When a strange formula (cooked up in beakers and coloured a bright green) gets into thesewage system and is consumed by escaped lab rats, trouble ensues for a small group of young(and inexpensive) actors. At the climax, they have to face off against a super-rat, whose costumemakes the inside-out bear of Prophecy look like a high point of SFX technology.Extremely cheap, but not without some amusement for connoisseurs of bad film.
The sou…dtrack is 2.0. The music, which plays virtually non-stop, sounds very good, andcomes through strong from all speakers. The sound effects have far less presence, primarilybecause they are drowned out by the constant music. Some of the dialogue also gets drowned out,though you’re not exactly missing out on deathless prose.
The format is fullscreen, but given that the film was made for Showcase, we probably aren’tmissing out on widescreen. The colours have an interestingly dark, brownish tinge to them,giving the film a rather more striking look than many similarly budgeted efforts. The flesh tonesand blacks are good too. The picture is, however, rather grainy.
Rather surprisingly, there is a director’s commentary provided. Miles Feldman talks aboutthe movie with two friends, and tells you everything you’d want to know about the making ofsuch cheap fare. The discussion isn’t always the most articulate, however. The menu isbasic.
Cheap, cheesy and none-too-bright, this will appeal primarily to those for whom those threequalities are recommendations. But this is definitely at the low end of the recent killer ratreleases.
Special Features List
- Director’s Commentary