Creepshow: Season 2

BLU-RAY REVIEW:

RLJ/Shudder;
Horror;
$34.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray;
Not rated.
Stars Kevin Dillon, Ted Raimi, Ali Larter, C. Thomas Howell, Iman Benson, Josh McDermitt, Ashley Laurence, Keith David, Ryan Kwanten, Breckin Meyer, Molly Ringwald, Eric Edelstein, Barbara Crampton, Denise Crosby, Justin Long, D’Arcy Carden, Kiefer Sutherland, Joey King, Anna Camp, Adam Pally. 

The Shudder original series “Creepshow” returns with a second season consisting of five new episodes, an animated special and a holiday special.

The anthology-style episodes offer two stories each, except for the season finale, which consists of one single story — “Night of the Living Late Show,” a tribute to classic horror films in which Justin Long plays a man who invents a VR device that allows him to insert himself into his favorite movies. The hourlong Christmas special also presents a single story.

Other highlights include “The Right Snuff,” in which an unhinged astronaut who dreams of surpassing his father’s legacy jeopardizes a meeting with alien life; and “Model Kid,” another vintage-movie tribute in which a kid uses his love of scary movie monster toys to cope with an abusive uncle.

The show’s quaint production values evoke the feeling of 1950s ‘B’-movies, with retro-style practical effects and cheesy-looking monsters.

The Blu-ray also includes several behind-the-scenes featurettes, a WonderCon@Home interview with producer Greg Nicotero and photo galleries, and comes with a nifty comic-book-style episode guide.

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Comedy ‘Ride the Eagle’ Due on DVD Oct. 25

The comedy Ride the Eagle will be released on DVD Oct. 25 from Distribution Solutions, a division of Alliance Entertainment, and DECAL.

In the film, co-written by Jake Johnson and director Trent O’Donnell, when Leif’s estranged mother dies, she leaves him a “conditional inheritance.” Before he can move into her cabin, he must complete her elaborate to-do list.

The film stars Johnson (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “New Girl,” Jurassic World), Susan Sarandon (Stepmom, Thelma & Louise, Dead Man Walking), J.K. Simmons (Juno, Whiplash, La La Land) and D’Arcy Carden (“The Good Place,” “Barry,” Other People).

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Shout! Factory Sets Home Release Date for Complete ‘The Good Place’ Series

Shout! Factory has announced the May 19 home release of  The Good Place: The Complete Series.

The nine-disc Blu-ray Disc set will include all 53 episodes from the fantasy TV series about life in heaven, which ran on NBC from September 2016 to January 30, 2020.

From Michael Schur, executive producer of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Parks and Recreation,” “The Good Place” stars Ted Danson in an Emmy Award-nominated performance, Kristen Bell, D’Arcy Carden, William Harper, Jameela Jamil and Manny Jacinto.

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Everyone wonders what happens after death, but when Eleanor (Bell) dies tragically, she finds out that the afterlife is amazing. Filled with frozen yogurt, soulmates, and wonderful people who have done admirable things in their lives, it is everything you could ever ask for. The only thing wrong is Eleanor herself, who isn’t supposed to be in “The Good Place.” She finds that due to a clerical error, she’d been given someone else’s reward and has to be good in order to make sure her secret is not exposed.

Bonus features include extended episodes, audio commentary on season one episodes “Everything is Fine/Flying” and “Mindy St. Claire/Michael’s Gambit” and season two’s “Dance Dance Resolution” with creator Schur, executive producer Drew Goddard, and co-stars Jameela Jamil and D’Arcy Carden. Other extras include the finale special hosted by Seth Meyers, the 2019 Comic-Con panel, gag reels, visual effects reels, and a table read for the season one episode “Mindy St. Claire.”