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Scream Trilogy - Boxed Set
Scream Trilogy - Boxed Set
DVD ~ Neve Campbell
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Scream Collection, June 9, 2006
This review is from: Scream Trilogy - Boxed Set (DVD)
Since everybody is talking about the movies, I am only going to review the dvd box set special features.

DISC 1: SCREAM

.Commentary by Director, Wes Craven

.Trailers-there are 2, one greenband and one red band(together they last for a little over than 4 minutes)

TV SPOTS-there are 7 tv spots(and each of them run for 30 seconds)

Production Featurette-(this runs for 6 minutes)

Behind the Scenes-there are two behind the scenes. The first is called On the Scream Set(which runs for 3 minutes). The second one is called Drew Barrymore(which runs for 3 minutes)

Q and A with the Cast and Crew-There are two to choose from, one of them is called What's your favorite scary movie?(which runs for 2 minutes and 45 seconds). The second one is called Why are people so fascinated by horror films?(which runs for 2 minutes and 30 seconds).

Special Effects Gallery- The gallery contains 18 pictures)

Cast and Crew Profiles- In this section you will find profiles for Drew Barrymore, Courteney Cox, Wes Craven, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Neve Campbell, Jamie Kennedy, David Arquette, Kevin Williamson.

Did you Know?-Here you will find facts about the movie,and there are 19 facts.

Additional Titles-In here are just some recommemdations, the recommendations are From Dusk Till Dawn, Scream 2, The Crow, Mimic, Halloween H20, and Pulp Fiction.

Scream comes with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and in Widescreen (2.35:1)

Disc 2: Scream 2

.Audio Commentary by Director, Producer, Editor

.Outtakes-(this runs for nearly 9 minutes).

.Deleted Scenes with optional commentary with director, producer and the editor.-(this runs for a little over 4 minutes).

.Theatrical Trailer-(2 minutes)

.Tv spots-there are 11 tv spots and all together they run a little over 6 minutes.

.Music Videos-There are two videos two choose from. One is by Master P called Scream(which runs for 3 minutes). The second music video is by the Kotton Mouth Kings and is called the Suburban Life(and it runs for 3 minutes and 45 seconds).

.Featurette-(this runs for 7 minutes)

.Cast Bios-Here you will find Bios for David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Jada Pinkett Smith,Omar Epps, Elise Neil, Jerry O'Connell, TimoThy OlyphanT, Rebecca GayhearT, Portia Se Rossi, Liev Schreiber, Luke Wilson, Tori Spelling, Laurie MeTcalf, Heather Graham.

.Crew Bios- here you will find Bios for Wes Craven, Kevin Williamson, Marianne Maddalena, and Cathy Konrad.

Scream 2 comes with 5.1 Surround Sound and in Widescreen (2.35:1) enhanced for 16X9 Televisions.

Disc 3: Scream 3

.Audio Commentary by Director, Producer, and Editor.

.Outtakes-(this runs for 6 minutes and 30 seconds).

.Behind the scenes Montage-this runs for 6 minutes)

.Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director, producer, editor-this runs for 13 minutes and 30 seconds.

.Alternate Ending with optional commentary by director, producer,and editor-this runs for 10 minutes.

.Theatrical Trailer-(1 minute and 24 seconds)

.International Trailer-(1 minute and 37 seconds)

.Soundtrack Trailer-(1 minute and 17 seconds)

.Tv Spots-there are 14 tv spots and all together they run for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.

.Creed Music Video "What If"-This music video runs for nearly 5 minutes.

.Cast Bios-here you will find bios for David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Foley, Lance Henriksen, Matt Keeslar, Jamie Kennedy, Jenny McCarthy, Emily Mortimer, Parker Posey, Deon Richmond, Liev Schreiber, Patrick Warburton, and Kelly Rutherford.

.Crew Bios- Here you will find bios for Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena, Cathy Konrad, Ehren Kruger, and Patrick Lussier.

