Conclusion: 'Tremors' was one of my favorite films growing up, and it remains one of my favorites today. The characters, the absurdity, and the thrills make this a truly timeless cult classic. Heck it spawned several sequels. Despite the horrible video transfer, if you're a fan, and you can find it for a good price ( It's currently $7.99 on Amazon ) I definitely recommend picking this up. The audio is top notch and the vintage extras are quite funny and worth the watch.
Excerpt: The town of Perfection, Nevada, has some new residents—giant, worm-like monsters that live underground and pop up from time to time just to eat people. That's a problem for local handymen Val (Kevin Bacon, Super ) and Earl (Fred Ward, Short Cuts ), who were on their way out of town for good to start a new life for themselves.
Excerpt: The people of Perfection are awesome. They know grad student Rhonda (Finn Carter) should know everything about the underground critters, affectionately dubbed “Graboids.” The genre staple scientist knows all, right? But she doesn’t. It takes what seems to be a contrivance, the seismologist who just happens to be working the desert when the creatures make their presence known, and flips it upside down.
Summary: What makes a Creature Feature a classic Creature Feature? More often than not, it isn't the creature itself; it's the helpless victims and reluctant heroes the film's beastie leaves beaten, battered and bleeding in its wake. Tremors is just such a classic. Its underground monstrosities may get all the attention, but it's director Ron Underwood's wide-eyed, sun-baked Nevada locals that have kept the film fresh for twenty years and helped it thrive in spite of three...
Excerpt: Tremors is a movie whose legacy has been somewhat tainted by direct-to-video sequels with ever-decreasing production quality. With three sequels and a short-lived television series giving the original movie the proverbial photobomb, it’s often forgotten just how fresh and exciting Tremors was.
Excerpt: Blu-ray Review: Tremors (1990) Studio: Universal Directed by: Ron Underwood Starring: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire and Victor Wong Review by: Robert Saucedo Tremors is a movie whose legacy has been somewhat tainted by direct-to-video sequels with ever-decreasing production quality.
Excerpt: Val McKee (Kevin Bacon) and Earl Basset (Fred Ward) might live in Perfection, Nevada, but to them, even Perfection isn’t an ideal place to reside. The town is remote and isolated, which to Val and Earl makes life feel like one dead end after another, so they plan to leave once and for all. Just when they finally get the gumption to actually leave Perfection, they run have a run in with some giant carniverous worms, which have devoured a squad of road workers.
Conclusion: Tremors 's solid narrative and excellent "old school" effects hold up surprisingly well, and the HD DVD offers a strong if not quite flawless transfer accompanied by some good if badly dated extra features. Recommended. Film historian Stuart Galbraith IV's most recent essays appear in Criterion's three-disc Seven Samurai DVD and BCI Eclipse's The Quiet Duel . His audio commentary for Invasion of Astro Monster is now available. What Do You Think?