Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Gingerdead Man 2|
Actors: Jacob Witkin, K-Von Moezzi, Kelsey Sanders, Joseph Porter, Frank Nicotero
Director: Charles Band;Sylvia St. Croix
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Young Kelvin Cheatam has just inherited his father's fledgling movie studio. After a string of unsuccessful box office bombs, the passionate young producer as been struggling to keep the place from closing down for good. ... more »
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Pushing it, really pushing it...
P. J. Wheeler | 07/16/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If you've seen the first film (and, let's face it, if you're reading this you probably have) then you definitely know what to expect going into this. After six minutes of previous feature recap (standard Full Moon padding procedure) and intentionally crawling credits, we get our first look at Cheatem Studios. It could be that Full Moon was intending to parody themselves here as the young Kelvin Cheatem is accused by of "having seven films in production at once" and needing to "tie up the loose ends". I thought that all of this had promise until I was subjected to a string of tired stereotypes and lame jokes. All of this would have been tolerable if I'd gotten to see Ginger in action, but most of the time he's active we can only see him in POV shots and ridiculous looking inserts. Still, knowing this before even opening the box didn't stop me from seeing it and I'm sure it won't stop you either...hang on till the end to see what may be the movie's one redeeming sequence, a hilarious crucifixion scene...hence the title. In addition, in case anyone cares, there isn't a "making of" feature :-("
Well Busey's gone but the Gingerdead Man is back in full for
Jay | USA | 07/14/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I highly doubt anyone would be watching this unless you saw the first Gingerdead Man and spent the whole time astonished by what you saw. Astonished not being in that good way, but more by the fact that you can't believe what you were watching. In the first Gingerdead man we were introduced to the b worlds' first serial killer bakery item whose spirit was made up of sugar, cinnamon, and a heavy dose of 1 insane Gary Busey. It was simply hilarious and bizarre all mixed into one giant mess of a movie, but I really enjoyed it for what it was. Sometime last July I heard Full Moon had released a 2nd installment of the Gingerdead man which sent me on a video store quest to only come up empty handed. I wasn't willing to buy it for 30 some odd dollars since I knew it would most likely be a one time viewing which put it on the back burner for a while. Finally a year later I got my hands on a copy and wasn't surprised by what I saw.
This time around our pint sized killer friend the Gingerdead man has been delivered into a box baked goods to Cheatum Studios. Despite the fact that he was destroyed in the first one there is no explanation to how he's back, but hey it's Full Moon. They actually did a great job in this film by making fun of their own pictures at every turn. It's pretty much and hour+ spoofing their countless sequels, low budgets, poor direction, and awful acting they've provided over the years. The main character Kelvin Cheatum, whose a complete spoof on Charles Band, is pulling out all the stops to keep his studio running as it's on the downward spiral.
Kelvin is giving a dying boy a tour of the studio while the Gingerdead man is doing some major killing behind the scenes. As the the killings continue Kelvin works on trying to pull the disgruntled actors together to try and finish Tiny Terrors 9 before they lose everything. Then Kelvin and his tourers walk in on the Gingerdead man while chainsawing one of the stagehands causing studio wide panic. Eventually it turns out the dying kid is in disguise and really a crazed fan who want to bring the studio down. However the Gingerdead man saves the day to some extent only to be killed by the puppets from Tiny Terrors 9.
I really enjoyed the Gingerdead man 2 and think it may have a slight edge on the first one. Now my enjoyment comes from the standpoint of it being a Full Moon film and not a legitimate big budget flick. It'd really be foolish to pick this one up and expect to get anything really good. It's obviously nowhere near scary but did provide me with a lot of laughs and enjoyment. It's certainly not worth the purchase but is really fun for a one time watch. You have to admire the fact that they were big enough to take some jabs at their own studio. They're aware of the style of film they put out and seem happy with the results. It's an acquired taste for sure. It left me looking forward to Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Clever which will be coming down the road at some point, no release date yet."
MUCH More Entertaining Than The First One
W. Calhoun | 11/29/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I saw the first Gingerdead Man, and was expecting a bad movie in a good cheesy way, like classic Full Moon stuff. Instead, it was just a straight up bad movie, much to my dismay. Being the geek I am, I still decided to check out the second one, and am glad I did. This time, I got what I was expecting, a bad movie that is fun and cheesy. That's not to say it was entertaining all the way through, but there's enough cheesy fun for me to give it a thumbs up.
Even if you didn't like the first one, give this one a shot."