Tremors 3 looks even worse than the second movie, even though it was more recent. The detail is reasonably good but there is still far too much softness and occasional grain. The colour scheme is slightly more like the first movie (because of the location) but still, it feels like that of a TV movie version of the original classic. The final movie also has that same TV-feel, but because of the Wild West setting, it does not look as bad. Still, we have some softness and significant grain, although the brown-dominated colour palette looks reasonably good. None of the transfers have any print defects to interfere with your viewing pleasure.
The Outtakes run for a little over five minutes and are quite poor quality (given the age of the material) but nevertheless quite enjoyable. We also get several Theatrical Trailers for the main movie, along with Profiles of Kevin Bacon, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire (who played the female lead) - each lasting a few minutes and featuring on-set interviews with the relevant cast members - and a Photo Gallery of shots from the set. Finally we get the Trailer for the sequel, Tremors 2: Aftershock.
Aside from trailers, the second movie has no extras and the third only has a fifteen-minute Spotlight On Location Featurette that has interviews with all of the major cast and crew members and plenty of behind he scenes footage (along with lots of clips from the final film as well). If you liked the movie then you will be happy to watch this extra for all of the bonus material it offers.
The only other movie that has any significant extras in this collection is the fourth and most recent effort, Tremors 4. First up we have a Commentary (something which would have been nice for the first movie) by the director of this lacklustre sequel. He talks about working within his budgetary constraints, often playing up the movie beyond any sense of reality but still reasonably sensible about his comments (which are clearly aimed at those who actually enjoyed this sequel). He takes too many long pauses and offers insufficient interesting information for my liking, but it is still nice that the effort was made (even if for the wrong film).
For the fourth movie we also get a twelve-minute Making-Of Featurette which takes you on the set of this fourth Tremors movie. We get interviews with the main cast and crew members, including the director, talking about how interested everybody was in doing a period-set prequel and how easily it took off. Michael Gross does his best to sell this three-sequels-too-far project and his fellow cast members praise both him and the movie. For fans of this instalment, there is plenty of interesting behind the scenes material on offer here.
Tremors is actually quite a good, fun cheesy b-movie comedy horror which easily keeps you entertained over its duration, but unfortunately all of the sequels are dire and it belittles the first movie to even have them in the same box set. The video and audio presentations are perfectly reasonable and there are a few nice extras to accompany the first and last movies, but there is still only really one film here that you're likely to re-watch. Big fans of Tremors (and those who do like its sequels) will be happy to see this pack hit the shelves and at least it is pretty good value if you do like the franchise.
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