The Last Horror Movie

The Last Horror Movie

DVD Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Gator MacReady

Read Gator MacReady's film review of The Last Horror Movie

The 1.78:1 picture is perfect for a movie shot on high-res DV. Not a single thing to complain about as it's pretty much faultless.

The sound is presented in either Dolby, or DTS 5.1, and there's hardly the slightest bit of difference between them. The film doesn't really rely on its sound design for more than general ambiance. It's pretty much a dialogue-based, front speaker biased movie. Still, nice to get DTS.

There is a commentary by director Julian Richards and star Kevin Howarth, but it's not very good, probably the kind of commentary that film students, or aspiring low-budget filmmakers, would find interesting. But since I don't really care much for the film, it's not really up the Gator's alley.

A short movie that Richards appears to have made for his graduation course at university is included, too. It's called Pirates and is about three young lads who go to work for a seedy film pirate (who speaks like Long John Silver) down at a dockside warehouse. It's quite good considering the budget and technical limitations. In fact, I'd say it's better than the main feature.

Another short film, called Self Help, stars what appears to be a shop window mannequin, but is actually some bald guy who doesn't move. It's crap and I have no idea why it is there.

Also included is a 10-minute interview session with Richards, Howarth and Mark Stevenson (the Scottish cameraman), who turns out to be English, which makes his stereotypical portrayal of a Scottish person all the more annoying.

There are a couple of audition sessions by Howarth and Stevenson that last about five minutes, as well as Deleted Scenes that just extends on a couple of kills, particularly the older business woman, who turns out to be a Nazi. Nothing of extreme interest.

The trailer can be found, too, along with trailers for other Tartan Video movies, like Sky Blue.

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2005
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Confessions of a childish, middle-class, self-confident, English serial killer.
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Product Code: TVD 3504

Region: 2

Ratio: 1.78 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround/Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo/DTS 5.1 surround

Extras: Commentary by Max; commentary by Julian Richards and Kevin Howarth; Pirates short movie; film notes; trailers

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