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on 27 May 2017
Loved this film
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on 2 August 2009
"A scary as anything you're apt to see!" is the quote that is proudly displayed on the back of the DVD case. I can only assume that this New York Daily News critic was either on the payroll or suffers from a nervous disposition; Creepshow 2 is not a scary movie, with perhaps the exception of the second vinaigrette: The Raft, which is the best of the three stories. It definitely isn't as good as its predecessor; nevertheless, the film does retain a comic like charm with its simple, mysterious and ultimately silly tales. Tom Savini is great as the Creep, it is just a shame that they didn't use him throughout. The movie was made in 1987 and has a typical feel of a movie from this period, although the effects are perhaps not as good as other movies being made at the time.

The real plus for this DVD edition is that Anchor Bay produced it. It is a widescreen version with Dolby 5.1 and DTS soundtracks and some interesting extra features. This is as good as good as this movie is ever going to look.
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on 12 April 2016
A UK first outing for this blu ray, which is by far much better than the US release that is also by the way region A locked, this new region B UK blu ray release has a 5.1 surround sound with also a 1.85.1 widescreen picture that look,s great, as for the extras, well there's plenty such as tales for the creep_behind the scenes footage_trailers_ TV spots and much more, also the blu ray cover is reversible, 88 films has done a great job on this creepshow 2 blu ray, much much better than the US blu ray, and for the price from Amazon UK with prime next day delivery post its a knockout, creepshow 2 is a must buy, 10out of 10 on this one.
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on 3 December 2012
......it is what it is, I have the first DVD of this and wanted to see if i add this to the "collection"
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 2 August 2016
For me Creepshow 2 is one of 88FILMS best releases on Blu-ray.

The Blu-ray and sound is very good, and you get some great features.

You also get a nice reversible sleeve incorporating original artwork.

All in all a great release fromm 88Films
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on 27 September 2014
Creepshow 2 is underrated in the vault of 80s horrors. Consisting of three of my all-time favorite snippets, Old Chief Woodenhead, The Raft and The Hitchhiker and bogged down by a crudely animated wraparound tale of a child's purchase of a Venus flytrap bulb from the mail order section of his favorite comic book. While not as memorable as the first outing, Creepshow 1 which was a cult classic, this sequel still manages to be an entertaining anthology horror film.

In the first segment, Old Chief Woodenhead is pure Stephen King with respected, relatable characters that actually seem real. A kind elderly couple's (George Kennedy) general store is robbed by the son of a tribal elder and subsequently stalked by a gigantic native statue that's becomes alive to seek vengeance.

The Raft adds a solid amount of suspense and surprise in an obvious 80s nod to The Blob that follows a group of teens' trip for a day of fun at the lake. The segment is about four scantily-clad teenagers who arrive at a deserted lake, late one summer, for an afternoon swim but find that something thoroughly unpleasant is waiting for them. The special effects are well below par with King himself commenting that the monster in the lake looks something like "a dirty old man's raincoat". Stil it does have some decent gore and a nice conclusion.

The third and probably best story is The Hitchhiker and stars Louis Chiles as a bored, rich housewife who regularly enjoys the services of a gigolo. On her way home from such an encounter she accidentally runs over a young Hitchhiker (played by stuntman Tom Wright) killing him instantly. Terrrified by the consequences of her actions she quickly leaves the scene of the accident. However, a few miles down the road she sees the Hitchhiker, bloodied and amazingly returned to life, limping towards her.

All in all, Creepshow 2 is worth a look and remains a guilty pleasure of mine that I have enjoyed with alarming regularity over the years. It may not be up to the standards set by the first Creepshow but certainly worth the time regardless.
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VINE VOICEon 7 September 2016
I'll review these short movies in order. First we have "Old Chief Woodenhead" in which an old convenience store clerk is robbed and
killed by thugs. His wooden statue of a Native American warrior comes to life and takes them down. It's a little slow and doesn't have a lot going on but it is still nicely shot and well directed.