Scream 3 comes with 5.1 Surround Sound and in Widescreen(2.35:1) Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions.

Disc 4:Bonus Disc

.Behind the Scream-this runs for 31 minutes and 30 seconds.

.Scream Outtakes-this runs for 4 minutes

.Screen Tests-There are three Screen tests. One for Neve Campbell(which runs for 4 minutes and 20 seconds). The second tests is for Skeet Ulrich(which runs for 2 minutes and 30 seconds). The last test is with Jamie Kennedy(which runs for 1 minute).

.The Cutting Room Floor-Here you can make your own scenes but the only scenes that you can use is the beginning scenes with Cotton in Scream 3.

.Sunrise Studio Trailers-there are 9 sunrise studio trailers. I am going to list them.

1.Stab 2-(48 seconds)

2.FrankenPimp-(55 seconds)

3.It walked from the waves-(49 seconds)

4.Is somebody there?-(36 seconds)

5.Zombie Martians from deep outer space-(1 minute and 11 seconds)

6.Opium Den-(1 minute and 16 seconds)

7.The 1st house on the right-(26 seconds)

8.Voodoo club-(38 seconds)

9.The scared bit** projectz-(1 minute and 13 seconds)

.Crew Bios-here you will find bios for Knb Efx,Peter Deming, Patrick Lussier, Bruce Alan Miller, Stuart Besser, Nicholas Mastandrea, and Lisa Beach.

DVD-ROM FEATURES

.Scream Trivia Game

.Scream Character Web

.ScreamSaver

.Scream 3 Website

.Screenplay and Shot List

This is all the special features on this awsome 4-disc collection. If you like the scream movies i HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU GO TO THE STORE AND BUY ONE, because this is probaly as good as it gets. I hope you enjoyed my review.

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Lethal Weapon (Director's Cut)
Lethal Weapon (Director's Cut)
DVD ~ Mel Gibson
Offered by Drennor
Price: $19.75
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LETHAL WEAPON: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT, March 27, 2006
This is one of the greatest action movies I have ever seen. I love the buddy relationship between Mel and Danny. I am going to review the Director's cut edition on dvd. The directors cut adds 7 minutes to the film.

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The picture quality is slightly blurred, however, looking only a little better than a good prerecorded video tape or a good telivision broadcast. Colors are not too stable, either, sometimes fading in and out of focus and hue.

SOUND:

The sound is in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. I played the disc in Doly Digital. Lots of information gets sent to the rear speakers, but its without much directionality. Front-channel stero is excellent and dynamics are wide. Overall clairty, though, is a bit congested in loudest climaxes, and bass tends to get somewhat wooly.

Special Feautes:

.Brief production Notes called "Fight to the Finish"

.A few Cast Bios

.Trailer of the movie

IMAGE: 7 stars out of 10.

SOUND: 7 stars out of 10.

Special Features: 2 stars out of 10.


Walk the Line (Widescreen Edition)
Walk the Line (Widescreen Edition)
DVD ~ Joaquin Phoenix
Price: $4.99
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WALK THE LINE, March 27, 2006
I was so impressed with this movie when I saw the acing and the voices were amazing especially Johnny Cash. I recommend this strongly to any Johnny Cashes fans they will not be dissapointed with the performances. I am going to talk about the 1 disc dvd!

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Now, here's the interesting thing about the picture quality. Despite this movie being an important and popular release, the transfer is not quite up to Fox's usual high standards. The colors are vibrant, but they can also look oversaturated at times and maybe a tad too bright for ultimate realism; the overall delineation is good but not great; the clarity is occasionally veiled by a touch of grain; and the general appearance is sometimes rough. Put it another way; Fox's transfers are usually much cleaner,clearer, sharper and more natural than this. Then again, maybe its just my eyes. The picture quality is certainly adequate.

