Movie Review – The Thing on the Doorstep (2014)

The Thing on the Doorstep
Directed by Tom Gliserman
Courtesy of MVD Visual
Release Date: November 18, 2014


As a self-proclaimed H. P. Lovecraft devotee, I try to snatch up every film adaptation I can of his works. I have not personally read everything he has written, however I can state with a smug smile I have read much of it. Therefore, every time a filmmaker tries to adapt his work, I have to check it out to see how well it follows the actual story, and also to see if the filmmaker does the story justice. I’m very happy to report director Tom Gliserman’s adaptation of THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP is a fairly accurate and engaging film that horror fans should enjoy.

If you are not familiar with THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of MVD Visual:

A new psychological horror film based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft. Daniel Upton’s relationship with his friend Edward Derby is abruptly changed after Edward becomes romantically involved with enigmatic hypnotist, Asenath Waite. As Edward’s behavior becomes more erratic and events unexplainable, Daniel investigates. Is it madness…or something far more terrifying? “It is true that I have just sent six bullets through the head of my best friend, and yet I hope to show by this statement that I am not his murderer.”

This is a low-budget film, so don’t expect a Michael Bay-sized production, but the filmmakers do a great job utilizing the money they have. The film is a true testament to what heart and determination can bring forth when funds are low.

THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP looks decent onscreen, although the cinematography is lacking a bit and the picture quality looks cheap. The scene gets very grainy when light levels are low, which sometimes becomes too much for the story to overcome. If better lighting had been used or even a better lens, the results would have been drastically better. Still, the sound quality is solid, so that makes up for a lot.

The acting is pretty good, too, especially for a low-budget film. The cast is pretty solid overall, particularly David Bunce, who plays Daniel. Bunce has several credits on his IMDB page, however I am not familiar with any of them. Regardless, he does a good job here, and I hope to see him in future projects.

The special effects are average, but they don’t play too much of a role here. THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP prides itself on suspense and intrigue over splatter-shock or gore. And it works. The mystery of what Edward is going through carries the story, and the result is an enthralling thriller that you won’t want to miss.

I have to hand it to director Gliserman: he does a good job with this adaptation. Sure, there are little differences, such as the movie-Daniel naming his son William, after Edward’s father, whereas in the actual story, he’s named Edward…but these are minor nuances that don’t affect the end result. My sole complaint about the story is that it is set in modern times, when it would have been so much more effective to set it in its proper time period (back in the early 1900s). This is nothing that detracts from the film itself, but more of a personal preference.

THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP is a big win for me, and I suggest horror fans check it out. If you are not familiar with Lovecraft’s work, you should read the short story before seeing the film; it might help shape your perception for what you are about to watch. THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP is available now in a variety of formats.


Book Review – The Lurking Season by Kristopher Rufty

The Lurking Season
by Kristopher Rufty
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: February 3, 2015


A couple of years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of reviewing a book by Kristopher Rufty titled THE LURKERS (click here to read that review). I am a HUGE fan of creature-features in both books and movies, so this was obviously a must-read for me. I loved that book, and I’m excited to report the story continues on in THE LURKING SEASON, the followup that was recently published by Samhain Horror.

If you are not familiar with THE LURKING SEASON, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Samhain Publishing:

The legends were true. The creatures were real. And now they’re back! People have whispered about the tiny humanoid creatures in the woods and cornfields of Doverton for decades. Three years ago a wildfire devoured much of the rural village, but as the ashes were cleared, more questions were uncovered-including abandoned houses, missing people and dead bodies. Since the fire seemed to wipe out the majority of the town’s woodland acres, the murmurs about the creatures have gone quiet. The residents have begun to rebuild their lives, trying to forget about the tragedy that nearly killed them all. Yet the mysteries remained unsolved. Now a group of people will go there with good intentions, venturing into the dead heart of Doverton, thinking it’s safe. But they will find out that the legend was only sleeping. Now it’s awake. And ready to kill again.

Samhain just keeps getting it right when it comes to horror. I have yet to read one of their books that I did not enjoy. I hope this trend continues, as they are a powerhouse in horror in my book (pardon the pun).

