B Sound: B Extras: B Film: B
instant cult classic The
(2016) is the equivalent of 'if John Waters made a Napoleon
film'. Relentlessly funny with some great one-liners, impressive
cinematography, the film also features scene-stopping performances
from the duo of Michael St. Michaels and Sky Elobar as Big Ronnie and
Big Brayden, who have great on-screen chemistry and play off one
another very well.
starring in The
are Joe Walters, Abdoulaye N'Gom (Grandma's
Holland MacFallister, Sam Dissanayake, and Elizabeth de Razzo as
Janet. Enjoyment of the film will be based on your sense of humor
and I would suggest watching it with a group for maximum enjoyment as
its a great 'party movie'.
Ronnie (Michaels) and his nerdy son Brayden (Elobar) are a father and
son duo who are living in the midst of a vicious serial killer known
as The Greasy Strangler - a man who not only strangles his victims,
but covers himself in thick amounts of grease before he does so.
While Ronnie and Brayden struggle to maintain their tours of famous
disco locations in their hometown, they soon butt heads over the
presence of Janet (Razzo), a eluding woman who quickly steals both of
their hearts. While the Strangler's victim body counts starts to
increase, the father/son duo must maintain their sanity while keeping
their food extra greasy at the same time.
by Jim Hosking, to whom I feel has a bright career ahead of him, this
film wasn't seen in theaters too widely mainly due to its often times
disturbing nudity scenes. A mix of horror and dark humor, this film
only gets better the more times you see it. My favorite scene
involves the Indian Tour guide, where his odd pronunciation of
''potato'' confuses his counterparts.
in standard definition with a 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a
lossy 5.1 Dolby Digital track, the film looks and sounds good enough
on DVD (which is the focus of this review), and does improve in 1080p
high definition, an edition that is also available.
length audio commentary with Director Jim Hosking and stars Michael
St. Michaels and Sky Elobar
with the Cast & Crew
is simply a film that has to be seen to be believed. While it didn't
get a wide release in theaters, it is finding a second life on home
video (aside from winning some awards on the festival circuit). The
two leads are even doing convention tours now with photo op
opportunities, keeping the spirit of the film alive with fans as