DVD and Blu-Ray Releases: December 28th – District 9 Comes With an Afterlife

It’s another light week in horror title releases, but don’t fret; the big name is out on a different form of media (hardcover book).

You can now take home the 3D spectacle that was the 4th installment of the Resident Evil film franchise, particularly if you have a 3D TV. More confirmed sequels means more 3D movies? We’ll see. Also on tap are releases of lightweights And Soon the Darkness and The Haunting of Amelia.

If you’re curious about what went on behind the scenes of the art design of District 9, you’ll want to bring home that hardcover book mentioned above, which details the whole laborious process.

Resident Evil: Afterlife on DVDResident Evil: Afterlife
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Sienna Guillory, Boris Kodjoe, Shawn Roberts, Spencer Locke, Wentworth Miller

The fourth installment of the hugely successful Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Afterlife (review) is again based on the wildly popular video game series, and will this time be presented in 3-D. In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead – and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

Buy the Blu-ray or Blu-ray 3D or the regular DVD.

And Soon the Darkness on DVDAnd Soon the Darkness
Directed by Marcos Efron
Starring Amber Heard, Karl Urban, Odette Yustman, Gia Mantegna, Adriana Barrazai

Stephanie and Ellie’s vacation to an exotic village in Argentina is a perfect ‘girl’s getaway’ to bask in the sun, shop and flirt with the handsome locals. After a long night of bar-hopping, the girls get into an argument, and Stephanie heads out alone in the morning to cool off. But when she returns, Ellie has disappeared. Skeptical of the sheriff’s competency, she enlists help from Michael, an American ex-pat staying at their hotel. Together they go on a frantic search for Ellie, but Stephanie soon realizes that trusting his seemingly good intentions may drag her farther from the truth. With danger mounting, and time running out, Stephanie must find her friend before darkness falls. Read the review and watch the trailer.

Buy the Blu-ray or the regular DVD.

The Haunting of Amelia on DVDThe Haunting of Amelia
Directed by A.D. Calvo
Starring Chad Lindberg, Brendan Fehr, Tania Raymonde, Natassia Malthe, Beatrice Rosen

Ten years after a tragic train accident killed his girlfriend, Josh finds himself haunted by disturbing visions from somewhere between the world of the living and the dead-haunting memories that keep him from moving on. His buddy, Rusty back in town for their high school reunion, tries to wake Josh from his painful past, but a mysterious young waitress offers a seductive alternative. Watch the trailer.

Buy the DVD.

The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop [Hardcover]The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop [Hardcover]
Authored by Daniel Falconer

The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop tells the story from start to finish and illustrates the conceptual design process. How early sketches developed and evolved into the movie you saw on your screens. Richard Taylor, Weta’s Creative Director and five-time Academy Award winner, together with designers Greg Broadmore, David Meng, Leri Greer, and Christian Pearce, worked closely with Neill Blomkamp and have contributed hundreds of pieces of conceptual art to this book. Daniel Falconer, Weta designer and author of The Crafting of Narnia and The World of Kong, has collected the material and written The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop. The cover design is by Leri Greer.

Buy the Hardcover.

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