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Special Features Include:
Audio Commentary with Director Tibor Takacs, Writer Michael Nankin, and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook
Audio Commentary with Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook, Special Make-up Effects Artist Craig Reardon, Special Effects Artist Frank Carere, and Matte Photographer Bill Taylor
Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composers Michael Hoenig and J. Peter Robinson
THE GATE: Unlocked -- A Conversation between Director Tibor Takacs and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook
Minion Maker -- An interview with Special Make-up Effects Artist Craig Reardon
From Hell It Came -- An Interview with Co-Producer Andras Hamori
The Workman Speaks! -- An Interview with Actor Carl Kraines
Made In Canada -- A series of interviews with many of the local Toronto-based cast & crew including Production Manager Robert Wertheimer, Costume Designer Trysha Bakker, Third Assistant Director Kathleen Meade, ''Minion'' Performer Jonathan Llyr, Actor Scot Denton, and Post-Production Supervisor H. Gordon Woodside
From Hell: The Creatures & Demons of THE GATE with Randall William Cook and Craig Reardon
The Gatekeepers with Tibor Takacs and Michael Nankin
Vintage Featurette: Making of ''THE GATE''
Behind-The-Scenes Still Gallery --Lionsgate
Top customer reviews
a haunting quality that stuck with me. I was excited to finally get a good
widescreen DVD of this Canadian-made kid's chiller starring the gifted 12-year-old
Stephen Dorff. Some critics have complained that the first half is dull. I
disagree-- I think they gave a realistic, though "Leave It To Beaver" style,
grounding to the story, with much humor and knowing dialog. You are slowly
pulled into a harrowing yarn with foot-tall goblins, a mummified walking corpse,
and a majestic four-eyed Demon Lord worthy of The Great Harryhausen.
The character played by Dorff is a brave little guy, assisted by his typical teen sis,
and a "Harry Potter" looking buddy who digs the Satanic Rock Group "Sacrifyx--
whose members all died in a plane crash!" Oh smell shades of Lynyrd Skynyrd!
You never know when an elaborate album booklet will prove useful to combat Evil!
That kid poses in a floor mirror wearing a "robe" and intoning the pompously sinister
screed of the album narrator, who warns that the "Old Gods" (H.P. Lovecraft-style)
yearn to get back into our world and take it over.
The yarn builds to an apocalyptic conclusion which spews a diabolical "Wizard of Oz"
style tornado out of a backyard pit to threaten the World As We Know It. The wrap-up
with Dorff hugging his "best buddies" reminded me of another great and heart-tugging
curtain line, "There's no place like home!" I strongly recommend "The Gate" for kids'
Halloween parties; it's funny, scary, amazing, and even imparts worthwhile values.