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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Creepshow' FINALLY given the royal DVD treatment
'Creepshow' is the best horror anthology ever put to film. It even beats out the original 'Tales From the Crypt' (which is a close second). For almost ten years, fans of this fantastic horror film have had to live with a barebones/crap-transfer DVD. Now, unfortunately not in the States, but in the U.K., a fantastic 2-Disc release with wonderfully ghoulish extra...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A word of warning.
In reponse to the review submitted by one customer which was for the 2 disc special edition of Creepshow.
The item listed above is 1 disc only with no special features at all.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Creepshow' FINALLY given the royal DVD treatment, 5 Nov. 2007
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Erik Van Sant "King of Cheese" (Seattle, WA) - See all my reviews
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'Creepshow' is the best horror anthology ever put to film. It even beats out the original 'Tales From the Crypt' (which is a close second). For almost ten years, fans of this fantastic horror film have had to live with a barebones/crap-transfer DVD. Now, unfortunately not in the States, but in the U.K., a fantastic 2-Disc release with wonderfully ghoulish extra features.

The standouts on this release are definitely the incredibly gorgeous transfer/deleted scenes/'Just Desserts' documentary, and Tom Savini's priceless video diary of the effects for the five films.

For my money, it doesn't get better than watching Savini punch hair into 'Fluffy', the crate monster. And there's so much more.

This is a must-have for any horror fan. The best release of 2007 in my opinion.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Creepshow Turns 25, and Continues To Age Gracefully, 28 Nov. 2007
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Kenneth Holm (Kenosha, WI USA) - See all my reviews
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I'm not going to give you a story by story review. If you're reading this, you probably know all about it already. This set contains a wonderful transfer of the film, which has been restored with loving care. Also new is the commentary with George A. Romero and Tom Savini. While they tend to ramble a bit, it is an interesting time for the true lovers of this movie.

The second disc houses the all new retrospective featuring actors and crewmembers having a good time dredging up memories from the shoot. This was realy quite cool, as it explained a lot about the filming. Deleted scenes are also included, but they are mostly extended scenes with additional dialogue. There is also footage shot during the movie by Tom Savini which shows some of the hardships that occured while shooting.

All together, this is a worthwhile pruchase for anyone who loves Creepshow. The transfer makes it worth purchasing. The only problem that ket it from being five stars was the title menus. The writing was a bit blurry, and the background was too chaotic to be able to see what is going on. Even with these objections, it is worth every penny, and I am sure you will love it as much as I do.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Creepshow (2 Disc DVD) - The Lowdown., 2 Nov. 2007
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Mr. R. V. Ennis "bumblebert" (Liverpool) - See all my reviews
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Firstly I'm not going to bother reviewing the film itself. If you're taking the time to bother to read this you're already probably (like me) a complete Creepshow obsessive.

Im going to focus on the DVD itself:

PICTURE
Firstly the film is presented in widescreen. The American import DVD included a widescreen version of the film on one side and an "unmatted" version on the other that had more vertical picture information. The widescreen version is the correct ratio and was how the film was seen in theatres. The picture is greatly improved on the previous edition. Much sharper and clearer though their are marks and scratches on the negative itself which are not too distracting and acceptable for a film of its age.

SOUND
There is a 5.1 sound option which I can't comment on as I don't have the right equipment. The stereo track is clear giving clear dialogue and vivid music. (UPDATE: I've since bought a surround system and can report that the film sounds GREAT in 5.1. Especially the famous soundtrack!)

EXTRAS
This is what really makes the release. There is a feature length (90 mins approx) documentary, which is good but would benefit from more of the stars being in it (Ted Danson, Leslie Nielson) and Stephen King's absence is keenly felt. The deleted scenes are taken from the workprint of the film and do not include (as rumoured) the sequence with Ted Danson's hand coming off or Adrienne Barbeau's characters head coming out of the crate. The commentary is decent but suffers from the moderator being too jokey and he actually interrupts Romero and FX man Tom Savini at times.

