[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Jeepers Creepers’ & ‘Jeepers Creepers 2’: Now Available Separately On Collector’s Edition Blu-ray From Scream Factory

Jeepers.Creepers.&.Jeepers.Creepers.2-CE-Blu-ray.CoversGet ready to revisit the wonderfully creepy and bloody ‘Jeepers Creepers’ films once again as Scream Factory brings home the definitive Blu-ray releases of ‘Jeepers Creepers’ and ‘Jeepers Creepers 2’ with each provided a glorious 2-disc set jam packed with extras; read my reviews of both releases following the jump.

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Director: Victor Salva

Cast: Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck

Release Date: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Now Available

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 9.5/10

Synopsis:

On a desolate country highway, two homeward-bound teens (Gina Philips, The Sickhouseand Justin Long, Drag Me to Hell) are nearly run off the road by a maniac in a beat-up truck…  and later spot him shoving what appears to be a body down a sewer pipe. But when they stop to investigate, they discover that the grisly reality at the bottom of that pipe is far worse than they could have ever suspected… and that they are now the targets of an evil far more unspeakable – and unstoppable – than they could have ever imagined!

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Wonderfully creepy, creative and just plain wonderful, ‘Jeepers Creepers’ was unleashed upon moviegoers fifteen years ago and still holds up impressively in every way, providing a fantastic, gory and unique experience that fellow genre fans will surely treasure for many more years to come. Written and directed by Victor Salva (Powder) who does a fantastic job guiding his own script, the film stars Justin Long and Gina Phillips who both deliver capable performances in the two leads, while Jonathan Breck is truly terrifying in his portrayal of The Creeper. ‘Jeepers Creepers’ is a phenomenal entry in the horror genre which arrived at a time when things were becoming a bit tired and it’s one I’ve personally been a huge fan of since first catching it during its initial theatrical run, this fantastic new 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of the modern horror classic from Scream Factory should easily serve as the definite edition on Blu-ray.

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Fellow fans of this fantastic and original horror flick will almost surely want to make certain to pick up a copy of Scream Factory’s new ‘Jeepers Creepers’ 2-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray to add to their collection. The release includes top notch high definition video and audio presentations, in addition to a impressive collection of extras including 2 Audio Commentary tracks, plus an entire disc dedicated solely to supplemental material which includes brand new interviews and plenty more (more detailed information regarding the bonus content can be found in the special features section of the technical specification coverage below), guaranteed to make this outstanding release the definitive version of the film on Blu-ray and a definite must own for the fans.

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VIDEO:

Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of ‘Jeepers Creepers’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation utilizing the film’s original 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio. The video presentation looks outstanding, delivering a sharp, detailed and gorgeous presentation from start to finish. It holds up impressively even during the numerous notably dark sequences and never results in anything occurring on screen to become negatively affected, let alone rendered indiscernible. Overall, this is a gorgeous high definition video presentation that should thrill the fans.

AUDIO:

The Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release features a lossless 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. This lossless multichannel soundtrack provides a crisp, clean and often quite aggressive audio presentation throughout. Utilizing all five available channels regularly in order to fully immerse the viewer within the eerie score and send a number of creepy and action related auditory effects along with more throughout the various speakers, while never allowing any dialogue which may be occurring simultaneously to become distorted or rendered inaudible. Overall, this is an enjoyable and often hard hitting 5.1 channel DTS-HD MA soundtrack that shouldn’t disappoint in the slightest.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of ‘Jeepers Creepers’ is jam-packed with great extras both new and old. Included on the first disc are two Audio Commentary tracks; a New ‘Audio Commentary with Director Victor Salva and Actors Justin Long and Gina Philips’, along with a second ‘Audio Commentary with Director Victor Salva’. The second disc which is dedicated solely to the bonus content includes ‘Jeepers Creepers: Then and Now’ which features new interviews with Director Victor Salva, Editor Ex Marx and more (running approximately 37 minutes in length), in addition to a couple more new interviews with: ‘From Critters to Creepers: An Interview with Barry Opper’ (running approximately 20 minutes), and ‘The Town Psychic: An Interview with Patricia Belcher’ (approximately 17 minutes). We are also treated to some archival extras including an in depth look at the making of the film in ‘Behind the Peepers: The Making of Jeepers Creepers’ (approximately 60 minutes in total), along with a number of ‘Deleted and Extended Scenes’ from the film (approximately 17 minutes altogether), and a ‘Photo Gallery’ (8 minutes). The ‘Theatrical Trailer’ (2 minutes) and a ‘Radio Spot’ (1 minute) are also included.

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Disc Rating: 9.5/10

‘Jeepers Creepers’ is now available to own on Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray from Scream Factory.

