia retired and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life. They soon face an unexpected challenge when a mysterious woman named Cipher forces Dom to betray them all. Now, they must unite to bring home the man who made them a family and stop Cipher from unleashing chaos.

The Fate of the Furious (Blu-ray) 

The Fate of the Furious 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $22.99
The Fate of the Furious (Blu-ray)
Temporary cover art 

Bonus Content: Target - $19.99
 The Fate of the Furious (Blu-ray) 

The Man From Planet X: Amazon - $17.99

To study a rogue planet heading for a near-miss with Earth, Prof. Elliot sets up an observatory on the foggy moors of a remote Scottish island, with his pretty daughter and Dr. Mears, a former student with a shady past. Soon after arrival of reporter John Lawrence, a ship from Planet X just happens to land near the observatory. Is the visitor (who actually looks alien) benevolent? What are Mears' real motives for trying to communicate with it...?

The Man from Planet X (Blu-ray) 

Devil's Domain: Amazon - $24.99

Lisa Pomson, a troubled, social media-obsessed teen, clashes with her parents on just about everything. When Lisa is secretly filmed performing a sex act, cyber bullies release the video, and Lisa is viciously attacked online. Suicidal and on the brink of insanity, Lisa is approached by a beautiful, mysterious stranger who strikes up a relationship with her. As they grow closer, the stranger offers to help her out of her predicament in exchange for a favor.

Devil's Domain (Blu-ray) 

The Black Room: Amazon - $24.99

Paul and Jennifer Hemdale have just moved into their dream house. But their happy marriage is about to be put to the test as they slowly discover the secret behind the black room in the cellar. Something else is already living in their new home and it is growing stronger every day. It has claimed many victims including the last owners of the house. Repairmen who journey down into the basement soon meet a horrible end. When Paul is taken over by this demonic entity, it is no longer trapped within the walls and is quick to take advantage of all pleasures of the flesh. Jennifer and her younger sister KAREN begin to suspect that something is wrong with Paul. Karen finds out the truth a hard and painful way, leaving Jennifer alone to fight the demonic entity that has possessed her husband and threatens to destroy her very soul. And Paul is not the only one transforming as Jennifer soon discovers that the black room is not only evil but alive as well and may not be able to be stopped!

The Black Room (Blu-ray) 

5150: Amazon - $19.99

When Autumn a bestselling novelist sends her mentally unstable stepsister away on a 5150 psyche hold, her best friends rally around her. Two years later her stepsister resurfaces with secrets to share about all of them and the line between sanity and insanity gets blurred.
5150 (Blu-ray) 

Smurfs: The Lost Village: Amazon - $19.99

Best friends Smurfette (Demi Lovato), Brainy (Danny Pudi), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer) and Hefty (Joe Manganiello) use a special map that guides them through the Forbidden Forest, an enchanted wonderland that's filled with magical creatures. Their adventure leads them on a course to discover the biggest secret in Smurf history as they race against time and the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) to find a mysterious village.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (Blu-ray) 

Don't Look In The Basement: Amazon - $19.99

In Stephens Sanitarium, therapy has been replaced by torture and necrophilia. By allowing each patient to act out his psychosis, the director believes that he can cure insanity. The doctor becomes the victim of his own experiment when he is brutally murdered by an inmate. Charlotte, a young nurse practiced in experimental psychology, joins the shrinking staff, but nothing can prepare her for the gruesome scenes that await her at the asylum. Under the guidance of the new director, the stronger patients prey on the weak, as they plunge deeper into madness. Charlotte's attempt to help turns into a fight for survival as the most violent and demented inmate emerges to take control of the entire hospital...

Don't Look in the Basement (Blu-ray) 

The Magicians Season 2: Amazon - $27.99

Quentin Coldwater, a grad student at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, has been fascinated by the magical fantasy world since he was young. But as he has gotten older, Quentin and his 20-something friends have discovered that the magical world they read about as children is not only real, but poses dangers to humanity. While studying at the secret upstate New York school, the friends struggle to cope with the aftermath of a catastrophe that befalls the institution. The fantasy series is based on a series of novels by Lev Grossman.

The Magicians: Season Two (Blu-ray) 

     - The Impostor

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