Sound:

The sound is in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1, the Dolby Digital 5.1 that I listened to being more than adequate for the occasion. Indeed, it's excellent. There is a very wide front-channel stero spread; terrific surround sound in the rear channels, immensely helpful in reproducing the ambient noises of live concerts; strong bass and transient response, and almost ideal clarity for midrange dialouge. The result is an enjoyable listening experience all the way around.

Special Features:

On the single-disc edition that I watched, the major bous items are an audio commentary by co-writer and diretor James Mangold. On the main commentary, Mangold tells us the movie is about a man who got a second chance in life because he was blessed enough to be visited by an angel in the form of a really incredibly great woman. The commentary is fun to watch.

There are also ten deleted scenes. They last about twenty-three minutes and they are in anamorphic widescreeen.

Last, is a theatrical trailer and a soundtrack promo.

VIDEO: 7 stars out of 10.

Sound: 9 stars out of 10.

Special Features: 5 stars out of 10.


Die Another Day (Widescreen Special Edition)
Die Another Day (Widescreen Special Edition)
DVD ~ Pierce Brosnan
Offered by MNV_ENTERTAINMENT
Price: $6.00
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DIE ANOTHER DAY, November 29, 2005
BEST ACTION MOVIE OF THE YEAR!-Fox Radio

ONE OF THE BEST BOND FILMS EVER-Chicago Sun-Times

This movie is really good.It has action and alot of excitement.This James Bond movie is good. Anybody a fan of it, should see it RIGHT NOW!

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The 2.40:1 anamorphic image transfer is a wonder to behold. The overall aesthetic is pristine, appearing smooth and lifelike throughout. The opeining sequence boasts an intentoinally cold and subdued color palette, consising of cooll,bluish tones that are nicely contrasted by the warm, vibrant hue evident later in the film. The picture conveys a commendable level of detail with a soothing touch of film grain that adds significantly to the film-like appearance. The only distraction is a noticeable amount of edge enhancement. While easily detectable,its presence is never bothersome enough to detrack from the sheer splendor of this winning transfer.

SOUND:

Attention audio fanatics:prepare to be dazzled. The outstanding Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks both feature 6.1 matrix processing,allowing those with rear surround capability the option to become completely immersed in audio nirvana. Being able to apply this technology, I was amazed by the robust energy generated from the rear soundfield. I did feel,however,that the format is underplayed a bit. While the rear speaker certainly helps tighten the sense of 360-degree imaging,I felt as if the sound designers were somewhat reserved in fully utilizing the back surround speaker. Nevertheless,this is an insignificant gripe for what is otherwise a supreme soundtrack. Whil the Dolby Digital EX track is excellent, the DTS-ES reigns superior with a more neutral high end,warmer mid-range and tighter,deeper bass. Both tracks feature aggressive split surrounds during the many action sequences,enceloping the viewer with the surrounds of speeding vehicles and crackling gunfire. Perhaps the most impressive element of the soundtrack is the natural tonal quality of the dialogue,particularly on the DTS track. Spoken words possess an incredibly warm characterustuc,sounding so clear and natural that I could close my eyes and believe that the actors and I were in the same room. Delivering a brilliant display of the 6.1 matrix format and featuring perhaps the finest fidelity I have heard thus far on DVD,the Die Another Day DTS-ES soundtrack is unquestionably my new demo matrial.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Full Motion menu with music

Scene Acess with 36 cues and remote acess

1 Original Trailer

4 Other Trailers

10 TV SPOTS/TEASERS

20 Multiple Angles with remote acess

1 Documentary

5 Featurettes

Storyboard

2 Feature/Episode commentaries by director Lee Tamahori and producer Micheal G. Wilson; Pierce Brosnan and Rosamund Pike

Weblink/DVD-ROM Material

2 discs

Picture Disc

Trivia Track with Video Streaming

Equipment Briefing

Image Gallery

Music Video

IMAGE:A

SOUND:A+

SPECIAL FEATURES:A-


Seed Of Chucky (Widescreen Edition)
Seed Of Chucky (Widescreen Edition)
DVD ~ Jennifer Tilly
Offered by BradTheGeeks Sales
Price: $16.06
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars SEED OF CHUCKY, November 28, 2005
This movie was kind of dissapoiting to me. I have been a fan of chucky,and then when I saw this one I asked WHAT HAPPENED!I guess if you are a hardcore fan you will like it.I am gonna talk about the dvd aspects of this 1 disc widescreen edition dvd

