19.98 1.85:1 2.0 STEREO PATHFINDER

Good horror films have always been a rarity, and with the increased amount of low budget ones pouring out in the last three decades, the number of horrible ones has increased as well.

However, on occasion, there are a few great ones that practically transcend the genre with their creativity.  “EVIL DEAD” being one, and now “NECROPOLIS AWAKENED” being another.  The plot’s bizarre, even by horror standards.  Bob is the only human being alive in a small town controlled by zombies.  While trying to stop their continued growth, he must also contend with crazies that have been ordered to kill him.  While Bob fights off the zombies and the trio of assassins, some interesting sub-plots develop, all of which are unpredictable and entertaining.

“NECROPOLIS AWAKENED” is obviously low-budget, but it doesn’t affect it overall entertainment value!  Like “EVIL DEAD”, there are many innovative things going on throughout the film, and the dialogue’s surprisingly much better than what’s found in most big-budget films!

PATHFINDER has preserved the film’s 1.85:1 aspect ratio, without 16:9 enhancement.  Colors are a bit restrained but, the film has a unique look to it, with generally fine detail.  Fleshtones appear natural.

PATHFINDER has presented a 2.0 stereo mix.  While adequate, it’s a bit disappointing, with only marginal fidelity quality.  Dialogue is always intelligible, but there’s some effects distortion during louder moments.

PATHFINDER has provided a surprising amount of extras.  A featurette exploring the “making of” the film is excellent, exposing how certain shots and effects were accomplished.

An audio commentary is included, offering some fun, if not insightful moments.

Best of all, are the deleted scenes!  They’re pretty content-heavy, and offer some great moments that would’ve benefited the original film even more with their inclusion.