Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Midweek Video: Gremlins: The New Batch VOD/DVD sequence

A dude named Sacha Feiner put together an awesome new sequence for Gremlins 2: The New Batch to replace the two medium specific cuts this movie had (for the film release, there is a sequence which involves the Gremlins destroying the film and the theatre manager going to Hulk Hogan in the audience yelling at them so they fix the film and there is a VHS-specific edit as well).

Sacha decided that the age of the DVD and Video On Demand service needed its own sequence, so on a shoestring budget, he decided to see what he could come up with. I have to say, he did some first rate work.

And I respect the fact that Sacha used puppets for his edits... which is indeed in keeping with the original film.

I've read that Joe Dante has seen this and is very taken with it (I've read further rumor that he actually wants to include it in future DVD cuts of the movie).

I guess it just goes to show you that you don't need a big budget to do great effects work (the figure of 3 grand has been bandied about for this whole thing).


Arjan said...

darn funny haha.

MC said...

I think the Raiders segment showed a lot of vision.