Nightwish (1989) (Blu-ray Review)

Nightwish (1989) (Blu-ray Review)

Nightwish (1989) (Blu-ray Review)

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Nightwish (1989) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Bruce R. Cook
Starring: Brian Thompson, Jack Starrett, Robert Tessier
Rated: UR/Region A/1:85/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Unearthed Films

Using sensory deprivation techniques, a doctor of parapsychology provokes his students to examine their own deaths in evermore horrifying circumstances. Roles are exchanged and shuffled as reality and fantasy become indistinguishable and each new dreadful death proves more terrifying than the last. Their paranormal explorations lead them to an abandoned mansion in a desolate area that natives call the “Valley of Fear” where years of drinking chemically tainted water have lead to a genetically damaged population and mutant wildlife. Local legends also tell stranger stories of extraterrestrials which the students attempt to explore.

Are you in the mood for a live-action acid trip? Then, by all means, you need to check out Nightwish from Unearthed Films’ Unearthed Classics line. This one kicks off with a team of scientists, most of which are young and good looking, studying dreams. Above all else, they have found a way to record the nightmares they are having and while this is all strange and odd on its own, they haven’t been able to show their deaths. So this is a little hard to follow so bare with me here, but they head off for more research. But once they get there some devil stuff and some alien stuff all comes into play and it also turns out the head scientiest is crazy. This puts the others in danger, but with the amount of weird stuff going on it kind of becomes hard to tell at times just what is going on. Still, the movie remains entertaining regardless of how confusing things get.

But everything comes together to deal with nightmares, the devil, and aliens! It is one of the more strange movies that I’ve seen from the ’80s as it was made in like 89 but released until the 90s where I’m sure it was lost a bit in the mix of the crap that came out around that time. Here now on Blu-ray, Nightwish is an interesting movie that comes looking pretty good in this release. It has a few extras I’ll list below but it also comes with a booklet with all sorts of interesting things about this one. And trust me when I say, this is one that will make you want to try to read a find out as much about it as you can once it is over. It is really THAT weird and ends in according fashion with that.

Extras

– Commentary with Paul White and Stephen Biro
– Trailers
– First print run gets a Limited Edition alternate slipcover!
– First print run gets an exclusive detailed booklet on Nightwish!

Quality of Transfer: 90%

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