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directed by Ted Nicolaou
USA 1992

 

Director Ted Nicolaou's BAD CHANNELS for Charles Band's Full Moon Entertainment feels more like an extended music video for Blue Öyster Cult ("Don't Fear the Reaper") - a la Albert Pyun's VICIOUS LIPS for Band's Empire Pictures - than one of the studio's usual monster efforts. When Pahoota's AM radio station KDUL discovers that they can transmit nationwide at 666 MHz, station owner Vernon Locknut (Aaron Lustig, THE SHADOW) ditches the "All Polka" format in favor of hiring rock DJ Dan O'Dare (Paul Hipp, BAD LIEUTENANT), freshly fined by the FCC for the on-air broadcast of his sexual encounter with another radio talent. Stuck covering the fluff assignment is Cable World News reporter Lisa Cummings (Martha Quinn, DEAD HEAT) who finds her own citing and other local reports of a UFO more interesting and runs off with the sheriff (Victor Rogers, MEAN JOHNNY BARROWS) to investigate a report. The reports turn out to be true as an alien - designed by John Criswell (CREEPOZOIDS) - and his robot partner take over the station with DJ Dan and his engineer Corky (Michael Huddleston, JOHN CARPENTER'S VAMPIRES) huddling in the control booth as the alien beams hallucinatory images of a rock band (in extended musical numbers) to capture hot women. As DJ Dan tries to warn the public, the sheriff and the media believe it is all a publicity stunt (or a hostage situation) as the alien continues to collect more rockin' babes (including MERIDIAN's Charlie Spradling as diner waitress "Cookie").

Eric Cotenas

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Theatrical Release: 25 June 1992 (USA)

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DVD Comparison:

Full Moon - Region 0 - NTSC vs. 88 Films - Region 0 - PAL

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for all the Screen Caps!

(Full Moon - Region 0 - NTSC - LEFT vs. 88 Films - Region 0 - PAL - RIGHT)

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Distribution

Full Moon

Region 0 - NTSC

88 Films
Region 0 - PAL
Runtime 1:21:12 1:21:18
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.19 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.47 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

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

Bitrate:

 

Full Moon

 

Bitrate:

 

88 Films

 

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo

English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo

Subtitles none none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Full Moon

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• VideoZone making-of (4:3; 11:22)
• Website Info

• Only available in 'Full Moon Classics Volume One' with 'Arcade', ' Netherworld', 'Seedpeople', and
• 'Shadowzone'

DVD Release Date: 10 April 2007
Amaray

Chapters 7
 

Release Information:
Studio: 88 Films

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• VideoZone making-of (4:3; 11:24)
• Trailer (4:3; 1:39)
• 88 Films Trailer Park:
• 'The Corpse Grinders'
• 'Two Moon Junction'
• 'Blood Orgy of the She Devils'
• 'Hideous!'
• 'Girl in Gold Boots'
• 'Robot Wars'
• 'Dollman'
• 'Doll Squad'
• 'Castle Freak'
• 'Slice & Dice'

 

DVD Release Date: 17 March 2014
Amaray

Chapters

 

Comments

88 Films' dual-layer disc does what it can with a twenty-two year old NTSC video master, and the results are colorful and a little less sharper than Full Moon's interlaced single-layer presentation. The Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo tracks are comparable. Both releases include the film's VideoZone making-of segment while the UK disc features the film's original trailer as well as ten more trailers in the 88 Films Trailer Park section.

 - Eric Cotenas

 



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(Full Moon - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. 88 Films - Region 0 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 


(Full Moon - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. 88 Films - Region 0 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 


(Full Moon - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. 88 Films - Region 0 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 


(Full Moon - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. 88 Films - Region 0 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 


(Full Moon - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. 88 Films - Region 0 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 


(Full Moon - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. 88 Films - Region 0 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


 

Report Card:

 

Image:

Full Moon (only just)

Sound:

Draw

Extras: Draw
Menu: 88 Films

 
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Distribution

Full Moon

Region 0 - NTSC

88 Films
Region 0 - PAL

 




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