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  • Fright Night Part II

    Posted in: Disc Reviews by David Annandale on September 29th, 2003

    Overall
    Film
    Video
    Audio
    Extras
    (out of 5)

    

    Synopsis

    Convinced, after therapy, that his previous vampire-fighting adventure was the product of adelusion, William Ragsdale returns to normal life. Unfortunately, he and horror host PeterVincent (Roddy McDowall, reprising his Peter Cushing/Vincent Price role) are targeted byvampire Julie Carmen, who wants revenge for the death of her brother. The comedy isn’t funny,and the horror isn’t scary. The film is slick, but is just barely a passable time-waster.

    Audio

    The sound is 2.0. On the plus side, it makes full use of surround. On the negative side, someof the rear speaker output is inappropriate (such as dialogue). As well, there are moments werethe right channel wavers very badly. Flawed as the sound is, it’s still better than the picture.

    Video

    Ugh. The picture is fullscreen, the colours are washed out (sometimes anemic pastel,sometimes borderline sepia), the grain is horrible, and the image is softer than the PillsburyDoughboy. In a word: crap.

    Special Features

    The menu is scored, but as there are no extras, what’s the point?

    Closing Thoughts

    The movie is mediocre, but the transfer is worse. I’ve seen better looking VHS.

    Posted In: 1.33:1 Fullscreen, Artisan Entertainment, Disc Reviews, Dolby Digital 2.0 (English), DVD, Horror

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