IMAGE:

Seed of Chucky comes from Universal in a very sharp looking 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer,and the print sports deep colors and well-defined black levels. There are some small grain issues in spots,but overall this one looks quite good throughout.

SOUND:

There are two strong audio choices,available in eighter Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS and either one is solid. Dialogue is crisp,with directional movement creating a full fell across the front with a nice use of the surround channels to fill out the soundstage,as the sub delivers some boomy atmosphere when needed. The Transfer really does just to the score from the great Pino Donaggio,as well.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Full Motion menu with music

Scene Acess with 22 cues and remote access

Cast and Crew Biographies

Cast and Cew Filmographies

2 Original Trailers

3 Other Trailers

1 Deleted Scene

1 Documentary

6 Featurettes

Storyboard

2 Feature/Episode commentaries by Don Mancini,Jeniffer Tilly,Don Gardner

Picture Disc

IMAGE:B+

SOUND:B+

SPECIAL FEATURES:B+


Blade Trinity (Unrated Version)
Blade Trinity (Unrated Version)
DVD ~ Wesley Snipes
Price: $5.36
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4.0 out of 5 stars BLADE TRINITY (UNRATED WIDESCREEN EDITION), November 28, 2005
A BREATHLESS AND SCARY FUN-HOUSE RIDE THAT CAPS OFF THE BLADE SAGA NICELY-JEFF CRAIG,SIXTY SECOND PREVIEW

This movie is an ok movie.Basically if you really like the movies you will like this one.But I thought this movie was missing somthing that the other ones had. I am gonna talk about the dvd aspects of the 2 disc unrated widescreen edition.

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Wow it dosent get much better than this visually on DVD! The 2.35:! anamorphic widescreen presentation brillantly captures each and every detail of the way the film looked during its recent theatrical release and flawslessly transfers each and every nuance of that. Each and every shot features crystal clear images, extremely well-defined thanks to a great deal of sharpness and overall clarity. The wide varity of colors come across splendidly,with shadow levels and contrast holding up especially well, which is very impressive for a film that takes place mostly at night and in dark places. I challenge you to find even a speck of dirt or bit of grain,as there's not one print flaw here.

SOUND:

The audio rocks too, with Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and DTS ES mixes on board.The Dolby Digital track actually gets the slight nod,thanks to its larger bass presence and overall oomph. The DTS track does provide a slightly more enveloping experience,which is apparent when Dracula rises during the film's opening sequence. There's no problem with dialogue clarity on either track, and the added bass presence in the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix even gives the actors speech a bit of lift from time to time as well. Still,both tracks are two of the best to grace a DVD so far this year,so you cant go wrong picking either one.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Full Motion menu with music

Scene Acess with 22 cues and remote acess

1 Original Trailer

5 Other Trailers

1 TV Spots/Teasers

1 Alternate Ending

16 Documentaries

1 Featurette

2 Feature/Episode comentaries by 1.Writer/Director David S.Goyer,Ruyan Reynolds,Jessica Biel.2.Writer/Director David S Goyer,editor Howard Smith,production designer Chris Gorak,ciematographer Gabriel Berstain,producers Peter Frankfurt and Lynn Harris.

