Conclusion: It is very easy to tell that this budget release of Lamberto Bava's Demons from Synapse Films offers a far more pleasing technical presentation of the film than Arrow Video's Region-B release, which we reviewed back in 2012. The only bonus feature on it is an original trailer, but Synapse Films also released a Limited SteelBook edition of Demons which had a number of different bonus features. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Did you find this review helpful?
Conclusion: In its lewdness and shoddiness, there are small shimmers of brilliance, however small and overshadowed by its explicitness, which make Jess Franco's 'The Demons' an interesting watch. The Blu-ray arrives with strong audio and picture quality considering the source's age and history. Supplements are very light, but cult exploitation enthusiasts will love having it in their collection nonetheless.
Conclusion: "The Demons" is an acquired taste, ideal for those who are well-versed in nunsploitation or Franco's spiraling filmography. It's quite slow and a few dreamscape scenarios introduce confusion, not artful mischief. Still, there's a distinct cinematic fingerprint here that's worth a look to anyone interested in sleazy European releases dressed up as historical inspection with a side of condemnation. Just be ready to stare at pubic hair for at least 15% of the run time.
Conclusion: Redemption's highly anticipated Blu-ray debut of Jess Franco's The Demons proves to have been worth the wait. The interview and the deleted scenes are worthy supplements and the presentation, while a little rough around the edges given what there was to work with, is quite a nice improvement over previous DVD releases in every regard. On top of that this is the full-strength version of the film.
Conclusion: If you enjoy horror/splatter films, then you do not want to miss Arrow Video's release of Lamberto Bava's cult film Demons . It delivers just about everything these types of films are supposed to deliver. More importantly, it has been recently restored from the original camera negative by Cineteca di Bologna and looks very good on Blu-ray. If your reside in a Region-A territory, please keep in mind that this is a Region-B "locked" release. RECOMMENDED.
Summary: Blu-Ray Review: It's been hit with the garishly colourful eighties stick, but existing fans of the gory splatterfest will revel in this quality transfer of Lamberto Bava and Dario Argento's cinema-based shocker, where art becomes life, people become demons, and helicopters fall through roofs without apology.