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Lost to time and better movies, The Clones is a very elusive sci-fi film from 1973. Debuting on DVD for the first time here, The Clones is once again destined to suffer the same fate. For me though, I'm always curious to catch up with the weirder side of indie scifi from cinema's checkered past.

I mean, guys, check out this crazy plot synopsis: "A scientist discovers a plot to clone other scientists so the government can control the weather."

Apparently, the film did quite well upon its initial release.


In a super cool move, New line have made the entire Hobbit Trilogy available on Blu-ray and DVD on the same say as the standalone 3rd film comes out. That way, fans who held out to pick up the whole set don't have to wait any longer.

I'm on the fence about these films. There are flashes of brilliance in each of them, but they feel unnecessarily bloated. Hardcore fans argue that there's nothing wrong with getting more Middle Earth for your buck, and I agree with that. These Hobbit films explore the breadth of the world in spades. It's how it effects the flow of the storytelling that irks me sometimes. Still an enjoyable romp through Tolkien's world though.

Adam Green's Digging Up the Marrow is a conceptually interesting film that puts the director on a path to explore the unseen monster underworld "the marrow" with Ray Wise.

While it doesn't always work as well as it could tonally, I love the concept, the work of Alex Pardee and some of the creature sequences are just awesome. Green and his team make clever work of practical effects here and some sequences will simply haunt you forever.

Wit Hatchet, Frozen, Spiral, Holliston and now Digging Up the Marrow, Green is emerging a very versatile creator.

This gruesome little indie horror is inspired by the best of 80s body horror. Cell Count is directed by Todd E. Freeman and is about a man who reluctantly admits his wife into an experimental treatment facility for her life threatening disease. While locked in this prison-like surrounding they, along with six others, are unknowingly subjected to a cure that might just be worse than the disease itself.

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