Hey, everyone! We’re back with a brand new installment of our horror and sci-fi home media recap, and if you’re looking to check out some fun stuff this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, maybe this week’s releases can help keep you entertained. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, both Umma featuring Sandra Oh and Matt Reeves’ The Batman arrive on Tuesday via a variety of formats. Both Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce and James Wan’s Malignant are getting the 4K format treatment this week, and somehow I missed the fact that there was a RoboCop TV series at some point, but that’s being released on both Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday. And on a bittersweet note, the Foo Fighters’ Studio 666 is making its home entertainment debut this week as well.
Other Blu-ray and DVD releases for May 24th include #FromJennifer, Horror High, Moon of the Blood Beast, Feeders 3, and City of Rott: Otherworld.
The Batman (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray/Digital, Blu-ray/Digital & DVD)
A killer targets Gotham’s elite, sending The Batman on an investigation. As evidence mounts, he must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit and bring justice amidst corruption.
Lifeforce: Collector’s Edition 4K (Scream Factory, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray)
A mission to investigate Halley's Comet discovers an even stranger phenomenon: an alien spacecraft! Following a deadly confrontation, the aliens arrive on Earth, where their seductive leader begins a terrifying campaign to drain the lifeforce of everyone she encounters. Her victims, in turn, continue the cycle, and soon the entire planet is in mortal danger. And when the mission's sole survivor (Steve Railsback, The Stunt Man) sets out to destroy her, he comes face to face with the most charming—and horrifying—being he's ever known. Will he be able to destroy the lovely vampiress…or will he become yet another victim of her fatal charm?
Malignant 4K (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray/Digital)
"Malignant" marks director James Wan's return to his roots with this new original horror thriller. In the film, a woman is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.
RoboCop: The Complete Series (Liberation Hall, Blu-ray & DVD)
Based on the classic 1987 film by Paul Verhoeven, ROBOCOP: THE SERIES stars Richard Eden (Shootfighter: Fight to the Death) as the titular cyborg.
''Delta City'' (the project OCP is trying to complete in the films) is now complete. Robocop/Alex Murphy (Eden) is now working for the Metro South Police Precinct along with his partner, Lisa Madigan (Yvette Nipar ''21 Jump Street'') and a new set of supporting characters, including precinct head Sgt. Stan Parks (Blu Mankuma, 2012), technician Charlie Lippencott (Ed Sahely, Maximum Risk) and an adopted orphan named Gadget (Sarah Campbell, Body Parts).
Starting with pilot episode (which uses an early script for RoboCop 2 as its basis) sees Robocop running into several new enemies including "Pudface" Morgan (James Kidnie, Bird on a Wire), Dr. Cray Z. Mallardo (Cliff De Young, The Craft), Commander Cash (Roddy Piper, WWE and They Live) and Corrupt Corporate Executive Chip Chayken (John Rubinstein, The Boys From Brazil) in this action-packed TV series.
Studio 666 (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray/Digital & DVD)
In Studio 666, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock history to record their much anticipated 10th album. Once in the house, Dave Grohl finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band.
Umma (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray/Digital & DVD)
Umma, which is the Korean word for “mother,” follows Amanda (Sandra Oh) and her daughter (Fivel Stewart) living a quiet life on an American farm. When the remains of her estranged mother arrive from Korea, Amanda becomes haunted by the fear of turning into her own mother.
ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:
#FromJennifer (One Media Entertainment, DVD)
City of Rott: Otherworld (Wild Eye Raw, DVD)
Feeders 3 (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)
Horror High (ITN Distribution, DVD)
Moon of the Blood Beast (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)