It’s 2011 and the first releases of the New Year are here. And while December was mostly a letdown January promises to be much better. And in the month that studios tend to drop their worst films in theaters (See: Legion in 2010, The Unborn in 2009), January isn’t a bad month to add a few films to your home library. This weeks’ list is led by the duo of The Last Exorcism and Robert Rodriguez’s Machete. Other notables include the Renee Zellweger vehicle Case 39 and another cheap knock off from The Asylum, 8213: Gacy House.
Horror In Your House
Jan 4th, 2010
BITTER FEAST – MPI Home Video
A celebrity chef turns the tables on his harshest critic. Peter Grey (James Le Gros), an overly zealous television chef kidnaps J.T. Franks (Joshua Leonard), an influential and notoriously snarky food blogger after a particularly nasty review deals the final blow to Grey s already plummeting career. Sequestered deep in the woods of the Hudson Valley, Grey keeps Franks chained up in a basement, presenting him with a series of deceptively simple food challenges – from preparing a perfect egg over easy, to grilling a steak precisely medium rare – punishing him sadistically for anything less than total perfection. A tense thrill-ride served up with wicked wit and culinary flare, BITTER FEAST is an exploration of the creative impulse gone tragically and ferociously awry.
CASE 39 (Blu-ray/DVD) – Paramount