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Blu Monday: Serial Killers and The Tree of Life

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011


ASPEN EXTREME (1993)

Synopsis: T.J. and his friend Dexter quit their jobs in Detroit to become ski-instructors in Aspen. While T.J. advances to the most popular instructor of the school during the season, he has to take care for Dexter, who’s future is less bright and who’s eventually thinking about jobbing as drug courier – bringing their friendship to a test. Meanwhile the rich business woman Brice supports T.J. in his writing ambitions and invites him to live at her home. But in her absence he falls in love with the stunningly beautiful blond radio moderator Robin. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

THE BAD SEED (1956)

Synopsis: An ideal housewife begins to suspect her loving eight-year-old daughter may be a heartless killer. (blu-ray.com)

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary
  • Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

BEAUTIFUL BOY (2010)

Synopsis: Bill and Kate hopelessly try to find some hint of an explanation after finding out that their only son committed a mass shooting at his university before taking his own life. They struggle numbly through the funeral, the media onslaught, and the awkward pity from relatives and friends. Their already strained marriage is tested as they realize all they have left with each other is their shared grief. (blu-ray.com)

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Shawn Ku, editor Chad Galster and cinematographer Michael Fimognari.
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer

BONEKICKERS (2008)

Synopsis: English archaeology professor ‘Dolly’ Parton’s team handles high-profile (notably relic) finds. Often those prove relevant in the present, as such and/or as symbol for a cause. So the team runs personal danger, on top of their messy love – and other personal lives. Usually the story of the object is mainly told in an opening gambit and the episode’s final. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

CAMP NOWHERE (1994)

Synopsis: At the end of each school year young Morris “Mud” Himmel and his friends are unceremoniously packed off by their parents to summer camps that specialize in computer programming, military training or calorie counting. However, this summer Morris and his clever cohorts have determined to create their own vacation haven. And with help from out-of-work high school drama teacher Dennis Van Welker (Christopher Lloyd) — who passes himself off to each of the kids’ parents as the owner of different phony-theme camps — the kids fabricate an elaborate scheme to take control of their summer. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW: 30th Anniversary Edition (1981)

Synopsis: Director Frank De Felitta’s Dark Night of the Scarecrow tells of a mentally handicapped young man (Larry Drake of Darkman and Dr. Giggles villainy) wrongfully accused of assaulting a young girl in a rural farm community. Veteran character actor Charles Durning leads a lynch mob of locals to hunt down the gentle simpleton, who attempts to disguise himself as the scarecrow in his mother’s field, only to get gunned down in cold blood by the mob. The murderous rednecks get away with murdering an innocent man by putting a pitchfork in his dead hands and claiming they killed him in self defense — that is, until the night someone dressed as that scarecrow begins picking them off one-by-one with that very same pitchfork. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Director & Writer Commentary
  • Daniel Griffith Documentary
  • Q&A with Larry Drake
  • Tonya Crowe & J. D. Feigelson
  • CBS Network World Premiere Promo
  • Rebroadcast Promo
  • Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery

DISORGANIZED CRIME (1989)

Synopsis: Five crooks without a plan. Two cops without a clue. And one bank vault without a scratch. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

THE FAMILY MAN: Blu-Ray/DVD Combo (2000)

Synopsis: Jack Campbell (Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage) is a single, wealthy Wall Street trader living the high life in New York City. All that magically changes one winter morning when he wakes up in suburban New Jersey next to Kate (Tea Leoni), the girlfriend he left 13 years ago. He’s now got two kids, he’s traded in his Ferrari for a minivan all while trying not to lose his mind. Find out what it takes for a single-minded businessman to become The Family Man in this heartwarming holiday comedy about second thoughts and second chances. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

THE FOUR FEATHERS: The Criterion Collection (1939)

Synopsis: This Technicolor spectacular, directed by Zolt¡n Korda, is considered the finest of the many adaptations of A. E. W. Mason’s classic 1902 adventure novel about the British empire’s exploits in Africa, and a crowning achievement of Alexander Korda’s legendary production company, London Films. Set at the end of the nineteenth century, The Four Feathers follows the travails of a young officer (John Clements) accused of cowardice after he resigns his post on the eve of a major deployment to Khartoum; he must then fight to redeem himself in the eyes of his fellow officers (including Ralph Richardson) and fiance (June Duprez). Featuring music by Mikl’s R’zsa and Oscar-nominated cinematography by Georges Prinal and Osmond Borradaile, The Four Feathers is a thrilling, thunderous epic. (Criterion.com)

