Q: The Winged Serpent
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It's another monstrous day in New York City where window washers have their heads bitten off, topless sunbathers are plucked from rooftops, bloody body parts rain onto the streets and small-time crook Jimmy Quinn (Michael Moriarty of LAW & ORDER, in a performance Entertainment Weekly calls "deliriously intense") discovers a humongous nest in the spire of The Chrysler Building. Meanwhile, an NYPD detective (David Carradine) investigates a series of ritual sacrifice murders that may have unleashed a giant flying Aztec Serpent God into the skies of Manhattan. Its name is Quetzalcoatl, but just call it Q... that's all you'll have time to say before it tears you apart!
Candy Clark (THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH) and Richard Roundtree (SHAFT) co-star in this smart, funny and wildly original monster classic written, produced and directed by maverick filmmaker Larry Cohen (IT'S ALIVE, GOD TOLD ME TO), now featuring an all-new Audio Commentary, a stunning new Widescreen transfer from the original negative and re-mastered in awesome DTS 6.1 audio. This is Q like you've never seen or heard it before!
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Larry Cohen
Poster & Still Gallery
Larry Cohen Bio
Q Memorabilia (DVD-ROM)
- Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Larry Cohen
- Poster & Still Gallery
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Someone or something is murdering unsuspecting citizens. Bodies show up missing their skin, heart, and in some cases their heads. Are they related? Detective Shepard (David Carradine) seems to think so, and does the research to prove it. Unfortunately, no one wants to accept his theory, that an Aztec cult has prayed and sacrificed the god Quetzalcoatl into being. They'd rather think that a monster just popped up out of nowhere and started eating the citizenry of New York City. Like that made more sense!
Love all the scenes without Moriarty's cartoon antics (so over the top he's in another dimension, a not so parallel universe where acting like a whack-a-doodle won't get you institutionalized). Otherwise, it's a fabulous monster movie just begging for a remake.
You pretty much get the plot from the synopsis, and I'm not going to spoil anything else, but I will say this is as much of a character-study as it is a "monster-movie", and I've yet to see a film that Larry Cohen was involved in that wasn't worth the time invested in entertainment pay-off value.
Blue Underground who released this, knocked one out of the park in the quality & special features department, so don't be fowlish, this bird's the word!
The DVD is good, with a commentary by Bill Lustpig and L. Cohen, but it is more of a case of Lustpig complimenting Cohen for his economic practicality than for his storytelling abilities (I agree with him for the most part, but this gets silly after a while, and since he made "Maniac" I think you understand what I mean). I still can't forgive Cohen though for discovering Bruce Willis, like that's going to be something to put on his tombstone.
The dvd includes:
Audio commentary with Larry Cohen
Larry Cohen Bio
& Q memorabilia (DVD - ROM)
Shout Factory really did a beautiful job on this film and the commentary by Cohen is fun and informative. For the price you get a fun film with all the right ingredients to have solid entertainment.
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