Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Subspecies The Epic Collection|
Director: Ted Nicolaou
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subspecies: Three young students studying the folklore of Transylvania undercover and ancient clan of vampires ruled by the sadistic, monstrous Radu. Subspecies II Bloodstone: Radus fledgling Michelle flees from his castl... more »
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That Review Guy | Florida, the sunshine state. | 04/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"ok i will make this quick and painless. I Loved these films and others *like puppetmaster* but these were favorites, but alas seemed impossible to find a good set since the 1 ed set was poorly packaged and had terrible glitches well I am Pleased to announce this shiny New Set that I will summerize:
Quality 5 star
Sound Very Good but not dolby surround
Extras: Yes *making of etc could have added menu for xtras*
Overall 4 star
there's good attension to detail in this movie in particular watch during the swordfight *you will see something you never see that would be natural in battle with a sword* **Spoiler Warning** yes indeed while his oponent is down he swings his Sword at His Legs! attension to details like this catch my keen eye! also swords bending and chipping also good detail! the "subspecies" demons were a great idea but sadly the effects were subpar at the time hence they look badly dated and poorly done.
Subspecies 2 Bloodstone
Quality: Below Average
Sound: very good *still no surround*
Extras: yes *cast & crew making of*
Overall: great movie but some graphical issues make this a 3 star
some flaws in the film and graininess also a little shaking of the picture in a few scenes better "Bloodstone Prop" Track 2 theres a half second pause glitch but its Very Minor.
its a great vampire flick slightly dinked by a few graphical problems that you really wouldnt notice unless you were Looking Specificly For Them. 3 star due to probs otherwise a definate 4 star if you can overlook this new editions flaws.
Subspecies 3 Bloodlust
Sound Very Good as in the 1st movie
Overall 4 stars
Note: Radu teaching Vampiric Powers in this one really was an excellent idea it's my favorite part. little tired of radu's deaths though
Subspecies 4 Bloodstorm
Quality Very Good as in 1st and 3rd movies
Sound Very Good
Extras yes more of the same
Overall Great. 1-4 do well gong from one into another for both the story and the plot *though nowadays this would have been a 3 part flick max just each being longer* great story, "Bloodstone Prop ver 3.0 lol" mr crispy is funny too also see the parts about the bloodstone in this one about it drives vampires into madness yet allows them to never need to feed off a human so long as they possess the Bloodstone cool eh?
ugh radu got bumped off yet again 4th time sheesh he should be dead now.
Still a great vampire flick anyone who loves vampires etc and needs something different to see, well this is it! all kinds of vamps from zombie type and nosferatu *radu* type also even some anne rice types *see 1st movie* Uber for any Major Vampire Fanatic.
Quality Very Good
Sound very Good
Extras yep same kind.
Overall a bit dull would have been better as a first movie but they tossed in a few names and lines from the other flicks to connect them together. this one isnt as great. 3 star
Notes: More "anne Rice" vampire types, Uber creepy locations throughout romania etc adds to the sinister feel!
Warning! Not sutable for children under 17 this is Mature
Nudity, Violence and Gore. a Must Own For vampire fans of Nosferatu types or standard. Enjoy!
*** WARNING: not all viewers should buy this sight unseen not sutable for all viewers. also i add this note: if old movies like "sinbad and the eye of the tiger" doesnt bring back a fond memory or two or you havent seen it or did see it and hated it then this might not be for you rent first but me personally i love it all but Vampire Journals it seemed a bit of an afterthought and weak at best**"
Subspecies - The "Epic" Collection
Michelle R. Monroe | Newark, OH USA | 01/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An other wonderful DVD release from Full Moon! First Time Ever!!! The amazing Subspecies Box Set imported from Australia (all regions DVD, NTSC). This set includes Subspecies #1-4 plus Vampire Journals. All with the original vidoezones" and behind the scenes material as released originally on VHS. Amazing DVD quality and is only available in the U.S.
Subspecies: Three young students studying the folklore of Transylvania undercover and ancient clan of vampires ruled by the sadistic, monstrous Radu.
Subspecies II Bloodstone: Radus fledgling Michelle flees from his castle with the holy relic.
Subspecies III Bloodlust: Radu kidnaps Michelle back to the castle he shares with his sorceress mother and teaches her to master her vampire powers.
Subspecies IV: Bloodstorm: The vampire Radu returns to Bucharest in pursuit of his headstrong fledgling Michelle.
Vampire Journals: A 19th Century vampire on a quest to destroy the vampires of his bloodline comes to modern day Bucharest to battle the vampire master Ash.
This is a wonderful DVD Box Set released onto DVD by Kangaroo Entertainment along with Full Moon. Each one of the five DVD's comes in its very own DVD case with Highly Detailed DVD cover packaging. Special features are very pore on the DVDs. From what I have see. They only come with there original video zones and a mini trailer in the beginning advertising their website and also for their "Puppet Master" toys that are way out of print.
Picture and audio quality is Great. Full Moon and Kangaroo Entertainment really did a great job on this Five Disc DVD Set. This is a must have for any Full Moon and gothic Horror fans.
If you liked this DVD Box set check out these other DVD box sets also from Full Moon/Kangaro Entertainment:
FULL MOON CLASSICS VOLUME ONE!!!
The "RARE" PUPPET MASTER BOX SET
THE STUART GORDON BOX SET
The Charles Band DVD Collection Volume #1
THE TRANCERS BOX SET
and THE DOLLMAN / DEMONIC TOYS BOX SET"
David W. Bachman | Kansas | 03/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just received my copies of these fabulous movies, and I am quite pleased. I bought the 1998 redistribution of this box set, and it appears that the video transfer is better than the original DVD box set. I have only watched one of the DVDs so far, but I am very happy with what I saw. Sure, in the beginning of Subspecies 1, there is some minor oddities in the video, but the simple fact that these awesome movies are on DVD more than makes up for it.
I was beginning to think I would have to make copies of my VHS version in order to ensure that I would always have a copy of these movies. It would have been a shame if these movies would have been lost due to no transfer to modern media."
Great Epic movies..bad transfers of DVD set
Larry M. Smith | USA | 12/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Kudos!..on a great epic movies, loved watching it when i was a teen and was very happy to see them as a set and was in a collection box..however, bad film transfers to DVD with only decent audio made this collection a "so-so"..even though, parts 1 through 3 and vampire journals were a tad "grainy" i truly enjoyed them the most..part 4 is where i had the problem of "stop and go" and then to barely playing at all..well, it was good while it lasted..lol..anyways, its a decent collection, but, i think anybody that does buy it should buy it for less than its really worth. Recommended to Fans of Subspecies only!!"