Synopsis from Redemption:
Billed as "An Appalling Amalgam of Carnage and Carnality," Pete Walker's The Flesh and Blood Show is an homage to the blood-splattered, sex-smeared theatre known as the Grand Guignol. Still haunted by an especially tragic production of Othello, a seaside theatre reopens its doors as a groovy musical revue, only to have several of its performers fall victim to the deadly curse.
The disc is an HD release from the original 35mm negative. 1.78:1 1920 x 1080p. It's in both color and black and white which definitely keeps the eyes interested. Perhaps the most fantastic extras on the disc are two separate movie finales shot in both anaglyphic 3-D and stereoscopic (bring your own glasses). Comparing the 2-D version of the film's end with the novelty endings is a real treat and perhaps one of the best extras I've seen on a disc since the inception of this site. Of course, having a set of glasses show up with the release would have helped sell this disc as the key release of 2014, but it's still great. Can you imagine having Redemption or Walker branded glasses? Totally boss. Does the 3-D really add anything to the movie? Nope. But watching the anaglyphic version is trippy without the specs on. Of course there's an interview with Walker that will help set the stage for the movie. He's an interesting fella to be sure, and you can really get a feeling for the time in which he worked as well as his intentions for this aptly named feature. The disc also includes a trailer.
Redemption's decision to pursue the Pete Walker titles was a solid one in keeping with their previous releases including the Rollin collection, Bava and Franco releases. Walker fits in nicely. You can also check out our review of Frightmare coming soon.
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