Invaders of the Lost Gold (1982) Severin Films 7/22/2021
Directed By: Alan Birkinshaw
Starring: Stuart Whitman, Woody Strode, Edmund Purdom, Harold Sakata
Disclaimer: Severin Films 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.
Picture: Severin never ceases to amaze me when it comes to presenting really stellar looking transfers. Invaders of the Lost Gold is nearly forty-years old yet, shines like its metallic namesake. The image has an overall clear and crisp look to it. Colors really pop but thankfully isn't over processed or saturated. Skin tones have a nice natural look. Outdoor scenes really impress with a beautifully lush look that has a lot of depth. Grain is present but I was actually really stunned that its present but very smooth no doubt thanks to the new 2k scan. Only a few moments that look a bit rough but the bulk of the film really is fantastic.
Sound: Invaders of the Lost Gold includes a DTS 2.0 track. Dialogue, score and sound design has a nice healthy sound to it. Like the visuals the sound really impresses.
Extras: Rumble in the Jungle: Interview with director Alan Birkinshaw (16mins) A really entertaining interview with Birkinshaw. I loved the deep dive into producer Dick Randall (Pieces, Don't Open Til Christmas), also includes Outtakes from the 2010 documentary Machete Maidens Unleashed (directed by Mark Hartley) (22mins) This includes another interview with Alan Birkinshaw. Also includes a rare interview with Corliss Randall (widow of producer Dick Randall)