Journey to the West | Blu-ray & DVD (Magnolia)
For those of you looking to add a number of exciting Blu-ray & DVD titles to your collection, get ready for one hell of a list! The month of May is packed with monsters, mayhem and martial arts action!
If you’re a fan of the Godzilla franchise, a total of 11 films are releasing – many of them for the first time on Blu-ray!
Asian and Martial arts highlights include Donnie Yen’s Special ID, Stephen Chow’s Journey to the West, Shout! Factory’s Martial Arts Movie Marathon, Zoe Bell’s Raze, as well as a creepy Vietnamese horror film called House in the Alley (it’s rated 8.1/10 on imdb.com) – be sure to skim the full list, because there’s a lot more titles we didn’t mention.
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Predator Trilogy: May 6, 2014
20th Century Fox presents the Predator Trilogy on Blu-ray. This 3-disc set includes 1987′s Predator, 1990′s Predator 2 and 2010′s Predators (aka Predator 3). Not included are the AVP spin-off titles (let’s face it, those were pretty lame anyways).
Double Feature: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah & Godzilla vs. Megaguirus: May 6, 2014
Sony presents the Blu-ray for 1995′s Godzilla vs. Destoroyah and 2000′s Godzilla vs. Megaguirus. In Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, the aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown. In Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, Godzilla is back! This time, Japan has a new weapon: Megaguirus! Now a 3-way battle begins between Godzilla, Megaguirus and the humans beings!
Double Feature: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II & Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla: May 6, 2014
Sony presents the Blu-ray for 1993′s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla and 1994′s Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla. In Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, the United Nations assembles the ultimate weapon to defeat Godzilla, while scientists discover a fresh pteranodon egg on a remote Japanese island. In 1994′s Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla, Godzilla is threatened by both Mogera – another UN built machine; and Space Godzilla, a beast spawned from Godzilla’s particles in space.
Double Feature: Godzilla: Final Wars & Godzilla: Tokyo SOS: May 6, 2014
Sony presents the Blu-ray for 2004′s Godzilla: Final Wars and 2003′s Godzilla: Tokyo SOS. In Godzilla: Final Wars, Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X. In Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, one year after the fight between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla, the two monsters along with Mothra face off in a conclusive battle royal.
Double Feature: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah and Godzilla vs. Mothra: May 6, 2014
Sony presents the Blu-ray for 1991’s Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah and 1992′s Godzilla vs. Mothra. In Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country’s future economic reign. In Godzilla vs. Mothra in the midst of another rampage by Godzilla, Mothra emerges to save the human race from Battra.
Godzilla vs Gigan: Godzilla on Monster Island: May 6, 2014
Section 23 presents the Blu-ray & DVD for 1972’s Godzilla vs Gigan: Godzilla on Monster Island (aka Earth Destruction Directive: Godzilla vs. Gigan), directed by Jun Fukuda (Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla). A man begins to suspect that something is wrong about his employers; meanwhile, Godzilla and Anguirus are alerted to something strange going on.
Ebirah – Horror of the Deep: Godzilla vs the Sea Monster: May 6, 2014
Section 23 presents the Blu-ray & DVD for 1966’s Ebirah – Horror of the Deep: Godzilla vs the Sea Monster (aka Godzilla, Ebirah, Mothra: Big Duel in the South Seas), directed by Jun Fukuda (Son of Godzilla). A young man steals a boat to find his brother, but he and his shipmates become shipwrecked on a mysterious island inhabited by a giant sea monster and a slumbering Godzilla.
Godzilla vs Hedorah: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster: May 6, 2014
Section 23 presents the Blu-ray & DVD for 1971’s Godzilla vs Hedorah: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster, directed by Yoshimitsu Banno (Ninja, the Wonder Boy). From Earth’s pollution a new monster is spawned. Hedorah, the smog monster, destroys Japan and fights Godzilla while spewing his poisonous gas to further the damage.
Jackie Chan: 8 Film 2-Disc Collection: May 6, 2014
Shout! Factory presents the DVD for the Jackie Chan: 8 Film 2-Disc Collection, which includes 1978′s Dragon Fist, 1978′s Magnificent Bodyguards, 1980′s Battle Creek Brawl, 1985′s The Protector, 1985′s Police Story, 1988′s Police Story 2, 1993′s Crime Story and 1993′s City Hunter.
Special ID: May 13, 2014
Well Go USA presents the Blu-ray & DVD for Clarence Fok’s Special Identity, which stars Donnie Yen. A cop (Yen) and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China’s most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one.
Mortal Kombat: 3-Disc Collection: May 13, 2014
Warners presents the Mortal Kombat 3-Disc Collection on Blu-ray. This set includes 1995′s Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2: Annihilation and 2011′s Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
Martial Arts Movie Marathon: May 20, 2014
Shout! Factory presents the DVD for the Martial Arts Movie Marathon, which contains four classic Golden Harvest movies on two discs. This set includes 1974’s The Skyhawk with Kwan Tak Hing, Sammo Hung, Carter Wong and Nora Miao; 1974’s The Manchu Boxer with Anthony Lau Wing, Sammo Hung and Wilson Tong; 1975’s The Dragon Tamers (aka Belles of Taekwondo) with Carter Wong, James Tien and Ji Han Jae – directed by John Woo! And last, but not least, 1975’s The Association with Byong Yu, Tien Nei, Angela Mao Ying and Carter Wong.
Raze: May 20, 2014
MPI Home Video presents the DVD for Josh C. Waller’s Raze, a horror/action film, that focuses on a bunch of women who are forced to fight each other using their bare hands. The film stars Zoe Bell (Death Proof), Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Sherilyn Fenn (Fist of the Warrior) Rosario Dawson (Death Proof) and Tracie Thoms (Death Proof).
Eastern Bandits: May 27, 2014
Well Go USA presents the Blu-ray & DVD for Eastern Bandits (aka An Inaccurate Memoir) directed by Leon Yang Shu Peng (The Robbers). A group of bandits led by Fang (Huang Xiaoming) and his sister (Zhang Xinyi) sets out to kidnap a rich groom (Zhang Yi) who has a secret identity.
House in the Alley: May 27, 2014
Shout! Factory presents the DVD for House in the Alley (aka Ngoi Nha Trong Hem), a Vietnamese horror film directed by Le-Van Kiet. Until they lose their baby to a miscarriage, a young couple was happily settling into their new home. After the tragedy, normal life eludes them as terrifying visions undermine their sanity. Think Insidious with a spice of Asian horror!
Journey to the West: May 27, 2014
Magnolia presents the Blu-ray & DVD for Stephen Chow’s (Kung Fu Hustle) Journey to the West, a story centered on Tang Sanzang, a Buddhist trying to protect a village from three demons, his emerging feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who helps him repeatedly, and Sanzang’s transformative encounter with the Monkey King.
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