THE LURKING SEASON picks up a short while after the end of the first book but forges forward with a new storyline. Like its predecessor, this book is written very well and flows at a nice, even pace. Rufty once again weaves a thrilling tale of terror rife with intensity and scares. I am very impressed with his ability to keep his creatures scary; though the characters and story might change, his Haunchies are still vicious and bloodthirsty.

And speaking of characters, there are several new ones we get to meet right from the start. Each is fleshed out well, with individual backstories and unique characteristics. But we also get a couple of familiar faces as well. I will not divulge too much information and tell you who they are, because some of these reveals are integral to the story.

In regard to the story, this book brings a new aspect of the Haunchies to light. Again, I won’t say too much, but I can tell you there’s a bigger plan brewing than what was previously brought to light in the first book. I really enjoy where Rufty goes with THE LURKING SEASON, and I hope this series turns out to be a trilogy. I can’t seem to get enough of the Haunchies and their bloodthirsty ways!

THE LURKING SEASON is another feather in the cap of author Kristopher Rufty, and I highly recommend giving it a read. Chocked full of good ol’ gory horror, this is one book that every fan of the genre should own. It is available now in a variety of formats.


Movie Review – Killers (2015)

Directed by The Mo Brothers
Courtesy of Well Go USA
Release Date: April 7, 2015


In my opinion, THE RAID is one of the greatest action films ever. There’s a lot to like about it, including the writing and the action. So when I heard the producers of THE RAID were making another film, I put it on my Must Watch list before I even knew what it was about. Surprisingly, the film turned out to be KILLERS, a thriller about two men in different parts of the world who share an urge to kill. And just as I had hoped, the film delivers on every level.

If you are not familiar with KILLERS, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Well Go USA:

A series of horrific murders have just gone viral, posted anonymously by the handsome and seductive Nomura (Kazuki Kitamura) with a taste for torture. Thousands of miles away, disgraced journalist Bayu (Oka Antarra) can’t stop watching and in a reckless moment discovers he, too, can kill. One man in Tokyo. One in Jakarta. A serial killer and a vigilante. As the posts multiply and the body count rises, a bizarre and psychotic rivalry begins and the face-to-face showdown that is coming will paint the city in blood.

I love the premise of KILLERS. It’s about time we got a movie about “dueling psychopaths.” But the movie is much more than just two murderers comparing notes. It’s a look into the existence of two very different individuals who are damaged and trying to make their way in the world.

KILLERS is shot well and looks great from a production standpoint. I love the drastic difference in tone between the two locations. The Japanese locales are full of vibrancy and life, while the Jakarta locations are more industrial and grim. This contrast is reversed when looking at the characters. Nomura is a dark individual, a loner who exists almost in the shadows; Bayu, on the other hand, is a family man and has brightness in his life because of them.

The acting in the film is very good. I am particularly impressed with both of the leads; they do an phenomenal job of bringing their characters to life. I would even go so far as to say the acting is a big part of what makes the movie so effective.

The special effects are great as well. Gore-hounds will be happy to hear there are several scenes of some nice carnage. My particular favorite is when Nomura stabs a pimp in the chin during an altercation in a club bathroom. It takes the guy a while to die, but the crimson fountain that erupts is truly impressive.

I give KILLERS a major thumbs up, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a slick thriller. My sole complaint about the film is its running time. It clocks in at 2 hours 17 minutes; in my opinion, they could have wrapped it up in just under 2 hours. But this isn’t a big detraction, just more of a personal preference.

KILLERS is available now in a variety of formats.


Movie Review – Bedlam (2015)

Directed by Chew Barker
Courtesy of Lionsgate
Release Date: April 21, 2015


Over the years, I’ve grown almost bored with horror movies about asylums and hospitals. This is primarily because there are SO MANY of them on the market now. Granted, these are great locations in which to set a horror film…but there’s an over-saturation point that should not be passed, and this one was reached a long time ago. So when the fine folks at After Dark sent the press release for BEDLAM, I was very skeptical. Could they actually find a way to make an asylum scary again? I decided to give it a shot, just in case.

As the credits rolled, I sat for a few moments and pondered on what I had just seen. Was the movie scary? Not really. But was it entertaining? Yes, I have to say so for the most part. It’s not what I was expecting, but I did enjoy it overall nonetheless.

