New on Blu is a new column from film pundit Chase Whale, exploring arthouse, underground, exploitation and cult cinema released on Blu-ray and DVD from some of the most cutting-edge independent distributors around the U.S.

*Note: More titles release every Tuesday, but I only am able to review what I am sent.

Most distributors were smart to let STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS release this week without competition. This title is going to rack up the sales and rightfully so. I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan, and I would go as far as saying I'm not a Star Wars fan, but J.J. Abrams just knows how to lit fire in excitement in any franchise. This title I will be watching over and over, just like I do with his take on STAR TREK, another franchise I'm unfamiliar with. I don't even need to write a review for this because you are already set on buying it, but it's my job and I'm here to tell you it's worth every penny. 

THE FORCE AWAKES comes with featurettes, behind-the-scenes, deleted scenes, and a lot more you Star Warriors are going to love. I'm sure you probably already have this on pre-order, but if you haven't do that now. The Rebels with thank you.