Bones (2001) (Blu-ray Review)

Bones (2001) (Blu-ray Review)

Bones (2001) (Blu-ray Review)

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Bones (2001) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Ernest R. Dickerson
Starring: Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier, Clifton Powell
Rated: R/Region A/2:39/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Scream Factory

The time is 1979. Jimmy Bones (Snoop Dogg, Training Day) is respected and loved as the neighborhood protector. When he is betrayed and brutally murdered by a corrupt cop (Michael T. Weiss, The Pretender), Bones’ elegant brownstone becomes his tomb. Twenty-two years later, the neighborhood has become a ghetto and his home a Gothic ruin. Four teens renovate it as an afterhours nightclub, unknowingly releasing Jimmy’s tortured spirit. It’s thrills and chills when Jimmy’s ghost sets out to get his revenge.

Bones is one of those movies that I watched not long after it hit DVD and then never watched it again. That is until now with this new Blu-ray from Scream Factory. The movie has a real Tales from the Hood vibe going for it at times. It stars Snoop Dogg of all people and while I can’t say he’s the best actor I’ve ever seen, he still seems to work for what this is. He is a character named Jimmy Bones and once he’s betrayed by some folks we find ourselves now in modern times with him looking for revenge. The characters aren’t the best and some of CGI is pretty bad as you’d expect from a movie using CGI around this time, but the movie does have its moments and does remain pretty funny for the most part. It even seems to borrow some stuff from other horror movies, as you can get a small Candyman and Nightmare on Elm Street Vibe from time to time.

The movie has an interesting atmosphere and eventually dives more into a comedic tone near the end. Or at least the jokes don’t seem to actually get funny until near the last part of it. The movie still manages to have some creepy moments to go along with some of the terrible CGI moments and I find myself actually pretty shocked that this one never did get a sequel, because while far from perfect, it at least is solid enough to keep you entertained while watching. The Blu-ray looks really good too and that is something I kind of didn’t expect given how dark a lot of the scenes and such in this one are, but it looks good. Bones isn’t a classic, but it is at least worth a revisit on the Blu-ray format.

Extras

  • NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
  • NEW Building Bones – An Interview With Director Ernest Dickerson
  • NEW Bringing Out The Dead – An Interview With Co-screenwriter Adam Simon
  • NEW Urban Underworld – An Interview With Director Of Photography Flavio Labiano
  • NEW Blood N Bones – An Interview With Special Makeup Effects Artist Tony Gardner
  • Audio Commentary With Actor Snoop Dogg, Ernest Dickerson, And Adam Simon
  • Digging Up Bones
  • Urban Gothic: Bones And It’s Influences
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Director’s Commentary
  • Dogg Named Snoop Music Video
  • Theatrical Press Kit With Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English subtitles for the main feature

Quality of Transfer: 97%

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