You know it’s a slow DVD release week when two of the offerings are a couple of rather obscure films whose main selling points are that they star folks from The Twilight Saga. And speaking of Twilight, if you can look at the new cover art for the Near Dark Blu-ray without thinking of those sparkly vamps, then you’re one of the lucky ones.
So, which of the Twi-kids do we have on tap? Ashley Greene (who plays Edward’s “sister” Alice) can be found in Summer’s Moon (originally called Summer’s Blood … hmmmm, wonder why they made that name change?), in which a family of serial killers stalk a young woman out to find the father she’s never known. Then we have Jackson Rathbone (who portrays, coincidentally, Alice’s husband, Jasper Hale) in Hurt. In that film a recently widowed family is forced to move into their uncle’s salvage yard, and soon after the arrival of a mysterious foster child, a family secret starts to threaten their lives.
Out of the rest, I’m at a complete loss as to a pick of the week so proceed at your own risk!
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