Drive In Massarce Blu Ray Review

dim5A drive in is the place to watch sex, death and depravity. Well at least if not on the screen then in the cars parked in its warming glow. The problem here is that not only are the screens and cars filled with all manner of depravity but now they are filled with death. Dismembered heads, dead bodies sliced with a sword and the splatter of blood across leather. a recent kill spree brings the cops to the door to investigate. They turn over the usual suspects but find nothing and still the bodies pile up and the blood flows. Will they find the killer in time or be left with just more dead bodies…

dim3Cheap and kill thrill full murder flicks were all the rage at many points in the last 30 years of cinema history. This slice of slasher mayhem is actually not a bad little picture in regard to its form and film making standard. It shows that a cheap flick can have a talented and multi dimensional group crafting it behind the scenes and not out for a revenue jump. What I mean by this is that the film makers are not quick buck bandits, setting out to glue murder and sex together to make a quick buck in a dull and uninteresting way.  They are using low scale production techniques to film something that looks consistent and importantly, of a quality above its own limited production trappings.

dim2Stu Segall is well known for being a major name in the porn industry. He produced hardcore and sexploitation films in a time when they were at their zenith. This film plays along the bounds of the latter genre troupe but with the welcomed addition of the slasher body count. He uses the slashers devices to effect and allows for them to be solid enough to be of interest. The only issues I have in truth are the soundtrack but that is a common problem with low budget (Bar Carpenter) and the points where the fluid camera becomes static. I feel that occasional this lets everyone down. Sadly that is because it is a great piece of trash, low budget film making otherwise.

dim1The disc is packed with nice things. I liked the bonus cut of the film alot. It cuts out the flab that is around but keeps some very rewarding film form. Stu Segall is a fantastic film character and one that you will enjoy speaking in his interview. Kerswell is engaging and gives us a depth of slasher thought. The booklet inside is grand. All in all…buy this…

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New HD Transfer from 2 sources, graded at Pinewood Studios.
  • Bonus 61 Minute cut of the film.
  • Making the Massacre: Interview with Director Stu Segall
  • Murder at the Drive-In: Interview with Slasher Expert Justin Kerswell
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • 88 Films Trailer Reel
  • Reversible Sleeve featuring VHS artwork
  • Booklet featuring an interview John F. Goff
TECHNICAL SPECS
  • Region Code: B
  • Picture Format: HD 1080p 1.78:1
  • Audio Format: LPCM Mono
  • Language: English
  • Certification: 18
  • Running Time: 74 Mins Approx.

 

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