Wednesday, April 17, 2013
DVD Review: JOHN DIES AT THE END (2012)
JOHN DIES AT THE END
Writtend and Directed by Don Coscarelli
Adapted from the book by David Wong
Distributed by Magnet Releasing/Magnolia Home Entertainment
If you are a fan of horror, you by no doubt have heard of the latest film from Don Coscarelli, JOHN DIES AT THE END. This film got a lot of hype. The film is based on the book by the same name by author David Wong. I have never read the book, but after seeing this film, I really want to now! This movie is extremely hard to describe. It is more Sci-Fi than horror probably, but there is some horror to it...and some comedy. Here is the brief plot synopsis from the Magnet Releasing website:
It's all about the Soy Sauce, a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs.
I liked this film a lot. I have to admit it was a little confusing at times and it lives up to the term "mind-trip" that people have been using to describe this film. This film will mess with your mind on many levels. The acting in this film is amazing...not a bad performance in the entire cast. The film looks really good, and looks like it costs more to make than it probably did. There are some amazing effects in this film, including the highly touted "Meat-Monster" you have probably heard something about.
One great thing about this film is it starts off with a bang and never lets up. There are no slow spots to speak of in this film. It is fun and entertaining the entire time, which is very rare in most films. This film is hard to review, as there is so much going on, so pick up a copy and check it out for yourself. I was entertained the entire running time, and I think you will be too.
JOHN DIES AT THE END is available now on DVD and Blu-ray and contains the following special features:
* Deleted Scenes
* Getting Sauced: The Making of John Dies at the End
* Creature Corps: The Effects of Soy Sauce
* Casting Sessions
* Fangoria Interview with Paul Giamatti
* Commentary with Writer/Director Don Coscarelli, Producer Brad Baruh, Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray