On the Shelves: Home Video Releases for Oct 07, 2014

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

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) – Kind of weird how they’ve tried to change the name a bit after the movie was released. I never got a chance to watch this but I hear nothing but good things. Now that it’s hit home video, it’s at the top of my list.

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) – I think I’ve mentioned that I’m a huge western fan. And I like Seth McFarland’s comic sensibilities. But I’m not 100% sold on this movie despite the great cast. I’ll definitely give it a watch but my expectations are not high.

Sergio Leone’s Duck You Sucker Aka a Fistful of Dynamite (1971) – However, expectations are HIGH for this movie which is Sergio Leone’s final western. It’s somewhat a sequel to Leone’s previous Once Upon A Time In The West and it stars James Coburn and Rod Steiger.

The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975) – This 1975 TV movie retelling of the story of mass murderess Lizzie Borden stars Elizabeth Montgomery in the title role. I have to give this a watch.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Complete First Season (2014) – The complete first season of the hit Nickelodeon show. Again, I hear nothing but great things about this show so I’ll need to give it a watch.

Houdini (2014) – This looks pretty awesome. Adrien Brody as Harry Houdini. I thought this was going to be a TV movie, but maybe I just missed its broadcast date. Regardless, I will be watching this.

Holiday Inn (1942) – This is a pretty bananas (but awesome) little movie that premiered Irving Berlin’s classic song, “White Christmas”. In fact, the movie White Christmas is sort of a remake of this movie. Bing Crosby is a former song and dance man that owns a hotel with longtime friend Fred Astaire. The hotel they own is only open on holidays and each of those holidays has its own song, hence White Christmas. However, you HAVE to hear the song about Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. It’s insanely racist. Check this movie out, it’s pretty GREAT. Here’s the trailer, you get a glimpse of the “Abraham” song in it.

Raw Force (1982) – Vinegar Syndrome has uncovered a gem of 80s kung fu craziness here. An alternate title for this movie was, Kung Fu Cannibals. Not sure why they didn’t run with that. This looks like it could be Miami Connection-style bonkers. Peep the trailer. That poster looks like some insanely awesome 80s Saturday morning cartoon.

Alien: 35th Anniversary – *Sigh* Yet another version of Ridley Scott’s original sci-fi/horror classic. The only thing that can set this apart from other versions are the extra features but what could they possibly be offering at this point to make this quadruple dip worthwhile?

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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