Halloween is a dim memory already, but this week sees a plethora of creepy films coming to DVD, including the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise (for now), the gay vampire flick Love Bites, and the Blu-ray release of Blue Velvet (left), the movie that makes American Horror Story look like Father Knows Best.
We sink our teeth into these and other movies coming to stores and online.
NEXT: All good things must end, in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2
$35.99 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, Warner Bros
Out Friday, Nov. 11.
The Boy Who Lived says goodbye in the final cinematic chapter of the Harry Potter series (until J.K. Rowling inevitably caves in and writes another installment, that is). It’s being offered as a DVD/Blu-ray combo, with some choice extras, including an hour-long conversation between Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe, an introduction to the upcoming website Pottermore, “Final Farewells” from cast and crew, and a digital copy in that strange new Ultraviolet format that allows you to watch your movie however and wherever you want to. (Take that, digital pirates.)
NEXT: Blue Velvet, the movie that birthed a genre
$24.99 Blu-Ray, MGM
David Lynch twisted suburban opus is still creepy, quotable and awesomely entertaining 25 years later, when it’s finally getting a release on Blu-ray. Sadly, Kyle McLaughlan—the milky skinned twink caught up in smalltown perversity, hasn’t aged so well.
NEXT: Explore love and loss south of the equator in Leo’s Room
Leo’s Room/El Cuarto de Leo
$24.99 DVD, The Global Film Initiative
This coming-out drama from Uruguay revolves around Leo (Martin Rodriguez), an indecisive grad student who explores the gay world from the confines of his apartment, a safe haven he is reluctant to leave. Leo’s hesitancy to engage in life is challenged by a potential suitor and an old school friend, who is frozen by her own tragedy. Artful and atypical, writer-director Enrique Buchichio’s debut is both dreamlike and grounded, thanks to a talented cast and intriguing and fully realized characters.
NEXT: Sink your teeth into Bite Marks
$24.99 DVD, Breaking Glass Pictures
After a hitchhiking gay couple gets picked up by a sexually confused trucker (hauling coffins of all things), the trio is beset by a horde of vampires. Blending comedy, gore, sexual high jinks and a hot cast, Bite Marks is like a gay From Dusk Till Dawn.
NEXT: The Change-Up, Over the Rainbow and other DVDs out this week