Abominable (2006) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Abominable (2006) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Ryan Schifrin
Starring: Matt McCoy, Haley Joel, Karin Anna Cheung, Lance Henriksen
Rated: UR/Region A/1:85/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from MVD Visual

After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When his new neighbor Karen, is attacked by a gigantic creature, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police and those around him dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.

If my research is correct, Abominable was released on DVD way back in the day from Anchor Bay. Sadly I never saw it back then but that’s okay because MVD Re-Wind has given it a nice Blu-ray release here with a new scan and a movie that was literally re-edited and all that jazz for Blu-ray. Don’t worry, if you just gotta have the old version it’s here in this release as well in the extras. To put it simply, Abominable is a very 2006-ish film. That might have seemed a little overplayed back then but feels kind different here in 2018. Is it possible that we now find ourselves longing for the horror flicks of the 2000’s? Call it what you want to call it, but I actually enjoyed watching Abominable here. The movie tells the story of a Bigfoot killing folks in a wooded area, but here he’s taking out a whole group of hot chicks (one of which is Tiffany Shepis who also finds time to get nude) while a guy in a wheelchair and his jerk caregiver are a house over. In between we have some horror legends popping up here and there as well. It’s fun stuff!

I won’t try to deny that we get some dragging for a time in this one, but when it gets going it can be a blast to watch. While you can say what you want to say about our Sasquatch in question. I happen to think it looks cool enough and he more than once delivers in the kills with some memorable and bloody acts of violence. This is the type of movie I’d sit up late at night and watch during the time period of its release and I’m sorry I missed it then but I do enjoy having it here on Blu-ray now. It isn’t a perfect film, but it really doesn’t have to be. It’s a bit silly and corny, but it works in its favor and if you’ve never seen it I do suggest you guys give it a shot here from MVD.

Extras

– BRAND NEW 2K REMASTER of the film from the original camera negative
– NEW Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
– NEW”Basil & Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked” (16:28, HD) Short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder
– Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
– ‘Back to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE” featurette (SD)
– Deleted and Extended Scenes (SD)
– Outtakes and Bloopers (SD)
– ”Shadows” Director Ryan Schifrin’s USC Student Film (SD)
– The original 2005 version of ”Abominable” (Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
– Original Theatrical Trailer
– Poster & Still Gallery
– Storyboard Gallery
– Collectible Poster
– Audio: 5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

Quality of Transfer: 97%