Showing posts from January, 2018

Troma Announces Grindsploitation Trilogy Blu-ray Coming This April

Troma has announced that they are bringing Grindsploitation Trilogy, a two-disc set featuring over six hours of content, to blu-ray on April 10th.

With 3X the gore, sex, blood, and violence, the Grindsploitation Trilogy is an abundance of faux film trailers, short films, and nostalgic features harkening back to the era of exploitation and grindhouse cinema. Each film compiles over 20 directors from around the world producing a new wave of cold-blooded talent. There is terror, horror, comedy, and science fiction for you to experience with almost 100 films in total! Make sure your doors are locked, popcorn at your side, and that you are ready to experience something that you have never seen before! Special Features for this release include:
Introduction by Lloyd Kaufman (Creator of The Toxic Avenger).Film Selection with Each Short Film within the 'Trilogy'Original Film Trailers from Troma Entertainment's Own Grindhouse CinemaClassic Troma Public Service AnnouncementsAND MORE…

The Big Movie House Presents: Favorite Blu-ray Packaging of 2017

Every year we get some very unique blu-ray packagings. Some blu-rays come in steelbooks, while others come in digibooks. There is no shortage of different packagings especially if you are region-free. If you are, you might be able to get your favorite blu-ray as a mediabook, steelbook, digipack in other countries, while that blu-ray may have just gotten a standard release here in the states.

So here are my favorite blu-ray packagings for 2017.

Arrow Video Limited Editions

When Arrow decided to stick with the Limited Edition packaging on that can be found on their The Hills Have Eyes release, I was really happy. The L.E.'s before varied in size and make of the cardboard used for the outer packaging, which made them look very different from each other when placed next to each other. Now that they have a model that they are sticking with, Arrow has made these L.E's shine. There were six exclusive to the U.K (The Thing, Shock Treatment, Phenomena, House: The Complete Story, Bring …

Arrow Announces Their April Line Up

At the end of every month (used to be the middle of the month), Arrow Video announces a month's worth of upcoming titles, three months ahead of time. This being January, Arrow announced their April line up and, while there are many titles to choose from, the titles that are there are really good.

From Dario Argento, maestro of the macabre and the man behind some of the greatest excursions in Italian horror (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), comes Deep Red – the ultimate giallo movie.
One night, musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, Blow Up), looking up from the street below, witnesses the brutal axe murder of a woman in her apartment. Racing to the scene, Marcus just manages to miss the perpetrator… or does he? As he takes on the role of amateur sleuth, Marcus finds himself ensnared in a bizarre web of murder and mystery where nothing is what it seems…
Aided by a throbbing score from regular Argento collaborators Goblin, Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso and The Hatchet Mu…

Children of the Corn: Runaway Heads to DVD and Blu-ray this March

Lionsgate has announced that they will be bringing the much-delayed Children of the Corn: Runaway to DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD on March 13th.

Children of the Corn: Runaway tells the story of young, pregnant Ruth, who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. She spends the next decade living anonymously in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she experienced as a child. Ruth and her son end up in a small Oklahoma town, but something is following her. Now, she must confront this evil or lose her child.
Special Features:

-Deleted Scene

The Children of the Corn series has always been an elusive series for me. Every film has something that I like about it, but the film as a whole does nothing for me. Reading the plot synopsis of this one makes me think that this could be a good film. Either way, I am sure that there will be fans of this film just like there are fans of the other films.

The Big Movie House Presents: Five Disappointments of 2017

Every year there are the films that we find to be the best of the year and the films we find are the worst of the year. Here are five films that I may or may not have liked, but I was disappointed with them for one reason or another. These films are presented in alphabetical order.


Alfred Hitchcock has to be a filmmaker with the most documentaries made about him. There seems to be a bunch of them every year with some hitting theaters, but most ending up as dvd/blu-ray extras. 78/52 was one of the lucky ones that got a small theatrical push. I was very excited to see this as I figured this would be the definitive breakdown (ie the final word) about one of the most famous scenes in the annals of film: the shower sequence from Psycho. I thought that there would be a breakdown of how Hitchcock came up with the scene, a look at the shots he chose for the scene. All with film critics and historians talking about the impact of the scene.

While all of that is accounted for and present, …

Yor's World, He's The Man: Yor: Hunter from the Future Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

Mill Creek brings us one of the most beloved, cheesy 80's films to blu-ray for the first time. How does the disc stack up?

The Big Movie Presents: Five Surprises of 2017

Every year there are a few films that either fly in under the radar or were films that you didn't expect to be as good as they were. 2017 had a bunch of films that I didn't expect to be any good but were. Here are five of them.

Alien: Covenant

I know that people are going to rip me apart for this, but I really liked Alien: Covenant. I loved the look of the film, the discovery of the new planet, the feel of suspense, and the shock of some of the kills. I expected the film to look great (this is Ridley Scott, who can make anything look good), but I was expecting this film to be the stinker that many thought it was. In fact, this opened around my birthday this year and me and the wife were going to go see it. I decided at the last minute not to go. My brother called me a bit later and told me that the film was awful. After I watched the film, I kind of kicked myself for not going to the theater to see the film. I think that the film is fun and doesn't strive to be anything but…

The Big Movie Presents Favorite Discoveries of 2017


Brand New Hellraiser Film Hitting DVD and Blu-ray

It has been a mighty long wait for this tenth installment of the very popular Hellraiser series. The film, titled Hellraiser: Judgement, was supposed to be released in 2017, but, for whatever reason, that did not come to fruition. Now, Lionsgate has sent over a trailer, plot synopsis, and release info for the dvd, blu-ray , and VOD releases which is a little less than a month away.

“Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world. Could the Judgment awaiting the killer’s victims also be waiting for Sean?”

 As we all know, Doug Bradley will not be returning for this film, but the actor they got, Paul T. Taylor, seem like a good fit, judging by the trailer above. The cast is filled out by Randy WayneRheagan Wallace, and Heather Langenkamp.

The blu-ray and dvd will feature:

         -Deleted Scenes

Sometimes You Just Have A Really Bad Night: Hell Night Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

Does Hell Night live up to the hype that has been brewing over the last few years or is it a film that deserves its own hell night?

Mayhem Lives Up To Its Name And Then Some: A Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

So, does Mayhem live up to its name or is it just another lame Battle Royale wannabe?