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.
November comes to a close with a very light week of releases. Good thing light does not mean bad! Some of my most anticipated release of the year hit Blu-ray this week. Standouts are Scream Factory’s collector’s edition of Misery, Blue Underground’s release of the Bob Clark classic Deathdream and the Cult Epics release of Death Laid an Egg. I have no issues with a light week of releases when they’re of this quality. Happy collecting!
Misery (Scream Factory, Region A)
A successful romance novelist, after being disabled in a car crash, is held captive by a psychotic fan.
Deathdream (Blue Underground, Region A)
A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie.
Death Laid an Egg (Cult Epics, Region A)
A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna (who owns the farm), her husband Marco (who kills prostitutes in his spare time) and Gabriella (the very beautiful secretary). Marco continues to kill as jealousy becomes more prevalent on the farm.
Rememory (Lionsgate, Region A)
Gordon Dunn, a famed scientific pioneer, is mysteriously found dead just after the unveiling of his newest work, a groundbreaking device able to extract, record and play a person’s unfiltered memories. After his death, Gordon’s reclusive wife, Carolyn, delves deeper into her own private world when a mysterious man shows up claiming to be from Gordon’s past. With questionable motives he takes the machine and uses it to try and solve the mystery, beginning an investigation of memories that lead him down a path of guilt, grief, and betrayal to an unexpected answer.
Trailer Trauma 4: Television Trauma (Garagehouse Pictures, Region A)
Four friends visit a rural locality of Chile, are brutally attacked by a man and his son. After not finding help in the town, they decide to confront these men with the help of a pair of policemen. But in this way, they will discover that their attackers have in their blood the direct legacy of the darkest period of Chilean history and will have to face the most brutal enemy.
Animal Factory (Arrow, Region A)
Ron, who’s young, slight, and privileged, is sentenced to prison on marijuana charges. For whatever reason, he brings out paternal feelings in an 18-year prison veteran, Earl Copan, who takes Ron under his wing. The film explores the nature of that relationship, Ron’s part in Earl’s gang, and the way Ron deals with aggressive cons intent on assault and rape. There’s casual racism, too, in the prisoners and the guards, a strike called by Black prisoners, and the nearly omnipresence of hard drugs. Ron’s lawyer is working on getting Ron out quickly, Earl has a shot at parole, and death seems to be waiting in the next cell. Will prison turn Ron into an animal?
Acts of Vengeance (Lionsgate, Region A)
A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge.
Cop-Out (Kino Lorber, Region A)
John Sawyer, once an eminent barrister, has slid into a life of cynicism and drunkenness since his wife left him. When his daughter’s boyfriend is accused of murder, Sawyer decides to try to pull himself together and defend him in court.