New Blu-ray Releases Southland Tales

The time has come again for me to bring you the good word about the latest Blu-ray releases. As usual, I’m focused on physical media here – but you can always choose to check things out digitally and pretend you’re Johnny Mnemonic. Whatever floats your boat! This week’s Blu-ray round-up includes the pseudo-documentary Rolling Thunder Revue, the cult classic Southland Tales, Mel Gibson as Santa Claus in Fatman, and a new 4K release of John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness

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fatman trailer

Mel Gibson is a miserable, washed-up, drunken Santa Claus and Walton Goggins is the hitman trying to take him down in Fatman, a new dark comedy for the holiday season. Here, Santa is thinking about hanging it up when the U.S. Military comes calling for his services. Then, to make matters even more complicated, a kid who was given a lump of coal for Christmas decides to take out a hit on Old Saint Nick. Yes, this is a real movie, I swear. See for yourself and watch the Fatman trailer below.

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fatman first look

Hitman Walton Goggins is going to try to kill Santa Claus, played by Mel Gibson, in Fatman, which has just been picked up by Saban Films. The dark comedy comes from writers-directors Eshom and Ian Nelms (Small Town Crime, Waffle Street, Lost on Purpose), and follows a hitman who decides to bump off Old St. Nick. You can see the first look image of the film below.

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fatman walton goggins

Cinema was invented for one reason, and one reason only: to see Walton Goggins attempt to murder Santa Claus. Goggins is set to star in Fatman, a dark action-comedy that will see him playing a hitman hired to bump off Santa (who will be played by Mel Gibson). Gibson’s casting here is likely to turn many people off, but you have to admit: a movie where Walton Goggins is hired to murder Kris Kringle sounds pretty entertaining.

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Mel Gibson Santa

Quick: who’s the first actor who comes to mind when you think about Santa Claus, that good-natured, jolly old Christmas mascot who brings joy to millions of children around the world? For me, it will always be Edmund Gwenn, the guy who played Kris Kringle in the 1947 classic Miracle on 34th Street. But for a whole new generation of kids, the answer just might end up being actor/director Mel Gibson, who has just been cast to play Santa in a new movie called Fatman. And in this movie, Santa’s being hunted down by a hitman. Read More »