7.26.2011: What To Watch – DVD/Blu-ray Releases

A movie that was more of a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ in theaters is this week’s one and only DVD/Blu-ray release.  Worth a watch?  You’ll just have to see for yourself.

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011) on DVD and Blu-ray.  Starring Brandon Routh (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Sam Huntington (TV’s Being Human), Anita Briem (Journey to the Center of the Earth [2008]), Peter Stormare (The Divide) and Taye Diggs (TV’s Private Practice).  Written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (both of Conan the Barbarian [2011]).  Directed by Kevin Munroe (TMNT).

Based on Italian comics and novel writer Tiziano Sclavi’s comic book series, Dylan Dog, the comedy/horror/mystery Dylan Dog: Dead of Night is more like Dylan Dud as it is one of 2011’s biggest bombs.  Set in New Orleans instead of London like the Dark Horse Comics book, the $20 million movie was unable to break even 25% of its budget, coming in at only $4.634 million worldwide.  Domestically, it grossed $1.186 million in its three weeks in theaters to $3.447 million overseas (mainly from Italy).  The lack of interest in Dylan Dog is due to little to no advertising and poor reviews.

Synopsis:  Having left the world of the supernatural behind after the death of his wife, Dylan (Routh) is pulled back into action to solve the murder of a mysterious woman’s father.  Along with his zombie assistant Marcus (Huntington), he finds himself drawn into the middle of a battle between the clans of vampire, werewolf, and zombie for possession of a rare artifact to control both the mortal and monster world.  Dylan must go where the living dare not in order to solve the case, save mankind and keep his partner from losing any more body parts.  courtesy of Hyde Park Entertainment, etc.

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