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Humanoids from the Deep
     

Humanoids from the Deep

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Director: Barbara Peeters

Cast: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow

 

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New Concorde's DVD of Humanoids From the Deep isn't as stellar as the average Anchor Bay genre title DVD, but it offers up a serviceable package for a mid-price disc. The open-matte transfer lacks the cinematic scope of a widescreen transfer, but delivers an image that is a considerable improvement over past video editions of this title. The mono audio track

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New Concorde's DVD of Humanoids From the Deep isn't as stellar as the average Anchor Bay genre title DVD, but it offers up a serviceable package for a mid-price disc. The open-matte transfer lacks the cinematic scope of a widescreen transfer, but delivers an image that is a considerable improvement over past video editions of this title. The mono audio track lacks the punch of a good stereo mix, but it delivers the soundtrack in a clear fashion. Extras consist of talent bios, a three-minute interview with Roger Corman, and a handful of fun trailers for other New World productions like Big Bad Mama and Death Race 2000. The package is rounded by an eight-page booklet on the history Roger Corman's productions at New World; it doesn't contain anything fans wouldn't already know, but it is a nice bonus nonetheless. All in all, New Concorde's DVD of Humanoids From the Deep lacks the inspired feature that would have made it above-average, but offers decent value for cult movie fans.

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This New World Pictures quickie essentially updates Creature From the Black Lagoon to fit 1980s standards of sex and violence. Humanoids From the Deep isn't a good choice for sensitive viewers because it is never passes up an opportunity for its mutated fish-men to rip apart (or molest) unwitting victims on camera. However, the story is so absurd in a comic-book manner that it never becomes serious enough to be truly offensive. Humanoids From the Deep also benefits from skillful work on both sides of the camera. Director Barbara Peters maintains a rapid-fire pace throughout that keeps the film from devolving into campiness and Doug McClure and Vic Morrow give solid, dignified performances that keep the viewer involved in the strange story line. The film is also blessed with surprisingly high-quality makeup effects by Rob Bottin and a nice orchestral score by a pre-Titanic James Horner. Ultimately, a viewer's feelings about Humanoids From the Deep will depend on their tolerance for low-budget sleaze, but it does offer up a tasty morsel of cinematic junk food for exploitation film addicts.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/1999
UPC:
0736991420045
Original Release:
1980
Rating:
R
Source:
New Concorde
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:22:00

Special Features

Film critic Leonard Maltin interviews Roger Corman about the making of the film; Eight-page booklet outlining Roger Corman's career; Digitally remastered; Theatrical trailers; Cast biographies; Interactive menus; Scene index

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Doug McClure Jim Hill
Ann Turkel Dr. Susan Drake
Vic Morrow Hank Slattery
Cindy Weintraub Carol Hill
Anthony Penya Johnny Eagle
Denise Galik Linda Beale
Frank Arnold Actor
Lynn Theel Peggy Larson
Meegan King Jerry Potter
Breck Costin Tommy
Hoke Howell Deke Jensen
Don Maxwell Dickie Moore
Greg Travis Radio Announcer
Linda Shayne Miss Salmon
Lisa Glaser Becky
Amy Barrett Amy
Rob Bottin Humanoid

Technical Credits
Barbara Peeters Director
Frank Arnold Original Story
Rob Bottin Special Effects
Martin B. Cohen Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Roger Corman Producer
Michael Erlere Art Director
Roger George Special Effects
Mark Goldblatt Editor
Mark Harris Sound Mixer
James Horner Score Composer
Frederick James Screenwriter
Daniel Lacambre Cinematographer
Hunt Lowry Producer
James Sbardellati Asst. Director
Barbara Scott Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Index
1. Main Credits [2:05]
2. Boating Accident [5:20]
3. Slime Trail [5:16]
4. Frightened Young Flesh [3:18]
5. Noyo Town Dance [5:48]
6. Parking Lot Brawl [1:34]
7. Spying on Johnny Eagle [1:56]
8. Nightmare in the Lagoon [5:44]
9. Taking Care of Johnny [2:46]
10. Wanna See My Woodpecker? [1:49]
11. Fire Bombing [4:07]
12. Monsters Rise [2:54]
13. You Got Some Explaining [2:52]
14. Hunting the Unknown [4:17]
15. There's Your Evidence [2:32]
16. Scientific Explanation [4:19]
17. Introducing Miss Salmon [4:02]
18. Carnival Fare [3:26]
19. Fueling the Harbor [1:43]
20. Night Stalker [1:12]
21. Flaming 'Noid [4:53]
22. Home Invasion [3:16]
23. Aftermath [1:17]
24. The Spawn [2:46]

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Humanoids from the Deep 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is a classic! low budget or not. definetly a must see! at least jaws can't walk the beach!