New Blu Ray Releases This Week: October 6th 2015

Here are our Top 5 blu-ray releases for October 6th:

Horror Classics, Volume One CollectionHorror Classics, Volume One Collection

With October come the usual Horror releases and this year we kicking off the season with a box set featuring “classics” from Hammer films. This Blu-ray box set includes The Mummy (this is the version with  Christopher Lee version, not 1932 movie starring Boris Karloff), Dracula Has Risen From the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Taste the Blood of Dracula.

Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970

Fans of experimental cinema – mostly artsy New Yorkers and film students  – will enjoy this box set which includes 37 films created by influential American Avant-garde experimental filmmakers such as Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand, among others. In addition, along a very informative 28 page booklet, you will find plenty of bonus features, mostly restoration of works such as Fernand Leger’s Ballet Mechanique.

Bram Stoker's Dracula Supreme Cinema SeriesBram Stoker’s Dracula Supreme Cinema Series

Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula was a visually striking film with a strong cast including Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Tom Waits, Anthony Hopkins and Monica Bellucci. It certainly deserved the red carpet treatment, which this edition provides with a nice packaging, a 24-page booklet, deleted scenes, a new intro by Mr. Coppola, featurettes and Dolby Atmos sound technology.

My Own Private Idaho Blu-rayMy Own Private Idaho

Starring River Phoenix (Stand by Me) and Keanu Reeves (John Wick), Gus Van Sant’s early work get a 4K Blu-ray treatment, courtesy of Criterion and includes plenty of bonuses such as a making of, a conversation between Van Sant and Todd Haynes, documentaries and much more.

Spartacus Blu ray

Spartacus – Restored Edition

Stanley Kubrick’s classic Spartacus has been restored from the original 35mm for this new edition and includes plenty of goodies, from deleted scenes to an interview with Kirk Douglas plus footage, newsreels and featurettes. That said, make sure to keep your Criterion DVD if you own it.

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Editor-in-Chief/Founder/Film Critic at Plume Noire
The founder and editor-in-chief of Plume Noire, Fred Thom covers film festivals and writes movie reviews. He was born in Marseilles, France and is now living in Los Angeles, California.
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