[Blu-Ray Review] David Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ Shines Like Never Before With The Criterion Treatment; Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD From The Criterion Collection

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Scanners (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-Ray]

Director: David Cronenberg

Cast: Jennifer O’Neill, Stephen Lack, Michael Ironside, Patrick McGoohan

Release Date: Now Available on Criterion Dual Format Blu-Ray & DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 7/10
Disc Rating: 10/10

 

Plot Summary:

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn’t, and converts him to their cause – to destroy the underground movement. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] David Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ Shines Like Never Before With The Criterion Treatment; Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD From The Criterion Collection”

I’ve Got The Blus – New Blu-ray & DVD Releases 6/17/2014 – Almost Human, 13 Sins, Joe, The Monkey’s Paw, Joy Ride 3, The Machine, Adjust Your Tracking

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Since Kevin has done many things for Liberaldead.com, I thought I would help him out a little bit, and share this new weekly Blu-ray and DVD roundup with him on his site as well. Keep in mind that this will only be a compilation of releases that I have been sent for coverage. On occasion, if a major release is coming out that I haven’t been provided, I reserve the right to include it as well. Because, as much as I like to think that I am sent practically anything my little black heart desires, every now and then a PR firm runs out of copies before they get to my name. Anyway, these are what I would refer to as “noteworthy” Blu-ray and DVD releases for the week of 6/17/2014.
Continue reading “I’ve Got The Blus – New Blu-ray & DVD Releases 6/17/2014 – Almost Human, 13 Sins, Joe, The Monkey’s Paw, Joy Ride 3, The Machine, Adjust Your Tracking”

[Blu-Ray Review] Joe Begos Delivers An Expertly Crafted Hybrid Of Alien Invasion & Slasher Film In ‘Almost Human’; Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD from IFC/MPI

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Almost Human (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Director: Joe Begos

Cast: Graham Skipper, Josh Ethier, Vanessa Leigh

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8/10
Disc Rating: 10/10

 

Plot Summary:

Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back, and something evil is inside of him. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] Joe Begos Delivers An Expertly Crafted Hybrid Of Alien Invasion & Slasher Film In ‘Almost Human’; Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD from IFC/MPI”

[Blu-Ray Review] The Phenomenal ‘Ravenous’ Finally Comes Home In High Definition; Now Available on Blu-Ray From Scream Factory

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Ravenous [Blu-Ray]

Director: Antonia Bird

Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette

Release Date: Now Available for the first time on Blu-Ray

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8.5/10
Disc Rating: 9/10

 

Plot Summary:

Captain John Boyd’s promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] The Phenomenal ‘Ravenous’ Finally Comes Home In High Definition; Now Available on Blu-Ray From Scream Factory”

The Chilling Supernatural Thriller ‘The Quiet Ones’ Arrives On Blu-ray, DVD, Video On Demand And Pay-Per-View August 19, 2014 From Lionsgate Home Entertainment

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Lionsgate Home Entertainment has officially announced that the Blu-Ray & DVD releases of ‘The Quiet Ones’ will arrive home on August 19. Hit the jump for more information on the Blu-Ray/DVD release of ‘The Quiet Ones’ including disc specs, etc. Continue reading “The Chilling Supernatural Thriller ‘The Quiet Ones’ Arrives On Blu-ray, DVD, Video On Demand And Pay-Per-View August 19, 2014 From Lionsgate Home Entertainment”

[Blu-Ray Review] The Unforgettable 80’s Slasher ‘Sleepaway Camp’ Comes Home In HD; Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Now Available From Scream Factory

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Sleepaway Camp [Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray]

Director: Robert Hiltzik

Cast: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields

Release Date: Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray/ DVD Combo Pack Now Available

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 7.5/10
Disc Rating: 10/10

Plot Summary:

Slightly traumatized and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela’s arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] The Unforgettable 80’s Slasher ‘Sleepaway Camp’ Comes Home In HD; Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Now Available From Scream Factory”

[Blu-Ray Review] Scream Factory Unleashes ‘Evilspeak’ In High Definition And All Of Its Bloody Uncut Glory; Now Available on Blu-Ray from Scream Factory

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Evilspeak [Blu-Ray]

Director: Eric Weston

Cast: Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese

Release Date: Now Available for the first time on Blu-Ray

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 7/10
Disc Rating: 10/10

 

Plot Summary:

A military cadet who happens to be a social outcast taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] Scream Factory Unleashes ‘Evilspeak’ In High Definition And All Of Its Bloody Uncut Glory; Now Available on Blu-Ray from Scream Factory”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Holliston: The Complete Second Season’; Now Available on Blu-Ray from Image & RLJ Entertainment

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Holliston: The Complete Second Season [Blu-Ray]

Cast: Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Dee Snider

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 9.5/10

 

Plot Summary:

Two down and out aspiring filmmakers struggle with life, career, and the opposite sex as they attempt to make it out of the small New England town they are trapped in and into the big time. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Holliston: The Complete Second Season’; Now Available on Blu-Ray from Image & RLJ Entertainment”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Knights of Badassdom’ is an incredibly fun ride that brings lots of laughs and plenty of gore; Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD from eOne

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Director: Joe Lynch

Cast: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8/10

Disc Rating: 9/10

Plot Summary:

Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences.

Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Knights of Badassdom’ is an incredibly fun ride that brings lots of laughs and plenty of gore; Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD from eOne”

[Blu-Ray Review] Cult classic 80’s slasher ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’ finally comes home in High Definition; Now Available on Blu-Ray from Scream Factory

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The Slumber Party Massacre [Blu-Ray]

Director: Amy Holden Jones

Cast: Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella

Release Date: Now Available for the first time on Blu-Ray

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 7/10

Disc Rating: 9/10

Plot Summary:

An eighteen-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and she decides to have a slumber party. There is friction between some of the invited guests and the new girl, who is better at basketball than they, so the new girl decides to stay at home (which is conveniently across the street from the host’s house). Meanwhile, a murderer of five people with a propensity for power tools has escaped and is at large, and eventually makes his way to the party, where the guests begin experiencing an attrition problem, with only the new girl to help them. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] Cult classic 80’s slasher ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’ finally comes home in High Definition; Now Available on Blu-Ray from Scream Factory”

Fox Renews ‘The Following’ ‘The Mindy Project’ ‘New Girl’ & ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

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Absolutely phenomenal news from Fox today as they have officially announced the renewals of ‘The Following’ ‘New Girl’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and ‘The Mindy Project’ for additional seasons to air in the 2014-2015 schedule. As a huge fan of all four shows, I couldn’t be more pleased. Unfortunately this might not bode well at all for rookie series ‘Almost Human’, but only time will tell for certain. Hit the jump to read the full press release announcing these renewals. Continue reading “Fox Renews ‘The Following’ ‘The Mindy Project’ ‘New Girl’ & ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’”

[Blu-Ray Review] Salva & Agron deliver a clever, creepy and original horror film with ‘Dark House’; Available on Blu-Ray & DVD March 11, 2014 from Flatiron Film/Cinedigm

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Dark House (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Director: Victor Salva

Cast: Luke Kleintank, Alex McKenna, Tobin Bell

Release Date: Available on Blu-Ray & DVD March 11, 2014

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8/10

Disc Rating: 8/10

Plot Summary:

When Nick Di Santo learns that his father is not only alive but can possibly reveal the origin of his son’s dark gift, he sets out on a trip that takes him to an abandoned mansion he thought only existed in his childhood imagination. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] Salva & Agron deliver a clever, creepy and original horror film with ‘Dark House’; Available on Blu-Ray & DVD March 11, 2014 from Flatiron Film/Cinedigm”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Hellbenders 3D’ brings goofy bloody fun with impressive 3D; Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment

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Hellbenders (3D) [Blu-Ray]

Director: J.T. Petty

Cast: Clifton Collins Jr., Clancy Brown, Andre Royo

Release Date: Now Available on 3D/2D Blu-Ray Combo & DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 6.5/10

Disc Rating: 9/10

Plot Summary:

The Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints, a team of blasphemous ministers who live in a constant state of debauchery, work to drag the worst of demons back to Hell. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Hellbenders 3D’ brings goofy bloody fun with impressive 3D; Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Haunter’ is an eerie and beautiful supernatural thriller; Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD from IFC/MPI

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Haunter [Blu-Ray]

Director: Vincenzo Natali

Cast: Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, David Hewlett

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8/10

Disc Rating: 8.5/10

Plot Summary:

The ghost of a teenager who died years ago reaches out to the land of the living in order to save someone from suffering her same fate. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Haunter’ is an eerie and beautiful supernatural thriller; Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD from IFC/MPI”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Scorned’ looks good and has its moments, but fails to bring much new to the table; Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Scorned [Blu-Ray]

Director: Mark Jones

Cast: Billy Zane, Viva Bianca, Brooklynn Brokaw

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 5.5/10

Disc Rating: 7/10

Plot Summary:

A romantic weekend turns horrific and sadistic when Sadie discovers her boyfriend is having an affair with her best friend. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Scorned’ looks good and has its moments, but fails to bring much new to the table; Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment”

[Blu-Ray Review] Two 80’s horror classics from Kevin Tenney finally come home on Blu; ‘Night of the Demons’ UNCUT Collector’s Edition & ‘Witchboard’; Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Packs For Both Invade February 4, 2014 From Scream Factory

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Night of the Demons (1988) [Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray]          

Director: Kevin Tenney

Cast: Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins

Release Date: Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack Available February 4, 2014

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8/10

Disc Rating: 10/10

Plot Summary:

On the night of Halloween, 10 teens decide to go to a party at an abandoned funeral parlor. “Hull House”, rumored to be built on an evil patch of land & underground stream, is the place. While starting the party, the teens gather around a big mirror to perform a seance…BIG MISTAKE. They awaken some evil force and find themselves trapped and taken over one by one. Now it’s a battle for who can survive and cross over the stream before going to hell…

 

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Witchboard [Blu-Ray]

Director: Kevin Tenney

Cast: Todd Allen, Tawny Kitaen, Clare Bristol

Release Date: Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack Available February 4, 2014

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8.5/10

Disc Rating: 9.5/10

Plot Summary:

A woman finds an interest in her friend Brandon’s Ouija Board when he brings it by her party.

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Bad Milo’ delivers bloody fun and laughs galore, one of the best horror comedies in recent years; Arrives on Blu-Ray & DVD January 21, 2014 From Magnolia Home Entertainment / Magnet Releasing

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Bad Milo! [Blu-Ray]

Director: Jacob Vaughan

Cast: Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, Peter Stormare, Patrick Warburton

Release Date: Arrives on Blu-Ray & DVD January 21, 2014

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 9/10

Disc Rating: 9.5/10

Plot Summary:

A horror comedy centered on a guy who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a demon living in his intestines. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Bad Milo’ delivers bloody fun and laughs galore, one of the best horror comedies in recent years; Arrives on Blu-Ray & DVD January 21, 2014 From Magnolia Home Entertainment / Magnet Releasing”