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Eight Legged Freaks
Genre: Horror Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 68 (Jan 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Doug E. Doug, Scarlett Johansson, Leon Rippy & Matt Czuchry

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Fearsome features include commentary by director Ellory Elkayem, actors David Arquette and Rick Overton, and producer Dean Devlin; Ellory Elkayem

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 23309
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sci-Fi violence, brief sexuality and language
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/29/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ellory Elkayem
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Special Notes:
Also available in a separate pan-and-scan edition.

Story Synopsis:
When a truck driver swerves to avoid hitting a bunny rabbit, a toxic drum falls off his truck and into a pond, immediately contaminating the water. A local spider farmer happens to collect crickets from that pond to feed his arachnids. Of course, the toxic crickets cause his spiders to mutate and grow at an alarming rate, and it isn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits sharp and detailed images with satisfying contrast and shadow delineation. Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. The giant spiders are nicely integrated with the live action, though grain can occasionally appear amplified in these scenes. While edge enhancement is rarely a problem, there is some bothersome pixelization that gives the picture a

The well-produced Dolby