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One Sentence Review:

Arrow's inconsistent 2K transfer (it annoyingly flickers between vibrant & muted colors) and mostly recycled Special Features (from Severin Film's 2010 reissue) should only be an option for those who don't already own the Severin DVD release and are desperate to have the film on Blu-ray.

Specs:

  • 2K restoration from preservation negatives
  • High Definition (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original 1.0 mono audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Brand-new interview with star Nicky Henson
  • Return of the Living Dead, an archive featurette containing interviews actors Henson, Mary Larkin, Denis Gilmore, Roy Holder and Rocky Taylor
  • Sound of Psychomania, an archive interview with composer John Cameron
  • Riding Free, an archive interview with Riding Free singer Harvey Andrews
  • Hell for Leather, a brand-new featurette on the company who supplied the film s costumes
  • Remastering Psychomania, a look at the film s restoration from the original 35mm black and white separation masters
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet containing writing by Vic Pratt, William Fowler and Andrew Roberts

Would I Buy It?

 

NO

 

 

One Sentence Review:

With a nice, clean 1.66:1 transfer, tons of Severin exclusive Special Features and cool original artwork, this Italian classic is brought to digital (for the first time in the US) in style.

Specs:

  • Altered Beasts: Interview With Director Franco E. Prosperi
  • Wild Tony: Interview With Actor Tony Di Leo
  • Cut After Cut: Interview With Editor & Mondo Filmmaker Mario Morra
  • The Circus is in Town: Interview With Animal Wrangler Roberto Tibeti's son, Carlo Tiberti
  • House Of Wild Beasts: A Visit To The Home Of Franco E. Prosperi
  • International Trailer

Would I Buy It?

 

YES

 

 

One Sentence Review:

Despite the sad attempt to cash in on the popularity of 'Stranger Things' and its inconsistent quality (the transfers range from OK to sub-VHS), this collection might be worth picking up (from a $3.74 bin) just for its eclectic line up of forgotten films (from Fantasy & Horror to Sci-fi) and the weird late night marathon you could have watching them.

Specs:

  • Disc 1: Krull (1983), Space Hunter (1983) and Pulse (1988)
  • Disc 2: My Moms a Werewolf (1989), The Hearse (1980) and Lurkers (1988)
  • Disc 3: Slipstream (1989), Mutant (1984), Warriors of the Wasteland (1983), Alien Contamination (1981) and Eternal Evil (1985)

Would I Buy It?

 

YES

 

 

One Sentence Review:

The transfer & surround sound quality of this reissue are top notch however there are several problems that hurt it significantly: 1. The cover art is extremely cheap looking (a screenshot collage run through generic, Photoshop FX filters), 2. The lack of English subtitles for both the movie & most importantly, the Special Features which are all in Italian and 3. There are several scenes in the film where the English dub drops off so unless you speak Italian, you are as SOL as One7movies and their hopes of getting a positive review from us.

Specs:

  • 1:78.1
  • 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Backstage scenes
  • Special effects scenes

Would I Buy It?

 

NO

 

 

One Sentence Review:

If you are lucky enough to own 'Murderlust' or 'Nightmare Project' on VHS, don't bother upgrading to this DVD, the transfer quality is pretty much the same (defying all logic, the bonus feature, 'Nightmare Project' looks better than the title film for some reason) and the scant few Special Features aren't worth the money but as for the rest of us, VHS copies are expensive and hard to find so this is as good as it gets for now.

Specs:

  • Bonus Second Feature: 'Nightmare Project'
  • Audio Commentary With Writer / Producer James C. Lane
  • Partial Audio Commentary With Writer / Producer James C. Lane

Would I Buy It?

 

YES

 

 

One Sentence Review:

The restored 2K transfer of this film isn't the best I've ever seen (there are some frame stability issues & the dark scenes [The Hitch-hiker] are excessively grainy) but the new, exclusive Special Features, just by themselves, are worth the $30.

Specs:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin
  • Poncho s Last Ride a brand new interview with actor Daniel Beer
  • The Road to Dover a brand new interview with actor Tom Wright
  • Screenplay for a Sequel an interview with screenwriter George A. Romero
  • Tales from the Creep an interview with actor and make-up artist Tom Savini
  • Nightmares in Foam Rubber featurette with special make-up effects artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero
  • My Friend Rick Berger on working with make-up legend Rick Baker
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Image Gallery
  • Original Screenplay (BD-ROM Content)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth

Would I Buy It?

 

YES

 

 

One Sentence Review:

A clean, Hi-def restoration that enhances the colors & clarity while still maintaining all of the original 42nd street grit & grime.

Specs:

• Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative of the never-before-seen pre-release version and the theatrical cut

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations in both 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 aspect ratios

• Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio

• Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author of Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release

• Laine and Abel: An Interview with the Driller Killer, a brand-new interview with Ferrara

• Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45

• Mulberry St., Ferrara’s feature-length 2010 documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the UK for the first time ever

• Trailer

• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil

 FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens

Would I Buy It?

 

YES

 

 

One Sentence Review:

The story behind the restoration of GOG might be more interesting than the actual film but if you are fan, these vibrant, HD transfers are sight to behold.

Specs:

• 1:66.1 - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

• Audio Commentary by Film Historians Tom Weaver, Bob Furmanek and David Schecter

• A Restoration Demo

• 2003 Interview With Director Herbert L. Strock

• Trailer Gallery

Would I Buy It?

 

YES