Review

Synopsis:

An unspeakable evil has come into our dimension and wants to rule over Earth, and only a mysterious sorcerer known as Doctor Mordrid can stop him.

Review:

Before the Marvel cinematic universe, there was the Full Moon cinematic universe from Charles and Albert Band. They built some memorable franchises like the Puppet Master movies and the Dollman and Demonic Toys films, not to mention the Subspecies flicks or the whole pantheon of Trancers pictures. That said, they created some fun one-off movies with cool characters like Mandroid and Doctor Mordrid. It’s a shame the Full Moon Universe didn’t cross over all of their characters in one giant, epic film, but let’s let those be bygones.

In Doctor Mordrid, two sorcerers from another dimension – the good Mordrid (Jeffrey Combs) and the evil Kabal (Brian thompson) – bring their conflict to earth where Kabal has plans to unleash demons upon the world to destroy humanity. Only Mordrid can stop him. The climax involves some stop motion demons and giant, skeleton dinosaurs doing battle with each other.

The heyday of Full Moon Entertainment was a gift to the home video revolution. They produced so many fun titles that it was hard to keep up with them all at the time, but with the advent of digital DVD and blu ray, Full Moon has made these films accessible again, and on blu ray they’re available for the first time ever on blu ray. The new blu ray of Doctor Mordrid (#75 on the spine) looks and sounds great in high definition widescreen, and the newly recorded audio commentary by Charles Band and Jeffrey Combs is a fun listen. I’m having a great time rediscovering the Full Moon titles on blu ray, where they’ve never looked better.



About the Author

david j. moore
david j. moore is the author of World Gone Wild: A Survivor's Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies and the upcoming book The Good, the Tough and the Deadly: Action Movies and Stars, coming April, 2016 from Schiffer Publishing.