Saturday, February 27, 2016
Just got back from seeing The Witch.
We loved it. I'd have to use the word exquisite.
A perfect horror film packed with atmosphere.
Click below for a track from the wonderful score...by Mark Korven.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
An ancient demonic avenger lays siege to an unsuspecting family in Krampus, a truly terrifying, darkly comedic tale coming to Digital HD on April 12, 2016, and Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand on April 26, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From Michael Dougherty (writer and director of cult horror favorite Trick ’r Treat, writer of X-Men: Apocalypse), Krampus is “a must see film” (We Got This Covered) that delivers inventively nasty laughs as it plunges viewers into a nightmarish world ruled by a legendary monster bent on total destruction, punishing those who have lost faith. Krampus on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD also comes with exclusive bonus features including an alternate ending, deleted scenes, gag reel, and extended scenes.
Blu-ray and DVD Special Features:
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted Scenes
- Extended Scenes
- Gag Reel
- The Naughty Ones: Meet the Cast – At the center of this crazed story, filled with horrifying creatures and massive set pieces, are some of the funniest and most talented actors working today. This piece shines a light on the cast of Krampus as they share their experiences making this movie.
- Galleries – Still Images from the Set
- Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Michael Dougherty and Co-Writers Todd Casey and Zach Shields
- Krampus and His Minions – In this exclusive feature see how Krampus and his twisted underlings gave the visual-effects superstars at Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-based Weta Workshop some creative and technical challenges. Viewers will have an insider look at how Krampus and his evil minions were created and executed.
- Practical Danger – Stunt Coordinator Rodney Cook walks viewers through how the film’s thrilling stunts were done live on set while facing challenges with the creatures, children, and set design.
- Inside the Snowglobe: Production Design – Filming almost entirely on sound stages in the middle of summer in New Zealand, the art department and special effects team had to pull out all of their tricks to create sets that were realistic, ready for stunts and practical effects, all while creating the look of a winter wonderland.
- Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop: Krampus – Go behind the scenes at the world famous Weta Workshop to see how they brought the amazing creatures to life.
- Dougherty’s Vision – In this featurette director Michael Dougherty, along with the film’s cast and crew, reveals how his approach informed the tone, pacing, humor, and performances of Krampus.
Monday, February 22, 2016
The spirit itself is a nice light brown (although it clearly states on the bottle that caramel color has been added). The nose is a nice herbal bouquet with anise being the top note and orange, root beer, fennel and tarragon underneath. It’s nice that the anise doesn’t overpower the nose and the result is some nice complexity that’s very inviting. The entry is syrupy, soft and sweet, but not overpowering or overly sweet. The spirit opens on the palate unfolding a wide spectrum of herbal flavors including root beer, tarragon, fennel, orange and lemon, and very subtle anise. The sweet entry switches to savory in the mid palate, then slightly bitter on the finish (bitter in a good way, like Angostura Bitters). The finish is extremely long with just a little spice and it leaves your mouth full of herbal goodness. End to end it’s an extremely well crafted product, well balanced, and masterfully distilled.
Addendum by me:
We bought some this weekend and it tastes like a [friendly] wizard made it.