Sunday, April 09, 2006

DVD Review: King Kong

Another remake of a classic. The big difference here, Peter Jackson. He does another amazing job directing a huge movie with exceptional results. This new version of Kong is more exciting, action packed, and violent than any of it's predecessors. I was initially not impressed with Jack Black, however, as the movie rolled along, he was better and better. That pretty much goes for all the actors in the movie. But they're not the reason we watch this movie. The movie is the Ape. The CGI is phenomenal and you can actually feel Kong's emotions. The gorilla is the star of the movie and that's the way it sould be. I also have to add that Jackson creates some of the scariest looking natives ever. I'd be more afraid of them than Kong! A three hour roller coaster that ultimately ends as all the Kong movies end. Even though you know what's coming, the emotional impact of it is resounding. The surround sound is stellar on this disc and makes the film that much more enjoyable. If you don't have a 5.1 system yet, then go get one and then watch King Kong. If only all remakes could hold to this level of expertise. ****1/2 out of *****.

DVD Review: 2001 Maniacs

2001 Maniacs was a pleasure to watch. A great mixture of horror, comedy, gore, and southern hospitality! A group of college co-eds are heading down to Florida for Spring Break when they get detoured to the lovely town of Pleasant Valley. They're just in time for the big barbeque festival. Led by the mayor (fantastically played by Robert Englund), the town does it's best to make the strangers feel welcome. Unfortunately, Pleasant Valley's idea of feeling welcome is down right nasty. This one is a gem in an ocean of crappy movies, so do yourself a favor and check it out. It's a promising debut from an up and coming production company, I hope they keep it up. It gets ****1/2 out of *****.

DVD Review: Satanic

Horrifying! Terrifying! Ruthless and careless abandon! No, not the movie, the acting!! This is an absolute snorefest. The acting never gets emotional or even human-like. If you watch closely, you be amazed at how many people get hit in the face. Somebody should have hit the director in the face and stopped this tragedy. Even the talents of Jeffery Combs and Angus Scrimm can't raise this crapper from the dead. I have a feeling your soul will be damned just by sitting through this thing! No bother describing the plot, it's ridiculous, lame, boring, and bad. Another one gets 0 out of *****.

DVD Review: Harvest of Fear

What in Sam Hill?? Wait a minute, here! Are my eyes deceiving me? If you scroll a little down the page, you'll see a review for a movie called Path of Evil. Call me goofy, but this is almost the exact same movie! Same actors playing the same exact roles, in a different movie with nearly an identical plot! How they got the opportunity to destroy two reams of film is beyong me. 'nough said. 0 out of *****.