Home Again – January’s Blu-Ray Releases

Welcome to Home Again, where each and every Tuesday I’ll be running down some of the best genre releases coming to home media.

All info is from the excellent Blu-ray.com. This isn’t every genre release, just the ones I find interesting. For the full list, follow that link.


Suspiria (2018) – Lionsgate Films – I never made it out to the theater to see this, but I’ve heard good things from pretty much everyone but Dario Argento. I haven’t yet decided if it’s going to be purchase or just a rental.

Uninvited (1988) – Vinegar Syndrome – A house cat with a genetically engineered virus escapes from an evil (of course) corporation and wreaks havoc.

George Kennedy is the biggest name in this one, and that tells me all I need to know.

Splatter University (1984) – Vinegar Syndrome – This sounds really familiar, but it might just be because the plot of an escaped psychopath on a college campus sounds so trope-laden. I’m curious to see this.

There’s Nothing Out There (1991) – Vinegar Syndrome – This one has an interesting story – it’s a comedy where the hero uses his knowledge of horror movies to save the day. Several years before Scream did it. I kind of have to watch this now.

This was originally a Troma film and the director was only 20 when he shot it. Crazy.

Willow (1988) – Disney – What’s weirder – that this is being released with little-to-no fanfare or that it’s being released at all?

I was hugely disappointed in Willow when I saw it in the theater. I don’t recall exactly what I expecting, but I know I didn’t like what I got. I know I’ve tried to watch it at least once since 1988 and it didn’t go well then, either. I’m sure at some point I’ll give it another shot, but I have no real love or nostalgia feelings for this one.

I couldn’t even tell you if it’s better or worse than Krull.

Screamers (1995) – Shout Factory – Peter Weller is in this one and Dan O’Bannon had a hand in writing it, so it can’t be bad, right? But my memory of it is that it’s bad. I’ll wait until I can find it on demand or streaming to confirm.

All the Colors of the Dark (1972) – Severin Films – Holy cow, it sounds like all the colors of the dark are dark as heck. Check out this synopsis:

Jane is a housewife plagued by nightmarish visions of her own bloody murder. To cure her hellish fantasies her bewitching neighbor, Mary, initiates Jane into a Satanic coven, but there the price for this brand of diabolical cure is murder — committed as a ritual sacrifice during an orgiastic black mass! Jane’s chilling, repulsive nightmares have become true. Who is the blue-eyed, knife-wielding phantom stalking her and has she already witnessed her own death?

Jane, maybe try melatonin or something before leaping right to “join a Satanic coven” to try and solve your sleep problems.

Reign of the Supermen (2019) – Warner Bros – Some of the Irregulars went and saw this and its predecessor, The Death of Superman in the theater and said they were great. I was at work, of course.

I still haven’t watched Death yet because, like The Dark Knight Returns I wanted to take them both in together.

This is also available in 4K and in a fancy Target Steelbook or a Best Buy Digibook.

Doctor Who: The Complete (Historically Inaccurately Numbered) Season (2018) – BBC – They got me with the first episode, but between tedious moralizing and a ridiculous number of commercial breaks I had to tap out a few episodes in to this season. If someone I know buys this set I’ll try to borrow it and watch the whole thing ad-free, but I’m not buying it. I like the cast and the music tons, but I wasn’t wild about many other elements.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) – Disney – This movie looked so cool!

And then it came and went before I even knew it was in theaters. Which is kind of a problem Disney is facing in owning so many properties and releasing so many films – they’re often fighting themselves for a share of the box office.

I’m excited to see this and we’ll probably go ahead and rent it sometime soon.

There is also a Best Buy Exclusive 4K Steelbook.

Check back next week for more horror, sci-fi, and whatever else grabs my attention!

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