🎥 #NowShowing: tonight it was time for a bit of the #Christmas spirit with the heartwarming tale of #BlackChristmas.
Synopsis: During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.
I've always enjoyed this cult film. So many future films owe credit to this movie, and John Carpenter (my favourite director) was quite influenced by this film.
It was responsible for creating so many of the horror tropes we see in films today. Framing of shots, score, the killer's point of view. Each of these not only prove effective in this film, but set a precedent for future films.
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The good news is that the master used is in reasonable shape. Detail is quite good. It does suffer from some macroblocking and a red push that makes skin tones quite pinkish. The master used appears to be the one issued on the original American release, not the newer 2K master prepared by Shout.
I wish I had better things to report about the audio. Sadly, that's not the case. First off: the only mix available is a 5.1 mix which has a few issues with dialogue levels. We miss out on the original mono mix other releases have which apparently doesn't have these issues. Secondly: it's a lossy track. Blu-ray is a premium format, and saddling a disc with a lossy track with the bitrate of a DVD is one of my pet peeves. As a result, it's the very definition of an average track.
Actors: #OliviaHussey, #KeirDullea, #MargotKidder, #JohnSaxon, #MarianWaldman
Studio: #ShockEntertainment, #CinemaCult @shock_entertainment
Genre: #horror, #thriller, #mystery
#HomeTheater #HomeCinema #movie #film #MovieCollection #BlurayCollection #PhysicalMedia #MovieManiac #MovieBuff #Cinephile #ChristmasMovies
437th of 2018