On the Shelves: Home Video releases for Jan 14, 2013

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


Riddick (2013) – I actually got to see this in the theater. It’s good. Vin is always good as this character. I like that they take the first 3-5 minutes and actually tie in the events of the last movie including a small cameo by Karl Urban. Definitely a recommend, but know what you’re getting into. It’s a specific type of movie for a specific type of sci-fi fan.  You can also get the Riddick Complete Collection with the new movie as well as Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick and the animated movie Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.


Carrie (2013) – I love Chloe Moretz and I’m very interested in seeing her in this role.  My wife and I actually watched the original Sissy Spacek Carrie for the first time this past year and liked it but didn’t love it.  But I liked it enough to be interested in this remake.


You’re Next (2013) – Hmmm, this one slipped past me. Check out the trailer. It to be another version of movies like The Strangers or The Purge, which were both good, but we don’t really need another creepy masks/home invasion movie.  But it looks like it has the potential to also be good.


Blind Date (1987) – Bruce Willis’ first feature role released a year before Die Hard. Also stars Kim Bassinger, John Laroquette, William Daniels and Phil Hartman. Everyone is hilarious in this.  I saw it in the theater when it was released and have loved it ever since.


Rewind This! – An epic documentary on the rise and fall of VHS.  Looks like it’s supposed to be awesome.  I’d watch it for the DVD cover alone.

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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  • Joanna Boese

    You should track down the made for TV version of “Carrie”. However, it deviates from the ending as it was meant to be the pilot for a proposed TV show.

  • Hosaka

    You’re Next is supposed to be a good one. I heard positive reviews for this movie, saying it’s a fresh take on the whole home invasion horror genre.

    I love the original Carrie. The remake is very much like comparing Let The Right One In and Let Me In. It does add some new ideas like Carrie developing her telekinesis skills and some of the supporting characters are more fleshed out. Julianne Moore totally nailed the mother role and the ending/prom scene is well worth seeing.