Great initial effort from BCI/Deimos
David M. Smith | Louisville, Kentucky, USA, Earth | 02/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Both of the films on this Blu-Ray, I had initially purchased on their DVD release from BCI. I must say that I like the DVD packaging the best, as the films seem to be presented with a bit more class. Top notch packaging on the DVD. The Blu-ray, however, is the way to go with regard to the feature presentation. While I did have some issues with the menu operations, as they were simply ported over from the DVD and did not always work the same, I had absolutely no problem appreciating the image quality. The DVDs were amazing. A lot of love and care was taken in their production. The Blu-ray doubles the bit-rate and doubles the picture quality. Like putting on glasses for the first time, moving from the DVD to the Blu-ray was remarkable. The great DVD image that you were used to, all the sudden seems fuzzy in comparison to the Blu-Ray. Both films benefited form the Blu-ray upgrade. While BCI did not go all-out with their Bit-rate transfer, this is definitely a must-purchase for horror fans, particularly those of Paul Naschy. And the price? Wow. Two movies on TWO SEPARATE Blu-ray discs for around $20! That can NOT be beat. My only hope is that BCI continues in this way as I have been buying all of their Spanish horror releases to this point, I am now going to wait for the Blu-ray releases as they are worth the wait. My suggestion to them is to work on the menu operation and maybe increase the bit-rate. Stellar release however. Buy it."