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Director: Victor Salva

Cast: Jonathan Breck, Ray Wise, Nicki Aycox

Release Date: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Now Available

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 9/10

Synopsis:

When their bus is crippled on the side of a deserted road, a team of high school athletes discover an opponent they cannot defeat – and may not survive. Staring hungrily at them through the school bus windows, the “Creeper” returns again and again. But when the teammates discover that it’s selective about whom it attacks, it will test their ability to stick together – as the insatiable menace tries to tear them apart!

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The blood-soaked sequel ‘Jeepers Creepers 2’ arrived in theaters a mere two years after the original to even larger box office numbers, in addition to delivering a much larger body count and increasing the stakes on numerous aspects this time around. Not only does it bring a notable increase in the gore and kills as The Creeper is provided an entire bus full of prey to terrify this time around, it also expands on The Creeper and his abilities, Victor Salva (who returns to write and direct the sequel) now able to really explore the possibilities with the success of the original allowing for more freedom and opportunity this time around. While the sequel does up the ante in many ways, unfortunately it also loses that calm and unsettling sense of dread and terror that was so fantastic in the original, largely forsaken in the sequel as it opts for a more in your face approach this time around, which does work well in its own way and allows for a solid sequel that like its predecessor still holds up quite well over a decade later.

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Fellow fans of this fun and gory sequel will likely want to make certain to grab a copy of Scream Factory’s new ‘Jeepers Creepers 2’ 2-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release while picking up your copy of the original. This fantastic new Blu-ray release (easily the definitive version of the sequel on Blu-ray) also includes solid high definition video and audio presentations, along with 2 Audio Commentary tracks, and an entire second disc once again dedicated to the extras which includes some more brand new interviews with the cast and crew and plenty more (more detailed information regarding the bonus content can be found in the special features section of the technical specification coverage below) which should easily make this definite Blu-ray release of ‘Jeepers Creepers 2’ a must own for any fan of the franchise.

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VIDEO:

Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of ‘Jeepers Creepers 2’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation utilizing the film’s original 2.35:1 Cinemascope Aspect Ratio. The video presentation on this one is also pretty fantastic and provides a clean and detailed presentation throughout that once again holds up admirably during the many darkly lit sequences and suffers no notable faults to be found within. Overall, this is another solid high definition video presentation that should easily please the fans.

AUDIO:

The Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release features a lossless 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. This lossless multichannel soundtrack delivers a sharp, discrete and fairly active audio presentation itself. Consistently utilizing all five available channels to send numerous creepy effects and wings whipping throughout the various speakers, in addition to the occasional bullet or two and plenty more, while always making certain any dialogue which may be occurring simultaneously never becomes distorted or rendered inaudible. Overall, this is a highly capable 5.1 channel DTS-HD MA soundtrack that delivers in every way required of it and certainly adds another layer of fun to the overall viewing experience.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of ‘Jeepers Creepers 2’ also includes an impressive collection of supplemental material. The first disc includes two ‘Audio Commentary’ tracks; the first an ‘Audio Commentary with Director Victor Salva and Cast Members’, plus a ‘Creeper Commentary with Jonathan Breck, Brad Parker and Brian Penikas’. The second disc which is once again dedicated to the extras includes a number of New interviews in ‘Jeepers Creepers 2: Then and Now’ which once again features new interviews with Director Victor Salva, Editor Ed Marx and more’ (running approximately 23 minutes in length), along with ‘A Father’s Vengeance: An Interview with Ray Wise’ (running approximately 15 minutes), and ‘Don’t Get Off The Bus!’ which features new interviews with various cast members. We are additionally treated to numerous archival Featurettes for the film including: ‘A Day In Hell: A Look at the Filming of Jeepers Creepers 2’ (approximately 27 minutes), ‘Lights, Camera, Creeper: The Making of Jeepers Creepers 2’ (14 minutes), ‘Creeper Creation’ (11 minutes), ‘The Orphanage Visual Effects Reel’ (5 minutes), ‘Creeper Composer’ (9 minutes) and ‘Storyboards’ (6 minutes). A number of ‘Deleted Scenes, Moments and Lines’ from the film (approximately 16 minutes altogether), a couple ‘Photo Galleries’ and the ‘Theatrical Trailer’ (2 minutes) for the film are additionally included.

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*Please note that the above images are taken from the Blu-Ray and resized. They additionally will suffer quality loss as a result of .jpg compression. Larger versions of each image can be viewed by clicking on the image. All images and content included on this Blu-Ray release are the property of their respective owners.

Disc Rating: 9/10

‘Jeepers Creepers 2’ is now available to own on Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray from Scream Factory.

Purchase your copy of the Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray on Amazon (while also supporting our site) by clicking on the Amazon cart Icon immediately below!

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