Contamination Bluray Movie Review


Bluray + Dvd

Release Date: July 7, 2015

Released By: Arrow Video

Cast: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé

Run Time: 95 Minutes


“A cargo ship drifts up the Hudson River. Its crew: all dead, their bodies horribly mutilated, turned inside out by an unknown force. Its freight: boxes upon boxes of glowing, pulsating green eggs. It soon becomes clear that these eggs are not of this planet, and someone intends to cultivate them here on Earth. But who? And to what end?”

My Review:

What can I say about Contamination?…What an amazingly cheesy movie! I had never seen it before, so I didn’t know what I was getting into before hand. haha The story starts off with boat full of big green glowing eggs, washing up on the Hudson River in New York. The crew that was on board are all dead from an unknown cause. This strikes up an investigation which leads to the discovery of an alien life force which brainwashes and controls people. The alien lays these big eggs, and when people touch some of it’s glowing ooze…they explode and melt. The main characters, and their lines, are so cheesy that you can’t help but laugh and have a good time throughout this whole movie. It’s really comical to see some of the overreactions, and exaggerated characters. The Picture Quality is as good as you’re going to get from a movie made in 1980. Sometimes a little of the grain being left in, adds to the overall feel and effect. The Audio Quality is also pretty good but has some choppy moments here and there. It’s not too noticeable but it’s there. This set is jam packed with some really cool special features which makes it even better. Overall, I honestly has a really fun time watching this movie. It wasn’t anything amazing or breathtaking but it has a really cool old school feel to it, and it’s packed with so many corny lines. If you’re into these types of over the top Horror movies where you really don’t have to think about what’s going on, I definitely recommend picking it up. I think you’ll enjoy yourself with this one.

Special Features:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation

Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Feature Commentary by filmmaker, Fangoria editor and Contamination super-fan Chris Alexander

Luigi Cozzi on the Creation of Contamination – an archive documentary hosted by the director and including behind-the-scenes footage

2014 Q&A with Cozzi and star Ian McCulloch

Sound of the Cyclops: Goblin’s Maurizio Guarini on the music of Contamination – the Goblin keyboardist discusses Contamination’s dark, progressive rock score and a lifetime of making music for Italian terror

Imitation Is The Sincerest Form of Flattery – A critical analysis of the Italian “Mockbusters” trend of filmmaking which sought to capitalize on the success of Hollywood blockbusters

Theatrical Trailer

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Chris Alexander, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

Overall Rating:

6.5 out of 10 Stars

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