Ted Nicolaou's vampire film Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm comes to DVD with a standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this... more » release. Supplemental materials include biographies of the cast and crew, behind-the-scenes footage, and a commentary track by the director. Considering the inexpensive list price, this disc actually provides a wealth of material, making an interesting release for genre enthusiasts who may be unaware of the Subspecies films.« less
"The Subspecies series is one of the best vampire saga's out there. Though they are low budget, they use their budget well and they have wonderful gothic atmospheres. What makes me mad is that only Subspecies 4 is on DVD! You cannot have one Subspecies movie without the others; they are all connected like one big long movie. The VHS versions of Subspecies 1-3 are even out-of-print, so there is no way to get the entire series anymore! This is terrible for fans just getting into the series and as a result they are forced to purchase bootlegged copies. What makes me wonder is if they will ever release the others again because Full Moon pictures has just folded and has gone out of business. This is a scary thought indeed. Lets just hope that someday, the first three gems will be re-released."
Bloodstorm An Excellent Visit Back To The Subspecies Series
"Over six years ago I happened upon an unknown vampire series called Subspecies. I was shocked at how much I enjoyed them and have missed em ever since. Now, here is a way to revisit Romania and our favorite vampires portrayed by Denice Duff and Anders Hove. This DVD is equipped with the Full Moon Pictures VideoZone (which accompanies almost all their flicks). It contains behind the scenes footage and interviews.There are two commentary tracks provided by Director Ted Nicolau and Denice Duff. Mr. Nicolau's commentary is enjoyable. He provides us with all the little technical problems and enhancements that had to go into this movie. Denice Duff's commentary is hilarious. Her stories of what happened with the actors behind the scenes and how they felt was outstanding.There are also some Bio pages included on this DVD as well.Overall a classic. If you like Full Moon Pictures, a must have. If you've followed the Subspecies movies, ditto. If you are a fan of Vampire movies double ditto."
David Holden | Brooklyn, New York | 05/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I like collecting DVDs of movies I liked as a kid,for nostalgia, and I was really into full moon movies. The Puppet Master series, Dollman, Demonic toys, Pit & The Pendulum, Trancers Crash and Burn and Subspecies. Most of these DVDs are hard to find. For those that don't know a few years ago Full Moon sold their DVD rights to Paramount to market their movies. But Koch video released many official Full Moon movies on DVD illegally causing a big fall out between Full Moon and Paramount. The original Subspecies is available on DVD (other movies released were Puppet Master I and II, Puppet Master boxed set, Crash and Burn, Pit & Pendulum and Demonic Toys. These are rare, expensive and hard to find but very possible. Subspecies I is available on Amazon for 199.99...a little much.) Anyways I am still quite surprised at how much I enjoy them. There is really nothing to say about Bloodstorm that other reviewers haven't. If you are a fan of the series then by all means buy it. This brings some closure to the series but its very necessary to see the other 3 movies first. This DVD comes with the usual Full Moon VideoZone. There are two commentary tracks provided by Director Ted Nicolau and Denise Duff. Mr. Nicolau's commentary is excellent. He provides with all the intricate technical problems and enhancements that had to go into this movie. Denise Duff's commentary is very humorous."
Great End To A Great Series!
N. Fares | California | 10/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is one of the few horror sequels that I can honestly say is a great film. The atmosphere of the movie is morbid. the acting is surperb. Followed up with a good plot line. A must see movie for Vampire fans, in which Radu is back again to reclaim his "fledging" Michelle who he turned into a vampire in the 1st film of the series. In the same time Michelle has been trying to rid herself of Radu himself. With the "bloodstone" in the middle of the fight. This is the final chapter of a 4 part series of movies about the doom of the vampire Radu. A definate movie to watch over and over again."
More murder more guts more fun
christopher | ny | 04/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"after fumbling the ball with subspecies 3, full moon ent and ted nicolau bring this superb horror series back on track. don't be fooled by the low budget of any film in this series; these flicks are some of the best vampire movies available. anders hove, as Radu the half-vamp, half-demonoid witch thing, is superb; one of the only performers who can do the classy euro-trash blood sucker with his mout overflowing with the viscous stuff. denice duff plays the part of soul-numbing desperation to a T...and, she's easy on the eyes to boot. if you can find them rent 1,2 because they're equally as enjoyable as 4 (but no denice duff in part 1, snifflesniff) and 3 because its integral to the storyline even though it downright ... . also check out vampire journals...it's not officially a subspecies flick, but radu's protege, ash, who appears in 4, has a much deeper backstory told in vampire journals (plus its also directed by nicolau and man that guy can work a budget!!)...alas, no denice duff there either...sigh..."