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Pitch Black

Out now from Arrow Video – This definitive, and stunningly-presented edition of Pitch Black, restored in 4K with Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible), is just the start of Arrow Video’s journey into a dazzling hi-definition world that offers viewers astonishing, pin-sharp resolution, bringing film favourites to life like never before.

Pitch Black – The sci-fi/horror sleeper hit that birthed a franchise and launched the career of a new action movie icon. The movie is a nerve-shredding creature-feature in which the monsters outside finally meet their match against a monster within. This awesome movie is now available in an illuminating, brand new and definitive Ultra HD 4K restoration, with hours of exclusive bonus content

Synopsis:

When an intergalactic transport ship crashes on a remote desert planet with no sign of help on the horizon, the survivors, led by Fry (Radha Mitchell), band together to find a way back home. Among the passengers is Riddick (Vin Diesel), a convicted murderer being transported by marshal Johns (Cole Hauser). But, as a solar eclipse plunges the planet into total darkness, a threat even worse than Riddick reveals itself. The last humans standing may have to form an uneasy truce with the cunning fugitive to last the long night.

Boasting crackerjack direction and a whip-smart script by David Twohy, as well as a star-making performance by Diesel, Riddick’s first outing is freshly unleashed in an illuminating, brand new 4K restoration, with hours of exclusive bonus content. Speaking of which, check out this new ‘making of’ clip taken from the special features.

Imagine watching Pitch Black in stunning 4K UHD!

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Monstrous Review

When you think of monster movies, what comes to mind first? Are you old school, picturing Godzilla or King Kong? Or does your mind conjure up the newer editions to the horror family, as seen in the likes of The Ritual, A Quiet Place or The Monster? Whichever it is, we’ve all seen the low budget, cringe-fest, creature features that spring up from time to time. These deplorable b-movies tend to contain bad CGI, or worse; bad actors in a costume. However, you’ll be pleased to know that Monstrous contains neither of these!

Synopsis

Sylvia (Anna Shields), a lonely 20-something, goes searching for answers after her friend mysteriously vanishes in Whitehall, NY, an Adirondack town known for its Bigfoot sightings. She sets off with a mysterious, charming young woman, Alex (Rachel Finninger). hellbent on getting to Whitehall for different reasons. Sylvia soon learns that hiding in the woods is an evil more sinister than she could ever imagine. Also starring; Grant Schumacher, Hannah McKechnie, Catharine Daddario, Dylan Grunn and directed by Bruce Wemple.

So let’s start by stating the obvious. Yes, that is Bigfoot on the poster (a very well-designed poster, I’m sure you’ll agree…) However, all is not what it seems. Whilst Bigfoot does play an integral part in the movie, the storyline is a lot more in-depth than your average monster flick. The script is superbly written with mystery and intrigue throughout. All is not what it seems, and if you start watching with anticipation of a monster gore-fest, you’re going to be disappointed. However, go into it with an open mind and I guarantee you’ll enjoy it.

Director Bruce Wemple has done a stand up job in bringing Bigfoot to life with excellent cinematography and terrific casting. There’s great acting from all involved and a truly convincing friendship between Shields and Schumacher. Throw in the mysterious traits of Alex and the subsequent bond developing between her and Sylvia and you’ve got a perfect cast.

Overall, Monstrous is definitely not one to miss! Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!

Monstrous premieres On Demand and DVD August 11 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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