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Uninvited (1988) - Blu-ray Review

This is why you don’t bring cats anywhere.  Fuckin’ cats, man.  The hissing; the clawing; the weird mutant living inside of them.  Uninvited, for those who can take your bad guys being George Kennedy, Alex Cord, and Clu Gulager, is a literal handbook in all the reasons why those fine felines ought to stay home and never once set foot aboard a boat of ANY size. 

"for the right audience, there is a hell of a lot of fun to be had with this movie"


 

For many a young person, Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale can be a wild time.  From the women to the booze, what’s a teenage boy to do with all his hormones when he sees the two piece bikinis floating in the water he wades through?  Well, after a friendly-looking cat escapes an experimental lab, the poor boy should probably not be petting just any free-spirited pussy he can sees. 

Blissfully B-movie minded, Uninvited hilariously loses all sense of itself early on.  It's hard to take its lines of dialogue seriously.  You shouldn't.  Go with it and LAUGH.  Because an experimental team of lab scientists have lost their special brand of Hello Kitty and they want the poor beast back in its cage.  They are out on the prowl, looking for something that should not be loose: a blazing ball of yellow fur.

The cat at the center of their work is gone and no one wants to be responsible for what damage it might inflict on the people who come in contact with it.  You see, the poor cat is infected with some ravaging mutant creature inside it and, thanks to its new host, the four-legged fuzzball can transform from raging fur monster to normal cat with a flick of its tail.

MEOW.

So when Spring Breaker babes Shari Shattuck and Clare Carey are offered to hitch a ride on a gangster’s yacht (Cord), how can they turn it down?  Along the way to the dock, though, they have a brief run-in with the cantankerous cat and now, because they have no idea of the hazard they are courting, they scoop it up and bring it on board with them.  At sea, it turns out, no one can hear you scream.Uninvited (1988) - Blu-ray Review

And, of course, the cat attacks time and time again and, of course, it is damn hysterical.  If you are tired of cats being thrown out of nowhere or simply dropped from the ceiling and landing at your feet in a horror movie, then this isn’t the hair-raising b-grade flick for you.  The cat trope is pouncing throughout this feline flouncing film and it is in fine form, cracking us up every single time it tries to be “clever” in its shenanigans. 

And, for the right audience, there is a hell of a lot of fun to be had with this movie.  Goofy as shit, incredibly funny, and, with Gulager stealing the show time and time again, writer/director Greydon Clark ham-fists his way through yet another bad and memorable picture. 

Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative, Uninvited, in a region A Blu-ray/DVD combo,  is now available from Vinegar Syndrome.  This Caribbean cruise just got CAT-astrophic.

4 beers

Uninvited (1988) - Blu-ray Review

MPAA Rating: R.
Runtime:
90 mins
Director
: Greydon Clark
Writer:
Greydon Clark
Cast:
George Kennedy, Alex Cord, Clu Gulager
Genre
: Horror
Tagline:
They paid for a holiday of a lifetime... with their lives.
Memorable Movie Quote: "This is a hundred, maybe even a thousand times... normally for fresh blood."
Theatrical Distributor:

Official Site:
Release Date:

DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
October 11, 2016
Synopsis: At a secluded biochemical lab, which runs cruel tests on animals, a seemingly innocent looking cat has just escaped, but beneath its furry exterior, a terrifying monster has been seeded, emerging to brutally maim and kill anyone it finds threatening. Discovered by a group of teenage spring breakers and brought aboard a luxury yacht bound for the Cayman Islands, the cuddly fluff ball quickly begins gnawing away at the ship’s guests and crew. But to make matters even worse, it’s soon revealed that the cruise’s host, a renowned multimillionaire, is in fact on the run from the law and won’t return the boat to shore, killer mutant cat be damned!

Uninvited (1988) - Blu-ray Review

Blu-ray

Blu-ray Details:

Slipcover Limited to 2,000 / Blu-ray + DVD

Home Video Distributor: Vinegar Syndrome
Available on Blu-ray
- January 29, 2019
Screen Formats: 1.85:1
Subtitles
: English SDH
Audio:
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Discs: Blu-ray Disc; Two-disc set
Region Encoding: Locked to Region A

Vinegar Syndrome presents this newly scanned and restored 4K presentation of Uninvited on blu-ray with great results.  The region free Blu-ray/DVD combo looks incredible.  Black levels are consistent and so, too, are the colors.  The new 1080p transfer is crisp with defined edges. Colors are vivid and fine details are noticeable. Skin tones are warm. Occasionally, the red tones overcompensate in some areas, but a sharp-looking release nonetheless. The faithful English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track is an incredible accompaniment to the feature.

Supplements:

Commentary:

  • There is a feature length commentary from the film’s director, Greydon Clark, which is as awesome as it sounds.

Special Features:

Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative, this region A Blu-ray/DVD combo is made available from Vinegar Syndrome and contains an alternate cut, a commentary track with the director, an interview with the cinematographer, and a theatrical trailer.  This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to 2,000 units and is only available here VinegarSyndrome.com.

  • Greydon Clark Commentary
  • Alternate International Edit (93min)
  • That Darn Mutant Cat!
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Uninvited (1988) - Blu-ray Review

Uninvited (1988) - Blu-ray Review

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