Top positive review
2 people found this helpful
Gotta Love Crispin Glover
on April 6, 2014
I heard a lot of negative things about this remake so I was reluctant to see it for some time. I saw the dvd on Amazon for under $5 and I enjoy Crispin Glover's acting so I took a chance. I'm glad I bought the dvd. I don't know if it's because I had low expectations but I found the movie very enjoyable.
The dvd is dual-sided. One side presents the film in 2:40 Anamorphic widescreen. The other side gives us a 1:33 pan & scan version of the film. Overall the dvd looks great. A very solid transfer.
The dvd has some great extras. First, there is an enjoyable commentary with Glen Morgan, James Wong, and Crispin Glover. There is an exhaustive 73 minute documentary which covers pretty much every aspect of the production. I enjoyed the rat training segment. My favorite extra is 18 minute "Rat People" documentary. There are some very intersting people in the documentary. Another "interesting" extra is the music video of Ben featuring Crispin Glover. Finally, there are a bunch of deleted scenes and an alternate ending.
A R-rated version of the movie was originally filmed but the studio insisted on cutting it to get a PG-13 rating. Instead of the 1:33 version of the film, it would have been nice to have the original unrated version of the movie on the flip side. Other than that, no complaints.