So the excellent movie Father's Day
by the director team Astron-6 has been getting fucked over by Troma for a long time. They've pushed the Blu-ray release back several times, and now that it's finally coming out I discover it's NOT THE FINAL CUT of the film. Furthermore, despite being finished and wanting it released, Troma has not included the making-of documentary, Lloyd himself even saying in the intro that Astron-6 didn't want it on the set (ha!). I guess they didn't want their audio commentary on the set either?
So I learn all this right when my Amazon order is getting ready to ship and I can't cancel it. I'll just have to send it back as defective (so I don't have to pay return shipping). It's possible I'll hang on to it, but I'm just pissed that Troma had to go and screw with it so bad and I don't want to support that or pay $25 when a better Blu-ray may come out overseas.
What it all boils down to is:
Which is true. Lloyd sucks shit at directing and you can see that on the making-of documentaries for Terror Firmer
, Citizen Toxie
, and Poultrygeist
. He gets pissed and blames it on an incompetent crew, but the thing is he never tries to inspire in others a better idea of how to go about things and make a good movie. Why? Because Lloyd himself is incapable of making a good movie, and he's a pissed-off, cranky asshole who takes his incompetence out on others who are just there because they love Troma flicks.
At least Anchor Bay is releasing Charles Kaufman's Mother's Day
on Blu-ray so it will actually come out. Lloyd's brother is ten times the director he is. It's low-budget and cheap-looking, but there's art and craft there. And what makes Lloyd such a laughingstock is he always harps on about how he's the last bastion of independent filmmaking. Blow it out your faggot ass, dude.