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  • Actors: Masters of Horror
  • Directors: Directors of Horror
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 11
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: ANCHOR BAY
  • DVD Release Date: July 29, 2008
  • Run Time: 764 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0018D4SIS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,275 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Masters of Horror: Season 2 Box Set" on IMDb

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They are obsessed by the dark. They share an obsession for terror. Now the anthology series that challenged the very limits of cable television delivers a second season of mind-altering fear from 13 visionary directors. Each episode is presented uncut, uncensored and loaded with the award-winning Bonus Features that carved an all-new standard in genre DVDs. They are 13 stunning discs from the foremost filmmakers of fright, entombed in a single Collectors Edition like no other. Feel the evil. Taste the dread. They are the Masters Of Horror.

Customer Reviews

The design of the Box Set is great, very well done, and the extras are really nice.
Dulce Fabiana Mota Lima
For the first part, the movies were a great thing. i know a lot of them had a cheesy little factor to them, but nothing like this has really ever been accomplish.
TorridlyBoredShopper
I am a fan of Tobe Hooper who directed the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre" and "Poltergeist" but this episode does not live up to his reputation.
Blue Leaf

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114 of 123 people found the following review helpful By Captain Vegetable on July 25, 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I hardly ever write reviews, but I am writing in hopes that someone in power at Anchor Bay might read this. I have bought many, many Anchor Bay/Starz products over the years and have always been a big fan. But with Masters of Horror Season 2, a nearly $70 box set on Amazon, I feel completely ripped off.

Ok, unlike the other reviewers I have no asthetic gripes with this packaging. I always take the DVDs out of wierd packaging and put them in something that fits the shelf anyway. However, I received this set yesterday, and it just made me sad. The DVDs are floating around completely unprotected inside the "skull" which means every single one of them is scratched. A few of them are badly scratched all over, while ALL of them have circular scratches (typically the worst kind of scratches) around the the entire outer half-inch or so of the disc. Additionally, instead of including all of the individual episode discs like the last box set, some of the discs are double sided with an episode on each side! Why? So the manufacturer could cut some more corners on an already horribly put together set?

I foolishly assumed that, as with the season one set, this box would contain someting extra that was not available in the individual episode DVDs. It does not. So, if you have the individual episode DVDs, I would recommend sticking with those. However, if you don't mind spending way too much money for a pile of pre-scratched, dual-sided DVDs then this box set is the way to go. Not only do you not get anything extra, you get something far, far less for your money this time around. Shame on you Anchor Bay. I hope everyone returns these as I plan to do.
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45 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Jacquine Anne Chow on November 23, 2008
Format: DVD
the skull is made of cheap plastic. item came totally TOOTHLESS because all the teeth fell out during the shipping. packaging is horrid. NOT WORTH THE MONEY
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By TorridlyBoredShopper VINE VOICE on November 24, 2010
Format: DVD
Two things should be taken into account when you look at this. first is the season of Masters of Horror and secondly is the packaging. For the first part, the movies were a great thing. i know a lot of them had a cheesy little factor to them, but nothing like this has really ever been accomplish. That was why I found myself buying into it and buying into it with so much love. honestly, it is an amazing feat. Since this is the first part here, i will list the movies so there is something cataloging all the stuff here:

Episode #: 1
Title: "The Damned Thing"
Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Marisa Coughlan, Ted Raimi, Brendan Fletcher
Summary: A mysterious force sends a town into a murderous rage, and only the sheriff, whose parents were killed by the same force years ago, can stop it. Based on an Ambrose Bierce story.

Episode #: 2
Title: "Family"
Director: John Landis
Stars: George Wendt, Meredith Monroe, Matt Keeslar
Summary: A young couple moves into their idyllic suburban home, but their seemingly normal next door neighbor turns out to be a serial killer who takes a liking to the wife.

Episode #: 3
Title: "The V Word"
Director: Ernest Dickerson (Demon Knight, Bones)
Stars: Branden Nadon, Arjay Smith, Michael Ironside
Summary: A couple of video game geeks discover that a vampire is haunting the local funeral home.

Episode #: 4
Title: "Sounds Like"
Director: Brad Anderson (Session 9, The Machinist)
Stars: Chris Bauer, Laura Margolis, Richard Kahan, Michael Daingerfield
Summary: A man's hearing mysteriously begins to intensify until even the smallest sound becomes painful, so he must take extreme measures to ease his torment.
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30 of 40 people found the following review helpful By SAMIAM on August 28, 2008
Format: DVD
Regardless of previous gripes of packaging, the skull is pretty dam cool. Its a sturdy hard plastic, and as long as the discs are seated properly in the grooves, they are fine. This is probably the only DVD box set I would display, the skull also has some nice details and paint. I don't get some of the nick picky reviews on here anyway, people just find and look for things to complain about.

Anyway, this is the long awaited boxed set of the second season of Showtime's phenomenal horror series. Done in the style of Tales from the crypt, but with much better stories and less cheese. Some of the stories were downright gory and some had great horror style twists. A must own for any horror fan.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Critic's Corner VINE VOICE on February 22, 2011
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Have you ever read Poe's tale of intrigue and suspense called The Black Cat? About a murderer who walls up his dead wife and the cat gets in there somehow with suspenseful results?

The Masters of Horror Showtime series had Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allen Poe in their second season, episode 24 of their anthology series. Poe is a drunk and is suffering writer's block in his home in 1841 Pennsylvania. We see him unable to pay his bar bill, gets thrown out on his rear several times and has some interesting delusions caused by alcohol.

He has two worries: money and his wife suffering from "the consumption" where she coughs blood (quite realistic). Poe goes nuts at one point and smashes the piano they were going to sell. Suddenly the piano is fine. Alcoholic delusion?

The viewer is kept guessing throughout the hour episode as to what is delusion and what is real. When Poe crushed a half-dead bird, his goldfish disappears and when he pops out the cat Pluto's eye (ewwwwhh!!) damn that's hard! Just hard!

As I'm watching this I know that his wife died some years later from consumption (TB) and not an axe between the eyes (another sight you want to wait to see well after dinner) and so the story intrigued me and yet was fairly familiar with Poe's tale.

Was the Black Cat autobiographical, a real thing, or an alcoholic delusion?

Combs comes off of his film Re-Animator and again plays a slightly crazed yet not as eccentric part as Poe -- he even looks like the famous horror writer!

Drinking gallons of whiskey may not break your writer's block but this horror story may. Highly recommended but not for the timid or the sensitive stomach!!
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