Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2.5 out of 5 stars
When you approach a film like “Spiders” you have to just let go and enjoy yourself. The plot is terrible but that is expected and ignored. The CGI spider effects are actually quite impressive, especially the big momma! Patrick Muldoon has no lack of fighting alien objects after his roles in “Starship Troopers” and “Ice Spiders”. But like I said you don’t watch this film for the acting though or the story, you watch it for the title “SPIDERS”! Did I mention that this film is in 3D? Believe it or not, the 3D actually does work for this film. I was expecting more in-your-face cheesiness but they went more practically effects and depth. Overall a fun time here!
Do you really need a premise for “Spiders”? Not really but here it is anyway. Official Premise: “Spiders” centers on mutant spiders created by pieces of material from a disabled Soviet space station. With New York City threatened to be overrun, it’s up to health inspector Rachel Cole to prevent the Queen Spider from uniting with her eggs and creating a full on army of five foot tall, killer spiders.
Millennium released this film on a 3D Blu-ray/2D Blu-ray combo disc. Both formats are available on the one disc. Normally I am not a fan of this since it would reduce the quality of the transfers. But “Spiders” looks great on Blu-ray on its 1080p transfer, as does the 3D which is clear and adds nice depth. The film has this “King Kong” giant monster movie thing going on here and it really shows that scale well here. The audio track included is a very impressive Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track for this little monster movie. It really delivers with the suspense and its attempts audience-jumps. Overall, in terms of audio and video – this release really does deliver.
In terms of special features, they are not the greatest extras but are not the worst I have seen. Also they are actually all presented in 3D as well. This was a factor that I was very impressive with. The 3D though didn’t really add anything to the extras but it was still very neat to have the option. “Web of Terror: The Making of Spiders 3D” runs about six minutes and takes you through the production with cast/crew interviews. The extra is also run a little dark compared to the film itself. “Cast and Crew Interviews” features about twelve minutes of chatting with the director and the cast. Lastly there is a raw behind-the-scenes look into the production.