I received my copy of Maximum Overdrive yesterday. This was my most anticipated TeamBlu release thus far for me and it has not disappointed!!!! I have yet to watch the entire film, but I reviewed everything.
When I started a while ago brain storming for this project I hit a lot of road blocks (pun intended) menu wise. Do I go retro? Flashy? Simple? etc. I tried a variety of different things to try and come up with something that reflects the feel of the film. Ultimately, we decided to go with a main motion menu with chains and metal plates that house the title, buttons, features etc. and this turned out phenomenal!!! My initial idea and design for this was taken by the team and tweaked to be something I couldn't imagine! When the menu, background video and the thumping bass and drum opening of Who Made Who starts up you know you are in for one hell of a ride with this disc!!!!
With the special features, the team has assembled an outstanding collection. We have the theatrical trailer hosted by the man himself Stephen King. The music of AC/DC, which is individual tracks that DJ expertly put to their respective scenes from the film. Up next is an audio only interview with the Young brothers talking about how they came to meet Stephen King. When you listen to this, there is a slideshow of various posters, international posters, VHS covers, etc to view. Rounding out the SP is a Fangoria issue scan which looks beautiful and very easy to read on screen (I have yet to read it). What DJ and the others were able to pull together for special features on a movie that had, really, nothing out there, is mind blowing!!
A few weeks ago I watched Maximum Overdrive on netflix and after watching this disc for just a few minutes last night, I can honestly say that the PQ on this blows netflix out of the water!!!! Everything is crisp and clear. On the audio front, what can I say, I am a sucker for DD5.1 and it's booming!
I don't have any pictures of the overall package, but I will update this post when I do.
Final words - If you are a fan of this movie, you NEED this release!! Bottom line!!