If you are not familiar with BEDLAM, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Lionsgate:

George is a haunted man. He enters Bedlam Hospital for a guaranteed recovery, but it is a world darker than even his demons could conjure up. Once, he fought for sanity; no he fights to survive. Welcome to Bedlam.

I love the cover art from the DVD. The image doesn’t have much to do with the film itself, but it definitely does its job and sparks interest. Thankfully, it’s not too far from events in the movie, so it’s not terribly misleading. I can’t stand it when a movie poster or media cover art has nothing to do with the film its promoting.

BEDLAM is shot well and looks good from a production standpoint. The location chosen for the asylum is perfect, a building filled with tight corridors, dark recesses, and cramped quarters. Likewise, the setting feels very aged, which fits perfectly with the theme of the story.

The acting is very good, with Guy Edmonds heading up a great cast. Edmonds gives a believable performance as George, the man who inherited madness from his mother. Supporting him are John Boxer and Greg Hatton, who portray the two orderlies who torments George behind closed doors, as well as Gary Boulter and Cassandra Swaby, who play George’s fellow inmates. The whole cast does a great job with their roles.

The storyline in BEDLAM is interesting and riveting, however it pretty much as no horror value at all. I would classify this more as a drama (maybe a thriller) but not a horror film. I’m not saying this is a bad thing at all; but if you watch this movie, you need to know what to expect.

BEDLAM is a win for me, and I do recommend it. The film is a gripping trek into a madness-filled mind, and it will take you on a journey you won’t forget. The film is available now, so give it a look.


Music Review – The Bloody Jug Band: Rope Burn

Band: The Bloody Jug Band
Album: Rope Burn
Release Date: April 13, 2015

the bloody jug band

Longtime readers of Shattered Ravings will recall I’ve reviewed a couple of albums on here, in addition to the scads of movies and books I’ve done. After all, music is an artistic format too, just like filmmaking or writing…so why not? My musical preferences span a wide range of tastes that include hard rock, metal, alternative, country, jazz, blues, and even classical (I am a HUGE fan of Mussorgsky). But I am truly in awe when I run across those bands that can combine a variety of styles and create a unique, hybrid sound. Such is the case with The Bloody Jug Band, a very talented “swamp-noir” group from Orlando, Florida. I had never heard of these guys prior to getting a press release about their new album, “Rope Burn”, but I gotta tell you: I’m a huge fan now!

If you are not familiar with The Bloody Jug Band, here is a description of the band courtesy of their official website:

Drawing inspiration from historic JUG bands of the 1920’s and 30’s as well as the darker side of Blues and Rock n’ Roll, The Bloody Jug Band carves out its own niche in a genre of music that has never seen such a bloody incarnation…

Aside from having an awesome name, The Bloody Jug Band has a strong persona that conveys a deeply-rooted sense of Southern style and flair. This is a major draw for me, as I’m a Southerner myself and take pride in my heritage. TBJB comes across as larger than life, and that’s a good thing; the music they make is just as massive.

And speaking of the music, “Rope Burn” delivers on every level. One of the greatest aspects of this CD is the diversity of music it contains. There’s a little bit of everything on here, from Southern rock to folksy, almost Blues-like tunes. I love the wide range of vocals, and I also love how every song is as different as the one before it.

My favorite tune (in both title and actual music) is “Forest of Bloodthirsty Unicorns”. Putting aside the fact this title elicits some amazing imagery in my head, the song itself is a dark and gritty tale of a fairy tale gone bad. The melody is haunting and the vocals accent it perfectly.

Another excellent song is “Beautiful Corpse”. This dark tune has a smooth, even tempo that I could picture myself two-stepping to, but it’s also a testament to obsession in a variety of forms.

“Rope Burn” is a huge win for me, and I recommend The Bloody Jug Band to anyone who likes Country or Southern Rock. This album has prompted me to seek out the band’s previous works; I can almost guarantee I’ll like them as much as I do this one. “Rope Burn” is available now in a variety of formats.

