LA Aids Jabber Blu Ray Review (Visual Vengeance)
L.A. AIDS Jabber (aKa Jabber) is a 1994 low budget horror film written, produced, and directed by Drew Godderis (Blood Diner, Evil Spawn, Deep Space, and Cannibal Hookers). Jeff (played by: Jason Majik from Who’s the Boss?, Beverly Hills 90210, and A Dangerous Place), a mentally unstable young man is diagnosed with AIDS and takes his anger out on the world by filling a syringe with his own tainted blood and trolling the seedy streets of Los Angeles looking for victims in an acid-washed and venomous delirium. Police slowly piece together his crimes in an attempt to stop this ticking virus time bomb from jabbing again!!!!L.A. AIDS Jabber (aKa Jabber) is an interesting entry when it comes to shot on video horror. It has a man that just got the worst news ever from his doctor and he loses his grip on reality. He starts his own Falling Down rampage with his new found disease that he doesn’t have a chance of surviving. Jabber kinda has a slasher vibe when it’s anti-hero going around and paying back the people that have done him wrong in the past. A little revenge mixed in with the serious issue of AIDS at the time when it was really terrorizing and traumatizing the world. They used that exploitation to make this one unique at the time. Jabber definitely stood out when it came to other low budget and independent horror stuff during the 90’s. I don’t remember anything like this one back in the day. Everything is little bit over the top here but it works for this one. Jabber was directed by Uncle Namtut from one of my favorite cult films Blood Diner. If you are looking for something different than usual shot on video horror entertainment then you should check out L.A. AIDS Jabber (aKa Jabber)!!!!Let’s talk about the high definition presentation from Visual Vengeance. The 1080p original full screen (1.33:1) transfer is sourced from archival master taken from the master SD tape. L.A. AIDS Jabber has always looked rough to be honest but this is the best it will ever look when it comes to the overall visuals for this super low budget independent horror feature from the 90’s. Anyone who compares this to the original source material will be very impressed. The English Dolby Digital 2.0 track is decent plus it comes with Optional English Subtitles. The best thing about the audio on this home video release is the music, score, and soundtrack for the movie. This is a region free release so it plays everywhere!!!!Let’s discuss the special features from Visual Vengeance. It has a minute “Intro” from director Drew Godderis. It has an “Audio Commentary” with Director Drew Godderis moderated by Robert Hauschild from Wild Eye Releasing. “Lethal Injection: The Making of L.A. AIDS Jabber” is a 10 minute behind the scenes piece featuring director Drew Godderis. The 16 minute “L.A. AIDS Jabber – 2021 Locations Visit” lead by director Drew Godderis. The 28 minute “Bleeding The Pack: An Interview with Lead Actor Jason Majik”. It has a 6 minute “Interview” with actress Joy Yurada. It has a 4 minute “Interview” with actor Gene Webber. It has a 6 minute “Interview” with cinematographer Rick Bradach. “Growing up on Set” is a 9 minute interview with director’s son Justin Godderis. It has a 9 minute “Interview” with Blood Diner Director Jackie Kong. It has a 2 minute “Image Gallery”. It has a variety of “Trailers” from current and upcoming Visual Vengeance releases. Lots of behind the scenes material and information on these extras. You get everything from shooting locations, the cast, the idea, and basically almost anything that would want to know about this independent production. It has stories and connections on producer Fred Olen Ray plus additional information about the director’s work as an actors on cult classics like Blood Diner. It has a limited edition slipcover with exclusive artwork, two different reversible artwork covers, a booklet, a mini poster, and a set of retro stickers. The packaging on these Visual Vengeance home video releases are top notch. This is definitely a boutique label for collectors. This is available everywhere right now, CHECK IT OUT!!!!