Wednesday, October 11, 2017

What I've Been Watching: October Edition

THE ENTITY:



Official Synopsis: After single mother Carla Moran (Academy Award® nominee Barbara Hershey, Beaches) is violated and attacked by a seemingly invisible force she seeks the help of therapist Dr. Phil Sneiderman (Ron Silver, Timecop). Convinced Carla's traumatic past is more akin to self-harm than anything supernatural, Sneiderman dismisses the wild claim. However, an insistent Carla invites two college students with an interest in the paranormal to visit her house in order to help her foil another visit from her terrifying invisible attacker.
Directed by Sidney J. Furie (Iron Eagle) and based on the novel by Frank De Felitta, The Entity is an intensely eerie supernatural suspense tale, in the creepy vein of Poltergeist, The Exorcist and The Omen.


Ahhhh...here's a fun movie for Halloween! Often thrown away as a Poltergeist rip off, I'm of the mindset that this is even more frightening.

Umbrella gave this classic the release it deserves! Entity was released in the US in 2012, but not a lot of effort was put into a transfer or even giving extra features. Leave it to Umbrella to pick up the pieces and put together a great release! With a great transfer and sound, fans of this movie will be very happy with what they receive. Great cast, great scares, awesome soundtrack, you're not gonna lose with this movie!
Extras:
  • Finding a Voice: A Conversation with composer Charles Bernstein
  • Robert McNaughton Remembers The Entity
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Poster and Stills gallery
  • Reversible Blu-ray sleeve





Official Synopsis: A classic tale of terror from the golden age of Aussie exploitation, Dark Age features outback stalwart John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) as Northern Territory wildlife ranger Steve Harris, a stoic survivor charged with conserving the ever diminishing crocodile population from encroaching hunters, hell-bent on destruction of the species. Faced with formidable opposition from gung-ho hunter John Besser (Max Phipps, Mad Max 2), Steve is joined by girlfriend Cathy (Nikki Coghill, The Time Guardian) and sets out to relocate a giant crocodile to a breeding ground sanctuary, well out of harm's way. Aided by expert tracker Oondabund (Burnam Burnam, Ground Zero) and Adjaral (David Gulpilil, The Tracker) the intrepid foursome risk life and limb in a terrifying journey that will test their nerves and transform the tranquil Territory waters into a raging red torrent of death.
A very popular Ozploitation movie that finally gets the release it truly deserves. What Jaws did for sharks, this movie did for Alligators.If you want a good look at what makes an Ozploitation so great, this is a nice selection to place on your shelf. It makes for a fun triple feature with Jaws and Orca (Orca has also been announced as an upcoming release from Umbrella in the near future!). 

If you've been surviving on an old vhs, worry not, the picture and sound are absolutely crisp and clean. The horror of a killer alligator has never looked so good!


Extras:

  • Audio Commentary with Actor John Jarratt and Executive Producer Antony I. Ginnane-A Bicentenary with Bite: Revisiting “Dark Age”- Panel discussion with film historians Lee Gambin, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Emma Westwood and Sally Christie-Uncut Not Quite Hollywood Interviews with John Jarratt and Antony I. Ginnane
  • Living With Crocodiles: 1986 documentary with Grahame Webb, author of 'Numunwari', the book which inspired DARK AGE- Trailer and original
  • US release Home Video trailers
  • Image Gallery including rare press and promotional material

 KOJAK MOVIE COLLECTION:



Official Synopsis: 
Telly Savalas stars as the tough, lollipop-toting Detective Theo Kojak in these gritty and unforgettable mystery movies. This 3 disc set includes the pilot movie The Marcus-Nelson Murders, which started it all and earned Abby Mann an Emmy(r) for Outstanding Writing, along with The Belarus File and The Pride of Justice.
The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973) 
Homicide detective Lt. Theo Kojak suspects that a black youth who confesses to a murder of two white women was coerced by the police and is actually innocent of the crime. 
The Belarus File (1985)
The murders of several elderly Russian men lead Kojak to a group of Nazi war criminal who are living in America with the full knowledge and approval of the U.S. government. 
The Pride of Justice (1987) 
When the bodies of two young boys are discovered in the Harlem River, their mother is the obvious suspect, particularly with her scandalous past. But Kojak believes that she is innocent.


Oh come on, everyone loved Telly Savalas as Kojak! The lovable yet gruff detective came back for some prime time movies even after the show left the air and this collection provides you some fun crime fighting action. Who loves ya baby? Now sit back, brag some popcorn and your favorite lollypop and enjoy!


From Mill Creek:


Coach The Complete Series:

While talk of a reboot died down a few years ago, you can still enjoy the greatness of Coach in this complete set. Never has this show looked so great. For fans of the 90s classic who missed out on the previous dvds have the opportunity to make up and pick up all 9 seasons in one set! A perfect holiday gift!


Vice Versa:


A perfect 80s comedy featuring two of the most beloeved 80s actors: Fred Savage and Judge Reinhold in an almost Freaky Friday like roles, Charlie (Savage) trades place with his dad, a busy vice president of a very successful store. Ok, I know, you've seen this movie a thousand times, but how are you going to turn down a comedy where Fred Savage plays an executive? I mean, he practically played old souls anyway, so this just suits him. For anyone who wants a fun 80s comedy to watch on a rainy afternoon, this is a perfect selection.


TRICK OR TREAT SPOOKTACULAR COLLECTION:
A great release featuring family friendly and memorable Halloween classics! For those looking for something to play on the tv while you're handing out candy this year, why not pick this?

Featuring:


The Storybook Series - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ghost in the Shed, Noises in the Night, Misunderstood Monsters, Three Golden Hairs, The Boy Who Couldn't Shiver

Casper - There's Good Boos Tonight , The Friendly Ghost, Boo Moon, A Haunting We Will Go

Fleischer Studio Classics - The Cobweb Hotel, The Fresh Vegetable Mystery, Magic Mummy


-Chad







4 comments:

  1. I had never heard of the Entity until just this past week when I was reading a list of Martin Scorscese's picks for scariest films. This one popped up and I've been meaning to check it out. Your thoughts make me want to really check it out, now.

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