Galaxy of Horrors (2017) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Various
Starring: Olli Banjo, Adam Buller, Michelle Colao
Rated: UR/Region 0/Widescreen/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from IndieCan Entertainment
Trapped in a damaged cryogenic pod, a man is forced to watch a series of horrific science-fiction tales while his life support systems run out. Featuring eight intense stories of the unknown and other-worldly, equally wonderful and terrifying. Visit the GALAXY OF HORRORS, if you dare! Curated from Rue Morgue & Unstable Ground’s Little Terrors Festival.
Galaxy of Horrors is a nice idea and for the most part is a good overall film but perhaps falls a little short of being what it was surely aiming to be. A man wakes up in space and can’t seem to get the shuttles I.A. to cooperate with his wishes. As this happens for the wrap around we have him submitted to a series of shorts that makes up the film. Some of these you may have seen before as I think a hung of these if not all were previous shorts just collected to make up the film (This has been confirmed to be the case). Most the directors I had never heard of outside of Benni Diez who directed Stung that was released by Scream Factory. Some of these shorts work very well and others not so much. There is a total of eight segments not counting the wrap and we have some gems in there and we have some that just sorta fall flat as well. One of the better segments in the mix is one called “Iris”. The segment is directed by Richard Karpala and tells of a new phone system with a very smart operating system and assistant. We have more fun parts of them film but that one tops it in my book.
If you are looking for more abstract stuff this movie has some of that as well in the segment Pathos. It is very futuristic and weird, which makes it standout as well. Other stuff is a bit more hit and miss but nothing is what I’d call awful even if some aren’t THAT good. I think it makes for an overall very watchable film and one that maybe falls a little short of the hype but is still a very solid anthology that at least does a little something different than just re-hashing the same old stuff we’ve seen time and time again. The wrap around is very simple but seems to be effective enough as well for what they were going for here. Any way you want to look at it this ends up being a very watchable and solid film that packs one of the cooler looking covers we’ve seen in recently and it looks great on Blu-ray. It even packs a few more shorts in the extras if you haven’t had enough by the time you finish the film.
– Filmmakers’ Commentary
– Bonus Short Films
– Still Gallery
Quality of Transfer: 96%