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.
Alright, alright, alright, we’ve got a fun week of releases! In fact it was really hard to choose my 5-Star, Sure to Entertain Pick of the Week because there were a number of worthy contenders but I finally settled on one that I think most horror fans will be able to agree on. And if you can’t agree on it, then make your own pick. I’m not the boss of you.
(In case you’re wondering, The Wizard and Grizzly were my runner up choices)
Chris’ 5-Star, Sure to Entertain, Pick of the Week!
It’s Alive Trilogy (Scream Factory, Region A)
This is one of the most anticipated releases of the year as all three films from cult legend Larry Cohen’s It’s Alive Trilogy make their Blu-ray debut in one glorious set. In addition to having all three films the set comes stacked with bonus content. It’s sort of hard to not justify buying this set. Get it and then impress all your friends. Or maybe you don’t want to impress your friends but you and your significant other are thinking of having a baby. Buy this set first. Watch all three movies and then reconsider the whole baby thing.
I Haven’t Seen It Yet, But It Sounds Cool
The Bloodthirsty Trilogy (Arrow, Region A & B)
Keeping the box set trilogy alive I’m recommending The Bloodthirsty Trilogy as my blind pick this week. Why? Well, for starters the set comes courtesy of Arrow Video and they typically do a superb job with their box sets, so that alone is reason enough to check this one out. But if we go a step further we see this is a trio of vampire movies produced by Toho in the 70’s. Vampires via Toho? Yes, please! Oh, and all three films have a runtime of under 87 minutes which means you can watch all three films in the same time you’d spend watching one baseball game or one act from a Peter Jackson film? Yeah, I’m all over that.
And now everything else…
Black Panther (Disney, Region A)
T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
The Wizard (Universal, Region A)
A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship.
The Return of Swamp Thing (MVD Rewind, Region A)
Swamp Thing is a hero of sorts, rescuing attractive horticulturist Abby from her stepfather, Dr. Arcane, whom she suspects is behind her mother’s death.
Doctor Blood’s Coffin (Scream Factory, Region A)
People are mysteriously disappearing near a remote Cornish village, where a scientist is experimenting with reviving the dead.
Two Thousand Maniacs (Arrow, Region A)
The citizens of a small Southern town celebrate the anniversary of the Civil War by forcing a handful of Northeners to participate in a variety of blood-crazed fun and games!
Rawhead Rex (Arrow, Region B)
Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex’s cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.
Space Truckers (Secon Sight, Region B)
John Canyon is one of the last independent space transport entrepreneurs. Rough times force him to carry suspicious cargo to Earth without questions being asked. During the flight the cargo turns out to be multitude of unstoppable and deadly killer robots.
Grizzly (88 Films, Region B)
A fifteen-foot grizzly bear figures out that humans make for a tasty treat. As a park ranger tries rallying his men to bring about the bear’s capture or destruction, his efforts are thwarted by the introduction of dozens of drunken hunters into the area.