Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward star as two country handymen who lead a cast of zany characters to safety in this exciting sci-fi creature comedy. Just as Val McKee (Bacon) and Earl Basset (Ward) decide to leave Perfection, Neva... more »da, strange rumblings prevent their departure. With the help of a shapely seismology student (Finn Carter), they discover their desolate town is infested with gigantic man-eating creatures that live below the ground. The race is on to overcome these slimy subterraneans and find a way to higher ground, in this enjoyable thriller co-starring Michael Gross and Reba McEntire. They?re back! The giant underground creatures that terrorized a desert town in Tremors are now plowing their way through Mexican oil fields, gobbling up everything and everyone around-and only one man can stop them! In the style of its predecessor, this comedy sci-fi creature feature reunites Fred Ward as down-on-his-luck Earl Basset and Michael Gross as gung-ho survivalist Burt Gummer, two desert desperados who take on the task of destroying the monsters. Partnered with them is Christopher Gartin, a young guy in need of kicks, cash, and a career change, and Helen Shaver, a sexy and intrepid scientist who?s seen it all?until now. Together they devise an ingenious plan for tracking and killing the creatures. Tremors 2 is filled with high-speed action and plenty of laughs-until the predators wise up.Those morphing, man-eating monsters are shaking things up again in the dusty little town of Perfection, Nevada ? and survivalist Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) is the only solution to the latest in evolution! Aided by a couple of young local entrepreneurs (Shawn Christian and Susan Chuang), Burt pits his impressive knowledge of weaponry against the newest and deadliest generation of Graboids. If Burt and his new partners can?t find a way to stop them, then the creatures that put Perfection on the map will wipe it right off the face of the earth. Tremors 3 promises earth-shaking, explosive, edge-of-your-seat entertainment.Get ready to be shaken to your core by the all-new prequel to the original Tremors! When workers in a remote mining town of Rejection, Nevada, fall prey to an unseen creature, the mine?s owner, Hiram Gummer (Michael Gross), great-grandfather to Tremors? Burt Gummer, hires a mercenary to destroy the carnivorous creatures before they swallow up his profits. What follows is an all-out assault that takes the battleground from deep in the earth to a suspense-filled showdown on the streets of Rejection! Tremors 4:The Legend Begins will thrill you with incredible action sequences, awesome bonus features and earth-shaking special effects created by the award-winning team behind the original box-office hit, Tremors.« less
Very awesome movies, unlike the low budget, bad acting pieces of crap that you see on SYFY now a days. I remember when they took time with what they made. But now they cant find a decent actor to save their life. They hire porn stars to act, its horrible. Let alone they have badly computerized monsters. Tremors looks real.
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John P. (AvraValleyJohn) from MARANA, AZ Reviewed on 8/20/2010...
Tremors. What's NOT to love? Cheesy monsters, over the top acting, heroic endings, It's got everything a lover of monster movies wants. Basically the residents of Perfection Nevada have to fight off the attack of vicious 'Graboids' in order to save themselves and their town. The plot is fairly basic but lovable. The cast includes Fred Ward, Kevin Bacon before he hit it big, Michael Gross& a favorite of mine, Victor Wong. Also look for actress Ariana Richards in one of her earlier roles. She would come back to star in Tremors 3.This film has the distinction of being the first movie featuring country western star Reba McEntire. Not a class A movie but I give it a solid class B. And being from the desert southwest myself, the settings were eerily familiar. Enjoy !!
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Alaskan Bull Worm!!!
Sky | New York | 12/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Certainly the jewel in the Tremors series of movies between 1990 and 2004 is the original. It's funny. It's scary. It's suspenseful. It's got a great cast. It's fun to watch! And this DVD release gives you the three follow-on sequels for almost the price you'd expect to spend for the original cult classic by itself.
In the original 1990 "Tremors", you have Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward as the leading characters. Their performance together is (almost) on par with John Travolta and Sam Jackson in Pulp Fiction; the dialogue between these guys is priceless. They truly come across as buddies for life.
