December 16, 2014

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

This is essentially the last release day before Christmas. Yes, there is still one more Tuesday to go before December 25th gets here, but there's not really anything being released next week besides a few BBC TV Shows, so, this is basically it.

*There's still time to get anything you need delivered before X-mas, so click the pics below before it's too late!

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For us, the Lord of Illusions Collector's Edition is the Must Have release of the week. Scream Factory is once again bringing us another movie from our formative years and giving it a shiny new transfer, and we couldn't be happier. We like Clive Barker movies. We're simple like that. This is a great flick, and a day one purchase for us.

At the Devil's Door (our review HERE) is a spooky little flick that we liked a lot, despite its flaws. It's hard to go wrong with this one at a price point of $9.99, so we have to say that it's absolutely worth buying, even if you haven't seen it before, but are curious about it. That's basically the price of a rental.

We were expecting Stonehearst Asylum to be more of a Gothic Horror story than the straight-up Mystery/Thriller that it was. Although it wasn't very scary at all, it was still a good movie that we enjoyed, but we're not sure that we'd buy it. Rent it again, absolutely, but we probably don't need to own it. Along with Session 9 and Transsiberian, this is one of Brad Anderson's best films.

Ninja Turtles and The Maze Runner, we'll leave to the kiddies.

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We only got two episodes into the first season of Extant before we lost track of it, so there's not a lot that we can say about it, other than what we saw seemed decent enough. Sci-fi fans should be pleased with this show.

This week is definitely more loaded on the DVD front than it is on the Blu-ray front, and there are actually a few titles here that are worth buying (or at least renting.)

We love FX's The Americans, but it perplexes us that it's not being released on Blu-ray at all. That fact alone will prevent us from buying it, even though it's one of our favorite shows. Good job, FX.

The Devil's Hand (our review HERE) is a decent enough movie, but it fell short of being anything worth raving about. At least for us. Even though we won't rave about it, we will say that it's worth a watch, although we'd recommend you wait until it hits Netflix, and watch it for free.

As far as everything else here goes, Don't Look in the Basement is a pretty solid 70's exploitation flick, and Device looks like it could be alright.

We'd also like to see Wax, as it looks like it's pretty creepy.


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