Friday, August 19, 2011

Devil Dog From Detroit

Dude, lay off of Detroit already.
Those people are living in Mad Max times...

 
WTF Films' Kevin Pyrtle wrote a lovely REVIEW for this schlocky bit of made-for-TV fun that's equal parts The Omen and Benji. It's weird, right? We can't buy a "legitimate" horror masterpiece like Rosemary's Baby on Blu-ray, but we can get the cheap knock-off version that stars a German Sheppard in a wig. What a glorious age we live in.

Anyway, color me shocked: It's a Media Blasters transfer and, based on Kevin's caps, it looks AMAZING. As friends of the Kentai blog know, Media Blasters has been delivering nothing but fuckshit piled on top of crapsnacks for a while now, so for this - a goddamn TV movie from 1978! - to be a potential reference transfer is just mind boggling. In a good way, mind you.

Keep it up, Media Blasters. Seriously, I don't want a reason to hate your guts, I just want your transfers to look good. This? This looks damned good. In a painful twist of irony you've managed to rock the hell out of a title I could honestly care less about, at least you're showing us that the potential is there.

3 comments:

Kevin P. said...

Thanks for the link, and shocked is certainly the word. Nothing I've seen from the company could have prepared me for an HD presentation that was legitimately good. They even made their release date! I suddenly have some hope for MB, at least where their domestic properties are concerned. Bring on THE BEING and THE DARK, I say!

Of course my excitement for this one is tempered considerably by the fact that my copy of BURIAL GROUND arrived today. I'll be holding onto it if only for the improvements in color (the transfer no longer looks like it was soaked in orange sherbet) and the 9 minutes of outtakes, but it's TREMENDOUSLY noisy for the most part. It still doesn't have that dupey / smeary look that ZOMBI HOLOCAUST had, so at least there's that...

Kevin P. said...

And again I feel like an idiot - I think I confused the BURIAL GROUND transfers on the old Japan Shock and Media Blasters DVDs (I've owned and watched both). The difference in color isn't so great between the MB HD and DVD, as your screen grabs bear out. I'll shut up now and get back to my article on the subject, lest I say anything else stupid.

Tommy said...

Man...high def transfers are just so unpredictable. you just never know what you're gonna get.

And yes...THE BEING on blu ray would make all of our lives complete. bring it on!