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Directed by Jim Wynorski
USA 2022

 

A team of curvy celebrities head out on a quest to search for the Bigfoot, unaware another group of time travelling buxom women from the future are also looking for the elusive creature. Competitive hijinks ensues between the two teams, clashing with local hillbillies who are also hunting for the legendary beast. The rivals engage in silly, slapstick capers in order to catch Bigfoot, leading up to a hilarious finale busting with laughs!

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Digital Media Release: July 5th, 2022

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Review: Coldwater - Region FREE - Blu-ray

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Distribution Coldwater - Region FREE - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:17:43.742        
Video

1.78:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 24,745,806,550 bytes

Feature: 20,910,437,184 bytes

Video Bitrate: 29.87 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate Blu-ray:

Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio English 2171 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2171 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
LPCM Audio English 1536 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Commentary:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Subtitles English, None
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Coldwater

 

1.78:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 24,745,806,550 bytes

Feature: 20,910,437,184 bytes

Video Bitrate: 29.87 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

Commentary by director Jim Wynorski and cast
"Animal" Music Video (3:53)
Deleted Scenes "Becky Gets Dressed" (0:55)
Behind the Scenes (16:50)


Blu-ray Release Date: July 12th, 2022

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Chapters 9

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: Coldwater Blu-ray (July 2022): Coldwater have transferred Jim Wynorski's Bigfoot or Bust! to Blu-ray. DVDBeaver reaches a new low. In our defense; we have reviewed other Wynorski titles (see below), it is Summer and it does come out next week. Enough excuses - it was shot on modest HD and has the benefits (sharpness) and limitations (smeary in-motion) using that technical equipment. It is 1080P in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio although their are sequences in other ARs. It is almost exclusively shot outdoors and has a high bitrate on a single-layered disc. 

On their Blu-ray, Coldwater offer the choice of a DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround track or a linear PCM stereo track (both 16-bit) in the original English language. Bigfoot or Bust! is really majority dialogue with few demonstrative effects. The music is credited to Chuck Cirino who is also the cinematographer, editor and visual effects artist for the film. I'm sure you get the idea. He did do the score for Wynorski's Chopping Mall and Sorceress and over 80 other films. Coldwater offer optional English subtitles on their Region FREE Blu-ray.

The Coldwater Blu-ray offers a new commentary by Jim Wynorski and some cast. I only sampled it but it was honest and off-the-cuff detailing motivations behind making Bigfoot or Bust! and some amusing anecdotes as well as the production time - about 6 days if I recall. There is also an "Animal" Music Video, a minute of a deleted scene with Becky LeBeau getting dressed and a 1/4 hour of B-Roll behind the scenes footage.

Firstly we should dispel the rumor that Criterion were trying to obtain this title for their catalogue. They missed out bigly. We don't review a lot of Bigfoot movies, (Hammer's The Abominable Snowman may be the closest) but I do like the genre, now and again - notably the documentaries (special mention to Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie from 2008, on DVD only) - and we even have a section for them in our Creature Features Blu-ray webpage. Jim Wynorski's Bigfoot or Bust! is a boobsploitation comedy... with a guy in an ineffective Bigfoot costume infrequently running around mountain trails. It is quintessential guerrilla filmmaking with a micro budget, skeleton crews, and limited props. The filmmaker's intent was a lot of pretty girls, no nudity and a Bigfoot story. We have reviewed a few Jim Wynorski's films on DVD and Blu-ray; Chopping Mall with Barbara Crampton, Sorceress with Linda Blair, Not of This Earth (Traci Lords version,) his debut film The Lost Empire, as well as Gila!, and Piranhaconda. He has had association with Roger Corman and his first produced screenplay was Forbidden World. So he's a veteran of the exploitation genre. The gals here are a little past their due-date and it's not much of a Bigfoot film at all. The ultra-widescreen 3.35:1 sequence - homage to The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - was a cool and humorous touch. The niche market for this may be as small as the budget. The Coldwater Blu-ray has the film in 1080P, lossless audio, a commentary and other extras. Some will be disappointed while others embrace it. To each his own.

Gary Tooze

 


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