Psychos in Love (1986) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Psychos in Love (1986) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Gorman Bechard
Starring: Carmine Capobianco, Debi Thibeault, Frank Stewart
Rated: UR/Region: O/1:33/1080p/Number of disc: 2
Available from Vinegar Syndrome

Joe (Carmine Capobianco) runs a strip club and Kate (Debi Thibeault) is an attractive young manicurist. After bonding over their mutual dislike of grapes, they discover another commonality: both of them are bloodthirsty serial killers. As they begin to balance their obsession with murder and each other, they meet Herman (Frank Stewart), a cannibal who, upon discovering their bloodlust, attempts to lure them into killing as a means to satisfy his craving for human flesh!

One of the things I love about Vinegar Syndrome is the fact they bring movies I’ve never heard of before to the Blu-ray format and even if the movie isn’t a total winner, the film still looks great and the release more times than not has cool stuff on it. Psychos In Love, however, is a movie I had never heard of that I think is great after having now watched it! It is a bit over the top and breaks the fourth wall from time to time, but this tale of two killers who find each other and fall in love is one of the most interesting films I’ve been able to run across in a long time. The characters are great and the plot is one that keeps you interested because you never know where the heck it is going to go and when we toss in a couple more psychos at random times along the way you really never know where this thing is going to end up.

You might not think a slashing comedy about a couple that often takes breaks from what they do in order to tell the cameraman to get out of the way or have the people pumping blood off-screen to stop pumping would work, but it does. We have hilarious recurring jokes about their hate for grapes, people walking to bars, and more. At the end of the day, Psychos In Love is a great little movie that never does take itself too seriously and that makes it work all the better. We have an onslaught of blood, boobs, and jokes that actually land. On top of all of that, the movie looks great in HD and comes packed with some nice extras. If you want to take a chance on a movie you’ve never seen this month, Psychos In Love would be a great choice.

Extras

– Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
– Newly scanned and restored in 2k from the 16mm original camera negative
– Commentary track with: Gorman Bechard (writer/producer/director) and Carmine Capobianco (writer/actor/music)
– Commentary track with: Gorman Bechard
– “Directing the Psychos” – Interview with Gorman Bechard
– “Playing a Psycho” – Interview with Carmine Capobianco
– “Discussing Psychos” – With Gorman Bechard & Carmine Capobianco
– “Making Psychos” – Making-of featurette
– Director’s introduction
– Carmine Capobianco Q&A from Cinema Wasteland 2016
– Original trailer
– Behind the scenes photo gallery
– Promotional image gallery
– Rough edit outtakes & extended scenes
– Alternate opening credit sequence
– Highlights from the “Psychos in Love” stageplay
– Four short films directed by Gorman Bechard
– Booklet with essays by Art Ettinger & Matt Desiderio
– Original cover artwork by Derek Gabryszak
– Reversible cover artwork
– English SDH Subtitles

NOTE: The first 2,000 copies sold through VinegarSyndrome.com will include a double-thick ‘stickered cover’ limited edition slipcover designed by Derek Gabryszak. If you see this message and you order the release, you’ll get the limited slipcover.

Quality of Transfer: 97%