February 21, 2017

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digital Dread Report for 2/21

It's a small week on the Blu-ray & DVD front to be sure, but it's also one that has a few spinning gems to offer us, and we'll take quality over quantity any day.

Be sure to click the pics below to buy the movies, or even rent them. Or both. Or neither. It really depends on your mood, now doesn't it?

  • Overall, I have to say that Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge is probably the "Biggest" release of the week in general. Critics love it, and it's one that we need to see, because Mel Gibson behind the camera is gold. Yes, we love Mel. We're also suckers for War pics with an emotional bent, so we're all in on this one.
  • Nocturnal Animals (read our review HERE) is a great movie, even if we didn't exactly love the twist that drove the whole thing forward. It may not end up being what you expect by the end, but it's a journey that's well-worth taking anyhow. The more I think about it, the more it haunts me... and I know that sounds like hyperbole, but it's the truth. The Blu-ray should look fantastic too.
  • In his first real role, Jean Claude Van Damme played a bad guy, and if No Retreat, No Surrender is anything, it's a cheesy 80's karate movie that will entertain the shit out of you, especially watching JCVD mean mug the camera. It's mad cool that this movie has finally hit Blu-ray, and it's going to be in our collections soon enough.
  • Black Widows looks like it might be a fun, low-budget Indie flick, if you're in the mood for a black comedy that treads into the waters of rape revenge. That just sounds wrong, but hey, maybe it's a laugh riot!
  • Everything else, as always, is a crap-shoot.

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1 comment :

  1. Hacksaw Ridge was... Eh... OK???
    I also love everything that is Mel. Like EVERYTHING he touches is gold.
    This movie was not the usual gritty type that I am used to seeing.
    It had overly corny dialogue that didn't seem to fit. And just like HeartBreak Ridge with Eastwood, The Sargent doesn't go off to war with you. In fact in WW2 they would spread people out everywhere. Just that one simple fact that everyone from the start was in the battle seemed so unlikely(And I fucking hate when people say this, but...) it actually took me right out of the movie. The action was both over the top and really felt small at the same time. A guy actually picks up a blown up torso and uses it for a shield. Like come one dude, Really??
    He should have mixed the movie he used with the tone on Full Metal Jacket and it would have perfect.
    I think the problem is that people glorify that war, and call it our greatest generation....

    Man, you want to watch something that will blow your fucking mind??

    Netflix: Oliver Stones Untold US History. I've watched it all twice already. SOOOO fantastic. It really opened my eyes man, like WAY open. And this is all fact shit, not conspiracy shit, it's done with historians. Just saying, before you watch another war movie, watch it. ONly 12 episodes.