Greeting fellow movie watchers and comic book collectors.
Are you looking for a new flick to watch or new comics to read?
Check out this week’s latest releases!
Iron Man 3 (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy) (2013)
When Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his entire world reduced to rubble, he must use all his ingenuity to survive, destroy his enemy and somehow protect those he loves. But a soul-searching question haunts him: Does the man make the suit… or does the suit make the man? Featuring spectacular special effects, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 explodes with exclusive Blu-ray content.
Modern Family: The Complete Fourth Season (2013)
The laughs – and the awards – just keep on coming for the #1-rated Modern Family, winner of three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series! With Jay and Gloria’s baby on the way and Haley going off to college, the entire Pritchett/Dunphy clan faces some major surprises as they bicker and bond over house-flipping headaches, unwanted play dates, and everything from hot-tempered hormones to in utero karaoke. Featuring a stellar array of guest stars including Matthew Broderick, Shelley Long and Elizabeth Banks, Season Four takes a heartfelt and laugh-out-loud hilarious look at what it means to be a Modern Family.
Halloween (35th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] (1978)
Halloween is as pure and undiluted as its title. In the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois, a teenage baby sitter tries to survive a Halloween night of relentless terror, during which a knife-wielding maniac goes after the town’s hormonally charged youths. Director John Carpenter takes this simple situation and orchestrates a superbly mounted symphony of horrors. It’s a movie much scarier for its dark spaces and ominous camera movements than for its explicit bloodletting (which is actually minimal). Composed by Carpenter himself, the movie’s freaky music sets the tone; and his script (co written with Debra Hill) is laced with references to other horror pictures, especially Psycho. The baby sitter is played by Jamie Lee Curtis, the real-life daughter of Psycho victim Janet Leigh; and the obsessed policeman played by Donald Pleasence is named Sam Loomis, after John Gavin’s character in Psycho. In the end, though, Halloween stands on its own as an uncannily frightening experience–it’s one of those movies that had audiences literally jumping out of their seats and shouting at the screen. (“No! Don’t drop that knife!”) Produced on a low budget, the picture turned a monster profit, and spawned many sequels, none of which approached the 1978 original. Curtis returned for two more installments: 1981’s dismal Halloween II, which picked up the story the day after the unfortunate events, and 1998’s occasionally gripping Halloween H20, which proved the former baby sitter was still haunted after 20 years.
Digibook with embossed cover and foil accents. Booklet inside featuring 20 pages of photos along with an essay about the film.
All-new audio commentary with writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis
All-new featurette entitled “The Night She Came Home” – a documentary-style piece showing Jamie Lee Curtis attending a fan convention.
We also included selected extra features from previous releases:
On Location: 25 Years Later featurette
Old TV and radio spots
Hannibal: Season One [Blu-ray] (2013)
FBI Agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) hunts the most notorious serial killers. Graham is both gifted and cursed with an extraordinary ability: he can think like his prey, seeing what they see and feeling what they feel. What he doesn’t know is that his new partner is the most notorious serial killer of all. While pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) teams Graham with a highly respected psychiatrist – a man with a taste for the criminally minded: Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). Dr. Lecter tests Graham every step of the way, toying with him and playing a game all his own, while they work to unravel the mystery and catch the killer. Like only Lecter can, he twists Graham’s mind, daring him to question everything he knows about others…and himself.
Prince Of Darkness (Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray] (1987)
A group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister in an abandoned church, but when they open it, they inadvertently unleash a strange liquid and an evil force on all of humanity. As the liquid turns their co-workers into zombies, the remaining members realize they have released the most unspeakable horror of them all. Terror mounts as the team must fight to save the world from a devilish fury that has been contained for over seven million years.
