The Mutilator Blu-ray Review

Ed Jr likes to clean dads rifles. m1He likes to clean them on his birthday and not tell anyone. Not even his mother who is in the other room. Also dad likes to keep his guns loaded just in case the commie agents come for him. You now can guess that Ed Jr is a little clumsy and sends a round through the wall and into mummys chest. Dad comes home and then goes bananas. 15 years later and Ed Jr and dad arent talking much but his dad tells sonny to come to the beach house for a vacation…and bring some friends along…

m4Wow…The thing with horror films of this nature were and are that they had to have a series of cause and effect spirals leading to an ultimate end. The cause and effect were often one person / group do something to another person and that other person or related others set about revenging in the future. So Ed Jr shots mum and then 15 years later dad hacks up the friends. The problem is that if you have seen good slashers and even mediocre slashers, you know the regime. You also know that the real reason for watching is the dispatch sequences. These are superbly executed, well produced and edited for pace. This film is also of interest to the fan of censorship and seeing what we often could not. The original version (this is uncut) missed this little gem…deleted shots of a fish hook being forced between the legs of a girl and emerging from her stomach.That is about the sum of the shocks…Sadly the acting, direction and tension or build up scenes lack finesse and make it a little weak in the complete deal.

m2The 2k restoration looks great and sounds tight as well on the Blu with the DVD still looking good. The commentary is ok but adds nothing of note except for Buddy having a great time with his star. The doc is good however and might inspire film makers else where.¬†Michael Minard score discussion is very worth while and so is the screenplay components, as they can open doors to film as a form and slasher as a genre…


  • Brand new 2K restoration of the unrated version from original vault materials
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono 1.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Introduction to the film with writer-director Buddy Cooper and assistant special make-up effects artist/assistant editor Edmund Ferrell
  • Audio Commentary with Cooper, Ferrell, co-director John Douglass and star Matt Mitler
  • Audio Commentary with Buddy Cooper and star Ruth Martinez Tutterow
  • Fall Breakers: The Story of The Mutilator brand new feature-length documentary on the making of the splatter classic featuring interviews with Cooper, Douglass, Ferrell, Mitler, actors Bill Hitchcock, Jack Chatham and more
  • Mutilator Memories special make-up effects artist Mark Shostrom looks back at one of his earliest projects
  • Tunes for the Dunes composer Michael Minard reveals how The Mutilator s unique score was created
  • Behind-the-Scenes Reel
  • Screen Tests
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Fall Break Theme Song (Original and Instrumental Versions)
  • Opening Sequence Storyboards
  • Motion Stills Gallery
  • Original Fall Break Screenplay (BD/DVD-ROM content)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two original artworks


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