Behind the Scenes :Make up and SFX - (5mins 56secs) This is a series of behind the scenes snippets of some of the scenes of the film. There is no documentary or commentary to support it and it is simply an on-look from a studio perspective. It's not really pieced together in any particular format either.
Cast Interviews - (10mins 42secs) The interviews are with David Lyons, Mathew Wilkinson and John Brumpton. Unfortunately you only hear the cast talking about the movie and the questions have all been cut out. It all seems rather strange and choppy when you listen to the cast simply talk with lots of edits in between.
Theatrical trailer - (1min25secs) This is simply a short trailer for the film.
Directors Commentary - (84mins 40secs) Director Jamie Blanks along with Everett de Roche, Robert Taylor and a few other crew members talk about the movie, challenges, the original script and the CGI used in making the film. The commentary is actually quite entertaining and amusing to listen to. The team clearly had a lot of fun whilst doing the commentary and it shows with lots of laughing and joking going on between the guys.
Storm Warning is best classified as an Australian budget horror and for the main part it is fairly and squarely B-movie material. Surprisingly though production qualities remain high and it is actually a well made and put together film. CGI is sparingly and sympathetically used to create an atmosphere especially in the latter two thirds of the movie. The casting is robust for the most part and revolves around five characters and a dog. Nadia Fares' performance is the one of real note and she really does carry the role off. It may also be worth making a note of where this may take her in her future career.
Jamie Blanks had previously directed 'Urban Legend' and 'Valentine' and this film borrows on other horror films and you will immediately draw comparisons with many other films. There is nothing new to write about here and Storm Warning is a run of the mill cliched horror. Now as a B-movie I would generally only recommend it as a rental, though to be fair this script was written nearly 30 years ago by Everett de Roche and there may well be some ardent fans out there. The disc has an adequate soundtrack and a very entertaining Directors commentary. The extras otherwise are really quite poor, seemingly an afterthought and a rush job at that. The real standout feature of this disc for me was in its video presentation. The ultra photo realistic images right from the start of the movie reach blistering levels of high definition. There are a few bugbears with the odd shimmering and flicker revealing themselves but on reflection, it's forgivable. In summary, whilst Storm Warning is neither great nor a classic horror movie in any sense of the genre, I can think of far worse ways to spend 85 minutes.
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