Eye For Film >> Movies >> Society (1989) DVD Review
Reviewed by: Keith Hennessey BrownRead Keith Hennessey Brown's film review of Society
Tartan has released Society as a Region 0 DVD. The good news for those in the UK - and North Americans with compatible equipment - is that the release is in PAL, rather than NTSC, with the superior quality of the PAL format really showing through in a transfer that possesses bright colours, solid blacks and a sharp, well defined image with minimal damage, artefacting and graininess. Good show, chaps!
Sound is adequate, rather than spectacular, but is clear and free from hiss and crackle.
Extras are pretty poor.
We get cast and crew filmographies, the original US trailer for the film, production notes from director Brian Yuzna and a short critical essay by seemingly omnipresent critic Mark Kermode.
All good stuff, but too slight. A feature-length commentary, or documentary on Screaming Mad George's prosthetic effects, would have added much more to the disc's value.
The package is rounded off by the traditional trailer reel, showcasing other Tartan Terror product.
All good stuff, but too slight. A feature-length commentary or a documentary on Screaming Mad George's prosthetic effects would have added much more to the disc's value. (Those with region-free players might be interested to know that the R1 release, though in NTSC, includes a full-length commentary track with Yuzna.)Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2002