Ginger Snaps 3 - The Beginning / Entre Soeurs 3 (Bilingual)
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Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette & her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves.
L'histoire ce passe au XIXe siècle. Ginger et Brigitte, perdues dans la fôret, trouvent refuge dans un fort. Celui-ci résiste de moins en moins aux assauts des créatures, les rations viennent à manquer. Ginger est mordue par une des créatures.
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Widescreen version (16 X 9)
Dolby Digital sound
5.1 French Version also available
Director Grant Harvey's Video Diary
Wolfboy Special Effects Make-Up and Stunt Rehersal
Blood, Guts and Fire
Death Scene special effects and stunts
Behind the scenes
Production Design walk through
The runtime according to the box is 114 min.
Despite being a horror film fan who absolutely loves a good werewolf movie, I never really got into the original "Ginger Snaps" and its sequel. I did love the monster and respected the films for not being saturated with lame CGI but once was enough for me and truth be told, I actually hated "Ginger Snaps 2". The second sequel, "Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning" surprised me and in a good way. After repeated viewings I must state I prefer this over the original.
The story takes place in the early 19th century and features the same 2 main characters from the previous films - Ginger (Katherine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily Perkins). In 1815, during the cold, harsh Canadian winter, the 2 girls are seen trekking on horseback while the narration talks about legends, God and fate. The girls stumble upon some dwellings that appear to have been ravaged by a wild beast. An old woman who is present at the scene and talks in riddles, hands them an amulet and tells them a chilling prophecy - "kill the boy or one sister kills the other". The girls flee again from the sinister location but run into further problems when Brigitte walks into an animal trap (watch where you're going girl). They are rescued by a mysterious hunter who takes them to a Trader's Fort (where many unsavory characters reside) to take refuge. The fort has been under constant attack by werewolves and one dark night, as one of the girls investigates a strange noise (guess which one) a curse is passed on.
"Ginger Snaps Back" is beautifully filmed and well acted. It differs greatly from the previous movies as this installment offers no humor or quirky characters. The film's tone is much darker offering a lot more mysticism, mythology and a whole array of fierce looking monsters.Read more ›
They seem to have found more money for this prequel and took acting lessons as this film was beautiful and well organized. There were a few overdone "Blair Witch" type scenes but they did not distract form the over all feel. It was a bit darker but would have been impossible to make otherwise. You may also notice that they had to go out of their way to show the sisters periodically as the story and some of the other actors were acting rings around them.
During the early exploration of the continent (1815) a group of people built a fort on the edge of the known world. Through a series of misfortunes and events two sisters Bridget and Ginger are lead to the fort by a mysterious native. There they encounter some odd characters and something unspeakable howling outside the fort.
Is it safer inside or out side the fort?
What is seen in the future and must it come true?
Is the bond of sisters stronger than any adversity?
Being a fan of the original I cringe at this third installment because it's basically the same storyline as the first one, but without the spark that made it so special. It takes place in the 19th century, yet they still talk like they would in the 20th century. We don't get to see the interesting bond between Brigitte and Ginger, the morbid humour, and the quirky supporting characters. It seems as though the storyline is stuck because there's nowhere really to go with it.
I hope they stop making sequels to Ginger Snaps because they are destroying the original. Although I enjoyed the sequel and would definitely recommend it, it still wasn't as good as the first. This should have been a sign of things to come.
The 3 is generous. I have a suspicion that they keep making more of these sequels to show off the more realistic looking transformation into a werewolf. And it does look scarier, but in the end the story leaves you unsatisfied and dumbfounded.