This week’s slate of horror, fantasy, and science fiction releases is lead by the home video debut of THE GREEN HORNET, the comedic riff on the old masked crime-fighter tale. Lawrence French, Dan Persons, and Steve Biodrowski provide news, insights and reviews of this and other titles now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD, including old-style horror from Britain, such as FROM DUSK TILL DAWN and a double bill Blu-ray release of THE SKULL and THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH. Also, Dan Persons weighs in on the latest incarnation of DOCTOR WHO, episodes of which recently began reaching our (U.S.) shores.
Welcome to another episode of the Cinefantastique Laserblast Podcast, devoted to horror, fantasy, and science fiction films available on home video – Blu-ray, DVD, Video on Demand, etc. This week, the CFQ crew of Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski run down the latest batch of new titles hitting store shelves, including SOUTH PARK: THE COMPLETE FOURTEEN SEASON, plus numerous old titles reappearing in various special collector’s editions, most notably FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, starring Johnny Depp as Hunter S. Thompson. Also, Dan Persons takes a look at the latest Blu-ray release of THE VENTURE BROTHERS, and Steve Biodrowski takes a look at Crackle, Sony Pictures’ free online video service, which recently became available through the Roku box (the device that enables viewers to access such services as Netflix and Amazon’s Videon on Demand service). Now you can watch Sony Pictures titles uncut and uncensored – but not uninterrupted. Are the commercial breaks worth the aggravation? Tune in for one reporter’s opinion.
What’s happening in the world of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction home video releases? Listen in and find out, as Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski run down the week’s new releases including a “Diamond Edition” Blu-ray release of the Walt Disney Picture’s classic, BAMBI, and the home-vid debut of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS, the disappointing Jonathan Swift adaptation starring Jack Black, which made a hasty exit from theatres a few months back.
Also on the table for discussion: recent direct-to-video films HYENAS and THE ZOMBIE FARM, and the recent director’s cut DVD of CHARLES BEAUMONT: THE SHORT LIFE OF TWILIGHT ZONE’S MAGIC MAN, about the talented author and screenwriter whose career was cut short by tragic early death.