OVERALL
An excellent DVD release which, though it feels ungrateful and petty to say so, could probably have been a little better. Still a great effort though and the best release we're likely to see of what is pretty much an obscure film. Thanks for reading...
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stephen King's tribute to good old E.C. Comics, 17 Mar. 2003
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Daniel Jolley "darkgenius" (Shelby, North Carolina USA) - See all my reviews
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Rather than attempt to avoid charges of cheesiness, Creepshow embraces such a characterization, patterning itself openly on the old E.C. horror comics of the 1950s, those delightful horror-filled books of illustrated wonder which the horror-phobic among the general population brought down with their baseless charges of fragile little mind corruption. The movie is framed around a modern-day father who all but thrashes his son for having brought a Creepshow comic book into the house. Out in the trash the comic book goes, where an animated horror-meister and a cooperative set of wind gusts take us through its pages of old-style, campy spooks and scares. Each of the five stories making up the bulk of this movie are delivered in the form of a cinematic comic book, with the opening and closing of each tale of terror literally presented inside the type of illustrated frame found therein. Each of the stories is good but perhaps not great, enjoyable but not overly exciting. Among a cast of several big-name actors, a certain fellow from Maine comes close to stealing the show.
In Father's Day, you have your basic decayed dead body crawling up out of the grave to demand the final wish denied him in his final moments of life. This is really the most stereotypical of the five vignettes, although it does offer a modern example of hideousness in the form of Ed Harris dancing. Next up is The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill, wherein a half-wit of sorts discovers that meteorites from the heavens bring with them something more than the prospect of a couple of hundred bucks from the university science department. This story could easily be called It Grows on You. Playing the part of Jordy is none other than Stephen King himself, and I believe he gives a rather remarkable performance. The role doesn't exactly call for the world's greatest actor, but King definitely exhibits some natural acting skills in this unprecedented extended foray before the cameras. Something To Tide You Over is pretty good, casting Leslie Nielsen as the jealous husband intent on teaching his wife and her lover (Ted Danson) a thing or two about threatening to take away one of his possessions. It's rather predictable, but the unusual nature of the jealous husband's revenge is fun to watch. The Crate is the best of these five stories in my opinion. The action revolves around the discovery of a 150-year old crate inside a university science building. The janitor who finds it is the first to discover the importance of its contents, although he quickly finds himself in no condition to communicate the discovery should he wish to do so. The professor who watches the scene in horror is severely traumatized and runs off to seek the aid and comfort of a friend. One man's nightmare is another man's gain, as Hal Holbrook's hen-pecked character proves. Of course, what would a Creepshow be without bugs? The fifth story provides cockroaches in legions, much to the horror of a hard-nosed, germ-paranoid, bug-hating businessman. Sure, the man's got a problem interacting with his fellow man, but the hard lesson he learns is a little bit extreme. Bug-haters should be forewarned about the content of this story as it is literally crawling with bugs.
Creepshow is the brainchild of modern horror master Stephen King and well-known horror director George Romero. The format and unique style of presentation of this movie are impressively campy, and the manner in which the stories are introduced is very effective. Creepshow comes as close as humanly possible to becoming a video comic book. Its faithfulness to and nostalgia for E.C. Comics are quite satisfying to those of us whose disdain for would-be censors of such material knows no bounds. Those who would criticize the campiness of this horror film would probably have a hard time understanding that such charges are, in this particular case, indications of success rather than failure. If you like your crypts emptied of animated corpses, your meteors filled with a substance much more significant than metals of different sorts, and your murders conducted with the type of unusual flare that shows how much the perpetrator really cares, Creepshow is a movie that can definitely entertain you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars creepshow is a forgotten gem of a horror movie. The most fun you'll have been SCARED!!!!!, 9 Nov. 2007
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Great White "GW" (Leicester, England) - See all my reviews
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I remember watching this for the first time with my dad during halloween on one of those Horror marathons that used to be on BBC2. I was waiting to see this after seeing a clip of it on the same channel. Good to see that i was not disappointed with the feature presentation. Five great and terrifying stories of the Macabre by two of the best horror masters Stephen king and George A. Romero. I suppose you could say Six stories if you count the wraparound story of Billy (the boy reading the comic) and his Dad. The effects may be old school but i value them much more than most of the CGI effects they have nowadays. Creepshow stills scares me to this day. John Harrison (who later scored the music of Day of the Dead) devises a brilliantly creepy and chilling soundtrack which pretty much put you in the mood for whats to come, Pure unsettling horror. When i first heard the theme at the start of the movie, it send shivers down my spine and still does nowadays whenever i watch it. This was the film that got me into all the other anthropology horrors like Asylum, from Beyond the grave, Vault of horror, Tales from the crypt, Dr terrors house of horrors and many more. Now finally Creepshow gets the treatment it deserves and a forgotten classic is re-remembered for what it was, spine chilling horror.
It's just too bad that the other sequels (yes i'm including Creepshow 3) weren't directed by George (he was only the scriptwriter for the second one) and again have 5 great horrifying stories (the second one only has three. Only three??? Why couldn't they have added two more?) cause that would have made it an unforgettable trilogy of the horror comic-style franchise.
If you enjoy being scared, you're in for the fright of your life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Black Bloody Chicken Soup For The Horror Loving Soul, 18 Oct. 2008
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JEY (Largs, UK) - See all my reviews
One of the best horror anthologies to come out of the early 80s and one I practically grew up with. Using a very clever homage to the old EC horror comics and with it's black swollen tongue stuck firmly in it's skeletal cheek, this film takes us through a series of absolutely brilliant macabre stories specially written by Stephen King.

