December 9, 2014

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digital Dread Report for December 9th

Guardians of the Galaxy, Dead Snow, Band of Brothers... this week sees the release of some truly Must Own titles that are of the highest caliber.

*Click and order, because there are only 16 shopping days left until Christmas!

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Sure, we could pretend that Dead Snow 2 is more important, but who are we kidding; the big release of the week is Guardians of the Galaxy. GOTG was a fun, funny, and even touching entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we're hoping that it's only the first of Marvel's galactic adventures that we'll see on the big screen (Inhumans is on the way, so it looks like we'll be getting more space action soon enough.)

Being that GOTG is one of the biggest and best movies of 2014, I don't see how this won't be the #1 selling Blu-ray/DVD of the year. Buy it now, and enjoy a kick-ass time.

Now we can discuss Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead (review HERE.) Dead Snow 2 (like GOTG) is one hell of a fun ride, albeit in a sillier and far gorier way. We loved the first Dead Snow (review HERE), and this sequel is every bit as good as its predecessor, and even better in some regards. If you like your Horror movies peppered with a liberal amount of humor, then this movie is a must see, especially at its current $11.99 price point.

The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears is the newest effort from the folks that brought us Amer (review HERE), and if it's anything like that trippy, bizarre, visually gorgeous neo-giallo, then we're in for something special here. We'll be watching this one as soon as our Blu-ray gets here.

Tesis is a creepy, effective Spanish flick from the 90's that deals with the forbidden world of snuff films, and we're glad to see that it's finally hitting Blu-ray. Its $34.99 price tag is a bit steep for such an obscure movie, but it's definitely worth your time once the price comes down. Of course if money is no object to you, then it's worth your time right now.

Warner Bros. Diamond Luxe Edition releases of Batman, Gremlins, and Natural Born Killers, pretty much speak for themselves.

It looks like they're re-issuing Band of Brothers on Blu-ray for some reason, but since it's such an excellent show, who really cares why. This is one of the best pieces of filmed entertainment that we've ever seen, and if you've never had the pleasure, you simply must grab it now for $21.99. We know that the phrase "Best Ever" gets thrown around a lot when it comes to movies and TV Shows (and we hate hyperbole like that), but in the case of Band of Brothers, the descriptor of "Best Ever" is absolutely fitting, as it is just superb on all levels.

Neither Dr. Who or Under the Dome are for us, but if you dig them, then have at it.

There's nothing here that we'd spend money on to own or rent, although Stripped to Kill does make us fondly remember watching those late night dirty movies on Cinemax back in the 80's... We're still not buying it though.


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