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After Dark Horrorfest BD Review Movies

Hello, this entire post is about the four volume collection of After Dark Horrorfest films debuting on Blu-ray from Lionsgate.

Lionsgate –

After Dark Horrorfest Blu-ray Double-Feature : Volume 1  –

Buy Grave Dancers Wicked Little Things BD @ Amazon.comThe Gravedancers – After a drunken night of dancing on graves, a group of friends are haunted by three havoc-minded ghosts bent on revenge.

Special Features –

  • Commentary with Director Mike Mendez and Composer Joseph Bishara
  • “A Grave Undertaking” Making-of Featurette with Optional Commentary
  • “Making the Ghosts” Making-of Featurette
  • Original Trailer with Optional Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • Storyboard Galleries
  • Trailers

Joe’s Thoughts – Interesting idea, though doubtful it has the making for a good film. Haven’t seen it yet so I really can’t judge.

Wicked Little Things – Recently widowed Karen Tunny and her two daughters, Sarah and Emma, move to a remote home which Karen has inherited from the family of her late husband. However, she is unaware that the home is situated near an old mine, the site of an early 20th century tragedy in which many children were buried alive…

Special Features –

Joe’s Thoughts – I’ve seen this before, a good little film that should spook, but not anywhere near great. Notable for actresses Lori Heuring and Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween)

After Dark Horrorfest Blu-ray Double-Feature : Volume 2 –

Buy Borderland/Crazy Eights BD @ Amazon.com

Borderland Unrated Director’s Cut – On the eve of their graduation, three Texas University students travel to a Mexican border town and fall prey to an ancient cult hell-bent on finding candidates for human sacrifice.

Special Features –

  • Rituales de Sangre – The True Story Behind the Cult Murder Investigation
  • Audio Commentary with Director Zev Berman, Actor Brian Presley, Director of Photography Scott Kevan and Producer Laure Moews
  • Inside Zev’s Head: A Filmmaker’s Diary
  • Miss Horrorfest Contest Webisodes

Joe’s Thoughts – Haven’t seen this yet. Interesting idea. Could be good or really lame.

Crazy Eights – Six people are united for a journey through their long-abandoned childhood home: a home with a terrible secret and a mysterious dead girl who will lead them to their strange fates.

Special Features –

  • Miss Horrorfest Webisodes

Joe’s Thoughts – Nice cast with Dina Meyer, Gabrielle Anwar, Frank Whaley and Traci Lords (yes the former porn star). Sounds like it could be a really good one. Looking forward to seeing this for the first time.

After Dark Horrorfest Blu-ray Double-Feature : Volume 3 –

Buy Broken/Butterfly Effect 2 @ Amazon.comThe Broken – A successful radiologist (Lena Headey) watches her life spiral out of control after she sees the spitting image of herself driving down a London street.

Special Features –

  • Miss Horrorfest Webisodes

Joe’s Thought’s – I saw this before. Like Wicked Little Things this is elevated by the star, namely Lena Headey (Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles, 300). A good mystery-thriller. Interested in seeing this again because it’s been awhile and I don’t remember too much about it.

The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations – When a man with the ability to travel through time intervenes with the past, all hell breaks loose.

Special Features –

Miss Horrorfest Webisodes

Joe’s Thoughts – I thought this film was vastly underrated. It’s my favorite of this bunch (the one’s I have seen so far). In fact, I think the entire Butterfly Effect trilogy was overlooked by many because all three films sport interesting ideas and good-solid stories.  There is a very graphic sex scene in this one so maybe that hurt it somewhat. If you are a fan of mystery-thrillers you should check this one out.

After Dark Horrorfest Blu-ray Double-Feature : Volume 4 –

The Graves – After being lured to a mysterious mining town, two sisters must unleash their most primitive instincts to battle unspeakable horrors – both human and supernatural.

Special Features –

  • Audio Commentary with Brian Pulido
  • Audio Commentary with Francisca Pulido and Adam Goldfine
  • The Graves: Behind the Screams
  • Sound Designing The Graves
  • Plan to Actual
  • Spot the Gnome
  • Auditions
  • “Vampires Don’t Exist” Music Video by Calabrese
  • Producer’s Trailer

Zombies Of Mass Destruction – A conservative island community is under attack – from brain-eating zombies! Now it’s up to a ragtag group of rebels to repeal the hordes of the undead.

Special Features –

The Making of Zombies of Mass Destruction –

Overall I think Lionsgate did a very nice job here. My major complaint is a lack of extras as the volumes went on. I would have really liked to have seen some extras on The Broken and Butterfly Effect 3. Can’t complain too much. I’m just glad these are now on Blu-ray and hope for similar transfers for the other After Dark Horrorfest films.


Caught In The Crossfire Blu-ray Review

Caught In The Crossfire stars Adam Rodriguez of CSI: Miami fame and Chris Klein from American Pie and We Were Soldiers. They play cops caught between gang members and crooked cops while investigating a gang-related shooting. It’s a nice decent movie. Worthy of a rental or maybe a buy if you get it on the cheap-side. It’s the kind of murder-mystery good cop/bad cop movie that you see on LMN or premium channels. I liked the movie but some will like it and some will not. It succeeds as a fine mystery, but that strength also gets in the way of giving you a good hero-type to root for.

As usual click the pic to read my full review @ Movie-Vault.com!


First Blood Blu-ray Review

This is part of the Rambo Complete Collector’s Set released by Lionsgate on Blu-ray. First off, First Blood looks better than ever! I remember seeing this way back in it’s theatrical run and never did this movie look or sound so good. This is among Sylvester Stallone’s best movies from a story and overall movie this is one of those films of yesteryear that entertained like few others. Stallone’s acting in this is top-notch even going up against Brian Dennehy his acting shined brighter than ever at the time of this movie. It’s no coincidence that his superstardom shot into the stratosphere after this movie. A great film and a must-see for any true action fan. This movie has a depth very few action fans achieve, but that’s always been Stallone’s success – marrying fun action with a deeper emotional core and meaning. If you haven’t seen this film, what planet have you been living on? Must-buy!

As usual click the picture to read my full review of First Blood @ Movie-Vault.com!


Movie Review Slate

I just finished writing my review for the Showgirls 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray/DVD and will be posting that review soon on Movie-Vault.com. Past movies I still have to review are The Eclipse Blu-ray, Someone’s Knocking At The Door Blu-ray, The Warlords Blu-ray, The Man With No Name Trilogy (Clint Eastwood Westerns) Blu-ray.

Just recieved the following batch of movies to review – Hot Tub Time Machine (John Cusack) Blu-ray, Caught In The Crossfire Blu-ray, Ladybugs (Rodney Dangerfield) Blu-ray, Lock Up (Stallone) Blu-ray, Acceptance (Joan Cusack) DVD, Rambo The Complete Collector’s Set Blu-ray (First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III, Rambo).