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FRIGHT NIGHT Bluray DVD combo pack

review by David Blackwell


DETAILS:   106 minutes, featurettes, bloopers, deleted and extended scenes, music video

VIDEO:  1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widscreen)

AUDIO:  English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (Blu-ray), English 5.1 Dolby Digital (DVD), English 2.0 DVS, French 5.1, Spanish 5.1

Subtitles:  Engish SDH, French, Spanish


STUDIO:  touchstone Pictures/ Dreamworks Pictures/ Reliance Entertainment

Theatrical RELEASE DATE:  8-19-2011

DVD/ Blu-ray RELEASE DATE:  12-13-2011


Charley (Anton Yelchin) is a teenager living in a housing development in the middle of nowhere outside of Las Vegas with his mother.   He has a beautiful girlfriend (Imogen Poots).   His life is normal until Jerry moves in next door.  Ed, his ex-best friend, is convinced Jerry is a vampire and is responsible for the disappearances of several people including several teens.   Charley doesn't believe Ed and soon starts to believe after Ed disappears.  


David Tennant is great as Las Vegas illusionist Peter Vincent (who puts on a nightly show of him killing vampire women).   I wish FRIGHT NIGHT had more scenes with Peter Vincent.   Tennant enjoys playing this guy and he does with such zeal.   He outshines the other actors in the movie.  Colin Farrell has fun playing Jerry (even though I still don't think much of Farrell as an actor still).  The original FRIGHT NIGHT was fun and has a little more of a story than the remake.  Still the remake has more action and tries to be a little different from the original.   Remakes always run the risk of being too much the same like the original or not as good as the movie it remakes (even though some remakes improve on the originals).  Marti Noxon (one of the writers from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) crafts an interesting script for the remake.  She takes some of the elements from the original while putting her own spin on it for the remake.    I miss the washed up actor as TV host from the original, but that character would seem out of place now where a Las Vegas illusionist wouldn't.   Vegas is the perfect place for people to disappear unnoticed.


Also if you are up for it, go check out the original too if you haven't seen it or watched it in a while.    FRIGHT NIGHT is a more action driven ride than the original and it will keep you watching until the end.



Both the DVD and Blu-ray have the following extras-


Kid Cudi "No One Believes Me" music video

a slightly amusing blooper reel


Exclusive to the Blu-ray-

5 deleted and extended scenes that would have slowed down the movie or took away from the characters.

PETER VINCENT: COME SWIM IN MY MIND- an promo featurette that has a interview with Peter Vincent

THE OFFICIAL " HOW TO MAKE A FUNNY VAMPIRE MOVIE" GUIDE- a not very amusing promotional featurette on the FRIGHT NIGHT remake that has interviews with the cast and facts about the production.


FINAL ANALYSIS:   I love the FRIGHT NIGHT remake.  I'm just not in love with the very few extras they included.


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