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Holliston: Season 1 [Blu-ray] (2012)

Adam Green , Joe Lynch , Adam Green , Sean Becker  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Laura Ortiz, Corri English, Dee Snider
  • Directors: Adam Green, Sean Becker
  • Format: Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
  • DVD Release Date: October 9, 2012
  • Run Time: 223 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008MIYKN0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,676 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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  • Includes hours of exclusive bonus features

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    Adam (Adam Green, Hatchet) and Joe (Joe Lynch, Wrong Turn 2) are two down-on-their-luck aspiring horror movie filmmakers trying to break out of their small hometown of Holliston, Massachusetts, and into the Hollywood big leagues while struggling to make ends meet and learning to deal with the opposite sex. Joe's adorably demented girlfriend Laura (Laura Ortiz, The Hills Have Eyes) joins Adam's ex – and greatest heartbreak of his life – Corri (Corri English, Unrest) in rounding out the ensemble cast of this hilariously original and offbeat re-imagining of the traditional American sitcom that has both comedy and horror fans loving its hard hitting laughs, tremendous heart, and slapstick violence. Co-starring Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) as the glam rock loving boss "Lance Rockett" and Dave Brockie (GWAR) as Adam's imaginary alien friend "Oderus Urungus," HOLLISTON also features enough celebrity cameos to splatter a horror movie set red! This complete first season set comes loaded with extras including the full televised preview special, deleted scenes, outtakes, cast commentary tracks, and more! Episodes: The Hooker, Camera Rental, Skunked, Candyman, Laura's Little Twitter, Weekend of Horrors.

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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars wonderful show, subpar blu ray October 17, 2012
    Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
    Similar to another review posted here, I adore this show. Its fun, quirky, creative and different, a great contrast to the usual painfully artificial shows on mainstream tv. While the other review provides a great overview of the show's merits, my review focuses on the medium choice - my recommendation is to simply buy the standard definition version. I'll grant that this show is not a Hollywood production with those kind of budgets, so I'm thankful for what I get. That said, it would appear almost no work went into engineering the content for blu ray. Unfortunately, the image feels like a photo file unedited from a low quality camera - exposure is off, color saturation is weak, and overall contrast is lacking. Sound is the same, not well engineered and peaky and flat. Again, I adore this show, and you should run, not walk, to own it. Just save yourself the funds and stick with the standard definition (and this is coming from a blu ray addict).
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Horror & Humor In Holliston! October 9, 2012
    By Rich
    Format:Blu-ray
    "Holliston" is a fearnet original series and hits quit close to home (literally). It surrounds four friends, two of which are aspiring Horror film directors and work at a local television station and have a low budget TV show. During there struggle to make a name in horror, they are faced with alot of life's obstacles and are caught in silly scenarios. Of course there is a love story thrown in for that 'soap opera' effect, which works very well.

    If you're expecting this show to be anything like Adam Green's films (Hatchet 1&2, Spiral, Frozen, etc.) then hold your horses. Although this show CLEARLY pays homage to all kinds of horror, it is a very silly sitcom. If you are a big horror fan like I am and can appreciate the comedic aspect of this show, then by all means take a look for yourself.
    Another thing I love about this show is all of the "inside" jokes that some people may not understand unless you are from or are familiar with Holliston, for example the hilarious Market BASKET scene, I almost died laughing. But don't worry, there are PLENTY of laughs for everyone. If your the type that doesn't care for or laugh at 'stupid' humor, then you may not find this enjoyable. It is the type of show that does NOT take itself too seriously, it is intentionally silly and at points idiotic (dare I use that word?) LOL

    The Characters are fantastic! Let me go through them ;)

    Adam Green as Adam is hilarious, madly in love with horror cinema and his ex-girlfriend Corri. His character is very passionate about everything he does and reminds me of myself in some ways.

