With OPEN SEASON apparently the only children’s film out there that’s worth the price of admission (I wouldn’t know since I haven’t taken my kids yet, though local buzz has been positive), Columbia Pictures has decided to try and get a little more mileage out of a MONSTER HOUSE re-release before the DVD hits the racks on October 24. The good news is that it’s the Imageworks 3-D version, which was so good the first time, I’d consider another trip to an inconvenient theater to see it again. In other words, if you missed it the first time around, don’t blow this opportunity to truly experience this clever, funny, and scary animated feature that’s one of the best films of the year. I believe the reissue of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS in Digital 3-D is up next.
Leave it to New Line Cinema to open a film this weekend with my favorite quote source. Not my favorite ad quote mind you, though “A grisly new masterpiece, one of the most terrifying horror films ever made.” is fairly standard stuff you’d expect for THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING. No, the marketing gurus found this one from somebody named Brad Miska at a website called BLOODY-DISGUSTING.COM That kind of says it all, doesn’t it? Guess they wanted to disregard those quotes from the monthlies and weeklies (not to mention the dailies), who probably never had a chance to see it until the public did. Leatherface is back, and I’m sure the gorehounds are rejoicing (and counting the days until SAW 3).