Shut Up & Take My Money: August 6th

Greeting movie watchers and comic book collectors!

Check out what’s new this week!

Dvd/Blu-ray




Oblivion (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) (2013)

Description:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of Tron: Legacy and producers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

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Duck Dynasty: Season 3 (2013)

Description:

The Robertsons have quickly become America’s favorite backwoods family. This close-knit clan has made a fortune selling duck calls, turning their backyard business into a multimillion-dollar sporting empire. But for Willie Robertson, the company’s CEO, running a family operation can be tough when all your employees live one distraction at a time and find any excuse to leave the warehouse. 

Of course, in this DUCK DYNASTY, these challenges and even the most ordinary affairs are met with a special Robertson twist of down-home practicality, wit and humor. They may be living the rags-to-riches American dream, but they always stay true to their rugged, modest, outdoor lifestyle and their deep Southern roots. Day-to-day life in the bayou may be mundane for some, but for the Robertsons, every day brings a new adventure.

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Mud (2012)

Description:

MUD is a timeless adventure about two boys, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone, who find a mysterious man named Mud (McConaughey) hiding out on a deserted island in the Mississippi. Mud tells the boys fantastic stories about his life, including how he killed a man in Texas and that vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper (Witherspoon), who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. But it isn’t long until Mud’s tall tales come to life, and their small town is besieged by bounty hunters out for blood.

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The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)

Description:

Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper star in this epic, riveting crime drama about the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons. Luke (Gosling) gives up his job as a motorcycle stunt performer in order to provide for his new family. Avery (Cooper), an ambitious rookie cop, struggles to make his way in a corrupt police department. Their two worlds collide when Luke takes part in a string of bank robberies and the consequences of their shocking confrontation will reverberate into the next generation. 

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Swamp Thing (BluRay/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray] (1982)


Description:

Deep in the Florida everglades, a brilliant scientist, Dr. Alec Holland (Ray Wise), and a sexy government agent, Alice Cable (Adrienne Barbeau, The Fog), have developed a secret formula that could end world hunger. Little do they know, however, that their arch nemesis, Arcane (Louis Jourdan, Octopussy), is plotting to steal the serum for his own selfish schemes. Looting the lab and kidnapping Cable, Arcane douses Holland with the chemicals and leaves him for dead. Mutated by his own formula, Holland becomes Swamp Thing – a half-human/half-plant superhero who will stop at nothing to rescue Cable and defeat Arcane…even if it costs him his life!


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West of Memphis (2012)

Description:

From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (2006, Best Documentary Feature, Deliver Us From Evil) in collaboration with the multiple Academy Award-winning team of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh (2003, Best Picture & Best Adapted Screenplay, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), WEST OF MEMPHIS tells the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man. Told and produced by those who lived it, Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, the film uncovers new evidence surrounding the 1993 murders of three eight-year-old boys in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, and exposes the wrongful conviction of three teenagers who lost 18 years of their lives imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.

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Magic Magic (2013)

Description:

Removed from everything she’s ever known, a young traveler finds herself surrounded by a group of strangers in the Chilean countryside. With tension rising, she must conquer her deepest fears and darkest secrets before her dreams become reality and her reality… a nightmare.

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Lucas [Blu-ray] (1986)

Description:

A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends — Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love — fall for each other.

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Aftershock [Blu-ray] (2012)

Description:

Chile has it all: gorgeous landscapes, smokin’ hot babes, cool dudes and the wildest parties. For an American tourist, nicknamed Gringo (Eli Roth) by his two Chilean pals Ariel (Ariel Levy) and Pollo (Nicolás Martínez), the trip has been heaven on earth–except that he just can’t hook up with the ladies. Gringo’s luck seems to change when the group meets a trio of babes: Russian model Irina (Natasha Yarovenko), non-stop party girl Kylie (Lorenza Izzo) and her serious sister Monica (Andrea Osvárt). A night at the hottest local dance club turns into a night of terror and panic when a violent earthquake brings down paradise. Our unlucky heroes must run for their lives from looters, escaped convicts, and the inevitable aftershocks.

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Freaked [Blu-ray] (1993)

Description:

Alex Winter (of BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE) stars as Ricky Coogin, an arrogant former child star who becomes the celebrity spokesman for toxic fertilizer Zygrot-24. But when Ricky is taken prisoner by demented sideshow impresario Elijah C. Skuggs (Randy Quaid), he is transformed into a hideous mutant freak to join the likes of The Bearded Lady (Mr. T), Sockhead (Bobcat Goldthwait), a human worm, a giant nose, and their fearless leader, Ortiz The Dog Boy (an uncredited – and unforgettable – performance by Keanu Reeves). Can a hack actor-turned-genetic nightmare now survive an evil conspiracy of corporate sleazebags, desperate milkmen, Rastafarian eyeballs, canned cheese and most horrifying of all, Brooke Shields? It’s time to get FREAKED!

