The Cellar (1989) Vinegar Syndrome 5/27/2021
Directed By: Kevin Tenney
Starring: Patrick Kirkpatrick, Chris Miller, Suzanne Savoy, Danny Mora, Ford Rainey
Disclaimer: Vinegar Syndrome has provided me with a copy of this film free of charge for the purposes of review. All opinions contained within are my own honest reflections.
Sound: The Cellar has a nicely done DTS 2.0 track. Dialogue comes through nicely, as does the score and sound design. Not a shocker that VS has provided a sound presentation that is free of hiss or any audio drop outs.
Extras: I wanna say from the outset that Vinegar Syndrome did a HELL OF A JOB on this release! The release contains both the producers cut and the preferred directors cut. Both films have a Kevin Tenney commentary track w/the cast. I watched both cuts and later with the commentary tracks and I am here to say they are wildly entertaining and well worth you checking out. The real crown jewel is the documentary From Chicken Shit to Chicken Salad The Making of The Cellar (46mins). This is a truly amazing and engrossing documentary on the trainwreck of The Cellar. I seriously could see this feature getting a Rondo nomination its that well put together.
I also want to stress that its nothing short a small miracle that we even got a directors cut which was struck by Tenney and kept in his own private collection. Vinegar Syndrome goes above-and-beyond for genre fans and we shouldn't take them for granted. Amazing job!