“Spider Baby” has always entertained the hell out of me. Supposedly, it was a hard to find film for ages. But, I guess I knew a ton of film collectors early on and had easy access to the material. For those that don’t know, the film is about Lon Chaney Jr working as a caretaker for three feeble minded man children. These diseased kids turn to cannibalism to satiate their desires. The end result is a fun opening for a horror film.
Comparing the Arrow USA disc to my Arrow UK prior release, I notice very few differences. The special features look identical and the transfers appear to be the same. For those not willing to go Region Free, Arrow USA is helping you out. Hopefully, you’ll take this opportunity to investigate Jack Hill’s larger body of work.
The Blu-Ray is loaded with special features. You get a ton of featurettes, commentary, an original short film and everything else that you can find on Jack Hill. Plus, you get to see the alternate title sequence. The A/V Quality is stunning with a picture perfect 1080p transfer. The PCM 1.0 mono track is uncompressed and clear as a whistle. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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