Tales From Crypt: Bordello of Blood
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and buy this new blu-ray version courtesy of scream factory
a new HD transfer in 1:85:1 ratio has been given and the transfer looks excellent, very sharp & clear picture quality
much better quality than the old dvd version obviously
the sound quality has been boosted up to 5.1 master audio mix which sounds alot better than the old Dolby digital mix
being a scream factory release there's of course new special features, something universal would not bother with
new retrospective 35min featurette TAINTED BLOOD which is new interviews with writer & producer A.L. Katz
also new interviews with some of the cast as well, Corey Feldman, Angie everhart, Erika eleniak
second unit director Steven Lovejoy & special effects artist Todd masters
there's also a new commentary track with writer/producer A.L. Katz
also a small promo featurette filmed back in 1996 when this filmed was made
plus photo Stills Gallery & original theatrical trailer
so if you're big fan of Bordello of blood it's worth the cash to buy the new blu-ray version, not the very old dvd version
5 stars for this blu-ray based on a new HD transfer & new special features
In the first movie, Billy Zane is excellent as a demon looking for a final key so that the demons can retake the universe. This is the story of his battle with the current Demon Knight, the protector of the key. Wonderfully crafted and dark.
The second movie, Bordello of Blood, is a more tongue-in-cheek T&A-fest and lacks the dark seriousness of the first. Lilith, the queen of all vampires, has been awakened. She can be controlled by a key (the one from the first movie). She has set up a bordello to lure victims to her hunger. Dennis Miller is his wise-cracking self as he portrays a down-and-out private investigator looking for a missing person.
It is nice not to have to flip the disk over or insert a new disk but there is no room for real extras (we do get the original trailers). Seeing the two films together really showcases the extreme difference between the two. The first is dark, well-written and well-acted. The second is gratuitous, crass and just not quite as good (although it is fun in its own way). Now they are together at a reasonable price.
First on the bill is DEMON KNIGHT (1995). On the surface, this one's a typical tale of good-versus-evil, with a noble agent of Heaven working to protect mankind from an evil Demon who, with the help of his minions, seeks to throw a veil of darkness over the universe and oppress mankind in the process. Trite, yes, but a good script, a talented cast (including Billy Zane as the wonderfully smarmy Demon), and high production values raise this one a notch or two above the average morality play. The weakest element of the film is the Crypt-Keeper wraparound, which has too much of the TV show's cheesy feel (though it does feature an uncredited cameo by John Larroquette, whom hardcore genre fans know to be the opening narrator for 1974's original TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE). The story proper was drawn from a script originally written independently of the TV series--which is probably why it rises head and shoulders above it--and many of its elements read like a homage to George Romero's classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) more than as an offspring of the series or the comics that inspired it.
The second feature is BORDELLO OF BLOOD (1996). Many fans and critics have panned this one as an bromidic and therefore unworthy follow-up to DEMON KNIGHT, and while it is true that many of the story elements are worn vampire-movie clichés, the film certainly delivers what having TALES FROM THE CRYPT in the title promises to genre fans.Read more ›
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Great special edition for unsung horror comedy classic from Scream FactoryPublished 20 days ago by Thomas Connors
While I LOVE the first Tales from the Crypt film, this one isn't so good. While it is still likable, it doesn't have the same feel as Demon Knight. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brian E
These tales from the crypt movies are killer a little dark humor and solid story that just makes it kill the moviePublished 1 month ago by Chris69
Bordello of Blood is a pretty bad movie and unfit to wear the Tales From The Crypt name. I don't know what they were thinking when they made this or who it would appeal to as a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adamo
I really liked this movie back in the day and still as of now. I was shocked in watching the behind the scenes documentary about the level of hate coming from the staff and also... Read morePublished 2 months ago by DK