New To Blu: Mill Creek, Shudder, Batman, and More!

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Lots of great catalog films and brand new horror coming out in recent (and upcoming) weeks so we wanted to take a quick moment to give you a look at what you might want to grab for your collection. Remember physical media is king and if you want to hold onto the movies you love and not risk losing them to the changing landscape of streaming/digital (which you do NOT own), then grab these!

Batman: Long Halloween Part One:

It’s a dark time in Gotham City. Held hostage by the powerful Falcone crime family, the city is rife with crime and corruption. Adding to the chaos is the mysterious Holiday killer, who has been targeting the underworld and leaving a trail of terror…and body bags. Batman, Lieutenant Gordon and D.A. Harvey Dent race against the calendar as it advances toward the next ill-fated holiday. Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One begins a twisted chain of events that will forever change the Dark Knight.

Part Two arrives August 10!

 

 

The Paper Tigers:

As teenagers, kung fu disciples Danny (Alain Uy), Hing (Ron Yuan) and Jim (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) we

re inseparable. Fast forward 25 years, and each has grown into a washed-up middle-aged man seemingly one kick away from pulling a hamstring―and not at a

ll preoccupied with thoughts of martial arts or childhood best friends. But when their old master is murdered, the trio reunites, soon learning that avenging their sifu will require conquering old grudges (and a dangerous hitman still armed with ample knee cartilage) if they are to honorably defend his legacy.

Next up, two more excellent entries in the world of Shudder original films:

Jakob’s Wife (July 20)

Directed and co-written by Travis Stevens, this vampire horror film sees Anne (Barbara Crampton), the downtrodden wife of a pastor (Larry Fessenden), embark on a supernatural transformation after an encounter with a vampire. Cue her new sexily-dressed femme fatale alter ego with an insatiable taste for blood. What follows is a bloodbath of men that cross her path as she kills without remorse and a husband who stumbles upon the truth. Co-starring Bonnie Aarons, Nyisha Bell, and Sarah Lind.

 

Anything For Jackson:

After their only grandson, Jackson, dies in a car accident, a grief-stricken doctor and his wife struggle to move on. Desperate to bring him back, the pair kidnap his pregnant patient to perform a “reverse exorcism,” hoping to put Jackson’s spirit into the body of her unborn child.

Finally, our friends at Mill Creek continue to release a plethora of catalog titles and these recent releases are no different. They’re masters of double features and I think the OG multiple movie collection folks. I could be wrong on that one but I know they do it tons.

Toy Soldiers/December – Teen stars of the 90s headline this action-packed double feature where boys become men when terror strikes and places them in the most perilous of situations.

Toy Soldiers – A group of troublemaking boys decide to take a stand when terrorists seize control of their boarding school.

December – Set in a New England prep school on the day after Pearl Harbor, five close friends must choose whether to stay in school or go to war. Their decisions shock themselves and each other as they must grow up faster than they ever imagined.

Safe House – For the past year, rookie CIA agent Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) has been eager to prove himself while cooling his heels at an inactive South African post. He gets the chance when Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington), a turncoat operative, is brought to Weston’s safe house for debriefing. But soon after Frost’s arrival, mercenaries attack, and Weston and Frost barely escape with their lives. The two men must join forces and try to stay alive long enough to figure out who wants them dead.

Contraband/Fear – Mark Wahlberg headlines this thrilling combo of career-defining performances including Reese Witherspoon’s psychotic boyfriend in Fear and an ex-smuggler caught in a drug war in Contraband.

Contraband – To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.

Fear – A teen girl’s first romance takes a deadly turn when her new boyfriend begins to exhibit a violently possessive side to his personality.

Finding Forrester – Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown) is a talented 16-year-old basketball player in New York City whose secret passion is writing. William Forrester (Sean Connery) is a reclusive Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who never gave the world a second novel. After an accidental meeting, Forrester becomes Jamal’s unlikely mentor, providing guidance to help develop the young man’s exceptional skills. Soon, Forrester’s harsh view of the world begins to change as both men learn lessons from each other about life – and the importance of friendship.

Adjustment Bureau/The Good Shepherd – Matt Damon shines in this dynamic thriller double feature.

The Adjustment Bureau – The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.

The Good Shepherd – The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man’s life.

Miami Vice/The Kingdom – Jamie Foxx delivers the action in this thrilling double feature!

Miami Vice – Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.

The Kingdom – A team of U.S. government agents are sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

Alpha Dog – They grew up together in the suburbs of LA, living their own version of the American dream, with every day a blur of partying and looking for the next thrill. Johnny (Emile Hirsch) is the leader in their sordid world of narcotics, greed, power and privilege. But when he is double-crossed by another dealer, things quickly begin to spiral out of control, and an impulsive kidnapping leads to a shocking conclusion. Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone and Bruce Willis co-star in this powerful and controversial film.

on DVD:

Pasture – What if you could be alive without the trauma of being aware of it? In this Lynchian nightmare a young woman seeking treatment for her schizophrenia is taken captive by a deranged doctor and subjected to illegal experimentation. Her every attempt at escape is blocked by those around her, as she loses touch with her already infirm grip on reality.

Problem Child/Problem Child 2 – When seven-year-old Junior comes into their lives, the Healys hope he will brighten their days. But Junior is more mischievous than they could have imagined as he turns ordinary days into full-scale comic nightmares. And the fun only continues when he moves to a new neighborhood and meets an equally mischievous little girl. It’s twice the destruction and twice the fun!

Bruce Willis 8-Movie Collection – Bruce Willis has been a box office powerhouse throughout his 35+ year career and this 8-film collection highlights his versatility as he showcases his comedic and dramatic talents in this star-studded movie set.

Films include:

  • Hudson Hawk
  • The Whole Nine Yards
  • Sunset
  • Mortal Thoughts
  • Perfect Stranger
  • The Jackal
  • Mercury Rising
  • Alpha Dog

Jean-Claude Van Damme 8 Movie Collection – Martial arts superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme delivers a non-stop adrenaline rush with this 8-movie collection spanning his blockbuster career.

Films include:

  • Universal Soldier: The Return
  • The Hard Corps
  • Second in Command
  • Maximum Risk
  • Knock Off
  • Double Team
  • Street Fighter
  • The Quest

Becoming Evil: Serial Killers of the Old West – American serial killers are hardly a phenomenon confined to the 20th and 21st centuries. The Old West was a well-known time of lawlessness. A time when serial killers stalked the mountains, prairies and deserts of North America. A time when men like, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, John Wesley Hardin, and the Kentucky cannibal left a trail of victims strewn across the landscape. The ruthlessness of their murders will shock in this feature-length documentary goes back into history to uncover the origins of evil during the Old West.

The Critic: The Complete Series

From the producers of “The Simpsons”! Jon Lovitz is the animated Jay Sherman, a TV movie critic who is forced to review the most pathetic films which he always rates as “It stinks.” In addition to the film parodies, the show also deals with his personal life: working for a tyrannical media mogul boss, his lovelife and his family.

 

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