On the Shelves: Home Video Releases for July 08, 2014

Here are some of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases this week.

The Raid 2 (2014) – I haven’t seen this yet, but OH MAN, I can’t wait to watch it. The first one is pretty brutal but spectacular. I hear this one is just as good.

Jodorowsky’s Dune: The Greatest Sci-Fi Movie Never Made – Back in 1975, Chilean-French director Alejandro Jodorowsky began work on his ambitious adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel, Dune. Starring his own 12-year-old son alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dalí, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by such talent as H.R. Giger and Jean “Moebius” Giraud, the grand project collapsed in on itself and never got off the ground. This documentary interviews the director and most of the talent that would have been involved to uncover what this adaptation would have looked like. I’ve always heard and read rumors about Jodorowsky’s Dune adaptation, it’ll be neat to finally see what it was all about.

Nymphomanic Vol 1 & Vol 2 – I know there are some Lars Von Trier fans out there (I am not one), so here’s his latest. Featuring a load of talent including Stellan Skarsgard, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Christian Slater, Connie Nielsen and Shia LaBeouf.

Bad Words (2014) – I really like Jason Bateman who makes his directorial debut with this movie about a 40 year old man who takes advantage of a loophole in a spelling bee rules and competes against the other 8th graders.

Bloody Birthday (1981) – A slasher classic from 1981 about three kids born during a solar eclipse that begin a bloody killing spree on their 10th birthdays. One of the kids is played by 80s kid actor Billy Jacoby from Just One of the Guys, Cujo and Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. Expect appearances by Jose Ferrer, Michael Dudikoff and MTV vixen Julie Brown. It doesn’t get much 80s-ier or slash-ier than this movie. Check out the absurdly kick ass trailer.

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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