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Creepshow 2 (1987/MVD Visual/Arrow Blu-ray)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: B Film: C+

The 1987 Michael Gornick film Creepshow 2 is, of course, the follow-up to Romero's original horror anthology film Creepshow. While not as riveting as the first and obviously a lower budgeted outing, the second film isn't terrible with some impressive special effects despite some weak acting and truly awful cell animated sequences. It's nice to have a decent Blu-ray edition of the film though and is a shame that the original is only available in a sub-par studio release. Hopefully, that will soon change after the nice presentation we get here of the sequel from Arrow.

Creepshow 2 stars Tom Savini, George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Don Harvey, Stephen King, and Dorothy Lamour and a screenplay by Romero, Stephen King, and Lucille Fletcher.

Three shorts film (with a wraparound featuring an unrecognizable SFX legend Tom Savini) make up the popcorn munching anthology horror-fest that is Creepshow 2. One tale follows a vengeful wooden Native American Indian statue that gets justice when a group of misfits kills the owners of a convenience store that he inhabits. The second tales the tale of a lake blob that sucks up and consumes a group of traveling teenagers who look are trying to have a weekend of fun in the sun. Lastly, a twisted tale of a woman who hits a hitch-hiker with her car, only to find that he is indestructible - just like the guilt that she feels for hitting him! A cult favorite in its own right (and followed by a god-awful third installment, reviewed elsewhere on this site), Creepshow 2 has plenty of fun moments to hold any B-movie horror fan's interest.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a 1.85:1 transfer and a new 2K scan, this release is much more impressive than the previous version that was released by Image in 2013 or the DiviMax DVD we reviewed years ago at this link...


That DVD was an impressive upgrade for its time versus the bad prints circulating then, but all are now rendered poor by this release. The original 35mm interpositive was scanned in 2K resolution on a pin-registered 4K Lasergraphics Director Scanner at Deluxe Burbank. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris and light scratches were removed as well as image stability and instances of density fluctuation were also improved. As for the sound mix, we get a great sounding English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless track that vastly improves on the original as well in addition to a LPCM 2.0 Stereo track that doesn't sound half bad either. This is great remastering work done by Deluxe yet again.

Special Features include...

Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin

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

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

Behind-the-Scenes Footage

Trailers and TV Spots

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo

PLUS, the First Pressing ONLY features a Collector's Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth

There is also a limited edition version available with a slipcase cover and an additional collectible book.

A nice edition of a cult favorite - check this out and heat up some popcorn!

- James Lockhart



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