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Amazing presentation of a one-off,
This review is from: Forbidden Zone (Arrow Video) Limited Edition [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
This film is not for everyone, but if you are interested in a film that could fairly be described as Eraserhead's dorky younger brother, who loves old black and white cartoons, then you should definetely pick this up. I got it for £14.99 from Arrow films' website direct (no shipping charge) but even at the price Amazon are charging (£17 at time of writing) it's a bargain.
Includes the usual poster and booklet (and what a lovely set they are this time), 4 covers as per usual, but an excellent disc. Both the black and white and colourised versions are here in 1080p (and both look FANTASTIC), along with original mono and a new (and excellent) 5.1 mix. Audio commentery, interview, trailer, scenes from The Hercules Family (a 16mm prototype by the same cast/crew), a retrospective and an Oingo Boing music video ("Private Life" from the Nothing to Fear record), which is here I suppose because Richard Elfman directed that too? Otherwise, there's no specific reason for that song by Boingo to be here.
The film itself is fabulous fun with a real cult cast, great sound effects and surrealistic (but, to be fair, low-budget) production values, amazing score (one of Danny Elfman's best, even if it is almost 100% rock based this time). It's anarchic but in a friendlier way than a Repo Man, Eraserhead et cetera (classics both). The only things I can compare it to in it's contemporary would be Screamplay and Eraserhead...
Definetely a great package from Arrow.