Bloody Bits #18 May 05, 2015 Horror Dvd/Blu-ray Releases

bloody bits 18Welcome to Bloody Bits, the weekly recap of recent horror movies released on blu-ray and dvd for that specific week. This is brought to you by My Bloody Podcast and Horrorphilia.com. Every Tue/Wed is a new podcast recap episode, containing mini reviews and recommendations. Click on the red links to purchase the movie and check out the trailers and synopsis for each film. Song of the week during the outro is Imperial March by Celldweller. You can purchase the track here.

mad max bluMad Max (Collector’s Edition) from Scream Factory

In the ravaged near-future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max (Gibson). And when the bikers brutalize Max’s best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one thing left in the world to live for: revenge! Also starring Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Steve Bisley (The Great Gatsby, Red Hill), this rugged racecar of a film runs on “comic book volatility… exhilarating rowdiness and visual intensity”, (The New York Times)!

Special Features

  • NEW Interviews With Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel And Director Of Photography David Eggby
  • Audio Commentary By Art Director Jon Dowding, Director Of Photography David Eggby, Special Effects Artist Chris Murray And Tim Ridge
  • Mel Gibson: The Birth Of A Superstar featurette
  • Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailers & TV Spots
  • Photo Galleries
  • Contains Both the Original Australian English Audio and the US English Dubbed Audio
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caHnaRq8Qlg[/youtube]


    road warsRoad Wars from Asylum

    After the earth’s water supply is depleted, the survivors form roving road gangs, armed to the teeth and desperate to find and protect water supplies. But when a new breed of blood-drinking humans emerges, the survivors must contend with a whole new threat to their existence.

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvlVDXXBOzE[/youtube]


    pyramid bluThe Pyramid from 20th Century Fox

    Father-daughter archaeologists Miles (Denis O’Hare) and Nora Holden (Ashley Hinshaw) discover a unique pyramid that has been buried beneath the Egyptian desert for 5,000 years. Accompanied by a newswoman (Christa-Marie Nicola) and her team, the archaeologists enter the tomb and promptly become trapped. Hopelessly lost within the pyramid’s labyrinthine structure, the group faces deadly perils that threaten their escape, including collapsing floors and bloodthirsty predators.
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq8Nw84krbY[/youtube]


  • Lost River bluLost River from Warner Home Video

“Lost River” is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones (Iain De Casestecker) discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ngDiG9V8w[/youtube]

Pick of the Week

duel blu-rayDuel from Universal Studios
 

In Steven Spielberg’s first full-length movie, Duel, a traveling salesman (Dennis Weaver) is harassed by a menacing 40-ton truck on a remote desert highway. Brilliant in its simplicity, the cult favorite takes road rage to a dangerous level as the traveler and the mysterious truck-driver are pitted against one another in a motorized duel to the death. Gripping with psychological tension, this desperate battle for survival is hailed by critics as a film that “belongs on the classics shelf reserved for top suspensers” (Daily Variety).

Special Features

  • A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg
  • Steven Spielberg and the Small Screen
  • Richard Matheson: The Writing of Duel
  • Photograph and Poster Gallery
  • Trailer
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xZsoMSEsaA[/youtube]