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on 30 January 2015
Stephen King (screenplay) and George A. Romero (director) discovered they had a mutual love of E.C. Comics as kids and decided to collaborate on a project that would serve as a homage to the comic books. What eventually unfolded was Creepshow (1982).

In total there are five tales and a wraparound story. Each tale begins with a comic book storyboard panel that fades into film. So what do you get once you have purchased you ticket for The Creepshow?

The wraparound story features young Billy (Stepehen King's son, Joe Hill), whose Creepshow Comic is confiscated by his abusive father (Tom Atkins). After calling his comic book ''rotten horror crap!'', Billy's father goes downstairs and opens a beer, feeling satisfied with himself. Upstairs, The Creep appears outside Billy's window and the boy clasps his hands together and grins ...

... so begins the first tale:

Father's Day
Nathan Grantham is killed by his own daughter; she had suffered years of mental abuse and her father had also been behind the murder of her boyfriend. He returns as a hideous corpse, exacting revenge on the entire Grantham family. This zombie tale stars Ed Harris.

The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verill
Backwoods hick Verril (Stephen King) witnesses a meteor crash-land into his own backyard. Before long the entire property is turning green and Verril has to fight for survival against an alien plant life. This segment is based up the Stephen King short story, Weeds.

Something to Tide You Over
Another zombie revenge story featuring Ted Danson and Leslie Nielson. The latter plays a wealthy, jealous, and unhinged husband who buries his wife and her lover up to their necks on a stretch beach called Comfort Point, his private beach. But the tide has a way of returning the past.

The Crate
A university custodian discovers an ancient crate that has been chained up for over a century. Inside is a bigfoot-like monster. College professor, Henry, has been subjected to years of humiliation from his overbearing wife, Billy; his only solace is a weekly chess game with fellow professor, Dexter. Is it now time for the creature to feed ... and Henry to finally sort out his wife? Starring Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, and Fritz Weaver..

They're Creeping Up On You
A miserly millionaire businessman discovers his supposedly germ-proof apartment is infested with cockroaches. His selfish and ugly deeds - past and present - come back to haunt him as he battles the relentless army of bugs. Stars E.G. Marshall (Tommyknockers).

And so the curtain is set to close on The Creepshow. But before we leave the auditorium, lets return to the wraparound story where little Billy has taken up the art of voodoo. He is going to ensure his bad tempered father never throws away his comic books again ...

So what's the verdict? Five brilliantly written and directed short tales, top notch special effects (having Tom Savini at the helm), a great musical score, and first rate acting. There is now a 2-Disc Special Edition (Universal Pictures UK) that has great sleeve art, and extensive commentaries and documentaries; the picture is crystal clear along with clear 5.1 sound (there is also a Blu Ray equivalent available).

Blu Ray spec (the extra features mirror the 2-disc DVD):
Bonus Features:
* Audio Commentary with George A. Romero and special make-up effects creator Tom Savini
* Audio commentary with director of photography Michael Gornick, Actor John Amplas, property Master Bruce Alan Miller and Make Up Effects Assistant Darryl Ferrucci
* Just Desserts: The making of Creepshow. A feature length documentary with cast ands crew interviews
* Behind the creams with Tom Savini
* Deleted scenes
* TV spot, trailer and stills gallery

5.1 DTS HDMA / LPCM 2.0

The team behind Creepshow - King, Romero, John Harrison (music), and Richard P. Rubinstein (producer) - would all return to work on Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990), original intended as Creepshow 3.

