Okay Fine, It Was Good – A Blu-ray Review Of Gravity

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Gravity is one of those movies that I was already interested in seeing it, but hearing people constantly talk about how I “NEEDED” to see it, turned me off from actually seeing it. I wasn’t boycotting it, I’m not that big of a dick, but I knew I would probably end up waiting for the Blu-ray, so that I could see it on my own terms. The theatrical run came and went, and shockingly, people never shut up about it. Granted, that could have something to do with the Oscar nomination buzz, but still. When the review copy arrived, I finally sat down to take this one in. Unfortunately, I was only supplied with a 2D Blu-ray for review, so a lot of things I will not even make mention of, because I probably didn’t see them. Yes, seeing this film in 2D does hinder the impact that the overall product will have on a person. And,  yes, this is the first time I will admit that the 3D gimmick was used in a way that actually elevates the quality of the film that would have existed otherwise. If you’re reading this before purchasing your copy of the film, and have the means to play 3D Blu-rays, please take my advice and purchase the 3D Blu-ray for a few bucks more. It is the way the film was meant to be seen. Continue reading

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DEADtime TV: Week of 2/16/14

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Fellow Liberal Dead-heads, this is Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World. I’ve signed on to do a sort of recap/review of each week’s horror hits, so welcome to DEADtime TV. Again, Kevin Lovell helps out with a review of The Following, and Shawn Savage joins in with a review of The Walking Dead! Continue reading

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I’m Everyone – And No One – A Review Of Scream Factory’s Darkman Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

darman-blu-flatDarkman is the reason that I was so excited when it was announced that Sam Raimi would be bringing Spider-Man, my favorite comic book character, to the big screen. Unfortunately, Spider-Man turned out to be a huge disappointment, but we’ll always have Darkman as Raimi’s superb “comic book” film. Of course, the truth of the matter is that Darkman wasn’t based on a comic book, rather a short story Raimi wrote paying homage to old B-rate Mummy movies. Despite that, it still shares many of the same characteristics of even the modern day “revamped” comic book epics. And, despite some dated visuals, it still very much holds up to this day. This is a film that I do try and revisit as often as possible, but as many movies that gets stacked upon my desk, it has been since the initial Universal Blu-ray was released back in 2012 that I’ve actually sat down and watched the film. When I saw that Scream Factory was giving it the Collector’s Edition treatment, immediately I was filled with joy, and greatly anticipated revisiting one of my favorite Raimi epics. Continue reading

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DEADtime TV: Week of 2/9/14

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Fellow Liberal Dead-heads, this is Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World. I’ve signed on to do a sort of recap/review of each week’s horror hits, so welcome to DEADtime TV. Again, Kevin Lovell helps out with a review of The Following, and Shawn Savage joins in with a review of The Walking Dead! Continue reading

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The Mystery Of Sharlto Copley – A Review Of Spike Lee’s Oldboy (Blu-ray)

oldboyfrontThis isn’t going to be like most of the useless reviews of Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake that you’ve already seen. It has been a long enough time since I have seen the original Oldboy, so that I can review this film on its own standing, and not spend the bulk of the review convincing you that the original is a better film. We’re not here to talk about the original, so why waste people’s time? I will make one mention of the original film, but not for the sake of comparison. It’s more to pose a question. Why did Spike Lee bother with remaking such a recognizable cult film, if he gave as little of a fuck about the original property as his take on the film suggests that he did? I’m not a person that hates remakes. You have plenty of websites you can visit for that kind of nonsense. In fact, I’m usually the one put into the position to defend films like this, at least when they deserve it. I’m not the world’s biggest Spike Lee fan, to begin with. He’s made a couple of noteworthy films, but he’s made a bunch of crap, too. With all of the classic foreign cinema, ripe for the picking for an Americanized remake, why would a director such as Lee, pick something like Oldboy, when he so clearly has little to no respect for what the original film accomplished? Continue reading

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Who The Fuck Finds Robots? – A Blu-ray Review Of Battle Of The Damned

battledamnedIf I were to sit here and list, the amount of plot elements Battle of the Damned has stolen from famous genre films, we would be here all day. Escape From NY, The Terminator, 28 Days Later, Maybe even Chopping Mall? This isn’t necessarily a complaint, more of an observation, maybe even a mild warning. This is not, by any stretch of the imagination, an original film. In fact, while watching it, you can almost picture a play-by-play of the meeting that got the funding for this film greenlit. “Imagine if you will, a zombie movie, identical to every other zombie movie ever made, only with Ivan Drago… and robots. Granted, it’s not evil robots, that Lundgren has to battle alongside the undead, but wayward robots that just appear in the middle of this “Battle of the Damned”, and submit to taking orders from Mr. Lundgren. Convenient, no? If there’s one thing you’d want in the middle of an onslaught of bloodthirsty beats attempting to devour your flesh, it’s giant killer robots, with the power of thought. Continue reading

