Vampires

Vampires

James Woods
Director: John Carpenter Cast: James Woods
James Woods
, Daniel Baldwin
Daniel Baldwin
, Sheryl Lee
Sheryl Lee
John Carpenter

DVD (Wide Screen / Pan & Scan)

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Overview

Vampires will probably not go down in cinematic history as one of John Carpenter's best films, but even an average Carpenter film is sure to build up a devoted cult following, and this hybrid Western will no doubt be popular home viewing for years to come. It is fortunate, then, that Columbia TriStar's DVD edition of the film is extremely good. Carpenter's red skylines and gruesome slaughter scenes are well presented in anamorphic widescreen, and the surprisingly detailed soundtrack is delivered flawlessly in Dolby Digital 5.1. The extra features include an interesting photo gallery and the amusing original theatrical trailer. The best addition, however, is the director's feature commentary. Carpenter's commentaries are always good, and though this one is not quite as engrossing as his commentary on The Thing, it is still full of humor and insight. Carpenter reveals many directorial tricks and gimmicks, credits the improvisation of James Woods in the film, and is willing to acknowledge the influence of the classic Peter Cushing/Christopher Lee vampire movies. Vampires may not be one of the great vampire movies, but this is a very creditable DVD.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/09/1999
UPC: 0043396030640
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:48:00

Special Features

Theatrical Trailer; Scene Selections; Extra Features: Includes Director's Commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Woods Jack Crow
Daniel Baldwin Tony Montoya
Sheryl Lee Katrina
Thomas Ian Griffith Valek
Tim Guinee Father Adam Guiteau
Maximilian Schell Cardinal Alba
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Actor
Mark Boone Actor
Tommy Rosales Actor
Luce Rains Actor

Technical Credits
John Carpenter Director,Score Composer
Howard Berger Makeup
Robin Bush Costumes/Costume Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Reuben Cannon Casting
Eddie Dunlop Casting
Hank Garfield Sound/Sound Designer
Kim Hix Art Director
Don Jakoby Co-producer,Screenwriter
K.N.B. EFX Group Makeup Special Effects
Gary B. Kibbe Cinematographer
Sandy King Producer
Robert Kurtzman Makeup
Gregory Nicotero Makeup
Christian P. Della Penna Asst. Director
Barr Potter Executive Producer
Darrell D. Pritchett Special Effects
Mario Roberts Stunts
David Schlesinger Set Decoration/Design
Thomas A. Walsh Production Designer
Edward Warschilka Editor

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:38]
2. The Slayers [2:05]
3. Entering the Nest [4:09]
4. Goons [5:20]
5. Sun-God Motel [3:52]
6. Something to Remember [:51]
7. Motel Massacre [8:41]
8. Rule #7 [6:53]
9. Valek [4:18]
10. Katrina [4:05]
11. Truth about vampires [1:41]
12. Hooker hook-up [5:10]
13. Bitten! [4:00]
14. What Katrina See [4:53]
15. Dirtnappers [1:48]
16. The Black Cross [5:44]
17. At the Mission [5:51]
18. "Where is he?" [1:54]
19. Storming the jail [5:03]
20. Elevator trap [3:32]
21. Stake-on-a-rope [1:56]
22. Rule #10 [1:44]
23. Katrina turns [:55]
24. Bargain with the Devil [4:49]
25. The Ceremony [1:18]
26. Ritual interrupted [1:59]
27. End of the Line [2:57]
28. Rule #1 [8:26]
Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:38]
2. The Slayers [2:05]
3. Entering the Nest [4:09]
4. Goons [5:20]
5. Sun-God Motel [3:52]
6. Something to Remember [:51]
7. Motel Massacre [8:41]
8. Rule #7 [6:53]
9. Valek [4:18]
10. Katrina [4:05]
11. Truth about vampires [1:41]
12. Hooker hook-up [5:10]
13. Bitten! [4:00]
14. What Katrina See [4:53]
15. Dirtnappers [1:48]
16. The Black Cross [5:44]
17. At the Mission [5:51]
18. "Where is he?" [1:54]
19. Storming the jail [5:03]
20. Elevator trap [3:32]
21. Stake-on-a-rope [1:56]
22. Rule #10 [1:44]
23. Katrina turns [:55]
24. Bargain with the Devil [4:49]
25. The Ceremony [1:18]
26. Ritual interrupted [1:59]
27. End of the Line [2:57]
28. Rule #1 [8:26]

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