The vampire thriller Queen of the Damned comes to DVD on Warner Home Video with a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. Audio is offered in Dolby Digital 5.1 in English and French, with subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. There are many special features on this DVD release, including commentary with director Michael Rymer, producer Jorge Saralegui, and composer Richard Gibbs. The three music videos include the songs "Forsaken" (performed by David Draiman), "Redeemer" (performed by Marilyn Manson), and "System" (performed by Chester Bennington), as well as a music video from Static-X for "Cold." The three featurettes include interviews and behind-the-scene footage, the best of them being "Creating the Vampires," which focuses on the special effects. "The Music of Lestat" features interviews with composer Gibbs and lyricist Jonathan Davis from Korn. "Aalyiah Remembered" is a very brief tribute to the late pop star and her contributions to the film. Outtakes include 13 deleted scenes and extended concert sequences for the songs "Slept So Long" and "Not Meant for Me." In addition to cast film highlights, production stills, and a gag reel, there are enhanced features for DVD-ROM.
Aaliyah Remembered pays tribute to the beloved star
2 other fang-bearing documentaries: Creating the Vampires and The Music of Lestat
Feature-length audio commentary with director Michael Rymer, producer Jorge Saralegui and composer Richard Gibbs
13 additional scenes including more among the ancients and a Jesse dream sequence
3 full-length Lestat music videos: Forsaken, Redeemer and System
Static X Cold music video
Extended Slept So Long and Not Meant For Me concert sequences
Production book stills gallery
Cast film highlights
Languages: English & Français (dubbed in Quebec)
Subtitles: English, Français & Español
Enhanced features for your DVD-ROM PC: link to the original theatrical web site and other locations, log in to future online events
As the sequel to "Interview with the Vampire," I don't think it has quite the impact of Interview, but is very entertaining, nonetheless. For those that have read the "Vampire Chronicles," you'll appreciate the Lestat character with all his faults.