The Octagon, is a bit of a transitional movie for LVC. It takes him out of the starring roles he portrayed for 15 years, an moves his career to return to that of a supporting player, which would define the rest of his career in the 1980's. Make no mistake, The Octagon is a Chuck Norris film, LVC just appears a few times.
The blu-ray release was put out by Scorpion Releasing, and is a great disc overall.
The blu-ray was mastered from the film's original interpositive, and the results look great. Excellent detail throughout, with strong colors and consistent slight grain giving the presentation a very nice film like appearance on video. A worthy upgrade over it's DVD counterpart.
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Audio has been remastered in 5.1, but the original mono track is retained as well.
- Audio commentary with Director Eric Karson
- Making of 'The Octagon'
- 2003 documentary on the making of the film. Director Karson has some nice things to say about LVC in this.
- Interview with star Tadashi Yamashita featurette
- Original trailer
Overall I was very satisfied with this release. Recommended to all LVC fans (and Chuck Norris fans too!)
Full stats and ordering info-
- Region: Region A
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Scorpion Entertainment
- Run Time: 104 minutes
Amazon.com -The Octagon [Blu-ray] (widescreen)