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New to Blu – Week of 8/15/2017

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 week of Blu-ray releases! The big one this week is of course Alien: Covenant. The film received mixed responses from many, but it’s sure to be a popular pickup for those looking to make sure their Alien Blu-ray set is complete. If you’re looking for something a little older Shout Factory has you covered with Missing In Action. The release I have been dying to get my hands on though has to be Kino Lorber’s The Good, the Bad and The Ugly. Not the first Blu-ray release of the film, and likely not the last, but I’m eager to see what Kino Lorber was able to do with it. Happy collecting!

US Releases

The Scarehouse (Parade Deck Films, Region A)

Synopsis:
When two friends open a Halloween fun house on Devil’s Night it is all fun and games until their former sorority sisters begin to arrive. These six sisters are confronted by their past as the night spins out of control.

Riverdale: The Complete First Season (Warner Archive, Region A)

Synopsis:
Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. As a new school year begins, the town is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. The summer’s events made all-American teen Archie Andrews realize that he wants to pursue a career in music, but his fractured friendship with Jughead Jones, and Josie McCoy’s focus on her own band leaves Archie without a mentor. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is not ready to reveal her true feelings for Archie, and new student, Veronica Lodge, has an undeniable spark with her crush. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale’s Queen Bee, who stirs up trouble amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica. But is Cheryl hiding something about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason?

Missing In Action (Shout Factory, Region A)

Synopsis:
Colonel James Braddock is an American officer who spent seven years in a North Vietnamese POW camp, then escaped 10 years ago.

Pet Sematary (Paramount, Region A)

Synopsis:
For most families, moving is a new beginning. But for the Creeds, it could be the beginning of the end.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season (Warner, Region A)

Synopsis:
Time Master Rip Hunter travels back in time to the present day where he brings together a team of heroes and villains in an attempt to prevent Vandal Savage from destroying the world and time itself.

Night Moves (Warner Archive, Region A)

Synopsis:
Cut-rate private eye Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman) finds himself caught in a labyrinth of mendacity and murder in director Arthur Penn’s top-notch suspenser. Tapped to locate the runaway daughter (Melanie Griffith) of faded Hollywood star Arlene Iverson (Janet Ward), Harry heads to the Florida Keys, where what he considered a run-of-the-mill case turns into something much more. Meanwhile, his marriage is slowly disintegrating.

Duel in the Sun (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her lover, half-breed Pearl Chavez goes to live with distant relatives in Texas. Welcomed by Laura Belle and her elder lawyer son Jesse, she meets with hostility from the ranch-owner himself, wheelchair-bound Senator Jackson McCanles, and with lustful interest from womanizing, unruly younger son Lewt.

Shakes the Clown (Mill Creek, Region A)

Synopsis:
Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he can’t get his act under control. When someone murders Shakes’ boss and makes it look like Shakes did it, he goes undercover, posing as a hated mime, and tries to find information that will clear his name.

Once Upon a Time in Venice (RLJ Entertainment, Region A)

Synopsis:
An L.A. detective seeks out the ruthless gang that stole his dog.

The Poseidon Adventure (Mill Creek, Region A)

Synopsis:
The Poseidon, an ocean liner bigger than the Queen Elizabeth and Mary combined, is charting its course on New Year’s Eve when just after midnight a 90′ tidal wave hits. It is the last thing that everyone onboard sees before drowning — the Poseidon is turned upside down, with only a handful of survivors. The lucky few take a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive.

Bluebeard (Well Go USA, Region A)

Synopsis:
Dr. Seung-hoon sedates his landlord before medical check-up, when the old man begins telling him a convincing murder confession.

The Good, the Bad and The Ugly (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Alien: Covenant (Fox, Region A)

Synopsis:
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

 



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