Dorm That Dripped Blood [Blu-ray]
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Item Type: BLU-RAY DVD Movie
Item Rating: NR
Street Date: 03/29/11
Wide Screen: no
Director Cut: no
Special Edition: no
Foreign Film: no
Full Frame: no
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It's cheese appeal isn't even that sticky.
That being said I still like this movie because It's a retro Slasher flick and I love retro slashers,I love everything about them,the formula,the cliches. One of the cliches being the last girl standing battling it out with the maniac in a cat and mouse, life and death power struggle,this is a staple in most of the post Halloween slashers and this one is no exception.
The lead actress is probably the most unattractive heroine in Slasher film history..(Laurie Lipinski).. "forgive me,if you read this"..This Blue Ray/DVD combo is the unrated version so it is quite a bit better than "Pranks" which is the same film with a different title,it was released on DVD in 2003.
There are some really good kills in this version "Which was also titled Death Dorm as well as Pranks" .It also features scenes that weren't in the original VHS version.
The acting left quite a bit to be desired.It was after all Developed by a group of UCLA students on a ridiculously small budget..I'm sure Daphne Zuniga best known from Melrose Place who also starred in another 80`s slasher 'The Initiation' winces every time she thinks about her role in this movie.
She only has about 10 minutes of camera time.
If you're a Die hard retro slasher lover pick it up because again it's everything we have come to love and expect from our stalk and slash fests.
The film itself is a fun ride and recommended for any fans of '80s slasher flicks. There are a lot of cliches here that come with the genre, but there are some unique twists and the movie overall is just a whole lot of fun, and one I personally think is acted real well. Naysayers of leading actress Laura Lapinski can take a flying leap because I think she's incredibly gorgeous, a unique beauty. Props to this film for not having buxom bimbo babes and loads of nudity, despite being a slasher (though there is one such gratuitous shot, which I'll admit I loved). It's not quite as smart and artistic as "The Prowler", but it's a breath of fresh air amidst the immense slew of cash-in slasher films. For a student film, this is very well made. INCREDIBLY well made, actually.
The film is uncut, too! There's a great reason to buy it. To my knowledge this is the only uncut version of the film in the States, and even if you don't yet have a Blu-ray player, it comes with a DVD plus your future-proof hi-def copy of the film for when you eventually do splurge on the newer equipment. The two interviews with the composer and special effects artist are very informative and entertaining, and the two trailers--one for "The Dorm That Dripped Blood" and the other for its retitle, "Pranks"--are in full HD glory.
Chalk one up to the Blu-ray horror collection. For high definition enthusiasts, this one's sure to please.
An impressive package overall. Highly recommended.
The Blu-ray transfer may be a disappointment to some, but I really liked the way it looked. It really captures the way it probably looked when it was in theaters in the 80s. You can see everything clearly, it just looks crude and old. There's a regular DVD included, and the extras are good.
Gory and enjoyable 80's slasher flick that co-stars Spaceballs actress Daphne Zuniga, sure there is little much plot in this movie but what sells this one is the cool kill sequences. There's bloody violence from drillings to industrial steaming, the film is a bit slow at times and too much like "Halloween" and "Black Christmas" at times but the film works nicely for slasher fans.
This Blu-Ray/DVD Combo has alright picture and fair sound despite it's age and the extras include the film presented in it's uncensored director's cut, audio commentary, isolated score, interviews and trailers.