Yeah, I went there. This week showcases Image Entertainments suckering of horror fans with their “Midnight Madness” series. The Midnight Madness series includes some of our favorite films slapped with a Blu release with zero special features, but at least there’s a low price, right? I’ll probably avoid them because, let’s face it, I already watch too many movies!
Children of the Corn: The original gets the Midnight Madness treatment, woo! Hey, Linda Hamilton is in it, that’s cool. “Are you Sarah Connor?”
The Entitled: Released by Anchor Bay/Starz, starring Ray Liotta, so it must be good.
Hanna: Not really horror but it stars a young child killing adults, what could be better? I wanted to see this when it hit theaters and the reception was fairly positive. Eric Bana is in it, so be warned.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II: My favorite Hellraiser film (not that there are many good ones) because it improves upon its predecessor without losing sight of its story. I WAS going to buy this, but after hearing that it was getting the “Midnight Madness” treatment, I cancelled my order. I didn’t want to spend 13 bucks for something that is probably a better package in DVD form.
Hellraiser: Aside from there being some cool cover art, there was already a release of this Blu some time ago, which you can view here. For an extra $2 or so, you can get the definitive version, sporting some great special features. I don’t recommend this new release, do yourself a favor and get the older version.
The Hills Have Eyes: Not a fan of this one (I do like the remake), but worthy of an own and it is from the mind of Wes, so that’s something there. There have been some DVD releases of this already and I’m pretty sure they didn’t have special features (correct me please if I am wrong). So for a low price, it may pay just to have this on Blu because you won’t be getting anything extra from a DVD version.
A Horrible Way to Die: Don’t know much about this one, we gave a press release some time ago which you can read here. Looks interesting, I hope to get a chance to check it out.
Scream Box Set: I am a huge fan of the Scream franchise, even when it’s at its worst. While this doesn’t include the excellent 4th entry to the series, it contains two full length documentaries. So you get all three Scream films, plus two other Blus that have bonus content and it’s for $19.99! You can’t go wrong.
Straw Dogs (original): Due to the remake hitting theaters this month, I guess MGM decided now was a good time to reissue this rape-revenge classic. Not a favorite genre of mine, but not one I am against. I probably won’t see the remake but I might check out Dustin sporting some old school glasses.
That’s it for this week, oh, and How To Train Your Dragon is getting a 3D re-release. Loved that movie, YEAH, I SAID IT!