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DVD Release List : Flies in Disturbia





May I present to you, the DVDs for Tuesday, August 7th, 2007...

Bad Reputation (2005)
Directed by Jim Hemphill

Damn you, horny teenagers! I mean, really, you have it coming when you molest a girl at a house party; you really need to expect her to go on a crazy killing spree. But don’t exacerbate the situation by making everyone think she now has a bad reputation. That’s just stupid. No one listens, though, and when the pretty but quiet Michelle is sick of hearing it, she enacts a fitting revenge. Check out our review of Bad Reputation for more! Buy it here!


Beneath (2007)
Directed by Dagen Merrill

Well, if nothing else it gets points for a pretty freaking cool cover. Aside from the big MTV logo at the top, that is. The story is about a girl who returns to her hometown years after a car accident that was her fault caused her older to be disfigured. She is, of course, completely guilt ridden about the whole thing, and pretty soon she learns that her worst nightmares are getting ready to come true. Buy it here!


Dead Heist (2006)
Directed by Bo Webb

Ah, so someone finally took my idea of setting From Dusk Till Dawn in a bank and re-casting it with somewhat unheard of rappers. Damnit! I knew I should have had that script copyrighted. Ah, well. So yeah, the story is about group of thugs who change their bank robbing plans last minute, only to find themselves trapped in the small town when the sun goes down and all the residents come out to drink the blood of the living. Ain’t that a bitch? Buy it here!


Disturbia (2007)
Directed by D.J. Cardone

Wow, are they serious with that cover? That’s just horrible. I mean, the picture is boring enough, sure, but to have a huge, uncredited quote to go along with it? It’s just damn tacky, which is too bad cause Disturbia, despite the horrible title as well, is actually a pretty cool little flick. Transformers star Shia LaBeouf is a kid under house arrest who believes his neighbor is a serial killer. It’s a bit slow at first but gets nice & thick at the end. Check out our Distrubia DVD review for more! Buy it here!


The Fly Collection
Directed by Various

All right, it’s about time we got all three Fly films in one set. Why the hell did it take so long anyway? First, the original The Fly with Vincent Price. Then in Return of the Fly it’s 15 years later, and the son of the first Fly does some transporting experiments of his own and finds out how close to his old man he really is. Finally in Curse of the Fly another son and his two kids make some experiments, and mistakes, of their own. Buy it here!


Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Directed by Phillip Kaufman

The first, and arguably best, remake of the classic sci-fi story, Kaufman’s film took all the right elements of paranoia and fear of one’s self and made them work perfectly. The story, as you know, is about a man who realizes that aliens are taking over the bodies of everyone he knows and, with some close friends, tries to get the hell out of San Francisco before their bodies get snatched, too. Buy it here!


Killerkiller (2007)
Directed by Pat Higgins

All right, I have to admit this sounds very cool. Out in the middle of nowhere, a secure facility exists that only houses serial killers. One morning the guards vanish and the doors open, but a freezing mist prevents the murderers from leaving. Then something starts killing them off. The remaining killers bicker and fight amongst themselves for as long as they live, but the strange thing is that the killer looks just like a traditional victim. A cheerleader, girl in the shower, camper, etc. Nice premise; I just hope they pulled it off! Buy it here!


Mustang Sally's Horror House (2006)
Directed by Iren Koster

Six college guys who apparently can’t read too well think they’re getting the time of their life at Mustang Sally’s, which they believe to be a whorehouse. Instead it’s a horror house (ha! Cause they sound similar!) and there’s a lot of horror that goes down, I guess. I couldn’t really find any more info about it, so let’s just imagine that there’s genital mutilation, decapitation and bitch slapping. Buy it here!


My Wife and My Dead Wife (2007)
Directed by Tosca Miserendino

A man trapped in a miserable marriage finds solace in the ghost of a dead woman. You see, his wife won’t have sex with him and he’s pretty much gotten used to it, sleepwalking through his boring life, but then he finds a music box with a beautiful woman’s picture in it and becomes obsessed with her. Will his wife be able to pull him out of his obsession before he’s too far gone? Buy it here!


Rose of Death (2007)
Directed by L. Alan Brooks

Wow, could it be someone at Brain Damage listened when I complained about their big ass logo screwing up all their box art? I mean it’s still there on this one, but it’s not nearly as ugly. So what is Rose of Death, aside from a fairly lame title? Your usual story about friends with a dark secret having revenge taken on them exactly ten years after the incident. What’s with the random time frame, I wonder? Why not get your revenge right away? Buy it here!


Schizophreniac/Necromaniac on DVD!Schizphreniac/Necromaniac (1997/2003)Directed by Roy Atkins

So basically we have a pair of movies here that follow the exploits of a very sick and disturbed serial killer. Is he ever brought to justice for the horrible crimes he perpetrates? I doubt it; at least not in the first movie. This story is about a man on the brink of going over the edge who is willing to kill anyone who tries to prevent that fall from happening. He’s driven to kill, of course, by the demonic voice of a ventriloquist dummy. Sounds pretty horrific, but I wonder if it’s for the right reasons? Buy it here!


Storm of the DeadStorm of the Dead (2005)
Directed by Bob Cook

Florida is hit by a Category 5 hurricane, which is not all that uncommon, I don't think. Anyway, the damage is so extensive that the President has to reactivate the Florida militia (?) in order to maintain control of the region, which I guess means the National Guard is just too damn busy. They’re allowed to shoot looters of course, but when one of the looters is the grandson of a voodoo queen, there’s a price to be paid for his death. A price ... in blood! Buy it here!


The Traveler on DVD!The Traveler (2004)
Directed by Jonathan Skocik

Why would you go to a ramshackle old house for thrills? I mean, there are a lot more places out there that can be thrilling. What’s the appeal of some beaten up old house? Five kids are there for thrills, nonetheless, deep in the woods of Pennsylvania, and they’re soon joined by two more who stumble upon it. All seven are then pitted against an ancient evil who makes them face their own worst nightmares. My worst nightmare? Being so desperate for thrills that I end up in a decrepit old house in the middle of Pennsylvania. Shudder. Buy it here!


- Johnny Butane

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