DVDs Get the Storm Warning

Storm Warning Unrated(click to see it bigger!)I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Jamie Blanks has spent too much time away from the horror genre (“Storm Warnings Tease” – September 2007). Teen/college slasher films aren’t usually my type, but back in 1998 Urban Legend was a fun ride as long as you saw it in a packed theatre. It was not long after when Mr. Blanks vanished pretty much all together from filmmaking.

Then out of the blue he came stabbing back into the genre with two films: Long Weekend and Storm Warning. The latter is about ready to hit DVD on February 5th according to DVD Active. The ‘Unrated’ disc will ship with the following features…

  • Commentary track with director Jamie Blanks, screenwriter Everett DeRoche, actor Robert Taylor, cinematographer Karl Von Moller, production designer Robby Perkins and special FX artist Justin Dix

  • A ‘Making-of’ featurette

    Not a whole lot of features, but look at the number of people on that commentary! It’s like a Dinner For Fiends episode, but without me talking about sex and Uncle Creepy swearing. Sadly the DVD is not yet available to preorder, but we’ll let you know when it is.


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    • Kryten Syxx

      MM, I admit that Valentine was just fucking dreadful.

    • Messiahman

      I’ve seen STORM WARNING, and it’s fairly awful. Couple that with the fact that Blanks was also responsible for the utterly horrid VALENTINE, and I wish he’d stayed gone.

    • G.D.

      Not sure I like the cover, but I’ll give it a chance. I’m a fan of the Urban Legend, too…Fun flick. Where has Blanks been, man?