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Horror for the Holidays Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

THE MAZE RUNNER | © 2014 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: We all know that this time of year is the perfect time to spend time with family, take some time off, or sit around and watch people get butchered in a variety of ways in a variety of movies. Strangely as it sounds, there is a host …Read On »

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY | © 2014 Disney Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: So I’ve missed some time recently … here’s catching up. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – Hard to say anything about GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY that hasn’t already been said. Marvel has taken a comic book franchise that has had numerous ups and downs but always with a …Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE DARK HALF

THE DARK HALF Blu-ray | ©2014 Shout! Factory

Stars: Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Julie Harris, Michael Rooker Writer George A. Romero based on the book by Stephen King Director: George A. Romero Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $24.97 Poor George A. Romero. He got the chance to do a big studio movie with THE DARK HALF, which was an adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name, and then it was mired with production problems and a studio at the time (Orion Pictures) which was on the verge of bankruptcy. The film sat on the shelf for years until it was dumped into theaters where …Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: MONKEY SHINES

MONKEY SHINES Blu-ray | ©2014 Shout! Factory

Stars: Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patton, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci Writer: George A. Romero based on the novel by Michael Stewart Director: George A. Romero Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $24.97 George A. Romero has had a pretty amazing and eclectic career, though most people know him for his undead movies – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD and DAY OF THE DEAD. It’s a shame, because throughout his six-decade career, he’s created some wonderfully twisted and underrated movies that don’t have flesh-eating ghouls in them and that few people rave about …Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: TALES FROM THE CRYPT / VAULT OF HORROR Double Feature

TALES FROM THE CRYPT - VAULT OF HORROR Double Feature Blu-ray | ©2014 Scream! Factory

Tales from the Crypt Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Roy Dotrice, Richard Greene, Ian Hendry Writer: Milton Subotsky based on the TALES FROM THE CRYPT and VAULT OF HORROR comic books by William M. Gaines and Al Feldstein Director: Freddie Francis Vault of Horror Stars: Dawn Addams, Tom Baker, Michael Craig, Denholm Elliott, Glynes Johns Writer: Milton Subotsky based on the TALES FROM THE CRYPT and VAULT OF HORROR comic books by William M. Gaines, Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig Director: Freddie Francis Director: Roy Ward Baker Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: 24.97 Before HBO transformed the classic EC Comic …Read On »

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Home Video/Streaming Review: THE FIELD OF BLOOD, Set 1

THE FIELD OF BLOOD, Set 1 | ©2014 Acorn TV/RLJ Entertainment

Stars: Jayd Johnson, David Morrissey, Bronagh Gallagher, Ford Kiernan Writer: David Kane, based on the novels by Denise Mina Director: David Kane Distributor: Acorn TV/RLJ Entertainment Release Date: Blu-ray/DVD/Streaming September 30, 2014 Although it’s labeled “Set 1,” THE FIELD OF BLOOD box set actually contains both existing miniseries so far. The first one, based on Denise Mina’s novel of the same title, was made for the BBC in 2011 and is set in 1982 Glasgow; the second, based on Mina’s novel THE DEAD HOUR, was made in 2013 and is set in 1984. Both miniseries are divided into two hours …Read On »

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22 JUMP STREET Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

22 JUMP STREET | © 2014 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: 22 JUMP STREET – The sequel to the unlikely hit, 21 JUMP STREET, does a good job of not changing too much of the formula that made it successful. In fact, they go out of their way to point out in the movie how what you are …Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: SQUIRM COLLECTOR’S EDITION

SQURIM Collector's Edition Blu-ray | ©2014 Shout! Factory

Stars: Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, Jean Sullivan Writer-Director: Jeff Lieberman Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $29.93 SQUIRM is a 1976 nature run amok film that sported excellent poster art that made it feel like a gloriously gory Italian giallo film, but proved to be something completely different – a Southern character study populated by bloodthirsty worms. Shout! Factory has revisited the film with another excellent Blu-ray with a superb new transfer and solid special features. Modern audiences may be a bit letdown with the pacing and cheats SQUIRM employs. After all, we’re in the era of computer …Read On »

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DELIVER US FROM EVIL Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

DELIVER US FROM EVIL | © 2014 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: DELIVER US FROM EVIL – Apparently, this supernatural horror film is based on events that actually happened to a New York police officer during his time with the force. Eric Bana stars as the said officer and gets wrapped up in a supernatural case where a group …Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE: 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray | ©2014 Dark Sky Films

Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen Writer: Kim Henkel & Tobe Hooper Director: Tobe Hooper Suggested Retail Price: $49.98 Distributor: Dark Sky Films Time has been very good to 1974’s THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE. Not only has there been multiple, inferior sequels and remakes that have tried to supplant it with lesser results, but a whole new subgenre of horror movies was jump started due to this Tobe Hooper classic. That subgenre of course is the “kids in a van” movie. So many movies have used this template to the point of nauseum – kids take a detour …Read On »

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