You don’t need any excuses. I suck for skipping February and March. Here’s April, though.
Yes, I know I’m two weeks late on this, but better two weeks than never.
Now that I’ve got the time to prowl around the web I’ll be doing an International version of the HND DVD guide. As you can expect, this will be a significantly shorter list than the US version, but will hopefully be of some use to aficionados out there. I will only be including films that [...]
May 5th There are only two standard definition titles of the week that I recognize. MUM & DAD is a British import that got some modest appreciation on the fest circuit. The other is a flick called THE 8TH PLAGUE, which has found its way in this DVD guide well over a year ago. I’ve [...]
April 7th I was hoping this new release of DOG SOLDIERS would make me finally own a Neil Marshal film as I’m a sucker for ‘Steelbook Packaging’, but I’ll hold out for the Blu-ray in May. Also coming from England is Magnet Releasing’s DVD drop of DONKEY PUNCH. Despite getting a lot of coverage on [...]
March 3rd Dimension Extreme have been on a streak of good-to-great titles for the past year, culminating in the hit that is EDEN LAKE (review). I don’t know much about DEAD IN 3 DAYS, but I’m willing to give Dimension’s acquistions department an edge once again. Hopefully their streak stays intact. Oddly enough, DEAD IN [...]
Not sure if anyone cares but me, but I’ll be covering more Blu-ray titles from here on out. Also, dipping out of the spectrum of this site real quick, but 2008′s best documentary, DEAR ZACHARY: A LETTER TO A SON ABOUT HIS FATHER, comes out. I highly, highly, highly recommend seeing it. Netflix. Amazon. February [...]
January 6th The first week of January boasts the best title of the month, EDEN LAKE. Finally had a chance to see it thanks to this DVD and I loved it. Expect a review in a bit. Not for the faint of heart. Don’t know much about the other three, except that Eliza Dushku drops [...]
Ah, October, the perfect month for me to resurrect the Horror DVD Guide in its olden format. No more calendar, just a breakdown like the days of yore. Ya know, even with all of the Halloween happiness, I’m not too blown away by the horror DVD releases over the next few weeks. The new Ghost [...]
Check the actual calendar pages (located at the bottom of the front page, if you’ve not basked in its flashy glory) for HND commentary regarding any of the titles plus links to all corresponding Amazon product descriptions. This is just a list of flicks added for the month of July 2008: 25 DVDs in total. [...]
Check the actual calendar pages (located at the bottom of the front page, if you’ve not basked in its flashy glory) for HND commentary regarding any of the titles plus links to all corresponding Amazon product descriptions. This is just a list of flicks added for the month of July 2008: 39 DVDs in total. [...]
Check the actual calendar pages (located at the bottom of the front page, if you’ve not basked in its flashy glory) for HND commentary regarding any of the titles plus links to all corresponding Amazon product descriptions. This is just a list of flicks added for the month of June 2008: 35 DVDs.
Ah, award season. Time for all the heavy hitting dramas of ’07 to capitalize on recent nominations and push some DVD units. Worry not, there are several horror titles of note as well, but the month does belong to the nominees. Hardly a bad thing, if you ask me.
2007 had some quality horror, no doubt, but it also had more than a few titles that left the, "Eh, I’ll catch it on DVD" impression. The first month of 2008 seems to be the resting place for more than a few of those. Fret not, however, as there is a healthy dose of non-suck [...]
As the last stop before Christmas, December packs some heavy crowd pleasers. However, the cold has driven out most horror. Us genre lovers get a few titles spread across the weeks, but don’t expect too much. Also, I’ve developed quite the headache while working on this list and am very jet lagged, which basically translates [...]
I’d call the DVD horror offerings of November weak, but the reason why is perfectly understandable. October drains the wallet of heavy fans while casual goers reach their horror saturation point. November is, justifiably, a month long horror hang over. The genre pickings are slim, but the rest of the month has an astounding wealth [...]
Ah, October. The month for us, right? Well, I can tell you right now that numbers wise, there is nothing better than October. As far as quality goes, however… There are certainly plenty of ‘Special Editions’, ‘Collector’s Editions’ and ‘Director’s Cuts’ of great movies you’ve seen over and over and over already. Some deserving of [...]
September, for a change, has a lot of new old DVDs that are actually probably worth picking up. There are a few classics, a few previously unreleased gems and a good mix of mainstream lovelies. I do apologize, though, for not having this up by the first Tuesday of the month. But considering I feel [...]
August is a horror graveyard. Even STD activity is in remission. The only genre releases worth any kind of note are almost entirely re-issues. Worse yet, they are all pointless re-issues. Mainstream releases are equally uninspiring, many of them existing on this guide solely to pad it out. Oh well, I guess I’ll save some [...]
Is July a well known dumping ground of STD flicks and no one ever told me? It takes until the fourth of the five weeks of July to put anything good out, but when that week comes, film geek wallets everywhere should be a bit lighter.
Late isn’t the only word to describe this DVD guide. In fact, guide really doesn’t even fit as I’m only covering 4 movies this time around. The word I’d go with is…paltry lame.
May may actually be the worst month of the year for DVDs. I’m not sure if the studio reasoning behind skimping on releases is the hope that nothing to buy means people will instead spend money on a theater ticket or not, but it sure seems like it. There are only a handful of titles [...]
Damn, what a crappy month for retail. There are very few releases I can happily recommend, fewer still that will end up being worth going back to year after year and even fewer yet that are horror. However, there is a landmark release this month: Planet Earth. The best nature series ever filmed. This DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-Ray [...]
Christ, March has a lot of DVDs coming out. The STD front is quite packed, but this time around there are more than a few movies I readily want to check out – some I’ve actually been waiting for. The After Dark Horror Fest releases most of November’s films the last week of March, the [...]
This is the first DVD Guide I’ve done since November and I really regret that. Not so much because I regret being lazy, but that I forget how many DVDs come out each month that I completely miss out on. And February has some damned good movies stocking retail shelves, a few key ones being [...]
Is November always such a shallow time for genre releases? I’ve only been doing these guides for a few months so I’ve never noticed the trend before, but the amount of horror coming out this month could be counted on one hand. And even then, the selection leaves much to be desired.
Without any need for explanation, October is almost always the best month for horror releases. However, since the majority of flicks already have releases in some capacity or another, as the years go on October tends to see less quality releases, just a much larger quantity of special editions and double dips. This October is [...]
I’ve redone the guide this month, now including prices from Digital Eyes (a very trust worthy online retailer), as well as Netflix links for each specific disc (when available). The new format makes it a bit lengthier, but it should get the job done. Let me know if you prefer the old format. September is [...]
Again, I missed the first Tuesday of the month before getting this guide up, but there are 5 Tuesdays in August, so you still have 4 more to get the jump on. It’s a somewhat genre-lite month, but there are still a lot of very, very good releases otherwise – TV and theatrical – which [...]
I apologize for not having this up before the first Tuesday of July, but I honestly just didn’t have time. But, since I couldn’t even find a single title worth mentioning that was released on the 4th, no one missed anything. Great how things work out. And now, for the rest of July, which is [...]
Here are all of June’s major R1 DVD releases, with links to the Amazon pages that contain all of the disc’s special features and technical aspects. And yes, if you do buy something from clicking on the links or pictures, Amazon will show me some love, so I’d appreciate it. Anyways, there’s actually some pretty [...]