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Tales from the Crypt - Fourth Season

Tales from the Crypt The Complete Fourth season has been released on DVD, fourteen episodes on 3 discs.

I remember enjoying this series when it was first aired and I was looking forward to see if it was as good as I remember it. The series has also a whole bunch of well known actors involved in some of the episodes so the potential should be good. Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Joe Pesci, Mimi Rogers just to mention a few.

In my opinion it starts of really bad with "None but the Lonely Heart", directed by Tom Hanks, a story about a man whose speciality is to marry old wealthy ladies and then kill them. Fair enough, nothing wrong with the concept, but with a rather absurd ending it just falls to pieces.

Sadly I feel that this is the way it continues with many of the other episodes. Too often youíre left with this "yeah right feeling".

There are some highlights though. "What's Cookin" with Cristopher Reeve as a restaurant owner who changes the squid for some other type of meat to boost the business... Brad Pitt stars in "King of the Road" which is about a drag racer who goads a cop into racing by kidnapping his daughter. Then we also have "Werewolf Concerto" starring Timothy Dalton, a story about a werewolf hunter at a resort hotel.

As for extras there isnít much to talk about. There's a commentaries on one of the episodes and then there's the "Stars of Season 4" which is a montage hosted by the CryptKeeper.

Some of the episodes are well worth the time, but as a whole it's definitely not as good as I remember it being.

Review by Dag

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