SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - April 1st
To some, nothing spells perfection quite like Johnny Depp and Tim Burton. From EDWARD SCISSORHANDS to ED WOOD, when the two collaborate, the result is a triumph and a half. Case in point is SWEENEY TODD, a musical that showcased bloodsplatter as it's single most famous dramatic device. While you couldn't have drug me to see a musical on most occasions, you couldn't keep me away from checking this beast out. Splatting at you in both a single and double disc release, both editions offers you something cool and unique - a must own any way you look at it.
SEANCE - April 22nd
You know a movie doesn't have a lot going for it when it's biggest tagline is 'from the writer of VACANCY.' Not that I'm talking smack about VACANCY, but how does a movie about a couple in a hotel being stalked and spooked have anything to do with a Ouija board, a little girl, and a SEANCE? I get the same dude wrote both, but they're unrelated! Oh well. They have to do something to make peeps interested in picking this thing up.
KNOCK KNOCK - April 29th
Tell me if you've heard this one before: Knock, knock. Who's there? Howd-ya-like-a. Howd-ya-like-a who? Howd-ya-like-a horror movie ripping off the punch-line of a joke? I tell ya, the ideas (for titles, at least) are being stretched thing by the minute. Too bad the tag-line wasn't 'The Last Joke You'll Ever Hear!!!'- cause that would be the coolest.
RETRIBUTION - April 15th
The director of the original PULSE is behind this J-horror import, but I'm not sure if you're average Jo would know that. To me, the box is telling me that the a-hole who gave us the PULSE remake is the one behind this - and there ain't nobody out there who wants to see more of that! As it is, this one here is from master of J-horror Kiyoshi Kurasawa. Pick it up and give your soul some retribution after sitting through the PULSE remake.
THE BACKWOODS –April 15th – Because it stars Gary 'my evil stare will kill you' Oldman!
HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II –April 1st – Because this release has been in the making for years, and your VHS copy has seen just about the end of its days.
DELIRIUM – April 29th - Because it promises to be sick and demented... ain't nothing wrong with that!
That's all for this week! Stay tuned every week for your latest DVD news, and as always, feel free to shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for any & all DVD news, scoops, and easter eggs!