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"If you're lucky enough to have one person in this life to care about, then that's world enough for me." With movie theaters open again, "Jungle Cruise" (which was slated to release last year), comes on the heels of other theme park ride adaptations from Disney like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Tomorrowland". After the disappointment of "Tomorrowland", it was surprising that Disney would attempt another theme park ride movie.  "Jungle Cruise" stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons and the great Paul Giamatti. With an A-list line up, did this movie succeed? The movie follows Lily Houghton (Blunt) and MacGregor Houghton (Whitehall) who are looking for someone to take them up river in search of "the tears of the sun"  a mythical tree whose petals can cure any illness, heal any injury, and lift any curse .  While this is going on, Prince Joachim (Plemons) and Aguirre (Edgar Ramirez) a

Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (Full Moon Features) Blu-ray Review


Full Moon Features brings another classic from The Video Store Days in the form of Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity, a very entertaining film that knows exactly what it wants to be and how to be it.


Studio: Full Moon Features
Release Date: September 18th, 1987 (theatrical)
                                  May 1st, 2019 (blu-ray)
Run Time: 74 mins
Region Code: FREE
Picture: 1080p (1.78:1 aspect ratio)
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
                  English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: No
Slipcover: No
Digital Copy: No
Starring: Elizabeth Kaitan, Don Scribner, Brinke Stevens, Mike Cooper, Sheila White, and Fred Tate
Written by Ken Dixon
Directed by Ken Dixon
Rating: R (nudity, sexual content, and sci-fi violence)

THE FILM


Lovely and resourceful Daria and Tisa escape a space gulag only to crash land on a nearby world where a guy in tight pants named Zed is playing The Most Dangerous Game. Zed turns the girls and another guest loose in his jungle preserve to serve as the prey in a mad hunt. Armed only with knives and their wits, the girls must battle their way accross the jungle to a hidden arms cache before Zed catches and kills them.

Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity is pretty much what you think it is. Two females are being kept as slaves, they escape, get caught on a planet, and have to fight for their lives "Most Dangerous Game"-style. If you were expecting anything more then you have clearly selected the wrong film. The one thing that I will say about this film that I was not expecting was the performance by Elizabeth Kaitan. I had no idea who she was but she is really good here. She has natural comedic timing and she is also gorgeous. She really carries the film and acts circles around every other actor here. That is really what I took away from the film. Sure, there are monsters, robots, a human hunt, and plenty of nudity but I found Kaitan to be such a find that I can overlook all of that. Needless to say but I plan on hunting down as many of her films as I can.

THE PICTURE AND THE SOUND


Presented in a 1.78:1, SLAVE GIRLS looks pretty good. We got film grain, good colors, nice black levels. Finer Detail could have been better but it is nice when we do get it. Overall, not a bad transfer but not as good as it could have been.

The glossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track gets the job done. Dialogue is clear and the score sounds nice.

THE PACKAGING



THE FEATURES



Elizabeth Kaitan Tribute (6m) This was nice little peek at the work of Ms. Kaitan. It's just clips from films that she has made, but there are some very funny lines delivered by Ms. Kaitan that makes me want to see the films shown here.

Full Moon Trailers

          Subspecies 2 (2 min)
          Subspecies 3 (1 min)
          Castle Freak (2 min)
          Puppet Master III (2 min)
          Vampire Journals (2 min)
          Dark Angel (1 min)
          Trancers 2 (3 min)
          Spectres (2 min)

THE CONCLUSION


SLAVE GIRLS FROM BEYOND INFINITY is a fun flick that never tries to be anything it's not and doesn't overstay its welcome like so many films made today that try to be like SLAVE GIRLS. Full Moon has done a nice job with this blu-ray with nice picture and sound. I do wish that there was more in the special features department but it is what it is. I definitely recommend to B-movie lovers everywhere.

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