Audio Commentary with John Carpenter
Sympathy For The Devil: An all-new Interview with Writer/Director John Carpenter
Alice at the Apocalypse: An all-new interview with Actor & Rock Legend Alice Cooper
The Messenger: All-new interview with Actor & Special Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Grasmere
Hell On Earth: A look at the film’s score with Co-Composer Alan Howarth
Horror’s Hallowed Grounds with host Sean Clark
Alternate Opening from TV Version
Original Theatrical Trailer
I Spit on Your Grave 2 [Blu-ray] (2013)
I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2 stars beautiful newcomer Jemma Dallender (Community, Hollyoaks) as Katie, a beautiful girl on her own in NY, who is trying to make it in the cutthroat world of modeling. When Katie innocently accepts an offer to have new photos taken for her portfolio, the experience quickly turns into an unthinkable nightmare. Severely beaten, battered, bruised, and broken, she will have to tap into the darkest places of the human psyche to not only survive her ordeal, but to ultimately find the strength to exact her brutal revenge. The film co-stars Joe Absolom (Extreme Ops, Long Time Dead) and Alexander Aleksiev (the upcoming Jack Ryan). The film was directed by Steven R. Monroe, the director of the critically acclaimed 2010 film and written by Neil Elman (I Spit On Your Grave) and Thomas Fenton (Saw IV)
Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series (Blu-ray) (2013)
Matt Smith returns as the Eleventh Doctor in thirteen blockbuster episodes plus two specials, each a brand new epic adventure with new monsters and familiar foes like you’ve never seen them before. In The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, a madcap caretaker greets evacuee Madge Arwell and her two children and leads them into a magical wintry world. Then, the first part of series seven sees the Ponds (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) in their final voyage with The Doctor. They save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, don Stetsons in the Wild West and are even kidnapped by The Doctor’s oldest foe. But when they arrive in Manhattan the Weeping Angels are waiting for them. Christmas brings The Doctor a new friend (Jenna-Louise Coleman) but how, where, and when will he meet her? And the final eight episodes see The Doctor and his new companion battle monsters on distant alien planets, become trapped in a Russian submarine with a deadly passenger, chase terrifying ghosts, and come face to face with an army of upgraded Cybermen, while The Doctor’s oldest secret threatens to be revealed. Packed with extras, the complete seventh series is not to be missed.
– Behind the scenes featurettes for every episode of Series 7 plus The Snowmen
– Interviews with Matt Smith and Jenna-Louse Coleman from BBC AMERICA’s The Nerdist
– All-new featurettes INFORARIUM, Clara and the TARDIS, and Rain Gods
– Other Featurettes including: The Making of the Gunslinger, Creating Clara, Last Days of the Ponds, and Pond Life
– Doctor Who Specials: The Science of Doctor Who, Doctor Who in the US, The Companions, and Doctor Who at Comic Con
– Prequels to these episodes: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, Asylum of the Daleks, The Snowmen (x3), The Bells of Saint John and The Name of the Doctor (x2)
– Audio commentary for episodes: The Snowmen, Cold War, Hide, and The Crimson Horror
South Park: The Complete Sixteenth Season
All fourteen episodes from South Park’s legendary 16th season are jam-packed into this exclusive three-disc DVD set and 2-disc Blu-ray set. Join Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny as they hunt down the mythical Jewpacabra, `sketti wrestle with reality stars, and go jackin’ it in San Diego. Pile on never-before-seen deleted scenes and a healthy dose of cat breading, and you’ve got a box set that could just “raise the bar”.
Psycho II (Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray] (1983)
Anthony Perkins makes a terrifying homecoming in his roles as the infamous Norman Bates, who, after years of treatment in a mental institution for the criminally insane, has come home to run the Bates Motel. Vera Miles returns as the woman who is still haunted by her sister’s brutal murder and the ominous motel where it all occurred many years ago. Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia and Dennis Franz co-star in the terrifying sequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film.
