This week's DVD releases include a totally classic H.P. Lovecraft tale — and a totally not classic Star Trek show on Blu-ray for the first time. And at last, you can decide for yourself which Jurassic Park films are essential. Here's our complete guide to the week's DVDs!
The guys behind the cult classic Re-Animator take on another Lovecraftian tale, which Shout Factory has brought out as an extras-laden Blu-ray. When a scientist creates a machine that allows people to other dimensions, the creatures in those other dimensions begin to kill, maim, disguise and generally drive everybody insane. You know, standard procedure.
Despite being the one jillionth Star Wars parody to use the term “the Empire strikes out,” this little CG Lego Star Wars short — in which Luke Skywalker has to deal with his multitude of fans and Darths Vader and Maul compete for the Emperor’s affections — is pretty fun. Short, though.
Shout’s newest MST3K set includes: The Magic Sword, a fun fantasy movie that is easily one of the most watchable films MST ever covered (you could watch it sans robots and be reasonably entertained); Alien from L.A., a horrible Journey to the Center of the Earth-esque movie starring the impossibly high-pitched Kathy Ireland who enters the underground world of Atlantis, which is populated entirely by fake Australians; Danger!! Death Ray, a hilariously cheap James Bon knock-off starring secret agent “Bart Fargo” and a death ray that was created for peaceful purposes; and last but not least The Mole People, a Universal semi-classic that involves a great deal of smarmy white guys climbing down things and up things.
The three Jurassic Park movies are now out individually in case you wanted to own the first movie without the shame of the third movie, or, uh, vice versa. Hey, somebody somewhere only wants JP3. You know it's true.
Looks like Phantasm II is the first Phantasm movie to hit Blu-ray. Weird. If it makes you feel any better, the only special feature is the theatrical trailer, so… yeah.
Rachel Nichols is a cop from 2077 who has traveled back in time to capture a group of time-traveling terrorists in this exceedingly Canadian show (not an insult, merely an observation).
The first season of Enterprise comes to Blu-ray to the delight of at least five people! There are a ton of extras, new and old.
The classic ‘60s live-action giant robot show features a young boy who must defend the Earth with nothing but his wits and his giant, voice-controlled robot (one of these things is more useful than the other). Collected on DVD for the first time!
The rather underrated 1976 sequel to Westworld comes to Blu-ray, in which the theme park of the future is re-opened after the whole taken-over-by-killer-robots-situation from the first movie. Suffice it to say, there are still a few bugs in the system.
All four of the excellently animated, completely non-canon and thoroughly useless Inuyasha movies, collected in one handy Blu-ray set.
So… two questions here. Isn’t the inferred title here ”UFO Chronicles: What the President and Leader of the Free World Doesn’t Know, But We Guys Putting Out a Cheap-o DVD Totally Do”? Also, what’s to stop the President from buying this DVD and knowing everything 90 minutes later, completely invalidating the title?
Jude Law is an emotional vampire — not a metaphor — in this artsy 1998 vampire movie.
When a mad scientist awakens the inherent murderous rage found in everyday sushi, a young sushi chef must use all her skills to survive in this goofy, gory Japanese flick.
A guy decides Frankenstein was non-fiction, and thus hires a film crew to go search with him for the monster in what should have assuredly been called The Blair Frankenstein Project.