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Blu-ray Invasion – Week of October 18

 

Child’s Play (Collector’s Edition)

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A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Another must own Scream Factory release of one of the more iconic horror franchises. Who among horror fans hasn’t heard of Chucky? Very few if any. By any chance if you haven’t, you’re in for a treat with this release. Scream Factory has once again made an elaborately good release chock full of amazing features. There are three different commentaries, including commentaries on select scenes from Chucky himself. There are also over three hours of featurettes that cover the making of this great film from all kinds of perspectives. Buy this

Waxwork / Waxwork II: Lost in Time (Collectors Edition)

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Welcome to the Waxworks…they mysterious place where every picture tells a horror story. The private midnight showing is about to begin with the scariest bunch of drips you’ll ever meet! Gremlins star Zach Galligan co-stars in this comedy of terrors with Deborah Foreman (My Chauffer), Miles O’Keefe (Tarzan), Michelle Johnson (Blame It On Rio), David Warner (Time After Time) and the special effects of Bob Keen (Alien Hellraiser)! Inside the wax museum, a group of teenagers are aghast at the hauntingly lifelike wax displays of Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy and other charter members of the horror Hall of Fame. Each display is perfectly grotesque, yet each is missing on thing…a victim! Admission to the Waxwork was free, but now they may pay with their lives. One by one, the students are drawn into the settings as objects of the bloodthirsty creatures,. They are now part of the permanent collection.

Lionsgate is giving Scream Factory a run for its money with their new Vestron Collector’s Series, and this release follows the Scream Factory mold in that it is loaded with supplemental material. These movies are a little more obscure, but the quality is absolutely there. Buy It

Independence Day: Resurgence

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Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth developed a vast defense program to protect the planet, led by Jeff Goldblum, returning as brilliant scientist David Levinson. But nothing could prepare us for a new invasion of unprecedented scale – and only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save our world from extinction.

This sequel to the mega hit from the mid-90s that gave us one of the best motivational speeches in cinematic history left a lot to be desired. It followed the same formula of introducing a lot of characters on the day of the big attack, and it all feels like old hat, to be honest. It isn’t as bad as it could have been, but it isn’t as memorable as the first one. There is a pretty informative hour long documentary showcasing the making of the movie. Queue it

The Night Of

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After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

What truly drives this series is the quality that HBO typically delivers with the ensemble cast that make up this gem. The writing is superb, and it looks immaculate. The irresistible charm of a classic whodunit has the best brought out of it by everyone involved. It would have been nice if this had any supplemental material, but HBO doesn’t typically offer too many of those despite how great they truly would be. Buy It

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J.C. De Leon

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Hailing from Austin, Tx. J.C. is maybe the biggest fan of sports movies you'll ever see. He's got an affinity for great writing and two of his favorites are Aaron Sorkin and Shane Black. When he's not watching movies at home, he can be found watching movies at the Alamo Drafthouse. He occasionally tries to play video games, but he's not very good at them. Follow him on Twitter for witty tweets and pictures of his cats.