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Psycho Goreman Blu-ray Review

“Psycho Goreman” tries too hard.

On the planet Gigax a nameless evil one commits unspeakable atrocities until he is imprisoned on Earth by the Templars. Two siblings (Mimi and Luke) unearth this evil, but Mimi soon learns she can control him with a special gem. While this destructive being is at the mercy of two kids, the Templars learn that the alien (who the kids dub Psycho Goreman) is back and must be stopped at all costs.

Written and directed by Steven Kostanski, “Psycho Goreman” (AKA “PG: Psycho Goreman”) is yet another retro tongue-in-cheek indie horror B-Movie from the filmmaker who has helmed titles such as “Manborg” and “Leprechaun Returns.” Like his past work,‘Goreman’ will undoubtedly have its fans who could very well turn it into a cult favorite, but, to me, this kidventure horror film tries too hard to be funny and doesn’t quite do enough with the promising concept (unless you like seeing dumb things like Crazy Ball). The main problem stems from the fact that I never cared about this dysfunctional family comprised of the incredibly obnoxious Mimi, Luke, Susan and Greg. While the exploration of unspoken issues among them (such as bullying and marital rifts) was slightly interesting, they are presented in such an unfunny cartoony fashion. Even the titular character becomes tedious as there’s only so much bloody cartoony mayhem one can really see. 

The one thing PG has going for it is the visuals. I’m always happy to see movies with practical effects, handmade costumes, and even miniatures as it’s so uncommon these days and PG has it in spades. Yes, there’s CGI, but it’s not emphasized here.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.35:1 1080p. How does it look? This indie has a sharp hi-def transfer.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? The 5.1 track will satisfy fans of the film.

Extras:
* RLJE Films trailers
* “Psycho Goreman “merch” booklet
* Behind the scenes and concept art galleries.
* “The Music Of PG” featurette.
* Extras on fight choreography, a fight pre-viz, a look at the filming of the Paladin fight, and the PG vs. Pandora fight.
* Digital trading cards
* “Inside The Creature Shop”- A behind the scenes look at the practical creations being made.
* “Miniature Magic”- A look at the impressive miniature work.
* Separate interviews with the cast, actor Adam Brooks, director Steven Kostanski, and Kortex (the alien).
* Commentary by director Steve Kostanski
 

March 10, 2021 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , ,

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