DVD Release List: Hellboy’s Grudge

Here are your DVD choices come February 6th, 2007…

Click to see it bigger!The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)
Directed by Chris Pryoski

Mike Mignola’s bizarre tale of a spy for President Lincoln finally makes its way to DVD thanks to Lionsgate’s thoughtfulness. Lovecraftian monsters, weapons and vehicles run by steam and a man whose head can be screwed off (voiced by Paul Giamatti) are put in place to tell the tale of the evil Emperor Zombie (voiced by David Hyde Pierece) who wants to find an artifact that will effectively end all life on Earth. Of course Amazing Screw-On Head is the only one who can stop him, but will he do so in time? Find out this Tuesday! Buy it here!

Blood Legend on DVD!Blood Legend (2006)
Directed by Rusty Nelson

A young witch named Diana is obsessed with righting the wrong commited by those who burned her ancestor, Moira, alive at the stake for practicing witchcraft. Seems they had the right idea, though, because as soon as Diana succeeds in resurrecting her relative, Moira becomes a bloodthirsty monster that feeds on innocent. Whoops! I guess it’s time to re-kill her, right? Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Bloody Mary (2006)
Directed by Richard Valentine

Wow, if you worked as a nurse is a psychiatrist hospital, and I’m sure more than one of our readers does, would you really mess around with shit like urban legends? The human mind can be very powerful, you know. When a group of said nurses decide to try and bring the legend out of her mirror, the slaughter begins. Who can bring it all to an end before Mary murders everyone alive? Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Evil Behind You (2007)
Directed by Jim Carroll

Not for nothing, but this title really sounds like a horror-themed porn, don’t you think? Or is that just me? How odd, then, that it’s actually a Christian-themed horror movie about a couple who participate in an experiment to open their minds to the spiritual realm. They find themselves in a fight for their souls when they discover the evil that has been, of course, behind them their entire lives. Hey, it’s got to be better than Thr3e, right? Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!The Grudge 2 (2006)
Directed by Takashi Shimizu

I believe this is about the 100th time Shimizu has re-visited his tale of vengeful ghosts making the lives of those in a suburban Japanese home a living hell, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth a look. Set two years after the first film, this sequel finds the curse of the Tokyo home making it’s way over to the States, where the first thing us Americans do is tell that ghost to cut her damn hair so we can see her face. That’s how we roll. Check out our DVD review of The Grudge 2 for more! Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Hellboy: Sword of Storms (2006)
Directed by Phil Weinstein, Tad Stones

This first animated adventure for Big Red will likely make fans of the comic happier than the movie did, as the animation style and plot are very similar to what Mignola would have created in the pages of a comic. Ron Perlman, Selma Blair and Doug Jones handle the voices of Hellboy, Liz Sherman and Abe Sapien (respectively) in this story about Hellboy finding a sword that causes ancient Japanese legends to come to life and could signal the end of the world. Check out the review of Hellboy: Sword of Storms for more! Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!The Raven (2006)
Directed by Uli Lommel

Seriously, did Uli Lommel just sit down and direct 5 movies back-to-back so Lionsgate would have something to keep releasing? This is craziness. The guy’s a terrible director; who is giving him the money to make these movies? This time around we have an interpretation of the classic Edgar Allan Poe, moving the action to L.A. and having Lenore, the main character, the signer of a band who is victimized by a supernatural killer. Ugh. Poe is rolling over and over in his grave as we speak. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Return in Red (2005)
Directed by Tyler Tharpe

Did you know that there are electromagnetic frequencies that can cause mental disruption in humans? I didn’t either, but someone nearby the small town featured in Return in Red sure does, as he’s using them against the townspeople to make them insane. The really odd thing about this title is the logline says “For fans of 28 Days Later and Dead & Breakfast!” Huh? What the hell do those two movies have to do with one another, if you don’t mind me asking? I guess we’ll find out on Tuesday. Buy it here!

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