On the Shelves: DVD Releases for Oct 16, 2012

Some of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases for this week.

Chernobyl Diaries
Chernobyl Diaries – This is one of those “found footage” horror movies. I love these types of movies when they are well done because they set up a creepy vibe and actually keep me scared throughout. The Paranormal Activity movies are a good example of this. Check out the trailer here.

Harry Potter Year 7
Harry Potter Double Feature: Year 7 – These HP double feature Blu-Rays are awesome. But you should wait a bit and buy them used or wait for a sale. They go down in price very quickly. I got the Year 5 & 6 Blu-Ray for $10 shipped.  Likewise, I am going to buy this when it gets down around that price point as well.

4 slasher films
Slasher Movies: 4 Film Collection – You get three solid slasher movies on this collection for only about 12 bucks. That’s not bad. I’m currently reviewing slasher movies over on my blog for AWESOME-tober-fest and I re-watched recently the remakes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th.  I can honestly recommend those three remakes, especially at this price.  I have never seen nor heard of Amusement, so I can’t speak to that one.  I’m really surprised the fourth movie in this collection isn’t Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.  Or Rob Zombie’s Halloween.  Or even that crappy reshoot of Psycho by Gus Van Sant.  Amusement just doesn’t seem to fit in this collection AT ALL.  If you are curious, check out my reviews for the Friday the 13th remake and the Psycho remake.  If you check back on Friday, I’ll be reviewing the Nightmare on Elm Street remake.

Pete's Dragon
Pete’s Dragon – As you’ve probably figured out, I’m a huge Disney fan. I mentioned The Great Mouse Detective last week and this week we have another of my favorites, Pete’s Dragon.  The soundtrack is awesome and this is just a fun movie with fun songs and a cool mixture of live action and animation.

Alcatraz: The Complete Series – The followup to Lost. This was actually a pretty clever series that I enjoyed. However, to be honest, I got a little bored about 4 or 5 episodes in. I love the premise of the show and I love Sam Neill, but Hurley was a distraction even though he actually wasn’t that bad in the show. And the main chick was good, but sometimes a little too, “I’m a female cop so I’m tough and pushy”.

Santa Clause collection
The Santa Clause 3 movie collection – Yes, I am a fan of Tim Allen and of these movies. I like all 3 of them.  If you do too, here’s your chance to get all three on Blu-Ray for around $10 a movie.

Written by Paxton Holley

A funny, ridiculously awesome guy who sometimes likes to wear pants, Paxton can regularly be found at his pop culture/humor blog Cavalcade of Awesome or co-hosting the Nerd Lunch and Cult Film Club podcasts.

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