Galleries

Blooper Reel:Collection of outtakes from Blade:Trinity

IMAGE:+A

SOUND:+A

SPECIAL FEATURES:A


Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Special Edition)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Special Edition)
DVD ~ Milla Jovovich
Price: $9.17
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE, November 28, 2005
A RUSH OF NON-STOP ACTION-Lou Lumenick,The New York Post

FANS OF THE GAME WILL LOVE THIS MOVIE-Shawn Edwards,FOX TV

This movie is pretty good.I thought it was better than part1,because is has more action.I recomend this movie if you liked the first movie or if you like the game.I am gonna talk about the dvd aspects of this 2 disc special edition dvd.

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The biggest problem is black level,as darker scenes often look muddy and a bit grainy. Putting both widescreen and fullscreen transfers on the same side of the disc has also resulted in higher instances of digital artifacting than normal.

SOUND:

If there is a reason to watch this movie,its the sound design,which really shines in DD 5.1 mix included here. I dont know if its because its only audio track and has thus been given more room to breathe or what,but this is one of the liveliest mixes I've head in quite some time. The front soundstage is very wide,with dialogue always coming in clearly from the center and excellent panning and directionality across the mains.The surrounds are active throughout,whether they're carrying echoes of gunfire,the moans and shuffles of zombies,or the annoying numetal soundtrack. Check out the showdown with the lickers in the church early on for a good example of what I'm talking about: As the creatures crawl around on the ceiling,stalking their pray,the mix track their progresses from left surround to right surround and into the front channels.Very Impressive.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Full Motion menu with music

Scene Acess with 28 cues and remote access

1. 2 Original Trailers

2. 9 Other Trailers

3. 20 deleted scenens

4. 9 Featurettes

5. 3 Feature/Episode commentaries by director Alexander Witt,produvers Paul W.S. Anderson,Robert Kulzer,and Jeremy Bolt,actors Oded Fehr,Milla Jovovich,and Sienna Guillory.

6. Poster Gallery

7. Blooper Reel

2 disc

Picture Disc

IMAGE:B

SOUND:+A

SPECIAL FEATURES:-B


The Transporter (Special Delivery Edition)
The Transporter (Special Delivery Edition)
DVD ~ Jason Statham
Offered by Drennor
Price: $7.75
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE TRANSPORTER(SPECIAL DELIVERY EDITION), November 28, 2005
This movie to me is very exciting. It has action,drama, and a little bit of humor.If you really like to watch movies with all this in it I recommend this movie.I am gonna talk about the dvd aspects of the 1 disc special delivery edition.

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The Transporter gets checked out with a new transfer for this re-release. The 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen RSDL transfer is quite good, with strong colors and sharp detail. Contrast looks good and blacks come across nicely. Some minor print defects can be glimpsed, but they're very rare.

SOUND:

The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix from the original DVD is carried over to this disc. It is good solid track, with lots of dynamic range and dialogue is audible throughout. However, some might prefer the DTS track,which contains a lot more bass and is a bit more juiced. The dialogue is a little more difficult to hear during action scenes, but it is still audible. The rear-channel activity is impressive on both, with lots of sound separation and directionality. There also are French and Spanish Dolby Stero 2.0 mixes available.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Full motion menu with music

Scene Acess with 32 cues and remote acess

1 Original Trailer

2.Other Trailers

3.Deleted Scenes

4.1 Documentary

5.2 Featurettes

6.Storyboard

7.1 Feature/Episode commentary by Steven Chasman,Jason Statham

8.Picture Disc

IMAGE:-A

SOUND:-A

SPECIAL FEATURES:B


Resident Evil (Deluxe Edition)
Resident Evil (Deluxe Edition)
DVD ~ Milla Jovovich
Price: $8.86
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars RESIDENT EVIL(DELUXE EDITION), November 27, 2005
This is a great movie for all of you gamers out there. I enjoyed it. It wasent all that bad. I am gonna talk about the dvd aspects of it. I AM GONNA TALK ABOUT THE DELUXE EDITION.

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The 1:85:1 anamorphic widescreen image looks brillantly,hi-tech,smooth,sharp, and clear. The picture quality is not as good as the SuperBit DVD's video only when it comes to shadow-rendering. Had the SuperBit disc not existed, then this one would be great for showing off your expensive new TV.

