New Blu-ray Releases

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

Hello, physical media fans. This week sees a big Blu-ray release: Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Below, I delve into nearly every special feature contained on the Blu, from making-of featurettes to deleted scenes. In addition to the Last Jedi Blu-ray review, you’ll get a look at new Blu-ray releases for Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleBehind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, and this year’s Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water

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An Icons of Fright interview with David J. Stieve, co-writer of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon has revealed that there has recently been some renewed interest in, and therefore some hard work done on, a potential sequel. The first film was a fun, snappy mockumentary about a movie-style slasher letting slip some of the secrets of his trade that definitely deserves its ongoing long tail of DVD revenue. The big conceit was that in the movie’s world Jason Vorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Meyers and all those bad boys are real, and Vernon was looking to climb the ladder and become as well known.

Mask director Scott Glosserman was developing home invasion busser Playing House at Paramount Vantage but that seems, sadly, to have gone away. His next project seems to be a documentary (an actual documentary, not a Mask style mock one) called Truth in Numbers: The Wikipedia Story, that he has co-directed with Nic Hill and is now, apparently, in post production. I’m going to go digging into that one over the weekend and see what I can’t find out, because the title is a doozy.

Below the break is a rather intriguing quote from Stieve about the direction the Mask sequel is likely to go in.

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