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Masked Mutilator (1994, 2019) - Blu-ray Review

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Masked Mutilator - Blu-ray

You say want sex and violence?  Well, the Masked Mutilator has EXACTLY what you are looking for.  Just be respectful because this house parent will definitely kick your ass.

Twenty-five years in the making, Masked Mutilator has arrived on blu-ray!  Finally.  For years I have heard about this b-picture and its brutality.  From fingernails in the lemonade to the rest of Carl the Cook’s shenanigans, Masked Mutilator has all the wrestlers-turned-ninjas fun.  Burly men fighting, laugh out loud moments of high-kick hilarity, and plenty of boobs.  What more could you ask for?  Oh, you want horror?  Well, the fact that the film is also a slasher SHOULD keep your bloodlust in check, too. 

"Through its highs and lows, Masked Mutilator creates an unforgettable action flick where horror finds itself wearing cut-off shirts and backwards baseball hats"


And now it can finally be presented to the masses, showcasing F/X master Glenn Hetrick (from Syfy’s Face Off) talent for morbidity and tons of blood in HD!

Courtesy of InterVision Pictures, Masked Mutilator, directed by Jeff Beltzner, has a production history that could be more interesting than the movie itself.  Except it isn’t, other than originally being shot in 16mm, before the money for the production never turned up.  This film, clocking in at a zippy 75-minutes, is the real deal when it comes to horror and wrestling and, as it was originally filmed in 1994 (but not finished until this year), the story has some pretty cool bookends that actually work to bring the story to a modern day setting.

Starring James DeBello, Glenn Hetrick, Brick Bronsky, and Doug Yasinky, Masked Mutilator is the story of a failed wrestling star (who accidentally kills an opponent in the ring) turned group home homie who has to do everything in his power to protect a bunch of numbskulls and temptresses from a masked serial killer.  He might have wrestling as a skill, but this smooth mover also knows every single move in the book of karate kicks and spins.  Think Road House fights on acid and, yeah, you get the feeling of this B-grade flick. Masked Mutilator - Blu-ray

The kids he looks after in the group home are completely fucked up, too.  Their lawbreaking drama only adds to the hilarity of the slasher, too.  The fact that they are all plotting on one another, even as the killer stalks them from room to room, makes this slasher quite entertaining.  And the house parents aren’t much help either.  From arranging fights between the co-eds to keeping one lone teen in the “cell room”, Masked Mutilator throws all logic right out the window and, damn, if it doesn’t work to create an unforgettable low rent experience and now, thanks to this imprint of Severin Films, the film is available with plenty of special features to make all of us happy.

Through its highs and lows, Masked Mutilator creates an unforgettable action flick where horror finds itself wearing cut-off shirts and backwards baseball hats.  Overly dramatic and hilariously gonzo, the film winds up being a free-for-all of flailing num-chuks and puffed-up biceps as teenagers get undressed, beefed-up, and sliced into pieces before a killer must be dealt with.

Masked Mutilator is back in the ring!

4/5 beers

Masked Mutilator - Blu-ray

Blu-ray

Blu-ray Details:

Home Video Distributor: Intervision Picture Corp
Available on Blu-ray
- May 14, 2019
Screen Formats: 1.85:1
Subtitles
: English SDH
Audio:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
Discs: Blu-ray Disc; single disc
Region Encoding: Locked to Region A

InterVision presents Masked Mutilator on blu-ray with solid results.  Details are fine and shockingly crisp.  Colors pop and shadows are bold.  Nicely saturated, there are no dents in its shiny armor.  Overall this a strong Hi-Def transfer that should look even better on Blu-ray. This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital 2.0 mix. The audio is also in great shape as dialog is always clear, everything sounds balanced and robust when it needs too. Also the more ambient aspects of the soundtrack are well represented.

Supplements:

Commentary:

  • Included with the release is an audio commentary with the cast & crew.

Special Features:

So, we have the commentary with Dale Schneck, Tom Taylor, Paul Sutt, Steve Mittman and Jim "The Tank" Dorsey and then there is an interview with Tom Taylor, an interview with FX artist Paul Sutt, an interview with the writers and the producers, and some hilarious audition tapes.  Fans are going to love this release!

  • You See Me Sweatin’? - Interview with Actor Tom Taylor
  • Slice the Pretty Boy - Interview with Actor/FX Artist Paul Sutt
  • Scissors, Tape & Paste - Interview with Co-Writer/Co-Executive Producer Ed Polgardy
  • Don’t Believe That, Folks - Interview with Co-Writer/Executive Producer Dale Schneck
  • Audition Tapes
  • Mean” Gene Okerlund Interviews Tom Taylor

Blu-ray Rating:

  Movie 4/5 stars
  Video  3/5 stars
  Audio 3/5 stars
  Extras 4/5 stars

Overall Blu-ray Experience

3.5/5 stars

Masked Mutilator - Blu-ray

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
Runtime:
76 mins
Director
: Jeff Beltzner
Writer:
Ed Polgardy, Dale Schneck
Cast:
Christine Appino, Brick Bronsky, Chet Cole
Genre
: Horror
Tagline:

Memorable Movie Quote: "I don' t have to take your crap"
Distributor:
Intervision Picture Corp
Official Site:
Release Date:
May 14, 2019
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
May 14, 2019
Synopsis: n 1994, a production team in Eastern Pennsylvania brought together a group of local pro wrestlers and young actors to make a horror-action film. A quarter of a century later, the movie was finally finished: After accidentally killing an opponent in the ring, a professional wrestler takes a job at a group home for youth offenders. But when a psychopath wearing a wrestling mask begins butchering the teenage residents, their rehabilitation will become a no-holds-barred battle for survival.

Masked Mutilator - Blu-ray

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