I've waited so long for "METALSTORM-The destruction of Jared-Syn" to finally be released on DVD and now that I have it I'm really disappointed with Universal Studios. I'm no expert when it comes to video transferring and restoration but I really expected a much clearer image from Universal. The video transfer on this DVD is filled with speckling, scratches and the images seem to be blurry and out of focus most of the time.
Maybe it's because this movie was originally presented in 3-D that the picture seems blurry and out of focus. Maybe the only way to correct it would be to present it the way it was originally filmed, in 3-D. I really wish that Universal would have taken more time and released "METALSTORM" in a two disc set offering both standard and 3-D versions complete with the glasses.
Another complaint I have is that there isn't a menu feature when you put the disc into the player. As a fan, you would think that this DVD would have some trailers, still gallery, commentaries or some type of bonus material; its bare bones people. I'm really happy to have this movie on DVD but this is really just another failed attempt from Universal Studios to release a Sci-Fi classic from the 80's as cheap as possible and cash in on its unsuspecting fans.
Welcome to the planet of Lemuria and the tyranny of its evil leader Jared-Syn. A lone space ranger named Dogen comes to the aide of a young woman named Dhyana whose father has fallen at the hands of Jared -Syn. Dogen promises to avenge her father's death and save her planet from the evil leader once and for all but it won't be easy. Standing in Dogen's way is Baal, the mutant son of Jared-Syn and the Cyclopean warlord, Hurok. Can Dogen save the planet from Jared -Syn and free its inhabitants of the evil that has been controlling them? You'll have to buy your own copy to find out.