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The difference in films is the acting and script
on 23 September 2012
Here we have two John Carpenter films thrown together in a quite nice gatefold dvd sleeve. The two movies come in a 2 dvd package as oppose to a doublesided dvd which I prefer.
Ghosts of Mars is known as the very low point of Carpenter's career- though I would have to partially disagree here.
The actual plot is superb. However the film is let down by the acting, which borders on so so to awful. The script is also poor. However if you can get over that then Ghosts of Mars is average at best.
Vampires at times is classic Carpenter. Starring James Woods, who is terrific here the movie runs along with a good pace. It isn't always great, but Vampires for the most part is a good old fashioned horror movie full of gore.
Here we have people that can act and a fairly decent script.
If you don't have these movies then at a good price, which this set is then this is an essential great value for money purchase.