Psycho Goreman is a throwback to 1980s/1990s horror-fantasy akin to Power Rangers, just with gore and irreverent humor. Not my cup of tea but is fun enough for those with a nostalgia hankering.
Genre(s): Horror, Comedy
RLJ Films| NR – 95 min. – $28.96 | March 3, 2021
Date Published: 03/23/2021 | Author: The Movieman
RLJ Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.
Siblings Mimi (NITA-JOSEE HANNA) and Luke (OWEN MYRE) unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after a failed attempt to destroy the universe. They nickname the evil creature Psycho Goreman (or PG for short) and use the magical amulet they discovered to force him to obey their childish whims. It isn’t long before PG’s reappearance draws the attention of intergalactic friends and foes from across the cosmos, and a rogues’ gallery of alien combatants converges in small-town suburbia to battle for the fate of the galaxy.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 3¾/5
This release comes with a semi-glossy slip cover. The interior sleeve is reversible with a 1980s-inspired artwork.
Audio Commentary by Director Steven Kostanski chatting about the movie and breaking down some scenes and other behind-the-scenes moments.
One-on-One Interview with the Director (14:40) —Kostanski discusses the project.
Interviews with the Cast (6:24) — Members of the cast talk about how they came to the project and talk about their characters.
Interview with Adam Brooks (4:20) — The actor talks about working on the movie and his fellow cast mates. Not sure why this was a separate segment.
Kortex: A Konversation (5:58) — Mock interview with the Kortex character.
The Music of PG (5:23) featurette on the importance music and score played and the influence on the composers.
Fight Choreography (3:50) breaks down the fights in the film.
Fight Pre-Viz (6:05) is some rehearsal footage of the cast and stunt members practicing some scenes.
Filming the Paladin Fight (7:14) looks at the preparation for one of the key fight scenes of the movie.
PG vs. Pandora (3:28) is on the fight between two demonic characters.
Miniature Magic (2:59) — Short featurette on the miniature work on the production.
Inside the Creature Shop (4:36) where the make-up and prosthetics work was done.
Last up are a few Galleries: Concept Art, Trading Cards and Behind the Scenes.
VIDEO – 4/5
|RLJ Entertainment releases Psycho Goreman onto Blu-ray shown with a 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and has been given a 1080p high-definition transfer. Although the picture looks fine with nice splashes of color, detail can be a bit soft at times but otherwise it is clean, free of aliasing and artifacting.|
AUDIO – 4/5
|The movie comes with a standard but effective enough DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Again, like the picture, can’t say this is an outstanding lossless track. Dialogue comes across a little weak at times but loud enough to discern anything being said. The sound effects is decent enough though with some okay depth for ambient noises or the score/soundtrack.|