COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
The Dark Knight Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$38.99
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (Blu-ray)
$129.99
My Week with Marilyn (Blu-ray)
$5.00
Man of Steel Limited Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Man of Steel Exclusive Action Figure Gift Set (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Nymphomaniac: Volumes I and II (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Freezing: Anime Classics Season 1 (Blu-ray)
$25.78
Noah (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (Blu-ray)
$30.98
Love Lab: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$37.28
Les Misérables (Blu-ray)
$6.99
Labor Day (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Samurai Bride: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$34.99
Kill Bill: 1 & 2 Double Feature (Blu-ray)
$9.99
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Blu-ray)
$11.99
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Blu-ray)
$22.99
Marvel Bundle (Blu-ray)
$64.99
3 Days to Kill (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Divergent (Blu-ray)
$19.96


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (34065)
 Adventure (25982)
 Animation (8010)
 Anime (4251)
 Biography (3568)
 Comedy (25702)
 Comic book (4636)
 Coming of age (1638)
 Crime (17988)
 Dark humor (3468)
 Documentary (4730)
 Drama (41151)
 Epic (4904)
 Erotic (996)
 Family (11113)
 Fantasy (14761)
 Film-Noir (1098)
 Foreign (5603)
 Heist (1549)
 History (5420)
 Holiday (1136)
 Horror (12766)
 Imaginary (837)
 Martial arts (2999)
 Melodrama (2187)
 Music (7988)
 Musical (3572)
 Mystery (10437)
 Nature (1767)
 Other (686)
 Period (6370)
 Psychological thriller (2941)
 Romance (14972)
 Sci-Fi (16676)
 Short (353)
 Sport (2649)
 Supernatural (3877)
 Surreal (1276)
 Teen (3005)
 Thriller (30403)
 War (5352)
 Western (2239)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


The Deadly Spawn Blu-ray

United States
Millennium Edition Elite Entertainment | 1983 | 81 min | Rated R | Feb 07, 2012

The Deadly Spawn (Blu-ray), temporary cover art
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: LPCM 2.0

Subtitles
None

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Playback
Region A, B (C untested)

Price
List price: $19.95, Price history
Amazon: $15.48 (Save 22%)
Best Buy: $14.99 (Save 25%)  
New from: $9.18 (Save 54%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy The Deadly Spawn on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
6.6
16
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 3.2 of 53.2
Audio 3.2 of 53.2
Extras 4.2 of 54.2
Based on 1 user review

Movie appeal

 
Horror100%
Sci-Fi-
27%
popularity
143
collections
8
fans




The Deadly Spawn

 (1983)

The Deadly Spawn Blu-ray features poor video and audio in this poor Blu-ray release

Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. After finishing off the campers, the hungry space monsters head for a nearby town, where they make their domain in the basement of an old house soon begin polishing off one hapless inhabitant after another. Four young teenagers, plus one pre-teen boy, try to find a way to stop the angry space monsters before they reproduce and literally eat humanity.

For more about The Deadly Spawn and the The Deadly Spawn Blu-ray release, see the The Deadly Spawn Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.0 out of 5.

Starring: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter
Director: Douglas McKeown

» See full cast & crew


The Deadly Spawn Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.0 of 5

While I've never seen "The Deadly Spawn" before, I can't imagine this Blu-ray accurately represents the feature as it was originally exhibited. The AVC encoded (1.33:1 aspect ratio) presentation is a mess, with extraordinary filtering implemented to keep inherent grain down to a manageable size. Criminally, all fine detail has been scrubbed away, leaving monstrous stampedes and "frightened" reactions flat and uninviting, while critical textures of gore and location have lost their grit. The source material is in rough shape, with debris and scratches present throughout the movie, with a few damage points briefly disrupting the action. Additionally, on my BD copy, there's a second-long A/V dropout at the 75-minute mark. There are banding and macroblocking issues to contend with as well. Colors are boosted but clotted, with red making a satisfactory impression from costuming and bloodletting. Skintones look naturally vitamin-deficient from the human characters. Shadow detail is lost to impenetrable blacks, smothering low-lit scenes, hurting suspense. Granted, the film was shot on a low budget, fighting momentous focus troubles, but the disc doesn't provide the basics in HD atmosphere or depth. It's a soft, scratched viewing experience that's been smoothed out to a distracting degree.


The Deadly Spawn Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  2.0 of 5

The 2.0 LPCM audio track is a crowded affair with a tinny frontal force. Although the source material is limited in sonic scope, the mix doesn't carefully contain the cacophony of voices and sound effects, creating a sludgy listening experience that hits one too many shrill notes of violence and enthusiasm. Pronounced hiss and pops are also detected throughout the presentation. Scoring cues hold to their creeping synth intention, but fail to provide a desired crispness, buttressing the macabre events. Dialogue is smashed into one competition for the loudest actor in the room, losing a few exchanges to a wall of sound, a discomfort extending to the creature's wrath, which doesn't supply a layered sense of movement or intensity. The track is a little hard on the ears. While I'm sure nobody was expecting an immaculate rendering of the Z-grade feature's imperfect aural effort, it's disappointing to hear such feral frontal noise.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Bad Dreams
Visiting Hours
Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



The Deadly Spawn Blu-ray, News and Updates



No related news posts for The Deadly Spawn Blu-ray yet.



The Deadly Spawn Blu-ray


$19.95 $15.48


Buy The Deadly Spawn on Blu-ray


Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (Blu-ray)
Gold Box Deal of the Day
Today only: $129.99

Buy Now


 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Sabotage
2. Insomnia
3. Scanners
4. Ginger Snaps
5. Transcendence
6. The Essential Jacques Demy
7. The Legend of Billie Jean
8. Under the Skin
9. American Hustle
10. Heaven Is for Real
11. A Hard Day's Night
12. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
13. Appleseed Alpha
14. The LEGO Movie
15. Flatliners

Trending in Theaters
1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
2. The Purge: Anarchy
3. Under the Skin
4. The LEGO Movie
5. Transformers: Age of Extinction
6. Godzilla
7. Sabotage
8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
9. X-Men: Days of Future Past
10. Rio 2
11. 22 Jump Street
12. Sex Tape
13. 300: Rise of an Empire
14. The Grand Budapest Hotel
15. Transcendence

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  The LEGO Movie
2.  Divergent
3.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
4.  Heaven Is for Real
5.  Noah
6.  Les Misérables
7.  The Dark Knight Trilogy
8.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
9.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
10.  Man of Steel Exclusive Action Figur...
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Divergent
2.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
3.  Noah
4.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
5.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
6.  Godzilla 3D
7.  Batman: The Complete Series
8.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
9.  The Fault in Our Stars
10.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
2.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
3.  Noah
$17.99, Save 55%
4.  Les Misérables
$6.99, Save 70%
5.  The Dark Knight Trilogy
$38.99, Save 61%
6.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
7.  Man of Steel Exclusive Action Figur...
$14.99, Save 75%
8.  Rio 2 3D
$22.99, Save 54%
9.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes
$9.00, Save 74%
10.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$11.99, Save 56%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


The Dark Knight Trilogy

 United States


$99.97 $38.99





Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled

 United States


$219.00 $129.99





My Week with Marilyn

 United States


$24.99 $5.00





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices