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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.

If you like TV shows then this is the week for you! Hitting Blu-ray this week we’ve got Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Lucifer and Ash vs Evil Dead. That’s a lot of TV for one week! Plus we’ve got new stuff from Full Moon and Arrow Video and the second release from AGFA. Not a whole lot this week, but quality for sure!

US Releases

Puppet Master: The Legacy (Full Moon, Region A)

Synopsis:
Peter Hertz tells a woman the story of Andre Toulon and his puppets.

Lucifer: The Complete Second Season (Warner Archive, Region A)

Synopsis:
In the second season, Lucifer Morningstar deals with the unexpected arrival of his mother, who has escaped from her prison in hell and assumed human form.

Hercules (Shout Factory, Region A)

Synopsis:
The film is a retelling of the story of Hercules battling the wizard Minos, who uses “science” in an attempt to take over the world. Hercules must stop him and rescue his princess love in the process.

The Adventures of Hercules II (Shout Factory, Region A)

Synopsis:
Hercules searches for the Seven Thunderbolts of Zeus, which have been stolen by renegade gods.

Kill Switch (Lionsgate, Region A)

Synopsis:
In a future world, a physicist’s experiment to harness unlimited energy goes wrong. Chased by drones and soldiers, Will Porter must race through an imploding world and retrieve the Redivider box to save his family…and all of humanity!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Disney, Region A)

Synopsis:
Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

Effects (AGFA, Region A)

Synopsis:
Some crew members of a company shooting a horror film begin to suspect that the “killings” in the movie are real, and that they are actually making a “snuff” film.

The Slayer (Arrow, Region A)

Synopsis:
Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.

Daredevil: The Complete Second Season (Disney, Region A)

Synopsis:
A blind lawyer with his other senses superhumanly enhanced fights crime as a costumed superhero.

Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season (Disney, Region A)

Synopsis:
Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need… especially if they’re willing to cut her a check.

Ash vs Evil: The Complete Second Season (Starz, Region A)

Synopsis:
Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope.

UK Releases

Zombie Creeping Flesh (88 Films, Region B)

Synopsis:
After a chemical leak at the Hope Centre in Papua New Guinea (an organization devoted to feeding underdeveloped countries) turns its staff into flesh-eating zombies, a four-man commando squad led by Mike London are sent to investigate. They run into a TV news crew led by celebrity reporter Lia, who are after the same story, but when they discover that the entire country has been overrun by zombies, what are the chances of them getting the message across? Unlike most zombie films, this actually tries to make a serious point – that if we don’t feed the Third World, they’ll come and feed on us…!

Waxwork (Lionsgate, Region B)

Synopsis:
Horror written and directed by Anthony Hickox. The film follows friends Mark (Zach Galligan), China (Michelle Johnson), Sarah (Deborah Foreman), Gemma (Clare Carey), James (Eric Brown) and Tony (Dana Ashbrook) as they visit a waxwork museum which has recently opened in their town. Invited to a special midnight viewing by the museum’s mysterious owner, the group arrive and are led through various displays containing characters from famous horror stories. However, the gang soon find themselves in a fight to survive as the exhibits come alive and start pulling them into the gruesome scenes they portray.


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