Buy your ticket now ... you won't be disappointed!
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on 30 January 2015
Second sight films have required the rights to release George romero's classic Creepshow on blu-ray
plus second sight have also carried over all the special features from the 2 Disc Anchor bay release aswell
the 90mins making of Documentary JUST DESERTS
the 26mins TOM SAVINI'S BEHIND THE SCREAMS
15mins of Deleted scenes, Stills Gallery, Theatrical trailer
plus the 2 Audio commentaries from the Anchor bay DVD release is here aswell
all on 1 blu-ray Disc incredible
the new HD transfer loos excellent in 1:85:1 widescreen, very sharp & clear picture, better than the old DVD release
second sight have given 2 new sound mizes, 2.0 LPCM mix
and a new 5.1 Master audio mix which you have to select in the Audio setup section on the Menu
the new 5.1 Master audio mix sounds Great for sure, better sounding than the 2.0 mix

there's another version of Creepshow on blu-ray the U.S. Warner bros release, which is totally barebones
no special features at all, just Theatrical trailer
the Second sight blu-ray version is the best version to get has all the special feature carried over from the Anchor bay release
5 stars i gave this U.K. second sight version worth the money
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on 6 November 2013
this uk region 2 bluray is a lot better than the region 1 usa bluray its packed with lot,s of special bonus stuff, and the movie it,s self look,s great too ,even the two disc dvd set on region 2 has nothing on this, its a fantastic release of such a great 80,s film, 10 out of 10.
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on 10 July 2015
Just got this in the mail today, and all I can say is WOW!!!!!! For years I've had to live with the US version of this classic flick. Some have called the US version "bare bones", but actually it's hardly even that. There is only a trailer, and there is not even a main menu. Pop the disc in, and zoom the movie starts. A few years ago, I found the UK version, but at the time I did not have a region free player. After seeing many films released in better versions in the UK (Frozen 3D, Ab Fab box set, etc.) I finally broke down and purchased a region free player. Boy, am I glad I did. When I popped the new Creepshow into my player and the menu came up, I was very excited. I then looked at the special features, which is really my mani reason for getting this version in the first place. Extras include: 2 excellent commentary tracks, a 90 minute documentary, 26 minutes Tom Savinin behind the scenes, deleted scenes, trailer, teaser, and stills gallery. The documentary is absolutely fantastic, and is in widescreen HD. Normally when you get deleted scenes on a disc, they just play back-to-back. With Creepshow, there is a text intro to the deleted scenes from each segment in the film. This is a really nice touch. Another big surprise was how the stills gallery is presented. The stills are organized into sixteen separate categories. Once you select a category, the stills play as a slideshow. While the picture quality seems identical, the sound is MUCH better. The US version only has a stereo audio option, but the UK versions has DTS HD 5.1 surround sound. The improved sound makes a big difference when watching this film. If you live in an area where you can play Region B blu-rays, then you owe it to yourself to take advantage of the situation and buy this movie. If you live outside the Region B area, I would suggest you invest in a good Region-free blu ray/DVD player and take advantage of films you would otherwise not have access to.
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on 1 November 2015
I first saw this in the early eighties from my local Video shop and loved the over the top story lines ... the acting isn't great but hey! it's not meant to be ... still a plethora of stars in their early years ... Couldn't remember Ed Harris, although didn't see him until the Abyss later in the 80's.

Great Fun ... especially Stephen King acting as a HillBilly who comes into contact with a strange glowing Meteor and then slowly starts turning into a Moss like Plant.

This is pure fun ... Don't expect to be scared as it is tongue in cheek
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on 17 May 2015
This is the definitive edition to own for any Creepshow fan! Similar to the UK's DVD release, this bluray has the same features and a nice picture quality for the bluray edition. I am glad to own this edition, and can now enjoy the features apart from this outstanding film! I still can't get over why the editions released in America don't have the features presented in the UK... Oh well, I'm not going to complain.
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on 22 January 2016
What amazing 80's Stephen king, gorge and make up tom savini!! Expecialy Stephen in the second as the hill billy and leslie in something to tide you over-"I can hold my breath for a long time!!" And fitz been thought of as stupid and his friend Hal Holbrook-"What two people, who is dead!!" Its totally amazing..
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on 23 December 2014
A SO COOL edition of a masterpiece of 80's movie. One thin missde: a ISOLATED SCORE
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on 21 July 2014
Once again only bought this for the extras and they were great.
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on 23 February 2015
Loved it Great picture and sound
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