On the Shelves: Home Video Releases for Feb 18, 2014

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

Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Epic Series – This is the 70s series, not the Sci-Fi Channel reboot. I think this series has been released several times on DVD, this is just the latest version. Surprised there hasn’t been a Blu-Ray release yet.

Hellbenders (2012) – This looks interesting, in a B-movie kind of way.  It stars Clifton Collins, Clancy Brown and Dan Fogler as a team of exorcists who debauch themselves daily with liquor and drugs so they are always in a perpetual state of going to Hell.  Then when they are called in to exorcise a demon, they invite the demon into themselves and commit suicide.  Check out the goofy trailer.  I’d give this a watch.

The Wrestler (1974) – This is a 1974 movie starring Ed Asner and a who’s who of 70s wrestling superstars including Verne Gagne, “Superstar” Billy Graham, Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes.  Asner is a wrestling promoter and Gagne is his superstar client who is at the end of his professional career.  Gagne is receiving pressure from the Federation, his agent and his wife to retire, but he refuses to relinquish the title.  This sounds sort of like a prototype version of Arnofsky’s The Wrestler.

Johnny English 2-Movie Family Fun Pack – I’m actually a fan of these Johnny English movies. I think Atkinson is hilarious in them and I love the fun it pokes at Bond.

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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