Sunday, September 30, 2012

Notable Nostalgic Blu-ray Releases Sept. 30 - Oct. 6

Okay, this month is going to be huge for releases it seems like; in the first week alone, we have some great films coming out not just for the Halloween season but great films for any season (some JCVD releases)!

1.) Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection (1931-1954) | Blu-ray Release Date: October 2nd, 2012

A collection of eight (nine including the Spanish version of Dracula) classic Universal monster movies:

1.) Dracula
2.) Dracula (Spanish Version)
3.) Frankenstein
4.) Bride of Frankenstein
5.) The Wolf Man
6.) The Mummy
7.) The Invisible Man
8.) Phantom of the Opera
                                                      9.) Creature from the Black Lagoon

 


2.) The Princess Bride - 25th Anniversary Edition (1987) | Blu-ray Release Date: October 2nd, 2012

In the fairytale adventure 'The Princess Bride', a young boy falls ill and is read a legendary bedtime story by his visiting grandfather that immediately comes to life. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck. Her childhood beau Westley, now known as the Dread Pirate Roberts, attempts to save her. On the way he meets an accomplished swordsman, a super strong giant and a few bad guys to rescue Princess Buttercup.

3.) Masters of the Universe (1987) | Blu-ray Release Date: October 2nd, 2012

The world of Eternia in the aftermath of Skeletor's war on Castle Grayskull, which he has won after seizing Grayskull and the surrounding city using a cosmic key developed by the Thenorian locksmith Gwildor. The Sorceress is now Skeletor's prisoner and he begins to drain her life-force as he waits for the moon of Eternia to align with the Great Eye of the Universe that will bestow god-like power upon him.




4. Cyborg (1989) | Blu-ray Release Date: October 2nd, 2012


Gibson Rickenbacker is a hired fighter living in a plague-ravaged apocalyptic America where a plague has infested most of the United States and the rest of the world. In New York City, Gibson encounters a woman named Pearl Prophet. Pearl reveals to Gibson that she is a cyborg who is carrying vital-information for a group of scientists in Atlanta who are working on a cure to the plague and Pearl hires Gibson to escort her back to Atlanta.

* In addition to Cyborg being released, Death Warrant and Double Impact are also being released on October 2nd. You can't go wrong picking up all three Van Dammage films. *


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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Notable Nostalgic Blu-ray Releases Sep. 23 - Sep. 29

This week for nostalgic Blu-ray releases, we have: an INCREDIBLE box set, a fear of spiders, and zombies!


 1.) Bond 50 (1962 - 2008) | Blu-ray Release Date: September 25th, 2012

The set, which marks the first time all 22 movies will be available on Blu-ray, begins with "Dr. No" (1962) and ends with "Quantum of Solace," (2008) and also includes more than 130 hours of bonus features.




2.) Arachnophobia (1990) | Blu-ray Release Date: September 25th, 2012

A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidently transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town die as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks before they take over the entire town.




3.) Zombie (1979) | Blu-ray Release Date: September 25th, 2012

Strangers looking for a woman's father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.









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Notable Nostalgic Blu-ray Releases Sep. 16 - Sep. 22

Another week, another fantastic assortment of great nostalgic Blu-ray releases! This week we have: the complete adventures of Indiana Jones, Sly as Judge Dredd, and Michael Douglas (enough said).

1.) Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures (1981 - 2008) | Blu-ray Release Date: September 18th, 2012

Chronicling Indy's adventures from the Raiders of the Lost Ark to The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, fans of the series will take delight in the meticulous care that was given to this Blu-ray box set.






2.) Judge Dredd (1995) | Blu-ray Release Date: September 18th, 2012

In The Future...One Man Is Judge, Jury and Executioner!

In a time when all-powerful and coldly efficient "Judges" act with the supreme authority of both the police force and legal system, Judge Dredd is the most feared law enforcer of them all. But when a former judge hatches a sinister plot to overthrow the government and eliminate the Judges, Dredd is framed for murder!



