Two Spaders, One Jack and the Director of Road House.
“Jack’s Back” is one of those films that I used to idolize as a kid. I never watched it until college, but I remember seeing that cover art as a standee and poster in the local video store for ages. My 8 year old brain was thrilled with the fact that the hero of Pretty in Pink was finally doing horror. The film focuses on Spader playing twins. One is a doctor, while the other is doing his best James Dean (insert handclap). Will one brother turn on the other?
I love going back and seeing a time when Herrington actually tackled horror. But, was it horror? It has horrific elements, but it’s more of a thriller. Herrington started his career on these kinds of movies and he always showed a knack for building scares. It’s just that soft touch murder doesn’t play well with a crowd and this film has been forgotten by most. Such is life.
The Blu-Ray comes with a DVD copy, new commentary, new interviews and a trailer as the special features. The A/V Quality is quite stunning for a film of its age. The 1080p transfer is strong, but shows a bit of age. The DTS-HD master audio mono track plays thin, but works. In the end, it’s worth a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 1/26/2016