Village of the Damned

Directed By: John Carpenter Starring: Christopher Reeve

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Some remakes are good

on 9/22/2012

In this modern era a bad remakes John Carpenter's Village of the Damned showed that remakes weren't always bad. I thought the acting was good from top to bottom. When I bought this dvd I had forgotten that Mark Hamill was in it. John Carpenter is one of my favorite directors and he doesn't disapoint with this one. Overall a solid film which has my stamp of approval.

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After an unseen force invades a quiet coastal town, ten women mysteriously find themselves pregnant. Local physician Dr. Alan chaffee and government scientist Dr. Susan verner join forces when the women simultaneously give birth and the reign of horror begins. Bonus features: talent bios, production notes and more.


Studio Universal
SKU 40105300
UPC 025192044427
UPC 14 00025192044427
Format DVD
Release Date 6/1/2010
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note The third remake in John Carpenter's career (after MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN and THE THING), VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED comes from the novel, THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS written by John Wyndham, and the 1960s black and white film about the horrors of the nuclear age. Updated and spiced with the usual Carpenter edge, this remake is every bit as scary as the first one. In a sleepy town, ten strange children are born at the same time, all of them possessing platinum blone hair, piercing green eyes and supernatural powers. The intelligent, quiet children are disliked by the townspeople, and when people begin to die the first suspects are the "special" children. This was the last film Christopher Reeve made before his tragic paralysis, and he gives an excellent performance as one of the doctors who must stop the children from destroying the town. Once again John Carpenter creates a horrifying film with his talent for mood and unexpected frights, proving once again he is a modern master of horror.
Plot Summary
Summary Horror master John Carpenter offers this remake of the classic 1960 sci-fi thriller, based on John Wyndham's 1957 novel, THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS. Ten women simultaneously get pregnant in a sleepy California town, giving birth to a brood of platinum-haired geniuses whose psychic powers reign terror on the town.
New York Times "John Carpenter's best horror film in a long while is one scarifying trip down memory lane..." 04/28/1995 p.C8
Los Angeles Times "...A sleek and scary remake of the 1960 classic thriller of the supernatural....VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED is a good-looking, well-wrought film with some knockout special effects, some dark humor and crisp portrayals..." 04/28/1995 p.F10
Sight and Sound "The gradual realisation that the children will destroy all who stand in their way is subtly handled..." 05/01/2006 p.92
John Carpenter
Christopher Reeve
Cast & Crew
Christopher Reeve - Actor
Kirstie Alley - Actor
Linda Kozlowski - Actor
Mark Hamill - Actor
Michael Pare - Actor
John Wyndham - Based On Novel By
Ronald Kinnoch - Based On Screenplay By
Stirling Silliphant - Based On Screenplay By
Wolf Rilla - Based On Screenplay By
John Carpenter - Director
Gary B. Kibbe - Director of Photography
Edward A. Warschilka - Editor
Andre Blay - Executive Producer
Shep Gordon - Executive Producer
Ted Vernon - Executive Producer
John Carpenter - Musical Score
Dave Davies - Musical Score
Sandy King - Producer
Michael Preger - Producer
Rodger Maus - Production Designer
David Himmelstein - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
Catalog ID 20444
UPC 00025192044427
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 99 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
DVD, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Dolby Digital (5.1) Surround Sound
Product Attributes
Actor Reeve,Christopher
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times ...sleek and scary...
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle ...wicked twists...

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