Written by: Michael Den Boer on August 28th, 2010
Release Dates: Various
Directors: O.H. Krill (The Wildman of Kentucky) Jay Michael (Bigfooting in Oklahoma, Tale of the Honey Island Swamp Monster, Swamp Apes)
Cast: Philip Spencer, O.H. Krill, Matt Clark, Philip Gardiner (The Wildman of Kentucky), Esther Schritter(Bigfooting in Oklahoma), Jay Michael, Marlon ‘MK’ Davis (Tale of the Honey Island Swamp Monster), Jay Michael (Swamp Apes)
DVD released: September 28th, 2010
Approximate running time: 250 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen (The Wildman of Kentucky), 4:3 Full Frame (All other Content)
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Reality Entertainment
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $24.95
Disc one contains three documentaries, the first documentary is titled ‘Bigfooting in Oklahoma’ and it centers around a woman named Esther Schritter who at a very young age first encountered what she believed to be Bigfoot. After the initial set up in which she retells of her numerous encounters with Bigfoot. The remaining time is spent with her searching for Bigfoot and talking to other people who have also seen Bigfoot. Content wise this is a one sided affair as everyone involved are hell bent that Bigfoot exists and no counter argument is ever entered into the discussion.
The second documentary is titled ‘Tale of the Honey Island Swamp Monster’ and it revolves around to documentarians who went to shot some background footage ‘the Honey Island Swamp Monster’ and how they uncovered a hoax. This is easily the most entertaining documentary included with this set.
The third documentary titled ‘Swamp Apes’, once again follows the urban monster mythos prototype. This time around the focus is the different cultures over the centuries who have visited America and the animals like primates that may have brought over by them. This is a dry and times overly clinical documentary that never offers up any real answers.
The main center piece of this release is a lengthy documentary titled ‘The Wildman of Kentucky’ and it is located on disc two. Even though there is plenty of information offered up about Bigfoot and other urban legends. Most of the information has been covered elsewhere countless times before. Also while there are many questions posed. Too much is left up to the viewers own interruption and no real answers are ever put forth.
The best looking transfer is the ‘The Wildman of Kentucky’ documentary, while the other three are definitely VHS taped based and exhibit flaws that are often associated with that format. In all of the transfers are serviceable presentations and nothing more. The audio mixes for each are generally clear with any background noise keep to a minimum. Both disc’s that are included with this set come with static menus and disc one comes with only one option play each documentary separately. The ‘The Wildman of Kentucky’ does at least have chapter selection.