Feb 122020

Vinegar Syndrome releases (cult classic?) Xtro 3 onto the Blu-ray format which comes with a new transfer (what a time we live in) and is available to order on their website with a February 25th release date.



Xtro 3

Genre(s): Horror, Science Fiction
Vinegar Syndrome | NR – 85 min. – $34.95 | October 29, 2019

Date Published: 11/13/2019 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Jefferson Richard
Writer(s): Joseph Kaufman and Jefferson Richard (written by)
Cast: Joseph Alan Johnson, Greg Dawson, Valerie Sheldon, Shannon Engemann, Beth Toussaint, George ‘Buck’ Flower

Features: Audio Commentary, Interviews, Gallery
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 37.05 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.55 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.


A group of military personnel have been assembled to, they believe, locate and disarm old active explosives which have been left unattended at a former army testing site on a remote island. But when they arrive, they soon discover that something doesn’t seem quite right about their mission. And soon enough, they uncover a strange concrete block which after accidentally blowing up, unleashes an indestructible, bloodthirsty alien being which will stop at nothing to kill them.

As the survivors band together in order to stay alive and try and find a way to outwit the diabolical creature, they realize that their entire mission might have been a trap and that the military is using them as pawns in their own vicious plan…



The limited edition release comes with a slip cover, which standard (sold out at the time of this writing), does not. The cover art is reversible.

Features are on the limited side, there are Interviews with Director Harry Bromley Davenport (20:07) and Writer/Actor Daryl Haney (18:08) as well as the Original Trailer (1:21).


VIDEO – 4.5/5

Vinegar Syndrome releases Xtro 3 onto Blu-ray where it has been given a new 1080p high-definition transfer, scanned and restored in 2K from the original 35mm camera negative. Other than some wear and tear with some scratches and specs, for the most part this picture looks surprisingly good, detail is sharp and colors fairly bright. When you consider this is a micro budgeted independent movie from 25 years ago, I was impressed with yet another respectable transfer by VS.

AUDIO – 3.75/5

The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo track, dialogue does come through with fine clarity but there is some minor hissing underlying the track and the depth is on the limited side. Otherwise, again taking into consideration a likely less than ideal sound design on location, it’s certainly an upgrade over any previous releases.


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