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John Carpenter: Master of Fear 4 Film Collection (The Thing / Prince of Darkness / They Live / Village of the Damned)
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The four movies are collected on two DVDs, and thankfully, they're one-sided discs with artwork instead of those abominable flippers. We get The Thing and Prince of Darkness on the first disc, with They Live and Village of the Damned on the second. All four movies are in Widescreen, but that's all you get here. There are no special features of any kind, not even any trailers. In fact, there aren't even chapter selection options on the menu screens, so if you want to get to a certain point in the movies, you have to play them from the beginning and then skip chapters from there.Read more ›
They Live: Don't trust the media because they're aliens! Yeah, not a surprise there. Roddy Piper is our delirious hero with his special glasses that let you see the disguised aliens as they truly are and reveal subliminal meesages peppered throughout society to stay subservient to the aliens. Wish we had some of those glasses, especially when watching today's mass media spin their Wonderland news. The music here is a bit jaunty but catchy.
Village of the Damned: Christopher Reeve and Mark Hamill star in this nifty remake of the 1960's classic about a town that collapses into unconsciousness and nine months later all the women give birth to blonde-headed, telekinetic terrors that were possible inspiration for Charlie in Firestarter. I think it's the last movie before my favorite Superman had his spine injury that left him paralyzed for the last five or six years of his life. The music here is slow and lethargic, the worst of all four films.
The Thing: Kurt Russell starred in five Carpenter films (Elvis (1979), Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982), Big Trouble in Little China (1986)and Escape from L.A.Read more ›
Also, thank you so much for the movies being on single sided DVDs! I HATE double sided DVDs, they get scratched up easier, it's often difficult to identify which side is which, and they're just a pain to handle in general. This collection contains two single sided disks with two movies per disk, both of which are clearly labeled, perfect!
I presume they're able to fit two movies per disk due to this collection's lack of special features, however as someone who's never cared about DVD special features, and probably never will, this is not a big drawback for me.
I have no problem at all recommending this set for new the budding Carpenter fan or the budget minded horror consumer!
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My review is biased because I bought this item for $5 at a local FYE. For that price, it gets 5 stars. Otherwise, I would give it 4 for two reasons. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark C. Jones
These are John Carpenter movies at their best. Can't go wrong.Published 3 months ago by Sherry Bronner
I bought this solely for They Live because it was less expensive than the standalone DVD. Highly recommended to anyone who questions the status quo.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a collection of four films. The best by far is "The Thing" with Kurt Russell. But two lesser known films are really excellent. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Pen Name
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