ANCHOR BAY/STARZ is releasing "MASTERS OF HORROR" Season 1, in 4 individual volumes of three episodes each. "MASTERS OF HORROR: SEASON ONE, VOLUME 2" offers three episodes that are better than the ones featured in "Volume 1."
"JENIFER," written by its star, Steven Webber, revolves around a detective, who has rescued a woman from being murdered, while on a stakeout. The woman, with a horribly disfigured face, has a seductive hold on the detective, whom takes her in, even at the risk of losing his family. When the woman eats the family cat, he begins to realize all is not well, but not before numerous other deaths follow.
"SICK GIRL" is a weird tale that tries to mix horror, off-beat humor, lesbianism and bugs, all together in a story about an entomologist, unlucky in love, but potentially finding it, around the same time she's bitten by an unusual bug.
"DEER WOMAN," directed by John Landis, is great fun! Not at all a real horror tale, but it basically replicates the great comedy style Landis used with his series, "DREAM ON." This one even stars Brian Benben as a detective investigating murders that appear to have been committed by a beautiful woman, or rather a deer that can change her form into a beautiful woman.
ANCHOR BAY/STARZ has provided a 1080i transfer with the correct 1.78:1 aspect ratio, originally aired on "SHOWTIME." While the previous volume replicated its featured episodes with the same quality shown on high-def cable, "VOLUME 2" actually improves upon the original airings! Colors are vibrant from beginning to end, and there's better overall detail here. Contrast is also improved over the original broadcasts, with deeper blacks and grays.
ANCHOR BAY/STARZ has provided a PCM 5.1 mix. This mix offers a major improvement over the original broadcasts and dvd. The surrounds are more actively engaged throughout and bass is deeper. The dynamic range is also notably improved.
The audio commentaries, originally offered on the dvds, are included here.