February 7, 2017

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digital Dread Report for 2/7

Not only does this week see our Blu-ray of the Month for February seeing release, but we get a new Jeffrey Dean Morgan flick; some S.Korean exorcism fun; Alexandre Aja's latest; and a trippy movie starring Chloe Sevigny.

So, it's a pretty good week on the Blu-ray front.

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?

"Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. They are joined by a core of original characters in a complex, frightening new narrative. Penny Dreadful is a psychological thriller filled with dark mystery and suspense, where personal demons from the past can be stronger than vampires, evil spirits and immortal beasts."

Showtime's Gothic ode to the Horror Classics made quite the impression on us over its 3-Season run, living up to the lofty expectations that we had for it, and even exceeding them. Penny Dreadful takes parts of such legendary stories as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman, and Dorian Gray, and combines them to form its own unique world in which they all inter-mingle and cause each other plenty of trouble.

Eva Green was mesmerizing as Vanessa Ives, and as far as we're concerned, she finally proved that she was a hell of an actress, and not just a pretty face (and sexy body.) Equally as captivating was Josh Hartnett, playing the brooding American Gunslinger, Ethan Chandler. While the two of them basically carried the show, they were surrounded by an equally impressive cast, playing equally impressive characters.

Now that the entire series is being released on Blu-ray in one fancy little package, it's simply a Must Own for anyone who is a fan of Gothic Horror, excellent television, and Eva Green's sexy self.

*Note: This is a repackaging of the releases of the three individual seasons of the show. It's packed with bonus features, but if you already own them on disc, then it's not really necessary to double dip. If you don't then it is definitely one to add to your library.


  1. Desierto looks awesome. Jeffrey Dean Morgan playing another psychotic bad guy? We're all in.
  2. The Priests: Exorcism looks pretty frigging awesome too, and now that it's finally hit U.S. shores, we're definitely going to have to check it out.
  3. The 9th Life of Louis Drax looks like the kind of Hitchcockian Thriller that we'd dig, so we'll have to finally give it a go.
  4. We owe someone out there a review for Antibirth, and that will happen. For now though, let's just say that this is a... different movie that may not be for everyone, but it's one that kept us hooked.
  5. Recovery (review HERE) was decent enough, but probably warrants a rental for first time viewers. Unless you're a big fan of the talents of Kirby Bliss Blanton, then just buy it and call it a day.
  6. And I have to say that the poster for Candiland is fantastic. The movie may end up being complete sheit (may end up being good too), but that poster is aces.
  7. And everything else, as always, is a crap-shoot.

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