On the Shelves: Home video releases for Aug 13, 2013

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

Olympus Has Fallen (2013) – This is a surprisingly good movie.  I know there’s also another similar movie out right now, but I have no desire to see that one.  THIS one is great.  When I originally saw the trailer for this movie, I totally thought this was a movie adaptation of the first Mitch Rapp book; Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn. The subjects are very similar.  But give this movie a shot.  Fun, intense action flick.

The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition (1979) – One of my favorite childhood movies. And, from what I can tell, this is its first Blu-Ray release. I thought it had come out earlier in HD, but I guess not.

Hatchet III: Unrated Director’s Cut (2013) – They’ve made three of these movies?  Wow.  The first was a sort of spoof/loving homage to 80s slasher movies.  Kane Hodder is essentially doing Jason in this movie.  It’s fun to watch.  I have not even seen the sequels.

The House Of Seven Corpses (1974) – A 1974 horror film starring John Carradine and John Ireland.  It deals with a film crew filming in an old mansion that is haunted by the dead bodies of seven murder victims.  Sounds pretty good, I’ll have to give this one a shot.

Castle Freak (1995) – Some more semi-vintage horror. From 1995, directed by the great Stuart Gordon who is best known for the 80s horror classics Re-Animator (1985) and From Beyond (1986).  Like both of those movies, Castle Freak is based on an old Lovecraft short story (The Outsider) and stars both Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton.  It’s about a couple and their blind daughter who move into an ancient castle that they’ve inherited only to discover they aren’t the only ones living there.

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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  • ladracul

    The good news is, “The Great Muppet Caper” is going to be next in a 2 movie Blu-Ray disc with “Muppet Treasure Island”. (It’s disappointing Sony has the rights to the other two…)

    I’m not sure if I should mention the omission of OUAT season 2, although I can think of one character who should’ve been omitted from the show… coughMulancough

    • Yeah, I couldn’t remember if I mentioned Once Upon A Time when Season 1 dropped. I don’t usually mention Season 2 sets unless I mention the first season. But now that I’m thinking about it, I may have.

      So, yes, I noticed it was being released but as I don’t really watch the show I decided not to include it. Sorry.