Critters 2: The Main Course

Critters 2: The Main Course

Director: Mick Garris

Cast: Mick Garris, Scott Grimes, Liane Alexandra Curtis, Don Opper

     
 

The sequel to the surprise sci-fi hit Critters gets a simple but effective presentation ion this DVD edition. Critters 2: The Main Course features two transfers of the film -- a widescreen edition letterboxed at the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 (and enhanced for 16 x 9 playback), and a pan-and-scan full-screen version at 1.33:1. The film's originalSee more details below

Overview

The sequel to the surprise sci-fi hit Critters gets a simple but effective presentation ion this DVD edition. Critters 2: The Main Course features two transfers of the film -- a widescreen edition letterboxed at the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 (and enhanced for 16 x 9 playback), and a pan-and-scan full-screen version at 1.33:1. The film's original English-language soundtrack has been remixed for Dolby Digital 5.1 presentation, while an alternate French-language track is in Dolby Digital Mono. The feature is closed-captioned in English. The film's original trailer is included as a bonus feature.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Fred Beldin
Sequels are made with fans of the original in mind, and those who were charmed by the first installment of this comic horror franchise will likely have fun the second time around. The first Critters, of course, was heavily indebted to the success of Joe Dante's 1984 hit Gremlins, borrowing the concept of a swarming horde of miniature monsters that are simultaneously cute and horrific, tearing up an unsuspecting small town until a coed team of young folks can discover a way to stop them. Critters was no match for its forerunner, but it was arguably the best of a bad bunch of rip-offs that included Ghoulies, Munchies, and Hobgoblins, most of which went straight to video but proved popular enough to warrant sequels of their own. Critters 2: The Main Course is a genial sci-fi story that offers no surprises to genre fans. Most of the film is suitable for children and seems to be aimed at a pre-teen audience, but there are some unusually graphic gore scenes for a PG-13 production, and brief but gratuitous female nudity. Sure, sure, the kids of today are more sophisticated, they can handle it, they've seen it all on the Internet, whatever. It's just that few viewers over the age of 15 are likely to care for this film, and parents with qualms about cinematic excess might consider it too gruesome for tender eyes. Perhaps Critters 2 can be thought of as training wheels for young film fans who are preparing themselves for stronger stuff -- too young yet for the grisly heights of Alien but yearning for something with more gross-out power than Back to the Future. Be forewarned: This film features Eddie Deezen.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2003
UPC:
0794043637223
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
PG13
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:27:00
Sales rank:
40,528

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen and fullscreen versions of the film; 5.1 surround sound; Stereo surround sound; Theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM enabled

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Scott Grimes Brad Brown
Liane Alexandra Curtis Megan Morgan
Don Opper Charlie McFadden
Barry Corbin Harv
Tom Hodges Wesley
Sam Anderson Mr. Morgan
Lindsay Parker Cindy Morgan
Herta Ware Nana
Lin Shaye Sal Roos
Terrence Mann Ug, Bounty Hunter
Roxanne Kernohan Lee, Bounty Hunter
Douglas Rowe Quigley
Cynthia Garris Zanti
Eddie Deezen Hungry Heifer Manager
Frank Birney Reverend Fisher
David Ursin Sheriff Corwin
Gregory Patrick Lee/Ug "Nothing-Face"
Patrick Campbell Farmer
Montrose Hagins Farm Woman
Tom McLoughlin Church Guard
J. Christopher Sullivan Townie

Technical Credits
Mick Garris Director,Screenwriter
Chalres Bornstein Editor
Dan Bradley Stunts
Marty Bresin Special Effects
Chiodo Brothers Special Effects
Russell Carpenter Cinematographer
Philip Foreman Production Designer
Daryl Kass Associate Producer
Jerry Ketcham Asst. Director
Robin Lippin Casting
Lesley Lynn Nicholson Costumes/Costume Designer
Barry Opper Producer
Nicholas Pike Score Composer
Chiodo Brothers Productions Special Effects
Donna Stamps Scherer Set Decoration/Design
Robert Shaye Executive Producer
Donald Summer Sound/Sound Designer
David N. Twohy Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Title/File Under Alien [4:39]
2. Space Oddities [2:36]
3. Scooped [2:39]
4. High-Fiber Diet [1:23]
5. Generation Gap [3:24]
6. Bounty Hunter Bonding [1:27]
7. Hungry/Heifer Hangout [2:18]
8. Easter Egg Shopping [1:54]
9. Stranger Than Fiction [3:34]
10. Bed Bugs Bite [3:50]
11. Resurrection Day [5:28]
12. Sheriff Wanted [2:56]
13. Alien Centerfold [2:17]
14. Junk Food [10:18]
15. Preparing for the Worst [7:44]
16. Critter Patrol [2:17]
17. The Convention [6:25]
18. Dead Meat/Live Meat [6:28]
19. Great Ball of Critter [10:38]
20. End Credits [3:19]

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