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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.

Fairly light week of releases but some good ones. Lost in Space getting a Blu-ray release for the entire series is pretty exciting plus there’s a few other goodies sprinkled in.

U.S. Releases

Lost in Space – The Compelte Adventures (Fox)

Synopsis:
In the year 1997, Earth is suffering from massive overpopulation. Professor John Robinson, his wife Maureen, their children (Judy, Penny and Will) and Major Don West are selected to go to the third planet in the Alpha Centauri star system to establish a colony so that other Earth people can settle there. They are to go there on a ship christened the Jupiter 2. However, Doctor Zachary Smith, an agent for an enemy government, is sent to sabotage the mission. He is successful in reprogramming the ship’s robot, but in the process becomes trapped on the ship, and because of his excess weight, the ship and all on board become hopelessly lost and it now becomes a fight for survival as the crew tries to find their way back home.

 

The Legacy (Scream Factory)

Synopsis:
How far would you go to inherit everlasting life? When an American couple (Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott) have a mysterious car accident in the English countryside, the other driver offers to take them to his lavish country estate to make amends. But once there, the suspense deepens when they learn the other houseguests are expecting them! It’s not long before the couple’s fear turns to terror when the guests (including rock superstar Roger Daltrey) begin dying in unspeakable ways. Now it’s clear the true master of the house is a supernatural force that will stop at nothing to find the rightful heirs for an unimaginably horrible legacy.

 

House of the Long Shadows (Kino Lorber)

Synopsis:
An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like “Wuthering Heights” in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the writer discovers that the manor, thought empty, actually has several, rather odd, inhabitants.

 

Spaced Invaders (Mill Creek)

Synopsis:
When one saucer of an invasion force has engine trouble, it lands on Earth. It happens to be Halloween and it happens the invaders are only about 4 feet tall. As the bumbling aliens wander around the countryside they are taken to be children and they make friends with two children, one of whom is the daughter of the sheriff. As their troubles mount (it’s difficult for five aliens to conquer a world) they begin to give up their plans of conquest, but then there is that nasty killer robot.

 

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (Lionsgate)

Synopsis:
Six years after he was presumed dead in a fire, Myers has returned to kill again.

 

Unforgettable (Kino Lorber)

Synopsis:
Unsuccessfully framed for his wife’s murder, Dr. David Krane attempts to find the real culprit by utilizing a new drug that allows him to experience the memories of other people first-hand. As he gets closer to the truth, the injections begin to take their toll on his life. Additionally, a history of alcoholism, a career crisis, and the involvement of police officers in the murder all conspire to prevent Dr. Crane from learning what really happened. The challenge, then, is for the doctor to overcome these obstacles before his time runs out.

 

Sleepy Hollow: The Complete Second Season (Fox)

Synopsis:
Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

 

U.K. Releases

Zardoz (Arrow)

Synopsis:
Two societies, one intellectual (The Eternals) and the other physical (The Brutals) live side by side but never meet. Sean Connery is a Brutal out to shake things up.

 

Blastfighter (88 Films)

Synopsis:
A former policeman sets out to unleash violent vengeance upon deer poachers when they rape and kill his long lost daughter.

 

Hard to Be a God (Arrow)

Synopsis:
A group of scientists is sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a difficult one: they cannot interfere violently and in no case can they kill. The scientist Rumata tries to save the local intellectuals from their punishment and cannot avoid taking a position. As if the question were: what would you do in God’s place?

 

Germany Releases

Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)

Synopsis:
A apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

 

Dog Day Afternoon: 40th Anniversary Edition (Warner Bros.)

Synopsis:
The robbery should have taken 10 minutes. 4 hours later, the bank was like a circus sideshow. 8 hours later, it was the hottest thing on live T.V. 12 hours later, it was all history. And it’s all true.

 

The Babadook – Steelbook (Alive)

Synopsis:
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

 

 

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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