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4.0 out of 5 stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars
Fright Night [DVD]
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on 10 October 2016
The actual movie is not bad at all, probably a 4 star. My complaint is the "quality" of the 3D, which is appalling, to the point to the point of being unwatchable. The daylight scenes are fine but the night time scenes are blurred/fuzzy, too dark and suffering from ghosting and severe lack of detail - with exception of the grand finale, where the 3D is very good and shows you what a good movie this could have been. Considering that 70% of the action is takes place at night, you end up with a s...e movie. I will have to watch it again in 2D, the 3D version is just too annoying to endure.
I wish Amazon would recognise that 3D films are different and would not lump their reviews in with the 2D versions.
You can have a mediocre movie where the 3D enhances the viewing pleasure and you can also have great movie made unwatchable by poor and sloppy 3D execution as is the case with this one.
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on 26 September 2017
There's a rule with remakes and that rule is that they suck. Their not supposed to be any good and were made for one reason only: Money. Of course history tells us that remakes in the horror genre can work. John Carpenter was proving this back in 1982 with THE THING. DAWN OF THE DEAD which no one had the right to touch was not better than the original but was still a very surprising and enjoyable movie.

In 2011 Fright Night was ready for the remake treatment and its legion of fans were up in arms. Now as another rule you're not allowed to like a remake better than the original, how dare they? In this case I found the remake to be a lot better than the 85 original and that's coming from someone who dearly loves 80s horror movies.

This is a clever remake in that it takes the plot from the original and then leaves it there. The much missed Anton Yelchin plays Charley Brewster this time, but it's his nerdy friend who spots that his next door neighbour is a member of the undead. Colin Farrell puts in a brilliant performance as the no nonsense vampire who is relentless in his thirst for blood. Imogen Potts plays Yelchin's girlfriend, she would also go on to co star with Yelchin in THE GREEN ROOM. David Tennant practically steals the show as Peter Vincent, now not a TV host but a Las Vegas magician who collects weird memorabila and drinks all day from his luxury Vegas apartment.

This is such a fun movie with lots of in jokes, Tennant is just brilliant as the eccentric magician who of course doesn't believe Yelchin's claims that he is indeed fighting a vampire. Blink and you'll miss Lisa Loeb's funny cameo. This is a hugely rewarding movie that will most probably never get the overall praise it deserves because it will always have that attachment of 'remake' thrown at it, but director Craig Gillespie did the rarest of things and brought in a different identity. A truly unique 'remake'.
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on 10 August 2017
Bought this for the 3D disc, watching on a entry model projector, no good. The film does not seem to have been converted for 3D contrasts. Too dark, stick on the 2D version you may enjoy the film much better.
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VINE VOICEon 15 April 2015
I saw this on TV recently and really enjoyed it so decided to add it to my collection.
It's a sort of tongue-in-cheek horror, plenty of gore and shocks but the humour is what makes it good and very watchable.
David Tennant is brilliant as the drunken, egotistical 'vampire slayer'. I am almost tempted to buy the original too.
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on 21 June 2017
Not really worth producing in 3d as most of the movie is so dark you can hardly see it.
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on 27 July 2017
Not a great remake but enjoyable. Worth a watch.S
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on 19 July 2017
Loved this film great fun
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on 13 April 2017
great condition
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on 7 September 2017
Great film,good value
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on 14 June 2015
Very dark movie in 3d better watch the none 3d one very disappointed
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