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Antiviral

Description:

Celebrity obsession has reached an all-time high, with the public now clamoring to be infected with the same diseases their idols carry. At the Lucas Clinic, Syd March sells injections of live viruses to those fans who can afford it. But Syd also has a black market trade in illness, selling viruses smuggled in his own body to piracy groups. After super sensation Hannah Geist reveals a new disease she carries, Syd is quick to capitalize on the opportunity and inject himself with some of Hannah s blood. When Hannah dies a few days later, Syd suddenly becomes the target of rival clinics and collectors and as the virus begins to destroy Syd s body, he must find a way to rid himself of it before he suffers the same fate as Hannah. A chilling look at obsession in all its most twisted forms, Brandon Cronenberg s ANTIVIRAL is a masterpiece of biological horror and a searing indictment of celebrity culture run amok. 

Special Features: 

Commentary with Director Brandon Cronenberg and Cinematographer Karim Hussain,
Anatomy of a Virus – Making Of Documentary,
Deleted Scenes,
Behind the Scenes,
Trailer

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Tower of Evil [ Blu-Ray ] (Remastered Edition)

Description:

The terror begins when a nude, crazed woman slaughters a sailor who visits the island. When she is taken back to civilization and an ancient relic is discovered, an expedition is mounted to solve the mystery of the island which leads to a series of psycho-sexual murders. Starring Jill Haworth (It!), Bryant Haliday (Devil Doll), Dennis Price (Theather of Blood), George Coulouris (Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb) and Candice Glendenning (Satan’s Slave) now witness the horror from a brand new HD master!

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My Amityville Horror

Description:

For the first time in 35 years, child eyewitness Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. His parents story of their 28 days in the allegedly possessed house on Ocean Avenue went on to inspire a best-selling novel and subsequent film series that have both captivated and frustrated the public since their release. MY AMITYVILLE HORROR is a gripping documentary that details the struggle behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and shows that while Daniel’s facts may be other’s fiction, the psychological scars he carries are all too real. 

Special Features:

 Commentary, Featurette, Q&A, Trailer

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Comics




Wars in Toyland

Description:

Toyland was once a place of wonder and beauty, at least until the teddy dictator Roxbury took over. After Matthew’s brother and playmate, Alex, disappears, Matthew finds himself carried into Toyland by his own loyal toy soldiers. Matthew soon learns that Alex has been here, too, held captive by Roxbury. Leading an attack on the teddy bear’s fortress, Matthew never considers that his brother might be beyond saving.

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Monster on the Hill 

Description:

Top Shelf is proud to announce the arrival of Rob Harrell, creator of the syndicated comic strip Big Top, and his first graphic novel series, Monster on the Hill. In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster – much to the townsfolk’s delight! Each town’s unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism. Each town, that is… except for one. Unfortunately, for the people of Stoker-on-Avon, their monster isn’t quite as impressive. In fact, he’s a little down in the dumps. Can the morose Rayburn get a monstrous makeover and become a proper horror? It’s up to the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get him up to snuff, before a greater threat turns the whole town to kindling! Monsters of all ages are sure to enjoy this tale about life’s challenges, the power of friendship, and creative redemption, packed with epic battles and plenty of wild beasts! “Really fun, goofy, extremely silly fantasy for readers of all ages, crying out for reviewers and critics to make appalling puns of the ‘monstrously good’ variety.” — Neil Gaiman


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Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath Volume 1 Paperback 

Description:


The original zombie phenomenon returns with horror writer David Hine directing the re-emergence of the undead in America. Set in the excesses of the late 1970s we follow the world as it has evolved with the zombie threat. The nation believes the epidemic contained, but when a virulent outbreak turns Las Vegas into a shambling graveyard, the government is forced to lock it down under quarantine. A group of unlikely survivors finds out the hard way that even with the undead, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. And in this case it means a female punk rock zombie fetishist has to grow up in a hurry and find a way out before the living are the last morsels on the ghoul buffet. This modern horror classic delivers a powerful human drama of grueling horror survival at the hands of the shambling dead! A new chapter in terror is born with the official Night of the Living Dead graphic novel series! This trade collects issues #1-6 of the ongoing Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath series.

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Damned 

Description:

A hard-hitting crime noir story from the creator of TWO GUNS!
In a world of lies, honor can be murder… TWO GUNS creator Steven Grant reunites with his artistic partner from PUNISHER: CIRCLE OF BLOOD, Mike Zeck, for a truly hard-hitting crime noir story that will knock you senseless! When Mick Thorne is paroled and released from prison, the only thing on his mind is keeping a promise. But in keeping that promise to deliver a message to his dead cellmate’s sister, he draws the attention of the local crime boss. This brand new collection of the classic noir in the vein of Richard Stark’s Parker novels includes the entire series in one volume!


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Happy reading/watching folks! 

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