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The Stuff (1985/MVD/Arrow Video Blu-ray)



Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Film: C+



Larry Cohen's The Stuff is a fun 1985 B-movie in a similar vein as The Blob and is now finding its way onto Blu-ray thanks to a superb release from Arrow. Packed with a great extras and a superb looking transfer, the film looks better than ever and is a must for fans. The film stars Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, and Garrett Morrison.


A new substance is discovered called The Stuff, which gets marketed well, so people start to eat it and really enjoy it… except for one young boy named Jason who saw it crawling around in his fridge and has decided that he doesn't want to go anywhere near it. As The Stuff starts to turn on its consumers, its up to Jason and his friend Mo to overcome this ''stuff'' before it consumes them too!


The film has a great cult following and special effects that still look great to this day, especially here on Blu-ray disc. Brought to us in a new 2K scan of the original camera negative, this 1080p high definition transfer of the film in 1.85:1 widescreen and it’s original uncompressed PCM 2.0 Mono track brings it out like never before. There is also a standard definition DVD included in the same package that looks good with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and a lossy mono track, but not as good obviously as the Blu-ray.



Additional extras include:


- Can't Get Enough of The Stuff: Making Larry Cohen's Classic Creature Feature - Documentary featuring Larry Cohen, producer Paul Kurta, actress Andrea Marcovicci, Steve Neill (mechanical makeup effects) and Kim Newman.


- Introduction and trailer commentary by director and The Stuff fan Darren Bousman (Saw II and Saw III).


- Original Theatrical Trailer


- Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin.


- Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Joel Harley, illustrated with original stills and promotional materials.



Whether you're revisiting the film or seeing it for the first time, this exceptional release from Arrow from the director of the It's Alive trilogy will definitely fill your appetite.



- James Lockhart

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