Some of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases for this week.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – This is it. The final installment of a franchise that feels like it’s been going on since the late ’80s. I’ve reviewed each installment of this franchise on my blog so you don’t actually have to watch them. See my reviews of Part I, Part II (New Moon) and Part III (Eclipse). I’ve held off watching Breaking Dawn until I can get my hands on both parts and watch them in one final, “Hell in a Cell”, mind altering marathon. Now that marathon will become a reality. For those that truly hate themselves, you can also buy a Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I Extended Edition. FYI, that Extended Edition for Part I is only eight minutes longer. Yes, EIGHT. Why that wasn’t included on the original home video release is surprising. Oh yeah, it’s because Summit hates you and wants you to spend more money.
Scooby-Doo: Mask of the Blue Falcon – The story for this sounds amazing, on paper at least. A very popular comic convention is going on including appearances by other Hanna-Barbera stars Herculoids, Frankenstein Jr, Space Ghost and, of course, Blue Falcon and Dyno Mutt! I always loved when Blue Falcon and Dyno Mutt showed up on Scooby Doo. Scooby and Shaggy must don the cape and cowl when villain Mr Hyde attacks the convention with sinister slime and monster bats. I’ll definitely be watching this.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D – Sequel to the original 2006 Silent Hill which is itself based on the Konami video game. I don’t know much about this series or the video games but they look suitably creepy. And it has Sean Bean in it. And he is suitably awesome.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles – This is the pilot episode of Nickelodeon’s new TMNT series. I’m reluctant to put this here because it looks like you are paying $10 for 2 25 minute episodes of the show which you can catch in re-runs or just watch on YouTube. The show, however, is great.
Freaky Deaky – Check out this cast; Christian Slater, Michael Jai White, Crispin Glover, Billy Burke and Andy Dick. The movie is based on an Elmore Leonard novel and set in 1974. Check out the awesome trailer.
Zombie Lake and Oasis of the Zombies – Both of these are from the early 80s and are each considered one of the worst zombie movies ever made. The director of Zombie Lake denied for years that he directed it. Both involve Nazi zombies and lots of killing.
Midnight Movies Vol 11: Mondo Triple Feature (Mondo Cane/Mondo Cane 2/Women of the World) – I’m a big fan of the “mondo” documentaries that were popular in the ’70s and ’80s. Mondo Cane was the first, but others followed including Faces of Death, Dr Gore and Shocking Asia. Here you get the first two Mondo Cane documentaries and another one by the same creators called Women of the World. I’ve never heard of that one.
Monster From Bikini Beach – Cheap Z-grade horror movie. Lots of bikinis. Lots of average looking women. One of the worst looking “man in suit” monsters you’ll ever see. I bet this movie is hilarious if the trailer is any indication.