The Beastmaster (1982, 4K UHD)

Mark Costello

Editorial Contributor


We are beyond excited to introduce you to Vinegar Syndrome Ultra, a new Vinegar Syndrome sub-label focused exclusively on extravagant UHD/Blu releases of ‘major’ 80s and 90s titles that might not always fit into the regular VS milieu (although the first one definitely does!).

For the first VSU release, we’re unleashing the worldwide UHD and North American Blu-ray debut of acclaimed genre filmmaker Don Coscarelli’s 1982 supernatural/fantasy/action blockbuster, THE BEASTMASTER, presented in a brand new 4K restoration, along with an exclusive, multi-part, feature length making-of documentary, 40 page bound book, and a stunning new case designed by Earl Kess.

Additional info:
• Region Free 4k Ultra HD / Blu-ray combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm interpositive
• 4k UHD presented in HDR
• Limited edition VSU magnet clasp hard case containing a Slipcover and a 40-page bound book
• Newly produced multi-part feature length making-of documentary
• Select extras ported over from previous DVD releases
• Additional extras to be announced
• Reversible Blu-ray sleeve cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles


Prominent Member
I just filled the cup


Distinguished Member
Don’t think i’ve ever seen it :blush:


Established Member
God I vaguely remember this one from the 80s. I can't imagine what it looks like now! :D
Apparently the original film has gone missing, it was in storage, minding it's own business when a lawyer removed it and put it in his garage, some legal dispute was going on.
The chap forgot all about it and left it there when he moved house so now it's missing, and if they did find it it's probably knackered, garages aren't great for preserving celluloid.
Shame, great film, cheesy 80's fun.

Mark Costello

Editorial Contributor
Its a great movie........but its very 80s and very fantasy. It has a naked Tanya Roberts in it though so if that helps.......

For the prices of these new editions, especially with the inflated import costs, I'd not be suggesting these as blind buys. See if you can rent it from somewhere to get a feel for if its your bag and then pre-order but its a risky $50 pre-order. And yes, its very different from Phantasm........

Mark Costello

Editorial Contributor
Ah the real reason Coz got that pre-order in, it's all clear now... a bit like a naked Tanya Roberts in 4K, or so you're hoping! :D
To be fair I’d have settled just for some naked Marc Singer in 4K! Less so naked Rip Torn.......o_O


Distinguished Member
Not that it’s a deal breaker but i did a bit of googling on Tanya and its only Boobies on show so don’t get too carried away :D

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