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Directed by David DeCoteau
USA 1988-89

 

When people think of VHS-era SCREAM QUEENS three names come to mind: Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer and Brinke Stevens - the threesome of fear that sliced and seduced a generation of gorehounds and whose greatest hits can finally be seen in HD from the schlock-lovers at 88 Films!

In this charming and chilling collection, addicts of excessive violence, gratuitous nudity and breathtaking bloodshed can rock out to the likes of DEADLY EMBRACE (1989) which highlights AIRWOLF's main man Jan Michael Vincent as a hunky Beverly Hills husband with babes to spare. However, before long he is being stalked by a heartbroken high heeled pin-up and the result is both creepy and creatively nasty!

Also included in this behemoth of a boxed set is NIGHTMARE SISTERS (1988), in which our frisky Scream Queen threesome are in fine form once again. This time around, they mutate into monstrous but male-hunting mutants in this low budget wonder that features ample flayed flesh and an equal enthusiasm towards sublime set-pieces of splatter movie madness!

Finally comes MURDER WEAPON (1989) - a hard to forget frightener that also offers a number of laugh-out-loud moments of pre-SCREAM comedy-laceration, not to mention some truly demented scenes of slice 'em up insanity that may well leave a few viewers with their jaws on the floor. In the style of NAIL Gun MASSACRE (1985) this scantly-funded and darkly comic marathon of macabre ideas is finally restored for its 88 Films debut!

Directed by the legendary Z-movie expert David DeCoteau and with each nostalgic pot-boiler packed with an enthusiastic fondness. 88 Films is proud to introduce our finest compendium of carnage yet, a Scream Queen celebration that is dying to be experienced!

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Review: 88 Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray

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Distribution 88 Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray
Distribution 88 Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:21:56.703          1:23:57.282 1:21:14.786
Video

Disc One - Nightmare Sisters:

1.85:1 1080P Sing.-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 19,990,904,244 bytes

Feature: 19,850,720,640 bytes

Video Bitrate: 28.95 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Disc Two - Deadly Embrace:

1.85:1 1080P Dual.-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 43,771,059,441 bytes

Feature: 22,195,211,136 bytes

Video Bitrate: 32.42 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Disc Two - Murder Weapon:

1.85:1 1080P Dual.-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 43,771,059,441 bytes

Feature: 21,427,332,480 bytes

Video Bitrate: 32.32 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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

Bitrate Nightmare Sisters Blu-ray:

Bitrate Deadly Embrace Blu-ray:

Bitrate Murder Weapon Blu-ray:

Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1710 kbps 1.0 / 96 kHz / 1710 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit)

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1070 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1070 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit) DTS-HD Master Audio English 1092 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1092 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit)
Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio:
88 Films

 

Edition Details:

Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
Artwork by Graham Humphreys


Blu-ray Release Date:
November 26th, 2018
Standard Blu-ray Case inside cardboard sleeve

Chapters 12 / 12 / 12

 

 

Comments:

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

This is a bare-bones package of the 3 films (on two Blu-rays) that have already come to Region FREE Vinegar Syndrome Blu-rays; Nightmare Sisters is reviewed HERE, and Murder Weapon and Deadly Embrace as a two-pack HERE.

 

We've compared the image quality and they are, essentially, the same. Technically almost duplicates and only some minor difference in colors representation and pixel positioning. 

Audio is the same as well - DTS-HD Master mono track at 24-bits. There are optional English subtitles on this Region 'B'
Blu-ray.

We lose the commentaries and other extras available on the Vinegar Syndrome releases but this is reflected in the price - and you get all three films on two
Blu-rays .

To quote myself from the Vinegar Syndrome reviews:
 

"Nightmare Sisters basically only holds value as a nostalgic artefact of 80's exploitation cinema. And from that standpoint it is kinda cute. The title doesn't reflect what many might hope for in the body of the film. The production qualities aren't Grindhouse-level poor, or as inventive, and there is a bona-fide storyline. I think those into this sub-genre will certainly enjoy the silliness, cheesecake ('fake-breast' variety) and hammy acting."


"These are obviously direct-to-video type productions. Both are unabashedly exploitive. Recognizable Jan-Michael Vincent and Jack Carter are in Deadly Embrace for a little more than a cup of coffee. Ditto - and even less - for Lyle Waggoner in Murder Weapon. Linnea Quigley is prancing around in both - and Michelle Bauer shows her body - albeit briefly."

 

Bottom line is that less-enthusiastic fans should nab this 88 Films triple-feature package but the purists will want the loaded Vinegar Syndromes HERE and HERE.

Gary Tooze


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Nightmare Sisters

 

1) Vinegar Syndrome - Region FREE' - Blu-ray TOP

2) 88 Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 


1) Vinegar Syndrome - Region FREE' - Blu-ray TOP

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Murder Weapon

 

1) Vinegar Syndrome - Region FREE' - Blu-ray TOP

2) 88 Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


1) Vinegar Syndrome - Region FREE' - Blu-ray TOP

2) 88 Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


1) Vinegar Syndrome - Region FREE' - Blu-ray TOP

2) 88 Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


1) Vinegar Syndrome - Region FREE' - Blu-ray TOP

2) 88 Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


Deadly Embrace

 

1) Vinegar Syndrome - Region FREE' - Blu-ray TOP

2) 88 Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


1) Vinegar Syndrome - Region FREE' - Blu-ray TOP

2) 88 Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


  

 

Box Cover

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This is not the same as Mill Creek's Blu-ray of Queens of Scream - Triple Feature with Vacancy (2007), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and When A Stranger Calls (2006):

Distribution 88 Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray


 


 

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