|Vault Master's Pick of the Week(s)!|
Hello there fellow collectors and welcome to another edition of our handy STOCK YOUR VAULT column! As was the case with the last post, we're tripling up because there are so few titles of interest in the first month of the year! But that doesn't mean there aren't a bunch of cool discs that will have you scrambling to click those order buttons on Amazon and other retailer sites!
January 10th wasn't too shabby and gave us Arrow Video's new Blu-ray releases of THE DUNWICH HORROR (starring Dean Stockwell) and THE EXECUTIONER COLLECTION (a two-film set featuring the late Sonny Chiba!), Sony's new 4K UHD of the beloved Bill Murray comedy GROUNDHOG DAY, and Scream Factory's new 4K release of OUIJA.
The following week was once again light on new releases but boasted Paramount's new 4K steelbook of CLOVERFIELD, Arrow Video's 2-disc double feature of LADY WHIRLWIND & HAPKIDO, and Scream Factory's limited edition 4K steelbook of John Carpenter's (still very relevant) sci-fi classic THEY LIVE! I should also note that Kino Lorber Studio Classics dropped PROGRAMMED TO KILL (aka THE RETALIATOR), as well as a Blu-ray set of Cannon's classic MISSING IN ACTION TRILOGY!
Finally, this week fares a bit better with a larger mix of titles from many of our favorite labels: Kino Lorber Studio Classics gives iconic Charles Bronson revenge flick DEATH WISH its 4K debut, Shout Select brings seven martial arts classics to Blu-ray in the new JACKIE CHAN COLLECTION: VOLUME I, and MVD Rewind Collection adds MEN AT WORK to their Blu-ray catalog! Ronin Flix brings NIGHTMARE MAN to Blu-ray for the first time ever, and Scream Factory adds another modern Horror title to their 4K collection, namely the surprisingly fun FREAKY!
But I'm giving the mantle of "Pick of the Week" to Lionsgate's latest addition to their Vestron Video Collector's Series, namely THE DENTIST COLLECTION! Starring the fantastic Corbin Bersen as the titular villain of these two direct-to-video Horror essentials, this new set offers up new transfers of the films and lots of cool extras, such as feature-length commentaries with director Brian Yuzna and special f/x supervistor Anthony C. Ferrante, isolated score tracks with commentary by Alan Howarth, trailers, cast & crew interviews, and more!
Scroll down to see what came out over the past three weeks, and maybe add a few new discs to your already overflowing shelves with whatever leftover holiday gift cards and cash you have left!
NEW BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYS FOR 01/10/23
Amber Road (Koa Aloha Media)
The Dunwich Horror (Arrow Video)
The Executioner Collection (Arrow Video)
Fear the Walking Dead: Season Seven (AMC)
Groundhog Day (4K UHD - 30th Anniversary Steelbook - Sony Pictures)
A Haunted Turkish Bathhouse (Mondo Macabro)
Ouija (4K UHD - Scream Factory)
Rancho Notorious (Warner Archive Collection)
Warning Shot (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
NEW BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYS FOR 01/17/23
Anvil: The Story of Anvil (Ultimate Edition - Utopia)
Cloverfield (4K UHD - Limited Edition Steelbook - Paramount)
Detective Knight: Redemption (Lionsgate)
Lady Whirlwind & Hapkido (2-Disc Special Edition - Arrow Video)
The Menu (2022 - Fox Searchlight)
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (Special Edition - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Missing in Action Trilogy (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed C.E. 73: Stargazer (Right Stuf)
Programmed to Kill (aka The Retaliator - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
They Live (4K UHD - Limited Edition Steelbook - Scream Factory)
NEW BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYS FOR 01/24/23
The Barn: Part II (Scream Team Releasing)
Death Wish (4K UHD - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
The Dentist Collection (Vestron Video Collector's Series/Lionsgate)
Freaky (4K UHD - Scream Factory)
The Jackie Chan Collection: Volume 1 [1976 - 1982] (Shout Select)
Men at Work (MVD Rewind Collection)
Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 (AnimEigo)
Nightmare Man (Ronin Flix)
Playing With Fire (Special Edition - Cult Epics)
The Scorpion With Two Tails (Full Moon Pictures)
Stuck on You! (Troma)
Violent Night (Collector's Edition - Universal)
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