SOUND:

The state-of-the-art Dolby Digital 5.1 sound design is tremendous. Sound effects ricochet around the room courtesy of five very active channels and an overactive mix. In fact,the subwoofer isn't made just to thump,rather,the sound designers created a low bass feed that thumps creatively,pulsingly,so you won't hear/feel a continous boom but a mix of booms that will rock you to your bones.However,since everything is so damn loud, you might have to constantly adjust your volume settings in order to hear the actor's dialogue and to avoid blowing out your speakers. There's also a DD 2.0 surround Spanish track, Optional English,French,Portuguese,and Spanish subtitles as well as optional English closed captions support the audio.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

The original Special Edition had a decent collection of extras. The Deluxe Edition is a simple expansion of the Special Edition, so it's up to you if you want to buy it.

The first extras are two audio commentaries. From the first Special Edition we get and audio commentary bu Paul W.S. Anderson. Milla Jovovich,Michelle Rodriquez and producer Jeremy Bolt. They share a lot of laughs about the movie while they discuss what was done to create each scene that flickers across the screen. This is actually fun,enjoyable commentary even though the commentators are talking about a dreary,dreadful enterprise. The other audio commentary features members of the visual effects team, and as expected, this is a technicalminded and occasionaly boring track if you're not a total tech wonk.

Next up are eleven featurettes. The featurettes have names that are self-explanatory. The eleven featurettes are

1.Playing Dead: Resident Evil,From Game to Screen

2.Scoring Resident Evil

3.Storyboarding Resident Evil

4.Costumes

5.Set Design

6.The Creature

7.The Elevator

8.The Laser

9.The Train

10.Zombie Dogs

11.Zombies

All of these featurettes are fun and interesting to watch.

Then theres an alternate ending with an introduction by the director.Then there's a clip from Resident Evil Apacolypse.Then there are filmographies. The last thing is trailers.

IMAGE:I give it 8 stars out of 10.

SOUND:I give it 9 stars out of 10.

SPECIAL FEATURES:I give it 6 stars out of 10.


Friday the 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan Ultimate Collection (Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part IV: The Final Chapter / Part V: A New Beginning / Part VI: Jason Lives / Part VII: The New Blood / Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan)
Friday the 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan Ultimate Collection (Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part IV: The Final Chapter / Part V: A New Beginning / Part VI: Jason Lives / Part VII: The New Blood / Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan)
DVD ~ Kane Hodder
3 used & new from $124.96

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FRIDAY THE 13TH-FROM CRYSTAL LAKE TO MANHATTAN COLLECTION, November 27, 2005
This is really good collection. It has everything a friday the 13th would want. I am gonna talk about the aspects of this 5-disc dvd.
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All the eight films are presented in anamorphic video(enhanced for 16x9 telivision sets) and in their original aspect ratios. Except for part 3, which measures at 2.35:1, the rest have an aspect ratio of 1.85:1. From a purely visual standpoint, all of them look almost identical to their single disc predecessors. There may have been slight visual improvements made here and there but none that will make you jump up from seat. While all the eight films suffer from their primarily dark settings, exibiting grain and inonsistent blacks, part 5 andd 6 look the best, with clarity that is unmatched by the rest. Of course, specks of dirt still plague the prints on all of the films but not to the point of distracting the audience from films. To sum it up, all the eight films in this box set look almost indentical to their previoud DVD releases, which were already quite good to beging with. Subtitle options include English and Spanish.If many of you are distubed by the fact that two films are crammed onto one disc in this set release, don't be. In previous single disc release, the films are transferred onto a single layered disc. Now, they are simply put into a singled-sided, double-layered disc, which means essentially means the same amount of space for both films.

