Blu-ray Review “Dollman”

dollmanActors: Tim Thomerson, Jackie Earle Haley, Kamala Lopez, Humberto Ortiz, Nicholas Guest
Director: Albert Pyun
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Full Moon Features
DVD Release Date: December 17, 2013
Run Time: 80 minutes

Film: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

I remember the first time that I saw “Dollman”, I rented it on VHS from a mom and pop store called Royal Video in Long Island, New York. The film introduced me to Tim Thomerson and due to that I also became a huge fan of “Trancers” series. The film does have the best script or effects but that matter…but it does have done cool kill scenes and overall is fun as hell. So this film has a special place with me and I am glad to see that Full Moon Features gave it new life on Blu-ray.

Official Premise: Brick Bardo (Tim Thomerson) is a traveler from outer space who is forced to land on Earth. Though regular sized on his home planet, he is doll-sized here on Earth, as are the enemy forces who have landed as well. While Brick enlists the help of an impoverished girl and her son, the bad guys enlist the help of a local gang. When word leaks out as to his location, all hell breaks loose. Brick is besieged by an onslaught of curious kids, angry gang members, and his own doll-sized enemies, and he must protect the family who has helped him and get off the planet alive.

The 1080p transfer for this title looks good, it is not perfect but definitely good. You have to imagine that this was made in the early 90’s on video and due to that it shows its age a little but I feel that it adds to the charm. The audio options for a bit of a let down in terms of HD option but there are both Dolby Digital 2.0 and Dolby Digital 5.1 track available. The score is still sharp but I would have loved to see HD options.

There are some decent special features included. First, there is the original VideoZone episode included. There is a video vidcast with Tim Thomerson and Charles Band from July 2013, instead though I would have loved to see Charles and Tim and do a new commentary track. There is 1988 promo for the lost “Pulse Pounders”. Lastly there are series trailers for “Trancers” and other Full Moon titles.

 

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