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DVD Reviews: Bones


The Final Say!

Feature Score:
7.2/10
DVD Extras Score:
1/10

Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 7 March 2003
Distributed by:
Roadshow Home Entertainment
Running Time: 92 Minutes

Starring rapper Snoop Dogg, Bones is the story of a very haunted house that some young kids try to set up a nightclub in with some extremely fatal results.

Back in the 1970's, Jimmy Bones (Snoop Dogg) was the respected man on the block. Whilst involved in crime, he helped the folks in the neighbourhood and was generally well regarded by one and all. When he refuses to allow some street hoods to sell crack in the neighbourhood to his people, he is killed and betrayed by people he holds dear.

Buried under the house he lived in, Jimmy Bones has terrorised the neighbourhood for over twenty years now as the vengeful ghost wreaks carnage upon anyone foolish enough to enter the doors of the dilapidated building.

It's surprising, but when I got this DVD I did think it was cool as I am a fan of Snoop Dogg, however was apprehensive as quite often watching musicians act is cringeworthy. This is not the case, Snoop Dogg is convincingly chilling as the spirit of a wronged man gone out of control.

For the most part, you will find at some point you get a surprise or shock and it does it's job well. It was only toward the end of the movie that I thought  it got a bit silly then it all made sense again.

As for the quality of the audio and video, I found it all to be very satisfactory with the DVD handling the picture very well even though most of it was in the dark which on a poor transfer often betrays the scene by showing jittery artefacts on screen.

The only thing that I found disappointing was the true lack of extras. It would have been nice to have an audio commentary as many fans of Snoop Dogg would have liked to hear his thoughts on the making of the movie. Also a number of the special effects would have made great subject matter explaining how they were done.

Bones Features

  • Theatrical Trailer

 

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