A post-Halloween weekend is heavy in theatrical releases with Richard Kelly's take on Richard Matheson's THE BOX, and Milla Jovovich taking on real-life aliens in THE FOURTH KIND. But who will be the box office victor? On DVD, we have the awesomefuly fun-filled action flick COMMAND PERFORMANCE, and two cool-looking STD horror flicks by the names of BEAST WITHIN and MUTANTS. Halloween's over? Ha! You could've fooled me!
Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images.
Starring Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella
Directed by Richard Kelly
An unhappily married couple receive a small wooden box on their doorstep. At the push of a button, the box brings its bearer instant wealth but also instantly kills someone the bearer doesn't know.
THE FOURTH KIND
Rated: PG-13 for violent/disturbing images, some terror, thematic elements and brief sexuality.
Starring Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton
Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi
In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. This encounter has been the most difficult to document-until now. Set in modern-day Nome, Alaska, where--mysteriously since the 1960s--a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered. Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. .
SLAUGHTERING STORES THIS WEEK
Starring Dolph Lundgren, Melissa Smith, Hristo Shopov
Directed by Dolph Lundgren
Run Time: 93 Min.
Rock'n'roll drummer Joe (Dolph Lundgren, Universal Soldier, Rocky IV) and his band are about to make it big as the opening act for America's hottest pop star (Melissa Smith) in Moscow. Fame and glory quickly turn into chaos as armed terrorists storm the arena, capturing the pop star and the guests of honor - Russian President Alexander Petrov and his two teenage daughters. With the death toll rising and the hostages' lives on the line, it is up to one man to come to their rescue and save the day. Nonstop action, hand-to-hand combat and a rock'n'roll edge make COMMAND PERFORMANCE a jam-packed hit.
Starring Birthe Wolter, Philipp Danne, Anna Breuer
Directed by Wolf Wolff, Ohmuthi
Run Time: 93 min.
Robert is driving with two friends to his hometown where his grandfather’s mansion is. At a gas station, he unexpectedly meets his f ormer love Marlene. He invites her and her girlfriend to the mansion for a dinner-party. The small group enjoy the evening with drinks. Suddenly a man comes out of the forest – apparently he is infected with a bird-flu virus. But he is not the only one, more infected people approach the house. The friends barricaded against the dangerous force, but one of them is infected too...
Starring Steven Bauer, Michael Ironside, Louis Herthum
Directed by Amir Valinia
Run Time: 84 minutes
A mad scientist inadvertently unleashes the apocalypse while attempting to create an addictive additive for a greedy manufacturer. Instead of creating an army of compulsive consumers, it turns regular people into frenzied mutants. When the infection begins to spread at an alarming rate, it's up to the head of security and his girlfriend to contain the threat or die trying.