3.) The Game (1997) - The Criterion Collection | Blu-ray Release Date: September 21st, 2012

There are no rules in "The Game". And that will make life very difficult for Nicholas Van Orton, a successful businessman who is always in control. Van Orton lives a well-ordered life - until an unexpected birthday gift from his brother destroys it all. Like it or not, Nicholas has been enrolled in a game - "a profound life experience" that begins quietly but soon erupts in a rush of devastating events. Van Orton has to win this deadly game or lose control of everything in his life.


 
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Year One: Complete

I just wanted to take a moment and reflect on the first year of this site -- The ups, the initial doubts, and the overall surprise with the success of this site.

About ten years ago, I started a site (learning about web development at the ripe age of 14!) that was dedicated primarily to retro video games. I had some success, but my writing skills weren't anywhere near the level of some of the sites that were top-notch at the turn of the century. Slowly, but surely, the idea of maintaining a website didn't work for me anymore, and all of my passion for keeping it up went out the window.


Notable Nostalgic Blu-ray Releases Sep. 9 - Sep. 15

Remember that moment when you first heard "My Heart Will Go On" while watching Titanic back in 1997? It's okay guys, they were only bro tears, not real tears. Relive the magic of James Cameron's epic on Blu-ray, as well as a film that I hope some of you are familiar with.

1.) Titanic (1997) | Blu-ray Release Date: September 10th, 2012

A poor artist named Jack Dawson and a high-society young woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater fall in love, until one night, their fairy tale love for one another turns into a struggle for survival on a ship that was thought to be "unsinkable," but is now sinking to the bottom of the North Atlantic.





2.) The Sound and the Fury (1959) | Blu-ray Release Date: September 11th, 2012

This movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and emotionally. Howard passes the time in a bottle; his brother Bengy is child in a man's body; sister Caddy has come crawling home after years of being kept by a string of "admirers." Only Jason, the cruel, cold-hearted adopted head of the family, and Quentin, who was abandoned at birth by Caddy, have the fire and the fury needed to put the family back on its feet again.


 
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Notable Nostalgic Blu-ray Releases Sep. 2 - Sep. 8

This week shows us that we are quickly approaching Halloween, and I LOVE IT! Hocus Pocus and Mad Monster Party... I'm sold. Oh, and I'm throwing the release of Re-Animator into the mix. Don't judge.

1.) Re-Animator (1985) | Blu-ray Release Date: September 4th, 2012

Herbert West is obsessed with the idea of bringing the dead back to life. Experimenting with a glowing green fluid, he successfully reanimates dead tissue. Unfortunately, the dead are uncontrollable and difficult to subdue.








2.) Hocus Pocus (1993) | Blu-ray Release Date: September 4th, 2012

After 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it us up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all.







3.) Mad Monster Party (1967) | Blu-ray Release Date: September 4th, 2012

When Dr. Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor...









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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Notable Nostalgic Blu-ray Releases Aug. 26 - Sep. 1

This week I present you with a good and varied selection of nostalgic Blu-rays -- everything from drug kingpins to 6-foot tall rabbits!

1.) Sixteen Candles (1984) | Blu-ray Release Date: August 28th, 2012

It's Samantha Baker's sweet sixteen birthday and no one in her family remembers the occasion. She's a typical teen -- enduring creepy freshman, spoiled siblings, confused parents and the "Big Blonde" on campus who stands between her and the boy of her dreams.






2.) Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) | Blu-ray Release Date: August 28th, 2012

Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.







3.) Harvey (1950) | Blu-ray Release Date: August 28th, 2012

The classic fantasy/comedy based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play starring James Stewart in one of his finest performances as the good-natured Elwood P. Dowd, whose constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see. When Elwood's sister Veta Louise reluctantly decides to have him committed to a mental hospital, a wondrously funny turn of events occurs.




4.) Scarface (1983) | Blu-ray Release Date: August 28th, 2012

In the spring of 1980, the port at Mariel Harbor was opened, and thousands set sail for the United States. They came in search of the "American Dream." One of them found it on the sun-washed avenues of Miami... wealth, power and passion beyond his wildest dreams. He was Tony Montana. The world will remember him by another name... Scarface.






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