42nd Street Forever (Blu-ray Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

42nd Street Forever (Blu-ray Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

📅05 May 2012, 14:58

42nd Street Forever (Blu-ray Edition)
Where to get it: Synapse

Synapse Films’ best-selling 42ND STREET FOREVER DVD series has been a favorite of grindhouse and exploitation fans around the world. Presented here for the first time on Blu-ray, this colossal “best of” collection combines a selection of vintage theatrical trailers from the first two DVD volumes of the series, and mixes them up with some all-new selections! Remastered in true 1080p high definition, this mind-numbing dose of classic original coming attractions will have your Blu-ray player exploding with more than three and a half hours of sex, exploitation, action, horror and science-fiction advertisements from around the world! Can your brain take all this sleaze in one sitting? A collection so huge, we can’t even list them all on the Blu-ray packaging!

You might not think that a movie made up of over 80 movie trailers would be that interesting, but it is. It’s not just interesting, it’s GREAT! Now I was always someone who watched trailers before films. On VHS I’d watch and on DVD I’d watch them and not dare skip them. So it’s in that sense that a film like this is a dream come true for people who love trailers. Not only that, but it shows us tons of trailers of great grindhouse style films that not only give you a taste of what these films might look like in Blu-ray form but it might introduce you to some flms you could have had no idea about before seeing this. I know there was a ton of stuff I seen here that I had not known about before. As a result, I’m going to be sure to find these and check it out. You’ve heard of the old saying about “kids in a candy store” I’m sure. 42nd Street Forever is the candy store for movie fanatics.

Now we do have a method to the madness here. The trailers seem to be placed in order. Blacksploitation is grouped together, as well as exploitation, sexploitaton, creature films, so on and so forth. Some of these movies are pretty well known or infamous, like “They Call Her One Eye” or “Ms. 45”. Others might not be as well known, but make you want to see them. I’m of course talking about lesser known stuff as, “Boss Nigger”, “The Deadly Spawn” and “Sugar Hill”. The list goes on and on and if you don’t just want to see cool trailers that are now in HD, you can also watch them with a commentary track turned on. Commentary here is provided by Edwin Samuelson, Michael Gingold, and Chris Poggiali. Synapse really went above and beyond the call the duty here with this one and it’s a very enjoyable watch that I think everyone who loves this type stuff with want to have in their collection and show their friends. It’s 225 minutes of pure bad assery .

(8/10)

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