The MGM Halloween Blu Ray line up is upon us. They’ve chose a few amazing titles to give the fans this holiday season. Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Jeepers Creepers have all made their way onto the big ol’ Blu. What does that mean for horror fans with a wallet full of bills to blow on new movies to build a better marathon? It means you’re going to have to make a decision.
These releases are a better transfer than you might have found on your DVD, but unfortunately you’re not going to find much in the way of new features. In fact while it is a better transfer, it could be said that an up converting DVD player might not provide you much better video for the money you’ll spend. This means you have to play audio/video snob. You might have to even ask yourself I you current equipment would help you better recognize these releases in their new updated format.
These are perfect for folks who haven’t purchased the titles on a previous digital format or need to compliment their budding VHS collection with some new fangled technology. There’s absolutely everything to enjoy if you don’t already own the DVD. Then again, the slight quality enhancement might be worth it simply for the fact that they have a very modest price point especially in the wake of their recent release. Check out these release on Amazon now. On sale for less than $15 or $10! That’s practically rental price if you haven’t seen these before. Be honest with yourself… maybe you’re DVD has a nail scratch and need updating.
As far as the new artwork, Jeeper Creepers is fine, but Killer Klowns downgraded itself with the new concept. How hard is it to make a killer klown look good on a package!? The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 artwork is more like that of the Saw franchise, but without the classic 80’s “family portrait” style packaging, I’m okay with just about anything they want to do to it. Again, this consideration may not matter to you if you’re not a diehard media collector. Maybe you just need it to compliment the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre film or classic 80’s horror-thon.
All three movies stand up for themselves in terms of quality of content and will be entertaining to horror fans who like camp, like a monster story and can handle creative gore and violence. What you really have to ask yourself when you upgrade to a Blu Ray disc of this type is, what is the condition of my current media version of this release and do I want to let my collection fall into an upgraded pile of Frisbees and cocktail coasters?
Pick them up here if you can part ways with a few bucks. You know how Amazon gives you the frequently bought together price for movies? Well the current price for all three is $32. Time for an upgrade? You can do it on the cheap right now.
Buy Killer Klowns from Outer Space HERE.
Buy Jeepers Creepers HERE.
Buy TexasChainsaw Massacre 2 HERE.