On the Shelves: Home Video Releases for Oct 8, 2013

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

The Hangover Part III – I love the first movie. But I had little desire to see a sequel as I thought that first movie was near perfect. And to this day, I have yet to see Hangover Part II. It didn’t help that nearly every person I asked about it said that it’s the same as the first movie, but in Bangkok.  You know who really gets screwed by these movies?  Justin Bartha.  His character never gets to partake in the debauchery.  I love the guy as an actor, I want to see him more involved.  Maybe Part III rectifies that, but I’m not really sure.

Much Ado About Nothing – This is the movie Joss Whedon went off to make WHILE he was filming The Avengers. He said the small production helped him to get his head on straight after the crazy stress of the big budget Marvel movie.  It stars all the usual Whedon suspects; Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathon Fillion and even Agent Colson himself, Clark Gregg.

The Purge – The premise of this movie sounds pretty scary and intense. One day every year all crime is legal. Watch the trailer.  I definitely want to watch this.

Curse of Chucky (2013) – I guess a new Chucky movie was released. Assuming this is direct-to-video since I’ve not really heard anything about it. Written and directed by Don Mancini who wrote all the original Child’s Play stories and directed the last movie, Seed of Chucky.  Brad Dourif returns as the voice of the homicidal doll.  It’s got a lot of buzz from what I’ve seen online, it seems to be pretty good.  I’m not a big fan of this franchise so I’m not sure if I’ll watch it.  You can also get this movie in the big Chucky: The Complete Collection.

I Married a Witch (1942) – This movie is rumored to be the basis for the TV series Bewitched.  It’s a screwball comedy starring Veronica Lake as a Salem Witch burned at the stake who returns centuries later to haunt the Puritan family that burned her.  However, one of her spells backfires and makes her fall in love with one of the Puritans.  Classic screwball hijinx ensue.

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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