Any week that includes a Scream Factory release could be considered a good week. This particular Scream factory release is of a film that has long eluded me. I’ve been aware of its existence, but never managed to actually acquire and consume it. Now that I’ve had that chance, I wish I had tracked it down before, so that I would have a frame of reference to compare the video and audio presentations to. From what I understand, The Final Terror was considered a “lost” film, and since it was a bucket list title, Scream Factory acquired several different sources in order to spruce it up, and splice together a master cut of the film. The Final Terror is not going to appeal to everyone, as in a lot of ways, it very much shows its age. However, if you like classic horror cinema – especially from the eighties – and/or movies about people lost in the woods and being hunted by an unknown force, this will probably be a disc you want in your collection.
A group of young campers out for what they hope to be a fun-filled weekend find their plans spoiled by a disguised, merciless killer who stalks the forest in search of new victims. Soon they are caught in a terrifying sequence of bloodshed and murder. It is up to the remaining few to defend themselves and put an end to the terror filled weekend.
Featuring a great cast of up and coming actors – Rachel Ward (The Thornbirds), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill, Blade Runner), Adrian Zmed (Bachelor Party),Mark Metcalf (Zero Dark Thirty), Lewis Smith (Django Unchained) and Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix, The Fugitive). Directed by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Under Siege).
The Final Terror finally makes its way to home video via Scream Factory, featuring a newly-sourced scan, with an AVC encoded 1080p video presentation in 1.78:1, and a DTS-HD 2.0 mono Master Audio track for the audio presentation. It features some extras, such as all-new interviews with cast and crew, and an audio commentary with director Andrew Davis. Those in-the-know should be aware of how special a release like this is. Scream Factory went above-and-beyond to bring us a title that was previously thought to be lost forever. Being from a director that brought us a couple of popular films like Under Siege and The Fugitive, and a cast of familiar faces, The Final Terror has the capability of appealing to casual horror fans. What this release actually is, though, is a must-own for serious film collectors. We don’t get a lot of Blu-ray releases of films that are thought to be lost, so when it does happen, we need to make a big deal about it, and treat it as the truly special occasion that it is. Show Scream Factory that genre fans greatly appreciate things like this, by going to their website, and purchasing a copy of the Blu-ray for yourself. It is available starting today.
- New Audio Commentary with director Andrew Davis
- New interviews with actors Adrian Zmed and Lewis Smith, Post Production Supervisor Allan Holzman and composer Susan Justin
- Original Theatrical Trailer