Arrow video has made rather a meal of this release, it sports three discs spanning two versions of the movie as well as a truckload of extras. The extras are interesting and fun as is the movie itself but I wonder if it merits the effort. The flick was made during a time of rather heavy censorship here in the UK so it was a bit hard to get a copy on VHS, I actually came across it by accident in WH Smith of all places. Telling the story of a studio editor who is tasked with working with a whole franchise of slasher movies called "Loose Limbs" he rather rapidly goes insane by being exposed to too much gore and violence and therefore embarks on a gory and violent rampage....hmmm. Nice to see a well produced digital version (uncut too) of this flick, picture and sound are very decent but this one is more for collectors of Euro trash rather than serious horror buffs.
Fortunately there's no actual molesting in this film... or a beaver rape scene as is discussed within the film and on "AVGN's Monster Madness" review of the film.
But it sure is crazy. Basic outline: Ed is working for a film company and is promoted to the Splatter and Gore section to edit the "Loose Limbs" series of films for European release. Whilst making cuts of ludicrous, badly acted and violent scenes, he starts to loose his mind and descends into some sort of "cleansing" killing spree... the rest is history, and history worth watching.
It's no masterpiece, but it's massive fun, there are film references a-plenty, a couple of likable characters and (rather than a story), a good enough sequence of events within the same persons' timeline to keep you watching all topped off with a brilliant showdown that pretty much finished off in the style of one of the films he was editing in the first place.
You must have: A slightly darker sense of humor. A love of using obscure film quotes (there are plenty you will remember) and the willingness to admit you enjoyed it.
This film is class from the start due to its excellent dubbing and the start scene where a crazed editor blows his head off with a grenade, and all his boss has to say is 'You're fired!' But unfortunately this film gets boring until Ed gets evil.