Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring The Bad Batch, Innocent Blood, and Wonder Woman

September 19th 2017

Bluray Tuesday returns once again! This week is filled will steelbooks (thanks to Best Buy), indie horror, and thrillers to add to our growing collections. The director of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Ana Lily Amirpour's newest film The Bad Batch is first up today. Overall a pretty solid film for me, I'd only say it's a tad longer than it needed to be but it is definitely one to check out. 90's indie horror comedy Innocent Blood hits Warner Archive today for the first time on Bluray. I haven't seen this film since I was a kid and look forward to refreshing my memory in the near future. The 40th anniversary of The Close Encounters of the Third Kind is upon us and a 4K remaster is now released. Best Buy will be the only place carrying an exclusive steelbook release. The next anniversary releases today is Starship Troopers which hits 20 years this year and Best Buy will carry an exclusive steelbook packaging for this too. Sony did a CGI animated Starship Troopers sequel-ish film that also releases today that coincides with the original release called Starship Troopers: Traitors of Mars. Best Buy has an exclusive steelbook for this to match the original. The biggest release today is hands down Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman had an over whelming amount of praise and made lots of money during its theater run; many have said it brought DC films back. I am definitely excited to pick this up today and add to my collection. Target will carry a digi-book packaging for the film and Best Buy a cool steelbook edition. So what will you buy rent or just skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

The Bad Batch: Amazon - $17.99

Arlen is abandoned in a Texas wasteland that is fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape, Arlen is captured by a savage band of cannibals led by the mysterious Miami Man. With her life on the line, she makes her way to The Dream. As she adjusts to life in the bad batch, Arlen discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who's standing next to you.

The Bad Batch (Blu-ray) 

 Innocent Blood: Amazon - $19.99

Marie has two appetites, sex and blood. Her career as a vampire is going along fine until two problems come up, she is interrupted while feeding on Sal (the shark) Macelli and she begins to develope a relationship with the policeman who has been trying to put Sal away. Sal wakes up in the morgue very confused and very thirsty. He goes back to his old haunts and begins to create an organized crime family of vampires while Marie and her policeman lover hunt him.

Innocent Blood (Blu-ray) 

Close Encounters of The Third Kind (40th Anniversary): Amazon - $13.49
4K: Amazon - $20.99

Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Blu-ray) 

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $24.99

 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 4K (Blu-ray)
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Wonder Woman: Amazon - $24.99
4K: Amazon - $29.99
3D: Amazon - $24.99

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

Wonder Woman (Blu-ray) 

Wonder Woman 4K (Blu-ray) 

Wonder Woman 3D (Blu-ray) 

Digi-Book: Amazon - $27.99

Wonder Woman (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $34.99

Wonder Woman 4K (Blu-ray)
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The Big Sick: Amazon - $17.99

Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

The Big Sick (Blu-ray) 

Starship Troopers (20th Anniversary) : Amazon - $20.99

In the distant future, the Earth is at war with a race of giant alien insects. Little is known about the Bugs except that they are intent on the eradication of all human life. But there was a time before the war... A Mobile Infantry travels to distant alien planets to take the war to the Bugs. They are a ruthless enemy with only one mission: Survival of their species no matter what the cost.

Starship Troopers 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $24.99

Starship Troopers 4K (Blu-ray)
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Firefly (15th Anniversary): Amazon - $20.59

Five hundred years in the future there's a whole new frontier, and the crew of the Firefly-class spaceship Serenity is eager to stake a claim on the action. They'll take any job, legal or illegal, to keep fuel in the tanks and food on the table. But things get a bit more complicated after they take on a passenger wanted by the new totalitarian Alliance regime. Now they find themselves on the run, desperate to steer clear of Alliance ships and the flesh-eating Reavers who live on the fringes of space.

Firefly: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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Starship Troopers: Traitors of Mars: Amazon - $16.99

Federation trooper Johnny Rico is ordered to work with a group of new recruits on a satellite station on Mars, where giant bugs have decided to target their next attack.

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $29.99

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars 4K (Blu-ray)
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Bates Motel (Season 5): Amazon - $33.99  

"Bates Motel," inspired by Hitchcock's genre-defining film, "Psycho," is a contemporary exploration of the formative years of Norman Bates' relationship with his mother, Norma, and the world they inhabit. Viewers will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn firsthand how Norma helped forge the most famous serial killer of them all.

Bates Motel: Season Five (Blu-ray) 

  - The Impostor

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