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Tremors [Blu-ray]  [US Import]
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Four big worms with multiple tongues dig high-speed around people in the middle of nowhere.
Tremors didn't actually break any new ground (even though its tunneling worm monsters certainly did), but it revved up the classic monster-movie formulas of the 1950s with such energetic enthusiasm and humour that it made everything old seem new again. It's also got a cast full of enjoyable actors who clearly had a lot of fun making the film, and director Ron Underwood strikes just the right balance of comedy and terror as a band of small-town rednecks battles a lot of really nasty-looking giant worms. The special effects are great, the one-liners fly fast and furious between heroes Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward (and yes, that's country star Reba McEntire packin' awesome firepower), and it's all done with the kind of flair one rarely associates with goofy monster flicks like this. Followed by a direct-to-video sequel (Tremors: Aftershocks), this horror thriller was given the deluxe treatment for its DVD release. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to the HD DVD edition.
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Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward star as two country handymen who lead a cast of zany characters to safety in this exciting sci-fi creature comedy. Just as Valentine "Val" McKee [Kevin Bacon] and Earl Basset [Fred Ward] decide to leave Perfection, Nevada, strange rumblings prevent their departure. With the help of a shapely seismology student Rhonda LeBeck [Finn Carter] they discover their desolate town is infested with gigantic man-eating creatures that live below the ground. The race is on to overcome these slimy subterranean worm monsters and find a way to higher ground, in this cult classic co-starring Michael Gross and Reba McEntire. The 25th Anniversary Special Edition of this iconic movie includes a Digital HD Copy of the movie for your Digital Collection.
FILM FACT: The creature designs for Tremors were done by Amalgamated Dynamics. The full-scale graboid, that is seen after Valentine "Val" McKee digs it up, was cast in lightweight foam. It was placed in a trench, then buried, and dug up again to achieve the desired "used" effect. Burt Gummer's elephant gun, was an 8-gauge Darne shotgun, was rented from a private collector for use in the film. It "fired" dummy cartridges custom made from solid brass rod stock.
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire, Robert Jayne, Charlotte Stewart, Tony Genaro, Ariana Richards, Richard Marcus, Victor Wong, Sunshine Parker, Michael Dan Wagner, Conrad Bachmann, Bibi Besch, John Goodwin, John Pappas and Tom Woodruff Jr.Read more ›
A horror comedy master class. If you enjoyed shawn of the dead then you will love this, very much the definition of horror comedy.
It could of gone horribly wrong when a group of executives got together and decided to do a land based version of Jaws, but the idea is saved by a fantastic script, awsome acting and jaw busting effects, well they were then, but in an industry over populated by cringe worthy computer effects, Tremors hold its own beautify with some plush modle effects.
Set in the fictional town of Perfection, nevada, the film follows a day in the life of two handy men (Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon) eaking out an existance in the bad lands of America, until they decide they have had enough and head for the nearest city, only to find that something horrible is eating its way through every one they've known, and is eyeing up the residence of Perfection valley for afters, their only hope is to make a stand with the help of Burt Gummer, a gun crazed militaria fanatic and the owner of the local shop, played by John Carpenter staple Victor Wong (Big Trouble in Little China, Prince of Darkness).
seriously if you like horror and enjoy a laugh, get this one on your shelf.
The movie barrels along at a cracking pace, setting up the plot with a series of strange occurances. When the creatures finally make their appearance, it's with the realization that they're not state of the art creations like, say, Ridley Scott's Alien, but they're still pretty scary in their own right, managing to excite and disgust in equal measure without going over the top.
So, thwarted in their attempts to leave town, Val and Earl are enlisted as reluctant heroes, battling to save the inhabitants of Perfection from becoming a hot lunch. Aided and abetted by the spunky and likeable Finn Carter, as a seismology student caught up in the action, and the excellent Michael Gross as the gun toting Burt Gummer, who manages to steal just about every scene he appears in, the pair quip their way from scene to scene in this lively and underrated horror spoof!
Things to watch out for? Check out the Graboid assault on Burt Gummer's fortified home! The doctor and his wife's demise! And the final 'explosive' scene is comedy-horror at its very best!
While not enjoying the budget of some of the bigger films of its day, Tremors manages to hit all the right notes in so many ways. Watch it!! You won't be disappointed! There are certainly worse ways to spend 92 minutes!
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I love this movie, it is pure escapism and it does not take itself too seriously. The two main characters are trying to leave and at every turn are thwarted by these giant worms. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mrs. K. Mcneil
this is a great film. I particularly love the homage to Jaws and Robert Shaw when the shopkeeper gets eaten in his store. Really fine movie that I will never tire of watching.Published 2 months ago by SJ Hogan