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Neon City is a sci-fi apocalyptic thriller from 1991 and stars Michael Ironside and Vanity. The Blu-ray released by Kino Lorber includes an Audio Commentary and an interview with Ironside.



Neon City

Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Kino Lorber| R – 108 min. – $24.95 | November 14, 2023

Date Published: 11/11/2023 | Author: The Movieman

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Director: Monte Markham
Writer(s): Buck Finch, Jeff Begun and Monte Markham (written by)
Cast: Michael Ironside, Vanity, Lyle Alzado, Valerie Wildman, Nick Klar

Features: Audio Commentary, Interview, Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: Yes
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
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.


If murderous renegades don’t get them, poisonous clouds or deadly sunbursts will. The year is 2053. The atmosphere is lethal and people are literally fighting for survival. When iron-eyed bounty hunter Harry M. Stark (MICHAEL IRONSIDE) has to transport a tough and sexy lady outlaw (VANITY) to another jurisdiction – they’re in for the ride of their lives. Harry, his beautiful prisoner and six unwitting civilians board an armored transport vehicle driven by an ex-con named Bulk (LYLE ALZADO). Along the way, they will be forced to battle for their lives – but through gunfire and grisly death, unlikely heroes will be born, ugly secrets will be resolved and long-lost loves will be found. And, at the end of the road, a glimmer of hope and new beginnings await them.



This release comes with a matted slip cover. Features include an Audio Commentary by Director Monte Markham, moderated by Black Mansion Filmsi Producer Heath Buckley; a new Interview (10:15) with Actor Michael Ironside; the VHS Trailer & Sales Reel (1:52); and lastly the Theatrical Trailer (2:30).


VIDEO – 4½/5

Neon City comes to Blu-ray from Kino Lorber where it’s shown in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a new 1080p high-definition transfer, which was taken from a new HD master of a 2K scan of the 35mm Interpositive. The picture here might not look exactly ‘stunning’ but with the natural film grain helps showcase the post-apocalyptic atmosphere and the more natural color palette. The scan appears to be clean as I didn’t notice any obvious scratches or dust marks.

AUDIO – 4¼/5

The movie comes equipped with a rather effective and efficient DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track and, considering the film’s age and perhaps okay budget, I was still impressed. Dialogue comes across pretty clearly and the depth was decent especially when we’re thrust into the city environment but also in the desert scenes in the opening and finale.


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