Blu-Ray Movies Perfect For Halloween

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Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to put you in the mood than with some scary horror movies. Below are some of the best Blu-ray movies available. They range from the truly horrifying (Carrie, Halloween, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), to the somewhat lighter side (Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn and The Nightmare Before Christmas). But all these movies are sure to frighten and entertain you and your friends this Halloween.

The Shining [Blu-ray]
Many consider this to be THE greatest horror film ever made. Writer Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson, becomes the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in a secluded part of Colorado. Jack brings along his family. His wife, played by Shelly Duvall and their young son stay with him at the hotel. The hotel is abandoned during the winter, Jack will have only his family for company. Strange and eerie things begin to happen during their stay at the hotel. Danny, Jack’s son, is able to envisions brutally graphic images by a force called ‘the shining’. Jack is soon affected by this. With a serious case of writer’s block and the evil demons of the hotel tormenting him, Jack has a mental breakdown and begins his own version of family bonding fun.

Video Quality:
Video codec: VC-1
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Audio Quality:
English: LPCM 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Special Features:
– The Making of “The Shining”
– View from the Overlook: Crafting “The Shining”
– Wendy Carlos, Composer
– The Visions of Stanley Kubrick

Bram Stoker’s Dracula [Blu-ray]

The often told story of Dracula takes on new life, in this extravagant and lavish production. With outstanding performances from Gary Oldman as the Count and Winona Rydar as Mina Murray. They play star-crossed lovers, who’s turbulent romance transcends the centuries. Mina is engaged to another man and the Count feeds off the living. The cast also includes Anthony Hopkins, who is Van Helsing, the vampire slayer. Who plays the part with the perfect amount of gusto. As does Tom Waits as Renfield, the hapless slave Of Count Dracula, who has a fondness for the blood of cats and insects. Sadie Frost makes for a vibrant Lucy Westenra. And then there is Keanu Reeves, who plays Jonathon Harker; fiance to Mina Murray. In his version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula; Francis Ford Coppola has made a film that has a bit of everything; blood and gore, high-speed horseback chases, lots of passion and longing. What more can you ask for Halloween.

Video Quality:
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Audio Quality:
English: LPCM 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Hungarian: Dolby Digital 5.1
Czech: Dolby Digital 5.1
Polish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Russian: Dolby Digital 4.0
Special Features:
– Introduction by FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
– Audio Commentary by FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
– Deleted Scenes
– The Blood is the Life: The Making of Dracula
– The Costumes are the Sets: The Design of Eiko Ishioka, In-Camera: The Naive Visual Effects of Dracula
– Method and Madness: Visualizing Dracula)
– Youth Without Youth Trailer

An American Werewolf in London (Full Moon Edition) [Blu-ray]

Simply put An American Werewolf in London is a cult classic, featuring groundbreaking make-up effects by Academy Award winner Rick Baker. Its combination of the macabre and biting sense of humor make it one the most astonishing horror movies ever made. Directed by John Landis, of National Lampoon’s Animal House; he puts his own spin on the classic werewolf tale. Set in London, it is about two American tourists who venture out for a stroll on the Moors one night during a full moon. One violent wolf attack later and their lives are changed forever. Also included in this digitally remastered Full Moon Edition is the new feature-length documentary Beware the Moon.

Video Quality:
Video codec: VC-1
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Audio Quality:
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: DTS 2.0 Mono
German: DTS 2.0 Mono
Italian: DTS 2.0 Mono
Spanish: DTS 5.1
Special Features:
– Beware the Moon (SD, 1:37:37)
– I Walked with a Werewolf (1080i, 7:31)
– Making An American Werewolf in London: An Original Featurette (SD, 5:15)
– An Interview with John Landis (SD, 18:20)
– Makeup Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London (SD, 11:14)
– Casting of the Hand (SD, 10:59)
– Outtakes (SD, 3:08)
– Storyboards (SD, 2:28)
– Photograph Montage (SD, 3:45)
– Feature Commentary with Cast Members David Naughton and Griffin Dunne
– BD-Live Functionality

Carrie [Blu-ray]

It “catches the mind, shakes it and refuses to let it go”; this is what Time magazine said about Carrie, the movie based on the best-selling Stephen King novel. Other critics like Robert Ebert; “absolutely spellbinding” and the Los Angeles Times “outrageously witty” agree. Making this one of the all time great classic horror movies. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie give Academy Awarded nominated performances, in this quintessential revenge story. The story revolves around a girl named Carrie (Spacek), who is cruelly and often picked on in high school. A misfit with out any friends or confidence, and who is unaware of her extraordinary telekinesis powers. But with the help of her deranged mother and masochistic schoolmates who push her to the breaking point, she unleashes her wrath onto anyone who gets in her way. She leaves in her wake a cinematic flurry of blood, fire and brimstone.

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