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Stan Helsing (2009/Anchor Bay DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Film: D



The dumbest comedy franchise (vaguely connected by doing the same poster to death) is maybe one of the biggest tax write-offs in Hollywood history as the Scary Movie send-up junta continues their losing ways with Stan Helsing (2009) takes the actually funny on TV sitcom Reba actor Steve Howey and makes him totally unfunny (as a lost relative of Van Helsing, though don’t even being to hope for an explanation) like the rest of this 90 minutes of stupidity.  It is a total wreck and Kenan Thompson also shows up in the kind of “funny superhero outfit” African-Americans seem to always show up in when they want to be unfunny.


But it is much, much, much worse than this.  It is beyond a total waste of time, the writers seem to be as wasted as the characters, Bram Stoker should return and burn the negative and you should skip this like the H1N1 virus!


The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image is on the soft side and color can look phony often, but these spoofs have a subtly phony look, so no surprise there.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is towards the center channels, oddly compressed throughout and has a weak soundstage overall.  Extras include the original theatrical trailer, making of featurette, feature length audio commentary, storyboard gallery, stills, Outtakes, and Extended, Alternate & Deleted Scenes; all of little worth.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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