That's right! It seems everytime Peter Jackson decides to embark on a project, he thinks to himself "Allright... after I'll be done with this movie, nobody will ever be able to make a better one!"
And he succedes! With Braindead (Dead Alive), he took the zombies movies and took them to a place so extreme, so gory... that I do not think someone will be able to top the blood/gut level of it. With the Lord of the Rings trilogy... do I need to say more? There has been a lot of copycats in recent years but none of these adventure/quest movies even approches the level of perfection reached by Jackson's LOTR! King Kong... I say it's going to be a wile before we see a better remake of it... and a better remake of any movie for that matter...
Now, moving on to The Frighteners. It was made in 1993-94 in New Zealand. It is Peter's diving board to stardom. With Robert Zemeckis having his back, Jackson co-produced, co-wrote and directed one heck of a good ghost movie! Original story, great actors (Michael J. Fox, Jake Busey and Jeffrey Combs to name a few) and beautiful suspence and special effects, ingenious for the time! Frank Bannister (Fox), a fake, down on his luck, ghost hunter must investigate a series of bizarre and related murders believed by others to be executed by himself. But Bannister, with his "ghost seeing" abilities is the only one to know that the murders are being commited by a real spirit on a rampage! The movie even contains a Hitchcock-like cameo by the man himself Peter!
This DVD is FILLED with great features. First: The movie itself is 14 minutes longer and contains storylines never before revealed. Plus, you get a complete 2 hours-long A to Z making-of the movie written and produced by Jackson himself! A lot lot more is offered in this unique DVD that is well-worth the price!
5 stars! Superb movie! Extraordinary DVD! Get this one!