July 28, 2015

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

Another small week on the release front, the last week in July at least gives us a few titles worth seeking out and spending our resources on.

*Be sure to click the pics to get your Horror fix!

It seemed like a great idea when all-around nice guy Max (Yelchin, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation) and his beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (Greene, Twilight saga) moved in together. But when Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare, Max knows it's time to call it quits. There's just one problem: he's terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is the victim of a fatal, freak accident, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Just as Max is thinking about moving on with what could be his dream girl, Olivia (Daddario, True Detective) – Evelyn has returned from the grave and is determined to get her boyfriend back... even if that means transforming him into one of the undead.

Definitely a fun flick, Burying the Ex may not be a perfect return to form for Joe Dante, but it does show that he's still got some of the magic that made him a Horror Icon in the 80's, left in his veins. Plus, Daddario is in this, and she's ALWAYS worth watching for 80 minutes or so. 

This disc is a Best Buy Exclusive (for now.)

Read our review HERE.

Kornel Mundruczo's newest film is a story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed "human superiors," but it's also an brutal, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe. When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because it's mixed-breed heritage is deemed 'unfit' by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called 'unfit' dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his 'Masters' in his journey through the streets and animal control centers how to bite the hands that beats him …

We've been dying to see White God since it made the Festival Circuit rounds earlier this year, where it earned tons of praise.  It's said to be phenomenal, and it looks phenomenal, so we'll be grabbing a copy of this one before anything else this week.

  • Behind The Scenes of White God.
  • Interview With Writer/Director Korn√©l Mundrucz√≥.
  • Interview With Animal Coordinator/Technical Advisor Teresa Ann Miller.

There's not a lot in the bottom half this week that makes us want to spend our money, but we can say that Cherry 3000 and Zone Troopers are fun, schlocky, 80's throwbacks, as is Ghost Town.

On the DVD Front though...

  • Any MST3K boxed set is always worth taking a look at, as those guys are the kings of lampooning, and Shetland is a series that we've heard good things about and want to check out, but we'd definitely want to see it first before buying it outright. 
  • Everything else, as always is a crap-shoot.


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