You can check out the band and their work in several locations:

The Bloody Jug Band Official Website
The Bloody Jug Band Facebook Page
The Bloody Jug Band Twitter Feed
The Bloody Jug Band YouTube Channel


Movie Review – Echoes (2015)

Directed by Nils Timm
Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release Date: April 14, 2015


ECHOES is one of those curious films that I have a hard time defining. It’s part horror, part thriller, part mystery, and even part informative semi-documentary. And yes, it’s entertaining for the most part to boot. But with that being said, it’s not as enthralling as I wanted it to be. From the hype I had heard about it, I was honestly expecting more. Still, I do recommend it, although it’s less horror and more of a thriller.

If you are not familiar with ECHOES, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment:

Struggling with horrifying, sleep-paralysis induced visions, a young writer retreats with her boyfriend to an isolated desert house. As the visions intensify, she finds herself on the verge of losing her mind…or uncovering a life-threatening secret.

I have to commend director Nils Timm for what has been accomplished with this debut. From a production standpoint, the film looks great. The cinematography is tight, the acting is top notch, and the film overall is well made. The only lagging piece is the story. Granted, it’s written well, but there’s just something missing from it.

As I mentioned, ECHOES is shot well and is visually beautiful onscreen. The desert scenery is amazing, and it really captures the desolate and lonely atmosphere the film is trying to portray.

Also, the acting is great, too, with Kate French and Steven Brand in the lead roles. I’ve watched both actors in prior works, and I have been impressed with everything I’ve seen. The supporting cast (as small as it is) does a fine job as well.

The story in ECHOES, however, just didn’t excite me that much. It had a couple of interesting portions, but I found it predictable and saw the ‘big reveal’ coming from far off. Don’t get me wrong: it is well paced and fleshed out for the most part…but it’s just lacking something, a specific spark of major interest.

Although I have reservations about the storyline, I still recommend ECHOES. It is a slow-burn thriller that does keep you entertained, even if you can see what’s coming from the start. And I do hope to see more from director Nils Timm in the future. ECHOES is available now in a variety of formats.


Movie Review – Vengeance of an Assassin (2015)

Vengeance of an Assassin
Directed by Panna Rittikrai
Courtesy of Well Go USA
Release Date: April 14, 2015


In the world of action flicks, it is becoming harder and harder to find originality. Too many times, action directors repeat themselves and even borrow from other directors in order to spit out a film just for the sake of making money. Director Panna Rittikrai certainly does not fall into this category, and I’m very thankful to say his final film (before his death), VENGEANCE OF AN ASSASSIN, even brings a few new moves to the table. And while this film is not perfect, it is a blast nonetheless and very entertaining to watch.

If you are not familiar with VENGEANCE OF AN ASSASSIN, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Well Go USA:

The Assassin’s Code: Stick to the mission; Never take your eyes off the target; Show no mercy. Natee became a killer for one reason—to discover who killed his parents. As he gets closer to uncovering a secret network of power and corruption, he is double-crossed on a job, making him a target and putting everyone he loves in danger. Betrayed, exposed, and hunted by the deadliest killers in the business, now Natee has a new code: Be faster; Stronger; Hit harder; Survive.

Rittikrai should definitely go down in cinema history as one of the men who redefined action. He directed titles like the ONG BAK trilogy, BORN TO FIGHT, and THE BODYGUARD, but then also did the action sequences and stunt work for films like THE PROTECTOR (once again working with the talented Tony Jaa), CHOCOLATE, and RAGING PHOENIX. He always pushed the limits of action, and as a result, the films on which he worked were always fast-paced and adrenaline-fueled.

VENGEANCE OF AN ASSASSIN is shot well and looks good from a production standpoint. The budget looks fairly high, and no expense was spared on squibs for sure; there are tons of chest-popping bursts throughout the film, so many that I thought I was watching a John Woo film! This is certainly not a negative, either…they are well done and look great, even in slow motion.

The acting is average, typical for an action film of this nature. Some of it is overdone, and some of it is just plain bad…but the drama is not what drives films like this. It’s the action, pure and simple.

