02 October 2022

The Birds II: Land's End (1994) - REVIEW


Until about a month ago I didn't even know The Birds had a sequel.  A made for TV movie from 1994.  Still doesn't ring any bells.  I figured I would go ahead and give it a try and see if it was any good.  Knowing that this was not going to compare to the Alfred Hitchcock classic from the 60's.  I usually like a good bad movie.  Did that make sense?

 "A biology teacher and his wife take their two children to an island summer house to enable him to write an important thesis while getting over the death of their son.

While they are there, large flocks of birds appear and begin to attack individual humans for no apparent reason. The town mayor (who is also the local doctor) refuses to believe that birds are responsible for the spate of injuries that are occurring but, before long, he has no option but to believe as the birds begin attacking larger groups of people. "-IMDB.com

This is the sequel you didn't know you needed.  Do you know why?  Because you didn't!  This movie is a shitshow and not even good for a made for TV movie.  I'm ok with the fact that no big name actors or actresses are in it but you give a small role to Tippi Hedren, who was in the original movie, and it's not even the same role.

I mean, Cmon!  The story is lacking, not developed well and takes too long to get to any action in the movie.  This may have been ok if it was building suspense but it really wasn't.  The only star I can give this is that the deaths were done pretty well.  I guess they tried to make up for the fact that the movie itself was awful.  It doesn't of course but at least it gives people one lone positive thing to say. 

The Birds II was just released about a month ago on Blu-Ray by Vinegar Syndrome.  The transfer and the quality of the film was really good.  I am a big fan of Vinegar Syndrome and as usual they did not disappoint in that aspect.  They found a way to polish a turd. 

Stay Twisted Everyone

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