The second part is "The Raft" and is surely my favorite and the scariest. Four "teenagers" enjoy a carefree Indian summer at a secluded lake
where there is a large raft stuck in the middle. Once they swim out of the raft a huge blob of carnivorous, organic sludge comes along eats
one of them up. It seems to have the ability to dissolve human flesh pretty quickly and wont go away until it's eaten the other three. We never
know what the blob is or where it came from but I reckon that you'll find this one to be more involving than the others.

The final story is "The Hitchhiker" in which Mrs Lansing, a neurotic upper class woman runs, over a man, trying to hitch a ride, completely
by accident. She thinks it best to simply drive away from the scene and leave him be. But then she begins to have hallucinations (?) of him coming back to get her. And no matter how many times she runs him over and smashes him to pieces he seems to continue coming back and coming back despite the fact he becomes more and more disintegrated. It's not scary but it's fun to watch her become increasingly deranged, as she cannot get rid of him. There is a nice atmosphere to this one that is missing in the other stories.

In between all of these 25-30 minute segments there is an ongoing animated story of a kid buying the Creepshow comic book and ordering killer
plants to eat up his enemies. The Creep (Tom Savini under heavy make-up) introduces each story to us in much the same manner as The Crypt Keeper in Tales from the Crypt. Even the comic book-to-film fades resemble the Crypt TV series.

But is there actually a Creepshow? I would appreciate it if someone gave me an answer to this. It's bugged me for a long time. Look out for Stephen King as a trucker in "The Hitchhiker" too. I have to complain about that simply awful and completely inappropriate music score composed by Les Reed and Rick Wakeman. It is simply awful and I feel that the movie would have been better if scored by someone more fitting to the material.

The Blu-ray looks pretty good in 1.85:1 1080p with LCPM 5.1 and original 2.0 sound (I believe that this film was recorded in mono). There are a small bunch of good extras and the disc comes in a reversible sleeve box with a slipcase.
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on 12 January 2017
good 1
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on 30 April 2017
NO SLIPCOVER!!!
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on 9 June 2017
STEPHEN KING – GEORGE ROMERO – CREEPSHOW 2 – 1987

The film was even funnier because they haD mixed up the audios ON THE dvd and they have Castilian twice and French once but no English. At least I could not find it. So I watched it in Castilian with English subtitles. I must say the language then gives a density to the Monstrous Creep that is really striking in all meanings of the word.

There is nothing new of course in these stories that we have read, probably several times. The three stories are definitely amazing. The first one, “Old Chief Wood’nhead” seems to imply there is among the older Indian generation some decency that the younger generation cannot understand, nor respect, but the ghosts of the dead can come back to bring justice, though a death for a death is not giving life back to the victims of the greed of the younger generation that is going to Hollywood as is well known. They have always dreamed of meeting John Wayne on one of his Indian killing spree. At least they had the intention to go.

The second story, “the Raft,” is once again about young people, two couples who decide to go wild on marijuana and on some forlorn and forgotten paths where signs are overgrown with shrubs and trees and are no longer visible. Vain they are and uninformed they remain and they dare do what is advised not to do on the sign they haven’t seen. They end up eaten up by some aquatic monster. Yam! Yam! Says the monster. It only takes one overexcited young man to lead the four of them into the water and to their death. Young people have always been what they used to be and what they will be. Boys will be boys and girls the same.

The third story, “The Hitchhiker,” is a phenomenally funny story, more than frightening. A white rich lady on her way back from an afternoon with a gigolo (by the way rather cheap) gets berserk at the idea that she will be discovered by her husband because he said he was going to arrive home at 11.30 and she can’t make it by that time. Find an explanation if you can. She thus has a problem with a black hitchhiker she turned into a ghost and the ghost haunts her all the way and at the end finally gets even with her. The details are absolutely appetizing. You will be ready for a second helping after licking your fingers clean of the blood of the dead man. Don’t forget crime and horror are like pizza, the second slice is always better than the first.

Enjoy your petits fours and canapés, and wash them down with some Bloody Mary.

Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU
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