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|Stephen King Horror DVD Collection |
Cujo/Golden Years/The Langoliers/The Stand/Thinner
Actors: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, Joe Mantegna
Directors: Lewis Teague, Michael Gornick, Tom Holland
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Sports, Mystery & Suspense
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James B. (wandersoul73) from TYLER, TX
Reviewed on 6/18/2009...
This is probably one of the weakest box sets around by Stephen King. The only 2 highlights within this would be The Stand and Thinner. But all the others are just long and boring.
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2 very good films, a pretty bad one, and a horrendous one.
Jueichi Shen | Knoxville, TN United States | 02/11/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Cujo-It's been a long time since I've seen this film, but to my memory, it was a pretty decent horror flick about a rabid St. Bernard. ** 1/2 out of ***** (Based on 7-year old memory)The Stand-Completely compelling horror epic about the end of the world and the survivors dealing with the aftermath. At 6 hrs., it's LONG but never dull. Somewhat lackluster ending, though. Great performances from Gary Sinise, Miguel Ferrer, Rob Lowe, and Jamey Sheriday, and a fine score from W.G. Snuffy Walden. **** out of *****The Langoliers-Intriguing and engrossing thriller about a group of people who awaken during a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Boston only to discover all of the other passengers and the flight crew have disappeared. Despite a couple of weak special effects and an underwhelming final scene, this is a true seat gripper that proves fear of the unknown is more frightening than any monster. Good performances from most of the cast, especially David Morse, Dean Stockwell, and Mark Lindsay Chapman.
**** out of *****Thinner-Another Stephen King horror film about a man who is cursed by a gypsy and continues to grow thinner. Initially intriguing premise really goes nowhere after awhile, and it's hard to tell whether the ending is being serious or jokey. * 1/2 out of *****Golden Years-Absolutely awful mini-series involving an old man who begins to grow younger after a disaster in a secret laboratory. Pedestrian direction, second-rate performances, poor dialogue, and an astonishingly bad ending are the main highlights. Some die-hard Stephen King fans might find something to admire, but it's a torturous 4 hours. 1/2 out of *****This 5-pack DVD would a worthy buy for those who are intrigued and haven't seen these films yet. The Stand and The Langoliers are clearly the best, and they also remain among King's best film adaptations to date."
A True Stephen King Collection
Jueichi Shen | 01/09/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For all those Stephen King fans this is one package you cannot beat. You get all those great miniseries you have seen on TV in one package...great enough for hours of excitement.
Would have been more then three stars if not for the lack of the stereo quality in some of the movies (it was monoural) but still a horror lovers dream.
I wish there was another set like this."
maxwellryan | Toledo, Ohio | 05/29/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Two stars for the complete collection. One of Stephen King's better mini-series in "The Stand" is mixed with some less than stellar efforts in the King department. I truly enjoyed "Cujo" (despite a specific deviation from the book that actually made a better movie) but cannot say the same for "The Langoliers" and especially the "Golden Years." "Thinner" is in the middling range of King adaptations. For me, it would have been better to purchase "The Stand" and "Cujo" alone. For King completists however, this might be the way to go."