FROM HELL IT CAME REVIEWED
“From Hell It Came” seems to have been released to Blu, so that it could be timed to the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”. Why is that? Well, tree monsters. This film focuses on a Pacific Island Prince being reincarnated into a tree monster. A team of Caucasian scientists show up to save Polynesia from the tree monster, but they also want to save the reincarnated Prince. I have to say that I kept checking for Ed Wood’s name to be on this one.
Tabanga the Tree Man is quite an amazing design for the era. However, what’s up with the supporting scientists. The blonde sounds like she’s straight out of Mary Poppins. The others are so stock that I almost expected Clutch Cargo style lip animation for their dialogue. While camp and kitsch are fun, this doesn’t demand your immediate viewing. Build up to on a B-movie night. Hell, use it as a closer.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 MONO
RELEASE DATE: 4/25/17
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 94%94%
- Film Score - 83%83%
The Plot Thus Far
Beware Tabonga! On a remote South Seas island, no one is safe from this hideous…and unique…monster. Tabonga is part man, part tree, all doom. Formerly an island prince, he was unjustly put to death by a witch doctor. Now he’s returned to life with roots, branches and a vengeance. Against natives. Against visiting American scientists who investigate the tree’s radioactive green sap. Against anyone unwise enough to expect a tree to stay put. A macabre medley of creature feature, Polynesian kitsch and Atomic Age cautionary tale, From Hell It Came is the killer-tree movie you woodn’t want to miss!
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