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25 January 2021

Severin Films goes Grand Guignol with THEATRE BIZARRE (review)

Udo Keir introduces six GORE-iffic tales directed by six popular horror director.  In Richard Stanley's MOTHER OF TOADS, an anthropologist and his girlfriend encounter pagan superstition in the Pyrranees.  In Tom Savini's "Wet Dreams" a man's nightmares of jealousy and mutilation might be all too true.  In "Buddy Giovinazzo's I Love You" a paranoid man is pushed to his limits by his unfaithful wife.  Douglas Buck's "The Accident" sees death through the eyes of a child who witnesses a road accident.  In Karim Hussain's "Vision Stains" an author experiences the lives of her victims through the fluid in their eyballs.  Finally, in David Gregory's "Sweets" an ill-matched couple take the "joys of mastication" to gory extremes.

REVIEW LINK: Severin Films (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

THEATRE BIZARRE Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • 2011 audio commentary with director Jeremy Kasten and actor Udo Keir on "Theatre Guignol" wrap-arounds, director Richard Stanley, actress Victoria Maurette, and cinematographer Karim Hussain on "Mother of Toads", director Buddy Giovinazzo on "I Love You", director Tom Savini, producer Michael Ruggiero, and co-producer Robert Lucas on "Wet Dreams", director Karim Hussain, actress Kaniehtiio Horn and editor Douglas Buck on "Vision Stains", and director David Gregory on "Sweets"
  • 2020 audio commentary by "Theatre Guignol" wraparounds director Jeremy Kasten, title music composer Marcus Howell, choreographer Amanda Marquardt, special effects make-up artist Brian Kinney, associate producer Adam Neubauer, and actors Amelia Gotham, Jeremy Gladen, Liberty Larson, and Nicole Fabbri, "Mother of Toads" director Richard Stanley, "Wet Dreams" director Tom Savini, producer Michael Ruggiero, and co-producer Robert Lucas, "The Accident" director Douglas Buck, "Vision Stains" director Karim Hussein, "Sweets" director David Gregory, actress Lindsay Goranson, and hair and make-up artist Aubrie Davis
  • "Backstage: The Making of The Theatre Bizarre" 2020 documentary
  • French TV On-Set Report with director Richard Stanley
  • "Making of Vision Stains"
  • "Making of The Accident"
  • Shock Till You Drop "Choice Cuts" Interviews:
    • director Buddy Giovinazzo
    • director David Gregory
    • director Jeremy Kasten
  • "Boswell Scores" interview with composer Simon Boswell
  • Extended Cut of "The Mother of Toads"
  • 2 Theatrical Trailers

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