May 302016
 

Jeepers Creepers 2 isn’t anything great and doesn’t quite have the same atmosphere as the first half of the original, however on the whole it’s still an entertaining horror-thriller with more tinge of humor thrown in this go around. The cast, outside of Ray Wise, aren’t as memorable and a few are more than obnoxious (albeit purposefully).

 

 

Jeepers Creepers 2
— Collector’s Edition —

(2003)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Horror, Fantasy
Shout Factory | R – 104 min. – $34.93 | June 14, 2016

Date Published: 05/30/2016 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Victor Salva
Writer(s): Victor Salva (characters); Victor Salva (written by)
Cast: Ray Wise, Jonathan Breck, Garikayi Mutambirwa, Eric Nenninger, Nicki Aycox, Justin Long
DISC INFO:
Features:
Audio Commentaries, Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Photo Gallery, Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 32.3 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A


THE MOVIE – 3.0/5

Plot Synopsis: When their bus is crippled on the side of a deserted road, a team of high school athletes discover an opponent they cannot defeat – and may not survive. Staring hungrily at them through the school bus window, the “Creeper” (JONATHAN BRECK) returns again and again. But when the teammates discover that it’s selective about whom it attacks, it will test their ability to stick together – as the insatiable menace tries to tear them apart. Meanwhile, a father (RAY WISE) seeks revenge after the “Creeper” flies off with his youngest son.

Quick Hit Review: Not quite as sharp as the first, on the whole Jeepers Creepers II is in some respects, on the whole anyway, better than the original if only since its more consistent from the first and second halves. There’s also a lot more dark humor that I absolutely loved and it would seem Writer/Director Victor Salva gives his Creeper villain a bit more personality this time around while the human characters are a bit more one-dimensional and with an ensemble serve well as victims for the Creeper.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 3.75/5

This “Collector’s Edition” release comes with a matted slip cover.

DISC 1:
Audio Commentaries
– There are two tracks, both originally available on the DVD release. 1) Writer/Director Victor Salva and Actors Eric Nenninger (Scotty), Josh Hammond (Jake), Nicki Aycox (Minxie), Marieh Delfino (Rhonda), Garikayi Mutambirwa (Deandra) and Shaun Fleming (Billy Taggart); 2) Jonathan Breck (The Creeper), Production Illustrator Brad Parker and Special Effects Makeup Artist Brian Penikas

DISC 2:
Jeepers Creepers 2
: Then and Now (22:34; HD) is a newly produced retrospective featurette with interviews by Writer/Director Victor Salva, Director of Photography Don FauntLeRoy, Editor Ed Marx and Actor Tom Tarantino as individually they discuss the sequel.

A Father’s Revenge (15:20; HD) is a new interview with actor Ray Wise as he discusses his career and then working on Jeepers Creepers 2 and how he got the role (hint: he replaced Randy Quaid).

Don’t Get Off the Bus (20:52; HD) – Actors Tom Tarantini (Coach Dwayne Barnes), Thom Gossom Jr. (Coach Charlie Hannah) and Diane Delano (Bus Driver Betty Borman) talk about their roles in the film and how they got the parts.

Under Featurettes we get some archival extras: A Day in Hell (26:43; SD) which is a look at the filming of Jeepers Creepers 2; Lights, Camera, Creeper (14:23; SD) is a making-of featurette; Creeper Creation (11:29; SD) covers the design of the Creeper; The Orphanage Visual Effects Reel (5:23; SD) is an effects breakdown for the flying Creeper, and his weapons; Creeper Composer (9:26; SD) is a behind-the-scenes featurette on Bennett Salvay creating the score for JC2; Storyboard (5:35; SD) including the deleted Ventriloquist Creeper.

Deleted Scenes (15:51; HD) – There are several scenes cut down or removed, some random stuff like different lines and such.

Photo Galleries for the Cast and Crew and Behind the Scenes.

Theatrical Trailer (2:13; HD)

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5

Shout Factory, through their Scream line, releases Jeepers Creepers 2 onto Blu-ray presented in the original 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture quality actually isn’t half bad. In spite of primarily taking place at night, detail still is well defined, though there is some apparent noise, and colors are decent without appearing overblown or artificially elevated. There were a couple instances of dust marks and specs but nothing overly distracting.

 

AUDIO – 4.0/5

The disc comes with the choice of a 2.0 and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track, the latter selected by default. Either option is more than adequate as they provide clear dialogue levels throughout as ambient noises and other elements make usage of the front and rear channels on the 5.1 track, though it’s nothing overly robust. That said, it’s more than adequate for a movie of this type and age.

 



OVERALL – 3.0/5

Overall, Jeepers Creepers 2 isn’t anything great and doesn’t quite have the same atmosphere as the first half of the original, however on the whole it’s still an entertaining horror-thriller with more tinge of humor thrown in this go around. The cast, outside of Ray Wise, aren’t as memorable and a few are more than obnoxious (albeit purposefully). Still, it’s worth a watch. The Blu-ray released by Shout Factory offers good bonus material while the video/audio transfers are both solid.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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  2 Responses to “Review: Jeepers Creepers 2 BD + Screen Caps”

Comments (2)
  1. Hello, not sure if you’re aware, but the screencap gallery on this page is for the first Jeepers Creepers, not the sequel.

  2. Thanks, not sure how that happened. Could’ve sworn I put the sequel caps there.

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