Does claustrophobia set in easily for you? Then you may want to steer clear of the video aisles of your favorite stores as last year’s intense buried alive flick (starring the future Green Lantern) is coming on home.
Being that this is another light week release wise, you don’t have too many other options. That is unless you’re in the mood for high speed chases featuring coffin-looking vehicles that could end up causing just as much anxiety.
Or maybe you’d just like to find comfort in another Roger Corman fest from a kinder, gentler era – a triple treat that has nothing to do with coffins. Yay!
Buried (Blu-ray REVIEW)
Directed by Rodrigo Cortés
Starring Ryan Reynolds, and the voices of Samantha Mathis, Erik Palladino, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky
Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up six feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time; fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only ninety minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true. Check out our Buried CENTRAL.
Buy the Blu-ray DVD Combo.
Death Race 2 (Blu-ray REVIEW)
Directed by Roel Reiné
Starring Luke Goss, Danny Trejo, Sean Bean, Lauren Cohan, Ving Rhames, Tanit Phoenix
Death Race 2 is an all-new prequel to Paul W.S. Anderson’s 2008 adrenaline-fueled action-thriller, Death Race. Packed with more of the heart-stopping action, spectacular stunts and shocking twists that propelled the original to cult status, the 2-disc Death Race 2 Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD will include unrated and rated versions of the film as well as in-depth bonus features that go behind the scenes of the thrill-packed story of the greatest Death Race driver of all time. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also includes a digital copy of the unrated movie that can be viewed on an array of electronic and portable devices anytime, anywhere. Watch the Video Clips and Stills from Death Race 2 Blu-ray DVD.
Roger Corman’s Cult Classics Triple Feature (Attack of the Crab Monsters / War of the Satellites / Not of This Earth)
Directed by Roger Corman
Starring Russell Johnson, Richard Garland, Mel Welles, Paul Birch, Beverly Garland, Jonathan Haze, Pamela Duncan, Richard Devon, Dick Miller, Susan Cabot
In Attack Of The Crab Monsters, a group of scientists become marooned on an island while investigating the disappearance of researchers who were looking into atomic activity in the Pacific. They quickly fall prey to giant, mutant crustaceans that have the ability to absorb the minds of their prey.
An alien comes to Earth, masquerading as a human, to scout our planet for a new blood source in Not Of This Earth. He needs the blood of humans to take back to his planet of Davana for his dying race. These two films played as a double feature back when they were released theatrically and both films were penned by longtime Corman collaborator Charles B. Griffith, who wrote such classics as A Bucket Of Blood, Creature From The Haunted Sea and Death Race 2000.
In War Of The Satellites, an unknown force declares war against planet Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling the first satellite in the atmosphere.
Buy the DVD.
Directed by Amir Valinia
Starring Michael Ironside, Steven Bauer, Louis Herthum, Tony Senzamici, Sharon Landry, Jessica Heap
A scientist creates a sugar additive in hopes it will become the most addictive substance in the world unknowingly unleashing a bio-terror outbreak that mutates its victims into murderous creatures hell-bent on destruction.
– KW Low
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