Saturday, December 28, 2013

HELL BABY (Blu-ray)

I had a chance to enjoy two movies this year from form The State personal, Bad Milo and Hell Baby. Of the two films about very strange little guys I can say that each had it's own merit though Bad Milo did seems to pull the laughs out of me somewhat easier, less apologetically and more organically. Hell Baby on the other hand is a completely bonkers, goof ball flick with various stereotypes pushed straight to the edge and funnier for it. 

Today I want to talk about the Blu-ray disc. To read my full review of the movie proper please go HERE.

"It's a nice date movie on the couch, and a good Halloween flick for those people who can't handle the serious scares (pussy marauders). Also recommended strongly for expecting mothers who can't handle some of the more serious pregnancy horror films. I tried to get my wife to watch It's Alive and Rosemary's Baby when she was expecting and she outright refused. This might have changed her mind (we stayed away from Inside)". - my general opinion. 

Synopsis from Millennium:

Jack (Rob Corddry) and Vanessa (Leslie Bibb) are an expectant couple that moves into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans -- a house with a deadly demonic curse. Things soon spiral out of control for Jack and Vanessa, as well as their-not-so-helpful neighbor F'Resnel (Keegan-Michael Key), Vanessa's friendly psychiatrist (Michael Ian Black), Vanessa's Wiccan sister Marjorie (Riki Lindhome) and the detectives assigned to look into the rising body count (Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer). Only the Vatican's elite exorcism team (Garant and Lennon) san save them -- or can they?

So the Devil's got a baby mama (or so the tagline says), and we've got an unrated Blu-ray disc. Hell Baby has enough craziness to warrant an unrated cut though it isn't abundantly obvious what has been added. The extras included a Deleted Scene and Gag reel that may add to your enjoyment of the picture, but the main story of Hell Baby on Blu-ray is that it looks pretty damn good. You're looking at a Hi-def version of aa movie that is made by a group of filmmakers who knows how to make comedy that is quality. There are 40 minutes of additional footage in all (gag reel and deleted scenes). 

My only gripe? There was a brilliant poster for this movie that has completely gone to waste with on the Blu-ray release. Instead we get an attempt to make the jump from horror movie crowd to wider audience with the most acceptable "faces' cover. At least provide a reversible cover when you do something this pop.

You can order Hell Baby now. It's great for a lighthearted look into pregnancy horror that doesn't completely make you want to rip your own unborn child from the womb and bath it in tubs of holy water. Not a scary picture, but it's also not Haunted House. It tries to be smarter than that and even used a number 2 pencil on the Scantron. 

Available December 31.

-Doc Terror

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