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Body Bags [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

  • SKU: 21882942
  • Release Date: 11/12/2013
$19.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Actor Robert Carradine on "The Gas Station"
    • Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Actor Stacy Keach on "Hair"
    • Audio Commentary with Producer Sandy King and Justin Beahm on "Eye"
    • Unzipping Body Bags featurette with John Carpenter, Producer Sandy King and actors Stacy Keach and Robert Carradine
    • Trailer

    Synopsis


    Horror virtuoso John Carpenter hosts this goofy horror anthology, originally produced for Showtime as a gory stepchild of HBO's Tales from the Crypt series. Playing an emaciated, eye-rolling "coroner," John introduces the audience to a triptych of creepy vignettes in the EC horror-comics mode while paddling about in the guts of assorted cadavers and cracking jokes more gag-inducing than anything oozing on the slab. Two of the stories are directed by Carpenter himself: "The Gas Station" is a retread (pun intended) of Halloween-style scare tactics as a pretty gas-station attendant watches various oddballs pass by her window after hearing that an escaped killer is on the loose; "Hair" is a morbid, hilarious look at man's obsession with his own virility in which Stacy Keach turns to a bizarre hair-growth clinic (run by David Warner & Debbie Harry) which promises instant results, but at a horrific price. The third segment, directed by Tobe Hooper, involves a baseball player (Mark Hamill) who receives an eye transplant after a car accident and soon begins having optical flashbacks revealing (you guessed it) the identity and tendencies of the eye's former owner -- a serial killer. The second segment is by far the most entertaining, featuring a wonderfully neurotic performance by Keach, but the first and last chapters are too derivative to offer much for the discriminating horror buff, although the same fans will enjoy several cute cameos from other genre directors, including Wes Craven, Sam Raimi and Roger Corman. ~ Cavett Binion


    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Anthology Movie

      Posted
      Gannicus25
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This movie is great. I love anthology movies and series. You cant go wrong with them. You get more story's for you buck and they don't get stale.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Anthology

      Posted
      Krueger
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      This is a nice and cheesy anthology horror film. Originally aired on HBO. Similar to Creepshow, only not quite as good and devoid of that classic status.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great camera work

      Posted
      rrrw
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      enjoyed the suspense, similar to Tales From The Crypt

      I would recommend this to a friend


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