Society Bluray Movie Review

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Bluray + Dvd

Release Date: June 9, 2015

Released By: Arrow Video

Cast: Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Evan Richards

Run Time: 99 Minutes

Synopsis:

“Teenager Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) has always felt like the odd one out in his wealthy, upper-class Beverly Hills family. For some reason, he just doesn’t seem to fit in. But his sense of alienation takes a sinister turn when he hears an audio recording of his sister’s coming-out party, which seems to implicate his family and others in a bizarre, ritualistic orgy. And then there are the strange things he’s been seeing – glimpses of people with their bodies contorted impossibly out of shape… Is Bill going mad or is there something seriously amiss in his neighborhood?”

My Review:

Society is about a kid named Bill who pretty much has it all. His family is upper class, he lives in a nice big house, and he pretty much has “the” life. For some odd reason he’s always felt a big out of place with his family and surroundings. One day a friend (and sister’s ex boyfriend) pulls him aside and lets him hear a pretty disturbing recording of his sister and parents. Not being able to forget what he had heard, he is dead set on finding out what’s truly going on with everyone…and it’s a strange ride from their on out. This is one of those real cheesy 80’s-90’s horror flicks. It gets really crazy and over the top as the movie goes on. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to unsee some of those scenes. Unfortunately for me, I made the mistake of eating during the finale of the movie…and what a mistake it was. Now, I was never a big fan of the horror genre in the first place but I can see the fun in it all. ‘Society” has it’s funny moments, as well as it’s strange and disgusting ones. It wasn’t my kind of movie but I enjoyed it for what it was worth.  The Picture and Audio quality were fantastic. For a late 80’s movie, it looks like it was filmed recently (aside from the outfits and phrases). This is a beautiful Digipack set with tons of cool detailed artwork and extra’s. Overall, if you’re the type of person who enjoys old school horror movies, then this one is for you.

Special Features:

Newly remastered 2K digital transfer of the film, approved by director Brian Yuzna

High Definition Bluray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation

Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Brand new audio commentary by Yuzna

Governor of Society – a brand new interview with Yuzna

The Masters of the Hunt – a brand new featurette including interviews with stars Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Ben Meyerson and Tim Bartell

The Champion of the Shunt – new featurette with FX artists Screaming Mad George, David Grasso and Nick Benson

2014 Q&A with Yuzna, recorded at Celluloid Screams Festival

Brian Yuzna in conversation backstage at the Society world premiere

‘Persecution Mania’ – Screaming Mad George music video

Limited Edition Digipak packaging featuring newly-commissioned artwork by Nick Percival

Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Alan Jones, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

Society: Party Animal [Limited Edition Exclusive] – the official comic sequel to Society, reproduced in its entirety in a perfect-bound book

Overall Rating:

6 out of 10 Stars

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