It’s time for another horror movie, this time I’m reviewing The Wind (1986) which has recently had its UK blu-ray release. Released Arrow Video and having undergone a brand new restoration the film has never looked as good. Directed by Nico Mastorakis is it even worthy of such attention? Let’s find out, so without further ado here’s my The Wind Blu-ray Review.
- The Wind (1986) aka The Edge of Terror
- Genre: Horror
- Directed by Nico Mastorakis
- Running Time: 92 mins
- UK Rating 15
- Discs: 1
- Released By Arrow Video
- Blu-ray Released: 13 April 2020
Writer Sian Anderson (Meg Foster) travels to a small and remote Greek island to complete her latest novel. However once there she finds the landlord, Elias Appleby a little eccentric whilst the handyman is downright weird.
Style / Direction
The films directed by Nico Mastorakis whilst Andreas Bellis is responsible for the cinematography. Being set on location for the most part The Wind does feel well made from a production quality side of things. The location is indeed excellent and plays an integral part of the film. However it’s problems lie more with the direction and screenplay. Those are perhaps the films biggest weaknesses and failings. You see the story doesn’t exactly flow as well as it might. I was left feeling there was so much potential that was never realised.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Hans Zimmer/Stanley Myers. They produce a score that provides plenty of tension and stings in all the right places. Zimmer would go on to produce far more memorable film scores.
As the title of the film suggests there’s plenty of wind which really does ramp up the atomosphere.
Acting / Characters
The acting is decent enough from Meg Foster, David McCallum, and Robert Morley whilst Wings Hauser performance is downright disturbing.
- Meg Foster as Sian Anderson
- Wings Hauser as Phil
- David McCallum as John
- Robert Morley as Elias Appleby
- Steve Railsback as Kesner
- Summer Thomas as Sian’s Friend
- Dina Giannakou as Elias’ Wife
- Mihalis Giannatos as Policeman
- John Michaels and Tracy Young as Newlyweds
Conclusion: The Wind (1986) Film Review
To be fair The Wind is not a bad horror movie but it’s also not a great one either. It does have atmosphere which is largely down to the wind effect and music score. The plot is not a terrible one either but the overall way the film is constructed fails to flow as well as it could have. That said if you are a lover of horror movies and like films set in locations other than America then I’d say it’s worth a look just don’t expect to be blown away!
If you enjoyed my The Wind Blu-ray Review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- Night Train Murders (1975)
- House of Mortal Sin (1976)
- Suspiria (1977)
- The Burning (1981)
- Don’t Open till Christmas (1984)
- Deadly Manor (1990)
- Sleepless (2001)
- Halloween (2018)
Conclusion: The Wind Blu-ray Review
This Arrow Video release of The Wind (1986) comes with perfect picture quality thanks to a brand new restoration. Not only that but there a decent amount of extras included with interview with director Nico Mastorakis probably the most interesting extra.
One of the gems of information revealed is why the UK title of the film was changed from The Wind to The Edge of Terror. I think we can all work that one out!
- Blowing The Wind – New Interview with director Nico Mastorakis (28 mins)
- The Sound of The Wind – The complete soundtrack
- Trailers of Nico Mastorakis films
- Alternate Edge of Terror opening credits
- Image Gallery
- Reversible sleeve
On to my movie rating for The Wind (1986)
- Movie Rating: WORTH A LOOK
- Blu-ray Picture: PERFECT
- Extras: EXCELLENT
Amazon UK Links
The Wind (1986) is available out now on Blu-ray.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not be representative of the Blu-ray version
That concludes my The Wind Blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more horror movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: The Wind (1986) Blu-ray Review
Director(s): Nico Mastorakis
Actor(s): Meg Foster, Wings Hauser, David McCallum, Robert Morley
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
The Wind fails to completely blow you away but it’s another excellent Arrow release!