(2006/MVD Blu-ray w/DVD)/The
Endless (2017/Well Go
Blu-ray)/The Last House On
The Left (1972/MVD/Arrow
(1985/Umbrella Region B Import Blu-ray)/Unsane
(2018/Universal 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray + Blu-ray/DVD Set)
Ultra HD Picture: A Picture: B & B-/B/B/B/B+ & C
Sound: B & B-/B/B/B-/B+ B+ C+ Extras: B/C/A/B/C Films:
Import Blu-ray set is now only available from our friends at Umbrella
Entertainment in Australia, can only play on Blu-ray & 4K Blu-ray
players that can handle the Region B format and can be ordered from
the link below
a group of horror & science fiction thrillers, new and
Rewind pulls out all the stops with this newly enhanced version of
the Bigfoot thriller Abominable
(2006), which makes its HD debut for the first time here. Complete
with a new 2K remaster from the original 35mm camera negative and
enhanced CGI effects, the film has never looked or sounded this good
stars Matt McCoy, Haley Joel, Jeffrey Combs, Paul Geason, Karin Anna
Cheung, Tiffany Shepis, Lance Henriksen, and Dee Wallace.
paraplegic Preston Rogers (McCoy) moves back to the remote cabin
where his now deceased wife once lived. It doesn't take long for his
new neighbor to get attacked by the infamous Bigfoot creature. When
nobody else believes Rogers, he devises his own place to go up
against the mythical creature as it goes on a killing spree.
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and
an English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix and LPCM 2.0
Stereo track, the film looks much improved on Blu-ray than it does on
the also included standard definition DVD with similar but more
compressed specs. The film has also been color corrected and
enhanced, which adds to the experience.
Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
& Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked''
(16:28, HD) Short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin
featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring
Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder.
Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and
to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE''
and Extended Scenes (SD)
and Bloopers (SD)
- Director Ryan Schifrin's USC Student Film (SD)
original 2005 version of ''Abominable''
(Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
& Still Gallery
more on the film and a different take try our coverage of the older
DVD release at this link...
(2017) is a slow burn in the same way that Christopher Nolan's
is in that isn't quite as kinetic as its trailer suggests. Directed
by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (SPRING),
the film centers around two brothers who escape a strange death
cult.. only to go back again several years later after discovering a
message. When they return to the group, they quickly find out that
some supernatural activity is going on... and that the cult leader
may be on to something... apocalyptic.
stars Callie Hernandez, Tate Ellington, James Jordan, Lew Temple, and
in 1080p high definition on Blu-ray disc with a widescreen aspect
ratio of 2.39:1 and a nice sounding DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1
lossless track, both of which are up to standards for the format.
The film is nicely produced and has good production value with
natural tones and nothing too stylized about the color.
Commentary with the two directors and the producer of the film
the Scenes Featurette
winner at several film festivals, The
has some interesting moments but ultimately could have had some
stronger acting and a well known face or two in the cast. It gets a
little melodramatic at times and feels a bit long but I enjoyed the
Craven's 1972 cult favorite The
Last House on the Left
finally gets a fantastic Blu-ray presentation that it deserves, much
like Craven's The
Hills Have Eyes
(which is also available from Arrow in a similar edition and reviewed
elsewhere on this site). While the film is still hardcore and
disturbing to this day, it will always hold a special place in horror
cinema history as one of the most controversial films ever made.
stars Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln,
Jeramie Rain, and Marc Sheffler to name a few.
film, modern when it was made in 1972, follows two teenagers who are
on their way to a rock concert but instead get kidnapped by a wild
group of convicts. After they are raped and tortured, despite
putting up quite a fight, they are driven to the woods... however an
unusual twist happens when the parents of the girls come into the
fold and let's just say the convicts get more than they bargained for
when the tables turn.
new 1080p high definition edition features three cuts of the film
newly restored in 2K from original film elements with an original
Uncompressed Mono Audio track. Presented in its original widescreen
aspect ratio of 1.85:1 this is a vast improvement over the previously
released Blu-ray edition of the film that was practically bare bones
in the U.S. market.
Features and inserts are vast and include:
poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
x lobby card reproductions
edition perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by
author Stephen Thrower
sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul
- THE UNCUT VERSION
new audio commentary by podcasters Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes
audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S.
audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred
- a brand new interview with actor Marc Sheffler
Sheffler in Conversation at the American Cinematheque
new interview with wardrobe and make-up artist Anne Paul
in the Key of Krug
- never-before-seen archive interview with David Hess
Crime of the Century
- archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S.
Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc
Sheffler and Martin Kove
Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on The Left
- archival interview with Wes Craven
Last House on the Left
- archival interview with actor/composer David Hess
Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left
- archival documentary
- the cast and crew of Last House on the film's most controversial
TV Spot & Radio Spots
- THE 'KRUG & COMPANY' & R-RATED CUTS
- brand new featurette bringing together interviews with a number of
Wes Craven's collaborators, including Sean S. Cunningham, composer
Charles Bernstein, producer Peter Locke, cinematographer Mark Irwin
and actress Amanda Wyss
Days and 'Night of Vengeance'
- filmmaker Roy Frumkes remembers Wes Craven and Last House on the
That'll Tear Your Heart Out
- excerpts from an unfinished Wes Craven short
is the original motion picture soundtrack.
no doubt that Arrow has really done a fantastic job with this
release. If you're a fan of this cult classic then you will
defiantly want to pick this bad boy up!
can read more about it by checking out our Umbrella Uncut
Region B Blu-ray edition at this link...
great edition of Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator
(1985) has surfaced from the great new restoration showing up in
video markets. This time, it is an Umbrella Entertainment Region B
Import Blu-ray Set edition they are using to launch their new Beyond
series (the two sequels to this film are next in that series, which
we'll cover next). For those unfamiliar with the darkly comic
post-modern take on many things Frankenstein,
et al, you can read about the film in these informative past releases
this new set outperforms...
Image Entertainment Blu-ray
Elite Entertainment DVD
1080p 1.85 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer can show the
age of the materials used a little bit, but this is far superior a
transfer to all previous releases of the film including in its
superior delivery of color the film relies on. The sound has been
upgraded to a DTS-HD
MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix, but the aged source and sound
stems show. It is a nice upgrade attempt, meaning this is likely the
best this will ever sound.
include two feature length audio commentary track
(one with director Gordon and the other with cast members Abbott,
Combs, Crampton and Sampson), 16 Extended Scenes, a Deleted Scene and
documentary on the first Blu-ray with the film Uncut. Then Blu-ray 2
adds composer Richard Brand analyzing the film, five on-camera
interviews with cast and crew (Gordon, Brand, Producer Brian Yunza,
Writer Denis Paoli and Horror Film scholar Tony Timpone (former
editor of Fangoria
TV spots and the Original Theatrical Trailer.
it is missing some extras from other editions, but that's still most
of them. Nice cover art work too.
Soderbergh is an interesting filmmaker with a wide range of films in
his resume. His newest film, Unsane
(2018), was infamously shot using iPhones... which makes it an
interesting choice for the 2160p 4K UHD format. Of course they
weren't just pointing and shooting the iPhones like a normal person
would.. the film is beautifully lit and extensively color
corrected... however, it is an interesting experiment from a
from its unique filmmaking choices, the film is actually pretty good
and has a lot of great moments and performances all around. Claire
is very convincing in her role here and is able to constantly keep
you questioning. Part One
Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
and a touch Hitchcockian in tone, Unsane
is definitely worth checking out.
also stars Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Amy Irving, Joshua Leonard and
an uncredited cameo performance by Matt Damon.
scarred from a stalker from her past, Sawyer (Foy) still sees him
everywhere.. though she believes that it's all in her head. Away
from home in a strange city, she goes to see a psychiatrist and finds
herself checked in to a mental institution. Combating her own
sanity, the blurred line between Sawyer's reality and imagination
begin to blur as she loses her mind when she sees that her former
stalker is now a worker at the mental institution. Lashing out on
fellow patients, Sawyer feels that she is in the right and wrongfully
committed but her actions speak otherwise...
is presented in 2160p HEVC/H.265, HDR (10; Ultra HD Premium)-enhanced
Ultra High Definition image in an odd aspect ratio of 1.58:1 and
paired with a DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix. The
transfer is very colorful and detailed, with more pronounced than the
also included 1080p Blu-ray disc. On the 4K UHD, the skin textures
are impeccable with every tiny detail coming through (especially with
HDR). Also included is a digital copy in both sets editions we are
covering here. That leaves the anamorphically
enhanced DVD edition that is rather weak and the softness is
lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 is also weak, but not as poor.
only Special Feature is the Unsanity
Umbrella Region B import Blu-ray of Re-Animator,
go to this link for it and other hard to get releases:
Nicholas Sheffo (Re-Animator,
DVD) & James