ather than a by the numbers sequel, Director Guillermo Del Toro has changed the tone by not only significantly increasing the amount of action & fighting, but adding a little bit of humour into the mix.
Robert Young's well-intentioned dramatic re-enactment is burdened by sepia-period accessorizing, laborious flashbacks, spurious comparisons, and the downright bizarre casting of Franka Potente and Stephen Fry.
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.....