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New to Blu – Week of 1/10/2017

New to Blu-ray

Each week here at Bloody Disgusting we like to highlight some of the new Blu-ray releases hitting shelves across the world. Please note that this isn’t every release for the week, just a few of the ones that jumped out at us.

Second week of 2017 releases has arrived! Another fairly light week, but some goodies. Band of the Hand from Mill Creek is the one I’m most eager to pick up here in the US. Over in the UK Arrow has put out their Donnie Darko Blu-ray which is likely to be an early contender for one of the year’s best. So like I said light, but solid week.

US Releases

Band of the Hand (Mill Creek, Region A)

Synopsis:
From the creators of Miami Vice, five Miami punks are whipped into shape by a Vietnam vet, then form a vigilante unit to wipe out drug dealers. Bob Dylan sings the title tune.

Max Steel (Disney, Region A)

Synopsis:
The adventures of teenager Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.

Dead of Winter (Scream Factory, Region A)

Synopsis:
A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.

xXx: 15th Anniversay Edition (Sony, Region A)

Synopsis:
From Revolution Studios and and Sony Pictures, Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is a notorious underground thrill-seeker who, until now, has been deemed untouchable by the law. But when crack NSA Agent Gibbsons convinces Cage to infiltrate a ruthless Russian crime ring, this new breed of secret agent (codename: XXX) takes down the enemies of justice with a vengeance in this high-octane, turbo-charged thrill-ride from the acclaimed director of The Fast and the Furious.

B.C. Butcher (Troma, Region A)

Synopsis:
The first slasher film to be set in prehistoric times!

The Unholy Four (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
A gang of robbers sets a diversionary fire in a madhouse as part of their plot to steal a gold shipment. Four inmates escape together. One of them, an amnesiac, hopes to find out who he is and where he comes from. One of the robbers reveals his name, Chuck Mool, and other clues lead him and his fellow escapees to his hometown. There Chuck is reintroduced to his family. But then, maybe it’s not his family.

UK Releases

xXx: 15th Anniversay Edition (Sony, Region B)

Synopsis:
From Revolution Studios and and Sony Pictures, Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is a notorious underground thrill-seeker who, until now, has been deemed untouchable by the law. But when crack NSA Agent Gibbsons convinces Cage to infiltrate a ruthless Russian crime ring, this new breed of secret agent (codename: XXX) takes down the enemies of justice with a vengeance in this high-octane, turbo-charged thrill-ride from the acclaimed director of The Fast and the Furious.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (Lionsgate, Region B)

Synopsis:
The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

Assault on Precinct 13 (Second Sight, Region B)

Synopsis:
Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to strike back at police, and conduct a siege on the police station which is almost abandoned and due to be closed. Staff of the closing precinct and the criminals being held there while in transit must work together to fight off the attacking gang members.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (Zavvi Steelbook, Region B)

Synopsis:
In this epic and romantic new version of the classic film, the creature (Robert De Niro) is driven to revenge when his master rejects him after giving him life.

Donnie Darko (Arrow, Region B)

Synopsis:
Some may think that Donnie Darko is a typical maladjusted teenager. Actually, Donnie is a borderline delusional intelligent, depressive, self-destructive, narcoleptic, gun-toting, sex- crazed, teenaged arsonist, beset by visions of a monstrous rabbit which is trying to keep him under its sinister influence. Prompted by this apparition, Donnie commits antisocial acts while he is undergoing psychotherapy, surviving the vagaries of high-school life and romance, and fortuitously escaping a bizarre death from a falling jet engine. Donnie battles his demons, literally and figuratively, in a series of intertwining story lines that play with time travel, fundamentalist gurus, fate, predestination and the machinations of the universe.



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