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Galaxina / Crater Lake Monster- Double Feature- [Blu-ray]
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Galaxina stars Dorothy Stratten in this beloved sci-fi parody which chronicles the adventures of the starship Infinity where Captain Cornelius Butt finds himself playing mommy to a baby alien while handsome crewman Thor falls in love with the beautiful robot pilot Galaxina and tries to turn her into a real woman.
Crater Lake Monster is set in Crater Lake, Oregon, the site of a meteor landing that causes a long-buried dinosaur egg to hatch. The creature quietly stalks the countryside and finds the locals as a good food source. The mysterious deaths confound the authorities until the dinosaur finally reveals his presence to the townspeople.
Galaxina is presented in 2.35:1
Crater Lake is presented in 1.85:1
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With big-screen high definition blu-ray home theaters now commonplace, it's about time GALAXINA has finally arrived on blu-ray disc. On the down side, this blu-ray edition contains none of the many "Special Features" included in the 25th Anniversary dvd package. The plus side, however, more than makes up for it: the version of GALAXINA on this blu-ray is the longer "International Cut", previously unseen in the U.S.! The picture quality looks (obviously) better than ever, and the original sound mix (no 5.1 here) does just fine.
The 2nd feature, "Crater Lake Monster", is not worth reviewing; it will only appeal to fans of "really bad monster movies", although I imagine there are quite a few of those out there. (A much better double-feature would have included VAN NUYS BLVD., the 1979 comedy by Galaxina's director.)
When this blu-ray was first released, GALAXINA itself, as a movie, took quite a beating from internet critics, the so-called experts from various "official" blu-ray disc reviews sites.Read more ›
This movie was great, silly funny spoof of outer space movies, too bad it was one of the very few movies that starred Dorothy Stratten, really well done considering its budget and the time it was made
I've always been a cult comedy and sci-fi movie buff, and this has some hilarious scenes, including the colony of space bikers who worship their Lord, "Ha-Ley David San AH-OOM, AH-OOM." Rock Eater utters his famous insult at the Captain, and don't forget THE BLUE STAR.
Galaxina is always calm, cool, shockingly electric in more than just design, and of course there are the typical crew of space cowboys with one who wants to be more than a crewmate with Galaxina, just to mix it up with the hero/heroine approach. I think the director did a wonderful job at corny comedy sci-fi,
Originally released on the now defunct HD DVD. Its a welcome addition to Bluray
This should be 2.35 Anamorphic,the HD DVD Version was (CONFIRMED)
Yes, I know this is a budget release that can be had for less than $6, and the "I wasn't expecting Criterion quality" defense is often tossed around for budget releases like this when a defect is pointed out. But, come on, this is 2011 and the fact that heavily visible compression is present on a Blu-Ray release is simply unacceptable. I wanted to write this review because nowhere else online did I see anyone point out the image quality issues, and really wanted to warn people about what they're going to get before they purchase this. I would definitely be weary of future Mill Creek Blu-Ray titles in the future. If you're only a fan of Galaxina, I would say go for it, but if you're only buying this for TCLM, you've been warned.
The Crater Lake Monster (Rating: 3 stars)
Featuring stop-action special effects, The Crater Lake Monster (1977) is reminiscent of creature features from the late 50's. The simplistic plot is far out, and the acting a bit stiff, but if you are in the right frame of mind, the film does have some entertainment value, with the stop action work being the most interesting aspect.
A meteor crashes into the bottom of Crater Lake, in Oregon, and begins emitting heat which warms up a lost plesiosaur egg, causing it to hatch. The swimming dinosaur thrives in the lake, eating most of the fish and becoming huge. Seeking food, the plesiosaur attacks boats and even crawls ashore to grab a bite to eat. When human remains turn up at the lake, the local Sheriff (Richard Cardella) attempts to close it down, but has no idea what he is up against.
The special effects budget probably limits what we see of the dinosaur, who stays concealed until near the end. With pedestrian special effects, The Crater Lake Monster is not a very well made film, but it will still have a certain charm for some. It scores points mainly for nostalgia value, and for being half decent with very little to work with. The print has some signs of dirt, but looks satisfactory in high definition.Read more ›
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Ugh. I wanted to like these! I love b-sci fi! At least it was a cheap purchase.Published 3 months ago by E. Temple
get all blu ray classic sci-fi and horror movies before corps start phazing dvds and blu rays out in the near future .Published 8 months ago by ANTON PHIBES
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