Written by: Michael Den Boer on March 8th, 2017
BluRay released: March 1st, 2017
Approximate running time: 227 Minutes
Aspect Ratios: 1.78:1 & 2.35:1 / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-4 AVC
Rating: R 18+ (Australia)
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
BluRay Release: Umbrella Entertainment
Region Coding: Region Free
Retail Price: $34.99
More than any other decade I have a strong affinity with the 1980’s. It is the decade of my youth and more importantly, it was when I became aware of the power of cinema. This decade also continues to fascinate me because it was a time when the major Hollywood studios put their full weight beyond genres that were before then considered fringe cinema. And there was a creativity in the 1980’s that is sorely missing from present day Hollywood cinema.
Here is a list of the trailers and they are broken down into two sections.
Part One: The Crackdown
Shogun Assassin, Raw Force, Chained Heat, 9 Deaths of the Ninja, Stripped to Kill, To Live and Die In L.A., Code of Silence, Invasion USA, Black Moon Rising, Biggles, Used Cars, Wacko, Up the Creek, Dressed to Kill, Roadgames, Blowout, Blood Simple, 52 Pick-Up, Crimes of Passion, The Exterminator, MS .45, Death Wish II, Class of 1984, Vigilante, Escape from the Bronx, The New Barbarians, Dead End Drive-In, Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn., Dungeonmaster, Zone Troopers, Eliminators, Sorceress, Saturn 3, The Thing, Space Raiders, The Terminator, Ice Pirates, Robocop, Miracle Mile, They Live, Gnaw: Food of the Gods 2, Breakin’, Zombi Holocaust, Nightmare City, Cannibal Holocaust /
Contamination, The Beyond, The Black Cat, The New York Ripper and Demons / Demons 2.
Maniac, The Children, Friday the 13th + Part 2 + Part 3 3D, King Cobra (Jaws of Satan), Prom Night, Terror Train, To All a Goodnight, Christmas Evil, Don’t Answer the Phone, Don’t Go in the Woods, Just Before Dawn, Schizoid, Mother’s Day, Graduation Day, My Bloody Valentine, Halloween II, Nightmare, The Burning, Madman, Pieces, The Final Terror, Curtains, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Sorrority House Massacre, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Nightmare Weekend, Chopping Mall, Blood Diner, The Stepfather, Venom, Macabra (Demonoid), Mutant, Creepshow 2, Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, The Blob, Day of the Dead, The Monster Club, Fright Night, Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Creeps, Night of the Demons, Monster Squad, Bride of Re-Animator, Death Ship, The Fog, The Nesting, Deadly Blessing, Scanners, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Christine, The Horror Star, Amityville 3-D, Children of the Corn, Cat’s Eye, Night Train to Terror, Nomads, Prison, Bad Dreams, Child’s Play, Phantasm II, Waxwork, Death Spa and Shocker.
Just like its predecessor, this installment of Drive in Delirium: Hi Def Hysteria is a satisfying mix of genres.
There are one hundred and sixteen trailers which are included as part of Drive in Delirium: Hi Def Hysteria – Maximum 80’s Overdrive. The trailers come on a 50 GB dual layer (43.3 GB) BluRay. All trailers are presented in 1080 progressive and in their original aspect ratios and there are 40+ titles that are exclusive to this release.
Quality wise the audio /video presentations vary from source to source and with over one hundred and sixteen different sources don’t expect anything looking and sounding uniform. With that being said, despite their short comings the end results in regards to audio / video presentation for this release should exceed the majority of viewers’ expectations.
Extras for this release include a reversible cover that contains a list of the trailers, a comprehensive poster gallery and a trailer for Drive in Delirium: Hi Def Hysteria – Maximum 80’s Overdrive.
Overall Drive in Delirium: Hi Def Hysteria – Maximum 80’s Overdrive is a solid release that is a must have purchase for movie trailer enthusiasts, highly recommended.