Every week we will be bringing you some highlights of the new Blu-ray and 4K UHD releases coming to home media. We won’t feature every release because there may be more than you think. For a full list of releases please take a look at our coming soon release list. For now, kick back and see what releases we here at TNM think you should take a look at and what we most likely will be buying ourselves. We’ll also note which of those we already have reviews for or any upcoming. These are the New Blu-ray Releases for the Week of 04/24/18.
20th Century Fox
Deadpool (2016) In anticipation of the sequel, Fox is re-issuing Deadpool. The origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
I bet you’ve never seen a 2-Year Anniversary Edition. It’d probably be funnier if Fox wasn’t known for constantly releasing the same items. With this 2-Year, they might take the crown from Paramount.
Also coming out is a new 4K UHD Steelbook®. Now, this is great for those that don’t have the movie yet. At least it is something new, unlike the above version. I mean, yes Deadpool had been out in both Steelbook® and 4K UHD form before… just not together.
Fox is also releasing Maze Runner: The Death Cure in a few editions. In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
It will be available in a standard Blu-ray package, a Steelbook® exclusive to Best Buy, and in 4K UHD. If you don’t have any of the films yet, there is also a Trilogy option that has them all for a decent price. For full specs and info on the special features, our news post should answer any questions.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) A spaceship that looks like a circus tent lands in a field near a small town, signaling the attack of deviant, red-nosed, balloon-twisting psychos from another world who plan to annihilate mankind by turning people into cotton candy! Luckily, the town’s teen citizenry decides to fight back and teach the cosmic bozos a lesson. Look for Dustin to have an upcoming video review on this one.
In A Pistol For Ringo, the eponymous hero, played by Giuliano Gemma (Day of Anger, Tenebrae), infiltrates a ranch of Mexican bandits to save a beautiful hostage (Nieves Navarro, Death Walks on High Heels). In The Return Of Ringo, the gunslinger, now a veteran of war, disguises himself as a Mexican in order to take revenge on outlaws who have stolen his property and taken his wife.
Hugely successful upon their original release, thanks in part to the skilled direction of Duccio Tessari (The Bloodstained Butterfly, Death Occurred Last Night), the Ringo films proved influential on the Italian western, spawning numerous unofficial sequels, due to their gripping set-pieces and unforgettable musical scoring by Ennio Morricone. Arrow Video is proud to present both films in one package to Blu-ray with sumptuous new restorations that truly brings their stylish cinematography to life. TNM’s own Mr. Manhammer will be taking a look at these in the coming days.
Dead Man (1995) Jim Jarmusch imagined the nineteenth-century American West as an existential wasteland, delivering a surreal reckoning with the ravages of industrialization, the country’s legacy of violence and prejudice, and the natural cycle of life and death. Accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) has hardly arrived in the godforsaken outpost of Machine before he’s caught in the middle of a fatal lovers’ quarrel. Wounded and on the lam, Blake falls under the watch of the outcast Nobody (Gary Farmer), who guides his companion on a spiritual journey, teaching him to dispense poetic justice along the way. Featuring austerely beautiful black-and-white photography by Robby Müller and a live-wire score by Neil Young, DEAD MAN is a profound and unique revision of the western genre. New 4K digital restoration.
The Virgin Suicides (1999) With this debut feature, Sofia Coppola announced her singular vision, exploring the aesthetics of femininity while illuminating the interior lives of young women. An adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’s popular first novel, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES conjures the ineffable melancholy of teenage longing and ennui in its story of the suicides of the five Lisbon sisters, stifled by the rules of their overprotective religious parents-as told through the collective memory of a group of men who were boys at the time and still yearn to understand what happened. Evoking its 1970s suburban setting through ethereal cinematography by Ed Lachman and an atmospheric score by Air, the film secured a place for its director in the landscape of American independent cinema and has become a coming-of-age touchstone.
Backstabbing for Beginners (2018) Based on a true story, this gripping and timely thriller follows an idealistic UN employee (Theo James) as he investigates the grisly murder of his predecessor and uncovers a vast global conspiracy that may even involve his own boss (Ben Kingsley).
Forever My Girl (2018) The story of country music superstar Liam Page (Alex Roe), who left his bride, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar, choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown, Liam is torn between his two worlds.
Hostiles (2017) Set in 1892, HOSTILES tells the story of a legendary Army captain (Christian Bale) who, after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike) whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche, and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way. Hostiles comes in both standard Blu-ray and also as a 4K UHD.
Den of Thieves is a gritty Los Angeles crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Department and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as they plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of Downtown Los Angeles. You can read our theatrical review of the film here. Also if you want to know more about the special features and technical specs, you can check out our news post.
Liquid Sky (1982) Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, and the model’s casual sex partners begin to disappear. You can cehck out Jessie’s full review of the Blu-ray here.
Terror (1978) The country estate of filmmaker James Garrick has been haunted for centuries by a mysterious and deadly curse. Everyone in his family line comes to a gruesome end at the hand of an unknown supernatural assailant. When Garrick’s long lost cousin Ann unexpectedly arrives at his secluded manor, mayhem and bloodshed soon follow. But is Ann the person behind these acts of carnage or could something more horrifying be afoot?
Taking inspiration from Italian gothic horror films and giallos, Norman J. Warren’s TERROR features lurid gelled lighting, bizarre plot twists, and copious amounts of brutal bloodshed. A classic of British-made 70s horror, Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings TERROR to Blu-ray, newly restored from its camera negative and featuring all of its jaw dropping carnage fully intact.
New Blu-ray Releases for the Week of 04/24/18
So that is it for this week. These are some of the Blu-rays we here at The Nerd Mentality will be picking up. Did we miss anything you wanted to see? Let us know what you’ll be picking up and be on the lookout for some reviews featuring some of these releases. Thanks for checking us out, we hope you enjoy watching and collecting Blu-rays as much as we do!