Trick ‘r Treat
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WNUF Halloween Special
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In the wake of Fright Rags releasing their A Conner Halloween T-shirt I went back and watched Roseanne: Tricks & Treats and wow those Halloween themed episodes hold up. I remember watching them in their first run and being excited watching episode BOO and seeing Roseanne and family trying to scare one another and the trick or treaters. The gags in that episode were great. Dan as a mad scientist with an ax through his forehead and the voice “Welcome to the Tunnel of Terror” when DJ answers the door gets me laughing every time.
And if you don’t know what Roseanne: Tricks & Treats is allow me to explain, if you will… This DVD is a collection housing eight Halloween themed episodes from the Tv series Roseanne. (Check out the episode listing at the bottom)
As for any DVD extras, you do have a picture in picture commentary track with Roseanne. Shedding light on Trick Me Up! Trick Me Down.
This DVD is perfect to have for Halloween, you’ll get laughs and scares all at the same time. It’s a must buy…
Trick or Treat
Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
Skeleton in the closet
Halloween: The Final Chapter
It brought me back to that time period in the late 80s and early 90s when Halloween Specials were top notch with Elvira, Mistress of the Dark showing double features and even your locale newscasters dressed for the occasion. WNUF Halloween Special captured all that and the movie itself was fantastic. I loved the look of it, having that VHS grain drew me in even more. All the commercials and cheesy jokes.
As for special features, the DVD is packed. Starting with a director’s commentary with Chris LaMartina who’s going a million miles a second trying to get all kinds of information out and does a good job explaining how he and his buddies wrote and filmed many of the commercials and had to call in favorers to get specific footage.
If you enjoyed all the commercials, well you’re in luck because you have seven minutes of unused or commercials that were fast forward through in their entirety.
Aging WNUF, here you will see side by side compression of what the original footage and footage that was passed through a VCR three times to give the finished film that grainy look.
Rewinding the Fast Forward, in the film a lot of news footage was fast forwarded over, but you can see those scenes in this seven minute compilation.
Meadowlands Showcase… Two short thirty minute movies with Creepy Tales and The Halloween Takeover.
Rounding out the extras are Bloopers and Outtakes, WNUF Trailer, and Trailer Vault for then up coming DVD and VHS releases.
Overall, I can see WNUF Halloween Special making it into my viewing rotation each year for Halloween. I enjoyed all the extras. And highly recommend this movie.