Blu-ray Review “Bigfoot”

Directed by: Bruce Davison
Starring: Barry Williams, Danny Bonaduce
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Distributed by: Asylum Home Ent
Release Date: August 14, 2012
Running Time: 90 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 1.5 out of 5 stars

When it comes to Syfy creature features, I am usually first in line no matter how bad.  This film was a real blast to watch.  I also had the privilege to interview with Barry Williams and Danny Bonaduce on the film and they couldn’t stop saying how much fun it was.  It is really show throughout the film and even though it is a silly premise and not the best production, it just ends up being a lot of fun.  There is also a brief and funny appearance from Alice Cooper, though I am not sure why he is billed on the front cover.  The CG for Bigfoot is actually rather decent as well, I am mean not “Avatar” grade but damn good for a low-budget creature feature.  I am also very impressed that Bruce Davison (“X-Men”) helmed this film and he did a real good job.  Maybe not the best film ever, this is a fun romp and definitely worth checking out.

The plot is very simple for this film.  It follows local radio DJ Harley Henderson (Danny Bonaduce), who is promoting an 80’s flashback concert.  Though in order to host the event and build the stage, he’s going to have to tear down part of the local forest. He meets his rival, washed-up rock star, Simon (Barry Williams) that will fight him tooth and nail. Despite all of Simon’s efforts Harley gets the go-ahead from local officials to resume construction. The show once it starts gets paiud a visit from the creature, Bigfoot, who wrecks havoc on the festival. It is up to Simon and Harley to stop the creature from destroy all of Seattle.  But can they get the beast without killing one another first?

“Bigfoot” looks decent with its 1080p transfer and is inline with past Asylum Blu-ray releases. It includes an MPEG-2 encode and an aspect ratio of 1.78:1. Overall it is clear and sharp presentation.  The audio on the release is not the best either but works good enough for the film   There are two tracks including a Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 track. The 5.1 track works best and sounds good enough.  The special features though are bit of a letdown.  There is a brief making-of featurette, running just over 5 minutes.  There is a funny but short gag reel.  It is wrapped up with a bunch of other Asylum trailers.  If you need something to do on a Saturday night, I would suggest checking out “Bigfoot” for a good time.  It is worth it just alone for the amazing collaboration between Barry Williams and Danny Bonaduce.

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