I have to give some mad props to the demented folks at One 7 Movies for even considering this piece as a release — let alone actually distributing it! The movie, which had previously only been seen in the States via fuzzy second-generation bootlegs, receives an amazingly remarkable video transfer. Presented in a 4:3 full frame transfer, Alien From The Deep shows very little print damage, and is on-par with some of the “major label” guilty pleasures out there. Audio-wise, One 7 gives us an option of an uproarious English-language soundtrack or the Italian-language dub (no subtitles are provided for either version).
In terms of Special Features, One 7’s Alien From The Deep gives us the option of seeing the original Italian-language opening and closing credit segments, as well as a gallery of promotional artwork from several different corners of the world (but mostly Europe, since few other countries saw this atrocity for some unimaginable reason).
So, the bottom line here: is Alien From The Deep something you want to go swimming with? If you’re a fan of Margheriti’s less-original work or you just need something to booze and bake too, then “yes.” If you’re looking for something more substantial, however, then you’ll probably wonder why you even considered this title. Either way, though, I’m grateful to One 7 Movies for exposing this one unto the unsuspecting residents of the home video-viewing world.
Now, if only someone would finally release Margheriti’s Yor: The Hunter From The Future on DVD…