We didn't provide a ton of coverage of Monsters Vs. Aliens when it was released theatrically, but considering 3D technology is such a hot topic nowadays, we thought this latest bit of news about the film's DVD format was topical and timely: Despite the fact that 3D showings accounted for 58% of the CG-animated film’s opening weekend box office take, home viewers won't have the same choice as it's only being released in 2D on DVD and Blu-ray.
It's a small list of DVD releases with a couple of sequels we had no idea had even been made and two flicks that tried something different but didn't quite pull it off. Without a doubt the pick of the week is the re-release of Kathryn Bigelow's vamp classic Near Dark.
We've already had an evil tooth fairy and a old ventriloquist lady that ripped out tongues, why not a ghostly seamstress that sews victims' mouths shut? Toss in Lance Henriksen, and it sounds like a film tailor made to go straight to DVD. It's called The Seamstress and it will on October 6th. Funny how that works out.
Huge news out of the Black Devil Doll (review here) camp! Overseas sales! DVD specs! A novelization! Holy shit!
To get you prepped for Sony's official Region 1 DVD release of Jaume Balagueró's REC (review here) (yes, we know you Canadians have had it for a while now; you remind us every time we mention this) on July 14th, we've gotten our hands on the DVD trailer and a couple of clips for you.
It’s always exciting when there’s another release from Synapse Films to look forward to. Their stuff is consistently high quality, and their catalogue is loaded with hidden gems that other companies wouldn’t normally touch. And while I’m still scarred from watching Let Me Die a Woman, I continue to anticipate each and every release. So it’s with excitement that I talk about their latest disc, Sick Girl.
It's amazing how now that DVD is waning in popularity, thereby giving way to Blu-ray, how many movies we've been wanting forever are making the digital jump. Next up to the plate -- The Stepfather.
A month ahead of its release on DVD, the cover art has been revealed for Pop Skull, a manic, twisted, drug-infused, and award-winning psychological horror film directed and co-written by Adam Wingard.
Lots of monsters in this week's DVD round-up, but for my money, the pick of the litter has to be Golden Age Ghost Tales with the likes of Boris Karloff, David Niven, and Ronald Reagan starring in seven spine-tingling half-hour ghost stories selected from several top anthology TV series from 1951-1962.
Given we live in an age where darn near every horror movie hitting theaters is either a remake or a sequel, it’s kind of surprising to hear that a remake is bypassing theaters and going straight to DVD. Such is the case of the remake of Larry Cohen’s killer baby opus It’s Alive.
A few days ago we reported that Rob Zombie’s creation The Haunted World of El Superbeasto was available for pre-order via several online retailers. At the time we didn’t have a release date, but today we’ve got word when to expect this twisted little animated flick.
Remember "Fear Itself"? It was sort of like "Masters of Horror" but not really very entertaining. In any event the short-lived show will make its home video debut from Lionsgate in September and at the very least the box is amazing!
Well, the quantity of DVD releases definitely increased this week. The quality? That's up to you guys to decide.
I always loved everything involving monsters as a kid. That's probably part of the reason "Masters of the Universe" and "Inhumanoids" still hold a special place in my heart. There's a good chance that if I hadn't been too old for kiddy toy toons by the time "Monster Force" came along in 1994 I'd have been a big fan of it too.
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto looks to be one step closer to making its way into DVD collections everywhere; however, before you get too excited (if you would get excited, that is) note that the disc doesn't have an official release date yet.