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|Masters of Horror Season Two Box Set|
Actor: Masters of Horror
Director: Directors of Horror
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
They are obsessed by the dark. They share an obsession for terror. Now the anthology series that challenged the very limits of cable television delivers a second season of mind-altering fear from 13 visionary directors. Ea... more »
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Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 6/3/2012...
Season 2 turned out to be the final season of this series and it's premature death came way too soon. During a writers strike the series employed non-union writers from Canada causing series creator Mick Garris to leave the show. Mick Garris was the driving creative force behind this series. Masters of Horror ended with this season. It tried to return on Network TV, titled Fear Itself, but didn't last an entire season.
Season Two wasn't as strong of a season overall. John Carpenter's Pro-Life and Dario Argento's Pelts emerge as the stand out episodes. We All Scream For Ice Cream & Dream Cruise are the weakest episodes.
Skull: Numerous people seem to have a problem with the skull. If this was the ONLY way in which the show could be purchased this would be a problem. The fact is this is a collector's edition. It's similar to the Ichi the Killer Blood Bag in that both r ment to be displayed and not used. If you want to watch the show purchase the regular DVD set.
Masters of Rip-Off... Terrible Packaging!
Captain Vegetable | Kansas City | 07/25/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I hardly ever write reviews, but I am writing in hopes that someone in power at Anchor Bay might read this. I have bought many, many Anchor Bay/Starz products over the years and have always been a big fan. But with Masters of Horror Season 2, a nearly $70 box set on Amazon, I feel completely ripped off.
Ok, unlike the other reviewers I have no asthetic gripes with this packaging. I always take the DVDs out of wierd packaging and put them in something that fits the shelf anyway. However, I received this set yesterday, and it just made me sad. The DVDs are floating around completely unprotected inside the "skull" which means every single one of them is scratched. A few of them are badly scratched all over, while ALL of them have circular scratches (typically the worst kind of scratches) around the the entire outer half-inch or so of the disc. Additionally, instead of including all of the individual episode discs like the last box set, some of the discs are double sided with an episode on each side! Why? So the manufacturer could cut some more corners on an already horribly put together set?
I foolishly assumed that, as with the season one set, this box would contain someting extra that was not available in the individual episode DVDs. It does not. So, if you have the individual episode DVDs, I would recommend sticking with those. However, if you don't mind spending way too much money for a pile of pre-scratched, dual-sided DVDs then this box set is the way to go. Not only do you not get anything extra, you get something far, far less for your money this time around. Shame on you Anchor Bay. I hope everyone returns these as I plan to do."
Jacquine Anne Chow | 11/23/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"the skull is made of cheap plastic. item came totally TOOTHLESS because all the teeth fell out during the shipping. packaging is horrid. NOT WORTH THE MONEY"
Great series, cool packaging, worth it!
S. Morong | USA | 08/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Regardless of previous gripes of packaging, the skull is pretty dam cool. Its a sturdy hard plastic, and as long as the discs are seated properly in the grooves, they are fine. This is probably the only DVD box set I would display, the skull also has some nice details and paint. I don't get some of the nick picky reviews on here anyway, people just find and look for things to complain about.
Anyway, this is the long awaited boxed set of the second season of Showtime's phenomenal horror series. Done in the style of Tales from the crypt, but with much better stories and less cheese. Some of the stories were downright gory and some had great horror style twists. A must own for any horror fan."