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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 106 (Mar 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Agnes Bruckner, Jonathan Jackson, Laura Ramsey, D.J. Cotrona, Rick Cramer, Meagan Good, Bijou Phillips & Method Man

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include the nine-minute featurette "Voodoo Nightmare: The Making Of Venom," storyboard to film comparisons of four different scenes, the auditions of six of the cast members, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 49546
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong horro violence/gore, and language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/17/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jim Gillespie
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
While trying to save the life of a Creole woman involved in an car accident, truck-driver Ray (Cramer) plunges to his death. Before the car goes over the side, a snake-like monster escapes from her suitcase and attacks Ray, releasing its "Venom" into his body. Rising from the morgue table, the monster who was formerly Ray goes on a bloody rampage, leading a group of teens to investiage the old woman's suitcase and the voodoo magic that came from within. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture exhibits appropriately dark imagery for the subject matter. Viewing in a completely blackened room is recommended for optimal visual information in the darkness. The color scheme is nicely saturated, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Sharpness and detail are also nicely rendered, with satisfying textures. Pixelization and edge enhancement are rarely a problem with this title, as the picture is quite clean and solid throughout. (Suzanne Hodges)

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