Van Damme's 'Lionheart' and More Kick Their Way to Home Video in this Week's New to Blu (Week of 6/12/18) - Bloody Disgusting
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Van Damme’s ‘Lionheart’ and More Kick Their Way to Home Video in this Week’s New to Blu (Week of 6/12/18)



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.

Welcome to another fun and exciting week of Blu-ray releases! It’s a good one too. Don’t believe me? Keep reading and I’ll show you!

Chris’ 5-Star, Sure to Entertain, Pick of the Week!

Lionheart (MVD Rewind Collection, Region Free)

Jean-Claude Van Damme is the greatest. If you disagree don’t talk to me. In the late 80’s Van Damme’s career starting to take off beginning with Bloodsport in 1988. Over the course of the next decade he churned out some of the greatest action classics of all time but it was Bloodsport that was the starting point for his relationship with writer/director Sheldon Lettich. Lettich wrote the screenplay for Bloodsport and two years later would make his directorial debut with Lionheart, a film Van Damme co-wrote. Lionheart is now available on Blu-ray courtesy of the MVD Rewind Collection and that is great news for everyone!

I Haven’t Seen It Yet, But It Sounds Cool

Abominable (MVD Rewind Collection, Region Free)

For my unseen recommendation this week I decided to stick with the MVD Rewind Collection — a label you all should get very familiar with — and their release of Abominable. Released in 2006, Abominable is a pretty newish film, but I hadn’t even heard of it until this Blu-ray was announced. How I missed this one I don’t know because it looks awesome. It’s a Bigfoot film, but one where Bigfoot hunts humans? I think. I’m not sure yet, but he features performances from Lance Henriksen and Dee Wallace, so I’m in!

And now everything else…

US Releases

Tomb Raider (Warner Bros, Region A)

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now 21, and working as a London bike courier, Lara is driven to solve the puzzle of her father’s mysterious death. Leaving behind everything she knows, she searches for her father’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan.

The Strangers: Prey at Night (Universal, Region A)

A vacation turns macabre when three masked strangers return to menace a family visiting a trailer park in this sequel to the disquieting horror shocker.

Puppet Master 6: Curse of the Puppet Master (Full Moon, Region A)

A scientist attempts to master the art of transferring people’s souls into puppets.

Ninja III: The Domination (Scream Factory, Region A)

The body of a sexy aerobics instructor is invaded by the evil spirit of a dying ninja. At first, changes in her behavior is limited to having strange interactions with an arcade game, doing sexy things with V8 juice, and being attracted to an unusually hairy police officer. But soon enough, she’s systematically killing, ninja-style, the officers responsible for the ninja’s death, and can only be stopped by another ninja!

Spetters (Kino Lorber, Region A)

Rien, Eef and Hans are three young working-class guys stuck in an industrial town on the outskirts of Rotterdam. They couldn’t be more different except for one thing: their shared passion for motorcycle racing, which each sees as his ticket to a better life. But a deeper passion will soon rule each of their lives, when a sexy, ambitious blonde comes between them and provokes unforeseen events that will rock their worlds.

Body of Evidence (Shout Factory, Region A)

A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder.

Jack the Giant Killer (Kino Lorber, Region A)

A farm boy turned knight must protect a princess from the schemes of an evil wizard.

Mimic (Well Go USA, Region A)

The Jangsan Tiger, who mimics human voices to lure them close, encounters a family affected by the creature.

Chris Coffel is originally from Phoenix, AZ and now resides in Portland, OR. He’s written a number of unproduced screenplays that he swears are decent. He likes the Phoenix Suns, Paul Simon and 'The 'Burbs.' On and cats, he also likes cats.


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