Adrien Brody wakes up parachuting from a plane and landing in strange jungle in Nimrod Antal's Predators, and he finds himself among a rag-tag band of hunters and warriors including an Israeli sniper, a member of Russian special forces, an African soldier from Sierra Leone, a Yakuza enforcer, a soldier from Mexican drug cartel, a death row inmate, and an out-of-place young doctor. Without knowing where they are or why they've been dropped into the jungle, they have to try and survive together as they slowly realize they're being hunted. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Also owing a large debt to the 1987 Predator, The Lost Tribe sees a group of young entrepreneurs (including Emily Foxler, Nick Mennell, Brianna Brown, and Maxine Bahns) survive the crashing of their yacht on an unknown island, only to find themselves being picked off one by one. When they find a camp that had been researching a "missing link" tribe of proto-humans, the castaways learn that they're being hunted by a tribe that only understands the most primal of human and animal laws. With Lance Henriksen.
Now & Then
Shannon Elizabeth is throwing a can't-miss Halloween party in Night of the Demons, and that she's rented a house steeped in strange occult legends makes it an even bigger event. When the cops shut her down for not having a permit, she's left alone with a few friends (including Edward Furlong, Monica Keena, and Bobbi Sue Luther) when they find themselves trapped in the house: the doors won't open and their cell phones don't work... and the demons in the house with them can take over their bodies in a variety of gruesome ways. If they can make it until dawn, the monsters will vanish and they'll all survive, but if the demons take them all it will release the demons to take over the world.
Not just set in the early 80s, The House of the Devil is made to look like a horror film made in that time period, eschewing the graphic high-gloss of modern horror in favor of a 1970s and 1980s era suspense or horror movie, where Jocelin Donahue answers a babysitting ad... but when everything about the ad seems false, her friend (Greta Gerwig) begs her not to take the job. When they drive up to the creepy old house, the couple hiring the sitter (Tom Noonan and Mary Wornonov) seem a little strange; over the course of the night, things seem more and more suspicious, but the sitter might not realize there's realize the danger is real until it's too late.
Horror legend Dario Argento's Giallo finds a serial killer in Turin, Italy, preying on beautiful women. When Emmanuelle Seigner's sister, a model, goes missing, she finds herself on the heels of Adrien Brody, and Italian-American detective searching for the killer. Unlikely partners, the two begin to unravel the mystery of the man driven to disfigure beautiful women.
80's action icon Dolph Lundgren leads a double life in The Killing Machine-- in one he's working things out with his ex-wife (Stefanie von Pfetten) and their daughter, in the other he's a professional assassin called Icarus. When the mysterious Mr. Graham (David Lewis) finds him in his non-hitman life, Lundgren and his family are suddenly under attack, and he has to hunt down his own anonymous employer to find out why he's a target. With Samantha Ferris.
Director Leon Gast's Sundance award winning Smash His Camera is the story of infamous paparazzo Ron Galella, who has been taking photographs of celebrities since the 1970s. The film recounts Galella's history, including his 1972 free speech trial (in a dispute with Jackie Onasis) and Marlon Brando breaking Ron's jaw in 1973, as well as the variety of opinions about the morality of paparazzi and the value (or lack thereof) of Ron Galella's work.
Based around interviews and time spent with many of the founders of Black Metal in Norway, Until the Light Takes Us provides a background story for the people who started grabbing headlines in the early 1990s under charges of burning churches and murder within the bands.
Disney Nature has two new documentaries out on DVD and Blu Ray this week. Oceans is an exploration of the oceans and ocean life and the way humans impact both of them. Crimson Wing is an exploration of the lives of African flamingos, their mating habits, the way their young grow up, and the trials they face in their quest for survival.
When Henry (Tim Allen) is reported dead while parasailing on Mexico in The Six Wives of Henry LeFay, his daughter (Elisha Cuthbert) thinks it's a hoax... like the time he got her to come come after his "motorcycle accident." Now she has to navigate his sea of ex-wives (including Paz Vega, Andie MacDowell, Lindsay Sloane, Jenna Elfman, and S. Epatha Merkerson), all of whom want different things for Henry's funeral, his assets, his business, and his memory.
Kate (Catherine Keener) and Alex (Oliver Platt) make a good living selling modern furniture in Please Give. They've bought the apartment next door, and are waiting for the elderly tennant to die so they can move in. As they get to know their neighbor's granddaughters (Amanda Peet and Rebecca Hall), Kate starts to feel guilty about her life and her money and begins to compulsively donate to charities.
Greek philosopher Hypatia (Rachel Weisz) is a teacher in the city of Alexandria in Alejandro Amenabar's Agora. Set in the 4th century, Hypatia's classes are torn between the culture's acceptance of polytheism and the increasingly popular Christian religion. Though she pleads for peace as the discourse evolves into full-scale revolt, her slave (Max Minghella) and her students (Oscar Isaac and Rupert Evans) have to choose sides that affect their lives, their faith, and their freedom. With Sami Samir.
New this week to Reckless Video's TV New Releases are the fourth and final season of the historical drama The Tudors, as well as the second season of the BBC detective drama Wallander and the first season of Cartoon Network's Dexter's Laboratory.
Open Your Eyes, The Others
Syriana, Art School Confidential
Munich, The Nativity Story
Nomads, Death Race 2000
Rocky IV, Universal Soldier
Gray Matters, The 4400
She's the One, The Brothers McMullen
In Good Company, Traffic
Once upon a Time in Mexico, Anaconda
10 Items or Less, Sex and Lucia
Harrison's Flowers, Four Weddings and a Funeral
EdTv, Keeping the Faith
Jacob's Ladder, Black Snake Moan
When We Were Kings
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