April 7, 2015

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digital Dread Report for April 7th!

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One of the best movies of 2014; Ryan Reynolds gone insane; a kid vs. aliens; the last [REC] movie ever; and a hunting trip gone horribly wrong; this is the Digital Dread Report for the week of April 7th!
 
April begins with a light week on the Blu-ray & DVD Release front, but at least we get a few really solid titles to make up for the lack of numbers. This week even gives us a few non-horror gems like Empire Records and Detroit Rock City, both of which are worthy of our $$$ as well. 

*Don't forget to click on the pics to order yourself some flicks!

killers
"A series of horrific murders just went viral, posted anonymously by the handsome and seductive Nomura (Kazuki Kitamura), a predator with a taste for torture. Thousands of miles away, disgraced journalist Bayu (Oka Antarra) can’t stop watching – and in a reckless moment discovers he, too, can kill."
 
With Killers, The Mo Brothers have painted a dark, twisted, and well-rounded picture of two men, and the dark depths that they go to to satisfy their need to kill. Killers was personal favorite movie of 2014, and if you're a fan of violent Thrillers like I Saw the Devil, then this movie should suit you perfectly. For only $12.99, this Blu-ray is about as Must Own as a movie can get. It's SO GOOD!

Read our review HERE.

voices
"Jerry (Reynolds) is that chipper guy clocking the nine-to-five at a bathtub factory, with the offbeat charm of anyone who could use a few friends. With the help of his court-appointed psychiatrist (Weaver), he pursues his office crush (Arterton). However, the relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn after she stands him up for a date. Guided by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog, Jerry must decide whether to keep striving for normalcy, or indulge in a much more sinister path."

The Voices was an off-beat black comedy that we found both amusing and chilling. Would we buy it? I don't know if this is a movie that we'd revisit too often, so probably not. Being that this is yet another Blu-ray that is being released at a price-point of less than $15 though, it's definitely worth buying over renting.

Read our review HERE.

invaders
"From the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Lifeforce, this space-age creature feature is crawling with horrifying hordes of Martians hell-bent on stealing your soul – as well as your planet!"

One of Tobe Hooper's lesser known efforts, this remake of the 1953 Sci-Fi classic is a movie that we remember fondly from our childhood. Along with Critters and The Hidden, Invaders From Mars made us fear the skies, and it did so with a decidedly 80's style kitsch about it. We'll probably end up owning this one.

REC
"Television reporter √Āngela is rescued from the building and taken to an oil tanker to be examined. However, it is unknown whether it is her who is carrying the seed of the mysterious demonic virus."

As an average zombie/infected movie, [REC] 4 is decent enough. As a [REC] movie though, and especially as the final chapter in what started out as such a great series, [REC] 4: Apocalypse is a huge letdown. With Angela back, we expected this one to be a return to form of sorts, and we really hoped that this series would go out on a high note...but unfortunatey, that is not the case.

As great as the first two [REC] movies are, we're content with pretending that the series stopped there.

Read our review HERE.

Preservation
"An anesthesiologist must awaken her animal instincts when she, her husband and her brother-in-law become the quarry of unseen hunters who want to turn them all into trophies."

This one was a decent backwoods Thriller, but see that it's available to stream for free on Netflix, we probably don't need to order it on DVD. Not that we would anyway...

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