September 16, 2014

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digital Dread Report for September 16th

There are so many great titles being released this week that it's really difficult to pick one that is the biggest "Must Own" for us.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 40th Anniversary; Hannibal Season 2; Godzilla... which one do we want/need the most?!?

Answer: All of them!

*As always, be sure to click the pics to order yourself a copy of whatever catches your fancy. It helps us a lot when you buy whatever you're going to buy through us.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 40th Anniversary Edition will be in our hands today for two reasons: One, we don't own it on Blu-ray yet; and two, the new 4k restoration is supposed to look & sound gorgeous. There are a bunch of extras on this set that look great as well, including a commentary track featuring the late, great, Marilyn Burns. This movie is an All-Time Horror Classic, and we absolutely can not wait to see it in this new, pristine version. You should be equally as excited for this one too.

Along with Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America 2, The Raid 2, and The Purge: Anarchy, Godzilla (our review HERE) was one of the best times we had in a Theater this Summer. Anyone who says "but there wasn't enough Godzilla in the movie!" has no clue what they're talking about; all of the old classic Toho Godzilla movies saved the bulk of the big guy's on-screen time for the third reel, and this new reboot follows that same template pretty faithfully. We'll be watching this one again tonight, right after we finish up with Leatherface.

We're tempted to grab a copy of Dreamcatcher, as the $8.69 price tag is almost too good to pass up, but this was never one of our favorite Stephen King movie adaptations. Then again, we remember really liking it, so... hell, we'll just order it and call it a day.

We'd really love to grab Silent Night, Deadly Night on Blu-ray, but we're hearing word that it looks like it's a DVD upscale, and since we already own it on DVD, we will not be upgrading to Blu-ray for some half-assed upscale. If that turns out to be untrue, and this new BD version looks and sounds great, we'll reconsider. Still, if you don't own it on DVD, then this is a solid buy.

As for everything else...

The Battery and Juan of the Dead are both great flicks in their own right, but we'd most likely never watch them again. Same goes for Congo.

The Dead 2 (our review HERE), we won't be buying. As much as we loved the first one, this sequel just fell flat for us. We're glad we saw it, but this was a one and done for us.

All Hallows' Eve (our review HERE) is a solid pass for us. We no likey. At all.

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TV lovers will be in heaven this week, as some of the year's best Genre shows hit Blu-ray & DVD today.

First and foremost, there's Hannibal. There should be no need for us to explain why this is a Day One purchase for Horror fans, but we'll do so anyhow: It's an awesome show! Really, that's all that needs to be said. Alright, We'll also say that Season 2 upped the ante in the Hannibal vs. Will game, introduced Margot and Mason Verger, boasted some crazy deaths, and left us hanging with one of the best Season Finales that we've ever seen. Hannibal is one of the best shows on TV, and if you have yet to experience it, Season One is on sale this week HERE for $16.99 on Blu-ray... so stop dallying and become a true Fannibal!

The rest of the week's TV Show releases are probably not ones that we'd buy, but millions of other fans would call us crazy for saying that. That Sleepy Hollow set is really tempting though at $24.99...

On the DVD front, we're really curious to check out House of the Witchdoctor, but the others we'll be taking a pass on... We've already spent our allowance for this week.


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