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Giant-size spiders have returned to the screen in Eight Legged Freaks and now are making their present known on this DVD. Overall, this homage to the monster flicks of the 1950s, is a fun but rather insignificant film, but a fine DVD. Image quality is perfect. The 2.35:1 anamorphic picture is strong in every respect. Colors are translated as good as a new theatrical print while the darker scenes show no signs of artifacts or breakdown. Detail is equally solid. Warner has done a fine job with this transfer. The ...
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Giant-size spiders have returned to the screen in Eight Legged Freaks and now are making their present known on this DVD. Overall, this homage to the monster flicks of the 1950s, is a fun but rather insignificant film, but a fine DVD. Image quality is perfect. The 2.35:1 anamorphic picture is strong in every respect. Colors are translated as good as a new theatrical print while the darker scenes show no signs of artifacts or breakdown. Detail is equally solid. Warner has done a fine job with this transfer. The sound, a 5.1 English Dolby Digital track, doesn't fare quite as well. The audio is presented in the front speakers, with some separation at times, but generally quite static in the middle. The surrounds are never utilized in any significant way, which seems unusual not only for the type of film it is, but for it being a relatively large budget, recent title. So much more could have been done with the auditory elements. On the other had, there are no complaints about the extra material on this disc. The main supplement would have to be a screen specific commentary from director and co-writer Ellory Elkayem, producer Dean Delvin, and costars David Arquette and Rick Overton. The mood on this track is light, as all the participants join in and have a good time recalling their experiences. Also included is just over 13 minutes of deleted scenes and an alternate ending, none of which would have added to the film, but are a nice inclusion here. A real plus with this disc is Elkayem's clever short film, Larger Than Life, his tribute to B grade bug movies, that got him the job for this film. Finally, along with a text essay on the history of mutant bugs in movies, are a few filmographies, some DVD ROM content and the theatrical trailer. Though it's safe to say this film will win any awards, if you like your horror and humor mixed together (along with a fine DVD), you really couldn't go wrong here.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Feature length commentary by David Arquette and Rick Overton, director/co-writer Ellory Elkayem and producer Dean Devlin; 8 additional scenes of spiders in action; Elkayems award winning short film "Larger than Life"; Creepy crawly giants essay; Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Star/director/writers film highlights; Scene access; English and French languages; English, French and Spanish subtitles; DVD-ROM features
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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A campy throwback to the "giant bug" movies of the '50s, Eight Legged Freaks employs top-flight special effects and tongue-in-cheek humor to bring this sci-fi subgenre up to date. And while director and co-writer Ellory Elkayem employs the self-referential dialogue and corny sight gags modern moviegoers have come to expect, he doesn't permit the buffoonery to take center stage. Eight Legged Freaks actually provides more scares and thrills than the drive-in-era "classics" it satirizes. The story unfolds in the sleepy desert town of Prosperity, Arizona, which is menaced by giant arachnids that have mutated through exposure to toxic waste. The local sheriff Kari Wuhrer and her teenage daughter Scarlett Johansson work to prevent a complete takeover by the bloodthirsty spiders, getting valuable help from Prosperity's prodigal son David Arquette, who's just returned to his embattled hometown. Producer Dean Devlin, whose previous blockbusters include Independence Day, brings to this film considerable technical expertise, love for old-fashioned sci-fi flicks, and affection for the genre. The script follows a tried-and-true path but occasionally takes unexpected, hilarious detours. Elkayem walks the tightrope between humor and horror with perfect balance, and his actors go through their paces without condescending to the material, trusting the neophyte director to inject laughs where they'll be most effective. He succeeds admirably, making this medium-budget monster movie a rollicking romp you'll enjoy over and over again. The DVD edition sports a feature-length commentary by Elkayem, Devlin, Arquette, and supporting player Rick Overton; it also includes eight spider scenes deleted from the final cut, Elkayem's award-winning short film "Larger Than Life," and a featurette titled "Creepy Crawly Giants."
Washington Post - Stephen Hunter
Classic '50s monster stuff.
Boston Globe
As green-guts monster movies go, it's a beaut.

