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Deadly Spawn [Blu-ray] [2011] [US Import]

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While lacking coin to explore monster attacks in detail, the production serves up a healthy portion of screen violence, with convincing puppetry assisting in the fantasy. Blessed in life with extraordinary killing skills, Simmons is even more deadly with the backing of his new master and the changling powers he has at his disposal. Your enjoyment of the flick will likely depend on how accepting you are of the director’s particular brand of humor, but this is a deeply weird story that only gets better with age. The Dead and the Deadly comes to home video, via Eureka Entertainment, for the first time ever in the UK from a brand new 2K restoration!

Directed by Wu Ma (one of Hong Kong cinema’s most beloved multi-hyphenates; writing, directing, producing, and acting in a career spanning over 50 years) in perhaps his best directorial effort, and also starring Sammo Hung – The Dead and the Deadly is a must-see for both horror and action fans. The movie was a major hit with audiences and critics alike and opened up the floodgates for aliens to be monsters again. At its most ubiquitous of definitions, the creature feature is simply a horror movie in which a monster plays a prominent role; the term says it all. When the treasure is instead bequeathed to Ma’s unborn son, his co-conspirators kill him (for real this time). Yet 10 years later we still don't have it, despite that it was supposedly finished years ago, and it shows no signs of being any closer to a release.Has appeared on PBS series' Monstrum, served on the SXSW Midnighter shorts jury, and moderated horror panels for WonderCon and SeriesFest. Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. While I've never seen "The Deadly Spawn" before, I can't imagine this Blu-ray accurately represents the feature as it was originally exhibited.

The only options are an ancient DVD, an upscaled blu-ray with heavy DNR, or a German upscaled blu-ray with less DNR.As the other camper rifles through his tent, the creature hunts him down too and before he can even react, the blood is all over the place.

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