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Deadly Blessing (1981)

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the Australian Region 4 DVD.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Wes Craven and moderator David Gregory Rating:8.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on December 20th, 2012:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Although difficult to synch with the streaming edition of "Blessing" I watched, the track proved to be one of Craven's best. I only hope that "Shout Factory" ports this track to the new edition of "Deadly Blessing" they plan to release this Winter. The difference here is Gregory, who acts as moderator and inquisitor. Whereas previous tracks like Wes' commentary for "Shocker" or "New Nightmare" were at times lyrical and introspective, they were prone to silent gaps. Not so here; Gregory prods the Horror master on all aspects of making "Blessing" as well as giving the listener an idea of Craven's personal transition from New York to LA, and from independent cinema to his first studio effort. The increased budget led to increase pressures from the notorious producing "team" of Peter Guber and Jon Peters (the former Hair stylist apparently turned the women of the fictional Heddite commune into "Playmates.") The professorial Craven also found himself in the not-so-cosmopolitan environs of Middle Texas during the shoot. Wes recalls the crew "cheering" upon the news of John Lennon's death. Quaint folk, ain't they? Wonderful track with mentions of the visions Wes used to enhance this dark tale, and contribute to his future "Elm Street" masterpiece. I'm going back for another listen. 9/10