Feb 262019
 

There’s Nothing Out There isn’t great B-movie horror or anything yet there is a fun element to these independently made films where there is a lot of passion both in front of and behind the camera.

 

 

There’s Nothing Out There
(1991)

Genre(s): Horror, Comedy
Vinegar Syndrome | NR – 91 min. – $34.98 | January 29, 2019

Date Published: 02/26/2019 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Rolfe Kanefsky
Writer(s): Rolfe Kanefsky (written by)
Cast: Craig Peck, Wendy Bednarz, Mark Collver, Bonnie Bowers
DISC INFO:
Features: Commentaries, Interviews, Short Films, Music Video, Gallery, Trailer
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 47.50 GB
Total Bitrate: 41.03 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Vinegar Syndrome provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Mike (CRAIG PECK) is always getting in the way of fun. His obsession with horror movies and their rules dictates that no matter where he goes, he can’t help but expect to find a monster lurking around every corner. But this time, his paranoia might be justified…

After being invited to a remote lodge, along with some friends (WENDY BEDNARZ, MARK COLLVER, BONNIE BOWERS, JOHN CARHART III), Mike immediately begins to sense that something isn’t right, but none of his friends believe him. Unfortunately, they’re dead wrong, and a slimy alien frog monster has indeed landed in the nearby woods and set out to fulfill its mission of killing all human makes and mating with females. Can Mike convince his friends that there is something out there, before the men have their brains sucked out and the women are carrying green mutant fetuses?

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 4.5/5


This release comes with a slip cover and the inside artwork is reversible. Vinegar Syndrome has packed with plenty of features.

Audio Commentaries:

  • Director Rolfe Kanefsky and Filmmakers Joe Lynch & Jeff Reddick (NEW)
  • Director Rolfe Kanefsky (“20th Anniversary”)
  • Director Rolfe Kanefsky, Producer Victor Kanefsky, Actors Craig Peck, Mark Collver and others.
  • The Hysteria Continues! (NEW)

With four commentary tracks, you get a wide variety of information, especially from Rolfe Kanefsky doing three of them at various stages in his life while the fourth is the guys at The Hysteria Continues podcast team discussing their thoughts on the film, with two of them seeing the film for the first time.

Interviews:

  • There’s a Movie Out There (52:27) is a new interview with Writer-Director Rolfe Kanefsky and Producer-Editor Victor Kanefsky. Pretty lengthy, the pair discuss the origins of the movie as well as Rolfe Kanefsky talking about how he became a filmmaker.
  • 40 Years of Cutting (30:59) is a new interview with Victor Kanefsky talking about his own career and his work on There’s Nothing Out There with moderator Author/Screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner.
  • Interview with Craig Peck (18:24) has the actor recalling his time working on the film.
  • Archival Interview with Rolfe Kanefsky (35:56) looks like it’s from the early 2000s and shot on a video camcorder.

Short Films

  • Copycat (10:30) – A short film about copying nothing.
  • Murder in Winter (1:50:30) – An early feature film by Rolfe Kanefsky. Includes new intro.
  • Just Listen (14:37) – An early short film by Rolfe Kanefsky. Includes intro from circa 2011.
  • Mood Boobs (19:37) – Another short film by Kanefsky. Includes intro from circa 2011.

Behind the Scenes of Mood Boobs (16:08) is some rough home video footage on location with Kanefsky.

Theatrical Trailer (2:16) with an optional commentary track.

Additional Extras (except for the music video, all have optional commentaries): There’s Nothing Out There Music Video (5:15), Production Stills Gallery (4:17), Behind the Scenes Rehearsal Footage (10:38), Pre-Production Footage and Video Storyboards (7:11), Original Cast Auditions (11:59), Animation Test Footage and Deleted Shots (3:26).

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


There’s Nothing Out There arrives on Blu-ray through Vinegar Syndrome where the film received a new 1080p high-definition transfer taken from a 2K scan of the original 35mm interpositive which had been restored. While there were a few minor dust marks and specs, this was a good looking picture, colors appear natural looking without seeming oversaturated and detail was relatively sharp with minimal softness in some respects.

AUDIO – 3.5/5


The included DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo track is better than I expected from a low budget film from the early 90s. While the sound design is hardly fantastic, it still was fairly impressive showing off good dialogue levels and some okay depth during the creature attack scenes.

 


OVERALL – 3.25/5


Overall, There’s Nothing Out There isn’t great B-movie horror or anything yet there is a fun element to these independently made films where there is a lot of passion both in front of and behind the camera. This new Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome offers up impressive video/audio transfers and a good array of bonus features.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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