Eight Legged Freaks DVD on 10/29

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  1. TomJD

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    Just got word that Warner Home Video is releasing "Eight Legged Freaks" on DVD and VHS on 10/29/02(Just In Time for Halloween!).
    [c]DVD Special Features:
    Alternate Ending
    Additional Scenes
    Commentary with David Arquette and Director/Co-Writer Ellory Elkayem
    Hidden Spider Trivia
    "Larger Than Life" - The director's original short film that inspired the movie
    DVD-ROM Spider-killing challenge
    Theatrical Trailer
    Available in both widescreen and fullscreen versions[/c]
    Somehow I missed this in the theatres.Will be looking forward to seeing it.
    Eight
     
  2. Jeremy Conrad

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    Here's the cover:
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Scott Weinberg

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    Sounds like a sweet package! Glad to see they're including that "Larger Than Life" short, seeing as it was what inspired Devlin/Emmerich to hire the director.

    Needless to say, I think this movie deserved a much heftier box-office payday than it received.
     
  4. Jan Strnad

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    Is this some kind of record for Shortest Time Between Theatrical and DVD Release?

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to it!

    Jan
     
  5. Matthew Chmiel

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    It's nice to see Warner Brothers putting together special editions for films that tanked at theaters (just like Death To Smoochy). I won't be going near the disc [​IMG], but I'm sure the fans of the film will be buying this one.
     
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  7. Inspector Hammer!

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    Cool! I really wanted to see this in theaters and was also disappointed that it didn't do better business, but hey, the mass audiences loss is my HT gain! Looking forward to it!
     
  8. Ryan Potts

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    I can't wait. I loved this movie and have been wanting to watch it at home... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Matthew Chmiel

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    Cool As Ice
    Theatrical Release: October 18, 1991
    Video Release: December 19, 1991
    Now that beats Final Fantasy and Blair Witch 2. [​IMG]
     
  10. jacob w k

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    I wasn't enthralled with the movie terribly but if the sound and extras are good it might be worth a look. Is that a snapper case?[​IMG]
     
  11. Malcolm R

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  13. Joseph J.D

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    Cool....I unfortunately missed this one during it's release. I'll be picking this one up. Should be a blast watching this on Halloween.[​IMG]
     
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  15. Justin_S

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    I loved this film, and will definitely be getting the DVD! I'm glad to see it will have some groovy extras, but too bad the ultra hot Kari Wuhrer won't be on the commentary. [​IMG]
     
  16. Matt Stone

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    Sweet! I can't wait to pick this one up.
     
  17. Damin J Toell

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    I still hate that stupid look on David Arquette's face as much as I did when I had to stare at it on billboards everyday during my subway commutes, but I'll be checking this out on DVD if the BB/CC price is right during the first week of release. I'm usually a sucker for crappy monster movies, but I didn't get a chance to check it out during the theatrical release. [​IMG]
    DJ
     
  18. Jeff_HR

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    It seems like a waste of resources to have released this film theatrically. Why not just release bad performers straight to video?
     
  19. Scott Weinberg

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    Yeah, Jeff, that would work if the studios had a crystal ball telling them which movies would be 'bad performers'.

    And what exactly makes it a "waste of resources"? Have you seen this movie yet?
     
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