The story is simple: a B-movie-esque scenario where giant man-eating subterranean monsters (big wormlike things called aptly named Graboids) start plucking man and animal from the surface in a remote desert town. Bacon and Ward are trapped by the underground beasts with little known Finn Carter and mercenary neighbors (Michael Gross) and his wife (Reba McEntire). The result is a fun story of everyone saving themselves and finding a way to kill the monsters before the monsters eat them all.
Tremors 2 is very entertaining. Another fun movie and an above par sequel. But gone is the realistic notion that the original movie carried with "these-people-are-trapped-and-have-no-choice-but-to-fight-the-monsters-themselves". Instead remnant cast members Ward and Gross (instead of the military or some superior entity) are commissioned to dispose of the reappearance of the Graboids. Kevin Bacon is a huge loss to the the comradery factor that the original held. The flick moves a long well, has a good story, it's still scary and suspenseful, and has a great surprise twist when the Graboids mutate making this somewhat of an original in its own right.
The next two movies, Tremors 3 and Tremors 4 are fair. I could easily spend less time and be as entertained by the much shorter SpongeBob Squarepants 10 minute "Alaskan Bull Worm!" tribute episode to the original Tremors.
Tremors 3 is the better of the two with another mutation twist, and an entertaining story. Michael Gross is back as Burt, but you really have to turn a blind eye to the why-hasn't-anyone-called-the-frickin'-army factor. Tremors 4 is a prequel to the original that is difficult to sit all the way through. There is really no need to elaborate on #3 or #4, because they are both so predictable based on the first two that you can easily guess what they are about and what happens.
A cool thing about all of them is that creator, writer, producer and director SS Wilson is on board for all four flicks to hold everything together better than other films that spawn one too many sequels.
All in all, as I said earlier, the original Tremors alone makes this a very, very worthwhile addition to any collector's movie library, in-genre or out. The addition of Tremors 2 makes this purchase a very easy Add to Cart. "But be advised, Burt, there are two more...I repeat...two more mother-humpers"."
Tremors Attack Pack: Reviewed
Asr | Colorado, USA | 12/05/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
- You get all 4 movies in one box, a great value at about ~$5 per movie! - The first movie is the best but you'll probably also like the fourth (which is a prequel) and either the 2nd or 3rd if you haven't seen any of them yet. - Inside is a coupon for $10.50 off a ticket to Peter Jackson's King Kong which opens in theaters 12-14-05 (valid until 1-1-06).
- Despite the claims on the packaging for 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, all four movies are presented in 1.78:1 NON-anamorphic widescreen. In fact, the video transfers are exactly the same as those on the previous DVDs. - All 4 movies are on TWO discs - which of course means both discs are double-sided. ARGH. If you're not the type of person to handle optical discs carefully, forget buying this, you'll probably scratch everything up right away, no offense. - To make matters worse for two double-sided discs, the DVD case Universal came up with is absolutely atrocious. It's one of those double-inset ones, where you've got sub-impressioned spaces for the discs, so you can actually see both discs simultaneously, but in order to remove the disc on the lower inset, you have to remove the disc on the upper inset first because it's on top. And doing that without touching the lower disc is easier said than done. Universal couldn't use one of those convenient double-flip panel DVD cases instead? This approach is just plain aggravating. - The cardboard slip case that houses the actual DVD case is designed backwards, so the DVD case slips out from the left, instead of the right! - Four movies on two discs screams cheapness. Why didn't Universal just put together all four DVD sets to make a four-movie mega-package?
Sorry, not enough space for write-ups of each movie, but you can read up on them individually here on Amazon, each one has lots of customer reviews! To sum up, the first movie is about the Graboids, big monsters that lurk underground and lurch out when they feel something moving on the ground! Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are hysterical! The 2nd movie has the "shriekers," the next evolution of the Graboids. The 3rd shows the "ass-blasters," the next next evolution. Gotta watch to find out why they're named that! Finally the 4th is set in 1889 and goes back to the origins of the Graboids.
Universal took some time to tweak the individual movies' special features for this package, so you'll find some additional stuff not on the previous DVD releases of the movies (some stuff was re-organized too).
