After the brilliant Basket Case and Blood Trilogy discs, would Something Weird video keep up their high standard of schlock output in HD?
Yes! By definition (two films and not three), this one isn't as great value as their first Herschell Gordon Lewis collection, and neither of these films is a patch on Basket Case, but it's still got two fine, fine early splatter films (Wizard of Gore is my favourite, but Gore Gore Girls aka. Blood Orgy is excellent too), presented in lovely widescreen HD, with the original hissy mono these films deserve!
The downside is that this disc is, absolutely, resolutely, Region A locked. Officially, so were the Basket Case and Blood Trilogy discs, but that could be circumvented by pushing the TOP MENU button at the page that said "THIS DISC WILL NOT PLAY IN YOUR REGION". Here? No dice, Chicago. Make sure you can play Region A discs. For the record, I have a nice "Toshiba BDX3200 3D Blu-Ray Player with BD Live" that plays anything with a little firmware update, available for free online. I got it off amazon for £70, not bad really :)
Wizard of Gore is probably HG Lewis's weirdest film outside of Something Weird and very entertaining it is too. For some reason it's my favourite. Gore Gore Girls (presented here as BLOOD ORGY) is genuinely funny in addition to being gory as you'd expect. The script is actually as funny as the production values, for once!