Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring The Dark Tower, Slaughter High and The Lift

October 31st 2017

Happy Halloween! This year my favorite holiday lands on my favorite day of the week, Bluray Tuesday. Releasing from Scream Factory this week is George A. Romero's Land of The Dead and 2005 remake of Dawn of The Dead. Both are part of their collector's edition line with a few new bonus features. Lionsgate and Vesteron Video partner in releasing the 12th title in their collector's edition line with 80's slasher, Slaughter High. I'm looking forward to watching this again, it's definitely one of my favorite releases today. Bluray Underground releases some updates to Bluray titles for Halloween as well with 2001's Down and 80's film The Lift. Both are blind buys for me but I'm looking forward to watching them. Stephen King's scifi action thriller The Dark Tower hits shelves as the newest release of the day. The Dark Tower got mixed reviews during its theatrical run earlier this year but I still want to check it out. Rounding out today is Halle Berry thriller Kidnap which I enjoyed. It's an edge of your seat kind of film and it shares today with Arrow's re-release of Hellraiser in a cool steelbook packaging. So what will you be buying, renting or skipping this week? Let us know in the comments. Hope you all have an awesome Halloween. Until next week!

The Dark Tower: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $27.99

Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil.

The Dark Tower (Blu-ray) 

The Dark Tower 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $29.99

The Dark Tower 4K (Blu-ray) 

Slaughter High: Amazon - $28.99

An April Fools' prank returns to haunt Doddsville High's alumni when they attend a reunion at their abandoned school.

Slaughter High (Blu-ray) 

The Lift (1983): Amazon - $19.99

A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them, and decapitating a security guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, can't find anything wrong with the circuitry. When he and a nosy reporter begin asking questions of the lift company's electronics partner (Rising Sun Electronics) his boss puts him on a leave of absence. A subsequent visit to a professor leads them to believe that some evil experiments are being conducted with MICROCHIPS.
The Lift (Blu-ray) 

Down (2001): Amazon - $19.99

When the express elevators in the Millennium Building, one of New York's most famous landmarks, start to malfunction and behave in erratic ways, elevator mechanic Mark Newman is sent out to find the cause of the problems

Down (Blu-ray) 

Land of The Dead: Amazon - $21.99

In a modern-day world where the walking dead roam an uninhabited wasteland, the living try to lead "normal" lives behind the walls of a fortified city. A new society has been built by a handful of ruthless opportunists, who live in the towers of a skyscraper, high above the chaos on the streets below. Outside the city walls, an army of the dead is evolving, and with the survival of the city at stake, a group of hardened mercenaries is called into action.

Land of the Dead (Blu-ray) 

Dawn of The Dead (2005): Amazon - $21.99

The dead have become zombies, stalking in an endless quest to feed on those who remain alive. A group of desperate survivors in a Wisconsin town seek refuge in a large indoor mall, where they must learn not only to protect themselves from the zombie horde, but also to co-exist with each other. Remake of the 1978 film.
Dawn of the Dead (Blu-ray) 

Hellraiser (1987) Steelbook: Amazon - $26.99

Sexual deviant Frank (Sean Chapman) inadvertently opens a portal to hell when he tinkers with a box he bought while abroad. The act unleashes gruesome beings called Cenobites, who tear Frank's body apart. When Frank's brother (Andrew Robinson) and his wife, Julia (Clare Higgins), move into Frank's old house, they accidentally bring what is left of Frank back to life. Frank then convinces Julia, his one-time lover, to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to reconstruct himself.

Hellraiser (Blu-ray)
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J.D.'s Revenge (1976): Amazon - $27.99

A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid-70's New Orleans. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister.

J.D.'s Revenge (Blu-ray) 

Kidnap: Amazon - $19.99

A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mother Karla Dyson when kidnappers snatch her young son Frankie. With no cellphone and no time to wait for police, Dyson jumps into her car to follow the vehicle that holds Frankie. As the pursuit turns into a frantic, high-speed chase, Karla must risk everything and push herself to the limit to save her beloved child.

Kidnap (Blu-ray) 

- The Impostor

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