June 7, 2016

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digital Dread Report for 6/7!

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A Michael Bay film that's actually good; a Ridley Scott film that's predictably excellent; a few decent Supernatural Thrillers; Ghostbusters in 4K; and a 5-film Tremors DVD set... There's lots of variety to be found in this, the first Digital Dread Report of June!

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

"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. The film is based on the nonfiction novel "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi" by New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff with the members of the Annex Security Team."

As far as modern day War movies go, 13 Hours may not be Black Hawk Down, but it sure does deliver the goods in its own special way. I still don't buy John Krasinski as a tough guy (I barely bought him as Jim on The Office), but James Badge Dale, Max Martini, and the rest of the cast bring enough of their own bad-assery to the proceedings to make up for it.

This is a good story, and a true one, and it's packed full of all kinds of crazy action and cheesy melodrama, and we liked it even more on the 2nd watch.

Special Features:

  • For the Record: Finding the Truth Amid the Noise.
  • Uncovering Benghazi's Secret Soldiers.
  • Preparing for Battle: Behind the Scenes of 13 Hours.

"During a mission to Mars, American astronaut Mark Watney (played by Academy Award winner Matt Damon) is presumed dead and left behind. But Watney is still alive. Against all odds, he must find a way to contact Earth in the hope that scientists can devise a rescue plan to bring him home. Based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, THE MARTIAN provides a realistic glimpse into life in outer-space that will have you on the edge of your seat! In addition to wowing audiences around the world, the film is one of best reviewed of the year and has been named one of the best movies of the year by such groups as National Board of Review, which also awarded top honors to Ridley Scott for Best Director, Matt Damon for Best Actor and Drew Goddard for Best Adapted Screenplay."

One of our favorite movies of last year, The Martian is being re-released in 2-Disc Extended Edition, and we're not even mad that the studio is trying to get us to double dip. Even though The Martian is a great pure Sci-Fi movie, we were surprised at how funny it was; we expected this one to be intense, action-packed, and maybe even emotional... but funny? At 78, Ridley Scott still knows how to make enjoyable movies on an epic scale, and this one is definitely that.

We'll be grabbing this one just to see the Extended Edition of the movie. 

Bonus Features:

Disc 1: 
  • Theatrical and Extended Feature Blu-ray.
  • Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott, Drew Goddard and Andy Weir.

Disc 2: 

  • The Long Way Home: Making The Martian.
  • Dare Mighty Things: NASA s Journey to Mars.
  • The Journey to Mars 101: NASA s Journey to Mars.
  • The Journey to Mars 101: Living on Mars and Beyond.
  • The Journey to Mars 101: Why Science Fiction Inspires Me.
  • Deleted Scenes.
  • Gag Reel.
  • Ares III: Refocused.
  • 5 Ares Mission Videos.
  • Digital HD.
  • And More!

"A family lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye. She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds. But when she disobeys a sacred warning to never open that door, she upsets the balance between life and death."

If you like your Supernatural Thrillers a bit on the above-average side of things, then The Other Side of the Door is probably one that you'll want to check out. There's no new ground being broken here, and you've seen it all before, but if you don't need bold originality every time you watch a Horror flick, this disc will probably do you right.

Special Features:
  • Six Deleted Scenes.
  • Behind the Door – Making of Featurette.
  • Still Gallery.


  • The Abandoned was a decent Supernatural Thriller. Check out our review HERE
  • The Funhouse Massacre is one that we've been wanting to check out for a while now. 
  • The Offering and Monsterland look like they could be decent B-grade efforts.
  • As music lovers, we really liked Vinyl, even if it was an imperfect first season. It's still definitely worth a watch. 
  • And everything else, as always, is a crap-shoot.


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