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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Violent and zany film gets good blu-ray release
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...
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11 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Approach with reasonable caution
This title was banned by the censors from screening in a film festival in Australia recently, so as a freedom of speech supporter who hates censorship, I went straight to my Amazon account and out of sheer curiosity ordered a copy. Ah, the benefits of a favourable exchange rate and free trade agreements...

I watched the introductory comments about the process...
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Violent and zany film gets good blu-ray release, May 23, 2013
This review is from: Father's Day (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray)
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.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Destined for cult status., March 16, 2013
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One would be wrong to assume this is some sort of sequel to Troma's Mother's Day, even more wrong to assume that it's as heinously terrible as some of the no-budget clunkers this company has recently been known to put out. That being said, this movie was actually written and directed by Canadian film troupe Astron-6, and not Lloyd Kaufman, so the first things you might notice are the above-average production quality and slightly better acting.

The overall grindhouse style isn't too far off from Hobo With A Shotgun, or the early Troma Classics, like Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke 'Em High. An ex-priest goes on a vengeance-fueled journey to track down the infamous Father's Day Killer. Excessive violence, gross-out humor, and an over-the-top plot make this essential viewing for anyone who likes gritty and absurdly offensive low budget entertainment.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, this movie is nuts., June 29, 2013
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Dan R "Dan R" (Redding, CT United States) - See all my reviews
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The guys who made this are clearly insane. Violent, weird, and funny, this is everything you want in 90 minutes of escapism. Highly recommended!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "..BEST FILM OF 2011..", March 25, 2013
This review is from: Father's Day 4 Disc Limited Edition Numbered Blu-ray/ 2x DVD/CD (Blu-ray)
This is without one of the best movies of the year, very original and imaginative Grindhouse style horror movie from Troma films!! If you love the current trend of modern 80s looking Grindhouse style movies then this is a MUST have in your collection, the story is great and is filled to the top with action and violence and very gory and bloody scenes of death and depraved torture and rape. This is Tromas best in years, its low budget but great fun in every way, good cast, good dialogue which at some times has some very funny humour, the story has a very unusual twist near the end just when you think its over its not, the very final scene is hilarious. The open credit sequence is very stylish and looks awesome and the whole movie score is very retro horror, this movie oozes so much cool, its trashy but utterly brilliant and must be seen. There are no features which is a crying shame!! If you want to get the ultimate version of this movie get the import U.S version as it has the bluray version and tons of special features plus being troma its region free and has awesome packaging and is limited to 5000.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Father's Day ???, May 7, 2013
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Yep Father's Day from the twisted minds of Astron 6 & Troma don't think you can get much more twisted than that come a warped flick about a "Father's Day" killer. This group will take you on one wild ride. This set is great comes with movie on Blu-Ray & DVD with DVD loaded with extras and CD Soundtrack of film which is pretty cool.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Insane Movie, Beautiful Presentation, August 21, 2012
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This film is definitely not for everyone - it's insane from start to finish. At times it seems like a horror flick before it becomes a Grindhouse styled action flick before it becomes a wild trip to hell. Full of violence and depravity, it's cult classic material.

The movie, in my opinion, was great, but this set is even better. It's presented beautifully, has four discs, includes the music from the movie, the Blu-ray, the DVD, and special features. If you're a fan of this film, this is definitively the version you want to own.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Film of 2011, February 25, 2014
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That's right I said it. The best damn film of the year and the most fun you'll have watching a movie. For each friend you add to the room when viewing the fun factor goes up 10x. Sit back and enjoy the ride, but never call a man a tree.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost gives you everything it promised - ALMOST., January 12, 2013
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Donald A. Prentiss (minneapolis, mn United States) - See all my reviews
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I love Astron-6, they have an amazing amount of talent and are a force to be reckoned with in terms of up and coming horror film greats - but when I heard that it included the soundtrack and was supposed to included a making of Documentary - I was disappointed to find out the the soundtrack wasn't that awesome 80's synth soundtrack but a cheesy rock band only accompaniment. I am glad to have this in my collection, it was well done and well packaged - but I would of loved to see the making of Documentary and wish the soundtrack included here, was the actual soundtrack and not a few rock band songs. Still support Astron-6, these guys need to keep making movies!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just totally wrong on so many levels....Loved It!, October 13, 2012
This review is from: Father's Day 4 Disc Limited Edition Numbered Blu-ray/ 2x DVD/CD (Blu-ray)
This is Troma's crowning achievement in my opinion. A movie so foul, disgusting and funny that you just cant seem to take your eyes off of it. If your a fan of bad movies, sexual depravity and gratuitous blood & guts then step right up, pop some popcorn, sit back and prepare to have your mind blown.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars father's day, another twisted "Tromatic" experience..., April 12, 2013
This review is from: Father's Day 4 Disc Limited Edition Numbered Blu-ray/ 2x DVD/CD (Blu-ray)
Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Entertainment, have a well deserved reputation for extreme exploitation cinema, and Father's Day (2011) is certainly not for the meek, with some extreme gore that includes dismemberment, cannibalism, and penile and eye mutilation. Other controversial subject matter includes male rape, incest, and even an appearance by God (played by Lloyd Kaufman). If that brief description hasn't offended your sensibilities, then proceed further at your own risk.

Known as the "Father's Day Killer", Chris Fuchman (Mackenzie Murdock) is a rapist and murderer whose preferred victims are men who are fathers. The sons of two of his victims, Twink (Conor Sweeney), and Ahab (Adam Brooks), join forces with priest Father John Sullivan (Matthew Kennedy), to try and track down the killer. The search causes Ahab to make contact with his estranged sister Chelsea (Amy Groening), and she is just one of many who are in danger, as Fuchman begins to kill again.

Wild, raunchy, and gory, the adventure eventually leaves the bounds of reality, becoming quite surreal, and sickly twisted. Violent, irreverent, sadistic, and disgusting, this is the kind of outrageous stuff Troma is known for. Some of it is so extreme, that viewing it could result in irreparable brain damage, for those who are sensitive. Yet, for all blood and insanity, the story runs deeper than it may appear.

The four disc limited collector's edition (5000 units) includes both the Bluray and DVD versions of the movie, a DVD with bonus materials, and a CD with songs from the film's soundtrack. Unfortunately there isn't too much in the way of making of featurettes, but otherwise, the bonus material is pretty solid. The film often goes for a sleazy grindhouse look, so the Bluray does not always provide the visual enhancements you would typically expect. For those with a casual interest, the DVD edition might be sufficient to capture the brutal experience that is Father's Day.
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