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A wave of pure VHS-era nostalgia – with all the associated benefits and drawbacks – awaits in this 1989 sequel to the 1984 B-movie, which was itself a solidly silly monster movie with a great cast (John Heard, Daniel Stern, Kim Greist et al) and charmingly lousy special effects.
This time, the inner city setting is gone in favour of a typical Midwest small town, and the Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers are about to run amok at the teenagers’ Halloween Dance. Not that the CHUDs spend any time underground this time around. As the flimsy franchise leans hard into farce, any semblance of the original film’s social satire is forgotten in favour of smart-ass quips and fish-out-of-water comedy.
- Rupert Harvey
If you’ve been keeping any eye on the BBFC website this news won’t come as that much of a surprise… However, Lionsgate UK have officially announced today the launch of the Vestron Collectors Series line of Blu-rays here in the UK! Yes, no longer will you have to fork over £30-40 to import the well-received Vestron Blus, instead you can get them right here in Blighty. The catch? It looks, at least from this announcement, that we won’t be getting All the Vestron titles – after all, there’s no Waxwork 2 included on the UK Blu.
From the press release:
Restored and remastered, this Unrated Version has never been on Blu-ray!
Grab a table at the Blood Diner—a cut above the rest! The Tutman Brothers run the most popular restaurant in town. Popular, that is, if you’re the county coroner! The “Head” chef has »
- Phil Wheat
There’s nothing I like better than getting hold of a movie that I’ve been searching over three decades for and adding it to my collection. At my age, there aren’t many vintage films left that I don’t own in one format or another, so when I heard that the 1976 cult classic Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw was getting a Blu-ray release, I was quite enthused. This movie has somehow always managed to elude me. It never seemed to play on any of my cable stations in the early 80s, we never had a copy of it at the video store I worked at in the mid-80s and I was still never able to find a copy of it anywhere throughout the 90s. To be honest, by the time the 21st century hit, I completely forgotten about this movie, so I was pretty »
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Title: C.H.U.D. II Bud the Chud Director: David Irving Writer: Ed Naha Cast: Brian Robbins, Bill Calvert, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Robert Vaughn, Gerrit Graham Two bumbling teenagers Steve (Brian Robbins, Head of the Class) and Kevin (Bill Calvert, Spider-Man) are punished by their science teacher and made to clean out his lab. They accidentally cause […]
4 items from 2017