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Jun. 29, 2006by: Ammon Gilbert
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MASTERS OF HORROR - JENIFER - August 15th

Dario Argentoís entry in the Showtime series is finally showing its ugly little head on DVD, and we all couldnít be happier! Itís been far too long of a wait to check this entry out, plus the DVD is packed with features! All for an hour long show- gotta love it. If youíre poor like me and donít have cable, then mark your calendars for August!

The Goods:

  • A 1.78:1 Transfer
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 track
  • An Audio Commentary with Actor Steven Weber & Producer Perry Martin
  • "So Hideous My Love" featurette
  • "Working With a Master: Dario Argento" featurette
  • "Behind the Scenes: Making of Jenifer" featurette
  • "Howard Berger and the Makeup of Jenifer" featurette
  • "On Set: An Interview With Steven Weber" featurette
  • "On Set: An Interview With Carrie Anne Fleming" featurette
  • "Script to Screen" featurette
  • Trailers
  • A Still Gallery
  • The Original Screenplay via DVD-ROM.



    CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THIS DVD


    THE OTHER - September 5th

    Remember that flick in the early 90s starring Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood called THE GOOD SON? Well, that was pretty much a remake of this 1972 classic about two brothers, and one of them is bad and kills people. Yes, thatís a simplified version of what itís about, but you get the point. Me, I always liked THE GOOD SON, although Iím sure if I watched it today itíd be laughable at best, but at the time seeing HOME ALONE drop the F-Bomb was awesome. Ok. Itís still awesome.

    The Goods:

  • Anamorphic 1.85:1 Widescreen Transfer
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Surround and Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono Tracks





    CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THIS DVD


    CLIVE BARKERíS THE PLAGUE - September 5th

    Four words people: James Van Der Beek! Ok, now that thatís out of the way, this is the first film under Clive Barker's Midnight Picture Show label and itís a dying shame it didnít get the theatrical treatment. Dawson here comes back from prison to discover the townsí youth have gained superpowers and are killing everyone in sight. Hells yeah. Itís rated R (why release a rated version?) for violence/gore and language (no boobies, sorry folks!) and also co-stars horror legend Dee Wallace Stone. Barker didnít direct this puppy (only produced), so if it sucks, donít blame him.

    The Goods:

  • Widescreen (2.35) and Full screen Versions of the Film
  • Deleted scenes
  • Cast & editor commentary
  • Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital), French
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Closed captions




  • CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THIS DVD


    STAY ALIVE - September 19th

    Though it rocked one of the cooler taglines of the year, this pussywhipped horror flick for kids was nothing more than Disney trying to make a buck from devoted fans that thought it was actually gonna be good and gory. Though hope is not at all lost with the unrated DVD release, as itís now 100 minutes (from 85 minutes) and even features a brand new character and subplot. And it better feature all those bloody death sequences we were promised were gonna be there (but werenít), damnit! Only plus: watching Frankie Muniz die. It really doesnít get much better than that. Actually, if he stayed dead, that would be better (at least thereís hope in this unrated cut)!

    The Goods:

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Transfer
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
  • A Filmmaker's Commentary
  • Interactive Bonus Menus
  • A Visual Effects Reel
  • Trailers



    CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THIS DVD


    THE GHOST WHISPERER-SEASON ONE - September 26th

    I know what youíre thinking: Jennifer Love Hewitt has a nice rack. Thatís obvious. But is this show any good? Well, Iíd assume someone thought so, as itís not cancelled after itís first season- so I guess itíd would be a good idea to pick this bad boy up and catch up on the series. If for no other reason than watch J-Love bounce around for 22 episodes, though donít hold your breath for any wardrobe malfunctions here.

    The Goods:

  • All Twenty-Two Episodes
  • Cast and Crew Commentaries on Select Episodes
  • Some Deleted Scenes
  • Behind the Ccenes Featurettes


    L-Loveís talkingÖ and my pants are listening.


    MASTERS OF HORROR - IMPRINT - September 26th

    The only MASTERS OF HORROR episode anyone really wants to see as Showtime deemed this one too hot for TV, and didnít even let it stretch its legs when the series aired back in October. Takashi Miikeís stab at being a master proved he really is a masterÖ at pissing off the censors with some truly sick shit. And we all thank him for it. Though not as many special features as JENIFER, if youíre gonna own one MASTERS OF HORROR on DVD, make it this one!

    The Goods:

  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Transfer
  • Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Featurettes
  • A Still Gallery
  • Trailers
  • DVD-ROM Material



    DVD Cover Art






    Honorable Mentions:


    THIS ISLAND EARTH Ė August 22nd - Because you too can re-enact Mystery Science Fiction 3000 with cheese like this!

    JIM HENSONíS FANTASY FILM COLLECTION - September 5th Ė Because tripping on acid with Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie and a bunch of puppets has never been this much fun!

    PRETTY POISONĖ September 5th Ė Because it stars Anthony Perkins in something other than PSYCHO.

    That's all for this week! Stay tuned every week for your latest DVD news, and as always, feel free to shoot me an email (ammongilbert@joblo.com ) for any & all DVD news, scoops, and easter eggs!

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    5:01PM on 06/29/2006

    Damn I'm a geek

    Not to be too much of a prick (and a geek) but The Other was basically The Bad Seed with boys.
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