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Violent and zany film gets good blu-ray release
on May 23, 2013
Ahhh, Father's Day...where to begin? The violence. The butt rape. Revenge. Demons. Strippers with chainsaws. Maple syrup. Tasty berries. A sexy priest. A gay prostitute. Did I mention the stripper with the chainsaw?
Father's Day is a wild, violent, sometimes trippy, sometimes old-school, always fun little flick best viewed at night (the film even opens with a commercial telling you you're watching it late at night, a midnight movie so to speak) and with a group of friends who are ready to laugh.
Boy watches father raped and killed, gets eye cut out, grows up, wants revenge, kills wrong person, goes to prison, 10 years later is let out, seeks peace in the woods. That's only the first 5 minutes! What happens next will please fans of other Troma releases, as well as fans of "Hobo With A Shotgun" and "Planet Terror", two other films that are a little more well-known but equally as good.
The film gets even crazier when our group of heroes go to hell, literally.
Good for a few laughs and some over-the-top gore/nudity. Movie: 4/5 stars.
The blu-ray has good video quality, considering the source material was made to look like an old movie much like "Hobo With A Shotgun" and "Planet Terror". Some scenes have a lot of detail to them, while others don't. Video: 4/5 stars.
Audio is okay at best. I wasn't particularly blown away, but it serves the "feel" of the movie well. Audio: 3/5 stars.
There aren't any extras on this one-disk blu-ray edition, though I've heard other editions of the movie come with more disks and some extra content. I own this version, the single disk blu-ray, with only a theatrical trailer. Extras of single-disk blu-ray: 0/5 stars.
Overall: 4/5 stars. I don't find this film as memorable as some of the other crazy films I've mentioned, especially "Planet Terror", but its still good and provides some fun entertainment for fans of this genre. Video is good, Audio is okay. Rent it if you're not sure. Buy it if you enjoy other films in this genre.
Rating: Not Rated, likely NC-17. Language is comical, Nudity is raw and Sexual content tends to be very mature. The violence is over-the-top and extreme, but some of it can be shocking (genital mutilation, for example) and some of the violence mixes in with sexual content, making it possibly uncomfortable for some viewers. Ages 18 and up.