Apr 102022

Tenetacles comes to Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics and stars John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins, Henry Fonda and comes out April 12th.




Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Kino Lorber| PG – 102 min. – $29.95 | April 12, 2022

Date Published: 04/10/2022 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Ovidio G. Assonitis
Writer(s): Steve Carabatos, Tito Carpi, Jerome Max (screenplay)
Cast: John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins, Henry Fonda

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

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A



It’s angry. It’s hungry. It’s extremely well-armed—and it’s descending on a small seaside town to sample the local cuisine! When a giant, bloodthirsty octopus emerges from the deep, John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins and Henry Fonda do all they can to keep the marine menace from turning their sleepy village into a one-stop snack-shop.



This release comes with a matted slip cover and the inside artwork is reversible. Features include the Theatrical Trailer and a Radio Spot.


VIDEO – 3½/5, AUDIO – 4/5

Kino Lorber releases Tentacles onto Blu-ray where it’s presented in its original 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. This was previously released by Shout Factory in 2015 as part of a 2-film set with Reptilicus. In any case, I presume this is the same transfer from that release and thus doesn’t look spectacular but more on the acceptable range. Detail is decent enough as are the colors but there are plenty of specs that permeate just about every scene.

The disc comes with a standard but effective DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track. Like the video, this probably was the same one from the Shout release (or similar as that one was PCM 2.0). Even so, dialogue comes across well enough and there is good depth for the more action-centric elements.

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