Wednesday, 2 October 2013

COMING SOON: Blu-Ray/DVD's for October 7th/13th/14th



As Halloween approaches ever faster, more titles coming to the UK... 



Something old and new in the latest trailer showreel, all coming to UK DVD and/or Blu-Ray in the next fortnight. Remember: trailers of older movies are not necessarily representative of the quality of the new version being released!


October 7th

Young Frankenstein (1974) - 20th Century Fox

Mel Brooks' superb parody of the Universal classics of the 1930's gets an HD makeover.

Carrie (1976)/The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) – both MGM

MGM are having an HD horror frenzy this week! As a remake hits screens (but we have to wait until NOVEMBER 24TH in the UK? Arrgghhh!), Brian DePalma's original adaptation of Stephen King's debut novel hits Blu-Ray, with Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie on oscar-nominated form. Its belated (and unnecessary) sequel arrives too. 

Poltergeist II (1983)/Poltergeist III (1988) – MGM

Both coming to Blu-Ray. Part 2 isn't a patch on its predecessor, but it's not a bad film either. It's become overshadowed by the “curse” theory allegedly affecting several cast members. Part 3 was perhaps a sequel too far, although a troubled and tragic production history didn't help... Still worth a look, though.

Night Of The Hunter (1955) – Arrow Films

Charles Laughton turned director for this study in evil. Robert Mitchum's evil preacher tries to get the whereabouts of a missing stash of money from two children. A unique bona-fide classic. 


October 13th

The Wicker Man: The Final Cut (1973) – StudioCanal

See my earlier piece here. 



October 14th

Tod Slaughter Triple Feature (1935-40) – Odeon Entertainment

Before Hammer, Tod Slaughter was the face of British horror (or melodrama, to be more precise). This DVD set promises “Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street” (1936), “Maria Marten” (1935) and “Crimes At The Dark House” (1940). (Trailers not available at the time of writing)

ATM (2013) – Lionsgate

A psychopath holds three office workers trapped in a cash dispenser kiosk, and a deadly game of cat-and-mouse ensues.

V/H/S 2 (2013) – Koch Media

A sequel to the horror anthology. I didn't think much of the first one to be blunt, but let's see what's on offer this time around...

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