Blood Diner [Blu-ray] [1987]

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  • Release Date: 09/27/2016
  • Rating: NR
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (27 out of 29)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentary with Director Jackie Kong
  • Featurettes: "Queen Kong," "The Cook, The Uncle, and The Detective," "Open For Business," "Scoring for Sheetar!" "You Are What They Eat, " Archival Interview with Project Consultant Eric Caidin
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

Synopsis


Blood Diner
This gross and gory horror-comedy is an intentionally amateurish tribute to Herschell Gordon Lewis' junky 1963 splatter classic Blood Feast. Tasteless and silly, it tells the tale of two dopey brothers who murder diner patrons in order to gather body parts for a "blood buffet" to resurrect an ancient Sumerian goddess. There is plenty of blood and nudity, including a funny naked karate sequence, and lots of in-jokes to please Lewis fans. Some may question whether such a tribute was really necessary, seeing as Blood Feast is generally acknowledged as trash by even its most ardent fans, but those who ask such questions probably wouldn't enjoy this film anyway. Take it for what it's worth and you'll have a good time. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew


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    Rick Burks - Michael Tutman
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    Carl Crew - George Tutman
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    Roger Dauer - Mark Shepard
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    Lisa Guggenheim - Connie Stanton
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    LaNette La France - Sheba Jackson



Customer rating

4.1
94%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Movie - Solid Presentation

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    Matt
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    This is the first of the revived Vestron Blu ray releases I've watched and I'm happy with the picure quality, bonus features and the film itself. It was originally conceived of as a sequel to the HGL camp classic Blood Feast and loosely adapts that film's plot. It injects it with tons of '80s slasher era kills and an over-the-top tone that make it generally enjoyable to watch. I do wish these titles were cheaper and I feel, even at the sale price of $18, are way overpriced. Compared to the Blu ray releases from, say Vinegar Syndrome, you get a lesser picture quality, lower quality packaging and higher sticker price. Still, it's a worthy addition to any cult, camp, horror or exploitation fan's library.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Vestron Video label becomes a major player

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    Watersfan1
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    With this second release (the first being Chopping Mall), Vestron Video becomes a major player in boutique labels. They've gone the extra mile to give this little seen gem (covered in 1987 by Fangoria and forgotten since) its due. What we get is a basic unofficial remake of BLOOD FEAST, with the comedy amped up. The director is represented nicely in the extras, and it's quite obvious she took the task seriously, despite its comedic bent. Two brothers open a restaurant and serve human flesh to the foodies who "eat it up", egged on by their bodiless uncle's preserved talking brain. If that sounds like something you'd want to see, you should definitely check it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Raunchy b-movie fun

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    Cadooda
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    I think my favorite scene in this flick involves a bouncer at a night club being thrown into the street, getting his head smashed by a lowrider as it bounces by. Yes, this is the kind of movie Blood Diner is-- it just doesn't care. The lead actors are ridiculous, but I enjoyed them. I mean, they take marching orders from their deceased uncle's brain in a jar. There's lots of gore and nudity, unhinged over-the-top nonsense-- I couldn't help but kind of love this goofball of a movie. If this kind of thing floats your boat, why not treat yourself?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wacky 80s exploitation movie

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    Vestroncollector
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    I've seen the film before and I thought it was kind of a confused horror/comedy where more things didn't work than were successful. I bought it because it was on sale and to complete my collection of vestron blurays. The film looks great and the special features commentary add a lot of explanation to some of the more confusing elements, the movie still doesn't work even with the reasoning behind those confusing elements but it's interesting to know.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A childhood gem!!!

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    TavanDad
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    Growing up watching horror movies have always been a passion of mine so when I discovered Blood Diner on DVD a few years back, it was definitely a lost treasure rediscovered... And the Blu Ray version is definitely well worth the price I paid. Passing this one up will definitely lead Uncle Anwar to scream at you, "You fools!" Get it now!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Vestron Video Release

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    CapnHowdy
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    Of the titles in the Vestron Video line, Blood Diner was the one I knew the least about, but it falls right in line with other horror comedies like Eating Raoul or Microwave Massacre. Quality wise, it falls somewhere between the two, but the movie and the supplemental package make it worth picking up for adventurous horror fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the greatest thing since blood feast

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    AlexLumberjack
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    this is the funniest movie you never saw coming! i cannot recommend this movie enough to people who like far fetched crazy plots that surprise you with every scene! you will not be disappointed by this hidden gem of the 80s! my fave vhs is now an excellent BD thanks to the return of VESTRON HOME VIDEO!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great release from Vestron

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    VestronCollector
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    Though I don’t like Blood Diner as much as the other releases in this series Lionsgate is releasing under the Vestron Collectors Series. The special features are great and commentary made the film better for me personally.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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