- Actors: rider strong, cerina vincent
- Directors: eli roth
- Format: DVD-Video
- Language: English, Italian
- Subtitles: Italian
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Number of discs: 1
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- ASIN: B0041KYIO4
cabin fever dvd Italian Import
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and I was not disappointed at all, “Cabin Fever” is not your typical Horror movie, anytime you get sick,
I think it’s best you see a Doctor, it would be a wise idea, when in the woods same thing,
It Is To Die For...
Director Eli Roth clearly knows his horror movies, because this movie plunders a lot of them. The only real problem is that he doesn't really know what direction he wants to take with it - campy fun, retro Evil Dead pastiche or straight horror. There are elements of all three, used to varying degrees of success. I was recommended the movie by quite a few Evil Dead enthusiasts, so it would appear to work on that level. As straight horror there are some genuinely horrible moments, notably a character shaving her legs in the bath deserves to be an instant gore classic. However, a lot of this seems to be undermined by the black humour of it all, mingling to produce a film nearly as nasty as reality-TV horror My Little Eye, though not as good and certainly not as consistent. For instance, characters such as the stoner at the beginning disappear early on and a walk-on from a hilarious cop on a push bike who like to 'party' is cheapened by a second appearance. Saying that, some of the gags definitely work, especially the anti-racist joke at the end, which had me in stitches. Yet before you've even finished laughing there's a shot of a dead body, making you feel more than a little uncomfortable. Whilst it could be argued that the mixing of modes is daring and interesting (and this IS better than Wrong Turn, which played it entirely straight), it comes across as uncertainty on the part of a director who didn't know what they wanted.
Still, that doesn't mean it doesn't have its moments. It does. The unknown cast are all great value for money, though you suspect that we'll probably never see them again. In particular, the guy at first coded as the jock turning into a fey scaredy-cat is great stuff. There are also enough good moments to suggest that Roth could make a much more consistently good movie in future. Saying that, as zombie movies go, Night Of The Living Dead, Evil Dead and even the recent 28 Days Later, still reign supreme.
A gang of raucous young kids heads out into the woods for a few days of drinking and general mischief. The group, consisting of Paul (Ryder Strong), Karen (Jordan Ladd), Bert (James DeBello), Jeff (Joey Kern), and Marcy (Cerina Vincent), are an unlikable lot of arrogant jerks. Bert, for example, likes the idea of subsisting solely on beer for the entire trip when he isn't toting a gun out in the woods blasting away at anything that moves. Paul spends all of his time desperately trying to get Karen to notice him in "that" way, a behavior that is sort of admirable from a third grader but pathetic from a grown man. Marcy and Jeff are cloying as an inseparable couple that likes to argue when they aren't spending quality time alone in the cabin. The gang roars into "town" and quickly encounters trouble with a shopkeeper, his toothy kid, and a cashier who looks like Santa Claus but spouts racial slurs. What a wonderful way to spend a weekend! I think I would have expressed grave doubts about heading further into the woods at this point. But when a script calls for mayhem no matter what the cost, reality takes a flying leap out the window.
Unfazed by this bizarre encounter with the townies, the kiddies push on to the cabin where more weirdness promptly ensues. A stoner (a shameless cameo by Roth himself) rambles out of the woods, stops by the fire, and proceeds to freak our heroes out before disappearing again for most of the film. Then there is Bert's incident with an obviously ill local in the woods. After almost shooting the guy, Bert realizes the bloke is sick and runs away from him. Later, this guy shows up at the cabin in terrible shape, spouting blood and threatening to break the door in. The guys go outside with weapons in an effort to scare the local off, but only succeed in trashing their own vehicle after a vicious fight breaks out. Eventually, sick guy ends up face down in the cabin's water supply. You can almost guess what happens next: the kids start to get sick. Karen falls victim first to the gluey effects of the virus. As the rest of the group learns what is happening, tensions start to emerge. No one wants this nasty bug, so the first item on the agenda involves locking Karen up in a shack outside the cabin. Unfortunately, this remedy doesn't work. Everyone soon gets the virus and passes on in horrible ways. The locals, xenophobic hicks the lot of them, come after the kids in order to stop the virus from spreading. Buckets of blood, exploding heads and rotting bodies, and a tough decision for Paul sums up "Cabin Fever."
Roth's film, aside from a not so covert racism directed against white rural folks, is actually quite boring and derivative. You'll see shades of everything from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" to "Night of the Living Dead" in this movie, except those films did what they did better than Roth does it here. Moreover, the movie makes the mistake of not being as gory as it could have been. If Roth wanted to rip off other films, he should have just held his nose and made a Peter Jackson gorefest. Instead, the camera often cuts away from particularly ghastly incidents. Even worse, and unforgivable, is the generally unfocused feel of the film. After the picture reaches its mid-point, it seems to lose any sense of direction by introducing brand new ideas. What's up with the scene where a local lady slaughters a pig? How does that fit into the larger scope of the film in any way? And what's with the sudden hostility of the local populace? The only redeeming feature of "Cabin Fever" is James DeBello doing his "dumb guy with bipolar mood swings" shtick to good effect as the over the top Bert.
The "Special Edition" DVD has a load of boring extras. Aside from a few trailers for films like "The Job," "Serial Killing 101," and "Cabin Fever," there's a behind the scenes featurette, a mess of commentaries, a really lame collection of short films made by auteur Roth, and a "family" version of the film that runs for approximately thirty seconds. Ha ha. I recommend "Cabin Fever" only to those hardcore horror fans that simply must see as many genre pictures as possible. All others would do well to stay away. If you want to see better horror films, check out the movies this one rips off, for example "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Evil Dead," and "Night of the Living Dead."
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