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IT’S ALIVE TRILOGY

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IT’S ALIVE TRILOGY REVIEWED

“It’s Alive Trilogy” is this complete look at the history of certain B-movies. Larry Cohen was a maverick who left TV to help birth the Blaxploitation movement. From there, he made the transition into bigger Drive-In circuit fare. That bigger fare was an amazingly scored trio of movies about birth defect babies that eat things. Given how it was powered by the 70s emerging fear of authority and product culture terror, it’s no shock to see how it became a hit.

The original killer baby works when shot in shadow, but Rick Baker’s early work shouldn’t be judge by the little beast. This was low-budget fare designed to make young couples entertained on a weekend night. That being said, I’m excited to see this being released by Shout Factory as part of their WB deal. When certain studios get too big for their genre fare, then they need to look to outlets of love like Shout Factory.

Most studios would quick dump films like this and not try to explain the history of a 13 year long film series. Cohen had something to say about what it means to have a child get warped by outside factor and a parent being left to deal with it. It’s classic horror and it still appeals to all fear loving audiences after all this time. Highly recommended.

SPECIAL FEATURES

DISC ONE: IT’S ALIVE

  • NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
  • NEW Cohen’s Alive: Looking Back At The It’s Alive Films Featuring Interviews With Writer/Producer/Director Larry Cohen, Actors James Dixon, Michael Moriarty And Laurene Landon, And More…
  • NEW It’s Alive At The Nuart: The 40th Anniversary Screening With Larry Cohen
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer/Director Larry Cohen
  • Radio Spots
  • TV Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

DISC TWO: IT LIVES AGAIN

  • NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Producer/Director Larry Cohen
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

DISC THREE: IT’S ALIVE 3: ISLAND OF THE ALIVE

  • NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
  • NEW Interview With Special Effects Makeup Designer Steve Neill
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Producer/Director Larry Cohen
  • Trailer
  • Still Gallery

A/V STATS

  • 1.85:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD MA 2.0

RELEASE DATE: 5/15/18

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    Video - 96%
  • 94%
    Audio - 94%
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    Special Features - 95%
  • 93%
    Film Score - 93%
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The Plot Thus Far

Experience Larry Cohen’s It’s Alive trilogy like never before in high definition!

It’s newborn and … It’s Alive … and murder is what it knows best! A proud couple’s bundle of joy is really a newborn terror in filmmaker Larry Cohen’s cautionary cult hit that tapped into environmental fears. The horror grows when multiple child monsters rampage in the first sequel It Lives Again as two brave parents try to stop them by becoming the bait for their spree. The now global mutants are rounded up and relocated to a far-flung island in It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive. Will a parent’s greatest nightmare become the world’s gravest fear? Find out … if you dare.

TroyAnderson

Troy Anderson is the Owner/Editor-in-Chief of AndersonVision. He uses a crack team of unknown heroes to bring you the latest and greatest in Entertainment News.

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