The holiday shopping season is officially upon us, and that means it's time to take a look back at the last year of Blu-ray releases to help you decide which packages will have the horror fans on your list grinning from ear-to-ear!
Blue Underground has been absent from the high definition game for over a year now. It's no secret that declining physical media sales have probably played a part in their reduced output, and their return to the Blu-ray arena is something of an odd choice.
Sometimes a home video announcement fills you with so much joy that images of watching it in all of its gooey high definition goodness immediately start swimming through your head. This is one of those times.
With the ill-fated remake having suffered a less than stellar performance at the US box office, Sam Peckinpah’s original classic thriller Straw Dogs has now been treated to a remastered Blu-ray release in the UK courtesy of FremantleMedia Enterprises. To mark the occasion, we’ve found ourselves with two copies of this new high-def treat to give away!
Starring Marco Leonardi, Michael Parks, Rebecca Gayheart, Danny Trejo, Ara Celi Directed by PJ Pesce Distributed by Echo Bridge Entertainment
Starring Doug Bradley, Lance Henriksen, Katheryn Winnick, Henry Cavill Directed by Rick Bota Distributed by Echo Bridge Entertainment
Starring Doug Bradley, Bruce Ramsay, Valentina Vargas, Kim Meyers, Adam Scott Directed by Alan Smithee Distributed by Echo Bridge Entertainment
I’ll never forget reading about LaserDiscs in Fangoria magazine and frothing at the mouth as they described deluxe editions of my favorite films. Glorious widescreen presentations, commentary tracks, ‘making-of’ featurettes, special effects tests, theatrical trailers – all of it wrapped inside very cool packaging and priced to own for the smallest of the niche markets.