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New to Blu – Week of 9/12/2017

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.

The second week of September brings some goodies home. The big releases this week are It Comes at Night, one of the best movies of the year, and The Mummy, one of the most fun movies of the year. If you’re looking for the best release of the week though, well then that’s Dario Argento’s Phenomena from Synapse Films. This glorious release has 3 cuts of the film and a terrific documentary. A must for all Argento fans!

US Releases

It Comes at Night (Lionsgate, Region A)

Synopsis:
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Erik the Conqueror (Arrow, Region A)

Synopsis:
In the 9th Century, two Viking children, separated since their early childhood with one raised by the British and the other by Vikings, meet after nearly 20 years as rivals as war breaks out between Britian and the Vikings for control of England.

Phenomena (Synapse, Region A)

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?

The Big Knife (Arrow, Region A)

Synopsis:
Charles Castle is a successful Hollywood actor who has opted for screen success over art. He must make critical decisions regarding his career, his marriage, his art & morality. In this screen adaptation of a Clifford Odets play, Castle is pressured by his studio boss and manipulated into a potentially murderous cover-up to protect his career. An indictment of the amoral world of 50’s Hollywood and its corrosive effect upon the artist.

Suspect (Mill Creek, Region A)

Synopsis:
When a Supreme Court justice commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all signs point to Carl Anderson, a homeless veteran who’s deaf and mute. But the public defender assigned to his case soon begins to believe Anderson may be innocent.

Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy (Universal, Region A)

Synopsis:
In Egypt Peter and Freddie find the archaeologist Dr. Zoomer murdered before they can return to America. A medallion leads them to a crypt where a revived mummy provides the terror.

The Mummy (Universal, Region A)

Synopsis:
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.”

The Resurrected (Scream Factory, Region A)

Synopsis:
Charles Dexter Ward’s wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries. The husband is a chemical engineer, and the smells from his experiments (and the delivery of what appear to be human remains at all hours) are beginning to arouse the attention of neighbors and local law enforcement officials. When the detective and wife find a diary of the husband’s ancestor from 1771, and reports of gruesome murders in the area begin to surface, they begin to suspect that some very unnatural experiments are being conducted in the old house. Based on an H.P. Lovecraft story…

The Creep Behind the Camera/The Creeping Terror (Synapse, Region A)

The Creep Behind the Camera
An exploration of the making of b-movie sci-fi cult classic “The Creeping Terror” and its con-man director Art “A.J.” Nelson/Vic Savage.

The Creeping Terror
A newlywed sheriff tries to stop a shambling monster that has emerged from a spaceship to eat the citizens of an American town.

Tobor the Great (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Synopsis:
Dr. Ralph Harrison, a member of the new government-appointed Civil Interplanetary Flight Commission, resigns in protest against the inhumane treatment being inflicted upon spaceship pilots. His colleague Professor Nordstrom develops an alternative robot spaceman, “Tobor” (the reverse anagram of “robot”), which is stolen by enemy agents. Only the scientists’ psychic link with the robot can save it from being reprogrammed for evil purposes.

Ghoul (Arrow, Region A)

Synopsis:
A homicide detective goes undercover as a patient to investigate a psychotherapist he believes is linked to a strange double murder. As his therapy sessions continue the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur.

Spider (Mondo Macabro, Region A)

Synopsis:
A young girl enters into the world of dangerous dreams – full of sex and evil…

The Fox with a Velvet Tail (Mondo Macabro, Region A)

Synopsis:
Ruth and Michel separate after Ruth finds another man, Paul. Ruth and Paul go to her sunny, idyllic beach side villa to spend summer. They are having a great time together, and then things start happening. The brakes of the car fail, and Ruth narrowly escapes death. The driving equipment goes faulty, and Ruth almost drowns. Michel turns up at their doorstep for an uninvited social call, and Paul asks him in. Ruth suspects Michel of being the person behind the mechanical faults of the car and the diving equipment, but Paul dismisses such a possibility – but he does suggest it to Michel. Then, the heat does go up…

UK Releases

Kill, Baby, Kill! (Arrow, Region B)

Synopsis:
In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the Dr. Eswai is called by Inspector Kruger to a small village to perform an autopsy on a woman who has died under suspicious circumstances. Despite help from Ruth, the village witch, Kruger is killed and it is revealed that the dead woman, as well as other villagers, have been killed by the ghost of Melissa, a young girl who, fed by the hatred of her grieving mother, Baroness Graps, exacts her revenge on them. Dr. Eswai, along with Monica, a local nurse, are lured into a fateful confrontation at the Villa Graps…

Shock Treatment (Arrow, Region B)

Synopsis:
Janet and Brad become contestants on a game show… but wind up as captives instead.

Luther the Geek (88 Films, Region B)

Synopsis:
As a child, Luther Watts was deeply affected by seeing a circus geek (someone who bites the heads off live chickens in a circus sideshow). Finally paroled after serving 20 years in prison, he terrorizes the residents of his hometown by making chicken noises, crowing like a rooster and attacking people. He winds up at a farm run by a woman and her daughter, where he takes them captive and then starts killing off her neighbors. The mother realizes she and her daughter must escape before he kills them, too.

Joe Bullet (88 Films, Region B)

Synopsis:
When a mysterious gangster starts sabotaging soccer team The Eagles’ chance at winning the upcoming championship final, there is only one man who can save the day…Joe Bullet.

 



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  • David Tucker

    Just watched It Comes at Night last night. While it wasn’t what the trailers made it look like (which I had previously heard, and that’s okay, although a different conversation altogether), it wasn’t bad. I just didn’t find it all that good either. Well made. Well acted. Realistic. Just, kind of lacking. Everything pretty much played out exactly how it would in that situation. Overall, just kind of meh.

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