Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Long Way Home - A Bigfoot Story 2 DVD Special Edition|
Actor: J. Lewis Cromer
Director: J. Lewis Cromer
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
WINNER, New York International Film Festival, Best Narrative Feature. Two Bloody Thumbs Up! - Schroeder, Cult Movies Magazine. Deliverance Meets the Blare Witch Project - Assemblyman Joe Neal, Hopkins, SC. This... more »
Extremely Poor Quality/Production - How did this get on Amaz
Mister Salty | USA | 04/15/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If you're considering buying this movie you should know that it's available for free on youtube in segments. If you actually make it through a 2-minute segment you can decide if it's worth $26.
By reading the amazon reviews you'll notice a huge disparity from the star ratings. They're mostly 1 star reviews and 4-5 star reviews. This type of rating usually means falsification from one end or the other. Please read my original review and the comments by the movie maker/promoter. You may also find his responses to other reviewers. I'd like to accurately provide this information so that viewers can make for themselves an accurate decision.
my original review-----If you have a camera and a means for distribution you can make a DVD movie! That's the message behind this "not-ready for youtube" montage. I thought that it would be something comparable to "Boggy Creek" or "Blair Witch," I was wrong. Bigfoot appears once or twice in a burlap-enhanced fur suit with ill-fitted leggings. And no, this is not a comedy. Inaudible audio, grainy un-lit scenes, angry ranting, uncut tripod shots lasting over 10 minutes and merciless long scenes of babbling make this thing more comparable to a parking ramp surveillance tape than a movie. Do yourself and Bigfoot a favor by avoiding this crypto dud. PS: I noticed that the amazon reviewer who rated this thing 5 stars (original now removed) has the same name as the guy who made the movie, coincidence? or another great mystery?---"
Not too bad, but could be better
H.M. 2005 | 03/24/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This independent film/docudrama, which won top honors at The New York International Film Festival for best Narrative Feature, takes us to Indian Camp Mountain in Transylvania County, North Carolina, where D.J. Galloway, a former journalist with the Miami Herald (played by Cromer) is telling a story of his father, the local Sheriff, Big Jake Galloway (played by J. Lewis Cromer , James' father) and shows that a Sasquatch or Bigfoot has been killing local livestock and animals. A few local residents play themselves, and there are also actors from the area playing various roles. The acting is not the best in the world, but it is very interesting and entertaining. D.J. seems to be falling apart, getting drunk on a regular basis, depressed and in need of serious psychological help. A group of gentlemen who are either friends of D.J. or people who know him are seen on a patio talking about the situation, and one of them says he might put on his gorilla suit and start scaring people wearing it. Local news reports begin surfacing of more sightings and activity in the small community, and a flashback reveals how D.J. got involved with writing the story which pretty much killed his career as a journalist. The Sheriff discusses a possible killing by the Bigfoot, as well as an alleged sexual harassment by a Bigfoot on a local lady. D.J. interviews several witnesses of the creature, more killings occur, and it leads to...well, I won't give that away. That is Disc 1; Disc 2 is basically alternative views of different scenes in the movie, as well as a few unused scenes. I would give this about a 3 out of 5 stars, but about a 2 for acting, LOL"
P. Miller | 05/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This film is great. You will see that bigfoot is merely a universal catalyst thru which he epounds on more serious, embedded issues! It won BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE AT THE NEW YORK INTL.INDIE FILM FESTIVAL AND
BEST DOCU-DRAMA at the SC Film Festival last year! Definitely worth checking out!
A Great Southern Gothic
Mary S. Folger | Columbia, SC | 04/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Being from the South, I loved all of the southern gothic characters, including the snake handler, the sheriff, and especially, the lady in the country store! A great, fun movie!"