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Masters of Horror - John Carpenter - Cigarette Burns
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- Commentary by director John Carpenter
- Commentary by writers Drew McWeeny & Scott Swan
- "Celluloid Apocalypse: An Interview with John Carpenter" featurette
- "Behind The Scenes: The Making of Cigarette Burns" featurette
- "Working With a Master: John Carpenter" featurette on the director and his work
- "On Set: An Interview with Norman Reedus" featurette
- John Carpenter Bio
- Still Gallery
- DVD-ROM: Original Screenplay and screen saver
Top Customer Reviews
Admittedly, two or three things could have been done better in this quickly-filmed production (for example, it should have been more of a slow, dramatic reveal when we learn that a film critic has filled reams and reams of paper with one endless review of the mysterious, infamous horror movie everyone is searching for), but overall the story unfolds well, measured and methodical when it needs to be and weird and crazy when those things are needed.
I also liked the nice balance been artiness and good old storytelling craftsmanship in the final piece. "Cigarette Burns" keeps things mysterious and, well, artful by not over-explaining every little question that naturally occurs to the viewer, but it explains enough and keeps the narrative "normal" enough that, despite the mysteries and unanswered questions at the conclusion, we still feel like we were given a satisfying, coherent story. Just be warned that ultimately it's a blood-soaked satisfying, coherent story you'll be getting.
And if the creepy, gory main feature isn't enough for you, this modestly priced DVD also gives you a generous set of extras. I especially enjoyed the two DVD commentaries, one by the director and one by the writers.Read more ›
The plot is mentioned in other reviews-- sorta reminds me of Polanski's THE NINTH GATE (wouldn't it be nice to get Polanski aboard for an episode?). An rich eccentric, freaky film collector hires some bozo to track down the reel to a legendary film that was screened once and caused the audiance to go berzerka and slaughter each other. The rest is for you to find out and enjoy.
The dialouge is appropriate and the directing,cinematgraphy is great-- I don't care what the mainstream reviewers say. If you are a horror fan and enjoy the old Carpenter films-- you will dig this bad boy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was always my favourite episode from Masters of Horror. Although I have most of the special features to get through I watched Cigarette Burns again last night with John... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adamo
Honestly, This is really impressive. However it's not his best one for me.Published 5 months ago by Kim dae-seong
This episode of MOH is a little gem. It contains one of the most odd and original stories I've seen in a while. It stars Norman Reedus as the main role. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Movie Phantom
i liked this one it was one of the best and help bring to make a rise a now famous actors career the archer guy from the walking deadPublished 13 months ago by paul rozsa