Oct 082021

Blades I guess is a movie you need to be in the mood for, namely watching amongst friends. For me, I found the humor was a bit too dry and dragged on for my liking.




Genre(s): Horror, Comedy
Vinegar Syndrome| NR – 98 min. – $34.98 | October 26, 2021

Date Published: 10/08/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Thomas R. Rondinella
Writer(s): William R. Pace (written by)
Cast: Robert North, Jeremy Whelan, Victoria Scott, Holly Stevenson, William Towner

Features: Commentary, Featurette, Gallery
Slip Cover: No
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: 34.27 GB
Total Bitrate: 39.75 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.


Plot Synopsis: The Tall Grass Country Club offers its members a luxury getaway with all the best in sport and relaxation. But when a mangled body is discovered on the club’s prized golf course, right before a nationally televised tournament, panic ensues at the possibility of a killer on the loose, and even worse, that the death might cause some bad press. Enlisting the expertise of Roy (ROBERT NORTH), a has been golf pro, along with disgruntled pro-hopeful, Kelly (VICTORIA SCOTT), to unmask the culprit behind the carnage, the club’s hardnosed owner soon finds himself with even bigger problems when additional victims begin to turn up, and all signs point to the killer being an out of control, bloodthirsty lawn mower.

Quick Hit Review: Blades is a spoof/satirical rip-off of Jaws, just replace the ocean with a golf course. This is a movie that’s slow to develop and the fun factor wears out rather quickly. While not terrible, and acknowledging it’s supposed to be bad, it’s not all that entertaining. I suppose if one to watch this with friends and/or family, maybe a fun time can be had, but even then I don’t think there’s enough of the good-bad factor to make this a recommendation.



The only difference between the limited edition and regular releases is the former comes with a slip cover. The cover artwork is reversible.

Not a ton of features, but there is a new Audio Commentary by Director Thomas R. Rondinella and Writer William R. Pace; Fore Warning (21:32), documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew; and last a Still Gallery.


VIDEO – 3¾/5

Blades cuts onto Blu-ray through Vinegar Syndrome and is presented with a 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio. The 1080p high-definition transfer was newly scanned and restored in 2K from its 35mm original camera negative. For the most part, at least for a micro-budget production, this looks fairly good. Detail is decent enough as are the colors, however you do get some specs, scratches and other notable film damage. Even so, this is still a fine transfer and presumable far better than this ever looked before on DVD or VHS.

AUDIO – 3½/5

The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track which was mostly adequate. Dialogue comes across clear enough and there is some okay depth for a stereo track. There is some minor hissing from time to time however it’s nothing overly distracting if at all.


OVERALL – 2½/5

Overall, Blades I guess is a movie you need to be in the mood for, namely watching amongst friends. For me, I found the humor was a bit too dry and dragged on for my liking. The Blu-ray released by Vinegar Syndrome does offer good video and audio transfers and an okay selection of bonus features.




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

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