Laserblast 4-18.2: Netflix Purge, Star Trek and The Awakening on Blu-ray

star trek the motion pictureAlso:  THE FRANKENSTEIN THEORY and more HELMLOCK GROVE

Take another tour of horror, fantasy, and science fiction on home video with this week’s edition of the Cinefantastique Laserblast Podcast. Lawrence French, Dan Persons, and Steve Biodrowski explore the over-hyped “purge” of classic titles from Netflix; review the new Blu-ray releases of STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, STAR TREK: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY, and STAR TREK GENERATIONS; analyze THE FRANKENSTEIN THEORY; and explore the ghostly goodies on THE AWAKENING’s Blu-ray disc. And of course, there is the usual weekly rundown of all that is new on store shelves and on demand.

Tuesday, May 7 Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Home Video Releases

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MAMA on DVD and on Blu-ray plus DVD plus UltraViolet from Universal Studios. Bonus features:

  • In-depth look at effects – BD Exclusive
  • Deleted scenes with commentary from Andy and Barbara Muschietti
  • Original short subject with intro by Guillermo Del Toro
  • Birth of Mama – featurette about expanding short subject
  • Commentary by Andy and Barbara Muschietti

FRINGE: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON on DVD and Blu-ray from Warner Home Video.

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Hollywood Hits 4-Movie Collection on DVD from Mill Creek Entertianment, including four classic/cult titles from Columbia Pictures (that is, distributed by Columbia, not necessarily produced – resulting in an eclectic mix from the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s):

  • RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE with Bela Lugosi
  • REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN with Peter Cushing
  • MR. SARDOICUS with Guy Rolfe
  • THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN with Strother Martin

Blu-ray Steelbooks (new steel collectible casing for previously available discs):

  • V FOR VENDETTA
  • THE MATRIX 10TH ANNIVERSARY (obvious anachronism)
  • LORDS OF THE RINGS trilogy
  • BOOK OF ELI

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ROGER CORMAN CULT CLASSICS – SCI-FI CLASSICS TRIPLE FEATURE EMBOSSED SLIM TIN with these three titles:

  • ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS
  • WAR OF THE SATELLITES
  • NOT OF THIS EARTH

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About the Author

Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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