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A cheap and decent bundle
on December 11, 2011
This is along the same lines as the Hellraiser 4 Film Blu-Ray I had reviewed, also released by Echo Bridge/Miramax.
The films are all on one disc and the picture quality is pretty good, but the first film is by far the best of the bunch. The sequels are more like B movies, and Full Tilt Boogie is a poor quality Documentary with a few fun points but nothing amazing.
All four films are 1080P (which doesn't help full tilt boogie mind you), and From Dusk Till Dawn 1&3 have 5.1 surround, while the other two films have 2.0.
Without going into too much of the synopsis and plot, the stories primarily encompasses a group of people getting caught off guard by a bunch of vampires. The first film especially switches gears very rapidly and it becomes a very different movie at that point =).
The picture quality is alright but nothing to write home about, it will most likely be the best we see for these movies, especially in a one disc bundle such as this. The audio can be a little low but is decent for the most part, and the extras are non existent. None what so ever, just scene selection and movie selection on the main screen, not even subtitles.
If you are looking for a cheap fix and are a fan of Rodriguez or Trejo then you will probably enjoy these films, they can be campy and fun, but the first one is by far the coolest and best fleshed out.
I would recommend this to any Tarantino/Rodriguez fans but tell them not to expect too much in terms of the production value. It's all very mediocre, but get's the job done.
Video Quality: C- (they all look alright, with the original fairing the best and full tilt looking atrocious)
Audio Quality :C- (can be on the low side, even with my sound bar I have to raise the volume pretty high)
Aesthetics: C (they could have made the print a little larger on the back cover)
Price: B (this was a pre-order on most sites for $7.99 and can now be had for $9.99 at most stores, not a bad deal if you enjoy these films. That's cheap for a blu-ray, let alone four of them.)
Extras: F (None at all, not even separate menus for each film,besides the initial choosing what movie you'd like to watch. And no subtitles at all brings this set down grade wise a lot.)