Psycho III (Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray] (1986)
The Bates Motel is once again the site of something evil as the rehabilitated Norman attempts to help a disturbed young woman, Maureen Coyle (Diana Scarwid, Mommie Dearest), who has left the convent because she can’t find any proof that God exists. Maureen bears a striking resemblance to one-time Bates Motel guest Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) which puts Norman on edge. At the same time, a nosy reporter is snooping around town looking into Norman’s past. Suspense, terror and black comedy worthy of the master himself are in hearty supply in the most shocking Psycho of them all!
New Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue
Watch The Guitar: New interview with Actor Jeff Fahey
Patsy’s Last Night: New interview with Actress Katt Shea
Mother’s Maker: interview with Special Make-Up Effects Creator Michael Westmore
Body Double: interview with Brinke Stevens
Original Theatrical Trailer
Is This a Zombie: Season Two (Limited Edition) (2011)
The world’s most eligible zombie is back for another round of cross dressing, decomposing, undead adventures in the only show where corpses get all the chicks! Season Two gets off to a shocking start as Ayumu breaks Haruna’s magic chainsaw and accidentally exposes his fondness for pretty pink dresses to the entire school! Next there’s an incident with a dreadful dance that turns out to be a curse – and an embarrassing trip to a maid café where all the zombie’s roommates work! But the shenanigans take a backseat to bigger problems when Ayumu’s mysterious drinking buddy turns out to be the most powerful magical girl of them all! To save his friends and defeat this adorable new menace, zombie boy must do the unthinkable: throw a mixer for his own murderer! With a little help from his loyal harem of vampires, magical girls, and the world’s cutest necromancer, Ayumu just might survive to rot another day!
Episode 04 commentary
Character actors in action: Episode 1 video commentary,LI. Episode 10 commentary
Textless opening and closing songs
Room 237 (2012)
In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his masterpiece of modern horror, The Shining. Over 30 years later we re still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. Rodney Ascher s wry and provocative documentary ROOM 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with both fanatics and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick s still-controversial classic.
The mastermind Speaks: Feature Commentary with Kevin McLeod, Secrets of The Shining: Panel Discussion from the First Annual Stanley Film Festival, 11 Deleted Scenes, The Making of the Music Featurette, Mondo Poster Design Discussion with Artist Aled Lewis, Trailers
V/H/S/2 [Blu-ray] (2013)
From the innovative minds that brought you last year’s V/H/S comes V/H/S/2, an all-new anthology of dread, madness, and gore. Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his abandoned house and find a collection of mysterious VHS tapes. In viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be terrifying motives behind the student’s disappearance.
Psychiatric Tales: Expanded Edition
Psychiatric Tales draws on Darryl Cunningham’s time working in a psychiatric ward to give a reasoned and sympathetic look into the world of mental illness. In each chapter, Cunningham explores a different mental health problem, using evocative imagery to describe the experience of mental illness, both from the point of view of those beset by illness and their friends and relatives. As Cunningham reveals this human experience, he also shows how society’s perceptions of and reactions to mental illness perpetuate needless stigma, for example, the myth that schizophrenic people are more likely to commit crimes than non-schizophrenic people. Psychiatric Tales is a groundbreaking graphic work; it deftly demythologizes and destigmatizes the disorders that 26.2 percent of American adults live with every day.
Man v. Liver
What you would have said had you thought of it last night at the bar.
Meet Man: He’s witty, carefree, and probably not sober. He’s Dean Martin meets Jack Benny, Don Draper, and Jack Donaghy. He imparts upon readers his clever, unabashed musings of romance, party culture, and bachelorhood. The life of the party, the collected contemplations in Man v. Liver will amuse and inform aspiring connoisseurs of class.
The Halloween Legion: The Great Goblin Invasion
A mysterious team of extraordinary guardians from a place of eternal October protect the sleepy, rural town of Woodland from supernatural menaces – but can the Skeleton, the Witch, the Ghost, and the Devil defend against a full-on UFO invasion? This pulpy, all-ages adventure, spooky yet whimsical, is sure to stir up breezy, autumnal memories of Halloweens past. Also includes the autobiographical short comic “Once Upon a Halloween.”
Happy reading/watching folks!