Hey folks! September starts with a less than stellar week release-wise, but a few treats for fans of 4K! The most exciting release of the week is the 4K debut of John Carpenter’s 1982 horror masterpiece, The Thing. At a US research station in Antarctica, the inhabitants discover an alien life form that they soon find can take over other life forms, including humans. Soon none of them know who they can trust or who may be the thing. Now it is a race against time to find a way to find the thing and destroy it before no one is left alive.
The Thing is not only one of the best thriller/horror films ever made and it just as effective now as it was in 1982, but it is a stunning achievement in practical special effects. The performances are all pitch perfect across the board from Kurt Russell’s MacReady to solid turns by Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur, T.K. Carter, and Charles Hallahan. The atmosphere is thick and full of dread, the photography gorgeous and the tension almost unbearable. The new 4K edition is outstanding with a noticeable uptick in picture quality and an immersive DTS audio track. Combine that with a nice selection of special features and you have maybe the number one must buy 4K disc of the year! The Thing 4K is very highly recommended.
Also of note this week is stand-alone 4K editions of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window and Vertigo, the Kevin Bacon horror flick You Should Have Left and the twisted new horror movie Benny Loves You.
Until next week movie lovers, stay safe!
DVD and Blu-ray Releases for Tuesday September 7, 2021
A Life at Stake (1954)*
Adrenalin: Fear The Rush (1996)*
American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules
Apocalypse '45 (2020)
Because of Him (1946)*
Benny Loves You
Can't Help Singing (1944)*
Chicago P.D.: Season Eight
Crazy Nights a.k.a. Follie di notte (1978)*
Escape from Area 51
Femalien: Cosmic Crush
For the Love of Mary (1948)*
Great White (2020)
Harry & Snowman
Rear Window (1954) 4K
SEAL Team: Season Four
Something in the Wind (1947)*
Star Trek: The Complete Original Series Steelbook Edition
Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection 4K
State of the Union (1948)*
The Gateway (2021)
The Thing (1982) 4K
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
The Woody Woodpecker: Screwball Collection (1941-1972)*
Theater of Blood (1973)*
Vertigo (1958) 4K
You Should Have Left (2020)
*New to Blu-ray