On the Shelves: Home Video Releases for Sep 10, 2013

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

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) – I love Abrams’ Star Trek movies. Was this one as good as the first one? No. Does the whole Khan thing annoy me? To be perfectly honest, yes, it does. But this is still a great sci-fi action movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection – Jason Vorhees is my favorite movie maniac. So I’m pretty stoked about this complete collection on Blu-Ray.  This package includes all the movies on Blu-Ray up to Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan and including Freddy vs Jason as well as the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot of which I am a fan.  There is also included a soft cover book which is an abridged version of Crystal Lake Memories, the definitive tome of the entire series.

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History Of Friday The 13th – Speaking of the Crystal Lake Memories book, here is the film documentary version that was inspired by that book. Not sure how this stands up or compares to His Name Was Jason, which was an excellent documentary on its own.

The Fly (1958) – The original Vincent Price The Fly, finally on Blu-Ray. For some reason, this is always thought of as part of the Universal Monsters series, but it’s not as it was released by 20th Century Fox. Great, classic horror. Can’t wait to see it in HD.

Frankenstein's Army
Frankenstein’s Army
– At the end of WWII, the Russians must fight the flesh and metal creations of a mad Nazi scientist.  This sounds all kinds of weird and awesome.

Afro Ninja (2007) – This looks like a repackaging of the 2007 movie, Afro Ninja: Destiny. A hapless postal worker discovers magical nunchuks that give him the powers of Afro Ninja; wicked afro, sick abs and killer ninja moves. He decides to use his abilities to fight for justice.  Sounds completely ridiculous and terrible but I kinda feel like I need to watch it.  Especially because Jim Kelly makes an appearance.

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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