March 1, 2015

March's Top Blu-ray & DVD Pre-Orders!

There are always plenty of new Movies and TV Shows released on Blu-ray & DVD each week, but even if we wanted to, we couldn't possibly buy them all. There are, however, always a small group of them that make us drool (figuratively) in anticipation, that we feel compelled to own.

So here are the movies seeing release in March that we are dying to get our hands on, and that we feel good about recommending to you. Don't forget to click the pics to pre-order!
The Blu-ray that we're most looking forward to getting our hands on in March is Grindhouse Releasing's version of The Beyond. We already own this Fulci classic on DVD, but we're excited for the visual & audio upgrade that this 2-Disc (plus 1-CD) set is sure to give us. March 24th can not get here quick enough.

  • Provocative commentary by stars Catriona MacColl and genre superstar David Warbeck
  • New in-depth interviews with stars Catriona MacColl, Cinzia Monreale and Giovanni De Nava, U.S. production manager Larry Ray, make-up artists Giannetto DeRossi and Maurizio Trani, cinematographer Sergio Salvati, writer Dardano Sacchetti, producer Fabrizio De Angelis, composer Fabio Frizzi, original U.S. distributor Terry Levene, and Antonella Fulci
  • Rare archival interviews with director Lucio Fulci and David Warbeck
  • Lost German pre-credit sequence in full color
  • Liner notes by legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun and EuroHorror expert Martin Beine
  • Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailers
  • BONUS CD – original soundtrack album by Fabio Frizzi newly remastered in stunning 96khz sound from the original studio master tapes
  • And other surprises...

Release Date: March 24h.
Read our review HERE.
Speaking of great Lucio Fulci films, Blue Underground is releasing a 3-Disc set which includes City of the Living Dead, The House by the Cemetery, and The New York Ripper, on March 31st. While this is only a repackaging of all three of their individual releases into one set (same transfers, same extras), it's a Must Own for Horror fans who don't already have these classics gems in their collections.

Release Date: March 31st.
Nearly as good as the above Fulci set, this Dario Argento 3-Disc collection is a Must Oave for Deep Red and Inferno alone (sorry, we're not the biggest fans of The Cat O' Nine Tails.) As with the Fulci set, this 3-Disc set is a repackaging of the individual releases, so don't expect to find any new transfers or any new supplemental material here.

Release Date: March 31st.
If you love The Hunger Games books or movies, then the release for Mockingjay: Part 1 is probably already on your calendar. We found this first part of the third and final film of the Hunger Games Trilogy to be a bit melodramatic and overwrought, and even cheesy at times. Maybe it will play better when we watch it back-to-back with Part 2, but as a standalone film effort, it was underwhelming.

For fans of the series though, this will no doubt be a day one purchase.

Release Date: March 6th.
Late Phases was one of the most enjoyable movies that we saw in 2014, and as werewolf flicks go, it's also one of the best. Nick Damici is a mad talented man, and to see him play a blind war veteran who takes on a bunch of hungry werewolves was nothing but a pure joy. This movie is worthy of a rental at the very least, but for werewolf aficionados, it's a Must Own.

Release Date: March 10th.
The combination of 70's Horror and 70's Blaxploitation flicks gets no better than it does with Blacula. Blacula and its sequel are not as cheesy as you might think they are, so don't go into them thinking that you're going to get Dolemite with vampire fangs. These are straight-forward vampire flicks with an afro-centric vibe to them, and we know that Scream Factory is going to make them look and sound prettier than they ever have.

Release Date: March 3rd.
We'll be buying Interstellar because its exactly the kind of movie that Blu-ray was created for. We really can't wait to see how gorgeous the far reaches of space look on our home setup. Oh yeah, and the movie itself was pretty good; not Christopher Nolan's best work by a long shot, but we still found it to be top-notch entertainment that even had a bit of an emotional kick to it.

Release Date: March 31st.
From now until the day that we die, we will love MST3K, in either its original form, or in its modern day Rifftrax incarnation. Some episodes are better than others, but the bottom line is that nobody lampoons bad movies better than these guys. For MST3K collectors, this set is a Must Own.

Release Date: March 24th.
Aside from the trailer and some promo images, we know very little about Muck, and yet we've been dying to see it since last Summer, when it was originally supposed to see release. It looks like it's gong to be a sleazy little slasher, and so we'll be taking a chance on it with a blind buy.

Release Date: March 17th.
Compared to the Lord of the Rings movies, the Hobbit movies were a disappointment; they're fun and all, but they just don't pack the emotional punch that the LOTR flicks do. The best way to put it is that the LOTR movies feel more adult-oriented, while the Hobbit movies feel like they're geared towards kids. For better or worse (depending on how you view them), this was a fitting conclusion to the trilogy.

We will be waiting to buy this movie when the Extended Edition comes out sometime in the fall, because we didn't love it (or any of them) enough to double-dip.

Release Date: March 24th.
I'm not entirely sure whether Digging Up the Marrow is worth owning or not, but I include it here because Ray Wise gives a Must See performance in it. It's a fun movie that is sometimes creepy, but it's Wise's performance that is the "marrow" of this one. If you're a fan of Adam Green, then this one should definitely be on your list.

Release Date: March 24th.
Read our review HERE.

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