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Beyond the 7th Door 
Written by: on November 24th, 2017

Release Date: Canada, 1987
Director: Bozidar D. Benedikt
Writer: Bozidar D. Benedikt
Cast: Lazar Rockwood, Bonnie Beck, Gary Freedman, Ben Kerr

DVD released: October 31st, 2017
Approximate running time:
77 minutes
Aspect ratio:
1.33:1 Full Frame Academy Ratio
Dolby Digital Mono English
English SDH
DVD Release: Intervision Picture Corp.
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.95

Synopsis: An ex-con and career thief convinces his ex-girlfriend to help him rob her wealthy boss’ castle.

Beyond the 7th Door is a classic example of so bad that it’s good. From a production standpoint this film fails in just about every way. With the easiest way to sum up this film, it is like watching a car wreck in slow motion.

With this film’s greatest asset being Lazar Rockwood’s performance in the role of this film’s protagonist. He delivers an astonishing performance that perfectly captures the absurdity of the story at hand. And nowhere is this more evident, then when it comes to his characters dialog.

The DVD:

Beyond the 7th Door is presented in its intended aspect ratio. This film was shot on video and needless to say, there are limitations that are inherent to the source. With that being said, it is hard to imagine this film looking any better than it does for this release.

This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono mix in English and included with this release are removable English SDH subtitles. Though this mix is limited range, dialog is easy to follow and everything sounds balanced.

Extras for this release include, an appreciation of Legendary Toronto Eccentric Ben Kerr titled The King of Cayenne (8 minutes 39 seconds), interviews with writer / director BD Benedikt, actor Lazar Rockwood, and Canuxploitation.com’s Paul Corupe titled Beyond Beyond the 7th Door (21 minutes 44 seconds) and an audio commentary with BD Benedikt, Lazar Rockwood and moderated by Paul Corupe.

The extras provided a well-rounded overview of the origins of the film, production related topics and background information about both participants.

The extra titled The King of Cayenne is a tribute to a Toronto street performer named Ben Kerr.

Overall another strong release from Intervision Picture Corp.

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