This week’s DVD and Blu-ray offerings are no longer a cash-sucking onslaught like the last few weeks, which does make it easier for our wallets.
First up, Centurion, Neil Marshall’s fun epic, is finally available for us to take home, and we can definitely recommend it with good conscience. Also, series and movies from TV and their dead-tree companions are out, and they are surprisingly decent in this batch. (Well, one re-release is surely capitalizing on the popularity of its actor, and we bet you can figure out which one that is.) Finally, don’t forget the duo release of a couple of Roger Corman flicks!
In Centurion (review), the Roman Empire stretches from Egypt to Spain, and East as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in the face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying Picts. Quintus Dias, sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus’ legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon. But when the legion is ambushed on unfamiliar ground, and Virilus taken captive, Quintus faces a desperate struggle to keep his small platoon alive behind enemy lines. Check out our exclusive interview with Director Neil Marshall. Watch the red band trailer.
The Visitors are among us. In a single shared moment, they appear in every major city in the world, promoting a message of peace. They want to share their knowledge of technology; they want us to unite. And they are counting on a very important component of human nature: devotion. At first considered a threat, the Visitors — or V’s — quickly become a fascination. But when FBI Counter Terrorist Agent Erica Evans discovers what lurks beneath the alarmingly human exterior of the V’s, resisting this new world has never been more important — and never has there been more at stake. “V” stars Morena Baccarin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Laura Vandervoort, Logan Huffman, and Scott Wolf
Skye Rotter (Lauren McKnight) is on the run, having fled the Rollerdome massacre from MY SUPER PSYCHO SWEET 16. With nowhere left to turn, Skye heads to the quiet town of Mill Basin and the mother who abandoned her years ago. There, she meets her younger half-sister, Alex (Kirsten Prout), and Alex’s manipulative best friend, Zoe (Stella Maeve). Skye hopes she’s finally found safety in her new family, but she’s about to learn she can’t outrun her past. While Brigg (Chris Zylka) desperately tries to locate her, Charlie Rotter (Alex Van) comes to town with one bloody mission: to turn Skye’s upcoming birthday into a Sweet 16 she’ll never forget. Read our REVIEW and watch TWO CLIPS.
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A comprehensive guidebook to the fifth season of the show, featuring episode guides, interviews, and behind-the-scenes info. Read our Season 5 Blu-ray DVD REVIEW. It was compiled by Nicholas Knight, who also authored similar companion guides for Seasons 1-4. Sam and Dean Winchester have more trouble than they can handle in Supernatural season five. The pair’s actions have lead to the release of Lucifer and the coming of the Apocalypse, complete with the four demonic horsemen War, Famine, Pestilence and Death. Old friends return and new enemies arise as the brothers struggle to come to terms with some Earth shattering revelations and prepare for a showdown with the devil himself!
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Terror Within: In the aftermath of a chemically induced plague that wipes out most of the world, the only survivors are a small group of scientists trapped in a laboratory 500 feet below the ground in the Mojave Desert. But they are not alone. The Terror Within stars Academy Award winner George Kennedy (Cool Hand Luke), Andrew Stevens (The Fury) and Terri Treas (The Nest).
Dead Space: Phaebon had been thought to be a safe and controlled research facility until a distress signal calls for Commander Kreiger (Marc Singer) and his robot Tinpan. Together, they try to save the planet from a spreading virus and an odd and growing cocoon in Dead Space, a loose remake of Forbidden World. Also starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Laura Tate.
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Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) stars as Aaron Corbett, a high school jock with a promising future. But on his 18th birthday, his life forever changes when his incredible powers emerge, revealing the terrifying truth of his identity. As The Redeemer, a half-angel, half-man who can return fallen angels to heaven, Aaron holds the entire world’s destiny in his young hands. He must battle warrior seraphs and confront the fallen angel who has sparked his nightmares (Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad). But can he save himself and the girl he loves? Based on the bestselling book series, FALLEN soars to new levels in the battle between good and evil. Four Skus Available: Fallen (The Complete Movie Event, Includes Parts 1-3), Fallen Blu-ray (The Complete Movie Event, Includes Parts 1-3), Fallen: The Beginning (Includes Parts 1 and 2), Fallen: The Destiny (Includes Part 3)
Set during the Civil War, against a backdrop of grand estates, unimaginable riches, and deadly secrets, three teenagers in Mystic Falls, Virginia enter a torrid love triangle that will span eternity.
Brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore are inseparable until they meet Katherine, a stunning, mysterious woman who turns their world upside down. Siblings turned rivals, the Salvatores compete for Katherine’s affection, only to discover that her sumptuous silk dresses and glittering gems hide a terrible secret: Katherine is a vampire. And she is intent on turning them into vampires so they can live together-forever.
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Jack Ford leads a special forces unit back to the United States to hunt down Jake Gabriel, a soldier who has been infected with the werewolf virus that turns man into wolf. Little does Jack know that three of the female soldiers serving in his unit have also been infected and have already transformed into she-wolves. The she-wolves forces of evil and Fords special op forces of good are pitted against each other in the race to save mankind from turning into wolves. Warwolves star John Saxon, Tim Thomerson, Michael Worth, Adrienne Barbeau, and Natasha Alam. Watch a trailer.
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Based on real-life events recounted in the best-selling book The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer (co-written by Robert Keppel, former chief criminal investigator for the attorney general of Washington state), The Riverman recounts Keppel’s efforts to track down mass murderer Gary Ridgeway, aka the Green River Killer. With ten unsolved murders weighing on his mind, Keppel (Bruce Greenwood, Star Trek, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Déjà Vu) recruits imprisoned serial killer Ted Bundy (Cary Elwes, The Princess Bride, SAW, The Alphabet Killer, and A Christmas Carol) to help find the killer-at-large. The Riverman also stars Sam Jaeger, and Kathleen Quinlan.
John, Julian and Paul enter the Kaibab National Forest for a three-week survival trip and peyote vision quest. The only items they take with them are a knife, a bottle of water and a garbage bag each. A week into their journey a disastrous turn of events changes everything and the men are forced to ultimately confront the darkest corners of their morality and mortality. Battling the elements and each other, the quest becomes make it out of the forest alive. Deadfall Trail stars Stars Shane Dean, Cavin Gray Schneider, and Slade Hall.
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An attempt to summon a demon using the sacrifice of a prostitute misfires – the evil entity instead possesses the body of the intended victim! With the ability to leap between hosts, how can it be stopped before it tracks down its target? Demon Kiss stars Sally Mullins, Julie Simone, and Sebastian Gonzales.
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– KW Low
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