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.
Summary: The late Jess Franco was an insanely prolific director with a specific appetite in exploitation cinema. Perhaps 1973's "The Demons" doesn't summarize his skills as a helmer, but it's a solid introduction to his fetishes, delivering a movie that's stocked with graphic violence and softcore sex scenes.
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.
Summary: Italian director Lamberto Bava's "Demoni" a.k.a "Demons" (1985) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Arrow Video. The supplemental features on the disc include audio commentary with director Lamberto Bava and special effects guru Sergio Stivaletti; second audio commentary with director Lamberto Bava, actress Geretta Geretta, composer Claudio Simonetti, and special effects artist Sergio Stivaletti; video interview with Italian director Dario Argento; video interview with...