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Review: Creepshow 2 (Arrow Video)

Creepshow 2
4 stars
Starring: Tom Savini, Stephen King, George Kennedy, Dorthy Lamour, Holt McCallany

Directed: Michael Gornick

Release Date: December 13, 2016

Run Time: 90 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray .Color: Color

Audio: English .Subtitles:

Distributor: Arrow Video

Synopsis

WHEN THE CURTAIN GOES UP THE TERROR BEGINS

Horror titans George A. Romero and Stephen King deliver yet another fiendish selection of blood-curdling tales in Creepshow 2 now newly remastered in 2K!

In Old Chief Wood’nhead , a group of young hoodlums face retribution from an unlikely source after looting a local hardware store. Meanwhile, The Raft sees a group of horny teens wishing they d read the warning signs first before taking a dip in a remote lake. Finally, an uptight businesswoman finds herself with some unwanted company following a hit-and-run incident in The Hitch-hiker .

Whilst retaining the EC comic book flavour that made the original such a hit, Creepshow 2, this time directed by long-time Romero collaborator Michael Gornick, is a decidedly darker and grimmer affair than its predecessor and remains one of the greatest horror anthologies of all time.

 

Audio/Video

Audio

Audio Language: English
Dubbed:
Subtitles:

Sound Quality is Good no distortion with clear audio and good deep end when it hits.

Rating: 4.5 stars

 

Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality Looks great, Sharp looking with good Colors and deep blacks. No Complaints as this older film looks like it was just made.

Rating: 5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: May 1, 1987 (USA)
Disc release Date: December 13, 2016 (USA)

 

Extras

 

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin
  • Poncho s Last Ride a brand new interview with actor Daniel Beer
  • The Road to Dover a brand new interview with actor Tom Wright
  • Screenplay for a Sequel an interview with screenwriter George A. Romero
  • Tales from the Creep an interview with actor and make-up artist Tom Savini
  • Nightmares in Foam Rubber featurette with special make-up effects artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero
  • My Friend Rick Berger on working with make-up legend Rick Baker
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo

 

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth

 

My Thoughts


Creepshow 2 is a squeal of a Horror film that deals with three Horror story’s told with in one Film. The first film had 5 story’s so here we get longer story telling. Stephen King and George A Romero are back with short stories with the first film dealing with a Wooden Indian Figure coming to life to make wrong a right. The second film deals with a Mysterious oil like slick-looking creature in the water who has trapped 4 teens on a wooden raft. The last deals with a Rich female who overslept at a Male Hooker’s place and in a rush home she hits and Kills a Hitchhiker that haunts her mind on her drive back home. And in the middle of all the stories we have a Comic Book animation like story playing out.

The Stories were a fun follow and I did enjoy all three with the last story being the fav. The guy who gets hit comes back to haunt the lady and in the quest of doing so she runs over the guy 20 times and smashes him into different things making him look more gory over time. Gore wise its small until we hit the last story but overall its good. We also get some Nudity in the 2nd two stories. Acting wise it was good, not A Actor great but good for the short stories. I feel the this Sequel holds hope to the first film and even at times might be better. Overall ratings have the first film a tad bit over this but I feel both are about equal and fun viewing.

Overall I enjoyed the film and following the 3 short stories. If your a fan of horror and films that are bound with a few short stories then you will enjoy this one.

With that said I give this film a 4 out of 5 . Give it a shot.

 

 

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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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TV

Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

(1) Subwoofer

Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.

 

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