Pieces Blu-Ray Review

PIECES 1982 Grindhouse Releasing (2016)

Directed by: Juan Piquer Simon

Starring: Lynda Day George, Christopher George, Edmund Purdom and Jack Taylor

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You don’t have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre, quite possibly my absolute favorite tag line. This is one of those titles that I and probably all of you have been dying to get a release since Grindhouse started releasing blus. Well, it finally happened and I am not the slightest bit disappointed despite having to wait about two years for it. The transfer looks fantastic! Better than I could’ve dreamed. I have a German hardbox blu-ray and the picture quality is shit! It’s worse than the original Grindhouse and Arrow UK DVD’s. Not that they looked bad, this particular BD was just up converted from a terrible looking DVD source. This new transfer though, it is stellar!pieces-e1457429619913

This two disc blu-ray set comes with both versions of the film; the original, unrated U.S. cut (83mins) and MIL GRITOS TIENE LA NOCHE, the uncut directors cut in Spanish (86mins). There is a new commentary track with Jack Taylor and in-depth interviews with director Juan Piquer Simon. My favorite feature is the new documentary 42nd STREET MEMORIES with interviews from William Lustig, Larry Cohen, Jeff Lieberman and Lynn Lowry just to name a few. This doc is excellent and should be one of the first things you watch, after the film of course. The third disc is the original soundtrack by Stelvio Cipriani, Carlo Maria Cordio and Fabio Frizzi!

As some of you know the first 2000 copies came with a replica jigsaw puzzle from the film. I purchased mine from DiabolikDVD who stated that if you preordered by a certain date you were guaranteed a puzzle. I knew this not only because I am a regular shopper of their site but because I read the press release that Grindhouse Releasing released Pieces_02and it stated that you could preorder directly from DiabolikDVD and gave the web address. Some people missed that memo so they bitched and moaned on YouTube about it and looked like a jackass.

Puzzle aside, this is a must own release! One of the best slashers from the 1980’s in my opinion. It’s fun and gory, a four star film and if you’ve never seen it before just do yourself a favor and go buy a copy. Hell, you may still get a puzzle with yours and you can brag online about it.

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Episode 127

Episode 127

It’s a short one this week. I am leaving today to go out of town for the weekend and have been working over time this week to be able to leave early. So with that said my time was very limited watching movies this week, sadly. If you are playing along to the drinking game that The Horror Underground suggested to do with our show, I apologize in advanced for the alcohol poisoning. This week Chuck and I tackle Artsploitation Films blu-ray release of Romain Basset’s psycho-sexual nightmare ridden Horsehead! We also take quick look at Grindhouse Releasing’s of Umberto Lenzi’s Cannibal Ferox!

Episode 107

Episode 107

This week we take a look at Sage Stallone’s short film Vic from Grindhouse Releasing and Herb Freed’s 1981 slasher Graduation Day on blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome! We also talk a bit about The ABC’s of Death Part 2. We don’t get into detail about every one…or maybe we do I don’t remember. The boys also went on a Troma tangent and well, I was bored with it.

Episode 90

Episode 90-

 

***Alright guys, this episode was recorded before episode 89. This does not have Vincent on it due to his work schedule and our obligation to get through some of these screeners. It’s a bit rusty so bare with me. This was intended to be ep 89 so a few things are said in this one that will be repeat for you from the last episode.***

 

This week Chuck Conry and I tackle Hammer’s Frankenstein Created Woman directed by Terence Fisher, Thanatomorphose…yeah I cant pronounce it either…directed by Eric Falardeau and The Big Gundown directed by Sergio Sollima! Keep up with your stripper stories for last weeks contest and the winner should be announced next week!

Episode 86

Episode 86

We are back and it’s a new year here at Exorcast! We are excited to finally bring you our Best Of 2013 episode! We go over our top ten genre films, our bottom five films, favorite albums and other random best of categories. We read a few of of listeners best of lists and a handful of emails!