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Another Deadly Weekend or "Muck" [Blu-ray]

 

(Steve Wolsh, 2015)

 

 

Also on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay in North America:

    

Available on DVD in the UK:

 

Review by Gary Tooze

 

Production:

Theatrical: WithAnO Productions

Video:  Tiberius Film

 

Disc:

Region: 'B'-locked (as verified by the Oppo Blu-ray player)

Runtime: 1:39:59.975 

Disc Size: 23,646,500,184 bytes

Feature Size: 19,466,108,928 bytes

Video Bitrate: 21.00 Mbps

Chapters: 12

Case: Standard Blu-ray case

Release date: July 14th, 2016

 

Video:

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Resolution: 1080p / 23.976 fps

Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Audio:

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1675 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1675 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit)

DUB:

DTS-HD Master Audio German 1815 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1815 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit)
 

Subtitles:

German, none

 

Extras:

• Trailer for the film (1:24 - option of English or German)

6 other trailers

 

Bitrate:

 

 

Description: This throwback horror film just raised the hacked-up bar: Horror legend Kane Hodder and Playboy Playmate of the Year 2012, Jaclyn Swedberg star in this scary, sexy, indie shocker that joins a group of friends just as they emerge from the thick, murky darkness of the marshes tattered, bloody, and lucky to be alive. But they will soon find out that the lucky ones are already dead. MUCK is packed with old-school gore effects and brutal stunts, without any CGI or apologies. Lachlan Buchanan ("Pretty Little Liars") co-stars in writer/director Steve Wolsh's searing directorial debut that unfolds like a blood-stained love letter to horror fanatics everywhere!

 

 

The Film:

A group of friends emerge from the darkness, bloody and lucky to be alive. Having already lost two friends in the marsh, they break into an empty vacation house to take shelter. Whatever was in the marsh is still after them, but it’s not the only thing that wants them dead. Something much worse and more savage lays in wait. Trapped between two evils, they’re forced to fight, die, or go back the way they came… Starring Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), internet sensation Lauren Francesca and Playboy Playmate of the Year 2012 Jaclyn Swedberg, MUCK is an unspeakable horror that cannot be unseen.

Excerpt from Amazon.UK located HERE

A passel of albino musclemen is apparently on a killing spree, mercilessly hacking topless buxom luminaries like a former playmate of the year and two former Miss Cape Cod titleholders. The film sheds no light on how the "creepers" came to be, and their prey certainly couldn't care less.

Noah (Bryce Draper) seeks help. But on reaching civilization, he nonchalantly cleans up in a restroom and orders a couple of tequila shots before finally borrowing a cellphone. Inexplicably, he dials his cousin Troit (Lachlan Buchanan) instead of 911.

Excerpt from TheLATimes  located HERE

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

Another Deadly Weekend was shot in HD and comes to Blu-ray from Tiberius Film in Germany. This is cited as the 'un-rated' cut although I don't know if another exists. The HD is housed on a single-layered disc with a supportive bitrate. It was shot with the versatile Red Epic camera and the 1080P image show impressive detail and the low-lit visuals look strong. It's a a bit erratic in rapid motion sequences but no noise or artifacts are visible. This Blu-ray is in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and seems an acceptable replication of the original HD-shot production as far as we can guess.

 

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Audio :

We get an uncompressed DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround track (16-bit) - both in English or a German DUB - with a few instances of notable depth in weapon-toting and loud, distant, screams. The film score by Dan Marschak + Miles Senzaki is generic but augmented by, mostly aggressive, high-energy, music by Ghost Bike, Kill City, Kim Logan, Buzzmutt and others. The music can be very loud and inappropriate at times. There are optional German subtitles and my Oppo has identified it as being a region 'B'-locked.

 

 

Extras :

Trailers for the film (option of English or German) and 6 other films. The Anchor Bay has no extras at all.

 

 

BOTTOM LINE:
Another Deadly Weekend or "Muck" is an obvious hodge-podge of T+A with some gruesome horror scattered throughout. It doesn't sink to soft-core as there are no sexual relations in the flic. It has a non-linear timeline jumping around and occasionally repeating 'attack' scenes. It doesn't pretend to be anything more than it is and the ladies are exceptionally pretty (nay 'sexy') with some reasonably realized edits. It looks like they may be making a "Muck: Chapter 1" - perhaps explaining some of the details of "Another Deadly Weekend". The, virtually bare-bones, Blu-ray has limited value but an incredibly enticing cover. A dark, misty swamp, partially nude beauties, ugly acts of violence, no advanced plot. Your call. 

Gary Tooze

August 21st, 2017

 

Also on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay in North America:

    

Available on DVD in the UK:

 

About the Reviewer: Hello, fellow Beavers! I have been interested in film since I viewed a Chaplin festival on PBS when I was around 9 years old. I credit DVD with expanding my horizons to fill an almost ravenous desire to seek out new film experiences. I currently own approximately 9500 DVDs and have reviewed over 3500 myself. I appreciate my discussion Listserv for furthering my film education and inspiring me to continue running DVDBeaver. Plus a healthy thanks to those who donate and use our Amazon links.

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