AFTERMATH, THE

AFTERMATH, THE 1

THE AFTERMATH REVIEWED

“The Aftermath” is one of those VHS treasures that finally arrives on Blu. Steve Barkett co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in the film. That should tell you how you get a savage future film like this. It’s a singular vision that borrows heavily from Planet of the Apes and The Omega Man. But, you’ve got Sid Haig leading gangs of savages and mutants. What follows is rather stellar Special FX from future visual pioneers working on a shoestring budget. Naturally, I don’t expect the younger readers to hang with it.

In regards to the disc, the audio levels are all over the damn place. I used to have this first-gen MGM DVD of Get Short that I called the worst audio mix in home video history. This release is giving it a run for its money. For all of the downplaying of the transfer, this 2K restoration of the film print pops. I just wish that I didn’t feel like I losing my hearing everytime that Barkett had a quiet moment followed by SAVAGE GANG ATTACK. Hell, the VCI logo sounded like it was blasted in at ear attack level.

Still, I’d recommend the release.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary
  • Bonus Interviews
  • Trailer
  • Featurettes
  • Short Film

A/V STATS

  • 1.85:1 1080p transfer
  • LPCM 2.0

RELEASE DATE: 1/23/18

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