While I wasn’t privy to the first two volumes of the Shock Cinema Collection, I can’t imagine how it could be less interesting than these two volumes. Now, I don’t mean to sound harsh or mean, but the Shock Cinema Collection isn’t really a documentary or an interesting look at low budget movies from the past, it’s more of a series of clips from these movies with little or no voice overs.
The movies here, among them, Robot Ninja, Nightmare Sisters and Murder Weapon are represented in these two volumes by their T&A segments and their Gore And Blood segments, and, while these are the ‘good parts’, dumped here as just pieces of movies that you’ve probably never seen, there’s nothing to really keep you interested. The fourth volume features some behind the scenes stuff that’s a bit more interesting, the first segment that features a head being smashed by a sledgehammer is about the only part offered anything of interest, because the effect is so good for a low budget movie, I was interested to see how it was done, but other than that, it’s just more of the same. If you’ve seen how they cut a throat or stab someone of film, then you’ve probably seen something along these lines before.
The Shock Cinema Collection doesn’t really offer anything new to viewers, if you’re a fan of any of these movies, then you might enjoy it, but if you’ve never seen them, the Shock Cinema Collection probably won’t whet your appetite to see them. I’m giving the Shock Cinema Collection Volume 3 and 4, 1 lonely cigar out of 4, because, ordinarily these types of compilation movies make me want to see the movies that I get to see clips of, but the collection didn’t really do that for me. If you think I’m wrong and want to see for yourself, please head over to Tempe Entertainment.com and see for yourself, I could be wrong. So, until next time, when I’ll be showing you a list of the things I’ve been wrong about before…which might entail the editor buying a bigger website for the sheer volume of wrongness, until then, remember that the best movies are bad movies.