On the Shelves: DVD Releases for Aug 23, 2011
Some of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases for this week.
Troll Hunter – From Norway, this thing has been a huge international art house hit (well, as big as an art house hit can be, I guess). Check out the trailer here. The premise of this faux documentary is that fantasy creatures like fairies, trolls and monsters exist, but are kept hidden by the government. A government “troll hunter” allows a film crew to come along while he hunts and kills dangerous trolls. Yes, this is another “found footage” movie, but the premise is intriguing at least.
Cold Fish – This movie has been getting some buzz overseas. It potentially sounds horrifying. Check out the trailer. A teenage girl is caught stealing and a seemingly nice middle aged man offers to help resolve the situation by having her work at his fish store. This shoves the girl’s family into a horrific series of events when the middle aged man turns out to not be what he appeared to be. The Japanese sure know how to do horror.
Shockorama: The William Beaudine Collection – Yes! Awesomely bad Z-movie classics. Billy the Kid vs Dracula and Jesse James and Frankenstein’s Daughter. I actually reviewed Billy the Kid vs Dracula for Billy the Kid Week last year on my blog. It’s terrible (the movie, not my blog). And not awesomely terrible, just f**king terrible. I love the concept though. I loved the concept so much that I took the time to recast the movie myself and create a poster. I really think that premise should be re-visited. It’s awesome. I’ve never seen the other movie, but I plan on watching it ASAP.
Rounders – I love this movie. It features two of my favorite actors (Damon and Norton) along with a hit list of other awesome actors like Martin Landau, John Malkovich and John Tuturro. Love, love, love this movie and I’d love to see a sequel (which has been talked about) or another movie pairing Damon and Norton.
Roger Corman Sword & Sorcery Collection – I have not seen any of these. However, I’ve heard of Deathstalker II. The trailer is here. These movies are supremely cheesy, but usually tons of fun.
Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz – This is a brand new movie, not some lost WB classic cartoon. However I love the idea of this. Tom and Jerry and their zaniness completely terrorizing the land of Oz. Love it. And I will watch it.