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What To Buy This Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for October 3rd

3 October 2011 4:02 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

It’s the start of another week, so you know what that means – more DVD and Blu-ray releases to swallow up all your hard-earned cash! So here’s the rundown of what’s available to buy from today, October 3rd 2011.

Pick Of The Week

Chuck: Season 4 Box Set (DVD/Blu-ray)

When Chuck Bartowski opens an e-mail subliminally encoded with government secrets, he unwittingly downloads an entire server of sensitive data into his brain. Now, the fate of the world lies in the unlikely hands of a guy who works at a Buy More Electronics store. Instead of fighting computer viruses, he must now confront assassins and international terrorists. With the government’s most precious secrets in Chuck’s head, Major John Casey of the National Security Agency assumes the responsibility of protecting him. His partner is the CIA’s top agent -and Chuck’s first date in years – Sarah Walker. »

- Phil

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DVD Review: Monster Mutt

2 October 2011 3:38 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Monster Mutt

Stars: Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Billy Unger, Zack Ward, Brian Stepanek, Juliet Landau | Written by Timothy Dolan | Directed by Todd Tucker

I’ll admit it, ever since I heard that Monster Mutt was being released I’ve been chomping at the bit (pardon the pun) to watch it. Why? Well the film was described to me as a family-friendly 80s throwback featuring a giant dog that was all puppet and no CGI. 80s? No CGI? Sounds like a dream combo to me… And thankfully I wasn’t disappointed.

Monster Mutt tells the story of the Taylor family, more pointedly the two Taylor children Ashley (Wryn) and Zach (Unger) and their beloved, and clever, family pet Max who is kidnapped by the evil Sirus Caldwell (Ward) and subjected to a bizarre experimental injection that sees Max transformed into the eponymous monster mutt. With a little help from scientist Dr. Victor »

- Phil

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Soundtrack Round Up

9 March 2011 1:00 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

“Welcome to the first of what is a new regular feature where we take a look at the soundtracks from forthcoming movies, along with some of old favourites. First up is Jack Kirby, taking a look at some new soundtracks coming soon… Enjoy!” – Phil

Arnau Bataller’s score to Lovecraft inspired horror sequel La Sombra Prohibida begins as it means to continue; with a furious bombardment of strings, timpani and choral warbling. The music is loud and dynamic with lofty ambitions, presumably to convey the scale of the otherworldly monstrosities in the film. Santiago’s Madness builds more subtly than the Opening Credits, but its crescendo is no less dramatic. Despite some softer moments in tracks such as A Personal Feeling and You’ve Been There Before though, the score is a little too samey throughout its runtime. Its eight minute penultimate track Cthulhu proves to be the most interesting »

- Jack Kirby

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Dread Visits Illusion Industries – Exclusive Photos, Video and More!

27 February 2011 4:52 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Recently Dread visited the Burbank, CA effects house Illusion Industries (formerly Drac Studios) for an extensive tour guided by company president and make-up artist Todd Tucker and while there got the lowdown on the future of the company as well as exclusive word on a handful of upcoming projects, including the Brooke Lewis-starring Vamp It Out and Tucker’s currently untitled Zack Ward vehicle, which he is set to direct later this year in New Orleans, La.

While Tucker and Drac Studios’ previous credits include over a hundred films well regarded within the horror realm (his crew, made up of artists Joe Colwell, Martin Astles, Miles Teves and Adam Wells, have in the past delivered the innovative character creations for such respected fare as Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Watchmen, The Passion of the Christ, Hannibal, The Mask and more), the re-branding of his »

- SeanD.

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the oh-no! DVD of the week: ‘Monster Mutt’

4 January 2011 12:34 AM, PST | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

For monster mutts lasting longer than four hours, consult a physician immediately: The Taylor's family dog, Max, is kidnapped by the evil Sirus Caldwell, (Zack Ward) CEO of mega corporation Envigormax, to be used as a test subject for a new super energy drink. When trials go terribly wrong, Max escapes only to be transformed from his lovable self into... ''Monster Mutt''! The Taylor kids, Ashley (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn) & Zach (Billy Unger) try to save their loyal friend with the help of the scientist, Dr. Victor Lloyd (Brian Stepanek), who regretfully helped transform Max. The children must elude the evil Sirus and his henchwoman Natalya (Juliet Landau), who are determined to capture Monster Mutt to complete their experiment! Monster Mutt, is an adventure in both comedy & chaos as the Taylor kids race to find a cure for their furry loved one before it's too late! “Envigormax”? Really? *shudder* No, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases: January 4th - Exorcise Your Machete With A Case

3 January 2011 6:37 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Whoa, what a way to start the new year! After several weeks of desolate conditions in terms of horror title releases, the floodgate just burst open.

This is the week you may want to think about using up those giftcards and cash you got from returning your holiday presents. Major releases are vying for your greenbacks alongside re-releases in Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D (in case Santa brought you a 3D TV recently), and other more independent titles. In addition to movies, there's also a Buffy motion comic and the next volume of a vampire's diary in paperback.

The Last Exorcism (Review)

Directed by Daniel Stamm

Starring Patrick Fabian (Interview), Ashley Bell, Louis Herthum, Tony Bentley

When he arrives on the rural Louisiana farm of Louis Sweetzer, the Reverend Cotton Marcus expects to perform just another routine “exorcism” on a disturbed religious fanatic. An earnest fundamentalist, Sweetzer has contacted the charismatic preacher as a last resort, »

- kwlow

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