Okay, let’s get the obvious out of the way first, the reason you’re probably buying this Blu-ray Double Feature from Scream Factory is for the sole purpose to own the almighty wonderful Troll 2 on Blu-ray, along with the documentary Best Worst Movie (careful, after the first 5000 have sold, the next pressing will not include the disc, but come on, do we really think 5000 are going to sell?). Yes, you may think you’re buying it to own the ‘Ghoulies wrapped in troll flesh’ Troll, which hey, does give us Julia Louis-Dreyfus running around a forest almost nude, but let’s be honest with ourselves, Troll 2 is the main reason to own this collection. It’s a film that defies all boundaries of what a good bad movie is, and if you happen to another movie when buying the disc, great, but Troll 2 is main the attraction. Everything else is just green coloured dessert.
DISCS: 2* (1 Blu-ray, 1 DVD) *First 5000*
RUN-TIME: 82 min, 95 min
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1
AUDIO: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (Troll), DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (Troll 2)
PRODUCTION DATE: 1986, 1990
RELEASE DATE: Nov 17, 2015
Be Afraid… Be Twice As Afraid!
Lock the doors and pull out the weed-wacker for this house party of horror! One family is about to find out there’s no place like home when a troublesome troll starts taking over their building, transforming each apartment into an overgrown garden of ancient evil and turning tenants into a horde of hairy hobgoblins!
Michael Moriarty and Julia Louis-Dreyfus star in this super-slimy scare-fest that’s “a special-effects pig-out” (Daily News)!
Those greedy goblins are back and hungrier than ever in this gourmet gross-out! Disguised as friendly country folk, a pugnacious posse of people-eating trolls lures visitors to their town. But a family of four is about to discover this place is a real tourist trap… and now, the no-good gnomes must be destroyed before the family gets flambéed… and the world becomes a buffet in this feeding frenzy of fear!
Also included: BEST WORST MOVIE (DVD, 1.78:1, 93 min.) – An affectionate and intoxicatingly fun tribute to the single greatest bad movie ever made and the people responsible for unleashing it upon the world. In 1989, a group of unknown Utah actors starred in what would be crowned the worst movie of all time: Troll 2!
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) / Dolby Digital 5.1 / 2010 / Color / 93 minutes
Scream Factory has done a great job which this double feature release. Both the video and audio on Troll and Troll 2 is wonderful, with no apparent issues present. These were two low budget flicks, but with the lovely presentation this disc brings, you will be pleased to see how nice they sound and look.
The special features for the first movie Troll is a 50-minute interview with several of the crew who worked behind the scenes. You have Charles Band, director John Carl Buechler and plenty of other people that worked on the special effects and visual effects talking about the flick. It’s really informative and gives you a better appreciation of all the hard work that went into making this movie. Rounding out the rest of the features for the first movie is a trailer and a still gallery.
Troll 2 features a trailer and new commentary from actors George Hardy and Deborah Reed on the disc, but it’s the included Best Worst Movie documentary where all the good stuff is. I didn’t find time to check out the disc, so I can’t go into any sort of detail about it, but from the little I’ve seen of it, it’s definitely a love letter to all the fans of the best worst movie ever Troll 2. Remember, after the first 5000 have sold, the disc will no longer be included, so make sure you order a copy so you don’t miss out on it.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
- NEW The Making of TROLL Featuring Interviews With Director John Carl Buechler, Producer Charles Band, Writer Ed Naha, Composer Richard Band, Special Effects Artists John Vulich And Gino Crognale, Visual Effects Artists Jim Aupperle, James Belhovek, Linda Drake And Kevin Kutchaver
- Theatrical Trailer
- Behind The Scenes Still Gallery
- NEW Audio Commentary With Actors George Hardy And Deborah Reed
- Theatrical Trailer
TROLL and TROLL 2 are only on the Blu-ray disc of this Blu-ray/DVD pack. Best Worst Movie is included in the first 5,000 pressings.
You definitely need to be a fan of terrible movies in order to like this Double Feature Blu-ray, but I also think you need to see Troll 2 at least once in your life. You can take or leave the first Troll, but the “sequel” is where the fun is at. The inclusion of the documentary Best Worst Movie is a nice addition, but the real fun of owning this disc comes from showing the movie to friends and family and seeing the looks on their faces as they realize the madness you have brought into their home will never be able to leave. Buy it for that alone!
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