As green-guts monster movies go, it's a beaut.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2002
  • UPC: 085392330928
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Arquette Chris McCormack
Kari Wuhrer Sheriff Sam Parker
Scott Terra Mike
Scarlett Johansson Ashley
Doug E. Doug Harlan Griffith
Rick Overton Deputy Pete Willis
Leon Rippy Wade
Matt Czuchry Bret
Jay Arlen Jones Leon
Eileen Ryan Gladys
Riley Smith Randy
Matt Holwick Larry
Jane Edith Wilson Emma
Don Champlin Leroy
Jack Moore Amos, The Truck Driver
Roy Gaintner Floyd
John Christopher Storey Mark
David Waterman Norman
Randi Klein Waitress
Terey Summers Waitress
John Ennis Cop
Ryan C. Benson Cop
The Bruiser Himself
Damon Intrabartolo Conductor
Technical Credits
Ellory Elkayem Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Peter Afterman Musical Direction/Supervision
John Alden Stunts
Jesse Alexander Screenwriter
Karen Baker Consultant/advisor
Pat Banta Stunts
John S. Bartley Cinematographer
Matthew G. Bekoff Set Decoration/Design
Brian Bennett Stunts
Bruce Berman Producer
Charles Breen Production Designer
Adley Brewer Stunts
Heather Broccoli Stunts
Kelly Brown Stunts
Charles Butcher Art Director
Michelle Ann Butler Stunts
Marcia Calosio Set Decoration/Design
Dave Castillo Stunts
CFX/Das Werk Special Effects
James M. Churchman Stunts
Kim Collea Makeup
Ron Colucci Special Effects
Steve Cummings Animator
Kawena Cushingham Stunts
Thomas Dadras Special Effects Supervisor
Matt Davies Animator
Dean Devlin Producer
Beverli Eagan Set Decoration/Design
Roland Emmerich Executive Producer
William Fay Executive Producer
Louie Franco Stunts
Mark Franco Executive Producer
Phil Fravel Special Effects
Alix Friedberg Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Geoco Sound/Sound Designer
Andy Gill Stunts
Phil Gorrell Special Effects
Karen E. Goulekas Special Effects Supervisor
Michael Green Camera Operator
Per Hallberg Consultant/advisor
Sherry Ham Stunts
John Hateley Stunts
Eddie Hice Stunts
Jim Holley Stunts
"Mad" Mike Jones Stunts
Thomas Kittle Special Effects
Randy Kornfield Original Story
Ken Kurras Animator
Patty Larkin Stunts
Mark Lasoff Animator
Patrick Miller Stunts
Rick Miller Stunts
Gail Monian Stunts
John Ottman Score Composer
Dave Rand Animator
Robert "Lucky" Rieker Special Effects
Paula Rosenberg Casting
David J. Siegel Editor
Julie Simpson Stunts
Vicki Sims Stunts
Leonard Suppes Stunts
Russell Tyrrell Special Effects, Stunts
Nicholas Vachon Stunts
Kelly Van Horn Co-producer
Mark Varner Stunts
Shelly Ward Stunts
April Webster Casting
Mark Williams Special Effects
Peter Winther Executive Producer
Lars P. Winther Asst. Director
Scott Wolf Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Wake Up, Prosperity (Credits) [3:39]
2. Arac Attack [4:34]
3. Welcome Home ("Dim Memory") [3:01]
4. Ticket Not to Ride [2:55]
5. Scene of a Misdemeanor [3:32]
6. Catastrophe [2:18]
7. Telling Sam [5:06]
8. Never Believe the Kid [2:48]
9. Exactly the Problem [3:34]
10. Ostrich Meat [3:15]
11. Close Shaves [3:28]
12. They're Coming! [3:04]
13. Gladys Enmeshed [:56]
14. Siege at Sam's [3:27]
15. Bob?!? [3:42]
16. Splat Goes the Jumper [2:28]
17. Trailer Trashing [2:52]
18. Downtown Invasion [4:32]
19. Mall Mayhem [3:36]
20. Armed and Fragrant [2:32]
21. They're Here! [3:19]
22. Slice 'n' Dice [2:24]
23. Close Quarters [4:06]
24. Into the Mines [4:17]
25. Cocoon Chamber [3:51]
26. Spider Queen [3:47]
27. Giving it the Gas [2:50]
28. The Truth [2:55]
29. End Credits ("Itsy Bitsy Spider") [2:19]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Watch the Movie
   Choose Scenes
   See Fearsome Features
      Commentary
      Additional Scenes
      Theatrical Trailer
      Creepy Crawling Giants
      Cast & Crew
         David Arquette
         Randy Kornfield
         Jesse Alexander
         Ellroy Elkayem
      Larger Than Life: The Shorts That Inspired the Film
   Select Languages
      English
      French
      English Subtitles
      French Subtitles
      Spanish Subtitles
      No Subtitles
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Creature Feature

    This is a fantastic creature feature, it reminds me of the B creature movies from the late 50's and 60's. In fact, that's what this film was modeled after. Tons of fun.

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