Mrparka Review’s “C.H.U.D.” (Arrow Blu-Ray)

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From the subterranean depths it crawls! Finally making its long-awaited debut on Blu-ray, director Douglas Cheek’s cult ’80s favorite C.H.U.D. is the ultimate underground movie experience.

In downtown Manhattan, a police captain’s hunt for his missing wife leads to the discovery of a series of mysterious disappearances in the area. Extending his search into the tunnels and sewers below the city streets, it soon becomes clear that something monstrous is lurking in that subterranean world – and it won’t stay there much longer…

Starring John Heard (Home Alone) and Christopher Curry (Starship Troopers) alongside an early appearance from John Goodman, C.H.U.D. has justifiably built up a huge cult following in the years since its release in 1984, with one of the most iconic creature designs of the period.

Brand new restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Integral Cut from a new 2K film transfer
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Original Theatrical Cut [Limited Edition Exclusive] Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio / Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by director Douglas Cheek, writer Shepard Abbott, and actors John Heard, Daniel Stern and Christopher Curry
A Dirty Look- an interview with production designer William Bilowit
Dweller Designs – an interview with special make-up effects and creature creator John Caglione, Jr.
Notes from Above Ground: The NYC Locations of C.H.U.D. – featurette hosted by journalist Michael Gingold and filmmaker Ted Geoghegan
Brand new audio track featuring isolated score selections and an interview with composers Martin Cooper and David A. Hughes
Behind-the-Scenes Gallery
Extended Shower Scene
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Dan Mumford
Fully illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Gingold

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  1. Ser Lt Giles
    November 24, 2016

    Happy Thanksgiving Mr Parka!!

  2. ViperRose1978
    November 24, 2016

    Love this flick, chalked full of 80's cheese, I will never get sick of it!

  3. stonedcommander
    November 24, 2016

    Saw this in the theaters…love 80's horror flicks because they were just plain fun and todays films try to be so scientific/smart…If I remember right there's a scene where Stern is dead and it looks like he lifts his own head when being examined.

  4. Adam Watson
    November 24, 2016

    I love Chud, the idea is so creepy, and the characters are fun to watch, it`s a great 80s monster movie, can`t wait to get this. Good review.

  5. Madcap_Skillz
    November 24, 2016

    A classic For sure! A little slow at times, but always a fun watch !

  6. davidbryant551973
    November 24, 2016

    great review Mr Parka it wasn't that long ago I watched my Anchorbay DVD of C.H.U.D and you are right that while you don't see that much of the creatures the effects are still pretty decent! Never seen C.H.U.D 2 Bud The Chud but by all accounts it's an in name sequel only with very little connection to the original.

  7. Aaron Kersey
    November 24, 2016

    Personally love it and CHUD 2!
    Shame you don't actually see them much but that's what adds to the eeriness
    Great review

  8. pekinobo
    November 26, 2016

    oooooohyyyyyyyyyyyyyyygaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawd!!!!1!11111! Did they kill the dog???
    Never seen this Movie Before.

  9. Joe Vector
    November 26, 2016

    I love the early 80s sleeze atmosphere, they captured that perfectly, its a great film no doubt

  10. killerrodan
    November 29, 2016

    Nice video. Dude.

  11. Adam Watson
    November 30, 2016

    Is it just a blu ray or a dvd as well?

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