Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|It's Alive/It's Alive 2/It's Alive 3|
Actors: John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Stewart Moss, Marianne McAndrew, Michael Pataki
Directors: Jerry Jameson, Larry Cohen
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
No Description Available. Genre: Horror Rating: R Release Date: 7-NOV-2006 Media Type: DVD
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The little sharp-toothed tykes are kinda cute, actually
Joseph P. Menta, Jr. | Philadelphia, PA USA | 12/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What a great deal for serious film fans who also have a taste for the good old "popcorn" genres, too, as this DVD covers both areas. In the former category, the "It's Alive" films boast the final and still great work of famed film composer Bernard Herrmann. You can literally feel his moody, apocalyptic main "It's Alive" theme pull these films up from their B-movie origins into the realm of true quality fare.
And in the "popcorn" category, the quality isn't all that bad, either, even if you don't consider the great musical scores. Taken together, the three movies on this disc feel like one of those big Stephen King end-of-the-world epics he's so good at writing. Like King's work in this area, here you get the big mysterious disaster (in this case, weird mutant babies being born all over the place) and the well-organized government response to the disaster. And again, like all those 800-page King epics, it's all quite well developed here: after being caught initially unaware by the new "creepy babies" dilemma, the government soon conspires with the medical profession to identify "non-normal" pregancies, so that contigents of cops are there in the delivery room, guns drawn, waiting to "take out" the little sharp-toothed tykes when they, uh... burst forth. But then there's a rival group of doctors who think the babies have a right to be born and they try to get to the mothers first. It's all quite interesting, and not at all like the "dumb but fun" movies I was expecting.
Each movie runs about an hour and a half, feature some pretty good actors (Michael Moriarity and Karen Black among them), and the widescreen prints used here are bright and clear, with a minimum of imperfections. A commentary track by director Larry Cohen graces each movie, too.
So, hey, just to be clear, I'm not saying you're getting Shakespeare here, but for a low price you're getting three pretty good horror movies, each laced with a handful of scares, some genuine complexity (should we feel bad for these creatures or not?), and the great musical scores I mentioned. As I said at the outset, it's a great deal."
The first one is "BORN TO BE WILD" but the other two are "BA
Francisco Cortes | 05/14/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This collection can be very cool for someone that is only looking for blood and gore! but for me was not perfect:
* The first movie is the best, BLOODY, CREEPY and HORRIBLE!!
* The second movie is the WORST of the three! The blood was tune down, few killings, the storyline is very slow and the story itself SUCKED!!
* The third movie was so-so! At least better than the second one. There is BLOOD AND GORE and some of the baby monsters are big now! But that's it! The rest was NOT GOOD!
P.S: The only movie that should be rated R is the third one. Because the first movie is very bloody but not gory, the second movie is NOTHING bloody or gory, the third movie is the one that is bloody and gory but it wasn't THAT good.
It's lives on!
W. Lewis, Jr. | 01/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This trilogy is a favorite of mine. I watched it back when I was a child. Once I saw how these now horror movies are missing certain elements. I figured, how about go back and watched those movies that have that missing element. The missing element is, the cheap shot. The part were it makes you jump out of your seat. These movies have it. If your interested in watching this cult classic here are some other favorite's of mine.
The legend of Boggy Creek, The Beast Within, Dario Agento's Demons, Rosemary's Baby, Sleepaway camp, and Halloween."