Saying this is a dire week for home video releases is an understatement. It’s the middle of Summer, so people are either vacationing or checking out the latest $200 million blockbuster at their local cinema. However if you’re like us, you’re combing through your video collection in search of summer camp slasher & late night T&A comedies! We’ve got a couple of titles below to share (some classics, some not), but I’d say this is a good time to catch up on some discs you may have missed from previous weeks’. One title of most importance is JAWS, which sees another wide release now that the Blu-ray Book edition is no longer a Best Buy exclusive.
Read on for the rest of this weeks’ newest releases!
FRIGHT AT HOME: July 2nd’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases
Purchase: Jaws (Blu-ray/Universal)
When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.
Purchase: 6 Souls (Blu-ray/Anchor Bay)
After the death of her husband, Dr. Cara Harding’s (Julianne Moore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam, (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) a patient with multiple personalities who takes on some of the physical characteristics of his other personalities. But, Cara quickly discovers that Adam’s other personalities are murder victims and the more she finds out about him and his past, the closer she and her loved ones are to becoming murder victims themselves.
In the dead of winter, Winona, a successful musician, looking to relax and find creative inspiration, returns to her hometown to stay in a cabin rented by her manager. When she arrives, she coincidentally runs into her old boyfriend and some friends. Continuing their reunion at the cabin, the houseguests quickly discover that they are not alone. Blood Runs Cold is a frostbitten slasher that turns the snow red with gore. This snowy massacre will keep you chilled to the end.
A psychological, bloody vampire tale and a fever dream inspired by Herzog, Rollin and Franco, ‘Blood for Irina’ turns its lens on Irina, a predator stalking the streets at night looking for blood. Having lived over a century and now living in a run-down seaside motel with the motel manager, it’s clear they may have reached the end of the road. However, the appearance of a broken prostitute may yet change everything. Three people living life on the fringe, trapped in a world of literal and figurative decay, who may have more in common than they even know.
Purchase: Tower Block (Blu-ray/Shout Factory)
Several months after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival.
Famous comedy writers David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams got their start at the University of Wisconsin when they formed a theatrical group known as The Kentucky Fried Theater. The Kentucky Fried Movie is based on the KFT’s gag-filled theatrical skits. Including well-known stars such as Bill Bixby, Donald Sutherland, Tony Dow, George Lazenby and Henry Gibson, the film has over 25 different segments of varying lengths. Since its 1977 theatrical release, the film has built a sizable cult audience.