Classics include the wrath of a father who just wants his cake, a vengeful murderous husband who gets in some serious deep water..*snigger*, a hapless fool who should never have touched a fallen meteor, a desperately unhappy man finding the perfect alternative to a divorce thanks to the unlikely discovery of a crate and a contemptible tycoon with a phobia of bugs getting just what he deserves. There's also a neat little filler story that connects them altogether. The only flaw in Creepshow is that nobody told Stephen King he couldn't act. His little stint in front of the camera is quite memorable...for all the wrong reasons... This movie is like black bloody chicken soup for the ever hungry horror loving soul. Highly recommended!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Release delayed for special edition, 13 April 2007
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Mick L (Leicester UK) - See all my reviews
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According to the fangoria site this disc was pulled at the last minute as Universal were offered the opportunity to do a special edition including commentary, documentary etc. They should be releasing this before Halloween 2007 for those interested.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creepshow, 12 Nov. 2006
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First of all this is an excellent film which I have loved for years. It's the classic anthology of horror stories told in the 50's comic book style. Leslie Neilson is brilliant playing the role of an angry ex lover who takes revenge on both his girl and her guy by burying them in the sand at the beach!! Where is this DVD? It's advertised as being released on the 23rd of October and it says it's not available!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Where's my cake!?!"., 11 Feb. 2011
This was just a great and fun anthology horror film from George A. Romero, it was also written by Stephen King so you probably know what to expect when you have these two geniuses of the horror genre together this was definitely a high quality film. Creepshow was inspired by the horror comics Tales from the crypt from EC comics which were released during the 50's and were quite unique and a bit controversial during that period, these five tales were quite good and alot of fun to watch especially on Halloween but still you could watch them at any time, during the beginning the title sequence is shot like a comic book and has some nice animation and then the live scenes happen where a bratty kid is playing around with his horror comic book then his dad finds out and gets angry and upset and well the story resolves at the end of the film when the boy gets his revenge, the boy was played by Stephen King's son so watch out for some bad acting these stories are not really scary but you wouldn't mind since they're alot of fun to watch anyway here is a short summary of these five stories:-

Father's day involves a family reunion, an ashtray and an unnatural desire for cake. Watch out for Ed Harris's corny dance sequence and the zombie that rises from his grave, very good storyline about revenge and retribution "Where's my cake!?!".

The lonesome death of Jordy Verill features Stephen King as a dorky and dumb farmer who discovers a meteor with all sorts of growth and fungus and decides to touch it, not a good idea since now hes about to turn into a plant. This is one of the worst story lines but the good thing is its short and doesn't take to long, there were some funny parts though.

Something to tide you over tells of Leslie Nielson's interesting plan of vengeance against the man who stole his wife played by Ted Danson. This was a very good and suspenseful storyline that will keep you on the edge of your seat as Leslie buries Ted Danson's character in the sand.

The crate was one of my favorites and it has some wonderful special fx done by Tom Savini who made the effects for the monster in the crate that looks like its from another world and is quite creepy, the story is about a college professor who has a very loud and obnoxious wife played by Adrienne Barbeau who keeps embarrassing her husband in front of everyone until an opportunity comes along to get rid of her, this story has alot of twisted dark humor in it and some gore.

They're creeping up on you is about a rich and greedy eccentric executive type who has to deal with a roach problem, this is a very nice storyline that wraps up everything. Overall the film was a classic 80's horror film and is the best George Romero flick since he was more known for his living dead trilogy this film also showed that he could do other things beside that, great stuff and highly recommended. This region 2 (2 disc edition) of this cult classic horror film is definetely the way to go, it's loaded with special features. George Romero, Tom Savini, Tom Atkins, Adrienne Barbeau, and surprisingly Ed Harris all have tons of screen time recalling the making of the film. Put together by Red Shirt pictures, the fellas behind the special editions of Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad, The Stepfather, and numerous others, this doc is quality. Add to this a commentary with Romero and Savini, deleted scenes and Savini's on-set footage and this really is the solid treatment a film like this deserves. I can't rate this film highly enough and if your seeing it for the first time on this remastered DVD then you will be in for a treat.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A word of warning., 11 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Creepshow [DVD] (DVD)
In reponse to the review submitted by one customer which was for the 2 disc special edition of Creepshow.
The item listed above is 1 disc only with no special features at all.
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