Hell Comes to Frogtown (1987) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

Hell Comes to Frogtown (1987) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

Hell Comes to Frogtown (1987) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

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Hell Comes to Frogtown (1987) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Donald G. Jackson
STARRING: Roddy Piper, William Smith, Sandahl Bergman
RATED: UR/REGION O/1:85/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 2
AVAILABLE FROM Vinegar Syndrome

In a post-nuclear holocaust wasteland, Sam Hell (“Rowdy” Roddy Piper) is like most other survivors; a nomadic scavenger roaming the bombed out remnants of the world for food and survival gear. But Sam is also harboring a major secret that even he isn’t aware of: he’s the last fertile man on Earth. As unexpected pregnancies are discovered, the remnants of the government decide to capture him and, with the aid of scientist Spangle, fit him with a secure chastity belt to ensure his virility is used only when needed. After learning of a group of supposed virgins who are being held captive by frog-mutant savages, Sam is sent on a rescue mission to free the women and then, of course, impregnate them. Is he up for the job? You bet…

Hell Comes to Frogtown finally comes to a region A Blu-ray (it is actually region free) with the help of Vinegar Syndrome! Wrestling legend Roddy Piper played John Hell, the last fertile man in the world! But before he can make babies with all the women left, he has to save one he is pretty fond of in a place run by frog people! He also has to avoid a frog woman trying to bed him as well. Being the big wrestling fan that I am, I know how silly Pipper could be. It’s that type of comedy that helps him sell his role in the movie and make it what it is. That’s why this movie works. It works because no matter how silly it is (and it is very silly), we have Roddy Piper there to drive it home along with some good looking women, some violence, and some T & A to round things out. We’re a long way from They Live as far as Piper movies go, but this might be the second-best one. There’s probably more comedy than anything else but I find the movie does have some charm to it and is just a solid good time.

But you can’t undercut the effects here either. Yeah, we have lots of frog people running around and doing things. And all of these frog folks look really good! They move, they breathe, they have eye movement, and they look slimy! Bad frogs could have killed this one dead in the water but that isn’t the case here. Whoever was behind that part of the movie really did a good job and helps make you take the movie just a bit more seriously. The movie looks good here and keeps in mind I’ve never seen the Arrow Blu-ray but something tells me you won’t be able to tell a difference in the transfers. You also have some nice interviews in the extras, one of which being a Piper interview that is a lot of fun even if awkward. All of Roddy’s later stuff was a bit awkward but it’s fun and I’m happy to see him in the extras none the less. All in all, Hell Comes to Frogtown is worth the wait here in the states in HD and I think it has a lot of appeal to people who might not have seen it yet.

Extras

– Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
– Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm interpositive
– Audio commentary with cinematographer/director Donald G. Jackson and writer/producer Randall Frakes
– ”Mean and Green” – a video interview with Randall Frakes
– ”Grappling with Green Gargantuans” – a video interview with lead actor “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
– ”Amphibian Armageddon” – a video interview with actor Brian Frank
– ”Creature Feature Creator” – a video interview with f/x artist Steve Wang
– Extended Scene
– Theatrical Trailer
– Reversible cover artwork
– English SDH subtitles

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 96%

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