Right from the start the sound is changed. No longer do we have the eerie backwards synth over the starting credits before the rock music pummels in on the train. As Cheryl is walking through the station there are different audio cues as well as at least 30 other similar changes throughout the film.
Also, Frank the obnoxious wife-hater has been given a different dubbing job to what I'm used to, with different dialogue and a less hostile voice, some of the dialogue of the cokeheads has been tampered with (including the fantastic line which is sadly now missing "Maybe they're after our coke!"). For the casual moviegoer this probably wouldn't be a huge issue but as I've already said, Demons isn't the sort of film your run of the mill casual watcher is going to pick up and if like me, you know these films like the back of your hand it tends to be very distracting.
Im watching demons 1 and 2 on dvd right now...i hope everyone who had ordered the steelbook has, you know, seen the films before....;-) Demons is quite funny and very 80s and Demons 2...well cheese to the max so far. I certainly wouldnt buy them on blu. Just my opinion tho
Im watching demons 1 and 2 on dvd right now... <snip> I certainly wouldnt buy them on blu. Just my opinion tho
got mine today and glad to see the amazon.de style boxes, they even say dvd steelcase box on the bottom.
not going to bother unsealing it though as i have the seperate releases ordered so i can have the comics and posters and reversible artwork. from looking at those pics though they have no excuses, they could have put a couple of posters in surely.
i still think its bad they wont give those who paid for the steelbook the extras for free - especially for those who paid £25 or whatever. glad it was only £16.99 but this is the first time ive ever bought a steelbook and have no intention of opening it. i dont like it lol.
PoochJD said:Hi Jim,
So, I'm assuming you bought these on DVD, as opposed to renting or borrowing them from a friend, or - god forbid - stealing them. If that's the case, and you weren't sure if you were going to like them, then I do have to ask, why buy them in the first place?
In fact, I borrowed the dvds from my brother who bought them from poundland!
There are also a couple of moments where due to the editing, the same couple of words are repeated by the guy driving the car with the gang of coke heads that I never noticed before. There is also an extended scene after the coke spillage with the girl and the guy with the razor blade that was not in the DVD version.
That is correct Snake. The scene involving the punks in the car, and one of them using a razor blade to snort coke, as well as dragging the blade over the female punk's breast, was previously cut out in the UK. The last versions to be passed in the UK uncut, were about 3-4 years ago, but weren't very good prints, and generally not considered good releases. Hence, why they were in the new Arrow release.
I do think Arrow have done a good job with DEMONS, but I do so wish that they had included ALL of the extras that the standard DVD and Blu-Ray releases have, in the Steelbook. That was really not a wise decision to leave the posters and comic books out of the Steelbook.
It was awful acting and the script was terrible, but hey i lapped it up for what it was.
yeah, obviously there is a market for this, and the steelbook itself was lovely..but sometimes when you see a film when your younger, then re-watch when your older you feel differently about a film, i normally love cheesy stuff, and can enjoy it for what it is or was..but not in the case.
the same applies for certain films i will love all my life..like jaws,et, raiders.star wars, close encounters, back to the future..etc that dont age for me, and i have them all in my collection when available.
You have just mentioned some of my all time favorite films in particular Close Encounters, perhaps the greatest film of all time.
golden phoenix said:I watched this first time round in the 80's and it all came back to me as I sat and watched it again....it wasn't a good re-watch for me, im a different person now, back then I was a teenager...it just came across as pretty bad cheese and poor effects and badly executed story..
the concept is pretty good, and if there was ever an excuse for a remake ..this is it.. I have already sold my pristine and comicless steelbook already as I couldn't bare to have it my collection, never even made it to demons 2
so i have to agree with Jim on this...it aint a keeper for me, if it had been on the telly, I would have switched it over..
that says it all really...