For the full analysis, read M. It looks like Warner re-released the film on Blu-ray in which didn't receive a review here, but I'm assuming it was simply a repackaging if anyone knows differently, message me and I'll update the review. Sam will be our guide through this night of many terrors. This is another supplement that isn't even listed on the cover, but which doesn't look like it was part of the previous Warner release. Dougherty has a great time with lightheartedness, double meanings and fakeouts that make this a morbidly satisfying viewing experience, and clever practical and digital effects keep Trick 'r Treat firmly locked into a horror atmosphere … but, up until the endings, they telegraph chills and gross-outs instead of genuine fright. This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will be a theatrical art alternative that Dougherty asked Scream Factory to include.
Thomas Spurlin, Staff Reviewer -- What Do You Think? Trick 'r Treat spins campfire tales centered on several loosely connected people throughout a small American town on Halloween, one that's decked out for the holiday season and puts on a parade-slash-party in its main downtown area. Both tracks offer excellent fidelity and rather wide dynamic range, but the surround track significantly opens up the placement of ambient environmental effects as might be predictable, a lot of the film takes place outside during Halloween festivities and perhaps especially with regard to Douglas Pipes' rather evocative score. There's a larger dynamic range and louder sound effects that go bump in the night. Their reactions to the night's surprises fill the void left by the absence of traditional scares. Dougherty lets his ode to Halloween be itself, though, and that's why it's such a treat.
A Storyboard and Conceptual Art Gallery, a Behind the Scenes Gallery, a Comic Book Gallery, the Fear. Shout Factory's transfer goes back to the negative for a new 2K scan, though, and drawing comparisons between the older transfer and this new 2. Bringing you all the best reviews of high definition entertainment. The horror anthology has been a staple of films at least from the days of back in the 1940s, but perhaps attained its current standing courtesy of a bunch of sixties efforts from the likes of Amicus. The newly-commissioned artwork pictured to the right is Director approved and comes to us from Devon Whitehead. The film was originally released back in 2009 on Blu-ray, but it didn't have such a great video presentation and only came armed with one sad bonus feature. The cover artwork is reversible where the disc is housed in a hard, blue plastic case and a cardboard sleeve.
It's a tremendous Master Audio track and a healthy step up from the previous track. The original Warner release can look slightly brighter at times contrast both of the first screenshots , and the palette on the Scream looks again slightly cooler to me at times despite the at least occasional predominance of pink tones. Note that the short is presented in high definition here, whereas it looks like it had a standard definition presentation on the previous Warner Blu-ray release. This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will be a theatrical art alternative that Mr. The kid's costumes stand out with reds and the angel white color much better than the previous release. Only 1,000 of the posters will be made so secure one soon! Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.
Equal parts terrifying and funny, Michael Dougherty's script and film based on his short film Season's Greetings, now included in the supplemental items is the wildest scream-fest to hit your television set. Director Michael Dougherty is an obvious fan of horror and he took his favorite aspects of the beloved genre and mixed in a great cast of characters that all cross paths over Halloween night. The world Michael Dougherty constructed acts like a crossroads between John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper movies: a small-town meeting place where both reality and the supernatural can coexist for an evening, which is pretty much what makes the holiday such a blast. Only a few attempts have truly been pop culture landmarks and those are usually relegated to television - namely, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Tales from the Dark Side, and Tales from the Crypt come to mind. The national street date is planned for October 9th. In some instances, Trick 'r Treat sticks to practical, real world horror impacted by urban legends; in others, the writing delves into the supernatural world of transforming beasts and creatures risen from the dead for the stage that it's setting. It's an original anthology film that I hope sees sequels sometime soon.
Nothing groundbreaking but does come with an optional commentary from Dougherty. All of this just goes to prove that if a great film is somehow mishandled upon its initial release, time and audiences will catch up with it eventually. This is another supplement presented in high definition here that looks like it was presented in standard definition on the old release. There is a already a listing available over at for this release. When it comes to horror movie anthologies; however, there are historically and hysterically more attempts and fewer successes: Creepshowworked well. Again, while these stories are separate pieces, the fluidity in getting them to come across to the audience as one whole story is a near seamless act. The individual stories are woven together in a clever way, and each plays out more like a gory joke than an actual scary tale.
To celebrate the anthology, is releasing a Collector's Edition Blu-ray of the film which will be jam-packed with special features. Forget any notion of renting and buying the latest Hollywood teen horror flick, this is the film to see this season. A cursory comparison of screenshots indicates that both color timing and brightness are slightly different between the two releases, and there are some moments on this release that looked slightly more pink ish to my eyes than the Warner release compare, for example screenshot 4 of this review with screenshot 2 of the old review. Most of the child actors do a bang-up job of representing the pranksters, tagalongs, and victims of the evening, all of whom get involved in how the film lashes out, almost in karmic fashion, at those who disrespect the intentions and balance of the holiday. In the old man's house, it's a decayed and muted palette where everything looks weathered and moldy.
After all, there's strength in Dougherty's characterization of both the town and its inhabitants; living vicariously through them as they experience the eerie idiosyncrasies of the holiday transforms into its own novel experience, one propelled by the almost comic-book caliber vividness of them all. This defaults to auto advance hence the timing , but you can chapter skip ahead if you want. This is another supplement only generically referred to on the packaging for this release which doesn't look like it was part of the previous release. The anthology of thrills includes the following titled tales: The Principal, The School Bus Massacre Revisited, Surprise Party, and Meet Sam. Contrast balance and depth are suitable in both releases, but this new transfer sports slightly richer black elements in certain areas and appropriately lighter shadows in nighttime sequences against the rest of the lighting, and the depth created by the contrast balance ends up much more convincing in this visualization, too.
Whichever the case, this is a nice looking picture with a good blend of some bright colors set against the darker backgrounds since, from what I can tell, all of the film takes place at night save for a flashback sequence. This new Blu-ray set isn't the only way fans of the film can celebrate this fall, as Trick 'r Treat will also be one of the prominent attractions at Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights,. Dialogue is always rendered cleanly and clearly and there are no problems with regard to age related wear and tear, distortion or other damage. It includes interesting tidbits about the movie that help illuminate the connections between each story. The film received a negligible theatrical release but, over time, has acquired a cult following and is now widely regarded as one of the best horror anthology movies ever made.