METALSTORM 3D: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED-SYN REVIEWED
“Metalstorm 3D” reminds me of something I used to hear a lot in college among film nerds. When you were a kid, you went to the theaters to see George Lucas. However, you rented videos to see Charles Band. The fact that this was a Band movie that got a release from Universal is stunning. But, such was the financial boon of releasing any Sci-Fi in 1983. Richard Moll plays a Cyclops, but it’s believable.
Hell, it works more than most of the acting. This film works because it’s an earnest fantasy that plays to applause and knows how to work its 3D range. Most of films in this era had terrible 3D effects due to being part of that early 80s boon. But, this works well with the depth of range and making the limited FX pop. I still don’t like how the film’s ending sets up a potential film series, but I get why they did it. What matters most about this release is that it’s the first time it’s getting a correct aspect ratio on home video. Stunning work from Scream Factory.
- 2D and 3D transfers
- Still Gallery
- Radio Spot
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 9/13/16
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 91%91%
- Supplemental Material - 89%89%
- Film Score - 90%90%
The Plot Thus Far
On a desert planet, warlord Jared-Syn is trying to convince a tribe of mutants that he’s their messiah and gain unlimited power hidden in a crystal. Ranger Dogen and explorer Dhyana, who’s father was murdered by Syn, must stop him.