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Wild Beasts (1984/Severin Blu-ray)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: B Film: B

From the Co-Creator of Mondo Cane, Franco E. Prosperi, comes a gritty 1984 Italian film Wild Beasts, that turns a seemingly normal zoo into a deadly war zone as exotic creatures turn vicious when drinking some contaminated water laced with PCP. There's no denying that the filmmaking here is daring as real animals were used in some of these jaw dropping sequences that have to be seen to be believed, esoecially with no digital visual effects at the time.

Wild Beasts stars Italian actors Lorraine De Selle, John Aldrich, Ugo Bologna, and Monica Nickel. This film is certainly not for the weak-hearted, as it will make your skin crawl one minute and your jaw drop the next as humans go face to face with tigers, rats, elephants, and every other insane exotic creature that you can think of. The scariest part of all is that something like this could actually happen!

Presented in 1080p 1.66 X 1 high definition and sporting an impressive new digital transfer, Wild Beasts looks and sounds better than ever in its first high definition remaster in the United States from great 35mm film elements. The PCM 2.0 Mono sound mix compliments the film fine yet shows its age a bit. Considering the low budget and raw nature of the subject matter, this Blu-ray presentation really goes above and beyond.

Special Features:

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 Tiberti's son, Carlo Tiberti

House Of Wild Beasts - A Visit to the Home of Franco E. Prosperi

Original International Trailer

This is a film that fans of exploitation won't want to miss, as it will get you and your friends talking and wondering how some of these scenes were pulled off. Another great release by Severin.

- James Lockhart



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