    Joe Lynch as Joe, much like Adam, hilarious. He is very devoted to his best buddy and is always by his side. He is also dating Laura (see below) and there relationship is hilariously adorable!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Funny Show January 12, 2013
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    Holliston is a great show for fans of sitcoms and horror movies alike. There are so many references to horror movies in each episode, so if you are a die-hard horror fan you will relate to the characters. For me, the funniest part of the show is Dee Snider. Every time he is on screen, the show reaches infinite levels of hilarity. Tony Todd guest stars in an episode, playing a parody of himself. It is hilarious, and shows a different side of himself that we've never seen before. Tony Todd is famous for playing creepy roles like Candyman, and here he plays against type and shows his comedic side. There are also guest starring roles by John Landis, Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Seth Green, and Ray Wise in Season 1. The show isn't perfect as it does get repetitive at times, and I would have liked for there to have been more than six episodes. Still, a very good show!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME! December 3, 2012
    Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
    GREAT! One of the best tv shows out there. If you don't like I don't know what's wrong with you.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars "Horrifically Funny" November 21, 2012
    Format:DVD
    I love most of Adam Green's movies and didn't know he had this show on fearnet, at first I wasn't to sure if I was going to like "Holliston" but by the end of the sixth episode I was in love! Its a funny show about 2 aspiring horror film makers and their struggles to make it big with lots of horror references and cameos.

    Adam Green and Joe Lynch basically play themselves along with Joe's girlfriend Laura who is an aspiring painter, Adam's imaginary friend Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie from GWAR) who gives him advice, Adam's ex Corri who he is still madly obsessed an in love with and the duo's boss, Twisted Sister's own Dee Snider. The cast is great together as they go through Adam and Joe's day to day along with some great cameos from Bill Moseley, Danielle Harris, John Landis, Seth Green and Tony Todd. Seth and Tony have the best and funniest cameos of the bunch with Seth being a special effects guy with multiple personalities and Tony playing an ahole version of himself who shacks up with the duo while doing a new movie.

    The only thing that disappointed me about "Holliston" was that it was only 6 episodes, I really hope season 2 has more because its funny as hell with a horror twist that I absolutely enjoyed. If you like comedy/horror than you will love all 6 episodes of "Holliston" season 1.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Horror Nerds will love this December 8, 2013
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    I love this show. It is what "Big Bang" could have been if they were willing to risk being offensive. The two main characters are aspiring horror movie makers in Holliston MA. They work at a public assess TV station. Adam Greene, the creator is also the creator of Hatchet. He is a real insider in the horror community, and he brings guests (John Landis, Tony Todd, Kane Hodder, etc) into the show - often as themselves. It's awesome and funny, but there are some jokes and references you won't get unless you're a horror fan.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars Why, Brockie? WHY???
    I bought this with no prior knowledge of what it was, based solely on Dave Brockie posting on his blog that he was in it. Mistake. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Allen Montgomery
    5.0 out of 5 stars Adam Green and Joe Lynch are Rockstars to me.
    I love this series. If you're a fan of horror movies, you'll love all the "wink winks" packed in these episodes. I can't wait for season 2 on BluRay.
    Published 2 months ago by RJ Strocchio
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great sitcom with a heart.
    Very funny show with a heart. As a horror fan I love the tons of horror references throughout. For fans of comedy it's really funny. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Caligari
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best Show On TV.
    Granted, I grew up just a few towns over from Holliston, in Milford, so I'm more than familiar with the in jokes & setting, & biased. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Tad ODonnal
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best sitcom around Holliston
    Great show! Lot's of laughs and great characters. Looking forward to the next season. Can't wait for season to be released.
    Published 3 months ago by Catherine Evans Friedman
    2.0 out of 5 stars A laugh track.....really?
    Why is there a laugh track in this show? IT DOESN'T NEED IT! But, it's there. And, it's bad. Really bad. And it's not even one of those it's so bad it's good types of things. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by T. Lane
    5.0 out of 5 stars A must see show!
    AWESOME SHOW!!! Oderus Urungus RULES!!! Dee Snider is pretty cool too. And of course Adam Green is one of the best up and coming writer/directors of this generation.
    Published 6 months ago by Natas
    5.0 out of 5 stars Holliston
    Best sitcom, I just wish it were better distributed. If Fearnet wants to continue getting people on their website, they probably should keep this show on.
    Published 8 months ago by Douglas Anderson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great for horror fans
    Yes this was made for horror fans, but fans of comedy and romance will enjoy it also. Leave it to Adam Green to make something this great. 10/10 for me. Read more
    Published 9 months ago by horrorfan1995
    3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings.
    I blind bought this with only a mild idea of what to expect. The series is pretty cool, but never really impressed me. Read more
    Published 11 months ago by Gevin Huey
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