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DEADTime TV: Week of 2/2/14

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Fellow Liberal Dead-heads, this is Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World. I’ve signed on to do a sort of recap/review of each week’s horror hits, so welcome to DEADtime TV. Again, Kevin Lovell helps out with a review of The Following. Continue reading

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Now Available On Blu-ray From Scream Factory – Witchboard And Night Of The Demons

screamfactoryheaderEven if you’ve never seen them, if you’re a horror fan, you’ve likely heard something about both Night of the Demons, as well as Witchboard. Witchboard being the lesser known title.  Both film spawned several sequels that ranged from great, to “well, there were boobs.” Both films were brought to us by the same director, which shows in some ways, but not enough to feel derivative. Another thing these films have in common, is that I have only seen them both a couple of times, and all of that was from rental VHS copies. It’s not that I didn’t like them enough to purchase them on DVD when they made the switch, it’s just that when you’re managing such a huge collection, it’s hard to remember every title you’ve ever liked enough to make it your own. Nevertheless, here we are in 2014, and Scream Factor has come to the rescue with a Collector’s edition Blu-ray release of Night of the Demons, and a standard edition Blu-ray release of Witchboard, which happens to have more extras than most standard edition Blu-rays that the company has released. Continue reading

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DEADtime TV: Week of 1/26/14

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Fellow Liberal Dead-heads, this is Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World. I’ve signed on to do a sort of recap/review of each week’s horror hits, so welcome to DEADtime TV. Again, Kevin Lovell helps out with a review of The Following. Continue reading

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Trailer: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (El Rey Network) – So, This Looks Badass.

elreynetworkSince Robert Rodriguez announced that he would be launching the El Rey Network, a channel focusing on, what appears to be Latino genre fare, original programming and a steady stream of classic genre movies, I have been anticipating the flagship show, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. I have my apprehensions, mostly because I didn’t know what approach they would be taking with the series. But after this trailer, I’m totally on board with this. The casting for this show appears to be perfect, and for lack of a better word, the entire thing looks completely badass. I can’t wait to see the first episode, which airs on March 11th. Check the trailer out below, and let us know what you think about this latest Movie-To-Series adaptation. Continue reading

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DEADtime TV: Week of 1/19/14

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Fellow Liberal Dead-heads, this is Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World. I’ve signed on to do a sort of recap/review of each week’s horror hits, so welcome to DEADtime TV. A new addition to the DEADtime TV compilation this week: The Following season two, featuring a review from Kevin Lovell of Screen-Connections! Continue reading

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Doc Terror’s Best Blu-rays and DVD’s of 2013

docThere have been some very special DVD and Blu-ray releases in 2013. We saw the rise of a new grindhouse player stroll down 42nd street with the promise of cinematic handjobs. Our beloved distro company of some of the best Italian Horror features on DVD stepped into the Blu-ray market to tackle… a WESTERN. The factory that shouts let out a great big SCREAM.  When Ploitation meats the Arts we have found a label that can still shock us with new releases that try just hard enough to get our attention and a company called Millennium puts out movies from mid way through last century trying to Hammer their brand into our classic horror minds.

This is my personal favorite list from 2013. This could be an endless list and doesn’t quite stretch to all the companies worth nodding to. Severin and IFC put out some really solid releases as well with House of Seven Corpses and House on Straw Hill as well as Room 237 respectively. This list is truly in no order save that I grouped some of the front runners together. Make every effort to pick up these releases from DiabolikDVD. They’ve helped me get into most of the wonderful discoveries I’ve made since I’ve started buying from them and are quick with great suggestions or clever quips. They are all of the highest quality, may test you and may help you to find the video Yohimbe you’ve been looking for.

