Monday, 14 August 2017

DVD Roundup: Long Pig edition

If you listened to last weeks podcast review of Julia Ducournau's cannibal horror Raw and thought it was worth a watch, well your in luck. Raw is finally out on DVD, so you can watch all that (literal) finger licking goodness at your own comfort. Yeah, it may be a little aloof and pretentious with its stand off-ish tone, but it brings an interesting new take to the cannibal genre, and provides and interesting horror alternative to all the predictable jump scares you get in most contemporary scary movies. Check out our podcast review in the player below.

Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin, Going In Style tells the daring story of how these geriatric men took revenge on the bank that stole their pension fund. Well, maybe its not daring, but its a light piece of fluff that's not going to make you think too much. Still, the cast is pretty good, and you can be guaranteed that what ever script these guys are given, they're going to wring out the best from it.

I don't know what it is about The Smurfs, but I've never been a fan of them. Put them up there with Trolls and Barbies for lamentable childhood memories. Amazingly, this is the third big Smurfs movie in 6 years, and this is in fact a reboot from the 2011 live action/animated version. Why? Sony Animation have been pumping out a lot of shit lately, especially with The Emoji Movie bombing spectacularly. I guess if you like The Smurfs you'll enjoy this, but don't hold your breath.

The Transfiguration is an interesting take on vampire lore, focusing on a troubled lad's vampire fascination which bleeds into his real life. Not so much a horror in as much as a drama about economic and social issues, this looks to question the metaphor of vampirism that permeates our actual lives, but it seems to wear its influences more blazingly then it should.

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