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Dog Soldiers [Blu-ray]

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Werewolves vs Soldiers – Making of Dog Soldiers feature, with Neil Marshall, producers Christopher Figg and Keith Bell, actors Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Darren Morfitt, Leslie Simpson and Emma Cleasby, special effects artist Bob Keen. These are just guys with normal concerns (football, girls, etc) who inexplicably find themselves in a horror movie. dba Freestar (“Freestar”) for the purposes of placing certain advertising on the site, and Freestar will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. I appreciated that this film features a British cast and is set in Scotland (though it was primarily filmed in Luxembourg). For a first feature of the early 2000s, Dog Soldiers came and catapulted Marshall onto some great things, and it is great to go back and remember just how good Dog Soldiers is.

Set in the remote Scottish Highlands, (but filmed in Luxembourg) a small group of squaddies are taking part in a routine military exercise when they are suddenly attacked by "something" animalistic. And the werewolves are beautifully realised: unstoppable behemoths, ripping and tearing bodies apart. This version comes complete with a new book filled with essays and behind-the-scenes details, along with the obligatory selection of art cards. The biggest omission is the commentary track from the 2003 UK DVD that featured Marshall, McCurdy, McKidd, Pertwee, Cunningham, and producer Keith Bell.Second Sight’s 4K Ultra HD release of Dog Soldiers is a two-disc set that includes a Region B-locked Blu-ray with a 1080p copy of the film. That’s not a major difference, but the superior packaging for the Second Sight release gives it a clear edge. have to give props to the production team, many of whom hail from hardscrabble Newcastle, my father's birthplace. Read more about the condition New: An item that is still in its original shrink wrap from the manufacturer and the original manufacturer’s seal (if applicable) has not been removed.

Oh, The Descent might be a better horror film, indeed one of the best horror films of all time, but, in terms of all round satisfaction, Dog Soldiers is the one to beat.The newly-recorded commentary track features Allison Peirse, who is an associate professor at the University of Leeds, as well as the author of four books including Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre. I’ve always said that Marshall’s greatest strength as a horror/action director is that he makes the violence not only count, but he actually makes it look like it hurts too.

Neil Marshall’s film particularly revels in the nasty death sequences and gruesome injuries, as well as really striking werewolf make-up/design that remains frightening to this day.Scream Factory took a stab at a Collector’s Edition of Neil Marshall’s Dog Soldiers seven years ago and are back to upgrade it with a 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray version. They encounter a zoologist named Megan (Emma Cleasby) who takes them to a little house in the woods, where they try to treat their wounded and take shelter from the mysterious attackers. Dog Soldiers" is the type of horror movie that a lot of us have been looking for - something with real "bite" and characters we care about, and not chock full of over-the-top CGI effects.

It’s still miles away from the completely incoherent visual anarchy of a Michael Bay film, but Marshall’s confidence in handling action scenes has improved considerably since he made his feature debut with this film. I’m guessing its the same track fromt he previous version as there are no notes about this containing a new mix. The earlier scenes with the soldiers talking about slightly cliched things does show up it’s early 2000s vibe, but Sean Pertwee offers a gravitas with his stories and central position.Sean Pertwee is particularly good as Cooper's commander, a brusque, smart guy who is badly wounded by a werewolf; Cunningham plays his exact opposite as a cruel, steely-eyed man who looks down on the "ordinary" soldiers, and would gladly see all of them die.

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