Jeepers Creepers [DVD] [2001]

Directed by Victor Salva, Jeepers Creepers is a stylish, moody American horror film that subverts many of the tired clichés that have plagued the genre in recent years. Although the film is reminiscent of other productions (especially Spielberg's Duel and Jaws), Creepers manages to find its own sense of purpose. It's also one of the more scary American mainstream horror films to come down the pike in awhile. MGM Home Entertainment has done a stellar job with this DVD and obviously felt that the film deserved more than a toss-off release. The film is available in both full screen and letterboxed (1.85:1 enhanced) formats. The transfer for either version is fantastic, although the letterboxed format is preferable for obvious reasons. Many of the film's scenes glow (especially during some of the earlier daylight moments), which is a startling realization when one remembers that the filmmakers have taken such care in what could have been just your average teen horror flick. The audio tracks are also impressive, beautifully highlighting Bennett Salvay's thunderous music score. What's not so impressive, though, is the commentator track with Salva. It's not that it isn't informative or interesting at times, it just doesn't entertain. But Salva is a very gracious host and thanks his crew and the actors numerous times for raising his material above the average horror dreck. But the disc does contain some excellent supplemental material such as a collection of six mini-featurettes that give a nice overview of the production, plenty of deleted and extended scenes (some of which are excellent), a photo gallery, theatrical and TV trailers, and much more. There's also a nifty little Easter Egg on the main menu page; left click after highlighting any of the menu options and will find something staring straight at you.
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Special Features

  • Deleted and extended scenes including alternate opening and ending sequences
  • Director's audio commentary
  • "Behind the Peepers": a collection of 6 mini-featurettes on the making of the film
  • Photo gallery
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English: 5.1 Surround
  • French: stereo Surround
  • Spanish: stereo Surround
  • English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Synopsis

Jeepers Creepers
Writer/director Victor Salva returns to his horror roots with this teen-slasher genre flick, one of several 2001 films produced by Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope studio. Gina Philips and Justin Long are siblings Trish and Darry, road tripping home from college across the U.S. and bickering all the way. Menaced by a truck on the highway, the travelers encounter the same vehicle later, and what they believe is a man dumping a human body into a drainage pipe. Investigating, Darry and Trish become the intended prey of an indestructible, supernatural creature hell-bent on eating them, a murderous local myth that is proving to be all too real. As they attempt to escape their bloodthirsty pursuer, the pair discovers that even the local police station is no refuge; they also receive some advice from a knowledgeable psychic (Patricia Belcher). Jeepers Creepers co-stars Eileen Brennan. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Gina Philips
    Gina Philips - Trish
  • Justin Long
    Justin Long - Darry
  • Jonathan Breck
    Jonathan Breck - The Creeper
  • Patricia Belcher
    Patricia Belcher - Jezelle Gay Hartman
  • Brandon Smith
    Brandon Smith - Sgt. Davis Tubbs

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