Starting today is a new weekly feature highlighting DVD releases for the upcoming week.
This week, four releases; A Boy and his Dog a futuristic apocalypse movie with Don Johnson and his pet mutt Blood, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Frankenfish and an interesting curio from ICA Projects called The Hours of the Day.
A Boy and His Dog Region 2 - Arrow Films - £15.99
The year is 2024 and after a fourth World War the Earth is a desolate wasteland. Vic (Don Johnson) is a nomadic loner, wandering hungrily across the bleak desert landscape in search of cans of food buried deep in the radioactive ash. His telepathic dog, Blood (Voice by Tim McIntire) depends on Vic for food, but Vic needs Blood to find him something much more scarce: female companionship. After Blood sniffs out one particular woman, she seduces Vic and lures him back to an underground society where the old ways of life have been recreated. In this utopian society all of the males are infertile, and the virile Vic is needed to rebuild the population. However, with no dogs allowed, can he say goodbye to his life long companion? And is this new–found society all it appears?
Resident Evil: Apocalypse Region 2 - Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment - £19.99
Written and produced by the director of the original, Paul W. S. Anderson, this sequel once again shows Milla blasting lots of zombies. Alexander Witt makes his directorial debut.
* 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
* English and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
* Subtitles: Danish, English, Finnish, Hindi, Norwegian, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish
* Cast and Crew Commentaries
* 20 Deleted Scenes
* Blooper Reel
* 3 Featurettes
* "Game Over: Resident Evil Reanimated" - Making of
* Photo Gallery
When a deadly fish, illegally smuggled out of Asia, gets free and finds its way to a Louisiana bayou, a motley group of people from a small houseboat community in the middle of a swamp find themselves under attack by the vicious creature. Even as they make a daring escape to a nearby island, to their horror, they discover that this fish can actually stalk them on land as well!
Lacking in extra features the disc presents the film in 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with English 5.1 Surround and optional English subtitles. A host of other languages are also covered with French, Italian and Spanish 5.1 audio and numerous subtitle options.
Buy this DVD at Amazon.co.uk for £9.74 (at time of publishing).
The Hours of the Day Region 2 - ICA Films - £19.99
From Spanish writer-director Jaime Rosales comes this serial-killer drama that has generated some critical acclaim on the festival circuit. The DVD release is an extremely basic affair, presenting the film and nothing more (not even scene access!).