HOSTEL PART II -October 23rd
If you don’t buy or rent this movie, I think Eli Roth might throw another hissy-fit and quit the film industry altogether. I’m not joking. So you have yourself a decision to make: If ya wanna see what else Roth here has up his sleeve, pre-order like 16 copies of this un’ and hand em’ out to your buddies; if you’re sick of Roth on about every level, steer far, far away from this bomb of a sequel. But be wary: if it bombs on home video, you can expect another MySpace rant, and I don’t think it’s gonna be pretty.
HOSTEL: ORIGINAL DIRECTOR’S CUT - October 23rd
My immediate thought was WHY? Is there really a need for a director’s cut? For more commentaries? For another ending? For everyone who bought the original ‘sicker and more twisted unrated version’ to dip back into their wallets and fork over more dough? Methinks not. Nuff said.
BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA: COLLECTOR’S EDITION - October 2nd
Gary Oldman owned being Dracula, and I might go so far as saying he pimped the role as good as the great Bela Lugosi ever did, if not better. Throw in some Keanu Reeves action, pre-shoplifting Wynona Ryder, and Anthony Hopkins knack for beheading a threesome of hotties, and you have yourself one Collector’s Edition that may actually be worth buying. One question: why the weak ass cover art? Seriously, what’s up this thing?
• Francis Ford Coppola Video Intro
• Director’s Audio Commentary
• The Blood is the Life – The Making of Dracula
• The Costumes Are the Sets – The Design of Eiko Ishioka
• In-Camera – The Naïve Visual Effects of Dracula
• Method and Madness – Visualizing Dracula
• Deleted Scenes
• Trailer for Francis Ford Coppola’s new theatrical film Youth Without Youth
TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE -October 9th
This is one cracked out cover. Seriously, just starring into that eye, or thinking about what would happen if I looked out the window the next time I flew somewhere and saw this- yup, I’d pretty much just die of a heart attack. That, or I’d probably rethink my flying ritual of eating a bunch of shrooms about 40 minutes before take-off. Yeah, bad idea if this is the result. So while this release has dick when it comes to special features, it makes it up in the hallucinatory cover art that’s bound to inspire more tripping out and acid flashbacks for years to come.
DEATH PROOF -September 18th
Loved the movie, love the cover, love that it’s a 2 disc extended edition, but I f*cking hate that they’re releasing the GRINDHOUSE movies separately. The special features here could also be called ‘I’m Quentin Tarantino and I’m hot shit- lemme tell you why’, but I’ll let that go cause I enjoyed the flick and I’m curious to see what the extra 30 minutes are that were added back into the movie to make it a full two hours. Sure, the ‘missing reel’ is back, but could that lap dance really be a half hour long…? P.S., Kurt Russell's a pimp.
PLANET TERROR –October 16th - Because it’s the second half of the most underrated movie experience of 2007!
THE HAUNTING OF #24 –September 11th – Because it’s basically a knockoff of 1408… only straight to video. .
THE RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL –October 16th – Because this time around you choose the fate of characters on the screen. Cool concept, lets hope they can pull it off.
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