And speaking of action, the fight scenes in VENGEANCE OF AN ASSASSIN are amazing. Rittikrai and his team have put together some amazing fight choreography. I have yet to see one of his films that didn’t astound me in regard to its intensity and acrobatic brutality. Skulls are crushed, legs and smashed, and one character is even run over with a variety of cars multiple times. I can’t put into words how much I enjoyed the fighting this film, but I will say it is the highlight of the whole movie.

Which brings me to the negatives. Unfortunately, there are a couple. First and foremost is the convoluted plotline. There’s so much going on at certain points that it’s hard to follow. And much of it doesn’t even make sense, even when you can figure out what’s happening. I think I see where Rittikrai was trying to go, but the storyline never really comes together. This actually didn’t hinder me much from watching the film, because I was focusing more on the ass-kicking.

Secondly, the computer effects used towards the end are terrible. The helicopter and much of the train were rendered using computer imagery, but the quality is reminiscent of mid-90s video game technology. Again, this didn’t detract from my movie-watching experience too much, but it certainly stuck out to me.

Overall, however, VENGEANCE OF AN ASSASSIN is a fun film chocked full of body-crushing action and intensity. I recommend giving this one a look, particularly for nothing else but the fighting. It is available now in a variety of formats, so give it a look.


TV Show Review – The Missing, season 1

The Missing, season 1
Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release Date: April 14, 2015

the missing

One of the most horrifying concepts any parent can consider is the abduction of their child. This reprehensible act is one of the most terrifying and gut-wrenching things a human being can endure. As such, it makes the perfect concept for a thrilling TV show. The fine folks at Starz recognized this when they signed on for THE MISSING, a BBC limited series that hits store shelves tomorrow. And let me tell you: although the basis for this show might sound familiar, I can almost guarantee you’ve never seen the likes of this before. If you are a fan of shows like TRUE DETECTIVE, then you’ll definitely want to check out THE MISSING.

If you are not familiar with THE MISSING, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment:

When five year-old Oliver Hughes disappears while on holiday in France, it sets off a nearly decade-long search for his whereabouts. “The Missing,” a STARZ Limited Series, is a dramatic thriller that takes you inside the mind of a father, Tony (played by James Nesbitt of The Hobbit trilogy and Jekyll), desperate to locate his lost son. With help from a legendary detective (played by Tchéky Karyo of Goldeneye and The Patriot), Tony embarks on an obsessive quest to find his son and those responsible for his disappearance. A gripping puzzle with twists and turns at every stage, Tony’s exhaustive search fractures his relationship with his wife, Emily (played by Frances O’Connor of “Mr. Selfridge” and A.I.: Artificial Intelligence), and threatens to destroy his life. Told through a complex narrative, “The Missing” unfolds over two time frames simultaneously.

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this one. I knew the premise, but I wasn’t sure if the intensity would be there. I’m very happy to report it is…and then some! Filled with twists and turns, this series is a definite keeper in the Starz lineup!

THE MISSING is shot well and looks to have a high production value. It is filmed overseas, which makes the locations and backdrops all exotic, in a sense. This adds a whole different level of interest to the show, and it even adds to the tension in the storyline. The ‘stranger in a strange land’ concept goes far in lending stress to the plot.

The acting is top notch as well, with several big names headlining the cast. James Nesbitt portrays the distraught father, Tony. Nesbitt does a mesmerizing job with his role and is supported by an excellent team that includes Frances O’Connor, who plays Tony’s wife; Tcheky Karyo as Detective Julien Baptiste; Jason Flemyng; Said Taghmaoui; and several others.

There’s not many special effects in THE MISSING, but the show does not need them. The plot is what drives the show, and it’s filled with tension and mystery. Each episode brings about startling revelations that leave the viewer frothing at the mouth for more. I daresay this is one of the best series the BBC has come out with in a while. I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.

THE MISSING is a superb show, and I highly recommend it. This first season is only eight episodes long, but they are crammed full of drama and suspense. This is one series to watch out for. It releases tomorrow, so make a note.


Movie Review – Exile (2015)

Directed by Sean Blau & Adam Petke
Courtesy of Midnight Releasing
Release Date: April 7, 2015


I have to confess I had never heard of EXILE prior to finding it in my mailbox. But I’m certainly glad the fine folks at Midnight Releasing saw fit to share it with me! Although the title might sound vague, the plot of this science fiction thriller is far from it. And despite the fact this is a low budget film, you could never tell it, thanks to a talented production team. Overall, EXILE is an excellent film, and I highly recommend it.

