I really like this movie, even the bad parts. From the ultra cheesy disco dancing Ed Harris in Fathers day, to that nasty bastard of a Gorilla from hell in the Crate to quote a tired old phrase. "It's all good"
You get it all here! Stephen King for lovers of the self absorbed Zillionaire, Tom Savini playing a trash man, John Carpenter's wife Adrienne in a damn good impersonation in of Liz Taylor in Who's afraid of Virginia Wolfe, Tom "Mr. Horror" Adkins, Awesome Zombies, Comets of a green hell, and Leslie Fucking Neilson. Not to mention pre Cheers work from Ted Danson, and pissed off crabs and seaweed!
Based on EC comics of the 1950's and 60's these stories are cool but creepy, and can watch them over and over.
Let's talk Blu-ray.
3 out of 5
Meh. The video is okay, not a huge difference from my up-converted DVD to 1080i. The picture is clean, but not 1080P clean. I hate it when a classic is treated like a 5 dollar whore. Maybe eventually horror fans will stop bending over and taking it and demand real high def treatment from their studios. Look at what they did with John Wayne's The Searchers! The movie is Crystal, and over 50 years old. 50! Well I say fuck John Wayne, and put the money where people spend it, on Horror and Action! Just my two cents.
4.5 Out 5:
Nice! From Bedelia's dad smashing his cane on the table demanding his cake, to the gravel coated voices of the sea faring Zombies in something to tide you over, the audio is great! Its creepy ambiance makes this presentation worthwhile. Listen to the money box slam shut in the scene with King. Priceless. Listen to the roar of it that dwells within the crate! Listen to the weird phone system buzz in the last scene with our favorite bigoted bug hater, and listen to the tombstone give Ed Harris the concussion from Hell.
This is where the budget went on this restoration, and it's pretty cool.
For Ten bucks, why not pick it up and remind yourself why the 80's ruled.