April 26, 2016

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digitl Dread Report for 4/26

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A vengeful Christmas Demon; the (arguably) greatest Blaxploitation movie ever made; plus 2 more Arrow & Scream Factory releases... this is another small, yet satisfying week on the Blu-ray release front.

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"When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family's home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive."

There are people out there who will tell you that Krampus was a letdown, and that it could have been better (and they have a point), but we're here to tell you that it was a really fun and twisted flick... so damn the haters!

It's no Trick 'r Treat or anything, but writer/director Mike Dougherty serves up another delightful Holiday-themed Horror flick with Krampus that will be in our Holiday binge-watching repertoire from now on.

We say buy it and don't look back.


  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • The Naughty Ones: Meet The Cast – At the center of this crazed story, filled with horrifying creatures and massive set pieces, are some of the funniest and most talented actors working today.  This piece shines a light on the cast of Krampus as they share their experiences making this movie.
  • Galleries – Still Images from the set
  • Feature Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Michael Dougherty and Co-Writers Todd Casey & Zach Shields 
  • Krampus and His Minions – In this exclusive feature see how Krampus and his twisted underlings gave the visual-effects superstars at Peter Jackson's New Zealand-based Weta Workshop some creative and technical challenges. Viewers will have an insider look at how Krampus and his evil minions were created and executed.
  • Practical Danger – Stunt Coordinator Rodney Cook walks viewers through how the film's thrilling stunts were done live on set while facing challenges with the creatures, children and set design.
  • Inside the Snowglobe: Production Design – Filming almost entirely on sound stages in the middle of summer in New Zealand, the art department and special effects team had to pull out all of their tricks to create sets that were realistic, ready for stunts and practical effects, all while creating the look of a winter wonderland.
  • Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop: Krampus – Go behind-the-scenes at the world famous Weta Workshop to see how they brought the amazing Krampus creatures to life.
  • Dougherty's Vision – In this featurette Director Michael Dougherty, along with the film's cast and crew, reveal how his approach informed the tone, pacing, humor and performances of Krampus.

"Dolemite (Moore), the baddest pimp in town, has just been released from prison, ready to take revenge on notorious gangster Willie Green (Martin), who set him up on a phony drug charge and stole his club, The Total Experience. With the help of his friend Queen Bee (Lady Reed) and their bank of Kung Fu fighting vixens, Dolemite takes on every "rat soup eatin' mother#%$*er" in South Central."

Listen, if you ever take our (specifically my) advice about buying a non-Horror flick on Blu-ray, then please let it be this one.

Dolemite is a crazy, funny as hell Comedy about a pimp who gets out of jail, and sets out to get revenge on the rat-soup-eatin' motherfucker who framed him up 20 years ago... with help from his bottom bitch, Queen B; his army of karate school-trained hoes; and the hamburger pimp, The Creeper.

Rudy Ray Moore is a riot in this one, and if you like laughing your ass off at Bad Movies, then this is an absolute Must See.

Can you dig it?

Special Features:
  • Region free Blu-ray and DVD combo pack.
  • All extras on both formats.
  • Scanned and restored in 2k from a newly discovered 35mm negative.
  • Includes two framing options: the intended 1.85:1 widescreen version and an alternate full frame 'boom mic' version.
  • "I, Dolemite" making-of documentary.
  • "Lady Reed Uncut" featurette.
  • "Locations: Then & Now" featurette.
  • Historical commentary track by Rudy Ray Moore's biographer, Mark Jason Murray.
  • DOLEMITE – theatrical trailer.
  • THE HUMAN TORNADO – theatrical trailer.
  • Original cover artwork by Jay Shaw.
  • Reversible cover artwork.
  • English SDH Subtitles.

  • Scream Factory bring us two new titles this week: the wacky 90's Horror Comedy, Death Becomes her, that stars Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, and Meryl Streep; and the 70's Snakeploitation flick, Sssssss. Both are fun flicks, for what they are, and now fans of them can watch them in pretty new 1080p packages. 
  • Arrow Films is releasing two obscure movies of their own this week as well. Dillinger, the 70's flick about the infamous gangster, boasts one hell of a cast; and the 80's-cheesy, The Zero Boys, is sure to appeal to anyone who likes 80's-cheesy flicks. 
  • Backtrack was a decent-enough Psychological Thriller (read our review HERE.)
  • Jane Got a Gun was a pretty solid Western that stars Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton as two star-crossed lovers who are forced to do battle with a bloodthirsty gang of outlaws. We kinda dug it.
  • And that's it. No stragglers this week, so order up, and go enjoy what you're going to enjoy!


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