Beyond Dream’s Door (1989) Blu-Ray Review (Video)

Director: Jay Woelfel
Writer: Jay Woelfel
Starring: Nick Baldasare, Rick Kesler, Susan Pinsky

From Vinegar Syndrome!


Lately, Ben hasn’t been sleeping well. His dreams are filled with violent and terrifying visions of monsters and death. Seeking out answers, he begins to pursue the subtext and hidden meanings of his strange and terrifying nightmares, with the help of his professor and several friends. As the dreams grow increasingly lifelike, Ben fears that he’s losing his grip on sanity, especially as those around him start turning up dead; horribly mutilated just like he’s seen in his sleep…

A low-on-budget but extremely high on ambition apocalyptic horror film, and the first feature written and directed by jack-of-all-trades filmmaker, Jay Woelfel, the Ohio lensed BEYOND DREAM’S DOOR skillfully blends elements of surrealism, mystery, and grotesque and violent horror set-pieces, resulting in a wholly singular vision. Sadly relegated direct-to-video, BEYOND DREAM’S DOOR has earned a sizable cult following and comes to Blu-ray for the very first time, from Vinegar Syndrome, painstakingly reconstructed shot by shot from its original, unedited 16mm camera negative, and is presented in its director’s cut.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • NEW 2K RESTORATION from its 16mm original camera negative (with tape inserts)
  • “Where Horror Lies” – a brand new extended making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew
  • Brand new group commentary track with: director Jay Woelfel, cinematographer Scott Spears, actor Nick Baldasare & actor Rick Kesler
  • Brand new commentary track with: actor Nick Baldasare, moderated by Dave Parker
    Group commentary track
  • Commentary track with the director
  • “Behind Dream’s Door” – making-of documentary
  • “Getting Monstered” – fx featurette
  • Montage of unused and alternate takes
  • Unused and alternate fx footage
  • Bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage
  • Local news coverage
  • Multiple deleted scenes
  • Multiple trailers
  • Multiple short films with commentary tracks
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles

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