Friday, September 6, 2019

DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM: WITH A VENGEANCE (2019) (Umbrella Blu-ray Review)


Label: Umbrella Entertainment
Region Code: Region-FREE
Rating: R
Duration: 388 Minutes+
Audio: English Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 
Video: 1080p HD Widescreen & Fullscreen
Director: Various
Cast: Various 

Synopsis: Locked and loaded with over 6 hours of handgun-happy vigilantes & badass babes of Blaxploitation, ultra-hip heists, spaghetti shoot 'em ups and bitumen burning post-apocalyptic carquakes (not to mention alien close encounters of the horny kind) - DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM: WITH A VENGEANCE is a two-fisted, take-no-prisoners high-def tactical assault that guarantees to make you feel lucky, punk! 

I have been a huge fan of Umbrella's ongoing genre film trailer compilation series Drive-In Delirium, these stacked sets offer hours of trailer viewing fun with usually high-quality presentations. The new Drive-In Delirium: With A Vengeance release is an action-film anchored set packed to the rafters with testosterone-fueled action film trailers and genre film mayhem.

The set starts of strong with a grouping of into some vintage non-horror Hammer, followed by some tasty heist and crime capers, cop thrillers, ninja flicks, spaghetti westerns, avengers, revengers, straight-up horror, sci-fi and even some apocalyptic exploitation

gems. It's a six-hour plus marathon of grisly grit, sweaty machismo and bad-ass vengeance, plus there's a bonus sixty minute VHS trailer compilation 'Son of VHS Delirium' that spans the exploitation spectrum from vintage supernatural forces to full-bodied sexploitation! It's got a little bit of everything, but on the whole this one really lays on the action-vengeance films with a thick brush, but it has a fantastic flow with solid groupings that make for a cinema-lovers wet dream.

Audio/Video: Drive-In Delirium: With A Vengeance arrives on region-free Blu-ray from Umbrella Entertainment, presenting the trailer compilation in various aspect ratios, as is the nature of the trailer-beast. The quality of these trailers are generally superb, they look like they've been cleaned-up a bit, but still maintaining the inherent film grain and minor film imperfections that give it a movie proper house patina. The bonus VHS sourced trailer reel s in considerably worse shape, offering cropped fullframe presentations that are murky and dupey looking, but at the same time offering plenty of that intrinsic VHS nostalgia that  viewers of a certain age will look back on with a lost-youth fondness.

Audio on the disc comes by way of an English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono track that offers a mostly clean presentation, there's some minor audio hiss and imperfection audible on a few trailers, but like the video presentation, this is an absolutely solid listen.

The only extra is the aforementioned sixty-minute bonus VHS trailer reel in standard-definition, which is not insignificant. The single-disc release arrives in an oversized Blu-ray keepcase with a sleeve of artwork featuring a hodgepodge of images from the posters for Blue Thunder, Firefox, Supergirl, Coffy, The Blues Brothers, Revenge of the Ninja and Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, it literally paints a picture of what yo can expect from this release. The back cover features more image culled from vintage illustrated posters for Gator, Forbidden World, Super Fly, Once Upon a Time in the West, and Savage Streets. The disc itself features the signature image of a dirty 35mm film can as do the other installments in the series.

On the flipside of the wrap you will find a complete listing of the 2-part main feature trailers on this set, minus the VHS bonus  trailers, plus an image/advertisement for the other Drive-In Delirium releases available on Blu-ray from Umbrella. 

Trailer Listing: 