Special Features:

  • New high-definition digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the
    Blu-ray edition)
  • Audio commentary by film historian Charles Drazin
  • New video interview with David Korda, son of director Zolt¡n Korda
  • A Day at Denham, a short film from 1939 featuring footage of Zolt¡n Korda on the set
    of The Four Feathers
  • Theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Sragow

HORRIBLE BOSSES: Totally Inappropriate Edition (2011)

Synopsis: For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few too many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers…permanently. There’s only one problem: even the best-laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • My Least Favorite Career featurette
  • Surviving A Horrible Boss featurette
  • Being Mean Is So Much Fun featurette
  • Making of the Horrible Bosses soundtrack
  • Deleted Scenes

Jet Li Collection (various)

Synopsis: Fist of Legend-International superstar Jet Li explodes on the screen in this thrilling martial arts action story about courage, honor … and revenge! When Chen (Li) discovers that his beloved teacher and mentor has been murdered, he swears to avenge his death! Then, with an unwavering commitment to vengeance, Chen puts everything on the line to settle the score! The must-see modern remake of a Bruce Lee classic, FIST OF LEGEND packs hard-hitting excitement and incredible hand-to-hand combat into one unstoppable adrenaline rush! Legend Fong Sai Yuk-In a time of oppression and secret resistance, the legendary folk hero Fong Sai-Yuk faces off against a bevy of dangerous rivals in a spectacular martial arts tournament to try to win the hand of a beautiful maiden. Tai Chi Master-Superstar Jet Li shows off his legendary speed, power, and agility at the peak of his martial arts prowess in this sweeping action epic. In an age of swordsmen and rebellion, two best friends and fellow martial arts students are expelled from the storied temple of Shaolin, only to meet again on the battlefield one a power-hungry general, the other a freedom-fighting rebel, both mortal enemies. Featuring Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon s Michelle Yeoh and directed by the celebrated Yuen Woo-Ping (action choreographer of The Matrix films), Tai Chi Master is a quintessential martial arts classic. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

JUDY MOODY & THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER (2011)

Synopsis: Get ready to score extra thrill points and mega-laughs with this irresistible family comedy based on the best-selling book series! Feisty, fearless Judy Moody is looking forward to the most super-duper, double-rare summer vacation ever. The trouble is, her parents are called out of town and her BFFs are going away with their own families. That leaves Judy trapped at home with her pesky brother Stink under the watchful eye of Aunt Opal (Heather Graham). But with a little playful planning – and a lot of imagination – Judy turns a snoresville summer into the way-not-boring adventure of a lifetime! (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Join The Toad-Pee Club
  • Flippin’ Out With The Cast
  • Camryn’s “WAIT AND SEE” Music Video
  • 10 Things You Need To Know About Judy Moody
  • Judy Moody’s Guide To Making A Movie
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

KING MIDAS (2003)

Synopsis: A gritty film made by and starring actual Gang Bangers. The story follows one member, just released from Prison, who wants to make a record and fund the production through drug proceeds. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

LUCKY (2011)

Synopsis: A wannabe serial killer wins the lottery and pursues his lifelong crush. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

MANIAC COP (1988)

Synopsis: Innocent people are brutally killed on the streets of New York by a uniformed police officer. A young cop, Jack Forrest (Bruce Campbell, TV’s BURN NOTICE and The EVIL DEAD Trilogy) finds himself marked as the chief suspect after his wife is murdered. As Lieutenant Frank McCrae (Tom Atkins, DRIVE ANGRY and LETHAL WEAPON) investigates, the death toll rises and he suspects a mysterious police cover-up. This maniac cop must be stopped, but it might not be so easy. He seems inhuman, and ready to take on the entire police force, hell-bent on revenge! Restored and remastered from original vault materials by Synapse Films, MANIAC COP looks and sounds better than ever in this brand-new 2011 high-definition transfer, featuring newly remixed DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound! Long considered a classic of the horror genre, MANIAC COP was written and produced by Larry Cohen (IT’S ALIVE, PHONE BOOTH) and directed by William Lustig (MANIAC, VIGILANTE). (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Maniac Cop Memories Featurette
  • Out the Window – Interview with Tom Atkins
  • Three Minutes with Danny Hicks Featurette
  • Motion Still Gallery
  • Additional Japanese TV Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer, TV Spots, & Spanish Radio Spot

Jane Austen’s MANSFIELD PARK (2007)

