Nov 302016

Although I preferred the original C.H.U.D. versus this sequel, there’s still some fun to this campy 1980s comedy-horror that is made to be watched amongst friends.



C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud
— Vestron Video Collector’s Series —

Genre(s): Comedy, Horror
Lionsgate | R – 85 min. – $34.97 | November 22, 2016

Date Published: 11/30/2016 | Author: The Movieman


Directed by:
David Irving
Writer(s): Ed Naha (written by)
Cast: Brian Robbins, Bill Calvert, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Robert Vaughn
Commentary, Interviews, Trailer, Still Gallery
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 27.3 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A



Kevin (BILL CALVERT), Steve (BRIAN ROBBINS), and Katie (TRICIA LEIGH FISHER) are an inseparable trio of friends doing some extracurricular snooping in the school science lab when, among the test tubes and beakers, they discover a corpse! But before they can say “Abra Cadaver,” the body disappears, rolling down Route 51 strapped to a gurney. The kids need a spare stiff, and fast. What they find is “Bud the Chud,” a half-dead decomposing turnaround, the result of a military experiment gone haywire. When Bud sets out on a killing spree, the kids, the Army, the police, and the FBI are hot on his trail, trying to save the entire town from becoming “Chudified!”



This release comes with a semi-glossy slip cover.

Audio Commentary — Director David Irving provides an informative track recounting the origins of the project. Nothing spectacular but worth a listen especially for hard core fans of the movie.


  • Bud Speaks! – Actor Gerrit Graham (16:18; HD)
  • Katie’s Kalamity – Actress Tricia Leigh (12:45; HD)
  • This C.H.U.D.’s for You – Special Effects Artist Allan Apone (14:44; HD)

Each recollects their time working on C.H.U.D. II as well as their respective careers and how they came to the project. These also include some behind-the-scenes footage.

Also included is the Video Trailer (1:47; SD) and a Still Gallery (6:20; HD).


VIDEO – 3.0/5

C.H.U.D. II arrives on Blu-ray through Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series presented here with an AVC-encoded 1080p high-definition transfer and in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio. This video is hardly perfect but I suspect has never looked (or sounded) better. Although detail is fairly well defined, it’s not exactly the most vibrant with little in the way of color, has a washed out appearance. But as I said, for a low budget affair from the late ‘80s, it’s probably a mark able improvement.

AUDIO – 4.0/5

The disc includes a basic yet full-rotted-bodied DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track and for a movie like this, it’s more than adequate. Dialogue levels were crisp and clear all the way through while the music reverberates pretty well for a stereo track.


OVERALL – 3.0/5

Overall, although I preferred the original C.H.U.D. versus this sequel, there’s still some fun to this campy 1980s comedy-horror that is made to be watched amongst friends. The “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray release offers okay video, good audio and a fine selection of bonus material.





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

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