Enter the Videostore: Empire of Screams

Format: Blu-ray

Genre: Horror

Location: Fi25x

This collection contains:

The Matrix (1999)

Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day, he is an average computer programmer, and by night, a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government. As a rebel against the machines, Neo must confront the agents: super-powerful computer programs devoted to stopping Neo and the entire human rebellion.

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

In this second adventure, Neo and the rebel leaders estimate they have 72 hours until Zion falls under siege by the Machine Army. Only a matter of hours separates the last human enclave on Earth from 250,000 Sentinels programmed to destroy mankind. But the citizens of Zion, emboldened by Morpheus’ conviction that the One will fulfill the Oracle’s Prophecy and end the war with the Machines, rest all manner of hope and expectation on Neo, who finds himself stalled by disturbing visions as he searches for a course of action.

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Neo finds himself trapped between the Matrix and the Real World. Meanwhile, Zion is preparing for the oncoming war with the machines with very little chance of survival. Neo’s associates set out to free him from The Merovingian since it’s believed that he is the One who will end the war between humans and machines. What they do not know is that there is a threat from a third party, someone who has plans to destroy both worlds.

The Matrix Resurrections (2021)

Suffering from palpable delusions, burnt-out Thomas Anderson now relies on potent blue pills to keep his inner demons at bay. Then, amid inexplicable, reality-defying visions, Thomas spots Tiffany, a familiar-looking perfect stranger evoking strange emotions, and his already fragile mental state starts to deteriorate. As Mr Anderson yearns for an explanation while teetering on the brink of depression, once more, he confronts a pressing dilemma and the burden of choice. On the one hand, blissful ignorance guarantees the illusion of safety. On the other hand, the unbearable truth of reality can only mean one thing: the elaborate Matrix goes beyond the limits of imagination. But, somehow, Thomas already knows what he has to do. However, does he want to know how deep the rabbit hole goes?

Format: 4K/Blu-ray

Genre: Action

Location: Fi25x

This collection contains:

Robot Jox (1989)

It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place are matches between giant Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories. The main character, Achilles, is a pilot in one of the giant Robots. The plot revolves around him and a match for the state of Alaska.

Arena (1989)

Steve Armstrong is a human short-order cook in a fast food restaurant on a “star station” where the most famous arena fighting tournament in the whole galaxy is held. Members of various alien species fight one-on-one, often dirty, to become the ruling champions of the galaxy. The restaurant’s sole waiter and Steve’s boss is Shorty, a short, four-armed, scheming humanoid alien. When Steve saves Shorty from a particularly unpleasant and violent alien guest, they’re both fired by the restaurant’s automated A.I. for brawling. Shorty shows gratitude, and they become friends. However, they’ll both be kicked off the space station without jobs. Thankfully, Quinn, a human female, no-nonsense fighting promoter who quickly needs new fighters, hears about Steve’s fight with the alien guest and offers him sponsorship. Human fighters have traditionally been defeated easily by naturally more brutal alien fighters in previous tournaments, and Steve would be a real underdog. Shorty manages to convince Steve to take the offer, and after some initial difficulties, Steve proves to be a really tough fighter with an actual tiny chance of success. In the eyes of humans all across the galaxy, who feel inferior to the various alien races, Steve becomes their idol and champion of humanity. Steve doesn’t want all this attention, but he understands the hope people put in him. Rogor, the tournament’s crooked organizer, has complete control over the competition, and Steve’s surprising success shakes the players. He also offers one of his deals to Steve, but he refuses. Rogor then plans to get rid of Steve for good if he gets to the finals. Rogor’s rat-faced yesman Weezil is eager to help. Meanwhile, beautiful Jade attracts Steve’s attention.

Cellar Dweller (1987)

Thirty years have passed since the grisly murder/suicide of Colin Childress, creator of the comic book Cellar Dweller. But, as often happens to those ignorant of it, comic book artist Whitney Taylor is doomed to repeat history most grotesquely. Little does she know that her twisted renderings will soon reincarnate the bloody hysteria of Cellar Dweller.

Dolls (1986)

Five adults and a child (two parties traveling separately) are stranded in a storm and spend the night in the mansion of an elderly couple who are dollmakers. However, the travelers’ young daughter realizes the dolls the couple makes were once wicked humans whom the couple has miniaturized and turned into dolls.

The Dungeonmaster (1984)

Paul, a computer whiz who spends more time with his machine than with his girlfriend, finds that he has been chosen as a worthy opponent for Mestema, an evil wizard who has spent centuries searching for a challenging foe. After changing his computer into a wristband weapon, Paul battles with various monsters before finally facing the ultimate adversary.