Blu-ray

News and reviews of movies, television, and DTV titles on Blu-ray disc.

Nightlight DVD Review

Nightlight DVD Review

Found footage style films have become some of my least favorite type of films and despite the horror genre’s saturation with them, they do not seem to be going anywhere soon.  When done right, they can definitely add atmosphere.  Unfortunately too many of these are like NIGHTLIGHT, which relies solely on the gimmick to add [...]

The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero - The CFQ Interview

The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero – The CFQ Interview

Sometimes doing the job is reward in itself. That’s what it was like for me to talk with Greg Nicotero. From DAWN OF THE DEAD to BREAKING BAD, from ARMY OF DARKNESS to OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, from HOSTEL to SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, his vivid and creative makeup effects work [...]

Rigor Mortis Director Juno Mak - The CFQ Interview

Rigor Mortis Director Juno Mak – The CFQ Interview

Even in the anything-to-get-your-adrenaline-pumping world of Hong Kong cinema, RIGOR MORTIS stands out. The story of a famous actor, Chin Siu-Ho (played by actual famous actor Chin Siu-Ho — your heard us), who has to contend with a seedy apartment building whose walls reverberate with echoes of his most famous film, the hopping vampire horror-comedy [...]

Dan Curtis' Dracula on Blu-ray - review

Dan Curtis’ Dracula on Blu-ray – review

Bram Stoker’s immortal vampire rises again, this time on Blu-ray, a format that – appropriately enough -preserves the youthful veneer of this 1973 production, making it look as good as (if not better than) it did four decades ago. Like Dracula himself, MPI’s new disc will no doubt endure, intact and ageless, for centuries to [...]

THE WALKING DEAD's Dallas Roberts: The CFQ Interview Podcast

THE WALKING DEAD’s Dallas Roberts: The CFQ Interview Podcast

For all that the world was going to Hell on the third season of THE WALKING DEAD, viewers had no shortage of reasons for jubilation: Finally the series had found its footing, logging in episodes that managed a sweet mix of zombie-ripping mayhem and post-apocalyptic drama. Two of the prime contributors to the quality boost [...]

Paranormal Activity 4 Blu-ray review

Paranormal Activity 4 Blu-ray review

An extended “Unrated Edition” and a single bonus feature (30 minutes of “Recovered Files”) do little to enhance a sequel that seems to have given up the ghost.
When PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 appeared in theatres last year, it suggested that the franchise’s modus operandi had shifted from formula to template: whereas a formula allows for varying [...]

Dracula Cries - Japanese Ending of Horror of Dracula

Dracula Cries – Japanese Ending of Horror of Dracula

It was only yesterday that I was waxing enthusiastic about the restored conclusion of HORROR OF DRACULA, available on a Region 2 Blu-ray disc that incorporates previously missing footage rediscovered on an old Japanese print in an archival vault in Tokyo. Now, I am starting to have reservations, thanks to a YouTube post showing the [...]

Horror of Dracula - the Restored Ending

Horror of Dracula – the Restored Ending

At last, fright fans – here it: the restored ending of HORROR OF DRACULA! The sequence was eviscerated by the British film censor back in 1958, when the film came out, but the recent Region 2 Blu-ray disc has finally restored the missing footage. No word yet on when a Region 1 Blu-ray will come [...]

Come Out and Play, Horror of Dracula, The Fury - Laserblast Home Video Podcast 4:12.2

Come Out and Play, Horror of Dracula, The Fury – Laserblast Home Video Podcast 4:12.2

Cinefantastique’s Laserblast Podcast returns with a very special episode, featuring guest Tim Lucas of Video Watchdog, along with regulars Lawrence French, Dan Persons, and Steve Biodrowski. The podcast of horror, fantasy, and science fiction on home video unearths a crypt-full of recent releases: the new horror thriller COME OUT AND PLAY, in limited theatrical engagements [...]

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL's Dee Wallace: The CFQ Interview

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL’s Dee Wallace: The CFQ Interview

It’s our first Spielberg veteran here at CFQi, and a good one, too. Dee Wallace probably reached her greatest audience as the progressive but put-upon suburban mom of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, but she had previously developed her genre chops in two landmark horror titles: Wes Craven’s THE HILLS HAVE EYES and Joe Dante’s THE HOWLING, [...]