[Blu-ray Review] ‘The Return of Swamp Factor’ is Horror Enjoyable with a Inexperienced Thumb
All issues Swamp Factor-related have blended collectively in my thoughts. As a toddler, I used to be actually aware of Swamp Factor and loved him on my tv set many instances. Lots of that, I’m certain, was from the TV present as a result of I watched wrestling on a regular basis so my TV was mainly on USA Community nonstop. So far as the 2 movies are involved I’m not sure if I watched them or not. My guess is I did, however I actually don’t know. I made a decision to place an finish to that confusion lately my watching the second movie, The Return of Swamp Factor, courtesy of MVD Rewind Assortment’s latest Blu-ray launch.
The movie picks up shortly after the occasions from the primary film — I truly don’t know if that’s true as a result of like I stated I can’t keep in mind if I’ve seen the films however I’m taking an informed guess — with Abigail Arcane (Heather Locklear) heading to the swamps of Florida to face off together with her evil stepfather, Dr. Arcane (Louis Jourdan). The mad physician is the center of engaged on an experiment to forestall growing older with the help of Dr. Lana Zurrell (Sarah Douglas) when Abigail arrives. Whereas Dr. Arcane is caught off guard by this shock go to, he views it as a optimistic as a result of he can now use Abigail in his experiments. Sadly for the physician, Swamp Factor (Dick Durock) is available to avoid wasting the day.
It’s a fairly easy plot — lady will get captured and Swamp Factor is there to rescue her. What makes the movie attention-grabbing are a few of the subplots combined in all through. Two little boys encounter Swamp Factor when one other swamp creature bursts via their trailer park. They then spend the remainder of the film plotting to take an image of Swamp Factor in an effort to promote it to tabloids for plenty of cash. Then there are many bizarre relationships happening. You’ve obtained Lana and Dr. Arcane, Swamp Factor and Abigail and two of Arcane’s lead goons. Loads of romance on this schlocky little bit of science-fiction enjoyable.
The movie could be very campy, which leads me to imagine I didn’t see this movie as a toddler as a result of I don’t keep in mind it being campy in any respect. In fact, it may additionally imply that as a child I didn’t actually grasp the idea of camp and simply related all monsters with “scary.” Both manner, watching the movie now it type of seems like a barely much less low forehead model of The Poisonous Crusader. All of this is smart as a result of it’s a Jim Wynorski film.
A significant participant within the movie’s camp is using foolish sensible results. Every thing appears clearly pretend, however that’s okay as a result of it matches the enjoyable vibe and clearly winks on the viewers. It’s a film that will get by on its attraction, purposely being goofy and foolish whereas tossing in slightly message on why we should always deal with the setting.
The Return of Swamp Factor doesn’t take itself too critically. The aim right here is to have enjoyable and entertain and in that respect, it greater than succeeds.
The MVD Rewind Assortment Blu-ray launch encompasses a brand-new 2K HD switch that appears unimaginable. It’s a pristine wanting switch with loads of element, particularly within the lab scene. It’s spectacular work, significantly while you issue within the silliness of the movie and its low funds.
The bonus content material is fairly stacked with interviews with Wynorski, Arnie Holland, editor Leslie Rosenthal and composer Chuck Cirino. Lots of enjoyable tidbits right here on the making of the movie. Further options embrace behind the scenes slideshow, 2 TV spots (I like previous TV spots!), 6 promotional TV clips (love these too!), promotional reel, brand-new commentary with Wynorski, Rosenthal and Cirino and previous commentary with simply Wynorski.
The crown jewel of bonus content material resides with a pair of public service bulletins. Swamp Factor partnered with Greenpeace to advertise the significance of retaining Mom Nature clear. Beneath I’ve included one of these superb promos — considerably associated, native Portland pizza chain Sizzle Pie makes use of Swamp Factor to advertise their vegan pizza.
The Return of Swamp Factor is campy good enjoyable that MVD Rewind has handled with nice care in an effort to launch this fabulous Blu-ray. Followers of the movie are going to need to snag a duplicate.