Thursday, January 13, 2022

Jack Frost 2: Revenge of The Mutant Killer Snowman (Abridged Version - Collector's Edition) – MVD Rewind Collection (Blu-ray)

Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2000
Director: Michael Cooney
Writer: Michael Cooney
Cast: Christopher Allport, Eileen Seeley, Chip Heller, Marsha Clark, Scott MacDonald, Ray Cooney, David Allen Brooks, Sean Patrick Murphy, Tai Bennett

Release Date: December 28th, 2021
Approximate running time: 93 Minutes 2 Seconds
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen / 1080 Interlaced / MPEG-4 AVC
Rating: NR
Sound: LPCM Stereo English
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Region Coding: Region Free
Retail Price: $29.95

"Jack Frost (Scott MacDonald), the chiller killer is back and he's mad as hell. An accidental lab experiment resurrected the evil snowman, but this time, the crystal killer can't be stopped by fire, bullets or even his worst enemy, chemical anti-freeze. With revenge on his mind, Jack sets out to finish off his nemesis, Sheriff Sam (Christopher Allport), who is vacationing on a Caribbean island. Sam's balmy paradise turns into a Winter Terrorland when Jack freezes the island and quickly ices everyone around him. No one can stop the chilling killing spree when Jack can travel as lethal liquid or fatal, frosty flakes. Just when you thawed it was safe to go back in the fridge!" - synopsis provided by the distributor

Video: 2.5/5

Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman comes on a 50 GB dual layer Blu-ray.

Disc Size: 29.7 GB

Feature: 20.5 GB

Though the source used for this transfer looks clean, the interlaced source does not do this transfer any favors. That said, some of the darker sequences look noisy, and vertical lines can be seen throughout. The colors look very good, and the image generally looks crisp. Also, for some reason, the sequence that precedes the opening credits is shot in a different wider aspect ratio than the rest of the film.

Audio: 4/5

This release comes with one audio option, a LPCM stereo mix in English, and included with this release are two subtitle options, English SDH and Spanish. The audio is in great shape; the dialog comes through clearly, everything sounds balanced, and the sound effects are well-represented.

Extras:

Extras for this release include reversible cover art, a slipcover, collectible mini poster, a trailer for Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (1 minute 47 seconds, Dolby Digital stereo English, no subtitles), music video spoof (1 minute 57 seconds, Dolby Digital stereo English, no subtitles), Full Empire Promotions’ Dominic Mancini Interview with actor Scott MacDonald: Part 2 (30 minutes 56 seconds, Dolby Digital stereo English, no subtitles), interview with director Michael Cooney (4 minutes 58 seconds, Dolby Digital stereo English, no subtitles), an audio commentary with Michael Cooney and an audio commentary with Tony Piluso, Newt Wallen and Crystal Quin of ‘Hack the Movies’.

Other extras include trailers for Jack Frost, House on Sorority Row, The Dark, Thankskilling and Thankskilling 3.

Summary:

Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman is a sequel in name only to Jack Frost. Though both films share characters, tone-wise, they are like night and day.

Where Was Jack Frost? was a solid horror film that effectively worked humor into the story at hand. Jack Frost 2: Revenge of The Mutant Killer Snowman’s use of humor feels forced and often falls flat. Also, when it comes to horror-related elements, Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman pales in every way when compared to Jack Frost.

Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer The Snowman's narrative picks up one year from where Jack Frost left off. And though it retains a Christmas theme, it takes place on a tropical island. Also, though the opening setup lays out how Jack Frost is brought back from his unmarked grave, To say the premise is absurd would be an understatement.

From a production standpoint, there are so many areas where Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman comes up short. The killing sequences are lacking, the acting is atrocious, and the narrative is unable to build any momentum.

It should be noted that the version of Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman released by MVD is an edited version. That said, though it is edited, it is unlikely that an uncut version of Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman would fare any better, since this film is awful.

The MVD Rewind Collection gives Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman a good audio/video presentation and an assortment of insightful extras.








Written by Michael Den Boer

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