Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Greg Klymkiw at The Film Corner Proclaims: HYENA ROAD on BLU-RAY/DVD not worth buying due to omission of Maddin short

Home entertainment release of
dreadful Paul Gross film sans the
only reason one would ever want to
buy it. Soon to be available in
$5.00 Walmart Bargain Bins!!!

Hyena Road (2015)
Blu-Ray/DVD Review By Greg Klymkiw

Though the Paul Gross Afghanistan War folly Hyena Road is a disgrace, its real problem is that it's just plain bad as opposed to being the unmitigated stinker Gross's WWI tiptoe through the trenches Passchendaele was. That film at least had a passel of unintentional howls. This one, is bereft of even those meagre pleasures. Though Hyena Road was a theatrical flop, the Elevation Pictures/Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Blu-Ray/DVD has even more reason to tank and quickly find its way to the WalMart $5 bargain bins.

The admittedly well-transferred Blu-Ray comes on a pathetically extras-light edition. In addition to the risible film itself, it is accompanied by a few lame "making-of" featurettes which bear the unmistakeable stench of EPK. I was actually excited that the home release would be accompanied by the actual "making-of" film that the producers commissioned, the astonishing Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton: The Making of Hyena Road by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson.

Alas, the makers and distributors of Hyena Road have chosen to NOT include the only thing that would have made the home entertainment version worth buying.

Feel free to read my trashing of Hyena Road itself HERE, my rave review of Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton: The Making of Hyena Road HERE and my delightful reports on how the film flopped at the box-office HERE and HERE and HERE.

Even more reasons to NOT waste your money buying Hyena Road on home video.

Cineplex Entertainment Honcho Mike Kennedy extols virtues of floperoo HYENA ROAD!