This disc needs to be taken off the market
O. Diaz | St. Petersburg, FL | 01/07/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I wish I could review the film itself, because it looked very promising. Unfortunately, it isn't possible because the two copies I screened were defective. Some players refused to track beyond chapter 7, others, the last 2 chapters, 19 & 20. In every case, the picture froze and broke up, making complete viewing of the film impossible. The original, more expensive release of this DVD by Velocity Home Entertainment has been reviewed on this site without technical complaints, so I'm ordering that one instead. Meanwhile, Platinum needs to take this botched budget pressing off the market."
IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 01/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Patrick Muldoon sure would be a household name if everyone watched the countless straight to videos this man has made. Muldoon possesses a swarmy sexuality, and a boy next door demeanor that has placed him in several heroic type roles. In "Blackwoods" however, Muldoon is cast in a role in which his character can be questioned. Director Uwe Boll uses kinetic flashbacks to illustrate this story of a man who is held hostage by a strange backwoods family, who hold him responsible for the death of their youngest daughter. Muldoon struck and killed her with his car. The family believes he was drunk when he did it and didn't get the justice they feel he deserved. So they decide to exact their revenge?
Or wait a minute...did it happen the way Muldoon remembers?
This is an intriguing, enigmatic tale where nothing is as it seems. Muldoon does a great job, with some good support from Michael Pare, Will Sanderson and zany Clint Howard.
The ending is a surprise, even though you should see it coming!
Still, quite different for Muldoon and worthwhile."
Best surprise ending! See Patrick Muldoon in the Blackwoods
James McDonald | Southern California | 06/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Matt (Patrick Muldoon) takes his girlfriend to the backwoods. Along the way, Matt has flashbacks of his past. He's been in this part of the backwoods before. First they are pulled over by the Sheriff (Michael Pare), who thinks he knows Matt somehow before. Then they reach a motel with a seedy hotel manager (Clint Howard) who only rents rooms with porno television to couples. After some pleasure, Matt falls asleep and has a nightmare of his past. Suddenly he is awaken by an ax-carrying man at the door. After telling and showing the lazy hotel manager what just happened, alone in the room now, he goes a little crazy for a while. So scared. So frustrated. later he takes a walk in the backwoods and come across a house...Patrick Muldoon we remember from the NBC serial "Days Of Our Lives" (Austin 1992-95). Michael Pare has done good work in Eddie and the Cruisers (1983) and The Philadelphia Experiment (1994). Clint Howard was the little boy with the bear in the Gentle Ben tv series (1967-1969) and he is the brother of Ron. Nice tune: "Out Of The Rain" written and performed by Charlemaine. Best surprise ending of a story about the male lead I've seen in a long time. No specials on this DVD."