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‘Pawn’ outmaneuvers itself and falls flat on Blu-ray

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New to Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment is the star studded film directorial debut from the cinematographer/director of photography of the “Saw” franchise David A. Armstrong, Pawn. The crime thriller also reunites Forest Whitaker briefly with his “Shield” co-star Michael Chiklis, with Chiklis this time firmly on the opposite of the law and sporting a less than impressive cockney accent.
Pawn

Starring Sean Faris, Michael Chiklis, Martin Csokas, Stephen Lang, Common, Nikki Reed, Max Beesley, Jessica Szohr with Forest Whitaker and Ray Liotta

Written by Jay Anthony White

Directed by David A. Armstrong

At an all-night diner, a cop (Whitaker) walks in on a robbery in progress. But what happens next – and what happened just before – will change everything you think you know. Inside the diner the former patrons are now  (more…)
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The ‘Shadow People’ aim to creep you out on Blu-ray

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New to Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment is the based on true events horror thriller Shadow People. The film stars the current co-star of AMC’s smash television show The Walking DeadDallas Roberts, the film is perfectly timed to capitalize on the show’s third season final episodes. But does this horror/thriller pack the goods?

Shadow People Blu-ray

Starring: Dallas Roberts, Alison Eastwood, Anne Dudek, Mattie Liptak, Christopher Berry and Mariah Bonner

Written and Directed by Matthew Arnold

Shadow People is about a small town radio personality named Charlie Crowe (Roberts) who unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings. These ‘Shadow People’ were the cause of hundreds of unexplained deaths. He encounters CDC Epidemic Intelligence Agent Sophie Lancombe (more…)


‘Grave Encounters 2’ fails to scare up interest on Blu-ray

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New to DVD and Blu-ray exclusively from Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada and Indiecan Entertainment is the newest addition to the found footage horror genre that takes into the halls of a rundown asylum that may house the spirits of the deceased with Grave Encounters 2. The first Grave Encounters came out of nowhere and became an improbable hit so the question remains that with an increased budget and backing can the sequel deliver as much as the original did?

Grave Encounters 2

Starring: Richard Harmon, Sean Rogerson, Leanne Lapp, Dylan Playfair, Stephanie Bennett and Howard Lai

Written by The Vicious Brothers

Directed by John Poliquin

In 2011 the found footage horror film Grave Encounters about a ghost hunting TV crew being haunted to their apparent deaths in an abandoned mental institute became an internet and festival sensation. In the sequel Grave Encounters 2 Alex (Harmon), (more…)


Anchor Bay assigns the ‘Ultramarines’ to Blu-ray

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New to Blu-ray from Anchor Bay films is the computer animated “Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie”. As the title indicates, the film is an adaptation of the popular Games Workshop series of games under the Warhammer 40,000 label (Warhammer 40K for short), which started as a tabletop miniature wargame where players would decorate and assemble their own forces to take on their opponents. The universe has expanded to include expansion battle packs, books and video games along the way, and now it unveils its newest crossover with the animated film.

Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Blu-ray

Starring the voices of: Terence Stamp,John Hurt, Sean Pertwee, Steven Waddington and Donald Sumpter

Written by Dan Abnett

Directed by Martyn Pick

Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Official Trailer

It is 41st Millennium, and the only force that stands between humanity and alien hordes are the Space Marines. Genetically enhanced, (more…)


Anchor Bay unleashes ‘Girls Against Boys’ on Blu-ray

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New to DVD and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment is the revenge thriller “Girls Against Boys”. The newest film from writer/director Austin Chick, Girls against boys features Danielle Panabaker in a rare bad girl role after she takes drastic actions after a sexual assault is not followed up on accordingly by the police. So how does Girls Against Boys hold up to other twisted tales of revenge?

Girls Against Boys

Starring: Danielle Panabaker, Nicole LaLiberte, Liam Atkin, Michael Stahl-David and Andrew Howard

Written and Directed by Austin Chick

After Shae (Panabaker), a college student that is having an affair with an older married man, is assaulted by several men in a matter of days she reaches her breaking point. Shae is drawn into co-worker Lu’s (LaLiberte) twisted plan for revenge against all men. (more…)


Steve Austin vs Dolph Lundgren on Blu-ray in ‘The Package’

packageNew to DVD and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment is the latest action opus from former wrestler turned actor ‘Stone ColdSteve Austin and “Expendables” star Dolph Lundgren, “The Package”. The Package is directed by veteran stuntman turned director Jesse V. Johnson, so it should come as no surprise that the film is heavy on action and stunt work and light on plot. But how does the film measure up to other action fare in the Stone Cold/Dolph Lundgren cannon?

The Package Blu-Ray Review

Starring:  Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, Darren Shahlavi, Eric Keenleyside and Lochlyn Munro

Written by Derek Kolstad

Directed by Jesse V. Johnson

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Night of the Living Dead re-enacted for real? A review of the meta-horror Memisis

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Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead Blu-Ray Review

Starring: Allen Maldonado, Lauren May Shafer, Jana Thompson, Gavin Grazer with Courtney Gains and Sid Haig.

Written by Douglas Schulze and Joshua Wagner

Directed by Douglas Schulze

Mimesis, the word meaning ‘mimicry’ or ‘imitation’, is the beginning of what the filmmakers hope to be a series of films in which the premise is that a group of ‘thrill seekers’ set out to recreate classic horror films and play them out their way. The first of these films, Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead, comes to DVD and Blu-Ray Feb 10 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

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