October 23, 2015

What's New on VOD This Week (10/20-10/23)

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We're going to be switching up the format of our weekly VOD post through the end of October; with the sheer volume of titles hitting VOD between now and Halloween, we need to condense things a bit, or else risk having some crazy long posts.

You can still rent the movies or watch their trailers by clicking the posters below, so really, same thing, just a different format.

It's another strong (and fairly busy) week on the VOD front, and we're all kinds of hyped to check out some Kurt Russell Horror Western action; some animated Poe stories narrated by Genre legends; a bizarre gangland sing-off; and an a small Irish revenge flick that looks like it might just have some bite to it.

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  • We've been dying to see Bone Tomahawk for the simple fact that it stars Kurt Russell; The guy is a bad-ass and a legend, and if he's starring in a Horror Western, then we're there on day one. Even with the backlog of movies that we're currently working our way through, Bone Tomahawk is moving to the top of the pile. Immediately.
  • For lovers of animation, Extraordinary Tales looks to be an... extraordinary watch. 5 classic Edgar Allen Poe tales animated in exciting ways, and narrated by the likes of Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, and Guillermo del Toro sounds too good to pass up. Again, this is one that's moving to the top of our Must Watch list. 
  • Tokyo Tribe is one that we're really curious to check out, but one that we're also kind of hesitant to watch; the whole "rival streets gangs having rap-offs before they fight" thing could either be brilliant, or a total disaster. Still, it's an intriguing premise that we hope ends up being good in practice.

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  • Darkness On the Edge Of Town looks like a different kind of revenge flick, and we'd definitely give it a go. 
  • Terminator: Genisys wasn't as bad as most people make it out to be. Honestly. I went into it thinking that it was going to be a complete trainwreck, because the trailers made it look horrible, but I actually ended up enjoying it. It definitely passed the "It didn't piss me off" test, and that's a big deal around here. 
  • Finally, we have The Vatican Tapes, which looks lame, and got horrible reviews, but at some point we'll give it a go, if only because Djimon Hounsou is in it, and he's a hell of an actor. We'll probably wait until it hits Netflix though.


  1. Hounsou is in that movie for less than 4 minutes. It does have an excellent unexpected ending though

    1. I hate when they do that. It feels like a bait and switch!

  2. Word is that Martyrs remake will be released in Feb 2016 on vod to those who are wondering.

    1. Thanks for the info, Anon.

      Not sure how it's going to turn out, but it's definitely one to keep an eye on.