TREMORS (1990) - Disc 1, Side A - Newly added Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track, with optional subtitles - BONUS MATERIALS -- The Making of Tremors, 53:34, 10-part documentary with optional subtitles --- "How It All Began" (pre-production) --- "Building Perfection" --- "The Mechanical Effects" --- "The Cast" --- "Photography and Editing" --- "The Creatures" --- "The Miniatures" --- "The Cliff" --- "The Ending" (features an alternate ending) --- "Creature Featurette" -- Outtakes, 05:12 -- Featurette, 03:58 (behind-the-scenes clips) -- Theatrical Trailers, 04:03 (collection of the trailers, quite a few) -- Kevin Bacon Profile, 03:02 (video interview on his role, with movie clips) -- Michael Gross Profile, 02:33 (video interview on his role, with movie clips) -- Reba McEntire Profile, 02:02 (video interview on her role, with movie clips) -- Production Photographs, includes 16 stills -- Tremors 2: Aftershocks Trailer
TREMORS 2: AFTERSHOCKS (1996) - Disc 1, Side B - Audio presented only in Dolby Digital 2.0 - Tremors 2: Aftershocks Trailer (same one provided on Side A)
TREMORS 3: BACK TO PERFECTION (2001) - Disc 2, Side A - Audio presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 (not listed in DVD menus though) - BONUS MATERIALS -- Spotlight On Location, 14:43, provides a behind-the-scenes and looks back at the franchise with interview clips from producers/crew -- Trailers --- TREMORS (same one provided on Disc 1, Side A) --- TREMORS 2: AFTERSHOCKS (same one provided on Disc 1, Side A) --- TREMORS 3: BACK TO PERFECTION
TREMORS 4: THE LEGEND BEGINS (2004) - Disc 2, Side B - Audio presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 (not listed in DVD menus though) - BONUS MATERIALS -- Audio commentary track, with director S.S. Wilson (also directed Tremors 2) who gives an informative commentary and provides interesting bits on production and casting -- You're on the Set of TREMORS 4: THE LEGEND BEGINS, 12:03, provides a behind-the-scenes and includes interview clips from producers/crew"
You get what you pay for, and then three extra movies
pocnib | Killeen, TX, USA | 09/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a huge fan of the Tremors movies, and am very excited to see a box set funally being released. The first movie is excellent, the foundation for many good sci-fi/fantasy movies, the beginning is slow enough to actually introduce the movie, but exciting enough to have you hooked, then comes Tremors 2: Aftershocks, new setting, new challenge, new characters, same classic storyline and still has Micheal Gross as Burt Gummer, the match made in heaven for an actor to a part. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, back to the original detting with a few new characters and yet another exciting twist and an all new way to save the day. Then comes Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, One of the only good prequels in movies to date. All this for only $26 list price? An excellent buy."
Not the Tremors Box Set I was hoping for.
Gunther Haagendazs | Up High in the Trees | 09/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like many fans, I grew up around these films. When I heard that they were to release a box set I was very, very excited. Upon getting this box set as a gift I was shocked to discover that...
1) The only season of Tremors: the Series is not included in this set and the Sci-Fi channel still has it locked away in their vault. 2) The majority of the special features are gone except for those of the first film and about half of the fourth film. The fourth film I had rented once and saw a very entertaining short film and I was shocked to discover it was no longer there. 3) The movies are on 2 duel sided discs, meaning that they are cheap and prone to damage if you are not extremely careful with them.
On the good side though, you do get all four films for the low price of 20 dollars. I love all of the tremors films (yes even the third one which gets a bad rap, even by me sometimes), I hope that some day there will be a fifth one and that even though the series deserves a much better box set, this one will do until the one day release the TV series and the rumored 5th film. Hoped this review helped."
Matt Medway | 12/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is by far a much better improvement in the way of audio and video. There was another review I read that said they aren't anamorphic and are the exact same transfers. I have no idea what DVD he is talking about because these movies are all anamorphic, all 5.1 (except tremors 2) and the first 2 have been remastered. They look brilliant compared to the earlier releases. I did a screen shot comparison and they are way sharper and cleaner. Get this set if you love the movies and are looking to upgrade your previous DVDs."