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17 August 2011

Arrow Video goes to PIECES (review)

It's exactly what you think it is!  Arrow Video's new Region 0 PAL DVD celebrates another film that would never have gotten through uncut in the video nasty days.  Juan Piquer Simon's absurdly gory Spanish slasher - produced by SLAUGHTER HIGH and DON'T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS' Dick Randall and Steve Minasian - PIECES stars Christopher George  (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD) and Lynda Day George (MORTUARY) as cops investigating a series of chainsaw dismemberments at a Boston college.  Edmund Purdom (THE FIFTH CORD), Frank Brana (RETURN OF THE EVIL DEAD) and Jack Taylor (GRAVEYARD OF HORROR) co-star.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD vs Grindhouse Releasing (USA) Region 0 NTSC DVD at DVDBeaver

PIECES DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.66:1 widescreen transfer
  • English and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Introduction by actor Jack Taylor
  • Audio Commentary by Fangoria Magazine's Tony Timpone
  • Interview with Jack Taylor
  • Deconstructing PIECES featuring Fangoria's Michael Gingold, filmmaker Howard Berger, producer Scott Spiegel, and horror Santos J. Ellin
  • Liner Notes booklet by Stephen Thrower
  • Reversible Cover
  • Double-sided Fold-out Poster

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