Synopsis: At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but by the time she reaches 18, and in the absence of her uncle who leaves on a business trip for an extended period, she begins to enjoy herself. When Henry Crawford and his sister Mary become neighbors to the Bertrams, opportunities abound. Edmond Bertram falls in love with Mary but she wants to marry a man with money, not someone destined to life as a clergyman. Meanwhile, Fanny’s love for her cousin Edmond prevents her from accepting Mr. Crawford’s proposal of marriage. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

MASTER HAROLD … AND THE BOYS (2010)

Synopsis: Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction) are unforgettable in Athol Fugard’s searing coming of age masterpiece set in apartheid-era South Africa. On a rainy afternoon in his mother’s tea house, lonely 17 year-old Hally and Sam and Willie, two middle-aged black servants, share idyllic memories of their lifelong friendship. But when Hally learns that his invalid alcoholic father is coming home from the hospital, he unleashes his resentment and rage on Sam and Willie with devastating consequences. Lonny Price, who portrayed Hally on Broadway, captures all the heartbreak and humanity of one of the most celebrated plays of our time. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

MR. NICE (2010)

Synopsis: The life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

Jane Austen’s NORTHANGER ABBEY (2007)

Synopsis: When Catherine Morland is given the opportunity to stay with the childless Allen family in Bath, she is hoping for an adventure of the type she has been reading in novels. Soon introduced to society, she meets Isabella Thorpe and her brother John, a good friend of her own brother, James. She also meets Henry Tilney, a handsome young man from a good family and his sister, Eleanor. Invited to visit the Tilney estate, Northanger Abbey, she has thoughts of romance but soon learns that status, class and money are all equally important when it comes to matters of the heart. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

THE PEBBLE & THE PENGUIN (1995)

Synopsis: Can the perfect pebble help a bashful penguin find his true love? Based on the real-life mating rituals of the Adeli penguins in Antarctica, this “charming” (The New York Times) animated adventure comes to Blu-ray for the first time. Hubie (Martin Short) is a hopeless romantic in love with Marina (Annie Golden), the most beautiful penguin in all the land. But the evil penguin Drake (Tim Curry) also wants Marina and will stop at nothing to get her. With help from his new friend Rocko (James Belushi) – a penguin determined to fly – Hubie must thwart Drake’s plan and win Marina’s heart! (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • No Stone Unturned: Making-of featurette
  • Now and Forever: Music featurette
  • Theatrical trailer

SCROOGE (1970)

Synopsis: A musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

TERRI (2011)

Synopsis: Centers on a large 15-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life. (IMDb.com)

Special Features:

  • A Look Inside Terri
  • Deleted scenes

THE TREE OF LIFE (2011)

Synopsis: The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Exploring The Tree of Life

VENGEANCE (2004)

Synopsis: Based on the true story of an old school Latino hitman who goes through rehab and repentance after a neardeath experience, but is forced to fall back into his old ways when a jealous boyfriend kills his daughter. The killer flees to Mexico to avoid extradition, and the father seeks the revenge that the law can t provide. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

Emily Bronte’s WUTHERING HEIGHTS (2009)

Synopsis: Young gypsy boy Heathcliff is adopted into the benevolent Earnshaw family and discovers his soulmate in his stepsister, Cathy. All are content until Heathcliff and Cathy realise that they can never marry because of their class differences. Heathcliff’s rage leads to a life-long vengeance that wreaks multi-generational devastation on an epic and heart-wrenching scale. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

THE ZOMBIE DIARIES 2 (2011)

Synopsis: Three months have passed since a viral outbreak wiped out 99.9% of the world’s population, turning its victims into flesh-eating living dead. In the UK, a surviving band of soldiers and civilians have taken refuge at a rural military barracks. Life in this new world is tough and brutal, but hope appears when a high level communication is received from a military base on the coast, telling of sanctuary elsewhere in Europe… But just as salvation appears to be in reach, the base suffers an overwhelming defeat at the hands of the living dead! The surviving handful of troops and civilians must now make their way to the coast to uncover the truth behind the message. Their perilous journey takes them across a now treacherous, death-ravaged landscape, where the living dead are vast in number and wandering bandits impose their own malicious sense of law and order. What follows is a journey into hell and a desperate battle against all odds for the very survival of the human race. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Unknown

ZOOKEEPER: Blu-Ray/DVD Combo (2011)

Synopsis: The animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes. Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: they can talk! To keep Griffin from leaving, they decide to teach him the rules of courtship – animal style. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:

  • Featurettes
  • Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Video Game Promo

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