Import Corner: Nemesis 2: Nebula (DigiDreams) Blu-ray Review + 1080p Screenshots + Packaging Shots

The sequel to the video store classic Nemesis makes its way to blu-ray with two versions of the film and an assortment of worthwhile special features.

Studio: Digidreams
Release Date: September 26th, 1995 (video premiere) / May 28th, 2015 (blu-ray)

Run Time: 1 hour 24 minutes 30 seconds (both English versions) / 1 hour 21 minutes 7 seconds (German version) 

Region Code: FREE

Picture: 1080p (2.10:1 aspect ratio) (main English version) / 1080p (1.78:1 aspect ratio) (16:19 version) / 480p (1.33:1 aspect ratio) (German version)

Sound: German 5.1 Dolby Digital, 2.0 Dolby Digital / English 5.1 Dolby Digital, 2.0 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: German

Slipcover: No

Digital Copy: No

Starring: Sue Price, Chad Stahelski, Tina Cote, Earl White

Written by Albert Pyun

Directed by Albert Pyun

Rating: FSK-16

Note: This blu-ray is available separately or in the Cyborgs - Gegen Die Cyborgs Hat Die Menschheit Keine Chance  Blu-ray Box Set that contains the following films:

Nemesis 2: Nebula
Nemesis 3: Time Lapse
Nemesis 4: Death Angel
Hologram Man
The Demolitionist
American Cyborg: Steel Warrior
Class of 1999





What's It About?

73 years after Alex failed, humans have lost the Cyborg Wars and they are now slaves to the cyborg masters. Rebel scientists have developed a new DNA strain which could signal the end of the cyborgs, and it is injected it into a pregnant volunteer.

When the cyborgs learn of the woman and her baby, both are listed for termination. To escape, she steals a cyborg ship and is transported back in time to East Africa in 1980, where the mother is killed but the baby is saved. It takes 20 years, but a cyborg bounty hunter named Nebula eventually locates the young woman, named Alex, and travels back in time to terminate her.


Presented in Pyun's preferred aspect ratio of 2.10:1, NEMESIS 2 looks good. There is some filtering going on here but not that much. There is some grain which is always nice. Colors look great too with the golden brown of the desert being a highlight. I am happy with this transfer and fans should be too.

The included 5.1 and 2.0 tracks sound just fine. Nothing great but they aren't bad either.



Nemesis 1 Original Trailer 4:3 HD (2m 13s, HD, 1.33:1)

Nemesis 1 Original Trailer 16:9 HD (2m 13s, HD, 1.78:1)

Nemesis 1 Original Trailer (2m 26s, SD, 1.85:1, 4x3)

Nemesis 2 Original Trailer 4:3 HD (1m 49s, HD, 1.33:1)

Nemesis 2 Original Trailer 16:9 HD (1m 49s, HD, 1.78:1)

Nemesis 2 Deutscher Trailer 4:3 HD (1m 49s, HD, 1.33:1)

Nemesis 2 Deutscher Trailer 16:9 HD (1m 49s, HD, 1.78:1)

Nemesis 2 Original Trailer (1m 49s, SD, 1.33:1)

Nemesis 2 Deutscher Trailer (1m 49s, SD, 1.33:1)

Nemesis 3 Original Trailer (1m 50s, SD, 1.33:1)

Nemesis 4 Original Trailer (2m 11s, SD, 1.33:1)

Nemesis 4 Deutscher Trailer (2m 11s, SD, 1.33:1)

Slideshow (Photo Gallery) (2m 51s) auto plays with no music

Albert Pyun Interview (30m 38s, SD, 1.75:1) This is a selected scene audio commentary

Artwork Gallery (1m 33s) 

Nemesis 2 in 16:9 (1h 24m, HD, 1.78:1) This is the exact same version as the main version of the film. This time it's in a different aspect ratio as the film was shot open matte and then matted to 2.10:1 as this is how Pyun wanted the film framed. This version leaves the mattes off.

Alte deustsche Fassung (old German version) (1h 21m 7s, SD, 1.33:1)



NEMESIS 2: NEBULA is a goofy-as-hell flick that embraces this goofiness wholeheartedly. The film is a fun watch but put your expectations fairly low. It is a "running through the desert" film and not much more. 

The blu-ray, from Digidreams, is pretty good. Picture quality is surprisingly good given the company's love of DNR and the special features are fun. I would recommend this, especially to fans of Albert Pyun (RIP)






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