There’s a strange tide coming in. Movies that are nearly completely devoid of plot and focus on max gore, max T and A and max splatter are making their way to Blu-ray, looking fantastic and providing movies new life. While I can’t say that I’ve seen Breeders in quite some time, I do remember the VHS, big box cover quite well and if that’s the last time you got to check it out, then you will be in for a total shock. This release looks pretty great in HD as provided in the Blu-ray released by Olive Films.
Let’s make no mistake about it. Breeders has a detective story that plays out in the background as if it were a screen for so much gore and so many naked beauties. It isn’t exactly a “deep” movie. What you see is what you get, but it certainly isn’t boring. Every scene seems to provide some level of perfect gratuitous imagery that is the stuff of adolescent fantasy. It’s literally a balancing act between gratuitous boobs and gratuitous violence in every other scene. You almost get the feeling like you’re watching a highlight reel. Breeders uses the complete runtime of the movie to stimulate libido and gore button.
The cover art for this releases preserves the traditional artwork though not the Wizard Video image you’ve come to adore. There’s a trailer included though no other extras. Given it’s cult status especially among the VHS collectors, some kind of art featurette would have been fitting. Wizard releases draw a crowd and the Wizard video fanatics are more likely to purchase if they feel the nostalgic connection to the packaging or a feature on the disc. While I would find it hard to believe that we could ever see a release look nearly as good as this transfer, you’ll have to live with the lack of extras.
This is a great pickup for fans of schlock gore and boob fests. In need of intellectual stimulation from your Horror movie? Probably best to sit this one out. All others… this is a pleasant vacation into a time when the budget was used for the things we love to see on screen.
The terrifying Breeders, written and directed by Tim Kincaid (Mutant Hunt) co-stars Frances Raines (Disconnected) and Natalie O’Connell (Bad Girls Dormitory).