Jun 032021

Body Slam is a comedy starring Dirk Benedict, Tanya Roberts, Roddy Piper, Captain Lou Albano and Barry Gordon. This oddball film from 1986 is being released on Blu-ray by Kino Lorber on June 15th.



Body Slam

Genre(s): Comedy
Kino Lorber| PG – 89 min. – $24.95 | June 15, 2021

Date Published: 06/03/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Hal Needham
Writer(s): Shel Lytton and Steve Burkow (story) (screenplay)
Cast: Dirk Benedict, Tanya Roberts, Roddy Piper, Captain Lou Albano, Barry Gordon

Features: Interview, Theatrical Trailers
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (Dolby TrueHD 5.0), English (Dolby TrueHD 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 34.02 GB
Total Bitrate: 44.56 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

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


M. Harry Smilac (DIRK BENEDICT) is a talent agent who’d sell his mother for a dollar… fifty cents after negotiations. But Harry finally hits the big time with a rhythm-and-bruise road show that combines rock music and professional wrestling.



The only features is a new Interview (7:10) with Actor Barry Gordon and two Theatrical Trailers.


VIDEO – 4/5

Given there’s no mention of a new transfer, I assume this one was provided to Kino Lorber by MGM. In any case, the 1080p high-definition picture looks pretty good for a mid-level comedy from 1986. Detail is fairly sharp and colors are nicely balanced and vibrant throughout.

AUDIO – 4½/5

The disc comes with a Dolby TrueHD 5.0 track which was surprisingly strong, along with the crisp and clear dialogue coming via the center channel, once the matches begins, there is some nice, well rounded depth.





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

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