Ghoulies / Ghoulies II (Double Feature)
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Both movies are low budget films by Charles Band, pre-dating Full Moon Pictures. The cats in both films do great jobs for what they are given. The direction is what you would expect for low budget films. Both films are shown in widescreen anamorphic formats, and look like they have been taken fresh from the lab. the sound on both is great sounding Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. They are standard releases from MGM, with only trailers, but the low price warrants purchase for fans of the horror genre or MST3K.Read more ›
scream factory have continued their relationship with Charles band by releasing another Empire pictures film on Blu-ray
this time it's Ghoulies & Ghoulies II on 1 blu-ray Disc
both films have been given a new High definition transfer in 1:85:1 widescreen
and i tell you what the picture quality for both films does look amazing, very sharp & clear picture quality
plus the sound quality has been boosted with a new 5.1 Master audio mix plus the original stereo mix has been added to
so for both films you get an option of a new sound boost with 5.1 surround sound or the old stereo mix from the VHS days
personally the 5.1 Master audio mix is much much better sound quality of course.Read more ›
GHOULIES was an early release from Charles Band and Empire Pictures, predating the later Full Moon Pictures. The budget was fairly low for the mid-1980's, but it is still an enjoyable late-night film.
GHOULIES 2 was the sequel and probably had a little larger budget. It featured more talented actors (Royal Dano, Phil Fondacaro, Starr Andreeff, Sasha Jenson) and the Ghoulies are a little more animate than in the original movie. On a whole it is better than the original in many ways.
There were two more later sequels (Parts 3 & 4) to the Ghoulies franchise...maybe they will also come to DVD someday soon.
The down side is that these are on a single double sided disc.
The original "Ghoulies" centers on Jonathan (Peter Liapis), who was almost killed by his father Malcolm (Michael Des Barres) as a child during a satanic ritual. After being saved and raised by Wolfgang (Jack Nance), who has kept him unaware of his background, Jonathan inherits Malcolm's house and moves in with girlfriend Rebecca (Lisa Pelikan). During a party, he jokingly performs a ceremony described in one of his father's books on black magic, not realizing he has unleashed small, demonic creatures known as "Ghoulies."
In "Ghoulies II," the pint-sized monsters hop aboard a traveling carnival, where their violent behavior and grotesque looks are most likely to go unnoticed. There, the creatures find a new home in a haunted house attraction. As they earn their keep by scaring visitors, the carnival finds itself running in the black for the first time in years. But things quickly turn sour when, to the shock of carny Uncle Ned (Royal Dano), the Ghoulies start taking bites out of the customers.
“Ghoulies” is more serious in tone and plays straight much of the time. However, a group of idiotic partying young adults pave the way for sporadic moments of bad decisions and juvenile hijinks. “Ghoulies II” takes itself less serious and really finds its stride in its last act.Read more ›
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After finally watching the double-feature DVD I had thought I'd seen the first two Ghoulies movies but unlikely as nothing brought back memories. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adamo
let's face facts here, this is the Ghoulies, you really bare going to get what you expect. Bad acting, bad dialog and the story is forced at best. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Russell S
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