If you are not familiar with EXILE, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Midnight Releasing:

Raised in isolation, the children of Sunderland face an all-consuming choice. They can attend school to learn the teachings of The Angel, an extraterrestrial being that arrived in Sunderland 10 years ago, and “Evolve” like their parents who were turned into mindless zombies, or they can fall; living their lives in the wasteland at the edge of the community where their small rebellions are tolerated as long as they remain within the confines of Sunderland. Like some of the other children David has already decided to fall when the time comes, but he has his own reasons: The Angel killed his mother.

I am so impressed with this film, from all aspects. It is not perfect, but it’s very close. I have not been this impressed with an indie production in a long time.

EXILE is shot well and looks great onscreen. This feels odd to state, given the fact that the locales are all desert dwellings that look like something you would find at the city dump. But it works for the film, and even helps to promote a sense of credibility for it.

The acting in EXILE is also impressive. The entire cast does a great job, especially those actors and actresses portraying the naive teenagers. I had no trouble believing their performances. I also enjoyed the voiceover by actress Dennice Cisneros, who plays the voice of The Angel. Cisneros is a talented vocalist, and I look forward to more of her work in the future.

The special effects are excellent, especially for a low budget film. The alien CG is sharp and does not look like an Atari 2600 game from 1983. Likewise, the gore is great, and there’s quite a bit of it. This film is a testament to how small funds do not have to equal cheap quality.

If I were forced to find a flaw with EXILE, I don’t think I could. The film starts off with a bang, and it never lets you go. I was enthralled the entire time. Although it’s not really a horror film, it will still appeal to gore-hounds and anyone looking for an original concept. I recommend giving EXILE a look. It is available now in a variety of formats.


TV Show Review – One Step Beyond

One Step Beyond
Courtesy of Film Chest Media Group
Original Release Date: 1959
DVD Release Date: April 7, 2015


I’ve been a fan of the original TWILIGHT ZONE for as long as I can remember. Recently, however, I have branched out and gotten into a couple of other shows from that time period as well, including THE OUTER LIMITS. Thanks to the fine folks at Film Chest Media Group, I now have yet another title to enjoy. ONE STEP BEYOND might not be as popular as THE TWILIGHT ZONE, but the show helped pave the way for a whole new genre of television. This 6-disc Collector’s Edition of ONE STEP BEYOND will make a fine addition to any film-lover’s library.

If you are not familiar with ONE STEP BEYOND, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Film Chest Media Group:

Created by Merwin Gerard, One Step Beyond presents storylines that defy understanding as well as an exploration of the unknown and supernatural. The original series ran for three seasons on ABC from January 1959 to July 1961. Produced a year before Twilight Zone, this series sparked the growing interest in paranormal suspense in the late 1950’s. The primary difference between the two shows was the effort One Step Beyond made to discover and present “real” stories of supernatural events and recreate them for each episode – all said to be based on true events. Ultimately, solutions to the mysteries were never found, leaving viewers bewildered as to the scope of their reality.

This show differs from others in that it re-enacts “real life events” that have been documented over the years. Because of this, the stories seem to have a deeper impact than those offered by TTZ and TOL. Don’t get me wrong; I love those shows…but the potential ‘truthful’ aspects of these tales make them even more intense.

ONE STEP BEYOND is shot in black and white, but that doesn’t detract from the show at all. I am, however, disappointed to see the episodes have not been remastered in regard to picture or sound. This is a minor complaint, as the show itself is great, but I feel I have to mention it.

The acting is great, with a wide variety of actors and actresses involved in the recreations. The show also includes appearances by such stars as Charles Bronson, Cloris Leachman, Robert Loggia, Warren Beatty, Robert Blake, Suzanne Pleshette, and Joan Fontaine.

ONE STEP BEYOND is a great show, and I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of shows like THE TWILIGHT ZONE or THE OUTER LIMITS. It is definitely dated, however keep that in mind as you go into it and you’ll enjoy yourself. This 6-disc Collector’s Edition is available now.