June 14, 2016

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digital Dread Report for 6/14!

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A sequel to Cloverfield that isn't really a sequel, but it kinda is; Synapse gives us an obscure 80's B-movie gem; the Jeepers Creepers flicks; the Jaws flicks; the Bourne flicks; the two newest Star Trek flicks... there's plenty going on this week in the world of Blu-ray releases. 

So let's check out this week's New Releases below, and be sure to click the pics to order yourself some flicks!

"After surviving a car accident, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker with two men. Howard (John Goodman) tells her that a massive chemical attack has rendered the air unbreathable, and their only hope of survival is to remain inside. Despite the comforts of home, Howard's controlling and menacing nature makes Michelle want to escape. After taking matters into her own hands, the young woman finally discovers the truth about the outside world."

A lot of mystery surrounded 10 Cloverfield Lane before its release, and although we weren't sure whether it was supposed to be a direct sequel to Cloverfield or not, we went into it with open minds and a healthy sense of curiosity... and we were rewarded with a movie that was a few different things at once, all of them pretty damned good. Read our full review below for out thoughts.

This is exactly the kind of movie that we love to own on Blu-ray, and although the bonus content doesn't look very extensive, we're dying to see how the movie looks on our Home Theater set-ups.

Special Features:

· Feature film in high definition
· Commentary by director Dan Trachtenberg and producer J.J. Abrams
· Over 30 minutes of Behind-The-Scenes Footage


"All the pleasures of the flesh and malevolence of black magic collide with deadly force in a suburban experiment in witchcraft. Larry Barnes seems to be living a charmed life. He's on the fast track to a partnership in a prestigious law firm and his beautiful and sexy wife Erica will do anything to keep her husband happy, even down to eliminating those who stand in the way to success."

Sorceress is one of those cheesy B-grade Horror flicks from the 90's that plays more like soft-core porn that you'd find on Cinemax at 2 A.M. than it does a true Horror movie, but we're curious to see what Synapse did with the movie on an A/V level, because they always do such great work.

Fans of 90's Exploitation should be well pleased with this release.

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Director Jim Wynorski.
  • Additional Audio Commentary with Director Jim Wynorski and SPFX Artist/Actor/Director, Tom Savini.

"On a desolate country highway, two homeward-bound teens (Gina Philips, The Sickhouse and Justin Long, Drag Me To Hell) are nearly run off the road by a maniac in a beat-up truck... and later spot him shoving what appears to be a body down a sewer pipe. But when they stop to investigate, they discover that the grisly reality at the bottom of that pipe is far worse than they could have ever suspected... and that they are now the targets of an evil far more unspeakable – and unstoppable – than they could have ever imagined!"

We'll never get Victor Salva's Clownhouse on Blu-ray -mainly because he raped the film's 11-year-old lead actor, and I mean that literally- so fans of the director will have to settle for Collector's Editions of Jeepers Creepers 1 & 2 (below) instead.

The only reason I even highlight these releases is because Scream Factory probably worked their asses off on them, and they don't deserve to lose money for doing so. They won't get ours though.

  • The Bourne Classified Collection is one that we'd be all over if we didn't already own all of the movies on Blu-ray. These are great movies that look excellent on BD
  • For some reason (oh yeah, there's a killer shark movie hitting theaters at the end of the month), Universal is releasing the Jaws sequels on Blu-ray again. Part 2 was decent enough, but 3 and 4 were pretty bad, especially by the first movie's standards. Still fun flicks though, if you love the whole Shark Week Horror thing. 
  • The newest Star Trek flicks are also being re-released on Blu-ray this week to coincide with the arrival of Part 3 in theaters this July, and so if you don't own them yet, now's your chance to grab them. 
  • London Has Fallen is one that we'll probably check out when we get some free time, as we're always up for a big, stupid action flick, and the first one wasn't bad at all.
  • We're dying to see Rabid Dogs, mainly because it's a remake of the 1974 Mario Bava Thriller. And because it looks great. It's on our list. 
  • And everything else, as always, is a crap-shoot. 

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