"doomed by the boogeyman" DVD by the CBB group, created 2005
This is it, the DVD to our 5th major edition.
This time we re-created or re-vived the horror movie "Boogeyman"
directed by Stephen Kay, 2005.
The movie reached number one of the american box office in february for one week.
Still the movie is bad.
It received a 4 of 10 rating on imdb from 4368 people.
On Rotten-Tomatoes it scored 14% by the critics...
Now why was it number one?
People like scary movies and this one is well done in most of its parts:
great camera, fast editing, good score, good actors and well directing.
It is an old fashioned horror movie, with plenty of scary and shocking moments.
The story about the creature that kids are afraid of most,
still hunting a grown-up man has potential
and plenty of the suspense comes from awakening primal fears in the viewer.
But why was it bad?
Well, there is a plot that just does not make to much sense after all,
then there are some badly made CGI effects,
in fact there are way to many CGI effects, especially at the end.
And there is the copy-factor: many scenes just seem to be copied out of other movies,
pretty much influenced by SAW and THE GRUDGE.
The end is just not likely to happen, in fact the viewer does not believe it.
You may wonder how this has passed test screenings at all.
And now the CBB group has tried to save this work of art
and release a finally enjoyable version.
movie 68 minutes NTSC 16:9 English
scene selection menus
5 deleted scenes (25 min)
original theatrical ending (5 min)
It took us many weeks to work through the scenes, to add deleted scenes,
to delete others, rearrange them, make them fit to what we wanted.
The achievement is a pretty short movie with a very different plot,
not in the beginning, which is almost the same as before,
but later on things happen in a kind of different and much more plausible way.
This time you will be frightened!
We do this, because we love movies and we like to watch good ones.
Several people are having difficulties with our editions,
because they think, we do not have the right to alter the material created by others.
the movie business: an author writes a story, which is altered by the screenwriter,
which is altered by the director and the producer, which is altered by the movie studio,
which is altered by the major movie company,
which is finally altered by the TV stations....
By altering it, we give the audience a chance to watch the same movie
and the same people's work again
and maybe this time appreciate it.
We think ourselves to save the essence of a good idea.
No one is forced to watch it and no one has to pay for it as we don't do this for money.
This DVD was not meant to be bought or sold. Creating it was just a hobby without any commercial interests by the CBB group.
Our previous editions:
1. Hannibal - Hannibalized edition (NTSC)
2. Star Trek -Kirkless Generations (NTSC)
3. The Matrix deZIONized (NTSC)
4. 27 Days later (a.k.a. 28 days later -soldier redux edition) (PAL)
5. Doomed by the Boogeyman (NTSC)
6. High Tension -minus one edit (NTSC)
7. Creasy - a MAN ON FIRE fanmade edition (NTSC)
8. War of the worlds - extinctive cut (NTSC)
9. 13 to 30 extraflirty (NTSC)
10. Violets (NTSC)
11. Jailbird - a CON AIR fanedit
Next to come:
Blade III - behead the king edition
Windtalkers (yet unnamed edition)
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