Video and DVD

Fargo: 20th Anniversary Edition Steelbook

Fargo: 20th Anniversary Edition Steelbook

| August 3, 2017

I vividly remember the first time I saw Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo (1996). I gasped—actually, literally gasped—when Carter Burwell’s iconic, haunting score swelled as Jerry Lundegaard’s (William H. Macy) car appeared over a hill outside Fargo, ND in a snowstorm. From that moment on I was entranced, unable to process what I was seeing […]

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Teen Wolf Too: Collector’s Edition

Teen Wolf Too: Collector’s Edition

| August 3, 2017

When Scream Factory announced they were releasing Teen Wolf (1985) and Teen Wolf Too (1987) in two separate Collector’s Edition Blu-rays, the decision to split the films was met with skepticism by many in comments sections and on message boards. On one hand, that’s a testament to just how much more people like Teen Wolf […]

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WTF!

WTF!

| August 2, 2017

While spending their spring break at a secluded cabin in the woods, a group of teenagers are horrified to discover that a psychopath is picking them off one by one in increasingly gruesome ways.  Among the group we have Rachel (Callie Ott), who has survived a similar slaughter years earlier; her boyfriend Toby (Nicholas James […]

Teen Wolf: Collector’s Edition

Teen Wolf: Collector’s Edition

| August 2, 2017

Thanks to the rising star of Family Ties’ Michael J. Fox in 1985, Teen Wolf wound up being a huge hit, raking in $33 million on a $1.8 million budget. And in retrospect, it’s amazing that Teen Wolf became the hit it did given that the whole film was built on the absurd premise of […]

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Slither: Collector’s Edition

Slither: Collector’s Edition

| August 1, 2017

How the hell is it that James Gunn’s Slither (2006) is only now debuting on Blu-ray with today’s release of a Scream Factory Collector’s Edition Blu-ray? You’d think Gunn’s incredible success with Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) would have prompted an immediate upgrade from the film’s 2006 DVD release to capitalize on Gunn’s boffo box […]

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It Stains the Sands Red

It Stains the Sands Red

| July 28, 2017

Any diehard horror fan would be pardoned for suffering from prolonged zombie fatigue in today’s pop culture landscape. The Walking Dead is a hit long-running TV series, Night of the Living Dead has been used in every film that needs characters watching a public domain movie in it for decades, and independent filmmakers keep cranking […]

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Warlock Collection: Vestron Video Collector’s Series

Warlock Collection: Vestron Video Collector’s Series

| July 25, 2017

As I discussed in my review of The Unholy (1988), Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series has brought a number of my childhood obsessions to Blu-ray in a shockingly short time. The Saturday movie matinees on cable and odd video rentals of my youth instilled in me a deep affection for many of the films released […]

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Stormy Monday

Stormy Monday

| July 20, 2017

As a writer/director, Mike Figgis crafted a feature work in 1995 that the revered Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences deemed worthy of winning and/or being nominated for four Academy Awards with Leaving Las Vegas. Earning Nicolas Cage an Oscar win for Best Actor and finding Figgis himself nominated for Best Director, this is […]

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American Fable

American Fable

| July 13, 2017

When young Gitty, Peyton Kennedy, finds a man (Richard Schiff; The West Wing) she believes can grant wishes trapped in her family’s silo, she’s torn between letting her new friend go and protecting her family, who may have imprisoned him there in the first place. Writer/Director Anne Hamilton has put together a cool little movie […]

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The Bat People

The Bat People

| July 13, 2017

That we can now order The Bat People (a.k.a. It Lives By Night (1974)) on Blu-ray is astonishing. The release of this disc alone is a testament to just how significant the work that the folks over at Scream Factory are doing for horror cinema preservation. Sure, films like John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) and […]

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