SOUND:
The audio options for the films on this box set here are identical to the previous single disc presentations. Unfortunately, no extra effort has been made to upgrade them. Parts 1 through 5 are presented in Dolby Digital Mono, Parts 6 and 8 get surround capabilities with Dolby Sourround 2.0 tracks(Described as Dolby Ultra-Surround on the disc cover) and part 7 features both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Surround 2.0 tracks. The Mono tracks concentrate the entire sound field at the center channel. At times, it sounds one-dimensional but overall, it does a competent job of converying a scary atmosphere throughout. One thing that I took notice was the fact that the Mono audio track actually makes the films more convinving, like a Saturday night horror flick as the drive-in, watching classic Universal black and white horror movies. Part 6 and 8 expand the sound field further and both films sound much better than Mono tracks on the first five movies. As for the Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track on Part 7, the aural experience is improved but I don't feel that the film takes full advantage of the technology. The surround channels are used mainly for environmental surrounds and the sudden musical cues that accompany some of the scarier scenes. Also available are French Dolby Digital Mono tracks on all the films.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
The special features included in this box set will make or break the success of this release. Anyone looking o upgrade their single disc bare-bones versions will ultimately base their pruchasing decision on whether the bonus features are worth the money extra money. As the version of the movies included here are the exact same ones as before without any noticeable changes to video and audio quality, the only thin left to consider are the bonus features. First, there are a total of four audio commentaries, one each for Parts 3,6,7, and 8. It is too bad that there is no commentary track on the first film. Part 3's commentary features Peter Bracke,Dana Kimmel,Richard Brooker,Larry Zerner and Paul Kratka. As some of you may know, Peter Bracke is the editor of the [...]website. Here he acts as a kind of moderator or interviewer,posing questions to the four cast member in attendance. Bracke does a very good job at asking the right questions and you can at once sense that he came to the recording session fully prepared. TI am not a very big fan of audio commentaries but this one turned out to bequite fun one to listen to. Part 6 happens to my favorite of the eight films here. The audio commentary track here features a solo session with writer/director Tom McLoughlin and I am glad it is a good one. The next commentary is on Part 7 which features director John Carl Buechler and the actor who plays Jason, Kane Hodder.Finally on the last film part 8 the audio commentary track features writer/director Rob Hedden. Hdden provides great information about the film, especially budget constraints that could have made the film better. This is perhaps the weakest commentary track as Hedden has a tendency to describe the action on the screen instead of volunteering information about the making of it.Okay, now that we are done with the four audio commentaries,let's move on to the bonus features on the separate bonus materoal disc, also called Killer Extras. The most extensive and engrossing feature is titles The friday the 13th Chronicles, an 8 part set that devotes one part for each film in chronological order. On the first part which is the longest, director Sean Cunnigham introduces the audience to the series and proceeds to talk about the production details of the first film and how he made the title in mind before he even had a script. The next feature is called Secrets Galore Behind the Gore. It talks about how they made the death scenes look as real as possible. It talks about the kills in Part 1,4,and7. This was really intersting to watch.Then there is a section called Tales from the Cutting Room. It contains deleted,extended and alternate material from Part 1,4,6,7. I think alot of fans have been waiting to watch all the deleted scenes. Next feature is titled Crystal Lake victims Tell ALL! This is a featurette where Jason's victims come forward to talk about their experiences working on the various films. Many of them talk about the fun they had and also provide some interesting anecdotes. Overall, this is quite a fun feature to sit through. Then we have Friday Artifacts and Collectibles, this is where the various directors and some fans show off their collection of Friday teh 13Th memorabilia.The last thing in this box set is the trailers for all of the films,except for part 6 which is a teaser. All the five discs are house in THINpak cases, the same ones that Paramount is using for their box set releases of classic television series like Happy Days. The external box that holds five DVD cases is quite attractive and sturdy, featuring and embossed images of Jason's infamous hockey mask in the front.

IMAGE:I give it 6 stars out of 10.
SOUND: I give it 5 stars out of 10.
SPECIAL FEATURES: I give it 9 stars out of 10.


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