October 23, 2018: This Week on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD
With Halloween right around the corner, we’re kicking off this week’s Blu-ray and DVD guide with a few choice horror titles. First up is Shout! Factory’s incredible new collector’s edition Creepshow, the 1982 horror anthology from horror masters George Romero and Stephen King. Creepshow gets the special edition it has long deserved in a deluxe set packed with hours of special features (including a vintage Romero commentary track).
If Creepshow isn’t enough Stephen King for you, be sure to check out the latest addition to the Vestron Video Blu-ray collection, 1986’s Maximum Overdrive. Emilio Estevez stars in the only film that King himself directed.
Also from Shout! Factory’s Scream Factory line is a new Steelbook edition of 1988’s Night of the Demons. The steelbook is limited to 10,000, though, don’t delay if you’re looking to add demonic goodness to your collection.
The Criterion Collection is getting in on the Halloween fun with a new Blu-ray edition of Brian De Palma’s 1972 thriller, Sisters. Margot Kidder plays formerly conjoined twins, one of whom is now suspected of committing a grisly murder.
From Arrow Video comes a Blu-ray edition of the 1988 crime thriller Deadbeat at Dawn. Meanwhile, the unrated cut of Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead reboot comes to blu-ray (having formerly only been available digitally) while Tom Savini’s 1990 Night of the Living Dead remake gets a wide release (having previously seen a limited run through Twilight Time).
If vampire romance is more your style of Halloween fun, Lionsgate is reissuing the complete Twilight Saga across five sets. The first Twilight gets a 4K release with new blu-ray editions hitting store shelves for New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, Part I and Breaking Dawn, Part II.
There’s even a trio of more recent horror titles just in case you’re all caught up on the classics. Set in the 1960’s, The Devil’s Doorway follows a pair of priests who uncover something evil in the Vatican. Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci headline the post apocalyptic zombie thriller Patient Zero. Hailing from Chile, Lucio Rojas’ Trauma delivers an intense revenge tale set against a South American backdrop.
Of course, there are a few movies arriving this week that aren’t related to Halloween at all. Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning team for the end of the world science fiction tale I Think We’re Alone Now. The music of ABBA returns for the rollicking musical Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (also available in 4K). Then, Boots Riley gets intense with his smart comedy drama Sorry to Bother You, starring Lakeith Stanfield.
Shout! Factory returns to Barry Levinson’s hilarious 1995 Elmore Leonard adaptation with a new Shout! Select collector’s edition of Get Shorty.
Small screen releases this week include two complete series blu-ray sets from Mill Creek Entertainment. Look for all six seasons (but no movie yet) of Dan Harmon’s Community and all seven seasons of the Denis Leary comedy drama Rescue Me.
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