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The Ass Demon Comes Home – A Blu-ray Review Of Bad Milo

badmiloheaderI thought this would be an easier review, because I thought I had reviewed it before, back when I saw the screener around the time it was being unleashed on VOD. Turns out, my good friend and TLD badass Eric King(Brobocop) reviewed it for me, so I actually have to do a little bit of work. That’s okay, though, because Bad Milo was one of the gems of 2013, in my humble opinion. Bad Milo is one of those movies, that when you read the description, you think that no way will this movie be any semblance of good. You would think that, but you’d be wrong. I had an idea, what to expect, from a movie that was described to me as a story about an irritable man with a demon living in his intestines, that would come out through his anus when stress levels reach a maximum, in order to eliminate the source of the stress. Bad Milo, however, managed to transcend any preconceived notions I could have had. It’s rare that a film accomplishes this. More often than not films like this either disappoint, or just barely meet expectations, so when Bad Milo blew me away, I walked away an extremely happy camper. No demons will be coming out of my ass, today. Continue reading

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DEADtime TV: Week of 1/12/14

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Fellow Liberal Dead-heads, this is Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World. I’ve signed on to do a sort of recap/review of each week’s horror hits, so welcome to DEADtime TV. A new addition to the DEADtime TV compilation this week: Bitten on SyFy! Continue reading

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Sanitarium – Now Available On DVD From IMAGE Entertainment

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Anthology films are a tough racket. You can end up with a trio of stories, one being great – the others being subpar or downright terrible. There’s also the potential of two stories being great, and the third being the lazy leg that drags the film down or you know all three stories are just terrible. At any rate, when watching an anthology – there’s all kinds of potential for a really good time, a very mediocre time or a total shit storm. Continue reading

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Comic Review – Bad Blood – Jonathan Maberry/Dark Horse Comics

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I have to admit, I picked up the first issue of Bad Blood, the new five-issue vampire miniseries from Dark Horse Comics, with pretty high hopes. In fact, it was the first new horror comic of 2014 that I knew I was going to read right away, and not wait until a few issues were out so I could read them as a chunk. Why all the eager anticipation, you ask? After all, a comic about vampires isn’t exactly big news these days. The reason is the writer, Jonathan Maberry. Continue reading

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DEADtime TV: Week of 1/5/14

Fellow Liberal Dead-heads, this is Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World. I’ve signed on to do a sort of recap/review of each week’s horror hits, so welcome to DEADtime TV.

Each week I’ll cover horror television shows and give you a brief review of what went down, how it worked, and if it was any good. I’m only one man – and I’m also playing catch-up with some of the series currently airing right now – so this is in no way meant to be a definitive compilation of each week’s shows. It’s just what I happened to catch this week. Continue reading

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My Unranked List Of Favorite Films From 2013 Chapter Two

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You know the drill. A couple of days ago I hit you with Chapter One of this unranked list of my favorite films from 2013. Now I’m back with Chapter Two. Whether or not this will serve as the conclusion to my list remains to be seen. I keep remembering titles I saw earlier in the year that demand inclusion, so we’ll see how it goes. Either way, here are some more movies from 2013 that you should put in your eyeballs. If you missed Chapter One of this list, you can reference it, here. Continue reading

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4 ALL NIGHT HORROR MARATHON VOLUME TWO (Scream Factory DVD) – Crossover Review with DOCTERROR.COM

HorrorMara2Cover72dpiThe first All Night Horror Marathon was pretty damn fun. What’s the Matter With Helen, The Outing, The Vagrant and The Godsend were on the bill, and I was shocked to find that there were still older horror classics that I could fall in love with in much the same way as some of the B favorites with which I became enamored as a kid. The Outing and The Godsend are must see movies focusing on schlock and kid horror respectively. With Volume 2 of the same series from Scream Factory there’s an added bonus; we get to enjoy Empire era horror from the 80’s and early 90’s. This collection features The Dungeonmaster, Cellar Dweller, Contamination .7 and Catacombs. Let’s talk about why you absolutely must pick this quad-horror built for sleepovers is the perfect (and cheap) pick up. We’ll talk about each one briefly in a review that will share time on both The Liberal Dead and DOCTERROR.COM.

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My Unranked List Of Favorite Films From 2013 Chapter One

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Every year we all make these “Best of” lists, and every year I bitch and moan about having to assign arbitrary rankings to the movies that I enjoyed. Actually, scratch that. Every year I bitch and moan about it, and then cheat in some way, negating the ranking all together. 2013 is going to be no different. I think “ranking” your enjoyment of all of the films you consumed throughout a year is pretty useless. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy a plethora of different films for different reasons, and it is impossible for me to say that my enjoying of Film X is any better than my enjoyment of Film Y. So, instead, here is a multi-part list of films I saw in 2013 that I found to be exceptional, and worthy of your time. Some of these will have not been released yet, but they’re going to be here anyway, because I watched them this year. You are more than entitled, if you see AND enjoy said films as well as I did, to include them on your best of 2014 list, as that is likely when they will be unleashed upon the general population. Keep in mind that there is no rank to this list, It’s just sort of a stream of consciousness type of situation. This is part one of the list, expect at least one more part to this list within the next couple of days, and possibly even a third part, depending on the word count. Continue reading

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