Sunday, 5 April 2015

Mad Max 2 - The Road Warrior (1981)

Directed by George Miller and starring Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Virginia Hey and Vernon Wells

DVD bought in 2004

Blu-ray bought in 2014
95m 30s


Blu-ray extras - 

Audio Commentary with George Miller and director of photography Dean Semler
Introduction By Leonard Maltin
Theatrical Trailer

Escape from New York (1981)

Directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasance, Adrienne Barbeau, Harry Dean Stanton and Isaac Hayes.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2003

Audio commentary with John Carpenter and Kurt Russell.
Audio commentary with producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves.
Return To Escape From New York
Making Of John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles
Snake Bites" Trailer Montage
Original Opening Sequence
Original Theatrical Trailer
Still Galleries:
John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles- mini comic

Scanners (1981)

Directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Michael Ironside and Patrick McGoohan.

DVD bought in 2006

The Directors: The Films of David Cronenberg (59mins)
Inside Scan
Production notes
Photo gallery
Theatrical trailer

Ghost Story (1981)

Directed by John Irvin and starring Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, 
John Houseman, Craig Wasson and Alice Krige.

DVD bought in 2007
110m 40s

Theatrical Trailer

The Evil Dead (1981)

Directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss and Betsy Baker.

DVD bought in 2002

Blu-ray bought in 2012
85m 26s


Blu-ray extras - 

Audio Commentary with Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi and producer Robert Tapert
The Untold Story Of The Evil Dead (54mins)
Treasures From The Cutting Room Floor (59mins)
At The Drive In
Discovering Evil Dead
Make-Up Test

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Directed by John Landis and starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter and Griffin Dunne.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2002

Blu-ray bought in 2012
97m 31s


Blu-ray extras -

Audio commentary with actors David Naughton and Griffin Dunne
Beware the Moon - documentary (98mins)
I Walked with a Werewolf
Making An American Werewolf in London
Interview with director John Landis
Makeup Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London
Casting of the Hand
Photograph Montage

The Howling (1981)

Directed by Joe Dante and starring Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Kevin McCarthy, Slim Pickens, John Carradine, Elisabeth Brooks and Robert Picardo.

Special Edition DVD bought in 2003
90m 36s

Audio Commentary with Joe Dante, Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone and Robert Picardo
Unleashing The Beast (54mins)
Making A Monster Movie: Inside The Howling- vintage featurette (8mins)
Deleted Scenes
Photo Galleries
Theatrical Trailers

Wolfen (1981)

Directed by Michael Wadleigh and starring Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Gregory Hines and
Edward James Olmos.

DVD bought in 2003

Theatrical Trailer

Blow Out (1981)

Directed by Brian De Palma and starring John Travolta, Nancy Allen and John Lithgow.

Special Edition Blu-ray bought in 2014

Black and White in Colour: An Interview with cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (28mins)
Rag Doll Memories: Nancy Allen on Blow Out (21mins)
Return to Philadelphia: An interview with Producer George Litto (19mins)
Multi-tracking Blow Out (28mins)
Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve
Collector’s booklet

Sharky's Machine (1981)

Directed by Burt Reynolds and starring Burt Reynolds, Vittorio Gassman, Rachel Ward, Brian Keith, Charles Durning, Bernie Casey and Henry Silva.

DVD bought in 2005

No extras

Shogun Assassin (1981)

Directed by Robert Houston and starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Kayo Matsuo.

DVD bought in 2005

Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailer