The colors run a bit hot in spots, and skin tones reflect the late-summer color scheme. Amazingly though, Salva salvages what's left of that wreck in this straightforward supernatural horror flick with bits of dark comedy relief sprinkled throughout. At startup, the disc goes to a generic main menu selection on the left side with music and full-motion clips. Instead, Salva managed to take a real location, and make it look like a studio mock-up. Director: Writer: Starring: , , , , , Producers: , , , , » Jeepers Creepers 2 Blu-ray Review Spare Parts Reviewed by , September 19, 2013 Whatever one's opinion of the 2001 Labor Day weekend hit, —and I wasn't a fan—its box office success virtually guaranteed a sequel. And to this day, the image of the truck barreling down the road and of its creepy driver standing alone at a church remain ingrained in memory. Bright colors like the yellow of the bus, and the similar yellow of the team jackets, are vivid and well-saturated, which underscores what a tempting target these players make for an airborne predator.
Whether or not it's worth the price of the upgrade, however, is up to you. Yes, Director Victor Salva is a convicted sex offender, and yes, there are a lot of shirtless young men in Jeepers Creepers 2. Then we visit the Taggart farm just after a golden sunrise, where one particular scarecrow seems to be friendly with the crows rather than scaring them. Rather, he's gripped with the burning passion of vengeance. Dialogue is always easy to understand, and there are no hisses, thumps, clicks, or pops to be heard.
Student Minxie Hayes Nicki Aycox sees visions of a bloodied, frightened Darry Justin Long warning her of impending danger, but the group is initially confused when members begin disappearing, seemingly dragged into the sky by an unseen force. Later she will have another vision in which Darry gives her a detailed explanation of the monster's modus operandi. Then the Creeper begins the slow, methodical work of sniffing out the teens he wants. Without the need of a setting up the monster's entrance and pesky exposition, Salva can simply have silly fun with his creation. Playing on a situation that so many of us have had before during long car drives, where we've spotted some old, scary-looking property and wondered, as it flashed by, what happened there.
It's loud and grating to the ears as well as the imagination, and discovering the driver is some kind of demon or devil that feeds every twenty-three years cheapens the experience of everything that preceded it. Dynamic range is wide, and bass extension is deep. The image is decent but not without flaws. Bass comes with a nice, deep response, providing a satisfying punch to the action sequences, though it doesn't dig very low or rattle any walls. Although not as lively and engaging, this is still a good and informative listen for fans of the franchise. Guess how he gets it? New extras include a new documentary and interviews with the cast and crew.
Jeepers Creepers 2 2003 Jeepers Creepers 2 Blu-ray delivers great video and superb audio in this excellent Blu-ray release Returning home from a championship game, a busload of varsity basketball players, cheerleaders, and coaches become stranded on the infamous East 9 Highway in Poho County--only it's the cunning Creeper who has actually crippled their bus. But part of the sequel's success over its predecessor, which starred Justin Long and Gina Phillips, is audiences entering with the knowledge of seeing a creature feature. The second commentary track also from 2003 is much better, featuring Creeper actor Jonathan Breck, production illustrator Brad Parker, and Special Effects Makeup supervisor Brian Penikas. I've heard of dropping a few features, but this must be some kind of record. It's practically a buffet on wheels, which The Creeper takes drooling delight in, sniffing their terrified hormones through the window and singling out his favorites as if he were picking a lobster in fish tank. The original kept the Creeper's flying to a minimum, this sequel sends him airborne frequently. Extras on disc one which includes the main feature are the two commentary tracks.
The only remotely interesting human in the movie is Taggart Sr. Although not always consistent, the rest of 1. It was executive producer Francis Ford Coppola who suggested the idea of setting the sequel in the days immediately following the first film, during the same 23-day feeding cycle of the film's titular monster. As its 23 days of flesh-eating comes to an end, the Creeper has embarked on its final feeding frenzy. Salva pleaded guilty to lewd and lascivious conduct, oral copulation with a person under 14, and three counts of procuring a child for pornography. Dialogue, such as it is, is always clear.
There's something more unnerving and spine-chilling in thinking the killer was human. In those first couple minutes, the truck becomes a terrifyingly daunting character in and of itself, with distinct, memorable features. For the most part, this makes for a more pleasing presentation, but the shift is noticeable when clouds lack distinction and the sky suddenly changes from a bright blue to a dreary, grayish overcast. I think the film is worth it, and the presentation is first-rate. But once the Creeper runs them off the road.
In either case, my thoughts have not changed on its quality, so I'll repeat my comments from before. The first half follows siblings, Darry Long and Trish Gina Philips , driving though the lonely Florida countryside on their way home for Spring Break. In 1988, Salva was convicted of sexual misconduct with the 12-year-old star of Clownhouse, his first feature film. There also seems to have been an effort in correcting the somewhat dull and drained look of the first release by slightly boosting the contrast. Instead, it's something of a throwback to the monster movies of yesteryear, drawing inspiration from the classic Universal ghouls—Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolfman—but updating the form with a more vicious, violent, and demonic baddie: The Creeper. Additional screenshots: William lives in Burlington, North Carolina, and looks forward to a Friday-afternoon matinee. Founded in April 2006, High-Def Digest is the ultimate guide for High-Def enthusiasts who demand only the best that money can buy.
The music and effects have plenty of verve and clarity, with a kicky low end and clear highs. Once the kids go to the diner, the action grinds to a complete halt, while Salva's previously impressive visual design goes curiously flat. He apparently survives by replacing its organs with those of its victims, making him a kind of living, monster version of the Ship of Theseus paradox. The Blu-ray from Scream Factory arrives with a slightly improved picture quality but not by much while the audio presentation offers a spooky and fun atmosphere. Luke Edwards , do chores and bicker genially. The blacks that are essential to depicting the various shadings of the Creeper's face and figure are solid and well-delineated, and contrast is sufficient to provide depth without overwhelming fine detail. Fighting their own fears and prejudices while trapped aboard the isolated bus, the terrified group of young athletes are forced to come together and do battle against the winged creature hell bent on completing its grizzly ritual of feasting on humans.