Some of the most disgusting transformation sequences ever appear in Lamberto Bava’s Demons and Demons 2. I remember watching these on VHS around twenty years ago. Christ, I’m old.
Dario Argento co-wrote and produced these gems, so you know that they’re going to be rather nasty. But oh so satisfying. Even more satisfying is the fact that Starz/Anchor Bay has re-released them both in anamorphic widescreen. Each film has a commentary track as well, with Bava, Sergio Stivaletti who was responsible for the aforementioned gnarly transformations and journalist Loris Curci. Now I understand that the transfer is what’s new here (the features were on the last go-round of these titles, but I didn’t snag those last time) so if you already own these, you might want to consider just how badly you want them anamorphic. I think they look great for tasty Italian horror, so YMMV.
Now here come the trailers. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.