Jul 282019

Savage Beach is kind of a run-of-the-mill low budget action movie and I do wonder if Sidaris knew he had a rather ho-hum picture so he upped the T&A quantity which is not nearly enough to make this entertaining.



Savage Beach

Genre(s): Action, Thriller
Mill Creek Entertainment | R – 98 min. – $19.98 | July 9, 2019

Date Published: 07/28/2019 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Andy Sidaris
Writer(s): Andy Sidaris (written by)
Cast: Dona Speir, Hope Marie Carlton, John Aprea, Bruce Penhall, Rodrigo Obregon

Features: Commentary, Featurette, Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 34.92 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.93 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

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

THE MOVIE — 2.0/5

Plot Synopsis: The desperate search for a billion dollars worth of stolen gold exposes two beautiful L.E.T.H.A.L. agents (DONA SPEIR, HOPE MARIE CARLTON) to the ultimate danger and turns the shores of a tropical island into the blood-splattered sands of Savage Beach.

Quick Hit Review: Savage Beach is the fourth movie of the 12-film series from Andy Sidaris and compared with the previous installment, Picasso Trigger, doesn’t nearly have the bizarrely bad yet still fun moments, and really outside of one scene, where a computer whiz opens a briefcase after which he explodes, the rest of the film is just filled with the poor acting from performers, most former Playboy models, who possess absolutely zero on-screen charisma or outright charm whatsoever. That being said, some of the directorial decisions Sidaris made does make the film somewhat interesting to watch, but as far as any laugh-out-loud scenes, very few to be had, unfortunately from this installment.

Having watched this following Picasso Trigger the following day, I really can’t imagine making the Sidaris series some sort of marathon viewing, I’d honestly might not be able to handle it and questioning what goes through that sort of mind, outside of getting some lovely ladies naked, and even then I think I’ve become numb to the T&A between the Sidaris movies and many others I’ve watched just over the past few months (from far more naturally attractive women if you catch my drift). Go ahead, comment below.



As with the first three films from Mill Creek’s Andy Sidaris’ Blu-ray releases, this comes with an Intro by Sidaris, an Audio Commentary with writer-director Andy Sidaris and his wife/producer Arlene Sidaris, a retrospective Featurette (43:58) that features Sidaris and Julie Strain and some behind-the-scenes footage and Trailers for all of his films.

Inside there is a code to redeem through Mill Creek’s “movieSpree” app. Sucks you have to have another one instead of MoviesAnywhere, but I’m sure there’s some legal reason why.


VIDEO – 4.0/5

The picture was taken from a 4K widescreen restoration and is presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. This picture at least looks a tad better than Picasso Trigger, but there still was some specs and scratches every so often but otherwise, it is a sharp looking image and colors are vibrant enough and the natural film grain and noise was retained during the restoration.

AUDIO – 3.25/5

Similarly, the DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track which sounds fine and does output clear dialogue levels and although there were some unevenness at times from scene to scene, that is very likely due to the sound design than anything wrong with the track itself.


OVERALL – 2.75/5

Savage Beach is kind of a run-of-the-mill low budget action movie and I do wonder if Sidaris knew he had a rather ho-hum picture so he upped the T&A quantity which is not nearly enough to make this entertaining, even in the good-bad sort of way. The Blu-ray from Mill Creek offers up acceptable video/audio transfers and a decent selection of old bonus material.





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

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