The odor of musty, late-'80s nostalgia may still hover around this already threadbare brand, but you simply don't see movies that leave both the curious and the fans who truly care this viscerally satisfied anymore.
The film transfer was exceedingly grainy at times, and did not hold up well on a high definition display. However, considering the age of the film, this may be acceptable (although I have seen video transfers of other movies of the same age and even older that were much clearer).\n\nMy main complaint is the utter lack of special features. This disc includes an audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen, as well as interpolated interviews with some of the films stars. However, other than the commentary (and a few trailers), this DVD is barren.
I ordered this dvd on Nov. 28th, and they stated that it would be arriving at the store between Dec. 6 thru the 11th, and as of today Dec. 14th, I still have not received it and I had no tracking information on it at that time, but with enough calling the store, they finally sent me a tracking number on Dec. 12th, and to make matters worse when I called the store no-one had any information on my order at all and they were not helpful at all, as a matter of fact they were very rude. The reason that I had it sent site to store was because I have used this service before and ordered closer to Christmas and received it before the actual date that they had given. I guess from now on I will pay for shipping and handling when I order from them again because they don't fulfill there part on delivery and I don't want to deal with the rude workers again.....
The way Indian life is portrayed is nothing short of remarkable, and is perhaps the highlight of this laid-back, droll film that may not be everyone's cup of tea, but will certainly be appreciated by Anderson fans
From a character point of view, Adrien Brodey's emotional journey as a broken down investigator and a broken down father from a broken marriage, is the film's incomplete centrepiece, Ben Affleck's superb portrayal of George Reeves notwithstanding.
A mix of unique characters and superb acting in an isolated village creates interest from the beginning of this movie. You are drawn in through their interactions and small hints of a more complex plot, until the pieces come together leaving you satisfied as having completed a puzzle. Great movie for kids aged 12 and older who want to see something a little scary, yet mom and dad will enjoy it too without cringing at the guts and gore some scary movies portray.