DVD and Blu-Ray Releases: January 25th - Costas Mandylor in Dead Space
So the day has come for you folks to take home Costas Mandylor in the final chapter of the phenomenon that is Saw! Well, at least until the inevitable reboot. Even cooler...if the jolly red-suited fatman brought you a 3D television last month, you can watch this puppy in its gory 3D glory, too.
Another franchise that is buzzing this week is the video game sequel, Dead Space 2. In addition to the game itself, you can also bring home the collector's edition, the album soundtrack, a hardcover game guide, and an animated DVD movie. That should keep you busy for a while.
Oh yeah, there are a couple of other interesting titles with some familiar faces from "True Blood", "Angel", "Buffy", and even "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman".
Saw: The Final Chapter (Blu-ray REVIEW)
Directed by Kevin Greutert
Starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Sean Patrick Flanery, Cary Elwes,
Witness the last diabolical act of a legend as the final pieces of Jigsaw's puzzles are revealed! As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen. But Dagen hides his own dark secrets, ones that will unleash a wave of unrelenting terror and suffering in this heart-stopping finale to the most successful horror movie series of all time. Read our Exclusive Interview with Cary Elwes and check out our Saw 3D CENTRAL from back in October, 2010.
Dead Space: Aftermath (Blu-ray REVIEW)
Directed by Mike Disa
Starring Christopher Judge, Peter Woodward, Graham McTavish, Ricardo Chavira, Gwendoline Yeo
The year is 2509 and not only has Earth lost contact with the Ishimura and Isaac Clarke, but now also the USG O'Bannon, the first responder ship sent to rescue them. Four crew members of the O'Bannon have survived. But what happened to the rest of the crew? What were they doing? What secrets are they keeping? All to be revealed...in the Aftermath! Dead Space: Aftermath is a fast paced, horrifying thrill ride told through the perspective of the four survivors by several renowned international directors. Make sure to check out our complete Dead Space: Aftermath Coverage.
Dead Space 2 (Original Videogame Score Album)
Classically trained BAFTA-winning composer Jason Graves returns to create a psychodramatic orchestral score for Dead Space 2, the highly anticipated next installment in the blockbuster action horror videogame franchise. Reflecting hero Isaac Clarke’s dementia and nightmarish personal journey, Graves’ original music score for Dead Space 2 features the intricately woven thematic movement “Lacrimosa,” a concerto for string quartet that runs throughout the game. The game’s intense and varied soundtrack also immerses players in this thrilling action horror experience with haunting Unitology choral compositions, visceral action music and spine-tingling string arrangements performed by A-List musicians at Skywalker Sound.
Buy the Original Videogame Score Album.
Dead Space 2 Video Game
Dead Space 2 is a third-person horror survival game in which players must battle an alien infestation straight out of a nightmare. Follow-up game to 2008's original Dead Space, in this new release players explore a whole new terrifying game environment and battle the Necromorph abominations utilizing new weapons and tools such as the powerful javelin gun and a new space suit with built-in booster rockets. Additional game features include: improved telekinesis powers and online multiplayer functionality.
A "making of" chapter detailing the creation of Isaac's Live Action Suit, including interview with the suit's creators. Concept art section. Interview with Ian Milham - Art Director for the Dead Space series. Exclusive "Art of Christopher Shy" section, artist of the Dead Space graphic novels. 8x10 letter from the Church of Unitology. Maps for every level, including multiplayer, created exclusively for this guide. Locations for Power Nodes, Schematics, and other items. Expert strategt on dismembering all Necromorphs. Walkthrough for the Playstation 3 and Wii exclusive Dead Space: Extraction. Preview Dead Space Martyr, Dead Space Aftermath, and Dead Space Salvage. Tips and tricks for Dead Space: Ignition. Find the Peng
Buy the Hardcover Book.
Red Hill (REVIEW)
Directed by Patrick Hughes
Starring Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tom E. Lewis, Claire Van Der Boom
Constable Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten, TV's “True Blood”) arrives in the small town of Red Hill in search of a quieter life. But, on Cooper's first day with the Red Hill Police Department, a convicted murderer escapes from prison and heads straight for Red Hill to kill the men who put him there. One by one, the townsmen fall until Cooper discovers the shocking truth about the convict and must challenge everything he believes in order to stop the massacre and bring justice to Red Hill. Watch the TRAILER.
House of Bones (REVIEW)
Directed by Jeffery Scott Lando
Starring Charisma Carpenter, Rick Robinson Jr., Marcus Lyle Brown, Collin Gaylean, Stephanie Honore, Corin Nemec
Psychic Heather Burton (Charisma Carpenter, ''Angel'') and a team of TV ghost hunters travel to investigate a haunted house surrounded by rumors of paranormal activity. Upon their arrival they find a foreboding house with a mind of its own, and as darkness falls, the house begins to kill the crew one by one. With time running out, will they be able to outwit this terror and make it out alive?
Buy the DVD.
Directed by Josh Reed
Starring Krew Boylan, Lindsay Farris, Rebekah Foord, Damien Freeleagus
When six friends go camping in the beautiful but forbidding outback of Australia, it turns into a hunting trip...and they re the prey. One friend goes skinny dipping and awakens something deadly, something evil, something...primal. Soon friend is turning against friend in director Josh Reed s witty and scary nightmare that features a sexy cast of rising Australian stars falling under the curse of the evil that lies within. Like Cabin Fever, it s a classic chiller that will make you glad you stayed home.
Buy the DVD.
A second-rate film crew is shooting the third in a trilogy of tasteless (yet cheesy) horror flick called FRIGHT FLICK. The schmuck-of-a-director can't keep his hands off the lead actress, the producer never gets his due credit, the supporting actress knows that SHE should be the lead, and the crew has secrets of their own. Competition in the movie business is tough enough -- but anyone on this set would kill to be on top. Watch the TRAILER.
Buy the DVD.
It is the story of a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul, and the macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother, deaf-mute lover, and murder. It is an odyssey of ecstasy and anguish, belief and blasphemy, beauty and madness. It is unlike any movie you have ever seen before...or ever will. Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra and Guy Stockwell star in this epic of surreal genius, now fully restored and featuring more than five hours of exclusive Extras that reveal the mind behind one of the most provocative and unforgettable motion picture experiences of our time.
- KW Low
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