Time to look back at the releases we've picked up over 2020 and figure out which were the best, here are mine: The Beast and the Magic Sword (Mondo Macabro, BD) – A fun Naschy movie that I'd been waiting years for an English friendly release of, it's always nice when something you've only had a bootleg of since the DVD age comes to BD! Needful Things (Koch Media, BD + DVD) – Even though this is a bit of a favorite I really didn't want to spend ~$45 on another copy of Needful Things but a release that included the TV version was hard to resist and then when I saw it was included on both the BD and a DVD (PAL) I had to have it. The bootleg I have of this version looks like shit and the version included here looks great even with it's issues, which were overall minor. After revisiting it I really think I prefer the TV version of this one even though it's slightly censored for TV. No idea how the theatrical version compares to the Kino BD but so long as it's on par then this is the essential edition if you're a fan of this one. Gutterballs (Unearthed Films, 2 BDs) – This doesn't look nearly as good as a lot of other movies on BD, maybe it's because of however it was shot, but it is an improvement and the whole thing feels pretty definitive with the inclusion of the Pin-E-Tration edition even if it is only included in SD looking and sounding the same as my DVD. I really like this one and am glad to finally have it on BD. Brigade of Death (FilmArt, BD) – A complete unknown that I rolled the dice on because of comments I read online; wow, what a payoff! If you didn't buy this and no other label ever releases it then you've really missed out. Rad (Vinegar Syndrome, UHD + BD) – I bought this despite not having much interest in it but wound up really enjoying it and the fact that it was a UHD + BD combo pack means I have an even better looking copy of the movie on hand for whenever I go UHD. This movie is so cool! The Gates of Hell (Scorpion Releasing, BD) – Another re-buy I got sucked into by a cap comparison ...but what a cap comparison it was and the disc looked even better in motion. I was quite happy with the Arrow release and another edition of this movie wasn't something I was hoping for but this was a great buy. Dawn of the Dead (Second Sight, 4BDs or 3 UHDs + 1 BD, 3 CDs, 2 books) – The much longer than originally announced wait for this thing is finally over and now that it is I can say I'm very happy with it. The colors on the theatrical version look different but it's not the kind of different that I'd complain about, the whole thing looks glorious; this is quite the set! The only thing better than my BD set is hopefully the UHD set which I am very confident will look even better whenever I eventually go UHD; it's Dawn of the Dead and I didn't want to fuck around so I bought 'em both! Massacre at Central High (Synapse Films, BD + DVD) – Synapse finally delivered on a long awaited title and the result is fantastic. I have some complaints about this one like that it was a BD/DVD pack rather than a UHD/BD pack and that it was an overpriced steelbook but we've all known for years what this was going to be so it would be silly to harp on that rather than just be happy that this is finally out and looks great! The Complete Lenzi/Baker Giallo Collection (Severin Films, 4 BDs + 2 CDs) None of these looked as good as any of the titles from Vinegar Syndrome's 2 2020 giallo sets but they all do look good and the titles included are fantastic. There's a lot to love here even aside from the director and star.