New To Blu Picks: February 26, 2019

Another week. Another awesome set of blu-ray releases. Check out Dawn's picks for the best new boutique releases of the week right here. Some are linked for easy purchase on Amazon. 

The Mole People (1956)Shout Factory is releasing this monster movie classic for the first time on Blu-ray. Special features include: Two aspect ratios – 1.85:1 and 2.00:1, audio commentary with film historians Tom Weaver, and David Schecter, a new documentary on the making of the film, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episode “The Mole People”, and more.

Mausoleum (1983)Vinegar Syndrome is releasing this cult horror classic for the first time on a region free Blu-ray/ DVD combo. Special features include a newly scanned 4K restoration from the original 35mm negative, an interview with the special fx makeup artist John Carl Buechler, reversible cover art and more.

Border (2018)Winner of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard, Border is one of last years must see films. The film is about a border guard who can smell human emotions, but discovers a mystery after meeting a man who confounds her sense of smell.

My Fair Lady (1964)Paramount Pictures is releasing a 50th Anniversary Edition restoration of this winner of 8 academy awards, including Best Picture. The Blu-ray includes a 4K scan of the original 65mm elements.

Invasion of the Blood Farmers(1972)Severin Films is releasing this for the first time on Blu-ray. Special features include audio commentary with director Ed Adlum and actress Ortrum Tippel, Nothing You’d Show Your Mom: Eddie Adlum’s journey through exploitation, coin-op and rock n’ roll, interviews with actor Jack Neubeck and cinematographer Frederick Elmes, and more.

Captain America: The First Avenger 4K (2011)A brand new 4K Ultra HD release of this beloved Marvel film is now available. There will also be an exclusive steel book of this release available only at Best Buy.

Next of Kin (1982)Severin Films is releasing this horror classic for the first time on Blu-ray. Special features include commentary with director Tony Williams and producer Tim White, Commentary with Mark Hartley and several cast members, Extended interviews from Not Quite Hollywood, deleted scenes, and more.

The Vengeance of She (1967)Shout Factory is releasing this cult classic for the first time on Blu-ray. Special features include a 2K scan from the original film elements, interviews with the assistant director and special effects artist, audio commentary by The Monster Party Podcast hosts, and more.

Party Line (1988)Vinegar Syndrome is releasing a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack which includes a 4K scan from the original 35mm negatives, and interview with the screenwriter, reversible cover art, and more.

Battle for the Lost Planet/ Mutant War (1986-1988)Vinegar Syndrome is releasing this low budget sci-fi classic and its sequel in a combo Blu-ray edition. Special editions include a newly restored 2k transfer from the 16mm and 35mm negatives, and interview with the director, director’s introduction to both films, reversible cover art, and more.

-Dawn Stronski