On the Shelves: Home Video Releases for Sep 24, 2013

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

Iron Man 3 (2013) – I enjoyed this movie. I know it kind of got a lot of crap, but I liked that there was more Tony Stark and less “man in suit”. I didn’t love the kid but Guy Pearce as the villain was really good.  I don’t know, I really liked it.

The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition – There’s already a “Dark Knight Trilogy movies only” edition out on Blu-Ray right now. And it’s only $30 bucks. However, this is the “Ultimate Collector’s Edition” with a bunch of extra physical items like booklets and trinkets. Whatever.

Halloween (35th Anniversary Edition) – Surprised this isn’t coming out next week. You know, in October.  The HD transfer for this was supervised and approved by the original cinematographer.  Also Some new features are included in this release.  A new commentary with John Carpenter and Jaime Lee Curtis.  Some extra documentary features and it says it includes some scenes that were included in TV cuts of the film, but it doesn’t say if these scenes are a separate feature or integrated into the film.

I Spit on Your Grave 2 – They made a sequel? First of all, this movie is a sequel to a 2010 movie called I Spit on Your Grave. That 2010 movie was a remake of a 1978 film also called I Spit on Your Grave.  I’ve watched the 1978 original and it’s a hard to watch, rough, sexploitation, revenge horror flick.  I heard the remake wasn’t that bad, but I’ve not had a chance to watch it.  In case you are interested there is a Blu-Ray featuring both the original 1978 film and the 2010 remake for less than $20.

Psycho II (Collector’s Edition) – I’m a big fan of Hitchcock’s Psycho. I was surprised how much I liked this sequel. Not as good as the original, it’s still a pretty fun movie. The third sequel, Psycho III, directed by Anthony Perkins, I haven’t actually watched, but I don’t hear good things about. But both of these movies hit HD for the first time today. However, me personally, I’m eyeballing this Psycho Triple Feature DVD which has Psycho II, Psycho III and Psycho IV for less than $7.  It’s standard def but I don’t see any reason to own these sequels in HD.  I’d like to point out that Robert Bloch actually wrote a Psycho II novel that is completely different than the movie.  Bloch’s Psycho novels are great, I recommend you read them.

The Monster Club – Classic vintage horror from 1980 featuring Vincent Price, Donald Pleasance and Britt Ecklund. A horror writer (Pleasance) is invited to an exclusive club by a mysterious benefactor (Price). At the club, the writer listens to three scary stories and begins to wonder about the nature of his visit.

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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