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Brian Sullivan | Panorama City, California United States | 02/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've had an interest in Bigfoot since I was a little kid, and BOGGY CREEK was one of the first experiences I'd had with Bigfoot Docudramas. There's a part in the movie where the narrator says "I was a boy when I first heard him scream. It scared me then, and it scares me now." Know what? It scared the bejeezus out of me too, and it still does! There's a lot of behind the scenes stuff about the making of BOGGY CREEK that makes me wonder about the integrity of its director, but personal politics aside, this is one fine example of why at 33 years of age I STILL won't go wandering around in the woods. Sure it's just a guy in a ratty monster suit, and the reenactments are sometimes on the cheezy side, but there's something about this movie that gets under your skin and stays there. If you like the Sasquatch like I like the Sasquatch, then throw away that godawful fourth-generation VHS copy and pick up this DVD. It's about as good as BOGGY CREEK is ever gonna look, and with it on disc you can jump right to your favorite scenes. Mine's the one where the monster grabs at the guy sitting on the toilet. :)"
What a difference
H man | Chicago, IL United States | 02/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this new version of LEGEND OF.., WOW, what a difference from the initial crummy release of this movie on dvd. Make sure you get this one, the picture is a hundred times clearer, the sound is so much better, I felt transported back in time, like I was watching it on the big screen. The shots of the monster are super clear and I can't express enough how this clear version makes a huge Total different watching experience then the first dvd release of this classic. For those of you who have the crummy first release of the dvd, with the mysterios white dot in the right corner of the entire movie...guess what....it's gone!!!on this new clearer, so much clearer DVD!!!!"
"This is Where the Story Plays..."
Pat A Reinhardt | Louisville, KY United States | 07/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, you can toss your bootlegs, the greatest Bigfoot Docu-drama of all time is -finally- available again, and in DVD for the first time (legit, anyhow.) No, the print isn't fantastic, no it's not in widescreen, but it's THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, people! C'mon! You get to hear a guy wonder if maybe an orangutan was in his sweet potato patch! You get to listen to another guy who got part of his foot shot off in a freak boating accident! You get to ponder why so many people in Arkansas seem to be named "Crabtree"!! And that way cool SONG! How many other bigfoot movies have a love-theme for the MONSTER?!! (And there's another song about...another guy named "Crabtree", but hey...)In all honesty, I'd have LOVED to have seen this restored and released in widescreen. However, I share the opinion that a widescreen print of the film may not -exist- now. At any rate, the DVD is head and shoulders above any VHS copy that's been released to date. Some of the colors come in like gangbusters at the least expected times, and you can actually see the grain on the tree bark in the darker scenes, so this is the best transfer this film has ever had, without doubt. My biggest complaint is that annoying little white speck about halfway up on the right side of the middle of the picture. What the heck IS that?"The Legend of Boggy Creek" is one of my absolute -favorite- films from my childhood. It has withstood viewing after viewing, it doesn't get old, it's just it's own sorta good, clean FUN. There's never been anything like it, before or since.Gotta love that song..."
He Always Travels the Creek...
Monty Moonlight | TX | 04/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fouke, Arkansas is a microscopic town located near Texarkana, by the Texas/Arkansas border. It's the kind of town you can drive through without even knowing you were there. People do it everyday. If they only knew what a mysterious place they were passing through, they might actually stop and look around for a while. Ya see, Fouke is said to be the home of "The Legend of Boggy Creek."
The legend is known as the Fouke Monster, a huge, hairy, three-toed, red-eyed, bigfoot-like creature, and it's said that he's been sighted in those parts for over a hundred years. It was his rash of bold appearances in the 70s, however, that inspired director Charles B. Pierce (the man behind "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" and "Boggy Creek 2: The Legend Continues") to make this B-movie that is, in fact, a legend in itself. The film is a docu-drama of sorts; a collection of reenactments of some of the more recent and horrific sightings of the creature as experienced by residents of the area. Like the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," or similar films like "Just Before Dawn" and "Encounter With the Unknown," "The Legend of Boggy Creek" is saturated with a highly effective, eerie atmosphere that is enhanced by the low budget, the creepy setting, the amateur acting from average looking people, and the otherworldly decade in which it was shot. The surreal music, which includes two original folk songs that greatly add to this bizarre viewing experience (one sung by the director, himself), combines with the swampy locale to transport the viewer to a dreamlike reality that can quickly turn into a nightmare at a moment's notice. The film may seem tame by today's standards, heck, during the day it's almost relaxing, but the knowledge that the stories are supposedly true can still provide the viewer with some decent creeps when seen in the proper atmosphere and setting. Despite the bookend tale of the film's narrator character, the whole thing comes off as very sincere and convincing.
For cryptozoology fans and 70's B-horror lovers alike, "The Legend of Boggy Creek" is a must for the home library. The DVD presents the film in fullscreen format, and the picture and sound quality are less than perfect, but completely watchable. The photo gallery and production notes are nothing more than stills from the film, and the only other extra is a Filmography for director Charles B. Pierce. Still, "The Legend of Boggy Creek" is an affordable American classic that every true film buff should own! Don't expect fantastic camera work, gripping character dialogue, or mind-blowing effects, but if you're interested in hearing some spooky tales of what might be lurking out in the woods and swamps by day, and occasionally coming by your house to pay you a visit at night, this one's for you! "
Huedez | Chicago, IL United States | 11/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this in the theatre/drive-in back in its initial release. Talk about obsession, after seeing this nightmarish screamfest, I made my folks pass through Fouke, Arkansas and I had them take a picture of me by the welcome to sign. We drove around that small town and the woods there are definetely SCARY!!! This movie is like Blairwitch in that there are no special effects, you dont get to see the creature that often and mostly you the viewer are put in the situation. Not recommended for young children!!!! Very atmospheric, real creeeeeeepy!!!"