Welcome comic geeks and movie nerds!
Every Tuesday I like to post the upcoming blu-ray/dvd/comics releases for your geeky pleasure.
So check out this week’s releases!
Texas Chainsaw [3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet] (2013)
In 1974, enraged townspeople hunt down and kill every member of the Sawyer family for committing a series of grisly murders. Decades later and hundreds of miles away, a young woman learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars
Dexter: The Seventh Season [Blu-ray]
DEXTER returns to DVD and Blu-ray in explosive fashion with Season 7, as Dexter is finally forced to confront his greatest fear, as Debra witnesses his insatiable, ritualistic slaying of a killer. Now Deb knows the secret of his Dark Passenger, his undeniable thirst for blood, and the Code that their father Harry instilled in him as a young boy. But as Deb tries to reconcile the unfathomable idea that her beloved, mild-mannered brother is Miami’s most notorious serial killer, Dexter is still pulled by his natural impulses to seek out the guilty and exact his brand of vigilante justice.
Taxi Driver (Mastered in 4K) (Single-Disc Blu-ray + Ultra Violet Digital Copy) (1976)
Taxi Driver is the definitive cinematic portrait of loneliness and alienation manifested as violence. It is as if director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader had tapped into precisely the same source of psychological inspiration (“I just knew I had to make this film,” Scorsese would later say), combined with a perfectly timed post-Watergate expression of personal, political, and societal anxiety. Robert De Niro, as the tortured, ex-Marine cab driver Travis Bickle, made movie history with his chilling performance as one of the most memorably intense and vividly realized characters ever committed to film. Bickle is a self-appointed vigilante who views his urban beat as an intolerable cesspool of blighted humanity. He plays guardian angel for a young prostitute (Jodie Foster), but not without violently devastating consequences. This masterpiece, which is not for all tastes, is sure to horrify some viewers, but few could deny the film’s lasting power and importance.
The Blu-ray “Mastered in 4K” collection will set a new standard for Blu-ray HD picture and sound, creating the ultimate 1080p home entertainment experience. Created from the highest quality 4K source materials with new expanded color*, consumers can enjoy a brilliant picture with exquisite detail using their existing Blu-ray player or PlayStation®3. The Blu-ray “Mastered in 4K” collection is optimized so that 4K Ultra HD TV owners can take full advantage of the new 4K upscaling technology, delivering an outstanding near-4K experience. “Mastered in 4K” Blu-rays also work with all 1080p HDTVs for spectacular high definition picture and sound.
Bedlam Volume 1 TP [Paperback]
Fillmore Press was once Madder Red, a homicidal maniac and criminal overlord who ruled the city of Bedlam. Now he’s been cured of his mania, and says he wants to help protect the place he once terrorized – but can he be trusted?
Blackacre Volume 1 [Paperback]
WELCOME TO THE AMERICAN DARK AGE. The country has collapsed. Only the stronghold of BlackAcre remains. Conceived by the robber-barons of the 21st century, this opulent city-state is the last bastion of stability in a world ablaze with chaos and strife. Hull, an elite warrior from the city’s neo-Spartan military class, has devoted his life to defending the borders of his homeland. And now that one of his comrades has gone missing during a clandestine mission into hostile territory, Hull himself must venture out beyond the wall… into the brutal and lawless frontier known as the Hinterlands. But when the mission goes violently off the rails, Hull is left with more questions than answers: What went wrong? Who is really in charge? And is there anyone – anywhere – he can trust? “The key to creating a great story about the future isn’t in making it seem possible, but probable. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to a little tale called Blackacre.”
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 3 [Kindle Edition]
In a bold move to give disenfranchised Slayers a meaningful societal role (with pay), Kennedy recruits Buffy to act as bodyguard for high-profile clientele. But unlike the other recruits, Buffy struggles to abandon her Slaying instincts and looks for demony threats where none lie (much to Kennedy’s dismay). So it’s only natural that her first job is to protect a tech mogul who just so happens to be running from demon assassins! Collects Buffy Season 9 #11–#15.
Transfusion [Kindle Edition]
In a future overrun by out-of-control machines and monsters, a handful of human survivors try to fight their way back to a normal life. But what is normal in a world where both monsters and machines need human blood? And which are the real bad guys? Find out in this horrific new story by 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles and menton3, the demented artist behind Monocyte!
Army of Darkness Volume 1: Hail To The Queen, Baby! TP [Paperback]
Ever since that fateful day, when he saw his friends killed by the ultimate evil, S-Mart store clerk Ashley J. Williams has been at war with the armies of darkness. He’s been transported across time to fight the evil dead, both in the past and in the future. He’s traveled across dimensions, and has even been to Hell and back. But this is the first time that he’s met another Ashley Williams, one from an alternate reality who believes that they are the Chosen One…and is also a woman. Enter Ashley K. Williams, a “Smart-Stop” convenience store clerk who saw her boyfriend “infected” and turned into one of the evil dead by an object from outer space. Failing to possess her as well, the alien object displaced her back in time to ancient Egypt. After seeing his image in a mystic portal, Ashley has been bouncing across time and space, driven by a singular thought: “Find Ashley J. Williams.” For the first time ever, these two are brought together to unite against the greatest threat they have ever faced. Along the way they will battle the vengeful souls of a Pharaoh’s Tomb, a cadre of undead Nazi soldiers, and a Yakuza warlord with a legion of deadite ninjas. From the courts of Cleopatra, to the steamy Brazilian rainforest, to the neon-lit streets of Tokyo Japan, Army of Darkness: Hail to the Queen, Baby! chronicles the newest adventures of the hero from the cult-classic horror film, and introduces a new character to the AoD mythos!
The Stand – Volume 6: The Night Has Come [Paperback]
The night has come for the good people of Boulder, and it’s a long time till morning. Three spies from the Free Zone have made their way toward Las Vegas. And four of Boulder’s own – Stu Redman, Larry Underwood, Glen Bateman and Ralph Brentner – have followed, as foretold by Mother Abagail’s dying prophecy. Her vision said they were walking a road of hope toward a better tomorrow. But with Randall Flagg preparing his army for the showdown, will anything the good people of Boulder do even matter in the end?
Montague Terrace [Import] [Paperback]
Meet the residents of Montague Terrace: landlocked sailors, fake pet psychics, hounded inventors and randy postmen, unsuccessful megalomaniacs, nervous magicians, 1930s detectives. And all under one roof.
In Montague Terrace, nothing is quite what is seems. Within its boundaries live an array of strange and extraordinary residents, including Paul Gregory, self-exiled pop crooner holed up in his Montague hovel for close to forty years, with only fading memories of a semi-successful music career and a bottle of JD for company. Mrs Beatrice Green, codename Babushka, an aged former special ops agent fighting a new war against overzealous council officials. Marvo the Magic Bunny and Mystical Marvin, a pair of down-on-their luck entertainers, shielding a disturbing past. The Puppeteer, toiling away day and night, pulling the strings of world events and causing chaos out of order.
Nightwings [Kindle Edition]
For a thousand years, mankind has lived under the threat of invasion from an alien race. After the oceans rose and the continents were reshaped, people divided into guilds—Musicians, Scribes, Merchants, Clowns, and more. The Watchers wander the earth, scouring the skies for signs of enemies from the stars. But during one Watcher’s journey to the ancient city of Roum with his companion, a Flier named Avluela, a moment of distraction allows the invaders to advance. When the Watcher finally sounds the alarm, it’s too late; the star people are poised to conquer all. And so, with the world in turmoil, the Watcher sets out alone for the Hall of the Rememberers, keepers of the past, where humanity’s last hope for survival might be hidden . . .