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Revenge of the Spacemen - Blu-ray

Using oversized Invasion of the Saucer Men Halloween masks and silver sweat suits for the look of its alien invaders, Revenge of the Spacemen is a cheaply-made homage to 1950s rock and schlock that plays for solely laughs.  The film is cheesy, occasionally funny, and stock-full of characters (too many of them) that most small towns in middle America will definitely redneckognize.

But none of that makes Troma Team’s handling of director Jay P. SummersRevenge of the Spacemen a necessary watch . . . which is unfortunate.  I am a self-confessed sucker for really BAD films.  I love the irony of it all: the horrible acting, the shoddy production designs, the choppy editing. All of it makes for a popcorn munching good time out at the movies.

"Largely unfocused and goofy as hell, Revenge of the Spacemen is cursed with way too many characters and a script, penned by Conor Duffy, that is wildly unfocused"


Every once in a while, though, a shit film is exactly that: a shit film.  Nothing more.  And in this shit film we have an army of alien invaders that simply want to give the humans in this small Ohio town anal probes.  It is an even that renders the victims of these probes with constant gas, a green-tone to their skins, and a whole mess of facial problems, including really bad puss-filled pimples.

Starring George Tutie, Logan Fry, Kathie Dice, Kayla McDonald, Benny Benzino, Rob Motoc, Janet Jay, Brianna Harding, and Pakob Jarernpone, the film starts subtly as three friends gather to talk about beer, bros, and boobs.  The scene plays out hilariously enough, and with pretty good acting, until the strangest thing happens.  Appearing overhead, a flying saucer suddenly spins into view.

 

One of them spots the UFO and – convinced that what he saw was real – spends the rest of the movie chasing down the aliens that have landed and trying to convince everyone else that they are here.  Before long, their appearance is believed as lots of rural folks are getting anally probed and “slimed” with some really green, radioactive goo.  Hell, even a horse gets slapped with this shit. 

Largely unfocused and goofy as hell, Revenge of the Spacemen is cursed with way too many characters and a script, penned by Conor Duffy, that is wildly unfocused.  This is a horror/comedy that attempts to cross the great divide between hillbillies and college students as the two groups, including the police, must come together in order to put a stop to all the anal probing. Revenge of the Spacemen - Blu-ray

But it leaves too much to be desired as farce and fails at being witty thanks to the over-the-top performances from the supporting cast members and an over reliance on fart jokes that just fall splat, splat, splat around you.  Sure, you will laugh a couple of times, just don’t expect anything but a Z-grade flick with butt probings on the mind. 

I really wanted to like Revenge of the Spacemen.  I did bot; however, see anything that I can recommend and still claim to have friends left.  The film, as disappointing as it is, is now on blu-ray thanks to Troma.

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Revenge of the Spacemen - Blu-ray

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Runtime:
75 mins
Director
: Jay Summers
Writer:
Conor Duffy
Cast:
Beth Albrecht, Danny Bass, Benny Benzino
Genre
: Horror | COmedy | Sci-fi
Tagline:

Memorable Movie Quote: "We've all felt the tension, but some doors are exit only."
Theatrical Distributor:

Official Site: http://www.revengeofthespacemen.com/Trailer.html
Release Date:
October 4, 2014
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
February 19, 2019
Synopsis: Revenge of the Spacemen descends onto earth in a flying saucer, to the disbelief of a few witnesses that spot the outer-space craft. Unable to convince other backwater locals that what they saw was more than an intoxicated hallucination, the witnesses embark on a mission to find proof of the extraterrestrial invasion. When the gang turns up a couple of missing backwater cretins who recount their tales of anal-probed alien abduction (compounded with a seriously out of this world case of gas), townspeople finally start to BELIEVE. The noxious gases go from unbelievable to unbearable, and it takes a boozy backyard standoff to eradicate the extraterrestrial BDSM terror!

 

Revenge of the Spacemen - Blu-ray

Blu-ray

Blu-ray Details:

Home Video Distributor: Troma
Available on Blu-ray
- February 19, 2019
Screen Formats: 1.85:1
Subtitles
: English SDH
Audio:
English: Dolby Digital
Discs: Blu-ray Disc; single disc
Region Encoding: Locked to Region A

Presented on blu-ray by Troma, the full screen image is as pretty shitty as you can imagine.  Colors are never bright.  The contrast is never clear and the picture is one big ball of fuzzed out pixels.  Nothing is crisp and the black levels bleed like the fake blood flicked at the screen in all the death scenes.  The sound is presented in an effective Dolby Digital soundtrack. 

Supplements:

Commentary:

  • While highly recommended, it is sad that there are no commentaries for the film.

Special Features:

Troma provides buyers of the film a few bonuses.

  • An Introduction by Lloyd Kaufman
  • Original Traile.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Troma's Coming Distractions

 

Revenge of the Spacemen - Blu-ray

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