November 29th 2016
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend and I bet after all the Black Friday shopping our wallets aren't too happy. At least Bluray Tuesday returns with a short list of releases. First up is Don't Breathe which is a favorite of mine for 2016. Don't Breathe is a definite pickup for me today. If you missed our review check it out here. The Driller Killer is one I'm not familiar with but Arrow Video is releasing this in its complete form for the first time as well as in a limited steelbook packaging. Vinegar Syndrome releases 70's horror film Death Machines for the first time on bluray. I'm interesting in checking this film out in the near future as well as The Driller Killer. If you know of these films let us know what you think of them. Disney releases not one but two titles today. First up is a live action remake of Pete's Dragon and new story brought to life, The BFG (The Big Friendly Giant). If you plan on picking these up you save $5 when buying these both together on the same receipt. That's it for this week's new releases, what will you be picking up this week? Let us know in the comments. we love to hear what you are look forward to owning and adding to you collections. Until next week!
Don't Breathe: Amazon - $19.99
Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex and Money are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. Figuring he's an easy target, the trio invades the man's secluded home in an abandoned neighborhood. Finding themselves trapped inside, the young intruders must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim.
The Driller Killer (1979): Amazon - $27.99
Long available in incomplete or full screen editions, Abel Ferrara's 1979 cult classic, THE DRILLER KILLER here receives its definitive presentation accompanied by three of the director's never-previously-released short films from the 1970s. THE DRILLER KILLER stars Ferrara himself (under the pseudonym 'Jimmy Laine') as Reno Miller, an artist being driven made by the pressures of New York life who takes to the streets and begins murdering derelicts with a power drill. Although Ferrara intended to make a film in the tradition of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, the end result bore an even greater resemblance to Martin Scorsese's TAXI DRIVER. THE DRILLER KILLER is an indispensable addition to the collection of anyone interested in 1970s horror, the work of Abel Ferrara, or off-the-wall cinema.
Steelbook: Amazon - $29.99
The BFG: Amazon - $19.99
Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.
- Bringing "The BFG" to Life – Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) hosts a phizz-whizzing journey through the making of "The BFG." This behind-the-scenes documentary details the film's progression through interviews with Roald Dahl's daughter Lucy Dahl, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, executive producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and numerous members of the talented cast and crew.
- The Big Friendly Giant and Me – Sophie wasn't the first "bean" in Giant Country—many illustrations were created as if drawn by a little boy who was there long before Sophie. This charming, in-world short will bring the drawings to life with animation and narration, recounting the friendship and the dreams shared between the boy and the Big Friendly Giant.
- Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG – A whoopsey-splunkers tutorial on the meaning of the gloriumptious gobblefunk in "The BFG."
- Giants 101 – Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater) and Bill Hader (Bloodbottler) introduce us to the loathsome giants in "The BFG," along with movement choreographer/motion capture performer Terry Notary, who collaborated with the actors and Director Steven Spielberg prior to filming to develop their movements and character traits.
- Melissa Mathison: A Tribute – An homage to Melissa Mathison, the extraordinary, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of "The BFG" and "E.T.," whose talent and heart were as immense as the giants in "The BFG."
Pete's Dragon (2016): Amazon - $22.99
Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford), a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie (Oona Laurence), Grace sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true.
- Notes to Self: A Director's Diary – Director David Lowery narrates the personal diary he kept through the filming of "Pete's Dragon" in this intimate and fascinating look at the movie's making.
- Making Magic – Discover fun facts about what went into designing this spectacular, lovable dragon.
- "Disappearing" Moments – The director shares a montage of the film's "lost" scenes.
- Welcome to New Zealand – Experience the wonders of New Zealand and learn why it's a magical place to visit … and to make a movie.
- Audio Commentary – Gain an insider perspective from director David Lowery, co-writer Toby Halbrooks and actors Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence.
- Music Videos: "Nobody Knows" by The Lumineers & "Something Wild" by Lindsey Stirling featuring Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Death Machines: (1976): Amazon - $17.99
An evil Oriental Dragon Lady injects three martial arts fighters with a serum that turns them into zombie-like assassins, and she sends them out against her enemies.
- The Impostor