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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