Village of the Damned [DVD] [1995]

  • SKU: 3534321
  • Release Date: 12/15/1998
  • Rating: R
John Carpenter scares up a horror remake with his small-town fright fest Village of the Damned. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, Universal's work on this transfer appears to be in tip-top shape. With solid colors and dark black levels, the image sports no edge enhancement, grain, or other imperfections that might otherwise mar the image. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and is also top-notch. With a bombastic bass and swirling surround sounds, this mix is very full and should give any home theater and thorough workout. Also included on this disc is a Dolby 2.0 soundtrack in French as well as Spanish subtitles and English captions. The extra features on Village of the Damned are less than exciting. The supplements available include a theatrical trailer for the film, a few scant production notes, some info on the cast and crew, and a few bonus trailers for other Universal releases.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 16)

    Special Features


    • Theatrical trailer
    • Cast & filmmakers' bios
    • Film highlights
    • Web links
    • Production notes

    Synopsis


    Village of the Damned
    This film is a remake of the classic 1960 science-fiction thriller, Village of the Damned, which was based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. Veteran horror director John Carpenter is at the helm this time, with Christopher Reeve replacing George Sanders in the starring role. Aliens put the entire village of Midwich to sleep for 24 hours and impregnate many women. Reeve plays Alan Chaffee, the town doctor, whose wife Barbara (Karen Kahn) is one of the women carrying an alien baby. Visiting scientist Dr. Susan Verner (Kristie Alley) is monitoring the situation for the government. She supervises a mass birthing in a barn. The children turn out to be white-haired, glassy-eyed, and telepathic. Their plan is to use their supernatural powers to kill the villagers and help the aliens take over, and only Chaffee and Verner can stop them. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Christopher Reeve
      Christopher Reeve - Alan Chaffee
    • Kirstie Alley
      Kirstie Alley - Dr. Susan Verner
    • Linda Kozlowski
      Linda Kozlowski - Jill McGowan
    • Meredith Salenger
      Meredith Salenger - Melanie Roberts
    • Mark Hamill
      Mark Hamill - Rev. George



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A must have for a John Carpenter fan

      Posted
      Chapin74
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      This is not a good movie really. But it is a must have for any Carpenter fan like myself for who collects all his movies. This had a beautiful slipcover with new cover art. And the Special Features were very good. but as I said the movie is lacking.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Oldschool Flick!!

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      ashnbrly
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      The picture quality is awesome for being a movie from the 80's This is a must have for anyone who collects movies!! For those scared of horror movies this isnt scary! Just suspenseful

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great movie remake of original.

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      Gemini
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      This was better than the original movie.I recommended to any one who likes sci ci movies

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Decent Flick

      Posted
      BluRayCollector
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      I love Scream releases but thought the movie was just okay for a blind buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      solid remake

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      cookie80
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      solid remake nice solid new transfer. good solid batch of new features

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Decent Carpenter

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      CallMePlisskin
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      Not Carpenter's best by a long shot, but if you are a fan (like me) it is a must own. Some great extras.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great!!

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      MJ2Kool
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      Glad to have found a blu-ray copy of this movie. Great price!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Remake

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      blahblahblah
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      Carpenter makes a decent attempt at this child horror film.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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