Village of the Damned

Village of the Damned

Director: John Carpenter Cast: Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Linda Kozlowski

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John Carpenter scares up a horror remake with his small-town fright fest Village of the Damned. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, Universal's work on this transfer appears to be in tip-top shape. With solid colors and dark black levels, the image sports no edge enhancement, grain, or other imperfections that might otherwise mar the image. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and is also top-notch. With a bombastic bass and swirling surround sounds, this mix is very full and should give any home theater and thorough workout. Also included on this disc is a Dolby 2.0 soundtrack in French as well as Spanish subtitles and English captions. The extra features on Village of the Damned are less than exciting. The supplements available include a theatrical trailer for the film, a few scant production notes, some info on the cast and crew, and a few bonus trailers for other Universal releases.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/1998
UPC: 0025192044427
Original Release: 1995
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 6,931

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Cast & filmmakers' bios; Film highlights; Web links; Production notes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Reeve Alan Chaffee
Kirstie Alley Dr. Susan Verner
Linda Kozlowski Jill McGowan
Michael Paré Frank McGowan
Meredith Salenger Melanie Roberts
Mark Hamill Rev. George
Pippa Pearthree Mrs. Sarah Miller
Peter Jason Ben Blum
Constance Forslund Callie Blum
Karen Kahn Barbara Chaffee
Thomas Dekker David
George "Buck" Flower Carlton
Squire Fridell The Sheriff
Darryl Jones CHP
Ed Corbett Older Deputy
Sharon Iwai Eye Doctor
Steve Chambers Trooper #1
Ron Kaell Trooper #2
Lane Nishikawa Scientist
Michael Halton Station Attendant Harold
Julie Eccles Eileen Moore
Abigail van Alyn Nurse #1
Roy Conrad Oliver
Alice Barden Woman at Town Hall
John Carpenter Man at Phone Booth

Technical Credits
John Carpenter Director,Score Composer
Andre Blay Executive Producer
Arthur R. Botham Cinematographer
Rick Brown Set Decoration/Design
Reuben Cannon Casting
Thomas D. Causey Sound/Sound Designer
David Chackler Co-producer
Sean Daniel Co-producer
Dave Davies Score Composer
Don de Fina Set Decoration/Design
Shep Gordon Executive Producer
David Himmelstein Screenwriter
Jeff Imada Stunts
James Jacks Co-producer
Gary B. Kibbe Cinematographer
Sandy King Producer
Rodger Maus Production Designer
Christa Munro Art Director
Bruce Nicholson Special Effects
Chuck Picerni Stunts
Michael Preger Producer
Ted Vernon Executive Producer
Edward Warschilka Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter List
1. Main Titles [:23]
2. Frank and Jill [3:52]
3. Blackout [1:07]
4. The Awakening [3:40]
5. Many Pregnanices [4:30]
6. The Govt.'s Gift [:16]
7. Birth Day [5:52]
8. Developing Power [1:49]
9. The Blinded Eye [2:51]
10. The Inner Image [5:05]
11. The Decision [:27]
12. The Wicked [7:36]
13. The Unkindest Cut [3:51]
14. Emergency [2:50]
15. The Children And... [1:16]
16. The Brick Wall [4:07]
17. Walls Come Down [3:19]
18. End Titles [7:46]

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Village of the Damned 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this was one of the best movies ever made. I mean I watch a'lot of movies in my spare time & this was definately in the top 5 of all time
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was good, but the ending could've been better. People get knocked out by an unknown entity for hours, then later women are pregnant and gives birth to nine sport blonde haired kids, wearing gray clothes and sweats, marching like little soldiers trying to kill everyone. Later, people form a mob like a Frankenstein style was retarded and a circus of policemen, S.W.A.T, and M.P.s come along and shoot up each other was cheesy and old-fashioned. This is a movie that's gonna make you sweat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now don't get me wrong, the Village of the Damned is a great movie but it seems that all Science fiction films of its time were much alike (Such as the Tommyknockers) making it much unoriginal. But comming away from the cons and moving onto the pros. This film handles the evil, outcast town very well. Its overall story line is very simple as well, being the story of all women of child bearing ages being impregnated with alien babys who grow rapidly, are telepaths and have gold hair and eyes. The films simplicity seems to not con but pro this movie. Also, this film has some very well known and very good actors and actresses appearing in it. Overall, a very good film, but not great, indeed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was great! It totally freaked me out and was my first movie where I saw somebody gut themselves. Seriously recommended:-"