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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John Carpenter hasn’t helmed a film in seven years, but he remains as culturally relevant as ever. Countless filmmakers have aped his style, and the new Halloween is rekindling excitement for his work in general. And there’s more to come. In a new interview, Carpenter hinted that he’s teaming up with horror streaming service Shudder to create a Prince of Darkness TV series, based on his 1987 film.
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Well fire and damnation, this week we’re all going to hell.
Nicolas Cage is riding to your local theater on a motorbike fueled by Satan and there’s little anyone can do to stop it. I’ve seen Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and, quite frankly, it ain’t good. That said, if I hadn’t seen it yet and twenty-five people told me it stunk, I’d still go. I love Crazy Nic Cage and I like fiery demons. What can I say, it’s something that speaks to me.
With Lucifer on the mind I figured this week’s column would be about Satan, Satanism, demons, witches, possession and whatnot. There’s a whole world out there beyond the obvious (fantastic) Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby and the color-saturated visions of Dario Argento. Such as. . . Read More »