Monday, January 17, 2011

Buried, Death Race 2, and Nite Tales: the Series Come to DVD and Blu-Ray January 18th!

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There are a few horror themed titles moving to DVD and Blu-Ray the week of January 18th. Death Race 2 is available Tuesday, the 18th and a review for this title is here: Death Race 2 Review. This is a tale of the future, where criminals are television's number one celebrities (much like now e.g. Lyndsay Lohan). Also releasing on this date is Buried from director Rodrigo Cortes ("Dirt Devil"). Here, a civilian contractor in Iraq is deposited deep beneath the earth's surface and he only has a few hours of air left to come up with his own ransom. Finally, director Deon Taylor (Chain Letter) has put together the television series Nite Tales in a DVD version. Some of these titles will have more extras than others. Check out all three in more detail below.

Buried

Director: Rodrigo Cortes.

Writer: Chris Sparling.

The synopsis for Buried:

"Paul is a U.S. contractor working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap" (IMDb).

A theatrical trailer for this film is posted here on 28DLA:

Buried Trailer Here

And the official website is here:

The Buried Homepage

*Special features:

-"Unearthed Buried," eighteen minute look at shooting, set creation etc.
-Theatrical trailer
-Teaser trailer
-Additional Lionsgate Trailers
-LG-Live option (Twitter and Facebook integration) - (DVD Talk).

Death Race 2

Director: Roel Reine.

Writers: Paul W. S. Anderson, and Tony Giglio

A partial synopsis for Death Race 2 is here:

"In the very near future, the United States economy begins to decline and violent crime starts to spiral out of control. To contain the growing criminal population, a vast network of for-profit, private prisons spring up, creating a lawless subculture ruled by gangs, cold-blooded killers and sociopaths. The worst of these prisons is Terminal Island" (28DLA).

The full synopsis and trailer for Death Race 2 is here:

Death Race 2 Trailer and Details

A review of Death Race 2 here:

Death Race 2 and Building Vehicular Frankensteins: A Movie Review

*Special features:

-Commentary with director Roel Reine
-"Deleted Scenes" (5:46) "showing the character Lucas ravaged with guilt for his bank robbing misdeeds" (DVD Talk)
-"Deleted Shots Montage" (5:41) (a series of images and explosions that didn't make the final cut)
-"The Race Begins" (6:36) interviews with cast and crew on-set
-"Cheating Death" (9:38) set in South Africa to stage car chases and fistfights (DVD Talk)
-"Fast Cars and Firearms" (6:59) personalities of the automobiles and nutty drivers (DVD Talk)


Nite Tales: The Series

Director/writer: Deon Taylor.

"Nite Tales: the Television Series is sure to leave viewers stunned with fear, shock and amazed! Each 30-minute episode is full of twists and turns and packed with some of today's hottest actors and actresses. Nite Tales has been compared to legendary shows such as 'Tales from the Crypt' and 'The Twilight Zone.' Creepy, horrifying and even funny; this show is designed and created for today's urban and mainstream horror fans. The future starts now!" (TV).

*no special features announced.

Sources:

Details on Nite Tales at TV Shows on DVD

Buried at DVD Talk

January 18th Releases at Rue Morgue

All of these horror titles mentioned in the article are available here:



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