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Release Date: January 28th, 2020 Movie Release Year: 1996

Tammy and the T-Rex

Overview -

Denise Richard and Pail Walker in the roles that would define their careers - Tammy and the T-Rex - a tragic romance brought to vivid emotional life with state of the art visual effects and a parade of impressive performances. This 90s cult classic is so bad it's good - but may not be everyone's flavor of cinematic schlock. Vinegar Syndrome arrives on Blu-ray in terrific form with a solid video presentation, great audio, and packed with a bunch of great bonus features including the original PG-13 cut in SD! If you love your classics cult - this T-Rex is worth chomping on. Highly Recommended


We also reviewed the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

An evil scientist implants the brain of Michael, a murdered high school student, in an animatronic Tyrannosaurus. He escapes, wreaks vengeance on his high school tormentors and is reunited with his sweetheart Tammy. Together, the couple try to elude the mad scientist and the police and find a more appropriate vessel for Michael's brain.   

OVERALL:
Highly Recommended
Rating Breakdown
STORY
VIDEO
AUDIO
SPECIAL FEATURES
Tech Specs & Release Details
Technical Specs:
Blu-ray Disc
Video Resolution/Codec:
1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Length:
82
Aspect Ratio(s):
1.85:1
Audio Formats:
English DTS-HD MA 2.0
Subtitles/Captions:
English
Special Features:
Behind the Scenes
Release Date:
January 28th, 2020

Storyline: Our Reviewer's Take

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For our thoughts about the amazing cinematic achievement that is Tammy and the T-Rex - read our 4K UHD Blu-ray Review

Tammy and the T-Rex

Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray

Vinegar Syndrome keeps churning out the classics with Tammy and the T-Rex on Blu-ray. Pressed on a BD-50 disc, the disc is housed in their standard clear case offerings. The disc loads to an animated main menu with simple and to the point navigation options. 

Video Review

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After a fresh new 4K scan and restoration of the original 35mm negative, Vinegar Syndrome crashes the Blu-ray party with one hell of a 1080p 1.85:1 transfer! Considering the film, it's low budget properties, and its age I wasn't expecting much but the image instantly pops off the screen. Fine film grain is apparent throughout giving the film a rich film-like appearance. Details are fantastic allowing facial features, costuming, and our titular T-Rex plenty of room to shine. There are some optical effects of the T-Rex running that don't really come together showcasing the film's budgetary constraints. Thankfully these moments are brief and are a baked-in feature. For the most part, black levels are on point and inky but there are a couple of places where blacks appeared a bit thick and bordered on crush. Whites are bright without blooming colors offer plenty of primary pop. All around a damn impressive transfer. 

Audio Review

Ranking:

Same as the 4K UHD Blu-ray 

Special Features

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  • Audio Commentary - featuring director Stuart Raffill and producer Diane Kirman
  • Tammy and the T-Rex PG-13 Cut (SD 82:26)
  • Blood Brains and a Teenage T-Rex (HD 22:12)
  • A Blast from the Past (HD 11:31) 
  • Having the Guts (HD 12:12)
  • A Testicular Stand-Off (HD 25:07) 

Final Thoughts

If camp is your game then Tammy and the T-Rex is something to add to your collection! Cult Classic enthusiasts  should love seeing Denise Richards and Paul Walker in their first big starring roles while enjoying the rampaging antics of an actually well-produced mechanical T-Rex! Gore delights and big on laughs, the film is a kick. 

Vinegar Syndrome conjures up another terrific Blu-ray release to their slate of films with a terrific 1080p transfer sourced from a new 4K scan and restoration effort complete with a clean audio mix and a fun assortment of great bonus features including the PG-13 cut! If you host cult movie nights - your next screening event is booked with Tammy and the T-Rex. Highly Recommended.