Stephen King's: Sometimes They Come Back
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DVD BACKGROUND: This was first released on DVD in 2001 by a smaller DVD company. As a result the transfer was far from superior and looked like a straight video to DVD transfer. It was 1:33 full frame too. Initially I thought 1:33 was the correct framing since it had been filmed for TV back in 1991. In late 2007, MGM released the film on DVD. While Amazon list the technical details as 1:33, it is actually 2:35 widescreen anamorphic. Seeing the film like this has brought a whole new dimension to a great film. According to a website I looked at the other day, this film was indeed filmed in widescreen. Even more exciting is the new DVD image is a vast improvment on the earlier DVD. Beautifully cleaned up and all.
OVERALL THOUGHTS: A great adaptation of a short Stephen King story which has been re-released on DVD respectfully. A stellar image presented in its correct aspect ratio. If you have only ever seen this film in the cropped video version or cropped early DVD version, do yourself a favour and purchase the new MGM release and experience the film in glorious widescreen.
I saw this for the second time on Prime, and I had many laughs as I imagined the main character to be a psychotic guy who kept tripping out, and believed he (and his family) was being persecuted by the undead!
Unfortunately, this movie has some major flaws that are quite obvious and gives the viewer an overall impression of cheese.
For example, the wife character is grinning when she is confronted by the undead, like she's trying not to laugh and failing.
The undead look rather silly when they switch into "zombie mode" and the "flying chunks" are hilarious. The special effects are mediocre, and the plot itself is thin. I will not describe the ending, but suffice to say it is a cheese fest of epic proportions.
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