On the Shelves: Home Video Releases for Jan 21, 2014

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

Machete Kills (2013) – The next Machete movie arrives on Blu-Ray. I’m not 100% sold on this franchise. I think it worked better as a trailer. The first movie just felt entirely too manufactured, if you get what I’m saying.  Like it was winking at me the whole time saying, “Look at this sh*t! Wasn’t that AWESOME!” I just want it to be awesome and not try so hard to be awesome.  Plus, I honestly don’t think Danny Trejo can carry an entire movie by himself.  He’s best as an awesome side character like Blade in Desperado or Johnny-23 in Con Air.

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Criterion Collection) (1963) – One of the first “road race” movies that would influence later movies like The Gumball Rally (1976), Scavenger Hunt (1979), The Cannonball Run (1981), Million Dollar Mystery (1987) and Rat Race (2001).  As you’d expect, it includes copious amounts of 60s celebrity cameos.

Cat People (1982) A highly erotic horror movie from 1982 featuring the forever hot Natassja Kinski.

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) – The awesome 2010 feature length documentary on the Nightmare on Elm Street series is released on Blu-Ray. I actually thought it had already come out on Blu-Ray, but maybe not.

– This movie has an interesting premise. It’s about the industry of movie trailer voice over actors. Check out the trailer. I think it looks pretty good.

Die Monster Die (1965) – Classic 60s horror starring Boris Karloff.

Baffled! (1973) – What the hell is this?! I’ll tell you.  It’s a failed TV pilot from 1973 starring Leonard Nimoy as a race car driver who begins experiencing psychic visions that pull him into a supernatural mystery at a remote inn on the English coast. You can currently watch this awesomeness on YouTube.

Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong – This movie exists. That’s pretty much all I can say.

Bad Milo! – And this movie about a murderous butt demon also exists. The trailer is here if that intrigues you at all.

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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