Welcome to Home Again, where each and every Tuesday I’ll be running down some of the best genre releases coming to home media.
All info is from the excellent Blu-ray.com. This isn’t every genre release, just the ones I find interesting. For the full list, follow that link.
Suspiria (2018) – Lionsgate Films – I never made it out to the theater to see this, but I’ve heard good things from pretty much everyone but Dario Argento. I haven’t yet decided if it’s going to be purchase or just a rental.
Uninvited (1988) – Vinegar Syndrome – A house cat with a genetically engineered virus escapes from an evil (of course) corporation and wreaks havoc.
George Kennedy is the biggest name in this one, and that tells me all I need to know.
Splatter University (1984) – Vinegar Syndrome – This sounds really familiar, but it might just be because the plot of an escaped psychopath on a college campus sounds so trope-laden. I’m curious to see this.
There’s Nothing Out There (1991) – Vinegar Syndrome – This one has an interesting story – it’s a comedy where the hero uses his knowledge of horror movies to save the day. Several years before Scream did it. I kind of have to watch this now.
This was originally a Troma film and the director was only 20 when he shot it. Crazy.
Willow (1988) – Disney – What’s weirder – that this is being released with little-to-no fanfare or that it’s being released at all?
I was hugely disappointed in Willow when I saw it in the theater. I don’t recall exactly what I expecting, but I know I didn’t like what I got. I know I’ve tried to watch it at least once since 1988 and it didn’t go well then, either. I’m sure at some point I’ll give it another shot, but I have no real love or nostalgia feelings for this one.
I couldn’t even tell you if it’s better or worse than Krull.
Screamers (1995) – Shout Factory – Peter Weller is in this one and Dan O’Bannon had a hand in writing it, so it can’t be bad, right? But my memory of it is that it’s bad. I’ll wait until I can find it on demand or streaming to confirm.
All the Colors of the Dark (1972) – Severin Films – Holy cow, it sounds like all the colors of the dark are dark as heck. Check out this synopsis:
Jane is a housewife plagued by nightmarish visions of her own bloody murder. To cure her hellish fantasies her bewitching neighbor, Mary, initiates Jane into a Satanic coven, but there the price for this brand of diabolical cure is murder — committed as a ritual sacrifice during an orgiastic black mass! Jane’s chilling, repulsive nightmares have become true. Who is the blue-eyed, knife-wielding phantom stalking her and has she already witnessed her own death?
Jane, maybe try melatonin or something before leaping right to “join a Satanic coven” to try and solve your sleep problems.
Reign of the Supermen (2019) – Warner Bros – Some of the Irregulars went and saw this and its predecessor, The Death of Superman in the theater and said they were great. I was at work, of course.
I still haven’t watched Death yet because, like The Dark Knight Returns I wanted to take them both in together.
This is also available in 4K and in a fancy Target Steelbook or a Best Buy Digibook.
Doctor Who: The Complete (Historically Inaccurately Numbered) Season (2018) – BBC – They got me with the first episode, but between tedious moralizing and a ridiculous number of commercial breaks I had to tap out a few episodes in to this season. If someone I know buys this set I’ll try to borrow it and watch the whole thing ad-free, but I’m not buying it. I like the cast and the music tons, but I wasn’t wild about many other elements.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) – Disney – This movie looked so cool!
And then it came and went before I even knew it was in theaters. Which is kind of a problem Disney is facing in owning so many properties and releasing so many films – they’re often fighting themselves for a share of the box office.
I’m excited to see this and we’ll probably go ahead and rent it sometime soon.
There is also a Best Buy Exclusive 4K Steelbook.
Check back next week for more horror, sci-fi, and whatever else grabs my attention!
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