Blu-ray Review: CREEPSHOW Collector’s Edition

CREEPSHOW Collector's Edition Blu-ray | ©2018 Shout! Factory

Stars: Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Carrie Nye, E.G. Marshall, Vivica Lindfors Writer: Stephen King Director: George A. Romero Distributor: Warner Bros. Archive Collection Suggested Retail Price: $39.93 After assaulting audiences senses with his 1978 zombie masterpiece DAWN OF THE DEAD and taking a big detour with the action film KNIGHTRIDERS, director George A. Romero made his biggest leap into the mainstream with 1982’s now classic CREEPSHOW. 1982 was a good year for horror with John Carpenter’s THE THING, CAT PEOPLE, BASKET CASE and POLTERGEIST all making their debut among many other lesser known films (THE ENTITY […]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: GEORGE A. ROMERO’S DAY OF THE DEAD Collector’s Edition

GEORGE A. ROMERO'S DAY OF THE DEAD Collector's Edition Blu-ray | ©2013 Shout! Factory

Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joe Plasco, Richard Liberty Writer: George A. Romero Director: George A. Romero Distributor: Scream Factory Suggested Retail Price: $29.93 While none of George A. Romero’s zombie films were respected in the respective years of their release (1968 for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, 1978 for DAWN OF THE DEAD and 1985 for DAY OF THE DEAD), they have since become the cornerstones of classic zombie cinema. We wouldn’t have the zombie onslaught today without Romero’s thoughtful and terrifying visions of hell literally visiting earth and there would be no THE WALKING DEAD (the comic or […]Read On »

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ARROW: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

ARROW THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON | (c) 2013 Warner 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: DISCONNECT – The first of two Alexander Skarsgard (of TRUE BLOOD fame) films this week on Blu-ray and DVD. Skarsgard is part of an impressive ensemble in DISCONNECT that tries to capture the world in which we live in today where cyber bulling is rampant, people turn […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DETENTION OF THE DEAD

DETENTION OF THE DEAD | ©2013 Anchor Bay Films

Rating: Unrated Stars: Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair, Justin Chon, Max Adler Writers: Rob Rinow & Alex Craig Mann, based on the play by Rob Rinow Director: Alex Craig Mann Distributor: Anchor Bay Films Release Date: Theatrical June 28, 2013; VOD June 18, 2013; home video July 23, 2013 There are a lot of movies about zombies, and a lot of movies adapted from plays, but there aren’t a lot of movies adapted from plays about zombies. DETENTION OF THE DEAD wins points for being different on that score alone. It’s actually nicely acted and written, […]Read On »

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Blu-Ray Review: ZOMBIE – 2-DISC ULTIMATE EDITION

ZOMBIE - ULTIMATE EDITION | © 2011 Blue Underground

Rating: Unrated Stars: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Oliver, Auretta Gay, Olga Karalatos Writer: Elisa Briganti Director: Lucio Fulci Suggested Retail Price: $39.98 For being such a big horror fan, I have to admit I came a little late to the party in my appreciation of Italian horror master director Lucio Fulci. I knew of his movies, seen pieces of them, but never really sat down to fully embrace the filmmaker’s offbeat sensibilities and knack for unrelentingly disturbing gore. When it came to Fulci’s 1980 ZOMBIE, it was one of those films I completely overlooked it. In fact, […]Read On »

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