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This week on DVD: 15th – 21st July.

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Morning Monstercreeps, Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening this week in the glamorous world of DVD releasing – there’s a load of very cool stuff hitting shelves so get your drooling gobs and your plucky little asses and out there and get shopping!

MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT
PICK OF THE WEEK!

Doomsday Book (2013) Directors: Pil-Sung Yim and Kim Jee-Woon. Starring: Doona Bae, Joon-ho, Ji-hee Jin (DVD or Blu-ray)
An anthology film from directors Pil-Sung Yim and Kim Jee-Woon.
Release Date: 17th July 2013

This weeks sees vampires, snow beasts, the living dead and all kinds of typical genre fare hit the shelves but for me the highlight has to be Madman’s release of the Korean film DOOMSDAY BOOK. This anthology has had a bit of a bumpy journey to get to the screen from what I hear, but the final result is pretty darn spectacular. There’s no shortage of anthologies going around but the thing this baby has that most don’t is Kim Jee-Woon, the amazing South Korean director who delivered the mind boggling, I SAW THE DEVIL in 2010. Kim’s piece doesn’t bare any resemblance to I SAW THE DEVIL but it is no less remarkable – a philosophical sci-fi study of the relationship between man and robot – asking the question “what happens when robots become enlightened?” and answering in spectacular style. The other episodes in the trilogy deal with things like zombies and the apocalypse, and do so with a ton of flair and intelligence, but ‘The Heavenly Creature’ is bold, brash and brilliant – check it out Monsrerphiles!

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The Heavenly Creature – Directed by Kim Jee-Woon (I SAW THE DEVIL 2010).

MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT

The Imposter (2012) Director: Bart Layton. Starring: Adam O’Brian, Anna Buben, Cathy Drebach (DVD)
In San Antonio, Texas on 13 June 1994, thirteen-year-old Nicholas Barclay disappeared. Three and a half years later, when his family’s only hope was to find his remains and gain closure, they received word that Nicholas was alive and had been found in Spain.

THE IMPOSTER tells the story of one Frédéric Bourdin, who in order to save himself whilst in Spain took on the identity of Nicholas Barclay, an American teen who had been missing for years. The family of Nicholas welcome in his imposter, despite the fact Bourdin obviously isn’t their son. The film is told through reenactment footage as well as interviews with Bourdin, the Barclay family and law enforcement. The reveals that happen throughout this film are shocking and unexpected. The old saying that ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ applies to well to this incredible true story. You’ll be shocked as this unfolds, there isn’t a documentary out there quite like this.

Release Date: 17th July 2013

The Imposter (2012) - Director: Bart Layton

The Imposter (2012) – Director: Bart Layton


SHORELINE ENTERTAINMENT
The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse (2012) Director: Justin Paul Ritter. Starring: Maria Olsen, Lee Perkins, Maxx Maulion (DVD)
A somewhat self-aware zombie takes it upon himself to keep the rest of the walking dead at bay. 
Release Date: 17th July 2013

EAGLE ENTERTAINMENT
Yeti (2008): Director: Paul Ziller. Starring: Marc Menard, Carly Pope, Adam O’Byrne. (DVD) 
After their plane crashes into uncharted territory in the snowy Himalayan Mountains, the surviving passengers set out to find help in a freezing cold blizzard. Lurking nearby; a hungry beast that stalks them with an insatiable bloodlust: The Yeti. ‘Yeti’ is directed by Paul Ziller who is considered by many to be a master of the SyFy Original film genre. 
Release Date: 17th July 2013

Yeti (2008) - Director: Paul Ziller

Yeti (2008) – Director: Paul Ziller

ACCENT FILM ENTERTAINMENT
Prank (2013): Director: Yiuwing Lam. Starring: Nick Renaud, Henry Monfries, Gemmenne de la Pena. (DVD)
In the Summer before their senior year, three teens tried to execute the perfect prank on their bully. Instead, they executed him.
Release Date: 18th July 2013

PEACOCK FILMS
Crimson Winter (2013): Director: Bryan Ferriter. Starring: Bryan Ferriter, Nick Milodragovich. (DVD)
Humans massacred their race, wrote them out of history, and pushed them into myth… Now in the midst of a Vampire civil war, an exiled Vampire prince has escaped into the mountains of the new America, building a hidden army for revenge against his family. 
Release Date: 19th July 2013

Adopting Terror (2012): Director: Micho Rutare. Starring: Sean Astin, Samaire Armstrong. (DVD)
From the makers of ‘Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus’ comes a Lifetime Original film about a couple who adopts a baby and it stalked by her biological father. 
Release Date: 19th July 2013

Profile of a Killer (2012): Director: Caspian Tredwell-Owen. Starring: Gabriele Angieri, Joey Pollari. (DVD)
A retired FBI profiler is called in on a last case – only to find himself at the mercy of a teenage killer’s deadly game. He must use all his skills and experience to save lives, including his own. 
Release Date: 19th July 2013

Crimson Winter (2013): Director: Bryan Ferriter.

Crimson Winter (2013): Director: Bryan Ferriter.

What’s your pick of the week? Let us know in the comments or on facebook. Be sure to check for these titles or pre-order them at good places like JB Hi-Fi!

 

 

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