Saturday, February 2, 2008

DVD Buyer's Guide

The last week of July is heaviest on the horror. Two ’70s cult films see the light of day, And Now the Screaming Starts and Asylum. The Camp Blood trilogy gets a collective release, so that’s…good? TheFinal Destination series gets its own box set, dubbed the Thrill-ogy, as well as a standalone copy of Final Destination 3, which I thought was a lousy entry.

Two Asian ghost stories hit American shelves as well. Korea’s Cello (which is boring, despite its promising cover) and Japan’s Unborn (again with an awesome cover. but haven’t seen this one yet).

The much anticipated horror documentary, Halloween: 25 Years of Terror, is finally made public as well. Any horror nut will be at least Netflix’ing this, so get it fast before it gets put on delay.

Tales from the Crypt, a favorite of mine, has its fourth (of seven) season popping out as well. I don’t know the whole series by heart, so I can’t vouch for how season 4 ranks in the grand scheme of the show, but hey, Tales from the Crypt is always a good watch for a horror night.

Rob Corddry’s paintball comedy, Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story, gets a DVD release after a limited theatrical run. I’ve heard good things, so any fan of Corddry (ie. anyone who watches the Daily Show) may want this as a blind buy.

Finally, in anticipation of the movie, no doubt, Miami Vice gets a two season double pack on the relative cheap. I haven’t watched a single episode of the show yet (though I am watching the pilot as soon as I finish this guide), but judging from the way my friend Beau absolutely raves about the show, I’ve no doubt that it is a masterpiece and am recommending it blind. Can’t wait for Michael Mann’s big screen turn – movie of the summer, no doubt.

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