Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Holiday DVD & Blu-Ray Releases 9/17/13

Coming off the heels of the zombie craze is this direct-to-video animated feature film, Daddy I'm A Zombie, which is clearly inspired by the works of Tim Burton (Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride) and Chris Butler (Coraline, ParaNorman). According to the description on Amazon, it's a story about a 13-year-old girl named Dixie who suffers an accident and wakes up in a cemetery as a zombie. With the help of some unlikely friends, she seeks out a strange man in the forest who holds the key to returning her back to life. Though I suspect the quality of animation is not up to par with Burton and Butler, I really love the style and am always looking for fun, lighthearted movies to add to my Halloween viewing, so I'll definitely check this out and write up a review. Keep an eye out for that and in the meantime check out the trailer:

Other than that, it looks like other notable releases are a Classic Horror Collection that is an Amazon exclusive, a handful of single issue Blu-Rays of some of the Universal Monster classic films (which was released as a box set last year), The 2nd Season of Grimm and George A. Romero's Day of the Dead on Blu-Ray.