The Wind (1986) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

The Wind (1986) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

The Wind (1986) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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The Wind (1986) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
Director: Nico Mastorakis
Starring: Meg Foster, Wings Hauser, David McCallum
RATED: UR/REGION A/1:85/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Arrow Video

When mystery novelist Sian Anderson (Meg Foster, They Live) arrives in the remote Greek town of Monemvasia, Elias Appleby (Robert Morley, The African Queen), the pompous British landlord of the house she’s renting warns her of two dangers: the wind, which gets dangerously strong at night, and Phil (Wings Hauser, Vice Squad), his sleazy and suspicious American handyman. As night falls and the wind starts howling, Sian witnesses the shocking sight of Phil burying Elias’s dead body in a shallow grave in his front garden! Trapped indoors from the raging, tree-branch-breaking wind, Sian must play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the murderous Phil, who’ll stop at nothing to silence this inconvenient witness!

Meg Foster stars The Wind! A movie about a writer that runs off to another country to write a book and then finds herself having to deal with a killer who has a pickaxe trying to kill her all the while the wind never seems to let up one bit! We’re talking hurricane style winds and we also are talking about some other weird stuff going on from start to finish. From strange characters to weird premonitions to other random things. The Wind is a movie with a very odd tone going for it. It also can feel like an odd version of Home Alone at times as this crazy man tries to find his way into the place where Meg Foster’s character is staying. Weird characters come and go, odd things do happen, but even with all of that oddness and random ways it still ends up being an at times tense movie and also a solid one that makes for a very interesting first-time watch. I’m just not too sure yet about any watches that follow that.

Foster seems to be having fun with this one and I’ve seen actor Wings Hauser play characters like this before but it seems to have a little more creepiness to it here in this one. The movie looks pretty good as well even if parts of it do look a little dated. Then again, it isn’t like this movie is taking place at a location that just calls for an eyepopping look either. Regardless, it does come from a 4K scan so what you see does at least look smooth. The disc also packs an interview, a feature about the score, a collection of trailers for the films of Nico Mastorakis, and even the alternative opening title. It’s a nice watch just don’t expect to be blown away too much by The Wind.

Extras

  • New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Optional Greek subtitles
  • Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio
  • Blowing The Wind – Brand new interview with Director Nico Mastorakis
  • The Sound of The Wind – The complete soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer and Stanley Myers
  • A collection of trailers for the films of Nico Mastorakis
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
    First pressing only: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and author Kat Ellinger

Quality of Transfer: 86%

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