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New to Blu – Week of 5/9/2017

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.

Welcome to another exciting week of Blu-ray releases! We’ve got new stuff from Kino Lorber, Arrow and Scream Factory which means we’ve got a lot of good new stuff to add to our collections. Big ones this week are Brain Damage, Making Contact and Serial Mom. I can’t speak for everyone, but I’ll definitely be picking up those three!

US Releases

Making Contact (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
When Joey’s dad dies Joey is starting to act strange. He’s got psychic powers. He can talk to him on the phone! His red toy telephone! But what he doesn’t know is that he is not talking to his dad. He is talking to an evil dummy and the evil dummy is starting to make Joey’s world a living nightmare.

The Indian Fighter (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux Chief’s daughter.

The Return of Sabata (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
The man with gunsight eyes is back and this time, he’s judge, jury and executioner. The great Lee Van Cleef (Death Rides a Horse, Barquero) returns as the famous freewheeling gunslinger Sabata. This third and final go-round for the enigmatic sharpshooter who administers a unique brand of justice in the American West in the years following the Civil War finds Sabata in the role of victim. Sabata’s skills as a gambler and thief are unparalleled. However, when a shifty band of desperadoes bilks him out of $5,000, he wants revenge. Legendary producer Alberto Grimaldi (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) and director Gianfranco Parolini (Sabata, We Are No Angels) took the Sabata series to another level, delivering the best and most action-packed film in the trilogy.

Brain Damage (Arrow, Region A)

Synopsis:
One morning a young man wakes to find a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but in return demands human victims.

Heat: Director’s Definitive Edition (Fox, Region A)

Synopsis:
A riveting story about an intense rivalry between expert thief Neil McCauley and volatile cop Vincent Hanna. McCauley will stop at nothing to do what he does best and neither will Hanna, even though it means destroying everything around them, including the people they love.

Serial Mom (Shout Select, Region A)

Synopsis:
A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defence of her family.

Psycho (Scream Factory, Region A)

Synopsis:
A young female embezzeler arrives at the Bates Motel which has terrible secrets of its own.

Adiós, Sabata (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
One of the great spaghetti Westerns, this rousing final chapter of the Sabata series sees legendary actor Yul Brynner stepping into the title character’s boots. Mexican revolutionaries, determined to be free of European tyranny, hire gunslinger Sabata to rob a transport of Austrian gold in order to buy weapons – and shame the brutal Colonel Skimmel, ruler of the local garrison. The robbery goes well, until the gang discovers that Skimmel has tricked them and kept the gold for himself. But no scheming coloniser is going to keep Sabata from earning his pay, and he decides that this laugh is the last one Skimmel will ever enjoy!

American Mummy (Wild Eye Releasing, Region A)

Synopsis:
A group of university students in the New Mexico desert unearth an ancient mummy, on which one of the students performs a secret, primeval blood ritual. This awakens the death-hungry spirit of the Aztec Lord Tezcalipoca, intent on finishing his centuries-old reign of terror. Soon, the mummy’s curse possesses the students’ souls, turning them against each other in a bid to spread his evil to the entire world.

VHS Massacre (Troma, Region A)

Synopsis:
This lively documentary explores the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films. Ranging from the origin of home movies through the video store era, it’s sure to entertain. With icons like Joe Bob Briggs (MonsterVision), Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger), Greg Sestero (The Room), Debbie Rochon (Return to Nuke ‘Em High), Deborah Reed (Troll 2), Mark Frazer (Samurai Cop), James Nguyen (Birdemic) and many others.

Obsessions (Cult Epics, Region A)

Synopsis:
This gritty, psychedelic Hitchcockian mystery, which is notable for being the first Dutch film shot in English-language, starts in a savagely brutal fashion. When a bloody painting of Vincent van Gogh falls from a wall and exposes a makeshift peephole, student protagonist Nils Janssen (played by the film’s German co-producer Dieter Geissler) becomes an unwitting witness to a gruesome sex crime next door. When his young fiancée Marina (Alexandra Stewart of Truffaut’s DAY FOR NIGHT), an enterprising journalist, tells him about a report of a murder that she is writing, he naturally wonders if it’s the very same killing.

UK Releases

Brain Damage (Arrow, Region B)

Synopsis:
One morning a young man wakes to find a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but in return demands human victims.

Phenomena (Arrow, Region B)

Synopsis:
Poor sleepwalking Jennifer doesn’t fit in at her boarding school and her uncanny ability to control insects isn’t helping her popularity. With the aid of a local Entomologist, can she use her psychic insect skills to find the killer who’s leaving her fellow pupils in bloody pieces?

 

 


3 Comments
  • David Tucker

    Didn’t The VOID hit DVD today?

    • NixEclips

      Yes.

  • Man Joey is one I’ve always wanted to see even if I’ve heard a lot of mixed stuff on it. Sounds crazy

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