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The enthusiasm of the interviewees makes this worth a watch or two as a rental, but it's not really worth the price unless you want to own everything related to Special FX.
There is no real flow at all either they just jump back and forth to different stuff without any segue,Its just a series of random interviews and random clips that don't always have anything to do with what the interviewee was talking about.
There a lengthy scene with Tom Savini where he describes a scene from "Dawn of the dead" where Flyboy gets shot in the shoulder and how he did the effect on the spot with no preparation it then cuts to a clip from a different part in the movie where someone is being eaten.This documentary seems to constantly build up without fallow through.
I was expecting to see behind the scenes stuff like people working on effects, besides the occasional store room shot there's no real insight as far as art or process and the few historical things that are presented are in no particular order and would be hard to fallow if I didn't already hear the story somewhere else.
If your like me and must see everything with spfx in it. I recommend renting or borrowing this, like I did. I would have been even more disappointed if i had paid for it
I'm a huge fan of this kind of FX work and makeup, so I'm rating it 3/5 in spite of the info disparity (which slightly affected my expectations). Anyhow, the poor video quality is countered with a litany of Hollywood heavyweights, but I'm still confused about the info that Amazon has billed it with. Plus, is that Tom Cruise on the cover? Again, I'm wondering if there's been a mix-up by Amazon on this.
If anyone who rated this 4 or 5 stars can verify whether or not the version you saw had Brad Bird in it, I'd be greatly obliged. I'd love to see that video if this was just a goof.
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I am sure he liked it, he is a bit odd this way, LOL truthfully he is a make-up artist and holloween enthusiest!Published 24 months ago by S. Trant
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