Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Blood Trilogy |
Actors: William Kerwin, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason, Don Joseph, Candi Conder
Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Herschell Gordon Lewis' pioneering "gore" films in deluxe special editions. First, Mrs. Fremont hires crackpot Egyptian cultist Fuad Ramses to cater a party--and he prepares a Blood Feast made from the grisly body parts of... more »
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Mark D. from N DARTMOUTH, MA
Reviewed on 7/27/2016...
I missed out on buying HG Lewis' BLOOD TRILOGY on DVD when it was readily available from Something Weird Video. Now that the DVD version is out of print and selling for big $$$, I decided to buy this BD version instead. Better than not having the movies at all...right? Wrong! I was happy that i could buy all 3 movies for under $10 but i guess this is a case of "you get what you pay for". The quality here is NOT the best. While SOMETHING WEIRD used full frame flawless prints for their DVD's, they used worn and beat up widescreen prints for their BD version...what? The color and sharpness are okay here but the movies are riddled with dirt, lines and splices that hack out a chunk of dialogue here and there. TWO THOUSAND MANIACS has other assorted problems.Sound is badly distorted in places. In the barrel roll scene, the mayor and his sidekick are talking and their voices are badly distorted (they sound like Linda Blair when she was possessed in THE EXORCIST)while all the other characters in this scene are talking normally.In the night scenes, there is a bad flutter in the video and it appears that these scenes could have been dubbed from a videocassette source (WTF?) and heavy grain is evident in a few scenes near the end. I checked out the other two movies. BLOOD FEAST seems to be pretty good except for a few scenes. There are four spots in the movie that have minor print damage and one noisy splice. The color and definition are pretty nice as well and the picture is pleasing to the eye (if you could call blood and gore pleasing LOL) COLOR ME BLOOD RED is riddled with grain and somewhat poor color. There is a weird flutter in brightness toward the left edge of the screen that is irritating as hell and lasts for about 2-3 minutes. But, on the upside of things, this movie has some great depth to the image and is really good (when it's really good). So, if you are a fan of these movies, are not too fussy about quality issues (like i am) and want to add them to your collection, you can buy the BD version at a reasonable price but beware, the best prints are the ones available on DVD. The BD version leaves too much to be desired.