Merry Christmas to all our OnVideo friends.
Hollywood pretty much shuts down between Christmas and the New Year, and since the studios still rule the DVD and Blu-ray worlds, the new releases are few and far between. Still, there are some cool releases due this week.
From the Big Screen:
“War Room” and “Pan.” For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.
Buzzin’ the ‘B’s:
Scream Factory has on hand a Blu-ray edition of one of the 1960s best cult horror classics, “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die” (1962), starring Herb Evers, Virginia Leith and Leslie Daniel — in a new high definition (1080p) transfer from the negative, restored to its uncut version (1.66:1). When Dr. Bill Cortner loses his sweetheart, Jan, in a car accident, he refuses to give up hope for her life. Scooping up her decapitated head, he brings it back to the lab for resuscitation. But keeping her head alive is one thing — finding her a new body is quite another. So while the mad doctor is out looking for spare parts, she’s stuck at home going out of her mind — literally. And nothing will stop her from getting revenge on the man who is keeping her as a trophy girlfriend … In “Dragon Blade” (2015), starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody, when corrupt Roman leader Tiberius (Brody) arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road in China, Huo An (Chan) and his group of trained warriors teams up with an elite legion of defected Roman soldiers, led by General Lucius (Cusack), to maintain the delicate balance of power in the region. To protect his country and his new friends, Huo An gathers the warriors of thirty-six ethnic nations together to fight Tiberius in an incredible, epic battle. From Lionsgate … In “Nasty Baby” (2015 — Canada), starring Sebastian Silva, Kristen Wiig, Tunde Adebimpe and Alia Shawkat, a Brooklyn-based artist (Silva), his boyfriend Mo (Tunde Adebimpe) and their best friend Polly (Wiig) are desperately trying to have a baby. As the trio deals with the complications of conception and creating the “new normal” family, their bliss is clouded by a series of confrontations with an annoying neighbor who just might be a madman. From Sony … The third film in the “12 Rounds” series, “12 Rounds 3: Lockdown” (2015), finds one good cop working to expose a team of corrupt cops in a fight for his honor and his life. When he uncovers evidence linking his fellow officers to a murder, they frame him for a homicide he didn’t commit. Trapped in his own precinct with 12 rounds in the clip and one shot at redemption, nothing will stand in his way. Stars WWE star Dean Ambrose, Roger Cross, Daniel Cudmore, Lochlyn Munro, Ty Olsson. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from WWE Studios/Lionsgate.