Whatever your persuasion, here are a few of the genre titles hitting the stores today.
I had the good fortune of scoring a complimentary copy of Phantom Of The Mall: Eric's Revenge (1989) from Arrow Video. I wouldn't say it's a fabulous film, but -- as a B-Movie -- it has its merits. Clearly it was made by folks who had some fun doing it; as a viewer, I just wish they had honed in on really what they wanted to say with the project. Were we supposed to take it seriously? I got the vibe that we weren't, and -- if that's the case -- I think they should've amped up the comedy a bit more. Still, interested folks can check out my review right here; and if you're interested in picking up a copy, then surf on over to Amazon.com right here.
2001's Evolution was one of those flicks that I really, really, really wanted to like ... and I ended up being disappointed. The SciFi/Comedy had a great cast (David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore) in a story about an alien organism 'evolving' to attempt a takeover of our world; but it just didn't quite work the way I had hoped. Sure, it had some good laughs, and I guess some folks probably enjoyed it much better than I did. In any event, I see that it's received a new pressing on Blu-ray that streets today. I believe I have reached out to the studio for a complimentary disc; alas, none was forthcoming, so I can't speak to whether or not it's worth the investment. Still, if you're interested, you can purchase a copy from Amazon.com right here.
Last -- but not least -- I am seeing that Shout Factory has something streeting today which is curious. It's a little something something I've never heard of called The Show. Largely, the title caught my eye because I see in the publicity materials that it comes from the mind of Alan Moore. Ahem. Moore -- for what this is worth -- is an acquired taste. (I've yet to find anything of his that I've been 100% satisfied with.) An award-winning scribe known from the world of comic books, his stories have always been revered as cutting edge and controversial ... but he's famously unhappy with any visual adaptation of his work (so far as I've read). It looks like The Show flirts with the world of the magical and fantastical, so I'd encourage folks who want to know more to do some digging before making a plunge ... but it could be worth something. It's up on Amazon.com right here.
As is always the case: "buyer beware." I share this information for promotional reasons only -- consider it your genre-related public service announcement. If you're looking for the full rundown of today's titles, check it out on Blu-ray.com right here.
Thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!