Hello December! Seems like the holiday season straight-up snuck up on us this year, and all we have to show for it is one crappy looking horror comedy hittting the cineplex. TRANSYLMANIA looks as dumb as it sounds, and likely not worth your time or your money. On DVD, there's TERMINATOR SALVATION for those (like me) who missed it over the summer, Brittany Murphy in the STD horror romp DEADLINE, and some bare-knuckle brawl action in DEATH WARRIOR. Now it's time to think about what DVDs will be making the X-mas wish list this year...
Starring Patrick Cavanaugh, James Debello, Paul H. Kim, Tony Denman, Jennifer Lyons
Directed by David and Scott Hillenbrand
Run Time:1 hr. 35 min.
Located deep in the heart of the "cursed land" of Transylvania in a centuries-old castle, Razvan University isn't your typical institution of higher learning -- and the black leather-clad professors, three-foot-tall dean, instruction in crucifix-wielding, and topless vampiresses lurking in dark corners are just the start.
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Starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Helena Bonham Carter
Directed by McG
Run Time: 117 Min.
In the aftermath of Judgment Day and the machine takeover, resistance leader John Connor (Christian Bale) must counter Skynet’s plan to terminate mankind. Rallying his underground street fighters for a last, desperate battle, he realizes that to save the future he must rescue his own father Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin). But the most shocking discovery comes with the arrival of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a mysterious loner from the past who challenges Connor with an impossible choice and leads them both on a brutal journey into the heart of the enemy.
Starring Brittany Murphy, Thora Birch
Directed by Sean McConville
Run Time: 89 min.
Alice (Brittany Murphy), an artist recovering from a psychological breakdown, retreats to a remote Victorian house to convalesce and focus on finishing her screenplay in time for a fast approaching deadline. When she begins hearing strange sounds and seeing apparitions, Alice searches for the source, only to find disturbing videotapes in the attic. Fascinated by her discovery, Alice digs deeper to uncover the mysterious story of the couple (Thora Birch and Marc Blucas) on the tapes, sending her on a twisting and terrifying pursuit to find out what is behind the endless mind games.
Starring Nick Mancuso, Hector Echavarria, Tanya Clarke
Directed by Bill Corcoran
Run Time: 90 minutes
When an MMA champion is thrown into a twisted world of underground fighting to save his wife’s life, he takes desperate measures and violently fights to the death against many of his fellow MMA champions. They too, controlled by the underground cage, are fighting against their will to save the lives of their loved ones. While onlookers place online bets, one champion will rise to the top and uncover the identity of the mastermind behind the corrupt tournament. The ultimate showdown will prove that there can only be one true Death Warrior.