Part One: The Final Chapter 
  • Pre-show
  • Shaft
  • Superfly 
  • Hammer 
  • Hell Up In Harlem
  • Blackenstein 
  • Coffy
  • Foxy Brown
  • The Human Tornado
  • Drum
  • Penitentiary
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • Never Take Candy From A Stranger
  • Underworld U.S.A.
  • The Candy Web
  • The Killers 
  • Harper
  • Cop-Out 
  • The High Commissioner 
  • Bullitt 
  • Otley
  • Get Carter
  • Revenge
  • Dirty Harry 
  • Magnum Force 
  • The French Connection
  • The French Connection II
  • The Seven-Ups 
  • The New Centurions 
  • Serpico 
  • Busting 
  • The Destructors
  • The Gauntlet
  • The Sweeney
  • Sweeney 2 
  • The Big Sleep 
  • Saint Jack 
  • The Long Good Friday 
  • The Salamander
  • 48 Hours
  • Deadly Force 
  • Blue Thunder 
  • Savage Streets 
  • Certain Fury 
  • Naked Vengeance 
  • Tenement 
  • Remo Williams - The Adventure Begins 
  • The Park Is Mine 
  • Cobra
  • Best Seller 
  • Shakedown
  • Messenger Of Death 
  • The Presidio
  • Blue Steel 
  • Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects 
  • Lock-Up
  • Roadhouse
  • The Camp On Blood Island
  • Ten Seconds To Kill 
  • The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • Dark Of The Sun
  • Ice Station Zebra
  • Hornet's Nest
  • Three Days Of The Condor
  • The Eagle Has Landed 
  • Force 10 From Navarone 
  • Seven 
  • Firefox
  • Wargames
  • The Package
  • The Italian Job
  • The Hot Rock 
  • The Getaway
  • The Great Train Robbery 
  • Le Mans 
  • White Lightning 
  • Gator
  • The Gumball Rally 
  • The Blues Brothers 
  • The Stunt Man
  • Intermission
Part Two: A New Beginning 
  • The Stranglers Of Bombay
  • The Sword Of Sherwood Forest
  • The Pirates Of Blood River
  • Mozambique
  • The Vengeance Of She
  • The Million Eyes Of Sumuru
  • The Castle Of Fu Manchu 
  • Wonder Women
  • Terminal Island 
  • Gold 
  • The Wilby Conspiracy
  • Raise The Titanic 
  • The Wicked Lady
  • Frog Dreaming
  • Firewalker 
  • Flesh+Blood
  • River Of Death
  • The Yakuza
  • Force Five 
  • Kill And Kill Again 
  • Enter The Ninja 
  • Revenge Of The Ninja 
  • Comanche Station 
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • Fistful Of Dollars
  • For A Few Dollars More 
  • The Good, The Bad And The Ugly 
  • Navajo Joe 
  • Django
  • Django Kill 
  • Return Of The Seven 
  • Hang'em High 
  • Once Upon A Time In The West
  • 100 Rifles
  • More Dead Than Alive
  • Barquero 
  • Duck You Sucker! 
  • Lawman 
  • Hannie Caulder 
  • The Revengers 
  • The Life And Times Of Judge Roy Bean 
  • Billy Two Hats
  • Get Mean 
  • Mad Dog Morgan
  • Return Of A Man Called Horse 
  • It Came From Outer Space
  • Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
  • Village Of The Damned
  • The 3 Wonders Of Gulliver
  • G-A-S-S-S-S-S
  • Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
  • The Omega Man
  • The People That Time Forgot 
  • Time After Time
  • The Chain Reaction
  • Alien 2
  • Battle Beyond The Stars 
  • Galaxy Of Terror 
  • Forbidden World 
  • Heavy Metal - The Movie 
  • Looker 
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
  • Brainstorm
  • Strange Invaders 
  • Yor: The Hunter From The Future
  • Dune 
  • The Last Starfighter 
  • Supergirl 
  • Desert Warrior 
  • The Adventures Of Hercules 
  • Sinbad Of The Seven Seas
  • Highlander
  • Masters Of The Universe
  • Innerspace
  • Killer Klowns From Outer Space
  • The Sisterhood 
  • Leviathan
  • Post Show
  • Also Available
Bonus: Son of VHS Delirium 
  • Beyond Evil 
  • Superstition
  • Maniac 
  • Evil Dead
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Mutant
  • Vampyres
  • Torso
  • Amityville 3-D 
  • The Dead Zone
  • Tattoo
  • To Kill A Clown 
  • For Apache The Bronx 
  • The Bounty 
  • Caged Heat
  • The Retrievers
  • Raw Force
  • Conan The Destroyer
  • Loving Couples
  • Splitz
  • Hollywood High
  • Gas Pump Girls
  • Hot T-Shirts 
  • Gosh (Alice Goodbody) 
  • The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood
  • Charlotte's Web 
  • Follow The Sun
  • Master Of The Game 
  • Flying High
  • The Keeper 
  • The Intruder Within 
  • Secrets of A Super Stud
  • Sweet Savage
  • The Yum Yum Girls
  • Girls At The Gynecologist 
  • Mustang the House That Joe Built
  • Incoming Freshmen 
  • French Nympho 
  • Flesh Gordon 
  • Diary of A Space Woman 
  • Fairy Tales 
  • Fantasm
  • Fantasm Comes Again

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