Suburban Sasquatch Blu Ray Review (Visual Vengeance)
Suburban Sasquatch is a 2004 low budget horror film written, produced, edited, composed, visual fx, and directed by Dave Wascavage (Fungicide, Tartarus, Zombies by Design, Infinities Lock, Malevolent Ascent, and Adventures of the Haunted Hunted). The budget was only estimated at $550. When a giant blood-thirsty Bigfoot goes on a killing spree in a sprawling suburban park area, it’s up to a couple of park rangers, a reporter and a mystical Native-American Warrior to try and stop Sasquatch’s limb-ripping rampage!!!!Suburban Sasquatch definitely fits in the it’s so bad it’s good category. This super low budget Bigfoot gorefest doesn’t take itself serious at all. Enjoy the awful villain costume, the hilarious growls, the cheap visual, and special fx. It all adds to the charm of Suburban Sasquatch. The writing and acting here for this knows exactly what it’s doing when it comes to being ridiculous and over the top. This shot on video horror feature was made in 2004 but it feels more like a 90’s horror flick to be honest. It basically turns into a slasher, the Sasquatch has a huge body count in this and they are not shy at all when it comes to the violence in this independent production. Suburban Sasquatch is a love it or hate it type of experience. I personally thought it was entertaining as hell and I had so much fun with it but it’s really really really bad when it comes to everything. This is the perfect horror movie to enjoy with some friends and playing drinking games to it. Let’s talk about the high definition presentation from Visual Vengeance. This 1080p (1.33:1) transfer is from the original tape source. Let’s be honest, Suburban Sasquatch has never looked good in any format but this brand new blu ray blows away every past home video release and it’s the best it’s ever going to look. The micro budget definitely shows here but it’s still very impressive that they put together a full length feature for so little. The English Dolby Digital Mono track is just okay for this disc.I will say that the music was the highlight when it came to the sound on this home video release from Visual Vengeance. It also has English subtitles and it’s a region free release so it can be played everywhere.Let’s discuss the special features from Visual Vengeance. “Audio commentary” with director Chris. It has a brand new “Audio Commentary” with director David Wascavage. It has a brand new “Audio Commentary” with Sam Panico of ‘B&S About Movies’ & Bill Van Ryn of ‘Drive-In Asylum. It has the full RIFFTRAX version of Suburban Sasquatch. It has “Designing the Bigfoot Costume”. It has “Making the CGI for Suburban Sasquatch”. It has “Outtakes”, “Archival Behind The Scenes Featurette”, “From The Director’s POV: Archival Interviews”, “Behind The Scenes Photo Gallery”, “Original Suburban Sasquatch Teaser Trailer” and “Trailer”. This blu ray is loaded with extras. I can’t believe a movie like this got such a deluxe treatment. These are all so much fun and you learn all kinds of stuff about this low budget film. My personal favorite extra is the full RIFFTRAX version of this which makes it even better. It has a variety of “Trailers” for other Visual Vengeance releases. 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!!!!