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Mondo Weirdo (1990)/Vampiros Sexos (1988/Cult Epics Blu-ray w/DVD & CD)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: B Films: C

Two films from underground filmmaker Carl Andersen that are only for those who like experimental and perverse cult cinema. If you do, then you may want to check out this odd collection that features two of Anderson's films: Mondo Weirdo (1990, Blu-ray) and Vampiros Sexos (1988, DVD) from Cult Epics.

Shot in Black and White and presented in HD from the original transfer, Mondo Weirdo is an unsettling watch and features scenes of sex and brutality, the film centers around a underworld work of punk rockers and vampires, there isn't much of a story but rather a feeling of unease that helps pain his unpretty portrait.

Also known as I Was A Teenage Zabbadoing, Carl Andersen's first film, Vampiros Sexos, again mixes punk rock with vampires in an unsettling and bizarre experimental film that is borderline pornography and isn't for those simply seeking these types of thrills. Aimed with a dark and repetitive soundtrack, to say this film is a relaxing journey would be a false statement.

Mondo Weirdo is presented in 1080p high definition (black and white) with a 1.33:1 full frame aspect ratio and a Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo track. There is a lot of contrast in the image and the weird soundtrack helps add to the experience. For early scenes of the film, the print seems to be jumping out of frame, an effect that happened with film wasn't running through a projector properly, which adds to the feeling of uneasiness.

Vampiros Sexos, as mentioned presented on DVD, doesn't look as clean as the Blu-ray presentation of Mondo, but still looks and sounds fine for being very low budget and in black and white.

Special Features...

Soundtrack CD

Introduction by Erwin Leader (star of Angst)

The Making of Mondo Weirdo (2016)

The Making of I Was a Teenage Zabbadoing aka Vampires Sexos

Bonus Film: What So Dirty About It? (1990)

These two features from the late underground filmmaker make one wonder, was he making these films for artistic merit or to simply shock his audience?

- James Lockhart



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