I had completely forgotten what a great little movie this was. I haven’t seen it I bet in over 10 years and watching it again, on Blu-ray none the less was nothing short of a great experience.
A true gem, UNCLE SAM tells the tale of one Sam Harper one feisty gulf war solider who sadly loses his life in a “friendly fire” incident. Thing is, he ain’t going down that easy. His body is returned to his family back in the states but before they can get him buried he climbs on out of his casket, kills a local UNCLE SAM stilt walker, who just happens to be lurking around getting ready for the big JULY 4th celebration, steals his suit and mask and goes an a wild killing spree that is as disturbing as it is entertaining.
Written by genre legend Larry Cohen and directed by none other then William Lustig UNCLE SAM deserves to be placed high within the rankings of “cult classics” everywhere.
Explotation slasher cinema at its best and a definate “must have” addition to anyone’s Blu-ray collection.
BLUE UNDERGROUND has done nothing short of a spectacular job on all these recent BLU-RAY releases that they have sent our way these last several months and UNCLE SAM just keeps the streak a rolling along.
The film looks great and sounds great as it comes to us in a brand spankin new remastered HD transfer from original negative materials and they have packed in some pretty fun special features:
Audio Commentary #1 with Director William Lustig, Writer Larry Cohen and Producer George G. Braunstein
Audio Commentary #2 with Director William Lustig and Star Isaac Hayes
“Fire Stunts” with Audio Commentary by Stunt Coordinator Spiro Razatos
Poster & Still Galleries
Watch for some great little cameos from Isaac Hayes, Timothy Bottoms, PJ Soles and Robert Forster.
This JULY 4th, skip the lame fireworks display, run out and pick up this beauty of a Blu-ray and celebrate our Independence in a way only us horror fans can understand, celebrate it with UNCLE SAM!