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Blood Dolls (1999)

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Commentary 1: Director Charles Band Rating:8.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on February 1st, 2016:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Charles Band is joined by his two lead actors here. Debra Mayer and Jack Maturin add to a lively group commentary, with appreciation to "Dolls" and feeling dated to the year of its' release. Band refers to the recent release of the "Blair Witch Project" that Summer. A keen observer that Charles, noting that the litany of credits at the end of the film spoils the veracity of that "real life" story. But on to "Blood Dolls;" fans of "Empire Pictures" and the subsequent "Full Moon" will no doubt enjoy hearing stories about one Phil Fondacaro. His relationship with Band goes back to "The Dungeonmaster" (1984), and apparently Charles wanted him to star in a future vehicle, "The Bitch-Master." The girl group at the heart of the picture was meant to be the "Full Moon" answer to the "Spice Girls." A real shame that brain child of Miles Copeland, Penelope Spheeris, and Band never came to fruition. 1999 proved to be the year when CGI fully emerged as the de-facto effects tool. So, it's refreshing that "Dolls" resorts to such tried and true methods as forced perspective, Miniatures, and even stop-motion. Band details the specifics behind these effects, and the actors do chime in at the appropriate times to give you a sense of the toll "practical" can take. Some dead-spots at the bottom half of the track, but overall a quality group commentary. Extra points to Band for making a prescient observation during the end credits. When he hopes that in 2020, we'll be able to access the satellite to watch "Blood Dolls" instantly, and then you realize you just watched it on "Full Moon" Direct. Nice call, Mr. Band! 8/10