April 28, 2015

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digital Dread Report for April 28th

A battle between Serial Killers; some Liquid Schwartz;  and one of Vincent Price's last movies... this is The Digital Dread Report for April 21st!

It's kind of a quiet last week in April as far as Blu-ray & DVD releases go, which is fine by us, because May & June are shaping up to be huge months for Must Own titles. Still, there are a few releases this week that will be taking the shekels out of our wallets...

*So read on, and be sure to click the pics to order whatever strikes your fancy.

The Barber has been getting some mixed reviews, but it looks like something that we'd watch anyhow. You don't see many movies that highlight Serial Killers squaring off against one another, so we can't help but be intrigued by this one. The fact that Scott Glenn is in it, and is playing a bad guy, only intrigues us more.

We'll probably rent this one first, as we aren't big on blind buys of unproven movies these days, but see it, we will.

Recommended, but with caution.

As far as comedies go, there weren't many who did it better than Mel Brooks did in his prime. Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, History of the World: Part 1, and Spaceballs stand as some of the funniest movies ever made.

Spaceballs is probably our favorite of them because it parodied Star Wars, so right there it appealed not only to our inner nerd, but to our need to laugh; and it's not many movies that make us laugh as hard as Spaceballs does, especially not when they're nearly 30 years old, and we've seen them as much as we have this one.

For under $10, this Blu-ray is a steal. *Plus we really dig that black case.

Highly Recommended.

Also known as The Offspring, this obscure little 80's gem is one of the better Horror Anthologies that we've ever seen. It's gory, nasty, uncomfortable in its subject matter, and it boasts one hell of a cast, including Vincent Price, Clu Gulager, and Lawrence Tierney, among others.

Being that this is a Scream Factory release, we expect it to look and sound great, and come with some great extras, and for the $16 price, we'll be finding out just how good it is in short order.

Highly Recommended.

  • I suppose The Boy Next Door looks like an alright Thriller, if you can stand watching J-Lo try to act for 90-minutes or so. We probably aren't that strong.
  • It's been a while since we've seen the 1990 remake of The Lord of The Flies, but we have nothing but good memories of it. We think. It's been a long time. *This was James Badge Dale's first role.
  • Mommy is a pure drama, but it's garnered some extremely strong word of mouth, and so we'll be checking it out as soon as we get the chance.
  • Wild at Heart is one of David Lynch's best movies, and even though it's just another plain old drama, we wanted to at least give it a little shout-out here.
  • Everything else, as always, is a crap-shoot.

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