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Galaxy Of Terror set


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: D     Features: C



Not to be confused with the wacky Erin Moran Sci-Fi film of the same name, this BCI Eclipse set of cheap Science Fiction works on old analog tape dubbed Galaxy Of Terror offers titles you have never heard of.  This includes The Dinosaur Chronicles, Preylien, The Weapon and Blood Red Planet.  The titles pretty much tell you what you are going to get, but as bad as they are, they are still more sincere than disasters like Doom and Red Planet, proving even a little heart goes a long way.  That is the only reason to see this set, out of curiosity interest to see how much better Science Fiction used to be to the extent that these amateurs could produce somewhat more interesting works with little money than the big budget disaster we are suffering through now.  Even at their worst, I was not as insulted as I have been by people who should know and produce better.


The various aspect ratios are somewhat colorful at their best, while the letterboxed images are never anamorphic, as the picture quality could never survive that treatment since all of this is older NTSC analog tape.  The sound is essentially mono, with some of the works in simple stereo, but BCI has them here as Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 mixes.  The 5.1 boosts the limits as well as the sound, but not in any extraordinary way and there are no extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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