Decoys - The Second Seduction
SRP $24.96 1.85:1(16:9) DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 SONY

The original "DECOYS" was a rare treat. It was like one of those low budget sci-fi films that occasionally popped out of nowhere in the '80s, and had much more going for it, intelligence-wise, direction-wise, and lots more!  "DECOYS" almost transcended the genre of nudes and gore films.  "DECOYS 2: The Second Seduction" misses out almost everywhere that "DECOYS" excelled. The main actor from "DECOYS," Cory Sevier, is inexplicably here in the sequel. While he's a good actor, and still good here, he died in the previous film, so just plopping him in here, without any explanation, serves as a example of how little the filmmakers here care about the fans or quality of the original film.

Here, Sevier, is passionately seeking to find and destroy the aliens from the first film, while working as a teaching assistant. This time out, the alien babes decide to take advantage of local college boys who've decided to stage a sex contest before winter break. Of course the students have fantasies in mind and the aliens can read their minds, suggesting some unique twists and titillation, neither of which occur here in a "R" rated film that plays like an edited for tv movie.

SONY has provided a 1.85:1 transfer with 16:9 enhancement.. While colors are decent, there's a surprising amount of artifacts and grain in various scenes. The image is generally flat and far less impressive than the stellar transfer(even for a low budget)original film. Contrast is less than we'd hoped for, making darker scenes suffer from loss of detail.

SONY has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix.   It's a fun mix, with ample discrete effects. Not much bass to speak of but ambient and panning effects help kick up the film's atmosphere, especially where the script fails to.