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DVD Buzz-Saw #22

08.10.2005by: BiggNewt



THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (2005)

Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment was kind enough to release the specs and full cover art for the remake of The Amityville Horror. Receiving mixed reviews from the Horror community including one from Arrow (see it here), Amityville Horror was a decent attempt at "re-imaging" a classic. The DVD will be pimped at your local video stores on October 4th. With that I lead you to the extras provided by the ever-so-reliable DVDAnswers...


Includes:

  • Presented in anamorphic widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 track.
  • An audio commentary with Ryan Reynolds and the producers,
  • Some deleted scenes
  • A Supernatural Homicide featurette
  • A making of featurette
  • A multi-angle 'on set' feature
  • A gallery.

Thanks go to DavisDVD for hooking us up with the back cover. If you enjoyed the remake or want to be your own judge, jury and exorcist, pre-order the DVD here...

AMITYVILLE 1992: Its About Time and AMITYVILLE: A New Generation

Courtesy of Lions Gate Home Entertainment comes the recently acquired Amityville Horror sequels being whipped up onto Digital Versatile Disc. On October 11th, Amityville 1992: It's About Time and Amityville: A New Generation will be gracefully slammed onto DVD shelves through-out the country. While these sequels are not classics by any stretch, they we're rather enjoyable. However, the two moves get the shaft in the extras department, boasting very little if any as of right now. Also, the DVD's will be Full-Screen only versions of the film. Oh well, at least the films are getting a DVD release anyway.

No Pre-Order information is available at this time, keep checking back homies...


THE FOG: "Special Edition"

I'm sure your wondering what's with the quotations around Special Edition, well it's not really anything special that wasn't already in the original Special Edition. Confusing, yet disappointing. Sony recently grabbed the rights to this movie so, out comes another release to make Sony some profit from the John Carpenter Classic (see Arrow's Review of The Fog). Well that, and the upcoming Fog: Remake also has something to do with it. Ironically, the Cover Art for the DVD is basically the same except for ONE change, the color. But anyway, I'll rundown the extras for the DVD being released on October 4th...


Includes:

  • A Newly Remastered2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen will be the only new aspect to the DVD
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Mono tracks
  • An audio commentary with John Carpenter and Debra Hill
  • A Tales from the Mist: Inside The Fog documentary
  • A storyboard to film comparison
  • Fear on Film: Inside The Fog documentary
  • Outtakes
  • An advertising gallery

More back covers from DavisDVD! If you really need that newly remastered cut of the film or you just need the film period, than pre-order here



THE HOWLING II: Your Sister is a Werewolf

Again with the unoriginal cover art, comes The Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf, which also gains a thumbs down for originality. The weird title pretty much sums of the flick's purpose, a weird and strange film that adds to the eventually horrible franchise that is The Howling series. But since Werewolf movies are few and far apart now-a-days, your best bet is to get drunk and have a blast! No extras yet, but I wouldn't expect much.

If your one of the few who loved this movie and it's ok to admit, I will point and laugh or throw beer at you (what a waste of beer that would be), however I will do this, I'll give you the link to pre-order The Howling II...


THE MANGLER: Reborn

Also coming from Lions Gate Home Entertainment is the upcoming sequel to The Mangler franchise. In The Mangler: Reborn, Matt Cunningham and Erik Gardner's film, which stars Reggie Bannister and Aimee Brooks, will tell the tale of a man and his machine, this is no love machine either, unless of course, you love flesh being ripped apart down to the bones...that's always nice...No extras have been announced, just this little cover art and a the release date: November 15th...

Nope, no pre-order information, so keep on reading...


AFTERMATH/GENESIS

Coming from Unearthed Films comes a title that is already being banned by nearly every retailer in the United States. Just by taking a look at the cover to the right, which can be viewed at full size when click upon, you will see why. As for the film's plot: In the short film Aftermath , have you ever wondered what goes on in a morgue after hours? In the short Genesis , a sculptor is traumatized by the death of his wife in a car accident. He builds a sculpture in her memory. As the lifelike sculpture begins to bleed through the cracks of clay, the sculptor's flesh mutates and crumbles away. No extras or pre-ordering information at this time...

Eww....in a good way! Don't expect a pre-order link, this baby is pretty much banned everywhere, good luck finding it...

That's it for this week's column fellow Horror fans, check back next week for news on Gingerdead Man, The Exorcist Box Set, and news on The Land of the Dead DVD!!!

Source: FangoriaDVDAnswers

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