On the Shelves: Home Video Releases for Sep 23, 2014

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

Halloween: The Complete Collection Limited Deluxe Edition (Blu-Ray) – The entire Michael Myers franchise on Blu-Ray. There is a metric sh*t-ton of content on this set. Expect the theatrical releases of all the original movies. Plus the TV cuts of the first two Carpenter movies. Plus the never officially released producer’s cut of Halloween VI. Plus unrated versions of the two Rob Zombie flicks. And hours of bonus content. Fifteen discs of awesome with like 10 different movies plus like 5 extra cuts of those 10 movies. Unfortunately, yes, you still get Halloween Resurrection in this set. That’s unavoidable. Sorry. But it’s worth it just to have this set exist. Right now this prices out at around $100 depending on where you look but for a giant Blu-Ray set like this, I think that’s a pretty good deal.

Saw: The Complete Movie Collection (Blu-ray) – Another franchise gets a giant Blu-Ray complete collection. This time it’s the Saw franchise. I really enjoyed the first one, but each movie after that just seemed to devolve into ridiculousness and not in a good way. I no longer cared by the time the franchise ended. I may try to go ahead and watch them again but I’m not really looking forward to it.

Exorcist: Complete Anthology (Blu-ray) – Oh man, it MUST be Halloween season. Check out all these horror box sets! Now we have the entire Exorcist franchise on Blu-Ray. I absolutely love that first movie. And we get both cuts of that movie with the original theatrical version as well as that extended director’s cut from 2000 which I saw at Mann’s Chinese Theater in LA. We also get the horrible sequels Exorcist II: The Heretic and Exorcist III PLUS both versions of the worse than cancer prequel Exorcist: The Beginning and Dominion: The Exorcist Prequel. Now that I’m looking at it, I don’t think this set looks that great.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1 (2013) – I watched the first episode of this when it aired and really liked it but couldn’t convince my wife to watch it so it dropped off my regular viewing schedule. However, I recently convinced my wife to give it another try and we are now both hooked. We’ve been watching the first season re-runs and are anticipating the season 2 premier in a week or so. Such a good show, might be one of the funniest on television right now. Give it a shot.

Neighbors (2014) – I’m not a huge Seth Rogen fan, I’m sort of over his one-note humor, but this movie is pretty good. Zac Effron and Dave Franco make this movie about a fraternity that moves in next door to a couple who recently had a baby. Seth Rogen in this movie is somehow married to Rose Byrne who is HAWWWWWT. I was surprised with this movie. It’s gets pretty dark towards the end. I wasn’t prepared for that but overall the movie works and I enjoyed it. If you liked this movie, you should check out the original Neighbors from 1981 with Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi. It’s just as dark and bizarre as the newer version.

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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