The Great Roger Corman’s 1959 A Bucket of Blood, is being released by Olive, and it’s nice to see them bringing out product, as they always do a great job with extras. Their special editions are special.
Mr. Corman, who should be known to most of you, either produced, directed, wrote, or acted in well over a dozen films in a career of seven decades.
A Bucket of Blood, comes earlyish on, before his Poe comedy/horror series, which began with House of Usher in 1960 – the same year as The Little Shop of Horrors.
Shout’s new Blu-ray is a quality affair, noted to be mastered from “a new 4k scan,” of something – presumably a fine grain.
It looks just fine.
Rumor has it that the film was made in five days, written in one, so be prepared for low-budget – and fun.
Image – 4
Audio – 4.25
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from DVD – Yes